Asus ZenWatch arrives in the UK one day early

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Having already made its way to the USA, the Asus ZenWatch was supposed to finally make its debut in the UK tomorrow. But, for whatever reason, the wearable was launched one day early, as you can already buy one today.

Like we told you before, for now the ZenWatch is exclusive to Currys PC World. So you can only purchase one from those two outlets. The situation may change in the future, of course. Read more »

WhatsApp soon to offer voice calls

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The possibility of VoIP functionality in WhatsApp has been floating around in the rumor mill for quite some time now. While it has never been officially confirmed, little bits and pieces have been popping out here and there.

Recently a few interesting screenshots have surfaced, showcasing the popular chat application adorned with shiny new voice features.

While the functionality is still not available and probably not even fully complete, Android enthusiasts have managed to dig up a glimpse of what it may look like.

As it turns out, the Android version of WhatsApp exists in two main build branches, One stable branch, which can be found on the Play Store and which almost everybody has on their devices and another one, distributed directly off of the company’s website. Read more »

New Lumia Moments app lets you extract Living Images from videos

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Microsoft has released a new application that lets you extract great stills from your videos or Moment shots (4K or FullHD). Dubbed Lumia Moments, the app is available on select Lumia devices, including Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, and 1520, as part of the recent Lumia Denim update.

The app provides a Best Frame option that lets you find pictures and save them as Living Images — photos that contain a brief moment of video, so they seem alive when you browse them in Camera Roll or Lumia Storyteller. There is also an Action Shot feature that lets you add a strobe effect to show action or add blur to emphasize motion. Read more »

LTE LG G Pad 8.0 now available in South Korea

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The mid-range tablet offering by tech giant LG was released to select markets a few months ago. But it seems that it is only now reaching the local market. The G Pad 8.0 is now available in South Korea with a price tag of KRW 330,000 or about $300.

The device itself, while not spectacular was meant to follow in the steps of the highly successful LG G Pad 8.3. Read more »

Samsung SE790C is a 34-inch ultra-wide curved monitor

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Samsung took the wraps off a 34” ultra-wide curved monitor. Sporting the model number SE790C, the Korean giant’s latest creation will make an appearance in its massive exhibition booth during CES 2015

Samsung SE790C “ultra-wide quad high definition.” Read more »

‘Papers, Please’ for iPad game review

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Papers, Please is a multi award-winning indie game on the desktop. The game was lauded for its interesting gameplay premise, involving an immigration office where your job is to go through people’s passports and documents to allow or deny them entry into the fictional country of Arstotzka.

The game was initially launched on the desktop but has now been ported over to the iPad with full touch support. Let’s take a look at the iPad version. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Christmas ad is all about the Multi window

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The holiday shopping spree is going at full speed and Samsung wants to make sure the Galaxy Note 4 is a big part of that. The company has released yet another Christmas-themed ad for its flagship phablet, this time dedicated to one of its coolest productivity features.

The 2-minute spot focuses on the Multi window functionality, which lets two apps share the 5.7” QHD screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with easy transfer of data between them. Read more »

Android 5.0.2 factory image goes live for Nexus 7 (2012)

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Factory image of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop went live in AOSP. The new OS build in currently available only for Asus Nexus 7 (2012).

The update build number is LRX22G. Read more »

Nvidia offers Shield Tablet (LTE 32GB) with controller and games for $400

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It’s bundles all the way at Nvidia – starting today (and ending December 24) you can grab an Nvidia Shield Tablet (32GB LTE), plus a Wireless Controller, plus the Green Box bundle.

The whole thing will cost you $400 – the regular asking price of a Shield Tablet 32GB LTE. The wireless controller itself is another $60. Read more »

Verizon now gives you 50% off on Android phones priced at $199 or more

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To help you get into the gift-giving mood, Verizon has a pretty good deal going on for Android smartphones. Namely, the carrier is selling all Android devices that normally cost $199 or more with a two-year contract for just 50% of their price.

So, for example, the Galaxy Note 4 can now be had for just $149.99, whereas you normally have to shell out no less than $299.99 for the privilege of purchasing one from Big Red. Read more »

Facebook’s new Stickered app lets you plaster stickers over your photos

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The team that’s in charge of developing Facebook’s Messenger apps has come up with something new. The app is called Stickered, and it’s apparently due to be out in the Google Play Store for Android later today. It will also make it to iOS at some point in the future.

As you can see from the image above, Stickered basically lets you plaster the stickers you can find in Facebook Messenger over parts of your photos. Why you would choose to do such a thing is still quite the mystery, but – if you want to, now you can. Read more »

Android TV launcher now available on Google Play

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The Android TV Launcher is now available for download on Google Play. Google has decided to make it a standalone app from Android TV, similarly to the Google Experience Launcher.

The launcher gives you access to your media like movies, songs and Android TV apps like Netflix, TED and YouTube. To install it, you’ll need an Android TV device, like the Nexus Player and ADT-1. Read more »

Sony releases cryptic CES 2015 teaser video

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With CES 2015 only a few days away the hype is on and companies are already gearing up for the marketing avalanche to come. Teasers and early announcement are starting to surface with everybody working hard to outshine competitors in the battle for consumer attention.

Keeping true to this tradition Sony created a really artsy teaser in the wake of this year’s tech show. This clip is only 43 seconds long and pretty vague in its message. It is full of various time-lapses, vivid colors and lights and a lot of fine camera work and the whole thing comes across as very emotionally charged. Read more »

Huawei infographic gives you the recipe for perfect groufies

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Who wants to know more about group selfies, a.k.a groufies? Okay, for all the three of you, Huawei created a very nice infographic detailing their significance in today’s online world.

Here are some hard groufie facts – in the period between August 1 and October 31, 15,200 groufies were posted on Instagram. They received more than 67,600 likes and 20,000 comments. We don’t envy the person who had to count them, but this data is enough to convince Huawei that front-facing cameras need to more oomph. Read more »

ChatOn to shut down in all markets except US on February 1

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If you picked up any of the recent Samsung phones, you’d notice there is no ChatOn application that used to always be around on older phones whether you liked it or not. That’s because the company has been planning on shutting down the service for a while.

Now Samsung has revealed to Engadget that it plans on shutting down the service in all markets except the US on February 1. The company said it will be “focusing on [its] core services.”, which basically means ‘we will stick to what we are good at’. Read more »