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Japan Display announces 10.1″ 4K IPS LCD for tablets

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Japan Display is working to release a 10.1″ IPS LCD with a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). This makes up for the impressive pixel density of 438 ppi, which is comparable to the current high-end smartphones.

The 4K 10.1″ display features 1100:1 contrast ratio with a 160-degree viewing angle and a brightness of 400 nits. Read more »

Samsung looking to get app developers interested in the newest Gear smartwatches

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Samsung is kicking its series of Smart App Challenges with a smartwatch-centric one called the Gear App Challenge.

As the name suggests, Samsung wants developers to create great apps for its Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches. In return, the company is ready to give away $1.25 million in cash and goodies for the best ideas and developers. Read more »

Viber for iOS gets a flatter design

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Viber’s latest version of iOS brings a new, flatter design that’s inline with the general look of iOS 7. There’s also a bunch of cool new features in addition to the fresh design.

One of them is the addition of a block list allowing you to block any number or contact from calling or writing you. The company now allows you to send longer video messages as well as send multiple photos and videos at the same time. Read more »

Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 for AT&T gets FCC approval

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The AT&T version of the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 has payed a visit to the FCC, carrying the model number SM-P907A.

The tablet packs 4G LTE connectivity and will operate on the LTE bands 4 and 17. There’s every indication that outside of this, the NotePRO 12.2 for AT&amp:T will feature the same specs as its international sibling. Read more »

OnePlus One first promo video is out

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The OnePlus team is as inspired as it can get for its very first smartphone the One. The phone was just announced and the company has the first promo video out.

The video is very well made and offers a glimpse into the design and manufacturing process that went into the phone.

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iPad Air 2 front panel photos surface, hint a thinner shell

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A bunch of photos of the upcoming second-generation iPad Air have leaked straight from factory floors in China. The photos are obtained by Dutch website OneMoreThing and show the iPad’s glass front, which now has the LCD layer integrated into the glass itself – currently, that’s not the iPad Air’s case where the two layers are distinct from one another.

And here’s the front panel compared with a coin for measure. According to the report, it’s just 1.5mm thick, which could allow Apple to fit a larger battery. Read more »

LG G Watch announced in Champagne Gold, no official specifications yet

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We know LG is working on its G Watch as it was revealed alongside the Android Wear announcement. Today, while keeping mum about specs, the company has added a slew of photos of the smartwatch and is announcing its Champagne Gold version, too.

The LG G Watch sports a square display with rumors floating around of a 1.65″ 280×280 pixels display. The photos that LG has provides also give a more practical glimpse of how the watch will operate. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet and Z1s owners get free stuff, you can win a Z1 Compact

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Sony is feeling quite generous this Easter. The company is holding a special giveaway for every Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet owner with free movies and games for everyone.

Sony has prepared six free movies and eight free PlayStation Mobile games for you. Read more »

LG G2 mini hands-on

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The second-generation LG G family of smartphones is now complete with the launch of the G2 mini. The phone keeps the familiar design characteristics of the G2, which includes the rear-mounted controls as well as extra thin bezels.

The LG G2 mini packs a 4.7″ IPS LCD display, which LG claims takes 71% of the phone’s surface. Unfortunately, it’s only qHD resolution, which results in a pixel density of 234 ppi leaving it behind its 720p rivals. Read more »

Nokia XL hands-on

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Another member of the Nokia X family decided to pay our office a visit. The Nokia XL is the largest Android-powered member of the recently announced X-family of phones. Think of it as a grown-up Nokia X, as it packs a 5″ IPS LCD display of the same WVGA resolution as its smaller brother.

The Nokia XL features the same build materials and design as its smaller brother, but it’s notably heavier as you could expect. It weighs the rather hard to bare 190 grams and gives an almost tank-like impression. It really takes away portability points, though. Read more »

Customized gold iPhones are the fanciest wedding favors we’ve seen

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The President of Nigeria had his daughter’s wedding a few days ago and each guest received a customized gold iPhone. Those were specially designed by Malivelihood, who specialized in gold-plating all things tech.

The back of the phone is enhanced by precious stones and gold inserts. The names of the groom and bride are also engraved in addition to the date of the wedding. Read more »

Toshiba outs the world’s fastest microSD card

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The latest microSD card slot to come out of Toshiba is the fastest in the world. The 32GB version of the Toshiba UHS-II microSD card boasts speeds of up to 260MB/s read and 240MB/s write.

There’s also a 64GB version available, but it’s not as fast with a maximum of 145MB/s read and 130MB/s write speeds. Read more »

1Gbps Internet speeds over fiber to light up UK in 2015

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Usually, when there is talk of 1Gbps broadband connection, most of us instantly think of Google Fiber, but that’s not the case this time. In the UK Sky, TalkTalk, CityFibre and Fujitsu are currently planning to launch 1Gbps Internet over fiber in 2015.

As early as 2015, parts of Great Britain may boast blazing-fast Internet speeds around as Sky and TalkTalk are in talks to team up and build a 1Gbps network. The two companies are investing £5 million each, while CityFibre and Fujitsu are going to come together to build the infrastructure behind it. Read more »

Samsung Gear Fit flexes silicon muscles in a tear down

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The iFixit team has been all over Samsung’s latest offerings in both the smartphone and wearable departments. The latest gadget to pay their tool shop a visit is the Gear Fit.

The Gear Fit is easily removable from its wristband with a simple push and this enables wristband makers to offer a wide variety of options. As you’d expect in a device that’s so small, everything is soldered on the main chip with only the display, battery and shell being stand alone parts. Read more »

Google makes Glass available to anyone in the US for a day, asks $1500

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Google has announced it will put Glass Explorer edition on sale for one day only. That day is Tuesday, April 15 and the pricetag remains the same old $1500.

Only those living in the US are eligible to get a pair and Google says you can pick your favorite shade or frame. Sadly, for everyone outside the US, Google Glass is still not freely available. Read more »