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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 »

Apple beware: there are nearly 700,000 apps in the Google Play Store now

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As if the recently refreshed Nexus line-up and the Android 4.2 announcement didn’t give Apple enough things to worry about, Google has now told Bloomberg that it’s about to overtake its rival in the apps count race.

In fact, there are a just under 700,000 different applications in the Google Play Store, which is pretty close to what Apple touts in its App Store. Read more »

ASUS sells nearly a million Nexus 7 units a month, expects the rate to increase

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The Nexus 7 is doing pretty well sales-wise, reaching a rate of nearly a million units per month. According to the ASUS CFO David Chang, the slate is bound to do even better in the coming months.

While this definitely counts as a success for both Google and ASUS, the Nexus 7′s sales figures still remain in the shadow of the tablet king in the face of the iPad, which shipped in 14 million units in Q3 of this year. Read more »

EA outs Need For Speed: Most Wanted for Android and iOS

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Alongside its launch for gaming consoles and PCs, Need for Speed: Most Wanted has also made its way to Android and iOS hardware.

EA has put 35 different cars for you to race with, ranging from exotics like the Lamborghini Aventador to heavy duty vehicles such as the Hummer H1. Read more »

Meet Windows Phone 8 in a detailed video overview from Microsoft, pokes iOS and Android

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Today is a pretty important day for Microsoft, as the company is launching the latest iteration of its Windows Phone mobile platform.

And to make sure that everybody understands and learns all about the new features Windows Phone 8 packs, Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Windows Phone, Joe Belifore stands in front of the camera for a lengthy 18-minute video showcase of the OS. Read more »

Google Music hits select countries in Europe on November 13, introduces a music matching service

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Alongside the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean announcement, Google has also revealed that parts of Europe will be getting access to the Google Play Music store.

The countries in question are France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Read more »

GTA V set to launch in the Spring of 2013 according to leaked pre-order ads

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The next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series will see the light of day some time in Spring next year. GTA V will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles around that time according to a leaked photo of a retail display.

Polish fansite GTA Five.pl has obtained photos of an upcoming retail display, inviting customers to pre-order the game. Read more »

Samsung Exynos 5 blows the competition out of the water in GLBenchmark

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The Samsung-made Exynos 5 chipset, has gone through some benchmarking and to has proved to be quite the performance champion.

The test in question is GL Benchmark and currently the dual-core Cortex A15 processor running at 1.7GHz and quad-core ARM Mali T604 GPU tops the charts, beating the LG Optimus G and the Pantech Vega R3. Read more »

Amazon attacks Apple on its homepage, compares the Kindle Fire HD to the iPad Mini

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The 7-inch tablet wars just got serious. After the Nexus 7 got compared (in what I think were less than key areas) to the iPad Mini at the Apple’s event last week, now Amazon has flexed its muscle, pitting its Kindle Fire HD against the iPad Mini on its very homepage.

The online retailer has put up a big ad right on its homepage saying “Much more for much less” and made a comparison of its own 7-inch Kindle Fire HD against the iPad Mini, highlighting the display resolution, pixels per inch and most importantly – the price. Read more »

Vic Gundotra shares photos taken with the Samsung Nexus 10, 2560×1536 pixel display confirmed in a specs leak

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After its quick start guide leaked yesterday, the Samsung Nexus 10 is certainly just a few days away from its official announcement now. However this doesn’t mean that leaks will suddenly stop and we’ll just sit and wait quietly. This time it’s Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering who spilled the beans by sharing a couple of photos taken with the slate.

The photo you see above is reported at a resolution of 2048×1536 (3.1MP) and I have to say it doesn’t look too bad.

Furthermore, we got to learn the Samsung Nexus 10 specs thanks to the GLBenchmark website. Read more »

Apple carries out the UK court order, posts “Samsung didn’t copy us letter” on its website

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Today Apple executed the UK’s High Court order that ruled the company should acknowledge that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad’s design in its Galaxy Tab slates.

Apple posted a link on the UK front page of its website to a “Samsung/Apple UK judgement” page, where it has posted the UK Court of Appeal’s ruling. Read more »

Photos of purported Samsung Nexus 10 quick start guide reveal the slate’s design

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Alleged photos of the Samsung Nexus 10 quick start guide have popped up giving us a glimpse of the slate’s design and hardware controls layout.

This is by far the most solid evidence of the slate’s existence after a purported photo taken with it appeared on Picasa. Read more »

Microsoft launches Windows 8 today, watch the live stream here

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Microsoft is officially launching Windows 8 at a special event in New York in less than an hour. In addition, the company will also have its first stab at releasing its own-made hardware in the face of the Surface and Surface Pro tablets.

It’ll be a hell of an event, for sure. Good thing then that it’ll be streamed live by Microsoft. Read more »

Samsung to bring Multi-Window view to the Galaxy S III in December

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Remember the Multi-Window feature that debuted on the Galaxy Note II? As it turns out the Galaxy S III owners might get a chance to join the multitasking action with the upcoming Android 4.1.2 update.

According to SamMobile, the update is coming in December and in addition to the Multi-Window functionality will also bring bug fixes and stability improvements. Read more »

Gorilla Glass now protects 1 billion devices from scratches, Corning sets its sight on Willow Glass

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In its quarterly earnings report, Corning announced it’s protective Gorilla Glass screen is now used to protect more than 1 billion devices from scratches worldwide.

Gorilla Glass is used by every company imaginable including the big dogs like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, LG, Sony and ASUS. Read more »