Motorola Droid Bionic, Coming 8th September, Confirmed By Verizon

We have been hearing rumors over the last month that the Motorola Droid Bionic would finally launch on the 8th of September, it was even confirmed by Motorola on Twitter recently, but the tweet was then removed.

Now a recent Verizon teaser video for the Droid Bionic has confirmed that the device will finally launch this Thursday, the 8th of September, I am sure many people who have been waiting for the device will be happy to finally get their hands on the Droid Bionic.

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BlackBerry Torch 9860, 9810 And BlackBerry Curve 9360 UK Release Dates Revealed

Last month RIM announced it new range of BlackBerry smartphones, we just got an email from the guys over at Clove to let us know of the UK release dates of a number of the new BlackBerry smartphones.

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 will be available in the UK from the 26th of September, whilst the new BlackBerry Torch 9810 and the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be available in the UK from the 3rd of October.

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Sony Unveils 3mm Sheet That Converts Any Laptop Screen Into A Glasses-Free 3D Display

This week at the IFA in Berlin Sony has unveiled a new product in the form of a lenticular sheet VGP-FL3D15A, a 3mm thick sheet that allows you to convert any laptop screen into a glasses-free 3D panel.

The 3mm panel can be attached to the front side of any notebook LCD panel transforming it into a glasses-free 3D display. The sheet has been developed for Sony’s Vaio VPCSE1Z9E (S series), as an optional extra. But when the new notebook is released by Sony in October the new lenticular sheet will also be available to purchase separately for around $180 or €129.

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Amazon Beginning 7-Eleven Delivery Locker Trials This Week?

Amazon is expected to start trailing a new delivery locker service this week that will allow Amazon customers to collect their purchases from lockers within 7-Eleven stores, rather than have the items delivered to their home or business address.

Amazon has not confirmed the trials as yet but the cabinets (pictured below) were tracked down by Geekwire to the 1522 East Madison Street 7-Eleven in Seattle, and currently don’t have any Amazon logos on them.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Goes Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Earlier today we found out the European pricing for the new Samsung Galaxy Note, and now the first retailer in the UK has put the Samsung Galaxy Note up for pre-order, although they have mentioned that their pricing is yet to be confirmed by Samsung.

UK retailer Clove is listing the Samsung Galaxy Note for £600 including taxes, which would be about right considering that the European pricing revealed earlier excluded taxes.

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Apple Stores Getting Signal Boosters For Sprint iPhone 5?

We have been hearing rumors over the last few weeks that the iPhone 5 will also launch on mobile operator Sprint in the US at the same time as the other mobile networks in the US.

Yesterday we heard that Sprint may launch the iPhone 5 in the first week of October, and now more evidence of a Sprint iPhone 5 has been revealed, as according to a recent report, Apple stores in the US are being fitted with Sprint signal boosters.

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Hitachi Unveil Single-Platter 1TB Hard Drives

Hitachi has today announced the launch of a new line of hard disk drives that is capable of storing 1TB of data on a single-platter in the form of the new Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D. The new HDD will be available in both the Deskstar and Cinemastar Hitachi ranges and will be the first ranges to support the new 1TB per single-platter. Hitachi is providing a full range of capacities, from 250GB  up to the 1TB, on both low RPM CoolSpin and 7,200 RPM platforms.

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AMD Accidentally Releases 1.7 Million DiRT 3 Keys (updated)

Its a well known practice for a hardware manufacture to include free games with high end graphics cards and the like, but AMD has accidentally leaked 1.7 million DiRT 3 game activation keys in a recent security blunder.

Codemasters and AMD had joined forces to run a DiRT 3 promotion but unfortunately AMD left the codes in nearly plain site in one of its website folders. The folder in question had no .htaccess protection and contained files listing the activation codes, that could be easily seen it the folder was accessed via a web browser.

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Lost iPhone 5 Prototype Prompts Apple To Hire New Security Managers

Recently we heard that a new iPhone prototype, probably the iPhone 5 had been left in a bar, the exact same thing that happened last year, just before Gimzodo managed to get their hands on the iPhone 5 prototype.

Now it would appear that Apple is looking to hire some new security managers, to look after their new product prototypes, and the jobs listing reads as follows ‘for overseeing the protection of, and managing risks to, Apple’s unreleased products and related intellectual property.’

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Apple To Ship 86 Million Smartphones In 2011?

Apple shipped around 47.5 smartphones in 2010, and this number is expected to double in 2011, according to a recent report, with shipments expected to rise to around 86.4 million devices shipped in 2011.

Apple’s iPhone has been on of the most popular devices, and each year Apple releases a new model, and it becomes even more popular than the last, and we are expecting Apple to unveil the new iPhone 5 some time this month.

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PayMeBack App Keeps Track Of Money You Loan To Friends

If you find yourself loaning money to friends and then forgetting when, where and how much you have outstanding. A neat little application has been developed called PayMeBack which has been designed to take the pain out of remembering.

The iOS PayMeBack application also enables you store the location of when you lent cash making it easier to remember why the cash was needed, and also split large bills amongst a number of people such as housemates when those dread bills arrive. Watch the video demo after the jump to see if it can help you.


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Samsung Stratosphere LTE For Verizon Leaked

Another new smartphone headed to Verizon has been leaked, the new Samsung Stratosphere which is an LTE capable device, and it features a slide out QWERTY keyboard.

According to the guys over at Pocket Now, the Samsung Stratosphere is expected to be officially announced on Verizon Wireless later this week, and it will features a five megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3 megapixel camera up front.

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