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Ben Kersey is a writer and contributor to SlashGear and Android Community, currently based in London, UK. He would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today, and can be found on Twtter: @ben_kersey

TiVo Premiere 4 offers quad tuners, 500GB for $249.99

TiVo Premiere 4 offers quad tuners, 500GB for $249.99

Perhaps you’re not quite ready to cut the cord just yet, ever reliant on multiple tuners to get your television fix. The latest set-top box from TiVo should go a long way to helping you watch and archive everything, today introducing the Premiere 4. The box shares similarities between the Premiere XL4 that was announced earlier this year, with a shared design, quad-tuners, and the same connection ports.

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Xiaomi Phone 2: quad-core Krait, 4.3″ 720p IPS, and Jelly Bean

Xiaomi Phone 2: quad-core Krait, 4.3″ 720p IPS, and Jelly Bean

Xiaomi may not be the first company that springs to mind when considering a new smartphone, with the company based in China and predominantly serving local customers, but its latest smartphone will certainly turn more than just a few heads. Engadget reports that the Xiaomi Phone 2 was announced at an event in Beijing today, featuring some impressive specs, such as a 4.3-inch 720p IPS display and quad-core Qualcomm processor.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean firmware leaks

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean firmware leaks

Recent rumors have suggested that Samsung will release its Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III on August 29th alongside the introduction of the Galaxy Note II, and just yesterday we saw a video appear on the internet with a user showing off the Jelly Bean firmware. Now the full ROM has leaked out for all to try: if you’re feeling brave, then SamMobile has the ROM available for download, but you’ll have to be comfortable with flashing it to your device manually.

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Apple tipped for live TV set-top box

Apple tipped for live TV set-top box

It’s no secret that Apple has been talking to content providers in the past, presumably for the mythical Apple Television, but the Wall Street Journal reports that the company is currently in talks with US cable providers to allow consumers to use a set-top-box manufactured by Cupertino. The box will reportedly allow consumers to access live television as well as other content, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Samsung sells 10m Galaxy Notes in nine months

Samsung sells 10m Galaxy Notes in nine months

There are those out there who love the Galaxy Note and those who hate it, but Samsung has managed to shift an impressive number of Notes despite the air of confusion surrounding the device. The large smartphone - or small tablet, depending on how you look at it - had been snapped up five million times in March, with Samsung reaching seven million sales in June. At yesterday’s Galaxy Note 10.1 event, the company revealed that it had sold a total of 10 million units over the course of nine months.

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Nokia and Microsoft schedule Windows Phone event for September 5th

Nokia and Microsoft schedule Windows Phone event for September 5th

Reports indicated that Nokia and Microsoft would showcase Windows Phone 8 products at Nokia World in Helsinki on September 5th, but it looks like the duo will be taking to New York on the same day to unveil their latest wares. The team sent out invites yesterday to a press conference to be held in New York on September 5th at 9.30am EST using the familiar Windows Phone tiles interface, so you can probably imagine what to expect on the big day.

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Motorola DROID RAZR HD specs tipped

Motorola DROID RAZR HD specs tipped

Yesterday, a report surfaced detailing that Motorola was planning to launch the DROID RAZR HD in conjunction with Verizon in October. The launch would be contingent on the sales numbers of the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX, however, with the companies needing to clear inventory before launching a new model. On top of that, it was believed that Motorola was also working on a RAZR MAXX HD, but PhoneArena has heard from a tipster that there are no such plans.

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LTE equipped Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 lands on Verizon August 17th

LTE equipped Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 lands on Verizon August 17th

The WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been available for some time, but now Verizon will be offering an LTE-enabled version of the tablet starting from August 17th. Previously if you wanted a tablet in the 7-inch range and wanted LTE, you’d have had to cough up a hefty amount of money for the Galaxy Tab 7.7, but Verizon will be offering the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for a reasonable $350 off-contract.

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Amazon’s next Kindle Fire may have just hit the FCC

Amazon’s next Kindle Fire may have just hit the FCC

We’ve heard word in the past that Amazon is working on a sequel to the Kindle Fire, with the company reportedly aiming at a larger form factor compared to the current 7-inch screen. The Digital Reader has done some detective work and come across what may be an FCC filing of Amazon’s next tablet, believing that the online internet retailer may have used a front company to file the documents in order to sneak the tablet under the radar.

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