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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 »

AT&T now offering Pantech Element tablet and the Pantech Burst phone for $249 on contract

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AT&T customers willing to pick up a new two-year agreement can get the Pantech Burst along with the Pantech Element tablet for $249.

The Element, geared towards the lower pricerange of the tablet sector, nevertheless boasts specifications that are nothing to be ashamed of. Read more »

ASUS Transformer Prime GPS still buggy after update, some unlucky users report

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It’s no secret to anyone that no device is perfect and the Transformer Prime doesn’t make an exception. Shortly after its release it got clear that some Prime tablets carried a faulty GPS.

ASUS tried to fix the issue with a software update, but it seems that it hasn’t really fixed anything. Or at least that’s what some users report. Read more »

Wi-Fi 802.11ac to star in devices next year, brings faster speeds and better coverage

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Wireless standard 802.11n has been around for a while and naturally, it’s time to look forward to the bright and speedy future of Wi-Fi 802.11ac.

The new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is still in the works, but is bound to be finished and ready for testing come the end of this year. For our fast-paced technology minds this is indeed a lot of time, but 802.11ac is worth the wait and here’s why. Read more »

Unofficial Counter-Strike port hits Android devices, join in the action [VIDEO]

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I can’t believe I am writing this – Counter-Strike has gone mobile. Yes, one of the most played and famous multiplayer first-person shooters is undergoing serious development for Android devices.

The games comes courtesy of the devs over at XDA. Currently, they are working on two versions – 5o (that’s five-oh), which runs on Android 2.0+ devices and 6p, which is for Android 2.3+ devices and looks a lot like Counter-Strike 1.6. Read more »

Popular holiday gifts – tablet and e-reader ownership doubled in the US compared to December last year

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The Pew Internet & American Life Project conducted several studies in the US, which show an interesting trend – in about a month over this past holiday season, the number of owners of tablets and e-readers almost doubled.

In mid-December around 10% of people in the US owned a tablet and just as many owned an e-reader. The study done in early January showed that ownership had jumped to 19% for tablets and for e-readers. Read more »

CyanogenMod to launch its own application store, to feature apps removed from the Android Market

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CyanogenMod is working on releasing their very own application store for Android. The idea was originally by one of CyanogenMod team members Koushik Dutta, who wanted to create an application store that would host applications that were removed from Android Market for some reason. This would include stuff like one click root apps, game emulators, tether apps, visual voicemail apps, etc. Although Google’s Market is open, some of these apps do get removed from time to time when they don’t meet Google’s or the carrier’s terms and conditions.

The other reason to have their own application store is so that they could use a small portion of the money coming in from app sales to fund the CyanogenMod project, which has been made available to users for no cost at all. Read more »

Brookstone’s WiFi cufflinks add hotspot functionality to your dinner attire

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These little beauties have enough tech inside to make James Bond blush whilst making sure you look sharp too.

A set of Brookstone's WiFi cufflinks

Brookstone’s latest creations are geeky enough to join the ranks of GameBoy cufflinks and 8-bit neckties, so what’s so special? Read more »

NEStalgia: A dose of super-sized gaming history as this giant joypad takes the world record

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Things that you used to think were huge as a kid, seem so much smaller once you grow up, your staircase or your Dad’s old car for example; but here’s something that appears to have grown up with us.

Giant NES Controller

There’s nothing like a super-sized NES controller to rekindle your childhood inner nerd. Read more »

Alan Wake to arrive on the PC in February, will be available exclusively through Steam

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When Microsoft and Remedy announced Alan Wake back in 2005, it was meant to be released both on the PC as well as the Xbox 360. The game wowed everyone with its visuals, which were to use the then-upcoming DirectX 10 technology from Microsoft. Unfortunately, the PC version of the game was canned with no word on future availability and it has been available exclusively on the Xbox 360 so far.

Now suddenly, almost two years after the game released on the Xbox, Remedy has announced the PC version of the game, which will be releasing in February. This is going to be the definitive version of the game, with improved higher resolution graphics (the screenshot above is in-game), support for keyboard/mouse/Xbox controller, stereoscopic 3D, and will come bundled with the two DLCs, ‘The Signal’ and ‘The Writer’. Read more »

Notion Ink Adam II to come with Ice Cream Sandwich, Texas Instruments processor

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The first Adam was an ambitious product from the India-based Notion Ink but was plagued with issues even before it started shipping and when eventually it did ship, the less than stellar performance meant that few actually bothered to purchase it resulting in what is possibly one of the biggest failures in the tablet segment.

But it seems Notion Ink isn’t going to let the lack of success of its first tablet leave this burgeoning segment. So now there is going to be an Adam II, which was rumored for a while now but has now been officially confirmed by the company. Read more »

Motorola building classrooms of the 21 century, shows uncanny Apple-styled video too

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Motorola has outed an article and video on building classrooms of the 21 century, where focus falls on using the Xoom tablet as an interactive tool for teaching and learning.

Now that, normally, would be all fine and good but the problem lies with the fact that Motorola, sly as they are, have released the video and article on the same day that Apple had their textbook-centric event in New York (touche!) Read more »