Archive for Feb 25, 2011

Angry Farm: New Game For BlackBerry, More Animal Catapulting

Angry Farm: New Game For BlackBerry, More Animal Catapulting

BlackBerry users don't have many options for games, but today's new addition should bring joy for some while making others cringe. Smarter Apps has developed Angry Farms, a knock-off of the enormously popular Angry Birds game.

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Hong Kong’s First Apple Store To Open This Year

Hong Kong’s First Apple Store To Open This Year

Hong Kong will be getting its first Apple Store later this year. The South China Morning Post reported that the 15,000 square-foot location will be in the International Finance Center (IFC) Mall in the central district of Hong Kong Island. A second Apple Store in Hong Kong is planned for 2012 to be a 20,000 square-foot location in Hysan Place in Causeway Bay.

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Nintendo Unveils Two Limited Edition Pokemon DSi Bundles

Nintendo Unveils Two Limited Edition Pokemon DSi Bundles

This generation of Pokemon titles kicks off with a bang as Pokemon Black and Pokemon White land in North America, Europe, and Australia in March. To coincide with the popular titles, Nintendo is bringing out two special limited edition DSi bundles for fans on March 6th.

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Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Dinged By Consumer Reports

Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Dinged By Consumer Reports

When the iPhone 4 first debuted on AT&T users experienced the famous “death grip” as their reception plummeted after holding the phone in a certain way. Consumer Reports has tested the new Verizon version of the iPhone and the reception problem seems to have followed the device to its new network. While complaints rained down on AT&T and Apple when the iPhone launched, complaints have been far fewer for Verizon’s iPhone.

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Bank Of America Testing Mobile Wallet With NFC BlackBerry Smartphones

Bank Of America Testing Mobile Wallet With NFC BlackBerry Smartphones

The time when you can pay for that Starbucks coffee with the swipe of your BlackBerry may very well be upon us. A source from BGR claims that Bank of America has begun testing out its new Mobile Wallet service that uses NFC technology for mobile payments.

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Skype To Go Lets You Make Calls From Any Phone, No Need For Internet

Skype To Go Lets You Make Calls From Any Phone, No Need For Internet

Skype announced today their Skype To Go service as a new way to save on calling abroad. This new service lets you enjoy great rates on calls without needing an internet connection or being in an area with 3G coverage. It works on any mobile phone as well as landline phones.

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Google Getting Strict With Android Market, Pulls VoiceMail App For In-App Payment Issues

Google Getting Strict With Android Market, Pulls VoiceMail App For In-App Payment Issues

Google is flexing its muscles with the Android Market as it just pulled one of its most popular and long standing apps, Visual VoiceMail, citing violations of the Developer Content Policy. PhoneFusion, the company behind the app, says the suspension came without warning after more than two years of being on the market and even being a featured app at one time. The company believes that their app, which has been downloaded one million times, may have been targeted for not processing in-app payments via Google Checkout.

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Huawei To US Government: Please Investigate Us

Huawei To US Government: Please Investigate Us

Huawei is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world. They have a brand new line of tablets, new smartphones and a ton of new telecom infastructure coming over the next year. But supposed ties to the Chinese military have lead to trouble in Huawei's acquisition of certain Motorola technology. So the company has made a statement to the US government: Please investigate us.

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Motorola’s Weird Xoom Ad: Now in English!

Motorola’s Weird Xoom Ad: Now in English!

No habla espanol? Then you've come to the right place for a good old fashioned AMERICAN tablet ad. Actually, it's the same Xoom ad that popped up yesterday in Spanish. Since this is now an English-language ad, the narrator sounds vaguely constipated and the tiniest bit furious. Both ads feature a well-dressed male model who bears absolutely no resemblance to anyone you are likely to find playing on a tablet computer on a pier in the middle of the night.

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HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S Gingerbread update in Q2

HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S Gingerbread update in Q2

HTC has confirmed its next batch of Android updates, with Android Honeycomb coming through the pipe for some of the most popular devices of the past few months. An HTC spokesperson told SlashGear that "We are excited to announce that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will receive the Gingerbread update in Q2."

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Dala Vinyl Player Expands the Vintage Landscape

Dala Vinyl Player Expands the Vintage Landscape

Behold a concept for Vinyl Record playing that should have been brought to the real world years ago. This is the kind of tool that destroys digital music with a single blow. It's a giant of a device with a teeny tiny knob that pulls out to be a wireless remote. It's the greatest invention since the vinyl record itself! Inside you'll find flat membrane speaker technology, each of these speakers (or "fins") acting as the structure of the device as well, making it essentially look like a giant bird.

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MacBook Pro early 2011 benchmarks confirm huge performance leap

MacBook Pro early 2011 benchmarks confirm huge performance leap

We've already been impressed by the quad-core speed boost shown by our early 2011 MacBook Pro review unit, but it seems the performance jolt is across the board with Apple's refreshed machines. Primate Labs - responsible for the Geekbench tool SlashGear uses to profile notebooks - has pulled together benchmarking results for the new range, and the improvement is dramatic.

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