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Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant is coming to Android

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos Microsoft is working to bring its Cortana digital assistant as a standalone app to Android (and iOS), reports Reuters. According to the publication, the Windows-maker is currently working on the next version of Cortana under the codename “Einstein” and it will be first released as a part of Windows 10 PC operating system and later make […] 15 March 2015 at 05:53 pm
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HTC One M9 global roll-out begins with Taiwan on March 16

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos HTC has revealed that it will begin the sales of the new One M9 smartphone in Taiwan on March 16, making it the first market to get this HTC flagship. The company has also stated that it will launch a 64GB variant of the phone in addition to the 32GB version in the country. The […] 14 March 2015 at 05:50 pm
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Android 5.0-based Cyanogen OS 12 coming to OnePlus One in next few weeks

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos Cyanogen has revealed that it is in final stages of the Cyanogen OS 12 preparation for the Yu Yureka and OnePlus One smartphones. The updated OS will reach both devices in the next few weeks. According to Cyanogen, Android 5.0-based Cyanogen OS 12 is currently in the QA/QE stage for both phones and it will […] 13 March 2015 at 05:49 pm
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Nexus 5 is no longer on sale at Google Play

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos With the launch of the new Google Store, the company has stopped the sales of Nexus 5 smartphone from its store. According to the company, the phone will still be available in physical stores and select online retailers as long as the stock lasts, but essentially its days are over. If you are somehow delaying […] 12 March 2015 at 05:49 pm
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Samsung makes XCover 3 rugged smartphone official

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos Over two years after its Galaxy Xcover 2 smartphone, Samsung has unveiled the successor in the form of Galaxy Xcover 3. Like its predecessors, the new smartphone is dust and water resistant with IP67 certification and can withstand drops of up to 1.2 meters. The smartphone claims to comply with MIL-STD 810G specifications. There is […] 11 March 2015 at 05:48 pm
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HTC One (M8) to get 4G LTE support in India on Aug 15

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos At the One (E8) and Desire 616 launch event earlier today, HTC revealed that it plans to roll-out an over-the-air (OTA) update for One (M8) smartphones in the country, which will bring the 4G LTE support for Indian networks. According to HTC, this OTA update will be released on August 15. Thanks to presence of Snapdragon 801 […] 8 July 2014 at 08:19 pm
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Android Wear, Auto & TV devices won’t have manufacturer skins: Google

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos Android smartphones and tablets are already marred with manufacturer skins, which often hamper the performance of the devices rather than adding any value, however if you were worried about the same on Android Wear, Auto or Android TV, we have some good news. According to a report in Ars Technica, Google engineering director David Burke has […] 6 July 2014 at 12:34 pm
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Google releases stock email app in Google Play

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos Continuing the gradual release of core Android applications in Google Play, Google has now published the stock email app in the store. Currently accessible only to the owners of Nexus and select Google Play edition devices, the app brings some improvements to the existing email app. As per the Google Play listing, the updated app […] 20 June 2014 at 09:34 pm
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PancakeBot. 3D printed breakfast with ... pancakes!

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos One of the most traditional and favorite habits of the Americans, is no other than to always accompany their breakfast, with delicious ... pancakes! In order to make the pancakes, a few and cheap materials are required and also a few time, as well as when the mixture goes into the pan within a few […] 30 May 2014 at 12:56 pm
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A guy opens the bottle cap with ... a chain saw!

by Nikos Papanikolopoulos If you don't have an opener.... it is a problem, cause the frozen Coca Cola gets warmer (or Sol or whatever you have). Your friend who claims to be capable of opening the bottle caps with his hands is not around and the edge of the table is not convenient ... Don't bother, if you […] 15 May 2014 at 12:11 pm