Galaxy Note 4 Powered by 64-bit Exynos 5433 Benchmarked, Only Beat by One Other Chipset

New benchmarks have hit AnTuTu this week, showing off the performance of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung, powered by an Exynos 5433 processor. The 5433 is Samsung’s new in-house 64-bit octa-core processor, featuring four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. In addition to enhancements made to the CPU, the GPU featured is a next-gen Mali-T760, capable of keeping pace and even outperforming the Snapdragon 805 and its Adreno 420 GPU.  (more…)

Noke is a Bluetooth Unlockable Padlock That Destroyed Its Kickstarter Goal in Days

Use a padlock to secure your bike on a regular basis? What if you could unlock that padlock without using a key or entering a combination? What if a single click on the locking mechanism (shank) could send a Bluetooth signal to your securely paired phone, allowing it to unlock? That can happen, thanks to Noke (no-key, get it?), a Bluetooth powered lock that has already cruised past its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 in funding.  (more…)

Uber Releases API, Allows Partners Like United or OpenTable to Access Uber Info

Uber, the insanely popular ride requesting service that my hometown of Portland hates (personal problem), released an API this morning that allows partners to build-in Uber support to their apps and services. Through this API, apps can now “pass a destination address to the Uber app, display pickup times, provide fare estimates, access trip history and more.”

What does that mean? Well, it could be that you book a car to pick you up just after you book your restaurant reservation for tonight. Or maybe you need a ride to and from the airport, which you could book through you favorite airline’s app?  (more…)

Humble Bundle SEGA Edition Should Fulfill Your Sonic the Hedgehog Cravings

A new Humble Bundle is available for lovers of SEGA titles, specifically titles which involve Sonic the Hedgehog. Today, people feeling charitable can pick up Sonic 4 Episode I, ChuChu Rocket, and Virtua Tennis Challenge for whatever price they would like, but if you pay over the average of $3.70, you can also get Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic 4 Episode II, Crazy Taxi, and more to follow soon.  (more…)

Report: Samsung to Launch “Ultra Sonic” Case Alongside Galaxy Note 4

Samsung is well known for launching a ton of accessories alongside their flagship devices. If the newest leak pans out, then it appears that the company is looking to improve the lives of select Galaxy Note 4 owners, as an Ultra Sonic case is reportedly in development.

With the Ultra Sonic case, the device sends out a burst of ultra sonic signals, and can then relay an audible alert of nearby objects to visually impaired users of the device. According to sources, the case features three range modes – short, middle, and long range. As the range is increased, the signal is narrowed, allowing for a further reach and return of data.   (more…)

ZTE Announces nubia 5s mini LTE, Pre-order Available Through Amazon for $280

Another budget-friendly, off-contract device is available for American buyers this morning, the nubia 5s mini LTE from ZTE. The device is available through pre-order for US consumers directly from Amazon for the price of $279.99. As for specs, don’t expect to be blown away, but one thing the phone does have, is LTE connectivity.

The nubia 5s mini LTE features a Sharp-made IGZO 4.7″ HD display, Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing, 16GB of onboard memory, microSD for support up to 32GB of storage, 2,000mAh battery, and 4G LTE connectivity on T-Mobile and AT&T.  (more…)