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Consumer Reports thinks the new iPad is the best tablet ever

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Now that’s a bit of a surprise. After berating the new iPad for its heating and charging issues, the Consumer Reports now thinks that the iPad is the best tablet on the market.

In case you haven’t followed the entire saga, Consumer Reports first reviewed the new iPad when it came out and showered it with praise. A few days later, they followed the review with a sensational article as to how the new iPad was running uncomfortably hotter than its predecessor and how it refuses to charge while you are using it. And now, a few days later, Consumer Reports is going back on its initial claims and praising the new iPad again for its excellent all-round performance. Read more »

Sony admits Xperia S display issues, promises a resolution

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When we reviewed the Sony Xperia S, we loved its 4.3″ LCD screen with HD resolution. It turns out however, that the display is far from perfect. Apparently, the unit develops a rather uncool yellow tint when the device warms up.

Thankfully, Sony Mobile Communications has admitted about the existence of the issue in a limited number of devices shipped. Read more »

Canon 5D Mark III arrives for testing, stays for duty

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We might not be your average digital camera review site, but we know a thing or two about DSLR’s – we’ve been using the Canon 5D Mark II since it was first released to take pictures and videos of the phones visiting our office; the ones you see on our site every day. Naturally, we were intrigued by the announcement of the new 5D Mark III and we jumped at the opportunity to test it in our day to day tasks.

Long story short – we liked it so much, it has replaced our Mark II as our in-house camera. The Canon 5D Mark III is not exactly revolutionary and in no way is it “resolutionary”, but there are numerous small improvements and fixes which made the upgrade a no-brainer. Join us as we take a look at whats new. Read more »

Angry Birds TV series set to air this autumn, will reveal where all that anger comes from

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After the success the Angry Birds game series has achieved, it’s only logical to see Rovio try out and push the franchise onto other mediums.

According to Rovio’s chief of animation, Nick Dorra, the Angry Birds characters will star in 52 episodes, each being two-and-a-half to three minutes long. Read more »

HTC One X flexes its Tegra 3 muscles in our benchmark tests

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The HTC One X and the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip aim to start a new chapter in the smartphone performance books. Being the first quad-core chipset in a handset, Tegra 3 faces extremely high expectations and we were as curious as you are to find out if it will live up to them.

So we ran a bunch of benchmark apps on the One X and we are rushing to give you the results, garnished with our findings. To put its results into perspective we compared them to some of the best dual-core droids, the Exynos inside Samsung Galaxy S II, the TI OMAP making the Samsung Galaxy Nexus tick and the Snapdragon powering the HTC Sensation XE. Read more »

Total Recall (2012) extended trailer released

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The new Total Recall movie just got its full-length trailer, and it looks quite tasty.

The remake stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston. Read more »

Ashton Kutcher rumored to play as Steve Jobs in an upcoming biography movie

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Rumors are starting to surface about a future indie movie covering the early days of Steve Jobs. And if they are to be true, we might see Ashton Kutcher playing the former Apple CEO.

It might seem strange that an actor known primarily for his comedy roles is going to fill in the shoes of Jobs in a biography flick, but you have to admit there’s strong resemblance between young the Steve Jobs and the star from Two and a half men Kutcher. Read more »

The HTC One X falls into our laps, we test its metal

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Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset has been making waves in the Android world and with an ever increasing number of tablets adopting the quad-core SoC, it was only a matter of time before smartphones joined the fray too.

HTC One X surrounded by the current rival leaders

The HTC One X is taking center stage as the Taiwanese company’s new flagship for 2012 and we go hands-on to see what it has to offer besides being the first quad-core smartphone to market. Read more »

Halo’s epic multiplayer statistics get outed in an infographic

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The developers from Bungie have ended their relationship with the “Halo” video game franchise in a truly memorable fashion. The studio released an infographic, showing the data it collected from “Halo” online multiplayer over the years.

Now get ready for some serious numbers. Read more »

Nokia builds a phone for the Ice Age, check it out

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Northern-based and ice-clad Nokia has prepared an interesting new phone for the world – the cold, awaiting an eventual next Ice Age world.

The phone’s exterior is made from, wait for it, ice, while the innards are superhydrophobic or otherwise water-proof. It also seems to run Windows Phone, judging by the provided picture. Read more »

Google brings back to life the Morse code with Gmail Tap

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Google has found a way to speed sending emails with its new feature – Gmail Tap. It brings a Morse code keyboard with just two keys instead of the regular 26 or more.

The new keyboard has a space bar too, does the Morse-specific audio tones and even supports predictive text. Read more »

iFixit team introduces a new, easier way of disassembling the iPad

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The iFixit team’s dedication to disassembling the latest iPad goes to enormous lengths year after year. Not anymore it doesn’t, as the company says “No!” to tedious and lengthy procedures and “Yes!” to easy and smart dismantling tools.

Meet the iPad Fubar—by Stanley, the new tool that is on sale right now from iFixit, which is aimed not only at professionals, but also at the average Joe, who doesn’t have a whole day to fix a simple hardware problem with his new iPad. Read more »

Transform your video-call cam into a joystick, no it’s not a joke

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Playing games on your touch-enabled phone can be frustrating if you’re not, you know, a Galaxy Note owner.

Well, a research group from Keio University are in development of a joystick add-on that’s placed on top of your front-facing camera and can, depending on the precision of your hardware, perform the simple actions of navigating left, right, up and down in apps and games. Read more »

Angry Birds games have their physics all messed up, scientist says

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A physics professor has done an extensive analysis on the Angry Birds Space physics laws. What he found is that both games are too far away from how the things work in the real world.

Shocker? Read more »

Google Maps celebrate April Fool’s in an 8-bit fashion

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Google Maps just added support for the Nintendo Entertainment System, people. And yes, that’s the same 8-bit gaming console, which is soon going to celebrate its thirtieth birthday.

Of course, it is an April Fool’s prank, brought our way by Google. Read more »