Archive for Aug 30, 2013

Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE edition lands in Europe

Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE edition lands in Europe

If you're a European fan of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a new and faster version of the smartphone is now available. Samsung has announced the launch of the galaxy S4 Zoom LTE edition within Europe providing significantly faster data connectivity than available in previous versions of the device. Other than the added LTE connectivity, the new version is basically the same as the older version.

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Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle images and details surface via FCC

Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle images and details surface via FCC

The gang over the FCC has done us a solid and offered up some images and details of the Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle. The first details about this device surfaced earlier in the month and the FCC filing has now been updated with more details and pictures. The Sony TV dongle is the first new Google TV hardware seen since Chromecast launched.

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Mac hack offers super user status by resetting the clock

Mac hack offers super user status by resetting the clock

Security researchers have discovered a way that hackers can gain super user access to Mac computer systems by exploiting a security flaw that has remained unpatched by Apple for the last five months. If the flaw is exploited, users can gain root access to Mac computers that they already have limited control over. This particular authentication bypass vulnerability was first reported back in March.

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Mobile billing adds new payment option to PlayStation Store

Mobile billing adds new payment option to PlayStation Store

It's always nice to have multiple methods of paying for your digital entertainment such as games, movies, and DLC. Sony has announced a fourth payment option to add funds to the wallet to buy things on the PlayStation Store. The fourth payment option allows you to use your mobile phone to add purchases to your monthly phone bill.

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HERE Auto brings Nokia’s connected car vision to life

HERE Auto brings Nokia’s connected car vision to life

Nokia has announced a new embedded in-dash navigation system for automobiles called HERE Auto. Along with the in-dash navigation system itself, Nokia has also trotted out the HERE Auto Companion app billing them both as the latest additions to its world-class location products and services. Nokia believes that a connected car requires more than simply putting a smartphone inside of vehicle.

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Xbox One voice commands limited to the US, UK, CA, FR, and DE at launch

Xbox One voice commands limited to the US, UK, CA, FR, and DE at launch

There are a lot of gamers all around the world are seriously looking forward to the launch of Microsoft's next game console called the Xbox One. That console is set to launch in November in 13 different countries around the world. However, some fine print has surfaced that says only five of those countries will get the Xbox One voice commands feature at launch.

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BBM for iPhone and Android semi-functional launch page goes live

BBM for iPhone and Android semi-functional launch page goes live

We've known for some time that a BBM app for Android and iOS will be coming, but nothing had been set in stone as far as launch dates go. Last week, user guides for both varieties of mobile operating systems leaked, hinting that BlackBerry messenger would likely be arriving soon, and that conclusion seems to have been spot-on, with a landing page going live over on BB's website briefly.

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Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro price cuts become permanent

Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro price cuts become permanent

The temporary price cut that Microsoft made to its Surface tablets earlier this month will be permanent, it has been revealed, leaving both the Surface Pro and the Surface RT varieties of the tablets -- as well as the Touch Cover -- a fair bit cheaper. The price change isn't instantaneous, however, with the company saying it will be altering the prices in a phased approach.

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iPhone 5S Gold and Graphite shells appear in video with iPhone 5 structure comparison

iPhone 5S Gold and Graphite shells appear in video with iPhone 5 structure comparison

Leaks and rumors regarding the gold and graphite iPhone 5S have been numerous at this point, with parts showing up in a parts replacement store in Japan and the graphite variety leaking in full earlier this week, for example. Now the gold and graphite casings have made their way into a video, their structure being compared on camera to that of an iPhone 5.

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LG V960 IPS 21:9 UltraWide all-in-one PC to be showcased at IFA 2013

LG V960 IPS 21:9 UltraWide all-in-one PC to be showcased at IFA 2013

Yesterday, LG Electronics took the wraps off the LAP340 Sound Plate and a couple Sound Bar models it plans to show off at IFA 2013. Tonight, the electronics maker has introduced a new product, this time an all-in-one IPS 21:9 UltraWide V960 that it will be showcasing at the event in Berlin. In addition, the company will also be showing off three new monitors.

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T-Mobile Moto X will be available only via Google Play according to leak

T-Mobile Moto X will be available only via Google Play according to leak

In what has proven to be a bit of a head-scratcher, a screenshot has surfaced by way of the T-Mobile Moto X device page showing availability as only through Google Play. This seems to contradict information that had been stated previously in a press release that the handset would be available to the carrier's customers via Motorola.com.

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NSA has super secret hacker collective according to newly revealed Snowden docs

NSA has super secret hacker collective according to newly revealed Snowden docs

A new batch of government documents pilfered by Edward Snowden, who is now living in Russia, were made known by The Washington Post today, one that showed a detailed budget and hinted at encryption decoding efforts by the NSA. A different one, however, had another interesting thing to bring to light: the NSA has a super secret collective of hackers.

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