Lumia-1030-renderIf you wanted a phablet-sized phone but didn’t want to pay a premium for it, perhaps the Lumia 1320 might be of interest to you, but if you’d rather not pay for technology that’s over a year old, then perhaps the Lumia 1330 might be a better idea. Now the handset has yet to be officially announced but we have been hearing a fair amount of rumors as of late.

Now thanks to a recently leaked photo, we have an inkling of what it could look like. The photo has recently surfaced on Baidu and it basically shows us the back of the phone without its cover, essentially showing off some of its innards in the process. Of course this could be pretty much any phone so take it with a grain of salt for now. Read full post →Alleged Lumia 1330 Photo Leaked Online

jaasta_e-inkDepending on where you’re from, your keyboards will be sold to you either in English or feature characters from your native language. This is usually a choice that users have to make as they would have to decide whether their base language should be English or their native tongue, especially since these characters are pretty much etched onto the keys themselves.

This is unlike virtual keyboards where you can switch languages at a touch of a button. Well if you wanted a similar feature for your regular keyboard, you might be interested in the Jaasta Wireless E Ink Keyboard. As the name suggests, this is a keyboard that uses an e-ink screen behind each individual key. Read full post →Jaasta’s Wireless Keyboard Features E-Ink Keys

hima renderWe have been hearing a fair bit about the upcoming HTC M9, or as it is known by its codename, the HTC Hima, but what exactly could the phone look like? A revamped version of the HTC One M8? Not that it’s a bad thing as the One M8 did sport a pretty sleek design, but we’re sure that customers are after something new and fresh.

Well according to a recent tweet by NWE’s Steve Hemmerstoffer, we could have gotten our first glimpse at the HTC Hima’s design. The tweet reveals what appears to be a concept rendering of the handset. In fact it looks a bit too fancy to be able to tell what exactly the phone will look like in real life, although it does give us a bit of a clue. Read full post →Alleged HTC Hima Render Leaked, Rumored For Early Announcement

samsung galaxy alphaBack in August, Samsung officially took the wraps off the Galaxy Alpha. The device was part of Samsung’s new lineup of smartphones that would feature a metal build. Now the handset is not even half a year old but according to a report out of South Korea from ETNews, it seems that Samsung could already be planning to discontinue it.

The report claims that Samsung plans on discontinuing the device once Samsung’s inventory for its materials runs out. They also go on to claim that Samsung will be taking the recently announced Galaxy A5 to take the Galaxy Alpha’s place instead. Apparently this is part of Samsung’s plan to trim the fat and focus on cheaper devices. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Alpha To Be Discontinued In Favor Of Cheaper Phones [Rumor]

jimmy iovineWith so many music services and mediums in which users can download, stream, and purchase their music, what makes one particular service more attractive than the rest? Well for one exclusivity would be the answer, or at least one of the answers. Apple has tried that with great success with the exclusive release of Beyonce’s album in the past, and it looks like they are going to try that again with several different artists.

According to a report from the New York Post, word has it that Apple’s recent hire Jimmy Iovine is in talks with various artists about the possibility of launching their albums exclusively on Apple’s iTunes. The Beats executive is said to be looking to recreate the success they had with Beyonce’s album which was launched exclusively back in 2013. Read full post →Jimmy Iovine Working On Exclusive iTunes Releases [Rumor]

Rob-Pardo-REVISEDA decade or two ago, the idea of playing video games professionally would have been somewhat laughable, but given how much money is involved and how countries and universities are recognizing the value of professional gamers, safe to say that we have come a very long way.

However are video games that big to the point where they should be introduced in the Olympics? We suppose that is up for debate, but in the meantime former Blizzard executive Rob Pardo seems to think so. Speaking to BBC during their Let’s Talk About Tech podcast, Pardo mentioned that video games are primed to be a spectator sport, claiming that gamers need to be just as agile as traditional sports players due to the need for quick reaction times and decision-making skills. Read full post →Former Blizzard Exec Thinks Video Games Should Be In The Olympics

preorder_ps4_02So we know that Capcom is working on a remastered version of Resident Evil, but is that all the company is looking to remake? Well according to a recent sighting by the folks on the NeoGAF forums, it seems that there is a chance that Capcom could also be working on a remastered version of Resident Evil Zero.

According to the forum poster, “Capcom updated their Japanese site with some screens of the PS4 pre-order theme you get for Biohazard Remaster HD. However, what caught mine and some others eyes on this one screen in particular was that there appeared to be a Biohazard Zero game icon on their PS4 menu.” Read full post →Possible Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster In The Works

netriderIf you’re out in public looking for WiFi, chances are you will find it at a local cafe or a nearby Starbucks, but what if you’re not near any of these locations? That means that users will need to rely on cellular data, which is fine, but sometimes could be slower or unavailable due to poor coverage. This essentially means that you would be without an internet connection.

Well it seems that over in Porto, a port city in Portugal, a startup company has come up with a rather novel idea of providing WiFi to the masses of the city, and how they are going about doing that to cover the entire city is by equipping several hundred vehicles with WiFi routers, 600 to be exact. Dubbed NetRiders, This allows the vehicles to roam the entire city whilst providing its residents with WiFi. Read full post →Portuguese Startup Brings WiFi To The City By Equipping Vehicles With Routers

kim-dotcom-mega-anti-nsaWith the recent spate of hacks and also revelations that the government has been spying on its own citizens, suddenly having extra secure chats, phones, and encrypted services has become a big thing. We’ve seen apps such as WhatsApp offer encrypted messages, and recently KakaoTalk has started to offer similar features as well.

Well, it looks like Mega’s Kim Dotcom wants in on the action as well and according to a recent announcement, it seems that Docom is looking to launch a fully encrypted video call and chat service in the future. This will be available as an application and can also be used in the user’s browser. Read full post →Mega’s Encrypted Video Call And Chat Service To Be Launched Soon

apple-pay-004At the moment Apple Pay is only available in the US, but if recent job listings are anything to go by, Apple has plans on expanding the service to other parts of the world in the future. That being said it looks like the UK could be one of those countries to receive Apple Pay support in 2015, if a report from The Telegraph is to be believed.

According to The Telegraph, they have heard from sources that Apple is currently in talks with the major banks in the UK to launch Apple Pay in the country in the first half of 2015. They also add that these banks have shown a bit of skepticism regarding security of the personal information of its users, but at the same time have reportedly acknowledged the impact Apple Pay has had in the US. Read full post →Apple In Talks With UK Banks About Apple Pay [Rumor]