Xiaomi is now trying its hand at action cameras. The company has announced its new product, the Yi Action Camera, which costs just half of what the GoPro Hero does and at least on paper it happens to be more powerful. The Yi will not be sold outside of China so GoPro doesn’t have to look over its shoulder just yet.

Read full post →Xiaomi’s $64 Action Cam Gives GoPro Hero A Run For Its Money


Even before Microsoft formally announced Windows 10 we heard rumors that the company was working on a completely new web browser under the Project Spartan codename. The Spartan browser was then confirmed when Windows 10 was unveiled in January and it’s the Internet Explorer replacement for Windows 10. So far none of the preview builds have included the new browser Microsoft has confirmed today that the next Windows 10 preview release will include a test version of Spartan.

Read full post →Next Windows 10 Preview Release Will Bring The Spartan Browser


It was recently rumored that Google could start a prepaid wireless mobile carrier of its own and now the company has confirmed its plans. During his talk today at Mobile World Congress 2015 Sundar Pichai confirmed that the company is working with “existing partners” to develop its own MVNO. He didn’t name Sprint and T-Mobile as the partners, even though they’re the ones it was rumored to be team up with, but did mention that Google has talked about its plans even with AT&T and Verizon.

Read full post →Google’s Mobile Service Is Coming Soon


Cyanogen wants to get in on the Mobile World Congress 2015 news cycle as well which is why the company has made a couple of announcements of its own. First the company showed off its new brand identity which basically brings a new website and a new logo. It also announced a partnership with Qualcomm which will smooth the way for CyanogenOS to find its way to more mobile devices.

Read full post →Cyanogen Announces Qualcomm Partnership And Its New Brand Identity


At Mobile World Congress 2015 today Panasonic announced the Nubo which it describes as the “world’s first 4G-enabled monitoring camera.” The idea behind it is simple. Allow people to monitor their belongings and property even if they can’t rely on a Wi-Fi connection, something which other monitoring cameras totally rely upon, and this is where the 4G compatibility comes in handy. Sure there are fixed monitoring and professional surveillance products but most of them aren’t mobile, the Nubo is, it’s a standalone camera that can easily be carried and is good for both indoor and outdoor use.
Read full post →Panasonic Nubo Is A 4G Enabled Monitoring Camera

The highly rumored (and leaked) HTC One M9 was unveiled yesterday at MWC and we were in the room for Peter Chou’s presentation on stage.

The HTC One M9 looks very similar than its predecessor the One M8, in a slightly more compact package. For its new flagship product, HTC kept the same brushed aluminum back cover with two lines at the top and the bottom, the same BoomSound speaker grille and the same 5-inch 1080p display. The camera modules on the back is placed exactly at the same spot on the M9, except that it is a little larger and square instead of round.

The main hardware upgrade, besides the Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor , is the 20.7 MP rear camera. On the software side, the HTC gets Android 5.0 Lollipop and the new HTC Sense UI 7.0.

We got our hands briefly on the HTC One M9 after the press conference, our first impressions in the full article.
Read full post →HTC One M9 Review: Hands-on


Early last year Google acquired drone company Titan just as it was being rumored that Facebook was interested in picking it up. The drones that Titan builds are capable of staying up a long period of time while carrying payload that allow them to beam internet to people on the ground. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress 2015 today Sundar Pichai, a Google executive who needs no introduction, revealed that Titan’s drones will conduct their first test flight in the coming months.

Read full post →Google Expects Titan Drones To Make First Flight In The Near Future

snapdragon-820-mwc15Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 820, the company’s next high-end processor (or SoC) would start “sampling” in the second half of this year (H2 2015). “Sampling” means that the first processors will be produced in limited quantity for engineering purposes. This is how OEMs can start verifying that the chip integration to their product works as planned, and software verification can take place. In general functionality is the first priority, then performance optimizations take place until the final-product launch and beyond. Read full post →Snapdragon 820 Will Reach Qualcomm’s Partners In H2 2015

spectre360_galleryZoom_img3Laptops that have the ability to double up as tablets are pretty common these days, and if you’re after such a device you might be interested to learn that HP has announced the HP Spectre x360, a laptop which the company is calling its “most premium” computer to date, and while there are some specs that we think could have been better, the build and overall specs do make for a pretty compelling device.

The Spectre x360 will come with an aluminum body and will sport a display that has the ability to flip around to become a tablet. Its display is of the 13.3-inch variety so if you’d rather not lug around a 15-inch or 17-inch laptop, the HP Spectre x360 should be just right. However like we said if there’s one thing we would have preferred is if its display had a higher than 1080p resolution, but that’s just a minor quibble, but there is a QHD option if customers are willing to pay for that upgrade. Read full post →HP Spectre x360 Laptop/Tablet Hybrid Announced

blackphone2Do you remember Silent Circle? The company might not ring a bell, but when you bring into the picture the security-oriented Blackphone, then surely you would remember what that is all about. Well, Silent Circle has just unveiled a couple of new handsets, in addition to what they have dubbed as “the world’s first enterprise privacy platform.”

Read full post →Blackphone Gets New Phone, Tablet & Privacy Platform