Roku Launches Roku 2 HD,XS and XD Media Streaming Devices

Today Roku has officially launched its new line of Roku 2 media streaming devices which are now available in three flavours, the HD, XS and XD. The Roku 2 HD player supports up to 720p HD video while the Roku 2 XD player supports up to 1080p HD video.

With the new Roku 2 also comes enhancements to the Netflix experience, which now provides up to 1080p HD video quality on the XD and XS models and includes support for English subtitles and Dolby Digital Plus.

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Android AMEX Digital MP-G7 Media Player

This week Amex Digital has unveiled its new Android media player, which is powered by a dual-core ARM processor together with Full HD accelerator processing architecture which enables you to view full HD 1920 x 1080p video output via HDMI.

The Android AMEX Digital MP-G7 Media Player is also equipped with USB ports that have been designed to accept a keyboard and mouse is so required, and inside its fitted with a 2.5 inch HDD with ethernat and Wi-Fi connectivity, together with an DS card reader for viewing media.

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Apple Store Goes Down, 2011 MacBook Air’s Coming Today With OS X Lion?

The Apple Store has just gone offline so we can expect OS X Lion to be available as soon as the Apple Store comes back online, although we suspect Apple will also launch new hardware today as well as Lion.

We have been hearing rumors that the new 2011 MacBook Air’s would launch soon, so we suspect they will be announced today at the same time as Lion goes on sale from the mac App Store.

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MacBook Air Gets Chromium OS Port

Chrome OS hacker Hexxeh has released a port of Google’s Chrome OS for the MacBook Air, Chromium is the open source version of Google’s Chrome OS, and Hexxeh managed to get it running on his MacBook Air.

According to Hexxeh the MacBook Air takes around 22 seconds to boot into Google’s Chrome OS, and it had to be installed direct onto the MacBook Air’s SSD, and he can now dual boot with OS X and Google’s Chrome OS.

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Viber 3G VoIP App Arrives On Android Devices (video)

Viber a Skype alterative for making VoIP calls over Wifi or 3G has today arrived in the Android Market and is now available for Android devices. Viber was originally launched for the iPhone late last year and has been a popular alternative to Skype.

The Android version was expected to be launched in March, but after a slight delay the app is now available for Android users and is now free to download from the Android Market.

When you use Viber, your phone calls and texts to any other Viber user are completely free, and all Viber features are also 100% free and do not require any additional “in application” purchase.


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Lenovo IdeaPad P1 Windows 7 Tablet Announced

Lenovo recently announced two new Android tablets in the form of the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet and the Lenovo IdeaPad K1, the company has now announced a third tablet, although this one comes with Windows 7 instead of Android, the Lenovo IdeaPad P1.

The Lenovo IdeaPad P1 will come with Microsoft’s Windows 7 as its OS and it will feature a 10.1 inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a 1.5GHz Intel processor.

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Google+ Address Book Import Now Live

Last week Google announced that it was rolling out a new address book import feature for Google+ users, designed to easily allow you to import contacts from Outlook, Macs and other mail applications.

Well the new address book import feature is now live and ready to use within Google+. A new link has now been added in the Circles view labelled “Upload address Book” which enables you to do just that.


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Lenovo Announces ThinkPad, IdeaPad K1 Android Tablets

Lenovo has launched two new Android tablets, the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet, the Lenovo IdeaPad K1, both tablets will come with Google’s Android OS, in the form of Android Honeycomb 3.1.

First up is the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet which is designed for business users and it comes with an optional stylus pen, it will feature a 10.1 inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Sonos PLAY:3 Streaming Music Speaker Launched

After making it’s way successfully through the FCC the new Sonos Play 3 streaming music speaker has this week been officially launched. The Sonos Play 3 is the smallest streaming music player in the Sonos range and measures just 5.2 x 10.6 x 6.3 inch. Yet packs in three speakers in the form of a single tweeter and two mids, each with its own Class-D digital amp, and supported by a passive, rear-firing bass radiator.

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Apple Hints That iPhone 5 Will Launch In September With iOS 5

We have been hearing rumors that Apple would launch the iPhone 5 in September at the same time as iOS 5, and now it looks like Apple has all but confirmed that the iPhone 5 will hit in September.

During yesterdays quarterly earnings call Apple’s Chief Financial Officer, Peter Oppenheimer, said that Apple would undergo a ‘future product transition’ during September that would effect the sales estimate for the quarter.

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2011 MacBook Air Specifications Leaked

Apple will launch OS X Lion later today and it will be available from the Mac App Store, this means that the new MacBook Air’s which we have been hearing about over the last few weeks should also launch soon.

Now it would appear that the specifications on the new 2011 MacBook Air’s have been leaked and we already knew that the new Air’s would feature Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, and it looks like they will also come with the option of Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

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Fake Apple Store In China Looks Like The Real Apple Store

China is well know for producing a wide range of fake Apple products, and now it seems that the country has a couple of fake Apple stores, which were spotted by bird abroad, who lives in Kunming China.

As you will see from the photos below, the displays, signs and everything in the store would give you the impression that this is a real Apple store, even down to the Apple logo t-shirts worn by the employees who actually think they are working for Apple.

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