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by / on October 31, 2015 at 9:19 pm / in Tech

Early Surface Book owners reporting GPU, display-related issues

Microsoft’s Surface Book is an unusual and ambitious piece of hardware with a number of new features and capabilities we haven’t seen before. Given this, it was inevitable that we’d see some early reports of hardware problems. The forums are stacking up with complaints, many of which seem to be related to various aspects of the system display. Forum user […]

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by / on October 31, 2015 at 9:14 pm / in Tech

Windows 10 PC could be the perfect travel companion

What if you could fit a full-featured, battery-powered, Windows 10 64-bit PC in your shirt pocket? And what if you could use your iPad as a display for this tiny PC? If you have $99 burning a hole in that same pocket, you can — starting this week (or, at least when it’s back in stock again). Extremely tiny computers […]

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by / on October 31, 2015 at 9:11 pm / in Tech

New lithium-air battery could drive huge performance gains

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are claiming to have created a lithium-air battery chemistry that solves many of the outstanding problems with that design and could revolutionize the battery industry in a way not seen since the introduction of lithium-ion. That’s a hefty claim for any organization. But if the claims prove true, the research teams might not be […]

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by / on October 31, 2015 at 9:05 pm / in SmartPhones

Samsung Galaxy A5 Successor Purportedly Passes Bluetooth SIG Certification

The anticipated successor of the Samsung Galaxy A5 has reportedly been certified by the Bluetooth SIG authority. The Bluetooth certification image shared by NapiDroid website (via Phonearena), shows nothing more than the Bluetooth 4.1 support for the handset and the model number SM-A510F/DS. It is worth noting that the model number of the existing Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone was SM-A500. […]

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by / on October 31, 2015 at 9:00 pm / in SmartPhones

HTC Desire 728G Dual SIM Reportedly Set to Launch in India at Rs. 17,990

HTC, after launching its One E9s Dual SIM smartphone in India earlier this month, is reportedly set to launch a new handset under its Desire lineup – the Desire 728G Dual SIM. The smartphone is said to come with a price tag of Rs. 17,990 according to an established Mumbai-based smartphone retailer. The post by Mahesh Telecom calls the smartphone […]

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by / on October 30, 2015 at 11:38 pm / in SmartPhones

The Droid Turbo 2 Is a Verizon Superphone That Can Handle Some Punishment

Creating the Verizon Droid is a simple formula at this point: Take Motorola’s latest and greatest, in this case the new Moto X Pure Edition, and supercharge the specs in every direction. Bigger battery. Bigger processor. So on and so on. But for the Turbo 2, Verizon has a whole new trick—the display is shatterproof. It is probably a first […]

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by / on October 30, 2015 at 11:33 pm / in SmartPhones

OnePlus X Is a $250 Phone That’s Shockingly Good-Looking

It wasn’t too long ago that we put the major mobile operating systems head to head, but with big updates from both Google and Apple in the meantime, we think it’s worth another look at where they both stand. Is there a clear winner? Or are they barely distinguishable any more? Visual Design and Interface Neither Android 6 nor iOS […]

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by / on October 30, 2015 at 11:24 pm / in SmartPhones

We Dropped the Droid Turbo 2 Over and Over Again to Test Its Shatterproof Screen

We are in the midst of reviewing the recently announced Motorola Droid Turbo 2, and one of the most interesting features of the phone is its supposedly shatterproof display. Any phone can survive one or two errant drops. But what about seventy? As you can see in our video above, the Droid Turbo 2 does indeed survive all manner of […]

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by / on October 30, 2015 at 11:17 pm / in Apps

VSCO Takes On Instagram’s Boomerang With Its New GIF Creation App DSCO

VSCO, one of the few apps to give Facebook’s Instagram solid competition with a photo editing application aimed at more serious mobile photographers, is today releasing its next new creation. DSCO, as the just-launched spin-off is called, takes advantage of VSCO’s imaging technology to allow users to create short, looping GIF images which can be shared to VSCO’s user profiles […]

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by / on October 30, 2015 at 11:12 pm / in Apps

Giphy Expands Beyond Messenger With Its New GIF-Sharing App

Giphy, the popular resource for finding and sharing GIFs, has rolled out a significant upgrade to its flagship mobile application today. The upgrade sees the app rebranded from an add-on utility for Facebook Messenger users, to a fully-featured, standalone app for finding and sharing GIFs across a number of channels, including social networks, text messages, Messenger, email and more. As […]

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