The most interesting launches at the MWC in Barcelona this year have clearly been from Samsung. They launched the much-awaited Samsung S5 with finger print features. Alongside, they also launched their second smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and a fitness band called Gear Fit. Samsung took the leading in wearable technology with the Samsung Smartwatch that was launched in 2013. However, now that things are in the running, it seems Samsung has made some significant changes to its maiden smartwatch. While the Galaxy Gear worked on Google’s Android OS, the latest Gear 2 OS is Tizen. It’s being said that the primary reason for the shift in OS is to enhance battery life. The Gear 2 comes in two models—Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo and runs Tizen OS that was developed by Samsung with various partners. The new Samsung smartwatch comes in three interesting colors–black, orange and brown. [+more]
As the world gets set to welcome Samsung Galaxy S5, a new report suggests that the company will release this device in two variants. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to release on February 24 at Barcelona. Samsung has also confirmed that they will be hosting an UnPacked 5 event to coincide with the Mobile World Congress 2014. Samsung’s move to launch two variants of the same phone replicates Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. They are possibly aiming to get a market share of two different price categories. It’s also being suggested that the difference between the two Samsung S5 models will be a plastic make and a metal body. The report also suggests that the SM-G900R4 model is likely to boast .5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AC) processor, QHD display (1440×2560) and 32GB inbuilt storage along with Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM. It would also snap in [+more]
Post an eerie silence surrounding the advent of iOS 7 jailbreak, here is great news from iH8Sn0w. With hacking on in full swing, the experts have finally geared up to test their attempt. As per a tweet from iHatesn0w, we sniffed news that A5 X based devices are all broken up and will be available for as long a they exist. The better buzz here is that this could run on the apple iPad Mini and Apple iPhone too. This officially bids goodbye to the worry of crashed iPhone 4S on updating with the iOS 7! We hope the jailbreak does not interfere with our updated Apples.
Paper app from Facebook, which has set the social media world abuzz is likely to release in the US on 3 February. It is going to be an exciting new feature from Facebook and expected to work well for its stocks, which have been doing well recently. It allows you to use Facebook as well as get news updates from the “world’s best sources”. This app will be in direct competition to Flipboard because both of them work like news aggregators. Flipboard recorded 85 million users in 2013 and they aim to go up to 150 million users by the end of this year. The Facebook Paper app allows users to customize the news feeds they want and use them easily. Each story is visible on a single screen, which makes it easy to read, make comments and read comments. There is no news of a Paper release date in [+more]
While a number of apps allied to sex and lovemaking foraying into the web and mobile world, we are finally stumped by the latest intervention from Google Glass. This one allows you to look at your act from different angels. This wow app has been unveiled by London Wearable Tech Hackathon. It allows couples to record everything they do in bed – provided both of them own Google Glass. These recorded moments can be uploaded onto cloud. The promise from the makers is that the video—or rather glassy gulp—would vanish into thin air, five hours down the line! Clubbed with this comes a headgear that can allow you to see the way she sees you! Yes, a vision-swap becomes possible with the headgear that is available at $ 1000. Are you prepared to let technology intervene into your bedroom or do you still belong to the old school?
The smaller cousin of the Sony Xperia Z is here. Android-based smartphone Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now available with online retailers. One can now buy this Sony smartphone by placing a pre order online. Available with most important Sony Xperia Z1 features, the compact version also comes with 2GM of RAM, 20.7MP camera and a quad-core processor. This one is well-priced for the features it comes with. You can buy this phone at Sony’s mobile site. The price of Sony Xperia Z1 compact here is £449. In fact, it comes with a complementary Sony Smartwatch 2. It’s available with EE, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Orange. You can get this phone in black, white, pink and lime.
The possibility of Microsoft launching a brand new Windows operating system is imminent and it is likely to be called Windows 9 Threshold. The tentative Windows 9 release date is being estimated to be in April 2015 according to reports from sources close to the company. This development is being seen as a result of the response that Windows 8 received over its lifespan so far. In fact, with the development of Windows 9 already on the cards and its expected initiation at the Build 2014 conference, one can expect the previous version to die a slow death.
Bose has always been a leader in the sound system whether it is speaker or the music player and this time the manufacturer has come up with its new Soundlink Wireless Mobile speaker. It’s a portable Bluetooth speaker that can be paired with any device like tablet, laptop, MP3 player or Mobile phone. The petite design of the speaker gives a cool look and its cover is perfectly integrated with the device that can even act as a stand. With resilient audio performance and in-built audio streaming features, this mobile speaker is your ideal companion on the go! On the other hand, Sony has not been able to impress the music lover with its ultra-modern iPod so far. They have now launched the SonyRDP-X500IP Speaker Dock. Unlike the earlier RDP-XF100iP, this Sony product doesn’t have the bass distortion when played at high volume. The sleek and minimal design of the new [+more]
The Tablet Laptop combo of the HP is simply WOW! With Windows 8 and the Android Jelly Bean version, HP has proudly left the Asus transformer way behind. Waiting to be shipped to US in August, UK has to hold patience for this stunning HP combo. This Combo has been called the HP SlateBook x2. With its 10.1 inch thickness and 1921X1200IPS LCD screen it is highly in demand. The lighting fast speed with the 1.8 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor makes the Slatebook super awesome. With the 64 GB on board flash and the 2GB RAM, it also has dual band networking of 802.11 n. That’s not all there is more to the Slatebook X2 they one has ever thought. The clip board has the unit packs for extra battery capacity. Along with it, it also has the USB and HDMI port in the Tablet segment of the Slatebook [+more]
It was indeed true when someone said that with every passing year, technology is getting smaller and cheaper. If it was smartphones and tablets that caught our fancy until last year, 2013 looks all set to take the trend from our palms and onto our wrists with the advent of smartwatches. We’d first heard of Apple coming out with an iWatch, a wristwatch that could do everything that the iPhone could do, except in a smaller package. Not to be too left behind, then came the archrival Samsung announcing its ambitious project in the similar segment. In addition, we’ve been hearing rumors about LG and Google too busy working on their versions of the smartwatch. Oh, and did we mention that Microsoft too is making an Xbox watch? Apple’s iWatch is expected to feature a curved glass surface with fingerprint scanning and possibly even Apple’s very own radio service. Maybe [+more]