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Lenovo releases redesigned ThinkPad ultrabook for under $1000

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The latest ThinkPad from Lenovo, the T431s, reflects a slightly more modern design strategy which still meets the company’s standards for ruggedness and durability.

The 14-inch ultrabook sports a thinner profile, with a 1600 x 900 pixel resolution display, as well as the usual array of connectivity features. Read more »

HTC’s CMO adds fuel to the fire against the Galaxy S4

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During the Galaxy S4 announcement, HTC took a few jabs at Samsung on Twitter, making fun of its announcement and calling it #theNextBigFlop.

Today, HTC’s Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho continued the sophomoric display of jealousy in a statement made to hype their new HTC One flagship. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 camera samples surface, look pretty good

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The Chinese are at it again. The new Galaxy S4 has once again leaked from Chinese site mobile.it168.com, this time in the form of camera samples.

The upcoming Samsung flagship, which is set to be officially announced mere hours from now, has its camera samples compared to the likes of the iPhone 5 and Sony Xperia Z. Read more »

Rovio releases game based on upcoming Dreamworks movie ‘The Croods’ on Android and iOS

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Rovio, the folks behind the popular Angry Birds franchise, has released a new game based on the upcoming Dreamworks animated movie The Croods.

The game lets you trap, hunt, and tame various fictional creatures on both iOS and Android mobile devices. Read more »

Nokia releases waterproof protective shell for the Lumia 620

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A new heavy duty case for the Nokia Lumia 620 has been released, which replaces the current back panel and adds IP54 certification against dust and water.

The case is an official Nokia accessory and is designed to fit the 620 perfectly and reduce the gaps between the camera window and shell as well as the display and shell for a better seal. Read more »

Google Now will make its way to Chrome and Chrome OS

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Chromium enthusiast Francois Beaufort has pointed out a flag for the open source Chromium browser that hints at the addition of a Google Now component.

While the actual Google Now server is not yet enabled, the functionality is there and will undoubtedly be heading to the Chrome browser for Windows as well as Chrome OS, as both of those get their source code from the Chromium Project. Read more »

HTC lets you try out the One flagship before buying it

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HTC is giving potential buyers of the One a taste of what it’s put into the recently-announced flagship with a new interactive site.

While it’s not the same as holding the device in-hand, the website does let you experience several of the new features such as the BlinkFeed news feed, BoomSound, and Zoe. Read more »

Photosynth 360-degree panorama hits Windows Phone 8

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Nokia Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8 now have the ability to run the updated Photosynth app, which creates (somewhat) seamless 360-degree panorama shots.

The app has also received a few camera and sharing enhancements in its Windows Phone 8 version. Read more »

Samsung redecorates Times Square for the Galaxy S IV launch

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March 14th is the big day for Samsung fans, and in case you’re unsure what’s important about that date, just take a look at Times Square in New York.

Samsung has put up several ads for its upcoming “Unpacked” event, where the Galaxy S IV is expected to debut. Read more »

A cool infographic shows the rise of Samsung to the top of smartphone food chain

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Over the past several years, Samsung has gradually risen to become one of the top ten most valuable brands, and one of the top dogs in the mobile realm.

To get a taste of how exactly they accomplished this, dutch site typhone.nl has created a nifty new infographic of Samsung’s evolution. Read more »

iFixit rates Apple and Microsoft lowest in repairability amongst tablets

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iFixit, the folks behind all those thorough device teardowns, we’ve come to know and love, have released a tablet ranking, based on how easy they are to take apart and repair.

The new Microsoft Surface devices and the recent iPad generations all rate very poorly amongst other tablets on the list, due in large part to the adhesive used on the devices, which renders them easily breakable while trying to take apart. Read more »

Chrome Super Sync Sports lets you play games with your smartphone as a controller

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A nifty new Chrome experiment has caught our eye recently, one which lets you and your friends use smartphones or tablets to control online games.

You and up to three other people can swim, cycle or run your fingers against each other in this nifty new way to have fun with your mobile devices. Read more »

Got a new Google Settings icon on your Android smartphone? It’s fine

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You may have been surprised today to see a new app icon in your drawer, the Google Settings, getting you access to previously unseen dashboard of settings.

While the more tech savvy among us might suspect some hidden malware is at work, what’s actually at play is a silent update to the Google Play Services app. Read more »

Angry Birds cartoon to make its web debut on March 16, watch the trailer now

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Rovio, the makers of the hugely popular mobile game Angry Birds, announced Angry Birds Toons, a web cartoon series based on their game title.

Angry Birds Toons will feature weekly episodes that looks to answer perhaps the most burning question of all – namely, why are the birds so angry?! Read more »

HTC One uses Broadcom’s new 5G WiFi modem

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The latest HTC flagship, the HTC One, holds inside it some impressive WiFi horsepower in the form of Broadcom’s new 5G WiFi chip.

The BCM4335 is slated to deliver more bandwidth and higher range, all at significantly lower battery costs. Read more »