White Samsung Galaxy S II Officially Confirmed For The UK

Yesterday we heard that a white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone would go on sale in the UK from a number of retailers SIM free from the 15th of August, and now Samsung has confirmed that the white Samsung Galaxy S II will hit the UK.

Although it looks like it may launch in the UK from the 1st of September with a range of different mobile carriers and also SIM free from various mobile retailers, and now there is also a photo, although  its a press one of the new white Samsung Galaxy S II.

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Microsoft Enables Mango SkyDrive Music Streaming (video)

Its been discovered that Microsoft has quietly enabled music streaming through its new Skydrive cloud service on Mango devices, allowing you to stream music content directly from your Skydrive account to your Zune for example.

The feature has been confirmed by Microsoft via a tweet, who indicated that the service is still unsupported at the moment and that Microsoft’s focus is primarily on photos and document syncing via Skydrive at the current time. Watch the video after the jump to see the new feature in action.

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Skype 5.5 Update Bring Improved Facebook Integration For Windows Users

This week Skype has rolled out a new update for its Windows users taking their application to version 5.5, and bringing with it new features that provide an improved integration with Facebook.

Now Windows Skype users can view which of their Facebook friends are online without the need to leave the Skype 5.5 application. The new deeper Facebook integration also allows you to now instant message them using the new Skype Facebook Contacts Tab, located between the Skype and Recent Contacts tabs.

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Marvel Digital Mercury 7 Inch Android Tablet Announced

Marvel Digital has added another new Android tablet to their range with the launch of the Marvel Digital Mercury tablet, which features a 7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 and an ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor.

Other specifications in the Marvel Digital include 512MB of RAM and a choice of either 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB cards.

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Acer Iconia Tab A100 Finally Arriving Next Month

If you have been patiently waiting for the the launch of Acer’s new Iconia Tab A100 Android tablet, your wait is now over as it’s expected to land in stores during August for around $300.

Originally the Acer Iconia Tab A100 was expected to launch in April 2011, but rumours surfaced that the 7 inch tablet was experiencing problems with its Honeycomb OS and its launch was pushed back a few months and then again to August.

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Gmail Android Update v2.3.5 Brings Priority Mail Sync And Label Specific Ringtones

Google have rolled out a new update v2.3.5 to their already impressive Android Gmail application, which adds a few extra features that are well worth upgrading for. In the latest update Google has added new performance improvements and a feature to help save your battery life by allowing you to now only sync your priority mail.

Other new features include, new additions enabling you to use label notifications to mash up filters, labels and ringtones. So you can now set up custom ringtones or vibrations for each label notification and email received, or set it just for the first email to arrive depending on your preference.

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Hackers Unlock Car Doors Via SMS

Security researchers at iSec partners, Don Bailey and Mathew Solnik have discovered a way to unlock car doors and even start some car engines remotely using SMS.

The two researchers have managed to intercept the wireless messages that travel between software based systems like OnStar and cars, they were able to crack the protocol behind the systems and then duplicate it with a laptop in around two hours.

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Dell Streak Pro 10 Launched In China

Dell has launched their latest Android tablet in China, the Dell Streak Pro 10, and it is set to go on sale in other markets around the world next month which will include the US and Europe.

The Dell Streak Pro 10 features a 10.1 inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, and it comes with Android Honeycomb and features a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM.

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Save Your Dusty Cassettes With The Cassette Capture Player

Now that we mentioned it you probably remember that old box where you keep those unused cassettes of the Spice Girls and Elton John. Don’t be ashamed as many people share the same unease over their bygone music tastes. But what’s that? You miss listening to old albums? Totally fine. Here comes the perfect gadget to bring them to digital immortality.

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New J!ns Glasses Moisturizes Your Strained Eyeballs

Eye strain sucks. If your schedule leaves you staring at a computer screen all day, followed by a frenzied stretch of off-hours gaming somewhere, then you know what we mean. Thing is, our interconnected dystopian reality demands that we remain in front of monitors all day. This naturally hurts our eyes, no two ways about it.

Renowned glasses maker J!ns—pronounced Jin—have unveiled a couple of new eyeglasses to relieve our ocular assisted visual organs.

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Tie Knot Water Balloon Filler is Genius!

My kids love to have water balloon wars. I do too if I am being honest. The drag for me is that neither of my kids can tie their own balloons and tying off a bunch of balloons that will hit you is no fun. This is where the cool ThinkGeek Tie Knot Water Balloon Filler comes in.

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