Archive for Jun 28, 2012

Physicists create highest man-made temperature ever

Physicists create highest man-made temperature ever

Physicists from the Brookhaven National Laboratory have gone down in the Guinness World Records book as having created the highest man-made temperature ever recorded. The scientists were smashing gold ions together using the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The smashing together of the ions created a fluid called quark-gluon plasma.

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TomTom expands Map Share to all navigation devices

TomTom expands Map Share to all navigation devices

There’s nothing worse than relying on a GPS unit with incorrect map information, so TomTom has opened up its Map Share community so that around 60 million units can take advantage of daily map changes for free. TomTom say that Map Share was previously restricted to a limited number of devices, but now just about everyone can get in on the action.

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How is the Nexus 7 so cheap?

How is the Nexus 7 so cheap?

Google's Nexus 7 didn't come as a great surprise when it launched at IO 2012 yesterday, but the $199 price tag still raised some eyebrows in astonishment. At under half the price of a new iPad, it's competitive - though very different - to Apple's slate, but it also undercuts a fair number of other Android tablets too. You can't even accuse Google of milking international buyers to make up the difference, as prices outside of the US are, surprisingly, very reasonable too. The Nexus 7 will sell from £159 in the UK, for instance, versus expectations of around £250. So, how has Google (and hardware partner ASUS) managed to make the Nexus 7 so cheap?

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Virgin Mobile begins prepaid iPhone sales

Virgin Mobile begins prepaid iPhone sales

Virgin Mobile turned a few heads earlier this month when it announced it would be selling Apple’s iPhone 4 and 4S off-contract on top of offering an affordable $35 a month unlimited data plan. The MVNO has now started sales of both handsets, with the iPhone 4S 16GB commanding a price of $649.99, while the iPhone 4 8GB will cost $549.99.

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Google TV to get SiriusXM satellite radio app “soon”

Google TV to get SiriusXM satellite radio app “soon”

If you own a Google TV device, a new entertainment option will be coming "soon" for you to enjoy. Google TV devices will soon be getting access to the SiriusXM Internet Radio App. The app will bring access to all of the satellite radio company's commercial free music, sports, news, comedy, talk, and entertainment content on any connected TV.

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Jelly Bean for Galaxy Nexus leaks

Jelly Bean for Galaxy Nexus leaks

The official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has leaked, with the file being discovered waiting on Google's servers ahead of the official release next month. The Jelly Bean installer is seemingly the same file that is being pushed out to the free Galaxy Nexus handsets Google handed out to developers after the Google IO keynote yesterday.

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Google Nexus 7 16GB heading to UK retail stores

Google Nexus 7 16GB heading to UK retail stores

Google announced its Nexus 7 tablet yesterday, with the Jelly Bean device seemingly only available through the Play Store in the UK. Engadget has confirmed with ASUS that the 16GB model of the tablet will go on sale in retail stores, specifically PC World, Dixons, Comet, eBuyer, and the Carphone Warehouse. Those stores will reportedly be receiving shipments for the tablet starting from July 20th, although the official sale date for retailers is July 27th.

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Shuttle Computer outs new XS35GTA V3 and XS35V3 mini PCs

Shuttle Computer outs new XS35GTA V3 and XS35V3 mini PCs

Shuttle has announced the debut of a new graphics card in its slim computing solutions. The company has crammed an AMD GPU inside its new XS35GTA V3 SFF machine, and the XS35V3 gets integrated Intel graphics. Both computers retain their silent fanless designs. One of the two new models has an integrated GPU, and the other has discrete graphics.

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Series 8 mimobots offer Jabba and Slave Leia

Series 8 mimobots offer Jabba and Slave Leia

This may be the greatest day in history of themed flash drives. If you look back at every Star Wars movie made, one of the most iconic scenes is slave Princess Leia dressed up in that gold bikini in Return of the Jedi. That particular scene has been getting geeks fired up for decades. If you're a fan of the Star Wars theme mimobot flash drives from mimoco, you want to check out this new series.

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Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Yesterday, T-Mobile USA announced that its CEO Philipp Humm had suddenly resigned from the company. At the time, T-Mobile said Humm was leaving to spend more time with his family, but also mentioned that he would be pursuing a career outside of Deutsche Telekom. Reuters now reports that Humm has joined Vodafone to become the chief executive of northern and central Europe starting from October 1st.

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Nintendo 3DS XL to get its own Circle Pad Pro this year

Nintendo 3DS XL to get its own Circle Pad Pro this year

The original Nintendo 3DS has had its own Circle Pad Pro expansion for a while that makes gaming with a little console more comfortable and enjoyable. With the recent launch of the larger 3DS XL portable console, gamers might have been wondering when a larger Circle Pad Pro would be coming. If you're the owner of one of the new 3DS XL portables, you'll get your version this year.

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Vizio launches 58-inch Cinemawide 21:9 HDTV

Vizio launches 58-inch Cinemawide 21:9 HDTV

One of the things I never like when I'm watching Blu-ray movies on my TV in the living room is the annoying black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. Hollywood movies are filmed in 2.35:1 aspect ratio, meaning you have black bars above and below the picture. Some TVs let you zoom in and eliminate those bars, but that can mess with your image quality. Vizio has a solution that has just launched.

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