Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra posted a statement on the recent controversy that erupted when it was discovered that one of its bestselling smartphones allegedly uploaded users' private data to its Chinese servers. His explanation? Pretty much "you agreed."
LG launched its 4G LTE enabled budged phablet, the G Vista. Pictured here, this 5.7-incher establishes itself as a device from the current generation of LG smartphones, headed by the LG G3; and offers an interesting mix of features and specifications.
Mark Zuckerberg's initiative to bring free internet to people who cannot afford the same took a major step forward today. Internet.org announced that its app will enable access to 13 free apps to the residents of Zambia, a country in which only 15% of the population
Google isn't the only company trying to come out with self-driving vehicles. Audi has also revealed it will be using a small area of Florida to test out its partially autonomous driving mode called "Traffic Jam Pilot." The Florida state government has dedicated a part
HTC today announced the new J Butterfly (HTL23). Exclusively tailored for Japanese carrier KDDI, the new J Butterfly model comes with a waterproof shell. Its specifications are very close to that of the HTC One (M8). The new J Butterfly has a 5-inch 1080p display.
It is well known Sprint would like to buy T-Mobile if possible, but a deal between those carriers could be difficult given the current state of the US mobile carrier market. Now, another company in France is interested in purchasing the carrier, and it has even provided
The Mitro team is being acquired by Twitter, and while the social network will not be using Mitro's password management service, it will let that service stay alive as an open-source project. Mitro's password service had allowed multiple people to access the password
The NFL has announced football players will soon have RFID tags installed on their body during games to track movements and plays in real-time. The RFID chips can be used to immediately update certain statistics in a way that currently is not possible. For people who
I know, I know. The iPhone 6 isn't out yet, and I'm already talking about the iPhone 6 killer. Well, sue me! Leaked images of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact show a compact Smartphone done right. The Xperia Z1 Compact had a 4.3-inch display, but a powerful feature set.
LG G3 Vista is a super-sized, mid-range variant of the company's flagship, and is being designed to take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo. LG is hoping to rope in deals with various major cellular carriers. One appears to have been struck with Verizon.
Ebola is wreaking havoc throughout some African countries, and now that it has begun to affect hundreds of people, including a few Americans, the US has come out with a travel warning for the affected countries.The US travel warning affects Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra
With already overcrowded Galaxy lineup, Samsung has added one more device to the list. T-Mobile has officially announced the device, offering it for $216 off-contract. If you don't mind contracts, you can get the phone for only $9 per month for 24 months.
As promised last week, BlackBerry has officially released its instant messenger app for public. The Beta version was first available to developers for testing. After a few weeks of testing, the BBM Beta app is now available for download via the Windows Phone Store.
Nokia has officially launched its HERE Maps app for Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 8.1. The app is available globally and comes with significant improvements and many new features. To download Nokia HERE Maps, make sure to visit Microsoft Store.
A Xiaomi Redmi Note from Hong Kong made a bold claim (with proof) that his device is connecting to a Chinese IP address and frequently sending personal data such as photos and text messages over to the Chinese server, without any user consent whatsoever.
While the OnePlus One is still hard to buy, it seems that the OnePlus is working on the company's first smartwatch and we have the first leaked photos. Dubbed OnePlus OneWatch, the smartwatch will feature circular display, Sapphire glass, and curved battery.
Have you been waiting around to pick up a really cheap tablet that runs the x86 version of Windows? Your wait is over, for the Kingsing W8 is here. Powered by a quad-core Intel Bay Trail-T processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, the Kingsing W8 comes with 1 GB of RAM.
Samsung's procrastination with letting go of plastic is beginning to bite it in markets like China. The company wants to go metal, and is looking to start from the top. The benefactor of this move will be its next phablet flagship, the Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung Mobile executives confirmed rumors about two "new materials" phones the company is working on. One is a device with a large display, likely the Galaxy Note 4, headed for an IFA 2014 launch this September, the other is the Galaxy Alpha, slated for earlier.
Indiegogo, a popular destination for crowd funding projects, has released their native iPhone app worldwide. Previously, the app was released in Canada as part of their pilot run. Using the Indiegogo app for iOS, people can not only manage their own campaigns.
Sony has revealed the PlayStation Plus August 2014 games games lineup. First up, the PlayStation 4 gets Road Not Taken, which is actually a new game set to be released on August 5th. Also, PS4 owners get Fez, the puzzling blockbuster, in August 2014.
The PC-only title Neverwinter, released in 2013, is losing its platform exclusivity to the Xbox One. Microsoft's new console is getting some free-to-play action in 2015, when Neverwinter officially brings "the same fast-paced combat and epic dungeons" from PC to console
Electronic Arts have released a "New Emotions" trailer for Sims 4. The upcoming simulator, developed by Maxis, will feature Sims who will take topless selfies. But that isn't going to make up for the absence of pools and toddlers. Come on EA, are you even listening?
Crowdfunded title Elite: Dangerous has entered its first beta. Frontier Developments' successful Kickstarter game offers players a ton of new areas to explore, as well as including several multiplayer fixes. Beta 1 of Elite: Dangerous includes 55 star systems.
Sony has revealed that it sold 3.5 million units of the PS4, PS3 and PS2 combined during Q1 2014. The company also sold 0.75 million units of the PS Vita and PSP combined. All game consoles together helped generate a revenue of $43 million for Sony's Games division.
Samsung just saw a sharp decline in global market share for Q2 2014. While Apple only lost ground from 13.4% in Q2 2013 to 11.9% this year, Samsung took a slide from 32.6% all the way down to 25.2%. Is Samsung another Nokia in the making? No, definitely not.
Chinese OEM Xiaomi continues with its explosive growth by surpassing LG to become the 5th largest Smartphone maker in the world. In the list of the top 10 OEMs in the world, Xiaomi is the youngest. Founded in 2010, their first Smartphone was released back inn 2011.
Strategy Analytics has released its report for Q2 2014, and there are some record breaking numbers in it. For the first time ever, Android has bagged a cool 84.6% market share for Q2 2014. iOS falls in a distant second, securing only 11.9% (down from 13.4%).
Sony revealed today that its press conference at IFA 2014 will be held on September 3rd. The same event saw the announcement of the Xperia Z1 last year. This year, we expect Sony to go bigger with not one, but two big announcements. All rumors suggest the same.
Samsung's first metallic Galaxy smartphone is rumoured to be revealed next month. While that is not something new as there were reports saying it will arrive before the Galaxy Note 4, now we have the exact date. According to SamMobile, it will be unveiled on August 4th.
With more than enough reviews to decide, you now have a chance to buy NVIDIA's Shield Tablet and Shield Controller as they are available from several retailers. The 16 GB WiFi-only version costs $299, Shield Controller sells for $59.99 and Shield Tablet Cover is $39.99.
AnTuTu benchmarking app has been popular recently, with many unannounced devices testing their performances. Another device that has found its way on AnTuTu is Amazon's new tablet. The only difference between this and the old Kindle Fire HDX tablet is a faster processor
DigiTimes reports that Microsoft is still not giving up on its Surface non-Pro lineup. According to industry sources, the new 10.6-inch Surface 3 is about to enter into production. Microsoft is targeting an October launch, with mass production kicking off in September.
LG announced a new Android powered slate today. The LG Tab Book features a 11.6-inch 1080p display, which makes this a pretty large device already. You would expect a Snapdragon 801 chipset running the show. But no, LG has gone with an Intel chip instead.
It looks like when Apple finally comes around to the idea of a phablet, with its 5.5-inch iPhone, Google will be ready with an even bigger device bearing its brand. New information suggests that the "6" in Nexus 6 doesn't just indicate version, but hints at its size.
Gionee is working on a new super-slim Smartphone that is poised to take the "world's slimmest-" title. The Gionee GN9005, or the Elife S4.8, is just 5mm thick (using the word 'thick' itself seems out f place here). The handset with a small waist has been caught on cam.
Microsoft is reportedly working on its own selfie-phone. Nokia Superman is the codename of the device, and it is said to come with a large 5 MP front camera. Its other specs are rumored to be a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 4.7-inch HD (1280 x 720) display.
Even though the iPhone 6 hasn't been announced officially yet, Brikk is accepting pre-orders for a gold iPhone 6 right now. Brikk is a reputed designer and producer of luxury accessories based in Los Angeles, who are now taking pre-orders for a gold plated version.
LG will release the G3 in two new colors schemes in August. So far, the Korean company's flagship Smartphone was available in white, black and gold colors. However, starting next month, LG will begin offering Burgundy Red and Moon Violet options on the G3.
Several Huawei's devices have been spotted on the TENAA website, which is the equivalent of the FCC in the US. After having much success with a refreshed version of its predecessor, the Ascend Mate 2 4G, Huawei will probably launch Ascend Mate 3 in September.
PopCap Games and Electronic Arts have released a new Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare trailer that describes the features of the game in its upcoming PS4 iteration. Using the PlayStation app, gamers will be able to take advantage of remote play on a tablet.
Sony Computer Entertainment today announced a release date for its upcoming PlayStation-exclusive, LittleBigPlanet 3. The charming platformer series created and developed by studio Media Molecule will come back for a third time, and for the first time on the PS4.
EA and Microsoft have been working closely in the past couple of months. Its end result was announced today by EA. What we have here is a subscription based service for hardcore gamers with an Xbox One. Purchasing the EA Access Pass for $5 a month, or $30 a year.
Bioware has released a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming title, Dragon Age: Inquisition. Publisher EA has high hopes for the title, which is looking really good in the latest trailers. That doesn't come as a surprise, as Dragon Age: inquisition runs on Frostbite 3.
Ubisoft has released a new patch for the PC version of Watch_Dogs. The new patch further improves end user experience by optimizing performance and reducing stuttering. At least, that's what Ubisoft is promising. Watch_Dogs on PC hasn't been received too well.