Microsoft Windows Phone SDK Updated, Now Supports Tango Devices

Microsoft has released a new version of their SDK for Windows Phone, and it now supports Windows Phone devices which run the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone Tango.

The Windows Phone SDK 7.1. now supports Windows Phone smartphones that have 256MB of RAM, and they have also updated it so that developers can use the WPSDK 7.1 on computers running Windows 8.

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Temple Run Game Launches On Android Devices (video)

Earlier this month it was announced that the great Temple Run game would be arriving on Android devices today, and as expected its now available to download for free in the Google Play Store. Watch a demonstration of the new Indian Jones style Temple Run game in action on Android after the jump.

The addictive Temple Run game has already been released in the Apple iTunes Store for iOS devices and has racked up over 40 million downloads since launch.

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Google To Bring Google Voice Integration To Other Carriers

Sprint is currently the only carrier that integrates Google Voice into its service, although it looks like this may be about to change, as Google has told Cnet that they are looking at partnerships with other carriers.

Vincent Paquet, who is the Group product Manager for Google Voice told Cnet that “We are having discussions with other carriers about this,”, although he didn’t give any specific information on which carriers Google were in talks with.

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Angry Birds Creator Rovio Buys Futuremark Games Studio

It has today been announced that Rovio the company behind the phenomenally popular Angry Birds game, has just purchased the gaming arm of the Futuremark company, the PC benchmarking specialists.

Futuremark Games Studio have created games such as Unstoppable Gorg, Hungribles and Shattered Horizon, which have been developed for PC , iOS devices and Mac.

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Cardboard Berlin Boombox Created By Axel Pfaender

Over on the Kickstarter website a new smartphone/MP3 portable speaker concept called the Berlin Boombox is currently looking to excite enough backers to make the jump from concept to production.

The Berlin Boombox has been designed by Studio Axel Pfaender and is constructed using a flash packed cardboard outer shell. The case is screen-printed with bold black and white graphic art designed by Axel Pfaender and contains speakers and amplifier. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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NFC Enabled Smartphone Shipments Hit 30 Million In 2011

Last year we saw quite a few NFC (near field communication) enabled smartphones launch, and we can expect to see many more this year, now according to a recent report we get some information on how many NFC enabled handsets were shipped last year.

According to research firm Berg Insight, there were around 30 million NFC enabled mobile phones shipped in 2011, and these are expected to increase dramatically over the next few years.

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Logitech UE Air, Airplay Speaker Unveiled (video)

After announcing their new BCC950 ConferenceCam yesterday Logitech have also now taken the wraps of their new Logitech UE Air speaker. Which is equipped with Ultimate Ear branding and comes complete with Apple AirPlay support.

The UE Air speaker is Logitech’s first Airplay equipped speaker system and comes fitted with dual tweeters and woofers. The AirPlay support allows you to stream music from your Apple iOS devices directly to the speaker system wirelessly.

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The Cloud To Offer Free WiFi To London Overground Stations

Earlier this month we heard that Virgin Media would be offering free WiFi on the London Underground this summer for the 2012 Olympics, and now another provider, The Cloud has announced that they will also offer free WiFi to London’s overground stations.

The service will launch this summer in time for the Olympics, and commuters will get up to one hour of free WiFi when they are at a station, after this time they can purchase more time if they need.

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Apple’s Siri Becoming More Popular According To Report

It looks like Apple’s voice activated virtual assistant is becoming more popular according to a recent report by consulting firm Park Associates, who surveyed iPhone 4S owners of their usage of Apple’s Siri.

According to the report, 87 percent of the iPhone 4S owners use Apple’s Siri at least once a month, and people seem to be using Siri for making phone calls and sending text messages.

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