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Polaroid releases mirrorless camera with Android

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Polaroid has officially launched the iM1836 interchangeable lens camera here at CES, complete with Android 4.1.

It features an 18.1 MP camera sensor and 1080p video recording capability, alongside WiFi image sharing to social networks. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE headed to Verizon this month

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Samsung has just issued a press-release announcing the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will be landing on Verizon’s network this month.

The slate version for Verizon will be LTE capable and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box with a few Verizon-specific customizations. Read more »

Huawei posts two Ascend D2 promo videos, makes it look like the ultimate smartphone

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With the Ascend D2 freshly announced, Huawei has posted two promo videos of the smartphone to get you even more excited.

In one of the videos the D2 is being showcased in some real-world scenarios like shooting videos and syncing with the cloud. Read more »

Intel’s fourth-gen Intel Core processors promise all day battery life

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At the press day before CES 2013 officially kicks off Intel unveiled its fourth-generation Intel Core processor, which will reportedly be able to extend the battery life of latest mobile PCs to 9 hours.

Formerly known as Haswell the new chipset is made with ultrabooks-slash-tablets in mind and could reach 13 hours of battery when docked to a keyboard. Read more »

Kingston brings 1 TB USB 3.0 into a flash drive dubbed DataTraveler HyperX Predator

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Kingston is readying a 1 TB USB flash drive that’s no bigger than your thumb.

The DataTraveler HyperX Predator uses USB 3.0 tech and will do 240 MB/s read and 160 MB/s write speeds when it goes on sale later this quarter. Read more »

Dead Trigger 2 scheduled to arrive in Q2, to feature Tegra 4 optimizations

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Madfinger Games’ sequel to the popular zombie shooter game Dead Trigger looks to be slated for a Q2 2013 release, according to the company’s Twitter feed.

The game is also to be one of the first to be released on Nvidia’s new Tegra 4 SoC, and will feature a THD version designed specifically for Tegra-based Android tablets. Read more »

ASUS debuts VivoTab Smart Tablet with Windows 8 and a keyboard cover acting like a stand

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CES 2013 is in full swing and ASUS has fueled the train of announcements with the latest member of its Vivo family of devices – the VivoTab Smart Tablet.

The slate is running Windows 8 and is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 processor and 2GB of RAM. Read more »

The iOS 6 Do Not Disturb feature fixes itself [UPDATE: Still not working]

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The iOS 6 DND feature is working again, just as Apple promised a few days ago. There was no update, though – the Do Not Disturb mode just fixed itself.

UPDATE: As it turned out, despite the DND mode now turns on and off as scheduled, it doesn’t work and you will continue to receive all notifications. Now Apple need to release an update and the next time should do more tests before coming up with an official statement. Read more »

App Store hits 40 billion downloads, has 775,000 apps already

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Apple might not be attending CES, but it still had an important announcement to make today. The official iOS app repository has crossed the 40 billion downloads mark. Having more than half a billion user accounts, the App Store has delivered almost half of those apps in the last year alone, showing impressive exponential growth.

Currently there are 775,000 apps available at the App Store, including 300,000 apps optimized for the iPad’s larger screen. There was no exact information on the number of apps, which make full use of the taller iPhone 5 screen and the high-res iPads with Retina screens, though. Read more »

Oppo lets you win a free Find 5 unit for participating in the beta testing

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Oppo has announced an interesting Facebook contest in search for 5 lucky beta testers, who will receive a free Find 5 smartphone.

The contest is open to everybody around the world and starts today and ends on January 13. Read more »

Vizio announces 7″ Tegra 3 and 10″ Tegra 4 Android 4.2 tablets

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CES 2013 tablet announcements continue to pour in, and the latest pair comes courtesy of Vizio, which unveiled pretty exciting 7″ and 10″ slates .

Both tablets are running stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with very slight UI modifications from Vizio. Most interestingly, though, the Vizio 10″ tablet is running the just announced Tegra 4 SoC. Read more »

Alcatel announces affordable One Touch Tab and Evo 7 family of tablets, prices them as aggressively as possible

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Alcatel has decided to step into the affordable Android tablets market with two lineup of slates – the One Touch Tab and Evo 7.

The Evo 7 lineup consists of two 7-inch tablets which feature the rather unique add-on modules, one of which allows you to add support for mobile data connection. Read more »

7″ Acer Iconia B1-A71 unveiled – lets you taste Jelly Bean on the cheap

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Acer has just introduced the latest addition to its lineup of Android-running tablets. The new slate is called the rather peculiar B1-A71 and will cost about €119 after taxes. This will make it the most affordable Android 4.1 Jelly Bean slate from a big manufacturer.

That kind of money buys you a 7″ display of WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600 pixels), a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek processor and 8GB of storage, expandable via a microSD card slot. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity are also available as well as a front-facing camera and a standard microUSB port. Read more »

The official Dropbox app for Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT is now available for download

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Just before the announcement storm from CES 2013 to hit, Dropbox has quietly launched a dedicated Modern UI app for Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT.

Designed in the familiar Windows 8 manner, the app displays tiles of files and folders from your account. It’s nicely optimized for touch-operation too. Read more »

LG Optimus L9 battery test concludes, find out the detailed results inside

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Placed comfortably as the company’s top mid-range model, the LG Optimus L9 is a droid that should be on your check list when shopping for a stylish smartphone offering great bang for your buck. It’s now time to check how it does in our traditional battery test and how it stacks up against its direct rivals.

Naturally we put the LG Optimus L9′s battery through its paces in our traditional battery test to see how far it can take you in everyday situations. Read more »