So the Samsung Galaxy S5 is one smartphone that is able to handle the ice bucket challenge and walk away from it unscathed, but when it comes to toughness, I am quite sure that even the most hardened skeptic when it comes to rugged handsets will take their hats off to the Bartec Pixavi Impact X. Yes, let us call this the Impact X for short, as it can be quite a mouthful to roll off our tongues. The Impact X is no ordinary water-resistant smartphone, as it is capable of holding its own even in the event of an explosion, now how about that?

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smartwalletWe have got smart cars, smartphones, and smart homes – is there anything else out there that can end up as “smart”? Yes, the humble wallet for them guys. We are referring to the Smart Wallet, which is now a Kickstarter project that has amassed quite a number of backers. The Smart Wallet might look like a fashionable leather wallet, but it has been specially designed to feature integrated Bluetooth BLE as well as a built-in GPS tracker, not to mention carry a 1,000mAh battery that allows one to juice thirsty devices on the move.

Read full post →Smart Wallet: Make Sure You Do Not Lose Your Wallet Ever Again

2014 Structure Connect 300x300 0Gigaom has turned the successful Mobilize conference into Structure Connect with the 2014 theme of “Building the Internet of Things.” While once software apps were blowing up the tech scene, now it’s the Interent of Things – the connectivity of everyday things.

The Structure Connect speaker line-up feeds off Gigaom’s editorial focus, bringing significant names not yet mainstream to discuss what’s going on behind the scenes of IoT. Structure Connect agenda highlights include: Read full post →Structure Connect Oct 21-22 San Francisco

nintendo logoThere are different types of gamers – there are those who play games as a means to pass time or when they have a little bit of spare time, then there are those who play games all day either competitively or professionally. Now for the most part, Nintendo has catered to casual gamers and if you’ve ever played Nintendo games, you’ll know to be true.

However it seems that Nintendo could be shifting their focus from the casual gamer to the core gamer, or at least that’s what Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto seems to be hinting at. According to an interview with Miyamoto in the latest issue of Edge, Miyamoto seemed to be saying that Nintendo could be shifting their focus onto core gamers. Read full post →Nintendo Could Be Shifting Their Focus Towards The Core Gamer

NimbleBit’s “Tiny” series is oddly addictive to play and if you’re a little of Tiny Tower and Tiny Death Star, you might be interested to learn that NimbleBit has since released a new tower simulator, except that this time it will task players to build a casino in Tiny Tower Vegas. The gameplay will be similar to that of Tiny Tower and Tiny Death Star.

Gamers will be able to build up a tower and with each level, gamers will be able to choose what kind of unit to build, depending on their needs and if they’re hoping to get some kind of achievement. The residents in the towers can be hired to work in the shops to help speed things along. Read full post →NimbleBit Releases Tiny Tower Vegas For iOS And Android

Thanks to what appeared to a little gaffe by Sony on their website, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact could been hinted at. Well we guess Sony is about to announce it anyway so it’s not that big of a deal. That being said, Sony has since released a new teaser video which seems to allude to not just the Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact, but it looks like a couple of new handsets as well.

As you can see in the video above, it shows off the silhouette of three devices – a tablet and two smartphones. One of the phones appears to be larger than the other and based on previous rumors and speculation, we can only imagine that one of the phones is the Sony Xperia Z3 and the other would be the Xperia Z3 Compact. Read full post →Sony Releases Teaser Video For IFA 2014

m7Come 4th of September, we expect Huawei to take the wraps of a new phone. According to the invite the company sent, they certainly have something planned for that day and there is a good chance that what they are unveiling could be the Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Now we have seen several leaked photos in the past, but thanks to new leaks, we get to look at the rear of the phone and its front.

One of the features of the upcoming Ascend Mate 7 is its thin bezels, which as you can see in the image above are indeed pretty darn thin! This gives the illusion that the phone’s display is really larger than what it is, although with a whopping 6.1-inch display, we doubt anyone would think that it is a small phone. Read full post →New Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Photos Leaked, Shows Off Fingerprint Sensor

nuclear smithPolice and video games, where have we heard that before? Well it looks like game developer Henry Smith could have had a close encounter with the police, except that in his case it would seem that the police exercised a bit of discretion instead of barging into his home and kicking down his door.

What happened is that as a developer, Smith drew plans for a game called Global Thermonuclear War which basically uses Google Maps to simulate what a nuclear war could look like between nations. On a whiteboard in his home, Smith had hand drawn a crude sketch of the word along with some lines to simulate nuclear missiles being fired from one country to another. Read full post →Game Developer Almost Gets In Trouble With Police Over “Nuclear Plans”

apple logoThere have been reports that the iPhone 6 could feature NFC. The technology is one that has long been debated as to whether it will ever make its debut in Apple’s iPhone, although recently leaked schematics and photos of the iPhone 6’s purported logic board have “confirmed” that NFC will be feature in the iPhone 6.

Well in case that wasn’t enough, the folks at Wired have recently heard from one of their sources who goes on to confirm and corroborate the earlier rumors that the iPhone 6 will indeed feature NFC technology. In fact the inclusion of NFC technology will be used for a mobile payment platform that has been long rumored to be in the works. Read full post →Apple’s Plans For Mobile Payments And NFC “Confirmed” In New Report

Sony mentions Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactSo we have been hearing rumors that Sony could be getting ready to launch the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and recently it seems that Sony could have accidentally confirmed the existence of the tablet. This was revealed on the specs page of the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet as you can see in the screenshot above snapped by the folks at gizmobolt.

The page has since been edited and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact name has been replaced with the Xperia Z2 Tablet. Now we’re sure some of you guys are probably thinking that it could be a typo, and while that could be a possibility, that would make more sense if the tablet was the Xperia Z3 Tablet, as opposed to the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact which has an added word. Read full post →Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact Name Spotted On Sony’s Website