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Oculus Support – “This is Steve”

Company image done right – Wednesdays ‘South Park’ episode ensured that all Oculus support tickets on the following day were answered quickly and efficiently by “Steve”. Steve ensured he took “care of all your customer needs…

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Pebble to Push new Modular Smart Watch in 2015

2015 will see smart watch manufacturer Pebble release their next generation highly customizable product choices. Not only will they reportedly contain the ability to be strapped to your wrists via a plastic, metal case or leather strap – but…

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Nexus 6 Battery Life Put to the Test

As phone specifications become increasingly powerful, so does the need for sufficient battery life. If you’re an active phone user like I am, you’ll eventually have to come to terms with carrying a potable battery pack…

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Vivo X5 MAX – The World’s Thinnest Phone

Vivo are set to release their world-first smartphone as has been confirmed thanks to leaked photos being posted by news networks around the globe. Vivo’s chief marketing officer Lei Feng, recently broke the news on their new…

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Blackberry Hasn’t Given Up

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said today that the Asian market is critical to the recovery of his company, but he will not be pushing hard into the Chinese sector just yet. Chen commented that for BlackBerry,…

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Acer’s 27-Inch Narrow 4K Monitor Pricing Released

Acer’s new flagship 27-Inch ultra-narrow 4K monitor has seen a debut on the Chinese market in recent days, being priced at 5,000 yuan ($816 US). Designed to look seamless, the S277HK is a one of a…

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Walmart Enters Pricing War with Amazon

Black Friday and Cyber Monday plans are already in full swing for major American based retailers Walmart and Amazon. These two famous shop-till-you-drop holidays are set to churn massive sales figures for retail giants. One of USA’s…

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Chinese Mobile Market Experiences a “Significant Decline”

Last month it was reported that the Chinese mobile phone market is experiencing an unprecedented “significant decline” given Octobers continuation of lackluster results. During October, smart phone total shipment numbers reached 28,194,000 which is a decrease…

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Chinese University Uses Urine to Charge Smartphones

A teaspoon of gray powder, a small amount of mineral water and a splash of urine was the chemical concoction that Sichuan University students used to charge their smartphones from dead to 100% recently. Yes, you read…

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Android 5.0 Features No Silent Mode

Android 5.o has been well received throughout the wider technology community – providing users with many new features and an updated design. However, there’s one thing that they seem to have missed – there’s no silent…

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Mental Millet Part 2: Phone Specifications and Price

Yesterday we reported on Chinese phone manufacturer Millet processing an incredible 1.62 million phone orders over a non-stop 72-hour period, blasting the local Chinese market with their latest technology release. Today, we’ve uncovered some more information on what’s contained…

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OCZ Sneak in Update of Vertex 460A, Features A19 MLC NAND Flash Upgrade

“Vertex Transitions to Next-Gen Toshiba Technology” reads the latest release press from solid state manufacturer OCZ. Their Vertex 460 disk series has seen a small update to Vertex 460A – providing a revitalized flash to the Toshiba A19 MLC NAND,…

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Reliable Tech – Hardware Repair Rate Rankings Released

As computer enthusiasts often get hostile about their favorite brands warranties, returns and reliability, we’ve just been given an insight into hardware failure and warranty rates across popular technology manufacturers. Only just being released but complied with data relevant…

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Mental Millet: 1.62 Million Phone Orders in 72 hours

Chinese phone company and electricity provider Millet have just reported that after 72 hours of continuous operation, they’ve dispatched over 1.62 million total units of their new phone release amounting to a total sales amount of $254.5m…

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DirecTV to be the First Cable Company offering 4K TV

There’s a very common and rapidly growing group within the popular Reddit community, they’re called ‘cord cutters‘. Currently grossing over 60k subscribers, this sub Reddit is dedicated to strategies, alternatives and methods to cutting your cable service…

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Apple has Disabled TLC Memory

Due to a high reported rate of functional defects, Apple has decided to stop using TLC NAND flash memory technology in their iPhone 6 devices. According to insiders talking to IThome, on November the 6th Apple decided…

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AMD FreeSync Display To Be Cheaper than G-Sync

AMD executive Richard Huddy recently talked at USA’s PDXLAN about some upcoming trends in the market – including a public release of Mantle SDK and Windows 7’s non-support of DX12. More importantly, Huddy took some time out…

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LoL Update Sees New Map Introduced

Many months ago I was introduced to a jaw-dropping statistic. According to their own data, Riot Games will see a minimum of 4 million users logged in to their League of Legends client at any one time,…

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Japan Launches Giant PS Vita – 7 Inch Screen

Thanks to Gamersky, we have just become aware of a Japanese-only release of the “DekaVita 7″, which is a 7″ screen alternative to the current 5” PS Vita offering. But wait, there’s more! Alongside the increased screen…

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Top Dog – ASUS Motherboards Expected to Outsell GIGABYTE

According to ‘industry sources’, CnBeta has recently reported that ASUS is now expected to move more units in 2015 and kick GIGABYTE off the top position. ASUS motherboard shipments in Q3 2014 have been bumped to over…

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iPhone 6 Sales Over Triple iPhone 6 Plus in the US

Over the last 30 days, Americans have voted with their wallets – showing that they find the iPhone 6 much more favorable to their needs. Apple’s iPhone 6 has amounted for 68% of total iPhone sales in…