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Apple iPad mini rumored for a November 2 release, pre-orders to start from October 26?

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The Apple iPad mini is coming, and the invitations that Cupertino sent out yesterday is as solid a proof as it gets. According to latest bits of online gossip, we should expect the more compact iPad to be available for pre-order on October 26 and hit stores on November 2.

The source of the speculations is the same, who correctly predicted the launch and pre-order dates of the iPhone 5, so there’s a good chance there’s truth to them. Read more »

32GB Microsoft Surface sold out in the US, is still available in other countries

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The Surface tablet pre-orders has started a fire in the US and as a result Microsoft has already sold out all its US stock of the base 32GB model (without Touch Cover). If you pre-order this version now it will only be delievered to you in three weeks, while the other two available models are still scheduled to arrive on October 26.

The RT tablet is still available in the rest of the countries where Microsoft started the pre-order yesterday. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 32GB flavor makes multiple appearances all over the web, won’t ship in the next two weeks

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The 32GB flavor of the Google Nexus 7 tablet has been spotted yet again, this time on a store’s brochure. Just as before, the 32GB model is said to cost as much as the 16GB Nexus 7 currently, further solidifying the rumors of it being replaced.

But how soon, you ask? According to The Next Web, and its source we shouldn’t expect the 32GB model to launch in the next two weeks. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple iPhone 5 square off from the inside of a blender

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The rivalry between Apple and Samsung just moved to a whole new dimension, people! The popular YouTube series “Will It Blend” featured the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Apple iPhone 5 side by side to determine which one blends better.

For those of you who have followed this particular channel in the past, there is no need to tell you that it is the $500 Blendtec blender which ends up as the winner. Read more »

HTC J butterfly promo video is out, shows off the 1080p screen

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The promo video for the freshly announced, Full HD display-packing HTC J butterfly has been released. Naturally, the short video clip is focused on the handset’s design and hardware highlights, with the 5″ 1080p getting the most attention.

It is needless to say that we are quite jealous that this monster of a smartphone is exclusive for the Japanese carrier AU/KDDI for the time being. Read more »

GoPro unveils Hero3 rugged camera – three editions available, the top one shoots at up to 4K resolution

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It’s been about a year since the GoPro HD Hero2 came out and it’s time for it to retire – the new model, Hero3, is smaller, lighter and faster. It comes in three different editions called White, Silver and Black.

All three editions come with Wi-Fi built-in (so you don’t need a the Wi-Fi BacPack) and are compatible with the Wi-Fi Remote (which is included in the Black edition package).

The top of the line model is the Hero3 Black, which has a 12MP sensor and can shoot up to 4K video. There are two versions of 4K – 3840×2160 (TV’s Ultra High Definition) that can be recorded at 15fps and 4096×2160 (a movie-making standard) at 12fps. Read more »

Dropbox offering up to 25GB free space for students competing in their Space Race

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Dropbox has announced a new program called the Space Race meant for school and university students where you can earn up to 25GB for yourself and your schoolmates while competing against other schools in the program.

To be part of this program, you have to be from one of the eligible educational institutions and have their official email address. Once you create an account with this ID, you automatically get 3GB of space by default for two years. If you already have an account or want to register with some other email address you can but you still have to confirm your school ID with them. Read more »

Apple finally sends out invitations for the Oct. 23 event, the iPad mini almost certain

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Apple just started spreading their invitations to their previously rumored event on October 23. The invite tagline is “We’ve got a little more to show you” and the word little may be used quite literally, as Apple is supposed to unveil the iPad mini at this event.

Other rumors claim Apple may be demonstrating a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina screen as well. Read more »

Cheaper, knock-off Apple Lightning cables might not take that long to appear

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Since the iPhone 5 launch it became clear the new and way expensive Lightning cable packs some sort of a security chip inside and because of that – the cheap Chinese knock-off cables won’t work.

New findings by the awesome guys at Chipworks however lead us to believe there’s hope for cheaper cables. Read more »

Microsoft Surface RT pricing and availability surfaces, takes after the iPad (Updated)

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A slip-up at the Microsoft online store has finally lead to the unveiling of the Surface tablet’s pricing. Scheduled to hit store on October 26, the pricing of the Microsoft Surface starts from $500 without the cool Black Touch Cover with keyboard. However, chances are that you’ll want the cool accessory, which basically transforms the Surface into a fully-fledged notebook replacement. In that case, you’ll need to shell out $600. Both prices apply for the 32GB version of the slate.

Update: The Microsoft Surface RT tablet is officially now up for pre-order in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, and Australia. Read more »

Notifications and quick toggles gets separated in Android 4.2 with dual pull-down blinds

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Reportedly, the notification area is about to get a complete overhaul in the upcoming Android 4.2 update. A recent video shows a two separate pull-down bars – the first one to hold all of your notifications and the second – the entire quick settings/toggles gang.

The Jelly Bean update didn’t bring quick toggles in the notification area as expected, but most of the manufacturers offer them within their custom UI launchers (TouchWiz, Sense, etc.). Read more »

Watch three ASUS Padfone 2 video ads right here

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Asus just completed presenting their latest smartphone – the Padfone 2. We already gave you a really good idea of how it looks like and we even have a hands-on article straight from the announcement event. But if you didn’t have the time to watch the event itself, you might have missed these Padfone 2 video ads.

The clips were first shown during the unveiling event in Milan, but there are finally available online separately. And these are actually pretty nice. Enjoy! Read more »

New Microsoft Surface ad shows a scary world where people dance with their tablets in public

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As part of their ongoing marketing campaign for the Surface for which Microsoft is said to have spent a cool billion dollars comes a new ad that was the first to appear on national television in the US.

So what’s the ad about? It’s about people clicking, flipping and throwing their tablets in public while they are dancing. Read more »

Galaxy Note black clipping issue fix is underway, a Samsung developer confirms

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As we reported this summer, lots of Samsung Galaxy Note users have been complaining from a nasty display bug causing black clipping and banding in images and videos with dark shadows.

Fortunately, Samsung hasn’t turned a blind eye to the problem and is has started working on a solution. Better late than never, as they say. Read more »

Acer announces the Aspire 5600U and 7600U all-in-one PCs

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Acer has unveiled its latest all-in-one solutions running Windows 8, the 23-inch Aspire 5600U and the 27-inch 7600U.

Both models have adjustable stands allowing them to be tilted at different angles for more natural touch inputs. Acer has incorporated clever stands on both AIOs allowing user to tilt them up to 90 degrees or even lay them flat on a table. Read more »