amazon-sign-652x350One of the perks of shopping on Amazon is that you get to browse pretty much any kind of book you can think off. Chances are if you want a book, Amazon will carry it, unless you’re after very specific and specialized rare books. But if you just want a regular book, there is a good chance you can find it on Amazon.

However according to recent reports, it has been suggested that Amazon could be thinking of opening a physical bookstore in Seattle. The reports claim that the spot where Barnes & Noble used to occupy back in 2012 was being looked at by Amazon, and another spot in University Village has been occupied by a tenant called Ann Bookstore. Read full post →Amazon Could Be Planning A Physical Bookstore In Seattle

Lumia_950XL_1As many would have heard by now, the new Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL flagship smartphones will be exclusive to AT&T, something that carriers such as T-Mobile aren’t too happy about. To clarify things, the folks at WinBeta reached out to Microsoft who has since issued a statement on the matter.

According to Microsoft, “We’re refocusing our channel strategy, narrowing it in the short-term and planning for broader operator availability long-term. While there was interest across the board from U.S. operators, currently we’ve made the decision to have AT&T carry the Lumia 950, and then sell both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL unlocked through our own channel in Microsoft stores.” Read full post →Microsoft Comments On Lumia 950/950 XL Exclusivity On AT&T

sony-QX30-lens-camera-05It was a while ago that camera makers like Sony and Olympus had the idea that attaching lenses with its own built-in sensor could be one way of improving mobile photography. This has resulted in lens cameras like the Sony QX30 that was launched last year, and now according to recent reports, a successor or at least a variant could be on its way.

The reports cite the registration of the QX30U name over in Russia via Novacert, which is where WiFi devices need to be registered with the government before they can be officially sold on the market today. Unfortunately apart from the name, not much is known about the QX30U but based on its name, it seems like it will based on the QX30. Read full post →Sony QX30U Lens Camera Could Be Close To Release

canon eos m10In terms of mirrorless cameras, Canon certainly does not have the same appeal or market share compared other camera makers like Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, and so on. However they have been trying and if the rumors are to be believed, the next mirrorless effort from Canon will be the Canon EOS M10.

Now thanks to the folks at Digicame-Info (via PhotoRumors), the alleged specs of the camera have been revealed along with what appears to be a possible photo of the device. So what can we expect from the EOS M10? For starters, the camera is rumored to feature an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Read full post →Alleged Canon EOS M10 Specs Leaked

apple wireless charging patentWhen it comes to wireless charging, that is one feature that Apple’s iOS devices do not have at the moment. It is possible that because current wireless technology requires the addition of new hardware components that Apple is passing up the feature since it could interfere with its design.

However it looks like Apple could have figured out a way to make wireless charging easier. According to a recently discovered patent, Apple has suggested making use of hardware found inside its mobile devices. To be more specific, it will rely on electrical coils found inside components like the iPhone’s speakers, microphones, and Taptic Engine, for example. Read full post →Apple Patent Enables Wireless Charging Without Adding New Hardware

14524-10134-Zeppelin-Wireless-Beauty-1-lAirPlay is Apple’s standard for wirelessly streaming audio. Essentially one could think of it as a connection exclusively for iOS and Mac devices. Now if you happen to be in the market for new AirPlay compatible speakers, you might be interested to learn that Bowers & Wilkins has recently debuted their new Zeppelin Wireless speakers.

These speakers are shaped and look more or less like its predecessor, however the main difference here is that Bowers & Wilkins is really forcing the wireless connectivity onto users. Gone is the Lightning dock meaning that apart from using AirPlay, the only way you will be able to play music and connect devices to it would be via a 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth connectivity. Read full post →Bowers & Wilkins Announce New Zeppelin Wireless Speakers

lightroom_iosIf you’re looking for tools to edit your photos, like adjust the tone, contrast, shadows, and highlights, Adobe Lightroom is a great place to start. However if you wanted the power of Lightroom but on your phone, you’re in luck because Adobe has announced that Lightroom will now be a standalone app for mobile, and best of all, it will be free.

Prior to this, Lightroom for mobile was a companion app for the desktop version of the software. This means that users would have to first own the actual desktop software and have a subscription to Creative Cloud. However with these changes, Lightroom is now a standalone app meaning just like other photo editing apps like Snapseed and VSCO, you can use it as a regular mobile app to edit your photos. Read full post →Adobe Lightroom For iOS Is Now A Free Standalone App

netflixIf you are living in the US or Canada and have yet to subscribe to Netflix, you might be a bit disappointed to learn that if you were to subscribe now, expect to pay $1 more than everyone else. A report from Bloomberg has revealed that Netflix has increased the price of its most popular streaming plan, which is two HD streams, from $8.99 to $9.99 a month.

Granted this only results in an extra $12 a year, but we’re sure that there are many out there who probably don’t appreciate the price hike all the same. However if there is any good news, it is that Netflix’s single, non-HD plan will remain at $7.99 a month along with its premium plan, which offers four simultaneous streams and access to 4K titles, which will remain at $11.99 a month. Read full post →Netflix Raises Price Of Its Most Popular Streaming Plan To $9.99

If you’re the sort that loves text predictions, then chances are you might have chosen keyboards like SwiftKey to be your keyboard of choice on your mobile device. If you thought that SwiftKey’s default method of predictions were good, you might be even more impressed as the company has recently announced the SwiftKey Neural Alpha keyboard.

What is this keyboard and what makes it so special? According to SwiftKey, the Neural Alpha is the world’s first neural network keyboard. What this means is that the technology underlying the keyboard is smart enough where it can operate like a human brain, thus taking its predictions to whole new levels. Read full post →SwiftKey Neural Alpha Is The World’s First Neural Network Keyboard

iPhone6s-4Color-RedFish-PR-PRINTAs soon as it was discovered that Apple’s new iPhones would feature chipsets made by both Samsung and TSMC and came in different sizes, many were quick to wonder if the difference in manufacturer and size would actually impact how the phone operated. It turns out that in terms of performance, the differences are negligible.

However according to recent benchmarks, it seems that battery life on the other hand is very different, with the TSMC-made A9 sporting battery life that is almost 2 hours longer than the Samsung-made A9. That being said, Apple has since come forward and issued a statement about the alleged differences in battery life. Read full post →Apple Comments On A9 Battery Life Benchmarks