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First look at the Samsung Galaxy A5

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is one good looking phone, and that’s probably one of the best things we can say about it – it feels and looks like a premium phone, albeit having some middling specs. The rumored “A Series” smartphones from Samsung are expected to follow in the trail of the Galaxy Alpha, the first of which has arrived in the SM-A500, to be marketed reportedly as the Samsung Galaxy A5.

LG G3 record-setting billboard is 250m long

LG has created a massive new billboard in Saudi Arabia to celebrate the new LG G3 smartphone. This billboard is as longer than two football fields at around 273 yards long. It has been certified by the Guinness World Records Association as being the longest billboard in the world.

Android L to offer devices encryption as default out-of-the-box

Just to set things straight, encryption of personal data has been available to Android users since 2011. It was one of those features that users rarely talk about and never get around to using. But with the spate of high-profile leaks of personal data – videos, pictures, and the like – a lot more people are now looking to security features in devices to protect sensitive and personal data. Enter Google’s announcement that the next Android operating system release – presently known as Android L and set to be launched pretty soon – will have encryption turned on by default for devices which will carry the new OS.

Smartphone microscope uses a small glass sphere for lens

Microscopes that are used in labs and educational institutes around the world are expensive devices. They are also typically rather large and bulky meaning that they can’t easily be taken into the field for work on site in many instances. A new and inexpensive smartphone attachment has been designed that can turn your mobile device into a microscope on the cheap.

Energous WattUp tech promises true wireless charging

Anyone who has smartphone or tablet knows that having to fiddle with wires to charge can be annoying. There are wireless charging solutions on the market that allow you to flop your smartphone on a charge pad and power up without having to plug a wire in. What we would all love to see is true wireless charging where your phone can be topped off while you hold it in your hand and walk around the home or office.

Moto Maker now available in France, Germany, UK

When Motorola unveiled the new Moto X earlier this month, the mostly positive reviews have fuelled the anticipation for when it will actually be available for purchase. Some folks over in Europe who are looking forward to having it should be even more excited with this new announcement from Motorola. The Moto Maker is now live for France, Germany and the UK, even though their new flagship will not be available yet for the said region.
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