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Hogs and Kisses, an Angry Birds Expansion, Will Launch Next Week

Hogs and Kisses, an Angry Birds Expansion, Will Launch Next Week

The Angry Birds Valentine's Day Edition expansion pack will be coming to a smartphone near you a little earlier than expected. The much caked and cloned Angry Birds series will surface next as "Hogs and Kisses". It will launch in HD for iPad and in normal Android/iOS versions at some point next week.

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Apple To Launch iOS 4.3 on February 14?

Apple To Launch iOS 4.3 on February 14?

The next edition of iOS may be heading out at the very start of the 2011 Mobile World Congress. A Class C flurry of rumors has tipped February 14 as the launch date for iOS 4.3. The update will begin going out at 10 AM PST.

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Samsung Galaxy S 2 (I9100) Specs Leak: Dual Core 1.2 GHz Processor?

Samsung Galaxy S 2 (I9100) Specs Leak: Dual Core 1.2 GHz Processor?

Today we have our first clear look at the Galaxy S 2 smartphone's specifications. Samfirmware.com spoke with some "insiders" who revealed that the company is testing two different display form-factors: 4.3" and 4.5". Samsung is also testing two different versions of the dual-core Orion processor, 1 GHz and 1.2 GHz.

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AT&T Confirms Hotspot Tethering for iPhone

AT&T Confirms Hotspot Tethering for iPhone

The competition between AT&T and Verizon over the iPhone has already lead to a benefit for users. Yesterday we reported on an accidental leak by David Pogue in a NYT review. He spilled that AT&T's iPhone would get tethering to match Verizon's on February 13. While AT&T hasn't addressed that rumor, they did confirm that WiFi tethering was in the future.

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Android Market Web Store Has Dangerous Security Hole

Android Market Web Store Has Dangerous Security Hole

The Android Market Web Store- announced earlier this week- has a potentially ruinous security hole. Hackers who find their way to your Gmail password can now- potentially- purchase apps for your devices without your knowledge.

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Drug Cartels Selling Counterfeit Microsoft Software

Drug Cartels Selling Counterfeit Microsoft Software

Nobody likes drug cartels. Even the people who love drugs have no trouble admitting that the cartels are crazy, blood-thirsty murder-faces. No one wants to support these people. But you may be, if you're purchasing counterfeit software from the wrong shady street vendor. Microsoft recently announced that a Mexican drug cartel has been found selling Windows software on "the streets".

Above: Cash seized from the Familia cartel after an unrelated bust.

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Analyst Advises Nokia to Kill MeeGo, Embrace WP7

Analyst Advises Nokia to Kill MeeGo, Embrace WP7

Berenberg Bank analyst Adnaan Ahmad recently sent an open letter to Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In it, he urged the phone-maker to work with Microsoft to launch a line of WP7 Nokia smartphones. He advised Nokia to kill the MeeGo project and called it "the biggest joke in the tech industry right now".

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Verizon iPhone 4 Launches Tomorrow

Verizon iPhone 4 Launches Tomorrow

Verizon Wireless has just sent out a flurry of emails to their current customers. Tomorrow will mark the first day of subscriber-only sales for Big Red's long-awaited iPhone. Sales start at 3 AM Eastern. Only a "Reserved quantity" will be available and everything is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your coffee brewed now, folks.

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HTC ThunderBolt Here “Sooner Than Expected”

HTC ThunderBolt Here “Sooner Than Expected”

The HTC ThunderBolt will hit stores earlier than Verizon initially anticipated. The original launch date was set as February 24, but now Big Red has tweeted that, while many "waited for the Verizon iPhone", the HTC ThunderBolt will be here sooner than expected. This could mean an early February launch, possibly during or before MWC 2011.

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Lin Jian Feng Presents The Perfect Superphone

Lin Jian Feng Presents The Perfect Superphone

The Motorola Atrix packs the dual-core power of a computer into a slender handset package. Moto made much of the laptop and TV docks, but both of those (admittedly nifty) peripheral products merely underscore the sad truth. On its own, the Atrix is a caged lion.

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China Orders Mandatory Parental Monitoring Protocol For Online Games

China Orders Mandatory Parental Monitoring Protocol For Online Games

The Chinese government has just sent out a joint notice to gaming companies, demanding that they provide parents with a method of monitoring, limiting and- if necessary- cutting off their child's access to the game. The Ministry of Public Security and seven other departments signed on to the notice, which has a deadline of March 1.

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Denmark Will Build Underwater Tunnel To Germany

Denmark Will Build Underwater Tunnel To Germany

One of the great architectural marvels of our time has just been approved by seven out of eight parliamentary factions in Denmark. The state-owned firm Femern A/S will build a tunnel from the German island of Fehmarn to the Danish island of Lolland. Both islands have connections to the mainland. The project's budget has been set at 5.1 billion euros, or $7 billion. Construction will begin in 2014, after teams from Denmark and Germany produce environmental impact reports. The tunnel is expected to be ready for traffic in 2020.

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