Archive for Jul 27, 2011

Motorola Preparing An iPod Nano, Nike+ Hybrid Sports Watch?

Motorola Preparing An iPod Nano, Nike+ Hybrid Sports Watch?

We're all about hybrid devices these days. Having a watch that only tells time just doesn't cut it anymore, especially for those with a more active lifestyle. We have devices like the Nike+ SportWatch, the Garmin Forerunner, and a myriad of watchbands for turning your iPod nano into a multitasking watch. And now it looks like Motorola will be joining in on the fun with its own all-in-one offering.

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NASA Releases iPad App For Exploring Earth

NASA Releases iPad App For Exploring Earth

NASA has been all about exploring space, but now with their space shuttle program winding down and the imminent decommissioning of the International Space Station, it's time to focus on exploring Earth. Well, at least that's what the freshly launched NASA Visualization Explorer app will help you do on your iPad. The app packs in real-satellite data along with a plethora of informational stories, movies, and still images.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Telescope Teaser Sent to Publishers

Samsung Galaxy S II Telescope Teaser Sent to Publishers

We've received a surprised in the mail today, one that we certainly weren't expecting as no solid facts on the following device have been set yet. In a regular ol brown box with a big Samsung logo pasted on top, there was a small black box. Was it what the top of the box said it was? Was it the legendary Galaxy S II here in America?! No way, it's something much more strange. Samsung today sent us a Galaxy S II Telescope. A tiny little reminder that the Galaxy S II was soon approaching, coming soon to a carrier (or carriers?) near you!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Beats Apple iPad 2 In Display Contest

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Beats Apple iPad 2 In Display Contest

Apple's iPad 2 has been carrying the torch for the best quality display, but a recent comparison test suggests that it may be ousted by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The test was conducted by DisplayMate, comparing the iPad 2 display to that of various other Android tablets in addition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, including the Motorola XOOM, Acer Iconia Tab A500, and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.

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Motorola Droid Bionic To Launch On Verizon In September?

Motorola Droid Bionic To Launch On Verizon In September?

The Motorola Droid Bionic is probably one of the most delayed handsets ever. It debuted at CES in January of this year and has since been postponed numerous times due to the need to implement various enhancements, which we now know involved not only internal spec boosts but also a complete facelift and tummy tuck. But still, the device may not arrive until early September, so we hear.

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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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