Pantech Vega Pop Up Note 01While most of us might be familiar with South Korean brands like Samsung and LG, there are a few more others that might not be as familiar in the US. One of those brands is Pantech and while the company has released a couple of phones in the US, for the most part their releases tend to be exclusive to South Korea.

However they do make some pretty interesting products and according to a recent report (via Blog of Mobile), it seems that Pantech could be working on a new phablet device that could be giving Samsung’s Galaxy Note series of phablets a run for its money. The device is apparently named the Pop Up Note, although its exact launch remains something of a mystery. Read full post →Pantech’s Rumored Pop Up Note Has Phablet Aspirations

google play offline 640x417Let’s say you’re planning a trip overseas and you are looking to put some games on your phone so that during the downtimes you aren’t so bored. Now unfortunately there are some games that will require an internet connection, and unless you plan on paying data roaming fees, you’ll probably want to look for a different game.

That being said, it seems that Google has recently added an Offline Games subcategory to the Google Play Store. What this means is that if you’re looking for games that won’t require you to be connected to the internet, then these are the games you will want to browse. While some games are playable offline, the fact that they try to find a connection can cause it to launch slower. Read full post →Google Adds Offline Games Subcategory To Google Play Store

ebay apple 640x370While official retail channels are one of the ways one could go about buying a product, looking on places like eBay or Craigslist can sometimes yield cheaper results, although in some cases the customer would have to sacrifice certain things like warranty just to get a cheaper price. That being said, eBay has been home to a ton of Apple-related products, but exactly how much?

According to a report from Computerworld, it seems that eBay might have traded a total of $2 billion worth of Apple products in the past 12 months. Yes, you read that, not $2 million, but a whopping $2 billion! Breaking the numbers down further, it was found that the iPhone took up a majority of the sales on eBay at 55% of the total amount. Read full post →eBay Has Sold $2 Billion Worth Of Apple Products In The Past 12 Months

bbm galaxy gear 1000x941While it seems unlikely that BlackBerry will be getting into the wearables market anytime soon, does it mean that they have no plans to work on the software side of things as well? Well if the photo above is any clue, perhaps they could be interested in getting their software onto wearable devices.

A photo (pictured above) has been making its rounds where it shows off BlackBerry’s BBM app running on a Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch. From what we can tell it looks pretty legit, although there is a chance that it could just be a very good photoshop job. Alternatively we could just be looking a screenshot of BlackBerry pictured on the Gear 2, as opposed to the app actually running on the device. Read full post →BBM Pictured Running On Samsung Gear 2

While the iPhone is crafted with beautiful looking materials, at the end of the day we doubt that even the most sturdy of smartphones will not be able to withstand the speed, force, and pressure of an oncoming train. However it seems that TechRax decided to find out whether or not an iPhone 5s would be able to survive being run over by a train.

Now the results are pretty unsurprising (spoiler alert: it didn’t!), but if you’re curious as to the extent of the damage caused by the train, then you’ll want to check out the video above. Now we’ve seen many videos in the past where YouTubers try to push their phones to the limit, such as having them being run over by cars, hit with hammers, dropped to the ground, and in some instances shot at. Read full post →iPhone 5s Versus Train, Gets Obliterated

internetBack in 2013, it was announced that ISPs in the UK would soon start to filter porn by default. This is by no means considered a censorship of porn in the country, it’s just that porn would be filtered by default to prevent minors from stumbling upon it accidentally. However if you wanted to opt in, you’d actually have to call in and ask them to remove the filter.

So with that ruling in place, how has it been received so far? Well as it turns out, not very well because despite the filters being put into place, a recent report from Ofcom has suggested that pretty much everyone has opted in to viewing porn online. The numbers, if accurate, are actually pretty shocking. Read full post →Majority Of New UK Internet Subscribers Opt To Disable Porn Filter

Sony DSC QX10 11 640x424In 2013, Sony announced the QX10 and QX100. These are lens style cameras that attach to mobile phones, thus allowing the phone to capture better quality photos and videos, as well as give them a bit more control, at least compared to most camera apps. It was an interesting idea and it seems that Sony could be planning a follow-up.

This is according to a screenshot obtained by Sony Alpha Rumors that basically shows that the device has recently been registered for in Korea at the RRA agency. The name QX30 was mentioned and from what we understand, it’s the same device that we talked about back in June. Read full post →Sony QX30 Spotted At Korean RRA Agency

xbox one hands on review 05 640x425As you might have heard, Microsoft had announced that they will be officially selling the Xbox One console in China later this year in September. In a way this is a pretty big deal because prior to this, video game consoles were banned from being sold in the country, and while they still made its way into the hands of gamers via unofficial channels, this would essentially legalize the entire thing and allow Microsoft to establish a stronger foothold in the country.

So where would one go if they were interested in purchasing an Xbox One? A departmental store? A gaming store? An electronics store? Well according to a report from Reuters, how about a carrier? Yup, you read that right, it seems that if you wanted to get your hands on an Xbox One in China, you would have to go to China Telecom. Read full post →Xbox One In China Will Be Sold Via China Telecom’s Retail Channels

uberJust yesterday we reported that Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, confirmed that the company had plans to monetize the otherwise free Messenger app. As it stands it is unclear as to how Facebook plans on doing this, but perhaps this could clue us in. According to a report from Re/code, they have learnt that Facebook and Uber have been in talks.

Now before you think that Facebook plans on buying out Uber, think again. According to one of their sources who is familiar with the matter, both companies are apparently in talks about the possibility of integrating Uber’s services into the Messenger app. Unsurprisingly both Facebook and Uber have declined to comment on the matter. Read full post →Facebook & Uber In Talks About Messenger Integration [Rumor]

flux capacitorFor anyone who has seen the Back To The Future series of movies, you’re probably very familiar with DeLorean, the time traveling machine that is used in their adventures. Now one of the key components of the machine is its flux capacitor that according to Doc Brown, is what makes everything work.

Now if you’re a fan of the movie and you wouldn’t mind a flux capacitor of your own, you’re in luck because the folks at ThinkGeek have made it a reality! Well to be more specific, they have managed to create something that looks like the flux capacitor, minus the time traveling of course. Read full post →The DeLorean’s Flux Capacitor Can Now Be Yours For $25