Archive for October, 2011

Samsung flexible display phones & tablets in 2012

Samsung flexible display phones & tablets in 2012

Samsung has reiterated plans to launch smartphones using flexible displays next year, with twistable tablets and other devices following on. "The flexible display, we are looking to introduce sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part" Samsung spokesperson Robert Yi confirmed during the company's financial results call, PC World reports, going on to detail that "the application probably will start from the handset side."

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ITG xpPhone 2 puts Windows 8 in your pocket

ITG xpPhone 2 puts Windows 8 in your pocket

ITG, maker of the xpPhone - putting Windows XP into a smartphone-scale chassis - has returned with the successor, the xpPhone 2, and thanks to Windows 8's new Metro homescreen it looks a whole lot more usable. Fronted by a 4.3-inch display and measuring 140 x 73 x 17.5 mm, the xpPhone 2 is expected to go on sale in 2012, running a full desktop OS rather than something mobile-focused like Windows Phone or Android.

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Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch uses ANT+ to whisper you’re fat

Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch uses ANT+ to whisper you’re fat

Garmin has unveiled its latest wrist-worn GPS marvel for those who don't treat exercise as a dirty word, the Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch. A reasonably low-profile half inch thick, the FR70 uses ANT+ to talk to other exercise equipment, such as the bundled heart rate monitor. That way, it can track the time you've been working out, along with your heart rate and how many calories you've burned.

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Wii U launch no time soon: Hardware finalizing June 2012

Wii U launch no time soon: Hardware finalizing June 2012

Nintendo has warned that gamers shouldn't expect to see the Wii U any time soon, with president Satoru Iwata confirming that the final version of the next-gen console isn't expected to go on show until E3 in June next year. "Based on the bitter experiences we have had with the Nintendo 3DS, we are making every effort to prepare so that the Wii U will not stumble during its launch" Iwata said following the company's dreary last-quarter financial results.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011

With technology in our pockets, living rooms, handbags and offices, buying gadgets for the holidays isn't just about satisfying the geek in your life any more, but making sure everybody gets the tech-toy they've been desperate for all year. SlashGear's Holiday Gift Guide 2011 helps you cut through the battery-powered confusion and pick out the best products on the market today, whether you're looking for a tablet, a laptop or a digital camera.

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Windows Phone Mango roll-out 100% says Microsoft

Windows Phone Mango roll-out 100% says Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed that all "eligible" Windows Phones are now having the Mango update pushed out to them, bringing each up to speed with the new version of the platform preloaded onto handsets like the freshly unveiled Nokia Lumia 800. According to Microsoft's useful "Where's my update?" site, both US and international carriers across the board are now pushing out Windows Phone 7.5, albeit with one or two lingering exceptions.

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Samsung Q3 profits hit but overtakes Apple in smartphones

Samsung Q3 profits hit but overtakes Apple in smartphones

Samsung has announced its Q3 2011 financial performance, and while overall profit has taken a hit, the Korean company's smartphone sales have soared. Huge demand for the high-spec phones saw record quarterly sales and operating profit in Samsung's telecoms division, with Strategy Analytics estimating Samsung shipped 28m smartphones in the three month period and thus overtook Apple to take the number one spot in the segment.

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Occupy Oakland Police Brutality YouTube videos stay after police demands to delete

Occupy Oakland Police Brutality YouTube videos stay after police demands to delete

Google has today updated a transparency report which in part very suggestively points toward the videos you may have encountered over the past 24 hours that document an apparent set of police brutality cases taking place during the Occupy Oakland events of October 2011. Apparently they've had requests and/or demands from law enforcement agencies to take down videos of the same nature as the videos in question for fear that they would "defame" law enforcement officials. Google has decidedly refused in the past, and due to their promotion of such a stance this week, seems quite likely to be refusing again for the events at Occupy Oakland. The reason this bit of content is a Column instead of your everyday average post is that it contains a bit more conjecture than your average news story - aka you're with me now, ladies and gentlemen, so see if you agree.

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Microsoft Productivity Future Vision (2011) released [Video]

Microsoft Productivity Future Vision (2011) released [Video]

In what's becoming a lovely trend from manufacturers all over the map, videos showing conceptual futures where technology has completely transformed the way we go about our daily lives have been emerging - this newest one comes from Microsoft who sees one magical gadget after another, after another. Earlier this month there was a video by the name of "Microsoft Office Labs Vision 2019," now there's one called "Productivity Future Vision (2011)," both of them fantastically edited and made to make devices impossible to make with today's technology seem rather possible by sight.

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Motorola shipped only 100,000 XOOM tablets in Q3

Motorola shipped only 100,000 XOOM tablets in Q3

Motorola Mobility reported its Q3 earnings report today and revealed a gloomy future for its Motorola XOOM tablet. The company had shipped only 100,000 units of the tablet in this last quarter, which is far less than the 440,000 units shipped in the quarter before as well as the 250,000 units shipped in the quarter of the tablet's launch. It must also be noted that this is the number shipped and not necessarily the number actually sold.

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