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Qik Video Connect lets iPhone and Android users taunt each other by video

Qik Video Connect lets iPhone and Android users taunt each other by video

Qik has updated its video calling app, Qik Video Connect, to support cross-platform calls between iOS and Android devices. The new version - a free download for both platforms, though the premium Qik Video Connect Plus is also available for iOS - allows the front and rear cameras to be used on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPad 2 and Android 2.1+ devices for two-way video chat and video mail.

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Airpiano: No Longer Just A Cool Concept, Available For Order Now

Airpiano: No Longer Just A Cool Concept, Available For Order Now

Over two years ago, an interesting instrument of sorts jumped on our radar called the Airpiano. At the time it was an interesting concept by Omer Yosher presented at the Berlin Design Festival that allowed you to play music just by moving your hands around in the air over a motion-sensing board. Now, the concept has finally become a commercial reality, with the first limited trial batch ready for order and newer video demos after the cut.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Review

Samsung Galaxy S II Review

Samsung has a lot riding on the Galaxy S II. When your displays, chips and memory are found in the flagship devices of OEMs around the world, you have to expect consumers will demand more from the hardware that bears your brand. The Galaxy S II (aka Galaxy S 2 or GSII) has even more to live up to: the original Galaxy S spawned several carrier variants that helped it become the best-selling Android smartphone in the US last year, and positioned Samsung as one of the key names to beat in the segment. So, with dual-core - and freshly overclocked - processor at the ready and a huge, Super AMOLED Plus display providing some eye-catching glitz, the Galaxy S II wades into the crowded smartphone market. New Android king or pretender to the throne? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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AI runs Android, Chrome OS, Ubuntu & more on Beagleboard simultaneously [Video]

AI runs Android, Chrome OS, Ubuntu & more on Beagleboard simultaneously [Video]

Last we heard of Always Innovating, the company was talking about its Smart Book hybrid, a combination tablet and netbook, similar in concept to the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. Now they're talking Beagleboard, and more specifically their custom environment, Super-Jumbo, to run Android 2.3, Ubuntu Maverick 10.10, Chrome OS and AI's own AIOS simultaneously on the OMAP3-based 'board.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Review

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Review

Sony Ericsson's 2010 Android range may have started promisingly, but software headaches undermined solid hardware and left many early-adopters with a low opinion of the company. 2011 is something of a relaunch for Sony Ericsson, then, with the XPERIA Play doing its level best to deliver the mobile PlayStation platform we've been expecting for years, and now the XPERIA Arc hoping to bring some of Sony's living room expertise to your pocket. Is the Arc the best Sony Ericsson handset to-date, and if so is it good enough to overshadow the competition? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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SARCOS The Humanoid Robot That Dances And Can Take Some Bullying Around

SARCOS The Humanoid Robot That Dances And Can Take Some Bullying Around

So we've seen plenty of robots in our time, from the recent ones working in Fukushima to the ones helping cure autism in children and others that just look eerily human for the sake of looking eerily human. But none so far have had quite the life-like fluidity of movement as the Sarcos robot developed by the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon. Not only can it dance, but it can take a good shove from behind without falling over thanks to its unique ability to constantly adjust its balance much like the way humans do. Continue after the jump for videos of it dancing and getting bullied.

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Extreme Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy S II meets Rally Car [Video]

Extreme Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy S II meets Rally Car [Video]

"We wondered if you'd like to do an unboxing video" Samsung asked me, "of the new Galaxy S II." It's not the sort of thing you turn down: Samsung's 1.2GHz dual-core smartphone is likely to be one of the biggest handsets of 2011, and that's not just because of its sizable 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. "What's the catch?" I asked, expecting NDAs and embargoes. "Well, it's an Extreme Unboxing" they told me, "you're doing it in a 300bhp rally car."

Video after the cut!

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iPhone and iPad 3G caught keeping secret location tracking database [Video]

iPhone and iPad 3G caught keeping secret location tracking database [Video]

Apple has tracked every iPhone and iPad 3G user's physical location since the release of iOS 4.0, security researchers have discovered, with a secret backup of positions and timestamps kept on any Mac or PC the devices are synchronized with. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden found that, from iOS 4.0, an unencrypted and otherwise unprotected database of locations has been created for each user, and have even produced an app, iPhone Tracker, to demonstrate exactly how much data is being clandestinely collected.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Review

BlackBerry PlayBook Review

Until today, the consumer tablet market has been defined by the battle between iPad and Android. Apple's best-selling slate has set expectations for mobile utility and usability, managing to persuade users that - despite years of Microsoft Tablet PC promotion - the company pretty much invented the tablet segment. Google's Honeycomb (review) has launched its offensive against the iPad titan, and now it's the turn of RIM and the BlackBerry PlayBook. Initially billed as the enterprise-focused slate a BlackBerry phone toting business person would covet, the PlayBook's scope has gradually grown to encompass the consumer market too. Has that spreading focus left RIM with the jack of all trades or the master of none? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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