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ASUS 10 inch tablet leaks ahead of CES

With the first CES related press conferences taking place this morning, details about other products to be shown off at the world’s largest technology conference has begun to leak. One of the victims is a 10 inch Android tablet from ASUS. The ASUS ME301T Memo Pad 10 is said to …

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HTC CEO optimistic about the year ahead

HTC took the fast track to smartphone fame in 2010 but spent much of 2012 going nowhere. While we were relatively impressed by the One X flagship Android smartphone and its Windows Phone 8 devices are impressive, HTC went on to release many handsets for no apparent reason – an act …

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Samsung will launch multiple Tizen devices this year

Tizen is another open source mobile platform, similar to Google’s Android, that is instead maintained by a primary decision making group. As you might have guessed from the title, one half of this governing body is Samsung; the other is Intel. Other partners include Huawei, Panasonic and the United States’ …

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Samsung updates Series 3 Chromebox

Samsung first introduced their Chromebox in late May of 2012 that reminded us perhaps too much of Apple’s Mac Mini. In this latest version the aesthetics of the miniature desktop has been modified to look more original. Over its predecessor the new Series 3 Chromebox running Google’s Chrome OS has only updated the …

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2013 breaks iOS 6 Do Not Disturb mode

New Years, the night where many of us drink ourselves into a start where we really do not wish to be woken too early the following morning by various notification spam. Fortunately (or perhaps not) a bug has arose in iOS 6 where the recently introduced Do Not Disturb mode …

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HTC HD2 seen running Windows RT

I was surprised in late November to see the HTC HD2 running Windows Phone 8. Afterall, the Windows Mobile 6.5 device was released only a few months before the launch of Windows Phone 7 in March 2010. The HD2 has a massive developer community behind it and has also had …

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Samsung to demo flexible display technology at CES

With the Consumer Electronics Show just over two weeks away we are starting to get a better idea of what will be teased, demonstrated and unveiled at the convention. The latest reports suggests that Samsung’s display division will show off a pair of flexible displays that could one day change …

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Infographic: Android’s rise to fame

These days Apple’s iPhones are not the pinncale of the smartphone world; and mainstream media outlets now refer to smartphones as smartphones instead of iPhones. Android is currently the most popular smartphone operating system across the world and could quite easily take the tablet throne in 2013. The infographic below …

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NVIDIA Tegra 4 details leak out

Currently, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 mobile chipset is the oldest of the bunch when compared to the equivalent offerings from Samsung’s Exynos team and Qualcomm and is the most in need of a refresh so it is no surprise that details over Tegra 4 “Wayne” have been leaked online. The Tegra …

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Google brings library matching to Play Music

Users who are heavy into Android and other Google services have today been given another reason to use the Play Music service. The competing iTunes and Amazon services have had library matching for a while now, at a charge of $25 per year. Google will take record label charges on …

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HTC reportedly cans idea for larger Windows Phone

Thus far HTC have announced and released two Windows Phone 8 devices; the Windows Phone 8S by HTC and Windows Phone 8X by HTC. Both devices are somewhat small by today’s standard and neither carry specifications worthy of a true flagship. Back in late June specifications were leaked for a …

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The HTC Butterfly is not headed to Europe afterall

After being announced nearly two weeks ago, it has been revealed that the ‘international’ model of HTC’s 1080p flagship device is not destined for European markets. Japanese and United States variants have already been announced and released in the form of the J Butterfly and Droid DNA. Right now, the …

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Nokia could be looking to release a Juggernaut

The trend for the smartphone market at the moment is undoubtedly bigger is better. A few years ago, we were looking at 3.5 inch displays; a figure that has since jumped to the higher ranks of the 4 inch range. Thus far, Windows Phone devices has for the most part …

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Samsung takes its opportunity to mock Apple Maps

A few days ago Victorian Police warned people against using Apple Maps as it was, and is, “potentially life threatening” as instead of guiding users to a town in the Australian outback, users were directed to the middle of a National Park. Some unfortunate motorists have found themselves stranded without …

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Acer debuts higher specced Chromebook for $299

After introducing the enticingly cheap Acer C7 Chromebook in November, Acer are back again with a higher specced C7 Chromebook; this time priced at $299. For an extra $100 the RAM is doubled to 2 GB, the hard drive size increases from 320 GB to 500 GB and claimed battery …

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Samsung advises us to “get ready” for CES 2013

While many of are more concerned about what technology related gifts, or cash for technology, we are going to receive for Christmas, the Consumer Electronics Show is quickly drawing closer. Samsung is one company that will be present that may have more than just new products to show off to …

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Sony jumps ahead of HTC in UK Android sales

Sony has always been somewhat of a quiet achiever in the smartphone arena ever since its split with Ericsson earlier in the year. In Q3, Sony has jumped ahead of HTC in UK smartphone sales; while both companies remain far behind Samsung. Sony sold 500,000 units in the third quarter …

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