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Augmented Reality: Vuforia by Qualcomm

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At this past CES, rare demos of Augmented Reality (AR) implementations failed to attract much attention. There are many reasons for the fading interest in AR on mobile devices. Reviewers quote numerous technical problems with "live view" class encoding; 3D scene generation is the major obstacle on par with the inclusion of AR functionality being a daunting task even for the most powerful quad-core SoCs (think Tegra 3).

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India-Made 5.3″ Dual-Sim Android Phone: BLU Studio 5.3 Available In US

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What's not to love about the gigantic Samsung Galaxy Note? An oversized phone and mini-tablet in one compact device makes it a dream come true. If you can't wait untill the Samsung Galaxy Note is available, or perhaps you don't like its price, here's good news for you: Expansys-USA has the BLU Studio 5.3 phone.

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Top Selling Phones of 2011: iPhone 4S Leads The Way

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The undisputed leader of all sales from all carriers that offers the iPhone is the iPhone 4S for last two months of 2011. Who would have thought otherwise? More interesting and telling is the struggle for second place. The Samsung Galaxy S II looks like the leader for the second spot, except for Verizon where Samsung's Galaxy Nexus took the position in December 2011, while in November 2011 it was Motorola's Droid RAZR as Verizon's second big selling phone.

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Polaroid Reveals First 16MP Android Smartphone Camera

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We are well aware that high end smartphones are now capable of producing very good snapshots and decent videos. This time, Polaroid's SC1630 camera is blurring the line. It runs Google Android phone OS . Hence, it's a camera that can make phone calls. In this respect, Polaroid prefers to call this device a "phone camera" (stress on "camera"), and not your regular "camera phone".

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Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook Closest To MacBook Air Killer

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This time, Series 9 notebook from Samsung has an amazing Duralumin (aircraft grade aluminum) unibody with a total thickness of just half an inch. That might just fit inside a brown paper envelope.  Samsung is setting the bar for the new ultrabook class, although Samsung doesn't like the "ultrabook" moniker, we'll just let it be the Samsung Series 9 notebook to make them happy.

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More On The Verizon, Samsung And LG Alliance

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Verizon is widely known for its Verizon Wireless operations. But cell phone carrier services are not all that the big V can offer to its customers. A growing Verizon FiOS network that was first deployed 6 years ago offered ultra fast Internet access, it has since evolved into a multi-functional service that includes FiOS Internet, FiOS TV, and FiOS Digital Voice.

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Tegra 3 Eee Pad Transformer Prime Uses Xbox 360 Controller

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The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime continues to amaze us. At CES 2012, an avid gamer shows his prowess with Shadowgun running flawlessly on the Tegra 3 powered tablet. Connected to a large screen via HDMI and controlled by an ordinary Xbox 360 controller, there's really no telling the difference.

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Verizon ZTE Jetpack 4G/LTE Mobile Hotspot

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Developed by ZTE, the Jetpack is a 4G /LTE Mobile Hotspot allowing 4G/ LTE - customers to get download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G/LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas. The global ready device will work in 205 different countries, and 125 more with 3G too.

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ASUS Eee Slate EP121: Where And How To Use It?

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Running Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit with 2 GB of RAM, it's every bit a Windows machine that you are quite familiar with. Here's some of the many cases where the advantages of such a slate can be put to good use.

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10 Video FAQs about ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

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ASUSTeK Computer goes to extraordinary measures to appeal to widest possible audience of their potential customers. Original ASUS Eee Pad Transformer was and still is one of the most popular 10-inch Android slates, even if the Transformer Prime clearly takes the role of ASUS flagship tablet.

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$79 Ainol Novo 7 Paladin Tablet Does Ice Cream Sandwich

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No typo here, the $79 Ainol Novo 7 Paladin is a camera-less tablet, but yes indeed, it runs Ice Cream Sandwich. This tablet is a variation of the world' s first ICS Android 4.0 tablet, the Ainol Novo 7 Basic we spotted last year.

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ZTE 7-inch Quad-core Tablet Runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

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ZTE has a 7" tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich at CES. According to IDG analytics quoted here, the company has already overtaken Apple worldwide since 2011 in smartphone production, doubled its shipped products in Q4 compared to the previous quarter, and experienced a year-over-year increase of by almost 60%.

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Siri And Crestron Means Softly Spoken Home Automation

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With help from Crestron's AMS-AIP home automation equipment and an intermediary proxy server, Apple iPhone 4S Siri can take over the highly intelligent voice control of lighting, temperature, home theater equipment and more; commanding your home's WiFi thermostat by voice.

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Apple Education Event Announced For Jan. 19

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Amid all the excitement of CES 2012, one announcement has almost slipped unnoticed: Apple has announced an education event that is to be held at Guggenheim Museum, New York, on January 19th.

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IK Multimedia Busts Out Audio Mixer, Mic And Stomp At CES

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IK Multimedia is building up their audio arsenal at CES 2012 by announcing their iRig line. The iOS devices range from DJ consoles, to analog live inline guitar, mic, bass adapters.

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