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It takes a good bit of courage, as well as a slight dose of desperation, to knowingly turn a blind eye to the specific guidelines set by your idol, mentor and forerunner, to whom you basically owe everything. “No one is going to buy a phone you can’t get your hand around” said Steve Jobs in 2010. “Bigger than bigger” said Tim Cook upon unveiling the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, at last acknowledging the superiority of the phablet. Sorry, the “iPhablet”. Bold move, when Cupertino knew full well it was exposing...

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally come. Samsung has thrown its hat in the high-end phablet ring once again, and LG is in trouble. Not that Sammy wasn’t well-represented already in the jumbo-sized smartphone supremacy battle. Unsurprisingly, its Galaxy Note 3 aged more than gracefully, likely keeping the G3 threat at bay thanks to a well-oiled advertising machine that chugs along unperturbed by a reported dip in overall Galaxy sales. But it’s perhaps the same dip that convinced the makers of...

Rovio was expected to launch Angry Birds Stella today on the 4th of September. And right on cue, the game has made its way to the Google Play Store. The developers have teased the arrival of the game on multiple occasions and there’s plenty of hype being built up on social media as well, which is not uncommon for a game belonging to the Angry Birds franchise. The game is available as a free download of course, but Rovio is also offering in-app purchases for those interested. Angry Birds Stella has over 120 playable levels which...

Samsung is known for launching unique accessories for its devices. Continuing that trend is a new ballpoint pen which is also a stylus for your touchscreen device. It’s a nifty accessory to have considering that most users barely use the stylus that is supplied with the phablets. So by doubling as a pen, users can be within proximity of the stylus at all times and won’t need to take it off the stylus silo from the device. The EJ-PG900C has a stylus on one end and a ballpoint nib on the other, so it’s designed to be productive....

Whether you consider them to be in poor taste, a passing fad or a key element of today’s pop culture, selfies are unquestionably at the peak of their popularity. The most retweeted image ever is a self-portrait photograph of a cluster of celebrities, the Oxford English Dictionary awarded the term, which wasn’t previously listed in the glossary, the 2013 word of the year prize, and yes, even Russian dictator Vladimir Putin occasionally strikes a selfie pose. Not to mention the leader of the free world, who infamously made waves with...

A new leak has revealed the alleged keyboard case from the Nexus 9 tablet. An image from the patent filing reveals two separate parts of the case, one which would cover the device and the other which would act as a standalone keyboard. The filing also reveals that the keyboard will be powered by Bluetooth 4.0 and have its very own 450 mAh battery, so it won’t require the device to power itself. The case has a charging port on the side near the hinges, while there’s an LED indicator on the other side. It’s quite similar...

We’ve seen smartwatches and even smaller mobile companion accessories launching in the market. But the MOTA SmartRing takes the cake for being the smallest of them all as it fits right into your finger. The idea is to provide notifications to the users right at their fingertips (quite literally) and offer the liberty to view or dismiss them at their convenience. As you can see from the image above, the SmartRing doesn’t have a large screen real estate, which is understandable as it is meant to slot into your finger. But...

Things just got real. The start of the new school year is less than a week away, so it’s high time you stopped daydreaming about the good old early days of summer. But September 4 doesn’t have to be a time of grief and sorrow. Not entirely. You might as well embrace the beginning of the rest of your life, and make the most of it. And what better way than loading up on sizzling hot Android gear to ensure you’ll stand out from the crowd once that first bell rings? Already stacked on tablets, convertibles, laptops and/or multi-purpose...