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Galaxy S4 Survives Steam and Sparks in Epic Stress Test

Galaxy S4 Survives Steam and Sparks in Epic Stress Test Samsung's Galaxy S4 Stress Test/ ...

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The Galaxy S4 Family: what you need to know

The Galaxy S4 Family: what you need to know What started off as a single flagship device has quickly expanded into one happy family full of Galaxy S4 branded devices.Now there there are five different members to the S4 family, how do you know which one is right for you? In the end, it all comes down to the features you want or need. Some folks love stock Android, some don’t. Others need a waterproof device, or maybe they are looking for a phone with a killer camera.To get a better under...

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Would a “kill switch” help prevent smartphone theft? NY and SF prosecutors think so

Would a “kill switch” help prevent smartphone theft? NY and SF prosecutors think so Credit: dumbledad Possibly one of the best upgrades shown off at the iOS7 unveiling was the enhanced security features which help prevent thieves from using stolen iPhone’s. Extra security is certainly a deterrent to would be thieves, and we were also recently wondering what other manufacturers could do to improve the security of their own handsets.So sticking with the theme of device security, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and S...

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New Chrome experiment ‘Cube Slam’ is a blast from the past

New Chrome experiment ‘Cube Slam’ is a blast from the past Chrome experiments are just a load of fun, aren’t they? Whether you’re racing a car, playing skeeball, or navigating a maze, the Chrome team gives us tons of fun stuff to do.This time, they went about as old school as you can get. Call it what you like, but Cube Slam is Pong. It is, of course, multiplayer if you like, but can also be played against a bear named Bob. The rough graphics have a very clean, sentimental quality to them. Of course,...

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Clearwire board recommends shareholders accept Dish offer, not Sprint’s

Clearwire board recommends shareholders accept Dish offer, not Sprint’s The saga continues for Sprint.When the announcement came that the US carrier would be purchased by Japanese counterpart Softbank, it seemed pretty cut and dry. Softbank had a respectable offer in place, Sprint accepted it, and life would go on. Of course, the deal had a few caveats, like Sprint purchasing the remaining interest in Clearwire they no longer owned.The quick rundown of that deal was that Sprint offered $800 million for the remaining ...

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Help the Mumbling Minions in Despicable Me Minion Rush for Android

Help the Mumbling Minions in Despicable Me Minion Rush for Android Get ready for more movie games. Today Gameloft is releasing Despicable Me Minion Rush, and tomorrow we’re supposed to get the new Man of Steel movie tie-in game. We’ll take a look at Supes tomorrow, but today we’re going to talk about those adorable mumbling minions from Despicable Me. Despicable Me Minion Rush is an endless runner that lets you control a minion who’s out to win the illustrious “Minion of the Week” award to impress G...

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Coming Soon: Hero of Many from Trickster Arts

Coming Soon: Hero of Many from Trickster Arts Hero of Many is an upcoming action adventure game that lets you play the Hero of a small group of water-based creatures. It’s not due out until next week, but we were lucky enough to get a hold of an early copy thanks to the folks at Trickster Arts. After spending some time with the game, it’s pretty safe to say Hero of Many is a game you need to get excited about… Hero of Many is a story driven game, but there’s no dialogue, fancy weapo...

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Android 5.0 and Motorola X Phone both dropping in October?

Android 5.0 and Motorola X Phone both dropping in October? New rumors are circulating around and this time the subjects of choice are Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and the fabled X phone from Motorola. If they both hold some truth behind them, we could most likely see the new OS and long awaited phone both dropping in October. ...

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Samsung’s CEO denies that the Galaxy S4 isn’t selling well

Samsung’s CEO denies that the Galaxy S4 isn’t selling well The other day we heard that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 sales figures were disappointing some investors, leading to a big stock sell-off which wiped around $12 billion off the value of the technology giant in a single day.A report by J.P. Morgan led the charge, suggesting that sales of high-end smartphones were lagging behind expectations across the board, and that monthly orders for the Galaxy S4 are due to be cut by somewhere between 20 and 30% by Ju...

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AT&T Galaxy S4 Active release date set for June 21, priced $199.99 with new contract

AT&T Galaxy S4 Active release date set for June 21, priced $199.99 with new contract Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S4 version, the Galaxy S4 Active, is going to be available in the USA soon from AT&T.The carrier is so far the only mobile operator to show interest in the Galaxy S4 Active, with pretty much everyone else only stocking the regular model, at least for now.The handset will be launched on June 21 and you’ll have to pay $199.99 for it with a new two-year contract. Pre-orders start on June 14 in case you want to make su...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active becomes official, available from AT&T for $199 on contract

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active becomes official, available from AT&T for $199 on contract AT&T today has just made the official announcement about the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. You all know for certain that this handset is another variant of Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. Although its looks may not seem too rugged like other so-called ruggedised smartphone, the handset is tough enough to withstand various environmental conditions. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is IP67-certified which me...

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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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