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Google Cardboard Users Can Experience Google Maps Street View in Virtual Reality

Google Cardboard Users Can Experience Google Maps Street View in Virtual Reality

Google Cardboard is a fold-out cardboard smartphone mount that consists from lenses, a magnet, a piece of hook-and-loop fastener and a rubber band, which, when held against the face creates a virtual reality experience. Although the headset is designed by Google, it is sold by other manufacturers. But it has been initially promoted as DIY device, as the list of parts, schematics, and assembly instructions […]

     
 
 

Google is Working on a Version of Android Auto to be Built Directly into Cars

Google is Working on a Version of Android Auto to be Built Directly into Cars

Google has announced Android Auto in June this year at the Google I/O conference. To put it shortly, Android Auto allow Android smartphones and tablets to be operated in automobiles through the dashboard’s head unit, offeing drivers control over GPS navigation, music playback, SMS, telephony, and web search. Both touchscreen and button-controlled head unit displays are supported and hands-free operation through voice commands is also possible. But […]

     
 
 

Lenovo’s New ‘Fancy Maker’ Brand Could Allow Customers to Design their Own Smartphones Online

Lenovo’s New ‘Fancy Maker’ Brand Could Allow Customers to Design their Own Smartphones Online

A while back, we reported about Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola from Google, and now we’re seeing some first movements from the Chinese company pertaining to its smartphone strategy. Earlier this fall, Lenovo announced they would create a new subsidiary company under the lead of senior vice-president Chen Xudong. And Lenovo’s SVP has now made official the name of the new subsidiary – ‘Fancy […]

     
 
 

Windows Phone Store Adds Carrier Billing in India, China and Brazil

Windows Phone Store Adds Carrier Billing in India, China and Brazil

Most of us are used to pay for apps and other digital purchases with our credit cards. But there are countries, such as India, Brazil and others, where consumers would rather prefer charging purchases to their phone bill. Not only this, but being able to add your digital expenses to your carrier bill could save you time and also become […]

     
 
 

Over to YU – Micromax’s New Brand Woos the Geeks with Cyanogen!

Over to YU – Micromax’s New Brand Woos the Geeks with Cyanogen!

“You know, 2014 will go down as the year in which Micromax got into Obama mode,” a friend of mine quipped as we talked into the hall for the launch of the company’s new brand, YU, and its first device. “Heavens! Why?” I asked. “Because this is the year, the company has gone about saying ‘yes, we can,” my friend […]

 
     
 
 

Andromium is a Dock that Wants to Unleash Android onto Desktops

Andromium is a Dock that Wants to Unleash Android onto Desktops    

For the past few years, especially thanks to the increase in popularity of crowdfunding website, we’ve seen many bold projects trying to allow consumers to use their smartphones as notebook or desktop computers. Perhaps the most notorious such effort has been Ubuntu Edge, which has managed to gather an amazing amount on Kickstarter. But today we’re talking about Andromium, a […]

     
 
 

BlackBerry Classic: BlackBerry Falls Back to the Old Guard

BlackBerry Classic: BlackBerry Falls Back to the Old Guard

Almost two hundred years back, in the Battle of Waterloo, in spite of knowing that defeat is almost certain, Napoleon’s best soldiers, the ones that had served him the longest, the Imperial Guard, storm into the battlefield. Trying against all odds to turn the tide. Admiring their courage, an English general stopped his soldiers from firing at them and riding […]

     
 
 

OnePlus Announces a 10,000 mAh Power Bank for $15

OnePlus Announces a 10,000 mAh Power Bank for $15

When travelling or having to remote, there are many situations when we are struck with our smartphones’ battery life quickly depleting. That’s why many of us resort to a power bank that we carry around and use it to recharge our dead gizmos. To celebrate one year in the smartphone business, super hot newbie OnePlus has announced that it will […]

     
 
 

Micromax Yureka with CyanogenMod Announced for Rs.8,999, Will be Amazon Exclusive

Micromax Yureka with CyanogenMod Announced for Rs.8,999, Will be Amazon Exclusive

The much awaited smartphone from YU is here. Named Yureka, this is the first ever smartphone from Micromax’s new subsidiary which is aimed towards youth and sold solely online. Micromax has priced Yureka at Rs.8,999 (~$147) and will sell the phone exclusively on Amazon.in. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS display, and powered by an Octa-Core 64-bit […]