shield-x1-benchWhile we brought you word earlier this month concerning the folks over at Nvidia bringing back the Shield Tablet as the K1, here we are with a spotting of the Nvidia Shield Tablet X1 over on GFXBench, and the main reason for such a naming convention is pretty simple – it all boils down to the kind of chipset that is used. Apparently, in the GFXBench ratings, the presence of the Tegra X1 SoC has been confirmed.

Read full post →Nvidia Shield Tablet X1 Spotted On GFXBench

oxygenos-updateFor those of you who happen to be rocking out to the OnePlus X smartphone from the folks over at OnePlus, here is news for you – it seems that there is a new software update that is well on its way to the mobile device, and guess what – there will be no Marshmallow involved, but rather, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will remain as it is after the update is applied. However, the introduction of Oxygen OS 2.1.3 will bring along with it a slew of enhancements where the microSD memory card support on the device is concerned.

Read full post →Oxygen OS 2.1.3 Update Hits The OnePlus X

galaxy-a9-listYou know what they say – until there is an official announcement of a particular device, you can never be too sure of its availability or even existence. Having said that, this has not stopped us from speculating whenever there is a new leak of an upcoming device, especially when said leak points to something from the FCC. Well, the Samsung Galaxy A9 has certainly gone through a fair amount of rumors in the past, which means the overall release is imminent, and thankfully there is yet another new listing for the Samsung Galaxy A9 on the Iran website of Samsung.

Read full post →Samsung Galaxy A9 Spotted In A New Listing

airbus patentCompared to driving, flying is much faster and therefore more efficient. However there are aspects about the entire process that could be improved upon. For example after arriving at your gate (and assuming you’re early), you will need to wait to board the plane. When it’s finally your turn, you will have fall in line and also wait for everyone to get on board, put away their luggage, allow flight attendants to do their last minute checks before you are ready to fly.

This has been the way for decades and while we might be used to it, it doesn’t mean we can’t improve on it. That’s pretty much what the folks at Airbus have envisioned. In a recently discovered patent, the planemaker has patented the idea of a plane that can have its cabin detached, as you can see in the diagram above. Read full post →Airbus Patents Detachable Cabins, Wants To Save You Time

o2-storeA couple of days ago, UK carrier EE announced that they were exploring the idea of ad blocking, where the carrier would block ads on behalf of its customers as opposed to customers having to try and come up with their own solutions. It seems that they’re not alone because according to another UK carrier O2, they too are interested.

According to a report from Business Insider UK, O2 executives have told the publication that they are in the advanced stages of looking at technology that could block ads on a network level, meaning that O2 will be the one blocking the ads on behalf of their customers. Alternatively if that doesn’t pan out, the carrier is also looking at possibly offering ad blocking apps or browser extensions. Read full post →UK Carrier O2 Also Looking Into Network-Level Ad Blocking

Image credit - iFixit

Image credit – iFixit

With the launch of the iPad Pro, Apple also unveiled new accessories for it, one of which is the Smart Keyboard. Basically this is a keyboard accessory that will dock the iPad Pro and let you type with it. Similar keyboard cases have been created for Apple’s other iPads before, but this would be the first official one.

However you should probably take good care of it because according to a recent teardown of the keyboard by the folks at iFixit, they have given the keyboard a 0/10 in terms of repairability, with 0 being the lowest score possible, suggesting that repairing it is pretty much impossible and you shouldn’t try. Read full post →Apple’s Smart Keyboard Is Completely Unrepairable

lara croft goIn recent times, Square Enix Montreal has taken the company’s franchises like Hitman and Tomb Raider and turned them into completely new titles on mobile, such as Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO, both of which are more puzzle-based titles than action-based which is more or less what their original genres were.

However as is usually the case with Square Enix’s mobile games, they do not come cheap with Lara Croft GO priced at $5 at launch. However the good news is that it looks like the developers are having a holiday sale because the price of the game has since been knocked down to a more affordable $2.99. Read full post →Lara Croft GO Updated With New Puzzles, Price Reduced To $2.99

htc-logo-sketchWant to get your hands on HTC software or hardware before everyone else? Last year, HTC launched a similar program that offered users private previews for upcoming software updates, but it looks like that preview program has since been expanded and will now include hardware which is pretty awesome.

This was announced on Reddit by HTC USA in which they wrote, “Today we invite, the most dedicated members of the Android community, to raise their hands to help contribute with feedback, and suggestions. Whether you are on T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T or Verizon, we invite all to join this program to help contribute with your ideas. Within the Preview Program we ask owners to provide feedback on software, and even hardware before it’s widely released.” Read full post →HTC Launches Preview Program For Hardware & Software

When you’ve been locked up in prison for 44 years, it’s safe to say that the world around you today is definitely a very different world from when you went in. Otis Johnson was sent to prison at a young age of 25 and was only released 44 years later at the ripe old age of 69. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Johnson reacts to the hi-tech world that we are currently living in.

For many of us, seeing billboards lighting up the side of buildings is pretty common and unless it was a particularly interesting ad, we don’t really pay much attention to it. It is also a pretty common sight to see people with headphones in their ears and Bluetooth headsets, walking around chatting on their smartphones and texting away. Read full post →Man Reacts To Technology After Being In Prison For 44 Years


iPhones are expensive, but like most other flagship phones, they also get outshined by the latest model every year. If you have upgraded to a newer phone, then most probably you will be thinking of selling your old iPhone.

It might be easy to sell your iPhone, but getting the right price for your phone can be difficult. To help you sell your iPhone for the best price, we have created this quick guide with all the tips and resources required to sell your (old) iPhone. Read full post →How Much is My iPhone Worth?