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Microsoft updates Windows Phone SDK, lower-spec’d smartphones now supported

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Microsoft just announced that it has updated the Windows Phone SDK. As the latest version of Windows Phone, 7.5 Refresh, gets ready for public release, the new version adds support for those lower-spec’d smartphones with just 256MB of RAM.

The WPSDK 7.1 is also said to be the version that developers should use if they have Windows 8-running machines. Other than extended compatibility, the new SDK doesn’t really add anything. Read more »

The new iPad is magical

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We ran across this awesome clip I simply had to share with you.

Lets just say if you dig magic tricks and iPads, you wouldn’t want to miss this. Read more »

Nokia testing DLNA streaming functionality for Lumia Windows Phones

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If you like being a guinea pig and you’re a fan of Nokia, there’s every chance you’ve already signed up to Nokia’s Beta Labs and the latest app to enter this unique testing area is Nokia Play To, which is hoping to make it as the native DLNA client that’ll grace the Lumia Windows Phone family.

screens of Nokia Play To

The Play To app already offers the ability to throw pictures, movies and music onto various connected devices around the home, with plans for Media Server support in the near future adding Xbox 360 and PS3 friendly functionality in due time. Read more »

Angry Birds Space headed to Windows Phone…eventually

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Rovio is apparently working on a version of Angry Birds Space for Windows Phone as well.

If you’ve been keeping up with all of your latest Angry Birds rumors, as you should be, you might have picked up hints that there isn’t going to be a WP version somewhere down the line. All of that has since been refuted. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G lit its way through our studio

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In case you were wondering like me, the answer is no – Samsung are not done churning out versions of the two-year old Galaxy S. The latest one is a U.S. bound, T-Mobile exclusive version, which goes by the rather long name Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G.

The newcomer to the Galaxy S lineup is the second member to enter the dual-core realm, following the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070. Read more »

22nm Intel Valley View Atom specs leaks, to bring a four-fold increase in graphics

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With all the effort focused on ultrabooks and ULV processors like Sandy Bridge, the Intel Atom lineup has hardly been having the best of times recently. However, a leaked presentation indicates that we might not have seen the last of the super power-efficient chipsets.

The next generation of Atoms, codenamed Valley View, will be using 22nm process and will reportedly be coming out next year. It will have an architecture similar to Cedar Trail, but with Ivy Bridge graphics. Read more »

Microsoft Mustang, anyone?

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Microsoft shows off some muscle as a new decked out Ford Mustang has popped up, code named Project Detroit.

Built by West Coast Customs, the Mustang features flashy light kits, Windows Phone controls, Xbox 360′s and Windows tablets galore. Read more »

Sony Xperia TV ad airs, makes you sigh “Aaaw”

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As promised a couple of days ago, the Sony Xperia TV spot directed by Wes Anderson has hit YouTube. And let’s cut straight to the chase: it’s inspiring.

The advertisement presents the inner workings of the Xperia S through the eyes of children when asked how they think the device works. And the results are robots. Many of them.

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Samsung puts music to your Pocket in Africa

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Samsung is planning to unveil a new music service exclusive to Africa called Samsung Pocket Music.

Appropriately enough, the new music service will be unveiled on the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, a device that Samsung claims is specifically designed with the African market in mind. Read more »

Pantech Burst for AT&T battery test is over, here are the results

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The LTE rocking Pantech Burst for AT&T has a relatively small for its spec sheet, 1650mAh battery on board, which has a lot to deal with. We were therefore quite curious to find out how will it fare in our battery test.

As always, the first feature we examined was the device’s talk time. Read more »

Minecraft for XBLA to be announced soon

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News posted on the official Xbox Live Arcade games blog hints at an imminent announcement of an arcade version of Minecraft.

The upcoming edition will be called Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (I know, we were shocked, too) in order to distinguish it from the PC game. To celebrate the upcoming announcement, is giving away two custom Minecraft Xbox 360s, although when and under what conditions is still up in the air.

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Virtua Tennis smashes its way onto the Xperia PLAY

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Virtua Tennis Challenge is now available exclusively for the Android-powered Xperia PLAY.

Some cool features include the ability to play multiplayer over Bluetooth with others, use different touch gestures to hit different shot types, as well as a career mode. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III to support wireless charging out of the box?

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More rumors on the upcoming Galaxy S III have hit the mill and the latest one suggest that the next Samsung flagship will be using wireless charging, rather than the conventional microUSB charging.

According to DDaily, the back of the device will integrate all the elements needed for wireless charging and you won’t even have to place the smartphone on a charging pad. Rumor has it that it will work even with the Galaxy S III located as far away as two meters from it. Read more »

HTC HD2 gets Windows Phone 7 Tango ROM, proves it can run anything

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The HTC HD2 is probably the most versatile smartphone out there. Why? Well, not only there’s an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich port and a Windows Phone 7 ROM available, but the HD2 can even dual boot them. And if that wasn’t enough, you can add Ubuntu to the boot equation.

So the love of the developer community for the smartphone should come as a surprise to no one. And neither should the HTC HD2′s latest achievement – running Windows Phone 7 Tango. Read more »

Sony recruit the talents of Wes Anderson for their new NXT Series ad campaign

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Wes Anderson of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums fame, more recently dipped his toe into the world of animation with the release of Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.

Sony's little imagination robot

As a result of his directorial prowess and his experience with stop-motion animation, Sony Mobile have enlisted his talents to help produce the newest ad campaign for their 2012 NXT device lineup. Read more »