alcatel onetouch xess_1What on the street is Samsung has an 18-inch tablet in the works. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen. However it looks like Alcatel has beaten Samsung to the punch with the OneTouch Xess tablet which they have announced at IFA 2015 which will come with a 17.3-inch display.

As you can tell from the photo the Alcatel OneTouch Xess has a rather unique and obvious feature. This comes in the form of an adjustable built-in stand and handle. This will allow users to prop the tablet up to view videos or to view websites. Admittedly this does not make the tablet particularly portable (its 17.3-inch display probably doesn’t help either) but if you plan to use it at home or in the office, it should be good enough. Read full post →Alcatel OneTouch Xess Tablet Features A 17.3-inch Display

acer-signIn case some of you guys didn’t know, ASUS and Acer and companies from Taiwan. Both companies also happen to be very established names in the computing department. So much so that there have been rumors that Acer and ASUS would merge. However as it turns out the rumors are false.

Acer’s CEO Jason Chen recently refuted the rumors, claiming that by merging, both companies would violate the country’s laws. To be specific, Taiwan has a law which prevents companies from merging if post-merger, they would have a 70% or higher market share. According to Chen, this is exactly what would happen if Acer and ASUS were to merge. Read full post →Acer’s CEO Denies Merger Rumors With ASUS

hisense_magic_mirrorHisense is a brand many of you guys might not think of when it comes to mobile devices. However in the past, the company has put out several mobile products such as tablets and smartphones. This year at IFA, the company is back with a new tablet called the Magic Mirror, and boy does it look good.

This was spotted by the folks at Gizchina and as you can see in the photo above, Hisense has created a near bezel-less display. This is definitely unlike most tablets we have seen to date, which tends to focus on landscape orientation. However with the Magic Mirror, it almost feels like Hisense designed the tablet to be used in portrait orientation. Read full post →Hisense Magic Mirror Tablet Is A Near Bezel-less Wonder

whatsapp ceoIt is safe to say that at the rate WhatsApp is growing and the number of active users they have, they are probably one of the world’s largest messaging apps at the moment, if not the most popular. Now back in April, it was announced that WhatsApp’s monthly active users was at 800 million, but that number has grown since then.

According to the latest figures, WhatsApp is now boasting a whopping 900 million monthly active users, which has grown by a staggering 100 million over the course of the past five months or so. Breaking it down, this means that WhatsApp has averaged about 20 million new active users every month! Read full post →WhatsApp’s Monthly Active Users Now At 900 Million

We’ve seen drones used for all sorts of things, like photography, videography, and rescue efforts. However one Kansas farmer by the name of Derek Klingenberg decided to use his drone for fishing. This is actually a pretty good idea as it allows the pilot to stand along the shore, while the drone goes out into deeper waters.

So did he catch any fish? Turns out that Klingenberg did and was successful in his attempt. All he had with him was a fishing line and the DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter. Based on his reaction, it would seem that Klingenberg did not expect to be successful. However we have to admit that it was a pretty sweet catch. Read full post →Kansas Farmer Successfully Catches A Fish Using His Drone

Are you in the market for a new TV? If you are, there are plenty of options out there today. However at IFA 2015, Philips has taken the wraps off a unique TV in the form of the Ambilux. This is a TV with a 4K resolution, which by itself is more or less to be expected from modern TVs these days.

However what makes the Ambilux so unique is the fact that it comes with pico projectors embedded into the back. Now we know you’re probably a little confused by the use of pico projectors, but they do serve a purpose. The idea, which you can see for yourself in the video above, is to create a more immersive experience. Read full post →Philips Ambilux 4K TV Comes With Built-In Pico Projectors

sexting-crimeSelfies can be fatal – especially if you were to pose with a loaded gun. Well, thankfully this boy here shot a selfie that did not kill anyone, but it still got him into a whole lot of hot soup. Apparently, he has been charged with a crime for having shot a naked selfie, sending it to a girl at school (whom he fancies, I suppose). This saw him being charged with the crime of making and distributing indecent images.

Read full post →Naked Selfie By Sexting Boy Classified As A Crime

staylittleWe more or less take our Internet connectivity for granted these days, and to live without any kind of connection can prove to be ‘fatal’ to the younger people (or so they think). Well, if you happen to reside in the village of Staylittle, UK, then things would work very differently there. Apparently, this isolated village was ‘cut off’ from the rest of the UK the moment its phone lines went down. In fact, this village is so remote, it is eight miles away from the nearest market town, without any kind of mobile reception.

Read full post →Staylittle Is One Remote UK Village

cotsbotCoral reefs are extremely beautiful to look at, but then again, they are also extremely sensitive to the kind of changes that they can experience through pollution, being decimated by careless tourists, as well as through other underwater lifeforms – such as starfish. Well, it looks like the starfish problem might have a solution in the form of the COTSbot robot.

Read full post →COTSbot Is The Terminator Of Starfish

windows 10 market shareIn terms of adoption, it looks like Microsoft has done something right with Windows 10 because according to the latest figures via NetMarketShare, it seems that Windows 10 is now accounting for more than 5% of the desktop market. To be specific, Windows 10 at this time of writing holds a 5.21% market share.

This is very impressive especially if you were consider that it was only last month that Windows 10 had 2.47% of the market. However we should note that these two stats were recorded by different companies so their data gathering might be a bit different, but overall it certainly does seem to indicate that Windows 10’s adoption is on the rise. Read full post →Windows 10 Accounts For More Than 5% Of Desktop Market