Huawei Ship 34 Million Smartphones In First Half Of 2014


Huawei has announced that the company has managed to ship a total of 34.27 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, the company said that their smartphone shipments are up some 62 percent from the same time last year.

They also announced that they shipped a  total of 64.21 million device for the first half of 2014, and they share some details on which countries had seen the largest increase in their smartphone sales.

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Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood Watch

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood

We have seen a number of wooden watches from Tokyoflash before, the latest is the Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood watch, the time is displayed using words instead of numbers.

The Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood features a stainless steel case and a wooden strap, and it comes with time, date and alarm functions, the guys from Tokyoflash explain how it works below.

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August Games With Gold announced

gamesgoldWe learned late last year that Microsoft will be extending their Games with Gold program indefinitely. If you missed the news, Microsoft’s “Games with Gold” program will offer free games to anyone who subscribes to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold tier for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. So it is similar to Playstation Plus from Sony.

In August of this year, the Games with Gold program will get you Strike Suit Zero: Directors Cut and Crimson Dragon on the Xbox One, and if you are still enjoying your XBox 360 and have not upgraded to the XBox One yet, you are not left out. If you are still using your previous generation console, you will get Dishonored and Motocross Madness. Not bad at all for August.
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Xiaomi Mi4 Smartphone Now Available In China

Xiaomi Mi4

Last week the new Xiaomi Mi4 smartphone was announced, the handset has now gone on sale in China, and the 16GB model of the device is now available for the equivalent of $320 and the 64GB model available for the equivalent of $400.

Both models of the handset are available in two colors, black and white, and this is for the WDCMA version of the handset, the CDMA model launches in August and the LTE version in September.

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Xbox One pre-orders have started in China

xbox oneFolks in China have been waiting to get their hands on the Xbox One and I’m sure that many Chinese are happy that Microsoft’s next generation console is now available for pre-order in the country. Yesterday some alleged Xbox One promotional materials for China leaked out, and already the Xbox One pre-order has gone official in the world’s most populated country.

It is sure to sell like crazy. We can expect some big numbers from Microsoft when it launches. The Xbox One will go on sale starting in September thanks to a partnership with China Telecom. However, major online retailer is already taking pre-orders from today onward.
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Sony Xperia C3 Spotted Alongside Xperia T3

Sony Xperia C3

Not too long ago, Sony announced its best selfie smartphone dubbed as the Sony Xperia C3. The handset is expected to launch sometime in August in China, later followed by other countries.

Recently, some images of the Sony Xperia C3 surfaced from Chinese shores, alongside the Sony Xperia T3. There’s a detailed photoshoot of both devices, and compare them to give the viewer an idea of the size differences between the two.

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Hilton Hotel Will Soon Allow Users to Use iPhones As Door Keys


Standing in long lines in front of the hotel reception is the last thing any person would want, but it seems things are about to change in the near future, at least for Hilton Hotels Group.

Hilton has announced the company is going to invest $550 million to give customers the ability to use their smartphones as room keys. The company expects to complete the roll out of the new feature across its hotels across the globe by 2016.

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Nokia X, X+ And XL Software Update Released

Nokia X

Microsoft has announced that the Nokia X range of smartphones, which run Google’s Android OS, are getting a software update, and the update is being released for the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL.

The software update for the Nokia X raneg of devices will bring some of the features that are available on the new Nokia X2, and this includes the new app switcher feature, plus OneDrive, Oneoite and Outlook email, plus an updated Nokia Store.

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