Huawei launches Honor 7 smartphone, unibody metal design

More and more China-based manufacturers are getting on the budget flagship niche, also known as the upper mid-range market. Truth be told, Chinese manufacturers seem well-placed to provide these kinds of devices – with robust specs at a very aggressive price point. Huawei’s recent announcement of the Honor 7 smartphone is evidence of this, a premium-looking phone for a lower price.

Metal-clad Meizu MX5 unveiled, packs Helio X10 proc

Meizu is currently not a household name when it comes to smartphones and Android gadgets the way Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony are. But one thing the China-based manufacturer can do, along with many of these upstart Chinese outfits, is to put pressure on the big boys with aggressive pricing and faster factory-to-market delivery in emerging markets. Meizu’s newest flagship, the Meizu MX 5, arrives just after the company unveiled the M2 Note smartphone earlier this month, and looks to be a contender in the budget flagship niche.

Episode 3 of Tales from the Borderlands could be the best one yet

Truth be told, after playing Episodes 1 and 2 of Telltale Games’ take on the Borderlands gaming franchise – an episodic mobile game called “Tales from the Borderlands” – I was pumped, because it was such a great game. I was also sad that Telltale Games did one over itself and would probably not be able to sustain the production of the next few episodes, especially as Episode 2 was really great. These are the times that I am glad to be wrong. Episode 3 is here, and it’s a trip… nay, it’s a journey.

Classic rockers AC/DC finally arrives on music streaming services

Music streaming may be big business now, but not all artists are immediately on board to have their entire catalog available for the world on various platforms, without actually paying for them per se. There are those who take some time before finally allowing their labels to put up their music on places like Spotify, Rdio, Deezer, and Google Play Music (and now, Apple Music as well). One of the most popular rock bands in the world, AC/DC, has finally agreed to join said services and classic rock fans couldn't be happier.

Google Play Music now available in Argentina, Serbia

As the shadow of another Apple digital service looms over the industry, Google needs to up its game in the global markets, not just with its product offerings, but even more so with becoming available in as many markets as possible. This week, they have added Argentina and Serbia to its roster of countries that will be able to use the Google Play Music service not just as an app, but as a streaming music service as well.

Mines of Mars and Neon Shadow now free to download, ads included

Two Crescent Moon Games have just been offered for free. You can now download Neon Shadow and Mines of Mars Scifi Mining RPG without having to pay anything but you have be patient with all those third-party ads that you will start seeing while playing those games. It can be annoying but hey, at least you've saved a few dollars by not having to pay for the previously premium games.

Cyanogen-powered ZUK Z1 hints on a 4XXX mAh battery

The ZUK Z1 is a new entry to the mobile arena yet it’s highly anticipated because its manufacturer has been boasting about its large battery. We only had few details until this week when some details have been presented in a special event. As you all know by now, ZUK is a new phone brand backed by Lenovo. The company's first flagship smartphone will run CyanogenOS and its screen will feature a U-Touch fingerprint scanner-gesture control system that allows a new way to swipe and unlock the screen.

Travel in digital style with “smart” Space Case 1

You knew this day was coming. With everything else you're wearing or things around you turning into smart, connected devices, it was only a matter of time before even your suitcase would have to go digital. A Kickstarter campaign is raring to bring you their Space Case 1, which claims to be the "world's most advanced suitcase". It just doesn't serve as storage for your clothes and other things, but it can also be a speaker phone, a power bank, an anti-theft detector, and most of all, you won't lose it. Hopefully.

LG Tribute 2 and Volt 2 now available on Boost Mobile

New and updated versions of some of LG's smartphone lines are now available, bringing faster processors, hopefully faster LTE speeds, and improved features. Both the LG Tribute 2 and Volt 2, the second generation device of their respective lines, are now available on Boost Mobile, a prepaid carrier available in the US. Both devices will be carrying enhanced LTE which means faster web-browsing and streaming of your favorite video and music services.