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Stereoscopic hands-on video of the LG Optimus 3D focuses talks about the 3D

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We’ve reviewed the LG Optimus 3D just recently and told you all about its screen, the 3D cameras, and the 3D games. But nothing beats a video review of the Optimus 3D that’s shot in real 3D? Well, the guys at One Mobile Ring recorded a 11 minute video walkthrough of the phone’s more exciting features.

The video is uploaded to YouTube which supports plenty of anaglyph or polarized glasses – but just think, if you had an Optimus 3D you could use the YouTube 3D to watch the video glasses free. Read more »

Apple may be including face detection technology in iOS 5, 3rd party devs welcome

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We’ve already taken a peek at what iOS 5 has to offer, but it’s still in the beta stages of development. A report says that there will be a new feature that we haven’t seen so far – built-in face detection that is easily accessible to third party apps.

The same technology is already powering the face-detecting Photo Booth is OS X Lion, but it’s now coming to Apple’s mobile OS. Apple may or may not build their own app for iOS 5 that uses the technology, but third-party devs will get a go at it either way. Read more »

Scalado Rewind lets you re-frame group shot after the shot, let’s you make the best out of them [UPDATED]

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Group portraits are tough to get just right – chances of someone in the photo blinking or looking the wrong way increase with the number of people in the shot. Scalado’s Rewind technology is a time-warping solution to this age-old problem.

What Rewind does is take several full resolution shots instead of just one and then lets you combine people’s faces from these shots into one perfect group photo. Facial recognition makes this quite easy. It’s easier to explain by showing you the video demo. Read more »

Verizon’s LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 launches on July 28th

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The Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been selling in the States since June, but those of you holding out for Verizon’s LTE model will be pleased to hear that they only have to wait a couple of days more until a promise launch that’s due in this Thursday.

An official-looking, but not officially released slide pins the launch date of the 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 10.1 on July 28th. Read more »

Hitachi shows off bright 4.5-inch LCD IPS display that does glasses-free 3D and has 720p resolution

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Hitachi announced a new mobile IPS LCD display that also does glasses-free 3D. It’s quite a beast at 4.5″ and 720p resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) and it uses lenticular technology to create the stereoscopic effect, which allows it to be brighter when displaying 3D images.

Hitachi say that typical glasses-free 3D displays (that use a parallax barrier) have their brightness cut in half when showing 3D content. Not so with their new display – it’s actually brighter in 3D mode. Read more »

Smart cover copycats for Galaxy Tab 10.1 causes a stir, Samsung claims it didn’t approve them and had them taken down

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Have a look at the picture below – what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Yep, everyone else thought “smart cover”, too. Except for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets. I can’t imagine this will help the lawsuit.

Now, the smart covers (called “Smart Case”) aren’t manufactured by Samsung (they’re made by another Korean company, Anymode), but they apparently have a close connection. Read more »

Now you too can grab the leaked Bada 2.0.1 firmware for the Samsung Wave II [VIDEO]

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We’ve already seen Bada 2.0.1 in screenshots and on video, but now you can try it too – if you have a Samsung S8530 Wave II and you’re willing to install an unfinished firmware on it, that is.

There are quite a few people already who have given it a spin and they’ve shot quite a few videos showing the new version of Bada. If you decide to join them, you should know that the firmware is old (April) and has its bugs. Read more »

Google Plus already has 10 million users, most of them male

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Well, that was quick – Google Plus has reached 10 million users already, despite being less than three weeks old. The influx of people was so large that Google had to shut down the invitation system for a while (it’s back up now).

That’s right – that many people got in before the service is officially open to anyone. One problem though – girls don’t seem to be into it. According to some statistics, as much as 87% of Google Plus users are male. Read more »

Motorola Photon 4G coming to Sprint at the end of July for $200 on a 2-year contract

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The Motorola Photon 4G for Sprint caused some salivation when it was announced in early June and now we have the two last pieces of the puzzle – the pricing and the exact launch date.

The dual-core droid is a CDMA phone with 4G connectivity (WiMAX in this case), but it works on GSM networks, too. Still, if you want one, you’ll have to sign a 2-year contract with Sprint. Read more »

Sony Ericsson txt pro comes in our office, says it has five best friends

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You may remember Sony Ericsson’s Facebook competition that asked its fans to do video reviews of the txt pro and the Mix Walkman. Today, we have the Sony Ericsson txt pro in our office and we thought we should take it for a quick spin on video too.

The txt pro is an extra tiny phone and it’s got its eye on messaging – and more specifically, social networking messaging. The slide-out QWERTY is more comfortable to use than you might think just by looking at it (it really is quite small), but it adds to the thickness of the phone, pushing it up to 18mm. Read more »

Google teases new photo sharing service, Photovine, with a warm and fuzzy video [VIDEO]

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Google continues its offensive on the social networking world with a new photo sharing service called Photovine. Today they’ve released a quick teaser video (it used to be just a two line description and a mockup image), which gives us a basic idea of what the service will be about.

The tagline of Photovine is “Plant a photo, watch it grow” – basically, you post a photo with a two or three word description. Then other people send back photo requests of their own on that topic. Read more »

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray shines its 9.4mm thin droid rays in our office

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Today we’re joined by the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray to talk about small smartphones. It measures just 9.4mm in thickness and the 3.3″ screen makes for a very compact phone overall. Sony Ericsson didn’t skimp on the resolution though – the screen packs 480 x 854 pixels, which means nearly 300ppi pixel density (the iPhone 4′s Retina display has 326ppi).

Aside from low-res screens, small smartphones usually get stuck with an old chipset – that’s not the case with the Xperia ray either. It has a 1GHz CPU and can record 720p video from its 8MP camera. Read more »

People outside the US can use the Google+ Android app by grabbing this APK file

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While there were plenty of people charging to get into Google+, only US users get to try the Android app. Not any more – you can download the APK file and install it manually, regardless of where you roll.

You will need a Google+ account for that and most people report that the loophole, which allowed many to sneak in despite not having invites, has been closed. Read more »

Sony S1 and S2 tablets shown off in Germany, S2 stars in a quick video

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Sony’s Android tablets have been official for a while now but there’s tantalizingly little info on either of them. Tech geeks in Munich however got lucky enough to be treated to a quick hands on.

This resulted in a short (18 seconds all in all) video with the folding S2 tablet along with some impressions of the S1 (spoiler alert: Crash Bandicoot is go). Read more »

Samsung Conquer 4G for Sprint droid with 1GHz CPU, goes official then changes its mind

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A new Samsung droid is heading to Sprint – the Samsung Conquer 4G packs a 1GHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 4G connectivity (WiMAX). The phone was temporarily available on one the Samsung websites but they’ve pulled it down for some reason.

Fear not, Google cache remembers all you need to know about the Conquer 4G. It packs a 3.5″ HVGA screen and a 3.2MP main camera with LED flash (plus a 1.3MP front-facing camera). There’s a shutter key as well. Read more »