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Moto X+1 handset shows up in the wild

Moto X+1 handset shows up in the wild

The Motorola launch on the 4th of September should give us our first official look at the Moto X+1, but with the launch so close, the phone will of course show up in the wild, that’s what’s happened this afternoon. The phone which is due for announcement on the 4th, won’t make an appearance in-store until the 28th, which his sources say will be in AT&T stores in the US. AT&T will also be the first carrier in the US to get access to the Moto Maker customisation service which the US saw exclusively at launch last year. Moto Maker[Read More...]

by 4:34 PM on August 30, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Lenovo Thinkpad 11e — Review

Lenovo Thinkpad 11e — Review

Lenovo is the largest manufacturer of laptops on the planet. Along with Lenovo branded laptops, Lenovo is also responsible for continuing the legacy of the Thinkpad branded notebooks which were built by IBM until they sold the brand to Lenovo back in 2005. And continue the legacy they have, producing high quality and functional laptops for both business, personal and educational markets. While other manufacturers such as Acer, HP, Samsung and Toshiba have released Chromebooks in the Australian market since they launched last March, Lenovo has avoided the Australian market – until now. The release of the Thinkpad 11e and[Read More...]

by 2:58 PM on August 30, 2014 5 comments Design
Nokia HERE Maps comes to Android – exclusive to Samsung devices

Nokia HERE Maps comes to Android – exclusive to Samsung devices

Nokia’s devices section has been sold to Microsoft, meaning we won’t be seeing a new Nokia branded phone for a while. Their software section however remains in Finnish hands and one of the best parts of the software division is Nokia HERE Maps. HERE Maps is right up there with Google Maps as one of the better mapping products available, and it’s coming to Android – albeit as a Samsung exclusive. The app will be available for Samsung Galaxy phones as soon as Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the Gear S – a Tizen powered self-contained 3G enabled smartwatch – is launched.[Read More...]

by 10:53 AM on August 30, 2014 1 comment Apps
Google introduces their own drone delivery system – Project Wing – now testing in QLD

Google introduces their own drone delivery system – Project Wing – now testing in QLD

While online retailer Amazon has already made their intention to begin deliveries by autonomous drone, it appears that Google also is interested in this delivery mechanism as well. Rather than delivering products however – although it can be done – they’re looking at Project Wing, which they’ve named the project, as a way to deliver goods to remote, or disaster struck locations. Project Wing – obviously named for the design of the drones being used, which is essentially a large wing shape – is currently being tested in QLD, with the team advising they have successfully delivered a first aid[Read More...]

by 12:16 PM on August 29, 2014 0 comments Google Services
Sony ramps up the teasers for their IFA 2014 announcements

Sony ramps up the teasers for their IFA 2014 announcements

With IFA 2014 set to start next week, the teasers are coming thick and fast, most of the OEMs are due to make their announcements prior to the actual start of the conference which begins on the 5th of September. We’ve seen teasers from a number of companies for IFA, but today it’s Sony’s turn, with the company releasing a video promo for their September 3 announcement. The video is titled The time to ‘Demand Great is coming #XperiaDetails’ and you’ll find the video features many ’3′ references, obviously teasing their Xperia Z3 line of devices, which this year will[Read More...]

by 8:39 AM on August 29, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer
LG G Watch R European pricing leaked in German press release

LG G Watch R European pricing leaked in German press release

How much are you willing to pay for a smartwatch seems to be the question, many people have been expecting a higher-end price for the Motorola Moto 360, but how much were you expecting to pay for the newly announced LG G Watch R? Well, LG Germany has apparently slipped the pricing, as well as availability for the watch in Germany into their press release. The press release slipped in a few extra details compared to what most press outlets around the world received yesterday, including extra details on price and availability. While most outlets were advised : The LG[Read More...]

by 8:24 AM on August 29, 2014 10 comments Android Wear
Reader Poll: Round Android Wear watches – LG G Watch R or Motorola Moto 360?

Reader Poll: Round Android Wear watches – LG G Watch R or Motorola Moto 360?

Last time we checked in on which Android Wear watch you were looking at , the Moto 360 with it’s round face design and traditional timepiece-like looks easily ran away with the votes. 65% of you said you were waiting for Motorola’s watch to be released before pulling the trigger on Android Wear, telling us it was either the circular design or the more traditional style you wanted. After today’s announcement of the LG G Watch R, we thought we’d re-visit the poll and see whether your feelings towards the Moto 360 are changing — from our chats amongst the[Read More...]

by 4:58 PM on August 28, 2014 24 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
Yatango begins taking pre-orders for the Motorola Moto 360

Yatango begins taking pre-orders for the Motorola Moto 360

Yatango, the company who just purchased electronics importer Mobicity, has just begun offering pre-orders for the Motorola Moto 360, in anticipation of a launch in the first couple of weeks of September. The product page is essentially a place-holder – they advise that information is based on rumours in their Overview of the watch – but you can actually pre-order the watch. The Moto 360 is available to pre-order from Yatango in either Black or Silver, with a price premium being placed on the Silver version. The Black version will cost $344.95 while the Silver is slightly more expensive at[Read More...]

by 3:58 PM on August 28, 2014 3 comments Android Wear
Humble Sega Mobile Bundle adds three more titles to their bundle

Humble Sega Mobile Bundle adds three more titles to their bundle

This morning Sega and the folks over at the Humble Bundle have added three more titles to their Humble Sega Mobile Bundle, adding two more games and a Live Wallpaper to the already great range of titles. The original launch saw Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, ChuChu Rocket! and Virtua Tennis Challenge given for whatever price you deemed fit, or you could pay more than the average price, which at this stage stands at US$3.88 and you also get Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and Crazy Taxi. From today, if you pay above[Read More...]

by 12:42 PM on August 28, 2014 0 comments Apps
LG officially announces the G Watch R

LG officially announces the G Watch R

After teasing for a few days, LG has officially announced their round faced smartwatch competitor – the LG G Watch R. The watch will be available to view at IFA, before becoming available in Q4 later this year. The watch will feature a 1.3″ Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, similar technology to that used in the G Flex, with a 320×320 resolution screen, which makes full use of the circular display. LG has used this fact to take subtle shots at the Motorola Moto 360. The internals of the LG G Watch R are similar to the original LG G Watch,[Read More...]

by 12:22 PM on August 28, 2014 9 comments Android Wear
Asus outs the ZenWatch in a new teaser

Asus outs the ZenWatch in a new teaser

The race is on to gain mind-share for the next Android Wear watch release. In a market where Google is apparently going to be controlling the software side of things, OEMs are rushing to get hardware to market and today we get another look at what Asus has up their sleeve (Gee, this pun is going to get old). They’ve shared a tweet which includes the thirty-five second trailer video for the ZenWatch, which shows an ever so slightly curved display, as well as what appears to be a brushed metal clasp on the band. Marvel at how time will[Read More...]

by 11:45 PM on August 27, 2014 0 comments Android Wear
Another Dubious Nexus X Image Leaks

Another Dubious Nexus X Image Leaks

The folks over at TK Tech News have been receiving quite a few Nexus X leaks lately with yet another leak arriving today. Just like the leak the other day where Dan was very sceptical of the authenticity of the image I also have misgivings about the image today. Firstly, let’s imagine that the leak today is authentic. The image shows a 64GB Nexus X available for pre-order from a European site for €449.99, only €30 more than the 32GB version apparently. Once again the image lists the Nexus X as coming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7GHz[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on August 27, 2014 7 comments News
Nexus 9 to feature 64-bit Tegra K1 Processor clocked at 2.5GHz with 192-Core Kepler GPU

Nexus 9 to feature 64-bit Tegra K1 Processor clocked at 2.5GHz with 192-Core Kepler GPU

There have been many leaks that a HTC manufactured Google Nexus tablet with a 8.9-ich screen isn’t too far away. Now a new source has revealed the expected processing power of the rumoured next Nexus tablet. A leaked CPU-Z screenshot by TKtechnews, claims that the Nexus tablet will be powered by a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, fixed at clock speeds up to 2.5GHz and paired with 192-core Kepler graphics unit. Upleaks has previously reported the Nexus 9 is rumoured to be using a 64-bit Tegra processor and is likely to integrate 4GB RAM. Nvidia stated that Tegra K1 is the first SoC to support the new kepler[Read More...]

by 9:09 PM on August 27, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets