Archive for Sep 30, 2013

Moto X budget model “DVX” appears at FCC

Moto X budget model “DVX” appears at FCC

It is inevitable - it is Moto X's destiny. Here we're seeing - again - the likes of the low-cost iteration of what Motorola presented earlier this year with the Moto X. This model has appeared more than once in leaked casing photos in a variety of colors and is now - for the second time - being called the Motorola DVX. This version is said to bring on many of the features of the Moto X in a model that'll cost downwards of $200 USD off-contract.

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Gold iPhone 5s madness reaches fever pitch: China turns to stickers

Gold iPhone 5s madness reaches fever pitch: China turns to stickers

Desperation has nearly set in for seekers of the gold iPhone 5s in China - and it's not just Apple that's cashing in. What's appearing now are massive amounts of standardized shiny gold stickers for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, each of them made to make the non-gold editions of the device look a bit more up-to-speed. Retailers have begun selling gold iPhone stickers "in the thousands" according to some reports, with no end in sight as China's obsession with the color strikes hard.

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AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear release set for October 4th

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear release set for October 4th

The next wave of Samsung smart devices are headed to the United States on several carriers, and here with an announcement on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch comes AT&T first and foremost. What you'll see with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the third generation in the mid-sized device lineup, not quite a tablet but more than a smartphone, fully packed with a hugely dense display and Samsung's own S Pen technology. Meanwhile the Galaxy Gear acts as a wrist-based accompaniment for your Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy S 4, also working with its own camera.

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Curiosity Rover finds no evidence of methane on Mars

Curiosity Rover finds no evidence of methane on Mars

One of the main goals of putting the rover Curiosity on the surface of Mars was to help determine if the planet could've harbored life in the past, or perhaps still has life on its surface or under. Prior to putting Curiosity on the surface of the red planet, measurements taken from Earth and by orbiting satellites and sensors suggested that methane might be present on the surface of Mars.

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PlayStation 4 preferred over Xbox One according to US poll

PlayStation 4 preferred over Xbox One according to US poll

The latest battle in the console wars is definitely brewing. With both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One set to launch later this year, the fight is on to win market share in the next generation console wars. The Xbox 360 typically sold better than the PlayStation 3 but that might not be the case with new generation consoles. A recent survey in the US look at which of the next generation consoles gamers were most likely to purchase.

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HTC Butterfly 2 front panels leak

HTC Butterfly 2 front panels leak

We're big fans of leaked smartphone photographs around here and today a new leak has surfaced showing off an unannounced HTC smartphone. The photographs aren't of the complete device itself, but rather the photos are of the front panel for the HTC Butterfly 2. The original HTC Butterfly launched last year and sold as the Droid DNA in the US.

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Smartphones help the visually impaired navigate their daily lives

Smartphones help the visually impaired navigate their daily lives

Modern smartphones, such as the iPhone and Android devices, have made it easy for the visually impaired to interact with the world and have made their daily lives easier and more independent. Early on in the smartphone world, devices didn't have much in the way of features that helped the visually impaired. Early on the iPhone only allowed users to enlarge the text, offering no help to those who were unable to see.

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