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Microsoft announces redesigned Xbox 360

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Back when the Xbox One was announced, it was made clear that the current generation Xbox 360 will continue to sell alongside it. However, it won’t be the model we are used to seeing now because Microsoft has announced a new version of the aging console at E3.

Modeled after the new Xbox One, the redesigned Xbox 360 has the similar two-tone, part matte part glossy design but retains some of the design features of the previous generation models, including a primarily vertical stance, a slide-out tray and a large silver power button. The controller design is identical, as is the Kinect accessory. Read more »

Sony reveals the PlayStation 4, priced at $399/€399

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Back in February, Sony officially announced the next generation PlayStation 4 console but stopped just short of showing us what it actually looks like. Now at E3, the wraps have finally come off the design and here it is, the PlayStation 4 in all it’s matte black and angular glory.

The design language is a departure from the previous generation PlayStation 3, which gave more prominence to curves, and goes for flat, angular surfaces that are more in tune with the PlayStation 2 design. Still, there is no mistaking this for anything other than a Sony design. Read more »

Microsoft Xbox One pricing and release date go official

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Microsoft spilled the beans on the pricing and initial availability of the recently announced Xbox One. The gaming console with be available on November 21 in the United States, United Kingdom, and markets in Continental Europe.

The Xbox One will be priced at $499.99 in the US, £429 and €499 in the UK and the rest of Europe respectively. Read more »

Here’s the Apple iOS 7 promo video for you viewing pleasure

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Apple’s WWDC keynote speech has just completed and, as expected, it brought the latest version of the company’s mobile platform. iOS 7 sports a completely new design, turning its back to the skeuomorphism and embracing a new, more modern flat design.

Traditionally, the company has launched a lengthy promo video highlighting the main new features of iOS 7. Read more »

Apple unleashes new Mac Pro – 8 times smaller, 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports, AMD graphics

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Apple showed off the new Mac Pro at the WWDC 2013 floor. This is the first update in quite some time and comes in with a lot of oomph under the hood.

It features the new Thunderbolt 2 port (6 of them), new dual GPUs built by AMD, next-gen Intel XEON processors and is one-eighth of the size of the previous-gen Mac Pro. It will debut this fall with the pricing still to be confirmed. Read more »

The new MacBook Airs are here, shipping today

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Today, on the WWDC 2013 stage, Apple’s vice president Phil Shiller announced the revamped MacBook Air product family. The 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs have the same chassis, but use the recently released 4th generation mobile Intel Core CPU called Haswell.

These have faster built-in graphics and have highly touted power-sipping features allowing for much longer battery life for mobile products. The MacBook Airs make good use of the new internals and will now offer up to 9h battery life for the 11.6-incher and up to 12-hour for the 13.3-incher. But that’s not all. Read more »

Safari 7 goes official at WWDC

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Apple announced its OS X Maverick in the on-going WWDC 2013 and the Cupertino gaint has also introduced an improved Safari 7 that now comes with design tweaks, iCloud Keychain, memory, social and general performance improvements.

The Safari 7 will be integrated with the OS X Mavericks and the browser now features an improved reader list. Read more »

Apple introduces Mac OS X Mavericks with improved power efficiency and multiple screens

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Apple just announced a brand new version of its Mac OS X operating system and the biggest challenge the dev team had to overcome was that they ran out of felines to name the OS versions. So, meet Mac OS Mavericks (new versions will be named after places in California).

The new version focuses on extending battery life and UI responsiveness. Part of that is moving to OpenGL 4 to optimize graphic drawing, but also other tricks like compressed memory and more. With optimizations Apple promises up to 72% lower CPU usage. Read more »

There are now 900,000 apps in the Apple App Store, more than $10 billion paid to devs

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Apple’s WWDC 2013 has just begun and Tim Cook was eager to share how the iOS ecosystem and the App Store have been doing. Cook shared some statistics from back in May, including the 50 billion downloaded apps milestone. The company boasts that there are now 900,000 apps in the App Store.

Interestingly, over 90% of them are downloaded each month. The apps specifically designed for the iPad are now more than 375,000. Read more »

Over 80% of Windows Phone devices made by Nokia

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The latest report from Adduplex reveals that as of May 2013, some 80.2% of global Windows Phone devices are made by Nokia.

The bulk of the shares come at the expense of Samsung, who has largely moved away from Windows Phone in the past several quarters. Read more »

Colorware now lets you customize your Samsung Galaxy S4 paintjob

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Colorware, a US-based company which specializes in creating custom paintjobs for a wide range of consumer electronics, has added the Samsung Galaxy S4 to its list of supported devices.

Unfortunately, getting yourself a custom-colored Samsung Galaxy S4 will set you back a cool $1000. Read more »

Here’s a video showing off an Intel-based Tizen OS

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Here’s the first official peek at Intel’s Tizen overlay dubbed Obsidian. It’s probably a very early build as you can see that the animations aren’t all that polished but we get too see what sort of UI dynamics Intel is planning for its own Tizen version.

The UI starts off with an All Apps drawer which is reminiscent of Android and features flat icons navigated by means of side-swipes. More after the break. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 screen got a UL certification for Display image quality thanks to its accurate Adobe RGB support

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 scored a second certificate from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), this one for its screen. The 5″ Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution achieves 97% coverage of the Adobe RGB, which can represent about 35% more color ranges than sRGB.

Earlier this year, the Galaxy S4 received another UL certification – one for its eco-friendliness – and one from TCO as well. Read more »

Samsung reportedly ordered 12 million 12.2″ IGZO displays from Sharp to make tablets

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With an uninspiring Galaxy Tab 10.1 refresh out of the way, Samsung may be looking to produce something more interesting – Korean site ETNews claims that a 12.2″ tablet is on the way.

Samsung has reportedly partnered with Sharp to deliver 2—2.5 million 12.2″ screens a month for a total of about 12 million panels per quarter. The two companies announced they will work closer after Samsung bought a 3% stake in Sharp. Read more »

Adobe Lightroom 5 released, priced at $149

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Adobe has released Lightroom 5, the next major version of its photo editing software for Windows and OS X. A beta was released back in April and since then Adobe has fixed more than 400 bugs to bring you this final version.

The latest version brings along several new features, such as advanced healing brush, upright function to adjust tilted subjects, smart previews, video slideshows, highlight and shadow recovery, improved photo book creation, location based organization and much more. Read more »