Rugged Ultra Mobile General Dynamic GD2000 Notebook

If you are looking for an ultra mobile notebook which has been specifically designed to take a few knocks, then the new General Dynamic GD2000 might well be worth a look.

The pocket-sized GD2000 fully-rugged, ultra-mobile notebook is equipped a 5.6” LED WSVGA outdoor viewable DynaVue display with a 1024 x 600 resolution and is powered by an Intel Celeron M ULV722 (1.2 GHz) 800 MHz processor supported by 2GB DDR3 DRAM and includes the option to install either a 64GB or 128GB SSD for storage.

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Google Adding Video Chat Functions To Chrome Browser

Google has announced this week via its Chromium-dev group that it is currently developing a video chat function which it will shortly be adding to its Google Chrome browser. The foundation for the new video chat features will be Google’s WebRTC project which provides open real-time voice and video chat using HTML and JavaScript.

Once rolled out the biggest beneficiary would be Google’s Gmail service which currently requires a separate plugin to allow video chat to users.


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HTC Sensation Now Available From Three UK

The HTC Sensation went on sale in the UK back in May, it was available exclusively from Vodafone, and now it looks like the exclusivity has ended as the HTC Sensation is now also available from Three here in the UK.

Three are selling the HTC Sensation, and it is available on a range of different plans, with the cheapest starting at £30 per month on a 24 month contract, and the handset is available for free.

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Samsung Denied Access To iPhone 5 And iPad 3

The lawsuit between Apple and Samsung continues, the last thing that we heard was both Apple and Samsung were in talks to settle their patent disputes outside of court.

Now it seems that Samsung has been denied access to Apple’s unreleased products, the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3, as according to Foss Patents Samsung’s motion to get their hands on Apple’s yet to be announced devices has been turned down.

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SanDisk Launches 800GB Lightning SSD

If you thought solid state drives were restrictive with their current size limitations, its time to think again as SanDisk has now launched two new Lightning ranges of solid state drives with capacities ranging from 100GB up to a massive 800GB, just dont ask the price unless your sitting down.

The SanDisk Lightning drives ranges include three SLC (single-level cell) flash drives with capacities of 100, 200 and 400GB, together with three MLC (multi-level cell) flash drives with capacities of 200, 400 and 800GB. They are also available in a 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch standard form factor and have been designed to integrate seamlessly into existing SAS enterprise storage and server systems without the need for any changes to existing applications.

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New Horipad 3 PS3 Controller With Rotating D-Pad

In a twist on traditional gaming console controllers Hori the Japanese peripheral manufacturer has started teasing images of their new Horipad 3 gaming controller designed for the PS3. The new Horipad 3 is fitted with a range of features to enhance your game playing prowess but one innovative and unique feature is the addition of a rotating D-Pad.

Rather than forcing you to use a straight D-Pas te new rotating one allow you to align the control to match your gaming style for comfort and best of all more precise control.

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Nexus S Overclocked To 1.544GHz, Scores Incredible 10,082 In Smartbench2011

Android Community member Simms22 has overclocked a Nexus S to 1.544 Ghz and then with using a combination of rooting, adding CyanogenMod 7 and running the Trinity kernel together with a large amount of tweaking has been able to score and incredible 10,082 score in the benchmarking software Smartbench2011.

If you look at the screen grabs below you can see that when compared to other overclocked mobile devices the Nexus S is streets ahead. But Simms22 does admit the benchmarking systems used did have a few bugs and has approached the developers to get them fixed.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Coming To Sprint June 24th

Sprint has announced that it will start selling the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US from the 24th of June, and they will be offering the 16GB version which will retail for $499.99.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, it will come with the latest version of Android, Honeycomb 3.1, and it also features a dual core 1GHz processor.

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Apple HDTV Arriving This Autumn?

The Apple rumour mill is causing a stir once again this week with reports that Apples iPhone 5 is arriving in August or September and now the Daily Tech website reports that Apple may have partnered with a major OEM to sell iOS equipped TVs which could be arriving in the Autumn.

The Apple TV rumour is not new by any means and has been mentioned before but now a former Apple executive has apparently told the website that Apple is looking to “blow Netflix and all those other guys away” by moving into the the HD TV business.

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iPhone 5 Coming In September With A5 Processor?

Apple has now released their 5th iPhone, the iPhone 4S, have a look at the difference between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

Yesterday we heard that Apple may launch the iPhone 5 in August, the new came from the BGR, and now Bloomberg is reporting that it will launch in September, not August as reported yesterday.

There seems to be quite a bit of speculation on when Apple will actually launch the iPhone 5, as they normally announce it earlier in the year at WWDC, but it looks like it will either be the end of August or the start of September that we will get some official word from Apple on the iPhone 5.

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Amazon Tablet Coming This Summer?

We have been hearing a number of reports that Amazon are working on their own Android tablet, and now according to DigiTimes, the Amazon tablet is expected to launch in the late summer, with a reported launch some time at the end of August or the start of September.

According to the report, the Amazon tablet will feature a processor provided by Texas Instruments and a touchscreen panel provided by Wintek, and their supplier are expected to ship around 700,000 to 800,000 tablets to Amazon starting in August.

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