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  Credit: Neowin According to a new report from Neowin, HTC is looking to bring Windows Phone 8 software to a variant of the HTC One  according to information from sources. The blog is reporting that the device will feature a  4 – 5 inch display, mostly metal body, Beats Audio, and the GDR3 update for Windows Phone. “The phone is expected to be announced in the fall and arrive sometime later in the year,” Brad Sams writes for Neowin. “It is believed, but not confirmed, that the phone will use HTC’s UltraPixelRead More
Mobidia Technology, Inc.and Informa, have collaborated to produce an update to their white paper series, “Understanding Today’s Smartphone Users.”  The new research offers new insights into LTE usage in leading LTE markets of the U.S., Canada, Germany, Korea, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The research lasted for 8 months – August 2012 to April 2013 and covered markets that have more than 90 percent of the current LTE subscribers. According to the report: The analysis indicates a positive impact for the more than 100 mobile operators that have deployed LTE. LTE subscribers are shown to be usingRead More
An IDC report shows that China’s mobile phone shipments reached 97 million units in the 1Q2013, up 15% compared with the same period in 2012. In addition, China’s smartphone shipments totaled 78 million units in 1Q2013, a growth of 117% compared with the same period in 2012. According to the report the large growth in smartphone market is attributed largely to increase in China Mobile’s subscriptions. According to the IDC report (via Digitimes): Shipments of TDMA-based (Time Division Multiple Access) smartphones reached 28 million units in the first quarter of 2013, withRead More
nokia-eos-metal has posted photos of the Nokia Lumia EOS, featuring a metal outer body going into mass production. According to the report:  This device appears and it looks like it has gone into mass production stage. In the left picture we see at least 12 of the shell EOS Lumia not just a leak as in the previous round. Also in the photo on the right is where the nodes of the machine, including the volume up button, power button and the capture button. Hard key layout like this is similar to what Nokia’s Lumia line appliesRead More
Netflix To Premiere DreamWorks Animation’s Branded Slate Of New Original TV Series Netflix has announced their  largest  multi-year deal for original content with  DreamWorks Animation’s. With this new deal, DreamWorks Animation’s characters will be introduced into the television market as a branded collection of shows, according to the press release. Netflix users in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe will have exclusive access to new original television series. According to the press release: The groundbreaking deal, which encompasses over 300 hours of new programming, is a cornerstone of a major initiativeRead More
Comebuy Tengda N9500
Taking a leave from Engadget’s playbook, this is our first Keepin’ it Real Fake article featuring the Comebuy Tengda N9500 posing as the poor man’s Samsung Galaxy S4. In a press release advertising the new smartphone, Comebuy stated that the Tengda N9500 proves that the Chinese manufacturers’ have not lost their ability to mimic once again. According to the report: GALAXY S4 has an eight-core processor, while Tengda N9500 uses the famous four-core processor MTK6589. Comebuy Tengda N9500 ​​supports dual-card-two-standby, a victory over Samsung GALAXY S4 in this regard, but comparing ROM and memory card,Read More
IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, predicts that the global shipments of smart connected devices (PCs, tablets, and smartphones) are expected to surpass 1.7 billion units by 2014 with roughly one billion units delivered to emerging markets. The report suggest that emerging markets (BRIC countries) such as China, India, Brazil, and Russia – are expected to generate shipments of 662 million units with a shipment value of more than US$206 billion. More than 650 million units are forecast to be shipped to developed markets, with the US, UK, andRead More
eyeSight Powers 3D Gesture Control with a Standard Camera
eyeSight Technologies has unveil the latest gesture control solution, which can detect depth and simulate 3D tracking using only a single standard camera, without the need for additional hardware. According to the website: eyeSight’s technology allows users to easily control various devices using simple hand and finger gestures. The company has also recently launched a single camera-based fingertip tracking solution, enabling highly detailed touch-free control of devices. eyeSight’s technology can be integrated in a variety of digital devices from mobile phones, to tablets, PCs, TVs, set-top-boxes, in-car infotainment systems, and more camera-enabled devices. “eyeSight’s technology is 100%Read More
The one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang starring in DreamWorks Studios’ film “Need for Speed” opening March 14, 2014. DreamWorks Studios and Ford Motor Company has announced an exclusive partnership bring the “Need for Speed” feature film to a theatre near you. The movie is based on Electronic Arts’ popular video game series, which has sold more than 140 million games worldwide. The film is expected to include significant integration of Ford products and will be release on March 14, 2014. Ford has unveiled a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang for the film, during Electronic Arts’ pressRead More

Posted On June 9, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Dekko’s Real-World Operating System for Wearable

Crunchbase has published a profile of Dekko, a San Francisco-based startup, which launched its first racing game that has players drive virtual cars across tabletops. The game was built using Dekko its recently launched next-generation real-world operating system for the wearable computing generation. According to the press release at the time: Dekko’s real-world OS will give developers a platform to build apps that merge mobile technology with the real world in unprecedented ways. Using mobile device cameras, Dekko builds digital grids over physical objects with 3D mapping. This technology allows mobile devicesRead More

Posted On June 7, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

DropShades: Sound Reactive Technology

Check out this pair of groovy glasses called Dropshades.  It’s not exactly Google Glass, but it’s sure to make heads turn in the night club. According to the developers: DropShades are the world’s first audio responsive party glasses that “dance” to the beat of the music. Using a tiny microphone connected to a signal processor, incoming sound is translated across six horizontal bars that cascade an array of lights up and down according to the beat of the music. The effect is an audio responsive light show for everyone to enjoy. DropShades can be wornRead More
Control 4 Wireless Music Bridge
In a press release today,  Control4 – a market leader in home automation systems, unveils the new Control4  Wireless Music Bridge. The new product will reportedly enable you, your family and guests to instantly and wirelessly connect smartphones, tablets or computers — and all the music stored on those devices — to a Control4 system. According to the website Control4  Wireless Music Bridge enables users to: Listen to your music in any audio zone in your home via Control4  Wireless Music Bridge. The new Control4 Wireless Music Bridge also provides a convenient path for Control4 customers to connect to streamingRead More