nexus-6-review-3When the Nexus 6 was released, given its impressive hardware specs, it was sold out pretty quickly. Back then Google promised that they would try and get it restocked every Wednesday via the Google Play Store, but like we said with its popularity, inventory of the handset depleted pretty quickly.

However it seems that it wasn’t just the popularity of the handset that was to blame, but Google’s management of it. Speaking during Google’s Q4 2014 earnings call, Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette was quoted as saying, “We also faced a few real challenges as well. While the Nexus 6 was very well received as a new phone, we had real issues and were unable to secure sufficient inventory to meet the demand that we had forecasted.” Read full post →Google Admits They Faced Challenges With The Nexus 6’s Inventory



ouya-june-launchThe OUYA Android gaming console was launched back in 2012 on Kickstarter where it has since managed to become the 3rd most funded project on the website of all time. While the concept of the OUYA was good, unfortunately it seemed that the console failed to live up to the hype and numerous delays did not sit well with its backers and gamers.

So far we haven’t really heard much from the company since then, but it looks like they could soon be getting a new lease on life, thanks to Chinese company Alibaba, who for those unfamiliar managed to set an impressive record for an IPO valued at $25 billion. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Alibaba was said to have invested $10 million into OUYA. Read full post →OUYA Gets New Lease On Life With $10 Million Investment From Alibaba [Rumor]



chromecast-streamingBack in the middle of 2013, Google announced the Chromecast. The HDMI dongle back then was an interesting device which allowed users to attach it to their TVs via the HDMI port and mirror the content on their phones or tablets while allowing remote control via their mobile devices. It was also priced at a very affordable $35.

Like we said it was an interesting device, but as it turns out not only is it interesting, it is a huge hit. According to Google’s Chief Business Officer Omid Kordenstani, it seems that based on research done by the NPD Group, the Chromecast is the number one streaming device in the US, and it seems that the Cast button has since been pressed a whopping 1 billion times since it was launched about one and a half years ago. Read full post →Google Chromecast A Hit In The US, Cast Button Pressed 1 Billion Times


tesla model s p85dWhen we think of electric cars, we don’t really think of them as speedsters. Such cars are best left to manufacturers who still focus on gas-powered vehicles, but yet Tesla has proved us all wrong with the Tesla Model S P85D which managed to clock an insane time of 0-60mph in a very impressive 3.2 seconds.

If the reaction of its passengers are anything to go by, this is a very, very fast car. However it seems that clocking 3.2 seconds was not good enough for the folks at Tesla because they are planning on rolling out an OTA update to the car that will make it even faster. In a tweet by Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, “Tesla P85D 0 to 60mph acceleration will improve by ~0.1 sec soon via over-the-air software update to inverter algorithm.” Read full post →Tesla Model S P85D To Get Software Update That Makes It Even Faster


spigen-galaxy-s6What does the Samsung Galaxy S6 look like? Last we heard, the Samsung Galaxy S6 could feature a combination of both metal and glass and will feature a new design thanks to the new direction Samsung is heading in. While that remains to be seen, case manufacturer Spigen has recently unveiled (via Droid-Life) cases which they claim are for the upcoming Galaxy S6.

Within those cases are renders of what they claim is the Galaxy S6. Interestingly enough Spigen’s designs are in line with an earlier alleged prototype leak that we’ve recently come across, so we can’t be sure if Spigen is basing their renderings on those images, or if Spigen has their own source which basically confirms that the prototypes are the real deal. Read full post →Spigen Hints At Galaxy S6’s Design In New Cases


Cyanogen-Inc-640x400Remember earlier this week when the folks at Cyanogen said that they wanted to take Android away from Google? It is an ambitious plan and it isn’t so much Cyanogen buying Android, but more like creating a version based on Android that’s so different that users would much rather use that version than Google’s.

The question is, how are they going to do that? Perhaps with a little help from Microsoft. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, word on the street has it that Microsoft is planning on taking part in an investment round in Cyanogen to the tune of around $70 million which would make the Redmond company a minority investor in the company. Read full post →Microsoft To Invest In Cyanogen Inc. [Rumor]


huawei-shao-yang-cmo-2Despite shipping 20M smartphones per quarter, Huawei remains a phone maker that few people in the United States are familiar with. We sat down with Huawei’s chief marketing officer (CMO, Consumer Business Group) Shao Yang in Shenzhen/China, for an interview. We have previously met Mr. Shao Yang at Mobile World Congress, and he once again answered a host of questions going from Huawei’s brand and product strategies to more direct product-related questions (including Windows Phone 10). We got an interesting glimpse into how Huawei thinks, and what it is up to. The crunchy details are presented below, but it comes down to three words: Differentiation. Innovation, Focus. Read full post →Interview with Huawei CMO Shao Yang


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Bad weather across the country has been making headlines this past week. What is one to do when hunkered down inside because its just too darn cold to go outside? Gaming is a great way to pass the time, so says Microsoft, as it opens a blog post today detailing Xbox Games with Gold for February 2015. Like it does every month Microsoft is offering some free games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

Read full post →Xbox Games With Gold For February Confirmed


Electronic Arts finally confirmed the new Battlefield Hardline beta release date today. One had been rumored a few days back. EA has been teasing the open multiplayer beta for a couple of weeks now and today gamers have finally come to know when they will be able to take the next Battlefield title out for a spin.

Read full post →New Battlefield Hardline Beta Release Confirmed For February


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Facebook today announced a new pilot program that its running in New York City. The feature it’s testing out is called Place Tips. Users will notice it at the top of their News Feeds when they’re out on the town. Tapping on Place Tips will bring up a series of cards that will bring useful information. Users must have location services enabled to use this feature otherwise it’s of no use to them.

Read full post →Facebook Place Tips Will Surface Useful Information Based On Location