htc-501If you happen to own one of the older flagships from HTC, which would be the HTC One (M8), then here is some bit of good news for you to celebrate the end of the first month of this year. I am referring to the arrival of the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update that must have been a long time in coming for owners of the HTC One (M8). It seems that this update has started to appear for the international model of the HTC One (M8), where the firmware would then be bumped up to the latest available version of Android, accompanied by HTC’s very own Sense UI.

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htc-m9-leakedYou know what they say – old habits die hard, and the famous leaker @evleaks is back – with several images of the upcoming HTC One (M9) that you can see above. The alleged render will look a whole lot more sleek and more refined than what has been seen to date, not to mention images of a couple of devices that do sport designs which are not too far from that of the HTC Desire EYE that sports an extremely prominent front-facing camera.

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zte-blade-s6Everyone loves getting plenty of bang for their hard earned buck these days. It makes sense, really, especially when you would have to work really hard, and there is the ever present rising cost of living. ZTE of China has come up with their ZTE Blade S6 which will definitely offer a whole lot of value for your money, where it sports a 5” laminated High Definition display, an octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory which can be further expanded using a microSD memory card slot, a 13MP shooter at the back and a 5MP camera in front for those selfies. All of those will run on a 2,400 mAh battery pack, with Android 5.0 Lollipop as the mobile operating system of choice.

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samsung logo 5We’re towards the end of January 2015 but it already looks like Apple has had a pretty good start to the year, having announced that they managed to sell a whopping 74.5 million iPhones in the previous quarter, breaking some records in the process. The Cupertino company has also managed to nab a 33% market share in South Korea and according to reports, is expected to gain on Samsung in terms of sales.

Despite all of that, an analyst from Jefferies & Co. still seems to believe that 2015 could be the year of Samsung. The analyst points at some of Samsung’s development such as flexible OLED displays and 14nm chipsets as some of the reasons as to why Samsung could be expected to have a good 2015. Read full post →Analyst Believes 2015 Could Be The Year Of Samsung

microsoft logoProject Spartan, for those who missed Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement, will be the default browser when it comes to the Windows 10 platform. New operating system, new browser, we guess we can see where Microsoft is coming from, but what about older builds of Windows, like those on Windows 7?

Can Windows 7 users expect to get Project Spartan on their computers as well? The semi-good news is that Microsoft has not ruled out the possibility. According to the IE Dev Chat Twitter account, this is something Microsoft is keeping an eye on and if there is enough demand from Windows 7 users, bringing Project Spartan onto Windows 7 is a possibility. “Spartan is currently targeted at Win10. We’re focused on getting ppl upgraded (free) but will watch Win7 demand.” Read full post →Project Spartan Could Arrive On Windows 7 If There Is Enough Demand

farcry4Some of you might have heard that Ubisoft had begun to delete digital copies of Far Cry 4 from some of the Uplay accounts of their customers. It seems that the affected copies were ones bought via resellers such G2Play and G2A, although it wasn’t clear at that time as to why Ubisoft might have an issue with them.

However Ubisoft has since come forward with a statement that basically revealed that the reason the games were deleted was because the original keys were bought via fraudulent means, such as stolen credit cards, and were then resold to gamers who thought that these keys were legit. Read full post →Deleted Far Cry 4 Copies Were Bought With Stolen Credit Cards, Ubisoft Confirms

ps-vita-slim-review-12Sony’s PS Vita was designed to be a handheld gaming console, however given that Sony now has to compete with the likes of smartphones and tablets which can also play games, video streaming and non-game related features were included as part of the console as well. However it looks like Sony has decided to start trimming the fat and do away with a couple of features.

Sony has recently announced that they will be ending support for the PS Vita’s Maps and near features in an upcoming update. The update, which is set to arrive in March as a firmware update, will automatically remove the Maps feature and the near feature will lose its ability to obtain locations or display maps, which essentially renders the feature rather pointless. Read full post →Sony To End YouTube, Maps, Near Feature Support In The PS Vita Soon

iron-man-floating-figureThere are plenty of Iron Man figurines lying about. Some are not officially licensed, some are fake, and some are so meticulously crafted that you can see the strands of hair on Tony Stark’s face. However for the most part, these figurines/toys are stationary and are often posed to make it look like he’s shooting or flying.

However if you wanted a more “realistic” Iron Man toy, then the Iron Man Mark II Special Floating Edition might be a toy worth checking out. This toy is part of Beast Kingdom’s Egg Attack series. According to the description, “Iron Man’s every detail is meticulously crafted, including the armor, joints, and flying mode air deflector. The Iron Man 3 Mark II Magnetic floating version’s main body is painted with high-quality metal coating, showcasing Mark II’s steel-like armor.” Read full post →This Iron Man Toy Will Float Thanks To Its Magnetic Base

Kickstarter plays home to all sorts of different projects, ranging from the really cool, to the really weird, to the really useless, and sometimes even scams. That being said if you’re curious as to which Kickstarter project might be the most backed project of all time, that honor would belong to Exploding Kittens.

For those unfamiliar, Exploding Kittens is a card game illustrated by famed web comic artist Matthew Inman from The Oatmeal. The game has received the honor of being the most backed project on Kickstarter and as it stands, it is the seventh most funded project on the website. As it stands the Coolest Cooler is still the most funded followed by the Pebble smartwatch, the OUYA Android console, the Pono music player, The Veronica Mars movie project, and the Reading Rainbox which comes in at sixth place. Read full post →Exploding Kittens Kickstarter Becomes The Most Backed Project Of All Time

blackphoneYou might recall that last year a handset by the name of the Blackphone was launched. Unlike other OEMs, the creators of the Blackphone focused mainly on its security and encryption features in a bid to create a phone that would be the ultimate privacy device, safe from the prying eyes of the government and hackers.

Unfortunately it looks like even one of the most secure phones in the world is prone to bugs. It seems that a bug was discovered in the Blackphone that basically allowed hackers to decrypt messages, steal contacts, and control vital functions of the phone, which more or less rendered the entire phone’s concept moot. Read full post →Bug Discovered In Blackphone Rendered Most Of Its Security Features Pointless