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Check out trailers for Halo 4, Gears of War: Judgement, Forza Horizon, Splinter Cell Blacklist and more

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The Microsoft event at E3 2012 has more than just new announcements for the Xbox. It also featured some killer game demos for some of the upcoming games. This includes the likes of Halo 4, Gears of War: Judgement, Tomb Raider Crossroads, Forza Horizon, Resident Evil 6, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3, Fable The Journey and more.

Catch us after the break to check out all these amazing new trailers. Read more »

Xbox gets Internet Explorer, SmartGlass, Xbox Music, Bing Voice and more

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Yesterday, Microsoft kicked off E3 2012 with some major announcements for the Xbox 360, which reportedly recently became the best selling console in the world, surpassing the Playstation 3. The first of the bunch is Internet Explorer for Xbox.

It’s surprising that until this point there was no web browser on the Xbox, even though its rival PS3 had one since launch. Microsoft is now making up for it by bringing the Metro version of IE that we saw in Windows 8 on the Xbox. It will have full integration with Kinect so you would be able to use your voice to control it instead of using cumbersome keyboards in your living room. Read more »

Samsung unveils multimedia laptop Series 5 Boost, gives Series 3, 5 and 9 Ivy Brigde

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Samsung has unveiled the multimedia-centric Series 5 Boost laptop for Korea and updated its Series 9, 5 and 3 ultrabooks with low-power Ivy Bridge processors.

The Series 5 Boost will come in 15″ and 17″ flavors, with a bright (300 nit) 1600 x 900 resolution display, JBL stereo speakers and either a Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III and the Apple iPhone 4S enter a drop test, only one survives

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Samsung just brought the Galaxy S III to the market and it immediately had to face an Apple iPhone 4S in a drop test.

AndroidAuthority decided to redo the drop test from last year, when the Galaxy S II met the iPhone 4S on the sidewalk curb, and survived thanks to its Gorilla Glass screen. Now, the Galaxy S III comes with Gorilla Glass 2, so it’s interesting to see how it’ll fare in the same challenge. Read more »

Instapaper gets ported to Android

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The popular Instapaper app for iOS is now available on Android as well.

If you’re unfamiliar with the app, it lets you take any website and save it in a newspaper-like format for offline reading later. It’s specially designed to support all sorts of screen sizes and aspect ratios, from phones to large tablets – even NOOK and Kindle tablets. Read more »

Asus announces TAICHI, Transformer Book lineup, Tablets 600 and 810, Transformer AiO

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Asus just made quite a few announcements at the eve of Computex – the TAICHI dual-screen notebook series, the Transformer Book lineup with detachable screens, two Transformer-like tablets, and the all-in-one PC Transformer AiO.

All new devices run on Windows 8, and the Transformer AiO does Android as well. Read more »

Acer announces Aspire S7 Ultrabook, Iconia tablets and U Series All-In-Ones running Windows 8

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Computex will officially starting tomorrow on June 5 but Acer has already kicked things off with a whole slew of Windows 8 based products.

First of all are the two Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks. Available in two sizes, 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch, these are the thinnest and smallest, respectively, Full HD touch Ultrabooks in the world. Both models feature an aluminum unibody design but the 13.3-inch model also uses a glass top. The 13.3-inch model also has a display that tilts all the way back so you can use the touchscreen more comfortably. Read more »

Nintendo showed off the Wii U controllers before E3′s official kick-off, here’s the full video

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The E3 expo might be set to begin in only two days time, yet Nintendo simply couldn’t wait any longer. The Japanese giant showed off the controllers of the Nintendo Wii U in a rather lengthy and entertaining video.

A slightly redesigned Wii U Gamepad, compared to the one we saw last year, was showcased. Read more »

Microsoft SkyDrive for iPad gets updated, shakes hands with the Retina display

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Microsoft SkyDrive for Apple’s iPad got bumped up to version 2.1. The app’s update brings support for the Retina Display of the popular slate’s latest incarnation.

You will now be able to open multimedia files from within the app at a rather eye-pleasing 264ppi. Read more »

LG announces new X Note Z350 Ultrabook

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LG has announced the new X Note Z350 Ultrabook with a 13.3-inch display, which is the successor to the older Z330 model. It is based on Intel’s third generation Core i-series platform (Ivy Bridge) and boasts of a boot up time of only nine seconds.

Another feather in its sleek silver body is a Red Dot Design Award, even though it does sort of look like every other Ultrabook we have seen recently. LG also claims that it is the thinnest Ultrabook in the world, with a thickness of just 14.7mm. And at 1.2kg, it’s also very light. Read more »

picplz to shut down permanently on July 3

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By now you may have heard about or used the picplz service. They had mobile apps on iOS and Android that allowed you to capture, edit and upload image on to their servers. From there the users had the option to share the image to other social networking services.

picplz has now announced that it will be shutting down permanently on July 3. Their iOS and Android apps have also been pulled from the App Store and the Play Store respectively. Read more »

Sony announces Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset – Elite Edition for the PS3, PSVita and mobile devices

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Last year, Sony launched the Wireless Stereo Headset for the PlayStation 3, which is an amazing product for the price and something I can personally vouch for having owned it for the past several months. Now, Sony has launched the new Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset – Elite Edition, which not only works with the PS3 but also with the PSVita and other mobile devices.

The main feature of this headset is the BassImpact technology. It turns bass sounds into pulses that sync with the sound. Basically, you will feel the headset vibrating along with bass in the audio, which Sony believes creates a greater sense of immersion. Read more »

Dead Trigger is another epic shooter coming our way from Madfinger Games

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For those of you who are already too good at playing Shadowgun from Madfinger Games, we have some good news. There is another epic first person shooter coming our way from the developed, carrying the title Dead Trigger.

As the game’s title mildly suggests, there are zombies involved in the action – lots of them to be precise, as well as plenty of weapons at your disposal to face them. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III gets the teardown treatment by iFixit and Chipworks

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Well, it was only going to be a matter of time before the inquisitive minds at iFixit or Chipworks got their hands on the new Galaxy S III and skillfully take it apart bit by bit and so finally they have.

This has lead to some rather interesting discoveries as mentioned below. Read more »

Sony Xperia P battery life gets tested, 1305mAh found lacking by WhiteMagic screen

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The Sony Xperia P packs a special screen with WhiteMagic technology, which promises a lot of power-saving – up to 50% Sony says. But the other variable we need to consider here is the battery – and its meager 1305mAh capacity.

So, the screen may seem well suited to display web sites (which are predominantly white) with its white subpixels, but the battery is smaller than the one on a Samsung Galaxy S, which came out two years ago with a similarly-sized screen and a single core chipset. Read more »