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LG strikes again with another amusing ad starring the Optimus Black [VIDEO]

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You know that LG is really the master when it comes to funny comparative advertisements. Just like they did in the ad of the LG Optimus Pad fighting an Apple iPad, now they released an even better one, this time focusing on the LG Optimus Black.

In the ad, the LG Optimus Black is in a race against some interestingly named phones. On the starting grid are Waffle’s Ivan (iPhone 4), Samson’s Gary S Jr. (Samsung Galaxy S II), Sonic’s Archie (Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play), Hightech’s Dwayne (HTC HD2). Read more »

Google +1 button now available for use on websites, Facebook’s Like should tremble with fear

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Google has decided to dip its toe in the water and now the +1 button is available for publishers, bloggers and basically everyone to put on their websites.

The button, as you may remember, was found only on Google’s search results page, but as it turns out the search giant is taking it one step further. Rather than waiting for you to search a page, figure it’s useful and then “+1″ it, Google lets publishers take the initiative and allow people to recommend their website right on it. Read more »

Samsung demands to see the next iPhone and iPad, thinks it’s only fair

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In a move that would improve anyone’s mood due to its hilarity, Samsung has filed a motion in court asking Apple to hand over the next iPhone and iPad. The reason for that is because they want to know if they are similar to Samsung’s own products and they would want to take measures from Apple from suing them again for copying their designs.

The decision to perform this act of comedy is probably the result of Apple recently asking the court for Samsung to hand them pre-production samples of the Droid Charge, Infuse 4G, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 Read more »

What if everything in the world was powered by an internal combustion engine? Nissan’s dig at Chevy [VIDEO]

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Hybrid vehicles have been on the roads for a few years now and offered better fuel economy with their combustion engine/electric engine combination. The most notable early examples were the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius, still big names in the hybrid world. More recently we’ve seen competition come in with cars like the Chevrolet Volt from the US.

Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt

The Volt was one of General Motors most popular contributions to the hybrid family and even had a spot in Michael Bay’s Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Read more »

PayPal files a lawsuit against Google after Wallet’s announcement

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Well, it didn’t take so long for yet another lawsuit filled against Google. Just after the announcement of Google Wallet and Offers yesterday, the online money transfer giant PayPal filled a 28-page claim (get the PDF).

It turns out that Osama Bedier, currently working as Vice President of Payments in Google previously worked at PayPal as a mobile payment executive and thus misappropriated PayPal’s trade secrets by joining Google.

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 to hit US stores with Android 3.1 any day now

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We mentioned that Samsung Germany recently updated their online store to include a host of accessories for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. This pointed to the possibility of the 10.1′s official release very soon and our suspicions look to be on the money.

Samsung US cheeky tweet

Samsung US let out a highly suggestive tweet the other day with a link to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 notification site. Rumor has it that 8 June is the date to mark down in your calendars and if all goes to plan, you should be able to pick up some 8.6mm thick goodness from then on. Read more »

Google to announce an NFC payment system tomorrow in New York

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Google is preparing to unveil an NFC-based mobile-payment service tomorrow at an event in New York, allowing you to virtualize your cash and pay in stores using your Android phone.

According to sources close to the matter, at first the service is going to be available for testing in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C. If the new mobile-payment service turns out to be a success, a wider roll-out will follow. Read more »

Samsung Germany now offering shiny new accessories for your Galaxy Tab 10.1, that you can’t buy yet

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been tantalizing us for some time now and still we must wait. We’ve seen it pop up in Russia and there’s word of its release in India. Pricing and spec sheets are floating around the internet and still we must wait!

Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessories banner

The good news is that June should see the worldwide launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung have kept schtum thus far on an official global release dates but in specific regions, days and months have already been hinted at and if it’s available in one region, it’s release elsewhere won’t be far off. Read more »

RIM and BlackBerry: the fruits of their labour [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Are you a fan of all things RIM, or maybe just a Blackberry addict? Either way, here’s an interesting infographic courtesy of the Geekaphone squad that celebrates the Canadian telecoms giant and their signature smartphones.

Blackberry logo and text

Did you know US President Obama has one, or that co-CEO Jim Balsillie mortgaged his house in order to help the company out in its early days. Fun facts like this and more down below, check it out Read more »

PlayStation Network is back online, Japan still pending

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It’s been a long and tedious ride back to online-hood for the PSN but it seems that it’s finally getting up and running. The amount of countries where the PSN is operational again is huge and ranges across 5 continents. Along these are Europe, Australia, parts of Asia and South and North America.

The other bit of news is that Japan, PSN’s homeland, has refused to turn the ‘ON’ switch on the network until assurance has been made that the necessary precautions and counter-hacking measures have been taken. Read more »

Nokia smartphone spoted in the new Real Steel trailer, looks hot

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It may come as no surprise that a Nokia handset is seen in a futuristic time where robots are the new heavyweight boxing fighters. The Finnish company is obviously here to stay, Symbian or not.

The unknown Nokia prototype has been spotted in a trailer of the upcoming soon movie Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman (you know Wolverine from X-Men) Read more »

Coca Cola turns 125, dresses its headquarters for a one-of-a-kind 3D show [VIDEO]

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Now that’s how you celebrate your 125 anniversary! Coca Cola has turned up its headquarters in Atlanta in the United States into an enormous 3D projection display to mark off its rather special birthday.

To create the eye-watering 3D effects more than 45 projectors were used. The cost of the project is not known, but you can bet it wasn’t exactly cheap. Read more »

How would you like to go flying with a Jet-Wings in the Grand Canyon? [VIDEO]

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Imagine owning your own jet pack complete with a set of paragliding wings. Where would you go flying? Former Swiss Air Force pilot just took on the Grand Canyon with one, so I guess, the sky is the limit with this rig.

Yves “Jetman” Rossy, a 51-year-old daredevil from Switzerland, blasted away over the Grand Canyon on Tuesday in his self-designed jet-wing. It’s got four modified jet engines, which are more than enough for him to reach up to 190 miles per hour (that’s 305 km/h). Read more »

Control a real robot with your Android device thanks to the Android ADK [VIDEO]

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Yesterday’s announcement of the Android’s Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK) at the first day of Google I/O conference in San Francisco opened the door to a potential flood of ingenious robotics experiments all based on Android. In other words, how would you like to control a robot with your Android smartphone?

The conference opening speech offered a demo of a real-life labyrinth game powered by the ADK hardware and software kit. As it turns out, the ADK can be utilized by far more ambitious projects such as this actual Android robot and this real remote controlled piano. Read more »

Sony Playstation Network won’t be up this week due to increased focus on security

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The Sony Playstation Network was expected to be up and running again this week. However it seems that Sony didn’t realize the extent, to which the security of the network was compromised and will hold off restarting it and won’t meet the deadline it set for itself last week.

The main focus is on security and Sony wants to test the entire complex network before it launches it again. This is done to ensure the security of the network and guarantee that personal information won’t get stolen even if the network is subjected to more attacks. Read more »