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HTC Flyer Unboxing & First Impressions [Video]

HTC Flyer Unboxing & First Impressions [Video]

Android tablets aren't exactly in short supply these days. As well as the current big-name Honeycomb slates, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola XOOM and ASUS Eee Pad Transformer there's no shortage of low-cost alternatives and no-brand upstarts. Into the fray wades the HTC Flyer, fresh to store shelves today and managing to differentiate itself by virtue of its Sense interface, 7-inch form-factor and - perhaps most importantly - digital stylus.

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MOPHO DJ uses iPhone for digital scratching [Video]

MOPHO DJ uses iPhone for digital scratching [Video]

The humble accelerometer shows its worth again, with Stanford University computer music student Nicholas J. Bryan turning an iPhone into a DJ tool that allows analog turntables to control digital music. MOPHO DJ uses the iPhone's accelerometer to track its position on the turntable, picking up a DJ's scratches and transmitting that wirelessly to a nearby computer which processes MP3s in real-time.

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Hasbro Android Robot Toys get I/O video playtime

Hasbro Android Robot Toys get I/O video playtime

Our new favorite monkey robot, Kibot, may be stuck in Korea, but Hasbro has wider ambitions for its Nexus S powered Robot Toys. On show at Google I/O this week, the Android-bots are basically self-powered motorized cradles into which the Samsung smartphone docks, hooking up via Bluetooth. You can then hold races and use object recognition, just as in the video after the cut.

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LG Optimus Big vs Samsung Galaxy S II

LG Optimus Big vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Rivalry between Samsung and LG runs strong - the two companies took thinly veiled pot-shots at each other's neighboring booths during press briefings at the Korea World IT Show today - and so with a brand spanking new LG Optimus Big on hand and a Samsung Galaxy S II in our pocket, it seemed fitting to see how the two uberphones compare. Read on for the first foray in what's likely to be a lengthy battle royale.

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LG Optimus Big hands-on [Video]

LG Optimus Big hands-on [Video]

The Optimus Big isn't one of LG's most inspired names, but it certainly describes the new Android smartphone well. Its 4.3-inch display puts it among the biggest of the current Android crop, and unsurprisingly pits it against longtime rivals Samsung's well-esteemed Galaxy S II. We grabbed some hands-on time while strutting the halls of the Korea World IT Show today; read on for the full details and some video.

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Brain-sensing Necomimi robo cat ears are furry-awesome [Video]

Brain-sensing Necomimi robo cat ears are furry-awesome [Video]

We've seen brainwave-sensing used for mind training games, the judicious application of comedy torture, and attempting to control the nearest robot: now the technology has reached its summit, with cosplay-style wiggling cat ears. The handiwork of Neurowear, the Necomimi straps a couple of motorized furry cat ears to a brainwave-monitoring headband, so that you can wiggle them appropriately.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA mini and mini pro hands-on [Video] [Updated]

Sony Ericsson XPERIA mini and mini pro hands-on [Video] [Updated]

Sony Ericsson has just announced the XPERIA mini and mini pro Android smartphones, the latest in the company's super-compact line, and we've stopped by for a sneaky hands-on play ahead of their planned release in August 2011. Just like their predecessors they're built for those who don't want a 4-inch or bigger display and prefer their smartphone to be discrete; unlike those predecessors, they're not underpowered minnows.

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Intel Ivy Bridge official: 22nm 3D Tri-Gate to revolutionize processors

Intel Ivy Bridge official: 22nm 3D Tri-Gate to revolutionize processors

Intel has announced its 22nm 3D Tri-Gate transistors, the world's first on a production technology, and with the potential to create not only smaller chips for smartphones, tablets and other ultraportables, but to make more powerful servers and desktop PCs. The 3D Tri-Gate transistors will be first used in Intel Ivy Bridge processors, demonstrated today and set to be the first high-volume CPUs based on the new technology. Intel isn't holding back on the hyperbole, saying Ivy Bridge will bring "an unprecedented combination of power savings and performance gains" - up to 37-percent more performance, in fact - and the company even managed to get Gordon E. Moore - who coined "Moore's Law" - to speak up on how important the 22nm evolution is to tech.

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Spotify takes on iTunes with iPod management, download bundles, more [Video]

Spotify takes on iTunes with iPod management, download bundles, more [Video]

Streaming music service Spotify has launched its biggest assault on iTunes to date, with the addition of iPod management functionality. Plug in an iPod classic, nano or shuffle and Spotify will list it in the new "Devices" section of the updated software: you can then sync across your existing MP3s as well as buy MP3s through Spotify's refreshed download service. Meanwhile there's mobile iOS and Android news for free Spotify users wanting to take their tracks on the go.

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