Ubuntu Smartphone OS Announced Ahead Of CES

Ubuntu has this week announced that its launching a new Ubuntu Smartphone OS, which it will be demonstrating at the CES 2013 show next week, running from Jan 8th-11th.

No carrier or hardware manufacturer support has been announced as yet but the videos after the jump will provide you with a comprehensive introduction into what you can expect from the new Ubuntu Smartphone OS.

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Soundmatters DASH7 Bluetooth Speaker Unveiled For $250

Ahead of CES 2013 next week running from Jan 8th-11th, Soundmatters has unveiled a new addition to their range in the form of the Soundmatters DASH7 Bluetooth speaker, which will be showcased at CES 2013.

The Soundmatters DASH7 Bluetooth speaker has been designed to provide “world-class sound” for iPads, smartphones, laptops, guitars and more in a slim pocket-sized device, and is 40% smaller than the foxLv2.

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Raspberry Pi Education Manual Released

Owners of the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC which has revolutionised the way computer programming can be taught in schools, might be interested to learn that a new Raspberry Pi Education Manual has been created and released.

The Raspberry Pi Open Source Education Manual has been created by a team of UK teachers from Computing at School (CAS), with recognition and encouragement from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

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Google Nexus 7 Dock Coming January 10th

Google and Asus have yet to start selling the new Google Nexus 7 Dock that we saw recently, but now according to a number of reports, this Nexus 7 accessory will be available from the 10th of January.

The Google Nexus 7 Dock will retail for $40, and retailer B&H now has the dock listed with a shipping date of the 10th of January, this date has yet to be confirmed by Asus or Google.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera Gets Android 4.1.2 Update

Samsung has released a new software update for their Galaxy Camera, in the form of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the Galaxy camera comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

The Android 4.1.2 software update for the Samsung Galaxy camera brings some new features to the device, and the update is available to download through Samsung’s Kies software updating tool.

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Apple To Announce Q1 2013 Earnings On January 23rd

Apple has announced that they will announce their quarter one 2013 earnings on Wednesday the 23rd of January, and we will get to find out just how well Apple’s new products have done over the last few months.

Apple’s latest earnings will included details of how many iPhone 5s and how many of the new iPad Mini Apple have sold since they were launched, we suspect we will see some impressive figures.

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Microsoft Buys R2 Studios

Microsoft has made another acquisition, this time it is a small startup that both Google and Apple were interested in, R2 Studios, and along with the purchase of the company Microsoft has also acquired a number of patents.

R2 Studios was founded by Blake Krikorian in 2011, Blake was previously behind the Slingbox, he and his team will now join Microsoft, and the company produces software to display content on TVs, Microsoft plans to use the software for their Xbox console.

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Starcraft Brood Wars Running On Android

Years ago, who would have thought that our phones would be able to run/emulate PC games? Thanks to the power of our smartphones and an app called the Winulator, it looks like sometime in the near future, Android users will be able to run Starcraft’s Brood Wars on their phone.
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Samsung Smart Tango Corner Cleaning Robotic Vacuum Unveiled

If one of your new years resolutions is to do less housework you might be interested in the new Samsung Smart Tango Corner Clean Robotic Vacuum which has been unveiled ahead of CES 2013 next week running from Jan 8th-11th.

Samsung has released new images of its latest corner cleaning robotic vacuum cleaner, which has been designed to take the chore out of keeping your house of office clean, and automatically brush up dirt and dust.

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Apple To Bring 802.11ac Networking To 2013 Macs

According to a recent report, Apple is partnering with Broadcom to bring 802.11ac WiFi to its new range of Macs that are expected to be released this year, which will bring faster connections to the 2013 range.

Apple’s new 2013 range of Macs will feature much faster WiFi than previous model, using the 802.11ac chips from Broadcom, according to the Next Web.

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