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T-Mobile drops the Galaxy S4′s price to $99.99 on a two-year deal

T-Mobile drops the Galaxy S4′s price to $99.99 on a two-year deal The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 had its price slashed, the Uncarrier announced in a recent press release.You can now purchase T-Mobile’s Galaxy S4 by paying $99.99 down and then $20 a month for two years. It’s also possible, of course, to pay for the device upfront, but then you’ll have to shell out $579.99.You may remember that the Galaxy S4 has started selling on T-Mobile for $149 up front, and that it has already received its ...

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Google Glass Explorers to receive enigmatic package from Google X

Google Glass Explorers to receive enigmatic package from Google X Some Google Glass Explorers have reportedly received a UPS notice, saying that they would be getting a package from Google X, the Google division in charge of Google Glass.According to Explorer and author of Google+ for Dummies and Google+ Marketing for Dummies Jesse Stay, the notification says that the package, which has not yet arrived, weighs around 1lbs. The notification doesn’t say a thing about what the package could contain, but ther...

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Xperia ZU (Ultra) scheduled for an official June 25 announcement

Xperia ZU (Ultra) scheduled for an official June 25 announcement The Taiwanese site ePrice has released some exclusive information about the upcoming Sony Xperia ZU, including a full list of specs and a date for the official unveiling. The device will be officially announced at Sony’s mobile event on June 25, so that’s less than two weeks left to wait.The post also confirms the rumoured specs that we’d heard about — the Xperia ZU will feature the new top of the line quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 80...

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HTC overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales in Japan

HTC overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales in Japan HTC surpassed Samsung for fifth place in the Japanese smartphone market during the first quarter of this year, according to market research firm IDC Japan on Wednesday.IDC’s report found that HTC managed to secure a 6.6 percent share of the Japanese smartphone market in Q1 2013. But rather than the popular HTC One, it appears that the J Butterfly has been responsible for much of HTC’s success in Japan.The handset was released in Japan last De...

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Is this the HTC Butterfly S in these images? (photos)

Is this the HTC Butterfly S in these images? (photos) The HTC Butterfly S is supposedly the phone in a few newly leaked images, coming from Chinese website VR-Zone, which, also claims to know a couple of other details.The new HTC Butterfly S, which follows in the footsteps of the J Butterfly (or Droid DNA), is set to be unveiled by the company at a press event in Taiwan on June 19, but details about the device are pretty scarce at the moment.The pictures show a device that’s very similar to it...

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Galaxy S4 torture tests include drops, water accidents, heat, electricity; Samsung reveals [video]

Galaxy S4 torture tests include drops, water accidents, heat, electricity; Samsung reveals [video] In a new video, Samsung shows us some of the torture its new devices go through before becoming official, including drops and impacts, water submersion, electricity, heat, humidity and dust. The Galaxy S4 is the star of the video below, in which Samsung explains how the tests were performed on the device.The testsFor drops, the company performs the “consecutive drop test,” during which the handset is dropped “hundreds of times” on a hard ...

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New Nexus 7 not joining tablet pricing race to the bottom, report says

New Nexus 7 not joining tablet pricing race to the bottom, report says Nexus family – Nexus 7 on the rightA new report from Taiwan claims that Google will not join other tablet manufacturers in slashing tablet prices for new devices like its rumored second-generation Nexus 7 tablet.According to DigiTimes, which talked to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the new Nexus 7 will be priced somewhere between $199-$249, but not lower.The 16GB version of the handset could cost $229, and is said to arrive a...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom shown off in official lifestyle demo video

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom shown off in official lifestyle demo video The new Galaxy S4 Zoom is showcased in a recent “lifestyle video ” that Samsung posted online.Samsung has been using videos a lot in promotional campaigns for recent devices, whether they were videos showing how to use features, TV ads or even music videos. The recently announced Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a very interesting device by most people’s standards, couldn’t make an exception from this rule.That is why Samsung has p...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE coming exclusively to AT&T (video)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE coming exclusively to AT&T (video) The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE will be available as an AT&T exclusive, the carrier has recently announced on its website.According to the carrier, you will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE “in the coming weeks” but, unfortunately, the price has not been announced. No color options are mentioned, either, so we expect only the white version to be available, at least for a while (a Brown Black variant was sa...

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The Tale of the Tape – PS4 v Xbox One

The Tale of the Tape – PS4 v Xbox One The dust has finally settled on the E3 8th generation console wars and according to popular consensus PS4 has won the war. Here we compare the two consoles in all their glory or lack thereof. The Xbox One / ...

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Huawei Ascend P6: New details and screenshots

Huawei Ascend P6: New details and screenshots Thin and thinner still seems to be the motto for the Ascend P6. Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer has been advertising their upcoming super-phone on their Facebook page and has been playing up its ultra-narrow chassis. After another photo of the device surfaced on Facebook a few days ago, new details on the technical data and screenshots of the Emotion UI have now surfaced. Sleek and thin, the Ascend P6. / ...

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Galaxy S4 Zoom: Camera-caliber smartphone revealed

Galaxy S4 Zoom: Camera-caliber smartphone revealed The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a a powerhouse of a smartphone with a camera complex. The camera-phone weighs about 200 grams and is about 15.4 millimteres thick - if the camera lens is not extended. Everything included, the user gets a compact camera with 10x optical zoom which also doubles as a smartphone. Pricing and launch date still haven't been confirmed, but are expected within the next little while. ...

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Google Glass without the Glasses?

Google Glass without the Glasses? What does the future hold in store for heads-up displays? For those finding that Google Glass is a little bit too intrusive and clunky, they may take comfort in some of the latest research going on around the world. Researchers are looking into soft contact lenses that could display information and provide continuous medical monitoring for the users. How long will it be before you will have the HUD of Glass in your contact lens? / ...

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T-Mobile teases a new phone, or case, or something that goes underwater.

T-Mobile teases a new phone, or case, or something that goes underwater. T-Mobile has something up their sleeve. What that is, we don’t know. Well, we sort of know. It has to do with being underwater, at least for a brief period of time. Maybe T-Mobile is taking us swimming?More than likely, they’re getting a new device that can withstand a little underwater filming. While there are plenty of devices that can take a little splash here and there, not many can take the full onslaught of diving underwater and swimmin...

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Google releases official Cloud Print app!

Google releases official Cloud Print app! File this under “what took so long?!”Today, Google released an official Cloud Print app for Android. While there were other very respectable apps in the marketplace that tied into your Google Cloud Print account, this is the first official app from Google.Cloud Print, which has been around since mid 2010, was meant as a (you guessed it) cloud based printer management system. Obviously designed to work with Chrome, it was a necessary function ...

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Here is the new HTC One Mini

Here is the new HTC One Mini After the HTC One hit the markets and it was a huge success with impressive sales figures, we were all expecting  the new HTC One Mini, which was rumored countless times but until now, it was all hear say. Now, we have a real picture to go with the rumors,behold the latest in HTC's portfolio, the HTC One Mini. This picture comes from an insider within the company and along with the snapshot, he revealed some of the tech specs of the device : ...

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Android Mini Collectibles Rainbow Set Now Available

Android Mini Collectibles Rainbow Set Now Available Whoa, that’s a full rainbow, all the way, double rainbow, oh my god. It’s a double rainbow all the way from the Dead Zebra Shop and Andrew Bell. Start your summer off right while feeding your Android addiction with the latest Android mini collectible series. These guys feature a double decker rainbow set of 10 different translucent figurines. The set comes with a magnetic clasp box, allowing you to flip it open to showcase your Andro...

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Huawei Ascend P6 Photos and Full Specs Leaked via Insider

Huawei Ascend P6 Photos and Full Specs Leaked via Insider What do we really know about Huawei Ascend P6 ? Well, almost everything, it's like it's here, between us, there were rumors, speculation, pictures, everything but the smart phone itself. Even if Huawei didn't made it t available on the store shelves yet, we feel like it's already here. There were tech specs leaked in the press, last month we had photos of the device which showed an incredibly thin and sexy chassis, there were unofficial leaks a...

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AT&T Galaxy S4 Active teased in new video, will be officially announced tomorrow

AT&T Galaxy S4 Active teased in new video, will be officially announced tomorrow Even before the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active was officially announced, we knew it would eventually be making its way over to AT&T, thanks to a leaked image from @evleaks. Now it looks like AT&T is set to finally confirm that the S4 Active is on its way to their network.The evidence of its pending arrival comes in the form of a new YouTube video that AT&T posted to Twitter earlier today, along with the comment “Never fear water again. C...

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) teased in July 4 Paris press event invite

Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) teased in July 4 Paris press event invite Sony in a press event invite has teased its rumored 6.44-inch smartphone, currently known as Xperia ZU, Xperia Z Ultra and Togari.According to the image, the company will host a special media event in Paris, France, on July 4, during which the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will most likely be unveiled.The image shows the ultrathin profile of a rather long device, which has the same on/off button on the side just like the Xperia Z and other recent Sony smar...

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HTC One Mini leaks in the clearest form yet: 4.3-inch, Snapdragon 400, aluminum unibody

HTC One Mini leaks in the clearest form yet: 4.3-inch, Snapdragon 400, aluminum unibody The so called HTC One Mini makes yet another appearance in a leak, and it’s one of the clearest and most credible yet.A trusted source of Engadget has supplied the tech site with information on the HTC M4, the smaller variant of the successful HTC One that is pegged to hit the market as the One Mini. The leak, which includes a clear shot of the One Mini along its full-sized namesake reveals that the device will feature mostly the same design la...

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Samsung Galaxy S3 equipped with 4G LTE now available through Virgin Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S3 equipped with 4G LTE now available through Virgin Mobile A few weeks ago, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would be arriving on two of Sprint’s two subsidiary networks, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, within the next month. Now, the LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy S3 is available on Virgin Mobile.The device will run you $399.99 outright, or you can use PayPal’s Bill Me Later service to pay that amount at a later date, though, if the amount isn’t paid within six months, you’ll...

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CyanogenMod founder wants to help protect your data with incognito mode for Android

CyanogenMod founder wants to help protect your data with incognito mode for Android  In light of the recent NSA data spying scandal, it’d be remiss if I didn’t bring you this news. CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik has announced on Google+ that he’s working on a new “Run in Incognito Mode” feature for Android.The function will act as a master controller for all your personal data, only allowing access to it to the apps which you have specially granted permissions to. If an app attempts to access data which you haven’...

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Flipboard now allows magazine collaboration with friends!

Flipboard now allows magazine collaboration with friends! For those who like reading news on our phones or tablets, Flipboard is probably our choice. The layout is easy to navigate, with a clean interface that keeps us interested. The recent addition of magazine creation is perfect for those of us who want to cobble together news for later, or just keep track of favorite articles.What hasn’t been great for users, or Flipboard, is that the endeavor of creating these magazines has been a solo effort. To...

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Nook tablets are now cheaper, part of Father’s Day promotion

Nook tablets are now cheaper, part of Father’s Day promotion Nook tablets are now available for reduced prices, as part of a Father’s Day promotion, so if you were looking to buy a Nook HD or Nook HD+, now could be the best moment to do it.Until Father’s Day, which is this Sunday, June 16, Barnes & Noble is offering the 8GB Nook HD for $129, which is $70 lower than the normal price. The 16GB version also has a reduced price, from $229 to $149.As for the Nook HD+, you’ll be happy to hear that its ...

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Crayon Physics Deluxe launches on the Google Play Store for $2.99

Crayon Physics Deluxe launches on the Google Play Store for $2.99 Crayon Physics Deluxe, after having a somewhat successful run on the PC, is now available for download on the Google Play Store for $2.99.The big difference between the mobile and PC version of this game is the price. On the PC, the game costs $19.99, which is a lot of money for what this particular indie title offers. That said, there’s no doubt that there’ll be a bit more interest in it on Android being priced at $2.99 and all.So wh...

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Is Samsung developing robots?

Is Samsung developing robots? Samsung is all over the place in your life, aren’t they? They make everything from dishwashers to refrigerators, all meant to make life easier. If reports out of Korea are true, Samsung may be working on a way you’ll never even have to load that dishwasher or stock the fridge yourself.ET News is reporting that Samsung has allocated a task force to explore the possibility of service robots. The robots would be centered around health care, educ...

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Crayon Physics Deluxe finally arrives on Google Play

Crayon Physics Deluxe finally arrives on Google Play The Humble Bundle has brought us a lot of great Android Games, and most of them have become available on Google Play after the sale is over. Crayon Physics Deluxe has been one of the only holdouts, and that ended a few days ago when Kloonigames finally gave the award-winning game a wide release.Crayon Physics Deluxe is the crème del a crème of doodling games as it allows you to take on brain teasers or play in the sandbox. Whatever you draw w...

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