lg g vista verizon 640x394So we have been hearing a lot about the LG G Vista. According to the rumors, the handset could be headed Verizon’s way and according to the folks at Droid-Life, they claim that according to their sources, the handset could be released as soon as this Thursday. The handset is expected to be priced at $99 with a new two-year contract, or $499 for those who’d rather not be tied down. Read full post →LG G Vista Rumored For Thursday Launch On Verizon

volvo self driving 640x426In some ways it is understandable that some governments are a little apprehensive about self-driving cars. After all humans themselves make errors while driving, should we trust a computer to be behind the wheel? Well for those living in the UK, you might be pleased to learn that according to a report from the BBC, it seems that self-driving cars will be allowed on public roads come January 2015.

According to Business Secretary Vince Cable, “Today’s announcement will see driverless cars take to our streets in less than six months, putting us at the forefront of this transformational technology and opening up new opportunities for our economy and society.” Ministers will also be ordering a review of the UK’s road regulations to help provide appropriate guidelines for self-driving cars. Read full post →Self-Driving Cars To Be Allowed On UK’s Public Roads In 2015

iphone 6 clone 1 640x473It has long been rumored that Apple could be turning to the use of sapphire for the iPhone 6’s displays. As it stands, only the Touch ID component and camera lens cover uses sapphire, but with the iPhone 6, the entire front display could feature the material. However according to recent report from market research firm, TrendForce (via AppleInsider), that is apparently no longer the case.

They claim that if Apple had plans to start using sapphire in a larger way, they would have begun shipment of the material to their assembly partners in June, assuming of course they are planning on launching their iPhones in September. However given that those shipments have yet to surface, they believe that either we will see a delayed release of the iPhone 6, or that quantities could be constrained. Read full post →Sapphire iPhone 6 Displays Unlikely, According To Market Research Firm

facetime 640x610Apple’s recent announcement of their partnership with IBM is definitely a sign that the Cupertino company has serious plans to get into the enterprise market. However what works for regular consumers might not necessarily work for enterprise customers, FaceTime being an example. While FaceTime’s quality isn’t horrible, it isn’t particularly stellar either.

It’s great for regular folks who just wants to video call, but for enterprise customers, we reckon the pixels and blurred images probably won’t cut it. Well thanks to a recent patent by Apple, it looks like the Cupertino company could be thinking about a more high-definition and enterprise-friendly version of FaceTime. Read full post →Apple Patent Hints At FaceTime Designed For The Enterprise

huawei mate 2 review 06 in hand 640x426When it comes to smartphone shipments, we guess we can’t blame you if you thought that companies such as Apple and Samsung would be taking the largest slices of the pie. After all both brands are extremely well known and extremely popular amongst smartphone users, but it seems that they are slowly being displaced by the likes of companies out of China, such as Huawei and Lenovo.

This is according to the recent figures released by the IDC (via 9to5Mac) which shows that while Apple and Samsung continue to maintain the lion’s share in smartphone shipments, they are slowly starting to lose ground to said companies. Read full post →Apple, Samsung Starting To Lose Market Share To Huawei & Lenovo

Samsung gear live runtastic 05 640x426As it stands, Samsung has five smartwatches in the market at the moment. They have the original Galaxy Gear from 2013, the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit that was announced earlier this year, and they also have the Gear Live which is an Android Wear smartwatch announced by Samsung a few months ago.

However could Samsung have a new smartwatch in the works? Well according to a recent trademark filing by Samsung, they have filed for the trademark for a device called the Gear S. Given that the Gear brand of devices from Samsung are for their wearables, there is a chance that this could be another smartwatch from the South Korean tech giant. Read full post →Samsung Gear S Trademark, Another Smartwatch From Samsung?

iwatch concept moyano wristAccording to the rumors, Apple’s iWatch is set for an announcement this October, but when exactly can we expect its release? Well according to reports out of China (via MacRumors), it seems that we can only look forward to the iWatch’s release in December. The report claims that the iWatch will most likely be released alongside the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

Earlier rumors have suggested that Apple could have run into some production issues with the 5.5-inch model of the iPhone 6. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is apparently on track and could be released in the next few months, while the larger iPhone model is said to be delayed possibly until 2015. Read full post →iWatch Might See A December Release [Rumor]

film camera 640x640Many movies are being filmed in digital these days. Why? Well for starters filming digital is a lot easier than film in the sense that it is more accessible. For example a budding cinematographer can go to a camera shop and pick up a DSLR camera which can shoot very nicely in digital. Finding a camera that shoots video in film is not so easy, and probably won’t be cheap as well.

In fact movie studio Paramount had announced earlier this year that they will soon start distributing all their films in the digital format for the US market, with other markets to follow after. Interestingly enough it seems that while digital does seem like the way to go and is probably the future, it seems that some big names in Hollywood will be teaming up with Kodak in a bid to help keep the film format alive. Read full post →Hollywood Keeps Film Format Alive By Purchasing Film From Kodak

It’s actually interesting to note that while in some parts of the world, there is a huge amount of support for BlackBerry, there are other parts of the world where companies are wasting no time in getting rid of BlackBerry devices. While it seems that BlackBerry might have gained a supporter in the German government, they might soon be losing customers from Ford Motor.

According to a report from Bloomberg, it seems that Ford will soon be ditching their BlackBerry devices by the end of the year. In its place, the car manufacturing company will be equipping their employees with Apple’s iPhone instead. The first wave will see about 3,300 BlackBerry handsets replaced by iPhones. Read full post →Ford To Ditch BlackBerry For iPhones For Its Employees

amazon kindle fire hdx 8.9 review 5 640x424A couple of months ago, it was reported that Amazon and book publisher Hachette were in a dispute of sorts. This led to books published by Hachette to be removed from Amazon’s website, have their prices jacked up, or have their shipments delayed. So what’s the deal? Is this just Amazon trying to be greedy?

Well on the surface it would seem that way, but according to a recent post by Amazon, they claim that the reason behind their dispute with Hachette is because Amazon is trying to bring ebook prices down. As it stands, there are many ebooks released which are priced anywhere between $14.99 to $19.99, a price which Amazon thinks is unfairly high for customers. Read full post →Amazon Tries To Justify Their Dispute With Hachette