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iFaith allows you to dump your iPhone SHSH blobs, no matter what Apple is signing, jailbreakers rejoice

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Good news for iOS jailbreakers. Developer iH8sn0w has released the iFaith tool, which allows you dump SHSH blobs of your current current firmware on your iOS device even if Apple closed its signing.

In case you are not a regular jailbreaker and are wondering what SHSH blobs are, here’s the deal. Apple allows you to install only the latest available version of iOS on your device. If you need to use an older version, such as for jailbreaking or unlocking, you can only install those by emulating Apple’s authentication servers on your computer (easier than it sound).

In order to emulate them though, you need those bits of code that are unique to every iPhone. They are called SHSH blobs and they are like authentication tokens that validate the process of installing the respective version of iOS. Read more »

PlayStation Network back online, offers free games and content as part of Welcome Back Program

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Oh, PlayStation Network, we all missed you so much. We’re so glad you are back with us again. What’s that? You have some gifts for us to make up for the time you were away? Awww, you shouldn’t have!

In a grand gesture of gratitude and appreciation of patience towards PlayStation owners who suffered the PSN outage, Sony is offering some cool gifts as part of their Welcome Back Program.

Before we tell you what you get as part of it, we must tell you that it is only available for those who joined before April 20, 2011. So no, you can’t just create an account now and claim them.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get to the interesting part. Read more »

Samsung S9500 could be the Wave III, might pack in some killer hardware

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Samsung did not taste the kind of success they may have expected with their bada OS smartphones. Even though both the Wave and Wave II were excellent devices, the lack of applications for the platform hurt their sales greatly. But Samsung isn’t keen on giving up and it seems they may have another high-end bada device in the pipeline.

According to a tweet by SamFirmware, the GT-S9500 would be the next Samsung Wave, or the Wave III as the site’s admin calls it. It will most probably be running bada 2.01 OS that we saw a few days back. Read more »

Pink Nokia N8 makes a reappearance, this time in a disturbing video with dolls

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You must remember the picture of the pink Nokia N8 that came out a few days back. You must because it’s difficult to get something that gaudy out of your mind in such short time. But Nokia isn’t relying on just the color to shock you. They have gone ahead and made a video complete with tattooed dolls with necks that turn 360-degree, an N8 that shoot lazers and dismembered dolls limbs. And you thought Sony’s ads are weird.

As you can see below, the video is pretty, uh, interesting. You don’t see much of the phone itself as you’d want to meaning this is all just viral marketing and Nokia’s attempt at keeping interest in the N8 going. But we think they should spend more time focusing on showcasing the upcoming Anna update for the N8 instead of dolls doing unspeakable things with it while the Sugarbabes play in the background (admittedly that’s the least offensive part of the video). Read more »

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer adds support for gaming controllers with Android 3.1 update

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The multifaceted ASUS Eee Pad Transformer now has another feather in its cap. Thanks to the new Android 3.1 Honeycomb update, the Transformer now has full support for gaming controllers.

As you can see in the picture above, the person is gaming on the Transformer using what seems to be a PS3 controller Read more »

Sony Ericsson launches Android 2.1 update for AT&T Xperia X10 owners, fails to keep up with the times

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While most of the Android users are running Froyo on their devices, some running Gingerbread and some others getting ready for Ice Cream Sandwich that Google recently announced at their I/O event, there are few unlucky souls who are still stuck on Android 1.6 Do… Do… what was it again? Oh yes, Donut. Some of these unlucky souls include owners of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 in US on the AT&T network.

But Sony Ericsson has a heart. It heard the pleas of all these people who were crying for the latest version of Android on their device. And so they decided to take action. What have they done? Well, they released Android 2.1 update for the Xperia X10. Read more »

NVIDIA launches GTX 560M mobile GPU, gives you a chance to win an ASUS G74sx 3D-ready notebook

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NVIDIA has launched their first gaming notebook GPU in their 500M series, the new GeForce GTX 560M. It supports DirectX 11 and is said to deliver a “no-compromise gaming experience at full 1080p resolution”.

The 560M will have support for a variety of NVIDIA’s technology, starting with Optimus, which allows it to switch itself off when not required, to save battery. It also supports Read more »

DROID BIONIC found to be running Gingerbread, TI OMAP SoC instead of Tegra 2

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Although Motorola announced the DROID BIONIC in April, the handset hasn’t launched yet because Motorola wanted to make certain changes to the device. However, an image uploaded on Swedish mobile benchmarking site NenaMark suggests that the changes are quite dramatic.

Initially, the DROID BIONIC was reported to run on an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset. But the image below tells us that it is now running on Read more »

Check out the new Gears of War 3 World Premier Trailer [VIDEO]

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This new trailer of the highly anticipated Gears of War 3 came out just yesterday. The game is slated for launch on September 20 worldwide and will be exclusive to the Xbox 360.

I myself have never particularly been a fan of Gears of War. I played about an hour of the first one to realize that Read more »

Samsung demands to see the next iPhone and iPad, thinks it’s only fair

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In a move that would improve anyone’s mood due to its hilarity, Samsung has filed a motion in court asking Apple to hand over the next iPhone and iPad. The reason for that is because they want to know if they are similar to Samsung’s own products and they would want to take measures from Apple from suing them again for copying their designs.

The decision to perform this act of comedy is probably the result of Apple recently asking the court for Samsung to hand them pre-production samples of the Droid Charge, Infuse 4G, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 Read more »

80% of paid apps in Android Market get downloaded less than 100 times, wonder why

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The number of apps in the Android Market may be growing at a healthy rate but do all those apps do well? Well, not quite, especially if it is a paid app. A new report released by Distimo suggests that about 80% of the paid apps get downloaded less than 100 times.

As you can see from the chart above, only 0.1% of the apps actually get downloaded more than 50,000 times. When it comes to gaming Read more »

Sony announces Wireless Stereo Headset for the PlayStation 3, supports 7.1 surround sound for games

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So far there was no way to connect a stereo headset directly directly to the PS3. Even if you pair a Bluetooth stereo headset the PS3 would only transmit voice during a multiplayer game but not the game sound. You would then have to rely on accessories such as the Astro MixAmp that connected to the PS3 through the optical audio out and then you can connect your headphones to the device. But not anymore. Sony has announced their own Wireless Stereo Headset for the PS3.

But don’t let the ‘Stereo’ moniker fool you. The headset actually supports 7.1 channel digital surround sound for a more immersive gaming experience. Read more »

200 megapixel Hasselblad H4D-200MS costs $45,000, has more megapixels than you’d know what to do with

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200 megapixels. That’s about 190 megapixels more than what most people would ever need. But then this camera is not designed for most people. This camera is designed for those that need that kind of ridiculous pixel count in their images and know what they are doing. Also for those that have $45,000 lying around for a camera.

So how does the H4D-200MS achieve this extraordinary feat of capturing 200 megapixel images, considering it “only” has a 50 megapixel sensor inside? The answer is with a motor, and a piezoelectric one at that. Read more »

Experience console quality gaming graphics on your Android phone, enter SHADOWGUN

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The gaming scene on Android is becoming better by the day but so far most of the titles are ports of iOS versions. However, this new upcoming game will be released for Android first and will leverage the capabilities of the latest dual-core chipsets as well as the upcoming quad-core solutions.

SHADOWGUN is a third-person tactical combat game developed by Read more »

ZTE working on Windows Phone ‘Mango’ devices, will launch in Europe by Q3, to surpass Nokia

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ZTE has been hitting the headlines a lot lately. After surprising everyone by entering the top-five manufacturer list, it was listed yesterday as one of the Windows Phone 7 partners by Microsoft in their Mango launch event. Today they announced that they are already working on a Mango based handset and it will be launched in Q3 in Europe.

Q1 2011 saw ZTE rank as the fifth largest handset manufacturer Read more »