26 August 2012
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Android ICS Media Player Just for $100

by mobilemag Gigantic multimedia theater PCs have quickly started to become displaced in favor of light weight Android devices that can do many of the same things, but at much cheaper price points. The newest addition to the Android media player family comes from Diamond Multimedia, under the name AMP1000. The box has 1080p playback […]


12 August 2012
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Now Solar Panel can be made using Cheap Metal

New research out of Berkeley Lab and the University of California suggests that it is possible to make solar cells from any semiconductor, opening the door to solar panels made from cheaper, more abundant materials. Until now, phosphides and sulfides of metals have been judged ill-suited for solar cells because of the near-impossibility of chemically […]


8 August 2012
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The Google self-driving car project has been around for some time

by thenextweb The Google self-driving car project has been around for some time, but has crossed a milestone of over 300,000 miles tested. If you hang out in Mountain View around the Google Plex at all, you’ll see these cars driving around with funny contraptions on the roof. You might also spot one on the […]


8 August 2012
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World’s first Voice over LTE launches in Korea; US stuck with 3G calls

by arstechnica A South Korean telecom provider is launching what appears to be the world’s first commercially available Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service tomorrow. SK Telecom announced that its high-definition Voice over LTE technology will be embedded in the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE and “most of” its future LTE smartphones. 4G LTE services are widely […]


7 August 2012
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NASA’s Mars Rover Crashed Into a DMCA Takedown

by 9to5google NASA’s livestream coverage of the Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars was was practically as flawless as the landing itself, a refreshing alternative to all that troubled Olympics coverage. The broadcast – full of suspense, lucky peanut-eating, and ecstatic congratulations – was slow and hard to reach at times, but NASA servers never failed. […]


7 August 2012
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 goes on sale later this month

by 9to5google The time has come that Samsung has made its Galaxy Note 10.1 official. It announced in a press release this morning that its 10.1-inch tablet will ship to the masses worldwide later this month. The tablet will be equipped with Samsung’s infamous S-Pen that allows users to take notes and easily make drawings […]


6 August 2012
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Android gaming handheld JXD S5100 now available in Markets

JXD has a habit of making handheld gaming consoles that run Google Android software. They also tend to look like knockoffs of other popular products. The JXD S5110, for instance, looks a lot like a Sony PlayStation Portable. And the JXD S5100 Deluxe Gaming Tablet looks like a Nintendo 3DS… with a single screen. You […]


5 August 2012
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Steve Jobs was ‘very receptive’ to a 7-inch iPad

Although Apple has long dismissed the viability of 7-inch tablets, the company has been talking about a smaller iPad internally for some time — and Steve Jobs himself was “very receptive” to the idea even though he had previously called 7-inch tablets “DOA” on an October 2010 earnings call. That’s the word from an email […]


5 August 2012
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US plans to block any plan to give UN more control of the internet

by theverge Another round in the decades-old battle for which entities are able to control and regulate key parts of the internet is gearing up for this December. While the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is likely to feature a debate about the UN’s role in these regulations, the US has signaled its intentions […]


5 August 2012
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HTC 1X and 1S devices get new menu button option

by theverge it looks like all One X and One S owners — including those internationally — are going to get a similar update to the one AT&T released last Thursday, allowing users to map the pre-Android 4.0 menu button to the multitasking capacitive touch key on the bottom of the device. Word that the […]