Verizon HTC One Remix Launch

Verizon remixes the HTC One mini 2’s name, launches it for $50

By on July 24, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Verizon remixes the HTC One mini 2’s name, launches it for $50

Buyers looking to score a brand new HTC One mini 2 from Verizon will have to look for the HTC One remix in the carrier’s inventory, as Big Red decided to have a special name for HTC’s latest mini smartphone. To further mark its territory, Verizon has plastered its logo all over the front and back of the phone. More →

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Kickstarter Coolest Cooler Record

‘Coolest’ cooler Kickstarter pledges could reach record-shattering $21M

By on July 24, 2014 at 9:31 PM.

‘Coolest’ cooler Kickstarter pledges could reach record-shattering $21M

The “Coolest” cooler is a very successful Kickstarter project that has so far raised almost $7 million, or about 14,000% its initial goal of $50,000, with KickTraq stats saying the campaign could end up raising more than $21.7 million by August 29 when it ends, assuming it’ll continue to draw backers at the same rate. 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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1TB RRAM Memory for Smartphones

Forget the cloud, researchers are working on 1TB memory for smartphones

By on July 24, 2014 at 7:31 PM.

Forget the cloud, researchers are working on 1TB memory for smartphones

What if your smartphone shipped with 1TB of memory, which would be not only be able to store all the digital content you want to carry with you at all times, but would also be faster and more reliable? Researchers from Rice University are already working on such technology, MIT’s Technology Review reports, having discovered a more practical way to mass-produce it. More →

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LG Earnings Q2 2014

Flagship G3 drives record smartphone sales for LG

By on July 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Flagship G3 drives record smartphone sales for LG

BGR recently reviewed LG’s new flagship G3, which just launched last week in the United States. We called the phone Android’s new king, supplanting Samsung’s lackluster Galaxy S5, which has been something of a disappointment for many consumers and for Samsung’s bottom line. While LG has a long way to go before it catches up to Samsung in terms of shipments, the company on Thursday reported record smartphone sales for the second quarter. More →

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iPhone 5s Vs Train

Video: Want to see what happens when an iPhone 5s gets run over by a train? Of course you do

By on July 24, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Video: Want to see what happens when an iPhone 5s gets run over by a train? Of course you do

The iPhone 5s is amazingly solid for a smartphone made entirely of glass and ultra-thin aluminum. It looks great, it feels great and it can survive its fair share of drops as long as it doesn’t hit a hard surface on its corner. But can it survive being run over by a speeding train? More →

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Google Twitch Acquisition

Google reportedly acquires streaming video giant Twitch for $1 billion

By on July 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Google reportedly acquires streaming video giant Twitch for $1 billion

Following several reports that the two were in talks, Google has reportedly reached a deal to acquire streaming video giant Twitch for approximately $1 billion. With more than 50 million monthly active users, Twitch is a wildly popular service that allows gamers to stream live video of themselves as well as live feeds of whatever video games they might be playing. Venturebeat reports that Google’s YouTube division is in charge of the deal and will presumably oversee Twitch in some capacity moving forward. Google has not yet confirmed the acquisition.

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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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BBM Download

BlackBerry stock is up 100% since Christmas, even as BBM grows weaker

By on July 24, 2014 at 3:37 PM.

BlackBerry stock is up 100% since Christmas, even as BBM grows weaker

BlackBerry is up more than 5% on Thursday, buoyed by the CEO’s comments about partnerships that might mirror the recent Apple-IBM pact. That Apple-IBM alliance was seen by some as a fatal blow to BlackBerry, since it gives iOS another boost in the enterprise market. But BlackBerry has recently started resembling a mythical Canadian beast that absorbs fatal blows with polite disinterest, growing only stronger as its prospects weaken. More →

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Drone Footage

Incredible new map is like Google Street View, but with drone footage

By on July 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM.

Incredible new map is like Google Street View, but with drone footage

Google Street View is one of the greatest things about Google Maps. With it, users can see actual 3D imagery of locations they plan to visit, giving people a way to see exactly where they’re headed before they trek out to a new destination. Beyond that, it gives users a way to explore places around the world, albeit virtually, that they might otherwise never have had the opportunity to see. A new website called TravelByDrone takes things a step further, however, providing users with videos containing drone-filmed aerial footage from all over the world that is just a click away. 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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