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Samsung teases the Galaxy S8 and confirms launch date

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 27, 2017 3:10 am

MWC 2017 - Samsung has confirmed the date for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ announcement - March 29th. The date was previously rumored, and now the Korean giant confirmed that we would see the Snapdragon 835 powered device at the end of March.




Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 will take place at 11:00 AM EDT in New York, but the live streaming of the event will also be available on the companies website.

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 with stylus introduced at MWC

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 27, 2017 2:05 am

MWC 2017 - We already knew that the Galaxy S8 wouldn't see the light of the day at in Barcelona, but Samsung still had something to show.




As expected, the company has introduced a 9.7-inch tablet - the Galaxy Tab S3, which comes with an S Pen.


The tablet is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, and it comes with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card. Other features include a 6,000 mAh battery, and dual-band Wi-Fi ac.

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Did you want a Nokia Android smartphone? Here are three!

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 27, 2017 12:27 am

MWC 2017 - Alongside the Nokia 3310, which caused the most excitement at HMD Global's press event at MWC, the company has announced three Android smartphones - the Nokia 6, 5, and 3.




The Nokia 6, HMD's first Nokia-branded Android smartphone, was launched in January and has attracted a lot of interest. The device was, until now, available only in China, but the company has introduced a global version of the phone.


The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable with microSD. The company also launched a special edition Arte Black color of the device which comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

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Huawei unveils the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Feb 26, 2017 11:52 pm

MWC 2017 - As expected, Huawei has announced the Huawei Watch 2 in Barcelona along with the P10 and P10 Plus.




The original Huawei Watch was launched in 2015 and other than the women's version of the watch, we haven't seen any upgrades. Now, the company has unveiled two new versions of the watch - the Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic.


The Huawei Watch 2 has a sporty design while the Classic version is a bit fancier. Both watches are running the recently-introduced Android 2.0, and they have Google Assistant on board.

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Enter the 'Doctor Strange' world in our Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Feb 26, 2017 10:57 pm

To celebrate this week's release of 'Doctor Strange' on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, we have 5 Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Disney Home Entertainment.




Open your mind. Change your reality. From Marvel Studios comes "Doctor Strange," the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing-and hope-in an unlikely place: a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange-armed with newly acquired magical powers-is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.


To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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Huawei unveils the P10 and P10 Plus

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 26, 2017 10:33 pm

MWC 2017 - Huawei's Richard Yu took the stage today to announce the latest P-series smartphones - the P10 and P10 Plus.




We've heard a lot about the phones in the previous weeks, and today those leaks have been confirmed. Huawei spent a good part of their press event talking about the design of the phones and the color options.


Huawei P10


The P10 comes with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 at the front, and all-metal back with a hyper-diamond cut or sandblasted finish. The fingerprint sensor is now at the front of the device, unlike the P9 which has the fingerprint sensor at the back.

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R.I.P. Bill Paxton 1955-2017

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Feb 26, 2017 9:31 pm

He went up against 'The Terminator', took on 'Aliens', chased a 'Twister' and even went down to the real-life 'Titanic', but today we say goodbye to legendary character actor Bill Paxton.




Director James Cameron, who cast Paxton in many of his films released a statement on their 36 year long "friendship of laughter, adventure, love of cinema, and mutual respect friendship of laughter, adventure, love of cinema, and mutual respect... The world is a lesser place for his passing, and I will profoundly miss him." Stars who've shared the screen with him, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Hanks took to Twitter to pay their respects.




Aged just 61, Paxton died after suffering complications from surgery. He leaves behind a wonderful body of work in film and is survived by his wife Louise and two children.

Iconic Nokia 3310 is now official and comes with Snake

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 26, 2017 9:23 pm

MWC 2017 - Probably the most iconic phone in the history of cell phones is coming back. The Nokia 3310! HMD Global didn't miss out on the opportunity to show the modern version of the indestructible phone during their press event in Barcelona.




The feature-phone comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a bit...unusual design. Courage, maybe? The design won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it is the legendary Nokia 3310. You can choose between four colors - red, blue, yellow, and gray, with all of them being playful and will certainly stand out.


The Nokia 3310 runs on the Nokia Series 30+ OS, and it comes with Opera browsers, just have in mind you will have to limit your browsing to 2G speeds since that's the best that the device supports and there's no Wi-Fi.

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LG G6 is official with Snapdragon 821 and 18:9 display

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 26, 2017 8:52 pm

MWC 2017 - The most anticipated phone of MWC 2017 has been announced in Barcelona - the LG G6. The launch more or less confirmed numerous leaks that we've witnessed in the past few weeks, so there was no room for surprises at the event which attracted more people than LG expected.




The LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch 2880x1440 resolution FullVision display, and for the first time in a smartphone - an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. This means that the G6 offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games. But even with the large screen, the phone is easy to hold, and you can easily use it with one hand.




The design of the phone is quite smooth since the device is sculpted from aluminum and glass, which comes in black, platinum, and white. The fingerprint sensor is located in the back of the phone, and the dual camera is flush with the body.

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Intel scrambles, emails tech media over Ryzen reviews

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 26, 2017 7:06 pm

Intel is scrambling in what seems like a feverish emergency over AMD's new Ryzen processors, with Microcenter dropping Core CPU prices like crazy - and now, Intel is sending tech media emails saying "call us before you write" your Ryzen review. This is what happens when AMD launches their new Ryzen 7 1800X processor priced at $499, offering performance that rivals Intel's current $1000+ processor.




Charlie Demerjian, Semi Accurate founder and super-awesome comic book collector said: "Intel PR sent out a last-minute "call us before you write" email to most of the press, but not SemiAccurate, after hours last night. You could infer that they are suddenly really worried about something".


This isn't too far out of the norm for one company to email reviewers over their competitors' impending launch, but Intel seemed unstoppable... until Ryzen. Now, there are other reports that Intel will simply throw down more money than AMD can handle to fight Ryzen, and what I want to know now is - will Intel continue with its tease of AMD Radeon graphics inside of their CPUs? Now that Ryzen is a massive threat to their CPU monopoly, I think plans are going to change in a big way over the coming months.