Archive for August, 2011

Windows 8 tablet app designs begin to emerge

Windows 8 tablet app designs begin to emerge

Despite Windows 8 details and technical information remaining under wraps until Microsoft's Build conference in September, some developers have already begun work on Windows 8 apps---well, at least the interface designs. ZDNet has come across two such apps, one a news reader for USA Today and the other a social travel app by Jetstream.

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Apple wins against Samsung for expedited trial date in California

Apple wins against Samsung for expedited trial date in California

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung has seen preliminary injunctions granted on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany as well as the Galaxy smartphones across Europe. But Samsung's legal woes continue here in the US as well, with the trial for Apple's main lawsuit against Samsung now moved to an earlier date, which will give the South Korean company less time to prepare its defense.

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Droid Bionic silent walkthrough video surfaces

Droid Bionic silent walkthrough video surfaces

We know we're getting close to the launch of the much delayed Motorola Droid Bionic when we start seeing official Verizon teaser videos for the phone. The most recent featured a Natalie Portman look-alike wielding a sword, but the phone itself never made an appearance. Perhaps more helpful for those who actually want to see the phone, is this newly leaked walk-through video.

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Google+ New Ignore Function In Detail [Video]

Google+ New Ignore Function In Detail [Video]

It seems almost obvious that the most requested function of a social networking initiative being produced in our modern world would be the ability to ignore or completely block someone from your spot in that social network. You wouldn't want to have to interact with someone, would you? Heck no! It is because of that and because everyone is already fatigued of the trillion different opinions people have about the Steve Jobs transfer of power that Google has introduced a brand new Ignore function for their social networking site Google+. Soon you'll be all alone once more!

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Samsung Galaxy S II USA Family Confirmed, Verizon May Be Next

Samsung Galaxy S II USA Family Confirmed, Verizon May Be Next

It appears very likely, now that we've got a cool slightly pixelated photo and everything, that Samsung will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S II in the USA next week on three of the big four USA carriers with slightly different configurations, software and hardware included. What we're still not clear on is why news has popped up surrounding Verizon not being on this list. Given another bit of very possibly legit information we got this morning, a Samsung Galaxy S II upgrade is on the way as well, this time with a slightly larger 4.5-inch display and 4G LTE capabilities. What could this possibly mean for Verizon?

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HP Continues webOS Push with Free TouchPad Apps Galore

HP Continues webOS Push with Free TouchPad Apps Galore

As you may have already heard, that being if you do not live under a rock on the moon of course, that HP recently announced they'd be discontinuing production of their webOS-related products, including the TouchPad tablet, as well as looking to take an alternate path with webOS - more than likely attempting to keep the platform alive by licensing it out to alternate hardware manufacturers in the near future. While it seemed to some that announcing they'd be giving up on the hardware end of webOS in the first place sounded the death bell for the mobile OS, HP has taken a seemingly well conceived gamble and made the HP TouchPad webOS tablet cost between $99 and $149, resulting in monster sales and sold-out stores all across the USA. What they're doing today is taking major advantage of the situation by offering up a handful of otherwise pay-to-own apps as completely free downloads.

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Samsung Galaxy S II LTE with 4.5-inch Display Coming to IFA 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE with 4.5-inch Display Coming to IFA 2011

Remember those videos we showed you a few days ago displaying what Samsung was teasing as their next BIG thing, this next big thing coming out at their IFA 2011 "Samsung Unpacked" and appearing very much to be an upgrade of the Samsung Galaxy S II? Turns out that's more than likely the truth, as SammyHub say's they've "confirmed" with Samsung that IFA 2011 will play host to a 1.5 GHz dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II with LTE capabilities and a lovely new form factor.

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Razer unveils “Blade” ultimate gaming laptop

Razer unveils “Blade” ultimate gaming laptop

Razer has long been known for their stylish gaming peripherals, but the company has now introduced its first ever gaming notebook, dubbed the Blade. The 17-inch laptop is meant as a desktop replacement and takes some styling cues from the 17-inch MacBook Pro with an aluminum unibody. However, it actually beats the Apple laptop in thinness.

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