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LG announces 27-inch and 29-inch high-res monitors, to showcase them at the IFA floor

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It appear that this year’s IFA event in Berlin won’t be all about the Optimus G for LG. The Koreans will also be showcasing two pretty interesting new high-resolution monitors – the 27″ EA83 and 29″ EA90.

The latter is the most interesting of the two packing a hard-to-come-by resolution of 2560×1080 and a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. Read more »

Viber to land on Symbian, Bada OS and Series 40

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Viber keeps expanding its reach and is about to welcome three new mobile platforms on board. Until recently the service was only available on Android, Apple iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

Now though we hear that three new platforms will be getting support for Viber – Nokia’s Symbian OS and the Series 40, as well as the Samsung’s Bada OS. Granted all three of those are almost dead, but there are still plenty of people out there using devices powered by them so kudos to Viber for taking care of them. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II Crystal Edition unveiled

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Samsung has released yet another edition of its Galaxy S II former flagship. A special crystal-studded version is aiming to attract some more female customers to the Samsung camp.

The new edition is set to feature white leather back panel covered in exactly 129 Swarovski crystals. Read more »

Photos of Sony VAIO Duo 11 leak, is a Windows 8 RT tablet with a twist

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Sony is joining the list of OEMs that will be making Windows 8 RT-running tablets. The company’s first device is probably going to be the Sony VAIO Duo 11, photos of which just leaked online.

PocketNow has gathered some photos of the tablet, which show the slate’s slick design and slide-out keyboard. Read more »

Update on the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note Jelly Bean release schedule

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It’s no secret Samsung has been investing quite a lot of effort in the the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update development recently. Numerous ROMs have already leaked online with the latest being having a build number of XXLH8.

So, what’s really happening inside Samsung’s labs and when we can expect to see the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update going live? Read more »

Samsung announces Windows 8 based Series 7 and Series 5 AIOs

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Samsung has announced three new members of the Series 7 and Series 5 range of All-in-One (AIO) desktop computers running Windows 8. The Series 7 includes a 27-inch and a 23-inch model whereas the Series 5 includes a 21-inch model.

All three models come with a 10-point multi-touch display that supports the full range of gestures you find in Windows 8. They also all have a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Read more »

Here is what Apple, Samsung and Google think on the verdict from the patent infringement trial

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As you may know, the Apple vs. Samsung case reached its conclusion last week, and as a result Samsung has to pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages.

And in case you’re wondering how the two companies feel about it, here go the internal memos sent to the respectful companies’ employees. Google also threw in its two cents on the matter. Read more »

Dropbox ups security with two-step login, coming soon to all accounts

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Dropbox is en route to bring a new, optional, two-step login verification to its desktop service.

The verification will be invoked if you or someone else tries to access your Dropbox account from an unrecognized account. Read more »

Samsung will throw in a Galaxy Tab 2 if you get a new Galaxy S III or Note and trade in your old phone

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UK residents who have purchased (or plan to purchase) a new Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note can send their old phone to Samsung for a new Galaxy Tab 2 tablet.

Currently, the only trade-in devices accepted are the iPhone 4/4S and Samsung Galaxy S II, although there are plans to add additional devices as early as next week. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 gets overclocked to the screaming 2.0GHz, the build not available to the public yet

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The Nexus 7 proved that it’s great for overclocking a while ago when the quad-core Tegra 3 inside it got pushed to 1.6GHz. However, now thanks to yet another enthusiastic XDA Developer, the Nexus 7 has reached the screaming 2.0GHz.

The experimental kernel comes courtesy of Clemsyn, who has managed to get the quad-core Tegra 3 to its limit. The kernel isn’t yet available for the general public, as its quite unstable and causes some issues. Read more »

Samsung announces the Galaxy Player 5.8

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If you thought the Galaxy Note was big, wait till you get a load of this. Samsung has just announced the new Galaxy Player 5.8, where 5.8 is not just a random number but actually the size of the display. This should dwarf even the display on the upcoming Galaxy Note II, which is rumored to be around 5.5-inch in size.

Surprisingly, though, for something the size of a small country, the display has a resolution of just 960 x 540, giving it a pixel density of 190 ppi. Samsung has also dropped their favorite Super AMOLED in favor of LCD technology for this panel. Read more »

Samsung gives a sneak peek at the upcoming Windows RT tablet with keyboard dock

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The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin or IFA will commence by the end of this week and naturally a bevy of manufacturers will be displaying their latest and greatest this year at Berlin. With the event this close, you are bound to see some leaks and teasers and Samsung has just provided one of the latter.

What you see above is Samsung’s upcoming Windows RT tablet, complete with a keyboard dock in the background. There is no name, no specs, just a picture with a tagline “Ready to be smart?”. Read more »

Lenovo IdeaPad A2109 now available at Best Buy for $299.99

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The Lenovo IdeaPad A2109 has landed at Best Buy without much fanfare before the September 2012 launch date. The tablet is now in stock and can be purchased online or through brick and mortar stores for $299.99.

In case you don’t know anything about it, the IdeaPad A2109 has a 9.0-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage space, 3 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 now available in France, Germany and Spain

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Google has expanded the availability of their Nexus 7 tablets to three additional markets. Users in France, Germany and Spain will now be able to purchase the Nexus 7 from the Google Play Store.

The 8GB model is priced at €199 ($249) and the 16GB model is priced at €249 ($312), which, as you can see, is a bit higher than what it costs in the US. Read more »

‘Spirits’ for iOS and Android game review

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Spirits is a puzzle solving game for iOS and Android. The game was released on iOS almost two years ago but was released on Android this month.

The game won awards back when it was launched and features simple gameplay with beautiful artwork and a soothing soundtrack. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »