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Intel announces 7 new Sandy Bridge CPUs

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Intel has just unveiled seven new members of its Sandy Bridge family of CPUs. We got three quad-core desktop processors of the Core i5 variety and four Celeron CPUs meant for use in mobile devices.

The first and most powerful of the new processors is Core i5-2550K, which is an unlocked-multiplier CPU with a stock clock speed of 100MHz higher than the i5-2500K. The i5-2550K runs at 3.4GHz, with frequencies of up to 3.8GHz possible with the Turbo boost. Read more »

JLab Audio’s J.Fi.M Acoustic and JBuds J6M in-ear headphones rock [HANDS-ON]

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My first experience with JLab Audio headphones goes a few years back, when I tried a pair of the company’s highly affordable JBuds. Priced at only $9.99, the earbuds certainly did not blow me away with acoustic supremacy. They were however, way too cheap to get any sort of criticism.

Recently, I got a chance to spend some quality time with two of the company’s premium offerings – the JBuds J6M and J.Fi.M Acoustic. Read more »

Firefox 10 now available for download, not fully official just yet

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Eager to get the latest and greatest browser of the Mozilla Foundation? Well you’ve got your chance now as the company has made Firefox 10 available for download.

Bringing a few UI changes and some nice performance tweaks, Firefox 10 is still unavailable for an automatic update, but you can download it manually. Read more »

Panasonic updates its Lumix range with six new point-and-shoot cameras

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Point-and-shoot cameras may be a dying breed but companies sure aren’t going to give up that easily. Yesterday, Sony announced three new point-and-shoot cameras (oddly after predicting the aforementioned impending death of the category) and now it’s Panasonic’s turn.

The new range includes six new Lumix cameras, the ZS20, the ZS15, the TS4, the TS20, the FX80 and the LS6. The ZS20 (TZ30 outside the US) has a 14.1 megapixel, 1/2.33-inch CMOS sensor sensor and 24mm wide angle lens with 20x optical zoom. Panasonic claims that it is actually the world’s slimmest 20x zoom camera. The ZS20 can also do 1080p60 video recording and has built-in GPS. This camera will be available in March for $349.99. Read more »

Android Developers comes to Google+

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Google’s Android Developers program has just landed on Google+. It’s a bit strange that it took so long because they have had a Twitter profile for a while now.

The new Google+ profile is meant for “Android developers everywhere to meet, share, and connect with the people behind the Android developer experience”. Read more »

MicroOLED’s latest display has enough pixels to blow your mind

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First, I would like to note that a display with such specs will not will not find itself into a smartphone or a tablet in the foreseeable future. Given the fact however, that pixel density has become a real battlefield among the manufacturers of mobile devices lately, I do believe that MicroOLED’s latest display must be noted. As you are about to find out, it is entirely in a reality of its own.

Now on with those impressive numbers. MicroOLED’s engineers have managed to pack 5.4 million pixels into a 0.61″ display unit (Apple iPhone’s Retina display sports 614,400 pixels in comparison). Read more »

Seeing flying people over New York City doesn’t mean you’re crazy, right? [VIDEO]

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New Yorkers were left to ponder their sanity the other day as three mysterious figures flew silently through the sky seemingly unaided.

An onlooker watches the three mysterious figures fly around New York

The supernatural occurrence took place not far from locales such as the Statue of Liberty as well as other well known areas around Manhattan, but how and why? Read more »

Panasonic working on a WiGig-enabled tablet? [VIDEO]

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Nowadays, your average smartphone or tablet comes with wireless connectivity options such as Bluetooth, WiFi b/g/n and maybe 3G as standard and each of these has its own benefits and drawbacks.

Panasonic's WiGig demo in full effect

Speed is the key in wireless data transfer and Panasonic are working on some tech that promises to be quick, really quick; able to transmit a DVD wirelessly in 60 seconds thanks to WiGig. Read more »

BlackBerry Bold 9790 battery life tested, details inside [TEST]

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We welcome another BlackBerry smartphone to our battery test arena. The Curve 9380 hardly aced our benchmarks, but maybe the more expensive Bold 9790 would be a better match for the other top dogs.

We already gave you the BlackBerry Bold 9790 numbers on Friday, when we published our review, but now we are going to focus on how does it do in comparison to the other smartphones we have tested so far. Read more »

A shiny white Samsung Galaxy Note pays us a visit [HANDS-ON]

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The white color Galaxy Note has been an elusive bird and it’s rarely been sighted. We finally have one and we’ve prepared a bunch of photos for you.

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note back in October, but it launched only a black version of the unique phoneblet, as we like to call it internally. Just before Christmas though, the Galaxy Note appeared in snow white dress in Korea and a few other markets.

A few days ago the white Galaxy Note hit the UK and other European markets, AT&T US is also launching both the black and white Notes next month.

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Here’s the face behind Siri’s voice [VIDEO]

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You know Siri, rght? The voice-powered personal assistant found in Apple’s iPhone 4S is a mysterious one. Nobody has seen her until the last episode of The Big Bang Theory.

There, Raj Koothrappali, one of the main characters in the CBS series, gets the new iPhone 4S and inevitably falls in love with Siri and her voice. What does he do? He meets her, of course. Here is how the mysterious face of Siri looks like. Read more »

Here are the best 2012 Super Bowl ads so far [VIDEO ROUNDUP]

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The Super Bowl is just a few days away and you know what that means – great and hopefully funny commercials for all of us! Because of the high viewership, averaging 100,000,000 people every year, many internet, car, movie and whatnot companies will be pouring out millions of dollars to air their ads.

So, we plunged into the depths of YouTube and singled the 2012 Super Bowl ads which float our boat and you’ll most definitely enjoy. Read more »

Free custom laser engraving for every Galaxy Note in South Korea

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Good news for those of you living in South Korea. If you are still wondering whether to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note or not, this may help you decide.

Samsung is offering to engrave the battery cover of your brand new Galaxy Note for free. There are lots of custom fonts and languages supported, so you shouldn’t worry about the lack of customization options. Read more »

Here’s what Photoshop CS6 will do for your phone’s photos [VIDEO]

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A recent sneak preview of the newest version of Adobe’s legendary photo editing software, Photoshop CS6, reveals some really cool stuff you can do to your phone photos.

photoshop cs6 preview

Among other things, CS6 features a rewritten Camera Raw 7 module, which, as evident, is good for processing more than RAW images. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 might be announced at the MWC, could pack 2GHz Exynos 5250 and S-Pen

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With the MWC closing in, the rumors of what will (or won’t) be announced are all over the place. One of the more consistent rumors is that Samsung will announce the Galaxy Tab 11.6 Android tablet.

The name suggests a 11.6″ screen, but according to the rumors, the tablet itself won’t be much larger than the Tab 10.1. The screen will supposedly have a whopping WQXGA resolution (2560×1600). Read more »