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New photos of Apple’s alleged new 8-pin USB jack compare it to microUSB

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New leaked photos of Apple’s new USB interface jack show it’s about the same size as microUSB jacks. So far we’ve seen a lot of iPhone 5 leaks showing reference designs distributed among Chinese sources, and all of them suggest Apple is switching to a smaller size jack for the next iPhone (reportedly for the iPad mini too).

So hot on the heels of these leaks, come these photos of Apple USB cables, showing in detail the new connector plug Apple would use.

Of course, before we see the thing announced for real next week on September 12, we’ll never know for sure, but these shots seem quite believable on their own. Read more »

‘Horn’ for iOS and Android game review

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After a bunch of casual games for mobile, Zynga has finally released something serious for the hardcore gamers, if at all you can use that term for mobile gamers.

Horn is a third person action adventure game that has you fighting hulking monsters and solving puzzles in beautiful environments. We decided to take a closer look. Read more »

LG flaunts its headlining Optimus G in a series of short videos

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The LG Optimus G will be LG’s top smartphone this holiday season and as we’re getting closer to its market launch (reportedly, later this month), the company is eager to keep its device in the headlines.

The company has published a nice set of short video ads this week, meant to show you more about the phone. As a quick specs recap, the LG Optimus G runs on the latest quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor with a top-of-the-line Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

Other important features include a 4.7-inch, 720p True HD IPS display, a 13 megapixel camera, a 2,100mAh battery and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Read more »

‘Super Hexagon’ for iOS game review

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Super Hexagon started life as a Flash game on a website. Created by Terry Cavanagh, known for making sadistic games such as VVVVVV, Super Hexagon has you pushing just two buttons but pulling out many, many hair.

The game has now made the transition to iOS and is available on the iPhone and iPad for just a dollar. We decided to find out how it fares on the small screen. Read more »

A Sony engineer takes apart Xperia Tablet S on video, puts it back together again

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Teardowns of various tech is a popular thing on the Internet and Sony has decided to try their hands at it. The victim is the new Sony Xperia Tablet S. There’s a timelapse video, which shows Sony engineer Takuya Inaba take apart the Tablet S and then put it back together again, but the accompanying blog post is more interesting.

Things in the video zoom by all too quickly, but the blog post has photos and details of the various components that make up Sony’s latest Android tablet. Read more »

Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies breaks the Xperia PLAY exclusivity, hits the Play Store

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The Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies game finally broke free from the Xperia PLAY chains and is available in the Play Store to all compatible devices.

The game costs $7, but it is huge, comes with all possible extras and you won’t have to pay for anything within the game ever (unlike other Glu Mobile games). Read more »

Europe finally gets the Kindle Fire (and Fire HD too), pre-orders now live

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The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and the refreshed Kindle Fire slates announced just yesterday in the USA, are already heading to Europe (for the first time).

All EU Amazon stores are already taking pre-orders for the Kindles and will launch them in the end of October. Read more »

The new Kindle Fire HD trio is ad-supported on the lockscreen in the US and Europe

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If you have wondered how the new Kindle Fire HD prices are possible, the answer is simple – they all have ads on the lockscreen.

Whether you like it or not, you won’t be able to remove the ads, no extra payment options are available for now. Read more »

Shadowgun: The Leftover, Modern Combat 3 and Asphalt 7 now free on Galaxy S III

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Good news, Galaxy S III users! Samsung is giving you three hot titles for free – Shadowgun: The Leftover, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation and Asphalt 7: Heat.

The offer is for a limited time so hurry up! Read more »

Watch the full yesterday’s Amazon Kindle announcement here

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In case you’ve missed Amazon’s press event yesterday, the new Kindle lineup presentations is now on YouTube.

Amazon has uploaded the full-length video in 1080p. You can watch it right now! Read more »

Kindle Fire HD vs. Nexus 7 vs. iPad 3 – rekindling the tablet wars

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If you watched the Amazon event yesterday, you’d know how much fun it was. Not just because the products announced were great but because the way Amazon pulled no punches while going after Google’s Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad, while simultaneously taking the mickey out of other Android tablets.

We’re still far from seeing just how good Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD, especially the 8.9-inch model which isn’t coming before November, but we can still compare it on paper with the other two tablets and see how it stacks up in comparison. Read more »

Here’s what the Nokia Lumia 920 PureMotion HD+ display tech is all about

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Yesterday, we talked in length about the new variation of the PureView technology found on the new Nokia Lumia 920. But that’s not the only new feature that Nokia introduced with the phone.

Nokia also announced a display related feature that they like to call PureMotion technology. We are about to find out what it is and how it will help you in real life. Read more »

Motorola DROID RAZR M dropped by right after its announcement, here’s the hands-on

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Announced at yesterday’s glitzy event, the Verizon Wireless exclusive Motorola DROID RAZR M is the first of the trio of announced devices to become commercially available. The LTE sporting handset is the baby in the new DROID RAZR family, but don’t be deceived – it is just as powerful as its bigger brothers.

The Motorola DROID RAZR M is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, featuring two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. Read more »

The amazing science behind the Nokia Lumia 920 camera – the second phase of PureView

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The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with an immense amount of camera innovation. It’s the first time we see a cameraphone with real optical image stabilization system in place and surprise, surprise… it doesn’t come with a huge hump on its back.

While only having 8MP of maximum image resolution, the Nokia Lumia 920 also wows with the high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, a last-gen backlit image sensor, multi-aspect shooting, the extra wide viewing angle (up to 26mm in 16:9 mode), a new type of high power/short pulse LED flash and finally, the extra bright F2.0 aperture.

As you see, with the Nokia Lumia 920, PureView development has zoomed on low light performance rather than class leading sharpness and dynamic range. But the results we get should be as impressive as ever. It’s just that this time Nokia’s R&D team is focusing in another direction. Read more »

Amazon upgrades Kindle Fire, presents a brand-new Kindle Fire HD lineup with 7.0, 8.9 and 8.9 4G LTE tablets

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Amazon didn’t forget the Kindle Fire tablets, either. The old Kindle Fire gets a hardware upgrade – the processor has been updated to run at 1.2GHz, the RAM has been doubled to 1GB and the battery life has been improved. With the new parts the Kindle Fire is now 40% faster. It costs $159 and will hit the shelves on September 14.

Amazon also announced the new Kindle Fire HD. It’s a powerful tablet with a 7.0 or 8.9-inch IPS display options. Read more »