Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie tweet, one of the highlights of the awards show, has now over three million retweets, far surpasing the previous record holder by US President Barack Obama. The selfie was captured with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which raised suspicion that Samsung – a major sponsor for this year’s Oscars – may have played a powerful PR stunt to promote its flagship phablet at the awards. Naturally, other smartphone makers began making fun of the selfie at Samsung’s expense.
If you somehow didn’t notice it, Lowyat.NET is certainly in a green mode today. The reason is rather simple: Nokia X will be launched in Malaysia tomorrow and we are able to inform you that consumers are able to order the new device from our own online store, Storekini.com real soon.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that it will present Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games with the prestigious Academy Fellowship at the upcoming British Academy Games Awards. Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.
Twitter has apparently asked a portion of users to reset their passwords. What at first appeared to be the result of a hacking attempt has turned out to be caused by an accident in the system. No user information was compromised, although some users have been temporarily locked out of their accounts.
Symphony Teleca has developed an app for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch that pushes turn-by-turn navigation instructions onto the smartwatch. The app, developed using Nokia’s HERE Android SDK, syncs the Galaxy Gear with a Samsung Galaxy device and provides walking navigation to the smartwatch, letting you keep that potentially-large smartphone comfortably in your pocket, and navigate confidently in foreign streets with just a watch.
Android flavoured tablets have officially overtaken Apple’s iOS as the most popular operating system for tablets. Android tablet sales took a whopping 61.9% of market sales for 2013, compared to iOS which had 36% according to technology research firm Gartner. iOS had a 52% market share in 2012.
Androids dominance attributed largely to its availability across multiple devices and manufacturers, and a multitude of price options. Samsung’s market share for 2013 also grew to 19.1%, up from 7.4% the in 2014. Apple’s iPad however still dominates the vendor market sales for 2013, albeit with a reduced market share.
So Apple finally revealed “iOS in the Car” aka CarPlay yesterday evening at the on-going Geneva Auto Show, the Cupertino company explained how using an iPhone into a CarPlay-compatible vehicle will make using an iPhone in the car much simpler, safer and more intuitive, so how exactly would it work? Volvo recently shared a video showing off the new Apple in-car infotainment system that will be coming to its 2014 vehicles.
Samsung has announced its new Chromebook 2 laptops, featuring a powerful Exynos 5 Octa chipset as well as its signature fake leather design. The budget laptops running on Chrome OS will be available from April, and will retail from only $320 – though that’s about $70 higher than the original $249 Samsung Chromebook.
Can’t get enough of the All New HTC One? Well, here are more teasers from the Taiwanese company. Last night, HTC posted another teaser video, this time talking about the metal unibody. Like the first teaser video, the video starts with the guy talking about the HTC One before pulling out the new HTC One (censored of course) which is apparently even more slicker than before, and a whole bunch of other stuffs that have been beeped out.
Coming later this year, Windows Phone 8.1 update will be carrying plenty of new features to Microsoft’s mobile operating system. One of them is called Cortana which is a personal assistant that is similar in nature to Apple’s Siri and Google Now.
Even though the name Sennheiser is always associated with high quality audio products for audiophiles and professionals , the German company actually has made a variety of products for various type of users. For example, the game has long involved in crafting headsets for gaming purposes and the latest in the line is the new Sennheiser G4ME headset series which was recently made available in Malaysia.
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The world was shocked when Nokia reveals the 41-megapixels camera sensor for its 808 PureView smartphone at Mobile World Congress in 2012. In 2013, Nokia came with another 41-megapixels PureView smartphone camera in the form of Nokia Lumia 1020.
In general, you can’t find any other smartphone with higher amount of megapixels apart from these two Nokia devices. However, Nokia’s achievement might be surpassed by Oppo soon if the information behind this particular image sample holds true.
League of Legends will be beta testing a new queue option where players will choose their role, position, and Champion before looking for a game. In theory, this will allow for more balanced teams and prevent players from being forced into a specific role due to the choices of their team mates.