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PowerWatch: A smartwatch that never needs charging

I really loved the gadgets that surfaced lately, especially in terms of smartwatches. Moto 360, LG Watch Urbane, Huawei Watch W1, Samsung Gear S2, Apple Watch. All these small devices are great and they bring an addition to a busy life, but they all suffer from the same problem: you need to charge them every night in order to use them day by day. That's not necessarily the worst thing in the world, but once you forget to charge your smartwatch...

Best camera phones of 2016: smartphones for photo enthusiasts

If you're a fan of photography, but you do not have the technical knowledge or you are not yet prepared to get the big guns of photography (I'm talking about DSLRs here), you can still enjoy taking great photos with your smartphone, as long as you buy one that has great camera. We have prepared a list of the best camera phones that you can find on the market in 2016. Best camera phones - iPhone 7 Plus With iPhone 7 Plus, Apple is trying really...

Marshall London: a smartphone for music enthusiasts

This year at IFA 2015, we had the opportunity to see a smartphone that's produced by Marshall, the famous British audio company. Unsurprisingly, the London is dedicated especially to audio freaks out there. The device comes with modest specifications, but with advanced features for those who appreciate music and want a smartphone built around them. Marshall London has a 4.7 "HD resolution display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and it comes with...

7 things I hate about iPhone 6S

Following my previous articles on why I hate the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 6, I have decided to write another one on the same topic, this time focusing on the newly announced iPhone 6S. Before going into the 7 things I hate about iPhone 6S, I want to let you know that I truly believe this is not a bad smartphone, and the overall experience of using this device is pretty good. All these being said, let's begin: 1. The camera is great...

Sliden’Joy, the mobile accessory that doubles or triples your screen

Sliden'Joy is a gadget that can be magnetized in the back of your computer screen (PC or Mac) and it can effectively double or even triple your visual field, in high definition, simply by plugging it into a USB 3.0 port (USB or two 2.0). The 180-degree rotation of the displays makes it possible for additional screens to be placed in the direction of your choice, thus keeping the display accessible to people around the table! There are two models...

What if the Stat Trek phaser would have been designed by Apple

The Star Trek phaser is probably one of the most iconic weapons in the the Sci-fi history, along with the Star Wars' lightsaber. Martin Hayek, a designer from Netherlands, thought that he could bring a drop of joy to Star Trek fans by creating these astonishing artworks with - what he calls - the iPhaser. The images depict a weapon that captures the original design, but also add the glamour-ish Apple look and feel that we like so much. Of...

CS918 (K-R42) Quad Core Android PC Review

So, the other day I just received a package from Amazon containing a product that I wanted to buy for some time now, the CS918 / K-R42 Quad Core Android TV Box. If you don't know what an Android PC is, then you should probably read this article or this article that I wrote a while back about these small but very useful devices that are usually manufactured in China. My passion for Android PCs started with my MK808b Stick, and now I can really...

A Cool Predator Themed House From Sweden

They say that money can't buy happiness. I'm sure some of you will probably disagree at this time, since this cool Predator themed house is pure visual pleasure for any geek. The house has 121 square meters per level distributed on multiple rooms with unique and special design. If you want to buy as a special gift, you will have to spare $320,000 - at least that's what I understood from this ad page. I love the fact that as you discover the...

Saygus V² – the king of smartphones

Saygus is a company focused on manufacturing smartphones in United States, a company that stayed under the radar in recent years. Now, it has launched a smartphone that was unanimously called the king of smart-phones: the Saygus V². This is a new smartphone created with high end components and materials, but with a less rigid design. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and it is "dual-boot capable." This is Saygus V². V² has many interesting features,...

Vertu launches Vertu Aster: a 4.7 inch screen luxury smartphone

Vertu "cooked" a new device that combines luxury with top technology. I'm talking about Vertu Aster, a smartphone that doesn't sacrifice anything in the favor of hardware specifications, design and premium materials. Vertu Aster runs Android 4.4.2, it features a 801 chipset Snapdragon processor clocked at 2.3 GHz quad-core, a 4.7-inch display with Full HD resolution (1920x1080p), 2GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory storage. The main camera has a...

Can Google Play dominate the app market in the following years?

Ever since it was officially launched back in October 2008, Google Play has never looked back, and is now unquestionably one of the major players when it comes to providing great apps for mobile phones. Its arrival on the scene came just a few months after the Apple App Store debuted, and since then it has become the major rival to this platform. With 255 million phones shipped and an 84.7% share of the market (compared with 35.2 million and...

7 things I hate about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Following a similar article on SGS5, I've decided to create an article about Apple's last smartphone, the iPhone 6. As the title suggests, I am going to list 7 reasons why I'm not so found of this device. I want to state from the beginning that this is not a hate article, so if you are a hardcore Apple fan please don't take it personal and don't get too offended. I'm merely letting the world know my honest opinion on the topic. Here we go: 1....