Selfie-centric Nokia Lumia ‘Superman’ reportedly headed stateside in August

Slapping highly capable front-facing cameras in addition to top-notch rear snappers on smartphones, both high-end and mid-range, seems to be the latest market trend for more than just a handful of China-based OEMs.

Tango introducing photo-sharing app, lets you combine slideshows with music

Tango is releasing a photo-sharing app that allows you to combine a slideshow of your favorite pictures with music. The result is something similar to the massively popular “Stories” feature from Snapchat.

Instagram could face legal battle for upcoming photo-messaging app, Bolt

Instagram is launching a new mobile messaging app named Bolt. The problem is, another developer already has the rights to the name – and their app is very much like Instagram’s.

Soon to launch: Amazon mobile credit card reader

Various reports have been circulating that suggest e-commerce giant, Amazon, is launching its very own mobile credit card reader – putting them in direct competition with similar services such as PayPal Here and Square.

Newegg promo code slashes 15% off select tablets, laptops and other electronics

They say the perfect time to buy gadgets is around the winter holiday season, which many retailers think of as the giving season. Well, they clearly haven’t met Newegg’s higher-ups, who seem to have no problem in turning a humdrum end of July into a less crowded, less crazy shopping window.

Japan’s Prime Minister wants robotic competition in the 2020 Olympics

Japan’s love affair with robots has produced some truly wonderful technological surprises, from Kirobo the robot astronaut to electronic, news-reading automatons. And In 2020, the country wants to bring its love of robots to the Olympics – by having robot athletes compete against each other.

First-gen Nokia X devices close gap to X2 via fresh software update

You know how, much to the dismay of unfortunate Nokia X owners, Microsoft announced a little while back the X2 actually runs a different software build than its predecessor? And how the first-gen would never get updated on account of its humble hardware?

Google to release “Hands-free” car app for Android

Using your smartphone while driving is a recipe for disaster, which is perhaps one of the things that makes a new app leaked by Google so welcome.

Rumor: Windows RT not dead yet, 10.6-inch Surface 3 tablet due out in October

Given Surface Mini’s unexpected last-minute delay (cancelation?), and Surface Pro 3’s surprising release in gargantuan 12-inch form, trying to anticipate Microsoft’s next Windows tablet move is harder than ever.

LG’s first Android-powered Tab Book is official, convertible, super-beefy

It looks like Android is slowly but steadily becoming a solid alternative for Windows in the execution of tablet/mini-laptop hybrids, as LG has just taken the wraps off its rookie Google-powered Tab Book effort.

Robot “baseball fans” coming to a ballpark near you?

What if you didn’t want to spend the time and money on attending a game in person, but still wanted your voice heard at the ballpark? One Korean baseball team, mired in its own cycle of losing and empty seating, has an innovative answer: seat-filling robot fans — referred to as “fanbots” — that represent real fans in the stadium.

Launch of Samsung’s Tizen phone delayed in Russia

Samsung revealed on Monday that it will be pushing back the launch date of its Tizen-based Samsung Z phone in Russia.