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Dell makes 18-inch Windows 8 tablet, throws logic out of an equally large window

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We are no strangers to ridiculously large tablets. We saw a few at CES, including a particularly enormous 20-inch Panasonic tablet. Although one would assume this is just some quirky thing that would go away if you don’t pay attention to it, it seems OEMs aren’t quite willing to let go of it.

Dell is the latest to join the ranks of these comically large tablets (at this point they are more tables than tablets). Unlike others, however, Dell has made slightly more effort to justify the size of this device, by making it turn into an All-in-One at a pinch. Read more »

Google Now for iOS discovered in a leaked video

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In the recent past, Google has been showing a lot of love for Apple’s iOS platform. It makes sense really, considering Google is in the business of advertising and collating user information, so supporting one of the biggest platforms out there is a no-brainer.

Few months back, Google added the voice search functionality to the Google Search app for iOS. Although quite useful, it’s not quite on par with the excellent Google Now feature currently found only on Android Jelly Bean devices. But it looks like that’s about to change shortly. Read more »

Oppo releases kernel source code for the Find 5

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Oppo, the Chinese manufacturer, has released the kernel source code of its Oppo Find 5 smartphone. This will surely attract interest from the developers and one can expect a slew of custom ROMs and kernels for the device to appear shortly.

The source code is currently available from the company’s official forum and the developers who are interested can get it from the source link below. Read more »

New Samsung teaser confirms Galaxy S IV Roman numeral name

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The Samsung marketing department is certainly putting in some extra hours lately. We got Jeremy’s teasers, mysterious shots and the countless leaks, specs and photos. And now we’ve got something more – a confirmation of the actual name of the smartphone.

The official Twitter account of Samsung Mobile teases with another picture of the fourth Galaxy S and confirms the IV Roman numeral name. Read more »

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm expansion out now

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The second installment in the StarCraft II saga is out today. The Heart of the Swarm expansion pack brings new units and a whole new campaign with 20 missions. The story this time focuses on the Zerg and Sarah Kerrigan, turned into human once again.

The game is out today on PC and Mac worldwide and you can get it pretty much everywhere – brick and mortar or online. A collector’s edition is also available, you can see it unboxed below. Read more »

A new exploit allows you to root the Sony Xperia Z even with locked bootloader

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The recently launched Sony Xperia Z has been the talk of the town for its powerful specifications and amazing features. The guys over at XDA developers have been working hard to get root access on the smartphone and after their initial success they have now managed to find an exploit that works even if the device’s bootloader is locked.

The latest exploit allows the Xperia Z to be rooted, even if don’t want to mess with your bootloader and risk bricking your device. Read more »

Google Now will make its way to Chrome and Chrome OS

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Chromium enthusiast Francois Beaufort has pointed out a flag for the open source Chromium browser that hints at the addition of a Google Now component.

While the actual Google Now server is not yet enabled, the functionality is there and will undoubtedly be heading to the Chrome browser for Windows as well as Chrome OS, as both of those get their source code from the Chromium Project. Read more »

Samsung Unicorn Apocalypse is now a real game, but you probably don’t want to play it

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Samsung released a few commercials over the last two months advertising the security environment of Galaxy S III, Note II and Note 10.1. Obviously those ads targeted the corporate clients, but they all have one thing in common – the mysterious Unicorn Apocalypse game.

As it turns out, the game is real and is now available for free in the Play Store. Read more »

Samsung continues building the Galaxy S IV hype with flashmob dancers on Times Square

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You didn’t think that Samsung will stop teasing the Galaxy S IV before its announcement, right? Neither did we, and Samsung prove us all right by continuing the festivities on Times Square, this time the old school way — with dancer flashmobs.

Dressed in a classy fashion, the dancers wear elegant suits with the number 4 written on their backs, hinting at you-know-what. Read more »

Apple releases two new iPhone ads, Discover and Brilliant

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Apple has released two new TV ads for the iPhone, called Discover and Brilliant. Both the ads follow the same theme as the iPad ads that we saw a few weeks ago.

The ads concentrate on the wide variety of apps that you can get on the App Store, from education apps, to entertainment apps, utility apps and games. Read more »

Angry Birds passes 1.7 billion downloads, cartoons to debut on March 16

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Angry Birds has been one of the most popular games of the mobile age, with each title in the series becoming an instant hit across the platforms it’s available on. The company has now given itself a well deserved pat on the back as the different titles available on multiple platforms have already been downloaded a whooping 1.7 billion times.

More importantly, Rovio has announced the new series of Angry Birds cartoons, which will debut on March 16. The first season will contain 52 episodes and the show will be telecasted on Saturdays. Read more »

Opel unveils the Adam Siri Eyes Free edition with deep integration for Apple’s personal assistant

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Opel (a.k.a Vauxhall) has announced the Adam Siri, a special edition that boasts Siri Eyes Free technology allowing it to pair with Apple’s personal assistant.

In fact, Siri integration will be offered in future models of the company as well via the IntelliLink app available on the infotainment system. Read more »

New Google Chrome for Android boosts performance

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Google has just updated the Chrome browser for Android. It brings improved scrolling and JavaScript performance as well as better touch sensitivity.

Here is the official change log from Google: Read more »

Angry Birds Rio lives, new episode available now

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It seems Rovio is not ready yet to give up on Angry Birds Rio. Even though the movie-related episodes are over, an update came in the form of Market Mayhem.

It’s a brand-new episode with 30 regular and 2 bonus levels and 15 hidden strawberries. Read more »

HTC lets you try out the One flagship before buying it

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HTC is giving potential buyers of the One a taste of what it’s put into the recently-announced flagship with a new interactive site.

While it’s not the same as holding the device in-hand, the website does let you experience several of the new features such as the BlinkFeed news feed, BoomSound, and Zoe. Read more »