Faiz Qureshi

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Snapdragon 800 powered Xperia ZU crushes Antutu benchmark

We’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming announcement of Sony’s Xperia ZU 6.4 inch smartphone, which is expected to come equipped with a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. For those who don’t know, the Snapdragon 800 is Qualcomm’s as of yet unreleased high-end processor which will replace the …

Phones

Siri Takes Another Beating From Microsoft In Latest Anti-iPad Commercial

More than 600,000 people have viewed this new commercial in the last couple of days.<p>The ads hark back to the days of Apple's "Mac vs. PC," campaign, the long-running and much beloved ads featuring Jon Hodgman and Justin Long as the cool and dorky personifications of Apple and Microsoft, …

This Is The Best Ad Campaign In App History

What better way for an anti-social app to get noticed than by insulting its target audience? London-based app design studio ustwo has just put up a pair of billboards in the hipster heartland of Shoreditch, East London, a stone’s throw from where its own studio is based, which brazenly proclaim: <i>You</i> …

Samsung Is Building a Super-Fast LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4

Samsung has another variant of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in the pipeline, one that promises to send and receive data at nearly twice the …

Mobile

Twitter Is Testing A New Feature To Help You Find Who Your Friends Are Following

If a bunch of your friends all add a new person at the same time, Twitter will send you a direct message alerting you of that.<p>The idea is to help you expand your network of Twitter followers with less effort on your part. It will also help you find whose star is rising in the Twitterverse.<p>Sippey …

Microsoft revs speedier, smarter speech recognition for phones

Using a novel method that mimics brain functions, Microsoft researchers say they've doubled the speed at which speech is recognized and results are returned. They've also improved accuracy by 15 percent.<p>To peck away at the vast lead that rivals Google and Apple have in the mobile phone market, …

Speech Recognition