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Microsoft’s Cortana is a real competitor to Siri

Microsoft just rolled-out Cortana, their personal voice-assistant app that's somehow different than its main competitor from Apple's camp. In order to give it a more human feel, the developers added a drop of digital personality and humor in the mix. While Apple has kept the voice behind the famous Siri assistant secret, Microsoft has chosen to revealed the name of the actress that gives life to Cortana. Getting back to the voice. Microsoft has...

HTC One M8 official specs and features

The new HTC One M8 was officially presented today and I was pleased to see that most of the rumors that circulated in recent months have proved to be correct. Its specifications make this product a top Android device with outstanding design and top-notch features. HTC One M8 Design The new HTC M8 has a screen that's slightly larger than its predecessor: 5-inch display on M8 versus the 4.7 inch display that's present on the first HTC One. The...

Exetech XS-3: a real smartphone on your wrist

When most gadget manufacturers are trying really hard to create smartwatches that connect to your smartphones and allow you to control them, make phone calls or listen to music, a company from Italy has developed a smartwatch that doesn't need the host in order to perform all those tasks. The gadget is impressive with both its thickness and durable plastic case. Although it may not seem like much, under that 1.54 inch LCD screen with a...

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2. Which one is better?

In light of recent news coming from MWC 2014, we are now in the position to compare the features of two of the best flagship smartphones of 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2. Both devices were released less than 24 hours away and they have have instantly captured the attention of journalists, bloggers and fans alike. Also, they gave Android fans good enough reasons to choose one camp or the other, since both devices are looking good,...

A sugar powered battery lasts 10 times more than Li-Ion batteries

I love my smartphone and I can't live without it, but its bigger drawback is the batter life. I can't make it last for a full day on heavy usage. Smartphone manufacturers tried really hard to put more juice under the hood of our gadgets, but today's battery have their limitations. Just imagine a smartphone battery that has 10 times more power than current batteries and that can be charged in just few seconds. Researchers at Virginia Tech have...

Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launched soon and it will have outstanding features

We are few months away from the release of the upcoming flagship device from Samsung, the Galaxy S5. According to Young Hee, the executive vice president of Samsung, it will have an unique feature that will capture the complete attention of smartphone users all over the world. In an interview for Bloomberg, Young Hee said that the S5 will have an improved design and it will be accompanied by a new slimmer and improved version of Galaxy Gear. He...

iPhone 6: possible specs and features based on current rumors

Although back in the days Apple used to release only one single device per year, today's market is all about variation. Its main competitors already followed the trend and released Samsung Galaxy Minis and HTC Minis. As you already now, in the last 2 years Apple decided to adopt this strategy and released an iPad variation (the iPad Mini) and a variation to iPhone 5s (the cheaper iPhone 5c). The other day I was reading on MacRumors that in...

Lenovo Vibe Z smartphone review

The Chinese manufacturer will premiere its new device called Vibe Z in few days at CES 2014. The smartphone is equipped with LTE, it runs on Android operating system and it has a 5.5 inch full-HD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (400 ppi) and a wide view angle. Under the case we find a quad-core processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip and 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage is of 16 GB. The fans of photography will love this...

The most anticipated smartphones of 2014

They say you can't have a proper year-end unless you have seen the predictions for the next year. I like to be prepared for anything that may come, so I've compiled a list with some of the most anticipated smartphones of 2014. But until we get there, I want to let you know that 2013 was a rich year in terms of gadget releases, we have seen a lot of new products like smart watches and Google Glass. Most smartphone manufacturers released powerful...

Razer is preparing a cool Gamepad for iPhone called Kazuyo

I'm not that much into gaming, I barely touch my old XBox 360. I have not even installed Candy Crush Saga on the iPhone. But since I found out about the latest release of GTA: San Andreas for iOS, I'm thinking about testing this game. And there's no better way to play it than using a gamepad for iPhone. According to an @evleaks post, Razer is preparing the release of a new device called Kazuyo, a gamepad for mobile devices. So far, no official...

Samsung Galaxy S6 expected and rumored features

Samsung, the South Korean manufacturer is preparing a new surprise for the Galaxy series smartphones. According to PCMag magazine, the giant is preparing a new device that features a camera with a 20 MP sensor. The same source states that this camera is already in development and it will be available in the second half of next year or early 2015. At this time, the current Samsung flaghsip devices, the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 have a camera of 13...

Tonino Lamborghini launces a smartphone called Antares

We all know that Lamborghini is a brand that's famous for making state-of-the-art ​​cars. But for Lamborghini, this is not everything. The Italian brand decided to dive into the smartphone market through its subsidiary, Tonino Lamborghini. Their first gadget is a smartphone called Antares, a device that fits well in the range of luxury goods since it costs around 3000 euros. Let's start by talking about the design. As expected, the visual...