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HTC reveals the HTC One M8

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It’s probably the worst kept secret in the world, but HTC has finally confirmed its brand new Android flagship device. And yes, it’s actually called the HTC One M8. Not the “new HTC One” or the “HTC One 2″. It’s just called the HTC One M8. It is made from an aluminum unibody with a “brushed, hairline texture” finish, with a unique process in integrating as many as ten antennas […]

Canadian telco Rogers leaks out new HTC One (M8) specs

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Oh Canada! HTC might not be happy with you. One of the country’s telcos – Rogers – has leaked out the specs of the new HTC One (M8), which the company is expected to announce in a press event at 2am tomorrow. From what we can gather from the Rogers leak, the HTC One (M8) features a 5-inch 1080p Super LCD display, an “Ultrapixel” camera and a 5-megapixel front facing […]

Microsoft Office for iPad to be released in coming weeks

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Hot off the heels of OneNote coming to Mac, The Verge is reporting that Microsoft Office for iPad, which had reportedly been completed a while ago, will finally be released in the coming weeks. At a keynote in San Francisco on March 27th, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be showing off the app as part of Microsoft’s new “mobile first, cloud first” strategy. However, it isn’t going to be a big change […]

Microsoft OneNote is out now on the Mac App Store, and it’s awesome

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Nothing beats the freedom of paper when it comes to taking notes. Well, for a Mac user that was. Which is why the release of OneNote on the Mac App Store today is so exciting. After 10 years of Windows exclusivity, the Microsoft notebook app is now available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone. And did I mention it’s free? A OneNote notebook is basically a blank canvas. […]

Chrome OS to use Google Drive as default download location soon

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 Despite commercials which promise users that they’ll never lose files with a Chromebook, there’s a rising number of education and business users who are complaining that, when a Chromebook is reset or replaced, that they lose their local files. And this complaint mainly stems from the way Chrome OS handles Downloaded files. By default, when saving a file from the browser, a Chromebook will default to a local Downloads folder on […]

Google Drive lowers prices – US$1.99 per month for 100GB of space

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If you are still deciding between Microsoft’s OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox – that choice has been made a little bit easier. Google has announced its brand new pricing structure for Drive, with its prices undercutting its rivals. While the 15GB plan remains free, the 100GB plan is now US$1.99 per month instead of $US4.99 per month. In contrast, 100GB on Dropbox will cost US$9.99 per month, while OneDrive will […]

Razer refreshes Blade laptop line with NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs

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Razer has announced that it has refreshed its Razer Blade laptop line. While both the 14-inch Blade and 17-inch Blade Pro now feature an NVIDIA Maxwell GPU and the latest-generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Blade also gets a stunning 3200×1800 resolution IPS display with multitouch support. Other specs for the 14-inch Blade include the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics card with 3GB of GGDR5 memory, 8GB of DDR3L RAM, a […]

New Australian startup lets lonely people hire a friend – for $60 an hour

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Yes, this is about to be a real thing. A brand new startup from Townsville, Queensland called “Friends for Hire” is about to open its doors – and as its name suggests, it will let those who are friendless hire a friend for “endless possibilities”. Well, except for one. According to Business Insider Australia, Friends for Hire is strictly for platonic relationships. “It’s definitely not a dating website. It’s for […]

Meet BluCub – a small themometer for your iPhone

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TechGeek rarely cover things from Kickstarter and Indiegogo – it’s not like we don’t want to cover them, it’s just that we don’t get many emails about projects such as this. What you see above is the BluCub – a small and affordable wireless thermometer that will tell you the temperature and humidity of any given room. The BluCub is small enough that it can be placed in any location […]

New Microsoft ad: You should buy Windows because Macs don’t have touchscreens

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“Honestly, I was going to get a Mac. But Macs still don’t have touchscreens, so I got a new Windows all-in-one.” That quote comes from Microsoft’s latest ad in its “Honesty” campaign to promote Windows 8. It also represents Microsoft grasping at straws trying to find something to differentiate all the Windows PCs and laptops with the iMac and the MacBook laptop line. Yes, it is true. Most Windows devices on […]

SONIQ is producing a smartphone – running Android with a Windows Phone UI ripoff?

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Television maker SONIQ is entering the smartphone market, announcing today that it will launch a line of cheap Android-powered smartphones in the second-half of the year. The phones will target a specific subset of prepaid users, namely the elderly and parents who are looking for a phone for their children. The only problem? We’re not entirely sure what’s going to be inside the phone. For some reason, SONIQ won’t reveal […]

Samsung focuses on fitness with the Gear Fit smartband

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Samsung has announced its latest addition to the Gear smartwatch line with the Samsung Gear Fit – a smartband puts the company head-on with the FitBit. With a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED design and a changeable strap, the Gear Fit is designed to be lightweight and durable when you’re working out. Hardware specs include a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display – the first smartwatch to feature such a thing – […]

Samsung reveals the Galaxy S5: 5.1-inch display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 16MP camera

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Samsung has revealed its next flagship device – the much-rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 – at its first UNPACKED event for the year. The successor to the highly-popular Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S5 features a bigger 5.1-inch full HD display, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, and a 16-megapixel camera rear camera. Other internal specs include a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a 2800mAh battery, and either 16GB or 32GB of onboard […]

Sony unveils Xperia M2 – its “slimmest” mid-range smartphone

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Sony also revealed a couple of other devices at its Mobile World Congress press conference – including this new mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M2. The successor to the Xperia M released last year, the Xperia M2 features a 4.8-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 4G LTE support. Other hardware specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage (with a microSD card slot), and […]

Nokia adds one more device to Asha lineup – the Asha 230

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Nokia’s press announcement may have been heavily focused on the company’s Android smartphone, but it also made an announcement with its Asha line targeting developing markets. It has unveiled the Asha 230, designed to be the first phone to introduce new users to the world of touchscreen mobile phones. It features a 2.8-inch display; and like all Asha phones, the Asha 230 will include Fastline and popular apps like WhatsApp […]