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ASUS will not release its $249 MeMo tablet in the UK

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Remember the surprising announcement of an $249 (£160) that ASUS and NVidia made at CES? Yeah, if you live in the UK, that’s not coming to you.

ASUS announced that it won’t be releasing its cheap 7″ quad-core Tegra 3-packing tablet for the UK market. We are surprised at the company’s decision as well, but here’s how the company explains it. Read more »

OnLive Desktop iPad app available for download

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The OnLive Desktop app is now available for download over at the App Store for free. The app is an iPad exclusive and gives you access to a copy of Windows 7 with Word, Excel and PowerPoint plus 2 GB of free cloud storage.

If you’re really into the whole using-iPad-as-a-desktop solution you could opt for the Pro version of OnLive Desktop. Read more »

Acer Iconia Tab A510 is like the A700 without the killer screen res, Tegra 3 and Android ICS still on board

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The Acer Iconia Tab A700 may have gotten most of the attention at CES, but the A510 was also there. It’s a 10.1″ tablet powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – so far, just like the A700. The big difference is that the screen has only 1280×800 resolution (rather than the 1920×1200 resolution of the A700).

Anyway, the Iconia Tab A510 features a 5MP main camera and 2MP video-call camera. It has lost the full-size USB port that the A500 had but keeps the microHDMI port. Read more »

Monster and Beats to go their separate ways, decide not to renew their contract

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Ever since Monster and Beats Audio decided to collaborate and get into the headphones business back in 2009 the two have met with incredible success. Most of this was due to some fantastic marketing, helped no doubt by big names like Lady Gaga, P.Diddy, Justin Bieber, LeBron James and the co-founder of Beats Audio, Dr. Dre, along with some excellent designs and an audio signature that was tuned to what most people like to hear instead of what they should be hearing.

Businessweek is now reporting that the two companies won’t be renewing their 5-year contract once it ends later this year. The reason for this is due to financial conflicts between the two companies, with Beats wanting a greater share of the revenue along with conflicts over who should get more credit for their success. Read more »

BlackBerry PlayBook gets ‘Cut the Rope HD’, will cost you $2.99

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Not sure if developers suddenly found out about the existence of the PlayBook or if the recent fire sale (and the resultant rise in user base) has finally made them take interest in the device but the troubled tablet has finally started getting some popular titles.

Following the trio of Angry Birds released last month, developer ZeptoLab has released their highly popular Cut the Rope HD for the PlayBook. Read more »

Toshiba’s FlashAir wireless LAN SD card cuts the cables to photo management [VIDEO]

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This innocuous little white SD card is the first to use the SD association’s Wireless LAN standard, making file and photo management quick and cable-free as a result.

Toshiba FlashAir 8GB

This is the Toshiba FlashAir WLAN SD card and it’s showcasing its talents at this year’s CES. The card actually broke cover last year at IFA 2011 too but it’s here now to drum up interest before its official launch next month. Read more »

Sony Tablet P and Tablet S hands-on

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Yes, yes, we know Sony’s Tablet P and Tablet S aren’t exactly hot or new in the tech world, but even a few months after their market release they are still quite interesting.

Sony put a lot of effort into differentiating its two tablets from the pack of Android slates out there and it’s done a really good job. The Tablet P for example, with it’s dual touchscreens, is as bold a slate as it gets and the magazine-like Tablet S is not the most common of sights either. Let’s dive in. Read more »

PlayStation Vita hands-on

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We finally got to spend some quality time with the Sony PlayStation Vita, the successor of the PlayStation Portable and what a successor it is. Sony said that the Vita is going to revolutionize the way people play games on the go and after our hands-on with the portable console we are starting to suspect they may be right.

If you’ve owned a PS3 or a PSP, you’ll immediately feel the PlayStation Vita quite familiar. But once you start to dig deeper you will realize that it brings a dramatic improvement to the whole gaming experience, thanks to its bright and crisp 5.5-inch OLED touchscreen, the classic PlayStation controls and the touchpad at the back. Read more »

Huawei releases Android 4.0 for MediaPad, also introduces several new colors

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The MediaPad aims to join the exclusive company of tablets currently Android’s latest OS, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Huawei plans to release all new MediaPad’s with Android 4.0, with an update for current users coming later on this year.

Huawei coupled this announcement with the introduction of its MediaPad Color version, coming in Classic Brown, Shadow Black, and Passion Pink. Read more »

New Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II leaks, we try it out on video [VIDEO]

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We’ve got some great news for those of you eager to get a feel for what your Galaxy S II running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build. A new ROM for the international version of the Galaxy S II just leaked from the Samsung R&D center and you can give it a try if you want.

Better yet, we installed the leaked Android 4.0.3-based ROM on a Galaxy S II we had at hand and prepared a quick video for you to show you what it feels like. Read more »

ASUS to release Ice Cream Sandwich update for Transformer by the end of the month, apologizes for giving incorrect date earlier

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Last week ASUS announced that the original Transformer TF101 will be receiving the ICS update shortly after the Transformer Prime got it. They even confirmed it later on their Facebook page that the update will, in fact, be released today.

Later however that update was pulled down from the account and replaced with a proper statement saying that the original Transformer will in fact be getting the ICS update around end of this month, along with an apology for giving the wrong date earlier and invariably getting everyone’s hopes up. Read more »

Cooler Master showcases a heat sink with a computer built-in, begs you to ask “Why?!”

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Looks like Cooler Master is out to do some ‘Heatsinkception’, with a computer built-into a heat sink, which will then go inside another computer.

The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU heatsink comes with a AMD E-350 Brazos APU on a micro motherboard built-in, along with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. Read more »

Nokia confirms the display on the Lumia 900 isn’t PenTile

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It’s common knowledge that the PenTile matrix layout is something you should ideally avoid if you want the absolute best image quality. Unfortunately, a large number of devices do ship with this display technology on-board, with Nokia’s Lumia 800 being one of them.

So when Nokia announced the Lumia 900, naturally everyone was curious as to whether the 900 carries over the same RGBG layout of the 800′s display. If it did, things would have gotten worse because the Lumia 900 has a larger display but with the same number of pixels, which means lower pixel density, where PenTile’s shortcomings become glaringly obvious. Read more »

16MP Android-running Polaroid SC1630 hands-on photos

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Our tour around the CES 2012 booth continued with Polaroid and their Android-running smartphone Polaroid SC1630. The 16 megapixel device is one of the very few phones to offer optical zoom, which lets it easily stand out in the crowd.

Back in the days, when this one was going by as Altek Leo it hardly turned into a great success, but now it has an even higher resolution camera and some of Kodak’s image processing magic, so it should have better chances on the market. Read more »

D-Link unveils Mobile Companion router, featuring on-the-go device charging, USB sharing, and Wi-Fi hotspot

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The DIR-505 All-in-One Mobile Companion by D-Link, which just came fresh out of the oven here at CES, is essentially a mini wireless router with a host of additional extras any traveling smartphone or tablet user would find useful.

In addition to being able to plug into any existing wired network using its integrated 10/100 Ethernet port and create a wireless access point, the DIR-505 can charge your device via its USB interface. Read more »