Samsung rumoured to be developing an entry-level fitness tracker with ‘Triathlon’ codename

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Samsung recently revealed its stylish new Gear S2 smartwatch running the Tizen operating system, garnering positive reviews along the way. Naturally the high-end market isn’t quite enough for the South Korean electronics giant, as it is allegedly looking at fleshing out its entry-level offerings in the wearables department. According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung is busy developing a health and fitness tracker, with model number SM-R150. Read more

SnapChat triples its viewing numbers in only 6 months

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If you are a frequent SnapChat user, then you have contributed to the instant messaging app’s huge increase in viewership numbers since May. In just 6 months, SnapChat has tripled its daily viewing numbers.

According to the Financial Times, more than 6 billion clips are viewed every single day on SnapChat, with more than 100 million daily active users. That’s quite impressive for an app that exists purely on the mobile platform. It’s thought that the sudden increase in viewing numbers can at least be partly attributed to features such as Discover, Live Stories (such as the NFL content), and Lenses.


Source: Financial Times  (Subscription required)
Via: Engadget

Sony’s Xperia C4 is now available in the UK for £175


While it was initially only launched in select markets (read Asia), the Xperia C4 has slowly become available in additional regions. A few weeks ago it was on offer at Best Buy, and now the handset has found its way to the UK. The Xperia C4 (E5303) now has its own listing page on Sony’s UK website and is currently available from Amazon UK from £174.99. Read more

Samsung publishes its latest Gear S2 commercial


Earlier this week, Samsung took to its official YouTube channel to share the latest promotional video for its second-generation Tizen-totting smartwatch, the Gear S2. In the short 30-second clip, we learn how the device’s integrated 3G connectivity can be used to keep connected with the world around us, without having to use our smartphone at all.

Check it out after the break.

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Google is giving away three free movies to all Chromebook owners


If you’re the proud owner of a Chromebook, you may want to boot it up, head over to Play Movies & TV and check the dedicated promotions section of the application as Google is now giving away three complimentary films from a limited selection to all owners of a Chrome OS-powered device. Unfortunately, the movies are only available in Standard Definition (SD), but it’s still a pretty sweet deal nonetheless.

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John Chen reveals that BlackBerry has a range of products to launch after the Priv

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During an exclusive interview with Fox Business, BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen disclosed that the Canadian company already has a range of products in the pipeline that are scheduled to launch soon after the Priv. It’s unclear, though, whether the new handsets will run BlackBerry 10 or Android, but we assume the latter seeing as the manufacturer has to sell 5,000,000 devices just to turn a profit and stay afloat. If the firm fails and sales aren’t quite up to scratch, it will be forced to abandon the hardware industry altogether.

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