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  • ‘Evolve’ review: a monstrous bite of entertainment

    Music and video games have a lot in common. Take drum and bass for example: a Benga-produced track might be different from a DJ Fresh record, but they both fall into the same genre, regardless of how different they may be. It’s the same with first-person shooters. Well, mostly. Yes, yes, I know. That’s like saying all cars are the same if they have four wheels and are painted red. It’s oversimplification, but Evolve does make one wonder if all FPSes have to be one dimensional. It challenges the mold, but largely remains within a comfortable set of confines. Evolve is...

  • 5 things Nintendo got right on the New Nintendo 3DS XL

    It’s an age old question and not just for Nintendo’s last and current generation handheld consoles: is the new really better than the old? Often manufacturers launch products that aren’t exactly revolutionary, or in many cases are actually a lot worse than the product they strive to improve. While Nintendo is something of a past master at crafting handheld consoles in ways that many companies attempt to replicate, the previous generation 3DS wasn’t exactly universally loved. So, with that said, we went in search of the real jewels in the New Nintendo 3DS XL‘s crown to see what the Kyoto company really...

  • BlackBerry 10.3.1 brings Assistant, Blend and Android app support [update]

    Update: The full device list that will receive the BlackBerry’s latest OS update has been outed, and includes the following devices: BlackBerry Passport, Z30, Z3, Z10, Q10, Q5, Porsche Design P9983 and P9982. Additionally, the BlackBerry Classic’s software has been updated to 10.3.1.1565. BlackBerry has pushed updates of its BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 on Thursday, giving users of the Z10, Q10 and Z30 a chance to upgrade to the latest software platform. The company’s newest phones, including the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport already have the latest version installed, which allows users to access and install Android apps and a host of...

  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet leaks just days before MWC

    Is this why Sony has been so quiet on the mobile front this year? The company has been hard at work on an upgrade of the lauded Z3 series of smartphones and tablets (pictured above), and it seems as though the “Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet” has been spotted. Ironically, the tablet was leaked by Sony itself on the Sony Lounge app that comes pre-installed when purchasing an Xperia device. It was swiftly pulled, but not before an XperiaBlog tipster caught a screenshot. Read more: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact long-term review: sexy, submersible, sensational In terms of specs, it would seem that Sony has...

  • AMD outlines Carrizo’s new power efficiency tech, performance gains

    AMD‘s processing units usually don’t have the same respect for energy as other chip makers’ silicon, but the company wishes to change that when it launches the Carrizo APU line later this year. New technologies, processes and designs have emerged claiming to make the APU 40% more efficient over its previous iteration. APUs, or system-on-chips (SoC), house both graphics and logical processing units in one chip, and are thus more practical for use in smaller to ultraportable devices, including tablets and low-powered laptops. This area has largely been dominated by Intel in the past, but AMD is hoping that Carrizo...

  • Micromax Yu Yureka review: Cyanogen OS mid-ranger with terrific value

    The Yu Yureka, the first smartphone offering from Micromax’s new online-only brand attempts to take down the likes of Xiaomi, OnePlus, Lenovo, and Huawei. Yu’s focus is to provide maximum value to the buyers by offering great hardware at dirt-cheap price, fast software, and software support for longer than usual times. It offers the best hardware at its price, even beating Xiaomi, and that’s a great achievement considering the latter is one of the fastest growing brands on the planet. However, we’ve also come to know that there are a lot of things apart from the hardware specifications which can make or...

  • Sony SmartWatch 3 review: substance over style

    The smartwatch is still an infant technology that hasn’t yet decided what it wants to be when it grows up. Although there are a spate of Android Wear-based devices on the market, they’re all really the same thing in different outfits. This is a market where differentiation is more difficult than most, perhaps even more so than the tablet space. Generally I complain that tablets are boring, mundane technologies, but smartwatches come pretty damn close too. Sony’s SmartWatch 3 doesn’t exactly harbour an interesting name (hell, anything other than calling a smartwatch “SmartWatch” would’ve piqued my interested) or an interesting exterior,...

  • Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse unboxed [Gallery]

    Logitech has been making some really cutting-edge hardware recently, with the likes of the all-conquering G910 Orion Spark gaming keyboard and the G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse. Adding onto the success of these two devices, Logitech launched another contender to the gaming mouse crown called the Logitech G502 Proteus Core. Read more: Logitech G910 Orion Spark review: the best keyboard you’ll ever use Always with the trendy names is Logitech. For starters, the mouse lives up to its changeable name, with a stealthy matte black and shiny plastic design approach. Fit with an oversized thumb rest too for the weary handed, the...

  • LG to unveil four new Android smartphones at MWC 2015

    LG and Android Lollipop has a cute little relationship, with the company’s G3 smartphone being the first to don Google’s new coat of paint, but the company has now announced it plans to launch four new mid-range smartphones that will run Lollipop at next week’s MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The LG Magna, LG Spirit, LG Leon and LG Joy will be the company’s latest mid-range onslaught in a rather difficult to decipher mid-tier market. The phones don’t exactly look mid-range either, with glam akin to the range-topping LG G3. It’s quite easy to like the phone’s exterior aesthetics, and in...

  • FlyShark is the smartphone challenger Kickstarter’s been waiting for

    Smartwatches are slowly creeping back into the limelight, with the recent announcement of the LG Watch Urbane and the imminent launch of the long awaited Apple Watch, but smaller manufacturers also believe that they can craft something truly magnificent for the wrist. The latest Kickstarter project dubbed “FlyShark” hopes to take the smartwatch crown, and compete with the likes of smartphones altogether. Read more: LG Watch Urbane smartwatch boasts sexy all-metal body, business-class chic Here at FlyShark we are working on developing a new cutting edge smartwatch to outshine the competition and possibly even compete with Smartphones! We understand that smart...

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