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Acer refreshes the Aspire TimelineX line-up of portable laptops, Sandy Bridge ahead [SPECS TABLE]

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Acer today announced it is launching three refreshed notetbooks from the TimelineX series. The new 3830T, 4830T, and 5830T have a somewhat refreshed look and feel and still look as sleek as before.

Under the hood, some necessary changes have been made, namely the replacement of the old generation Intel Core processors with the new Sandy Bridge ones. Read more »

5 new and cool features the iPad is getting with the upcoming iOS 5

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Many new things were announced at this years’ WWDC in San Francisco ranging from the upcoming iOS 5, through the refreshing Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” and all the way to the brand new iCloud service. While not everything that was presented today is as revolutionary and “magical” as we hoped for, there are still interesting new features that the new iDevices are getting.

We already covered the new iOS 5 features so now we are going to focus on the top 5 most interesting and cool features the iPads will get from the latest iOS iteration, which will come in the Fall. Read more »

Samsung to launch a metallic Galaxy Tab 10.1 for those seeking more style, goes on sale 17 June

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First it was the ordinary version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the white back cover. Then at Google’s I/O 2011 conference, Samsung gave away almost 5000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 Special Edition to the attendees, which had a specially illustrated back cover with Android robots.

In both cases too white for your taste? Lacking the business feel and class you seek? Samsung will be offering a Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a stylish metallic back cover suitable for, well, anyone not liking the white one. Read more »

LG strikes again with another amusing ad starring the Optimus Black [VIDEO]

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You know that LG is really the master when it comes to funny comparative advertisements. Just like they did in the ad of the LG Optimus Pad fighting an Apple iPad, now they released an even better one, this time focusing on the LG Optimus Black.

In the ad, the LG Optimus Black is in a race against some interestingly named phones. On the starting grid are Waffle’s Ivan (iPhone 4), Samson’s Gary S Jr. (Samsung Galaxy S II), Sonic’s Archie (Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play), Hightech’s Dwayne (HTC HD2). Read more »

Google +1 button now available for use on websites, Facebook’s Like should tremble with fear

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Google has decided to dip its toe in the water and now the +1 button is available for publishers, bloggers and basically everyone to put on their websites.

The button, as you may remember, was found only on Google’s search results page, but as it turns out the search giant is taking it one step further. Rather than waiting for you to search a page, figure it’s useful and then “+1″ it, Google lets publishers take the initiative and allow people to recommend their website right on it. Read more »

Atom turns 3 and passes the 100 million mark, doesn’t intend to stop there

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Intel’s Atom line of mobile processors, usually found in netbooks, celebrates their third birthday, which accidentally coincides with the company shipping over 100 million Atoms overall.

It’s quite an achievement indeed but the company doesn’t really intend to stop with the Atom roaring about in every other netbook on the market. Read more »

Samsung starts the mass production of 30nm 32GB RAM modules

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You know the deal with RAM, there’s never enough of it. And for those wanting even more RAM, Samsung starts mass producing 32GB RAM modules based on 30nm process.

Earlier in the year the company started manufacturing 30nm-based 4GB DDR3 RAM modules, which are the foundation for the new massive 32GB RAM units. Read more »

Google to announce an NFC payment system tomorrow in New York

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Google is preparing to unveil an NFC-based mobile-payment service tomorrow at an event in New York, allowing you to virtualize your cash and pay in stores using your Android phone.

According to sources close to the matter, at first the service is going to be available for testing in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C. If the new mobile-payment service turns out to be a success, a wider roll-out will follow. Read more »

Samsung touts highest resolution tablet display ever, foldable AMOLED too

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How would you fancy a tablet rocking a 10.1-inch, 300dpi display with a staggering resolution of 2560×1600 pixels to be in your hands for your friends to envy? Yeah, I am as eager to see it as you are and fortunately, it could turn out to be just around the corner.

On 17-19 May in Los Angeles Convention Center, Samsung and Nouvoyance will show a demo of the world’s first 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) PenTile RGBW LCD tablet display. Read more »

Coca Cola turns 125, dresses its headquarters for a one-of-a-kind 3D show [VIDEO]

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Now that’s how you celebrate your 125 anniversary! Coca Cola has turned up its headquarters in Atlanta in the United States into an enormous 3D projection display to mark off its rather special birthday.

To create the eye-watering 3D effects more than 45 projectors were used. The cost of the project is not known, but you can bet it wasn’t exactly cheap. Read more »

Google unveils the first two Chromebooks, the netbooks to run Chrome OS

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The second Google IO 2011 day saw the announcement of Google Chromebook partners – Acer and Samsung. The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook and Acer Chromebook will debut in the middle of June.

Both Chromebooks will be offered in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G flavors, which will come at different price points. Let’s see what they are all about. Read more »

Chrome and Chrome OS walk out from Google IO with updates

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Today is second day of the Google IO Developers Conference and things don’t show any signs of slowing down. The second keynote was about Chrome and Chrome OS, Google’s cloud operating system.

As usual, some impressive statistics were introduced. In just a year, the number of people using Google Chrome as their primary browser has grown from 70 million to 160 million. Remember the very first notebook running Chrome OS, the Cr-48? More than a million people have applied for one and Google has shipped thousands worldwide. Read more »

Intel announces Z68 Express Sandy Bridge chipset, brings more speed to the table

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Today Intel announced the Z68 Express chipset, which the company promises to offer more flexibility than the previous generation Sandy Bridge chipsets, the H67 Express and P67 Express.

One of the benefits of the new Z68 Express chipset, compared to the old ones, is the ability to switch between the onboard Intel HD Graphics and the installed video card on the fly without the need to restart or swap cables. Read more »

How would you like to go flying with a Jet-Wings in the Grand Canyon? [VIDEO]

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Imagine owning your own jet pack complete with a set of paragliding wings. Where would you go flying? Former Swiss Air Force pilot just took on the Grand Canyon with one, so I guess, the sky is the limit with this rig.

Yves “Jetman” Rossy, a 51-year-old daredevil from Switzerland, blasted away over the Grand Canyon on Tuesday in his self-designed jet-wing. It’s got four modified jet engines, which are more than enough for him to reach up to 190 miles per hour (that’s 305 km/h). Read more »

Control a real robot with your Android device thanks to the Android ADK [VIDEO]

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Yesterday’s announcement of the Android’s Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK) at the first day of Google I/O conference in San Francisco opened the door to a potential flood of ingenious robotics experiments all based on Android. In other words, how would you like to control a robot with your Android smartphone?

The conference opening speech offered a demo of a real-life labyrinth game powered by the ADK hardware and software kit. As it turns out, the ADK can be utilized by far more ambitious projects such as this actual Android robot and this real remote controlled piano. Read more »