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GTA 4′s Liberty City gets Street View courtesy of Google Maps

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While you’re waiting for Rockstar to release Grand Theft Auto V yo could take a Google-style walk through of GTA IV’s Liberty City.

The whole virtual surrounding of the game has gotten Street View mode, which lets you explore just about every corner just like you would in the Google-covered real world. Read more »

Foxconn gives us a glimpse of the first Firefox OS tablet

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Foxconn has officially unveiled the first Firefox OS-powered tablet, which was rumored for a while, at a press event at Computex 2013 in Taipei.

Surprisingly, Foxconn did not reveal the specifications of the tablet, but the official launch of the tablet confirms the existence of Firefox OS-based tablets, which we’ve been hearing of for a while now. Read more »

iSupply: Samsung is the second biggest chip maker in Q1, 2013, Intel sits on top

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According to a report filed by market information provider iSupply, Samsung is breathing down Intel’s neck in the semiconductor market race in the first quarter of 2013 with 10.5% market share. Intel controls 15.1% if the chip market.

For the January-March period, Samsung’s recorded $7.77 billion in sales, while Intel sales totalled $11.16 billion. Read more »

ASUS unveils Transformer Book Trio, VivoPC and VivoMouse

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ASUS has officially announced its Transformer Book Trio at the on-going Computex 2013. The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a three-in-one mobile device, which dual-boots Windows 8 and Android and aims to give you a netbook, a tablet and a Windows 8 desktop PC in one device.

The Transformer Book Trio sports an 11.6-inch detachable display and the PC Station dock has an Intel Core i7 processor, keyboard and a 750 GB hard drive. The tablet display can be detached and the main part can be hooked to an external display to use as a desktop PC. Read more »

Asus announces Fonepad Note phablet with 6″ 1080p screen, stylus and dual-core Atom CPU

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The Asus Fonepad raised a lot of eyebrows when it was announced – a 7″ tablet with phone aspirations, which was too underpowered to gain major traction. Yet the company seems undeterred as it today announced the Asus Fonepad Note, a 6″ phablet.

Just like the original Fonepad, this is an Intel-powered Android device but the specs are a lot more alluring. Read more »

ASUS announces Transformer Pad Infinity, MeMO Pad FHD 10 and MeMO Pad HD7

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ASUS has just announced three new Android tablets at Computex 2013. The first of the trio is an update to last year’s Transformer Pad Infinity. The new one runs on the NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC with 1.9GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and the 72-core GeForce GPU.

Other features of the Transformer Pad Infinity include a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution IPS display, 2GB RAM, 32GB built-in memory, 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera, both with auto-focus, USB 3.0 port, SD card slot, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with Miracast support and Bluetooth 3.0+EDR. Read more »

Acer announces Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet

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We have seen it leak a few times before but now it’s finally official. Acer has taken the wraps off the Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet.

The Iconia W3 has an 8.1-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution display. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 processor and is available in 32GB and 64GB variants. Other features include 2 megapixel camera on the front and back, micro HDMI out, micro USB port for connecting accessories such as USB drives, keyboards and mice (with an adapter, of course), microSD card slot and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 928 paid us a visit, the unboxing video is inside

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The Nokia Lumia 928 is Verizon’s long awaited top shelf Windows Phone 8 smartphone by the Finnish company. The LTE handset is also the first member of the Nokia Lumia family to feature a xenon flash.

The Nokia Lumia 928 features a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 SoC and a gig of RAM. Read more »

‘Contra: Evolution’ for iOS and Android game review

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You can’t call yourself a gamer if you never played Contra. Released back in 1987 for the NES, Contra went on to become a cult classic and one of the best 2D side-scrolling action adventure games of all time that every gamer has a soft spot for.

Now, after all these years, developer PunchBox Studios has finally decided to remake this popular title for the mobile platform, starting with an iOS version. [Update: An Android version is now available on the Play Store.] Titled Contra: Evolution, the game features updated visuals and some new gameplay elements while keeping the original story and levels intact. But will it be able to recreate the magic of the original? Let’s find out. Read more »

HTC One’s upcoming Android 4.2.2 update with Sense 5.0 gets detailed

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Screenshots and details of the much awaited Android 4.2.2 update with Sense 5.0 for the HTC One have made the rounds. The upcoming OS update is bound to bring a host of welcome UI changes to the Taiwanese flagship.

Leading the way are the extended quick settings and a percentage battery level indicator as seen in the screenshots above. Read more »

BlackBerry Q10 goes through our battery test hoops, promises long texting sessions

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The BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 duo have the tough job of making the company relevant again. As we found out in our BlackBerry Z10 review, it’s very good phone overall, but merely mediocre as far as its battery performance is concerned.

We’ll see how the BlackBerry Q10 matches its brother in our full-blown review, which is coming very soon, but for now, we’ll concentrate on its battery endurance. Read more »

‘Fish Out Of Water!’ for iOS game review

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Fish Out Of Water! is the latest creation from Halfbrick Studios, the people who brought us two simple but highly addictive games – Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.

In their newest game, you will be flinging fish out of the water and then depending upon how far they go you earn a score. Sounds simple, just like the other two games. But does this game have the same fun factor as well? Let’s find out. Read more »

Huawei Ascend Mate arrives at HQ, poses for our camera

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Huawei Ascend Mate has just made it to out office. It’s the company’s largest smartphone up to date with a 6.1-inch IPS+ 720p display. The Mate is powered by Huawei’s home-brewed K3V2 chip, which has a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 16-core graphics and 2GB of RAM.

The Ascend Mate runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS skinned with Huawei’s own Emotion UI. The entire skin reminds us a lot of the Meizu MX phones, since it lacks an app drawer and everything goes on your homescreens. Read more »

The Sony Xperia L’s battery test completes, the results are inside

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The Sony Xperia L packs a 1750 mAh Li-Ion battery and, in theory, should be able to power the 4.3-incher at the front and dual-core processor inside quite successfully.

However we’re not really the kind of guys that take anything for granted before checking what’s what ourselves. And so we did, check out the Xperia L battery test details after the jump. Read more »

ASUS unwraps its PQ321 31.5-inch 4K-resolution monitor

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ASUS has announced the PQ321 monitor packing 4K resolution. The professional-grade screen is 31.5 inches in diagonal and can show one billion colors thanks to its 10-bit RGB LED-backlit IGZO panel.

The 4K resolution translates to 3840 x 2160 pixels, which adds up to a pixel density of 140 pixels per inch. Other features of the ASUS PQ321 include 176-degree viewing angle, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 8ms response time. Read more »