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The Nokia 3310 can probably survive the apocalypse, but will it blend?

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The Nokia 3310 is widely regarded as the toughest phone on the face of the Earth. A Chuck Norris of the phone world, if you will.

And to check out if this is an urban legend or an actual fact, the guy from the Will it Blend series of videos puts the mighty 3310 to the ultimate blend test. Read more »

Scratchgate: How does a two-month old Apple iPhone 5 look like?

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The beautiful aluminum body of the iPhone 5 is a scratch magnet and there’s no denying that. However, how bad exactly does Apple’s latest smartphone look after two months of use?

Gizmodo’s Sam Biddle compares two black iPhone 5s – one used with a case, and the other not. Read more »

Acer CloudMobile battery life test completes, here go the results

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The latest offering from Acer features a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait CPU, and pushes out an 4.3 inch HD display on Adreno 225 graphics.

It’s seems that this is quite a lot to ask from a 1460 mAh battery, but let’s if it’s up to the task. Read more »

Microsoft shifts 750,000 Xbox 360 consoles during the Black Friday week

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It might be six years old and have a replacement lurking right around the corner, but numbers say that the Xbox 360 is still one hell of a gaming console. Microsoft announced that it sold 750,000 units thanks to the shopping frenzy surrounding the Black Friday week.

The above number handily trumps the achievements of some of Microsoft’s major competitors, including Nintendo’s spanking new Wii U, which was plagued by stock shortages during the same period. Read more »

Microsoft to release update to Windows Phone 8 to fix the reboots

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Early adopters of Windows Phone 8 devices have been complaining about their devices randomly rebooting repeatedly. Fortunately, a fix is on the way.

Microsoft has confirmed that they have identified the cause of the problem and will be delivering an over-the-air update in December that will fix the problem. Read more »

Google Drive gets integrated into Gmail, making 10GB attachments a reality

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Back in the day when Gmail was introduced, Google redefined the concept of email storage. Today, the wildly popular email service broke more new ground by integrating Google Drive into it. The trick will allow you to email files up to 10GB in size.

Gmail attachments from Google Drive will always be kept in sync, so recipients will have access to the most recent version of a document or project. Read more »

Microsoft releases Outlook.com app for Android

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Microsoft has released the Outlook.com app for Android. It is, as you would expect, an email client for your Outlook (previous Hotmail) account. What you wouldn’t expect is just how badly made this app from Microsoft is.

Just looking at the screenshots above you can see what is wrong with the app. It looks like it went into development when Gingerbread came out and since then no one told Microsoft about ICS and Jelly Bean. Read more »

Apple’s new iMacs to go on sale on November 30, the 21.5-inch model goes first

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Apple finally came clear about the launch date of its new generation of iMacs. Thinner, faster and DVD-less, the new iMacs will hit it off this Friday, November 30.

Unfortunately, it’s only the 21.5-inch (1920x1080px) model that will ship immediately. The 27-inch iMac (2560x1444px) will join the little one in early December and it would only be available online. Read more »

iOS devices account for 18.5% of Black Friday online transactions, iPad leading the way in browser hits

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NetAplications has made a chart comparing browser hits by platform covering the last two years shows that Android has caught on with the iPhone but that the iPad is still dominating the mobile traffic.

Also, according to IBM, iOS devices accounted for 18.5% of all online transactions this Black Friday, compared to just 5.5% for Android. Read more »

Nintendo Wii mini revealed, it’s a Canada exclusive

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Nintendo announced the Wii Mini – it’s a smaller and lighter version of the original Wii console sans the internet connection.

The new Wii Mini is intended as a gaming only device and is able to run all original Wii games. GameCube compatibility won’t be available though. Read more »

Lumia 920 OIS video remade, this time showing the real thing

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When Nokia released its TV spot showing off the image stabilization of the Lumia 920, it got into a bit of trouble because it turned out the video wasn’t shot on a Lumia 920 at all.

Now that it’s on the market, some Lumia enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to recreate the original ad, this time with the smartphone itself. Read more »

Google Play reviews now use your Google+ profile ID

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Recently, Google updated the comment system on YouTube and allowed users to use their Google+ profile ID in place of a generic YouTube ID to appear next to their comments. Now they have done something similar for the Google Play.

Now when you try to leave a review on Google Play, it will tell you that your reviews will appear under your Google+ profile ID. Unlike with YouTube, however, you don’t really get any say in the matter. Read more »

Watch the Galaxy S III take a beating in Samsung’s own lab

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We enjoy putting phones through their paces in our office, but as a manufacturer, Samsung too subjects its phones to a host of reliability tests before launching them on the market. And it’s a different type of tests, mind you. A Samsung made video gives you a rare glimpse behind the curtains of their test facilities.

It’s a video ad, that’s alright, but none of these tests seems staged. I’m sure most (if not all) Samsung phones go through stringent testing procedures like these (even employing the help of “I sat on my phone” buttocks dummy). Key press tests, USB socket rigidness, twisting and flexing, abrasive action by vibrating foreign objects, and even rain – it’s all there. Read more »

Samsung demonstrates the Galaxy Camera in a 13 minutes video

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Samsung released a 13 minute-long walkthrough for its Galaxy Camera Android-powered digicam. It’s really worth it if you don’t have a store with a demo unit, but you are considering getting the device.

In case you need a refresh, the Galaxy Camera features a similar hardware to the Galaxy S III flagship smartphone (4.8” LCD HD screen, a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, Mali-400MP GPU, 1GB RAM) and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »

Record Kindle sales in the UK (tripled the previous record), price of Kindle Fire in US slashed to $129

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Amazon has slashed the prices of its updated Kindle Fire tablets both in the UK and now in the US to celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While Black Friday is mostly an American thing, UK customers got to buy the revamped 7″ tablet for just £99 (with ads), which led to a record number of units sold.

US customers shouldn’t feel left out – they can get the Fire tablet at just $129 ($30 off, again with ads). Read more »