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Each Google I/O attendee gets free Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus Q

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One of the first people to get the Google Nexus 7 tablet are the developers and attendees at the Google I/O conference, which is currently taking place in San Francisco.

It’s a sweet déjà vu from a year before, when Google gave away free 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Nexus S and Samsung Chromebook to each attending developer. Now the company is doing it again, but this time with its own, freshly announced Nexus 7 tablet, a brand new Galaxy Nexus and the innovative Nexus Q. Read more »

Nokia 808 PureView takes an impressive video of a racing catamaran

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After getting so much praise for its incredible 41MP camera, the Nokia 808 PureView decided to take a well deserved vacation. Instead of spending all day on the beach though, the 808 found itself shooting a video of the racing catamaran Nacra Infusion MKII.

The impressive video you are about to see was actually shot using two 808 PureView units tightly packed into a plastic bag with holes for the lenses. Read more »

ACTA gets rejected by the International Trade Committee, the European Parliament gets the last word

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Remember ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)? This is the European version of SOPA and PIPA which were threatening to impose censorship on the Internet.

Great news came in today, as the International Trade Committee (ITC) has rejected ACTA with 19 votes against and 12 in favor. Read more »

New Dark Knight Rises trailer emerges to promote Nokia Lumia 900 Batman edition

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Despite manufacturing just 900 units of its special limited edition Batman Lumia 900, Nokia continues its promotion of the Windows Phone 7 handset by launching a new, unseen Dark Knight Rises trailer. And we couldn’t be happier.

Directed by Christopher Nolan, the Dark Knight Rises will hit the cinemas worldwide starting July 19. Until then, Nokia is running a special promotion and anyone who likes the Finnish company’s Facebook page has the chance to win the specially-themed smartphone. Read more »

Steve Wozniak doesn’t like Siri since Apple bought it, still thinks the virtual assistant has bright future

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Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has shared his honest opinion on Siri while on a visit to a farm dedicated to saving neglected horses.

As it turns out, Woz isn’t very fond of Siri after Apple acquired it in 2010. “A lot of people say Siri. I say poo-poo. I was using it to make reservations long before Apple bought it,”. said Wozniak. Read more »

GSMArena.com Facebook page reaches 200,000 likes

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Today, marks an important milestone for our team and our Facebook page in particular. The likes counter over there just went past the 200,000 mark, exactly nine months after we reached 100,000 likes.

We are really pleased that 200,000 of you have expressed their support for us and our work, but what makes us even happier is that this is only part of the story. Read more »

Mars One – the first plan for a human settlement on Mars

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Mars One is the first realistic project I’ve ever encountered for gradual colonization of Mars. It has already gathered support among scientists and is searching for sponsors and… the first person to land on the red planet.

There is already an established plan for the preparation and astronaut training. The first humans to settle on Mars will arrive in 2023, with the launch scheduled for September 14, 2022. Read more »

Google acquires Quickoffice, promises to bring productivity tools to a new level

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Out of the blue Google just announced it has acquired Quickoffice, the popular productivity suite for viewing and editing document files for smartphones.

Google hasn’t provided much details about the acquisition, so it’s unknown whether we should expect an update to Quickoffice or whether it’ll even continue its existence under the same moniker. Read more »

New OmniVision sensor promises better front-facing cameras with 1080p video recording

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OmniVision has a new sensor ready for primetime – but unlike the monster that does 4K2K video, this one does “only” 1080p and is intended for the front panel of the smartphone (or tablet).

The 2MP sensor is only 3mm tall so it can be used as a front-facing camera on smartphones but also those thin ultrabooks. Read more »

Opera to cost Facebook north of a billion dollars, analysts say

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After buying Instagram for a billion dollars, Zuckerberg now has plans for acquiring Opera Software, according to recent reports.

The reason Facebook might be interested in acquiring Opera is the increased mobile traffic to the social network, which the company is unable to fully take advantage of. Buying Opera might be a huge step in solving this problem, according to analysts, and if Zuckerbeg wants to make this happen, he might have to fork out north of a billion dollars. Read more »

Samsung develops new graphene transistor, promises to drastically improve performance over silicon

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Researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), have refined a technology that allows them to create a new, faster transistor.

Graphene’s electron mobility is more than 200 times faster than silicon, and semiconductor devices with this technology are expected to have highly increased performance. Read more »

Google I/O event schedule released

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The Google I/O event, where we get to hear about all things Google, is set to start at the end of next month.

The real highlight, as always, will be the keynote. While this is not an event dedicated entirely to Android, we do expect to hear quite a lot about the Google’s mobile OS. Read more »

Apple gains control of iPhone5.com domain, will still probably call the new iPhone something else

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Did you know there was a site called iphone5.com as far back as 2008? Weird (or really forward thinking), considering that’s when only the second iPhone – the 3G – was announced. That site wasn’t owned or operated by Apple though – it used to be a forum with a ton of ads.

After filing a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Apple did win the rights to the domain though, WIPO’s decision just went through. Read more »

See what happens when you hit that Send button in Gmail

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Every one of us uses e-mail each day. But what happens when we hit that Send button? Google has been kind enough to take us through the process of how mail travels and in the mean time show everybody just how green and eco-minded the company is.

Using its interactive HTML5 website, Google has made it entertaining, informative and quite easy to understand their power usage, no matter how technically advanced you are. Read more »

Ashton Kutcher spotted in Steve Job’s signature attire

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We all know a biopic based on the life of Steve Jobs is already being made and that Ashton Kutcher has been cast to play Jobs due to Kutcher’s remarkable resemblance to him back when he was young.

TMZ has now acquired photographs of Kutcher on the sets of the movie (which is reportedly being called ‘Jobs: Get Inspired’) dressed in Jobs’ famous blue Levi’s jeans and black turtleneck, which was originally designed by Issey Miyake exclusively for Jobs. And all of this strikes me as a bit odd. Read more »