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Sony showcases the rugged Xperia acro S and Xperia go on another video

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The Xperia acro S and Xperia go went official couple of days ago, but Sony has decided that their impressive specs sheet and ruggedness deserve another video.

The acro S and go got their specifications listed on separate videos, and some of the highlight features even got tested. Read more »

Opera Mini 7 with Smart Page now available for feature phones

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The world’s most popular mobile browser, Opera Mini, has now been updated to version 7 and brings the new Smart Page feature. What this does is brings all your news and updates from your social networks onto a single page.

Once you install the browser, you will notice a new Home tab. Here you will see your bookmarks, the news feeds you have subscribed to and updates from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Read more »

Microsoft releases Windows 8 Release Preview

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Just like we said yesterday, Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Release Preview on the stipulated date. As with the Consumer Preview, you can download the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant that analyzes your computer and provides a smaller download or you can download the full 32-bit or 64-bit ISO files.

Among the major changes in this new version includes a bunch of new apps that include Bing Travel, News and Sports apps, as well as Gaming and Music Xbox apps that integrate with your Zune pass. The Mail, Photos and People apps have also been updated. Read more »

The HTC One X moonlights as a hammer, lives to tell the story

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It’s becoming a bit of a trend this – using nails and hammers on smartphones. After the Nokia Lumia 900 display took some really painful hits, a guy from Russia decided that his HTC One X could do a lot better and decided to skip the hammer part all together.

So here we have this video where the HTC One X is used as a hammer, driving nails through wood. And the results? This is not the kind of stuff I would recommend for the faint of heart.
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CryENGINE 3 demo surfaces, new soft body physics showcased

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A video demo of the new CryENGINE 3 shows its enhanced physics in action with a wobbly 4-by-4 pick-up truck doing lots of collisions and stress tests.

The CryENGINE by Crytek is what powers the highly popular game Crysis (1 and 2). In the video you’ll see the the new version of the popular engine coupled with the beam physics system. Read more »

Samsung showcases the main Galaxy S III features in a lengthy real-life scenario

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is arguably the hottest Android smartphones ever, scoring over 9 million pre-orders.

Naturally, a huge part of this success is due to the phones numerous features, which Samsung has kindly decided to demonstrate in a real-life scenario. This includes taking photos, reading a children’s book, playing music, browsing the Internet and of course, wireless sharing. Read more »

Core i7 Ivy Bridge CPU overclocked to record 7.032GHz on a Gigabyte motherboard

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Ivy Bridge reviews mostly agree that the new architecture doesn’t overclock as well as Sandy Bridge, but that didn’t stop intrepid overclocker HiCookie from reaching 7.032GHz – a world record – with an Intel Core i7 3770K running on a Gigabyte motherboard. He also set a world record for DDR3 overclocking while he was at it.

The world records have been validated by CPUz and Canard PC and you can watch them being set on video (after the break). Read more »

Microsoft to allegedly release Windows 8 Release Preview on May 31

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It seems Microsoft is all set to release the next version of Windows 8 Release Preview today on May 31. This information comes courtesy The Next Web, who noticed a prematurely published blog post on Microsoft’s developer website announcing the launch of the new update.

The post was written by Chuck Chan, Corporate Vice President on the Windows Development team who talked about the Release Preview. The blog post was written yesterday on May 30 but had May 31 time stamp. Needless to say the post has since been pulled down but you might see it being live soon. Read more »

Google adds accessories for the Galaxy Nexus on the Play Store

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Recently, Google started selling the unlocked GSM variant of the Galaxy Nexus on the Play Store. Now, they have added some accessories to go along with it.

For now you only have three types of docks available. Read more »

LG Opitmus 3D Max battery life test is complete, here go the results

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Compared to its predecessor‘s 1500 mAh battery, the one found in the LG Optimus 3D Max P720 has received a rather modest 20 mAh bump in capacity. Interestingly enough, a year ago we would have considered a 1520 mAh battery as a large one by any standard. Today however, it appears downright insufficient, especially when there’s a 3D screen waiting to be powered.

As you have probably guessed by now, we approached the battery test of the LG Optimus 3D Max with a pinch of suspicion. Here goes the full breakdown. Read more »

Flipboard Beta launches for Android, user feedback is more than welcome

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Flipboard for Android didn’t launch as the company planned. This however, hasn’t stopped them from launching a Beta version to see how it handles on the various droids out there.

The company seems to be testing the water first, before launching the final version of the app, and is eager to collect as much of the user feedback as possible in order to ensure their app is working flawlessly. Read more »

Samsung launches next generation Chromebooks and Series 3 Chromebox in the US with the latest Chrome OS

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Chrome OS fans rejoice today as Samsung has launched its second generation Chromebooks as well as the first ever Series 3 Chromebox.

The refreshed notebook line-up also marks the rollout of a major update of the Chrome OS, which features enhanced security options, better integration with Google Drive, better offline capabilities and updated apps. Read more »

Dropbox app for Galaxy S III with 48GB of free space can now be installed on other devices

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Get this one while its hot! The Dropbox app for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which offers 48GB of free cloud storage for all S III owners, has been ported for other devices.

This means that you’ll be able to install the dropbox apk from the S III on your device (if it’s rooted), and get some free cloud storage love. Read more »

New OmniVision sensor promises better front-facing cameras with 1080p video recording

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OmniVision has a new sensor ready for primetime – but unlike the monster that does 4K2K video, this one does “only” 1080p and is intended for the front panel of the smartphone (or tablet).

The 2MP sensor is only 3mm tall so it can be used as a front-facing camera on smartphones but also those thin ultrabooks. Read more »

Sony Xperia acro S and Xperia go promo videos arrive

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Sony just unveiled the latest additions to its Android lineup, the rugged Xperia acro S and Xperia go, and we are already treated to a couple of videos, which highlight their strongest selling points.

Naturally the Xperia go promo revolves around its ruggedness as the compact fella has a higher IP rating – 67. The Sony Xperia acro S ad focuses more on the multimedia prowess of the smartphone, but doesn’t forget to remind you that it’s also water-resistant. Read more »