Archive for June, 2012

GameStop announces Google Nexus 7 tablet pre-orders

GameStop announces Google Nexus 7 tablet pre-orders

GameStop has announced that it is now ready to take pre-orders for the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet. The company has been selling Android tablets and other gadgets for a while now. With the Nexus 7 tablet being unveiled this week, there's a lot of anticipation centering on the new Google offering. The tablet will be the first to feature Android Jelly Bean, and it will launch mid-July.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II tipped for 5.5″ screen, September launch

Samsung Galaxy Note II tipped for 5.5″ screen, September launch

Previous details of the Samsung Galaxy Note II have indicated that the device would feature a larger screen and quad-core Exynos processor. The current Note is already a hefty device with a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD display, so it’s hard to imagine something even larger without crossing over into tablet territory. GSMArena has heard from a trusted source that the Note II will feature a 5.5-inch display.

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Twitter for Windows Phone adds push notifications

Twitter for Windows Phone adds push notifications

Windows Phone has had an official Twitter client since launch, but several features have been missing from the app. Chief among them was push notifications, which has been curiously absent from the client even though Microsoft implemented push across the platform via Toast quite some time ago. WPCentral has noticed that the Twitter client has finally received an update to support push notifications.

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LG Optimus Vu could hit Verizon

LG Optimus Vu could hit Verizon

Our pals at the FCC have let slip what appears to be a new version of the smartphone from LG called the Optimus Vu. The line art on the left-hand side of the image below is clearly the back panel of the Optimus Vu. In place of the LG logo, you'll note a model number and the 4G LTE logo.

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Former astronauts push private asteroid hunting Sentinel telescope project

Former astronauts push private asteroid hunting Sentinel telescope project

Two former astronauts who went into space during different eras are working together to push a new private space telescope that will help detect asteroids in time to give humanity a chance to react. The two astronauts are Apollo moon pilot Rusty Schweickart and space shuttle astronaut Ed Lu. The two astronauts are at the helm of the project with the goal of building, launching, and flying an infrared space telescope with a single mission devoted to tracking near-Earth asteroids.

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Toastie Knife will melt your butter and your heart

Toastie Knife will melt your butter and your heart

Here’s an age-old problem: you take your butter out of the fridge, attempt to cut it and spread it over your toast, but it’s just too hard. The result is either mangled toast or an inconsistent spread. What’s a tired and hungry blogger to do? Warburtons has the answer. The company has come up with the idea of a heated butter knife: pressing a button on the handle will heat the blade to 41.8C, apparently the perfect temperature to melt butter.

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Peel unveils AllPlay TV at Google I/O

Peel unveils AllPlay TV at Google I/O

Peel has announced a significant update at Google I/O this week called AllPlay TV that will make it easier for TV fans to find and watch shows and movies regardless of the source. The listings in the new Peel app not only shows TV listings, it also shows DVR content and web content, including what's available on Netflix in one app.

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