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Google launches ARM-based $250 Chromebook [UPDATE: 3G model for $330]

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Google may not have had tremendous success with their ambitious Chromebook project but they don’t plan on hanging up their gloves any time soon. The newest product in the Chromebook like is a 11.6-inch model manufactured by Samsung and will be selling for just $249.99.

What really makes this Chromebook different from others is that this is the first to run on an ARM-based processor. Read more »

Apple loses appeal in UK court, will have to run adverts saying Samsung didn’t copy the iPad

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Earlier this year the High Court in London ruled in favor of Samsung and dismissed the Apple’s claims the Galaxy Tabs copied the iPad’s design. The judge went even further ordering Apple to advertise the court’s decision for a month in various websites.

As expected Apple appealed the court’s decision, but today the Cupertino-based company lost there, too. Read more »

Google Play Store updated, gets wishlists

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Google seems to be on a roll with its app updates, and the latest one to receive new features is the Play Store. The official repository app now features wishlists and supports removing apps from My Apps list.

Wishlists are a powerful addition to the Play Store and you can easily add items to yours via the Bookmark icons on the individual apps’ screens. Read more »

Motorola new RAZR lineup gets rooted

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A bunch of Motorola’s latest droids got rooted thanks to the xda-developers user djrbliss.

The devices which have the newly found exploit (called MotorFail2go) are DROID RAZR M, Atrix HD, Photon Q, RAZR HD and the x86-based RAZR i. Read more »

Google releases stock Android Calendar app on the Play Store

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Google has released the stock Jelly Bean Calendar application on the Play Store that can now be installed by anyone with a device running Android 4.0.3 and above.

This is great for someone who has an Android device with a custom calendar application, such as the ones Samsung and HTC like to install on their devices, but want to use the stock Calendar app that you find on Nexus devices. Read more »

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 »