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Game Of Thrones Season 5: Predictions and Expectations

Winter, in keeping with the lore of George RR Martin and HBO’s excellent tale, A Game Of Thrones, is unsurprisingly a rather bleak time for fans of the books and series, off-season blues making us all appear a little like White Walkers in some way or form. Thankfully though, we’re knee-deep in a new season of the popular series, and we’ll all have …

The State of Android: Lollipop Prior to I/O 15

Like every month, Android posted its distribution chart detailing the adoption rate of each version; luckily enough Lollipop started to show some impact and pick some steam. But is it enough? Google unveils on a yearly pace its new mobile OS iterations, be it a minimal upgrade or a complete overhaul, during their annual I/O event; and …

Our Gift Guide to a Geeky Christmas

Here we go again. It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid. As usual, we’ve got your back for when it comes to handpick some cool and ultra-geeky stuff to buy this season. This is not your typical gift list; it has a special crazy taste to it, and tries to fit everybody’s passions and hobbies. No more delays, here it comes. Outdoors …

So What Is the New Nokia All About?

The Nokia N1 tablet is still fresh news. And when it came out, it surprised most people, me being among them. The N1 announcement got me all puzzled, leaving me standing open-mouthed, not really grasping the essence of what was going on. I thought Nokia was off the pitch for good. But things do not seem to be that simple. I hence tried to perform …

Q&A With IDM-Cyberia CCO Bassam Jaber

The best thing about attending events like BDL Accelerate 2014 is that you get to bump into many of the tech leaders in the country. Although they are usually surrounded by the organizer who are trying to get them to meet other decisions makers during the event, I managed to get a quick and exclusive Q&A with Bassam Jaber CEO of Cyberia …

Why It’s Always 9:41 in iPhone Ads

Have you ever noticed how iPhone screens always display the same hour in official ads? The timestamp is always the same. 9:41. And that is, like pretty much else at Apple, by design. Here’s why. You can trace the origins of Apple’s perma-clock back to January of 2007, when Steve Jobs gave his much-anticipated keynote at the Macworld Conference …

Tweaking the SIM Card: Apple’s Hidden Agenda

Apple gets what Apple wants. So far, this statement has been pretty correct. In terms of innovation, market disruption, setting new standards, etc. Everything went the way the Cupertino company wanted things to go. Following the iPad event last week, we pondered upon one particular aspect that perfectly illustrates this phenomenon. Apple’s approach …

“Your Last Smartphone”: Project Ara

A perfect world for me is one where -among other things of course- I don’t have to upgrade my phone every few months. And the good news is the modular chameleon that might be the ultimate portable gadget is finally here. Meet Google Project Ara. It does look likewise: our mobile phones just won’t be one single piece of gadgetry, in the near …

It Might Be Time To (Really) Wave Nokia Goodbye

Microsoft is apparently moving its Lumia phones to a new home. Reports have been insistingly suggesting that the software maker will kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands this holiday season. Things are beginning to look more serious, as Microsoft has now started to move Nokia.com to Microsoft.com. The plan? To prepare and launch a whole …

Treading on the Competition: Jabra’s Solemate Review

When we were handed Jabra’s Solemate family of Bluetooth speakers for us to review, we couldn’t but remember Jawbone’s Jambox – the last standalone Bluetooth speaker we tested – as we still can recall, it did not really impress. But things are different with the Solemates: they have a distinct, footwear-inspired design with extremely high …