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Microsoft Rally Ball will make you wish you had a Kinect-ed Xbox and a WP7 smartphone

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Here’s a video showcasing how your Windows Phone 7 smartphone could be turning into an Xbox 360 controller (Kinect included). It’s a tech demo only and it’s not certain whether the integration between the Windows Phone and the Xbox ecosystem will ever run so deep.

But it’s a cool video nonetheless and it surely deserves your geeky attention. Read more »

Wanna see some 3D? Check out this awesome Optimus 3D video

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Ok, enough teasing and enough CGI-enhanced video ads. This is the real deal. If you ever wanted to see 3D imaging captured with a regular video camera, here it is. No goggles needed.

We’re reporting from the MWC 2011 where LG just showcased the LG Optimus 3D for the first time. And there goes this video we took. Here’s what watching 3D clips on the Optimus 3D is like. Read more »

Listen to the XPERIA Play product manager talk about the gaming phone of his life

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You can imagine that the man most passionate about the new XPERIA Play, is its very own product manager. You see, the product manager is like a parent – he starts from scratch (or a sketch, for that matter), and carefully carries over his baby along until he sees it out the door as a finished product.

You can bet this Aaron Duke, product manager of Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play, has a lot to say about his own baby…
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Server was under attack, failed to live blog from any MWC event tonight

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Hey there, we had a really rough evening today. An hour before all press events started, we got a serious Denial-of-Services attack on our server. Our blog got hit the hardest. As a result we’ve missed our live blog schedule.

We’re deeply sorry, you can imagine our own disappointment too. Things are looking better now and hopefully, we’ll be able to cover all new product announcements over at GSMArena.com.

We still have our best guys out there in the field, doing all the hard work so you can bet you will get all the juicy details this evening.

Watch the full Nokia-Microsoft press conference inside

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Nokia actually dropped some pretty heavy bombs today with their WP7 announcement. We didn’t really expect that in spite of the initial rumors yesterday.

I’m not really sure that Windows Phone 7 is what Nokia needs right now. They plan for at least two years of transition period before they fully develop the new ecosystem. Two years is a lot of time and bad things can happen to their financial results and their place on the smartphone market in that time.

Nokia-Microsoft press conference

Watch the full Nokia-Microsoft joint press conference here: Read more »

Can your phone record 1080p video? The LG Optimus 2X can

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You’ve probably heard of the LG Optimus 2X. It’s the first smartphone utilizing the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform. Another first is the 1080p video recording that you may have missed on its lengthy specs sheet.

LG Optimus 2X

You can bet I have a real camera sample for you. Read more »

Get your Motorola ATRIX fix with this short video ad marathon

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The Motorola ATRIX was among the most interesting announcements at this year’s CES. Not only because it’s among the few Android smartphones powered by the powerful Tegra 2 platform, but also because it comes with a bunch of docking accessories, which can turn the device from a TV video player with its own remote to a slim netbook (or smartbook, if you like) with a proper screen and a hardware keyboard.

Motorola ATRIX

I’ve got you a whole playlist of short video ads of the Atrix. The playlist includes 10 clips and it’s total running time is 3 minutes. Read more »

Here is what NVIDIA Tegra 2 can do for you

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I bet you’ve seen the NVIDIA Tegra 2 moniker been thrown all over the place these days. CES 2011 is over now and we saw a slew of smartphones, tablets and whatnot’s powered by Nvidia’s latest and greatest mobile platform. So what’s all the fuss about it and how high should you place your expectations for your next dual-core smartphone?

Tegra 2 chips

It sure sounds like the next best thing in the business and we’re more than happy to serve your curiosity by delving deeper into what stands behind this label up there.
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The definitive guide to surviving Christmas zombie infestation: don’t prioritize your pies

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Now this one is a must-see video in case you get a zombie outbreak just around Christmas. The precious advice is compiled in a nice looking video with proper demonstrations. Oh, zombies – as if the holiday wasn’t stressful enough.

Surviving zombie Christmas

So are you ready to fight off some zombie hordes while you bake your pies? Watch and you’ll see. Read more »

Motorola teases with its Android tablet on video, set to reveal more at CES 2011?

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Now here’s an interesting video in which Motorola is teasing us with its upcoming Android-based tablet. The device is going to run the next iteration of Android, codenamed Honeycomb.

Motorola Honeycomb tablet

The thing is we’ve already seen an unannounced Motorola tablet in a pretty close encounter and we’ve also seen it waltzing on stage, so we don’t think Motorola has a enough left to surprise us, but who knows. Read more »

Apple announces a 11.6-inch MacBook Air, new Mac OS 10.7 Lion plus AppStore and FaceTime for Macs

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It’s been quite busy in the Apple camp – the focus is again shifting towards computers. And as usual, usually gets interesting when Steve Jobs gets on stage. Anyway, I’m not going to recap last night’s “Back to the Mac” event. Instead, I’ll offer you a quick recap of the highlights as I see them.

Perhaps the most important announcement is the new generation of MacBook Air. Available in two flavors – with a 11.6 and a 13.6-inch screens – the new MBAs are thinner and lighter than ever. That’s been made possible by doing away with the hard drive altogether.

New MacBook Air

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Watch two cellphones go head-to-head Transformers style

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Here’s a video that doesn’t need much introduction. It’s impressive as a videographer’s first attempt in DSLR video creation. The characters and the 3D animation are cool, as well. The video was shot mainly with a Canon 550D but they’ve included a Nikon D5000 as a sidekick as well. The second camera was used so that the author can shoot a scene from two angles simultaneously. The whole shooting was done in 2 hours, post took a good month.


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Feast your eyes on this full-length HTC Desire HD promo video

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HTC was only unveiled recently. Now we get to see a 7-minute promo video of the new smartphone as an appetizer before you actually get to play with it in the store.

HTC Desire HD

The HTC Desire HD is the GSM version of the US-dwelling HTC Evo 4G. It runs on Android 2.2 with the latest Sense UI and it’s got a 4.3 inches of touchscreen and 8 megapixels worth of a camera that sports 720p video recording.
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Nokia N8 is behind the shooting of this wonderful stop-motion short movie

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CellScope is a mobile phone holder/attachment that turns an autofocus cameraphone into a high-resolution digital microscope. The following stop-motion video was shot with Nokia N8 and CellScope. You can see the shooting rig in the final seconds of the clip.


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All new Nikon D7000 DSLR screams pro – here are some 20 new mouth-watering features

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Nikon just churned out the full specs of their next prosumer DSLR – the Nikon D7000. After we saw that teaser press shot yesterday, now we have the real deal.

Nikon D7000

The most interesting turn of events here is that the new D7000 actually occupies a new position in the Nikon DSLR portfolio. It’s placed between the current D90 and D300s models and as you would see it’s got better specs than both. Design-wise however it’s much the same as the D90 for what it’s worth. It’s almost the same size and weight as the D90 and Nikon D7000 engineers have obviously used the D90 body as a starting point for their product chassis.

But enough talking, here are the 20 new features that make the Nikon D7000 worth your time: Read more »