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Microsoft Office 2013 rumored to launch on January 29

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If you have been waiting for the next major release of Microsoft Office, then you won’t have to wait too long. According to a pre-order page on Canadian retailer Future Shop (which has now been taken down), Office 2013 is set to release on January 29.

Microsoft announced Office 2013 back in July, and a Preview version was made available for download. Since then the software suite has shipped on every Windows RT device out there in the form of the same Preview version but the final version is now just over a week away from release. Read more »

Megaupload creator starts new service called Mega

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Exactly a year ago, The US Justice Department shut down popular file sharing website Megaupload on grounds of promoting piracy, with the founder Kim Dotcom being arrested for it.

Dotcom has since then been working on a successor to Megaupload, which now a year after the original site went down, has finally gone live under the name Mega. Read more »

iHelicopters launches its iSpy Tank: a Sneaky Camera for iPhone and iPad

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Have you ever dreamed of taking sneaky pictures or videos from your iPhone or iPad? Well, iHelicopters have made things simpler for you with its iSpy Tank, a sneaky camera gadget which adds a whole new dimension for taking real time pictures and videos right from your iDevices.

The iSpy Tank has a camera which hooks up to your iPhone or iPad through a WiFi connection and let’s you remotely control it. Read more »

Microsoft announces final pricing details for Windows 8 upgrade editions

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When Microsoft released Windows 8 last year, they were kind enough to offer a considerable discount on the full price for those who would be upgrading from previous versions of Windows. However, that gesture was for a limited time and is about to expire at the end of this month.

Microsoft has now released the new prices for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro upgrade editions. Read more »

Opera demonstrates upcoming ‘Ice’ browser for tablets

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Opera is currently working on a brand new version of a mobile browser designed specifically for tablets. Currently known only as ‘Ice’, this new browser uses a gesture-based interface quite common on apps these days and is the first Opera browser to use the WebKit engine.

As you can see in the video below, ‘Ice’ allows you to save web pages on the homescreen for quick access. It then loads these sites as you’d load a native app. The fact that it uses the WebKit engine means that it works quite well with Google’s services, such as Google Maps. Read more »

Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds camera is set for Q3 launch

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Kodak and JK Imaging recently joined their hands in the CES 2013 and announced a licensing agreement. Surprisingly, the Kodak-JK Imaging joint venture will be ready to launch its first camera in the Q3.

The Kodak S1, a micro four thirds camera will be manufactured by JK Imaging and as the name itself suggests, the camera will be sold under the Kodak brand. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z and ZL might feature display calibration software

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The recently announced Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL smartphones might launch with preloaded display calibration software according to a leaked photo.

Further, the leaked photo also shows the availability of different options for adjusting the white balance, color saturation and hue to adjust your screen to match your needs. Read more »

The Sony Xperia V is here for review, dual-core Krait, HD screen and water resistance in tow

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We like the trend of capable smartphones, which can stand a little dip in the bath or pool and live to tell the story, without the sacrifice of the good looks.

Out of this very same mold comes the Sony Xperia V, sporting a dual-core Krait processor, a 13 MP FullHD-capable camera and IP67 certification. We’ve got the video after the break. Read more »

US Galaxy Note 10.1 gets Android Jelly Bean and Premium Suite upgrade

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The US owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 are in for a treat today – the tablet is about to join in on the Jelly Bean fun its European cousin has been having for a while now.

The Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 also comes with the Premium Suite Upgrade, which means it’s not a mere update of the operating system but it also delivers a pack of new features to the tablet owners. The new stuff should provide improved performance, enhanced S Pen Functionality and fully resizable apps. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z continues to get abused on video, this time sand gets involved

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Ah, the poor Xperia Z. It’s not even launched yet, and it has already gone through a considerable amount of abuse. Still, Sony reckons it’s not enough to get users convinced, so now it has added a new variable to the torture equation – sand.

In the video you’re about to see a Sony representative not only rubs sand all over the Xperia Z to showcase its scratch-resistance, but also submerges it in water and hits a sharp edge with it. Read more »

Intel posts $2.5 billion of profit for Q4 of 2012

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Intel has posted its latest quarterly figures, showing a revenue of $13.5 billion, and a profit of $2.5 billion.

While both quarterly and annual figures are down compared to 2011, Intel has seen good growth in some key areas, particularly data center operations. Read more »

Wireless charging orb for Nexus 4 goes on pre-order in Norway

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Remember the Charging orb accessory for the Nexus 4, which was supposed to let you charge your Google phone in wireless style? It was announced and then it all but disappeared. It might finally make it to market though – Norwegian site DustinHome.no has it on pre-order.

It’s listed as “LG Wireless Charging Pad” but the image shows the Nexus logo. Read more »

Download Angry Birds Rio for iPhone and iPad for free

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Angry Birds Rio is now free on iOS both in its regular (iPhone, iPod Touch) and HD (iPad) flavors.

The promotion will last just one week, so you might want to act quickly. Read more »

A red-clad HTC One SV landed in our office, here goes the hands-on

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Announced late last year, the entry-level HTC One SV made its way to our office. The 4G LTE smartphone will be offered in a number of European countries, including Germany and the United Kingdom. In the US, the handset will be available for Cricket Wireless.

The specifications of the HTC One SV are a rather curious mix of old and new. Read more »

Lenovo announces its first Chromebook – the ThinkPad X131e

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Lenovo has announced its first ever Chrome OS running notebook. Meet the 11.6-inch ThinkPad X131e.

Lenovo’s first Chromebook is targeted at students and shares its body with the company’s 131e, which means it’s tough and solidly built. Read more »