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Qualcomm boasts its Snapdragon S4 thermal efficiency, compares it to the TI OMAP 4430 and the Exynos 4210

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Mobile chipsets’ processing power is improving unbelievably fast over the past few years, but unfortunately, this brings a lot of unwanted heat to the equation, which takes away some of the fun. According to Qualcomm, though, this needn’t be the case.

This is where their Snapdragon S4 SoC comes in, prepared to show how much cooler (literally!) it is than the TI OMAP 4430 (Motorola RAZR, competitor A) and the Exynos 4210 (Samsung Galaxy S II, competitor B) in a thermal shootout. Read more »

Sony shows the DSC-RX100 point and shoot with big sensor and WhiteMagic screen [UPDATED]

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Sony’s latest digicam offering, the RX100, will put a 1″ 20.9 MP Exmor CMOS sensor with BIONZ image processor in your hands sometime in July for the rather high asking price of $649.

The RX100 has a four times larger sensor than the run-of-the-mill point and shoot cameras, a 25 point Contrast Detect focusing system, and does 1080/60p AVCHD videos with stereo sound. The enthusiast camera can shoot in RAW and offers an ISO range between 120 and 6400 (which can be boosted up to 25600 using multi-frame noise-reduction). Read more »

Dropbox upgrades its Android app, adds Korean language support and video streaming

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Dropbox has launched an update for its Android application bringing its version number to 2.1.4.

There aren’t too many new features in the latest version, though. Added is a Korean language support, which should be great news for Korean Android users. Read more »

Microsoft celebrates 600 million Windows 7 licenses sold

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Just days after Microsoft launched the Release Candidate of Windows 8, the company proudly announced another great achievement – Windows 7 has been sold in more than 600 million copies.

Steven Guggenheimer, CVP of the OEM team at Microsoft made the announcement at Computex adding that more than 75 million licenses were sold in the past four months alone. Read more »

NVIDIA announces five new games for the Tegra 3

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While some might not think it is fair, it surely hasn’t stopped NVIDIA from working with developers to bring special versions of games that are designed to take full advantage of their Tegra hardware and add additional effects and features not found on the non-Tegra versions of these games. We have already seen games like Shadowgun, Samurai II: Vengeance and Riptide GP being optimized for Tegra 3 and now NVIDIA has announced five new games at E2 2012 that will be part of NVIDIA’s TegraZone.

The first of these is the game that you see above called Dead Trigger, which we have talked about once before. This is a first person zombie shooter made by the same people who brought you Shadowgun and Samurai II. NVIDIA has provided a video demonstrating the difference between the standard Android and the Tegra 3 version of the game, which you can find below. Read more »

The Nokia Lumia 610 comes our way, we welcome it

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The Nokia Lumia 610 has dropped in for a visit so we decided to fire up our gear and shoot a video with it.

It comes preloaded with Windows Phone Tango and half the usual amount of RAM for a Windows Phone, totaling 256 MB. Read more »

Google acquires Quickoffice, promises to bring productivity tools to a new level

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Out of the blue Google just announced it has acquired Quickoffice, the popular productivity suite for viewing and editing document files for smartphones.

Google hasn’t provided much details about the acquisition, so it’s unknown whether we should expect an update to Quickoffice or whether it’ll even continue its existence under the same moniker. Read more »

A quad-core sporting Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 gets shown off on YouTube

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All signs point at a launch of the updated Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in the nearest future, people. An updated version of the slate got handled on YouTube, showcasing a number of serious improvements, compared to the Note 10.1, which we encountered back in April.

The updated Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will feature a quad-core Exynos CPU and an S-Pen slot built in – right in line with the previous leaks on the subject. Read more »

Firefox 13 launches today, introduces a new start page

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Mozilla is launching Firefox 13 via its regular Release channel today and has packed it with new features deeming it a “landmark release”.

One of the first things you’ll notice when firing Firefox 13 for the first time is the all-new start page. As before, it’s minimalist in design, but now features a new navigation bar, allowing you to access your Downloads, Bookmarks, History, Add-ons, Sync and Settings.
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Lenovo announce two new Ivy Bridge ultrabooks – Ideapad U310 and U410

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The Ideapad U310 and U410 from Lenovo are now available globally, featuring the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors.

The two ultrabooks have 13″ and 14″ displays, respectively, and both feature Core i3, i5 and i7 variants. Read more »

Nokia Transport update brings detailed line view and multiple tiles

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Nokia has launched an updated version of its Transport app for Windows Phone 7.

The new release comes with updated detailed timetables for more than 100 cities around the globe such as New York City, London and Berlin as well as estimated routes in 410 cities. Read more »

Sony shows off “God of War: Ascension” and “The Last of Us” gameplay videos

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We have already seen trailers for both these games, God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us, before but now it’s time to see some gameplay videos. Sony took the opportunity at E3 2012 to do exactly that.

Ascension looks a lot like the previous God of War games. There is Kratos who is his usual angry self, tearing his enemies apart limb by limb. There are some new enemies here but the coolest thing that you see in the gameplay video is the ability to repair damaged environments to their former self and use that to progress through the game. Read more »

Check out trailers for Halo 4, Gears of War: Judgement, Forza Horizon, Splinter Cell Blacklist and more

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The Microsoft event at E3 2012 has more than just new announcements for the Xbox. It also featured some killer game demos for some of the upcoming games. This includes the likes of Halo 4, Gears of War: Judgement, Tomb Raider Crossroads, Forza Horizon, Resident Evil 6, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3, Fable The Journey and more.

Catch us after the break to check out all these amazing new trailers. Read more »

Xbox gets Internet Explorer, SmartGlass, Xbox Music, Bing Voice and more

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Yesterday, Microsoft kicked off E3 2012 with some major announcements for the Xbox 360, which reportedly recently became the best selling console in the world, surpassing the Playstation 3. The first of the bunch is Internet Explorer for Xbox.

It’s surprising that until this point there was no web browser on the Xbox, even though its rival PS3 had one since launch. Microsoft is now making up for it by bringing the Metro version of IE that we saw in Windows 8 on the Xbox. It will have full integration with Kinect so you would be able to use your voice to control it instead of using cumbersome keyboards in your living room. Read more »

Samsung unveils multimedia laptop Series 5 Boost, gives Series 3, 5 and 9 Ivy Brigde

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Samsung has unveiled the multimedia-centric Series 5 Boost laptop for Korea and updated its Series 9, 5 and 3 ultrabooks with low-power Ivy Bridge processors.

The Series 5 Boost will come in 15″ and 17″ flavors, with a bright (300 nit) 1600 x 900 resolution display, JBL stereo speakers and either a Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor. Read more »