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Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014

Xiaomi's first batch of Mi 4 phones sold out in China under 40 seconds

Xiaomi's first batch of Mi 4 phones sold out in China under 40 seconds

Xiaomi announced yesterday that its first batch of Mi 4 smartphones sold out in China under 40 seconds although it did not reveal how many units were available.

Cortana and Siri battle it out in Microsoft's latest ad

Cortana and Siri battle it out in Microsoft's latest ad

Microsoft and Apple have a long history of taking shots at each other (remember I'm a Mac?), and Microsoft's latest TV spot continues that proud tradition.

Drivers in the UK must surrender their mobile phones after an accident

Drivers in the UK must surrender their mobile phones after an accident

Officers in the UK will now ask drivers who were involved in an accident to surrender their mobile phones as part of a crackdown aimed at cutting down accidents caused by calling and texting while driving.

Google working with Motorola on a 5.9-inch Nexus phablet?

Google working with Motorola on a 5.9-inch Nexus phablet?

Multiple sources told The Information that Motorola will be manufacturing the next Nexus device, which is said to be a 5.9-inch phablet.

Instagram releases one-touch photo and video messaging app, Bolt

Instagram releases one-touch photo and video messaging app, Bolt

Instagram's newest app, Bolt, lets you capture and send pictures and videos to friends with a single tap. It's available to you if you're living in Singapore, South Africa or New Zealand; the rest of the world will have to wait though. Hit the link for more details.

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

Customize your Windows Phone 8.1 lockscreen with Live Lock Screen Beta app

Customize your Windows Phone 8.1 lockscreen with Live Lock Screen Beta app

The officially commissioned Live Lock Screen app lets you choose from six lock screen layouts to add a distinctive look to your Windows Phone. It's pretty cool; but being beta software, it also has its fair share of bugs.

Friday, 25 Jul 2014

Thermaltake expands Water 3.0 series with new Water 3.0 Ultimate cooling kit

Thermaltake expands Water 3.0 series with new Water 3.0 Ultimate cooling kit

Thermaltake has updated its current all-in-one LCS (Liquid Cooling System) Water 3.0 Series with the new Water 3.0 Ultimate. Read on to uncover details of this high-end cooling system.

Seagate begins shipping 8TB drives, 10TB drives not far away

Seagate begins shipping 8TB drives, 10TB drives not far away

Seagate has just began shipping 8TB drives out to to major customers and cloud providers for testing, and also said that consumers could see 10TB drives within the next 12 months.

Google to buy Twitch for US$1 billion

Google to buy Twitch for US$1 billion

Google has reportedly reached a deal to buy livestreaming video network Twitch for US$1 billion, according to a VentureBeat report citing "sources familiar with the matter."

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014

Imprint Energy is looking to print flexible, rechargeable batteries

Imprint Energy is looking to print flexible, rechargeable batteries

Imprint Energy is developing a zinc-based flexible battery that can be printed using industrial screen printers. Is this exactly what wearable technology needs? Read on for more details.

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