samsung galaxy s5 review 009 640x360The Samsung Galaxy S5 is not exactly the newest phone on the block, and having said that, it is still a very decent flagship smartphone that is able to hold its own against some of the newer models out there in the market. While we have seen older Nexus devices get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, the Samsung Galaxy S5 from Sprint continues to lag behind, where all of the long waiting time will finally be over as this particular smartphone model has just picked up the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update from Sprint.

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limboBirthdays are supposed to be a joyous occasion, and hence, it is no surprise that we hear of Microsoft marking the official birthday of the Xbox One with a fair number of treats, being one of the ways that Microsoft is able to say “thank you”. It seems that one of the perks is set to arrive for those who actually picked up the Xbox One console right from the get go. Yes, you read that right – early adopters of the Xbox One will be on the receiving end of a free copy of Limbo.

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alienware alphaIf you would like to get your gaming kicks in where the desktop PC is concerned, most of the time, enthusiasts would have stuck to building such a machine from scratch, since it offers them the flexibility to play around with a certain budget, not to mention being able to know just what exactly is going into the chassis. Well, Alienware, a name that is synonymous with quality gaming hardware, has just introduced a brand new small form-factor gaming desktop PC known as Alienware Alpha.

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gear s wifi japanWhen it comes to the world of smartwatches, there definitely has been a fair number of improvements and strides made in this particular segment. After all, it is a growing niche market that might just explode eventually when the long awaited Apple Watch hits the market. Having said that, the Samsung Gear S Wi-Fi only smartwatch has been released over in Japan, making this a very, very different smart timepiece that has already been introduced not only in the U.S., but also in other parts of the world, where those versions of the Samsung Gear S do come with a SIM card slot as well as support for cellular data from wireless carriers.

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acer xb270hu 2When it comes to building gaming rigs, hardware gamers will take all sorts of factors into consideration, such as cooling, cable management, RAM speed, speakers, sound card, GPU, and let’s not forget their displays. Now some gamers are perfectly fine with a regular Full HD display, but there are those who care about the minor details.

Well if you’re looking to get your hands on a gaming monitor, it seems that Acer is working on a 27-inch display that is expected to be announced really soon. This 27-inch model will be part of Acer’s XBO range of gaming displays and will feature NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. For those unfamiliar, this technology basically syncs up your GPU and monitor’s refresh rates, thus prevent screen tearing. Read full post →27-inch WQHD Acer Display With G-Sync Reportedly In The Works

fastest internet 640x640As if people weren’t already paranoid or suspicious that their government could be tracking them or spying on it, it seems that over in the UK, the government has proposed a new bill that would make it official in which internet service providers are expected to keep records on their users, thus allowing them to hand over user-information to law enforcement agencies upon request.

The idea is to link internet protocol (IP) addresses to specific devices, like smartphones, laptops, tablets, and so on, in hopes that they will be able to identify who is using what and when. The goal is to combat terrorism threats and the growth of online child sexual exploitation, which while noble in concept, has led to civil liberties campaigners to compare it against an earlier bill that had been dubbed a “snoopers charter”. Read full post →UK Government Wants ISPs To Start Keeping Records Of Its Users

nokia lumia 925 review 1 640x424If you’re the owner of the Nokia Lumia 925 or the Lumia 1020, it seems that there are reports that there is a Windows Phone 8.1 bug that has affected quite a few users of either device. This is a bug that supposedly freezes the phone where the device fails to wake up from its sleep mode, thus prompting users to force a soft reset in order to get it to work again.

This is affecting devices that run either the developer preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 or the carrier update version, so it does not seem to be build-specific. The good news is that Microsoft has since acknowledged that there is a problem and that they are looking to fix it, although no word on when that will be. Read full post →Microsoft Acknowledges Freezing Bug In Lumia 925, Lumia 1020 Handsets

sony a7 II 2014 11 20 01You might recall that just last week, Sony made a surprise announcement when they unveiled the Sony A7 II full frame mirrorless camera. Not many people had seen this coming, but it did turn out to be a pleasant surprise as the upgraded features on the camera sounded pretty good, at least on paper.

That being said, Sony had announced that the camera would be sold starting in Japan come 5th of December, but they had also neglected to mention when we might be able to expect the camera to make its way stateside or to other parts of the world. Well according to Sony Alpha Rumors, word on the street has it that the camera has been pegged for a release in January/early February in 2015. Read full post →Sony A7 II Expected To Arrive In The US Jan/Feb 2015

huawei mate 2 review hands on 090 640x426Earlier this year Huawei introduced us to the Ascend Mate 2, a handset with decent specs and a even more decent price at $300. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately you might have also heard the news from last month that Huawei had decided not to bring Android 4.4 KitKat onto the phone, which also meant that chances of it seeing Android 5.0 Lollipop was slim, if not no chance at all.

Well the good news is that if you are the proud and happy owner of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2, it looks like Huawei has had a change of heart. First of all, no, the handset will not be seeing the Android 4.4 update. Instead Huawei has announced that the Ascend Mate 2 will be getting an upgrade to Android 5.0! Read full post →Huawei Ascend Mate 2 To Get Android 5.0 Update In 2015

A laser fitted into a watch that can actually do some damage; sounds like the stuff right out of spy movies, right? Well thanks to technology, such a device now exists. Put together by Patrick Priebe, this is a watch that can actually fire out a laser that is strong enough to burst balloons, and presumably burn some skin in the process if you’re not careful.

The watch features a 1,500-milliwatt blue laser that unfortunately is a very huge battery drain. According to its creator, it seems that the laser can be used for around the 5-10 minute mark before it finally kills the battery, so safe to say that you should only use it in emergency situations when you find yourself trapped and you’re trying to laser your own exit. Read full post →Laser-Firing Watch Will Fulfill All Your Spy Fantasies