sony xperia z1 review 20 640x424According to a report from last week, Sony had recently revised their financials to reflect a loss which is apparently quadruple that of their previous estimate. It seems that Sony’s mobile division is largely to blame as Sony’s low-mid range handsets aren’t selling as well as they would like.

Well according to a new report from DigiTimes, it seems that because of their recent loss, Sony has decided to change their strategy and according to their sources, will now focus primarily on higher-end handsets and will most likely be decreasing their ODM orders. It seems that Sony is unable to keep up with the competition from the likes of China who have managed to flood the market with cheaper alternatives. Read full post →Sony Reportedly To Focus On High-End Smartphones From Now On

Xperia Z3 Compact coloresThe Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was announced not too long ago. The handset is basically a slightly smaller version of the Sony Xperia Z3, although at the same time it also packs some pretty decent hardware along with a 2,600mAh battery. Now we’re sure some of you guys are wondering how well does that battery hold up?

Well according to the tests conducted by the folks at PhoneArena, it seems that the battery of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is holding up pretty damn well! According to the website, their test involved a custom script that replicates non-stop usage of a smartphone. It is meant to simulate what it would be like if we did not put down our smartphones the entire day. Read full post →Sony Xperia Z3 Compact’s Battery Life Is Impressive

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BlackBerry has always been known for their QWERTY keyboard smartphones, although they have attempted to blend in with the more recent devices by creating full touchscreen handsets. However it looks like BlackBerry could have realized that the old way worked the best for them, which is why they have created the BlackBerry Classic.

Now the handset has been pegged for an announcement this Wednesday and while we have seen a variety of leaked photos in the past, BlackBerry fans might be interested to learn that thanks to a video that surfaced recently, the BlackBerry Classic has been caught in action. The video is thanks to @DHabkirk who shared it on YouTube and you can check it out for yourself in the video above. Read full post →BlackBerry Classic Caught On Video Ahead Of Announcement

nanowineIt does look as though robots are starting to get better and better at what we humans normally do, ranging from running a restaurant to actually having a far better sense of touch and dexterity compared to previous generation robots. Having said that, wine critics might find themselves challenged by robots in the future, as researchers over in Denmark have begun to work on an artificial tongue that can figure out whether expensive wine does taste better compared to regular table wine.

Read full post →Nanoscience Could Lead To Better Wine

how to plex.step .027 640x379You know the drill – due to the powers of inflation in a free market, the cost of living continues to increase in due time, where the growth outstrips that of your purchasing power, which means things are a whole lot more expensive than before, requiring you to be more prudent with your spending unless you are able to outrace inflation. Plex has just announced that new Plex Pass subscribers will have to pay more from September 29, 2014 onward.

Existing Plex Pass subscribers need not worry, since an effort to reward your loyalty, Plex will not be increasing the price of your subscription. In other words, now would be the best time to sign up for an upgrade if you have been thinking about it for the longest time, as it would be one of your final chances to subscribe at current rates.

This coming September 29 would be when changes to the Plex Pass subscription rates are applied when it comes to new subscribers. Monthly Plex Pass subscriptions will get a $1 increase each month, while Annual Plex Pass subscriptions will see an increase from $29.99 to $39.99 annually. Those who prefer to pay right from the get go will see Lifetime Plex Passes go through a doubling in price, starting from $74.99 to $149.99. [Press Release]

gionee elife51 guinnessJust in case you didn’t know, slim is in. Just take a look at the different kinds of flat screen TVs, tablets and smartphones that are in the market, and you will get a better idea of what I mean. After all, having something slim is deemed to be a thing of beauty, and when it comes to smartphones, nothing is able to usurp the Gionee Elife S5.1 at the moment, as it carries the mantle of the world’s slimmest smartphone, measuring a paltry 5.1mm (0.2”) thin. Of course, all of that trumpeting would amount to nothing if you do not have the proper documentation to show off, and the Guinness World Records has certified that the Gionee Elife S5.1 is indeed, the thinnest smartphone in the world.

Read full post →Gionee Elife S5.1 Officially Certified By Guinness World Records As Thinnest Smartphone

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Read full post →Kindle Voyage Back Ordered, Shipping Times Slip

japan space elevatorIn February earlier this year, we brought you word that there might be a more affordable way to transport people to space and back which does not require a spacecraft, and neither will it burn as much fuel along the way. That was the idea of a space elevator, and here we are with another idea – also from Japan, concerning a space elevator. Construction company Obayashi intends to roll out a fully functional space elevator by the time the year 2050 rolls around.

Read full post →Japan Looks To Build Space Elevator

In July last year, we brought you word that UPS has started to offer a 3D printing service to the masses, and taking into consideration that such an effort was in its infancy back then, it made plenty of sense to see the 3D printing service being limited to just several stores and not see a widespread adoption rate. However, it looks like the experiment to deliver in-store 3D printers apparently went on just fine, and UPS has decided that it is time to start expanding the availability of the vaunted 3D printing services.

Read full post →UPS Expands 3D Printing Services To More U.S. Locations

dartmouth appCan a machine actually be able to quantify feelings? That remains a very difficult question to answer, and until someone can come up with a clear cut formula to determine whether you are depressed, angry, sad, or joyful, there is no clear cut indicator for those who are on the borderline. Well, a smartphone app might just open up Pandora’s Box, as researchers over at Dartmouth have come up with an Android app which will be able to check on student behavior.

Read full post →New Android App Tries To Figure Out Student Behavior