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‘Tales from the Borderlands’ for iOS and Android game review

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Borderlands is a series of first person shooters with a role playing element for consoles and PC. The original game spawned a sequel and then a pre-sequel, that fit between the first two games.

Tales from the Borderlands is nothing like those games. It is made by Telltale Games, the same studio that made games like The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and most recently, the Game of Thrones. Tales from the Borderlands uses characters from the Borderlands universe but places them in a new setting. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »

Weekly poll results: Huawei Watch gets the fan love

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With technology taking over every aspect of modern life, we’re gradually witnessing the adoption of smart gadgets in unforeseen usage scenarios. Bridging the gap between past and future, we have the smartwatch, which brings added functionality to a device, that’s been on people’s wrists for well over a century.

Earlier smartwatch designs were largely perceived as too gimmicky and not refined enough. Not any more. Last week we asked you to pick between two of the most stylish smartwatches in existence, the Huawei Watch and the LG Watch Urbane. Read more »

Here are the 25 mobile phones this mobile editor has owned through the years [EDITORIAL]

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I was recently cleaning up my old room at my parents’ and I happened to find my first ever mobile phone – the Nokia 3210. It brought back many memories. It was a reminder of a completely different time, where the phones were not the tools we are used to play with today.

I was in high school, just a 15-years old kid, when my father told me it was about time I got a mobile phone of my own. It was the best day in my life as I thought back then. My mother already had a Benefon Dragon, while my father was very happy with his Sony CMD J70. But guess what I wanted…A Nokia 3310. Read more »

Archos 50 Diamond hands-on

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You may be excused for not being familiar with Archos but the French phone maker has made itself relevant in the markets it operates on with tablets that offer great hardware at very low price points. The company makes more than tablets though – there are also a lot of phones, and the Archos 50 Diamond is their best.

The 50 Diamond is a minimalist smartphone with clean design and a flamboyant lime paint job. It offers a balanced set of abilities that will ensure a reasonable price point and more than reasonable performance. Read more »

Bowers & Wilkins launches three new products in India

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Bowers & Wilkins, makers of high-end audio products, have launched three new products in the Indian market. These include the Bowers & Wilkins T7, Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2, and Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2.

The T7 is a portable Bluetooth speaker, the first by Bowers & Wilkins. The T7 features the company’s new Micro Matrix technology that promises better audio quality from a small package. The honeycomb pattern of the Micro Matrix design reduces the vibrations ensuring low distortion in sound. The T7 has two 50mm active drivers and two large passive radiator. It supports aptX codec for better audio quality and offers 18 hours of battery life. Read more »

Microsoft is selling Xbox Music Pass for $31.41 on Pi Day

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March 14 is written as 03.14 in the MM/DD format popular in the US. Riding on the fad of specific days, the March 14 happens to be a Pi Day and Microsoft is offering sweet discounts on the digital sweepstakes.

Microsoft is celebrating the Pi Day by offering year-long Xbox Music Pass for just $31.41 instead of the regular price $99. Read more »

This is the Apple Watch companion app’s interface

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Apple has promised to make the Apple Watch available on April 24 and pre-orders will commence from April 10.

Meanwhile, the companion app for the Apple Watch is getting ready for formal launch as well. Read more »

Sony Xperia E4 hands-on

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The Xperia E4 is Sony’s latest entry in the low-end market. The budget smartphone boats a very economic price tag of about EUR 130, but it does come with a twist. The Japanese tech giant has definitely achieved a lot with the E4, considering budget restrictions, but, naturally, a lot of corners have been cut to keep the cost down.

The phone is crafted entirely out of plastic and is available in two classic colors – black and white. While the material is definitely not premium, Sony has done a relay nice job with the finish and phone feels comfy and quite nice to the touch.

Design-wise there are some rough edges, and I mean that quite literally. The E4 comes with a removable back cover which surrounds the whole back side of the phone and makes for a quite bulky appearance. Still, it lacks a replaceable battery. Read more »

Starting tomorrow, you can sample Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in the UK

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Users in the United Kingdom will be able to try out Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge from tomorrow onwards. The smartphone power couple will be available to purchase on April 10.

The hot flagship smartphones will be on display in Samsung Experience Stores throughout the UK. Read more »

10TB hard drives have become reality

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Western Digital subsidiary HGST has shown a 10TB hard drive at a tradeshow for Linux and open source storage developers. So yes, 10TB hard drives are a thing now. Unfortunately though, the 10TB SMR HelioSeal HDD by HGST is destined for enterprise use only.

But in a few years, who knows, one of its successors (of the same capacity) may just end up inside your next desktop PC – if by that time consumers will still buy hard disk drives, of course. Or PCs. Read more »

OnePlus power bank finally launches on March 17

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Back in December of last year OnePlus marked its one year anniversary by, among other things, announcing a brand new accessory – its very own 10,000 mAh power bank. However, the company only unveiled its pricing and the fact that it would be out in early 2015.

Today though OnePlus has thankfully attached an actual release date to its power bank. It will be up for grabs starting on March 17, which is next Tuesday, so the wait is almost over (if you’ve been at all waiting for this product, of course). Read more »

YouTube now lets you upload 360-degree videos

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YouTube has just flipped a switch that allows you to upload 360-degree videos. What’s more, these can be viewed both on computers as well as through the company’s app for Android. Support for iOS devices is coming soon, we’re assured.

While viewing a 360-degree video on a computer, you can use the mouse to drag the point of view around, or simply use the four arrows that show up in the top left (as seen in the screenshot above). Read more »

Microsoft reportedly working on Cortana for iOS, Android

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Microsoft has been fine tuning its digital assistant – Cortana for the Windows Phone platform to support more languages and regions. In the meantime, the software-giant is reportedly working to make Cortana available on Android and iOS platforms as well.

After impressing many on the Windows Phone platform, Microsoft is reportedly working on a project called Eistein to bring Cortana as a standalone app for the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms. Read more »

Foursquare adds private messaging to Swarm app

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Foursquare has released a new update for the Swarm app and axed the Plans feature to introduce private messaging.

About a year ago, Foursquare spun off the Swarm app to let its users check-in at locations and even make plans to hang out with friends or other contacts on the list. Read more »

Gameloft’s Dungeon Hunter 5 now available in the Google Play Store

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Gameloft has released the fifth installment of the popular hack-n-slash Dungeon Hunter series. The new Dungeon Hunter 5 is free to download and play with in-app purchases.

Set in the mythical Kingdom of Valentia, this RPG game – Dungeon Hunter 5 takes places right after a large fleet of demons is stopped from invading the yards. The new game brings same controls with single-player campaign mode along with co-op and multiplayer modes. Read more »