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Google launches Play Magazines in the UK, leaves continental Europe hanging

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Slowly but surely, Google is making its various Play Store departments available in Europe with the latest addition being the Play Magazine landing in the UK.

Now the Brits will be able to subscribe to their favorite magazine publications or buy separate issues cheaper than their print counterparts. Read more »

Samsung releases Jelly Bean update for the Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Note 10.1

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Samsung released the Jelly Bean firmware update for the 3G Galaxy Note 10.1 back in November, but owners of the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet (GT-N8010) weren’t invited to the party. This just changed, though as the company has finally started pushing Android 4.1 for the Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Note 10.1.

The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean software update is 441 MB in size and is available only in Germany for now. Delivered in the usual over-the-air manner, the firmware update should hit rest of Europe soon. Read more »

Google Nexus 4 goes through our battery test, see how it scored

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Being the latest Nexus device, the LG Nexus 4 has been burdened by a lot of expectations. As our review pointed out, it’s not only a handsome device, but also quite powerful. What’s been left unanswered (so far) is how good its battery is at keeping the whole thing running.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched exactly a year ago posted terrible battery results due to an unfortunate combination of a relatively small battery capacity of 1750mAh, large high-res screen and not the terribly efficient TI OMAP 4460 chip. In comparison, the LG Nexus 4 features a 2100mAh battery and a 28nm Qualcomm chip, so let’s see how it did. Read more »

Better spec’d Acer C7 Chromebook is now available, gets you bigger battery and 4GB RAM for $300

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In a rather unexpected move, Acer has outed a second version of its C7 Chromebook bringing a decent bump in specs.

Carrying the C710-2605 model name, the new Acer C7 Chromebook sports the same 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Celeron B835 processor as its predecessor, but now the RAM is doubled to 4GB and the storage is 500GB instead of 320GB. Read more »

Mozilla releases Firefox OS Simulator into the wild, gives Firefox Nightly individual private tabs

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Mozilla is gearing up towards the launch of its upcoming mobile OS by releasing a Firefox OS Simulator as an extension for Firefox.

The developers have also updated the browser’s Nightly channel with a release needed to allow individual private browsing tabs. Thanks to it, now you won’t have to suspend your entire browsing session just to open a single private browsing tab. Read more »

Microsoft releases SkyDrive app for Xbox 360, over 39 other titles to follow

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The official SkyDrive app for the Xbox 360 launches today as part of a 40-app suite specially designed for Microsoft’s gaming console.

The current version of the app does what you’d expect – bridging the gap between your TV and the cloud. SkyDrive for Xbox 360 will allow you to watch photos, videos and slideshows directly from your SkyDrive account on your TV. Read more »

Allwinner announces the quad-core A31 and dual-core A20 chipsets with Cortex-A7 CPUs

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Chinese mobile chip manufacturer Allwinner has announced two new chips – the quad-core A31 and the dual-core A20. The chips are designed to be the heart of upcoming tablets, media PCs and set top boxes.

Both chips are using ARM Cortex-A7 processors and feature a significant boost in performance and graphics muscle, compared to the Cortex-A8 that powered the company’s current bestseller chip – the Allwinner A10. Read more »

Android YouTube app updated, brings new UI for 10″ tablets

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Google has released an update to the YouTube app for Android, bringing a refreshed user interface for the 10″ tablets.

The update comes soon after YouTube launched its newly redesigned website, and makes better use of the ample screen estate 10″ tablets provide. Read more »

Samsung releases a teaser video for CES 2013, leaves us wondering what to expect

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Samsung loves to release teaser videos before major announcement events, and CES 2013 is no different. The company has launched an 18-second trailer entitled “Get Ready”, which aims to get you excited about what’ll be in store for you.

The event will take place from January 8 through 13 in Las Vegas and will be a playground for all major companies to show their latest tech to the world. Read more »

The Google Nexus 10 lands in the office, shows its 4 megapixel screen to our camera

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The Google Nexus 10 has finally graced our office with its presence. Not only is this Google’s first swing at a 10-inch slate, but it’s also the tablet with the highest resolution screen on the market. It’s got a 2560×1600-pixel LCD with a pixel density of 300 ppi, which can put even the Retina iPad to shame.

The Google Nexus 10 is also the first tablet to be powered by Samsung’s new Exynos 5250 chipset, featuring a couple of Cortex-A15 cores. And all Google is asking for this impressive package is $400. Read more »

Rockstar shares Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — Anniversary in-game screenshots

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Rockstar is launching the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — Anniversary the day after tomorrow and to keep up the hype levels, the company has released some screenshots, showing the title’s gameplay.

And it’s exactly what you’d expect. The game looks identical to its version from 10 years ago when it launched for PCs. Read more »

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Anniversary trailer now out, the game hits iOS and Android in a week

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is coming on December 6 and to remind fellow gamers and fans of the series, Rockstar has released a new trailer for the title.

The trailer is full of nostalgic moments of the highly addictive PC game from 10 years ago and reminds us of the action packed missions that we are about to re-experience in a week. Read more »

Humble Bundle and THQ join forces to offer you AAA game titles, pay as much as you’d like for them

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The Humble Bundle project has teamed up with leading game publishing and development company THQ to offer some amazing game titles for great value.

And this time it’s not indie games (which are still awesome) that are bundled together, but AAA games like Darksiders, Metro 2033, Saints Row: The Third, Red Faction: Armageddon, and also the whole Company of Heroes trilogy. Read more »

New test Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Note packs Multi-View mode and many new features

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The Galaxy Note is one lucky phablet. Not only did it get an official update to Jelly Bean, which is still rare enough, but it is also about to get a new major update, bringing the cool Multi-View feature from the Note II.

If you are impatient, you don’t even have to wait any longer to get some of the Multi-View action on your Galaxy Note, as a test firmware with build number N7000XXLSA is now available for download. Read more »

Will.i.am officially launched the i.am+ foto.sosho line of iPhone camera accessorie, meet the C.4, V.4, V.5 and L.5

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Just as promised, the famous singer and musician Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) introduced his intriguing 14MP camera accessories for the Apple iPhone 5 at a special event in London.

The accessories are part of the i.am+ foto.sosho line-up and comprise of the C.4, V.4 for the iPhone 4 and 4S V.5 and L.5, naturally, for the iPhone 5. All of them come with interchangeable lenses and a dedicated app. Read more »