Google+ drops controversial real name policy after three years

Google+ drops controversial real name policy after three years

NEWS  /  18 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

For three years, Google has forced Google+ users to use their real names, or face a ban from the social network. This week, Google changed its tune, allowing users to use any name they choose, in the "hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be."

Microsoft kills Nokia's X phones, focuses on lower-cost Lumia devices

Microsoft kills Nokia's X phones, focuses on lower-cost Lumia devices

NEWS  /  18 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Besides laying off 18,000 workers, Microsoft also announced that it will abandon the Nokia X line of phones in favor of lower-cost Lumia devices.

Microsoft announces it is laying off 18,000 workers

Microsoft announces it is laying off 18,000 workers

NEWS  /  18 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Microsoft has just announced that it will be laying off 18,000 employees, with most of them coming from the company's newly acquired Nokia Devices and Services unit.

Gigabyte makes overclocking Intel Pentium AE CPUs a breeze with its EasyTune app

Gigabyte makes overclocking Intel Pentium AE CPUs a breeze with its EasyTune app

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Gigabyte's EasyTune app has been updated to support overclocking of Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition (AE) processors. Read on to uncover how EasyTune makes overclocking a breeze!

Xiaomi to unveil new Redmi and Redmi Note devices with 4G LTE on July 22?

Xiaomi to unveil new Redmi and Redmi Note devices with 4G LTE on July 22?

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Xiaomi's event on July 22 may see the introduction of two upgraded models - the Redmi and Redmi Note - with 4G LTE connectivity. Hit the link to find out more.

Windows Phone 8.1/Lumia Cyan now available for Nokia Lumia 625 and 925; others to follow soon

Windows Phone 8.1/Lumia Cyan now available for Nokia Lumia 625 and 925; others to follow soon

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Microsoft has started to rollout the Lumia Cyan update (which includes Windows Phone 8.1) to Nokia devices worldwide. In Singapore, the first phones to get it are the Lumia 625 and 925.

Toshiba Portege Z30t review

Toshiba Portege Z30t - The portable workhorse

REVIEW  /  17 Jul 2014

The Toshiba Portege Z30t is an improved version of the Z30, with a bumped up full HD resolution and the addition of multi-touch capability. It retains its highly portable physique at only 1.2kg with a 13.3-inch screen. But how does it match up to the rest of the competitors? Find out in this review!

ImmerVision’s new lens is set to revolutionize mobile phone images and video

ImmerVision’s new lens is set to revolutionize mobile phone images and video

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

ImmerVision's panomorph lens is a 3.8mm panoramic lens that has been designed to be integrated into mobile phones and wearable devices, and it's already been taken up for production.

LG unveils G3 Beat with 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 400 and 8MP rear camera

LG unveils G3 Beat with 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 400 and 8MP rear camera

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

LG Electronics just announced the G3 Beat, a mid-tier variant of its flagship smartphone G3. It will launch in South Korea on July 18 and be rolled out to global markets in the following weeks.

Samsung introduces new "Level" premium audio products to do battle with Apple's Beats

Samsung introduces new "Level" premium audio products to do battle with Apple's Beats

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

In anticipation of future Apple Beats audio devices, Samsung is launching its four new premium "Level" audio products in the U.S., which includes two headphones, one earphone and a Bluetooth speaker.

Monster debuts limited edition Diamondz collection and new flagship headphone, the Dna Pro 2.0

Monster debuts limited edition Diamondz collection and new flagship headphone, the Dna Pro 2.0

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Monster has just announced the launch of their 2014 line-up, notably a limited edition Diamondz collection and a new flagship headphone. Hit the jump for more details.

Google adds bitcoin price conversions

Google adds bitcoin price conversions

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Good news for anyone who obsessively tracks the roller coaster ride that is bitcoin currency value, the digital currency has now been added to Google's currency conversion feature.

Xiaomi Mi 4 to come with 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 and 4G support?

Xiaomi Mi 4 to come with 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 and 4G support?

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 4 flagship smartphone is listed on an online retailer with a price tag and a full list of specs. As with any unofficial leaks and rumors, do take this with a pinch of salt as the information provided is unverified.

Visa launches new online payment method to hasten your checkout process

Visa launches new online payment method to hasten your checkout process

NEWS  /  17 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Trying to purchase something on your phone or tablet can get frustrating when you need to key in your 16-digit credit card number on a small screen. But Visa aims to solve that problem with its new payment method, Checkout.

Creative's new SB Inferno gaming headset is versatile and affordable

Creative's new SB Inferno gaming headset is versatile and affordable

NEWS  /  16 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

The SB Inferno headset uses 40mm full spectrum Neodymium drivers and has a detachable microphone so that you can get it out of the way when you're listening to music or watching movies.

TomTom announces new personal navigation devices featuring real-time traffic updates

TomTom announces new personal navigation devices featuring real-time traffic updates

NEWS  /  16 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

TomTom has just announced three new personal navigation devices as part of its its all-new GO series for Singapore, featuring, for the first time, real-time traffic updates.

MSI launches new Eco series motherboards, boasting excellent power efficiency

MSI launches new Eco series motherboards, boasting excellent power efficiency

NEWS  /  16 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

MSI has released its Eco series motherboards that are touted to have “unmatched” power efficiency, with up to 40% power savings. Read on to uncover more details of these energy-saving motherboards.

Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE available in Singapore from today for S$348

Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE available in Singapore from today for S$348

NEWS  /  16 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

The Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE is available for purchase in Singapore from today at a retail price of S$348 without line contract and inclusive of GST.

Tory Burch brings the bling to Fitbit so you can wear your fitness tracker to upscale parties

Tory Burch brings the bling to Fitbit so you can wear your fitness tracker to upscale parties

NEWS  /  16 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

Fitbit and Tory Burch recently launched a new collection to hopefully bring the words 'fashionable' in line with 'fitness tracker', and targets people who does not wear a silicone wristband solely because they think it's ugly.

MediaTek's MT6795 is an 8-core SoC with 64-bit and 2K display support

MediaTek's MT6795 is an 8-core SoC with 64-bit and 2K display support

NEWS  /  16 Jul 2014  /  2 weeks ago

A true octa-core processor, a built-in LTE modem, and support for 2K displays and 4K video recording and playback, the MediaTek MT6795 chipset is well placed to compete in the upcoming 64-bit Android era.

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