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Samsung tears the Galaxy Note to pieces, saves iFixIt the effort

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Normally, it goes like this – a cool product enters the market and the crafty guys from ifixit take its shiny new body to pieces and expose every chip hiding inside. Well that didn’t happen with the Samsung Galaxy Note, so the Koreans took it upon them to perform the task.

Samsung has provided detailed descriptions of all the important Galaxy Note functional elements. You should keep in mind that what we have here is the US version of the Note, featuring a Qualcomm chipset and LTE, instead of Exynos and HSPA+. Read more »

Fan-made Sony Ericsson Xperia music video will warm your heart

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Fans of the Sony Ericsson brand gather around, because now you’ve got yourself a theme song on which to cheer your beloved phones.

Well-known Xperia fan and YouTube user Domothy85 has created a third music video to celebrate the Sony Ericsson Xperia line-up and who knows, maybe attract new Xperia owners. The lyrics are really catchy and combined with the New Jagger melody by Maroon 5 it could really be worthy for your daily music playlist. Read more »

Power-Up: Sources suggest that the next-gen Xbox console will use a Radeon 6000 series-based GPU

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With Microsoft’s next-gen console expected to hit stores between late October and early November 2013, speculation of its final hardware is already on everyone’s lips.

a Radeon 6670-graphics card

That latest rumblings contradict initial speculation that the Xbox ’720′ was going to utilize AMD’s Radeon 7000 series Southern Islands GPUs and in their place, it’s expect to be using a derivative of a Radeon 6000 series unit. Read more »

Samsung I9103 Galaxy R completes the battery test course, can it beat the I9100 Galaxy S II? [TEST]

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The Samsung Galaxy R is wiping the sweat from its brow as it just finished our battery test. We were curious to see how it will stack up against the Galaxy S II, but we’ll compare it to the other phones we’ve tested as well.

The SC-LCD screen should handle web pages better (since they are predominantly white, not a good scenario for AMOLEDs) and the chipset is clocked 200MHz lower, which might give the Galaxy R a crucial advantage when it comes to battery performance. Let’s find out. Read more »

Jailbreaking and rooting could soon become illegal again, unless you act now

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Back in July of 2010 the US government ruled that jailbreaking and rooting weren’t a crime as long as the intention behind them isn’t circumventing copyright.

The ruling is set to expire soon and unless renewed, jailbreaking and rooting of smartphones will become illegal once again. Read more »

Asus Transformer Prime to get its bootloader unlocked in February

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Asus surprised nastily quite a lot of people, when they shipped their Transformer Prime monster of a tablet with a locked bootloader, but it seems that things are about to fall back into place. The company just announced through its Twitter account that the tool for unlocking the quad-core beast is on its way.

According to Asus, it should be coming in February and that is just a week away now. There are no more details given, but we guess those will be made available when the tool is finalized. Read more »

Apple posts its highest quarterly revenue and earning figures, sells a truckload of iPhones, iPads and Macs

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There will be much celebration going on in 1, Infinite Loop, Cupertino right now and rightly so because the company just posted its highest quarterly revenue and earnings figures ever along with record-breaking iPhone, iPad and Mac sales.

Apple posted a record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, which is up by almost 50 percent over last year’s quarter. Apple also generated over $17.5 billion in cash flow during this quarter and their total bank balance now sits at a lofty $97.6 billion in cash. Read more »

SMART UK: A look at some of the most promising projects coming to MWC from the UK this year

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UKTI (Trade & Investment) have aggregated the nation’s most promising new mobile products and services ahead of Mobile World Congress next month, so lets see which of these endeavors has potential to shape the future of the industry.

The UK's idea

On Monday we attended a unique pre-MWC event in London where 19 companies showcased their latest projects centered around mobile technology, aiming to influence all manner of fields including healthcare, education, the environment, business, marketing, security and design. Read more »

Vimeo rolls out its new design, brings plethora of new features

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Vimeo, the established video hosting website for video and design creatives all over the world, is slowly pushing its new design to users around the globe.

As it turns out, this is Vimeo’s first redesign since 2007. According to the site staff, the update is huge and will bring the service up to speeds with its main competitors. Read more »

Sony Tablet S and Tablet P to be updated to Android 4.0 ICS according to mod in Sony’s forum

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New reports suggest that Sony is already testing ICS on their two Android tablets and that the public release of the update should coincide with the release of the update for the company’s now wholly owned Xperia lineup some time in April.

Sony is also allegedly preparing “some really cool unique bits” to spice up the Android 4.0 for its tablet devices, but we can only guess.

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A new unofficial ROM lets you taste the MIUI flavor of Ice Cream Sandwich on your Galaxy S II

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Those of you that are eager to take Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for a spin on their Samsung Galaxy S II just got another option. In addition to flashing the leaked Samsung beta ICS ROM (which we tried), you can now try the ICS-based latest version of the MIUI ROM.

The unofficial release is said to be quite stable and ready to do the job as your everyday ROM. Of course, MIUI comes with a heavily customized interface, so if you are a fan of the stock ICS looks you probably don’t need to bother with this one. Read more »

Samsung keeps the ad war going – adds two more videos to its arsenal

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Samsung continued its controversial (but admittedly rather funny) promo campaign of the Galaxy S II with a couple of new videos.

Just like the previous ads that we covered, these two take a dig at the die-hard Apple fans, who seem to be so detached from the world, that they would prefer spending hours in queues and even camping in front of the store, instead of getting an obviously superior product like the Galaxy S II. Read more »

Kinect-powered hack lets you you use a projector to make a huge touchscreen for your Galaxy Nexus [VIDEO]

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One of the cool things about Android is that allows talented devs to create amazing things – like creating a huge touchscreen of sorts (using a projector) driven by a Samsung Galaxy Nexus that takes input from a Microsoft Kinect.

The result lets you interact with your phone through the projection screen just as if you were touching the phone’s own screen. Here’s the setup in action: Read more »

Motorola launches DROID RAZR MAXX promo video, promises all-day, all-night battery life with 4G [VIDEO]

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4G phones are (in)famous for their less than stellar battery life. Motorola seems to understand this very well, which is why they announced the DROID RAZR MAXX at the CES with a massive 3,300 mAh built-in battery.

Now they have launched a new promo video, that boasts about this outrageous battery capacity. Motorola is promising the longest battery life on any 4G LTE smartphone, that will supposedly last all-day, all-night. Motorola is also taking a jab at other smartphones in the video that die an untimely death when their battery runs out. Just curious though, Motorola, do these other phones include your own as well?

Anyway, enough talk. You can find the video below. Read more »

Is Canon 5D Mark III undergoing testing on a safari in Kenya?

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While Canon’s 5D Mark II is easily among the benchmarks in DSLR photography, one must agree that the highly revered camera is of a rather considerable age by now. After all, it was announced back in 2008.

It appears however, that its replacement might be hitting the market in the nearest future. An unknown Canon DSLR shooter has been spotted on a safari in Kenya, in the hands of a gentleman who confirmed himself to be a Canon employee, testing 200-400mm and 600mm prototype lenses. Judging by its looks, the mysterious camera is quite likely to be the upcoming Canon 5D Mark III.

The screen of the unknown Canon camera appears to bigger than both the units of the 7D or 5D Mark II. Read more »