Archive for Aug 29, 2011

Asus Ultrabook prices to start at $799 according to reports

Asus Ultrabook prices to start at $799 according to reports

There has been a lot of back and forth over if the computer makers that plan to offer Intel Ultrabooks would be able to hit the promised sub-$1,000 price point. Some had said that the price of the Intel hardware was so high that the makers would not be able to offer the machines for under $1,000. Asus will have at least some offerings a starting at $799 according to a report form the Financial Times.

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Scientists discover underground river below the Amazon River

Scientists discover underground river below the Amazon River

Scientists have made a very wild discovery in the Amazon Basin. The mighty Amazon River is one of the largest and most impressive (and scariest) rivers on the planet. The Amazon ranges in width from 1km to 100km. It also flow very quickly in some areas at 133,000 meters squared of water each second at a rate of five meters per second. A team of scientists has discovered a much larger river about 4km under the Amazon River that dwarfs its surface counterpart.

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LG to unveil new E91 and D237IPS computer monitors at IFA 2011

LG to unveil new E91 and D237IPS computer monitors at IFA 2011

IFA 2011 will kick off in Berlin very soon and at the show LG will be unveiling a pair of new LCDs including the E91 and the D237IPS LCD screens. The E91 is very thin at 7.2mm thick taking up as little space as possible on the desk. The bezel of the screen is 4.35mm thick giving the screen a slick and almost borderless style. The display also uses hanger type stand to allow for precise adjustment for viewing angles when using the screen.

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Apple secures Tim Cook with 1m share promise

Apple secures Tim Cook with 1m share promise

Apple has moved to lock new CEO Tim Cook in service until mid-2021, it's been revealed, with a huge stock payout worth more than $383m at today's prices if the exec sticks around for a decade. Cook will receive 1,000,000 restricted stock units as part of his promotion, an SEC filing confirms, half of which will vest on August 24 2016, and the remainder five years later, just as long as he remains continuously employed by Apple.

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Samsung webOS rumors reignite amid ex-HP PC VP grab

Samsung webOS rumors reignite amid ex-HP PC VP grab

Speculation that Samsung will purchase webOS from HP continues, with the latest whispers out of notebook manufacturers suggesting that it's the little-loved smartphone and tablet platform that the Korean firm has its eye on, not HP's PC business. Samsung has already snapped up the former VP of HP's PC marketing team, DigiTimes reports, to give it a boost in its notebook sales; now, so the talk goes, it's considering a play for webOS.

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HTC Omega Mango smartphone hits auction site giving first real world photos of the smartphone

HTC Omega Mango smartphone hits auction site giving first real world photos of the smartphone

If you can’t wait to get your hands on a Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphone here is your chance to get one early. That is assuming you live somewhere that you are able to buy from the Algerian website Quedkniss.com. Someone has listed a working HTC Omega smartphone on the site for 370 Euro. The official announcement for the smartphones isn't expected until September 1.

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Samsung unveils ChatON service to compete with iMessage, BBM, and others

Samsung unveils ChatON service to compete with iMessage, BBM, and others

Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out a new messaging service that will allow users to chat across multiple devices. ChatON will be offered in over 120 countries in 62 languages. The service supports photos, video, voice messaging, location, contact sharing, calendar, and other multimedia content. The interesting part is that Samsung is looking to take ChatON outside its own ecosystem.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Australian launch further delayed under Apple assault

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Australian launch further delayed under Apple assault

Samsung's concessions to the ongoing Apple legal onslaught continue, with news that the company has agreed to put Australian launch plans for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on ice until September 30. The agreement - which comes despite Samsung's earlier protestations that it had a separate version of the 10-inch tablet for Australia, that did not infringe any Apple technology - will see Apple detail the patents it alleges its Korean foe has overstepped by September 5, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, with Samsung responding by September 16. Until the end of the month, however, Samsung has acquiesced to neither selling nor even advertising the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country.

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HP TouchPad gets CyanogenMod Android first boot [Video]

HP TouchPad gets CyanogenMod Android first boot [Video]

HP's $100 fire sale of the TouchPad led to the webOS slate dropping into the hands of several developers, not least the CyanogenMod team, and they've been hard at work getting their customized version of Android running on the tablet. Already there's a video demo (which you can see after the cut) of Android booting on the TouchPad, and the team says it's hoping to release a multiboot ROM which will allow the users to choose between webOS, CyanogenMod and potentially other platforms too.

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How Target’s Mobile Ecosystem works and how it could Improve

How Target’s Mobile Ecosystem works and how it could Improve

Welcome to Minnesota, Earth - Target Brand department store originating right here in my midwest place of birth, aiming for and achieving a spread across North America like a wildfire - and like any forward thinking place of business, they want to get in on the mobile business to keep their show on the road. Therefor they've created Target Mobile Store, or simply "mobile" by Target Brand and powered by Simplexity - this group, if you did not know, only handles online sales of cell phones and wireless service, thus you wont see "SIMPLEXITY" plastered all over the electronics department at your local physical Target location. Inside the store you'll find an endcap with four devices, a wall full of display units, and several aisles away you'll find two Apple displays, another aisle containing two Android tablets.

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