Saturday, December 31, 2011

Intel to Launch Trio of Graphics-Less Sandy Bridge CPUs

Intel will soon update its processor portfolio with some three new chips based on the Sandy Bridge architecture which, in a rather strange turn of events, will come with their on-board GPU disabled.

The reasons behind Intel’s decision are not known at this point in time, but we suspect that the chip maker is trying to get rid of some CPU dies that don’t have working on-board graphics.As VR-Zone has revealed, the three processors are the Core i5-2380P, Core i5-2450P and a somewhat older

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Happy New Year From The Talk Android Team

Well, the year 2011 has come and gone and Talk Android has seen its finest year yet for everything Android. We’ve seen a slew of new flagship devices hit the market running and 2012 is showing to be a promising year as well. We’re highly looking forward to CES, Mobile World Congress, Quad-Core devices and more in the year to come! We, the entire staff at Talk Android, would especially like to thank each and every one of our readers and subscribers for making us your number one

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iPad 2 vs Xyboard 10.1 – how does the successor to the Xoom stack up against the leader?

The iPad 2 was released quite a while ago, and it brought quite a few noticeable improvements over the first iPad, with the most important additions being the two cameras, dual core processor and double the amount of RAM. But the real purpose of the tablet was to bring Apple’s offer up to date with the competition – at the time, most manufacturers already had a dual core tablet on sale or in the works, and Apple was only competing with the single core iPad, which lacked a lot of the

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Friday, December 30, 2011

BungBungame Launches AMD Fusion Business Tablet

What BungBungame Technology made is one of those products that took their sweet time arriving but may finally give business users the sort of horsepower they need from an electronic.On the mobile PC and consumer electronic market, AMD's Z-series of APUs (accelerated processing units) is made up of chips with very good computing and graphics capabilities.

Alas, few tablets based on them exist, whether because companies have contracts with Intel or because of the same old power consumption

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Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 On The Way To Android Devices, Will Include Tegra Optimized Versions

Sweet– SEGA has formally announced a new Sonic The Hedgehog game is on its way to the Android Market and NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone sometime in 2012. The game— titled Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2– will feature optimized graphics and gameplay for Tegra 2 devices. Moreover, SEGA will feature an “enhanced” version for Tegra 3 tablets… and eventually smartphones as well. As a proud owner of a Tegra 2 device (Motorola Atrix 4G), I can’t help but have a huge smile and anticipation for

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LG Nitro HD vs HTC Rezound – similar in most aspects, but with small differences

The high end niche of the Android smartphones market sure isn’t lacking selection – there are already half a dozen models to choose from and new ones are being announced practically every couple of weeks. Even the low end niche doesn’t have as many phones!
If you want to get one of the most powerful smartphones to last you several years and more (beyond the contract), Christmas is the perfect time to do it – you can get yourself or your family and relatives a nice present, and the

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sony Prepares Sliding VAIO Tablet for 2012, Say Reports

Sony reportedly plans to increase its tablet lineup in 2012 with a new VAIO branded sliding slate that will probably measure 10.1-inches in size and that will be available in two versions, one running Android 4.0 and the other Windows 8.

When it announced the Tablet S and Tablet P (back then known as the S1 and S2) in April, Sony said that its roadmap calls for three tablets to be introduced in 2011.Outside of the two devices mentioned above, the third tablet was said to be a slider that

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Amazon Enjoys Record Year For Kindle Family

The celebration continues at Amazon. In addition to the Kindle Fire outselling the competition, Amazon can now lay claim for its Kindle family having record-breaking sales. While not giving a specific number, the company claims “customers purchased millions of Kindle Fires and millions of Kindle e-readers”. It isn’t as if it’s a complicated formula for Amazon either. That attractive $199 price point and assortment of features makes it much more accessible for consumers wanting to

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Daily gadget news – first phone with a quad core processor, rumors about the Apple iTV and Airplay plays nice with Google TV

Every single day, we’ve got dozens of news coming from the tech and mobile industries, and while most of them are pretty boring, there are some items that are both interesting and worthy of knowing. Here’s the most noteworthy news for today:
Apple’s Airplay plays nice with Google TV thanks to the Airtight app
You’d think that Apple’s Airplay will only work on iDevices, but you’d be wrong. Not only does Apple plan on making it compatible with any new 3rd party hardware, it seems that

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Intel to Release 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs on April 8, Say Taiwan PC Makers

After many rumors and suppositions regarding the release date of Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors hit the streets, a recent report citing sources from Taiwanese PC makers has revealed that the chip giant plans to launch these new 22nm CPUs on April 8, 2012.

Previously, all we knew about the launch date of Ivy Bridge processors was that Intel wanted to go for the March/April timeframe, with some recent rumors claiming that May could also be a potential launch target.However, sources cited by

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HTC Rezound Gets Bootloader Unlocked Thanks To HTC Dev, Though Technically Not Listed

The list over at HTCDev.com just keeps getting longer and longer doesn’t it? Well, though technically the HTC Rezound hasn’t officially made the list yet, it’s being reported that the same method and tools work just the same to unlock the Rezound’s bootloader. You’ll be left with “S-ON” afterwards, but it appears to most that this is how it’s left anyway after normally unlocking it with these tools. As stated above, the Rezound is not listed yet on the site, but if you

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Is the Samsung Galaxy Note a good substitute for a 7 inch tablet?

The most popular trend in the smartphone world was the ever increasing screen size – the average display size went from 2.8 inches to 4 inches in less than 5 years, and surprisingly, we’re still OK with the size of the handsets. One of the latest smartphones, however, breaks the mold with an oversized 5.3 inch HD display – I’m talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note, of course.
As Samsung puts it, this is a smartphone/tablet hybrid that is meant for comfortable note taking on the go, as

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boxee Releases Last PC Update, Version 1.5

People in possession of a personal computer may or may not use the Boxee video streaming services regularly, but those who do may be in for a surprise.The surprise is not necessarily pleasant but not exactly bad either.

The good news is that the Windows, Mac and Ubuntu apps just received the latest update, version 1.5.The bad news is that Boxee is not going to continue developing better incarnations of this software for PCs.Instead, it is going to focus on the Boxee Box and the other video

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Some Recent Logitech Revue Purchases were DOA

As if the Logitech Revue wasn’t doomed enough already after having a lousy adoption rate and prolonged Android upgrade, the Google TV box is getting another round of disappointing news. Some folks who had enough gusto to drop the cash for the seemingly reasonable and reduced price of $99 for the Revue over the holidays are reporting that their device was DOA.
Unfortunately many new owners are reporting that when they attempt to setup the Revue for the first time, it fails once they get to

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LG X-Note Z330 – Ultrabooks keep getting thinner, and more expensive

LG is really getting into the whole Ultrabooks game, and they look like they’re going to be very successful, as well, judging by the quality of their products and the reviews online (even though a lot of people say that their Ultrabooks are a direct rip-off of MacBooks, just because of the unibody design). The P330 and P220 are doing pretty well in South Korea, and hopefully they’ll reach western countries in the following months, heating up the competition (which currently consists of

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Monday, December 26, 2011

MOTOACTV Gets Torn Down and Rooted, Now The World’s Smallest Wearable Tablet

So you had a great day yesterday and received the MOTOACTV watch for Christmas. Well it looks like your Christmas is going to get even better because Chris Wade, the gentleman behind the Dingleberry hack for the PlayBook, has one of his own and rooted the device. Before he rooted it though, he decided to take the MOTOACTV apart and see what was running under the hood. Here is what he found:

- CPU: omap3 (3630) – 600Mhz- Ram: 256MB- Nand: 8GB- Wifi: 802.11n- BlueTooth: Yes- Fm Radio: Yes-

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Last week’s top gadget news in the tech industry

Even during Christmastime, the tech industry never sleeps and it never misses a beat. The past week has been just as filled with news as any week before it, and below you’ll find a list of the most important news you ought to know:

Razer Blade buyers get a free SSD upgrade, have to wait a bit more
The Razer Blade slim gaming laptop is being delayed, but for a good reason – the company is upgrading the default 320 GB hard drive with a 256 GB SSD, without increasing the $2799 price, which is

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Intel Medfield SoC Includes Special Hardware Tweaks for the Android OS

Intel’s collaboration with Google seems to have led to more than just an x86 port of the Android operating system, as the chip maker has recently confirmed that its upcoming Medfield SoC will include a series of hardware optimizations specifically designed for this mobile OS.

In a meeting with the Technology Review website, where Intel has presented to the publication a Medfield-running tablet and smartphone, the chip maker also talked a little bit about the SoC’s Android

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A Must Have App For The Holidays: Calorie Counter by FatSecret

If you’re gearing up to head home for the holidays and want to get a heads up on what kind of a caloric intake you’re going to be partaking in then this is the app for you. Calorie Counter by FatSecret, is a must have app to manage the kinds of food you’ll be stuffing your face with today. It’s simple, intuitive and offers an aesthetically pleasing UI for navigating. find nutritional info for all kinds of food fast, easy and on the go. Keep track of all of your meals while

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Dell Precision M4600 – the pinnacle of Precision evolution

A little over a decade ago, if you needed to get some very resource intensive computing work done (like say, render some video footage or 3D objects), you simply had to have a powerful desktop computer, one which would’ve most probably consumed more than a few hundred watts of power at that.
And today, we’ve got powerful laptops that can do the same work that a big desktop-bound tower can, at the same price. The first models used to be big (still portable, though), but the latest laptops

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

TSMC to Begin Volume Chip Production Using 450mm Wafers in 2015

TSMC has just announced that the company maintains its plans to begin chip trial production using 450mm wafers in the 2013-2014 timeframe, with volume fabrication being scheduled to start as soon as 2015.

The foundry told DigiTimes that it expects to have about 95% of its 450mm production equipment and facilities installed in 2014 and start volume production using these wafers in 2015.TSMC has however admitted that it still has some technical barriers to surpass as far as the 450mm production

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Update, Mindjet Answers Concerns Over Buy-Out

You know, nothing gives us here at Talk Android greater satisfaction then writing a post and having comments from our readers to read as well. We encourage all our readers to comment on any post we put up. Whether you agree with us or not, (That’s what makes us better writers.) it is still important to hear your feedback. What makes it even better is when you get the attention of the company you are writing about.
Yesterday I wrote about Mindjet’s buy-out of Thinking Space Pro, and how a

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HTC Edge – the first quad core smartphone is already on the way

Just a little over year ago, dual core processors in mobile devices were a new and extraordinary thing, yet today pretty much all of the high and mid-range smartphones and even low end tablets carry one inside, and it’s common as day to have two 1.5 GHz cores working at full speed inside a device that is supposed to fit in your pocket and last at least 6-7 hours of continuous work on a battery charge.
And now, we’re skipping the triple cores and moving on straight to quad cores. NVidia has

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An Elegant, Outside the Browser Alternative to YouTube

The buttons and the progress bar look very similar to what YouTube has to offer. The other major interface component – The Playlist Editor – is not remarkable either, yet it’s pleasing to the eye. In a nutshell, simplicity and elegance are keywords here.Another aspect is that you can change the window's opacity and size. If you want to have HUDTube's window only a bit visible, simply adjust the opacity via the window's right click menu or from the menulet, and the size by click-dragging

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Friday, December 23, 2011

8-Core Sandy Bridge-E Performance Leaked by Intel

The first quarter of 2012 will mark the transition of the Sandy Bridge-E architecture into the server space in the form of the Xeon E5 series of CPUs, and a recent series of leaked Intel slides have come to detail the performance of this platform in comparison with Westmere-EP.

The new Xeon E5 chips are also known under the code name of Sandy Bridge-EP and feature a series of changes when compared with the desktop version of these CPUs.These include support for up to eight processing cores,

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You Can Now Track Santa on Your Android Phone With the New NORAD App

It’s that time of year again when all the good little boys and girls receive a visit from jolly ol’ Santa Clause during his yearly world wide giving spree. As long as you are on his good list, you might be interested in tracking his whereabouts.
NORAD, the folks who have taken on the task of tracking Santa, have been doing so since 1955 and want to make it easier this year for us Android owners. The new app, NORAD, can be found in the Android Market and will allow you access to Santa’s

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Daily tech digest – Intel announces Medfield, Google and Apple are working on wearable devices

There’s a lot of stuff going on every single day in the tech industry, and below you’ll find today’s tech digest – the most interesting news for today.
Apple is reportedly working on a wearable iPod with Siri
Besides the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, Apple is also reportedly experimenting with a wearable iPod that can be controlled using Siri or some lite version of it that doesn’t need an Internet connection. It’s an interesting concept, which has actually been around before, but wasn’t

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Intel Ivy Bridge HP ENVY 14 Spectre Notebook Hits the FCC

Starting with the second quarter of next year, notebook manufacturers are expected to release an important number of Intel Ivy Bridge powered notebook designs and one such upcoming model was recently spotted at the FCC.

The notebook is built by HP and will come as an addition to the company’s ENVY line bearing the new Spectre moniker that was leaked back in November of this year.Little is known at this point in time about the notebook apart from the fact that the 14-incher features

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Electronic Frontier Foundation is asking for your help in taking down Carrier IQ

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is looking for users of rooted or jailbroken phones to help them in their pursuit of taking down Carrier IQ. If you remember, the EFF was enlisted by Trevor Eckhart after Carrier IQ slapped him with a Cease and Desist letter. The EFF is all about protecting the public’s digital rights, so it’s not surprising they are looking to uncover exactly what Carrier IQ was doing with the data.
What the EFF needs is the “profile” that is on your phone.

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HP Elitebook 8560w – probably the most powerful 15.6” mobile workstation on the market

Among the many different business laptops on the market, the Elitebook line is probably the most well-known. It’s HP premier brand for corporate and business users and when you hear Elitebook, you know it’s a quality product that is powerful, fits well in a business environment and will go on strong for more than half a decade if it must.
The last two generations of the Elitebook were very popular, mostly thanks to the powerful hardware inside them and the high build quality – these

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Llano Production Shortages May Be Over for AMD, Says Analyst

Ever since AMD has released its first A-Series APUs based on the Llano architecture, the chip maker has been facing production shortages that affected the market availability of these processors, but an analyst believes that these troubles are now over for AMD.

What makes the analyst believe that the shortage may be over is the fact that AMD has recently announced a new series of APUs that feature slightly higher operating frequencies than the parts they will replace."The new parts are

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Original Motorola Droid Gets Some ICS Love In A Pre-Alpha Build [courtesy of XDA]

Gotta love CyanogenMod! Based on the newest CM9, the good folks over at XDA have whipped up a pre-Alpha build to enjoy on the OG Droid. Remember, this build isn’t meant to be your daily ROM and should only be attempted by folks to are comfortable making backups and flashing ROMs. I’m one of the sad bunch that is dying for a Galaxy Nexus, but enjoying an ICS ROM on my Droid X for now. If you can’t get your hands on a new GN, a ROM is how we will have to fly for the time being. Don’t

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Today’s products digest – Panasonic phones are coming back, the Xyboard is on sale and Leica rebadges the Lumix FZ150

The past few months have been pretty crazy when it comes to new product releases on the tech and mobile markets, but that should come as no surprise, actually, since we’re close to one of the biggest holiday and shopping season in the world, and every company and manufacturer wants a piece of the pie.
There are so many things happening that it’s hard to focus on all of them, so let’s take it easy by looking at just three products that we found out will be on the market soon.
First up is

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

AMD Vision 2012 Lineup Will Include A10-Series APUs – Report

In 2012, AMD will continue to increase its portfolio of accelerated processing units (APUs) based on the company’s Fusion design with a series of new chips, including a new processor series that will go by the name of A10.

The existence of this new APU range was uncovered by SemiAccurate who entered into the possession of an image showcasing AMD’s 2012 Vision processor lineup.Besides the FX-Series and all the other familiar sights, the most interesting appearance is the A10 APU range,

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Adobe Air Now Supported In ICS

Following a Flash update to support ICS just the other day, Adobe Air gets the same treatment. Lets hope the updates keep coming, and if your enjoying an ICS ROM like I am on my Droid X, this is good stuff for even non-Nexus owners. You can also find a full changelog for Flash and Air if you want to check it out in the source link below.
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Motorola Droid RAZR vs Nokia Lumia 800 – the Android and Windows Phone 7 flagships go head to head

In the Android smartphones world, the Nexus series is widely recognized as the flagship, mainly because it’s Google’s own official handset and they’re basically the ones who develop the OS, so it stands to reason that the hardware will also be good and work perfectly with the software. But there are actually a lot of great phones on the market that would deserve the flagship moniker, and the Droid RAZR is definitely the winner for me. The thing has style, power and quite a few features

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Asus Transformer Prime 64GB UK Shipping Date Postponed to Q2 2012

UK, and pretty much the rest of Europe, isn’t expected to get the Transformer Prime until January of 2012, but recently it has been uncovered that the tablet will get yet another delay, as in the UK the 64GB version won’t start shipping until Q2 of 2012.

When Clive originally listed the Transformer Prime at the end of last week, the UK retailer said that both the 32GB and the 64GB version of the tablet were expected to ship in January of 2012.However, as SlashGear reports, earlier today

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[Download] Enjoy Some Ice Cream Sandwich on your DROID X with CM9 Based ROM EncounterICS X

Any Droid X owners out there, that like me, are a bit depressed they can’t get a Galaxy Nexus right now? Well, here is something that made my day and should make yours too. Rootzwiki member firstEncounter has whipped up a CM9 based ICS ROM for the Droid X and let me be the first to tell you, it’s FAST and Ice Cream Sandwich tastes great! Be warned though that this is a beta, so do not flash this ROM unless your prepared to deal with some bugs and certain things not working. I also

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Samsung Illusion – Verizon’s illusion of a good smartphone deal

Verizon’s 4G LTE network is slowly expanding across the country, however at the moment, the difference in speed between LTE and the usual 3G/4G isn’t that great for most people (those who live closer to the towers get all the advantages, of course). What’s more interesting is that the price for 4G LTE smartphones were pretty darn high, much higher than for high end 3G smartphones that often were better in every other aspect.
With that in mind, Verizon has announced the Samsung Illusion,

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

AMD Bulldozer Windows 7 Performance Patch Tested, Results Disappoint

Microsoft’s recent patch for AMD Bulldozer processors was expected to bring a significant performance boost to CPUs using this architecture, but early tests seem to suggest that in most cases the “fix” doesn’t deliver any benefits to systems using it.

Soon after the patch was announced, SweClockers has started testing it to see how this performs in real life situations.The publication ran a wide series of tests on a platform using the FX-8150 processor and more than half of these

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[Download] “Nexus” Notification Sound, See Ya “DRRROOOIID”

Does anyone actually use the “Droid” notification on their device? Yeah, I’m actually someone that uses it proudly. Well, Droid Life has posted a “DROOOID” type notification, but in this case it’s calling out “Nexus”. Sounds more like a Decepticon, but still kinda cool. Check out the video below to see what it sounds like. To have it show up in your sounds list, you’ll have to move the file from your Downloads to your Notifications folder. Anyone going to rock this

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Past week’s top gadget news in the mobile industry

Keeping up with the news is important, but a bit difficult seeing as there are dozens of things happening every single day, some more important than others. With that in mind, here’s a summary of the most important news in the mobile industry that happened during the past week.
Nokia Lumia 800 is selling far worse than predicted
Nokia’s next generation Windows Phone 7 smartphone isn’t doing nearly as well as they predicted. Continuing the overall mediocre performance of Windows Phone 7 on

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Micron and JEDEC Want to Standardize 3D DRAM Chips

Micron has been working with both Intel and IBM on 3D memory chips and, now, the company has begun a close collaboration with JEDEC for the standardization of the 3DS DRAM interface and die-stacking technology.JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, formerly known as the Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC), may give Micron all the help it needs to promote its latest pet project.

Said project is the 3DS, a memory chip stacking technology that places DRAMs on top of each other,

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Dead Space from Electronic Arts Hits the Android Market

The sci-fi horror masterpiece Dead Space you may have played on your PC or console is now available in the Android Market. If you’ve never played the game, Dead Space is a survival horror third-person shooter. In this space set game you’ll play as engineer Isaac Clarke battling human virus turned monsters called Necromorphs. Most notably, this game is hailed by some as the scariest game they have ever played. Hit up the break for more details and links to download.
There doesn’t

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Friday, December 16, 2011

KFA2 GeForce GTX 580 MDT X4 EX OC Card Has Multi-Display Support

Anyone looking for a graphics card with multi-monitor support but are NVIDIA loyalists may want to check out the new device that KFA2 created.AMD used to pride itself in its Eyefinity technology and how it allowed a PC's desktop to spread across three displays, or six in the case of Eyefinity 6.

NVIDIA doesn't precisely have something similar, although its cards can do the three-panel maneuver when there are two or more of them in SLI (in 3D too).Still, there are some video cards, based on

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[Deal] Verizon Offers Galaxy Nexus Extended Battery at 50% Off, Now Only $25

Many of you already have, or are considering picking up the new Verizon Galaxy Nexus. With all of the 4G battery life woes that are accustom to any 4G device, an extended battery may be a necessity for some of you. Right now, Verizon is offering the extended battery at a 50% discount that makes it only $24.99.
The extended battery comes with a new battery door that is hardly any different than the original. I was able to use the Incopio hard case that I purchased with the phone even with the

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Sony Ericsson’s last phone – the Xperia Arc HD

Sony has finally acquired Ericsson’s share of the joint company, so starting 2012, we’ll be seeing Xperia’s that only carry the Sony name. Quite a step forward for Sony, and a bit of a sad day for Ericsson, which is no longer in the phone business, after being on the market for over two decades (obviously, they’re still a telecommunications company, but I’m talking about end user products).
Before the brand goes away completely, we’ll have one last shot at glory – the Xperia Arc

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Find and Stream New Music

Sometimes, you just want to pass the time listening to music, creating playlists or searching for new bands. Mielophone is a small application that helps users do these things, while also providing them with the means to listen to their favorite radio stations.

Mielophone is an open source application that redefines the way you listen music by implementing features like artist search, radio and YouTube player in a single tool.

The application also provides all the available

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

ROCCAT Studios Launches Big and Black Mouse Pads

ROCCAT may have a lot of gaming peripherals running rampant around the world, but it figured they could use some help, so instead of a new mouse or keyboard, it made some mouse pads this once.Granted, saying that ROCCAT made some new mouse pads could be taking things a tad bit too far.

After all, these aren't so many new models as they are revisions of the ROCCAT Taito Shiny Black Gaming Mousepad.There are three sizes and two thicknesses, so as to meet the needs of all gamers, whether they

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Day 10 Of Google’s 10 Billion App Download Celebration, 10 New Apps For 10 Cents Each!

It’s the final day folks. This sale has been awesome. I can’t wait for the 20 Billion App Download Celebration!!! We have a few repeats, but of course some new stuff. If you missed out yesterday, there is still some time left so hit those links as well. Sentinel 3 Shine Runner Talking Ben The
Visit TalkAndroid for Android news, Android guides, and much

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Meizu MX – the successor to the M9 is here, bringing affordable power and style to everyone

While there are a lot of affordable Android smartphones, most of them are pretty mediocre when it comes to either performance, build quality or both. Unless you want to buy a used previous generation high end phone, you’ll have to either live with the below-average feature set or just pay more upfront and get a new high end phone with a contract.
Meizu really surprised everyone when they came out of nowhere and announced the M9 – a powerful smartphone with all the specs of a flagship

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kyobo and Qualcomm Demo Mirasol E-Reader on Video

For those who remember when we said that the first Mirasol-equipped e-reader had finally been completed, it turns out that Kyobo and Qualcomm decided it was time for a real video walkthrough.When we talked about how the 5.7-inch device had finally become reality, we also pointed people towards a small intro video of it.

Now, though, a longer video showing of the long-awaited invention has made its way to the web.As a reminder, the item that Kyobo and Qualcomm together made is a unique

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Real Life White DROID RAZR Photos Appear

Some of you may have already forgotten about the other Verizon phone that is scheduled to launch tomorrow (no the world doesn’t revolve around the GNex), the alabaster DROID RAZR. In case you were debating between the two, our friends over at Droid Life have gotten a hold of some real life white RAZR photos and the thing looks pretty damn sexy if you ask me. I know we have already seen official press shots of the phone, but we have yet to see any good multi-angle photos as of yet.
Since the

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The Apple iPad 3 is coming – what we’ve got on it so far?

Apple’s iPad is still the most popular tablet on the market, despite the heavy competition from the faster, better-looking and more functional Android tablets, which is pretty cool, but not that surprising since the iPad was the first tablet and everybody likes the super simple interface of iOS.
The iPad 2 has also been on the market since May 2011, and it has sold more units than the first model, beating every record for the new market. But while the iPad 2 was a definite improvement over

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Windows 8: 11 New Features You Must Know

Microsoft thinks you're tired of juggling multiple OSes, so that Windows 8 will combine the traditional Windows interface with Mango-flavored touch interface called Metro.



Photo Credit: Microsoft

Start Screen of Windows 8


The new Start screen of Windows 8 lands you smack dab in the middle of Metro interface, with lots of apps and services loaded simultaneously.



Photo Credit: Microsoft

Internet Explorer 10 of Windows 8

Windows 8 will come with Internet Explorer

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Windows 8: 11 New Features You Must Know

Microsoft thinks you're tired of juggling multiple OSes, so that Windows 8 will combine the traditional Windows interface with Mango-flavored touch interface called Metro.



Photo Credit: Microsoft

Start Screen of Windows 8


The new Start screen of Windows 8 lands you smack dab in the middle of Metro interface, with lots of apps and services loaded simultaneously.



Photo Credit: Microsoft

Internet Explorer 10 of Windows 8

Windows 8 will come with Internet Explorer

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ROCCAT Prepares Special Peripherals for CES 2012

With the 2012 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show on the way, ROCCAT decided to jump the gun a bit and already unravel two products that will be on display.Not release, though, since this is only an official introduction and not a product release.

After all, the company has to save its ammo for the 2012 edition of CES.As such, the Isku illuminated keyboard and the Kone gaming mouse are only going to start selling around January 10-13.The keyboard has a price of $150, which is almost 114

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National Transportation Safety Board Recommends Nation-Wide cellphone Ban for Drivers

Alright folks, buckle your seat belts and put down your mobile phone. Actually that’s exactly what the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) wants you to do and recommends that all US states ban the use of cellphones while driving. Now this doesn’t mean that they want you to stop using navigation or music playback, they are gearing this more towards texting and making phone calls without the use of a hands-free method. The following quote from the NTSB sums it up fairly well:

The

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Huawei Honor U8860 – a pretty good mid-range smartphone

When it comes to the smartphone market, Huawei isn’t the first company you think of if you want an affordable smartphone that is also high quality and relatively powerful. Their bread and butter up until recently were cheap smartphones that everyone can afford, but which weren’t really up to snuff with the current or even previous generation of smartphones when it came to performance.
Lately, Huawei has been changing things. The AT&T Impulse 4G was the first phone that was affordable

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iPhone 5 Screen Size Will Not Increased

apple will not increase the screen size of the upcoming fifth-generation iPhone to compete with the next generation of Android devices, an analyst claims.

The company is widely expected to launch the iPhone 5 in October, introducing a self-assembled with new features including a redesigned form, better camera and wireless charging.



However, there are also rumors that Apple will increase the size of the handset screen in response to a new smartphone running the latest version of the

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook Appears in South Korea

Samsung isn't about to lag behind in the Ultrabook race, slow though it is, and its latest product release proves it.It looks like Samsung just launched two of those super-thin, super-light but also super-expensive computers called Ultrabooks.

Granted, super expensive may be a bit much, but not overly, since anything with a price of over $1,000 (749 Euro) qualifies as outside the financial means of most people.More specifically, the Series 5 Ultrabooks that Samsung just released in South

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Google’s Siri Response Codenamed Majel, Could See End of Year Release

With an abundance of Android developers creating Siri clones, replicas, replacements, competition, etc. you may have had your fill of personal assistants. Three that we have written about include Cluzee, Iris and Speaktoit. Well Google has been working on a secret project in response to Apple’s Siri. Codenamed Majel, this project looks to bring an evolved version of Google’s Voice Actions, as seen on most Android phones. For those that don’t get the reference, Majel is named after Majel

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Fujifilm X-S1 – the semi-professional camera that will not make you want a real DSLR

Fujifilm is pretty well known in the photography industry, and beside the professional dSLRs and premium line of digital cameras, they make some of the best semi-professional devices, which are pretty accessible as well and provide quite a lot of features for the price.
One of their latest products is the X-S1 – one of the best semi-professional cameras on the market, which aims to fully replace the need for a dSLR for amateurs and beginner photographers that fear they may need the advanced

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

iPhone 5 Screen Size Will Not Increased

Apple will not increase the screen size of the upcoming fifth-generation iPhone to compete with the next generation of Android devices, an analyst claims.

The company is widely expected to launch the iPhone 5 in October, introducing a self-assembled with new features including a redesigned form, better camera and wireless charging.



However, there are also rumors that Apple will increase the size of the handset screen in response to a new smartphone running the latest version of the

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Lucky Few Get Amazing Treat With Best Buy Oops

Well chalk this up as being some of the most lucky folk in the United States… A few lucky folk were able to get their hands on one of the most anticipated devices of the year a bit early. A few various users reported to Android Police that they were able to get the Galaxy Nexus from the folks over at Best Buy. Check out the screen shots below for proof.
The first Android Police user Sean Bates aka sfbates had these to post:


Photos Courtesy of Android Police
Then there is dubya.t:

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5 new smartphone gadgets and apps that are unique and pretty damn cool

There are quite a few companies that make accessories and gadgets for smartphones, but most of them focus on the usual protection sleeves and skins, adapters for audio and various ports and various docks that can be used on a table, in your car and on the go for listening to music or recharging the phone. There really aren’t that many unique gadgets that also have a few very cool features. The exact same can be said about apps – after all, they’re basically gadgets, as well, only in

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Almost 4 Million Fewer PCs Will Sell in Q1, 2012

The latest in predictions about the Thailand floods has been made, and this one is a fairly bleak forecast regarding the personal computer market.There will be much lower PC sales in the first three months of next year because of hard disk drive shortage.

Had there not been any floods in Thailand to shut down HDD and HDD component factories, there would have been no such problem.Alas, misfortune struck and the storage drive shortage is proving to be quite serious.Thus, since the majority of

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Why I Got Rid of My DROID Razr and Am Waiting for the Galaxy Nexus

The moment I heard about the DROID Razr I was extremely excited. I checked out the Droid Does web site constantly drooling over this phone. A few days before the launch, a contest was held where the first person to decipher the code won the phone. Sadly I didn’t win the phone, but that didn’t stop my drooling over it. It did land me this job here however, so I chalk that up as a major win in itself.
The Razr
I happened to be in Best Buy on 11.11.11, the day the Razr was released, and

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Top 5 wireless and Ethernet routers for your home and office

Whether you’ve got multiple computers (including tablets and smartphones) that you need to connect to the Internet or to each other at home, or you need to form a small network at your office, the one piece that will always be there is the router.
It is the most important part of a network, actually, and if you don’t have a good router, you’re bound to run into tons of trouble when transferring data from one computer to another or to remote computers via an external connection. With that

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iPhone 5 Screen Size Will Not Increased

Apple will not increase the screen size of the upcoming fifth-generation iPhone to compete with the next generation of Android devices, an analyst claims.

The company is widely expected to launch the iPhone 5 in October, introducing a self-assembled with new features including a redesigned form, better camera and wireless charging.



However, there are also rumors that Apple will increase the size of the handset screen in response to a new smartphone running the latest version of the

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Friday, December 9, 2011

ASUS Makes Convertible Ultrabook for Computex 2012

One might say that it was inevitable that something like this would happen, especially since Ultrabooks were, regardless of what some may say, envisioned as a means to secure the PC market form the tablet segment.According to Digitimes, ASUS has decided to create a convertible Windows 8 ultrabook.

That is, an ultrabook with the ability to rotate and swivel its display the same way convertible tablets have been doing for years.ASUS will work with Intel on the development and should have it

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Panasonic Reveals Water/Dust Proof 4.3-Inch OLED Phone, Destined for European Markets

A few weeks ago, we told you about Panasonic’s goal to take on smartphone markets outside of Japan and ultimately reach annual sales of 7.5 million units by 2015. Their first attempt will be in the European markets with a new 4.3-inch OLED smartphone that was just announced. Not many details were given other than it will be an ultra slim, D-shaped device that is water and dust resistant. It seems like if they want consumers to get excited about the device they would at least give us some

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LG P330 – wow, LG is really good at making Ultrabooks

LG is one of the biggest electronics manufacturers in the world, and they’re pretty well known for their quality household electronics, mostly TVs, microwave ovens and washing machines. AS of late, they’ve been pretty successful on the mobile market as well, making some very impressive smartphones, as well as lower end budget models.
While LG has also been manufacturing laptops for about half a decade now, their products in this niche aren’t known for being particularly high quality or

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OneWaySync - Automatically Synchronize Folders

OneWaySync is the type of application that can be used successfully without reading the documentation: all the features are accessible from the main and are mostly self explanatory. Basically, there are 10 slots, which means that you can have up to 10 folders synchronized.Each time a slot is selected, the central area of the main window will display the assigned folders pair (the source on the left and the destination on the right). Of course, you will have to make the initial setup, but the

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Intel Believes CPUs Will Transition Towards a SoC Design

In the near future, Intel plans to develop more of its processors as system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices, revealed a high ranking company official in an interview that was just published on the Web.

Talking with Nordic Hardware about its CPUs, Pat Bliemer, Managing Director for Northern Europe and Benelux at Intel said:"I think that is what Intel has demonstrated for the last 40 years what we can do as a company. We indeed believe that the future of the chip will be system-on-a-chip.“So you will

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Verizon Starts to Receive DROID XYBoard Demo Units, Launch Date Still Unconfirmed

With all the hubbub surrounding the Galaxy Nexus it can be easy to forget about the other great devices getting ready to drop. Take the Motorola DROID XYBoards for example. Although officially announced by Verizon, they are unofficially rumored to launch this Monday, Dec. 12, and haven’t received as much hype as they would have had the GNex not been clouding their release.
Like the Nexus, the XYBoard tablets are starting to arrive and demo units might actually start showing up on Verizon

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Motorola Droid 4 vs Samsung Captivate Glide – a hard choice if you want the best QWERTY keyboard

The smartphone market is just as active as ever, with tons of devices pouring in from manufacturers, old and new, and that can only be a good thing for the end consumers. Phones with hardware QWERTY keyboards were a bit lacking in the previous years, but 2011 really changed things up – there are already half a dozen good keyboard-equipped handsets out there, but the end of the year really brings out the best in the manufacturers and network operators, it seems.
One of the best high end

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Intel Plans to Retire Several Sandy Bridge LGA 1155 CPUs in 2012

Intel has just announced its plans to retire five Sandy Bridge LGA 1155 CPUs released earlier this year from its product lineup, including three Pentium processors and two second generation Core models built using the 32nm fabrication node.

The chip maker announced its decision through a Product Change Notification (PCN) document which says that market demand for these chips has shifted to other Intel products.The processors affected are the Core i5-2300 and Core i3-2100T, both tray and

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Facebook refresh now available in the Android Market

Facebook for Android just updated and it’s available right now. They actually made the announcement earlier today, but it wasn’t available at the time. Facebook is promising that it’s now quicker and easier to view photos, get messages and navigate around the app.
Improvements include:
Photos get betterPhotos and albums are up to two times faster than the previous Android app. It’s also easier to share photos, view comments and edit captions on the go.
Messages on topYour messages and

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5 apps to help you get the most out of your iPad

Both the first and second iPads are the most sold tablets in the world, which is pretty surprising since there are many other competing devices running on Android that are cheaper, faster and better looking, but I suppose nothing beats iOS in ease of use of use for complete beginners.
However, under that simple interface hides a pretty advanced operating system that is capable of a lot more than you probably think. The only way to take advantage of the advanced functionality is through apps,

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iPhone 5 Screen Size Will Not Increased

Apple will not increase the screen size of the upcoming fifth-generation iPhone to compete with the next generation of Android devices, an analyst claims.

The company is widely expected to launch the iPhone 5 in October, introducing a self-assembled with new features including a redesigned form, better camera and wireless charging.



However, there are also rumors that Apple will increase the size of the handset screen in response to a new smartphone running the latest version of the

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Windows 8: 11 New Features You Must Know

Microsoft thinks you're tired of juggling multiple OSes, so that Windows 8 will combine the traditional Windows interface with Mango-flavored touch interface called Metro.



Photo Credit: Microsoft

Start Screen of Windows 8


The new Start screen of Windows 8 lands you smack dab in the middle of Metro interface, with lots of apps and services loaded simultaneously.



Photo Credit: Microsoft

Internet Explorer 10 of Windows 8

Windows 8 will come with Internet Explorer

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Samsung and Biogen Go Biopharmaceutical

Samsung is showing that it's not about to stick to whatever confines it is limited to right now, so it figured it may as well give some extra work to a lesser known branch.Samsung Biologics will partner with Biogen for the setting up of a biopharmaceutical manufacturing business.

“At Samsung, one of our goals is to help patients around the world by increasing the accessibility and affordability of existing medicines,” said Tae-Han Kim, Ph.D., CEO of Samsung Biologics.“Since many of the

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Verizon Updates Equipment Guide that Clearly States “Samsung Galaxy Nexus Will Launch to All Channels on December 9th”

Who knows whats really going on, but this may be as ‘official’ as we get. Verizon updated their Equipment guide and it clearly shows “the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will launch to all channels on December 9th, 2011.” So there you have it. Short of official word from Big Red I think it’s safe to say it’s a sure thing… I hope, I really do.
Here’s the equipment specs that complete the whole shebang (click to enlarge).


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Curve 9380 – is RIM’s affordable, QWERTY-less Blackberry gadget worth it?

RIM is not in the most enviable position right now, with their market share dwindling dangerously fast, their tablet experiment being pretty much a failure and them being practically forced to release their business tools for other platforms. The upcoming Blackberry London smartphone looks like RIM is kind of on the right path to fixing their problems, but the device is expected to arrive sometime next year, which is just not fast enough.
In the meantime, the company seems to go about business

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Bugatti Veyron 1621.JPG

Bugatti Veyron 1621.JPG by Gen Kanai

Bugatti Veyron. ,640,000. 1001 horsepower. 8 liter, 16 cylinder engine. 4 turbochargers. 250 mph./400 kph. top speed. Full time AWD. 4300 lbs., 1950

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BMW Car Club National Festival Gaydon 2011

BMW Car Club National Festival Gaydon 2011 by BMW Car Club GB & Ireland

BMW Car Club National Festival Gaydon

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Aston Martin Db7

Aston Martin Db7 by kenjonbro

1995 Aston Martin Db7

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Aston Martin DB5 on Pall Mall, London W1

Aston Martin DB5 on Pall Mall, London W1 by bobaliciouslondon

Aston Martin parked

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Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve by cattias.photos

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta -

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Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve by cattias.photos

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta -

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Aston Martin V8

Aston Martin V8 by kenjonbro

1985 Aston Martin

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Audi A2 bumper and wheel (rain)

Audi A2 bumper and wheel (rain) by rastrus

Audi A2 near-side front alloy

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Bugatti Veyron 1619.JPG

Bugatti Veyron 1619.JPG by Gen Kanai

Bugatti Veyron. ,640,000. 1001 horsepower. 8 liter, 16 cylinder engine. 4 turbochargers. 250 mph./400 kph. top speed. Full time AWD. 4300 lbs., 1950

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BMW 1 Series M Coupe World Premier

BMW 1 Series M Coupe World Premier by Automotive Rhythms

BMW 1 Series M Coupe World Premier. 340 hp, 0 to 60 in 4.7 sec #BMW

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Cadillac

Cadillac by Destinys Agent

Cadillac at the Motor Expo 2008 in Canary Wharf - 12/06/2008 - Check out the reflection of No. 1 Canada Place (Canary Wharf Tower) on the bonnet -

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Audi Fan Area, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi Fan Area, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi Fan Area at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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¡¡Bugatti!!

¡¡Bugatti!! by Fernando D.

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Bentley

Bentley by Guy Frankland

Bentley Continental Flying

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Bugatti

Bugatti by El Rey del Mambo

Bugatti Veyron in

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BMW M5

BMW M5 by andyrusch

BMW

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Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi R18 #2 on track during Wednesday qualifying at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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Bentley

Bentley by Guy Frankland

Bentley Continental Flying

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BMW Z1

BMW Z1 by Gone-Walkabout

A rare sighting of BMW

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Cadillac Converj

Cadillac Converj by HenryFigueroa

Cadillac Converj Concept
The Cadillac of electric vehicles
The stunning four-passenger Cadillac Converj luxury coupe concept, on display at this year’s Seattle Auto Show, reveals how GM’s technology delivers up to 40 miles of gas- and emissions-free electric driving with extended-range capability of hundreds of miles.

The car’s Voltec electric propulsion system is made up of a 16-kWh, T-shaped battery, an electric drive unit, and a

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Acura LMP2 Tequila Patron

Acura LMP2 Tequila Patron by Revolution Imaging

Tequila Patron sponsored Acura LMP2 qualifying at Mosport. Taken at Turn

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Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi R18 #2 on track during Wednesday qualifying at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Cadillac U.S. Marketing Vice President Don Butler with the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon at its world debut in New York on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8, which deli by Automotive Rhythms

Cadillac U.S. Marketing Vice President Don Butler with the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon at its world debut in New York on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is

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Audi R18 #1, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 #1, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi R18 #3 on track during Wednesday qualifying at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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Cadillac Converj

Cadillac Converj by HenryFigueroa

Cadillac Converj Concept
The Cadillac of electric vehicles
The stunning four-passenger Cadillac Converj luxury coupe concept, on display at this year’s Seattle Auto Show, reveals how GM’s technology delivers up to 40 miles of gas- and emissions-free electric driving with extended-range capability of hundreds of miles.

The car’s Voltec electric propulsion system is made up of a 16-kWh, T-shaped battery, an electric drive unit, and a

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Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Cadillac Exterior Design Director Max Wolff wth the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon at its world debut in New York on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8, which delivers 55 by Automotive Rhythms

Cadillac Exterior Design Director Max Wolff wth the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon at its world debut in New York on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a

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Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve by cattias.photos

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta -

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Audi R18 #3, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 #3, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi R18 #3 on track during Wednesday qualifying at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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Cadillac U.S. Marketing Vice President Don Butler with the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon prior to its world debut at a media event in New York on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a super

Cadillac U.S. Marketing Vice President Don Butler with the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon prior to its world debut at a media event in New York on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a super by Automotive Rhythms

Cadillac U.S. Marketing Vice President Don Butler with the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon prior to its world debut at a media event in New York on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Like its sedan and coupe stable mates,

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Audi R18 #1, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 #1, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi R18 #1 on track during Wednesday qualifying at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve by cattias.photos

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta -

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Aston Martin Cygnet

Aston Martin Cygnet by kenjonbro

2011 Aston Martin

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Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve by cattias.photos

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta -

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Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve by cattias.photos

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta -

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Bugatti

Bugatti by tandemracer

Bugatti in Berlin

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Cadillac Ride & Drive

Cadillac Ride & Drive by DrivingtheNortheast

Cadillac CTS-V

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Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta - MasterDirve by cattias.photos

Alfa Roméo - Giulietta -

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Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi R18 #2 on track during Wednesday qualifying at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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Bugatti

Bugatti by tandemracer

Bugatti in Berlin

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Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi R18 #2 on track during Wednesday qualifying at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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BMW Car Club National Concours August 2011 Gaydon

BMW Car Club National Concours August 2011 Gaydon by BMW Car Club GB & Ireland

BMW Car Club National Concours August 2011

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BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics

BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics by cardesignresearch

BMW's Vision Efficient Dynamics concept shown in Frankfurt really moved the game on in this area. Not only do the surfaces sit away from the primary structure, which creates the impression that they are 'floating', but they are twisted and fold back on themselves in a manner typically not possible with pressed steel panels. BMW claim that their positioning, and the channels created between the surfaces, are used to control the flow of

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BMW

BMW by Frank Kehren

BMW

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BMW ISETTA

BMW ISETTA by gizzaa

Bmw

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Audi R18 #3, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 #3, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi R18 #2 in the garage during Wednesday qualifying at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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Bentley Arnage

Bentley Arnage by FotoSleuth

Bentley

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BMW Z8

BMW Z8 by Corky88

Black BMW Z8 sitting outside a park in Greenwich

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Aston Martin V8

Aston Martin V8 by kenjonbro

1973 Aston Martin

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Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi R18 #2, 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans by Audi USA

Audi R18 #2 on track during Wednesday qualifying at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

photo: George Achorn /

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Intel Confirms It Has 14nm Test Circuits Ready in Its Labs

Intel disclosed recently that the company has already finalized the very first test circuits built using the advanced 14 process technology which the chip maker plans to use for manufacturing its 2014 processors code named Broadwell.

The info was disclosed by Pat Bliemer, Managing Director for Northern Europe and Benelux at Intel, in an exclusive interview with the Nordic Hardware website.According to the company’s rep, the technology is ready for building 14nm products in laboratory

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More Accessories for the Galaxy Nexus Appear in Verizon Stores

A couple of days ago we mentioned that Verizon stores were receiving a few Motorola XYBoard tablet accessories and now it looks like a couple more Galaxy Nexus goodies have arrived as well. As soon as you can get your hands on this new beauty of a phone (when they finally decide to release it), you might want to check these out.
There is a “Power and Protection Package” that includes a black hard case and holster with built in kickstand (similar to the RAZR’s), a universal car charger

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The most important news in the mobile industry this week

The past week has had quite a few interesting developments in the fast moving mobile industry, but if you don’t want to catch up with all of the news, you can find the most important ones below, all of which really mattered:
RIM loses $485 million on the Playbook in Q3 2011
RIM is definitely not doing too well on the mobile market, even with all their new products aimed at competing with the new giants, Android and iOS. In the third quarter of 2011, they lost $485 million on the Playbook,

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Nvidia Wants to Ship 25 Million Tegra 3 Chips in 2012

Nvidia has high hopes for its recently launched Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip (SoC) device as in 2012 it plans to ship no less than 25 million such chips, which could make it more popular than the previous iteration of Tegra.

These SoC are supposed to go into smartphones, tablet PCs and automobiles, according to industry sources cited by the DigiTimes publication.Nvidia’s goal is indeed impressive, but those in the industry doubt that the Santa Clara chip maker will be able to achieve it as its

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XYBoard Tablet Accessories Already Showing up in Verizon Stores

With their recent FCC approval, all signs are starting to point to the rumored December 12th launch of the new Motorola XYBoard tablets. Now it appears that accessories have already started to show up in Verizon retail stores and the dudes over at Droid Life got a hold of some pictures to confirm it. I guess this doesn’t necessarily mean launch is imminent because if you’ll remember, Big Red has been sitting on those damn Galaxy Nexus accessories for like over three weeks now. Predicting

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Old Age Human Memory Loss Not an Issue for Memo Touch Tablet

Memo just announced a device that, in a way, is a throwback to the times when tablets were only heard of in specific fields, like medicine, only it used media slate looks.Memo Touch, LLC just launched a special-purpose tablet that bears its name.

Basically, the Memo Touch tablet is intended for elderly citizens that can't exactly claim to have the best short-term memory.Based on Archos 101, it delivers gentle cues when the time comes to see a doctor, take medication, do certain exercises.That

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Amazon Cancels Recent Transformer Prime Pre-Orders Due to “Lack of Availability”

Damn. I hope you weren’t one of the people who pre-ordered a Transformer Prime from Amazon this past week! If you were, then you probably already know why I am concerned. Based on emails that were sent out to those who recently placed pre-orders, it looks like Amazon over promised stock and had to cancel a bunch, citing a “lack of availability from suppliers.” That sucks! It’s hard to say if ASUS wants to limit the amount of tablets that goes through Amazon, or if they simply

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Choosing the gadgets for an affordable professional video blogging setup

Blogging has gotten very popular lately, and while it has all started with text posts and uploaded pictures, things have rapidly moved towards the video and audio mediums, especially with the ever increasing popularity of Youtube (which got 26 Billion views last month alone!). There are a lot of great podcasts (i.e. audio-only) and video casts/clips out there, but for every good piece, there are like 10,000 bad ones which no one knows about.
If you want to get started with video blogging AND

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Easily Access Your Pasteboard from Your Menu Bar

If we are to bring Cut/Copy-Pasting to the context of real life, one could compare this trinity to the transportation of goods by any means, and even to the transportation of people.Information has to flow, goods need to be transported, and people have to travel. Cut/Copy-Paste, therefore, is an indispensable action in terms of computer data transfer.The application we will be talking about is intuitively named Kopypasta. Its role is to simply store any piece of text that you previously cut or

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 7950 and HD 7970 GPUs Detailed – Report

At the start of 2012, AMD is expected to release its next-generation Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 graphics cores based on the company’s NGC architecture which were just detailed in a recent report to hit the Web.

As I am sure that many of you know, both of these GPUs are based on the Tahiti core and will be the first AMD graphics cards to use the Next-Generation Core (NGC) arch.While this info has been pretty much common knowledge, the specs of the core have remained pretty much a secret

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Factory Image Released by Google for HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, ROM Flashers Everywhere Breathe Sigh of Relief

Good news for you owners of the Galaxy Nexus. The Android Building Google Groups page put up an announcement stating that a complete factory image for your Galaxy Nexus has been released. This image includes the bootloader, baseband, and the rest of the system. As we all know, Google phones have always been easy to root and the Galaxy Nexus continues this tradition. This factory image will restore your phone back to its factory state should you mess it up. If you are interested you can

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Lumix FZ150 – the best hybrid camera for those who need high quality photos AND video

Panasonic has been quite successful on the photography equipment market, with their Lumix point and shoot cameras being some of the best in the world, and just recently, they started entering the professional markets, as well, with high quality dSLR’s that have a great feature/price ratio.
They also found a very lucrative nice (or you could say they started it) with hybrid digital cameras that are good at both taking photos and shooting videos, and the GH1/GH2 is the pinnacle of their

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