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Tweets from outer space show breath-taking photos of the Earth

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Two weeks ago we heard about the first tweets posted from outer space. They came from the International Space Station (ISS). Since then the astronauts have been encouraged to take photos of anything interesting they see from the ISS and post it.

Mount Fuji in Japan

Here comes the first wave of worthy Earth photos, taken by the First Engineer Soichi Noguchi.

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Nokia N900 plays Quake 3, uses a wireless PS3 controller, though not at the same time yet

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Nokia N900 is slowly progressing from a portable gaming device to a portable console. The recipe is simple – a Nokia N900, a SIXAXIS controller from a PlayStation 3, a TV, TV-out cable and a bit of software magic.

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The novelties Windows Mobile 6.5.3 will bring along…

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The recently announced Sony Ericsson Aspen comes with the WinMo’s latest reincarnation – 6.5.3. OK, Sony Ericsson let us know what new brings the phone itself but we have to guess what the new WinMo version has to offer. Well, here is the full list of improvement brought by Windows Mobile 6.5.3.

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So you think your iPhone has a killer screen? Check THIS out!

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We have a little something that we’re working on right now and we just couldn’t keep it all to ourselves. It’s a phone with a screen so gorgeous that it easily puts to shame the current best. Blacks are immensely deep, the colors are vivid and the viewing angles are mind-boggling. Here’s it compared to the iPhone 3G (both screens set at maximum brightness):

We can’t tell you what phone it is just yet but it surely has one hell of a display. We haven’t seen anything like that.

Update: that’s actually the Samsung Wave display up there. You can check our full preview of the thing here here. Read more »

Mouthwatering Samsung SHW-M100S revealed, runs Android 2.1

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First it was the Samsung SHW-W880 with its optical zoom and all and now this. Moving to South Korea increasingly sounds as a good idea. Apparently the first Samsung handset to run Android 2.1 will only be released in the company’s homeland.

Controlled through a 3.7” AMOLED touchscreen of WVGA resolution, Samsung SHW-M100S packs a powerful 800MHz CPU, Wi-Fi, GPS, DivX support and T-DMB. Read more »

Ricoh CX3 strikes with a back-lit sensor and an ample zoom range

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Ricoh have officially announced the latest signing to their compact camera team. The Ricoh CX3 sports a 10 megapixel back-illuminated sensor and a 28-300mm equivalent lens. It seems that the company recognized for its willingness for innovate, but usually plagued by poor image quality is trying to take a completely new route with this one.

Ricoh CX3

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The best Android handsets battle it out on video for the “Ultimate display” title

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I’ve got a pretty interesting one for you here. Six of the most popular Android handsets have their displays compared in a mouthwatering video. Motorola MILESTONE (or Droid), Google Nexus One, T-Mobile myTouch 3G (also known as HTC Magic), HTC Hero, Samsung Galaxy and Acer Liquid go head-to-head in this epic battle. Check it out after the break.

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Hasseblad reinforces its medium format range with 40 megapixel H4D-40

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Hasselblad have announced their latest medium format imaging monster – the 40 megapixel H4D-40. Built around a 33 x 44mm CCD sensor it has 70 percent larger imaging area than a regular full-frame DSLR.

Hasselblad H4D-40
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Sony Ericsson Vivaz video samples show up, Samsung Omnia HD becomes stuff from the past

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Say what you will about the human curvature design… oh, you didn’t say anything? So it’s just me then. Well anyway, what I was trying to say was that the Sony Ericsson Vivaz (previously known as Kurara) has just become a pretty serious candidate for the best video recording handset title.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz

One of the contributors over at the Sony Ericsson Product Blog published several videos captured with the Vivaz and they are pretty impressive stuff. Even more so when you think that the handset still hasn’t hit the shelves and its hardware and software will see some further optimization. Read more »

New six-core Intel Core i7 970 3.2GHz and two new Intel Atom CPUs coming in Q3

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Intel is preparing a few new CPUs at the two extremes of their range – two new Atom CPUs and an Intel Core i7 with six cores. They have two things in common though – all three processors use DDR3 RAM and they are coming in Q3 of 2010.

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Nikon reveals seven new Coolpix cameras

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Don’t you just love the pre-PMA weeks? I sure as hell do with all those new digital cameras being announced daily. It now came Nikon’s turn to show what it will be offering to compact digcam fans in the following months. They announced no less than seven additions to their Coolpix lineup including two ultrazoom cameras, a compact superzoom and four more affordable compacts.

Nikon Coolpiix P100
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Olympus PEN E-PL1 leaks – smaller, better, cheaper

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The Micro Four Thirds system is all about delivering DSLR quality in a package that you can easily slip in your pocket. And that certainly makes the Olympus E-PL1 that just leaked its best member that the world has seen. Smaller and cheaper than both the E-P1 and E-P2, the E-PL1 will also pack a built-in flash, unlike its predecessors lacked.

Olympus PEN E-PL1
Update: It has just been officially announced
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FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD, S1800 and S1600 superzoom trio now official

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After their detailed specs and official photos leaked last week, seeing the three new FujiFilm superzooms (or bridge cameras as they like to call them), announced today isn’t really a great surprise. The S-series trio is built around identical 12 MP stabilized sensors and is capable of recording 720p video.

FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD
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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness is up for a challenge – meet its cheap dual SIM twin, the Somy X5

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They just won’t stop doing it, will they? Those guys in China clone everything and it was about time that we meet the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness clone as well. Here is the so called Somy X5. In addition to offering a design hardly distinguishable from the original Pureness, the Somy X5 costs good 11 times less than the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness.

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Fujifilm reveals the FinePix HS10, the ultrazoom to rule them all

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If you are a fan of the superzoom cameras you are surely going to love this one. The Fujifilm FinePix HS10 seems to be everything the format is about and adds a few nice extras on top of that. The immense 30x zoom range goes from 24 to 720mm in 35mm terms which seems to me as a better solution than the 28-840mm range of the Olympus SP-800UZ I wrote about earlier. The four extra millimeters at the wide end are much more valuable to 99% of the users than the 120mm at the long end.

FujiFilm FinePix HS10
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