StumbleUpon Rolls Out New Look User Interface And Branding

StumbleUpon has rolled out a new look user interface this week, together with a redesigned logo, new colours and new features, including its new “Explore Box” that had only previously been available in its beta program up until now.

If you have never heard of StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that allows users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalised to your tastes and interests. The new revamp will be the first time the service has had a major redesign since its launch back in 2001.


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Verizon Galaxy Nexus To Retail For $299?

We have heard previous rumors that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would cost $299 when it lands on Verizon, and now according to a recent report by the WSJ, this looks like it will be the correct pricing.

Verizon has yet to officially announce how much the Galaxy Nexus will sell for on their network, and they still haven’t told us when the device will go on sale, but it is reported to cost $299 and you will have to sign up to a new two year contract with Verizon.

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Google Adds Graphing Calculator Feature To Its Search Results

Google has this week rolled out a new functionality its added to its search results, with the addition of a new graphing calculator. Google’s new graphing calculator ids sure to be appreciated by maths fans and students worldwide.

The graphing calculator feature now allows you to plot mathematical functions right on the search result page. Just type in a function and you’ll see an interactive graph on the top of the search results page.

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This iPhone 4S Cost $9.4 Million

I can think of a lot better things to spend $9.4 million on than a smartphone, but if you have more money than sense, you can now get you hands on the world’s most expensive iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 4S Elite old is produced by Stuart Hughes, we have seen a few of his blinged out gadgets before on the site and this iPhone 4S will set you back £6 million which works out at around $9.4 million US dollars.

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Skyrim PS3 Gameplay Issues May Never Be Fixed, Due to Problematic PS3 Hardware?

If you have been trying too enjoy the new Skyrim game on your PS3, you have undoubtedly experienced freezes and the game slowing down whilst playing.

Now Joshua Sawyer of Obsidian has explained in a personal Q&A on Formspring that the problems being experienced by Skyrim PS3 gamers is due to the consoles divided memory pool and how the games engine fundamentally saves off and references data at run time.


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Meizu MX Gets Official, Coming In January 2012

We have been hearing quite a bit about the Meizu MX over the last few months, and Meizu has just confirmed that their latest Android smartphone will go on sale in China in January next year.

We now get to find out the final specifications on the device, it will come with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, although Meizu has said that it will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at a later date.

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Wii U Hardware Specifications Leaked?

Nintendo’s new Wii U console is not expected to be officially launched until near the end of 2012. But a few possible specifications for the new Wii U console have surfaced. Shedding a little light on what the final hardware specifications of the new Wii U might be once it launches.

Rumours are suggesting that the new Wii U Will be equipped with a 45 nm, PowerPC-based 3 GHz processor with four cores. Similar to that currently used by Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Together with a 40 nm AMD design GPU that will share the onboard memory with the CPU.

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HTC Flyer Gets Android Honeycomb Update

It looks like the HTC Flyer is the latest Android tablet to get the Honeycomb update, as HTC has announced that they have started rolling out the update to the device, and it would appear that the 3G version of the tablet is getting the update first.

The 3G version of the HTC Flyer has only been available in Europe, and owners of the WiFi only version will have to wait a bit longer to get the Android Honeycomb update for the device.

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Google+ iOS App Gets Updated

Google has updated its iOS app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and the latest version brings a range of new features to the Google+ application for Apple’s iOS devices.

The new Google+ app lets you upload full resolution photos direct from your iOS device to Google+, and Google has also added in a photo+1 feature and updated the search for the app as well as some bug fixes.

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Mozilla Enables Gaming Controllers To Be Used With Its Firefox Browser (video)

Mozilla has launched a new Gamepad API (application programming interface) that will allow developers to use either USB or Bluetooth connected gaming controllers within its Firefox browser.

Its hope the new Gamepad API will enable game developers to be able to add a new level to online gaming using the Firefox browser. Watch a demonstration video after the jump to see the Gamepad API in action.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Suffering From WiFi Issues?

It would appear that Amazon’s new Kindle Fire Android tablet is suffering from random WiFi issues, as there are a number of reports of users of the device being unable to connect to WiFi.

According to what has been posted on the Amazon forum, the bug seems to be related to Kindle Fire tablets running version 6.0 and 6.1 of the Kindle Fire OS, and there could be a possible fix.

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Apple HDTV To Be Powered By A6 Processor?

We have been hearing rumors for a while that Apple is working on their own HDTV, which is expected to feature Apple’s voice activated virtual assistant, Siri, and now we have some more rumors about the device.

According to the guys over at Smarthouse, who have apparently received some information form manufacturers involved in the project,  Apple’s HDTV will be available in three different sizes ranging from 32 inch to 55 inch, and will be powered by a new Apple processor.

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