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PRADA Phone 3.0 by LG Review

PRADA Phone 3.0 by LG Review

Are you a trend-setter, a dedicated follower, or a fashion disaster? That's the question we've been asking of the PRADA Phone 3.0 by LG, the phone company's third attempt at a handset suitable for the catwalk, and the first to legitimately fall under the smartphone banner. Running Android with a custom UI in Anna Wintour's favorite color scheme, the new PRADA handset is hoping to appeal to fashionistas and geeks in equal measure, but is it truly bespoke, merely off the peg, or a thrift-store special? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Large Hadron Collider restarts stronger than ever

Large Hadron Collider restarts stronger than ever

Scientists hunting the Higgs boson have reactivated the Large Hadron Collider, waking the slumbering proton smasher from its winter slumber, and coaxing it to faster speeds than ever before. Running in 2011 at 3.5 TeV (teraelectronvolts) in each direction - for a total collision speed of 7 TeV - the new running speed is 8 TeV, ostensibly a small step up but one which the team at CERN says will have a significant impact on the potential for discovering new particles.

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Audi e-sound makes EVs sing

Audi e-sound makes EVs sing

The dangers of being crushed by a silent and deadly electric vehicle have been long known, but trust Audi to level its "Vorsprung durch Technik" at the issue and compose a specific "e-sound" for its cars. The handiwork of Audi engineer Rudolf Halbmeir, the new sound - which will be fitted to all Audi EVs - isn't a single monotone but created on the fly, depending on the speed of the motors, the overall vehicle speed, the current load and more.

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Propellerhead Figure for iPhone pares ReBirth for the mainstream

Propellerhead Figure for iPhone pares ReBirth for the mainstream

Reason and ReBirth developer Propellerhead has trimmed and sliced its music chopping talents down into a pick-up-and-play iPhone app, Figure, offering intuitive track creation for under a dollar. Pulling in audio from Reason's Thor synth and Kong drum machine for bass, lead and percussion, Figure is designed to be usable in just a few minutes by even those with no musical skills whatsoever, by dragging a finger around the play pad UI.

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Jaguar F-TYPE melts hearts and moistens loins

Jaguar F-TYPE melts hearts and moistens loins

Jaguar has confirmed it will be launching a production version of the silkily delicious C-X16 concept from late 2011, the Jaguar F-TYPE, set to hit roads and tracks in mid-2013. Shown so far clad in eye-mangling camoflage - as well as roaring round the racetrack, which you can see after the cut - the F-TYPE will launch as a two-seater convertible initially, with new petrol engines and all-aluminum construction.

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Fisker Atlantic EV officially revealed

Fisker Atlantic EV officially revealed

Fisker has taken the wraps off of its second hybrid electric car, the Fisker Atlantic, promising a more affordable option for Earth-friendly driving but with the same swoopy style of its Karma sibling. Unveiled at a New York Auto Show preview, in design concept form, the Atlantic is a four-door relying on a BMW-sourced, specially tuned four cylinder gas engine to top up the li-ion batteries driving the electric motors for the wheels.

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Dropcam HD hands-on

Dropcam HD hands-on

There's a camera out there today, folks, a camera by the name of Dropcam HD - one that when we got a hands-on look at, we were flabbergasted at the awesomeness and simplicity of as not only is it able to monitor your home environment in a completely non-intrusive way, it's all quite inexpensive. This device is the "easiest way to check in on what you care about" as they say, and is able to work with you to bring the video and images it captures to you need in a rather sleek form factor as well. The whole thing also works in pitch dark and is able to pick up 720p HD video for superior quality viewing.

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HP ENVY 15 Hands on and unboxing

HP ENVY 15 Hands on and unboxing

The ENVY series of laptops has defined HP's high end for the last few years, and the trend continues with the newly remodeled ENVY 15. The high-powered series has become popular in the PC crowd thanks to lower and lower prices for some very respectable hardware. The last time we took a look at the ENVY series was the ENVY 17 3D nearly a year ago, and it left us quite impressed. HP sent over the ENVY 15 for us to check out, and initial observations are promising.

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