As BlackBerry gets ready to launch the BlackBerry Passport, there have been several videos making their rounds which shows off the device. The most recent one took us through the handset’s touch-based keyboard and thanks to a recent upload on Instagram, the sound quality of the BlackBerry Passport’s speakers have been revealed.

Now this probably won’t beat hearing them in real life, but for a recording it is pretty obvious that the speaker quality on the BlackBerry Passport is impressive. It is both loud and clear, which is probably thanks to the fact that BlackBerry designed the speakers to be as loud as tablets. Read full post →BlackBerry Passport Speakers Demonstrated On Video

cortana chinaAccording to a rumor last week, we heard that Microsoft could be thinking about renaming Cortana for the China market. Presumably this is to give the voice assistant feature a more local name to help get more customers interested. While it remains to be seen if Cortana will be renamed in China, Microsoft has unveiled a new logo and design for the feature for the Chinese market.

This was revealed on Microsoft’s Windows Phone blog where as you can see in the image above, Cortana has been given a pair of eyes and has been designed to look cuter. This is as opposed to the normal version of Cortana where it looks more AI-like. Cortana for China will also be gaining additional features such as being able to display air quality, driving restrictions, and can also lookup English words in the Bing Dictionary. Read full post →Cortana For China Gets New Design And Localized Features

About a week ago we reported that for one night only, the voice acting cast of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us would be performing live on stage. The show, dubbed The Last of Us: One Night Live, was performed live at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Well the good news for those who have missed it because they weren’t in the area or didn’t have the time, you will be pleased to learn that the performance has been uploaded onto YouTube.

So for international fans of the game, you will be able to catch the cast in action in their theatrical performance. It’s an interesting take on the game and no doubt casts the game and franchise into a new light. We reckon the performance will also help convince gamers that they should probably pick up the remastered version of the game for the Sony PlayStation 4. Read full post →The Last Of Us: One Night Live Available To Watch On YouTube

G402 640x640Gaming mice tend to be different from regular mice due to a variety of different factors. For example gaming mice might be more ergonomic because they expect gamers will be using them for prolonged periods of time. They have also been designed to be faster as gamers might require the speed in their games.

Well if you’re after a new gaming mouse, you might be interested to learn that Logitech has recently announced what they are calling the world’s fastest mouse in the form of the Logitech G402 Hyperion. How fast are we talking about? Well gamers can look forward to 500-inches per second thanks to its 32-bit onboard ARM processor. Read full post →Logitech G402 Hyperion Gaming Mouse Unveiled

resistance burning skiesWhen it comes to modern day consumer electronics, we do seem to hear more and more stories about folks getting injured by an exploding battery, charger or device itself. Perhaps in the past, such news was rare simply because the saturation rate of mobile devices are definitely not at a level of where we are today, but having said that, one might want to temper love for gadgets with some old fashioned common sense. It is rather tragic that Wendy Rybolt of Bartonville, Illinois, managed to escape a fire that consumed her house, but upon realizing that her phone remained inside, she decided to enter the blazing house.

Read full post →Woman Dies After Smartphone Retrieval Attempt From Burning House

lg g3 phone 006 640x426The LG G3 is certainly one high end smartphone that has won over its fair share of fans, never mind the fact that you would have to fork out quite a price to own one of these. One of the obvious signs that a particular device is doing extremely well in the market would be its sales figures – and according to a sales report that was published by The Korea Times earlier this month, Sophia Kim, a Woori Investment & Securities analyst did mention that sales of the new LG G3 smartphone could end up double that of last year’s LG G2.

Read full post →Analyst: LG G3 Sales Could Double That Of Its Predecessor

While BlackBerry might be a company that is not exactly in the pink of health at the moment, this does not mean that it has failed to offer upcoming products that are capable of generating interest in the smartphone market. The BlackBerry Passport has certainly picked up a fair amount of attention recently, but here we are with what could very well be the first look of this anticipated enterprise smartphone.

Read full post →BlackBerry Passport First Look Video

kyocera brigadierIt was some time close to the middle of this month when we brought you word that Kyocera was teasing the masses with a new sapphire smartphone of their own, although it was known as the Sapphire Shield back then. Fast forward to today, and what we have is a crystal clear shot – yes sir, none of that lousy blurry cam photos, of the Kyocera Brigadier, which is a smartphone that will boast of a sapphire display – something that the iPhone 6 might look on with a tinge of envy.

Read full post →Kyocera Brigadier Confirmed As New Sapphire Display Smartphone

BlackBerry LogoCall it a perk or anything else that you like, but it seems that a handful of BlackBerry users who happen to be members of the Beta Zone will eventually have the chance to test out pre-release BlackBerry 10 products. How do we know this? Well, there was an email which was delivered to this select bunch of BlackBerry owners, citing that their past participation in the Beta Zone was enough to make them part of future software update testers, as well as to enlist their help in reporting bug fixes.

Read full post →Select BlackBerry Users Get To Test Pre-Release BB10 Products

xbox videoWhile there were whispers going around last week that pointed to the possibility of folks bidding adieu to the likes of Xbox Music and Xbox Video services, it was encouraging to see Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore take decisive action by denouncing the whispers concerning such a plan, touting that these services will remain as ‘key scenarios’ when it comes to Microsoft’s broader strategy to the open market. Having said that, Microsoft backed up Belfiore’s encouragement by rolling out a new update for the Xbox Video app for Windows 8.1.

Read full post →Xbox Video Sports New Look In Windows 8.1