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Temple Run 2 goes live for iOS, New Zealand gets it first

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Imangi Studios and Fuzzycube Software have released the sequel to their popular Temple Run game.

The app is only released on iOS for now and is available for New Zealand users first with the rest of the world to follow later tonight. Read more »

Sony rumored to work on the Xperia Tablet Z, purported specs leak UPDATED

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Rumors are suggesting that Sony is working on a replacement for the not-so-successful Xperia Tablet S that it going to be called Xperia Tablet Z with a codename C690X Pollux.

The Tablet Z would be the second addition to the Xperia Tablet line-up and is expected to make an appearance at the MWC 2013 in Barcelona. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z launcher ported to Samsung Galaxy S III, S II, Note II and Note

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Do you like the Xperia Z launcher? If you own one of the Samsung’s recent Android flagships you can now have that launcher running on it.

The XDA Developers user – ThilinaC – managed to port the launcher from an Xperia Z. Read more »

Facebook announces Graph Search for a more personalized search experience

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Facebook has announced a major upgrade to the search engine on their website called the Graph Search. Using this new tool, you will be able to enter more specific search queries and get results based on the massive amount of data that Facebook has collected over the years.

Graph Search works by taking advantage of all the information people have uploaded over the years on Facebook. Things such as their jobs, location, relationship status, photos, etc. It then uses all of this information to give you relevant results for your specific queries, something you cannot do with regular web search. Read more »

Google releases a new version of Chrome Beta for Android, squashes a ton of bugs

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Google recently launched a special Beta version of its Chrome web browser for Android, giving you the chance to test out the latest features before making them available to the general public.

And now thanks to the hard work of the Chrome devs it has been updated and has been freed from many of the bugs that plagued it. Read more »

More Sony Xperia Z camera samples arrive, look pretty impressive

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The Sony Xperia Z flagship surely spend its sweet time in the spotlight at CES 2013 last week and it’s not even going to give up on it soon. We learned quite a lot about the smartphone, and we even got to see the first samples from its 13MP camera.

Now however, we got another bunch of photos delivered to us courtesy of Clove UK, who took the flagship smartphone for a walk in the countryside. Read more »

Sony Home Entertainment VP teases PlayStation 4 launch in May or June

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The next-gen Xbox countdown already started and Sony must be feeling the heat coming from its competitor.

The vice president of Sony Home Entertainment just couldn’t help himself, but tease the masses of PlayStation gamers with the upcoming fourth version of the console.

Hiroshi Sakamoto has hinted of a “big announcement” coming either earlier in May or at the E3 2013 in June. Read more »

Alleged first Tegra 4 benchmarks show promising graphics power, but not as good as A6X

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It seems that someone with access to a Dalmore Tegra 4 evaluation board decided to see how it does on the GLBenchmark GPU benchmark for Android.

The results, if they turn out to be legitimate, show Nvidia’s latest mobile SoC offering as capable of some promising graphics performance, but ultimately falls short of taking the top spot away from Apple’s A6X chip. Read more »

Nibbio Full-HD runs Android 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 in FullHD glory

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Coming from Italy, courtesy of DaVinci Mobile Technology, is the Nibbio (meaning Kite) Full-HD, which can run Android ICS 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 for €373.

The Nibbio Full-HD has a WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) screen, a quad-core Exynos 4412 chipset complete with 2 gigs of RAM (making it Note II-worthy), 32 GB of internal storage and two cameras on each side (2 MP on the back and a VGA front-facing one). Read more »

Pulse app adds support for Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube

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Popular news aggregator application Pulse got updated yesterday, which brings with it the addition of some new services.

Now, users will be able to view their Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr as well as YouTube feeds within the app, along with all the other feeds they have subscribed to. Read more »

Apple launches cellular versions of iPad mini and iPad with Retina display in China

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Apple today announced that they have started selling the Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of the iPad mini and the iPad with Retina display in China.

The Wi-Fi models of both devices have been available since last month but the cellular versions have only just been released. The new models will be on sale starting Friday, January 18. Read more »

Phiaton PS 210 BTNC wireless in-ear headphones review

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As an offspring of the Korean manufacturer Cresyn, Phiaton Corporation comes with an extensive heritage in the field of audio headphones. Phiaton products combine premium build quality, modern design, and affordable prices and the PS 210 BTNC in-ear headphones are no exception. The Bluetooth 3.0 headset offers true noise-cancelling capability, which, given its price tag, sounds almost too good to be true.

Frankly, I have shied away from Bluetooth headphones for quite some time now. The last time I sported a pair was back in 2007, when I paired my trusty Sony Ericsson W950 with a Walkman headset. The experience was horrific as the headphones combined high price, poor audio output, and unbearable battery life – enough to keep me away from wireless sound for a good while. With the Phiaton offering looking this good on paper, I decided to give it a try. Read on to find out if the headset is as good as its specs suggest. Read more »

Apple shares drop amidst rumors of low iPhone 5 demand

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Apple shares have slipped today during premarket and early market trading by nearly $17, bringing the overall value of Apple stock close to $500.

There are reports surfacing that Apple may have cut iPhone 5 component orders by half, in light of lower-than-expected demand. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z dropped in the name of science, shot on video

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The Sony Xperia Z is one of the hottest smartphones of the season and for a good reason – it’s got a 5″ 1080p screen, quad-core Krait processor, good looking all-glass body and last but not least it is IP57 certified, meaning it’s not afraid of a little dust and water.

Polish blog Komorkomania decided to test out the Xperia Z’s mechanical impact resistance and later dip into water for the sake of being thorough – check it out after the break. Read more »

Gartner estimates drop in PC sales for Q4 2012, points finger at tablets

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Gartner has posted its estimated PC shipment results for 2012 and things aren’t bright for the good ol’ personal computer.

The company estimates that PC vendors have shipped more than 90 million PCs in Q4, 2012 which is 4.9% lower than what they managed in the same period in 2011. According to Gartner, the tablets are to blame. Read more »