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Gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appears in Vietnam

Gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appears in Vietnam

17 December, 2014 | comments (25)

The golden Galaxy Note 4 not for you? What about a Galaxy Note Edge? Also hailing from Vietnam the flagship with a curvy screen is having its metal rim gold-plated, though the shop behind it has not officially announced it just yet. That means we...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia X, HTC Butterfly, Nokia 6700 classic Gold

Counterclockwise: Nokia X, HTC Butterfly, Nokia 6700 classic Gold

13 December, 2014 | comments (10)

Another weekend, another Counterclockwise how else are you going to spend your Saturday and Sunday if not reminiscing about the past of mobile phones. This week the write-up is a little sad, several phones that were the first of their kind were...

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Apple Online Store now supports PayPal in the US and UK

Apple Online Store now supports PayPal in the US and UK

12 December, 2014 | comments (6)

As of today the Apple Online Store in the USA and the United Kingdom has a new payment option - PayPal. In addition to payment with credit or debit cards, you can now complete your purchase with a PayPal transaction. There is more good news - in...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Lamborghini Tauri 88 smartphone runs Android, packs 20MP camera

Lamborghini Tauri 88 smartphone runs Android, packs 20MP camera

08 December, 2014 | comments (65)

You're getting into your Lamborghini and your phone rings with the default iPhone ringtone. Well, that's embarrassing, a 16 year old school kid has one of those. To prevent future embarrassments you need something like the Tonino Lamborghini Tauri...

Tags: Misc, Android


Counterclockwise: Lumia 620, iPhone, Yotaphone, Gingerbread

Counterclockwise: Lumia 620, iPhone, Yotaphone, Gingerbread

06 December, 2014 | comments (6)

We take some time over the weekend to talk about the past welcome to Counterclockwise. The year is almost over and we're in a lull between Black Friday and the end-of-the-year holiday shopping craze. But this period back in the day has seen some...

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Samsung may be working on an in-house GPU

Samsung may be working on an in-house GPU

02 December, 2014 | comments (37)

Late last year we heard that Samsung may be designing its own processor core. That is yet to materialize, but now reports from Korean media suggest the tech giant is looking to make in-house GPUs too. The GPU will reportedly be ready by the...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Counterclockwise: Nexus 4, Galaxy S II LTE, Google Maps

Counterclockwise: Nexus 4, Galaxy S II LTE, Google Maps

28 November, 2014 | comments (4)

Cyber Monday is upon us and that means huge discounts on older tech. To celebrate we offer you a discount on old tech news welcome back to Counterclockwise, our weekly trip down memory lane. This week we see LTE met with both excitement and...

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Ubuntu powered Meizu MX4 to hit market early 2015

Ubuntu powered Meizu MX4 to hit market early 2015

25 November, 2014 | comments (40)

A strategic cooperation deal was signed today between Ubuntu and Meizu in the Chinese manufacturer's headquarters. The agreement sets joint goals to build and promote a new version of the Meizu's Flyme OS, which is based on Ubuntu touch software and...

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Nokia Lumia 730 captures World's largest selfie

Nokia Lumia 730 captures World's largest selfie

23 November, 2014 | comments (102)

Made for selfies is the official tagline of the Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM. To live up to that Microsoft (in partnership with Coca Cola) used its mid-range Windows Phone offering to set a world record for most people captured in a single...


Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE

Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE

22 November, 2014 | comments (7)

The end of the year is coming and we've seen pretty much all devices that will be unveiled this year. Let's go back in time with Counterclockwise, our (almost) weekly trip back memory lane, and see what announcements late November has seen over the...

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Corning unveils new, tougher Gorilla Glass 4

Corning unveils new, tougher Gorilla Glass 4

20 November, 2014 | comments (54)

Corning has unveiled the sequel to its popular Gorilla Glass. Version 4 is better at falling it survives 80% of drops from 1m (3.3ft) on a rough surface meant to emulate the jaggedy surfaces encountered in daily use. Corning claims Gorilla Glass 4...

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WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

20 November, 2014 | comments (33)

Did you know that Apple uses one fourth of the world's supply of sapphire, just to protect the cameras and fingerprint readers of its iPhones? This statistic gives you some insight in how monumental the task of covering the new large screens would...

Tags: Apple, Misc


OmniVision outs two sensors with phase-detection autofocus

OmniVision outs two sensors with phase-detection autofocus

17 November, 2014 | comments (13)

It's a day for sensors it seems first Sony and now OmniVision has chimed in with two new sensors. Like Sony's sensor, the OmniVision sensors use a stacked design (with a brand name of PureCel-S). Both sensors measure about the same and one is...

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CyanogenMod introduces Scramble PIN layout

CyanogenMod introduces Scramble PIN layout

11 November, 2014 | comments (58)

A known weakness of touchscreen PIN entry is that you leave fingerprints, so it's easy for someone holding your phones to tell which numbers you pressed (not their order, but it doesn't take too many tries to guess it). CyanogenMod has provided a...

Tags: Android, Misc


Imagination unveils PowerVR 7XT and 7XE GPUs

Imagination unveils PowerVR 7XT and 7XE GPUs

10 November, 2014 | comments (22)

Imagination is the maker behind the PowerVR GPUs best known from Apple's line of iOS devices, but have also been used in Exynos, MediaTek and other chipsets. Today the company unveiled the Series7 GPUs that span two branches aimed at anything from...

Tags: Misc, Android


SEL outs a 3-fold 8.7-inch OLED touch display

SEL outs a 3-fold 8.7-inch OLED touch display

02 November, 2014 | comments (41)

At the Display Innovation 2014 trade show in Yokohoma City, Japan, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) introduced an 8.7" Super AMOLED display, which can fold in three. It sports 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution resulting in a pixel density of...

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Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

30 October, 2014 | comments (184)

Samsung is one of the phone manufacturers that make a significant profit (the other being Apple), but this last quarter the South Korean giant experienced a downturn. The consolidated revenue came out to $44.7 billion, down from $56 billion in Q3...

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ARM announces Mali 8 GPU series - Mali-T860, Mali-T830, Mali-T820

ARM announces Mali 8 GPU series - Mali-T860, Mali-T830, Mali-T820

28 October, 2014 | comments (14)

Today ARM unveiled its next generation graphic processors - Mali-T820, Mali-T830 and Mali-T860. All three new GPUs support all popular APIs - OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 and 3.1, OpenCL 1.1 and 1.2, DirectX 11 and RenderScript Compute. The flagship GPU is...

Tags: ARM, Misc


MediaTek outs MT6753 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor

MediaTek outs MT6753 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor

27 October, 2014 | comments (36)

Back in August, MediaTek announced its flagship chip - the MT6795. It has an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz and PowerVR G6200 GPU. The latest lineup of chipsets also has the MT6735 (octa-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A53, Mali-T760MP2),...

Tags: MediaTek, Misc


Apple's event is starting soon, here's the livestream

Apple's event is starting soon, here's the livestream

16 October, 2014 | comments (9)

Here we go again Apple has another event starting up in its home base at Cupertino and lucky few go tickets to attend it live. Chances are you're not one of them but you can watch a livestream, or rather you have the opportunity to watch a...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc