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Mass Effect 3 Take Earth Back extended trailer is out

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BioWare are done with the teasers and finally released the full-length trailer of Mass Effect 3 called Take Earth Back.

First the Canadians gave us a 30s preview, then we saw the premiere of “Take Earth Back” during the last The Walking Dead episode on AMC. Today, as promised, the extended cut of the trailer is out. Read more »

Opera Mobile is now available for the Nokia N9, get it while its hot

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Good news, Nokia N9 users! Opera Mobile is now available for your beloved MeeGo device from your local Ovi Store.

Up until now Opera Mobile was available for the N9, but not from the Ovi Store and required some work. Now, however, it’s as simple as going to the Store app and downloading the browser. Read more »

BlackBerry Playbook 2.0 update is out now

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Surprise, surprise! After numerous rumors of a launch date for the eagerly awaited update, the Playbook 2.0 is finally seeding to users worldwide. We were just greeted with an update notification.

Hello, Android apps, hello Mail client, hello built-in Calendar. The update is downloading as we speak. We will update with live impressions once it’s setup and ready to go. BlackBerry has already come up with a scoop of the new features. Read more below. Read more »

Shots surface of Verizon’s Droid RAZR covered in Ice Cream Sandwich

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User ‘dragon974′ of the droidrazr.com forums had some interesting images to share with his fellow Droid users yesterday as the screens released show what could well be a build of Android 4.0.3 running on his Motorola Droid RAZR.

Leaked screens of Android ICS 4.0.3 running on the Verizon's Droid RAZR

Despite Motorola’s Ice Cream Sandwich update timetable marking both the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX with a simple ‘further details to follow’, this latest discovery could well mean the impending release of Android’s latest iteration to these devices. Read more »

Intel’s Rosepoint chip: WiFi and CPU squeezed onto one piece of silicone

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Intel’s research teams have been hard at work bringing their latest project to fruition and what you see here is the fruits of their labour. CPU and a more power efficient and faster WiFi radio, both squeezed onto a single chip.

Intel's Rosepoint chip

Intel call the chip Rosepoint and despite it being still strictly in the concept stage right now, there’s definite potential for the technology to make its way to market in the next few years. Read more »

Here is the breakdown of the Samsung Galaxy Note I717 performance in our battery test

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We were really curious to see how will the LTE rocking Samsung Galaxy Note I717 perform in our battery test. As you probably know already, the AT&T exclusive device sports a different, slightly less powerful CPU and chipset than the Exynos of the mighty N7000. With the rest of the hardware being identical in both devices (including the 2500 mAh battery), we are now going to find out which chipset has the upper hand in energy efficiency.

As always, we are going to kick things off with the talk time performance. Read more »

Barnes & Noble to reportedly release a cheaper, 8 GB Nook tablet this week

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According to a snippet of Walmart documentation seized by The Verge team, Barnes & Noble are ready to launch an 8 gig version of their Nook Tablet.

Being available only with 16 GB, it currently sports a higher asking price than that of the Kindle Fire, $249 vs $199, it’s less popular with customers. Read more »

iPad 3 leaks continue: 8 megapixel camera and A5X chipset spotted

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At this point, you’ve probably heard so many rumors about the iPad 3 that you don’t know what to believe anymore. Well here we have a couple of photos, which might be a bit more trustworthy.

The photographs are reportedly depicting the new 8 megapixel camera that the latest Apple slate has and its A5X chipset. Read more »

Samsung officially spins off LCD business, to focus on OLED instead

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From rumor to official in just over a week – the Samsung officially announced that it will separate its LCD division. The troubled division will start acting as a separate company at the start of the next month.

The Koreans believe that getting rid of the manufacturer of LCD panels will free up resources and will allow the Samsung display division to respond quicker to the clients needs. Read more »

Technical specs for the new Transformer TF300T leaked

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Earlier this month we saw some leaked images of a new Eee Pad. We now know the specs of the TF300T as well.

Although this is not as robust as the Transformer Prime TF700T announced earlier this year, it should nonetheless provide a more affordable alternative for consumers not wanting to dish out the announced $599 MSRP when the TF700T comes out later this year. Read more »

Windows logo gets redesigned for Windows 8

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The Windows logo has gone through several changes over the years. What started as a simple, monochrome 2D logo with Windows 1.0 slowly became more complex as more colors were added along with a bit of depth, until it started resembling a flag by the time XP came out. That ‘flag’ then got ensconced inside an orb with Vista and has been the same ever since.

With the Windows 8 logo, Microsoft has attempted to move away from this flag shaped logo towards something that goes well along with the ‘Windows’ name, as well as fit with the new Metro style of the UI. For this they hired the designers at Pentagram and thus the new Windows 8 logo was born. Read more »

OS X Mountain Lion to be sold exclusively through the Mac App Store

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Apple has said that the next iteration of its OS X operating system will be sold exclusively through the online Mac App Store. This means you will require a fast Internet connection and an Apple ID in order to upgrade to this OS when it releases later this year.

Apple started this trend with Lion, which was its first OS to be sold online. They even removed the software DVDs that were provided along with Macs that were sold with Lion pre-installed. However, later on Apple did start selling the OS on bootable flash drives through its stores for $69, which is a lot more than the $29 you pay for the OS through the Mac App Store. However, that option will be discontinued with the release of Mountain Lion. Read more »

Creators Proview show us the iPAD that’s tying up the iPad in China

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“Simple, fast and cost effective” was the most prominent statement found in the iPAD’s promotional material and to clarify, we’re referring to Proview’s Internet Personal Access Device, rather than anything from Californian tech giant Apple.

Proview's iPAD

Yes, the name that has recently shown itself to be a thorn in Apple’s side has a face and it’s oddly familiar. Read more »

Angry Birds Space comes out on March 22, to be Rovio’s biggest launch since the original game

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I know most of you will be going “Not another Angry Birds!” by now but this one is different. Angry Birds Space promises to be an exciting departure from the usual Angry Birds gameplay. Yes, there will still be some limbless bird flinging but this time the conditions are different.

As the name suggests, the game will take place in outer space and this introduces some interesting new parameters to the gameplay. You will be playing in zero gravity, which should heavily affect the game’s physics. Meanwhile, there are also going to be some new birds to fling, along with some familiar ones. Read more »

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 expected to release on February 21

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We have been hearing about it for quite a while now but RIM has yet to give a specific release date for the next major release of the BlackBerry PlayBook operating system. However, Engadget has now received some images that help clear the doubts.

According to these images, the OS 2.0 update is slated for release on February 21, just three days from now, at 4:01 a.m (in an unknown timezone). Read more »