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We update Nokia N8 to Belle and take it for a quick spin [VIDEO]

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Belle was a huge jump forward in usability for the OS formerly known as Symbian. Now, older models that launched with the tired Symbian^3 and spent some time with Anna can finally join their newer brethren.

We have a freshly updated Nokia N8 and we took it for a quick spin on video. There’s not much we haven’t covered in our Belle review, but it’s interesting to see how the latest version handles on the old hardware. Read more »

Xbox 360 is now the top selling console worldwide

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After a few years of domination, the Nintendo Wii has finally yielded upon the Xbox 360. The Microsoft’s console sold 8.2 million units throughout the holiday quarter – 2.6 million more than the Wii sales.

It is also the best-selling console for the whole 2011 with 14.9 million Xboxes sold. The PlayStation 3 comes second with 14.1 million and the Wii is last with 10.33 million units sold. Read more »

‘World’s thinnest’ tablet, the Toshiba AT200, is available at Carphone Warehouse UK

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Toshiba and Carphone Warehouse are bringing “the world’s thinnest tablet” – the Toshiba AT200, or as users stateside know it, the Excite X10. It measures just 7.7mm thick and weighs 535g.

We first saw the AT200 last September at IFA when it beat the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (another tablet to debut at IFA) by 0.2mm in terms of thickness, despite having a larger 10.1″ 1280×800 screen. Read more »

Siri sure knows how to keep you from selling your iPhone 4S [VIDEO]

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Now this probably shouldn’t worry you right now as hardly anyone plans to sell their iPhone just a few months after acquiring it, but it’s one to keep in mind for the future. Siri might go crazy if she hears you consider selling its home.

Okay, maybe the filmmakers Andrew and Nathan McMurry added a dash of imagination to the whole deal, but the result is really worth checking out. 4 minutes and 25 seconds of pure awesomeness follow. Read more »

Adobe Creative Cloud bundles Creative Suite 6 with awesome services for $50 a month

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Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t something terribly new. We told you about it last year, but now Adobe has revealed some juicy details about it. Like for example what it bundles. Just take a look at the quick run-down.

Does the Creative Cloud have “awesome” written all over it or what? In addition to the Touch Apps, Adobe includes the whole Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection.

And if that wasn’t enough, Adobe also throws in apps like Typekit (for embedding fonts on the web), its Digital Publishing Suite, Business Catalyst for website hosting and 20GB of storage with Sync software for your PC and mobile device. Read more »

Edward Norton is the new face of the LG Prada phone

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The newest release by LG in the Prada line, the LG Prada 3.0, will feature a recognizable face in its global ad campaign, as Edward Norton teams up with Ukranian/Canadian model Daria Werbowy.

The two stars were shot by British fashion photographer David Sims, which reinforces LG/Prada’s vision to add a sense of style to the mobile sector. Read more »

Canon announces eleven new point-and-shoot cameras

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After Sony, Panasonic and Nikon have had their go, I was starting to wonder when Canon was going to open its big bag of cameras and shower us with an unnecessarily large number of point-and-shooters. But it looks like I don’t have to wonder any more because Canon has just gone ahead and announced no less than eleven cameras.

Let’s start with the more interesting ones, that is the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS ($349.99; pictured above) and the ELPH 320 HS ($279.99). The main difference between the two is that the former has a 10.1 megapixel sensor and 12x optical zoom whereas the latter has a 16.1 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom. Both cameras, however, have a 3.2-inch touchscreen display and more importantly, Wi-Fi for sharing your images. Read more »

Nikon announces 36 megapixel D800 and D800E full-frame DSLR cameras [UPDATE: Video sample added]

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Nikon has officially announced the new D800 full-frame DSLR camera, something that was first leaked back in November. The new camera has a 36.3 megapixel (7360 x 4912) FX-format, CMOS sensor, the highest resolution sensor on any Nikon camera so far. The sensor’s size is 35.9 x 24mm, which is almost the same as the one on the D4, which is 36.0 x 23.9mm. But then the D800 has more than twice the resolution of the D4′s sensor (16.6 megapixel) so the actual pixels are going to be half the size, which does worry me a bit about the low-light performance of the camera. However, I’ll reserve my judgement till I see some high-resolution sample images.

The other important features of the D800 include Full HD 1080p video recording at 30/25/24p with stereo sound, ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 25,600), 4 fps burst rate, Advanced Scene Recognition System with 91,000-pixel RGB sensor, EXPEED 3 image processor and a 3.2-inch, 921k dot LCD. Read more »

Nokia launches Lumia 800 in Poland with an amazing 3D light show [VIDEO]

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Nokia launched the Lumia 800 last night in Poland with another one of their impressive 3D projection light shows.

The first time we saw similar show from Nokia was at the Lumia 800 London launch back in November 2011. Nokia seems to like the idea and the reception by the public, so it lightened up the Staszic Palace in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Read more »

German Information Security office names Chrome the most secure browser

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Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik or BSI) has declared Chrome to be the web browser of choice for Windows users who are looking for security.

German officials made it clear that a web browser is the most critical component of using online services securely. Sandboxing is pointed out as the key feature in Chrome’s security and that was found either weak or completely missing in other browsers. Read more »

Here’s what an Apple digicam might look like

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If the Apple Quicktake still existed, here’s what a version of it might look like if it were released today.

The concept, by designer Joseph Dumary, provides a glimpse of how current mobile technologies by Apple might translate into the digital camera market. Read more »

Braving the cold: which phone will work at -40 degrees Celsius?

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Designed in sunny California, the iPhone isn’t too good at handling the cold – in fact, Apple only guarantees it will work between 0°C and 35°C. Finns however encounter cold winters often, so a group of them started wondering – which phone will last the most in freezing cold?

They took the 15 of the most popular phones in Finland and decided to do a test – all the way down to -40°C. They plotted when phones first started exhibiting problems and when they stopped working completely. Read more »

Samsung turns ‘The Next Big Thing’ ad series into a Super Bowl ad for the Galaxy Note [VIDEO]

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Continuing its ongoing ‘The Next Big Thing’ series of ads designed to ruthlessly mock the iPhone-line-waiters comes what seems to be the final chapter. But this is no ordinary ad, it is the Super Bowl ad, which is a pretty big deal in the US as millions of people watch these games.

So is the ad any good? Well, I’ll leave that for you to decide. This time, however, Samsung is using it to advertise the Galaxy Note instead of the Galaxy S II. I’m using the term ‘advertise’ loosely here because you barely see what the phone is capable of in it. Then again, that hardly seemed to be the point of these ads to begin with. You can check out the ad for yourself after the break. Read more »

iPhone 4 & 4S case CellHelmet promises to replace your phone if it breaks [VIDEO]

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There are an indeterminate number of iPhone cases out there, aiming to either enhance the aesthetics of Apple’s ‘glass sandwich’ or offer protection from the shunts and bumps of daily life with varying levels of armor.

CellHelmet iPhone case

CellHelmet manufacturer, CellPig are so sure that their tough case will protect your iPhone better than any case before it, they’re willing to pay for repairs or even replace the thing, should anything go awry. Read more »

Shots of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 four thirds DSLR leak

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We’ve been keeping our ear close to the ground on this one, but now it would seem that the beans have well and truly been spilled (still unofficially you understand).

the front and back of the E-M5 courtesy of 43Rumors

Following the initial publication and subsequent removal of product images on Amazon Japan, we got our first real glimpse of Olympus’ next four thirds retro looker, the OM-D E-M5. Read more »