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Quad-core comes to town: the LG Optimus 4X HD pays us a visit

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What we have in the office is something special. LG’s new flagship is at our door and it looks eager to strut its stuff and flex some quad-core muscles.

The LG Optimus 4X HD has a strong claim as one of the best phones on the market right now. And if quad-core Tegra 3 processing, True HD-IPS display of 720p resolution and Android 4.0.3 aren’t enough by themselves, take a peek inside for our video of the 4X HD in action. Read more »

WinZip now available for Android, rolls back the years

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Anyone who has used a .zip file manager before has heard of WinZip and has used it too.

Well if you want to relive some of that nostalgia anew and you own an Android-powered device you can – the app is available for free in the Google Play store. Read more »

Facebook confirms rumors, acquires Face.com

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Today Facebook officially announced that it has sealed the deal for acquiring the face-recognition software company Face.com for an undisclosed sum. A move that’s hardly surprising as we’ve been hearing about it for a while now.

The deal is expected to go through in the coming weeks. There’s no telling what Facebook’s plans about Face.com are, but the company’s services are already widely used around the world’s largest social network. Read more »

Asus Nexus 7 tablet snaps some pics, Picasa leaks them

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A user, reportedly affiliated with Google, snapped a couple of pictures with a device, recognized as Asus Nexus 7 tablet. The pictures were uploaded to Picasa Web Albums by the user Somit Bh.

The pictures were removed from the user’s profile and Picasa Web Albums shortly after they were spotted, which only adds credibility to the leak. Read more »

Facebook Camera app on iOS gets an update, new name

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It appears that we are not done with the Apple-related Facebook news, as the company just released an update for the iOS version of its camera app.

The first change you are going to notice after you apply the version 1.0.2. update is the Facebook Camera app has been given a new screen name – Camera•. Read more »

iOS 6 beta download links now available, you can try it if you want

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Links to the iOS 6 beta are going live all over the place and you can now get it through both legitimate and slightly shady ways and experience the new iOS release before its official fall launch.

Maypalo has posted download links to the iOS 6 beta for the iPhone 4, 4S and 3GS, iPad 2 and 3 and the 4th generation iPod Touch. Read more »

Sony shows the DSC-RX100 point and shoot with big sensor and WhiteMagic screen [UPDATED]

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Sony’s latest digicam offering, the RX100, will put a 1″ 20.9 MP Exmor CMOS sensor with BIONZ image processor in your hands sometime in July for the rather high asking price of $649.

The RX100 has a four times larger sensor than the run-of-the-mill point and shoot cameras, a 25 point Contrast Detect focusing system, and does 1080/60p AVCHD videos with stereo sound. The enthusiast camera can shoot in RAW and offers an ISO range between 120 and 6400 (which can be boosted up to 25600 using multi-frame noise-reduction). Read more »

The Nokia Lumia 610 comes our way, we welcome it

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The Nokia Lumia 610 has dropped in for a visit so we decided to fire up our gear and shoot a video with it.

It comes preloaded with Windows Phone Tango and half the usual amount of RAM for a Windows Phone, totaling 256 MB. Read more »

Samsung unveils multimedia laptop Series 5 Boost, gives Series 3, 5 and 9 Ivy Brigde

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Samsung has unveiled the multimedia-centric Series 5 Boost laptop for Korea and updated its Series 9, 5 and 3 ultrabooks with low-power Ivy Bridge processors.

The Series 5 Boost will come in 15″ and 17″ flavors, with a bright (300 nit) 1600 x 900 resolution display, JBL stereo speakers and either a Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor. Read more »

CryENGINE 3 demo surfaces, new soft body physics showcased

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A video demo of the new CryENGINE 3 shows its enhanced physics in action with a wobbly 4-by-4 pick-up truck doing lots of collisions and stress tests.

The CryENGINE by Crytek is what powers the highly popular game Crysis (1 and 2). In the video you’ll see the the new version of the popular engine coupled with the beam physics system. Read more »

Samsung revamps Music Hub, aims to rival iTunes and Google Music

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Samsung has stepped up its game with Music Hub, now offering unlimited streaming of your music and access to a library of over 19 million songs for 10 euro a month.

Currently Music Hub is a Galaxy S III exclusive but will become available across Samsung’s smartphones eventually. Read more »

Facebook could buy Face.com, make tagging easier than ever

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There are unconfirmed reports circling the web saying that Facebook is aimed at buying face recognition company Face.com for between $80 and $100 million.

This might mean that Facebook will implement the face recognition technology of Face.com to automatically tag the people in your photos and spare you the effort. Read more »

The smallest of the bunch is here – meet the Samsung Galaxy Pocket

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The Samsung Galaxy Pocket has come for a visit so we got out the camera and filmed the whole thing. It’s among the smallest Android handsets around and is evidence of Samsung’s determination to conquer Android from the low through the mid and finally the high range.

Everything about the Galaxy Pocket screams compromise, the specs sheet that can fit on a napkin, the retail package that is as modest as they come but all of this promises a price not too many smartphones can compete against. Read more »

First footage of Infinity Blade: Dungeons surfaces

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Infinity Blade, the all-conquering iOS title, has shifted direction, which is evident in the new gameplay video of the Infinity Blade: Dungeons.

The game now looks much more like Dungeon Hunter with the main character battling against all sorts of enemies in a maze-type arena complete with an overhead gaming view. Read more »

The water-proof Panasonic Eluga DL1 drops by, check it out

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The Panasonic Eluga DL1 lays claim to be among the thinnest of Android smartphones out there and it couples it with being IP57 certified meaning it can swim in a meter of water for as long as an hour and it’s also dust-proof as well.

Apart from being ultra durable and slender, it offers a dual-core 1 GHz processor, an 8 MP camera and a 4.3″ 540 x 960 display among other things. Read more »