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Big, slim and cheap: Blu Win HD with Windows Phone 8.1 costs $179

Little known Florida-based mobile phone manufacturer Blu Products knocked it out of the park in a first at-bat in the Windows Phone décor, recently launching a little guy that makes even Nokia Lumia 500-series handhelds feel overpriced.

Samsung’s newest Galaxy Note 4 commercial is fasciNote-ing (pun intended)

For a while there, it felt like a sociopath with a deep hatred for everything Apple took control of Samsung and dictated there would only be commercials and publicity stunts focused on the archrival. And JK Shin strikes us as anything but a sociopath.

Windows Phone 8.1 threatens 8.0′s supremacy in latest platform distribution chart

There’s no telling how long it’s going to take Google to force KitKat upon enough Android devices for it to overpower Jelly Bean, the current heavyweight champion of the mobile world. Or, in fact, if KK’s time will ever come, given a new Android port, codenamed L, is right around the corner.

More details about the alleged Motorola Nexus 6 leaks; 5.9-inch display, a bigger battery and more

With most manufacturers done with their device announcements, the rumor mill has its eyes set on the upcoming Nexus device, codenamed Shamu, which will be apparently manufactured by Motorola. We’ve seen several leaks related to the device, including leaked images, as well as the rumored specifications. Recently, the folks at Android Police managed to get more information about the alleged device, some of it was already known.

Samsung Galaxy A3 struts its (metallic) stuff ahead of formal intro

Samsung’s half-metal/half-plastic A-Series product lineup stopped being a secret a long time ago, but although intel on the upcoming Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 has been gradually dripping for weeks, the leakage simply cannot be contained.

Motorola Droid Turbo makes benchmarking stop with S805 inside

You know how the looming Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 is tipped to pretty much look like an overblown 2014 Moto X with (far) superior technical specifications? As it turns out, the next member of the stock Android-running device family may also take after another Moto, the Verizon-exclusive Droid Turbo.

OkCupid explains how to take an attractive profile picture

Admittedly, I don’t have the best associations when it comes to OkCupid. I attribute this to the fact that my friend’s creepy roommate used to browse OkCupid profiles in the dark, and something about it felt like a bad episode of Law and Order: SVU. However, he always had a girlfriend so it was clearly working for him. That being said, I fully support OkCupid’s data collection blog, “OkTrends,” because it uses OkCupid’s dating powers for good! Quite the rarity. In their own words, “we’ve compiled our observations and statistics from hundreds of millions of OkCupid user interactions, all to explore the data side of the online world.” And their latest research-based post was created to help users take better profile pictures.

Deal alert: Original Pebble smartwatch now costs $100 at Best Buy ($50 off)

The Kickstarter-funded Pebble smartwatch is a classic and, despite the best efforts of much more experienced device manufacturers, its popularity and especially bang for buck factor remain almost impossible to beat.

TechnologyTell Review: Life N Soul BE501 BT headphones

I first encountered Life N Soul at CES 2014. To me, they’re a very new company, but have a very big heart when it comes to audio and music. Their style draws you in and the sound keeps you around. Bluetooth wireless headphones are “in” right now. Does the Life N Soul BE501 have what it takes to compete? Read on and find out!

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style LTE discreetly breaks cover with AMOLED 4.3-inch screen

With little to no fanfare, Samsung just took the wraps off its umpteenth entry-level Android smartphone, dubbed Galaxy Ace Style LTE. The 4.3 incher carries the convoluted SM-G357FZ model number and is not to be mistaken for the Ace 4, Ace 4 LTE or Ace Style. All of which have seen daylight earlier in 2014.

Blast music not ears, DUBS deliver safe audio experience

No matter how much you like listening to your favorite band through headphones or speakers, nothing quite compares to a live experience. I take every possible opportunity to see great performances at local venues whenever artists I follow pass through. I love my music loud, and they deliver.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 drops to $250 at Best Buy, get it while you can

When Samsung supplemented its Galaxy Tab portfolio with a low-cost, low-end 8-inch option and a stunning, Super AMOLED display-donning 8.4 incher, it consciously brought the Tab Pro 8.4 dangerously close to extinction.