Xiaomi Mi 4 battery life test

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The Xiaomi Mi 4 is generating a lot of buzz with its affordable price and high-end specs. The company has fitted it with a Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quad-core CPU and 3GB of RAM. The Chinese have even managed to fit a larger battery than the one found in the Mi 3.

However, the difference in capacity is minor. The Xiaomi Mi 4 features a 3080mAh Li-Ion unit, whereas its predecessor has a 3050mAh one. As you’ll see though, the difference is noticeable. Read more »

Nike+ Running app for Samsung Gear S gets announced

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Samsung and Nike have announced today that they’re partnering up to bring the Nike+ Running app to the Samsung Gear S smartwatch.

The watch was made official yesterday, and it is Samsung’s first wearable that can work independently of a smartphone. The Nike app will be able to exploit this capability, by tracking your moves and mapping your runs using only the GPS and 3G connection built into the Gear S. Read more »

Nokia HERE Maps to provide free, offline navigation to Samsung Galaxy smartphones

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Samsung and Nokia have announced that HERE Maps are arriving in beta form on Android, free for Galaxy phones. HERE comes with voice-guided navigation capabilities and will work offline too, something which Google Maps doesn’t allow.

The Tizen-running Samsung Gear smartwatches are getting HERE maps too. The initial announcement was a little vague but now we have the full details. Read more »

Moto Maker is down, getting ready for the new phones perhaps?

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Is Motorola trying to pull Apple’s move of shutting down the online store right before the launch of a new phone?

This is pure speculation, of course, but the thing is the Moto Maker is down for “a tune up.” Read more »

NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets a major software update

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NVIDIA is rolling out its first software update for the Shield Tablet, and it brings with it a lot of bug fixes and performance updates.

Version 1.1 will bring with it improvements to Wi-Fi stability, camera performance, ShadowPlay feature, audio optimizations, and a few other things. You can find the full changelog below. Read more »

LG G Watch R gets officially priced in Germany

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LG Germany spilled the beans on the price tag of the freshly announced G Watch R. The sleek-looking wearable with curved P-OLED display will cost €299 when it hits the shelves in Germany in October.

The above pricing makes the LG G Watch R the most expensive Android Wear device to date. Read more »

Samsung’s Gear smartwatches to get HERE services from Nokia

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Nokia has teased the inclusion of its robust HERE services suite, which includes Maps and Navigation among others to make its way onto Samsung’s Gear series of wearables.

Among those devices slated to get the HERE services is Samsung’s just-announced Gear S smartwatch, which will get turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation courtesy of Nokia’s service. Read more »

Microsoft updates Windows Store app policy, removes over 1500 fake apps

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Microsoft recently reported that a large number of its Windows Store apps are misleading users with inaccurate titles and descriptions. This has prompted the company to purge more than 1500 apps from its app catalog.

The removal of the apps in question comes as part of an attempt by Microsoft to improve the quality of its app selection, and is also reflected by the company’s updated app certification requirements. Read more »

Microsoft Surface 3 Pro now available in 25 more countries

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Microsoft is expanding the availability of the Surface Pro 3 (which recently got a price cut) with 25 new countries (up from just 3!). The Docking Station is available for pre-order in those same regions.

The company calls the Surface “the tablet that can replace your laptop” and has an infographic to prove the need for its hybrid device. The company surveyed 2,900 professionals in eight Asia-Pacific markets and found that half travel between different cities for their work and four out of five carry three different devices devices. Read more »

Olympus announces PEN E-PL7 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

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Olympus has announced the newest member of its PEN series of compact mirrorless interchangeable lens micro four thirds camera. The E-PL7 has some feature, many of which have been optimized for taking self portraits.

The E-PL7 has a 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor with TruePic VII processor. The camera features in-body 3-axis image stabilization, 81 auto focus points, 8fps burst mode (up to 20 RAW and unlimited JPEG images). Read more »

Ricoh announces Pentax K-S1 DSLR

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Ricoh has announced a new DSLR in their Pentax range of cameras. Called the K-S1, the new camera seems like a straightforward DSLR on paper, until you see the flashing strip of LED on the front and back.

The K-S1 has a 20 megapixel APS-C sensor with an ISO rating that goes up to 51,200. The camera also has built-in shake reduction, AA filter simulator, 100% field of view pentaprism viewfinder. 5.4fps burst rate, and 1/6000 shutter speed. Read more »

BioShock for iOS arrives for $14.99

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BioShock for iOS has just landed and costs $14.99. The developers from 2K Games announced the arrival of the legendary title to Apple’s mobile platform earlier this month.

BioShock for iOS is a full port of the original 2007 game, so the premium pricing is hardly a surprise. Read more »

Kinect for Xbox One will cost $150 when it arrives in October

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Microsoft will launch a standalone Kinect for Xbox One in October. The device will be priced at $149.99 when available.

Microsoft will offer the Kinect with a free copy of the Dance Central Spotlight game, designed specifically for the device. Read more »

Apple iWatch will reportedly debut alongside iPhone 6 on September 9

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According to a report from re/code, we won’t have to wait long for the debut of the Apple iWatch. The hotly anticipated wearable device is tipped for launch alongside the iPhone 6 in less than two weeks, on September 9.

Unsurprisingly, the wearable device will likely be closely integrated with the built-in health-tracking suite in iOS 8. Read more »

Asus teases its ZenWatch smartwatch in a video

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In addition to a yet another teaser of its upcoming smartwatch, Asus finally gave it a name and it’s called the ZenWatch. Frankly, we should have seen it coming, considering the company’s recent Zenfone line-up of smartphones.

In any case, subtle details of the watch’s design have been revealed in the video you’re about to see. Sadly, the video doesn’t show the smartwatch with the display turned on. Read more »