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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Flappy Bird was taken down because it was too addictive, creator claims

By on February 11, 2014 at 5:06 PM.

Flappy Bird was taken down because it was too addictive, creator claims

Most game developers dream about creating a game that people spend hours playing. This is especially true for mobile games, which people do not spend money to buy and the preferred monetization method is in-game advertising. Flappy Bird was the epitome of that dream come true - a single person who scrapped artwork from existing games and came out with one of the most addictive (and somewhat frustrating) game in recent times. The game was so popular that it was raking in roughly $50,000 a day and that was before it reached its peak. Just about the time when the game went viral, its creator, Dong Nguyen from Vietnam, decided to pull it off, saying he could not "take it anymore." More →
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