HTC Vive Preorder Price Release Date

HTC’s VR headset will blow your mind – and now you can finally order one

By on February 21, 2016 at 9:56 AM.

HTC’s VR headset will blow your mind – and now you can finally order one

Almost about a year ago, HTC announced an unexpected product during its MWC 2015 event, a VR headset of its own called the Vive. The company partnered with none other than Steam to create the device and surrounding ecosystem, and after a year of hard work, testing and refinement, HTC and Steam are now ready to unleash the Vive on the masses.

That’s right, if you’re looking to buy a VR headset other than the Oculus Rift or a smartphone add-on from other companies, you should check out the mind-blowing Vive, which will finally be available to preorder in a few days. Just make sure you’ve got plenty of cash saved up for this particular purchase because it won’t be cheap. More →

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HTC One M10 Leaked Photo

HTC’s next iPhone ripoff is looking sleek in new leaked photo

By on February 19, 2016 at 9:12 AM.

HTC’s next iPhone ripoff is looking sleek in new leaked photo

We can pretend the device in this leaked photo doesn’t look like Apple’s iPhone, but it’s really difficult so why bother? After leaking in black back in early February, the upcoming HTC One M10 has now been shown in a white variant that makes it look even more like an iPhone. Sure, it’s not a carbon copy, and there’s nothing wrong with HTC taking design cues from the iPhone maker. In fact, the device looks pretty great, and copying the iPhone has worked well for Apple so far.

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HTC One M10 Release Date Announcement

New details emerge on when HTC may reveal its 2016 flagship phone

By on February 10, 2016 at 8:50 PM.

New details emerge on when HTC may reveal its 2016 flagship phone

HTC has had a very bad time of it over the past year and it’s hoping it can turn things around with its 2016 flagship phone. A new rumor posted over at Android Headlines claims that HTC is going to wait a bit to unveil its new device until after rivals Samsung and LG have already shown off their 2016 flagship devices at Mobile World Congress. This means that we won’t see HTC’s newest phone until April 11th, according to Android Headlines. More →

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Under Armour Healthbox Review

Dollars and Sense: In fitness tech, it’s game over

By on February 10, 2016 at 12:02 PM.

Dollars and Sense: In fitness tech, it’s game over

Armed with little more than a fitness tracker, an iPhone app and will power, I was able to lose 50 lbs in three months. I’ve even lost another 20 lbs since then, having gone from being one of more than 600 million obese adults to being in the best shape of my life. There’s no magic trick and there’s never going to be a single solution that works for everyone, but there is also little question that connected fitness devices and the apps that accompanies them have the potential to change lives. I know because they  changed my life.

While dozens of companies have jumped into the fray in an effort to get a piece of this young market, one has already emerged as a clear leader in the space — and it hasn’t even been shipping its devices for a full month yet. More →

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HTC One M10 Leaked Specs Features

Major details leak about HTC’s 2016 flagship phone

By on January 28, 2016 at 5:01 PM.

Major details leak about HTC’s 2016 flagship phone

After giving us a teaser about the HTC One M10 earlier this week, Evan Blass is back with a full report at VentureBeat that gives us a lot more details on HTC’s upcoming flagship handset. Among other things, Blass says that this will be the first flagship HTC phone that will come with an embedded fingerprint scanner and it will also have a home button that’s reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy S6. More →

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HTC Google Nexus Phones Rumor

Rumor claims HTC will make two Nexus phones for Google this year

By on January 19, 2016 at 4:40 PM.

Rumor claims HTC will make two Nexus phones for Google this year

HTC is in really bad shape right now but Google could potentially throw it a lifeline. Via Droid Life, a new rumor posted on Weibo claims that Google is going to have HTC produce not just one, but two new Nexus devices this year. The rumor only states that HTC will make a device with a 5-inch display and a device with a 5.5-inch display and it doesn’t reveal any additional specs. All the same, it’s safe to assume both new devices will run on the next version of Android that will be unveiled at Google I/O this year. More →

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Under Armour Healthbox Release Date

Under Armour showed me the future of fitness tech

By on January 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Under Armour showed me the future of fitness tech

Armed with little more than a fitness band, a well-made iPhone app, a pair of sneakers and some will power, I lost 50 lbs in three months last winter. I have gone on to lose even more weight since then, inching ever closer to my goal, though my approach changed a bit as I mentioned in my earlier article. While there is little doubt in my mind that Jawbone’s fitness tracker and app combo played a huge role in my success, in the back of my mind I knew that there had to be a better way.

Now I’ve experienced a better way and I’m not sure I can ever go back. More →

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HTC One X9 Video

Leaked video reveals HTC’s next phone – is it another iPhone copy?

By on December 17, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

Leaked video reveals HTC’s next phone – is it another iPhone copy?

Samsung skyrocketed to the top of the smartphone industry thanks in large part to two major strategic shifts. First, it spent tens of billions of dollars to market and advertise its devices. Second, it re-engineered its smartphone hardware and software to more closely resemble Apple’s iPhone. Some have tried to rewrite history a bit, but anyone who watched Samsung’s products evolve knows that there’s not much to be said in the way of rational arguments to the contrary.

Well, HTC doesn’t have tens of billions of dollars to dump into marketing and advertising. But as the company continues the struggle to regain its footing in an increasingly competitive industry, HTC has turned to the iPhone for help. More →

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It looks like Android fans really do want an iPhone clone

By on December 8, 2015 at 11:13 AM.

It looks like Android fans really do want an iPhone clone

HTC’s latest smartphone has given the struggling device maker a nice sales bump, driving revenue to a six-month high and bringing the company a much-needed win amid a string of losses. But the most interesting thing about HTC’s November numbers isn’t the sudden reversal, it’s the phone responsible for that reversal — the HTC One A9, which you’ll recall is a blatant copy of Apple’s latest iPhone.

It looks like Android fans really do want a clone of Apple’s iPhone. More →

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The trolling continues: HTC rips off an Apple commercial to advertise its iPhone ripoff

By on November 5, 2015 at 10:07 AM.

The trolling continues: HTC rips off an Apple commercial to advertise its iPhone ripoff

HTC has seemingly gone to a dark place as it looks to reverse what has now become a years-long downward sales trend. Ahead of the launch of its latest smartphone, the HTC One A9, a series of leaks made it appear as though the phone would be the most shameless iPhone copy the world had ever seen. Then HTC officially unveiled the phone and the leaks were confirmed: the HTC One A9 indeed turned out to be an iPhone copy so shameless that it would even make Samsung blush.

An executive at HTC went on record to deny that the A9 is an iPhone copy, but we all know the truth. And now, building on my theory that HTC is actually just trolling us all, the company has copied an iconic Apple commercial to advertise its iPhone copy. More →

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HTC exec responds to iPhone copycat claims: No, Apple copied us

By on October 22, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

HTC exec responds to iPhone copycat claims: No, Apple copied us

Oh, HTC. Ever since a series of leaks revealed the company’s new HTC One A9 smartphone, just about everyone who’s seen the new handset has said the same thing: it’s an iPhone 6 clone. A picture is worth a thousand words and just look at the photo above — both of those sleek smartphones were designed by Apple, but only one of them was actually made by Apple.

There are some big-time HTC fans who have come to the company’s defense, but now HTC has decided to speak for itself as one brave executive swallowed his pride to defend his company’s new smartphone. More →

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iPhone 7 Features

I wish the iPhone had copied HTC instead

By on October 21, 2015 at 11:09 AM.

I wish the iPhone had copied HTC instead

There are so many things that HTC used to be so good at, but several of the company’s strengths have become weaknesses in recent years. I’m not just talking about selling phones, though that task has indeed become increasingly difficult for HTC as Apple and Samsung apply global pressure at the top and no-name Chinese vendors eat up the bottom and middle of the Eastern market. I’m talking about hardware and software design, which could once both be counted among HTC’s strong suits.

The HTC One M7 and M8 were fantastic phones, and reaching back even further, HTC’s Windows Mobile phones and its early Android phones were often ahead of their time and a cut above rival handsets. With the One M9, HTC had a lapse in judgement at the worst possible time, and while the new HTC One A9 does sport a terrific design it isn’t HTC’s design, it’s Apple’s.

Since I first saw the phone in a series of leaks, I found myself reminiscing about HTC phones of old and it got me thinking: HTC just copied the iPhone 6/6s, but there are a few things about HTC’s handsets that I really wish Apple would copy on the iPhone. More →

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