s5 lollipopJust a few days ago, we brought you word that Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 has finally been on the receiving end of the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update after some time of waiting. Well, it is not a surprise then to hear that there might be an Android 5.0 Lollipop update in store for the very same handset. After all, Samsung’s existing and previous generation flagships have been spotted running on Android 5.0 Lollipop with TouchWiz atop, albeit on an unofficial basis. What you see on the right happens to be a screenshot of just that elusive image.

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All apps do require an update from time to time in order to keep up with the times, and Skype for Android is no different. The app’s most recent update would open up the doors for you to multitask even on your smartphone – and that includes while you are on a video call. In fact, picture-in-picture support has been thrown into the mix, especially for Android-powered smartphones, after being made available on tablets for approximately a year. This means smartphone owners who are right smack in the middle of a video call can now check out a different app while continuing with the conversation.

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iPhone 6 review 7 640x426With Apple not managing to obtain the right yield that they were looking for in order to have sapphire glass installed as displays on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, it goes without saying that (relatively speaking) both of the latest generation iPhone handsets would be more easily scratched – the display, that is, as opposed to sapphire glass. Apparently, owners of the iPhone 6 as well as the iPhone 6 Plus have begun to complain that the displays on their handsets are easily scratched compared to the older generations of iPhones. This has been highlighted in the Apple Support Communities forum already, where it had picked up more than 600 responses of a similar experience.

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xiaomi logo 640x236Ex-Googler Hugo Barra, who jumped ship to join Xiaomi of China, did share in a recent interview that the Mi range of high end Xiaomi devices will be on the receiving end of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update early on in 2015, and this will soon be followed by the mid-range Redmi line of smartphones. Needless to say, the most recent iteration of Android will also be accompanied by Xiaomi’s very own MIUI user interface when it rolls out. Barra claims that the development of this exact firmware build will be high on the priority list for Xiaomi, which does suggest MIUI to allow the adoption of the Material Design of Lollipop. Apart from that, Xiaomi will most likely participate in the Android One initiative and introduce just such a device which will be powered by stock, unaltered Android without any MIUI accompanying it.

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apple logo 640x359It does look as though the shares of sapphire manufacturers have seen their prices increase over the past two days by stock market traders in Taiwan. The reason behind this? Whispers have been going around that Apple, the company with more than $700 billion in market capitalization, intends to have another go at using sapphire glass for the displays when it comes to the next iPhone. After all, the intention to use sapphire glass on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus did not materialize due to low yields, resulting in the use of an ion-hardened display instead.

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nus robot walkerWe have seen exoskeletons like the Honda Walker in the past that will help patients who have difficulty moving about to be able to get around without human help, and this time around, another effort from a research team headed by Assistant Professor Yu Haoyong at the National University of Singapore have come up with a robotic walker that intends to help physiotherapists out.

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victoria secret heart rate bra 480x640A sports bra that comes equipped with a heart sensor is not new, but this does not mean it is one market niche that should not be explored. Lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has jumped aboard the wearable tech bandwagon this time around, where they are selling a new sports bra for approximately $75, and this sports bra comes with integrated electrodes which will hook up to a heart rate monitor.

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amazon logo largeIt seems that Internet retail giant Amazon has teamed up with Royal Mail, where this collaboration of theirs would allow customers’ items to be delivered to post offices for collection, adding even more value to their respective services and helping make lives easier for everyone. After all, Amazon is known for always wanting to up their game, so to speak, with one of the more recent efforts being the promotion of installation services alongside their products. Basically, this agreement would mean that Amazon customers can have their parcels delivered by Royal Mail to 10,500 post office branches.

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facebook beta stickerMicrosoft has just introduced a brand new update for its Facebook Beta app for the Windows Phone platform, where there will be a slew of updates and changes made available, including allowing users to view sticker comments – which is the very first time in fact. In fact, the latest update for the Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone would bump up the version number to, where you can read up on the full list of changes introduced right after the jump.

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star wars minecraft skinMicrosoft has just announced the availability of the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack for Minecraft, where this will be made available to folks who happen t be rocking to the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Microsoft has worked alongside Disney and Lucasfilm so that they can deliver this particular downloadable content pack, where it will boast of whopping 55 skins from Episode IV through Episode VI, all for just $2.99.

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