Augmented Reality (AR), Breaking, Entertainment, Google, Opinion, Smartphones, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

VR Porn Still Shows Gender Discrimination

Recently, an adult entertainment studio asked me to comment on their Virtual Reality experiences from a female point of view. I thought to myself: Hell Yeah!  And girl was I wrong. It was everything but interesting and fun – and I was really in the mood sipping a glass of wine, comfortably seated in my chair, just waiting the whole thing to explode. Nothing. Zero. Nada. Let’s start from the very beginning. I tried Google Cardboard when a year ago and was pretty surprised how good it seemed to be. Back then I haven’t tried it on VR porn but more ‘innocent’ stuff as roller

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Breaking, Hardware, Mobile, News, Nvidia, VR World

Most Powerful Laptops to Launch on NVIDIA #GTC16

Eurocom, Canadian high-performance computer manufacturer announced they’ll attend the 2016 GPU Technology Conference, which is being held next week in San Jose’s McEnery Conference Center. “Graphics professionals from all over the world will be able to witness the performance of VR Ready, EUROCOM Sky X9 and DLX7 High performance fully upgradeable laptops with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics, Intel Core i7 6700K processors and 64 GB DDR4 memory” said Mark Bialic (President). The company expects that they will receive positive feedback from the GPU developers which need to squeeze every bit of performance while they are on the go. While using desktop components in a mobile

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Apple, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, VR World

Is Apple iPhone SE Looking Old or Great?

Out with the old, in with the … old? On Apple’s Spring 2016 event in San Francisco the company introduced the iPhone SE, blast from the past with a new twist; new performance and improved usability. The package of the iPhone SE offers compact aluminum design updated with matte-chamfered edges, color-matched stainless steel Apple logo in a compact design introducec with the iPhone 5/5S. Apple iPhone SE will come in four metallic finishes, including rose gold. Apple iPhone SE offers exceptional performance on the iOS system, using the same 64-bit A9 processor offered in actual high-end phones; iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Given that they’re running at blazing fast

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Breaking, Companies, Microsoft, Mobile, News, Smartphones, Tablets, VR World, Windows Phone

Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade coming to Windows Phone 8.1

Unlike its predecessors, Windows 10 Mobile shares a lot with the Windows 10 PC systems, potentially giving the mobile users a perfect solution for their mobile demands. Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile is the latest attempt to take on smartphone OS leaders Apple (iOS) and Google (Android). After months of announcements and discussion going, Microsoft finally released the OS upgrade for select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. “Consistent with our approach to the Windows 10 PC upgrade, we are focused on delivering a high quality experience for our customers,” said Michael Fortin (Corporate VP, Core Quality, Windows and Devices Group). “The Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app can be downloaded from the Windows Store

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Android, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems, Smartphones, Uber

Once Again, Uber Delivers: Family Profiles Introduced

It seems that these days, Uber is rocking it out! The well-known transportation service recently introduced UberEats, an app that allows you to order a takeaway the same way as ordering yourself a ride. Now, they’ve introduced ‘Family Profiles’. So, what exactly does this mean? First, with this option you allow your friends and/or family, to share one payment method for Uber overall. One feature passengers have frequently requested is an easy way to pay for family and friends. That’s why Uber announced Family Profiles, a new feature launched in Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix that lets up to 10 riders safely and easily share one

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Android, Apple, Breaking, Business, Companies, iOS, Mobile, Smartphones, Software Programs, startups, Uber, VR World

Uber Will Now Deliver Food Straight To Your Door

You use Uber? Then you’re gonna love this: “We’ve been cooking up something new. An app that makes getting great food from hundreds of restaurants as easy as requesting a ride.” – the official announcement of ordering a meal – with Uber. The newly introduced app allows users to order takeaway food from favorite restaurants. But with a twist. You are still able to order food in a similar format, but this time you can order a meal and have it delivered onto longer distances – and with a dedicated app to serve all your ordering needs. The new UberEATS app is now available on iOS

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Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, News, Smartphones, VR World

LG Officially Unveils Their K8 and K5 Smartphones

Following the launch of the K10, K7 and K4 models, the Korean LG Electronics (LG) is launching two new models in their K Series range. Namely, they have released the LG K8 and K5, headed for all the key markets this week: The K8 will be available to consumers in regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America. The K5 will target customers in Europe, CIS and Latin America (model name Q6 in Mexico). The devices were first revealed at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 and they’ve raised quite an interest, thanks to some clever design & technology features. The K Series

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Amazon, Breaking, Business, Entertainment, Hardware, Mobile, News, Tablets, VR World

Is Amazon Saving the Tablet Market?

Amazon Fire Tablet

ABI Research reports that Amazon has set the tablet market “ablaze” thanks to the launch of its $50 Fire Tablet. The device was released in late September 2015, sporting a 7″ display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and 8 GB of internal storage. Even more, it features a microSD card slot allowing the owner to beef up the internal storage to a massive 136 GB (total). Amazon evidently expects customers to download media left and right from the company’s various online services. According to ABI Research, Amazon took a big chance by launching the tablet with such a low price point. The move was a

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Amazon, Android, Breaking, News, Tablets, Technology Security

Amazon Restores Fire OS 5 Encryption on Kindle Tablets

UPDATE: March 7th, 2016, 11:26AM GMT Amazon released a statement where the company backtracked on its earlier decision: “We will return the option for full disk encryption with a Fire OS update coming this spring.” According to an Amazon spokesperson, the company announced its removal of Fire OS 5 encryption feature due to ‘internal belief’ in the company that there aren’t too many users which use this feature, and it was removed before the whole Apple vs. FBI case blew up. Encrpyting and Decrypting the data is tasking on the built-in SOC processors, and the company thought it could speed the performance. After a number of users complained and

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Breaking, Hardware, Mobile, Mobile Computing, Reviews, Smartphones, Tablets, Wearables

Basemark Launches Ultimate Mobile Benchmark

Measuring power consumption and analyzing performance of mobile devices is a tedious task. Unlike previous measurement devices on the market, Finnish company Basemark managed to develop a tool which is custom tailored to each and every mobile device on market. Basemark’s Power Analysis Tool (PAT) is capable of benchmarking smartphones and tablets, while future might see support for testing the wearable devices (smartwatches, Fitbits etc.) as well. This device is the first hardware product designed by the team that stuck together through the times of being Futuremark, MadOnion.com, then Futuremark again, spun off as Rightware and now operating as Basemark – once more being a company that sets benchmarking standards. Introducting

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Breaking, Graphics, Mobile, Mobile World Congress, News, Samsung, VR World

Unreal Engine 4 Drives Insane Mobile Graphics

Recently, Nizar Romdan (Director, Developer Ecosystem ARM) made a somewhat spectacular, yet expected claim that graphics processor on mobile phones will overtake the current generation of consoles by 2017. He’s not the first – Jen-Hsun Huang often claims that NVIDIA Tegra processors rival desktop processors or graphics on gaming consoles. While theoretical statements based on numbers are all nice and dandy, realities are that we haven’t seen ‘console-level’ or ‘desktop-level’ performance on mobile parts. Coming to the fore is Tim Sweeney (CEO and Founder, Epic Games), whose code wizards created the ProtoStar demo for Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone. ProtoStar is a demo based on Unreal Engine 4.10, and

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Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Mobile, VR World, Wearables

Swiss Watch Sales In Trouble Due To Smart Watches

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, there is a big shift happening on the watch market. Global global smartwatch shipments reached 8.1 million units in Q4 2015, compared with 7.9 million Swiss Watch shipments. This is the first time ever that smartwatch sales have outperformed Swiss watches on a global scale, giving us a great showcase of times to come. Cliff Raskind, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “We estimate global smartwatch shipments reached 8.1 million units in Q4 2015, rising a healthy 316 percent from 1.9 million in Q4 2014. Smartwatches are growing rapidly in North America, Western Europe and Asia. Apple Watch

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Analysis, Android, Business, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, Software Programs, VR World

World’s cheapest Android smartphone goes on sale for just $3.67

Today, a company named Ringing Bells launched a brand new smartphone. The device is called the Freedom 251 and it costs 251 rupees (about £2.50 or $4) – about the same as a Starbucks cup of coffe – in most cases. It comes with a one-year guarantee, and has surprisingly decent specifications – on paper at least. The Freedom 251 comes with a a 4-inch 960×560 display, a 1.3 GHz quadcore processor (manufacturer is yet unknown), it’s equipped with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. It comes with a micro SD card supported up to 32GB  and it features a 1450mAh battery.  For those Rajastan selfies, there’s a a 3.2-megapixel

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Analysis, Breaking, Business, News, Samsung, Smartphones, Virtual Reality (VR)

Samsung’s New Strategy: VR First

Over the past decade, we’ve heard ‘Mobile First’ mentioned by all major CEOs, with companies shifting their focus to ‘Mobile First’, a strategy where development of solutions for mobile devices takes precedence over everything else. Mobile First saw the rise of ‘client lite’ computing, but not in a way IBM and Oracle have hoped, with the major benefactor being Intel – its x86 servers powered almost every cat video you saw on your favorite social network. The dawn of mixed reality will require completely different focus. While delivering content on a small surface screen was nothing more than shifting the desktop and communication from the workplace, the advent

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Apple, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, VR World

Action Packed Ski Video Shot Entirely by an Apple iPhone

A 25-year-old Nicolas Vuignier shared an action packed ski video, shot entirely on an Apple iPhone. While the sole “shot by iPhone” idea is not really that new, the quality and making of this video really redefines what is possible. While some will argue this was made by something a bit more professional (high-quality RED anyone?) than a run-off-the-mill production smartphone like this, it seems the video was really shot by a device like, just using the custom lenses. Nicolas Vuignier has shared an incredible video on YouTube showcasing himself skiing down a mountain in Sweden. And we can only be amazed by how well it

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Apple, Hardware, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, , Smartphones, Tablets, Wearables

2016 According to Apple: What Lies Ahead?

In addition to a significant focus on updating and refreshing their existing products, last year also saw Apple launch some long-anticipated new releases, namely the iPad Pro for ‘prosumer tablets’, Watch for the wearable industry and the carrier unlocked (so-called SIM-free) iPhone 6S, where you can use any carrier you want. Whilst many might reflect on 2015 as a year of upgrades, hardware and add-ons for the tech giant, 2016 looks set to hold plenty of promise in terms of completely new products and branching out into unexplored fields. Here is a look ahead at what Apple may have in store for us over the coming

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Mobile, Mobile World Congress, News, Smartphones, VR World

HTC, Samsung both Feature UltraPixel Camera?

February is the month when all the major and minor smartphone vendors come to exhibit their wares in the halls of Barcelona’s BICC (Barcelona’s International Convention Centre), and two of the vendors that are expected to make a splash will be Samsung and HTC. This time, UltraPixel camera technology might make its biggest splash yet. HTC is gearing up to launch the One M10 flagship smartphone (Perfume), while Samsung is planning to launch three Galaxy S7 phones; Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S7 Edge+. Both HTC and Samsung (S7 Edge+ only) will utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of LPDDR4 memory and with up to 128 GB

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Entertainment, Gaming, Mobile, Mobile Computing, Mobile World Congress, News, , VR World

Smartphone Gaming in 2016

In the first few months of any new year, consumers excitedly begin to anticipate the year’s incoming smartphones which are, not coincidentally – usually given their first introduction, during the February/March festival and trade show season (Lunar New Year and Mobile World Congress). This year is no different as smartphone manufacturers begin to leak whispers of what we can expect with their latest releases. In many ways, everything we look for in a smartphone; screen, processor, memory, battery life, can all be summed up by what smartphone gamers look for too. Gamers are reliant on every aspect of a smartphone’s features and, while some fans

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Business, Hardware, Mobile, News, Smartphones, Virtual Reality (VR)

Lenovo Sells 10,000 VR Sets in Less than a Second

While the VR hypetrain is gearing up, the question is will the sales follow, or will VR and latter, AR land flat, just like the 3D hype-train ended? The answer to that question is simple – market interest and actual sales results. Pre-orders for Oculus Rift showed that the demand is there, and if you want to order the Rift CV1 today, you won’t get your hands on one before July 2016. While Facebook / Oculus are not disclosing how much units they have in production, it’s hard to gauge interest. Lenovo came out with a different concept, which is tested and proven worldwide, but the

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CPU, Hardware, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, Qualcomm, Samsung, Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S7 to Feature Gen2 14nm Exynos 8890, 5.1″ Display

As Mobile World Congress draws near, more information is coming out about all the new phones from key players in the industry. One such hotly expected family of smartphones will be 7th generation of Galaxy phones, more commonly known as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Samsung Galaxy S7, codenamed SM-G930F (the international version of S7) is expected to use a ‘Exynos 8890 version 7.0’ processor. From the information we managed to obtain, it will use Gen2 14nm FinFET process, designed and manufactured in Austin, TX. Given that 14nm is starting to look like a long node for Intel as well, as we reported yesterday

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