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Samsung Galaxy Grand pays us a visit, is in perfect shape for a preview

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Samsung’s mobile division is all about filling the market voids and creating unique niches (like the Galaxy Note). The latest device to come out of the Koreans is a 5-inch, extra cheap dual-SIM droid with a dual-core CPU.

Meet the Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z continues to get abused on video, this time sand gets involved

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Ah, the poor Xperia Z. It’s not even launched yet, and it has already gone through a considerable amount of abuse. Still, Sony reckons it’s not enough to get users convinced, so now it has added a new variable to the torture equation – sand.

In the video you’re about to see a Sony representative not only rubs sand all over the Xperia Z to showcase its scratch-resistance, but also submerges it in water and hits a sharp edge with it. Read more »

Lenovo announces its first Chromebook – the ThinkPad X131e

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Lenovo has announced its first ever Chrome OS running notebook. Meet the 11.6-inch ThinkPad X131e.

Lenovo’s first Chromebook is targeted at students and shares its body with the company’s 131e, which means it’s tough and solidly built. Read more »

Download Where’s My Water and Where’s My Perry on Windows Phone 8 for free just for today

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The wildly popular Where’s My Water and Where’s My Perry games are free on the Windows Phone Store today in a single day promo offer.

Usually, the two WP8 games (WP7 smartphones need no apply) cost $0.99, but today only they are available to download for free. Read more »

Sony rumored to work on the Xperia Tablet Z, purported specs leak UPDATED

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Rumors are suggesting that Sony is working on a replacement for the not-so-successful Xperia Tablet S that it going to be called Xperia Tablet Z with a codename C690X Pollux.

The Tablet Z would be the second addition to the Xperia Tablet line-up and is expected to make an appearance at the MWC 2013 in Barcelona. Read more »

Google releases a new version of Chrome Beta for Android, squashes a ton of bugs

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Google recently launched a special Beta version of its Chrome web browser for Android, giving you the chance to test out the latest features before making them available to the general public.

And now thanks to the hard work of the Chrome devs it has been updated and has been freed from many of the bugs that plagued it. Read more »

Sony Home Entertainment VP teases PlayStation 4 launch in May or June

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The next-gen Xbox countdown already started and Sony must be feeling the heat coming from its competitor.

The vice president of Sony Home Entertainment just couldn’t help himself, but tease the masses of PlayStation gamers with the upcoming fourth version of the console.

Hiroshi Sakamoto has hinted of a “big announcement” coming either earlier in May or at the E3 2013 in June. Read more »

Gartner estimates drop in PC sales for Q4 2012, points finger at tablets

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Gartner has posted its estimated PC shipment results for 2012 and things aren’t bright for the good ol’ personal computer.

The company estimates that PC vendors have shipped more than 90 million PCs in Q4, 2012 which is 4.9% lower than what they managed in the same period in 2011. According to Gartner, the tablets are to blame. Read more »

Archos 97 Platinum hands-on: Getting the 9.7″ Retina treatment on a budget

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There are quite a lot of tablets here at CES 2013, but probably very few of them will catch the consumer’s attention as much as the Archos 97 Platinum.

Built around a 9.7″ IPS display pushing an iPadeqsue resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels (264 PPI), the Archos 97 Platinum packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM that help the slate run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean very decently. Read more »

Valve and Xi3 to bring out a Steam optimized mini-PC dubbed Piston, could be the long awaited Steam Box

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Valve and mini-PC maker company Xi3 have announced their collaboration on the first ever Steam-optimized mini PC.

The project, which carries the Piston codename, is still in active development, but prototypes are on display at the booths of the two companies. Read more »

Sony posts a video detailing the technology behind the Xperia Z

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Sony seems to be really proud of its hotly announced Xperia Z flagship smartphone as it has posted pretty lengthy video dedication to its key selling points including really cool close-up shots.

In the video, Sony Community Manager Marcus Hansson details the Z’s powerful chipset and, as you can see in the photo above, its IP57 certification. Read more »

AMD refreshes its Radeon GPU lineup with the HD 8000 for desktop and HD 8000M for notebooks

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AMD used the press day before the start of CES to announce its latest Radeon 8000 series of desktop and mobile graphics.

Based on AMD’s Graphics Core Next architecture, all cards are built using the 28nm manufacturing process and come with support for Direct X 11.1 graphics. Read more »

Huawei posts two Ascend D2 promo videos, makes it look like the ultimate smartphone

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With the Ascend D2 freshly announced, Huawei has posted two promo videos of the smartphone to get you even more excited.

In one of the videos the D2 is being showcased in some real-world scenarios like shooting videos and syncing with the cloud. Read more »

ASUS debuts VivoTab Smart Tablet with Windows 8 and a keyboard cover acting like a stand

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CES 2013 is in full swing and ASUS has fueled the train of announcements with the latest member of its Vivo family of devices – the VivoTab Smart Tablet.

The slate is running Windows 8 and is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 processor and 2GB of RAM. Read more »

Oppo lets you win a free Find 5 unit for participating in the beta testing

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Oppo has announced an interesting Facebook contest in search for 5 lucky beta testers, who will receive a free Find 5 smartphone.

The contest is open to everybody around the world and starts today and ends on January 13. Read more »