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Facebook now has 845 million active users, won $1 billion last year

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As you probably know, Facebook filled for IPO yesterday. We are not going to bore you with the technical information about it, as those are mostly of interest to banks and their corporate clients at this point, but the documents submitted mention a few quite interesting facts about the social network.

Obviously, the network still hasn’t reached saturation point as its user base keeps growing. By the end of last year Facebook had 845 million users, who formed 100 billion friendships, uploaded 250 million photos per day and generated 2.7 billion daily likes. Read more »

Google releases update to its Chrome to Phone app

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Google’s nifty app finally gets its first update in over a year, and brings some much-needed fixes to Honeycomb users.

Chrome to Phone lets you instantaneously send open webpages to your mobile browser, as well as directions and phone numbers. Read more »

Sony posts grim Q4 results, lost $2 billion

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Sony just posted its financial report for the last year and its final quarter and things are looking pretty bad for the Japanese giant. The company missed targets and lost $2 billion in the holiday quarter alone.

This led to adjusting the company’s forecast for the full financial year (which in Sony’s case ends in March) – Sony is now expected to bring its total loss for the 12-month period to the mind-blowing $2.9 billion. Read more »

Update to Google Docs app for Android brings offline access and improved tablet experience

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Google has updated the Google Docs app for Android and introduced the much needed offline access support for documents. Now, you can mark a document for offline viewing and the app will download it to your device. You can set the app to automatically update the offline documents when the device is connected to Wi-Fi or you can also manually refresh the document at any time.

Another change brought by the update is an improved experience on tablets. Read more »

Google Plus to top 100 million users

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Google+ is expected to have amassed around 100,000,000 users by Wednesday of this week.

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Self-proclaimed “unofficial statistician” for Google+ and founder of Ancestry.com, Paul B. Allen (who we’ve met before) predicted that come Wednesday evening, the readouts at Google HQ should be counting 100.8 million active users on their social network. Read more »

Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX battery trial is over, meet our new champion [TEST]

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With a 3300 mAh battery out of the box, the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX has almost twice the capacity, compared to any of its direct competitors, so, naturally, the expectations for the smartphone’s battery performance ran quite high.

Well, here are the results from the RAZR MAXX run in our battery test, people. Prepare to be impressed! Read more »

Dual-SIM Nokia Asha 200 is here and ready to text [VIDEO]

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Now that we’ve gotten the 300 out of the way, it’s time for the super cheap Nokia – the Asha 200 to have a go at our reviewing course.

The Asha 200 is a non-touch device with a full four row QWERTY keyboard, which has the ability to operate two SIM cards at the same time. Trying to keep the asking price as low as possible, the Nokia Asha 200 has a modest specs sheet, covering little else but the basics. Read more »

VW’s new Beetle ad urges you to get in shape for the Super bowl

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Volkswagen’s game day commercial just went live on YouTube and it turns out that it is a real must-see.

It features Bolt the dog, a red Volkswagen Beetle and a nice twist. Read more »

Kinect for Windows now available, costs $250 in the US

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The Kinect controller for Windows has just become available. It is compatible with all Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs with a 2.66GHz dual-core or faster CPU and at least 2GB RAM.

Note that the Kinect for Windows comes with no pre-bundled compatible application or game. We are yet to see its powers in Windows environment. Read more »

Toshiba releases Q3 earnings, things don’t look great

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Toshiba’s latest quarterly results aren’t very good – the company’s revenues are down and despite generating $18.5 billion in revenue Toshiba actually lost $136 million.

Year over year revenue fell by 9% – that includes PCs, TVs and all sorts of electronic devices and appliances. Read more »

Scottish accent isn’t Siri’s element, a hilarious video proves [VIDEO]

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Scottish accent is one of the trickiest to understand and many Scottish iPhone 4S users haven’t exactly been able to exploit Siri’s full potential.

As a result, a handful of irritated Scotsmen have decided to make a more appropriate Siri ad for Apple Scotland. The resulting hilarious video follows.
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Amazon announces fourth quarter results, sales up by 35 percent, profits down by 58

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Amazon has announced its Q4, 2011 results. The positive news is that the net sales are up by 35% to $17.43 billion compared to last year, helped no doubt by the truckload of Kindles that Amazon shipped. Although they did not release specific numbers, Amazon did mention that during the nine-week holiday period, Kindle sales increased by 177 percent over last year, most probably due to the new low-price Kindle and the Kindle Fire, which has been quite a big hit.

Unfortunately, though, as Apple will tell you, selling products at a low price isn’t the best way to earn money. This means all those $199 Kindle Fires would have had a major role to play in the drop of net income for Amazon, which was down by 58% over last year. Read more »

Nikon announces new Coolpix P510 with 46x optical zoom along with eight other cameras

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After Sony and Panasonic launched their new point-and-shoot cameras, Nikon was probably feeling left out of all the fun, so they too launched a whole bunch of new cameras, nine to be precise.

The first of the lot is the new Coolpix P510, which comes with a massive 46x optical zoom, the highest for any point-and-shoot camera in the world. Considering how even the tiniest shake gets magnified when you zoom in, it will be interesting to see how the camera copes with that at the maximum zoom level. Read more »

Nexus S 4G official ICS ROM leaked

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The CDMA version of the Nexus S finally gets its long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update. In fact, the ICS version listed after flashing is version 4.0.4.

This, as opposed to 4.0.3. is not a part of any official Android build, and may likely contain functionality yet to be announced by Google. Read more »

Intel announces 7 new Sandy Bridge CPUs

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Intel has just unveiled seven new members of its Sandy Bridge family of CPUs. We got three quad-core desktop processors of the Core i5 variety and four Celeron CPUs meant for use in mobile devices.

The first and most powerful of the new processors is Core i5-2550K, which is an unlocked-multiplier CPU with a stock clock speed of 100MHz higher than the i5-2500K. The i5-2550K runs at 3.4GHz, with frequencies of up to 3.8GHz possible with the Turbo boost. Read more »