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Signature looks: the HTC Windows Phone 8X pays us a visit

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The HTC Windows Phone 8X has hit our office and we are rushing to bring you a short hands-on of the smarphone, complete with some live photos and a hands-on video.

It’s HTC’s flagship Windows Phone device and comes with the latest version of the Microsoft mobile platform, WP8, a Beats Audio amplifier inside, two wide-angle cameras on board, a gorgeous screen and a dual-core Krait processor. Read more »

WP8 wars: HTC calls Lumia 920 a fatty, uses pennies to make a point

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Oh No You Didn’t! HTC went on Facebook to flaunt its slender Windows Phone 8X device and take a jab at “that other Windows Phone”Nokia Lumia 920 for being “more than 20 pennies” heavier than the WP 8X.

A bit of research and we find that the American penny (or otherwise one cent) weighs exactly 2.5 grams. So we calculated 20 pennies to be precisely 50 grams, meaning HTC is referring to the 55 g heavier than the WP 8X Lumia 920. Ouch! Read more »

Conan O’Brien features iPad mini comic ad, meet the Mini Mega Micro Max

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Conan O’Brien has been known to feature cool videos on his show dedicated to poking non-offensive fun at Apple’s products and the people that use them.

His latest one is a parody promo ad of the iPad mini and things somehow got to the iPad Mini Mega, the iPad Mini Mega Micro and finally the iPad Mini Mega Micro Max. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 32 GB already on sale

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Walmart is already offering the 32 GB variant of the Google Nexus 7 slate for $249.

The retailer lists the device as in stock so you might be able to grab one before units are sold out. Read more »

Google Maps gets a big update to terrain, looks even more awesome

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Google Maps is undoubtedly on of the best (if not the best) mapping service in the world and when it comes to the various layers Maps offers there really isn’t anyone that can come close.

Terrain is among those layers, which is available both in the Android app and in the website. The Google team has now updated the terrain view in the entire world and it is now much more detailed and differentiates mountains and forests far better than before. Read more »

Microsoft officially releases Windows 8 and Windows RT

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Today Microsoft stepped on stage and released its Windows 8 and Windows RT to the tech world in what was largely conceived as the biggest Windows release ever. Availability starts today and active Windows 7 customers can upgrade starting from $39.99.

Microsoft talked OS features, integration along a wide variety of devices, the services that are launching alongside the OS and demoed all of them. Read more »

LG outs ICS source code for the Optimus 2X

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Well this happened quickly, right. That is if a year is quick for your taste. But it has happened – LG have released the ICS source code for the world’s first dual-core smartphone – the Optimus 2X.

The source code concerns the LG Optimus 2X SU660, which is the Korean version of the handset, meaning it will take some tinkering from knowledgeable hackers if the international variant of the Optimus 2X is to receive some ICS joy via various ROMs. Read more »

Skype 6.0 for Mac or Windows released, brings MS or Facebook login and UI tweaks

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Skype for Mac and Windows has received an update to version 6.0 with an alternative sign in and extended Microsoft-integration in tow.

You can log in without a Skype ID and opt for using a Microsoft Live ID or a Facebook one instead. There’s also Retina support for Mac, visual changes and more. Read more »

200 million devices already upgraded to iOS 6

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Over at the Apple event in California Theatre in San Jose Tim Cook announced the number of devices that are currently running on the latest iOS 6.

The magic number is 200 million, which is quite impressive. Read more »

iPad mini mockup pictures leak from Vietnam, look almost like the real deal

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A new iPad mockup has appeared in Vietnam courtesy of a China-based accessories company, which obviously uses the mockups to create various smart covers and cases.

According to the source, the iPad mini will feature a 7.85″ 4:3 aspect ratio display and two speakers at the bottom. The Lightning connector is naturally featured here too. Read more »

First Felix Baumgartner head-cam footage hits the Earth

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Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian who happens to be the first person to break the speed of sound without mechanical gizmos, holds the record for highest manned flight in a baloon and highest free fall jump and fastest descent, filmed the whole extravaganza on his head-cam.

The video is now available to watch but it is pretty sickening if you’re the faint of heart – the whole earth is literally spinning ike crazy. Read more »

iPad mini nudges closer to reality, leaked inventory shows pricing

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MobileGeeks.de has got hold of an alleged inventory photo from German electronics retailer MediaMarkt concerning the pricing, storage capacity and colors of the yet unannounced iPad mini.

According to the leaked image the iPad mini will be offered in Black and White with storage options ranging from 8 GB to 64 GB, Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and Cellular with prices starting from €249. Read more »

Dell announces new Windows 8-running PCs, lets you preorder now

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Dell is introduced its lineup of upcoming PCs, running the new Windows 8 operating system.

There’s the new tablet-slash-ultrabook called XPS 12, the XPS 13 ultrabook has received an Ivy Bridge update, while the XPS One 27 and Inspiron One 23 All-in-Ones got touch-enabled screens. All four are available for pre-order in the USA, Canada and select European countries with shipping expected to start on October 25. Read more »

CyanogenMod 10 M2 now available to a wide range of devices

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The CyanogenMod 10 M-Series is a stable version of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based AOSP ROM, which is supposed to be good enough to server as a daily driver.

The CM team has released M2 to the general public and it is available for download for a bunch of popular smartphones with support for even “on the way”. Read more »

Motorola RAZR i battery life test concludes, results are inside

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We’ve just concluded our in-depth review of the Motorola RAZR i and its Intel Atom Medfield chipset inside and now it’s time to shine a light on its battery performance.

The Motorola RAZR i achieved some pretty good scores in all of our tests, but its talk time endurance was partucularly impressive. Read more »