Lucasfilm’s New Sandcrawler Offices In Singapore (Pictures)

Lucasfilm are building some new offices in Singapore, and they have now revealed some renderings of what the new office building will look like, and as you can see from the photos below it looks like a Sandcrawler for the Star Wars movies from certain angles.

The new Lucasfilm office building will feature a 100 seat theater and start of the art digital production facilities, and it was designed by Architects, Aedas.

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Call of Duty Elite Price Announced

At the Call of Duty XP event this weekend Activision announced pricing for its new premium Call of Duty Elite service which is currently in beta testing and will be launched very shortly.

Premium membership grants you access to all of Modern Warfare 3′s map packs early, together with the opportunity to team up with other players to win real-life prizes in organised competitions and events. Members will also have access to a Activision’s Elite TV service that will present a variety of video features, including in-game strategies and more.

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PlayStation 4 Coming Within 18 Months?

We know both Sony and Microsoft are working on their next generation consoles, although we have no idea when either company intends to launch their new games consoles.

Now, according to a recent report, Sony may end up launching the new PlayStation 4 within the next 18 months, although Sony have yet to confirm this as yet.

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Asus To Launch $600 To $900 Ultrabooks In April 2012

Intel’s plan for its new ultrabook platform is to get all manufacturers to retail their ultrabook notebooks for under $1,000, and we have already seen a few priced at under $1,000 with many other priced well over $1,000.

Now according to a recent report, Asus is hoping to launch a new range of entry level ultrabook notebooks in April of 2012, with prices starting at around $600 up to $900.

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THX Certification Coming To Smartphones And Tablets

In an interview this week Rick Dean senior VP of THX explained that his company was looking at the possibility to start pursuing an THX certification process for smartphones and tablets devices in the future.

Together with applications that would be able to enhance the quality of the sounds from smartphones and tablet devices but, but Dean wouldn’t unveil any specific plans the company had within this area.


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KT Android Spider Concept Combines Phone, Handheld, Tablet And Laptop (video)

At the IFA in Berlin this week KT Korea’s leading mobile provider has unveiled their new Spider Concept smartphone which is a new and innovative idea built using the Android OS. The KT Spider is the worlds first Android Smartphone that can be converted and combined with other devices says KT.

For instance the Spider can be combined with a number of different devices to provide extra input options or be inserted into the back of a tablet shell to provide the processing power and memory for the tablet or be docked within a controller to create a handheld gaming machine.  To see exactly what the KT Spider can do, watch the video after the jump that takes you through its various different options.

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Google Voice For Android Updated, Adds Tablet Support

Google has updated its Google Voice for Android application, and the latest version, Google Voice 4.2.34 comes with a range of new features, the main one is that Google Voice for Android now offers support for Android tablets.

This will mean that Android Honeycomb tablet owners will be able to make voice calls and send text messages direct from their Android tablet.

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Google+ Suggested User Feature Arriving Soon

Over the Weekend Google announced plans to roll out a new suggested user feature on its Google+ social network similar to that used on Twitter. The announcement for the  new suggested user feature was Tweeted by Bradley Horowitz, vice president of product management for Google+. Explaining that any users with over 100k followers on Twitter would be able to then signup for the pilot scheme.


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Google’s Android Grabs 47 Percent Of UK Smartphone Market

According to recent figures released by consumer analyst firm Kantar Worldpanel, Google’s Android  has increased its share of the smartphone market here in the UK to 47.1 percent, which is then followed by RIM with their BlackBerry devices at 21.5 percent and Apple with 20.8 percent.

The report also says that Symbian is around 7.2 percent and Windows mobile just a 1.7 percent of the total UK smartphone market. Android has increased from 22 percent for the same period in 2010.

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Logitech iPad Bedside Dock

Logitech has unveiled a new addition to its range of iOS docks with the unveiling of its new iPad Bedside Dock. The new iPad compatible charging dock and speaker also doubles as an alarm clock and allows you to wake either by listening to your own tunes or using the built-in alarm and radio.

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Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Headed To Europe

Samsung recently announced the new Samsung Galaxy S II LTE in the US, and it comes with some upgraded specifications over the original Samsung Galaxy S II, which include a larger 4.5 inch display.

The new Samsung Galaxy S II LTE also comes with a faster processor, the original Galaxy S II came with a dual core 1.2GHz processor, whilst the new Samsung Galaxy S II LTE will feature a dual core 1.5GHz processor.

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