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If you have been keeping up with tech news over the past few weeks you might have heard about the OnePlus One. Its a new smartphone that is set to be launched on April 23rd by OnePlus, a new kid on the block. On paper the specifications rival this year’s biggest flagships but we can’t be sure of its performance until the device is actually in our hands. OnePlus hasn’t given a glimpse of the actual smartphone as yet but leaked photos originating out of China give us just that.


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About a week back we reported about a popular application on the Google Play Store which was actually a scam. Called “Virus Shield,” it cruised to the top of the Play Store lists in under a fortnight. It claimed to protect users’ personal information from “harmful viruses, malware and spyware.” It even claimed to “improve the speed of your phone” and touted ad-blocking capabilities. The app cost $3.99 and did nothing more than changing a red “X” to a red “check” graphic.


Read full post →Google Gives Refunds And $5 Credit To Users Who Bought ‘Virus Shield’ App



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Back in September last year Nokia announced its intention to sell its devices and services business to Microsoft. Since then the deal has had to go through several regulatory hoops, and barring a couple of minor hiccups, it has sailed through federal regulators as well as Nokia’s shareholders. Microsoft expects to close the deal later this month. Nokia’s phone business will thus be renamed. While Redmond hasn’t made an official announcement as yet, an email sent by the company to suppliers reveals that Nokia’s phone division will be renamed Microsoft Mobile Oy. (Oy is Finland’s equivalent of Ltd.)


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Google Trends is a great tool to find out what people are searching for on the internet. It allows you to keep an eye on hot searches in real time or even go as far back as 2004 to gauge historical trends. This information comes in handy when you’re a business owner trying to find out what people are saying about your brand, or if you’re a student researching a topic for class. The possibilities are endless, but it does require some work. Google has added a new feature into Trends which will make it easier to get the right insights at the right time with email subscriptions.


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google-chromebox-meetings-26It’s not news that the Chrome support for high DPI (hiDPI) has been a work in progress for some time, and within the past year or so, the proliferation of high DPI displays on laptops has made the need for good high dpi support even more important. I have messed with a few beta features before, and some of them ended up making Chrome completely unusable.

I mostly tolerated the lack of high DPI on 13.3” laptop screens, but now that I work with a 32” 4K desktop display, I can no longer use Chrome without true high DPI support. Unfortunately, the old tricks won’t work anymore, but fret not there is a solution that does.
Read full post →Chrome High DPI: How To Enable It In Windows 8, 8.1 (v34+)



Are there memorable moments that the Oculus Rift is able to deliver to those who are dying? Apparently so, as game artist Priscilla Firstenberg managed to spend some time with an Oculus Rift dev kit in order to assist her grandmother to experience the outside world before she is called home to glory. Cancer patient Roberta Firstenberg was too weak to be able to take a walk around her yard, which has led to her granddaughter Priscilla to use the Oculus Rift so that her grandmother is able to enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of her home, albeit in a virtual manner.


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ipadair-sampleIt does seem as though Apple’s iPad Air is due for a hardware revamp, and new photos have hit the Internet, depicting the purported next generation iPad Air that will sport a bonded display. Now, do bear in mind that this happens to be a rumor since nothing has been confirmed yet, but it might very well be the real deal. If it were to be an actual device, that it is an even thinner version of Apple’s flagship tablet that ought to send pulses racing. This alleged revised iPad Air display assembly with the LCD and cover glass were manufactured as a solitary unit, which is not too far away from what Apple has done where the iPhone is concerned for the past few years.


Read full post →Next-Gen iPad Air Spotted In Leaked Photos (Rumor)


samsung-sbb-clockSamsung has inked a deal with Swiss Federal Railways recently, and just in case Swiss Federal Railways seem familiar to you, that is because this happens to be the organization that was not too happy at Apple for copying one of their iconic clock designs a couple of years ago. To see Samsung, who is in some legal tussle with Apple themselves, work out a contract with Swiss Federal Railways could be sensationalized by some to be an indirect dig in the direction of Apple.


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Panasonic of Japan has managed to produce a full-length movie that depicts a 4,500-kilometer drive all the way from Cape Sata in Kagoshima Prefecture in the south to Cape Soya in Hokkaido in the north. What did they make use of in order to make this journey all the more memorable? By utilizing the highly functional driving camera that has been mounted on “Gorilla EYE,” which is a portable car navigation system in Japan that is extremely popular. This 80-hour journey has been dubbed “ONE SKY, ONE ROAD,” where it boasts of the trans-Japan drive for all and sundry to see.


Read full post →One Sky, One Road Project Sees 80 Hour Drive Across Japan Recorded


samsung-milkMilk Music happens to be a fully customizable, free and ad-free music radio service that boasts of an intuitive user interface, delivering more than 200 stations for your listening pleasure. Well, all good things must always come to an end, and the ad-free version of Samsung’s Milk Music service will no longer remain in that state unless you are willing to fork out a $4 monthly fee.


Read full post →Samsung’s Milk Music To Cost $4 Monthly For Ad-Free Experience