Author: Matthew Sabatini

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First Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S IV Are Released

The Samsung Galaxy S III is just about the hottest phone on the market today. Whether you’re an Apple fanboy or Steve Ballmer, 30 million Galaxy S IIIs is a lot to swallow. With so much surrounding Samsung in 2012 and even more to come in 2013, the mobile world is starting to focus on […]

TABLETS
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7-inch Galaxy Note Possibly Spotted on GLBenchmark

With the tablet market exploding, specifically in the 7 inch range, it is a surprise that Samsung has not done more to gain market share. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been out for long enough with not enough return. Now, according to a benchmark posted on GLBenchmark, Samsung might be making another tablet in this category.

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BBM App Found on Blackberry Playbook

The Blackberry Playbook has been out for almost 2 years now. Despite this, many owners are still waiting to get a taste of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) on the device. Right now, if you own a Blackberry smartphone and a Playbook, you can download Blackberry Bridge. This allows you to pair your tablet and smartphone as well as use BBM from your tablet.

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Flickr Gives Everyone 3 Months of Free Pro Service for the Holidays

Flickr may find themselves falling behind in the social photo/video world. Regardless of their position, Flickr is giving all of their current subscribers, including free account holders, 3 months of free Pro service. For those members who have already upgraded to Flickr’s Pro service, the 3 months can be used as an extension to your current subscription.

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“What’s That Song” Feature Added to Google Now

Just a few days ago, Google issued a huge update to the Google Search app for Android. In addition to being faster than the previous version, Google is pushing out many new features and also cards. In my opinion, the “What’s That Song” voice command is by far the coolest.

Gaming
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First Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Released

Paramount recently dropped 78 seconds of Into Darkness online. The trailer comes to us over 6 months before the film’s opening date (May 17, 2013). Take a look: “After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to […]

Android
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Archos GamePad Arrives for $208 and Android 4.1

At the end of August, we alerted you of the Archos GamePad. Archos claims that it is “The first true Android games console”. With a price tag of just £129.99 ($208) and the specs to back it up, the GamePad may be the gaming tablet of the Holiday Season 2012.

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One Line of iMacs Will Be Made in the U.S.A, Says Tim Cook

In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams this morning, Tim Cook revealed some new information about the future of Apple’s manufacturing. More specifically, he said that “We’ve (Apple) been working for years on doing more and more in the U.S. Next year, we will do one of our existing Mac lines in the United States”

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Google’s Nexus 4 8GB is Out of Stock Again

Have you tried your luck at buying Google’s flagship handset, the LG Nexus 4? If so, you would know that it is very hard and frustrating. The words “Sold Out” are plastered on the page in capital letters and red. “We are out of inventory. Please check back soon.”, has been on the website a few times now and the backorder on the device had reached 9-10 weeks.

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Mexican Court Tells Yahoo to Pay Up $2.7 Billion

This morning, Yahoo! Inc. reported that “the 49th Civil Court of the Federal District of Mexico City has entered a non-final judgment of U.S. $2.7 billion against Yahoo! Inc.” Furthermore, the lawsuit was filed by Worldwide Directories S.A. de C.V. and Ideas Interactivas, S.A. de C.V against the internet giant.

PRINTERS
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Portabee 3D Printer Now Selling for Only $480

3D Printing has arguably become the latest and greatest technology. The average person, however, can only sit back and read about these printers because of their high price tags. For example, the Replicator 2 was recently released at $2,000 which was considered reasonable.

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Microsoft Will Support Windows RT on Surface for 4+ Years

Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was just released recently. But that didn’t stop Microsoft from detailing it’s support plan for the next 4 years. In short, Microsoft is boasting that if you buy a Surface RT tablet, you will be eligible to get software and firmware updates until at least April of 2017.

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LG Nexus 4 Users Report Buzzing Noise and Distorted Calls

While the LG Nexus 4 has sold extremely well and received a ton of positive feedback, it seems that it isn’t without a few problems as well. New reports are starting to arise regarding Issue 39936 on Google’s website, which pertains to listening to an earpiece on the Nexus 4. More specifically, so far 135 users claim that while using an earpiece, there is a very faint buzzing and clicking.

Android
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Facebook Pushes Employees to Use Android

When recent Facebook app updates only came to the iPhone, some Android users started asking questions. If you look close enough, it’s not hard to notice the flaws of Facebook’s Android app. Just for starters, the entire app is just a webview of the touch website. The biased development of Facebook’s app may be due […]

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IntelliPaper – The Paper USB Flash Drive

Flash drives have evolved significantly over the past few years. There was a time when 64MB of space in a bulky USB package was considered an achievement, and yet now an individual drive can hold upwards of 64GB while being less than half an inch in length. IntelliPaper looks to take the thickness (or thinness) of flash drives to the next level.

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Asus Padfone 2 Show Up In White Just Before Release Date

Back in October, ASUS announced that it would be bringing a second-generation Padfone to the market. If you’re unfamiliar with the device, it’s a smartphone that can be placed inside of a tablet dock. Therefore, the idea behind the device is to give users a smartphone and tablet in one.

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Microsoft Snags Real-Time Augmented Reality Patent

Over the past couple of months, augmented reality glasses have become all the rage at the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). Although as of now, Google one of the only companies to formally debut their device (Project Glass). Now it seems that Microsoft’s Research department looks to enter the game as well.