Samsung and makers of the Oculus Rift have been known to be working in unison for the development of the head mounted wearable. And a new teardown of the Oculus Rift from the iFixit team has revealed that the device actually uses the exact same front panel as the Galaxy Note 3 from last year. Surprisingly, the panel even has the earpiece grille and front camera slot meant for the smartphone. The teardown was performed on the second generation Oculus Rift dev-kit. As the folks at iFixit suggest, using these panels makes economic sense...

According to a new report, American manufacturer HP could have a new smartwatch up its sleeve for the world. But unlike most new smartwatches we’ve seen of late, this one won’t be running on Android Wear, thus making it compatible with both iOS and Android users. The company is supposedly working with designer Michael Bastian to come up with the design for this smartwatch. The device is believed to be enclosed in a 44mm stainless steel case, with a circular timepiece similar to the Moto 360. The smartwatch will also have a...

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch will not break cover until Summer this year, but it’s already the hot favorite among smartwatch enthusiasts and fans in general. This is largely due to the circular shape and the premium materials believed to be used in its making. But according to a new report, the smartwatch could be made of plastic and not stainless steel as a Motorola executive claimed not too long ago. While it is possible that Motorola changed its mind at the last minute to speed up production or perhaps even cut costs,...

The Verizon and T-Mobile variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have started receiving a firmware update which brings forth a multitude of changes and bug fixes.  The firmware patch on Verizon’s Galaxy S5 changes the software version to KOT49H.G900VVRU1ANE9 and updates some of its apps such as the Message+, Cloud as well as Caller Name ID. T-Mobile’s version of the Samsung flagship is getting the VoLTE feature with this minor update. The Android version remains unchanged at 4.4.2 for both smartphones, so nothing’s changed in...

Welcome to the second part or our AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Problems and Solutions series. This past couple of weeks, we’ve received a lot of emails from Note 3 owners and majority of them were from subscribers of the major wireless companies in the U.S. This post is apparently focused on Note 3 owners under AT&T but it doesn’t mean the procedures cited here couldn’t be used to other models. So, if you own a GN3 and you’re currently experiencing one of the problems I included here, try the solution; it may just...

Remember the verykool S505 “Spark” Android Smartphone we featured in one of our posts a couple of month ago? InfoSonics Corporation, a San Diego based company, has just released this model in the market and I got a unit which I was able to take for a spin. This device is sold unlocked for $199 and can be purchased at the company’s online store. My first impression of this device is that it is slim, light, and has a pretty solid construction. For those unfamiliar with this model it has a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution...

The Sony Xperia Z2 brought a couple of upgrades over the Xperia Z1, and one of the most welcome ones are the stereo speakers on the front of the device. Xperia Z1 owners, while still owning a fairly capable device, have to make do with sound from a single small loudspeaker that produces rather muffled sound thanks to the phone’s waterproofing, but thanks to a new mod, Xperia Z1 users can now enable a second source of sound on their device.  ...

Welcome to the 28th part in out series of troubleshooting articled dedicated to the Samsung Galaxy S4. We have already tackled hundreds of questions sent to us by our readers regarding this model and it looks like we could be getting hundreds more as most of the content of our inbox today deals with this device. This isn’t an indication that it has lots of problems as the questions our readers ask us are mostly easy to fix. If you are facing issues with your Galaxy S4 or any other Android device for that matter feel free to send us...