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Imagination announces PowerVR G6630 mobile GPU, says its 60x faster than previous gen PowerVR GPUs

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At the 2012 Embedded Technology Conference and Exhibition (ET), Imagination has announced its latest member of the Series6 “Rogue” family of GPUs – the PowerVR G6630.

The G6630 features one core containing six shading clusters, which according to Imagination delivers “blisteringly fast GPU compute capabilities”. Read more »

These Cut the Rope plush toys make good stocking stuffers, give you access to exclusive game levels

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Getting ready for the Christmas holidays are we? Here’s another perfect Christmas present to have in mind for the Cut the Rope fans in your life – a plush toy of the main game character – Om Nom.

Round5 announced that it will be selling the adorable plush toys in different sizes varying from 4″ to 16″. On top of that, if you purchase some of the Nommies micro figures, you will get access to exclusive bonus levels of the game, which aren’t available otherwise. Read more »

Samsung Smart Dock shows what it’s capable of with a Galaxy Note II in the front seat

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A short while after the launch of the Galaxy Note II, Samsung launched a special dock for the phablet.

Sammy is calling it the Smart Dock and its chock-full of features, which AndroidNZ has shown in a lengthy video. Read more »

Rockstar details GTA V, shapes up to be the studios biggest game

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Rockstar has revealed some details about its upcoming Grand Theft Auto V blockbuster in the latest issue of Gameinformer magazine.

While details aren’t as thorough as some would like, they are enough to get our mouths watered. For starters, there are going to be three main characters in the game for us to play with. Read more »

Karateka resurrects, now available for the Xbox 360, soon for iOS, PC and PlayStation 3

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Remember Karateka? The great 8-bit classic game is returning this year. A remake of the popular title for iOS, PC and PlayStation 3 is coming to bring a warm nostalgic feeling in the hearts of its fans.

Karateka creator Jordan Mechner, who is also known for the Prince of Persia titles, has uploaded an extended director’s cut trailer of the upcoming game. Read more »

At $229 the 32GB Nexus 7 from RadioShack is a steal

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The Nexus 7 deals keep getting better and better since Google announced the pricedrop of the 16GB model and introduced the 32GB version. Now, for a limited time, RadioShack is offering the 32GB Nexus 7 for the incredibly sounding $229.

To take advantage of the deal, use the coupon code “RMN20″. It’ll grant you a $20 discount for products costing $125 and up. And to make the deal even better, there’s free ground shipping (for US only). Read more »

Apple iPad mini stops by our office, poses for a hands-on video

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With the announcement of the iPad mini, Apple will give the already handsomely growing 7-inch tablet market an extra boost. Now that the 7.85-inch slate in our hands, it’s time to take it for a quick spin and see what its deal is.

Some might say out that due to the price there isn’t any deal to be had here. Yet the really beautiful aluminum body of the iPad mini quickly makes you forget about that. Read more »

Samsung announces new lineup of green 20nm SSD and DDR3 RAM memory

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The Memory Solution CIO Forum 2012 in South Korea is in full swing today and Samsung has announced its new line-up of DDR3 RAM and SSD built using the 20nm manufacturing process.

The SSD comes with support for SATA 6.0Gb/s and will be exclusively used for server units and SAS interfaces for enterprise storage. Read more »

IDC reports total of 27.8m tablets shipped in Q3 2012, Android gains momentum at Apple’s expense

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There are a total of 27.8 million tablets shipped worldwide in Q3 of 2012 according to a preliminary report from IDC. Compared to the same quarter last year, this is nearly 50% jump in sales and just 6.7% over the previous quarter.

Android tablet have started gaining more considerable market share, as Samsung has shipped 5.1 million tablets in the third quarter, which is twice as much as they managed in the previous quarter, and an increase of 325.0% from 3Q11, when it shipped 1.2 million tablets. This puts the company in second place with 18.4% market share. Read more »

Samsung releases more official Galaxy Note II hands-on videos, shares some tips and tricks

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There are more than 3 million Galaxy Note II owners out there, and to make sure that they get the full potential out of their phablet, Samsung has launched no less than five new videos showcasing the device’s power.

As you know from our in-depth review of the Note II, it comes with the S Pen, on which Samsung emphasizes a lot in the new hands-on videos of the device. Read more »

Apple updates its UK homepage with a new statement, admits the first was inacurate

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Just as the UK Court ordered, Apple has now put a proper statement on the bottom of its UK homepage saying (in exactly 11pt font) that the previous statement didn’t comply with the order the court had issued.

There’s also a link which takes you to the new page, where Apple states that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 didn’t infringe on Apple’s design patents. Read more »

iPad mini launches today, Apple eyeing 1.5 million units sold over the weekend

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Despite being a couple of weeks behind schedule, the iPad mini sales open today, but only in the US and only in black.

Never mind the delay, Apple is expected to sell around 1.5 million units of its 7.85″ slate. Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray has made the projection and he believes Apple will hit that number before the weekend’s over. Read more »

HTC One X+ stops by the office, flexes its quad-core muscle for our camera

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Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the HTC One X+. HTC’s latest Android flagship has blessed our office with its presence and we are about to examine it in excruciating detail in our upcoming review.

Before that, however, let’s get a bit more cozy with the One X+ and get to know it a bit better. Simply put, it’s One X on steroids, as it features the same Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, but with the CPU overclocked to 1.7GHz. Read more »

UK Court slams Apple for the “Samsung/Apple UK judgement” text, orders changes to be made in 48 hours

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Following the UK Court of Appeal ruling, Apple had to put a clear statement on its website saying that Samsung didn’t infringe on the iPad patents. And Apple did, but in a way that wasn’t what the judges really had in mind.

According to the official ruling, the guys from Cupertino had to clearly state on their UK website that “Samsung didn’t copy” the company’s designs. Instead, Apple posted a few paragraphs explaining in long how despite the UK’s ruling, courts in the US and Germany acknowledged that Samsung did infringe the company’s highly popular tablet. And that’s not what the court ordered. Read more »

Megan Fox talks to dolphins with the help of the Acer S7 ultrabook in a cool ad

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Acer has launched a new ad featuring Megan Fox. She uses the company’s latest Windows 8 flagship notebook – the S7 – to fulfill her dream of talking with dolphins.

For good or bad, the ad doesn’t feature the Acer S7 ultrabook as much as Megan Fox, but I am not complaining. Read more »