htc re camera 1 640x426Just last month HTC took the wraps off the HTC RE Camera. For those who might have missed the announcement, the HTC RE Camera is basically a handheld camera without a viewfinder that can be worn on your shirt pocket or held while you go for a swim, mimicking the action-camera qualities of the GoPro.

If you’re intrigued by the device but you’re unwilling to pay the $200 that HTC is asking for it, you’re in luck as it has been revealed that this coming weekend, would-be customers can look forward to picking it up for themselves at 50% off for $99. This will coincide with the Black Friday sales and customers can cash in on this opportunity starting this Friday. Read full post →HTC RE Camera Will Be Priced At $99 For Black Friday

ipad 551x640While tablets are pretty ubiquitous at this point in time, it seems that recent numbers released by the IDC has revealed that the tablet market is starting to slow down rather drastically, telling a completely different story from a few years ago when many had expected tablets to become possible PC replacements.

According to the IDC, tablets have seen a 7.2% year-on-year growth rate for 2014, which is still in the positive, but compared to 2013, it definitely pales in comparison. Last year’s figures had a 52.5% year-on-year growth, so safe to say the 7.2% is nowhere near the speed or rate compared to last year, thus indicating that the market for tablets is indeed starting to slow. Read full post →IDC: Tablet Market Sees Massive Slow Down In 2014

continuity 640x367Right now there are users with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite devices that are suffering from WiFi issues. Apple recently issued an update meant to address these issues but recent reports have revealed that this is still a problem plaguing many users. Well according to a post by Mario Ciabarra, the co-founder and CEO of Quantum Metric, he claims to have found the root cause for the WiFi issues and has provided a workaround, at least until an official patch from Apple is released.

According to Ciabarra, “I’ll go out on a limb and say the WiFi issues are because of Apple’s choice of using Bonjour over AWDL and that, given the constraints of the WiFi hardware, this will be difficult to get right. But perhaps I’m crazy, and this is just a bug that can be fixed by Apple.” He also goes on to a rather lengthy and technical explanation, so for those of you who want to better understand the technology and issues, it’s a pretty good read. Read full post →Possible Root Problem Of iOS 8/OS X Yosemite WiFi Issues Discovered

google billboardRemember how we mentioned the new billboard that was unveiled at New York City’s Times Square more than a week ago? Well, that particular electronic billboard is the largest of its kind to date, where it is large enough to cover the whole city block. There is value in being the first, and Google happens to be the very first company to be featured on this humongous display.

Read full post →Androidify Yourself Ad, Now In Times Square

oneplus storeIt looks like the improbable has happened – the folks over at OnePlus has decided to open up a traditional brick and mortar store over in Beijing. This particular store is known as the “Experience” store, and being the smartphone manufacturer’s very first retail location of such, there was a media event which was held on Tuesday in order to commemorate the physical store’s opening. Of course, this does not mean you can pop in right now, since it will only be fully opened for business five days before Christmas, although there will be a trial run that will kick off from this December 1st onward.

Read full post →OnePlus Opens Up Physical Store In China

V360 603x640When it comes to capturing precious moments in life, many of us do use a smartphone camera to get the job done – and some others prefer a dedicated camcorder, as that works just as well. Having said that, if you are the type who would love to push your boundaries, how about settling for something that will be able to do a whole lot more – all without having to break the bank? This is where the 360-degree HD video camera from VSN Mobil comes in – where it is known as the V.360° camera.

Read full post →V.360° HD Video Camera Takes Your Recording To New Heights

Smash bros image 640x359I am quite sure that if you are a Nintendo Wii U owner, you would have given Super Smash Bros. a go by now. In fact, this particular title has broken plenty of records along the way, just like how Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona has bulldozed his way into the world of football’s record books. This extremely popular franchise has move over 14 million Super Smash Bros. games sold in the U.S. alone, and it also carries a Metacritic score of 93, which would make it the highest-rated original game of this generation – sharing the top spot with the Super Mario 3D World title from last year.

Read full post →Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Breaks Plenty Of Records

zappit1 640x393There is a spanking new media player in town, which is known as the Zappiti Player 4K, and this bad boy is capable of supporting most of all digital audio and video formats, codecs and file containers. Among them will include the slew of modern video standards such as HEVC, H.265, with Ultra HD 4K upscaling (up to 3840×2160 / 4096×2160), entertaining your eyes with results that are crisp and delivering crystal-clear pictures which have four times the resolution of Full HD. The Zappiti Player 4K itself will be compatible with audiophile uncompressed HD audio alongside high resolutions, up to 24-bit / 192 kHz.

Read full post →Zappiti Player 4K Launched

kyocera duraforce 0 640x480Earlier this month Kyocera announced the Duraforce Android smartphone would be headed for AT&T. Well for those of you on US Cellular who are looking for a similarly rugged handset, you will be pleased to learn that the Kyocera DuraForce will be making its way onto the carrier as well this Wednesday.

The handset will be priced at $0 down and users can expect to make 20 monthly payments, although US Cellular did not mention how much those monthly repayments will cost. That being said given that AT&T has priced it at close to $400 if customers were to buy it right out, we reckon it shouldn’t cost too much. Read full post →Kyocera Duraforce Arrives On US Celluar This Wednesday

When it comes to home or mobile recording, there are plenty of options available to musicians. Heck, worst comes to worst they can always rely on the default microphone found on their phones or tablets. Well if you’d rather have better quality music recordings, then perhaps the Mikme Kickstarter project might be worth taking a look at.

Mikme is a microphone that is pretty small and wireless and pairs with your mobile device via Bluetooth and works with an accompanying app. All users have to do is press a button and it starts recording, all the while transferring the audio to your mobile device wirelessly. Users will be able to record as many as 8 tracks per song and according to its creators, this will be studio-grade quality recordings. Read full post →Mikme Is A Small Wireless Microphone For Musicians On The Go