madden-25-amazon-nfl-sunday-ticket-directvSurely there was no general, all round good feeling when ironed out a deal with the NFL that allowed the social network to play video clips before YouTube, but it seems that the folks over at Google have not actually given up in any way. In fact, Google has also announced that they too, have come to an agreement with the NFL in time for one of the biggest sporting events in the US each year – the Super Bowl. This means there is an NFL YouTube channel just meant for official highlights, where Google will also deliver the likes of video, scores, broadcast times and other information within its search results.

Read full post →NFL Video Highlights To Arrive On YouTube And Google



chademoThe advent of electric cars has changed the world of automobiles, although there is no revolution going on just yet. Nissan’s LEAF is a decent ride where electric vehicles are concerned, but it seems that there is a whole lot more work that can be done on the existing infrastructure in order to ensure that electric vehicles would be convenient enough to drive around in. Quick chargers, for instance, would be useful to have around – and Nissan has plans to expand the number of its quick chargers throughout the US. In fact, there are around 800 quick chargers that comply with the CHAdeMO standard that are installed in the US, and by April 1, 2016 (no, this is no April Fool’s joke), the number of quick chargers is expected to hit 1,700 thereabouts.

Read full post →Nissan Intends To Increase Number Of Quick Chargers



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A couple of months back Sony unveiled the 20th Anniversary edition PlayStation 4. This limited edition production run of the console was meant to celebrate two decades of Sony’s gaming platform. Only 12,300 units were produced and as expected they were quickly picked up by enthusiasts, as well as scalpers, who then sold the units online for eye-watering profits. Sony auctioned the very first of these limited edition units and raised around $130,000.

Read full post →First 20th Anniversary PS4 Unit Sold For $130,000


redmi-2-tenaaXiaomi has been pretty successful in the previous years where their smartphone efforts are concerned, and it does not look as though the company is about to slow down anytime soon. In fact, the company has seen successes in the mould of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, the Redmi Note and the Redmi 2. The Redmi 2 occupies the sweet spot for many a person, being easy on the budget (relatively speaking, of course) at approximately $100 a pop – not to mention offering a fair amount of hardware firepower in the process. Well, there are now whispers going on that there will be an updated version in the pipeline, which one will obviously have to take with a pinch of salt at the moment.

Read full post →Refreshed Xiaomi Redmi 2 Spotted At TENAA


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We tend to conserve our mobile data where possible and use Wi-Fi instead. There are some companies out there that want to bring customers over to Wi-Fi for their phone call needs as well, ending their reliance on traditional mobile carriers. Cablevision, a cable provider, has now joined the list of such companies. Today it announced Freewheel which is a Wi-Fi only phone service that’s light on the pocket.

Cablevision is the first cable provider to introduce an all Wi-Fi phone service in the country. It provides unlimited data, talk and text exclusively over Wi-Fi. It will work anywhere in the world whereas Wi-Fi connection is available and will operate only when the device is connected to a wireless network.

All Freewheel customers will be able to automatically access Optimum Wi-Fi network that covers over 1.1 million hotspots. Potential customers interested in trying this service out can sign up for Freewheel next month through its website. The service costs $29.95 for everyone while Cablevision Optimum Online customers only have to pay $9.95 per month.

There are no annual contracts. Freewheel is exclusively available on the Motorola Moto G which is being offered at a discounted price of $99.95.

The obvious drawbacks of this service is that it isn’t useful at all in locations where there’s no Wi-Fi network, like on the subway, so keep that in mind before you say goodbye to a traditional mobile carrier.


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It was first reported about a week ago that AT&T had released the Android 4.4.4 update for HTC One (M8). However even though the carrier had published a page detailing the update it didn’t immediately release the software. No need to wonder where Android 4.4.4 for HTC One (M8) on AT&T went as the carrier has finally released it.

Read full post →AT&T HTC One (M8) Android 4.4.4 Update Released Again


intel-nuc-pcIntel is well known for their microprocessors over the years, where they have seen off competitors in the past such as AMD, and will continue to look as though they will be the trendsetters in this industry. This is one 800lbs gorilla that will take a whole lot of shaking for it to move around for sure! Well, Intel has a NUC range of computers which are actually small desktop machines which are powered by Intel processors, and up until now, one would not have been able to find a model that has anything beefier than a Core i5 processor – not at least until now, that is.

Read full post →Intel To Launch First NUC Mini Desktop Machine This Year


hp-pavilion-miniAt the recently concluded CES 2015 earlier this month, we did find out that there were several new models of computers from the folks over at HP – including the new HP Stream Mini as well as the HP Pavilion Mini. The former happens to carry a starting price tag of $180 for the entry level model, while the latter, which packs better performing hardware, would have a higher entry price point of $320 a pop. Do take note that the HP website has already shown that all HP Stream Mini and HP Pavilion Mini models happen to be out of stock, which just goes to show that there is demand for both form factors.

Read full post →HP Pavilion Mini Desktop Available But For A Moment


vivo-x5-max-lThere does seem as though there is a race for the slimmest smartphone in the world, where various Chinese manufacturers have already kicked off this “race”. In fact, handsets have grown so thin, touching the 4.85mm level, and it seems that the Vivo X5 Max smartphone is going to get knocked off its perch in due time. The potential “successor”? The Vivo X5 Max L, which is said to be a more affordable model of the X5 Max, although it is a wee bit thicker at 5.1mm. You will not really be able to tell the difference though at first glance, taking in to consideration how small the gap is.

Read full post →Vivo X5 Max L Certified In China


onedrive-updateIt does seem as though everyone is going to migrate to the cloud in due time – and it would always be wise to store your important details there so that it will not get lost if your hard drive crashes, or your Blu-ray disc spoils. Of course, there is always the risk of having the cloud drive being hacked, but then again, is there really any 100% guarantee of safety and security in this world? We have received word that the cloud storage app OneDrive for Windows Phone has just been updated to version 4.6.

Read full post →OneDrive For Windows Phone Gets Updated