Archive for July, 2013

Panasonic KX-PRX120 cordless home phone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Panasonic KX-PRX120 cordless home phone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Though some of us have elected to make our smartphones our main phones, many still have a home phone line, and for those users, Panasonic has developed a cordless offering that brings Android to the landline. The KX-PRX120 looks like a slightly dated, thick smartphone, but functions as a standard cordless home phone, providing a touchscreen display and front-facing camera, among other features.

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2015 Alfa Romeo Spider goes modern, eschews “boat-tail” 2uettottanta

2015 Alfa Romeo Spider goes modern, eschews “boat-tail” 2uettottanta

Alfa Romeo's new Spider droptop will launch late in 2015 and eschew the retro styling of the 2uettottanta concept for a more contemporary aesthetic, it's claimed, after the company struggled to make the Pininfarina design work alongside other high-profile models like the upcoming 4C. The Alfa Romeo Spider, a collaboration between the Italian company and Mazda, will share a far chunk of its construction with the new 2015 Miata/MX-5, and is expected to have a 168HP turbocharged 1.5 TB MultiAir engine, Autocar sources claim.

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iPhone 5S chassis surfaces in factory image alongside specifications

iPhone 5S chassis surfaces in factory image alongside specifications

Earlier this month, we reported on an iPhone 5S leak that included production shots and a batch of specifications, some of which went against what earlier leaks had said to expect of the latest iPhone. These specs have appeared again, this time from the Chinese website EXPReview, which also published an image of several iPhone 5S chassis' lined up and plastic wrapped.

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Glass outings: Bon Jovi, Gary Shteyngart and journalist Tim Pool talk wearables

Glass outings: Bon Jovi, Gary Shteyngart and journalist Tim Pool talk wearables

Google Glass continues to show up among celebrities, with the latest to don the wearable being musician Jon Bon Jovi. The singer played with the loaner headset backstage, before keyboard player David Bryan opted to wear it while playing on-stage in New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. They're not the only ones to talk Glass' potential in the real-world recently, either, with the headset getting put through its paces on the mean streets of Manhattan and Istanbul.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III prototype leaks with shot of internals

Samsung Galaxy Note III prototype leaks with shot of internals

The Samsung Galaxy Note III, which will be launching in September according to some rumors, has surfaced in various leaks and sketches, but most of what has been revealed about the device concerns its specifications, with images being slight, and those that are published being fairly low in quality. Now a couple shots said to be of the prototype device have surfaced, and one shows the handset's internals.

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MacBook Air rigged with NVIDIA GeForce GPU for Thunderbolt super-build

MacBook Air rigged with NVIDIA GeForce GPU for Thunderbolt super-build

It's a frankenstein monster of efforts, this computing rig appearing this afternoon, one that connects a MacBook Air to graphics it has no business running on its own - but certainly has the ability to roll with, it would seem. This amalgamation of bits and pieces starts with a Thunderbolt to Express Card adapter, moving on then to an ExpressCard to PCI-Express adapter, then connecting in the end to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 graphics card. This beast then - after all that - brings what very much appears to be a high-end gaming experience to the Apple notebook.

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Surface tablet revenue just $853m Microsoft reveals

Surface tablet revenue just $853m Microsoft reveals

Microsoft made $853m in revenue from Surface tablets in its 2013 fiscal year, a disappointing figure that failed to even cover the company's $900m inventory adjustment charge for the poorly selling Surface RT. The figures, confirmed in Microsoft's most recent 10K filing, paint an underwhelming picture of the Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, though doesn't specify exactly how many units have been sold.

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Nokia tablet (or large handset) RX-114 appears with Snapdragon 800

Nokia tablet (or large handset) RX-114 appears with Snapdragon 800

It's not every day that you see two tablet leaks in one day with the same processor under the hood - but that's just what's happened with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 in this afternoon's appearance of the fabled Nokia tablet. This tablet works with code-name Nokia RX-114 and likely runs either full Windows 8 or Windows RT, pushing with it the same processor we saw appear on this morning's reboot of the Kindle Fire.

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Views for Google Photo Spheres expands usability with tagged maps

Views for Google Photo Spheres expands usability with tagged maps

When Google first introduced Photo Spheres with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the Galaxy Nexus, it was already envisioned that there would one day be a way to share these creations both easily and effectively between Android users. These Photo Spheres began to appear in Google+, a fun and rather simple place to share photos. Then game Google Maps integration - suddenly Android users were shaping the way the world was seen through their own Street View-like presentations.

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Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

If ever there was a good reason for Instagram and Vine, Acura teasing the latest NSX prototype doing wicked things around the track ahead of its showroom debut might be the very finest. The car company has already shown us the 2015 NSX sitting pretty at NAIAS 2013 back in January, but a pair of brief videos - which you can see after the cut - give a more aurally-pleasing glimpse of the supercar.

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