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With its new S7 phone, Samsung looks even more like Apple
- February 24, 2016

Both the devices are expandable up to 2TB and are waterproof. Like water resistance, the ability to expand the storage in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is a feature that was in older Samsung phones but was left out in 2015. The phone also comes with another module, the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O play which enhances the audio capacity of the phone. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 3,000mAh battery , while the Galaxy S7 edge has a 3,600mAh battery . (more...)
Microsoft's Keyboard On Android Includes Link To Contacts, Documents, Etc. Microsoft's Keyboard On Android Includes Link To Contacts, Documents, Etc.
- February 24, 2016

Microsoft has steadily built up a healthy portfolio of apps on Android. Dubbed the Hub Keyboard, the app bundles a handful of tools that reduce the need to switch between apps to complete certain actions, helping users stay focused on the task at hand. (more...)
All hail Mark Zuckerberg, evil genius overlord
- February 24, 2016

The Samsung VR headset aren't going to be the only players on the market. Although the Facebook founder did not dwell on it during his comments at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event , the social network subsequently confirmed in a statement to the media that Facebook is forming a Social VR team "focused entirely on exploring the future of social interaction in VR". (more...)
Texas no longer an ironclad certainty for Ted Cruz Texas no longer an ironclad certainty for Ted Cruz
- February 24, 2016

On the same day, Trump raised the notion of physical violence towards a protester at one of his events, telling supporters in Las Vegas " I'd like to punch him in the face ". Trump sported solid leads in most polls ahead of the Iowa caucuses, but Cruz won the vote. After Nevada, the real test on where the presidential candidates stand will come on March 1, when 12 states go to the polls in what is known as " Super Tuesday ". (more...)
Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Beta 4 To Developers Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Beta 4 To Developers
- February 24, 2016

Apple is likely to release OS X 10.11.4 in the spring, alongside iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2. \ Apple has now released a new beta version of iOS 9.3 to developers, this is the fourth beta of Apple's latest mobile OS that has been released. (more...)
Samsung Introduces Galaxy S7 Line
- February 23, 2016

Sprint is also offering a buy one, get one half off deal on Samsung's new phones. The LG G5 has it and also the Galaxy S7, allowing for new uses. While the Galaxy S7 edge sports the side-wrapping display of its predecessor, both phones have an AMOLED display that turns on automatically. (more...)
Samsung unveils virtual reality device Samsung unveils virtual reality device
- February 23, 2016

Cape Town - Samsung has revealed a brand spanking new smartphone and its creating a buzz of excitement among the tech-savvy and not so tech-savvy. While the screen is also 5,1-inch QHD, there haven't been many improvements. The Water resistant , which allows up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes at a time, includes sealed ports, so there are no fussy port covers over the USB ports or headphone jacks. (more...)
Skype Qik is being shut down Skype Qik is being shut down
- February 23, 2016

Microsoft is bidding Adieu to Skype Qik . The messages had a shelf life of two weeks, after which time they were deleted. Skype introduced this app back in 2014 to doge competitors such as Wechat, Snapchat etc. A major reason for its failure is that it was a cannibalized product. "Since then, we have learned that many of you are already doing these things in Skype, and as a result, we migrated some of Qik's most used features into the Skype app you already know and love ", the company said. (more...)
Deadpool Remains No. 1 at the Box Office for Second Weekend Deadpool Remains No. 1 at the Box Office for Second Weekend
- February 23, 2016

Passion spent eight weeks in theaters before it reached $350 million, and then spent another eight weeks scratching its way past $370 million. Fox produced " Deadpool " for $58 million. Simmons and Kate Hudson. Coming in a distant second was Kung Fu Panda 3 which earned $12.5 million for a grand total of $117.1 million in the U.S. (more...)
HTC Vive VR headset preorders start February 29, ship early April
- February 23, 2016

For a limited time, The Vive's consumer headset will include two games: Job Simulator by Owlchamey Labs and Fantastic Contraption by Northway Games. Valve's involvement in the Vive's development means it will ship running Steam VR, making it a ideal platform for gaming. Valve and HTC have finally announced the price and launch date for the Vive virtual reality system, and both of them are surprising. (more...)
Samsung unveil Unpacked campaign ahead of Mobile World Congress
- February 22, 2016

This year's headliners are Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG and Facebook . As far as design goes, the Mi 5 allegedly has 2.5D glass, which curves subtly on the sides and a slim, oval-shaped home button on the front. LG gave out press invites for its rumored G5 flagship phone, which is said to be inclined to giving impressive entertainment features. Samsung is set to headline the show with its planned "Unpacked" event scheduled for the day before MWC 2016 officially begins. (more...)
Samsung unveils Galaxy S7 smartphone line
- February 22, 2016

There's a 5.1-inch S7 and a 5.5-inch S7 Edge, both of which have Quad HD Super AMOLED displays with a frankly ridiculous 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution. The S7 has 2550mAh-3000mAh battery, while for the Edge it is 2600mAh-3600mAh. Customers who can't wait until 11 March to secure their Galaxy S7 , can pre-order from 26 February by heading to telstra.com/galaxys7. (more...)
Leaks Reveal Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs
- February 21, 2016

But it has also introduced a new features called "Task Edge" which allows you to put specific tasks to be carried out quickly, such as immediately accessing the selfie camera or going straight to the message thread of a specific contact. With their glass back and metal frame, the Galaxy S7 is also expected to have a larger battery. Recent leaks also suggest that the two flagship devices are expected to be powered by an Exynos 8890 processor. (more...)
Woman taking a stealth photo of Taylor Swift at Grammys goes viral Woman taking a stealth photo of Taylor Swift at Grammys goes viral
- February 21, 2016

But even those sound problems couldn't tame the fury of the Grammys' blazing hot centerpiece, a one-two punch of the opening theme from the musical-theater phenomenon Hamilton and a performance by Kendrick Lamar that turned a protest of mass incarceration into literal flames. (more...)
Virgin Galactic Unveils New Spacecraft, Richard Branson Acknowledges 'Soul Searching' After Crash
- February 21, 2016

Virgin Galactic is hope to avoid its past mistakes with the SpaceShipTwo. "We would always remember the accident, but we would not be defined by it", Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides said during the rollout. Then Virgin Galactic can move on to the rocket-powered testing phase, with the SpaceShip Two flying higher and faster each time - eventually, once it reaches a height of 50 miles, the ship will have met both NASA and the US Air Force's requirements for "official astronaut ... (more...)
Indian company launches world's cheapest smartphone, just $4
- February 21, 2016

Ringing Bells president Ashok Chadha while speaking to the media post the launch, highlighted the potential use of the phone to empower citizens in rural and semi-urban areas. According to Indian tech website Gadgets 360 , which tested a review model, "the Freedom 251 unit we received bears the logo of Adcom, which has been covered with a sticker". (more...)
Google Play Games drops Google+ for Gamer ID profiles Google Play Games drops Google+ for Gamer ID profiles
- February 19, 2016

If you already have a gamer ID , you no longer need to sign in to every game on your device. That's right, you can now create a custom gamertag for your Google Play Games account. After you've created your Gamer ID , you'll have the option of making your game activity public or private . Gamers will be able to select a unique handle, but must choose from one of over 40 pre-made avatars by Google . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S7: Fans Cries Finally Heard
- February 19, 2016

The former indicates protection from immersion in liquids 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth while the latter protects against complete, continuous submersion in water. We want the newest processor, best camera, and any other so-called innovative tech that companies can toss into a smartphone. Another exciting rumour tells us that the LG G5 will feature an "always on" display which will notify you about the hour and notifications, and this is very controversial but could be awesome if done ... (more...)
Updated iOS 9.2.1 Will Restore iPhones Bricked By Error 53 Updated iOS 9.2.1 Will Restore iPhones Bricked By Error 53
- February 19, 2016

In a statement today, Apple apologized for bricking customers' iPhones . If you believe that you paid for an out-of-warranty device replacement based on an error 53 issue, contact Apple Support to ask about reimbursement. In what followed, the issue was often referred to as "Error 53" after the error number displayed by bricked iPhones. And Apple is sorry, too: they now claim that consumers were never supposed to encounter this error, even with a replaced or broken Touch ID sensor. (more...)
Lexus LC500h 'redefines hybrid driving pleasure' Lexus LC500h 'redefines hybrid driving pleasure'
- February 19, 2016

This hybrid version is the second variant of the LC range to be revealed, following on from the LC500 version which made its debut at the Detroit motor show in January. The hybrid system has a special M mode to improve gear shifting and performance. The underpinnings will become the blueprint for future front-engine/rear-wheel-drive Lexus models. (more...)

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