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Google pays tribute to Les Paul with a playable electric guitar doodle, let’s you record and share it as well

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Today’s Google doodle is a homage to Lester William Polfuss, otherwise known as Les Paul. He was a guitarist, songwriter and known for inventing many music styles as well as the first solid body electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible.

The cool thing about this doodle is that not only can you play it with your mouse or keyboard but you can also record it and then share it with others. The doodle uses a combination of JavaScript, HTML5 Canvas (for the strings), CSS and Flash (for the audio) to work, so you will need a modern browser along with the Flash Player. Read more »

[E3 2011] Nintendo unveil the next evolution of their home console: the Wii U [VIDEO]

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The Wii wowed crowds, broke records and opened the gates on the motion-control gaming environment, its innovative gameplay mechanics acting as the catalyst that spawned similar systems from both Sony with the PlayStation Move and Microsoft with the Kinect for Xbox 360, which too have reaped the benefits in the next-gen motion gaming market.

The Wii U controller on GSM Arena

As soon as the Wii became a smash sensation there were those who asked what was coming next. Read more »

Watch Apple’s iOS 5 promo video – the main features in focus, the Apple way

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Well in typical Cupertino fashion the new promo video is out for the premiere features in the latest iOS version – 5. The seats at the WWDC keynote hall are still warm and we’re hurrying to bring you the latest news.

The video follows suite in typical Apple style with the white background and nice tune to go behind the voices of featured Greg Joswiak (VP of iPod, iPhone and iOS Product Marketing) and Scott Forstall (Senior VP of iOS Software). They’re the ones talking us through the various key features of the new iOS release. Read more »

New Angry Birds episode coming soon to AppStores all around [VIDEO]

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Angry Birds fans rejoice as the original title will get a whole new and exciting episode very soon. Details are scarce and there’s no info on how many levels Rovio will release, but the game’s track record would suggest at least 30.

The new episode sees the pesky pigs go underground with the stolen birds’ eggs, where our angry heroes will take flight to destroy buildings and bring down stalactites on the green devils heads. It all sounds cool and definitely fresh, just like Rovio has always done it with its popular title. Read more »

Fans post Windows logo on upcoming Apple Store, your move Mac fans

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Microsoft and Apple fans are known to take jabs at each other at every opportunity they find. It’s mostly good, clean fun although sometimes it can get ugly, as can be seen from the comments section on technology websites, including ours.

Today we came across an event that falls under the “Good, clean fun” category, where the Windows logo was found plastered on an upcoming Apple Store. Read more »

iOS 5 for iPad requires Hogwarts diploma, but you can drink your milkshake remotely on it [VIDEO]

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Every time Steve Jobs is presenting an Apple product, he uses the word “magic” a lot. Well, it seems that they really mean it with the upcoming iOS 5 update, which should be announced tomorrow at the WWDC.

Simon Pierro, who may or may not be a wizard of some sort, is demonstrating a beta version of iOS 5 running on his iPad 2. Let’s watch… 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 »

Mike Tyson: Main Event for iOS, now with Mr Chow from The Hangover Part II [VIDEO]

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The Hangover was a sleeper hit in cinemas back in 2009 and the hotly anticipated sequel, The Hangover Part II, has just hits theaters worldwide. To tie in with the film’s release, boxing game Mike Tyson: Main Event for iOS got a Hangover themed update all its own.

Screen grab of Mr Chow in the May update for Mike Tyson: Main Event

Developers RockLive, have included a bunch of cool new content themed around the movie, the main draw being that now you can box with the likes of a Hangover II themed Mike and the infamous Mr. Chow guest stars as well. Read more »

What if everything in the world was powered by an internal combustion engine? Nissan’s dig at Chevy [VIDEO]

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Hybrid vehicles have been on the roads for a few years now and offered better fuel economy with their combustion engine/electric engine combination. The most notable early examples were the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius, still big names in the hybrid world. More recently we’ve seen competition come in with cars like the Chevrolet Volt from the US.

Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt

The Volt was one of General Motors most popular contributions to the hybrid family and even had a spot in Michael Bay’s Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Read more »

Xperia PLAY munchies: first phone to get Minecraft plus Kristin Schaal advertising campaign bloopers [VIDEO]

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In case you haven’t heard of it, Minecraft has single-handedly become the biggest indie game of the century. Created by Swedish game developer Markus ‘Notch’ Persson in 2009, Minecraft is a completely randomly generated sandbox world that allows players to build out of practically anything they can find. Although the title is still in its beta, as of early February 2011, it had sold over 1,230,000 units and has only been available on PC and Mac, until now.

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Windows Phone 7 to get a new popular game title every week till June ends, Angry Birds, Doodle Jump and PvZ included

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Are you stuck with a WP7 device and have nothing interesting to play? Well, this is going to change soon.

Six popular mobile games will hit the Windows Phone’s Market very soon – Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Sonic 4, geoDefence, Doodle Jump and Hydro Thunder Go. Read more »

First (spy) pictures of Project Cafe Wii 2 surfaced, you can see its controller too

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Nintendo announced the Wii’s successor a month ago, but we got only two pieces of information: its codename – Project Cafe – and its targeted launch in 2012. The Wii 2 is going to be unveiled at the E3 expo next month, but we already have the first real shots.

They were taken by a spy camera at a closed developer event. Read more »

RIM and BlackBerry: the fruits of their labour [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Are you a fan of all things RIM, or maybe just a Blackberry addict? Either way, here’s an interesting infographic courtesy of the Geekaphone squad that celebrates the Canadian telecoms giant and their signature smartphones.

Blackberry logo and text

Did you know US President Obama has one, or that co-CEO Jim Balsillie mortgaged his house in order to help the company out in its early days. Fun facts like this and more down below, check it out Read more »

Is Apple prepping a surprise product announcement for 19 May?

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Apple love their secrets and this instance is no different. Although the big cheese, I mean fruit, have yet to confirm anything officially, signs point to Thursday, May 19th as a day to mark down in your calendars.

Apple Logo behind velvet curtain

Why? What has made you put your conspiracy hat on GSM Arena? We’ll sources say somethings afoot and it makes sense to pin it down to the 19th as the start of something, as this marks the Apple Store’s 10th anniversary.

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Google I/O 2011 Keynote and speeches hit YouTube

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If your a fan of Google’s I/O events each year, but got caught short and ended up missing out on watching the big announcements unfold live, good news! Both the Keynotes and sessions from the 2011 event are now up and online for your viewing pleasure, available from the Google Developers YouTube Channel, here.

Google I/O banner

This years I/O conference was attended by nearly 1 million developers and was live-streamed over 161 countries worldwide. The focus of day 1′s Keynote was Android. Read more »