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Google announces improved Image Search

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Google has announced a new version of their Image Search service. The changes are specifically targeted at improving the time required to find and download images.

Previously, clicking on a thumbnail in the Image Search results would load a silly iframe where the selected image was floating on top of the source page. This considerably increased the time required to access the image as the browser would be loading the image as well as the source page simultaneously. What Google has done now with the new Image Search is eliminate the iframe page altogether and display the image directly within the search results. Read more »

Windows Phone 7.8 SDK is now available, the update shouldn’t take long

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Microsoft has released the Windows Phone SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8. It brings two new emulator images with WP7.8 running on a 512MB device and WP7.8 running on a 256MB RAM smartphone.

More importantly, the launch of the 7.8 SDK, suggests that the update itself is going to start seeding to users around the global very soon. Read more »

AMD reports net loss of $473 million in Q4 2012

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AMD clearly hasn’t had the best of times recently and the company has ended Q4 rather poorly, with the company reporting a net loss of $473 million. AMD has managed to generate revenue of $1.16 billion for the fourth quarter, which is still a 9% decline sequentially and 32% year-over-year.

AMD’s operating loss has been reported at $422 million and the company has lost about $0.63 per share. Read more »

Impressive-looking Oil Rush 3D headed to Android in February

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UNIGINE, the developer behind the popular RTS game Oil Rush, is in the process of creating an Android version complete with amazing 3D graphics and touch controls.

UNIGINE’s proprietary engine of the same name has seen great success with Oil Rush versions being made available not only for Windows, but for Mac OSX and even GNU/Linux. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Pro to be released on February 9, prices start from $899

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The much-anticipated tablet from Microsoft finally has a release date for when we’ll get to enjoy all of its Windows 8 goodness.

The Surface Pro is set to hit online outlets and select retailers on February 9, some three months after the release of the Surface RT. Read more »

Intel’s Ivy Bridge architecture now available on more affordable processors

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Intel has released its latest budget line of desktop processors, and the Core i3 has joined the ranks of the throwback Celeron and Pentium processors.

The new Core i3-3210 looks to give you some great Ivy Bridge performance at a very competitive price. Read more »

Sony’s personal content station to be launched on April 30 in Japan

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Sony’ personal content station, which was briefly showcased at the recently concluded CES 2013 is set to be launched on April 30th in Japan.

The station uses NFC for pairing with Android phones and tablets and has an app for managing the backups over WiFi. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand pays us a visit, is in perfect shape for a preview

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Samsung’s mobile division is all about filling the market voids and creating unique niches (like the Galaxy Note). The latest device to come out of the Koreans is a 5-inch, extra cheap dual-SIM droid with a dual-core CPU.

Meet the Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082. Read more »

Samsung’s JK Shin confirms Galaxy Note 8.0

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Samsung head of Mobile Communications JK Shin recently confirmed the release of an 8 inch model of their popular Note lineup of devices.

If this is the same model which we reported on earlier, it will most likely be a direct competitor to the Apple iPad mini. Read more »

RIM’s revamped app store goes live as BlackBerry World

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RIM’s app store, which was known as BlackBerry App world earlier has been relaunched as BlackBerry World. The revamped app store focuses on music and video content, according to previous reports.

The changes are a part of the company’s preparations for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS launch, which is scheduled to be happen later this month. Read more »

GSMArena.com loads faster now, thanks to our new deal with MaxCDN

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At GSMArena.com we’re always looking for a way to improve the browsing experience for our users. The latest change is behind the scenes, so you’re not going to see it, but you’ll feel it – we’ve started using a CDN, which tangibly reduces page load times.

The Content Delivery Network or CDN, as it’s more commonly known, is a network of servers around the world, which serve static data (images, CSS, static html and scripts) to your browser and is a great way to improve page load times for websites with visitors from all over the world. Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 compared to the iPhone 5 on video, found to be noticeably better

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It looks like RIM is all set to compete against the smartphone top dogs with its upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. A recent video comparison suggests that BlackBerry Z10 is perfectly capable of matching the performance of the Apple iPhone 5.

The comparison also goes through some of the hardware highlights such as the display and battery capacity. Read more »

New Samsung ad tells you to take your Note to the office

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While Samsung didn’t announce much in terms of mobile devices during its CES press conference, one term that was thrown around a lot was BYOD.

Bring Your Own Device refers to a growing trend among enterprise users of bringing multi-function mobile devices to work, and Samsung wants to be a major part of it going forward. Read more »

Mega gets one million users in a day according to Kim Dotcom

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Kim Dotcom’s new cloud storage, which was launched yesterday has allegedly hit the one million users mark already. The eye popping stats was acknowledged by Dotcom himself during the cloud storage party in New Zealand.

Dotcom explained that Mega was built upon MegaUpload, which turned out to be a prey for the US Justice Department. Read more »

Sony announces 10-inch Xperia Tablet Z for the Japanese market

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Sony has announced a brand new Android-based tablet in Japan, called the Xperia Tablet Z. This new tablet is 6.9mm thick and weighs 495g, which makes it the thinnest and lightest 10-inch Android tablet on the market and even thinner than smaller tablets such as the iPad mini.

On the front the Tablet Z has a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution ‘Reality Display’ powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2. The design language of the tablet is similar to the recent Sony Xperia handsets, such as the Xperia Z. Also, just like the Xperia Z, the Xperia Tablet Z happens to be dust and water resistant. Read more »