Xperia Z3 Pictures Leak

A closer look at the Xperia Z3, Sony’s next flagship smartphone

By on July 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

A closer look at the Xperia Z3, Sony’s next flagship smartphone

Sony still hasn’t found a way to effectively infiltrate the Western phone market, but that doesn’t mean the Japanese powerhouse is giving up any time soon. Our friendly neighborhood leaker @evleaks has published two new photos of what he claims to be the upcoming flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone, a phone that at first glance could easily be mistaken for an Xperia Z2. Upon further inspection, the Z3 does appear to be thinner and seems to lacks the silver trim which lined the edges of the Z2. More →

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Destiny Beta All Access

Everyone is now invited to play the Destiny beta

By on July 25, 2014 at 9:05 PM.

Everyone is now invited to play the Destiny beta

If you somehow missed out on all the code giveaways and couldn’t bring yourself to preorder the game, you’re in luck — the Destiny beta is now open to anyone with a active subscription on Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus as of 4pm PDT on Thursday. Bungie is basically conducting a stress test over the weekend by allowing everyone to join in the beta, so don’t be surprised if there are some issues on Friday night after everyone gets off work. The beta was already taken offline for an extended period of time earlier in the week for maintenance though, so hopefully the servers are prepared for a massive influx of Guardians. More →

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Halo 2 Anniversary Trailer

This is what Halo 2 looks like on Xbox One

By on July 25, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

This is what Halo 2 looks like on Xbox One

For many Xbox fans, the long-awaited announcement of Halo 2: Anniversary was a highlight of E3 2014. No one ever doubted that Xbox classic would be remastered for the new generation, but it was an exciting announcement nevertheless, especially when coupled with the reveal of The Master Chief Collection. Now 343 Industries has returned to the stage just a month later to show off the first overhauled cinematic cutscene from the Anniversary edition of Halo 2, and it’s even more stunning than you might have imagined. More →

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Apple Manufacturing New Products

Massive increase in R&D spending suggests awesome new Apple products are on the way

By on July 25, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Massive increase in R&D spending suggests awesome new Apple products are on the way

It’s been a long time since Apple had anything to prove in the mobile world, but as iPhone iterations have become increasingly indistinguishable from one another, the Cupertino crew realized it might be time to catch up with the rest of the industry. And catch up they will — this year’s iPhone 6 display is expected to stretch to 4.7 inches and its phablet counterpart might feature an enormous 5.5-inch display. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Video

This beautiful video from Samsung was shot entirely on a Galaxy S5

By on July 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

This beautiful video from Samsung was shot entirely on a Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 hasn’t been as overwhelmingly successful as Samsung might have hoped, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great phone with some of the most impressive specifications on the market. In fact, the Galaxy S5 features the very best smartphone camera on the market according to the photography experts at DxOMark, and now Samsung has released a video showcasing just how impressive footage recorded on an S5 can look. More →

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Halo Nightfall First Look

Watch the first clip from the Halo TV show premiering this fall

By on July 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Watch the first clip from the Halo TV show premiering this fall

We all wish that Halo 5: Guardians could be done in time for the holiday season this year, but 343 Industries and Microsoft are doing everything they can to tide us over in the meantime. At San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday, Microsoft took the stage to show off the first footage of Halo: Nightfall, an original television series based on the game franchise which will begin airing this fall. More →

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Apple iTime Smartwatch

Jimmy Kimmel pranks strangers with a fake Apple iTime smartwatch

By on July 24, 2014 at 4:31 PM.

Jimmy Kimmel pranks strangers with a fake Apple iTime smartwatch

Jimmy Kimmel is the best in the business when it comes to making unsuspecting passersby look like complete morons. On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel’s crew took to Hollywood Blvd. with Apple’s unreleased iTime smartwatch, first revealed in a patent application earlier this week, to gauge the public reaction. The only problem was that the watch in question was actually a $20 Casio watch with an Apple logo stuck to the back. As you can probably guess, a lot of people didn’t catch on, and the resulting video is pretty hysterical. More →

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India Exclusive Apple Stores

Apple is building stores in India just for iPhones and iPads

By on July 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Apple is building stores in India just for iPhones and iPads

Apple is planning to open stores in India which will only sell iOS devices following significant growth in sales of the iPhone and iPad over the past several years. Our sister site BGR India reports that the exclusive stores will contain three weeks worth of supply once they’re up and running and should require just 3-4 employees to operate, including a store manager, an iOS promoter and one or two sales managers. Apple will also take on 50% of the cost for the 10-15 demo units required to appear at each location. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

Galaxy Note 4’s release timeframe may have just been revealed

By on July 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM.

Galaxy Note 4’s release timeframe may have just been revealed

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is primed to be one of the highest quality smartphones the company has ever produced, and now reports are coming in that it might see a release shortly before the iPhone 6. According to ET News, the Galaxy Note 4 was rushed into production after the Galaxy S5 underperformed during its launch window, forcing Samsung to rethink its strategy for the rest of the year. More →

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iPhone 6 Processor Supplier

iPhone 6 makes Apple the biggest client of the world’s top chip supplier

By on July 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM.

iPhone 6 makes Apple the biggest client of the world’s top chip supplier

We’ve seen a good number of conflicting reports regarding the iPhone 6, but most publications agree that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is going to be a major supplier for the new smartphone’s processor when it launches later this year. Digitimes reported on Wednesday that Apple was primed to become TSMC’s biggest client as the foundry ramps up production of the A8 processors for the iPhone 6. More →

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4 Awesome iPhone Camera Apps

4 awesome iPhone camera apps you really need to try

By on July 24, 2014 at 12:42 PM.

4 awesome iPhone camera apps you really need to try

Your iPhone is a pretty formidable camera on its own, but there are plenty of affordable ways to make it even better without attaching any additional hardware. Forbes contributor Amadou Diallo has concocted a list of the four best camera apps for the iPhone, all of which you can download for less than $10 to make your photos look better than ever. More →

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Apple iBeacon Advertising Stats

Apple’s iBeacons are paying off for advertisers in a huge way

By on July 23, 2014 at 5:25 PM.

Apple’s iBeacons are paying off for advertisers in a huge way

There was a great deal of interest surrounding Apple’s iBeacons when they launched alongside iOS 7 late last year, but as they are still in the initial stages of deployment, we haven’t seen much data regarding their effectiveness. Advertisers claimed that the potential for iBeacons as a new platform was vast, and now we’re finally beginning to see the results. 9to5Mac shares a report from InMarket, a company currently installing iBeacons in grocery stores, which illustrates the point of the advertisers perfectly. More →

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Amazon Prime Music Expansion

Here’s how Amazon is going to compete with Spotify and Pandora

By on July 23, 2014 at 3:38 PM.

Here’s how Amazon is going to compete with Spotify and Pandora

No one was overwhelming impressive by Amazon’s lackluster streaming music offering, Prime Music, when it launched out of nowhere early last month, but the company isn’t giving up on it yet. Amazon announced on Wednesday that Prime Music has added hundreds of thousands of new tracks to the service along with hundreds of new professionally curated Prime Playlists. More →

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