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Sony unveils the VAIO Duo 11 hybrid ultrabook and Tap 20 AIP

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We first saw the Sony VAIO Duo 11 hybrid ultrabook yesterday through a few leaked images, but today it already went official.

Sony unveiled the sweet looking VAIO Duo 11 at its pre-IFA press conference, along with the Tap 20 Touch AIO PC. Read more »

Here is what Apple, Samsung and Google think on the verdict from the patent infringement trial

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As you may know, the Apple vs. Samsung case reached its conclusion last week, and as a result Samsung has to pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages.

And in case you’re wondering how the two companies feel about it, here go the internal memos sent to the respectful companies’ employees. Google also threw in its two cents on the matter. Read more »

Dropbox ups security with two-step login, coming soon to all accounts

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Dropbox is en route to bring a new, optional, two-step login verification to its desktop service.

The verification will be invoked if you or someone else tries to access your Dropbox account from an unrecognized account. Read more »

Samsung tells the story behind the Galaxy S III design on video

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With all the trials and jury hearings Samsung was forced to reveal a lot of information concerning its design ideas – both hardware and software.

However, now we get to see what’s the inspiration behind the company’s current top dog – the Galaxy S III. Read more »

Tough and touch – the Sony Xperia acro S comes by for a visit

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The Sony Xperia acro S stopped by our office and brought along its powerful 12 MP snapper and HD Mobile BRAVIA display in an attempt to impress us.

If you thought that the Xperia acro S is just another smartphone, you thought wrong. It’s an IP57 certified device, meaning it’s dust resistant and can survive when submerged in up to a meter of water for as long as 30 minutes. Read more »

New JB ROM for the international Galaxy S III leaks, flash at your own risk

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Just a couple of days after the last Jelly Bean-ed Touch Wiz update for the international Galaxy S III leaked we got a new one.

The new build, version XXDLH6, is available for download and is flashable via ODIN. Read more »

Canon unveils two PowerShot superzoom cameras – meet the SX150 and SX500

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Canon just announced two new members of the PowerShot line of digital cameras – the SX500 IS and the SX160 IS. Both feature 16 MP 1/2.3″ CCD sensors and Canon’s DIGIC 4 image processor.

The S160 IS is the successor to the SX150 IS, while the SX500 IS is a totally new package. The duo is expected to hit the market this September for $329.99 (SX500 IS) and $229.99 (SX160 IS). Read more »

Guy switches from Android to a Lumia, Nokia decides to film and share the whole story

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Oh, this is a “Dear Diary” moment! Christopher Taylor of Glasgow got fed up with his clumsy Motorola Atrix and decided to go down Windows Phone path via the Nokia Lumia 800.

Nokia, being in dire need of good publicity, decided to film the freshly-converted Chris and post the story on YouTube. The nerve, right, on Google’s own turf! Read more »

Hilarious new iPhone ad parodies social network addicts

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iPhone users are among the easiest prey to poke fun at. We’ve all seen Samsung’s iSheep-targeted ads, and we won’t even go into the flame wars found in some of the comments sections on our site.

Video artist Adam Sacks has taken the joke one step further by making a hilarious fake ad about the next-gen iPhone 5 in which he parodies people addicted to using their phones as a replacement for having a social life. Read more »

Plants vs. Zombies sequel coming in spring of 2013

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PopCap Games, the popular game developer and now an EA-owned company, has announced today that we’re in for a sequel of Plants Vs. Zombies, coming in late spring next year.

PvZ is one of the best known mobile games on Android and iOS (among others) and probably the most popular lane tower defense game ever. Its gameplay revolves around fending off hordes of hilariously quirky, awkward-dressed, zombies with a large selection of sharp-shooting plants. Read more »

Sony unveils Exmor RS CMOS sensor for phones and tablets, does HDR video

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Sony has unveiled a new line of Exmor sensors, the stacked CMOS dubbed RS, meant for use in cameraphones and slates.

Expected to arrive in October the Exmor RS will come in two 8 MP and one 13 MP flavors. Read more »

SimCity will launch on Mac in February 2013, same time as the PC version

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The next SimCity will come to Macs as well as PCs in February 2013.

This was revealed today by Electronic Arts at its Gamescom press event. Read more »

Siri’s in for some Google competition on iOS, Voice Search coming soon

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Google is on track to revamp its Search app on iOS and improve the voice search by adding Google Now-flavored recognition.

The update will be available soon with no further specifics provided as to when exactly. Read more »

Korean Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 source code released

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The source code for the Korean Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been released and is now available for download.

This means that developers can now start developing custom ROMs for the newly announced 10.1″ slate. Read more »

Guardian photojournalist captures the London Olympics with little more than an iPhone

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Dan Chung, a photojournalist on Guardian’s payroll has realized an interesting idea – capturing the all you can eat 2012 Summer Olympics action with a smartphone.

The device in question is an iPhone – a 4 and 4S. To aid him in making the results matter he uses the Snapseed photo editing app and occasionally some add-ons like binoculars and special lenses. Read more »