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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 »

Nokia staff in Chennai factory in India gets 200% wage hike

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Nokia has decided to give its workers at the Chennai factory in India a raise, with some of the workers to get as much as 200% higher paychecks.

According to a report by the Economic Times, Nokia sees the factory as a key part in its comeback plans and has entered into a wage pact. Read more »

Updated Apple TV brings an even smaller die-shrunk A5 processor

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Earlier this year, we learnt that Apple has been quietly working on an updated version of the Apple TV. The difference? The processor got bumped from the A5 in the third generation mode to an A5X. Or at least, that’s what everyone thought.

Turns out, however, that is not the case. Mac Rumors got their hands on a production device of this new tweaked Apple TV that has just hit the retail stores and decided to take it apart. And much to their surprise, it is still running an A5 chip, albeit a much smaller one. Read more »

‘Temple Run: Oz’ for iOS and Android game review

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The original Temple Run hit iOS back in 2011. The game was an instant success, reaching the top of charts around the world. It arrived on the Play Store last year and saw similar response from Android users as well.

It was also last year when Imangi released Temple Run: Brave, a variation of the original game made in collaboration with Disney for their movie ‘Brave’. It featured a new character and different level design but was essentially the old game in a new wrapper. But earlier this year, Imangi released Temple Run 2 that brought with it completely redesigned visuals and some new gameplay mechanics.

Now, shortly after the release of Temple Run 2, the developers have released Temple Run: Oz. Like Temple Run: Brave before it, Temple Run: Oz is based on an upcoming Disney movie, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and carries forward the visual and gameplay enhancements from Temple Run 2 but with new level designs keeping with the theme of the movie. Let’s see how this latest installment has turned out. Read more »

Samsung exec disparages Windows 8, says it’s no better than Windows Vista

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Ever since its launch, Windows 8 hasn’t exactly seen an overwhelmingly positive response, with many criticizing the new direction Microsoft took with the UI design of the OS. We have even seen companies like Acer, ASUS and Fujitsu bemoan the lack of demand for Windows 8 products.

Now, Samsung’s head of memory chip division – Jun Dong-soo – has joined the rank of people complaining about Windows 8, saying it’s no better than Windows Vista, an OS known best for being one of the biggest failures in the history of technology. Read more »

NVIDIA gives a sneak peak at the upcoming Riptide GP 2 optimized for Project SHIELD

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The original Riptide GP released two years ago was one of the first games to be optimized for NVIDIA’s Tegra series of mobile GPU. The game featured advanced visual effects, such as water splashes and motion blur that were exclusive to devices running Tegra processors.

Now, NVIDIA and Vector Unit have announced a sequel to this jet-ski racer, called Riptide GP 2 and it will be optimized for the upcoming Project SHIELD running the Tegra 4 processor. Read more »

LG Optimus G Pro battery tests are over, here are the numbers

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The LG Optimus G Pro brings several upgrades over the regular Optimus G, including a big 3,140mAh battery, but also a new screen and updated chipset. Let’s find out if the increase in battery capacity offsets the higher power demands of the screen, which is both bigger and higher res.

Before we go on, we’d like to note that our Optimus G Pro review unit (which came from Korea) has a spare battery and a battery charger/phone stand in the box. The international version might not have these goodies. Read more »