Author Archives: JC Torres


Lumia 830 render shows Nokia by Microsoft branding

Lumia 830 render shows Nokia by Microsoft branding

Nokia, which still exists as a non-smartphone-making Finnish company, might slowly be giving up its hold on "Nokia" smartphones. This might very well start with the rumored Lumia 830, which, based on this leaked render of its backplate, still shows the company's name, but now affixed with "by Microsoft", hinting at how Redmond plans to transition the branding from Nokia to purely Microsoft.

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TSA checkpoints overseas ban gadgets that won’t turn on

TSA checkpoints overseas ban gadgets that won’t turn on

The TSA's long-reaching arm has gotten longer and just a tad more inconvenient. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has directed its already unpopular TSA force to perform additional security checks on electronic devices, requiring owners to power on their gadgets and disallow the devices from the flight if they are not functional. And, of course, TSA agents can then take the passenger aside for further investigation.

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Sony Xperia Z3 compact leak: 2.5 GHz, 4.5-inch 720p

Sony Xperia Z3 compact leak: 2.5 GHz, 4.5-inch 720p

Adding to this week's Sony leak, we are now getting what are supposedly the specs for a certain D580x, allegedly the model name for the Sony Xperia Z3 compact. Not the regular one, but the mini variant. Those specs include a Snapdragon 801 and a handy 720p display, details you would commonly hear on high-end specs.

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DJI Phantom 2 Vision, Vision+ can now fly solo

DJI Phantom 2 Vision, Vision+ can now fly solo

DJI's Phantom 2 drones might be the go to brand for personal, consumer drones, but in terms of intelligence, less popular but more experimental drones are passing it by. That all changes today now that DJI has integrated Ground Station into its core software. Now every Phantom 2 Vision and Vision+ owner will be able to tell their drones where to fly, sit back and relax and let the flying machine handle the rest.

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UK ad authority to EA Games: Dungeon Keeper ad lied

UK ad authority to EA Games: Dungeon Keeper ad lied

The freemium business model takes yet another blow, this time across the pond in the UK. The country's self-policing ad standards body came out with a verdict that finds EA Games guilty of using misleading advertisements in trying to sell its now controversial Dungeon Keeper mobile game. Fortunately for EA, they might not have to pay any price.

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LG G Watch easy to pry, Samsung Gear Live compact but complex

LG G Watch easy to pry, Samsung Gear Live compact but complex

The first batch of Android Wear smartwatches isn't even out in the wild yet, and here we are seeing the first teardowns of the devices. Though it's not exactly the thorough iFixit treatment, it does give a bit of insight into the inner workings of these super small computers, particularly the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, as well as potentially how easy they are to break or fix.

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The Witcher Battle Arena MOBA mobile game coming soon

The Witcher Battle Arena MOBA mobile game coming soon

Fans of the The Witcher games on PCs and consoles will either be filled with anticipation or dread. The popular action RPG franchise is coming to mobile devices soon, but, unsurprisingly, it won't be the same type of game you might have grown to love. The Witcher Battle Arena will indeed drop you in the middle of the game's world, but you'll be dishing it out in solo or team-based skirmishes, ala DotA or LoL.

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Android L Project Volta gives batteries longer life

Android L Project Volta gives batteries longer life

No, this isn't yet another strange device venture like Project Ara or Project Tango. "Project Volta" is simply the codename for the concerted effort within the Android development team to make sure that the next version of Android won't milk your battery dry in no time, giving you ample chance to reach for a wall socket or powerbank.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet might soon be upon us

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet might soon be upon us

The stars might be aligning and a new NVIDIA SHIELD device might soon be revealed, but this could be a rather strange beast. Based on a recent certification entry from the Global Certification Forume (GCF) and a recent sighting on NVIDIA's own website, the chipmaker's next SHIELD gaming machine won't be a handheld like before but will be a mid-sized Android tablet instead.

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