Each time Gillette launches a new razor, most recent converts usually cringe at the thought of changing their razor. Unlike the Avenger Razors, the new Flexball however, is a rather simple step in getting the best shave. It launched a while back globally, but recently made its debut in India.
The razor costs Rs. 499 and is available exclusively on Amazon India. It still works with your existing Fusion blades if you have those lying around. The new blades are however, considerably improved. The blades are thinner and [...]
Remember Goophone? The company that cloned the Samsung Galaxy S5 within 2 days of its launch? Well, they’ve bettered themselves by launching their version of the all new HTC One, even before it’s been announced!
Goophone hasn’t shied away from using the purported codename of the real All New HTC One, M8. HTC is due to announce its 2014 flagship on March 25th whereas the clone has already been listed and can be ordered by anyone willing to purchase it. In a sense its Goophone’s own successor, as it cloned the HTC One last year as well.
As can be expected with all the other [...]
The rumored Nokia Lumia 630 is thought to be one of the first handsets to run Microsoft’s incoming Windows Phone 8.1 OS and it was shown off today in a leaked press render.
The phone has been leaked through the @evleaks Twitter account, and is a traditional press-style glamor shot of a phone apparently named the Lumia 630. Pictured in five different colors, it’s shown running Windows Phone 8.
Some of the notable feature here include a lack of fixed hardware controls on the front of the device. Rather, the new version of Windows Phone will allow for the inclusion of on-screen [...]
Flipboard, the magazine-style news reading app, is buying competitor Zite from CNN, the companies announced Wednesday.
The Zite app was a part of CNN for three years, since it had acquired the company for nearly $20 million. The terms and money involved in this deal have not yet been disclosed clearly. The move is a sign of ongoing consolidation in the space and comes in the wake of Facebook launching a Flipboard competitor called Paper. Flipboard benefits by cutting one more competitor from the field through the sheer act of buying it.
“We’re going to integrate the [...]
Microsoft will reveal the latest version of its gaming and multimedia API – DirectX 12 – on March 20th.
It would appear that all the usual suspects are already on board — the use of their logos on the DirectX 12 website strongly suggests that AMD, Nvidia, Intel, and Qualcomm are all preparing DX12 hardware.
The March 20 sponsored session will be hosted by Microsoft graphics development manager Anuj Gosalia, and is described as follows:
“For nearly 20 years, DirectX has been the platform used by game developers to create the fastest, most visually [...]
The music streaming app and desktop platform Spotify, which plays tunes for users without the hassle of downloading music, took on Somerville-based The Echo Nest, the company announced on Thursday.
The company says that the acquisition supports Spotify’s strategy to grow global music consumption and overall revenue back to the music industry “by building the best user experience and music discovery engine for millions of global fans.”
For the time being, The Echo Nest will continue to operate as normal, maintaining its offices in Somerville, Massachusetts and San Francisco. Also, the [...]
Yahoo is planning on removing all of the Facebook and Google login functionality in a move to heighten the overall user experience. This latest move by CEO Marissa Mayer who has been shaking up nearly everything from search to company culture to acquisitions.
“Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,” the company said in a statement, noting that the new process “will allow us to offer the best personalized experience to everyone.”
For now, users can still access Yahoo services using their Facebook or Google log-ins. A timeline wasn’t [...]
The past few months the folks at Samsung were accused of artificially boosting the benchmark performance of their high-end smartphones, by overclocking the CPU and GPU while the benchmark tests are running. With Android 4.4 KitKat, Samsung has ceased this behavior. The whitelists have been removed, the browser no longer detects SunSpider or Rightware’s Browsermark, and the phone doesn’t display unusual activity or processor clocks when benchmark applications are run.
While the phones do still perform better than their Android 4.2 running counterparts, that should mostly be a result of the under-the-hood improvements [...]
Today Pebble officially pushed out version 11 of the Pebble 2.0 Beta app for Android. The update brings with it fixes that are said to offer “considerably” improved stability as well as firmware installation enhancements, fixes for sideloading issues and tweaks to make MyPebble load faster.
For those users who have the smartwatch, the company notes that you’ll need to remove previous Beta versions and install this one.PebbleKit JS localStorage is now sandboxed for each app Many improvements to onboarding and FW installation Issues with sideloading apps in some circumstances have been fixed Some issues [...]
The Oppo Find 7 will be announced at a press event which takes place in Beijing on the 19th of March, and now a photo has appeared online which was apparently taken with the camera on the handset. An image sample implies an astonishing 50-megapixel rear camera for the Oppo Find 7, news that should make a few heads turn!
It’s difficult to judge the quality from one image alone, but this prospect is likely to excite plenty of potential buyers. We also wonder whether Oppo will provide an oversampling option, similar to that offered by Nokia’s PureView technology.
A young YouTuber by the name of Roshan Jamkatel has posted a 12-minute review of a developer edition HTC M8, the codename for the new HTC One.
The 12-minute video shows off both an AT&T HTC M8’s hardware and software, giving us a glimpse at its dual rear cameras, on-screen buttons and refreshed camera UI. We’re also shown the M8?s microSD card slot, which is housed directly above the device’s volume rocker. There are a number of comparisons to the original HTC One in the video as well, giving us a good idea of just how HTC’s 2014 flagship compares to its predecessor.
Dual-OS phones running Windows Phone and Android are six months away from launch, according to the chairperson of Karbonn, which has apparently signed a deal with Microsoft to produce them.
It is reported that the dual-OS smartphones will be out by June and will target office-going professionals and ‘techies.’
“Microsoft has eased the regulations and is opening up its platform for other players. We signed the agreement two days ago and will launch a range of Windows phones in about three months” – Karbonn CEO Sudhir Hasija
Price is still a [...]