HTC’s latest J Butterfly is a supercharged One M8 in a waterproof body

Japanese carrier KDDI has just announced a new HTC J Butterfly, a handset which resembles the HTC One in specs but with features aimed at its home market. Like a lot of other Japanese devices, the 5-inch, full HD handset is waterproof, for starters, in case you feel like taking fish photos. For that, HTC has brand new cameras: a 13-megapixel rear dual-camera model, with a selfie-friendly 5-megapixel front shooter. That differs from the One M8’s 4-megapixel Duo “Ultrapixel” camera; KDDI instead calls it a “Duo Effect” camera with features like depth-of-field adjustment. Filling out the spec sheet are a … Continue reading HTC’s latest J Butterfly is a supercharged One M8 in a waterproof body

Japan Spotlight: Hey Big Spender! Japan Outspends US, Continues Its Meteoric Growth

Japan has surpassed the United States as the world’s largest spender on mobile apps. Data from App Annie, a mobile analytics firm, shows that mobile app revenue surged over the last year as more people moved from feature phones to smartphones.  Japan outspent the second-largest spender, the U.S., by about 10 percent.   One of the biggest reasons for the increase in app spending isn’t just smartphone penetration — which increased from 28 percent last year to 42 percent in 2013 — but Japan’s appetite for mobile games.   And don’t expect mobile app spending to slow anytime soon. The … Continue reading Japan Spotlight: Hey Big Spender! Japan Outspends US, Continues Its Meteoric Growth

Bloom Helmet Unfolds In Emergencies – Wins the G-Mark Good Design Award

By Awaissoft If one thing is certain about life it’s that nothing is certain. Anything can happen anytime without any warning. The same holds true for the natural disasters as well. There is usually no warning and it gets worse for the countries which are located at the fault line. They are prone to experiencing violent and instantaneous earthquakes. Although they have come up with a number of warning systems, like in Japan, but the risk is still great and imminent. Meet the gadget which has won the G-Mark Good Design Award for 2013 and is known as The Bloom … Continue reading Bloom Helmet Unfolds In Emergencies – Wins the G-Mark Good Design Award