Turn your Sony SmartWatch 2 or SmartBand into a game controller with “Aces of the Luftwaffe”

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Now that Android Wear is all the rage in the wearables game, Sony’s got to do something to catch up — or simply come out with their own Android Wear device.

At least for now, it seems that Sony will be doing the former, trying to pick up a bit of a draw for its SmartWatch 2 and SmartBand.

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Samsung suspends business with factory in question in midst of child labor allegations

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The Shinyang Electronics factory in China, which manufactures parts for Samsung, had been accused of breaking child labor laws by China Labor Watch.

Samsung swiftly investigated the situation and has released a statement that it will be suspending business with the factory in the midst of the allegations.

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NVIDIA is working on a new gaming console

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We have seen evidence of a NVIDIA branded controller clearing the FCC that could work with a tablet that recently cleared the Global Certification Forum (GCF). The controller may still work with the tablet, but the BBC is reporting that NVIDIA is readying some sort of gaming console that will have a separate controller.

This gaming console would connect to your TV via HDMI, and  is expected to be powered by NVIDIA”s own Tegra K1 chip. It will not only play Android games, but it will also stream PC games to the TV as well.

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Samsung’s premium metal phone could be the Galaxy Alpha

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Which is it? Is the Galaxy S 5 Prime, the Galaxy F, or the Galaxy Alpha? These are the rumored names for Samsung’s expected premium smartphone.  When rumors started earlier in the year, it was believed to be the Galaxy S 5 Prime, but then the Galaxy F name picked up steam over the last month. Now today, Korean media is buzzing about a Galaxy Alpha, which happens to also have a metal build.

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Sony Xperia Z3 gets photographed next to Galaxy Note, slew of images follow

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The upcoming Xperia Z3 was recently caught in the wild and images appeared online. The same thing has occurred yet again. There are two sets of images. The first is like the last one with solo shots showing various angles. With the other, though, the photographer has decided to compare the alleged future Sony flagship with Samsung’s Galaxy Note.

It does seem that Sony is making a design change with this handset, responding to complaints and requests that consumers and critics had. Past Sony flagships have been flat and literally sharp around the edges without much of any curves. These images, however, prove that the company has taken to accept curves make everything easier for the user. Other noticeable design changes include the placement of the speaker, ports, and magnetic connectors. A change that has not been made is with the camera. The Xperia Z2’s 20.7MP Exmor RS sensor is hear yet again.

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Mysterious ZTE Olympia coming to T-Mobile ‘soon’

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New information from @evleaks today — a mysterious device known as the ZTE Olympia is coming to T-Mobile.

We don’t have the slightest clue what this phone is or any of its specs, but we would expect it to be a mid-range, affordable device. According to @evleaks’ tweet, it’s coming “soon,” so that doesn’t give much information either.

Keep checking back here for more information on the device, as we’re sure to get some info on it soon.

Source: ZTE

HTC Dot View case seemingly heading to additional devices

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The Dot View case, which received an intriguing app update yesterday, is currently limited to just the HTC One (M8). The company does not have a Dot View case for any of its other devices. However, that is likely to change. HTC, according to @evleaks, is working on a Dot View case for at least seven other devices.

There will be different levels, though. What the difference between each will be is not yet known, but it likely means HTC will water down the case. The ‘Dot View Premium’ case that is currently featured for the company’s flagship will also be heading to smartphones with the model number’s M8 Ace (One E8), B2 (alleged Butterfly successor), W8 (alleged Verizon Windows Phone), and EYE (alleged selfie handset for AT&T). The ‘Dot View Standard’ case is going to be paired with A51. And the ‘Dot View Lite’ will go with A21 and A11.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Photos of Sony’s Xperia Z3 leak on Digi-Wo and Weibo

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Photos of what are probably Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z3 flagship have leaked on Chinese sites Digi-Wo and Weibo, with the Chinese model number of the device, L55t.

Rumored specs include a Qualcomm 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, and Adreno 330 GPU. Based on the pictures in the gallery after the break, it will also ship with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

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HTC Dot View app becomes manageable with themes and settings

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When HTC unveiled the Dot View case, we were pretty impressed. Spending some time with it, though, we found that it was actually quite limited. Today, the company has updated the app to make it visible in your app tray rather than hiding behind the scenes. This means one thing: settings. The HTC Dot View app now has a few settings to work with. Users can choose when the display will timeout, adjust what (of the few apps) can display notifications, display call history, and opt to bypass a security screen.

The biggest part, however, is the ability to apply themes. There are eighteen of them to be exact and activating the display while the cover is on shows the time with the theme sitting in the background. They all look great, but it does take away the time and weather ticker at the bottom.

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