Archive for July, 2011

iPhone 5G Conceptual Design Adds a Bit of Color

iPhone 5G Conceptual Design Adds a Bit of Color

It's been a while since we saw anyone add any sort of color other than silver, black, and white, if you consider those colors, to an iPhone concept. Certainly there's nothing holding these designers back from doing such mockups, but given the designs of the iPhone in reality thus far, it just doesn't really add up. What we're seeing here today is a total departure from everything we know about the iPhone specifically, latching on instead to the lineage of the iPod, with it bringing on four fabulous new color chassis and a cool silver as well.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 To Get New TouchWiz UX On August 3, But NYC Only

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 To Get New TouchWiz UX On August 3, But NYC Only

Samsung is hosting an unusual press event in NYC on August 3. And we say unusual, because it's not common to see events like these in celebration of a software update. But this one is to unveil a major update to Samsung's TouchWiz UX for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The event will be held at the Samsung Experience center in NYC, where it will open to the press in the morning and then to the general public in the afternoon.

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iPhone 5 Case Prototypes Reveal Radical New Design

iPhone 5 Case Prototypes Reveal Radical New Design

We're getting closer and closer to the unveiling of the much hyped iPhone 5, which is rumored for a September launch. Now less than two months away, more leaks have cropped up on this next-gen iPhone that suggest a radical new design. Just yesterday, leaked case design renderings showed up and now we've got photos of actual prototype silicone cases designed for the iPhone 5.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Getting Android 3.2 Honeycomb Tomorrow

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Getting Android 3.2 Honeycomb Tomorrow

That was fast. ASUS has confirmed via Twitter that the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update will be rolling out tomorrow, July 28, to its ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The tablet has been incredibly popular for its keyboard dock that turns it into a notebook hybrid, but has likely been a crowd pleaser for its speedy update turnaround times as well. Its last update to Android 3.1 Honeycomb was just released in the beginning of June.

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Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality SDK Now iOS Compatible

Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality SDK Now iOS Compatible

Augmented reality involves layering over images of the real physical world with digitally generated graphics that either create a fun gaming environment or enhance our experience of the environment around us. There are many possibilities when it comes to integrating the technology into apps, and we may soon be seeing a lot more of these creations in the App Store now that Qualcomm has released an iOS compatible SDK for developing augmented reality apps.

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HTC Ignite Revealed, Not Nexus Device as Previously Rumored UPDATE: WP7 Instead

HTC Ignite Revealed, Not Nexus Device as Previously Rumored UPDATE: WP7 Instead

Before you even ask, Binnenkort Leverbaar means COMING SOON in Dutch. And what is coming soon, you might ask? Why, the HTC Ignite, of course! In an email from a source at a European retailer we've been assured that the rumors that the next HTC handset would be the Nexus-branded device to come after the legendary Nexus S and be the hero device for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, are untrue, and that instead HTC would be releasing the phone you see in the screen grab below. Furthermore, similar to what's been occurring with HTC devices for some time now, this device will be released in Europe before the United States.

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The Daily Slash : July 27, 2011

The Daily Slash : July 27, 2011

Today's edition of the Daily Slash is strewn with rumors and speculation about none other than the fastest selling Android device of all time, that being the Samsung Galaxy S II. I say speculation and rumors because this device is not yet released in the USA, and once it does get here, it could be in basically any shape or form, so watch out! We've also of course got reviews of the brand new MacBook Air as well as Mac OS X Lion, not to mention the brand new Toshiba Thrive, the Motorola XPRT, and yes, we do have several giveaways going on this week, all of them for tablets.

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Luminate Aims to Turn Web-Based Images to Interactive Apps

Luminate Aims to Turn Web-Based Images to Interactive Apps

The folks at the company formerly known as Pixazza, if you've ever heard of them of course, have rebranded themselves as "Luminate", launching today a brand new platform that'll allow web-based images to act as mini-applications. What this will do, essentially, is if you take a look at the image below this paragraph, you'll see several elements that, if you were looking at them in a real-world setting, you'd be able to touch and get a reaction out of. What Luminate intends to do is make that situation a reality inside the web browser with minimal effort on the part of the developer or webmaster who wishes to have said functionality.

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