Following the release of the original Aakash tablet more than a year ago, UK-based Datawind hope to continue to make the cheapest tablet around with the Aakash 2.
The new tablet will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of box (a step up from the Froyo-based Aakash), and can be had for as little as $25 thanks to government subsidies which are imposed in India. Read more »
The latest stable release of the popular Chrome for Windows browser from Google now has full GPU acceleration enabled for video decoding.
Dedicated graphics chips draw considerably less power than CPUs when watching videos, which means that your laptop will last that much longer. Read more »
Just when you couldn’t get enough of Instagram, Facebook updates its main iOS app to use one of 13 filters when uploading a photo.
You can also rotate and crop your pictures before uploading them to your timeline. Read more »
Jolla, the Finnish startup composed of former Nokia employees working on the MeeGo mobile platform, will showcase its Sailfish OS in the third week of November.
Jolla CEO Jussi Hurmola also announced that we will know what the first Sailfish-running device will be – and when to expect it – by Christmas of this year. Read more »
In the U.S., Apple stores have achieved a type of mythical status by being able to generate more revenue per square foot than any other retail outlet, particularly because there are only 250 locations nationwide.
However, it seems that carriers, namely AT&T and Verizon, are shouldering the heavy load when it comes to iPhone sales. Read more »
Apple’s latest operating system version, iOS 6, has already made its way to over 60% of iPhones.
The new update has also made its way to roughly 45% of iPads and just below 40% of iPods since its release on September 19th. Read more »
The Acer Aspire S7 series ultrabooks are set to hit shelves on October 26.
All members of the new series contain Intel Ivy Bridge processors, and start at $1,200 for the 11 inch model. Read more »
No one likes it when they drop a smartphone, especially one as large and expensive as the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
But lord knows we all have a morbid fascination with seeing it happen to other people. Read more »
Japanese manufacturer Sharp has submitted a press release announcing it has started mass production of the first 5 inch Full HD display for mobiles.
The new displays will achieve an unprecedented pixel density of 443 ppi, which is over 100 ppi higher than highest currently available. Read more »
The new Kindle Paperwhite was hailed as being the best e-ink display on the market by Amazon during their release event for the latest generation of eBook readers last month.
Amazon have since released a video explaining the technology behind Paperwhite, which was reportedly 8 years in the making. Read more »
Google has updated their maps platform to include higher-detailed satellite imagery, as well as a new 45° view mode.
It has covered 51 cities initially, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, and the State Capitol building in Austin, Texas. Read more »
Sony has bought an 11 percent stake in Olympus for $644 million with the hopes of providing advances in medical imaging and camera lenses.
The partnership aims at expanding on Olympus’ dominance of the medical endoscope market, as well as on both companies’ consumer camera technology. Read more »
Google is supposedly readying a version of their Nexus 7 tablet for only $99.
This is coupled with news of another Nexus 7 model which is expected to retail for the Nexus 7′s current price of $199. Read more »
14 years ago a small but effective search engine came to prominence on the domain www.google.com. The rest is history.
Today marks the 14th year of existence for the tech giant, and it’s celebrating with one of its trademark homepage doodles. Read more »
The recently released Motorola DROID RAZR M has been torn down and it has been confirmed that the smartphone is very easy to take apart.
We all know the phone looks the part thanks to its svelte design and nifty Kevlar back panel, but how good is the build quality underneath? Join us after the break for the full disassembly video. Read more »