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Glimpses of a Finnish Spring – a spectacular video shot with the 808 PureView

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A lucky YouTube user got his hands on a Nokia 808 PureView and to our delight focused on its camcorder abilities instead of its imaging skills.

He shot a series of video clips at different scene modes with the Nokia 808 PureView and a tripod, and patched them into one clip using the Sony Vegas editing software. Read more »

Proview and Apple to settle out of court on the iPad trademark case

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In case you’ve forgotten, Proview and Apple are still in a legal battle over who owns the rights to use the ‘iPad’ name in China.

But it may all end soon, as the two companies are in talks for an out-of-court settlement, according to Proview’s lawyer Xie Xianghui. Read more »

Samsung releases Galaxy S III announcement event video

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We covered the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement event quite extensively, but if you feel like watching the whole thing all over again, you should know that the video has now be made available for your viewing pleasure.

Going on for some good 1 hour and 18 minutes, the first Samsung Unpacked event for 2012 will tell you everything you need to know about the newly introduced flagship smartphone. So, go get some popcorn and enjoy the presentation. Read more »

Google boasts its SPDY networking protocol, is 23% faster than HTTP

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Google has been so obsessed with speed that it has invented its own networking protocol designed to replace the good ol’ HTTP.

Chances are you are already a bit familiar with SPDY (not an acronym, but shortened for Speedy) as its been already put to use in Chrome, Firefox 13 beta and even as a module in Apache server. Read more »

Motorola wins injunction against Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Windows 7 in Germany

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Motorola has just won an injunction against Microsoft in Germany. The ban covers the Xbox 360 console, the Windows 7 OS, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.

As you probably guessed, the suit was over patent infringement – Motorola claims Microsoft has infringed about 50 of its patents and demands billions in compensation. Meanwhile, Moto will have the right to ban the products using the questioned patents. Read more »

Samsung Australia says it has nothing to do with “Wake up!” campaign

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Samsung’s advertising has been pretty aggressive, especially against rival Apple. They even mocked the infamous long lines of people queuing to grab their next iGadget. Samsung Australia actually pulled a stunt where they offered Galaxy S II phones for $2 right outside of Apple’s store. So, when a video of a flashmob waiving signs and chanting “Wake up!” showed up in front of an Australian Apple store, everyone (including us) jumped to the assumption that it was the South Korean company that organized it.

Except now Samsung Australia is denying that they had anything to do with it. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 800 takes a balloon ride to 32km altitude in the name of science

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Putting a smartphone on a helium balloon and having it fly high up in the sky has proven a popular pastime (there was even an iPad that braved the high altitudes), but it turns out serious scientist do it too as low-cost observation tools. The ASTRA project at South Hampton university has a thing for Windows Phone handsets and the latest was a Nokia Lumia 800.

As part of the ASTRA 10 series of flights, a Lumia 800 soared as high as 32km with nothing to help it face the cold or maintain connectivity. And conditions high up in the atmosphere are pretty rough. Read more »

Reading the fine print on what rights Google, Microsoft and Dropbox have on your files [EDITORIAL]

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Yesterday Google launched its Drive cloud service allowing you to upload virtually anything and have it synced across multiple devices. Sounds great and bringing a bit more competition to the mix has never hurt anyone.

But what happens once you store there that music piece you’ve been working on for so long? Or the concept art for that cool project at work? Do you still remain its owner and what do you allow the cloud storage provider to do with it? Google, Microsoft and Dropbox have different approaches how they handle the legal part of things and it isn’t something to be taken lightly. Read more »

Microsoft reports record-breaking Q3 results

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Microsoft has announced its Q3 financial results and things are looking bright for the software giant. The record-breaking revenue for the quarter ending on March 31, 2012 was $17.41 billion, representing a 6% growth over the same period of 2011.

Additionally, the operating income saw a 12% boost compared to last year and reached $6.37 billion. Net income was $5.11 billion ($0.60 per diluted share), which is actually slightly lower than it was in the holiday quarter, but this doesn’t make Steve Ballmer any less optimistic about the future.. Read more »

Domino’s Pizza delivery scooters bring uncontrollable laughter, delicious pizza

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Electricity-driven vehicles are great. They hug trees and save polar bears like nothing else, but they have one major flaw. They are almost perfectly quiet. Thus, they threaten pedestrians and other motorists, which might not hear them approaching.

To work around this, Domino’s Pizza has created what it calls a “Safe Sound” box, which is placed on their pizza delivery electrical scooters . And the result? Hilarity ensues on the streets of the Netherlands. Read more »

Take a look inside Apple’s Cupertino headquarters

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Apple is one of the most secretive tech companies to have ever existed and it should surprise no one only the exterior of Apple’s Cupertino headquarters gets shown.

What’s on the inside is only known to Apple’s staff and Apple’s seniors want everyone to know as little as possible about how the company operates. AppleGazette, however, gathered a collection of photos showing just what it’s like to be in Apple’s Cupertino campus. Read more »

Nokia to open up 10k jobs with new Vietnam-based factory

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Expected to officially break the news to the world next Monday (April 23), Nokia will reportedly build a factory in Vietnam to speed up its device production rate.

According to sources quoting Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President of Markets for Nokia, the company will shell out a cool $300m to build the factory and will hire around 10 thousand people to work in it. Read more »

Samsung microSD card could survive anything, even being run over by an 11-ton roller

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Samsung has been very proud of their latest batch of Plus Extreme Speed memory cards and especially of their ruggedness.

So to put their words to the test, German site Smartphontech took a microSD card from said series through a couple trials to test its durability. Read more »

Nokia’s Asha series by the numbers: an infographic

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Nokia’s Series 40 phones have a long history and have literaly sold billions – 1.5 billion as of earlier this year (to give you a frame of reference, the world’s population is currently at just over 7 billion people). Nokia Conversations have prepared an infographic with some interesting data on the Asha series of S40 phones.

Jump over the break to see the whole infographic. Read more »

Here is an awesome TNT promo video

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TNT has shot a really amazing promo video to promote the launch of their Belgium channel. Sticking to their We Know Drama slogan the TV network crew put an “Add drama” button to a small town’s square.

Words hardly do justice to the happens when someone presses that button, so we’ll just let you watch and enjoy the clip. Read more »