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Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer finally available

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The official teaser trailer of Star Trek’s sequel – Into Darkness – is finally available. The world premiere is on May 17, 2013.

J.J. Abrams is taking the director’s chair once again, while the screenplay is done by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Yeah, the whole Fringe and Lost gang is here. Read more »

One of a kind Samsung Mobile Store opens in Paris

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Samsung opened its first Samsung Mobile Store in Paris, France on December 1. It’s dedicated to mobile devices only and offers a similar experience and support as the Apple’s Retail Stores.

The store spreads to 170 square meters and you can find and try every one of the latest Samsung’s smartphones, players, slates, portable cameras and notebooks. Read more »

SMS celebrates its 20 year anniversary today

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SMS messages turn 20 years old today and while the cell network technologies have changed, the usefulness of those 160 character texts hasn’t diminished. If anything it has increased – there are 8 trillion (yes, with a t) texts being sent each year.

Twenty years ago on this date, the first SMS message was sent – the message read ‘Merry Christmas’, typed on a computer by Neil Papworth and sent over the Vodafone network to one of its employees, Richard Jarvis, who received it on an Orbitel 901 phone. Read more »

The Nokia 3310 can probably survive the apocalypse, but will it blend?

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The Nokia 3310 is widely regarded as the toughest phone on the face of the Earth. A Chuck Norris of the phone world, if you will.

And to check out if this is an urban legend or an actual fact, the guy from the Will it Blend series of videos puts the mighty 3310 to the ultimate blend test. Read more »

Here are the latest iPhone 5 ads, just in time for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow and Apple is readying two iPhone 5 ads to air on Turkey Day.

The first ad, called Orchestra, oddly focuses on the iPhone 5′s built in noise suppression during calls – it’s not like every smartphone nowadays has that. Oh wait… Read more »

These Cut the Rope plush toys make good stocking stuffers, give you access to exclusive game levels

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Getting ready for the Christmas holidays are we? Here’s another perfect Christmas present to have in mind for the Cut the Rope fans in your life – a plush toy of the main game character – Om Nom.

Round5 announced that it will be selling the adorable plush toys in different sizes varying from 4″ to 16″. On top of that, if you purchase some of the Nommies micro figures, you will get access to exclusive bonus levels of the game, which aren’t available otherwise. Read more »

Xiaomi is working on a $64 Android-based set-top box called MiBox

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Xiaomi is a young company that made a name for itself with affordable, feature-rich Android phones but is branching out now. Its new product is called the Xiaomi MiBox, an Android-based set-top box.

Typically for Xiaomi, the MiBox is priced quite attractively – $64 (RMB 399). Unfortunately, the company is yet to expand its availability beyond China. Read more »

UK court orders Apple to pay for Samsung’s legal fees on an indemnity basis

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Apple just suffered another setback in its court war against Samsung in the UK. After the Cupertino-based company was ordered to issue a statement saying Samsung did not infringe the design patents, the company is now forced to pay Samsung’s legal fees on an indemnity basis.

As you might remember, Apple wrote what the court ordered them to say, but added that other courts around the world did not agree with the UK court’s decision. As expected, Apple was ordered to retract this statement and issue a new one. Read more »

Apple updates its UK homepage with a new statement, admits the first was inacurate

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Just as the UK Court ordered, Apple has now put a proper statement on the bottom of its UK homepage saying (in exactly 11pt font) that the previous statement didn’t comply with the order the court had issued.

There’s also a link which takes you to the new page, where Apple states that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 didn’t infringe on Apple’s design patents. Read more »

UK Court slams Apple for the “Samsung/Apple UK judgement” text, orders changes to be made in 48 hours

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Following the UK Court of Appeal ruling, Apple had to put a clear statement on its website saying that Samsung didn’t infringe on the iPad patents. And Apple did, but in a way that wasn’t what the judges really had in mind.

According to the official ruling, the guys from Cupertino had to clearly state on their UK website that “Samsung didn’t copy” the company’s designs. Instead, Apple posted a few paragraphs explaining in long how despite the UK’s ruling, courts in the US and Germany acknowledged that Samsung did infringe the company’s highly popular tablet. And that’s not what the court ordered. Read more »

Apple carries out the UK court order, posts “Samsung didn’t copy us letter” on its website

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Today Apple executed the UK’s High Court order that ruled the company should acknowledge that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad’s design in its Galaxy Tab slates.

Apple posted a link on the UK front page of its website to a “Samsung/Apple UK judgement” page, where it has posted the UK Court of Appeal’s ruling. Read more »

Gorilla Glass now protects 1 billion devices from scratches, Corning sets its sight on Willow Glass

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In its quarterly earnings report, Corning announced it’s protective Gorilla Glass screen is now used to protect more than 1 billion devices from scratches worldwide.

Gorilla Glass is used by every company imaginable including the big dogs like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, LG, Sony and ASUS. Read more »

Microsoft launches four new Windows 8 video ads, warming up for October 26

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Microsoft doesn’t seem to be bothered by Apple’s huge event today and went on releasing four new ads for Windows 8.

The video ads are global and are going to be aired in 42 countries joined by printed ads, outdoor posters as well as their online counterparts to help boost user awareness and quick adoption of Microsoft’s latest computer OS. Read more »

Skyfall movie review – Shaken, not stirred

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After the mediocre and rather dull Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig is back as James Bond in his third Agent 007 movie called Skyfall.

But don’t think for a moment that 007 has lost his touch. In Skyfall you’re brought to a blood-fizzing action scene from the get-go, reminding you what Bond is capable of. Luckily, this isn’t the only brilliant Casino Royale-like action sequence, the director Sam Mendes (Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, American Beauty) treats us to in Skyfall.

And that’s exactly what Bond needs in his 23rd movie, celebrating the half-century anniversary of Agent 007. Read more »

Amazon server outages bring down Reddit, Airbnb, Flipboard, and Viber among others

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Last night (in Europe) an outage in Amazon Web Services on the US East Coast caused disruption of some major online services that we all use and love. Websites and apps such as Reddit, Airbnb, Flipboard, and Viber have all been non-responsive. The outage has been felt the worst by users in Asia and the US, where the downtime was actually running through the day.

A member of the collective hacker group called Anonymous went public on Twitter to claim responsibility. Later on, an Amazon spokesperson stated this is not the case and Amazon servers had not been under attack. Read more »