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YouTube now lets you watch 4K videos at 60fps

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YouTube has enabled playback of 4K videos at 60 frames per second. For the time being, the feature is available on just six videos, which are hand picked by YouTube staff.

Mind you, to take full pleasure of the quality and smoothness of the video, you’ll have to sport a pretty capable machine and a 4K monitor to go with it. Also, currently the option to play 4K @ 60fps works only on Chrome. Read more »

Next-gen Xiaomi Mi TV coming March 24 – in FHD and UHD versions

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Xiaomi has officially announced its plans to reveal two new Mi TV models on March 24. The Chinese company is set to launch a more affordable and compact 1080p TV as well as a larger variant of the Mi TV 2 with 4K resolution.

Details are scarce at the moment, but we’re quite excited for what Xiaomi has in store considering how great the original Mi TV 2 was. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown reveals its internals

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Country by country, pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S6 commence and the phone will be available in early April, but it has already undergone a teardown treatment.

The phone was successfully brought to pieces resulting in some interesting finds. As you know, the Galaxy S6 sports a dual-glass design on front and back and the battery isn’t removable. To remove the back glass cover, you have to heat up the edges of the phone.

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HTC Pro headset leaked in a couple of product photos

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According to the latest photos leaked by @upleaks, HTC is preparing to launch a new premium headset. Dubbed HTC Pro, the headset will be available in black and white.

Sadly, that’s virtually all the information about the HTC Pro headset, as neither specs, nor pricing and availability are available. Read more »

ActionProof launches The Bumper protective Apple Watch case on IndieGoGo

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The Apple Watch is launching on April 24 and the last thing potential customers would want is damaging it. Italian-based company called ActionProof comes to the rescue with The Bumper protective casing.

The ActionProof Bumper is made out of ultra resistant rubber and is only compatible with the 42mm Apple Watch. It’s not water resistant or dustproof, but it will protect the Watch against hits and scratches of the body. Read more »

The most expensive Apple Watch Edition is $17,000

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Now that the Apple Store is back after the company’s event is over, we can take a detailed look at the Watch Edition pricing. The most expensive of them cost $17,000 and are the 38mm 18k Yellow gold case with bright red modern buckle and 38mm 18k Rose gold + rose gray modern buckle.

There are a total of 8 Apple Watch Edition models and their pricing ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. Here’s the full list. Read more »

Apple’s all-metal, fanless MacBook 12″ is official, packs Retina Display and a single USB-C port

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Apple has just announced the new 12″ MacBook. The company has managed to make the notebook even thinner than the MacBook Air measuring just 13.1mm at its thinnest point.

The 12″ Retina display features a 2304 x 1440 pixel resolution. The new MacBook weighs just 907 grams (2lbs), is all-metal and because of its thinness has been stripped of most of its ports. There’s now just one USB-C port on the left for both charging and connectivity and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the right. Read more »

700 million Apple iPhones sold, enjoys 49% year-over-year growth

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At its “Spring forward” event today, Apple boasted it sold its 700 millionth iPhone smartphone. In fact, according to Tim Cook, iPhone sales are surpassing global smartphone sales rate on a year-over-year basis.

iPhones are growing 49% year-over-year, while the rest of the industry does so at 26%. According to analyst company KGI, Apple sold over 73 million iPhone 6 units just last quarter. Read more »

Samsung Pay won’t have transaction fees

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Samsung Pay went official with the unveil of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and recent report in Korean media suggests the company will employ unusual tactics to promote its usage. Unlike its competitors, Samsung will not charge any fees for transactions made with Pay in South Korea.

The step is taken towards increasing the awareness of the Samsung Pay service and the company will virtually make no profit from transactions. The credit card companies that Samsung has partnered with won’t be charged either. Read more »

Weekend poll: Vote for your favorite smartwatch – Huawei Watch or LG Watch Urbane

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year we got to see two very special Android Wear smartwatches – the Huawei Watch and LG Watch Urbane. Now that the congress is over, it’s time to ask for your opinion on which one of the two is best.

Choosing a watch is very much a matter of personal taste and that’s why this poll is so interesting. Both watches look stylish, but each has unique traits, which make it stand out. Read more »

Poll results: The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is the hottest flagship of MWC 2015

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Amidst the Mobile World Congress frenzy, we asked you what’s the hottest flagship of the event. The choice was between the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. And the winner is the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge!

Samsung’s dual-curved smartphone won by a long shot, leaving the HTC One M9 second and the Galaxy S6 third. Read more »

Acer now preloads Swype keyboard on its smartphones

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Acer has signed a partnership with Nuance, the company making Swype, to bring the virtual keyboard to current and upcoming smartphones of the company.

Swype is now shipping on Acer’s Liquid S1, Liquid S2, Liquid X1, Liquid Jade, Liquid Jade S as well as the E3, E600 and E700. To enable it, you have to go to the input and language settings on your phone and change the default keyboard to Swype. Read more »

Exclusive: OnePlus to enter a new product category in April – and it’s not a smartwatch or a tablet

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At the Mobile World Congress fair grounds in Barcelona we ran into Carl Pei, Global Director of OnePlus Global, and he shared some interesting information with us. OnePlus is preparing an entrance into a new product category.

Sadly, he didn’t specify which one it is, but he said what it isn’t – a smartwatch or a tablet. Does that mean the rumors of a OnePlus smartwatch are dead. Read more »

Microsoft to include Project Spartan in upcoming Windows 10 Preview release

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Today at its MWC 2015 press event, Microsoft demonstrated the Project Spartan web browser running on a Lumia 930 and also mentioned that the upcoming Windows 10 Preview build will ship with the latest browser as well.

Project Spartan will replace Internet Explorer as the default web browser in Windows 10 and early benchmarks show it to be really fast. Read more »

Saygus V2 hands-on

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When we first heard about the Saygus V2, we immediately warmed up to the idea of a smartphone with a duo of microSD card slots and wondered why anyone haven’t done this before. Having insufficient storage on a smartphone is right next to the issue of small batteries for us and the Saygus V2 could easily become a trendsetter.

The two microSD card slots can hold up to 128GB memory cards each. Combine this with the 64GB internal storage and you get a maximum of 320GB total space. But the Saygus V2 isn’t just storage and has a lot more going for it. Read more »