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Bluetooth Powered Smart Shoe Unveiled

We are in a world of smart-everything. Smartphone, smart watch, smart car, smart TV, smart glass etc but now a new company based in India is introducing the smart shoe.  The purpose of the smart shoe according to the Indian based company, Lechal, is to track movement and also to give directions without depending on your smartphone. Hence, you don't have to hit an obstacle or pass a traffic light because you are trying to read the map on your smartphone - keeping your eye off the road.  Unlike the smart watch which stays on your wrist and connected to your smartphone all the time, the smart shoe want to do away with connecting to your smartphone all the time.  To achieve this, the smart shoe can be paired with the smartphone and then directions or maps for the intended destination can be pre-programmed into the shoe. Once this is done, smart shoe can be disconnected from phone and then the shoe can give directions offline.  To give directions, Lechal

Modern Combat 5: Blackot Released For iPhone and Android

When it comes to FPS shooter games on smartphones and tablets, the leading name is Modern Combat which is owned by Gameloft. The latest iteration of the Modern Combat game is finally here and its known as Modern Combat 5: Blackout. This is the game with polished and lovely storyline; more like Call of Duty on game consoles. Modern Combat since its first release had been good and this new release is also very great. With spectacular graphics, blistering action sequences, console based first poerson shooters. If you like Call of Duty then you would love this new Modern Combat 5. The game cost $6.99 and its available for both Android and iOS devices at their respective app stores which you can find with the direct download link below. Modern Combat 5: Blackout for Android Modern Combat 5: Blackout for iPhone Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for more smartphone gists.

New Tecno Phantom Pad II Specifications and Price

Finally, Tecno have released the Tecno Phantom pad II aka Tecno G9. This is now the elder brother to the Phantom Pad P9 that was released in December last year.   For the purpose of clarity, we shall refer to this new Tecno phantom pad II as Tecno G9 pad Display and Resolution The Tecno G9 pad features a 7.85inch 720p IPS display with resolution 1024 x 768.  When compared to the predecessor, the G9 has a better screen resolution and display.  Dimensions The Tecno G9 has dimensions 200 x 135.2 x 8.5mm.  Network and SIM This new Tecno G9 pad retains the same network bands as its predecessor. That is GSM 900/1800  WDCMA2100 with no 4G network capability. Furthermore, it comes with a single SIM. Operating System Nothing new in this department. The Tecno G9 comes with android Jelly Bean 4.2 and no OTA update for this tablet.  Internal memory The Tecno G9 comes with 16GB internal memory and a SD card slot that supports

OnePlus One Android Phone Kills Other Android Phones

OnePlus One (OPO) android smartphone is regarded as the "flagship killer"by the company and in actual fact, it is a really powerful android smartphone running CyanogenMod 11S based on KitKat 4.4.2 The company behind the OnePlus One smartphone have really done a lot to make sure that the device stands out and yet very affordable. First we look at the physical appearance of the device which gives it a very premium feel and look. Everything about the phone screams class, style, endurance and quality. Going by the words from the manufacturers "Don't settle for less"; that is exactly what the OnePlus One smartphone is all about. The body feels highly comfortable when held especially with the plastic sandstone design with subtle curves at the edges. The device runs CyanogenMod 11S right from the box so it doesn't come with the usual bloatware you find on most Android devices especially Samsung devices. Also, this CyanogenMod is the most rece

Gionee Promises To Release World's Thinnest Phone With These Specs

Gionee is fast becoming a big player in the smartphone industry especially in India and some other parts of Asia. This fast growth can be attributed to the good, high quality and good specifications that Gionee phones comes with starting with the Gionee Elife E6 smartphone. The company made a very thin smartphone recently known as the Gionee Elife S5.5 and had received quite the recognition by fans; however, the company just announced plans to release yet another smartphone that would be the world's thinnest phone ever. According to sources, the announced smartphone is code-named GN9005 and will be 0.2 inch thick - that is half a centimeter as thick as the Elife S5.5. Also, it will have a 4.5inch with a 720p AMOLED screen display. Although the GN9005 will be the thinnest phone in the world, the specifications wont be the grandest. This is because it was revealed that the device would come with a 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 8 mega pixel camera with front camera

Download BBM For Windows Phone

Earlier last month, BlackBerry started rigorous testing of BBM for Windows Phone OS and later this month the beta version of the app was released to more people for more testing.   Of course, this is long overdue especially since android and iOS devices already had BBM beginning last year October. Windows users can now join in the party of blackberry messenger users.  If you are interested in getting BBM on your windows Lumia or on your windows Phone OS smartphone, then you should click on the link below to download BBM for Nokia Lumia and other Windows Phone smartphones running windows phone 8.0 and above OS. Download BBM from this link Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for more smartphone gist

How To Make CWM For Tecno S3

If you want to create Clock World Mod (CWM) Recovery for your MediaTek device you can follow this guide which was created by one of our readers. This was done on a Tecno S3 smartphone. Procedures 1. Connect your switched on rooted mtk device to your computer and open MTKDroid tool, the tool will recognise your device and connect to it. 2. If the colour indicator in the bottom left corner is green, you already have root shell, and can go on to the next step, if it is yellow, click on the root button at the bottom, and wait for the progress bar. 3. If the indicator stays yellow, or you get an error message, this probably means you do not have Busybox installed, you can install Busybox from the Google play store .  4. When the indicator turns to green you have root shell which is necessary for this operation. 5. Next click on the tab 'root,backup,recovery ' and select ' to use boot from phone ' then click on ' recovery and boot ' and s

Microsoft Kills Nokia X Line of Smartphone

Microsoft have made a move to kill Nokia X line of smartphone - even the newly released Nokia X2 will be discontinued. Nokia X range of smartphone, which has the forked Android as it's operating system is just 6 months into the market and already it's end is here. According to Microsoft, the sale of the device is not encouraging and the device would not make any profit for the company. Hence, the need for a early termination of Nokia X line of smartphones.  Microsoft have also stated that it will focus more on it's high end products; that is, the Lumia devices and will replace Nokia X with lower end Windows Phones. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, have also stated that the company will cut 18,000 jobs by 2015 so as to reduce spendings and bring about more profits that can be used to compete with the likes of Apple and Google.  In actual fact, it will make more sense for Microsoft to focus on making the Windows Phone OS devices strong enough t

Comparison Between Tecno R7 smartphone and Infinix Zero Smartphone

Tecno R7 have been in the market for a while now and its still selling in numbers due to the good features it comes packed with. Therefore we are putting it side by side with Infinix's newly announced smartphone known as the Infinix Zero which is scheduled for release in the 2nd week of August 2014. Infinix devices have always been regarded as one with a premium feel and in the real market sense, its one of those devices that tries to get market share from Tecno. In our usual fashion, we provide you with a color coded table with the basic specifications of the smartphones and then make small comments on some of the specs. The Green coloured box specify a spec that is considered a strength relative to the other smartphone and in similar fashion, the lilac coloured box shows a weakness with respect to the other device. Specifications Tecno R7 Smartphone Infinix Zero Smartphone Network 2G/3G No LTE 2G/3G No

New ZTE High End Nubia Z7 Smartphone Is Like LG G3 But Cheaper

The LG G3 is a very good awesome quality smartphone bust it doesn't come cheap at all.  ZTE, have released their high end smartphone with  the same specifications like  the LG G3 smartphone but its $100 cheaper. The ZTE Nubia Z7 comes with a 5.5 inch gorilla glass 3 display with Quad HD 2560 x 1440 resolution and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset just like the LG G3 smartphone giving a quad core 2.5GHz processor speed. Furthermore, the device comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Nubia Z7 comes with a 13.0 mega pixel rear camera with a f/2.0 camera lens with optical image stabilization and a 5.0 inch front camera which gives out wonderful shots. Also the device comes with Android KitKat 4.4 and has a unique Nubia 2.0 UI on it. In other to make sure that the device last long on daily use, ZTE gave a battery power of 3000mAh to the Nubia Z7 and added a new special feature called Display RAM which is expected to minimize battery drain. T

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Knife and Key Scratch Test (Images and Video)

Earlier this week Marque Brownlee showed how the iPhone 6 sapphire display looks and how durable it is by performing a knife and key scratch test .  The iPhone 6 is expected to be to revealed in September with two different models; iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch display and iPhone 6 with a 5.5 inch display. The rumor is that only the iPhone 6 with 5.5 inch display would be getting a sapphire display, however from the video posted by Brwonlee, both the 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhone 6 will come with the super durable sapphire display. In the video, Brownlee tried to bend and break the screen but the screen seems tough enough not to break. Also, a very sharp and sturdy knife was used to probe the screen strongly and nothing happen; so also was the scratch of a key on the screen display. Marque Brwonlee also shows in his video that the iPhone 6 display is very clear with almost 0% opacity and ultra thin. Meaning that images and colours would be very clear and distin