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Chrome OS notebooks to hit retail in November

A Google branded notebook is due for launch in November by Inventec, followed shortly after by Acer and Hewlett Packard in December. Dell were rumoured to be on this list, but info has not yet been detailed on their release date. Google’s Chrome OS is supposedly a client which resides …

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POV release new Mobii 10.1 inch Tablet

nVidia partner Point Of View have detailed specifications of the new 10.1 tablet they are releasing featuring nVidia Tegra. The Point Of View Mobii tablet features a capacitive multi touch screen (1024×600) with 512mb of system memory and 512mb of NAND flash memory with support for up to 32GB via …

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Google Nexus Two: specifications leak

While the Nexus Two has yet to be announced by Google, more information has leaked online – this time an unoffical specifications list. The new information on the Nexus Two came from AndroidandMe, as they say that T-Mobile will be one of the carriers to officially support the Nexus Two. …

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Apple sue Motorola: multi touch phone infringement

Apple are suing Nokia, claimg that their multi touch smartphones use Apple owned intellectual property. Patently Apple have reported that Apple have lodged two separate suits against Motorola which list six different patents.. These suits directly target the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq, Cliq XT, Bakflip Devour A555, Devour …

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Koobface worm ‘Boonana’ targets Macintosh users

A new hybrid of the Koobface worm that targets Mac OS X, Windows and Linux users is spreading through Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Antivirus firms have reported the new malware, dubbed ‘Boonana’ when Intego and SecureMac warned Mac OS X users that the worm is aimed firmly at them. Boonana …

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Sony Playstation Phone images leak – powered by Android

Sony fans can rejoice, it looks as if they are releasing a new PlayStation Phone, according to gadget sites such as Engadget. Speculation is that the phone will be powered by an upcoming version of Google Android called Gingerbread. Engadget have said that the phone should be launched officially next …

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Apple Chinese App Store opened

Apple have opened a new online store with cut down App Store for their customers in China. A move which is sure to help expansion after years of lower focus on this marketplace. Chinese customers can now order Apple hardware such as the iPad online and have them delivered directly …

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Barnes and Noble to launch new Nook Color Tablet

One of Amazon’s biggest rivals in the E-Reader sector are Barnes and Noble and the latest to hit our newsdesk last night is that they have released a colour version of the Nook reader. Pricing is said to be around $250 and the main new feature is the 8 inch …

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Amazon Kindle 3 sales booming

The newest version of the Amazon Kindle is hot property, with sales already outperforming the older versions. They aren’t however making it public exactly how many they have sold to date. Steve Kessel, senior vice president of Amazon Kindle said “It’s still October and we’ve already sold more Kindle devices …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab $499 coming to BestBuy

The hotly awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to Best Buy in November with a $499 price for the WiFi version and a $599 price for the WiFi/3G version. They will be offered by Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Gadget blog Pocketables found Best Buy signs advertising the Galaxy Tab silver …

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Gates kids not allowed Apple, iPods – Zune only

Melinda Gates was recently interviewed by the New York Times and she confirmed once again that no Apple devices are allowed inside the homes or lives of Microsofts ‘first’ family. Deborah Solomon interviewed Melinda and asked her “What if one of your children says, ‘Mom, I have to have an …

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Macbook Air 2010 a copy of the Vaio X505?

Apple have released the new Macbook Air, a striking new wedge design which features an ULV Intel processor. The only thing, this looks to be extremely similar to the Sony Vaio X505 released six years ago, in 2004. Steve Jobs said that the new MacBook Air is ‘the future of …

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Hewlett Packard to release $799 Slate 500

Hewlett Packard are launching a full blown assault on the Apple iPad with the release of their Slate 500 Tablet, which is aimed at the thriviing business market. It will be set to cost $799 and is going to satisfy those people who have to omit the Blackberry Playbook due …

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Windows Phone 7 panned by critics

With the hotly awaited release of Windows Phone 7, the critics were clearly expecting more. Many have said already that Microsoft have a long way to go to catch up with Apples iPhone and Google’s Android. While it is still early days, this hasn’t been the ideal launch for Microsoft. …

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Jobs showcases new Macbook Air & OS X Lion

Steve Jobs held a conference yesterday in Cupertino, California to talk about the new Macbook Air and the new operating system OSX 10.7 – codenamed ‘lion’. Steve Jobs revealed two new Macbook Air’s and said they were ‘the future of notebooks’. There are two new Air products, 13.3 inch and …

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HP release new Palm Pre2 and webOS 2.0

Hewlett Packward has been talking about the benefits of webOS 2.0, saying that it would offer improved multitasking by ‘stacking’ similar applications into logical groups for easier, faster switching. It will also support Adobe Flash ensuring that pages with embedded flash content can be viewed by their customers. The new …

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Jobs “iPad is being grabbed out of our hands”

KitGuru reported yesterday that Apple iPad sales didn’t quite reach the 5 million estimated in the first quarter – peaking around 4.1 million, still an impressive figure. Steve Jobs said in a call with Wall Street analysts “we’re already seeing tremendous interest in the iPad from education and, to my …

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Apple sell 250,000 $99 Apple TV in first six weeks

After an incredible $20 billion quarterly income report, Apple have also announced that their critically slammed $99 Apple TV unit has sold around a quarter of a million units in only six weeks. In an earnings call with Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes Steve Jobs said “We don’t talk about unannounced …

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Motorola attack Apple with patent lawsuit

Motorola has taken action against Apple in court by attempting to invalidate 11 iPhone related patents. Motorola have recently sued Apple over alleged patent violations and have just filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court in Delaware. This seeks to invalidate 11 patents given to Apple and Steve Job’s …

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Windows Phone 7 not good enough for tablets?

According to The Register – Microsoft senior product manager Greg Sullivan surprisingly said that Phone 7 looks to be a poor choice for Tablets, prefering to focus on Windows 7 for this medium. “Windows 7 will provide a richer touch and applications experience and will be necessary on tablets.” he …

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Brenthaven 5 in 1 iPad Case Review

The iPad has been a resounding success this year for Apple, and justifiably so – it is a fantastic product with a huge diversity of application support. One of the big problems however is that in its ‘naked’ form it is very vulnerable and somewhat easily dropped. This weekend, as …

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