android 5.0 lollipop 640x360We’re sure many are wondering when Google will release Android 5.0 Lollipop to the masses. The company did promise a release for Nexus devices in the coming weeks, although they did not specify a particular timeframe. However we had heard rumors of a possible 3rd of November release which have recently been confirmed by the folks at PhoneArena.

According to PhoneArena, they have been tipped off that the update will indeed be arriving for Nexus devices this 3rd of November, and just like the earlier rumors, it seems that the initial rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop will be targeted at Google’s WiFi-only Nexus devices, which includes the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Read full post →New Report “Confirms” Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Release For 3rd November [Rumor]

dyson humidifierDyson is a company known for their rather unique household appliances, such as their vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans. Well if you’re after something similar to Dyson’s bladeless fans, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently unveiled a new humidifier system which is based on the design of the company’s bladeless fans and heaters, as you can see in the image above.

According to Dyson, their new humidifier system will introduce a three liter water reservoir that uses a piezoelectric transducer to help produce tiny water particles that will be introduced into the air, thus creating a humidifying effect for those times when the weather is particularly dry, such as the winter. Read full post →Dyson’s Humidifier Uses Ultraviolet Light To Kill Germs And Bacteria

spotify 24 million active 6 million paying 640x432Spotify’s monthly subscription rate isn’t particularly expensive, but we suppose there are still people out there who’d rather not pay that much for it. Well the good news is that now users will be able to share accounts thanks to a new feature Spotify has unveiled called Spotify Family. This basically allows users to share a paid Spotify account.

Of course the price won’t be the same, but if you were to split it multiple ways, you could end up saving money. For example if two users were to share a Spotify account, it would be priced at $14.99. For three users, it would be priced at $19.99, $24.99 for four, and will go all the way up to $29.99 for a maximum of five users, which works out to be around $6 each which isn’t too bad. Read full post →Spotify Family Plan Lets Users Share Premium Subscriptions

nexus 5 review 010 640x359Remember it wasn’t too long ago that there were rumors about Google planning an Android Silver program? This was basically Google’s way of merging their Nexus lineup of handsets and Google Play Edition devices, where instead of only having one Nexus handset a year, users could have more such devices to choose from.

In fact there were rumors that the Nexus 6 would not have even made it in the face of Android Silver, although safe to say that did not happen as Android Silver was reportedly put on hold, but why is that? Well according to the folks at Re/code, they have learnt that one of the reasons Android Silver was put on hold was because Android OEMs weren’t particularly thrilled about it. Read full post →Android Silver Reportedly Shelved Due To Lukewarm Response From OEMs

lollipop keyboard 640x400Virtual keyboards back in the day weren’t as predictive or intuitive as they are these days. Now we know that Apple made some improvements to their keyboard with iOS 8, and it looks like Google has done the same with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Now if you wanted to get your hands on the keyboard, you will be pleased to learn that you will be able to do so without needing to root your phone.

Prior to this, users who wanted to check out some of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s features had to root their phone in order to do so. The good news is that this is no longer necessary as all you’d need to do is download the keyboard APK via the XDA Developers’ website, enable “unknown sources” from your phone’s security settings, and you should be good to go. Read full post →Android 5.0′s Keyboard Available For Download, No Root Required

microsoft  logoMost of the major tech companies have launched wearable devices of their own, save for Microsoft although earlier rumors have suggested that Microsoft could be working on a fitness band/smartwatch device of their own. Well it looks like we can expect those rumors to be proven true in the upcoming weeks.

This is according to a report from Forbes who claims to have learnt that the Redmond company could be getting ready to launch their wearable device in the next few weeks. The device is said to be a smartwatch which more or less confirms earlier rumors, and is said to come with health/fitness-related features, such as tracking the wearer’s heart rate. Read full post →Microsoft’s Wearable Could Be Launched In The Coming Weeks [Rumor]

fitbit surge 640x431Fitbit is a company known for its fitness bands, controversial skin allergy issues aside, but could the company be thinking about jumping on board the smartwatch bandwagon? Well according to a report from The Verge, the answer is yes. The folks at The Verge have managed to get their hands on what appears to be a screenshot of Fitbit’s upcoming Surge smartwatch.

According to them, the Fitbit Surge has been pegged for a release in the coming weeks where it will be priced around $250, thus putting it in the same price points as most other smartwatches out there in the market today. From what we can tell about the Surge, it sounds like a souped up version of Fitbit’s fitness bands. Read full post →Fitbit Surge Could Be The Company’s Fitness-Focused Smartwatch

mac mini 640x511A few days ago, Apple finally introduced an update to the Mac mini computer which had not been updated for a while. However interestingly enough Apple had decided to go with a dual-core setup versus the quad-core setup from before, although in all fairness the new Mac mini computers will feature Intel’s Haswell chipset, versus the Ivy Bridge processors from the 2012 model.

That being said, how does the new Mac mini fare compared to its predecessor? Well according to recently released GeekBench benchmark results (via MacRumors), there are some upsides and downsides to the dual-core system. In terms of single core performance, the new Mac mini is showing signs of improvements over its predecessor. Read full post →Apple’s New Mac Mini Shows Improved Single-Core Performance

Lenovo TAB S8 2 640x352There was one point in time in which BlackBerry had found itself in a spot of trouble financially. There were talks about a possible acquisition by Fairfax Financial, although this later turned out to be an injection of cash by the company instead. While BlackBerry is definitely not where it used to be, they seem to be holding up, especially with devices like the BlackBerry Passport selling like hotcakes.

That being said, a report from Benzinga has revealed a rather tasty rumor that Lenovo could be thinking about making a bid for BlackBerry as soon as this week. The company is expected to pay anywhere between $15-$18 per share to acquire the company, and while this might seem like an odd rumor, we should note that many had expressed disbelief over Apple’s acquisition of Beats which later turned out to be true. Read full post →Lenovo To Announce Bid On BlackBerry This Week [Rumor]

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There were rumors a few months back that Samsung will be releasing a smartwatch with standalone 3G capability and it did. The Samsung Gear S is now official and we found it to be a good wearable device in our review. Last month Samsung also revealed when the Gear S will make its way to the U.S. The smartwatch will be available from all four carriers and if a new report is to be believed, Sprint may even offer a wireless service plan just for the Gear S.

Read full post →Sprint Service Plan For Samsung Gear S Leaked