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Angry Birds launch speed math may surprise you

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As a regular Angry Birds player, the question that comes to my mind repeatedly is “What on Earth is the purpose of the green and white birds?!”. However, Rhett Allain of Wired.com has completely different things on his mind. Instead of pondering on something along this line, he has decided to find out whether the launch speed of the birds in the game is constant or on the contrary, it depends on the angle you shoot the bird. You see, in real life, the bird would fly faster if you shoot it straight on rather than up in the sky.

And so he set out to find the answer, with graphs and calculations and other horrifying stuff they use to torture kids in school. Read more »

Dell launches XPS 15z, touted as the thinnest 15-inch laptop on the planet

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Dell has launched the spiritual successor to the now defunct Adamo series. The new XPS 15z is claimed to be the thinnest 15-inch laptop on the planet and packs in some serious hardware for the price.

For starters, the body of the XPS 15z is made entirely out of anodized aluminum and magnesium alloy. The thickness is just .97-inch and it weighs in at 5.54 pounds. Now here’s the funny part. Read more »

Sony’s PSP Remaster title series will bring select PSP games to your PS3

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The PlayStation Portable, otherwise known by us lazy people as the PSP, may very well be outdated now, but it still has some of the best games out there that you wouldn’t mind playing again if only they didn’t have graphics that belong to 2005. If that’s the case then consider yourself lucky because Sony has got something called PlayStation Portable Remaster that will bring select PSP games to your PS3, that too in high definition, which is the right kind of definition as far as games (or anything, for that matter) goes.

So it works like this. Sony will select certain games of their choice and then give them the full royal treatment, which involves updated graphics, extra content, support for the Sixaxis controller and in some cases, even stereoscopic 3D support. The games will then be distributed on Blu-ray. Read more »

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango bringing over 500 new features to the platform, tasty [VIDEO]

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Steve Ballmer was speaking at the Japanese Microsoft Developer Forum 2011 and on his run through of all things Microsoft, the subject of Windows Phone naturally cropped up. What he actually spoke about was the upcoming iteration of Windows Phone, version 7.5 aka “Mango”.

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Ballmer promised two very exciting things. Firstly, that Mango will be bringing over 500 new features to the platform. Read more »

Samsung Germany now offering shiny new accessories for your Galaxy Tab 10.1, that you can’t buy yet

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been tantalizing us for some time now and still we must wait. We’ve seen it pop up in Russia and there’s word of its release in India. Pricing and spec sheets are floating around the internet and still we must wait!

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The good news is that June should see the worldwide launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung have kept schtum thus far on an official global release dates but in specific regions, days and months have already been hinted at and if it’s available in one region, it’s release elsewhere won’t be far off. Read more »

Dual-screen LG US760 Genesis with QWERTY keyboard headed to US Cellular

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LG has made official the US760 Genesis – a dual-screen Android smartphone with flipping 5-row QWERTY keyboard.

LG US760 Genesis packs a 3.5-inch WVGA external and a 3.2-inch WVGA internal display, Read more »

Lady Gaga uses Google Chrome, makes us question our choice of browser

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WARNING: The following video contains Lady Gaga. Now that we got that out of the way, here’s what it’s all about.

The video is made by Google for its Chrome browser and shows Lady Gaga communicating with her fans Read more »

New details on the QWERTY slider Motorola DROID 3 for Verizon

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The DROID 3 is another Motorola upcoming smartphone that keeps leaking ahead of its official announcement. We first met it this March along with the already available DROID X2 and the still unannounced Tagra.

Today an anonymous tipster revealed a few more details about the DROID 3. Read more »

HP plans to become better than number one in tablet space, invents a new number in process

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We get it HP, you have an awesome new tablet at your hands and you think it is going to do really well. But there is no need to go ahead and invent new numbers to describe its future position in the market.

So stoked is HP’s Eric Cador about the upcoming HP TouchPad that in a recent press conference held in Cannes Read more »

ChromiumPC will be the first desktop to run Google’s Chrome OS

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The creator of the Modular computer, Xi3 is going to be the first company to bring the Chrome OS to the desktop realm, using a revamped version of it, called ChromiumPC.

The Xi3 Modular computer can easily fit in your hand as it’s really small and houses three interconnected modules – one for the processor as well as primary and secondary I/O modules. The whole thing is encased in an aluminum body, which might to us bears slight resemblance to a toaster, but is certainly among the world’s smallest desktop PC. Read more »

Unofficial firmwares for Galaxy S II and Omnia 7 bring some performance improvements

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Samsung phone ROMs ahoy – there’s one for the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II and one for the Samsung Omnia 7. These are official ROMs, but since they obviously leaked before the company thought they were finished and ready for mass distribution so proceed at your own risk.

Both bring improvements, here’s what you get: Read more »

Rooted Androids not welcome in Google Movie Rental, sorry

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You rooted your Android, huh? Well, you can leave the popcorn here, there’s no Movie Rental for you. The Google Movie Rental service launched at Google I/O and lets you rent a movie (for around $2) and watch it on your droid smartphone (or PC or tablet if you want).

However it will not be working on rooted devices due to copyright violation concerns. Read more »

iPhone 4 to possibly get a 64GB version, iPod touch caught saying it had it in it all along

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Remember those photos and videos of the 64GB iPhone 4 we saw a while back? Well, it seems that the device could be close to launch.

The info comes from a memo received by the guys at This is my next Read more »

Is the Toshiba “Thrive” Android Honeycomb tablet just around the corner?

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We’ve spoken of Toshiba’s upcoming 10.1″ Android tab on numerous occasions before. It made an appearance at CES and we caught that back in January, specs popped up from BestBuy in early April and a scheduled release was slated for June in Japan.

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Now, however it would seem that the Toshiba tab in question might be finally making its way across to the US and not only that, it gets a new name too. Read more »

“Apple Store” app for iOS to get an update, will add full hardware customization for Macs

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Remember the Apple Store app that was released last year that allowed you to buy Apple products from your iOS device? Considering the limited functionality it offered, you probably don’t. But according to information received by MacRumors, this modest little application is soon going to receive a major update, which will make it a lot more usable.

The biggest change that we know about as of now is going to be the ability to customize the hardware of the Macs before you purchase them. Read more »