nokia 8210Remember back in the day of the feature phone where Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS were considered luxuries? Nowadays just about every smartphone has such features and to not have these features would certainly raise a couple of eyebrows. However while most of us would turn our noses at these feature phones, there is a market out there for such devices – the drug dealing market.

In a recent story run by Vice, it turns out that phone of choice for drug dealers is none other than the Nokia 8210 feature phone. Of course back in the day, the Nokia 8210 was considered one of the more premium devices as it was compact and extremely thin, but now it looks like it has relegated itself to being a drug dealer’s phone of choice. Read full post →Nokia 8210 Feature Phone Is The Drug Dealers’ Phone Of Choice

zte blade l3Just the other day ZTE launched the ZTE Blade S6 and if you thought that was all the company had up their sleeves, think again because it looks like ZTE has since announced the ZTE Blade L3. However unlike the ZTE Blade S6, the ZTE Blade L3 will come with some pretty low-end specs, which we guess is great for the budget shopper.

So what are we looking at? The phone will feature a 5-inch qHD 960×540 display. It will be powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor and will be accompanied by 1GB of RAM, which we guess should be good enough to get the job done, but if you’re looking for more power then you’d probably have to look elsewhere. Read full post →ZTE Blade L3 Has Been Launched

oxygen osThe OnePlus One was launched with CyanogenMod installed it which made many an Android user happy, however it was later rumored and confirmed that OnePlus would be making a ROM of their own, which they have and is currently in alpha stage at the moment. Things appear to be progressing nicely because the company has since officially announced the name of their ROM – OxygenOS.

This is in line with the teaser OnePlus released the other day where they posted an image of the periodic table. At that time it was wrongly assumed that they would be releasing a new backplate for the OnePlus One, but as it turns out the teaser was for their ROM all along. According to the company, “Oxygen is all around us. It’s part of us and everything we do. It creates the water that carves out valleys and moves mountains. By itself, it’s simple and pure—a fundamental building block. But, as a part of something greater, it can do amazing things. Just like us.” Read full post →OnePlus’ Android ROM Gets An Official Name, Meet The OxygenOS

ascend p7 18While Huawei did start off as a company known for their budget and low-end offerings, the company has been hard at work to try and shake that image with the release of their Ascend P-series of smartphones, like the Ascend P6 in 2013 which was followed by the equally impressive Ascend P7 in 2014.

So what does 2015 have in store for us? According to a roadmap posted yesterday that revealed Huawei’s plans for a wearable, there was also mention of the P-series. Huawei has since confirmed to us at Ubergizmo that yes, a new P-series handset is in the works and that we are looking at a launch in April and it is scheduled to take place in London. Read full post →Next-Gen Huawei Ascend P-Series Confirmed For Launch In April In London

surgical-robotIt does look as though robots are starting to help mankind out in many more practical ways than previously thought imaginable – while they are more or less indispensable in this day and age where the production line at factories are concerned, robots too, do assist in terms of automated writing, and in the realm of medical surgery to boot. Here we are with word that the very first operation was carried out in England by a surgical robot, which could be the medical breakthrough that could make new treatments possible for the first time ever.

Read full post →First Operation In England Performed By A Surgical Robot

bluewireIn this day and age, it is not too much to ask for a device that is capable of recording not only audio, but a video call as well from both ends. However, to be able to find a headset that does just that – now this is something different which is pretty much a rarity. BlueWire is a unique Bluetooth enabled headset that will require just an app in order to transfer all of the recorded files onto your computer or other compatible devices, as it goes about its job of recording 2-way communications from your audio as well as video calls.

Read full post →BlueWire Headset Records Calls From Both Ends

robot-author-apNow here is a novel method to make sure that robots are able to help us out in our lives, making it better through the use of automation technology in order to write its earnings reports. In fact, The Associated Press (AP) claims to have generated 3,000 stories each quarter, which is ten times its previous output. This particular nugget of information hails from Automated Insights, which is the company behind the automation. Apart from that, it is said that these robot-generated stories also carried a whole lot less errors in comparison to the ones written by actual journalists.

Read full post →Robot Writers Help The Associated Press To Improve Earnings

smart lock chromeosWouldn’t it be awesome to be able to lock/unlock your laptop using just your phone? It would certainly save you time from having to always enter your password and to manually logout of your computer everytime you step away. Now some of you guys might recall that last year, Google was working on such a feature for their Chromebook laptops.

The feature was announced at Google I/O last year and it was only in December that the feature began making its way into beta status where it was tested by developers. The good news is that it now looks like the feature is available for everyone. The Smart Lock feature has been rolled out and it basically requires the user to have a Chromebook running Chrome OS version 40+. Read full post →Google’s Smart Lock Feature Now Available To All Chromebook Users

twitter-crimeIn the battle for popularity between Instagram and Twitter, who do you think is the more popular? Granted both are different in their offerings, but if you had to pick, which would you think comes out on top? If you said Twitter, you would be right. This is according to a recent survey conducted by GlobalWebIndex (via AdWeek) in which Twitter came out on top.

The survey involved polling internet users aged 16-64 around the world, and as you can see in the graph above, it seems that Twitter is far ahead in the lead in terms of users who have an account and users who actually use the service. Interestingly enough it seems that Google’s attempts at a social media platform in the form of Google+ has outpaced Instagram and Twitter as well, although Twitter is a bit ahead in terms of active users. Read full post →Instagram Falls Behind Twitter In Number Of Users And Active Users

PSVitaCradle-670x344One of the cool features of the PlayStation 4 would be its remote play feature that basically lets you play games from the PS4 console on another device, like the PS Vita for example. Unfortunately due to the difference in design in the PS Vita and the PS4’s controller, some functions might take some getting used to.

The good news is that if you were hoping to make the transition and gaming on the PS Vita a bit more bearable and familiar, you might be pleased to learn that Japanese manufacturer Joetsu Denshi Kogyo has recently announced an accessory for the PS Vita that will add L2 and R2 trigger buttons to the handheld console. Read full post →PS Vita Accessory Gives The Handheld Console L2/R2 Triggers