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Amazon Phone coming in September with glasses-free 3D

Published by on Apr 14th, 2014, No Comments

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Rumours about Amazon making a smartphone have been circling the web since 2012 and we might actually finally see it this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is already showing off prototypes of the handset to developers. Not only that, but they want to announce it in June to be released in September.

The report also adds that Amazon wants to differentiate itself from other top-of-the-line flagships by adding four cameras with retina-tracking tech, making it possible to project 3D images without needing glasses. (more…)

A device that charges your phone in 30 seconds? Yes please

Published by on Apr 11th, 2014, No Comments

 STOREDOT charger

One of the biggest issues for smartphone users worldwide is, of course, battery life. With smartphones offering so many different applications, its obvious that your faithful companion will run out of juice sooner than you’d want.

Having to charge your phone also takes time. Time that many of us don’t have (or have the patience for). What of there was a device that could charge your smartphone full in under a minute? Well, there is.

StoreDot is an Israeli startup that may have just solved one of the digital world’s biggest problems. The company has developed a battery that can charged, from 0 – 100%, in 30 seconds. For real. (more…)

First international Galaxy S5 ad airs ahead of launch (video)

Published by on Apr 10th, 2014, No Comments

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That’s right, Samsung fans – the launch of the Galaxy S5 Is around the corner. According to their first truly international Galaxy S5 commercial, “meaningful innovation” is what you’ll find. We don’t necessarily agree with that statement, but will keep mum until we receive our review unit in the coming weeks.

The video shows the device in slow pans, highlighting the “state-of-the-art camera” (umm, no Samsung), heart rate sensor, IP67 water and dust resistance, 5.1-inch HD display, and dimpled (ugly, in our opinion) back.

We don’t really see what they are trying to say with the slogan of the ad, but take a look at it after the break and let us know in the comments below. (more…)

Samsung’s Galaxy Solo is a standalone smartwatch

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Most smartwatches are intrinsically linked to the smartphone you use it in conjunction with, and only work off a Bluetooth connection.

Samsung wants to bring you another option, however, with the Galaxy Solo. It will be very much like a Galaxy Gear, but will be able to carry a SIM-card and will be able to make and receive phone calls. (more…)

Nokia announces Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2014, No Comments

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With Microsoft’s Build conference people were eagerly awaiting the end of the keynote to see what Nokia has in store, but they made a surprise announcement in the middle of the Microsoft keynote with Stephen Elop coming onto stage. He announced the Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930.

The Nokia Lumia 930 is of course the successor to the very impressive Lumia 920 flagship. It sports a 20MP camera with optical stabilization, 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset and wireless charging capabilities. It also features a 5-inch display with full HD 1080p resolution. (more…)

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 4 line-up

Published by on Apr 2nd, 2014, 1 Comment

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The 2014 edition of Samsung’s tablet range have been announced and it’s nothing we haven’t seen before. With the Tab Pro line of products now being the company’s premium tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 line was always going to be less impressive.

There are three new models, with 7, 8 and 10.1 inch displays. The all have low to mid-range specs and will be launched sometime during the second quarter this year. They will come in both white and black, so let’s take a quick look at them. (more…)

Microsoft name new Xbox head Phil Spencer

Published by on Apr 1st, 2014, No Comments

Xbox E3 2013 Media Briefing

The new leader for Microsoft’s Xbox team was announced yesterday by CEO Satya Nadella, longtime Microsoft Studios leader Phil Spencer.

One of the first things Spencer was asked was what would be the immediate focus of the Xbox team, as there is so much to oversee within the world of Microsoft gaming. “I’m gonna lead with a gaming focus and making sure that’s where we’re led. That’s the North Star for the organization,” he said. “Winning with the gamer first is gonna be something that drives the organization.” (more…)

HTC announce the new One flagship

Published by on Mar 26th, 2014, 6 Comments

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We are massive fans of the original HTC One which brought brilliant build quality, boom sound and a fluid user experience together. It is still a great device by today’s standards, but HTC have taken the wraps off their ‘all new’ HTC One.

There is very little we didn’t know about the device coming into the announcement with a barrage of leaks coming thick and fast in the weeks and months leading up to it. As we already knew, the new One features a tweaked design with a larger display, curvier metal sides, and a dual-camera system. (more…)

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