Nexus S Arriving On AT&T July 24th

Google has today announced that their Nexus S Android smartphone will be arriving on the AT&T network later this week on July 24th. Samsung & Google’s Nexus S smartphone is equipped with a Android 2.3 and features a 4” Super AMOLED screen, a 1 GHz processor for showing 3D graphics, front and rear facing cameras and support for NFC.

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Fake Apple Store Employee Speaks Out

Yesterday we told you about the fake Apple store in Kunming China, which was discovered by expatriate blogger the BirdAbroad, the store looks exactly like a real Apple store, with fake apple signs, product displays, and even employees wearing fake Apple t-shirts.

The guys over at the Wall Street Journal have been doing some investigation into the fake Apple store, and whilst the owners of the store refused to speak to the WSJ, the did manage to talk to one of the stores employees.

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Leaked Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Gameplay Footage (videos)

If you are looking forward to the launch of the new Battlefield 3 game later this year, you might be interested to view some alpha gameplay footage of the multiplayer side of the game which has leaked out into the open.

Battlefield 3 will feature the maximalist combined arms battles that made the series popular across single-player, co-operative and multiplayer modes, and will features the return of class-based game play. With four classes: Assault, Support, Engineer and Recon, but unlike previous versions, the class, Assault, will be able to equip defibrillators and medkits. Watch the videos after the jump, but remember its is alpha release quality so might not resemble the final product. Enjoy!

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OS X Lion Disables Flash Player Hardware Acceleration

If you are enjoying playing with your newly installed Apple OS X Lion you might have already noticed a few changes while playing Flash based products or movies, together with other issues in most of Adobe’s software.

Whilst playing anything in Flash Player you might have also noticed an increase in CPU activity when watching a YouTube video or similar, this is thought to be related to the issue OS X Lion has with Flash Player and the disabled hardware acceleration.

 

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Sid Meier’s Pirates Game Lands On The iPad

If you enjoy a good Pirate game, you will be pleased to know that Sid Meier’s Pirates game has been refashioned has just landed on the iPad and iPad 2 and is now available to download from the iTunes App Store.

Within the game you get to captain one of 27 fully customisable ships as you descend upon unsuspecting ports to amass a motley crew of seafaring pirates. Once you have sorted your crew you can then set sail for adventures collecting hidden treasure maps, undertake daring missions and courageous rescues using the included minigames, such as Sword Fighting, Ship Combat and Dancing.

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Quma: 3D Motion-Capture Figure (video)

An innovative 3D motion capture figure has been developed by SoftEther in Japan, and has been designed to provide a more intuitive method of creating computer generated animations in real-time.

Called Quma, the human-like doll has sensors linked to its joints, simply pose and move the figures limbs and watch the animation carried out in realtime on your computer screen. Watch the video after the jump to see Quma in action.

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Fantastic Live Action Deus Ex Human Revolution Trailer (video)

If you are looking forward to the immanent release of the new Deus Ex Human Revolution game arriving for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on August 26th. You will enjoy this new trailer that has been released to promote the game together with a website for SarifIndustries. The new Deus Ex Human Revolution game will be available in either a standard edition $60 or an augmented reality version $70.

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Hits The Xperia Play (Video)

The guys over at Sony Ericsson just dropped us an email to let us know that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is now available on the Xperia Play, and the game features a total of 5 different battle zones and 14 single player missions.

Sony Ericsson have also released a video which shows the game play in action, you seen can this in the video below.

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Google+ Windows Phone 7 App Launching Soon

Google+ has already been a success for Google, with reports that Google+ will reach 20 million users by the end of this week, Google is obviously working quickly to get Google+ on as many platforms as possible, it is already available on Google’s own Android OS, and Apple’s iPhone, and now it looks like it is also headed to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.

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Acer Developing Acer Cloud After iGware Acquisition

After the acquisition of iGware by Acer this week for $320 million, the Taiwanese hardware vendor is now looking to develop its own Acer Cloud that would be used as a web based service designed to pull their PC’s, laptops and tablets devices together.

Acer has explained that their new Acer Cloud will be built on an open platform with hardware and software design integration set to begin in late September 2011. The fully finished Acer Cloud is then expected to launch products during 2012.

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SwiftKey X Android Goes Free On Amazon Appstore

Some of our readers will remember the new SwiftKey X Android app that was launched last week, the app was available for $3.99, and it has now appeared on the Amazon Appstore as today’s free Android app.

Switkey X is a replacement keyboard app for your Android smartphone and tablet, and it comes with a range of different personalization options and it is also designed to accurately predict what you are typing.

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