LG’s G Watch And G3 Flagship Phone Might Be Unveiled On May 27th

great-inviteLG has been planning a new flagship phone for some time now, one that will surpass the traditional 1080p screen spec that we’ve comet ob e accustomed to. Besides that, the G Watch, a wearable using the new Android Wear technology software might also debut alongside it. As such, LG has sent out invites to the press to converge on May 27th, in six different cities: San Francisco, New York, London, Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul — all of which will be covered in two days.

This should be interesting.

Hands On With The HTC One M8 harman/kardon Edition

DSC01712Being no different than the original HTC One M8, except the fact that a black finish on the black, coupled with gold accents on the front and back around the camera ring, with enhanced audio capability and restoration of audio quality through the built-in settings of the phone, the harmon/kardon edition of the HTC One M8 is obviously the most unique-looking model of all the other One M8 color variants and carrier versions.

Also, I can’t help but feel the black aluminium is slightly mattified, which isn’t at all a bad thing; it actually feels better to touch than the original HTC One M8.

Check out some additional shots, past the break.

Sprint Announces The Harman/Kardon Edition HTC One M8

DSC01695There’s an officially announced HTC One M8 for Sprint, coupled with Harmon/Kardon speakers and capability. By utilizing the three company’s vast resources and audio capability know-how. This particular HTC One M8 taps into Harmon’s audio software, which allows the device to decode high quality audio files.

The device itself, remains identical to the original, but has the advantage of superior audio — even above that of HTC’s own BoomSound, which is highly regarded among all the HTC One M8 models. To further refine and make the harmon/kardon edition extravagant, HTC has coated the One M8 in black aluminum and champagne accents.

One of the methods is Clarifi, a music restoration technology; instead of boosting bass or equalization, the solution refines the music streaming audio to high-quality audio formats. LiveStage is a similar software, that assists with video quality and audio.

Also included are over a $100 harmon/kardon headphones, with full volume and playback control.

Availability will be on May 9th, exclusively on Sprint, with some high quality audio retailers stocking the HTC One M8 harman/kardon edition.

Spotify And Sprint Announce Partnership With Discount And 6 Month Trial

DSC01696If you have 1-3 family members on a Sprint Family plan, the music streaming service will discount you to a $7.99 Premium subscription, with 6-10 family members getting you an even better $4.99 per month deal.

If a Sprint customer is not part of a family plan, the normal $10 monthly Premium subscription will be available as always. Best of all? In whatever situation however, Sprint customers will receive a six month Spotify Premium free trial.

The Macbook Air Now Starts At $899 With Faster Processor

macbook-air-2014Perhaps for the very first time, a Macintosh laptop can be called “affordable”, by average consumer purchase styles. Now starting at $899, the 11.6-inch Macbook Air features the new Intel Haswell chipset, like its $999 13-inch brother: 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. Both ultrabooks still come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage as a baseline, but are configurable (for a higher price, of course) to a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 with 8GB of RAM.

As for the rest of the laptop? Nothing else has changed. No additional thinness, no Thunderbolt 2, Retina display — nothing.

But still, that price is now looking very attractive to some potential Mac users.

Via: Apple

Sony Will Release The Xperia Z2 During The Summer In The U.S.

 

xpera-z2After a long wait and some radio silence, Sony has confirmed that the Xperia Z2 will arrive in the United States during the summer. This meaning that the next flagship for Sony’s vast Xperia range is in fact, not too far, but not too close to release, either.

While confirming this to TC, Sony also stated that the Xperia Z2 will be sold unlocked through an online store, as an unlocked model (American carriers have yet to announce official cataloging of the device).

Also, a quick refresher on the Z2’s specs:  a 5.2-inch display with Live Color LED powered by X-Reality technology, with complete waterproofing, a 20.7-megapixel Exmore RS sensor and the ability to record video in 4K video (including augmented reality and timeshift video). Powering the Z2 will be a Snapdragon 801 with Adreno 330 graphics and 3GB of RAM.

Sounds pretty great on paper, if you ask me.

Via: TechCrunch

Nokia Is Now Officially (And Finally) Integrated With Microsoft

SatyaNadellaandStephenElop_PageAnnounced months ago, but taking some time for federal approval and complete integration, Nokia is now part of Microsoft. Being an ally is different than being the same entity, but that doesn’t stop Nokia and Microsoft from making separate press releases about the deal.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s statement:

Today we welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business to our family. The mobile capabilities and assets they bring will advance our transformation. Together with our partners, we remain focused on delivering innovation more rapidly in our mobile-first, cloud-first world.”

Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO, now head of Microsoft hardware:

“As Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services come together as an expanded family, we will unify our passion, dedication and commitment to bringing you the best of what our joint technologies have to offer.

ViaNokiaMicrosoft