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



samsung logo 640x480While in the past the headlines would be about Samsung versus Apple in a patent dispute legal battle, things are changing as it now seems to focus on Samsung versus NVIDIA. You might recall that earlier this year NVIDIA filed a lawsuit against Samsung claiming patent infringements, but then Samsung sued them back claiming falsified benchmarks of NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chipset.

The ITC was expected to get involved and look into Samsung but now it looks like the tables have turned because according to reports, Samsung themselves have filed a complaint with the US ITC and are requesting that the body block the importation of NVIDIA’s GeForce and Tegra chipsets into the US market. Read full post →Samsung Asks ITC To Block NVIDIA’s Products From The US Market


os x yosemiteIt seems that whoever does the quality control over at Apple in the software department really needs to do their job better. Not only have users been plagued with buggy iOS 8 updates, it looks like OS X is no exception to the rule. In fact you might recall that it wasn’t too long ago that OS X 10.10 users were complaining of WiFi issues.

Apple had issued an update that was supposed to fix it only that it didn’t work that way for some users, and now according to reports it looks like there could be Safari-related issues as well. The reports are claiming that they are experiencing a sudden incompatibility with YouTube while trying to view it from the Safari browser. Read full post →OS X 10.10 Safari Users Complaining Of YouTube Incompatibility


Square POS 130220 640x367There are several different payment methods available at the moment, such as Square which many thought would be competing against Apple Pay. However as you might recall, Square decided to embrace Apple Pay and announced that they were planning on building registers to support Apple’s mobile payments solution.

Well according to Square’s founder Jack Dorsey, it has been announced that Square’s registers that will support Apple Pay are expected to roll out in 2015. No specific dates were mentioned but Apple Pay customers can look forward to it come next year. Read full post →Square’s Apple Pay Support Registers Arriving In 2015


acer chromebook 13 nvidia k1  01 640x426If you need a laptop just to send emails, chat, surf the web, type up some documents, you don’t have to spend thousands on an Ultrabook or a super heavy duty laptop. Instead you could always turn to Chromebooks which offers those functions. In fact come 2015, users could very well start to stream Photoshop onto their Chromebooks, so that’s worth taking into consideration!

That being said, if you don’t mind picking up a Chromebook for yourself, you might be pleased to learn that Google has unveiled a Chromebook offer in which they will be offering users 1TB of free Google Drive storage for the next two years. This will apply to any Chromebook purchase in-store, online, or through Google Play itself. Read full post →Google Giving Away 1TB Drive Storage With Chromebook Purchases


waltr 640x309One of the features that Apple touted of their new iPhones is the ability to capture 4K video using its cameras. This is great and makes perfect sense especially when you consider that Apple recently unveiled a new iMac with a 5K Retina display. However while video capture is one thing, video playback is a different thing, and unfortunately as it stands the new iPhones can’t watch 4K videos, at least not by default. Read full post →Apple’s New iPhones Found Capable Of 4K Video Playback


anandtech device encryptionAs you might have heard, Android 5.0 will see encryption enabled by default on Android phones. Prior to this, Google made encryption an option on Android devices, but with the recent Snowden reports and government surveillance, Google decided that the best way to go about it was to enable the feature by default.

Safe to say this did not make law enforcement officials happy and it seems that it could potentially hamper the performance of Google’s devices as well. While our own review of the Nexus 6 found that it performed incredibly well, the folks at AnandTech tell a different story. The benchmark they ran was meant to test storage read/write speed. Read full post →Nexus 6′s Encryption Found To Hamper Performance


htc google play 640x467A report from earlier this week suggested that we could be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop on the HTC One M8 and M7 Google Play Editions this Friday, which is today, but unfortunately if you’re the owner of either handset, you’re out of luck because according to a recent tweet by HTC it looks like the update has been delayed.

According to Mo Versi, VP of Product Management at HTC, he revealed that while the update was supposed to arrive today for their handsets, Google had advised them to take the software for one more spin before releasing it, suggesting that the update might not be ready for prime time just yet. Read full post →Android 5.0 Delayed For HTC’s Google Play Edition Handsets


Streaming Ps in the Chrome Store 640x360While Chromebooks might be seen as really lightweight versions of laptops in the sense that they can’t really run heavy duty software, things have definitely changed over the years, especially with Google and Adobe announcing back in September that Photoshop would be making its way onto Chrome OS.

Well the good news is that after laboring at it for the past 2 years, it looks like Photoshop has finally made its way onto Chrome, but unfortunately if you’re looking to get your hands on it, you can’t, at least not yet. Photoshop is available for download via the Chrome Web Store but it seems that it is only limited to educational institutions for now and for the next 6 months. Read full post →Photoshop Streaming Makes Its Way Onto Chrome