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Sony ramps up the teasers for their IFA 2014 announcements

Sony ramps up the teasers for their IFA 2014 announcements

With IFA 2014 set to start next week, the teasers are coming thick and fast, most of the OEMs are due to make their announcements prior to the actual start of the conference which begins on the 5th of September. We’ve seen teasers from a number of companies for IFA, but today it’s Sony’s turn, with the company releasing a video promo for their September 3 announcement. The video is titled The time to ‘Demand Great is coming #XperiaDetails’ and you’ll find the video features many ’3′ references, obviously teasing their Xperia Z3 line of devices, which this year will[Read More...]

by 8:39 AM on August 29, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer
LG G Watch R European pricing leaked in German press release

LG G Watch R European pricing leaked in German press release

How much are you willing to pay for a smartwatch seems to be the question, many people have been expecting a higher-end price for the Motorola Moto 360, but how much were you expecting to pay for the newly announced LG G Watch R? Well, LG Germany has apparently slipped the pricing, as well as availability for the watch in Germany into their press release. The press release slipped in a few extra details compared to what most press outlets around the world received yesterday, including extra details on price and availability. While most outlets were advised : The LG[Read More...]

by 8:24 AM on August 29, 2014 0 comments Android Wear
Reader Poll: Round Android Wear watches – LG G Watch R or Motorola Moto 360?

Reader Poll: Round Android Wear watches – LG G Watch R or Motorola Moto 360?

Last time we checked in on which Android Wear watch you were looking at , the Moto 360 with it’s round face design and traditional timepiece-like looks easily ran away with the votes. 65% of you said you were waiting for Motorola’s watch to be released before pulling the trigger on Android Wear, telling us it was either the circular design or the more traditional style you wanted. After today’s announcement of the LG G Watch R, we thought we’d re-visit the poll and see whether your feelings towards the Moto 360 are changing — from our chats amongst the[Read More...]

by 4:58 PM on August 28, 2014 19 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
Yatango begins taking pre-orders for the Motorola Moto 360

Yatango begins taking pre-orders for the Motorola Moto 360

Yatango, the company who just purchased electronics importer Mobicity, has just begun offering pre-orders for the Motorola Moto 360, in anticipation of a launch in the first couple of weeks of September. The product page is essentially a place-holder – they advise that information is based on rumours in their Overview of the watch – but you can actually pre-order the watch. The Moto 360 is available to pre-order from Yatango in either Black or Silver, with a price premium being placed on the Silver version. The Black version will cost $344.95 while the Silver is slightly more expensive at[Read More...]

by 3:58 PM on August 28, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
Humble Sega Mobile Bundle adds three more titles to their bundle

Humble Sega Mobile Bundle adds three more titles to their bundle

This morning Sega and the folks over at the Humble Bundle have added three more titles to their Humble Sega Mobile Bundle, adding two more games and a Live Wallpaper to the already great range of titles. The original launch saw Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, ChuChu Rocket! and Virtua Tennis Challenge given for whatever price you deemed fit, or you could pay more than the average price, which at this stage stands at US$3.88 and you also get Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and Crazy Taxi. From today, if you pay above[Read More...]

by 12:42 PM on August 28, 2014 0 comments Apps
LG officially announces the G Watch R

LG officially announces the G Watch R

After teasing for a few days, LG has officially announced their round faced smartwatch competitor – the LG G Watch R. The watch will be available to view at IFA, before becoming available in Q4 later this year. The watch will feature a 1.3″ Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, similar technology to that used in the G Flex, with a 320×320 resolution screen, which makes full use of the circular display. LG has used this fact to take subtle shots at the Motorola Moto 360. The internals of the LG G Watch R are similar to the original LG G Watch,[Read More...]

by 12:22 PM on August 28, 2014 8 comments Android Wear
Asus outs the ZenWatch in a new teaser

Asus outs the ZenWatch in a new teaser

The race is on to gain mind-share for the next Android Wear watch release. In a market where Google is apparently going to be controlling the software side of things, OEMs are rushing to get hardware to market and today we get another look at what Asus has up their sleeve (Gee, this pun is going to get old). They’ve shared a tweet which includes the thirty-five second trailer video for the ZenWatch, which shows an ever so slightly curved display, as well as what appears to be a brushed metal clasp on the band. Marvel at how time will[Read More...]

by 11:45 PM on August 27, 2014 0 comments Android Wear
Another Dubious Nexus X Image Leaks

Another Dubious Nexus X Image Leaks

The folks over at TK Tech News have been receiving quite a few Nexus X leaks lately with yet another leak arriving today. Just like the leak the other day where Dan was very sceptical of the authenticity of the image I also have misgivings about the image today. Firstly, let’s imagine that the leak today is authentic. The image shows a 64GB Nexus X available for pre-order from a European site for €449.99, only €30 more than the 32GB version apparently. Once again the image lists the Nexus X as coming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7GHz[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on August 27, 2014 6 comments News
Nexus 9 to feature 64-bit Tegra K1 Processor clocked at 2.5GHz with 192-Core Kepler GPU

Nexus 9 to feature 64-bit Tegra K1 Processor clocked at 2.5GHz with 192-Core Kepler GPU

There have been many leaks that a HTC manufactured Google Nexus tablet with a 8.9-ich screen isn’t too far away. Now a new source has revealed the expected processing power of the rumoured next Nexus tablet. A leaked CPU-Z screenshot by TKtechnews, claims that the Nexus tablet will be powered by a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, fixed at clock speeds up to 2.5GHz and paired with 192-core Kepler graphics unit. Upleaks has previously reported the Nexus 9 is rumoured to be using a 64-bit Tegra processor and is likely to integrate 4GB RAM. Nvidia stated that Tegra K1 is the first SoC to support the new kepler[Read More...]

by 9:09 PM on August 27, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
HTC announces the Desire 510 – A budget mid-range LTE enabled smartphone

HTC announces the Desire 510 – A budget mid-range LTE enabled smartphone

HTC have added a new smartphone to its Desire family of mobile phones, announcing the Desire 510 – a mid-range 4G/LTE enabled budget device that comes with Android 4.4 and Sense 6 on board. The Desire 510 does offer pretty decent specs for a mid range budget device. With that in mind, HTC CEO Peter Chou is aware that budget devices should offer a great experience for consumers purchasing lower end phones, saying Owning the latest and greatest technology shouldn’t be reserved for those with the highest budgets. People today should expect their smartphones to double as mobile entertainment hubs.[Read More...]

by 6:06 PM on August 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Want a fancy charging dock for your LG G Watch? Aerios Moduul could be it.

Want a fancy charging dock for your LG G Watch? Aerios Moduul could be it.

There’s no doubt that the first generation LG G Watch is a functional device first, and aesthetically pleasing maybe fifth or sixth; it isn’t the most glamorous watch. The same can be said of the charging dock; it’s a black little plastic brick, and it’s rather unappealing. It doesn’t look great on the nightstand, and on the desk, it just looks a bit out of place. Enter Sydney design firm Aerios. Launched by the guys behind Gadgets 4 Geeks, Aerios has announced the Moduul range, with its first piece an upgrade to the dock for your LG G Watch. As[Read More...]

by 5:45 PM on August 27, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Android Wear, News
LG teases G Watch R for IFA; shows it off and makes a sly dig at the Moto 360

LG teases G Watch R for IFA; shows it off and makes a sly dig at the Moto 360

LG is continuing to tease its upcoming round smartwatch, rumoured to be awkwardly named the G Watch R, with this recent post on the company’s Google+ page teasing a reveal at IFA in early September. LG’s taken a cheeky swipe at Motorola‘s Moto 360 in their post too, claiming that the G Watch R will be the first wearable to “fully utilize its circular shape”. If true (and if LG can deliver on other fronts), that missing chunk at the bottom of the Moto 360′s screen could well prove to be its achilles heel. Commenters are pointing out the fairly[Read More...]

by 1:32 PM on August 27, 2014 9 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Canalys has reported that shipments of smart wearable devices have soared by 640% in the last year, in part thanks to our new obsession with this new category of devices. The report, which shows that Fitbit and Jawbone are clearly leading the pack in the health and lifestyle category, states that Samsung has become the worldwide leader in the smart wearable band market in the first half of 2014 with the release of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit helping them to cement their position. The report also notes that Samsung released its fifth smart wearable in[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on August 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Smartwatch