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Samsung's Iron Man edition Galaxy S6 Edge lacks J.A.R.V.I.S. — With Samsung being an active promoter of Marvel's latest Avengers movie, it's no surprise to see the tech giant releasing some sort of special edition product to sweeten the deal. Why yes, it's an Iron Man limited edition Galaxy S6 Edge with matching red-and-gold color theme!

ASUS VivoWatch review: a fitness watch with style and shortcomings — My wife often says I'm fat, but that's hardly a motivation for me to resume my exercise routine. Then the ASUS VivoWatch landed on my desk, so I had no choice but to get back on the treadmill for your amusement.

Oppo's R7 Plus squeezes a big battery into a slim body — Nope, these aren't the near-bezel-less phones that Oppo teased us with back in March, but they are still very compelling. Following the super slim R5, the Chinese company has shifted its focus back to specs with two new models: the 5-inch R7 and the 6-inch R7 Plus.

HTC's Butterfly 3 makes you wonder why the M9 exists — Here's yet another case of "Japan gets all the nice things." Earlier today, local carrier au by KDDI announced its smartphone lineup for the summer, and the one that caught our attention was the new HTC J Butterfly (HTV31), which will no doubt be entering other markets as the Butterfly 3.

Yes, 10-core smartphones will be a thing in 2016 — When MediaTek first launched an octa-core mobile processor back in late 2013, many folks -- including Qualcomm -- called it a gimmick, but said feature has since become quite popular amongst device manufacturers, to the point where Qualcomm eventually had to come up with its very own octa-core offerings.

Nubia's near bezel-less phone also has a grip-sensitive frame — Oppo may have already shown off its near bezel-less prototype phone back in March, but local rival Nubia has actually released a handset featuring the same optical trickery on the edges (and let's not forget that Sharp did it first).

Hugo Barra on why Xiaomi is against microSD cards in phones — If you were to compare iOS and Android, the latter's storage expansion option via microSD -- up to a whopping 200GB these days -- is often regarded as an advantage, though not all devices come with such offer.

HTC's plastic M9+ variant will be a compelling flagship — HTC's all about its One M9 in the West, but we know many of our readers would rather have the slightly bigger and more powerful M9+. While chances of the latter device escaping Asia are slim, a mysterious plastic variant dubbed "M9e" brings us new hope, courtesy of China's TENAA certification database.

Pretend you've got Project Ara with this modular smartphone case — As awesome as Project Ara is, we've yet to hear a solid timeline nor pricing info for Google's ambitious modular smartphone. But we bring you good news: For those who lack patience and want to try the next best thing, you may want to consider the NexPaq, a modular case for the iPhone 6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 Edge and many more devices to come.

Rubix's wireless battery sticks to your phone with magnets — When you're spending most part of the day out and about, chances are at some point you'll have to whip out your portable battery to juice up your smartphone. This usually means stacking your phone on top of a cable-wrapped power bank, and then clumsily holding everything together with one hand.
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May 25, 2015

This supermarket in Hong Kong decided to chill its crisps.

May 25, 2015

@kadhimshubber It has a phonetic translation but I never hear people say it. Neither do they attempt to say the full name.

May 25, 2015

@kadhimshubber Ironically, most of them can't even pronounce Louis Vuitton correctly; they just say "LV."

May 24, 2015

@fatasiantechie Thanks! Those were from January.

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