8 Minute Watch Dogs Multiplayer Gameplay Demo Released (video)

Ubisoft has this week released a new eight minute demonstration video walking you through the features and gameplay you can expect to enjoy whilst playing the new and highly anticipated Watch Dogs game.

After a few unfortunate delays Watch Dogs is now available to pre-order for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 as well as next-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games consoles.

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Dimple Adds Extra Buttons To NFC Enabled Android Devices (video)

Anyone who owns an Android device equipped with NFC connectivity might be interested in a new device called Dimple, that has been created to allow you to add extra functionality by adding extra buttons to the back of your smartphone or on the side of your tablet.

Dimple is a small sticker with four buttons that require both Google’s Android operating system and NFC support. Once applied to your smartphone or tablet, Dimple’s button functionality can be customised to met your needs.

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Apple TV Sales Pass 20 Million, iPhone Sales Up 17 Percent In Q2

Last night Apple announced their Q2 results reporting stinger than thought earnings of $11.62 per share on sales of $45.6 billion and also revealed a surprising sales figure for Apple TV devices which has now pasted 20 million units. Not bad for a product that started out as a “hobby” for Apple.

Apple also revealed that iPhone sales have been stronger than some expected with 43.719 million units sold, up 17%, however iPad devices sold 16.35 million units, down -16% which is lower than expected.

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Sony FMP-X5 Media Player To Offer 4K Ultra HD Playback For Older Bravia TVs

Sony has announced this week they are currently developing a new media player in the form of the upcoming Sony FMP-X5, which has been specifically designed to provide users with the ability to stream 4K Ultra HD media.

Sony announced the new device at a press event at Pinewood studios, explaining that the new Sony FMP-X5 media player has been created to complement the KD-84X9005, KD-65X9005A and KD-55X9005A Ultra HD TVs that were launched without HEVC decoders included in their hardware.

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New Apple iPhone 5S Advert Takes a Pop At Samsung Galaxy S5 (video)

Apple has this week released a new advert for its iPhone 5S smartphone which in 90 seconds takes you through the features and sensors that the device comes equipped with.

As well as having a small poke at Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone heart rate monitor, which is enabled on the Apple iPhone 5S smartphone using just software via an app, without the need for a hardware sensor to be integrated into the device, as with the Galaxy S5.

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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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Wicked Lasers Flashtorch is Bright Enough to Start Fires

Wicked Lasers has been producing a line of laser pointers for years that are powerful enough to melt plastic and pop balloons. The company has announced its new Flashtorch flashlight that is designed to be used as a normal flashlight that can do some interesting things. Flashtorch has up to 4100 lumens of light and is bright enough to start a fire.

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