encore 2 writeWhen it comes to Windows-powered tablets, Toshiba looks to have picked up the slack with the recent announcement of the Toshiba Encore Mini, and while we have seen other upcoming devices such as the iBall Slide WQ32 and the Acer Iconia Tab 8W, here we are with yet another offering from Toshiba, where you will be able to get your hands on the Toshiba Encore 2 Write in due time.

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iconia tab 8w fccIt seems that we are starting to see and hear more Windows-powered tablets in recent days, what with the Toshiba Encore Mini as well as other brands from India like the iBall Slide WQ32. As for the Acer Iconia Tab 8W, this particular tablet happens to be an 8” device with a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail processor running underneath the hood. It will have Windows 8.1 as the operating system of choice, and it is tipped to hit the market later this November, where the main pulling factor about this particular tablet as at press time would be its selling price that has been slated for a mere $150, making it highly affordable to just about anyone who would want to make the jump into the tablet market.

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character name reclamationIt always pays to be prepared, and in this case, Blizzard has stepped forward to say that they will be working on freeing up long dormant character names in the past half a dozen years in order to make sure that when the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion launches later this fall, there will be a wider range of names that gamers will be able to play around with.

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google logoIn life, we have learned to ask the right questions – and you will then be able to obtain the answers required to move on and perhaps get ahead. However, some questions should remain burning within the confines of your soul, and it should not escape your lips. One of such questions would be the one that Germany has just put forward, asking Internet search giant Google to reveal more about their search algorithm considering how Google already commands such a huge lead in the market.

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htc one champs leagueWhen it comes to smartphones, most of the time we would only see one particular model arrive in a bevy of colors at best, but to hear of various editions hitting the newswires start to make it sound as though we are talking about a Nintendo console. We did make mention of the HTC One (M8) Hydra Edition late last week, and here we are with the HTC One (M8) Champions League Collector’s Edition.

Read full post →HTC One (M8) Champions League Collector’s Edition – ‘Nuff Said!

iphone 6 bumpWe all know that most of the models that you see on magazine covers have been digitally enhanced, so to speak, as the models who prefer to be seen and published just as they are. Hey, if that can be done to humans, why not apply the same standard to a consumer electronics device as well? This is what the situation seems to be with the recently unveiled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, where the camera which is located at the back of the handset while carrying a protrusion.

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airbus patent 640x433It has been observed recently that the seats in our airplanes are starting to get smaller. This is because by using smaller seats, it could potentially allow airline companies to offer up more seats in their planes, thus making more money per trip than they used to. This usually results in a somewhat uncomfortable flying experience.

Now there are several ways that your trip can be made to feel less boring and draggy, which is to listen to music, read a book, or watch movies. However it seems that Airbus has come up with a way to help make that experience even more immersive which could ultimately make you feel like you’re not even on a plane at all. Read full post →Airbus Patent Suggests Equipping Passengers With Virtual Reality Helmets

Remote controlled toys are fun, but if you were looking for an all-in-one solution, which is to say you want a vehicle that can run on land, hover in the air, and float on water, toy-maker Tomy might have something for you in the form of the 水陸空, which when translated roughly means “amphibious sky”.

Basically this toy is a quadrotor that has the ability to fly and hover in the air. That is the base of the design, but to take things even further, Tomy has added a bunch of wheels that will allow it to run on land as well. However the toy-maker has opted not to include a drivetrain due to weight issues. Read full post →Tomy Unveils RC Quadrotor That Works On Land, Sky, And Water

Netropolitan Composite 1 640x384Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram play host to people from all walks of life. From those who are insanely rich, to those who make an average salary, to grandparents, to parents, to companies, to celebrities, and so on. For the most part these services are free, but if you’re looking to join the elite of the elite, perhaps the Netropolitan social network could be for you.

The Netropolitan social network has been setup as a social networking website that is aimed at the wealthy, or at least those who are willing to pay $9,000 to be part of it. The $9,000 figure is broken into a $6,000 joining fee and an annual $3,000 membership fee. In some way you could think of this as an online country club where only those who can afford to pay for it are allowed in it. Read full post →Netropolitan Is A Social Network That Will Cost You $9,000 To Be A Part Of It

zte zmaxBattery life on smartphones has always been a huge concern for many smartphone users. It also factors into their decision when trying to decide what new phone that they should get. Well if you’re after a phone with a huge battery and does not cost a bomb, you might be interested to learn that T-Mobile has recently announced the ZTE ZMAX.

The handset will be priced at $10.50 a month over the course of two years, which should add up to around $252 in total, which admittedly is a pretty decent price to pay for a phone with its specs. Granted it’s not the most powerful smartphone in the market, but it does pack a 3,400mAh battery which is pretty sizable. Read full post →ZTE ZMAX Announced For T-Mobile