Archive for December, 2011

No new iPads at MacWorld in January?

No new iPads at MacWorld in January?

I always find the battle between the vague sources that are cited in reports around the web about Apple gear that is coming and other tech products rather funny. At any given time you can find sources claiming that a new product is coming and sources claiming that the product isn't coming, which is why all rumors need a healthy dose of sodium with them. Take the rumor yesterday that two new versions of the iPad would be coming in January.

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ComScore: Android still on top, Apple gets a boost

ComScore: Android still on top, Apple gets a boost

Market research firm comScore has released its November 2011 report on US mobile subscribers, revealing unsurprisingly that Android continues to take the lead in smartphone platforms while Samsung is still on top in smartphone manufacturer market share. However, Apple saw increasing growth while the others plateaued likely due to a boost from its iPhone 4S sales.

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Apple files for iOS face detection patent

Apple files for iOS face detection patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office has just published a patent application today from Apple that reveals the company's plans for implementing face recognition and presence detection technology. Apple intends to implement the technology in iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, as well as in its MacBook laptop computers.

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HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel coming soon as LTE Windows Phones

HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel coming soon as LTE Windows Phones

HTC and Samsung are preparing two LTE-equipped Windows Phone devices that are expected to launch in early 2012, says The Verge, citing sources familiar with Microsoft's plans. The sources also reveal that the two devices will be running an updated Mango version of Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system instead of the next-gen Tango platform.

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Samsung Galaxy Note headed to US, hits 1 million in sales globally

Samsung Galaxy Note headed to US, hits 1 million in sales globally

Samsung's larger than life smartphone known as the Galaxy Note isn't a smartphone at all but actually a phoneblet. After being unveiled at IFA it apparently has been selling like hotcakes even without launching in a wide array of markets. With no US launch yet, and only being on the market a few short months Samsung has confirmed sales are strong for this unconventionally sized device and they've already sold more than 1 million worldwide.

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LG to show off 84-inch 3D UD TV at CES 2012

LG to show off 84-inch 3D UD TV at CES 2012

One of the product categories that is always out in force during CES is the HDTV. Over the last few years, the normal HDTV has been joined by the 3D TV too. In the future, the resolutions that we know as HD today will look as bad as comparing SD to HD shows today. LG has a new set that will be at the show that is dubbed the largest 3D UD TV at CES 2012.

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