Pong Sleek Case for iPhone 6 review

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The Pong Sleek Case is a thin snap-on protective cover for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The case is designed for users who worry about the radiation which their smartphone emits.

Based in Encinitas, California, Pong debuted its first radiation-absorbing case alongside iPhone 4 in 2010. The company’s innovative tech has been developed by a team of PhD scientists from Harvard, MIT, and University of Manchester among others. Read more »

Twitter launches Periscope live video streaming app for iOS

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Today Twitter has officially outed its competitor for media darling Meerkat, a live video streaming app that’s gotten a lot of coverage recently. Twitter’s version of this is called Periscope, and is now available for iOS. An Android app is reportedly in the works, but no launch timeline has been given.

Like Meerkat, Periscope is a live video streaming app that’s easy to use. When you start broadcasting, your followers will immediately be notified, and they can comment and send you ‘hearts’ in real-time (these seem to be Periscope’s version of Facebook’s Likes). Read more »

Amazon Cloud Drive now offers unlimited storage for $59.99 per year

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Amazon just became the first big cloud storage provider to offer an unlimited plan. It will cost you $59.99 per year, which is basically $5 per month, and it lets you “store an infinite number of new and existing photos, videos, files, documents, movies, and music”, according to Amazon’s press release.

There’s another option too, which can come in handy if all you need is some space to store photos. The aptly named Unlimited Photos plan gives you the ability to “store an infinite number of photos”, along with 5GB of other files, all for just $11.99 per year. That can be translated into $1 per month. Something like this was already available for subscribers to Amazon Prime and Fire device owners, but now it’s open for all. Read more »

Microsoft Office suite to be free for devices under 10-inches

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Microsoft did surprise many by announcing the free upgrade of the Windows 10 for everyone in China. Even those who’re on a pirated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8. Now the company plans to take over the mobile space by making the Office suite free for the devices with screens smaller than 10-inches.

Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for Office 365 Client Apps and Services, noted in a blog post that Office suite will be offered for mobile platforms with a freemium model. That means, the Windows, Android and iOS device owners will get the productivity apps of Office suite. Read more »

WhatsApp is working on Google Drive integration to back messages, media

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While many await the voice calling to be enabled through WhatsApp, the instant messenger developers are addressing another problem. Whenever one uninstalls WhatsApp, changes devices or performs factory reset, all previous conversations as well as media gets wiped out.

WhatsApp is now able to fix that by integrating the Google Drive to backup chat logs and media files. On WhatsApp Translate forum, several sentences listed for translation mentions – preparing Google Drive to backup messages and media. Read more »

QHD wallpaper pack from HTC One M9+ leaks

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The HTC One M9+ may be unveiled in China on April 9, but recent rumors claim it will be available in Europe too. And that’s with the same MediaTek MT6795, rather than having it swapped out with Snapdragon 810 for the western audience.

HTC One M9 Plus Wallpapers

That hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but until the One M9+ is official, you can feast your eyes on its (leaked) QHD wallpapers (courtesy of @LlabTooFeR). Read more »

AMD might soon become part of the Samsung family

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AMD has definitely lost a lot of its former glory. Once on top of the food chain, the company is now struggling to make ends meet with shrinking CPU and GPU sales. This decline has naturally been felt on the stock market as well, where AMD is now priced at around $2.64 a piece – a number which was as high as $40 in 2006.

This has put the company in a tough spot, but its extensive R&D capacity really makes it a desired target for acquisition. Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about such buy-outs, most recently Mediatek was cited as a prospective buyer, but none of the plans has actually stuck. A new rumor now hints that Samsung might have its sight set on the struggling semiconductor company. Read more »

LG Watch Urbane LTE goes on sale tomorrow, only on LG U+

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LG is launching the Watch Urbane LTE in South Korea on LG U+ tomorrow. The watch will cost KRW 650,000 ($590/€540) and will come with a contract for KRW 10,000 a month ($9/€8.3).

With it you’ll get 50 minutes of voice calls – the Urbane LTE can do regular and VoLTE calls – 250 messages and 250MB of data. Read more »

Facebook announces Messenger Platform and Businesses on Messenger

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Facebook has announced two new Messenger related features at its F8 event. The first is Messenger Platform. Facebook has turned its messaging service into a platform, that allows integration with third party applications.

For example, you can now have the Giphy app integrated into the Facebook Messenger app on your phone, which lets you access Giphy content from within the Messenger app. Giphy now integrates within the Messenger app, allowing you to choose a GIF, which you can then send to your friends on the Messenger app. The person on the other end receives the GIF in their Messenger app. Messenger shows them the app that you used to send the GIF and then can click on the handily available Install button to install the app if they don’t have it. Read more »

Hoop by Coloud is an active headset for your Microsoft Lumia smartphone

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Microsoft teamed up with the Swedish manufacturer of audio accessories Coloud to create an active headset for Lumia smartphones. Hoop by Coloud is already available in Europe for €29.

The headphones are available in three colors that are typical for Microsoft Lumia smartphones – green, orange, and black. Read more »

Buy a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge from T-Mobile, get free Netflix for one year

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If you want to get a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge but haven’t settled on a carrier to sign a contract with, this might help. T-Mobile will give you a one year subscription to Netflix for free if you buy either Galaxy S6 device from it.

Like the carrier says, this is a value of more than $100, so if you are also a fan of Netflix, it basically means you’ll be paying a lot less for the smartphone as you would at other carriers. Read more »

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 demoed on video, Oppo is unimpressed

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Qualcomm seems to be pretty proud of its Quick Charge 2.0 technology, that is an integral part of some high-end smartphones which use its top of the line chipsets. The Motorola Nexus 6 is in this situation, and Qualcomm has used this particular device in a new promotional video for Quick Charge 2.0.

Three of them, to be precise. They’re said to be identical, except each uses a different charger. The leftmost unit has a 5V 1A charger, the center one gets a 5V 2A charger, while the Nexus 6 on the right works with a Quick Charge 2.0 enabled charger. Read more »

Sony to push 2.50 system update for PlayStation 4 tomorrow

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Sony promised several interesting features at the launch of the PlayStation 4 gaming console but not all of them were available out of the box. But now the company plans to correct that by rolling out the 2.50 system update for the PlayStation 4 gaming console.

The new PS4 2.50 system packs several new features and enhancements like the option to Suspend/Resume the games by using the PS button. Quite a nifty feature to switch from Rest mode and then continue enjoying the game where you left off. Read more »

LG G4 concept looks mighty cool

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With a rumored announcement in April, the LG G4 is the next big-name flagship to come this year. Inspired by intensifying leaks, designer Ivo Maric headed for the drawing board and came up with a very appealing concept of how the upcoming high-end smartphone might look.

Consensus so far is reached over at the rumor mill, that the G4 will not sport a metal body, and that will be reserved for an even more premium model. But if any of those ends up as hot as these renders, we’re all for it! Read more »

YouTube Live coming soon to take on Twitch

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As some of you surely remember YouTube has its sights set on Twitch – the popular game streaming platform, and was on the verge of paying $1 billion to own it last year. The online video giant has surely recognized the growing popularity of online streams and has likely not given up on its goals to enter the market.

Seeing how the deal was cancelled, allegedly due to “antitrust concerns” and Twitch was acquired by Amazon, for the sum of $970 million it is only natural that YouTube is looking at other options to deliver the service. A new report has surface, stating that the company is already hard at work on a new YouTube Live platform, which will focus on live streaming games and e-sports. Read more »