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HTC Desire C gets unboxed and demoed in front of a camera

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HTC’s little fella – the Desire C – is already available through various retailers around the world. You can have it for about €235, quite a sweet price for an ICS smartphone.

The guys over at Clove UK prepared a video with the unboxing and UI demonstration of the Desire C. Here it is: Read more »

Adobe releases Flash Player 11.3 and AIR 3.3

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Adobe has updated the Flash Player for the desktop and Android. On the desktop, the Flash Player 11.3 now supports keyboard input even in fullscreen mode and low latency audio support for streaming audio and Sound API. Other features include sandboxing which is available for Firefox users on Windows. On the Mac, you now get the ability to upgrade the Flash Player in the background. It also comes signed with the Apple Developer ID so it can work with the Gatekeeper feature in the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion.

On the mobile front, 11.3 update adds stylus support for Android 4.0 devices. Read more » Facebook page reaches 200,000 likes

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Today, marks an important milestone for our team and our Facebook page in particular. The likes counter over there just went past the 200,000 mark, exactly nine months after we reached 100,000 likes.

We are really pleased that 200,000 of you have expressed their support for us and our work, but what makes us even happier is that this is only part of the story. Read more »

Epic Games show off what Unreal Engine 4 is capable of

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Just couple of months ago, Epic Games showed off an insanely impressive looking trailer of what upcoming games utilizing the Unreal Engine would look like.

And now, with Unreal Engine 4 getting ready for prime time, the company has done more of the same to show off the capabilities of its updated engine. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a new MHL port, HDMI adapters not compatible

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Here is a bummer. The flagship Galaxy S III has a redesigned MHL port and that’s incompatible with the previous HDMI MHL adapters available for other Samsung products.

The reason is very simple – despite the USB MHL port looks the same, the phone uses the connector pins in a different way. Thus your old MHL HDMI cables won’t work on the newly released S III. Read more »

Apple gets fined $2.35 million for false 4G advertising in Australia

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Australia’s Consumer and Competition Commission has fined Apple $2.25 million AUD, plus legal fees, for advertising misleading 4G capabilities on the new iPad.

The device is rated to work only on the 700Mhz and 2100Mhz 4G bands, which are currently not supported in Australia. Read more »

Nokia 808 PureView extended retail package spotted

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The Nokia 808 PureView just went on sale and we showed you photos of its first unboxing. Among the pictures you could see two of the optional accessories of the smartphone – the tripod mount and the protector case.

We assumed that you’d have to purchase those accessories additionally, but it seems Nokia will also offer the 808 PureView with an extended retail package, which includes them. Read more »

Facebook App Center goes live

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The Facebook App Center that we talked about before has now gone live. Currently, it is only available on the web version of Facebook but it should soon arrive on iOS and Android as well.

Like we said before, the App Center will house all the web apps and games that you currently play on Facebook in one place and also add mobile apps to the mix. However, unlike other mobile app stores, the Facebook App Center won’t actually house the mobile apps but will direct you to the application stores of their respective platforms. Read more »

Canon announces the new EOS 650D / Rebel T4i DSLR with a touchscreen

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Canon has announced the newest member of its EOS DSLR range, the EOS 650D, which will be known as the Rebel T4i in North America. At the heart of this camera is an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor that lets it shoot at 5 fps burst mode and up to ISO 12,800 (extendable to ISO 25,600).

But the main feature on this camera is the capacitive touchscreen on the back, a first for a Canon DSLR. It’s a fully articulated 3.0-inch Clear View LCD II with 1,040k dots. The touchscreen can be used to do things like settings focus points, navigating through the menus and pinching and swiping images. Read more »

RIM axes the 16GB BlackBerry Playbook, won’t abandon the tablet realm though

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This should hardly come as a surprise, given its rather poor sales record. RIM has decided to discontinue the 16GB version of the BlackBerry Playbook.

Should you decide to opt for a slate from the Canadian company, you will still have the choice of 32 and 64GB versions. Read more »

Mars One – the first plan for a human settlement on Mars

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Mars One is the first realistic project I’ve ever encountered for gradual colonization of Mars. It has already gathered support among scientists and is searching for sponsors and… the first person to land on the red planet.

There is already an established plan for the preparation and astronaut training. The first humans to settle on Mars will arrive in 2023, with the launch scheduled for September 14, 2022. Read more »

Acer introduces $200 Acer Iconia Tab A110 quad-core tablet

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Acer unveiled the Iconia Tab A110 – a 7” tablet based on the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 platform. It measures 11.4mm in thickness and weighs 370g.

What’s most interesting about the Tab A110 is its awesome price – Acer says it will be a sub $200 device. How about that?! Read more »

Instagram for Android gets an update, eliminates bugs and improves search

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You might’ve thought that since Facebook cashed out $1bn for Instagram, the company will be more focused on integrating into the world’s largest social network, than providing updates for its the mobile app, but that’s still not the case.

The latest Instagram release has just hit Android and you’d be happy to know that it fixes some nasty bugs and improves searching. Read more »

Google Nexus tablet alleged press photos leak with some specs in tow

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After all the rumors of the eagerly anticipated sub $250 Google Nexus Tablet, finally some alleged photos of the slate have surfaced showing how it will actually look.

We got to see two alleged press shots of the device, showing the front and back panels. Read more »

Leaked Nokia Belle FP2 screenshots show some new goodies

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The Nokia Belle FP1 rolled out in April we already knew back then that Nokia is already working on the FP2. And while we’re hoping this may be getting closer to release we got to see the first screenshots of this new edition of the mobile OS. Naturally, as with most other Feature Packs, the update brings some new features to the now elderly software.

As you can imagine, there’s no detailed changelog so far, but the upgrades suggested by the leaked screenshots include a redesigned keyboard, a new gallery (with share button), a new music player, a new search button in home screen toolbar, and a new unlock screen (by swiping). Read more »