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Samsung's Galaxy S III overtakes Apple's iPhone 4S as world's best-selling phone

Samsung Series 9 13-inch lands 1.9GHz Core i7, 256GB SSD edition for the power user set

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When we looked at the 13-inch Samsung Series 9, we lamented that there was only one version on offer: if anyone wanted more than a Core i5 and a 128GB drive, their dreams were crushed. Samsung must feel that there's hope for us yet, as there's now a higher-end...
Samsung Series 9 13-inch lands 1.9GHz Core i7, 256GB SSD edition for the power user set
The best smartphones of 2012: AT&T

Boosted Boards Unveils Its Magical Stanford-Engineered Electric Skateboard

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Riding uphill on a Boosted Board feels like you’re cheating gravity. Today this powerful, easy-to-control electric skateboard debuts on Kickstarter, and after riding it a few times all I could think was that this will change how we interact with our cities. Step on and give a kick-push and it’s just...
Boosted Boards Unveils Its Magical Stanford-Engineered Electric Skateboard

Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy?

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The tech giant's 'wearable computing' project is now being tested by volunteers, meaning you might already have been surreptitiously filmed and uploaded on to Google's servers. How worried should you be?If you haven't heard about the excitement around Google Glass - the head-mounted glasses that can shoot video, take pictures,...
Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy?

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

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OCZ's newly released Vertex 450 SSD is a solid top-tier performer. It's not quite as fast as the company's top-of-the-line Vector, but it's close, and certainly fast enough for the average user. At around a buck a gigabyte it's also good deal in a fast 7mm profile, SATA 6Gbps...
OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

Samsung Galaxy Express heads to AT&T, we go hands-on

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Samsung's Galaxy Express got a bit of a short shrift last month, revealed alongside a slew of other Samsung AT&T 4G LTE phones and not getting its own day in the sun. Here we are at AT&T's New York City event, providing that sun (albeit on a rainy evening)....
Samsung Galaxy Express heads to AT&T, we go hands-on

Roku 4200X appears in FCC filing, shows off smaller footprint

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The last time Roku properly refreshed its line of media streamers was back in 2011 with the Roku 2 series but we're apparently in for at least one new addition, if not a whole new line. This 4200X (the current players are in the 2000/3000 series) just popped up...
Roku 4200X appears in FCC filing, shows off smaller footprint
Intel leak details chips that will likely go into 2013 Macs

Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft's New Surface Pro Tablet (MSFT)

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Microsoft's newest tablet, the Surface Pro launches this week for $899 and up. You can read the full review of the Surface Pro here, but you should also check out our tour of the device's best features below. The Surface Pro doesn't come with one of the special keyboard covers, so...
Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft's New Surface Pro Tablet (MSFT)

Project Fiona becomes Razer Edge, starts at $999, sans controller

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Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has been dreaming about building a true PC gaming portable for years. He's cooked up prototype clamshells, controller-toting tablets, and built two top of the line gaming laptops along the way -- but now his dream is almost ready: the Razer Edge. Look familiar? It...
Project Fiona becomes Razer Edge, starts at $999, sans controller

The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

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Retina-caliber displays are superb. Apple defines “Retina” as a display that is so high-resolution that at a specific distance defined by the screen’s size, the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels. Without a doubt, this is a huge improvement in screen technology that truly makes text and images come come...
The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

Sony demos Bravia HX950 flagship HDTV at IFA, confirms pricing from €2,999 (hands-on video)

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Eager to get your hands on a top-of-the-line set without shelling out five figures for a super-slick 55-inch OLED? Sony's Bravia HX950 may have caught your eye, with its Intelligent Peak LED Backlight that's said to deliver "the best contrast Sony has to offer." According to representatives at IFA...
Sony demos Bravia HX950 flagship HDTV at IFA, confirms pricing from €2,999 (hands-on video)

Higher-end Samsung Galaxy Nexus coming soon?

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a high-end device as it is, that’s for sure. Still, even when it was announced a few months ago, it wasn’t the absolute top of the line smartphone. For those of you disappointed that, for example, its dual-core CPU is only clocked at 1.2 GHz,...
Higher-end Samsung Galaxy Nexus coming soon?

As The Droid RAZR HD And HD MAXX Hit VZW, Amazon Drops The Price Of The Samsung Galaxy S III To $99

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The Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD have pranced their way across a stage or two, and they’re even the stars of a new commercial, but today you’ll get to go face-to-face with the hot new Googorola phones at a Verizon store for $199 and $299 respectively....
As The Droid RAZR HD And HD MAXX Hit VZW, Amazon Drops The Price Of The Samsung Galaxy S III To $99

Apple & PowerON offer up to $345 for recycling an iPhone 4S

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Apple this week updated its device recycling program to begin accepting the iPhone 4S, offering customers up to $345 for the top-of-the-line 64-gigabyte model....
Apple & PowerON offer up to $345 for recycling an iPhone 4S

LG Magic Remote gets Siri-like voice recognition

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LG has refined its Magic Remote controller with language recognition so that you can talk to your smart TV remote similar to Siri, the voice assistant feature on iOS. The remote will be compatible will LG's 2013 range of smart TVs, Blu-ray players and cinema systems, and will come...
LG Magic Remote gets Siri-like voice recognition

Gameloft releases first trailer for upcoming Modern Combat 5 title [Video]

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With each instalment of the popular FPS Modern Combat series on iOS and Android, Gameloft seems to be getting a little closer to matching the quality of gameplay we expect from the top of the line console games in the genre such as Call of Duty.  While it’s no...
Gameloft releases first trailer for upcoming Modern Combat 5 title [Video]

Sprint is set to unleash pay-as-you-go service at $70 per month

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Sprint is set to introduce a pay-as-you-go service on January 25 to compete with mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) like Boost Mobile and Virgin, but the company will not allow regular Sprint phones to cross over to the service. Instead, a set of lackluster phones are available for monthly...
Sprint is set to unleash pay-as-you-go service at $70 per month

AMD announces $4k FirePro W9000 GPU, entry-level FirePro A300 APU for CAD and graphics pros

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After a brief tease earlier this summer, AMD just announced pricing and availability for its new market-leading FirePro W9000 graphics processing unit -- the $3,999 GPU is available now through AMD resellers, and is compatible with Supermicro SuperWorkstations. Joining that "world's most powerful" rig are the W8000, W7000 and...
AMD announces $4k FirePro W9000 GPU, entry-level FirePro A300 APU for CAD and graphics pros

Onkyo debuts new entry level receivers, HTIBs for 2012

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For 2012, Onkyo is expanding its lineup with four new entry level receivers and two HTIB all-in-one packages. The receivers all pack the brand new InstaPrevue (PiP preview of each HDMI source with fast switching) and MHL, while the three networked models are the first with access to MP3tunes...
Onkyo debuts new entry level receivers, HTIBs for 2012

Nintendo Wii U now available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon

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People here in the US of A have been able to pre-order Nintendo's latest gaming console since shortly after the Japanese company wrapped up its NYC event yesterday, and now it's time for UK folks to do the same -- at least through Amazon. The online retail giant's now...
Nintendo Wii U now available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon

2012 HDTV pricing leaks out for Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Samsung

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The madness of CES 2012 is long over and now that we've seen all of the new HDTVs, it's time to find out when they're actually going on sale, and for how much. HDGuru has just dug up advertised pricing for some of the new models from Sony (BX,...
2012 HDTV pricing leaks out for Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S III focuses on photography sharing features, not cutting-edge optics

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Samsung's Galaxy S III doesn't boast 41-megapixel captures or top-of-the-line optics. Instead, its camera's strengths are in its intelligent organization and social features, increasing the handset's appeal as a point-and-shoot alternative for casual photographers. Samsung's latest round of compacts and mirrorless dedicated snappers reaffirm suspicions that the company is...
Samsung Galaxy S III focuses on photography sharing features, not cutting-edge optics

Contour inks deal to put helmet-mounted cameras in Yamaha motorcycle shops

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Seattle-based Contour has sealed a deal to sell its line of helmet-mounted HD video cameras at Yamaha Motor Corp. dealers across the country, another big retail distribution point for the Seattle company. The news follows a deal last year in which Apple agreed to start carrying Contour’s top-of-the-line video camera....
Contour inks deal to put helmet-mounted cameras in Yamaha motorcycle shops

Vizio unveils 2013 HDTV lineup, upcoming XVT Ultra HDTVs promise 4K for the mainstream

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Just as we expected, 4K TVs are all the rage here at CES 2013 and naturally Vizio won't be left out. Among its 2013 lineup of LCD HDTVs is a new top of the line XVT-Series of Ultra HDTVs at 55-, 65- and 70-inches. The XVT551d, 651d and 701D...
Vizio unveils 2013 HDTV lineup, upcoming XVT Ultra HDTVs promise 4K for the mainstream
Panasonic's 2012 line of Viera TVs, Blu-ray players available this month
Ars Technica System Guide: Bargain Box, February 2013
Proof That The iPhone 5 Outperforms Samsung's Galaxy S III (AAPL)

Deal of the Day: Save $450 on Dell XPS 17 Core i7 Quad-core

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Audiophiles and gamers will delight at today’s deal of the day — the powerful Dell XPS 17. Featuring a 2.2-GHz Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 Quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, this beast of a machine will be able to handle virtually anything you throw at it....
Deal of the Day: Save $450 on Dell XPS 17 Core i7 Quad-core
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