Google Nexus 7 Pre-orders Now Shipping In The UK

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet recently started shipping in the US, and now it would appear that the tablet has also started shipping here in the UK, which means that anyone who pre-ordered the device should receive the device soon.

The Google Nexus 7 comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a 7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, processing is provided by a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and it also comes with a 12 core GPU.

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LG Optimus Vu For Verizon Leaked

It looks like the LG Optimus Vu is headed to US mobile carrier Verizon Wireless, the photo below shows the Optimus Vu next to a Samsung Galaxy S III, and as you can see from the photo it features the Verizon branding.

The LG Optimus Vu features a 5 inch touchscreen HD IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, the handset will come with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Google Maps Unveils 360 Degree Views Of Antarctica (video)

If you enjoy exploring the world from the comfort of your computer screen, you’ll be pleased to know that Google has added new 360 degree views of Antarctica to its Google Maps service.

The new 360 degree views provide panoramic imagery of historic Antarctic locations and are part of Google’s World Wonders site, where you can learn more about the history of South Pole exploration.

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AT&T May Charge For FaceTime Over 3G On iOS 6

Apple’s FaceTime feature is currently only available over WiFi, this could possibly change in the future, and from the looks of it when Apple’s releases iOS 6 you will be able to make FaceTime calls over 3G.

The guys from 9 to 5 Mac have been testing out iOS 6, they were using US mobile carrier AT&T, and when they tried to make a FaceTime call over 3G they were greeted with a message to contact AT&T.

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Samsung To Buy British CSR Mobile Location Technology For Smartphones

Samsung has announced that it will purchase a mobile technology unit from British firm Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), the company specializes in mobile connectivity and location technologies.

Samsung will pay CSR a total of $310 million for the mobile technology unit, and they will also purchase a total of $34 million worth of CSR shares to increase its ties with the company.

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European Carriers Ordering Nano SIM Cards Ahead Of iPhone 5 Launch

Apple’s new nano SIM card standard was recently approved by the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), which means that this design will be used in future handsets by the various mobile carriers and smartphone makers.

Apple are expected to launch the iPhone 5, their sixth generation iPhone around September or October of this year and they will probably use their new nano SIM card in their new iPhone.

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iOS 6 Beta 3 Brings Email Addresses

Apple has just released the latest beta version of their iOS 6, which is iOS 6 Beta 3, and one of the new features in the latest version of Apple’s iOS is some new email addresses.

When a user signs up to Apple’s iCloud service they get a new email address, this will change when Apple releases iOS 6 and users will get a new email address.

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Yahoo’s New CEO Is Google’s Marissa Mayer

Yahoo has had around four different CEO’s over the last year, none of which have been able to turn Yahoo around, and now the company has a new CEO, who will probably do a much better job than the previous ones.

Google’s Marissa Mayer is taking over as the CEO of Yahoo, Mayer has been a key player in some of Google’s most popular products and one of Google’s key employees.

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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Gets Official

We have been hearing rumors over the last few weeks that T-Mobile would be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note, the device is now official and is headed to T-mobile in the ‘coming weeks’.

The T-Mobile Galaxy Note will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and the handset features a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a dual core Snapdragon S3 1.5GHz processor.

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Omrom MEMS Thermal Sensor Unveiled (video)

Omron has created a new type of thermal sensor which can be used for a number of new applications within hand held devices, such as smartphones.

As well as being able to check heat within surrounding objects, the new sensor can also be used for motion detection and attached to a PC for access control as an example. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Rumored iPhone 5 Front Panel Leaked

We have already seen some leaked parts of what are reported to be for the new iPhone 5, and now we have another one, this one is rumored to be the front panel of the new iPhone 5.

The photo below is apparently for the front panel of the new iPhone 5, and it was discovered by the guys over at Apple.Pro, and the photo shows a larger display than the existing iPhone, with an apparent 16:9 ratio.

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