iFixit Repair Manual Android App Now Available

If you prefer to try and fix problems with your electronic devices yourself you are probably already aware of the wealth of repair manuals available over on the iFixit website.

Today iFixit have launched their new free repair manual application for Android devices. Providing you with step-by-step repair instructions for a vast range of consumer electronics.

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Toshiba Fined $87 Million For LCD Price Fixing

Toshiba has been fined a massive $87 million for LCD price fixing, the company was found to be guilty of price fixing by a jury in San Francisco, and the fine is made up of monies to be paid to manufacturers and also consumers.

Toshiba has been found liable to the tune of $17 million for manufacturers and $70 million for consumers, although Toshiba has said that it doesn’t expect to pay the fines as other defendants in the lawsuit have already paid settlements which are more than the fine.

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Verizon Galaxy S III Launches July 10th

Verizon has finally announced the launch date of the new Samsung Galaxy S III on their network in the US, the handset will land on Verizon on the 10th of July.

Verizon will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S III for $199.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with the carrier, they will also be offering the handset without a contract for $599.99.

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Google Pulls Galaxy Nexus From Google Play Store

We recently heard that  Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone had been banned from sale in the US, after a recent court ruling, Samsung is appealing the decision, but it looks like Google have now removed the Galaxy Nexus from their Google Play Store.

According to the guys over at The Verge, who spoke to Google, the Galaxy Nexus has indeed been removed from sale from the Google Play Store, although Google wouldn’t give any specifics on why it had been removed.

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EA to go 100% digital

Physical media might not be dead yet, but here is another nail in the coffin. Games publisher, EA recently announced that they will soon be a 100%-digital company. EA’s president, Frank Gibeau says that the digital market is the fastest growing area for the company (which is currently making the company $1.2 billion in revenues annually. Not bad huh?).
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Microsoft registers new Xbox domain names

Microsoft has not officially announced the next-generation Xbox and the name of the upcoming console has yet to be revealed, though we are all waiting eagerly. Some possible names are the Xbox 720, or the Xbox 8. Now it has been reported that Microsoft has registered several new Xbox-related domain names. These include Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org. Hmmm. The plot thickens.
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July Forza Motorsport 4 Car Pack Revs Up

Let’s face it, if you’re a fan of sports cars and racing there’s a big chance that the only place you’ll ever get to drive an exotic car on a racetrack is on a video game. One of the most popular video games for car fans is Forza Motorsport 4. The newest car pack for the game has now been launched.

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Google Nexus 7 Tablet Teardown

Just a week after Google unveiled their new Nexus 7 tablet at their annual Google I/O developer conference. iFixit have wasted no time applying their screwdriver to the Google Nexus 7 tablet which is available for under $200 in its 8GB format.

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Slate&Stylus: Origami Slate iPad Case (video)

A new iPad case design is looking to make the jump from concept to production over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website, in the form of the Origami Slate iPad Case which has been designed by Slate&Stylus.

Slate&Stylus have used origami techniques to make an iPad case that can be folded in different orientations to create stands a typing positions. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Amazon Buys UpNext 3D Mapping Firm

It seems that Apple is not the only company interested in their own mapping software, as Amazon has acquired 3D mapping firm UpNext in a deal worth more than 2.8 million.

Amazon obviously intends to use its new mapping acquisition for its future Kindle tablets, which run a modified version of Google’s Android OS, so we suspect Amazon will be launching their own mapping software in the future.

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