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The iPhone 5 and its A6 processor crush the competition at JavaScript performance

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We already know that Apple spent quite a lot of time building the ARM-based A6 processor that powers the iPhone 5. It turns out the Cupertino-based company did a great job and its smartphone did pretty in GeekBenchmark, and now we learn that it absolutely smoked the competition when it comes to JavaScript benchmarking.

AnandTech has managed to run the SunSpider benchmark on the iPhone 5 and the results, is the best we have seen from a mobile browser so far. Read more »

Acer officially announces Iconia Tab A110

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Acer has finally announced the 7-inch Iconia Tab A110 that we have seen multiple times in the past. There is not much new here that we don’t already know about. It has a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 resolution display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.

The display resolution seems like a letdown compared to the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD but the Iconia Tab A110 does come with a microSD card slot as well as micro HDMI out that the other two lack. Read more »

Twitter releases new iPad app, updates iPhone and Android apps

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Twitter has released a brand new application for the iPad, which does away completely with the sliding pane design of the previous application, designed by Loren Brichter, creator of the original Tweetie app (now Twitter for iPhone).

The new application now places a single list of tweets on the screen, regardless of whether you hold the iPad in landscape or portrait. It does come across as a terrible waste of screen space, especially in landscape mode and the developers could definitely have put more effort in utilizing all that display area. Read more »

Sony announces new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 3

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Sony has announced yet another redesign to their popular PlayStation 3 console. Just like the last one that came out three years ago, this one cuts down on the size and weight by being 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the previous model.

Internally, the new console seems to be pretty much identical to the old one, with no new announced changes. Only difference is that you now have 250GB and 500GB models, selling for $269.99 and $299.99 respectively. Read more »

Sony Xperia T comes for a visit, will stay for a review

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The Sony Xperia T, fresh from the IFA floor, has made its way into our studio.

The new global flagship from Sony has plenty to offer, starting with its 4.5 inch 720p display and its 13 MP camera capable of 1080p video recording. Join us after the break for some studio shots and our unboxing and UI demo video. Read more »

Dropbox update brings Facebook and Twitter file sharing to iOS users

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The latest update to the Dropbox app for iOS enables users to share files to Facebook and Twitter. You can post pictures to the popular social services and attach files to Facebook messages.

The update also allows support for AirPrint, meaning you can now print Dropbox pictures or docs via Wi-Fi. Read more »

We run Geekbench 2 on the LG Optimus G, compare it to the iPhone 5 and high-end droids

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We’ve already ran several benchmarks to test the LG Optimus G and its Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. But we thought of one more – Geekbench 2, which you might remember from the recently leaked iPhone 5 scores.

So, how does LG’s new superphone stack up against Apple’s latest handset? Find out after the jump. Read more »

Microsoft confirms Office 2013 and 365 pricing

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Microsoft has confirmed the costs of its Office 2013 suite as well as the Office 365 Home Premium and Small Business Premium services.

The subscription-based Office 365 Home Premium will give 5 people access to the full Office 365 features ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher) via their individual accounts. For the privilege they will have to fork out $99.99 a year. Read more »

We benchmark the Motorola RAZR i and its Intel Atom chipset, here are the results

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Motorola just showcased its first Intel-powered smartphone – the Motorola RAZR i. It is powered by an Atom processor clocked at the impressive 2GHz, a first for a mobile device. But has Intel gotten itself into another gigahertz race without seeing much benefit?

We ran a few benchmarks on the RAZR i after the presentation, here’s what we found out. Read more »

Samsung starts mass production of 128GB memory and 2GB LPDDR3 mobile RAM

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Samsung announced today that its 128GB eMMC memory chips and 2GB LPDDR3 RAM for mobile devices have entered mass production.

At the Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum 2012 in Taiwan today, Sammy spilled some interesting details about its upcoming memory chips. Read more »

Google+ reaches 400M users, 100M monthly active users

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While Vic Gundotra was welcoming Nik Software, makers of Instagram competitor Snapseed, which Google recently bought, he also worked in some numbers for Google+.

The social network of the search giant has been perceived as a bit of a ghost town, but according to Gundotra the Google project already has 400 million registered users. Read more »

New Motorola RAZR i promo videos surface

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A few promo ads of the just-announced Motorola RAZR i just showed up on YouTube.

The highlights of the smartphone include a 2GHz Intel Atom mobile processor and “edge-to-edge” display and unsurprisingly that’s what the videos are focusing on. Read more »

Alleged ASUS roadmap reveals upcoming Windows tablet pricing

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By now a lot of companies have showcased their Windows 8 and RT based tablets. We especially saw a ton of them back at IFA in Berlin. But there was one thing that was always missing from the spec sheets and that was the pricing.

Now, thanks to this alleged leaked ASUS roadmap, we know the pricing details of at least one manufacturer’s Windows based tablets. Read more »

Rovio releases gameplay video for the upcoming Bad Piggies

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We reported earlier this month on Rovio’s plans of releasing a game based on the Pigs from the Angry Birds series of games. Known as Bad Piggies, the game lets you play as the Pigs for the first time, although not much was known at that time as to what you’d be actually doing in the game.

Rovio has now released a gameplay video that gives a glimpse of some of the activities you’ll be doing in this game. If you were hoping to be able to fling pigs back at the birds then you’re going to be disappointed, as this a completely different game altogether.
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Key Nokia Lumia 920 features get mocked in a funny spoof video

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Spoof videos of recently launched products in the mobile space are on the rise lately. The newest one targets the Nokia Lumia 920 and its key features.

In a fake interview, the parody video veterans from This Is Fox, go over the Lumia 920′s camera, wireless charging and City Lens app, but present it in a rather funny way. It’s definitely worth checking out. Read more »