Archive for Nov 30, 2012

Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild

Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild

A Nokia job listing [since taken down] has been discovered seeking a Senior Engineer with Linux expertise, rather than Windows Phone experience, this leading the Android masses to have a freak-out-festival about the possibilities of a Google OS Nokia device. At the moment it's a nearly all-Microsoft party at Nokia with the latter shaking hands heavily with the former for the launch of Windows Phone 8 with devices like the Nokia Lumia 920, a hero for the operating system. With a Linux expert on their team, (not that Nokia doesn't already have engineers with such expertise), it would appear that Nokia is attempting to keep their ties with Android at least a possible future plan - but clues are dubious at best.

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Motorola DROID RAZR HD, MAXX HD to get Jelly Bean next week

Motorola DROID RAZR HD, MAXX HD to get Jelly Bean next week

This isn't the first time we're hearing about a Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR HD series, but Verizon has announced today that Motorola's newest RAZR devices will receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean starting next week. The rollout will happen in phases, so if you don't see your update the same time as someone else, be patient.

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Cadillac XTS breaks the mold with user-configurable gauges

Cadillac XTS breaks the mold with user-configurable gauges

In a move that everyone in the automobile universe is going to understand instantly as groundbreaking in the simple way in which it breaks from the history of the art, the Cadillac's new XTS allows drivers to re-arrange their gauges. It makes perfect sense here in our modern mobile world that we're able to re-arrange any display we're using - why not the environment in our vehicles? Thus is the idea here with the XTS, bringing on several different displays now that we've gone digital - effectively - in the luxury segment.

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New iMac benchmarks boast 25% performance increase

New iMac benchmarks boast 25% performance increase

The new iMac is out in full force today. The 21.5-inch model is shipping now, while the 27-inch version is seeing a 2-3 week delay. People are already taking theirs apart to see what's on the inside, and now we're starting to see benchmarks appear. Primate Labs has run some of their own, and they're witnessing a performance increase of up to 25% from last year's iMac.

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Humble THQ Bundle surpasses $2m in 24 hours

Humble THQ Bundle surpasses $2m in 24 hours

In what may be considered the most deal-worthy Humble Bundle yet, THQ launched a sale where you can get up to seven of the game studio's titles for whatever you wanted to pay for them. When we mentioned the deal yesterday, it had already reached over $220,000 in sales. Now, after 24 hours, the bundle has received over $2.2 million in sales from more than 400,000 people.

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$99 Nexus 7 impersonator appears in benchmarks: ASUS undercut on the way

$99 Nexus 7 impersonator appears in benchmarks: ASUS undercut on the way

It's no secret that there's more hardware on the way from ASUS, it's just a question of if it's actually the $99 "Nexus" that's been rumored since before the Google Nexus 7. What we're seeing today is a set of benchmark results coming from GLbench which show a model by the name of ASUS ME172V, a model with specifications ever-so-slightly less fabulous than the Nexus 7. This model may well be a new iteration of the Nexus 7 which knocks down its innards this slight amount in order to sell the machine for half the price.

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Griffin announces third-party Lightning cables

Griffin announces third-party Lightning cables

Third-party accessory maker Griffin has announced the first major third-party Lightning cables to hit the market. While we've already seen a few Lightning accessories come our way, there hasn't been a third-party Lightning cable option other than what Apple offers themselves. Finally, though, our options are starting to spread out a little.

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iPad mini coming to China December 7, iPhone 5 a week later

iPad mini coming to China December 7, iPhone 5 a week later

We knew at some point that the iPhone 5, and other Apple products, would be hitting China sometime before the year's end, but now it's finally official. The iPhone 5 will cross over Chinese borders and make its way into the country on December 14, while the iPad mini and the 4th-generation iPad will land on Chinese soil a week earlier on December 7.

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Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend

Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend

There are definitely a lot of Xbox 360 gamers out there who haven't sprung for a Xbox Live Gold membership, and Microsoft knows it. To get more gamers to try out the service, Microsoft is hosting a free weekend of Xbox Love Gold, meaning that gamers will have a full weekend of access to the $59.99/year membership at no cost.

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Apple’s new iMac now available, already gets torn down

Apple’s new iMac now available, already gets torn down

We learned just a few days ago that they would be arriving today, and sure enough, Apple has opened the gates to their new iMac. The 21.5-inch is set to ship in "1-3 business days," while the 27-inch model has a longer delay of "2-3 weeks." However, both models are available now to purchase starting at $1,299.

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Bacon shaving cream coming from the makers of all things bacon

Bacon shaving cream coming from the makers of all things bacon

Bacon. The food of the gods. Tasty, crunchy, bacon. Bacon, bacon, bacon. Just saying the word BACON is enough to make stomachs growl the world over. Most of us probably limit our bacon intake to breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and any day that ends in the letter "Y".

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Mazda to offer diesel engine in new Mazda6 for the US

Mazda to offer diesel engine in new Mazda6 for the US

The Los Angeles auto show is in full swing and automotive news is coming at a frantic pace. A new bit of information from Mazda has surfaced at the auto show having to do with the new mid-sized Mazda6. The car made its US debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Mazda has confirmed that the vehicle would be offered with a diesel engine in the US.

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