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Third generation Snapdragon announced, dual-core CPU, powerful graphics and stereoscopic 3D inside

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Following Wednesday’s announcement of the HP TouchPad, today Qualcomm officially announces the Snapdragon chipset – the APQ8060 – that powers the first webOS tablet.

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Latest Sony Ericsson XPERIA phones come with ANT+ sensor technology, what the heck is that?

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In the hectic hustle and bustle of our everyday lives there isn’t much time left to spend on our wellness and fitness, which ultimately results in poor health and unneeded suffering. Sony Ericsson will try and change that by enabling a technology called ANT+ in it’s XPERIA X10, X8 and Arc devices.

ANT+ and Sony Ericsson

As we reported couple of days ago, Sony Ericsson released an update to the XPERIA X10 and X8 family of devices. Amongst the announced bug fixes and new features included, the ANT+ capability was mentioned. The Sony Ericsson Arc was said to support ANT+ right out of the box too.

You may not know what ANT+ is, but if you are into sports, this should mean a lot to you. You know Nike+? I bet you do. It uses ANT+ connectivity too. That’s where the + comes from.

So join me as I explore what ANT+ is and what it can do for you.
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AR.Drone controlled with a Microsoft Surface causes nerd envy

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If you have a Parrot AR.Drone and a Microsoft Surface laying around what would you do? Make the Surface control the AR.Drone of course, what else!

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play torn to pieces, as PSP2 re-enters rumorland

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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has just been taken apart by a bunch of curious Chinese geeks, eager to see what hides under the skin of the PlayStation phone. At this point we already know so much about the handset that it’s might come as a shock to you that it hasn’t even been officially announced yet.

The tear down treatment revealed that the two trackpads were supplied by Synaptics, while the screen is packing the Bravia Engine, much like the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc display. The Scorpion CPU used is most likely identical to the one on the HTC Desire Z, but according to the source, it’s clocked at 1Ghz, rather than 800 MHz. Read more »

Two new watches launched at CES from Nike and Casio help you stay fit and connected

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Nike and Casio demonstrated at CES 2011 their new watches aimed to make life a little bit easier on you. Prices and availability is still unknown, but they should surface soon enough.

Nokia+ SportWatch GPS

With the help of TomTom navigation technology, Nike+ SportWatch GPS helps you track the calories you burn, how much time you’ve run, your location, heartbeat rate and also, well, shows you the time. The onboard memory module in the form of a USB dongle can save up to 50 different workouts and lets you upload them to Nike’s online community. Read more »

Microsoft announces Touch Mouse, it’s like a Magic Mouse for PC

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I was sure it was only a matter of time before Microsoft launches a full-touch mouse similar to Apple’s Magic Mouse. And the time has come – meet the Touch Mouse.

It’s not as compact as the Arc Touch Mouse, but supports various gestures thanks to its multi-touch capabilities.

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Next-gen Microsoft Surface gets revealed at CES 2011, makes your jaw drop

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You remember Microsoft Surface when it was first showed to the public almost three years ago, right? Well, at this year’s CES Microsoft revealed their latest generation of the magic touch table.

Micosoft Surface 2.0

This time they have cooperated with Samsung to create a truly impressive user experience, and although Microsoft claim it’s cheaper than the original and if you badly want one it’s going to set you back $7,600. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Player is like a phone-less Galaxy S, will show up at CES

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The Samsung YP-GB1 Galaxy Player is slated to make an appearance at CES. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s a phone-less Galaxy S – basically, it’s Samsung’s iPod Touch…

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AR. Pursuit augmented reality games is another reason to buy the AR. Drone

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I’m sure there are lots of reasons to get the cool AR. Drone by Parrot, but in case you need more – here is another one for you. The iOS AR. Pursuit multi-player game is an awesome way to get some 3D action.

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Xbox 360 owner or not, Kinect is something you would want on your PC

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I am an Xbox 360 owner and I admit I would never buy a Kinect controller. I don’t like the games or the idea of making funny moves in front of my TV to play them.

But also I have a Windows 7-based PC connected to that TV. And I can be easily lured to buy a Kinect to do Si-Fi stuff on my computer while I’m sitting on my couch.

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Sony Ericsson LiveView goes on sale for 50 euro, wants to be your next watch

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LiveView, Sony Ericsson’s touch-enabled mini remote control for Android phones, is on sale in Europe – and for less than expected. It can be worn as a watch or clipped to your backpack strap and it’s just on time, coming out after the Android Eclair update has started for the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 lineup…

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Fall Xbox 360 update now available, the pirates keep away

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The new Xbox 360 update is rolling out throughout all Live-enabled regions. It adds support for the upcoming Kinect controller, brings some new Dashboard looks and features Zune integration, better Avatars, improved music, better parental controls, improved voice chat quality and easier gamertag creation process.

Sounds good, right? Not if you are a game pirate.

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CrystalRoc unveils a Swarovski-encrusted Samsung Galaxy Tab, due on 1 November

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The London-based company CrystalRoc is known for its passion for encrusting various gadgets with Swarovski crystals. This time their “victim” is the Samsung Galaxy Tab. CrystalRoc covered its back with a total of 5700 crystals and are launching it tomorrow, on 1 November.

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Barnes and Noble launches the Android-running NOOKcolor eBook reader, sells for 249 US dollars

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Barnes and Noble has just unveiled its latest eBook reader, the NOOKcolor. It packs a 7-inch color touchscreen, offers Wi-Fi connectivity and runs Android. It’s so much more than a traditional eBook reader.

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Wi-Fi Direct can connect two devices without a router, could spell the end for Bluetooth

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When you try to connect two devices in a local wireless network, you usually have to choose between speed (Wi-Fi) or ease of connectivity (Bluetooth). But the Wi-Fi alliance has launched Wi-Fi Direct, which combines both advantages into one technology…

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