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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.

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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.

So lets look at the facts Read more »

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.

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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 »

John’s Phone reminds us what phones were created for

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No, this is not a joke! I humbly present to you the phone with the shortest spec sheet in well over a decade. In a time, when smartphones boast dual-core processors and HD cameras, John’s Phone has ONLY one function – it can make phone calls.

Now on with those specs. The phone has quad-band GSM support so it will work just about anywhere in the world, except for Korea and Japan. It has only one ringtone complete with a vibration function. A small screen on top of the device displays the inbound and outbound numbers in a call. It also shows a rather unique battery indicator. The manufacturers claim talk time of up to 6 hours and a three week standby for the device which is powered by a 1200 mAh battery. Read more »

Nokia smartphone spoted in the new Real Steel trailer, looks hot

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It may come as no surprise that a Nokia handset is seen in a futuristic time where robots are the new heavyweight boxing fighters. The Finnish company is obviously here to stay, Symbian or not.

The unknown Nokia prototype has been spotted in a trailer of the upcoming soon movie Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman (you know Wolverine from X-Men) Read more »

Samsung Infuse 4G and Angry Birds star in a music video

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For all the fans of Samsung and Angry Birds, here is a video which I stumbled upon in YouTube featuring the upcoming, AT&T bound Samsung Infuse 4G and the theme song from the popular mobile game which got me particularly excited.

As we already told you, the Samsung Infuse 4G comes with Angry Birds preloaded and features a hidden level Read more »

New HTC Sensation video ad shows us just about every reason there is to go for the phone

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The HTC Sensation just got a video ad, displaying all of its noteworthy features in HD and FullHD style on YouTube. The video is almost 6 minutes long, which amounts to about 5-6 Apple promo videos for example (remember the iPad 2 promo videos).

The focus in this video is on the features HTC thought to be evolutionary and exciting. The brand new HTC Sense 3.0 Read more »

Take a look at Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Special Edition and no, you can’t have one

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The other day, Google I/O brought a host of information to journalists and developers alike. We’ve already spoken about it, taking you through the main points of the keynote, Google’s pride regarding Honeycomb’s stats and figures, the potential of Ice cream sandwich (the upcoming Android update, not the food item) and the general ambiance of the event which you can check out here.

Shots showing the back of the Google I/O exclusive Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab with its white back

What we haven’t really spoken about is the host of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1′s that made a special debut at the event as well. Why special? Well Read more »

Google Voice Search on your desktop

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Google Voice technology is well known to the seasoned Android user (and iOS user, if you have the app), usually one of the stock widgets mounted on your home screens out-the-box, it ties in to some sophisticated software that allows for some pretty advanced search terms and not just ‘things’, it can auto-start your handsets navigation and have a desired location already set for you too!

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This great technology once confined to the minds of sci-fi fanatics everywhere is currently in a trial phase by Google, accessible from Google.com. Read more »

New Samsung Galaxy S II ad, puts heat on zippy 1.2 GHz dual-core processor

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Samsung has released yet another ad for their flagship extraordinaire, the Galaxy S II. This time the main focus is on the industry-leading (so far) Exynos chipset, packing a dual-core processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz and the HSPA+ internet speeds. The ad promises there will be no more breaks, just smooth sailing.

The video is shot on a square in front of a beautiful building in some desirable location (probably) and displays two sets of dance groups. One of them represents the hiccup performance with the brakes, stuttering while dancing and then comes the zippier, more fluid one, which dances circles around the first one. Read more »

Amazon launches 69c MP3 store, stabbing the Apple’s iTunes store in the back

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First, it was the Appstore for Android. Now, Amazon is trying to steal some business from another industry heavyweight with the launch of its 69 cents MP3 store for “bestselling new songs.”

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Watch the latest Transformers 3 trailer here [VIDEO]

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A new Transformers 3 trailer is out and it looks very cool. There’s some heavy bashing, robots flying around and splitting buildings in half, American soldiers running hopelessly and a new hot babe replacing Megan Fox.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the new hottie in this one and the events of latest part of the Transformers trilogy: Dark of the moon see a backlash between the Autobots and Decepticons, which strarts with the finding of a Cybertronian spacecraft, buried on the Moon. Read more »

Galaxy S II stars in a new ad, late for Easter, are we?[VIDEO]

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The latest Samsung Galaxy S II ad is for the birds – or, um, hens at least. Previous ads already boasted about some of the cool features of Samsung’s new flagship, but this one shows off one of my favorites – the SuperAMOLED Plus display.

So, do the virtual objects on the Galaxy S II screen look exactly like the real thing? The screen already fooled a little girl, but can it fool a chicken? Here’s the answer… Read more »

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer is out, promises some epic stuff

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As you should well know, the last Harry Potter movie was split into two parts, because the seventh book turned out impossible to fit into a two-hour movie. The first part of the Deathly Hallows premiered last November and it was really good and the script was very close to the book.

Today the Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer was released and it looks epic. Let’s hope the movie keeps that spirit. Read more »

Here’s how people use their smartphones, a survey by Google [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Google has conducted a survey on the use of smartphones and how they influence our lives and how we influence businesses with our smartphones daily. The survey was carried out by Ipsos OTX and it features many statistical facts and a short video, explaining the results. Of ocurse, the research was focused on marketing and it aims to explore and promote the smartphone as the next-gen ad platform and a source of new revenue for Google (their business is ads, you know).

The results of the research show that we use our smartphones vigorously throughout our day, at home and at the office, and even in the bathroom. Read more »

Nintendo Wii 2 aka Project Cafe announced, specs and prices leak

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Two days ago Nintendo announced its plans to launch a Wii successor next year. The better part of this announcement was that Nintendo will actually demo the new console on the upcoming E3 expo this June in LA.

Nintendo gave no more official information on the subject, but its CEO promised to bring a new approach to home gaming consoles. Read more »