Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS 17 Notebook Announced

Samsung has added a new notebook to its range with the launched of the new Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS 17, the notebook features the latest Intel Core i7 quad core processors plus a 17 inch full HD display.

The 17 inch display comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and graphics is provided by an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2GB GPU, and it features Samsung’s ‘FastStart’ which will apparently let you use the device in just two seconds.

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No New Windows Phones Coming From LG, Focusing On Android Instead

According to a recent report by the Korea Herald, LG has announced that they have no plans to introduce any new Windows Phone smartphones, instead the company has decided to focus its efforts on Google’s Android platform.

LG was one of the first companies to launch a Windows Phone device, but it would appear that the partnership with Microsoft has not worked well for them financially.

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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Amaze 4G ad Sensation 4G Getting ICS Update Next Month

It looks like a couple of Android devices on T-Mobile’s network in the US will be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update in May, and the list includes the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II, the HTC Sensation 4G and the HTC Amaze 4G.

The guys over at TMO News have discovered that the three devices will be getting Android 4.0 in May, with the Samsung Galaxy S II being the first device with an apparent update release date of the 14th of May.

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Microsoft Invests 300 Million In New Barnes & Noble eBooks Business

Barnes & Noble has struck a deal with Microsoft, where Microsoft will invest $300 million in a new joint venture between the two companies, and Barnes & Noble has announced that they have formed a new subsidiary of B&N which will include its Nook business and also its educational College business.

The new company will take a $300 million investment from Microsoft for a 17.6 percent share in the company, this values the new company at $1.7 billion.

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Google Tells Court Galaxy Nexus Code Is Closed Like iPhone Code

In the latest lawsuit between Samsung and Apple, Apple have attempted to obtain the source code from Google on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Apple actually subpoenaed Google to give evidence in the case.

Google has now told the court the the source code for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is closed, just like Apple’s iPhone code, although Google’s Android platform is supposed to be an open source platform.


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Google TV YouTube App Gets Updated

Google has released a new version of their YouTube application for Google TV devices, and the latest update is designed to improve video playback and also comes with some other performance enhancements.

Google has also added in recommendations to their YouTube app, which is designed to help users find more content, plus the ability to +1 a video with Google+.

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BlackBerry 10 Development Phone Leaked

We have been hearing more and more about RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 devices over the last few weeks, and now it looks like we have a photo of a BlackBerry 10 development handset.

The photo below was released by the guys over at CrackBerry, who have said that this is a BlackBerry 10 Developer Alpha device, and the device will apparently be given out to attendees of the BlackBerry Jam this week.

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KegDroid, The Android Controlled Beer Dispensing Android Mascot (Video)

Kegdroid is the creation of Paul Carff, and as you can see from the photo and video below, the Kegdroid is a giant Android mascot which can dispense you a nice cold pint of beer.

The KegDroid is controlled by an Motorola Xoom Android tablet, and in order to get yourself a pint of beer, you need a badge with NFC built in, have a look at the video of it in action below.

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LG Cloud Service Announced

LG is the latest company to launch its on cloud based service, called LG Cloud, the service will offer the ability to stream content to your LG smartphone, tablet and compatible LG TV, and the service will also be available on PCs.

The LG Cloud will offer the ability to stream content using LG’s Real time Streaming Transcoding technology, which performs server based media conversion of content to make it compatible with whichever device you want to stream the content to.

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Siri Will Make Your iPhone 5 Self Destruct (Video)

We have already seen a couple of funny parody videos of Apple’s voice activated video assistant, Siri running on the iPhone 4, and now we have one of the new iPhone 5, which of course has yet to be announced an probably wont look like the one in the video below.

It looks like the new iPhone 5 will feature a new security measure when you enter the wrong pass code into your iPhone 5 three times have a look at the video of it in action below.

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