The Oppo N3 will have a fingerprint scanner on its back

Oppo N3Another day closer to the announcement of the N3 and we have another leaked photo. This time, we’re looking at the entire backplate of the device and it reveals one very important thing. The N3 will sport a fingerprint scanner. Besides that we see the new camera in all its glory. From what we know the device will feature various materials including an aerospace alloy (lithium alloy) and steel. We’re less than two weeks away from the big unveil. Of course at the rate that the Oppo N3 is “leaking,” we may know everything there is to know about the device.

source: Weibo
via: GSM Arena

Galaxy Golden 2 user manual leaks showing off some impressive specs

Samsung Galaxy Golden

The first Galaxy Golden was originally marketed as a premium flip-smartphone with some less than premium specs. The original had a dual-core 1.7GHz CPU, two 3.7-inch screens (800×480) displays and Android 4.2. We’re not sure how successful the Golden was but it appears that Samsung saw enough purchases to make a sequel and this go-around shows some better specs.

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Standalone streaming service from HBO coming in 2015

HBO_LogoHBO is set to launch a standalone streaming service in 2015, at least according to Richard Plepler, HBO CEO. What this means is that instead of having to pay for a HBO package through our cable or satellite provider, we’ll be soon be able to stream HBO much like we do via Netflix. What this also means is that we can watch Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire or True Detective without a.) illegally doing so or b.) “stealing” your friend’s HBO Go password. Of course, HBO is wading into an already somewhat filled pool of streaming services. No word on when in 2015 exactly, we’ll see this but either way, it’s coming.

source: NBC News

AOL jumps on the Android TV bandwagon

Android_TV_Apps_01AOL announced earlier today that it would make its library of premium content available for Android TV. Original programming includes short-films like “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi,” movies from Miramax, and HuffPost and TechCrunch clips. With barely a glance at the platform since it was debuted in June, Google’s opened the flood gates this afternoon.

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Gameboy emulator comes to Android Wear because a watch needs those sort of things

AndroidWearGameboyI know that after I got my Moto 360 I was thinking to myself, man I would love to play Pokemon Red, or Mario on that thing. Given its small size, it would do wonders to bring back the glory days of me squinting at a tiny screen in an effort to beat whichever game I was playing. Well it looks like I, and anyone else with an Android Wear watch, will be able to do just that.

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Xperia Z3 and Peek help doctors diagnose eye conditions around the world


Stewart Jordan, the cofounder of Peek — a portable eye exam kit — was almost diagnosed as being blind and without treatment and contact lenses would most certainly be that way today. As such, Stewart is using Peek, a set of apps loaded onto smartphones and a clip-on adapter, to help ophthalmologists with diagnosing eye conditions around the world. The newest smartphone to be apart of this process is the new Xperia Z3.

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Oppo N3′s camera shown off in teaser



As we roll ever closer to Oppo’s announcement of the N3 flagship, we’re seeing more and more teasers from the company. From specs to an updated cooling system, to a aerospace-grade alloy (and steel), the N3 is shaping up to be an interesting and powerful device. Despite Oppo showing us various camera designs, the whole thing remained a bit of a mystery. Those that remember the N1 know that the camera swiveled, giving people unprecedented selfie power long before selfie phones became a thing. Well Oppo has finally taken a bit of the mystery away after it leaked the above image on Weibo.

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