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Apple Mac Pro starts selling tomorrow

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Unveiled back in October, the Mac Pro is starting its retail journey from tomorrow, December 19. Apple redesigned the Mac Pro entirely and has packed it with some of the best hardware you can find around.

Packing a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 CPU with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, the new Mac Pro also has dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each. RAM is 12GB, while storage is 256GB of PCIe-based flash memory. This configuration is the cheapest of them all and comes for $2,999. Read more »

Real Racing 3 brings live multiplayer mode on iOS

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Real Racing 3 has been offering a multiplayer mode, which allowed you to race against the time of your friend’s ghost car, but today’s iOS updates adds another, more compelling dimension to the mode. The new multiplayer mode allows for up to four players to race against each other in real-time.

The new multiplayer mode will be available for iOS users only, but the update also brings a couple of new cars. Android and iOS users alike will be treated to the latest McLaren P1 plug-in hybrid and the next-gen Lamborghini Veneno. Read more »

Viber for Windows 8 now available

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The popular free calling and chat service Viber has expanded its availability today and has now hit the Windows 8 Store.

The release comes 7 months after the company released Viber for PC and Mac and the new app is fully optimized for the Windows 8 touch interface. Read more »

LG announces 4K UltraWide monitor line-up

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LG has officially announced its new UltraWide 4K family of monitors, which currently consists of three members – 29″, 31″ and the 34″ flagship.

The 29″ (29UM95) and the 34″ (34UM95) will pack a 3,440 x 1,440 pixel resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. LG claims they support 99% of the sRGB gamut and will include its True Color calibration software for free. Read more »

Official Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Game Pad hits UK this week

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The Smartphone Galaxy Note 3 is a smartphone of a couple of personalities – it’s great at making your productive and helping you get stuff done, but it’s also quite good as a gaming console. The first role is backed up by the S Pen and now the gaming area is getting its much needed accessory in the form of the official Samsung Game Pad for the Galaxy Note 3.

Featuring one-touch NFC pairing via Bluetooth 4.0, the Galaxy Note 3 Game Pad is great for Android gamers who want to experience their games with a traditional gamepad. Read more »

Download the Linux-based SteamOS and make your own SteamBox now

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Valve has finally launched its Linux-based SteamOS for you to download and install on you own hardware. Despite being in “early stages of development” as the company puts it, enthusiasts are free to try it out and share their opinions on what they’d improve.

SteamOS is based on Debian GNU/Linux distribution version 7.1. The minimum hardware requirements aren’t as high as one would think with Valve’s OS needing an Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU, 4GB of RAM, 500GB HDD and an NVidia GPU – support for AMD GPUs is coming soon. Read more »

Instagram Direct allows you to share your photos and videos with friends

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Instagram announced today a new feature called Direct, which enables you to share your videos and photos to a select friends or a group of friends.

The new feature was announced at a special Instagram event by the company’s CEO Kevin Systrom. He also shared that Instagram now boasts 150 million users, raising from 80 million in the beginning of the year. Read more »

LG G Flex hands on

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We have been teased by the concept of flexible displays for a long time now, but finally the time has come for us to witness what was once a cool tech demo in an actual product. Greetings, LG G Flex.

Featuring a 6.0″ 720p flexible OLED display, the G Flex pioneers LG’s lineup of curved smartphones. It’s an important product in a freshly introduced category of smartphones and the company hopes it lures adventurous customers with a plethora of cool features both on the hardware and software fronts. Read more »

2 million Xbox One consoles already sold

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Microsoft launched its Xbox One gaming console on November 22 and it has already sold more than 2 million units in what has been an immense success. That’s just 18 days since the launch of the One with Microsoft and averaging 110,000 units sold per day.

Available in 13 countries, the Xbox One is selling faster than the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft spokesman David Dennis. He adds the Redmond company is manufacturing the consoles as fast as possible in order to restock supplies at stores with the Holiday season shopping kicking in full force. Read more »

Firefox 26 for Android now seeding

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Yesterday Mozilla launched Firefox 26 for Android bringing the now stable features of the previous Beta release of the popular browser.

Some of the main features in the latest build of the mobile browser include a revamped about:home page with a streamlined view of the Top Sites list. Users can now also pin their favorite sites to the start screen as well. Read more »

EA holding a Christmas app sale on WP

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The Christmas Holiday season is closing in and you know what this means – sales. EA is no exception and the company has decided to slash the prices of some of its most popular games for Windows Phone.

Some of the games that the game studio has included in the promotion include Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, SPY Mouse and the SIMS Medieval. Check out the full list below. Read more »

Nokia BH-121 is an NFC Bluetooth stereo headset

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Nokia today unveiled its latest accessory – the BH-121 NFC Bluetooth stereo headset. Measuring 39 x 39 x 12mm, the Nokia BH-121 headset is slightly larger than the iPod Shuffle and is offered in cyan, red, yellow and black.

The headset is equipped with NFC and Bluetooth for pairing with your phone and features a large button on top used to answer calls and play music. On its bottom there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB port for charging, while the right side holds a volume rocker and a microphone. Read more »

Concept images of a Xiaomi modular phone appear

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Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi is developing a modular phone inspired by the Phoneblocks concept. This is suggested by a couple of photos shared by the company’s founder and CEO Lei Jun, who posted the modular phone concept on its Weibo account.

The images have since been removed from the website, but you can see a copy of them above. Apparently, the phone is carrying the codename Magic Cube and while it doesn’t offer the same level of customization, it will let users change key features of the phone. Read more »

Samsung launches the first 1TB mSATA SSD

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Samsung announced today the first mSATA SSD drive of 1TB capacity. The drive is from the EVO 840 family and is destined to find a new home in ultrabooks, but will also fit virtually anywhere you place it – be it your home PC or a laptop.

The 1TB mSATA EVO 840 SSD is capable of reaching 540MB/s and 520MB/s of read and write, respectively. Random read/write speeds are rated at 98,000 and 90,000 IOPS. Read more »

Assassin’s Creed Pirates will be hitting Windows Phone soon

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Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed: Pirates for Android and iOS yesterday turning a hard shoulder to Windows Phone users hoping to get access to the game. However, according to Assassin’s Creed France team, the game is actually coming to WP.

On its Facebook page, the member of the Ubisoft’s team confirmed that the Windows Phone version of the game is in development. Despite not providing a specific time frame of the game’s release, the news is definitely good for fans of the franchise. Read more »