Nokia’s wireless charging trousers takes wearable tech to a whole new level

By on June 19, 2014 at 1:37 PM.

Nokia’s wireless charging trousers takes wearable tech to a whole new level

These days there is a lot of hubbub about “wearable technology,” which is considered to be the next big thing. While the word wearable is generally associated with smartwatches or Google Glass, Nokia (or Microsoft Mobile) is trying to completely redefine the word. Enter the first ever pair of trousers that can wirelessly charge your smartphone. More →
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Nokia reportedly paid millions in ransom to stop blackmailers from leaking Symbian source code

By on June 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Nokia reportedly paid millions in ransom to stop blackmailers from leaking Symbian source code

Nokia reportedly paid millions of Euros in cash to blackmailers who stole the source code for Symbian. The incident occurred some six years ago when Nokia was the world's largest smartphone vendor riding on the success of its smartphones running on Symbian platform, Reuters reports citing Finnish TV station MTV. More →
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Tim Cook tweets photo of Apple Mac Pro being manufactured with iMacs running Windows

By on June 7, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

Tim Cook tweets photo of Apple Mac Pro being manufactured with iMacs running Windows

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Austin, Texas manufacturing facility where Apple manufactures the "Made in USA" Mac Pros. He sent out a couple of tweets with embedded photos about his trip, applauding "a team loaded with American manufacturing expertise." However, Apple's otherwise hawk-eyed PR machinery failed to notice one "tiny" problem. More →
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Nokia Lumia 520 saves cop from a bullet

By on May 2, 2014 at 3:26 PM.

Nokia Lumia 520 saves cop from a bullet

Microsoft will soon market its phones under a different name, but before that happens, the name 'Nokia' has managed to shine again. And don't be surprised if memes now feature the Lumia 520 and not the legendary 3310 in place of a hammer. All that because the Lumia 520 we are talking about here saved an off-duty cop from being hit by a bullet, and that, we believe, is the max a phone can do for you. More →
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How Not To: Sturdiness test on Samsung Galaxy S5 fails; Battery punctures

By on April 9, 2014 at 9:39 PM.

How Not To: Sturdiness test on Samsung Galaxy S5 fails; Battery punctures

There are very kind souls on the Internet who meticulously open new devices to check the internals. Then there are YouTube users who would put their devices through physical torture in order to prove the sturdiness. And then there are these people who would just try way too hard! But yes, their work doesn't go waste either. And one such YouTube user shows how not to check the sturdiness of the Samsung Galaxy S5. More →
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HTC One (M8) Robert Downey Jr ad spot reconfirms HTC’s marketing woes

By on April 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM.

HTC One (M8) Robert Downey Jr ad spot reconfirms HTC’s marketing woes

HTC makes great products. Or to borrow a phrase from the late Steve Jobs, HTC makes insanely great products. Last year's One was our favorite flagship Android smartphone with its polished design. Yet, the One was not the best selling smartphone. In fact, Samsung steamrolled HTC despite of having an expensive smartphone that was made out of cheap plastic while the HTC One had similar features in a much better unibody metal frame. HTC failed miserably to market what was obviously a better product. And from the looks of it HTC will fail to market the One (M8) as well. More →
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Apple acquires iFixit in an elaborate April Fools’ Day prank

By on April 1, 2014 at 4:51 PM.

Apple acquires iFixit in an elaborate April Fools’ Day prank

Legendary tear-down and DIY gadget repair site today announced it has been acquired by Apple. The site has gone through changing its entire homepage to bear resemblance to Apple's own site, in what has to be the best April Fools' day prank so far. So good that it has punked even some hardcore Apple fan sites. More →
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This is Sony’s dumbest product

By on March 28, 2014 at 8:04 AM.

This is Sony’s dumbest product

And I thought Samsung was crazy. Sony has announced Digital Paper, a $1,100 (approximately Rs 66,000) 13.3-inch E Ink display, which it believes will trigger paperless offices, starting with the legal industry and hopefully many others when it launches in the US in May. I really want to know what fine stuff people at this particular division of Sony are smoking. You'd want to know too, if you read further. More →
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