Samsung Galaxy Note Smablet Review

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The Samsung Galaxy Note, oh what a debate this 5.3-inch Android smablet (smartphone-tablet) has created. Some haters hate it, because, well, they love to hate things. And others love it, mainly because of its beautiful bright display. I’m going to address a few things with this review because in all honesty, we need to evolve the way we use “smart” devices. And there are a lot of underlying issues that people just don’t talk about, or have a clue about. If we’re not using these devices with any sense, then we’re not really going to have the best experience in the long term.

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Gerber’s Multitool Tripod Knife Ships for $60

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There are already a great variety of multitools out there to choose from. And we love Gerber. But, apart from allowing you to unscrew something or pull a thorn out of your thumb, the Gerber Tripod Multitool has got the rest beat; acting as a tripod for your smartphone or compact digital camera. The product, which we saw last year, is now finally shipping.

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Windows Phone 8 Dual-Core Smartphone For Sprint Being Tested?

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While HTC has plans to release their newly unveiled S4 powered One S (T-Mobile) and One X (AT&T version) within the next two months, Microsoft is reportedly busy testing a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, which is intended for Sprint’s network, with the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset. The new info comes to us courtesy of the folks over at The Verge who were apparently tipped off by “sources familiar with the company’s plans”.

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Ubuntu For Android Demo Video Hits YouTube

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Ubuntu for Android appears to be the most important development for Android since the arrival of Ice Cream Sandwich. But if you are too excited to know more about it before it is officially launched at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, you can check out the demo video below which comes to us via a kind hearted Canonical employee.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Arriving Feb 21st

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The BlackBerry PlayBook has been a disaster for Research in Motion. But the tablet’s users are waiting anxiously for the arrival of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 upgrade which is expected to bring a few fixes as well as new features. Earlier, we heard rumors that the latest OS version will arrive next week and now we have confirmation on the launch date.

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IKEA Spoka Lamp Controlled By Android Smartphone (Video)

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From controlling a TV to helping us park our cars, smartphones these days are capable of doing a lot of things that make our lives a whole lot easier. And now you can add the Ikea SPOKA lamp to the list. The image above is not from the set of a new sci-fi movie, it’s a Spoka night lamp from IKEA being hacked for Android automation.

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Galaxy S III Possesses ‘Quad-Core Engine And 12MP Camera’

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Samsung had to think big when planning the next in their “S” series line of Android smartphones to keep up with the rich traditions already established by the Galaxy S, S II and the Galaxy Note. It seems that Galaxy S3 will indeed be a monster, powered by a Quad-Core chipset capable of speeds in the range of 1.6 GHz.

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Huawei Going High-End With Diamond Series Smartphones at MWC

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It’s not exactly a household name, but the Chinese company has been able mostly to sell its cheaper Android smartphones to people who don’t want to spend the premium on higher end devices. Now, it looks like they’re ready to move up the range.

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Arman Ahnood’s OLED Solar Cell Screen Could Expand Your Battery Life

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Did you know that only about 36% of the light produced by an OLED display is projected out while the rest is wasted? So what if we could find a way to harness this wasted energy to increase battery life on today’s smartphones? This is exactly what Arman Ahnood, a researcher at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, is working on.

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