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New HTC Flyer promo video is up, wait, haven‘t we watched this elsewhere?

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We’ve come across a new promo video of the HTC Flyer. It’s highlights the main features that distinguish the Flyer from the pack of Android 3.0 Honeycomb-running tabs and slates out there. And it’s a six-minute video, so you can imagine it gets pretty detailed.

The video is very good, actually, and fun to watch. It shows some pretty sweet organizing stuff, like taking notes with audio and pictures and even handwritten remarks thanks to the HTC Scribe technology.

A very important thing we noticed is that the Flyer demonstrates in the video the new lock screen on HTC Sense 3.0. We also saw this on the Sprint version of the HTC EVO 3D. It gives you the choice of 4 apps, which you can open directly from the lock screen. Those can be rearranged however you like. It makes us think that the Flyer might keep other goodies under its hood.

But I can’t help to notice that its makers have borrowed really heavily from Sony and Apple – to a point where it gets confusing. A tablet like no other? Really? Read more »

Samsung pushes new transparent LCD panels into mass production

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Hold your wild thoughts, guys. It’s not exactly the sci-fi stuff you’ve may imagined. I’m sure Samsung will get there too, but for now it’s only started manufacturing 22-inch transparent panels relying on ambient light instead of some kind of backlighting.

The 22-inch transparent LCD panel has 1680×1050 pixels resolution, HDMI and UDB ports. It has two models – a monochrome one with 20% transparency and a full-color one with 15% transparency.

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Apple iPad 2 and Nintendo 3DS land in Europe, ready to hit the stores at 5pm

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Today is a big day for the old continent. The Apple iPad 2 and Nintendo 3DS have just hit the shelves. Huge lines, stock shortages and online shipping delays of up to four weeks mark the iPad launch day. The iGadget also premieres in Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.

The Nintendo 3DS launch also caused huge lines of impatient fans looking to get the popular console. Read more »

LG Wireless Charging Pad cuts the cord if you can keep the phone within 7mm of the center

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Wires are for suckers – wireless is where it’s all at. LG unveiled the Wireless Charging Pad, a.k.a. WCP-700, which lets you charge you phone without having to plug the charger cable in.

Cool, huh? Well, you have to put the phone within 7mm of the center of the Wireless Charging Pad but still – no cables go in… Read more »

Microsoft Kinect sells over 10 million units, sets a world record for fastest-selling gadget

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Guinness World Records has confirmed that the Kinect for the Xbox 360 has cracked the world record for fastest selling consumer electronics device for a period of 60 days. Microsoft managed to sell an average of 133,333 Kinect units per day, making a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days of sale from 4 November 2010 to 3 January 2011.

If you think about it, this means that every hour over 5 thousand people bought the Kinect. Impressive numbers indeed, but the story doesn’t end there. Today marks the day of an even bigger achievement for Microsoft, as the company announced that they have Read more »

The Nintendo 3DS torn to pieces by the iFixit guys

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The Nintendo 3DS is the latest gadget to reveal its inner secrets to the guys over at iFixit. In all of its 3D prowess and gaming glory, straight from Japan, this little bad boy has two displays, special gaming controls and a 3D switch. Let’s check out what the iFixit team has dug up.

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HP will ship the TouchPad from April?

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HP said we should expect their WebOS 3.0 debut tablet in the summer. It turns out that it may take them less to introduce the TouchPad to the market. An unofficial source claims that April is the launch month for the new device.

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Lenovo launching Android-running LePad tablet in June

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Lenovo is one of the largest PC manufacturers in the world. It’s in the top five actually. And now they’ve confirmed an Android tablet, bound for world-wide availability, is coming in June.

The Lenovo LePad
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Sony Ericsson LiveView gets a promo video that tries to excite you

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I doubt you are unfamiliar with the Sony Ericsson LiveView device. After all, we’ve detailedly covered it several times and it’d be a crime to not have read about it.

Recently, a new promo video of the cutesy little device popped up and I thought it’d be a great idea to share it with you, because I think the idea behind the device is truly brilliant. Read more »

See how Corning, the creators of the Gorilla Glass, envision the future [VIDEO]

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The company behind Gorilla Glass has posted a rather interesting video showing how our everyday lives could be improved if everything we interact with is covered with Gorilla Glass enhanced displays.

As you probably all know, Gorilla Glass is the type of tough glass that protects smartphones and tablets from scratches and damaging. So imagine that everything in your home has an embedded display protected by Gorilla Glass and watch this impressive demo: Read more »

NVIDIA announces quad-core Kal-El SOC, coming to a tablet near you this August

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NVIDIA announced their new quad-core Kal-El processor at the MWC 2011 and even showcased bragging about its computing skills. It should be the next Tegra 3 but for now we’ll have to get used to the codename Kal-El.

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Vodafone Webbox keyboard connects your TV to the internet

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Vodafone launches the Webbox, a keyboard which enables Internet on your TV, via a GSM/EDGE mobile data connection. Unfortunately, 3G isn’t supported yet, but a 3G version will follow later on.

Connecting the Webbox to the TV sets is done by the standard RCA cables. Plug them in, push the power button on the device and Read more »

Acer Iconia tablets at the MWC 2011: A for Android, W for Windows 7

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Tablets are on fire today with 3 new entries by Acer. While the A100 and A500 pretty much fit the standard tablet profile, the W500 leads the pack with intuitive design and top-end features.

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Here’s why the Samsung’s SuperAMOLED Plus displays are the next best thing [UPDATED]

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With the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II comes the second generation of SuperAMOLED displays – they have better readability, they consume less power and are overall thinner than the first generation units. The Samsung Infuse 4G was actually the first phone to use a SuperAMOLED Plus screen, but it’s AT&T-only availability means that it will be the Galaxy S II that will popularize the new display around the world.

Building up on an already impressive display, we expect a picture perfect experience. Here’s a bit more on the technology behind the new display… Read more »

Next Galaxy Player coming, meet the Galaxy Wi-Fi 5.0

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Much like the Galaxy S had its Galaxy S player counterpart (newly named Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0), the new Galaxy S II has the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0. It will be the more affordable, sim-free Galaxy S II for everyone to enjoy multimedia on.

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