LG Optimus 2X To Get Android Ice Cream Sandwich Update

There has been a fair bit if talk over the last few days about whether the LG Optimus 2X and other LG Optimus Android devices would be getting updated to the latest version of Google’s Android OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now LG has officially confirmed on Facebook, that the LG Optimus 2X along with other LG high end devices will be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

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Iris App Is Siri For Android (video)

A new Apple Siri equivalent has been created for Android devices called Iris, which you probably noticed is Siri spelt backwards. The new personal assistant application for Android has apparently only been in development for around 8 hours and is currently in Alpha development stage. Which comes across a little in the demonstration video created by the XDA Developers showing SassiBoB putting it through its paces. Watch the video after the jump.

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Buffalo CloudStation Use Pogoplug Power To Provide Personal Cloud Storage

Are you looking for a convenient way to access your files both locally and while out and about from either your PC or mobile device? If you are then the new Buffalo CloudStation which uses the well-known cloud storage provider Pogoplug for cloud storage might well be worth a look.

The CloudStation is the first cloud storage device Buffalo has created and its been specifically designed to enable you to have access to your files both from your local network and when away from your office or home by the use of the cloud and an Internet connection.

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Wired App Guide Details 400 Essential Apps For iOS, Android And Windows 7

Wired and Gizmodo have joined forces to create an app guide for all the major types of smartphone and tablet platform including iOS, Android and Windows 7 and try and bring some order to apps.

The new guide includes reviews for 400 essential applications across all the major platforms and is now available in both hard copy and as an iOS app. The new Guide is organised into 7 categories including social, games, lifestyle, news, arts & entertainment, photography, and productivity details the most essential of applications in each.

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Future Nokia Windows Phones To Come With ST-Ericsson Chips

It looks like Nokia has decided to use another manufacturer as well as Qualcomm for its Nokia Windows Phone devices, as ST-Ericsson has announced a partnership with Nokia for future Windows Phone smartphones.

Some of Nokia’s future Windows Phone devices will use ST Ericsson’s NovaThor platform which consists of dual core processors, there are three chips in the platform at the moment, the U8500, U5500 and the flagship U9500.

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Doom 3 Source Code Readies For Release In To The Wild

id Software co-founder John Carmack has announced today via a Tweet that the source code for Doom 3 is now ready for public release and is just awaiting the approval of the companies legal team to proceed with the launch. The release of the game source code was first announced back in this years QuakeCon event.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Gets Reviewed (Video)

We recently had a brief hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy Note, and now a video review of the new Samsung Galaxy Note has appeared online and we get a really good look at the Samsung Galaxy Note as well as all of its features.

The Samsung Galaxy Note will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but Samsung will be releasing the Android 4.0 update for the Galaxy Note later this year and it features a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED plus display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Skyrim Behind the Wall: The Making of Skyrim (video)

If you have wondered what goes into making the new highly anticipated The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game. Bethesda has today released a brief glimpse in to the production of the game including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

The trailer after the jump includes interviews with the Bethesda Game Studios team as they take you from concept to creation and provide insights into the story and gameplay.

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Apple Misses iTunes Match Launch Date

Apple announced a while back at their lets talk iPhone media event that iTunes Match would launch by the end of October, we are now in November and Apple hasn’t given any update on when iTunes Match will officially launch.

iTunes Match is basically a service that will match whatever music you have in your iTunes library and will then let you stream the music direct to your iOS device from the cloud and the service will cost $24.99 per year.

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K Computer : The Worlds Fastest Supercomputer Increases Its Lead Passing 10 Petaflops

RIKEN and Fujitsu have today announced that their Japanese supercomputer named “K Computer” which took the number one slot for being the worlds fastest computer back in June has now increased its lead even more by passing the 10 petaflop milestone.

The K Computer broke its own record by improving its processing speed to 10.51 petaflop with its 88,128 processors executing over 10.5 quadrillion calculations per second. Which it managed to run for 29 hours straight without failure.

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Yamaha PDX-11 Rugged iOS Speaker Dock Launched

Yamaha have today officially launched their new ultra-rugged PDX-11 portable speaker dock which is being designed for Apple’s iPod and iPhone devices. It’s available in 4 different colour options white, dark blue, green and black and can be powered by either its internal battery or an external power supply if preferred.

The octagonal horn-shaped design of the Yamaha PDX-11 provides a rugged chasing which is finished with a perforated steel grill and a carrying handle positioned on the top. It’s equipped with a powerful 4 inch woofer designed to provide accurate bass and stunning mid-range, with a separate tweeter providing the high frequencies.

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