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Facebook for Android update brings front camera support, new messaging features

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Facebook has issued a new update to the Facebook app for Android, which adds some minor new features. First of all, you can now take self portraits using the front facing camera from within the app itself. You will notice a tiny button will appear in the bottom left/top left of the screen within the camera view.

Next, there are some new messaging features, which let you switch between conversations, include friends of friends, share bigger photos and see who is available online. Read more »

Nokia Series 40 devices got an official Twitter app

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Here’s another step towards smarter Nokia’s Series 40 feature phones. The users of the aforementioned handsets can now download and install an official Twitter application from the Nokia Store.

Twitter’s official application joins the likes of Facebook and Google+, thus allowing you to enjoy every major social network on your entry-level Nokia. Read more »

Chrome OS 20 released, adds native support for Google Drive and Google Docs

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Google’s operating system for notebooks, Chrome OS, has recently been updated to version 20.

This new release is a step towards Google’s goals to integrate their recently announced Google Drive cloud storage service more deeply into the Chrome platform, as well as offline support for Google Docs. Read more »

Rockstar releases two Grand Theft Auto V screenshots, still no release date

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It’s been far too long since any new information on Grand Theft Auto V was released, but now we’ve got two screenshots to feast our eyes on while waiting for more.

The screenshots confirm that the action is going to take place in San Andreas, but we knew that from the teaser trailer already. However, a Rockstar representative confirmed in an online Q&A session that more information will be coming our way soon. Read more »

This might be the Samsung Galaxy S III coolest video ad yet

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Samsung is getting really good in advertising its products. Cool TV ads, promotional booths around the world, awesome announcement events, etc.

Nowadays the effort is mostly focused on the Galaxy S III and, naturally, so is the Samsung’s newest video. Featuring David Beckham and flirting with the S III official Olympics phone status, it may be its best commercial up to date. Read more »

Amazing car headlights let you see through rain and snow

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We think you’ll all agree that currently existing car headlights are really bad when faced with heavy rain or snow. The light they emit gets reflected from raindrops and snow flakes and obstruct a clear view of the road.

What if we told you that there is already a solution to this problem thanks to the latest invention by some Carnegie Mellon scientists. Using some impressively accurate cameras and super-fast computers they managed to predict the trajectory of each rain drop and stream the light between them. Read more »

Amazing Alex now available in the iOS App Store, Google Play

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Just as planned, today Rovio released their new game on the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store. Called Amazing Alex, the new physics puzzle game’s gameplay is a notable departure from Angry Birds.

This time around you are prompted to design elaborate chain reactions to get certain tasks accomplished. There are 100 challenging levels across four locations, with more promised to come in the future. Read more »

Nexus 7 sports a magnetic sensor, ready for some smart cover action

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There’s more to the Google Nexus 7 than meets the eye. Quirky unboxings aside, it turns out the Nexus 7 is also sporting a magnetic sensor.

That’s right, the Nexus 7 supports smart covers. A lucky early owner of the tablet decided to go for a hunt of the magnetic sensor, in spite of the risk of ruining his tablet. Read more »

Nexus 7 gets an unboxing video, starring UFC champion Georges St-Pierre and the ninjas

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Google has a tradition of doing unboxing videos of each of their Nexus devices. The videos aren’t made by Google themselves, merely sponsored, with Patrick Boivin being the real mastermind behind them.

In each of these videos the theme has been a bunch of toy ninjas unboxing the phone, shot in stop motion animation. But for this video, Boivin managed to rope in GSP, the mixed martial artist and the current Welterweight Champion of the UFC, Georges St-Pierre, who takes part as Dr. Paul. Read more »

Tweetbot for Mac now out in alpha

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The ridiculously anticipated Tweetbot for Mac is nowhere near its final stage yet but the developers have taken note of the incredible demand and so they probably decided to release an alpha version for now.

As you can expect, this version of the app will be buggy as it is still being developed but those who have used the app have already proclaimed it as the best Twitter client they have ever used. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 shipments in the US to begin in three to five days

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Google’s first tablet – the Nexus 7 – is just about to become available in the USA. The slate is available on the Office Depot website and the seller promises to bring it to your doorstep in 3-5 business days.

There’s a chance that this might be an error or a simple publicity stunt by the retailer, as other stores still list the Nexus 7 as unavailable and Google’s own page says shipping soon. Still five days from now would be July 16, which aligns nicely with the mid-July release promised at the Galaxy Nexus 7 announcement event. Read more »

Kindle Fire gets its first AOSP Jelly Bean ROM, handles it surprisingly well

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When Google unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, few would have predicted that one of the first devices to get it would be the Kindle Fire and yet today the Amazon got its own beta port thanks to the always helpful XDA-developers coders.

Despite being only the first beta that we’ve seen, the Kindle Fire Jelly Bean ROM does quite well supporting all of the slate’s hardware, except for the HD codecs decoder for YouTube and Netflix videos. You would also need to use ADB to enable the wireless connectivity, but that’s still a small price to pay for getting to experience Android 4.1 before all those other tablets. Read more »

HTC confirms it’s working on a new tablet, will bring it to UK eventually

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HTC was among the first Android manufacturers that entered the tablet game, announcing the Flyer back in February 2011. The pen-supporting slate couldn’t quite live up to its high price tag though, and it never really became a best seller. A year and a half later the only other attempt at a tablet by the Taiwanese company was the AT&T-exclusive Jetstream in September and it did even worse, so we suspected HTC might have given up on that market.

Luckily, this isn’t the case as a spokesperson of the company confirmed in front of PC advisor that HTC is working on another tablet. There were no specifics given (understandable, since there’s no official announcement yet), but we know it’s ‘definitely’ coming, which is something. Read more »

Angry Birds to hit Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo 3DS later this year

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The Angry Birds universe will undergo another expansion at the end of the year. After a small teaser on the E3 in June, Rovio has finally spoken on the matter.

New Angry Birds versions that are being “built from the ground up” will hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS in the holiday season. Read more »

Android-powered Ouya console breaks all Kickstarter records, raises over $2M in a day

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Yesterday an interesting project launched on Kickstarter. An Android-based gaming console called Ouya promised to change the gaming world for good. The $99 console aimed to deliver cheap, high quality games to everyone by being completely open to developers, hackers and users.

Yet, what Ouya managed to achieve was probably beyond its creators’ wildest dreams. The developers were hoping to gather $950,000 to begin production, but the Kickstarter project generated a whopping $2 million on the first day alone. Read more »