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Samsung releases more official Galaxy Note II hands-on videos, shares some tips and tricks

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There are more than 3 million Galaxy Note II owners out there, and to make sure that they get the full potential out of their phablet, Samsung has launched no less than five new videos showcasing the device’s power.

As you know from our in-depth review of the Note II, it comes with the S Pen, on which Samsung emphasizes a lot in the new hands-on videos of the device. Read more »

The iPad mini races the Nexus 7 towards a cold, hard surface in drop tests

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We have seen the early reviews of the iPad mini. We have seen the teardowns. Soon we will be seeing a weird guy who would want to blend this thing. Till then we have a couple of drop tests to keep us company.

The latest fad in the world of technology coverage are drop tests that drop new devices from various angles to see how well they hold up (or don’t). While the jury is still out on the accuracy of these tests, they do help paint a picture of how well your future (or present) device will fare after hurtling towards the Earth at 9.81 m/s2. Read more »

The iPad mini gets an iFixit teardown

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iFixit is continuing their tradition of tearing down every major new product and the latest product to fall in their hands is the new iPad mini.

As usual the teardown reveals some interesting pieces of information that are otherwise kept away from the general public by manufacturers. So let’s take a look. Read more »

Archos 80 Cobalt is an 8-inch, Android 4.0 tablet

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Archos has announced their upcoming Android tablet on their Facebook page. Called the Archos 80 Cobalt, the tablet has an 8-inch, 1024 x 768 resolution display and runs on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Inside, the Archos 80 Cobalt runs on an unspecified SoC with a dual-core 1.6GHz CPU and a quad-core GPU with 1GB of RAM. There is 8GB of internal storage space with microSD card slot. There is a 2 megapixel camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front. Read more »

ASUS sells nearly a million Nexus 7 units a month, expects the rate to increase

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The Nexus 7 is doing pretty well sales-wise, reaching a rate of nearly a million units per month. According to the ASUS CFO David Chang, the slate is bound to do even better in the coming months.

While this definitely counts as a success for both Google and ASUS, the Nexus 7′s sales figures still remain in the shadow of the tablet king in the face of the iPad, which shipped in 14 million units in Q3 of this year. Read more »

Google aims to prove how great the Nexus 10 screen is with these impressive photos

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The Retina-beating screen of the Google Nexus 10 sure sounds great on paper, but does it have the real-life performance to back it up? Google’s Romain Guy is keen to prove so, by posting several impressive shots.

Yes, what you see here is not a rendering, but a real photo of the actual Google Nexus 10, captured with a DSLR camera. The screen was even compared with a printed magazines to highlight its impressively low reflectivity. Read more »

Watch this awesome Samsung Ativ lineup commercial

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Samsung has released a new ad shedding light on the upcoming Ativ trio of Windows 8 and RT slates and Windows Phone 8 handsets.

It looks more like Microsoft’s own commercial for Windows, but, nevertheless, it’s nothing short of awesome. Read more »

Conan O’Brien features iPad mini comic ad, meet the Mini Mega Micro Max

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Conan O’Brien has been known to feature cool videos on his show dedicated to poking non-offensive fun at Apple’s products and the people that use them.

His latest one is a parody promo ad of the iPad mini and things somehow got to the iPad Mini Mega, the iPad Mini Mega Micro and finally the iPad Mini Mega Micro Max. Read more »

Microsoft Surface torn down, found relatively hard to repair

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The Surface is Microsoft’s first tablet and the software giant is quite proud of the design, but as iFixit found out, the sleek external shell is hard to get open if you need to do some repairs. A total of 17 screws hold the back in place and 7 of those are under a hard to remove plastic bezel.

Anyway, the inside of the Surface holds several interesting chips, including an NVIDIA Tegra 3. There’s also 2GB of DDR3 RAM from Micron, 32GB flash storage from Samsung and a Wolfson audio chip. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 32 GB already on sale

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Walmart is already offering the 32 GB variant of the Google Nexus 7 slate for $249.

The retailer lists the device as in stock so you might be able to grab one before units are sold out. Read more »

New Google Nexus lineup promo video released: Google Now in focus

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Google has just unveiled two new additions to its lineup of Nexus devices, plus a couple of new versions of the popular Nexus 7 tablet. And, as the tradition goes in such cases, the company has released a promo video, highlighting the strongest points of the newly announced devices.

In this case the video is mostly focused on the Google Now voice-operated service, demonstrating how you can ask your Nexus device just about anything and it will immediately find the answer for you. Read more »

Amazon attacks Apple on its homepage, compares the Kindle Fire HD to the iPad Mini

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The 7-inch tablet wars just got serious. After the Nexus 7 got compared (in what I think were less than key areas) to the iPad Mini at the Apple’s event last week, now Amazon has flexed its muscle, pitting its Kindle Fire HD against the iPad Mini on its very homepage.

The online retailer has put up a big ad right on its homepage saying “Much more for much less” and made a comparison of its own 7-inch Kindle Fire HD against the iPad Mini, highlighting the display resolution, pixels per inch and most importantly – the price. Read more »

Vic Gundotra shares photos taken with the Samsung Nexus 10, 2560×1536 pixel display confirmed in a specs leak

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After its quick start guide leaked yesterday, the Samsung Nexus 10 is certainly just a few days away from its official announcement now. However this doesn’t mean that leaks will suddenly stop and we’ll just sit and wait quietly. This time it’s Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering who spilled the beans by sharing a couple of photos taken with the slate.

The photo you see above is reported at a resolution of 2048×1536 (3.1MP) and I have to say it doesn’t look too bad.

Furthermore, we got to learn the Samsung Nexus 10 specs thanks to the GLBenchmark website. Read more »

The iPad and iPad mini delivery dates already pushed back 2 weeks

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The iPad mini has only started selling today but it’s already on backorder with the next shipments due for no sooner than 2 weeks across the world. The only exception is the US where the black version will still be delivered on the promised November 2nd.

It’s either that the white version is immensely more popular in the US or there were fewer white units available. Read more »

iPad mini pre-orders go live

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Apple has put up the iPad mini on its online store. You can choose between the Wi-Fi or the Wi-Fi + 3G models. Each comes in 16, 32 and 64GB capacities. You also have a choice of two colors, black & slate and white & silver.

The Wi-Fi-only version prices are $329, $429 and $529 respectively for each of the storage capacities and it ships next week on November 2. The 3G models are priced at $449, $549 ad $649 respectively and will ship in mid-November. You can choose from three carriers in the US: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Read more »