Sony Xperia Z2 Available for Pre-orders From Bell Canada

Sony Xperia Z2 has seen its delays, but now, it seems everything is in order, and the orders in Europe are expected to ship in May.

If you’re residing in North America, specifically Canada, and want to get your handset on the latest flagship device from Sony, you’re in luck. Bell has started taking pre-orders of the Sony Xperia Z2 for C$179.99 tied to a two-year contract with the carrier. The handset is expected to go on sale on May 5th.

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Viber for iOS Gets A New Update with A Major Redesign and New Features

Viber is a very popular VoIP application which is available on all major mobile platforms, and was recently acquired by a Japanese company Rakuten for $900 million.

Recently, the folks at Viber pushed an update for its iOS application, bumping it to version 4.2, and introduced a totally revamped design, which goes with the look and feel of the new iOS 7. It’s been over six months since Apple released the new OS, but it’s still a good thing that Viber is catching up with it.

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HTC One M8 in US and Canada Getting An Update, Introduces Extreme Power Saving Mode

HTC introduced a handy new feature in the HTC One M8 known as the Extreme Power Saving mode which can extend the battery life of the smartphone to a great extent.

Unfortunately, the feature was not available for US and Canadian variant of the HTC One M8 as it required approval from FCC for the update, and required additional testing. However, it seems the update is rolling out for those in US and Canada, which brings the Extreme Power Saving Mode, as well as camera and gallery enhancements.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Coming to US on May 1st

Earlier this month, Samsung introduced their new low-end Galaxy Tab 4 series, consisting of a 7.0′, 8.0′ and 10.1′ screen sizes. At that time, the company didn’t give an exact availability date for the US, and all we knew was that it will hit in Q2 of 2014.

Now, Samsung has announced the tablets will hit the US shores on May 1st, starting from $199.99. The tablets will be available in black and white colors.

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Nest Thermostat Can Now Be Purchased From The Google Play Store

If you are considering purchasing a new Nest Thermostat from the company recently purchased by Google for $3.2 billion. The next generation of innovative home thermostat is now available to purchase directly from the Google Play Store.

The Nest Thermostat Is priced at $249 and has been designed to replace your heating programmer enabling you to control your heating from one place, and connect to it using your smartphone or tablet when required to adjust the settings.

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HBO Content Arriving On Amazon Prime Instant Video May 21st

It has been announced today that Amazon Prime Instant Video users will soon be able to view HBO content via the Amazon service, including series such as the Sopranos and The Wire from May 21st 2014.

The full list of confirmed TV series arriving on the Amazon Prime Instant Video service includes : The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Family Tree, Enlightened, Treme, early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, together with mini-series such as the Band of Brothers and John Adam.

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Sony SmartWatch 2 Update Enables Customisable Watch Faces And Widgets

Sony has this week announced a new update for their Sony SmartWatch 2 wrist worn device, that brings with it a number of new features for users to enjoy, including the ability to now customise the watch face to suit your personal preferences.

Sony has also this week launched two new versions of its SmartWatch 2, to coincide with the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in the form of the “Business” and “Brazil” devices, which are both now available to purchase from retailers and Sony direct.

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New GoPro Hero 4 Specifications Leaked Revealing 4k Ultra HD And 1080/120fps

Apparently a press release for the yet unannounced GoPro Hero 4 action camera has been leaked this week providing the first details of the specifications the new action camera will be providing users with when it is officially launched.

None of these specifications have been confirmed by GoPro but if the leaked document is legitimate you can expect the new GoPro Hero 4 action camera to provide users with a 4K Ultra HD resolution at 30 frames per second.

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Huawei Ascend P7 Spotted On AnTuTu Benchmarks

Huawei is reportedly working on a new Huawei Ascend P7, the upcoming flagship device from the Chinese OEM. We’ve seen the device getting leaked in all its glory, and it was even spotted on Tenaa, a Chinese certification website.

Now, the alleged handset was also spotted on the popular AnTuTu benchmarks, confirming the existence of the handset. Based on the results, the purported device managed to score just 24,883 points on the AnTuTu benchmarks, which are just satisfactory.

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Wireless KOR-FX Gaming Vest With Haptic Feedback System Unveiled

Gamers looking for a little more immersion in their first person shooter style games might be interested in a new wireless KOR-FX gaming vest which is equipped with a 4DFX haptic feedback system, that allows you to feel the on-screen action and environment for the first time.

The KOR-FX gaming vest is fully compatible across a range of media and devices and can be used with anything that produces audio and is fully plug and play, enabling you to use it with a PC or your favourite games console.

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Rip Curl SearchGPS Surf Watch Measures Your Speed In The Waves

Rip Curl has this week unveiled a new watch they have created called the Rip Curl SearchGPS Watch that has been created to provide a number of features specific to those of you who enjoy playing in the surf.

The Rip Curl Search GPS watch allows surfers to track their surfing session, record a top speed and distance and even tally up your wave count in each session. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the SearchGPS watch and see it in action.

 

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Samsung Gear Fit Initial Stock Sells Out

Samsung launched the Gear Fit alongside the Samsung Galaxy S5. The device came with a curved display, and was introduced as a fitness tracker which can also display notifications on the screen.

It turns out the wearable is far more popular than many expected it to be. According to a new report from Korean shores, the Gear Fit’s initial stock was sold out in just 10 days.

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