Samsung Galaxy W Coming To T-Mobile As Exhibit II 4G

Some of our readers will remember the new Samsung Galaxy W that was announced recently, and went up for pre-order here in the UK, it looks like its is headed to T-Mobile in the US and it will be called the Samsung Exhibit II 4G.

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G will have similar specifications to the European Samsung Galaxy W, and it will come with a 3.7 inch multi-touch touchscreen Super LCD display, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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Calibur11 Battlefield 3 Vault For PS3 And Xbox 360

If you are looking forward to the official launch of Battlefield 3 later this month, but think your console might not look the part. Don’t worry you can now encase your PS3 slim or Xbox 360 in the new Calibur11 Battlefield 3 Vault.

The Calibur11 Battlefield 3 Vault has been designed to add a little Battlefield 3 styling to your boring console and adds a Battlefield 3 smoke body, a 3-mode LED light up claymore, DICE logo smoke grenade and enhances the cooling of your console by increasing airflow.

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Google+ Adds Real-time Search & Improved Hashtag Support (video)

This week Google has started rolling out some new features to its Google+ social network, which have been designed to provide you with improved real-time searching. Together with the ability to search using Hashtags.

Now if you place a hashtag in your Google+ updates, that hashtag it will now automatically link to the search results for the term automatically. Watch a video after the break in which Google+ engineer Vic Gundotra takes you through the new additions.


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RIM Responds To BlackBerry Service Outage

Over the past few days many BlackBerry users have been unable to access BBM and other BlackBerry services, the problem started in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, and users in the US and Canada had similar problems yesterday.

RIM has now issued an official statement, and have said that they are seeing significant increases in service levels and are continuing to work to fix the problems.

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Facebook And eBay Team Up To Create New Social Shopping Experience

Facebook and eBay have announced today at the Innovate, eBay’s developer conference, being held today through Friday in San Francisco. That the companies will be joining forces to create new social shopping experience for consumers and Facebook users, with eBay integrating Facebook’s Open Graph 2.0 into its commerce platforms.

The new global commerce systems, will come under the umbrella of a new business unit called X.commerce and include eBay, PayPal, and Magento.

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Nokia 603 Symbian Belle Smartphone Announced

Nokia has announced its latest smartphone that will come with Nokia’s Symbian Belle, the Nokia 603, and it feature a 3.5 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels.

Processing is provided by a single core 1GHz processor, and there is also a rear facing 5 megapixel camera which can record HD video in 720 at 30 frames per second, plus some on board photo editing software.

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Starr Labs iTar Transforms Your iPad Into A Guitar (video)

Starr Labs the creators of MIDI Guitars, MIDI controllers, alternate MIDI instruments have unveiled their latest creation over on the Kickstarter website called the iTar. The iTar has been designed to transform your humble iPad into a 21st century guitar.

At it’s heart the device is a button-based guitar fretboard (Starr Labs patented fingerboard) integrated with a dock for the iPad. The  fingerboard has already been used on instruments built for the likes of Vernon Reid, the Chemical Brothers, Pendulum, Linkin Park and Lou Reed to name just a few.


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Apple Releases iOS 5 Cards App

When Apple announced the new iPhone 4S, which will go on sale tomorrow, they also announced a new iOS 5 that would be available with iOS 5, called ‘Cards’, which is basically an application that will let you create a personalized card and send it to one of your friends direct from your iOS device.

The Cards app will work with your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as long as your device is running iOS 5, and once you have created an purchased your card it will be sent directly to the person and address you have nominated.

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Forza 4 vs GT 5–Video Comparison Side-by-side (video)

With Forza 4 already launched in the US and arriving here tomorrow, if you are still undecided as to whether to make the plunge. A great video has been put together with compares the two great driving games Forza 4 and GT5 side-by-side.

The video has been created by GameTrailers and provides a good comparison between the two games sound the differences in graphics, sound and motion. Check it out after the jump and let us know your thoughts on which you think is better in the comments below.

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iOS 5 Benchmarks Show Speed Improvements

Yesterday Apple released iOS 5, and if you finally managed to get it after some long download times and a few other problems, you may have noticed that iOS 5 is slightly faster than the previous version on certain devices.

The guys over at GigaOM ran some benchmark tests on the original iPad, the iPod Touch 4G, the iPhone 4, and the iPad 2, and the results revealed that all the devices were faster in all areas, except the original iPad.

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Apple iPhone Configuration Utility 3.4 for Mac OS X Launched

As well as rolling out their new iOS 5 software yesterday, Apple has also updated and released a few new set of tools for enterprise in the form of the Apple iPhone Configuration Utility 3.4 for Mac OS X which also rolled out yesterday.

The neat little utility enables you to easily create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorise applications. Using small XML files that contain encrypted device settings, and can be used to store Exchange account information and other sensitive network certificates and VPN configurations as required.

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Microsoft Is Looking For 360 Dashboard Beta Testers

Do you want to be one of the first to get your hands on Microsofts new Xbox 360 Dashboard? Well Microsoft are currently looking for beta testers to put their new 360 Dashboard through its paces and provide them with a little feedback.

To whet your appetite there is a demo of the new 360 Dashboard after the break and is expected to be officially launched on November 15th, and has been designed to be controlled using Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller device.

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