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Sony outs 10-inch Xperia Tablet Z: full HD and thinner than iPad

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Earlier this month, Sony said it would focus on high-end smartphones and now it appears to be targeting the same market for tablets. On Monday, the company introduced the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, a large Android slate with full high-definition touchscreen and high performing internals. So how does it stand...
Sony outs 10-inch Xperia Tablet Z: full HD and thinner than iPad

iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

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Research firms IDC and App Annie have again joined forces to release their second quarterly report on mobile gaming, the key takeaway being that tablets and smartphones continue to dominate the handheld console space, making triple the revenue of Nintendo, Sony and others combined in Q1 2013. Apple led the pack, overtaking the likes of...
iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

Who Would Buy AMD? A Tough Question With No Easy Answers

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With the chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices once again on the ropes and about to make some significant cuts its personnel, and chatter about a major restructuring in the works, the rumor mills will inevitably turn once again to the speculation about who if anyone might interested in buying it. It...
Who Would Buy AMD? A Tough Question With No Easy Answers

Barnes & Noble working on a new Nook, finally going international

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Barnes & Noble is reportedly working on a new e-reader device that could help the book publisher take on both Amazon and the international market. Barnes & Noble’s line of Nook e-reader devices, which first debuted in 2009, are helping the company boost its digital sales of e-books. The Nook...
Barnes & Noble working on a new Nook, finally going international

New Firmware for Samsung's Line of Blu-ray Players

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We're spreading the word about new software intended for Samsung's new line of Blu-ray players, which also includes the splendid aluminum body 3D models. If you're a fan of extreme video quality and have decided to enter the world of Blu-ray fidelity, good for you! But if you're also thinking...
New Firmware for Samsung's Line of Blu-ray Players
Leica Drops Five New Cameras, Each (Not Surprisingly) Both Gorgeous And Pricey

Tencent's WeChat messaging app passes 300m users, adding its latest 100m in just 4 months

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Tencent’s WeChat messaging service has passed the 300 million user mark, less than a week before its second birthday. The milestone was marked by Tencent Tech (via Tech in Asia). WeChat launched on January 21, 2011 and took over a year to reach 100 million users last March. It reached...
Tencent's WeChat messaging app passes 300m users, adding its latest 100m in just 4 months

Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition sets sights on boaters, out in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Although the Magellan range of navigation devices is primarily used by landlubbers, it should be noted that the original Portuguese namesake for MiTAC Digital Corporation's line of portable GPS units earned his reputation by navigating on water. As such, the release of the new Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition...
Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition sets sights on boaters, out in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day
'Mass Effect 3'-branded Razer peripherals and accessories unlock in-game items
Comixology expands its digital comics dominance with exclusive Marvel deal

Live audio broadcasting service Mixlr comes to the iPhone, and feels right at home

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Mixlr, the live audio broadcasting service aimed initially at DJs and musicians but now embracing all sorts of audio producers, is going mobile today with the launch of its first iPhone app. The London-based startup relaunched in March with a focus on “making the live experience as fun and interactive as...
Live audio broadcasting service Mixlr comes to the iPhone, and feels right at home
Beats introduces Executive noise-cancelling headphones, available today for $299.95

Messaging app Line surpasses 100M users in 19 months

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Messaging app Line surpassed 100 million users in 19 months, according to a blog post on the official Line blog. Line, an app developed by South Korea’s Naver Corp., is the leading messaging app in Japan. The app is now taking off in other regions, but in the grand scheme...
Messaging app Line surpasses 100M users in 19 months

China's Xiaomi partners with Mface to bring chat service to Southeast Asia

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has reached an agreement with Mface, an up-and-coming social network in Southeast Asia, to help take its MiTalk messaging service overseas, Tencent Tech reports. MiTalk, which is available on iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Phone and PC, is believed to have over 23 million registered users, up...
China's Xiaomi partners with Mface to bring chat service to Southeast Asia

KrystalBoard wants to replace blackboards and whiteboards with liquid crystals

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If you ask most people, they'd tell you there's nothing wrong with the standard classroom set-up of a blackboard and chalk, or a whiteboard and dry-erase markers. Nicholas DePorzio isn't most people, though. At Northeastern University's Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day, he took home the "audience favorite" prize for...
KrystalBoard wants to replace blackboards and whiteboards with liquid crystals

Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets

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Chip maker Broadcom has revealed the industry’s smallest LTE-Advanced modem built for smartphones and tablets today. The chip has been designed for top-tier devices and 4G connectivity, combining a full cellular baseband with a world-band radio that is 35 percent smaller than its competitors. Broadcom says the new modem, called the BCM21982,...
Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets

Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes

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Back in the day, before the printing press made books a widely available commodity, students sat through class transcribing each and every word of a published work, as dictated by the teacher. We still take notes today, sure, but note-taking and lectures themselves have come a long way. So as...
Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes
Apple's switch away from Intel 'not likely anytime soon'

Samsung ships 100 million Galaxy S Android phones

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Samsung on Monday announced it has shipped more than 100 million Galaxy S phones since May 2010, when the original Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone was released. Samsung Galaxy SThe first Samsung Galaxy S topped 24 million shipments, with the first 10 million in seven months. In 2011, the...
Samsung ships 100 million Galaxy S Android phones

Google Ventures-Backed Messaging Startup, Just.me, Launches iOS App In 155 Countries/32 Languages, Aiming To Rattle Social's Cage

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Following its beta launch at the end of January, just.me, the mobile messaging startup from Keith Teare, co-founder of TechCrunch and partner at incubator Archimedes Labs, has launched its first app, available initially for iPhones and iPod Touch. Just.me had planned on an earlier release of the app but said today it held back so...
Google Ventures-Backed Messaging Startup, Just.me, Launches iOS App In 155 Countries/32 Languages, Aiming To Rattle Social's Cage
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G review
WD adds SlingPlayer and AOL On to TV Live and Live Hub streamers

Samsung's WiFi-equipped NX20 camera gets FCC mugshot

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Pretty, isn't it? You're looking at a regulatory block diagram of the NX20, which is still unannounced but is probably the successor to Sammy's NX11 mirrorless camera. We're not totally sure how it'll fit into the manufacturer's line-up, but an earlier leak pointed to an APS-C sensor akin to the...
Samsung's WiFi-equipped NX20 camera gets FCC mugshot
Chumby platform could die in February as funding for open source project dries up

BLASPHEMY: Gandalf Exploited to Shill For Microsoft Phones

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Unbelievable. Is nothing sacred? The Next Web reports that Gandalf–an absolutely critical figure in most nerds’ adolescences, the motherfucking Merlin of the 20th century–has been pimped out to promote Microsoft’s line of Windows Phones: Microsoft has partnered with Wunderman to create new digital, press and outdoor materials, featuring Bilbo Baggins (played by...
BLASPHEMY: Gandalf Exploited to Shill For Microsoft Phones
Samsung Galaxy S4 Shipments Top 6 Million In 15 Days
With Tech From Space, Ministry Of Supply Is Building The Next Generation Of Dress Shirts
Com2Us rides the Kakao mobile games wave and expands to the U.S.

iCade Core coming to a tiny arcade near you in June

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Bummed that you won't be making it out to E3 this year? Well, at least you'll be able to console yourself with your very own tiny iPad arcade. According to Ion, the iCade Core, the latest in the company's line of nostalgia-inducing Bluetooth tablet controllers, will be shipping to...
iCade Core coming to a tiny arcade near you in June
Sony UK confirms Xperia Arc S and Mini Pro not getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
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