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LG pwns the tablet display market

As the whole world plus dog moves to a more mobile way of computing, wise companies who invested in flat panel manufacturing technology, are cashing in big time. But in this world of LED willy waving, who’s the alpha monkey? KitGuru steps into the ring to get hands on with …

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Intel Everywhere and Everything

Newly formed mobile operator Everything Everywhere (the combined companies Orange and Vodafone) have today announced the launch of their new phone – called the “San Diego”. What makes this one different is that it’s the first mobile smart phone to be launched in Europe that will be powered by an …

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Steve Jobs to be immortalised with movie

The iconic Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be immortalised in a movie detailing his life. Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said that he is working on the Steve Jobs biopic, although it is still in the very early stage. Sorkin spoke at the D10 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes. Sorkin has …

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ReTrak launches neat and colourful cables

In life, things are rarely the right length. KitGuru can think of many occasions when ‘Just one more inch’ would have been plenty, but we left unsatisfied. CurlyWurly is a case in hand. Other times, you wish that things had come to an end sooner. Here we’re thinking about PSU …

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Samsung Galaxy S III launches in 28 countries today

The heavily anticipated Galaxy S III Android flagship has been officially launched today by the Korean mobile giant. This launch is Samsung’ s largest for a single product ever with a simultaneous launch across 28 countries. They plan to continue this widespread availability of its latest smartphone, saying it will be in …

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LG proves 5-inch 1080p mobile displays are possible

LG isn’t the sort to sit back and be content with Samsung leading the mobile display evolution, today announcing their latest – perhaps even over the top – accomplishment. LG Display has today introduced a Full HD mobile display, complete with over 2 million pixels packed into a 5 inch …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook passes on $75m dividend payments

Apple have said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that CEO Tim Cook has asked to be excluded from a newly set up company program through which employees can gather dividends on their restricted stock units that are still vesting. The Telegraph says that Apple have …

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Samsung and Apple meet – settle on nothing

Last month it was revealed that Samsung and Apple were pressured into entering settlement talks over the course of two of days at a Californian court. The two mobile giants met there this past Monday and Tuesday where Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero oversaw the proceedings. As you might have …

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Google close $12.5B Motorola Mobility takeover

Google has completed their $12.5 billion takeover of Motorola Mobility. The deal was sealed yesterday, nine months after Google made the announcement that they wanted to expand into the hardware sector. This is their biggest and most memorable takeover yet. Google have had great success with their Android platform, claiming …

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Samsung locks down S Voice following leak

Yesterday we briefly mentioned that Samsung’s S Voice application had been leaked online and seemed to be working pretty well – even with a Kiwi (New Zealand) accent. However, this may have all been in vain as Samsung has since blocked anything other than the Galaxy S III from accessing …

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Google to showcase Majel late next month

Majel has long been rumoured as the search giant’s rival to Apple’s Siri personal assistant service. It should become available on Android smartphones later this year – most likely in the last quarter. According to reports it will officially (and unoriginally) be known as “Assistant”. While Google has obviously not spent much …

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Amazon planning 10.1 inch Kindle for Q3

Amazon may have been shrinking the size of their Kindle e-reading devices, but it looks as if they are planning to make the Kindle Fire tablet larger, later this year. According to the latest rumours it would appear that they are planning to release a 10.1 inch Kindle Fire in …

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