I can feel the excitement building up for the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5. We still have no idea about its pricing but T-Mobile has already received about 300k pre-registrations. We learned it’s €650 in Europe contract-free but we’d like to know how much the Android flagship phone by Samsung will cost in the US.
It has become a norm for handsets to get dust and water-resistant certifications. Sony has received its fair share of success with its Xperia line up being dust and water-resistant. It’s not just Sony; Samsung also released its later flagship device with IP67 certification making the handset dust and waterproof. Now, it seems LG is going to follow the same route with the alleged LG G3, which is expected to see the light of the day later this year.
3D printed food is all the rage this year. At CES, there was 3D printed chocolate on display in the 3D printing sector, and South by Southwest is treating attendees to some 3D printed yum yums too. Yes, I did just say yum yums.
External battery packs are everywhere. While most of them are portable, very few are pocketable without having some sort of bulge in your pants. Some are small enough to carry inconspicuously with your wallet, keys, and phone; most of those tend to lack significant features, durability, battery capacity, or all the above.
I haven’t given in to e-readers but I understand the fascination. The only reason why I don’t have one is because I have an iPad and an iPhone. I use the Kindle app to read e-books so there really is a need for one.
Beyond fairly underwhelming hardware, an unexpected aesthetic shift (not necessarily in the right direction), and a stellar collection of sensors, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 surprised mostly by debuting alone at MWC. As in not joined by any Prime, Premium, Mini or Zoom versions, as many rumors suggested.
If you think cloud storage is the only future for storing your precious files, think again. I’m a believer of cloud but Sony and Panasonic have recently partnered to introduce a new optical disc standard. I can still remember storing my thesis in a 1.4MB floppy disk and now a small device can hold 300GB up to 1TB per disc?
Looking for ideas on how to personalize your headphones? Here are 12 videos that will give you some.
Another carrier-specific version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is moving from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to 4.4 KitKat, as T-Mobile has earlier today started a highly anticipated OTA (over-the-air) rollout. Needless to say patience is advised for all Magenta S4 owners, especially as the new, scrumptious software pack is apparently unusually slow.
Nokia isn’t giving up marketing their smartphones. And why would it if they know the Lumia phones are so good? The Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 models will be taken to the North Polo for a journey. Explorer Eric Larsen and other adventurers are given Windows tablets and Nokia Lumias to bring and use.
Seeing little free perks offered with gadget purchases, especially for early adopters, isn’t exactly unusual. But more often than not, manufacturers, carriers and third-party sellers try to sweeten their deals with junk. Or cheapo accessories, like headphones. Bottom line, you normally don’t get much.
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