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T679UVLE1 T-Mobile Samsung Exhibit II 4G/Galaxy Exhibit 4G Android 2.3.6 OTA/Kies Update Released

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The new software update for T-Mobile Samsung Exhibit II 4G is already rolled out via Kies and OTA, which is build T679UVLE1 an update from current version T679UVKJ1 2.3.5. According from T-Mobile that this software update will also change the name to the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G.

Beginning May 30, the Samsung Exhibit II 4G will receive a software update Android version 2.3.6 / Software T679UVLE1 to improve performance and stability. The software update will also change the name to the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G. All support content will be changed to reflect the name change by July 1.

The software update will be available via OTA and Kies. The OTA update will continue until July 15.
Android version 2.3.6 / Software T679UVLE1
Here's the details of T679UVLE1 Software version:

    * Version
          o Android version 2.3.6 / Software T679UVLE1
          o Over-The-Air Update (33 MB) and Kies
          o Approved 5/30/12
    * New Features
          o Re-brand to Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G
    * Improvements:
          o Google Security Fix
          o Device stability improvements
          o Wi-Fi Calling audio improvements
          o Camera app improvements
          o Swype corporate email improvements

The firmware info we spotted from Kies:
Device: Samsung Exhibit II 4G
Product Code: SGH-T679DBBTMB
Latest firmware: T679UVLE1/T679TMBLE1/T679UVLE1/T679UVLE1
Version Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
PDA: T679UVLE1 CSC: T679TMBLE1 Phone/Modem: T679UVLE1
Build date: 5/4/2012 6:27:17 PM
Stock ROM: SGH-T679_T679UVLE1_T679TMBLE1_T679UVLE1

Via T-Mobile USA

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 20.0.1132.21 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. This build contains updates to v8 (3.10.8.11) and fixes for bugs and stability. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision logInterested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

N7000XXLPY XEN Netherlands Samsung Galaxy Note ICS 4.0.3 Official Firmware Update Release

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

N7000XXLPY, Netherlands Samsung Galaxy Note unbranded version with product code XEN is also getting the official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware upgrade. The N7000XXLPY that was first released in Germany is now recently rolled out on Kies, it posses the default CSC file for Netherlands as N7000XENLP1. The phone Modem version is still N7000XXLPT and probably this will gonna be the same on all other European countries as we also spotted other builds like Poland, Austria and Turkey which is IML74K.XXLPY with XXLPT Baseband Modem version.

Here's a firmware details of Netherlands unbranded or generic version of Samsung Galaxy Note ICS 4.0.3 official firmware update from Kies server.

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
Country: Netherlands
Product Code: XEN
Latest firmware: N7000XXLPY/N7000XENLP1/N7000XXLPT/N7000XXLPY
PDA: N7000XXLPY | CSC: N7000XENLP1 | Phone/Modem: N7000XXLPT
Version: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Build date: May 16, 2012
Release date: May 29, 2012
Stock ROM: (for advance users only) GT-N7000_ICS_4.0.3_N7000XXLPY_N7000XENLP1_N7000XXLPT



Here's a guide for Odin flasher (for advance users only, who have their device installed with unofficial ROM or already rooted and having issues updating on Kies).  For typical users which still currently runs with the official firmware N7000XXLC1 Android 2.3.6 you may only upgrade on Kies.

N7000XXLPY XEO Poland Samsung Galaxy Note ICS 4.0.3 Official Firmware Update

N7000XXLPY Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware upgrade now released in Poland unbranded version of Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. The N7000XXLPY that was firstly released in Germany on May 10, 2012 now seems the official build number IML74K.XXLPY released in European countries for the generic Galaxy Note version. As of today (date of this post), there are four builds we recently spotted on Kies (Samsung's official firmware server) this includes Poland, Turkey, Netherlands and Austria, other countries will probably follow sooner.

Here's the firmware detailed info.

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 unbranded/unlocked/SIM-free/Generic
Country: Poland
Product Code: XEO
Latest firmware: N7000XXLPY/N7000OXXLP5/N7000XXLPT/N7000XXLPY
PDA: N7000XXLPY |  CSC: N7000OXXLP5 | PHONE/MODEM: N7000XXLPT  
Version: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Build date: May 12, 2012
Release date: May 29, 2012
Stock ROM: GT-N7000_ICS_4.0.3_XEO_N7000XXLPY_N7000OXXLP5_N7000XXLPT

You may try to check it out on Kies now and update your Galaxy Note. Advance users may manually upgrade using Odin by flashing the original stock ROM from the above link.

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 21.0.1155.2 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following updates:


Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the arrival of Chrome 19 to the Stable Channel for ChromeOS.  More detailed updates are available on the Google Blog.  

The Stable channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.52 (Platform version: 2046.107.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550, and Samsung Chromebox Series 3).  Machines will be receiving updates to this version over the next several days.

This build contains a number of new features, as well as security & stability improvements.

Some highlights of these changes are:

  • Entirely redesigned UI and updated Window Manager (Learn more).
  • New modes for multiple monitor handling: mirrored (highest common resolution only), show only on primary, show only on secondary (Switch with Ctrl + F5)
  • New open source trackpad stack
  • Updated Scratchpad app
  • New file types supported (Learn more)
  • Functional and visual refresh of the Chrome OS Settings
  • Recovery tool supports re-formatting recovery media (use a previous recovery image USB)
  • Introduced new Japanese fonts (Motoya G04 Gothic/Mincho).

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

List of Accessories for Samsung Galaxy S3

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the newest smartphone in the Android Arena, no matter what others say the device is generally a performing beast. But apart from the performance and look, the best thing that attracts me towards the device is it's accessories i.e. the AllShare Cast dongle, Samsung S III C Pen, Flip Cover, S III Holder, Wireless Charger and much more. The popular UK phone retailer called Mobile Fun was releasing all those genuine accessories for Samsung Galaxy S3 users. Customers can buy these accessories at cheap price on both online and offline leading market stores. Here we listed the best accessories for Samsung Galaxy S3 to thrill you more with external little devices.
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I9100XWLPF Italy Unbranded Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Firmware Official

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I9100XWLPF latest ICS  firmware for Italy generic version of Samsung Galaxy S2. The I9100XWLPF is an official ICS 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and currently available on Kies PC suite, as we spotted with the build date of May 15, 2012. This  new firmware has it's own unique firmware build number than other releases in Europe regions. Some advance users notice that this fixes for wifi toggling unresponsive issue from previous ICS firmware released in Europe. So, better just check it out on Kies and get your device upgraded with Ice Cream Sandwich OS and observe the differences.

I9100XWLPF - ITV
PDA: I9100XWLPF
MODEM: I9100XXLPX
CSC: I9100OXILP6
Italy SAmsung Galaxy S2 ICS firmware upgrade
Firmware info:
Device: Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 Generic version, no-brand, SIMfree or unlocked
Region: Italy
Product Code: ITV
Latest firmware: I9100XWLPF/I9100OXILP6/I9100XXLPX/I9100XWLPF
Version: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Build date: May 18, 2012
Stock ROM: GT-I9100_ICS_4.0.3_ITV_I9100XWLPF_I9100OXILP6_I9100XXLPX

Odin flasher instruction for installing I9100XWLPF Stock ROM in upgrading:
This guide is meant for advance users only, who previously done some tweaks on their devices. Typical users may only upgrade on Kies or via OTA.
The stock ROM packaged is NON-WIPE, it doesn't include a (boot.bin/Sbl.bin) BOOTLOADER images. But it's better to make a back up copy of all important files stored from the device first before flashing, in-case something might went wrong.

* Make sure the battery is fully charge.
* Extract the firmware after download
* Run Odin Downloader
* Put your device in Recovery MODE (Home + Volume up + Power)
* Wipe Data/Factory reset
* Wipe Cache
* Take Out Your battery & put it back in
* Put your device into Download MODE (Home + Volume Down + Power)
* Click PDA then select and load the binary tar file I9100XWLPF_I9100OXILP6_I9100XXLPX_Home.tar.md5 * Then Hit the START button.

If you want to root, you may find and download Chainfire's CF-Root is OXI_LP. So that's it, enjoy upgrading.

How to Root Micromax Funbook Tablet

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Today, I m going to show you process How to Root Micromax Funbook Android Tablet. Micromax Funbook was a budget priced tablet launched with latest Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS. Moreover it was equipped with a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 single core processor and Mali-400MP GPU. This Tablet was priced at RS 6999 in India and it has many nice features like HDMI port, capacitive screen and much more. Even I also liked the tab very much and purchased it but there were no rooting guide or apps available for it. But, few days ago on xda developer forum a member shared a sparkyroot apk file that can enabled root user rights on Micromax Funbook. I am providing here the detailed tutorial about how you can root the tab.
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Beta Channel Update

Friday, May 25, 2012


The Beta channel has been updated to 20.0.1132.17 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. This build contains updates to v8 (3.10.8.10) and fixes for bugs and stability. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision logInterested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

DiRT Showdown: Launch Trailer


Showdown DiRT gets a new trailer that shows the beginning of the game. It is a title expected by those who are fans of racing games. The launch will take place tomorrow and will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.



There are many game modes and different types of races. This one will keep your eyes glued to the display. Graphic requirements are quite serious, but let's not forget that we talk about a racing game.

Buy DiRT Showdown from Amazon.


The most anticipated games of 2012

In-app Subscriptions in Google Play



[This post is by Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Product Manager on the Google Play team. —Dirk Dougherty]



We launched In-app Billing on Google Play a year ago to give developers more ways to sell and engage users over the lifetime of their apps. Since the launch, In-app Billing has been extremely successful in helping developers monetize their apps through try-and-buy, virtual goods, upgrades, and other popular business models. Today, 23 of the 24 top-grossing apps in Google Play use In-app Billing, and the total revenue generated from in-app purchases exceeds revenue from traditional app purchases.



We’re now taking In-app Billing further by adding another important business model — subscriptions. Starting today, developers can use In-app Billing to sell monthly or annual subscriptions from inside of their apps. All subscriptions are auto-renewing, for every app and game and every type of subscription product. Developers just set the price and billing interval and Google Play manages the purchase transactions for them, just as it does for other in-app products and app purchases.



For users, Google Play provides a familiar and convenient purchase experience, highlighting subscription details such as price and billing interval before continuing with purchases. After the transaction, Google Play manages recurring billing and keeps users informed of new charges, sending them an email with each renewal. At any time, users can visit My Apps in the Play Store app to view their subscriptions and cancel any subscription as needed.





While making it easy for developers to offer a great purchasing experience, our subscriptions are also designed for flexibility. Developers can use them to monetize premium dynamic content such as journals and magazines, but they can also use them to sell access to bundled products, game levels, music and video content, value-added services, or any other digital content.



Building on Google Play’s strength as a truly cloud-connected experience, developers can offer users the ability to carry their subscriptions across multiple properties, services, or campaigns. To make this easier, we’re introducing an HTTP-based publisher API through which enterprise-scale backend servers can validate or cancel subscriptions. Using this API, for example, developers can extend access from their Android apps to their web properties, based on subscriptions that are purchased on Google Play.



In the coming days, several developers will be launching apps with Google Play subscriptions and we expect many more to follow. Glu Mobile is launching updated versions of its top Android titles, including Frontline Commando, offering subscriptions through custom VIP currency packages. "We're using Google Play subscriptions to offer consumers a compelling value and a single currency which they can use across Glu’s most popular titles” says Niccolo de Masi, CEO of Glu. “We're excited to bring these capabilities to our Android users and we believe that Google Play subscriptions will fuel further growth in our business."



If you’re a developer, you can get started with subscriptions right away by reading the In-app Billing documentation and downloading the updated sample app. If you are already using in-app billing, you’ll find that adding support for subscriptions is straightforward and involves only minor changes to your code.



You can publish your updated apps and subscription products as soon as you are ready. We’ve already rolled out client support to most Android devices worldwide, so any user with Google Play 3.5 or higher installed can buy subscriptions starting today.



We’re looking forward to seeing how you use subscriptions in your apps!



Join the discussion on

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Android reaches 59 percent share of international smartphone market

Thursday, May 24, 2012

 

The smartphone war has turned into a two horse race as Android and iOS continue to grow their international hold on the mobile market while competing operating systems such as BlackBerry OS and Symbian continue to fall from relevancy. Android reigns supreme in IDC’s latest look at international smartphone sales with a 59 percent hold on the market in Q1 of 2012. Compared to a year ago, Google’s mobile OS is up about 26 percentage points. Pretty amazing growth.
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Beta Update for Chromebooks


The Beta channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.52 (Platform version: 2046.106.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700 and Samsung Series 5).

This release contains security, stability improvements and bug fixes.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu. Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome

Report: Google/ASUS Nexus tablet to hit shelves in July





The somewhat reliable Digitimes has a new report out providing potential new info on the Google/ASUS collaboration that could result in the world’s first Nexus-branded tablet. The digital rag has been keeping a bead on the manufacturing industry centered in Asia and claims that the new tablet will begin shipping in June with an initial order of 600,000 units to go on sale in July. The timing is certainly right, as an announcement would line up perfectly with June’s Google I/O developer conference.

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When Will Your HTC Android Device Get Ice Cream Sandwich? Here’s A Complete List With Time Frame



Despite actually being an altogether solid OS revision, Ice Cream Sandwich has struggled to reach the number of devices Google would have liked. Up until a couple of months ago, when Samsung’s Galaxy S II began getting a taste of Android 4.0, the total number of Android devices running the latest firmware was around one percent – which is, by anybody’s reckoning – disastrous.
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The Leap - Motion Control

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


The leap is a new way to interact with your computer. The leap motion control is more acurrate than any mouse and more sensitive than a touchscreen.



This makes me think of Minority Report.

Apple builds a UFO in California




The new headquarters, with an area of ​​2.8 million square meters, could hold 13,000 employees.

New info appeared recently about a project called "Apple Campus 2", the stunning new headquarters for the company founded by Steve Jobs. The new location could hold a total of 13,000 employees, compared to 10,000 today.



The new headquarters will have a ring shape with an area of ​​2.8 million square meters. To achieve this up to 176 acres will be demolished.

"Apple Campus 2" will feature a restaurant, a fitness center and other facilities intended exclusively for employees. The new office has an UFO form and could be ready in 2015, according to CNET.

Medical Alert System Devices: Letting You Get the Help You Need Right Away

Tuesday, May 22, 2012






It's not unusual for seniors who live on their own to worry about accidents and other potentially life-threatening incidents. Even a relatively minor slip-and-fall can prevent them from contacting loved ones or emergency services, and the situation can become much more dangerous in the event of an urgent medical crisis. With a reliable medical alert system, however, seniors can gain a sense of security and continue to enjoy an independent lifestyle.

A medical alarm system can immediately inform family members, neighbors, or emergency personnel during an emergency, or call attention to potential health hazards that need to be immediately resolved. These systems usually consist of a main base console and a wireless alert device such as a watch or pendant worn by the user. Some medical alert system devices not only enable users to quickly get in touch with their caregivers, family members or emergency services, they can also store critical medical information such as existing medical conditions, allergies, and blood type – information that can help save a person's life during an emergency.

Seniors who use a medical alarm system can benefit from two-way live communication directly from their watch or pendant. Should they fall down, suffer an injury, or encounter other emergencies inside or outside their home, they can speak to a family member or neighbor right away, and signal help with just one push of a button.

Modern features such as remote call-answering are also available, which adds more functionality compared to older-generation personal emergency alert systems. Most systems also provide a dedicated 911 button to help users quickly contact emergency medical personnel during a crisis.

 Independent seniors as well as those with chronic medical conditions can also effectively maintain their safety and overall well-being through a medical alert system. Some devices, such as the SilverCare system from Orange Dot Technologies, can alert the wearer of medication schedules and doctor's appointments.

Learn more about Orange Dot Technologies and the SilverCare Personal Safety Alert Device by visiting OrangeDotTech.com, or by calling 877-745-8701.

Captain America iPhone 4 Case

Monday, May 21, 2012


Have you seen The Avengers movie? If you haven't, you must see it! Although its development began in April 2005, the movie was announce after the big success of Iron Man 1 in 2008. Folks already release an amazing Captain America iPhone 4 Case that blow any Avenger's fan mind. Do you like it?






Try iPhone 4 Police Case

Classic Games in Real Life

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Today games seems to imitate in every detail the real life. This wasn't always the case. Back in the days games had simple geometrics, shapes and design. These pictures are made by Patrick Runte. He has reimagined these games from a real life perspective. Enjoy







Top 8 Best Apps for Samsung Bada Wave Phones

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bada is an Operating System (OS) introduced by Samsung in the year of 2010. Samsung has launched a lot of wave series phones with wide ranges from low end features to high end multitasking phones. There are many free and paid applications available for Samsung Bada, but here we researched and compiled the list of Top 8 best apps for Samsung Bada 2.0 wave phones.
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iRig Mix ships to iDevice-carrying DJs, Android app compatibility looks unlikely

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If virtual DJs aren't your thing, you might be pleased to hear that the iRig Mix mobile music mixer is now shipping. You can forgo hefty price tags and still mix your own tunes for $99.99 with up to two iDevices at a time, audio from guitars, MP3 players, CD players and the like. In addition to physical controls for volume, gain, treble and bass, the mixer is accompanied by a roster of free apps to help with production, performing and recording. For Android fans wondering where their own version of these apps are, IK Multimedia thinks the Android audio engine has too much latency (check the comments section) to handle its real-time processing, but consoles you with the fact that the hardware is compatible with most devices. Hit the jump for the press release. Wiki wiki, y'all.
Continue reading iRig Mix ships to iDevice-carrying DJs, Android app compatibility looks unlikely
iRig Mix ships to iDevice-carrying DJs, Android app compatibility looks unlikely originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 May 2012 07:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Insert Coin: Chameleon adaptive home screen replacement for Android tablets

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line.
Insert Coin: Chameleon adaptive home screen replacement for Android tablets
If you're an Android tablet owner, you're likely very familiar with the drill: after you unlock the device, you're presented with a static home screen full of apps and widgets, which may or may not be relevant to your current need. The creators of Chameleon, a home screen replacement for Android 3.2 / 4.0 tablets, would like to change all that with a dynamic environment that'll adapt to your current GPS location, WiFi network or the time of day. Users may design and customize their ideal layouts, which may include news and social feeds in the morning, a calendar and tasks for the work environment and an assortment of entertainment options for the evening at home. Switching between these layouts isn't a problem, either, as you'll be able to flick between home screens just as you would with the standard Android interface.
Like a good rug, the interface is attractive and really pulls everything together. Chameleon is currently a Kickstarter project, and its creators intend to unleash the creation into the Google Play Store this September. Those who donate $5 or more can expect early delivery of the app, which is currently slated for August. It never hurts to be early in line, and Chameleon might just rekindle your love for Android tablets. For a quick peek of what's in store, check the video after the break.

[Thanks, Greg]
Continue reading Insert Coin: Chameleon adaptive home screen replacement for Android tablets
Insert Coin: Chameleon adaptive home screen replacement for Android tablets originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 May 2012 08:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

K-Touch joins China Mobile with Marvell-powered T660, waves a $160 price tag

K-Touch joins China Mobile with Marvell-powered T660, waves a $160 price tag
Last we heard, Chinese manufacturer K-Touch was quite busy showing off its Treasure V8 at this year's Mobile World Congress. Now, the company's taken the wraps off of its budget-friendly, TD-SCDMA T660 smartphone, marking its first intelligent handset on China Mobile. The device itself features a 4-inch, IPS display alongside a 5-megapixel rear shooter and a 1GHz, Marvell PXA920H CPU (the same one found on the ZTE U880E and Lenovo A668T). Specs aside, however, this is K-Touch's first crack at the TD-SCDMA market and it's doing so on the cheap, pricing the Gingerbread-loaded T660 at a mere 1,000 RMB (around $160) without any contracts attached. Not a bad way to kick things off, right?
Continue reading K-Touch joins China Mobile with Marvell-powered T660, waves a $160 price tag
K-Touch joins China Mobile with Marvell-powered T660, waves a $160 price tag originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 May 2012 08:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

HTC Desire C hands-on (video)

HTC Desire C hands-on
HTC gave us a quick session to play around with its latest handset, the Desire C. No, it's not part of the consolidated One series, nor is the company revealing precisely what that "C" stands for -- heaven forfend it's "cheap." While a humble 320 x 480 touchscreen and 600MHz processor might not set many smartphone obsessives' hearts a' racing, it still manages to eke out a HTC Sense-skinned Android 4.0 UI -- no mere feat, in our opinion. A 5-megapixel camera and expandable microSD slot are some other welcome specifications and it's all wrapped up in an attractive matte finish -- you can take your pick form black and white in the UK. Catch our quick video run-through of the sub-$300 handset right after the break.
Continue reading HTC Desire C hands-on (video)
HTC Desire C hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 May 2012 10:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

$74 MK802 PC-on-a-stick beats Cotton Candy to market, has ICS on board

$74 MK802 PC-on-a-stick beats Cotton Candy to market, has ICS on board
Unless you're lucky enough to live in Scandinavia, you'll have to wait till the end of summer to get your Cotton Candy fix. Aching to nab yourself a computer-on-a-stick before then? If you're willing to step down in specs, the Chinese-made MK802 could be the PC in your pocket. For $74 (versus $199 for the Cotton Candy), this 7-ounce device gives you a 1.5-GHz Allwinner A10 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and, like the Cotton Candy, Android 4.0. FXI's version, on the other hand, packs a dual-core 1.2-GHz Samsung Exynos processor, and while the MK802 offers an HDMI port, the Cotton Candy includes an HDMI connector. The MK802 is slightly bulkier than its sweetly named competitor (3.5 inches vs. 3.1), but that Android logo on the front does wonders for its design cred. AliExpress.com is currently selling the MK802 with free shipping to the US -- click the source link for a gander.
$74 MK802 PC-on-a-stick beats Cotton Candy to market, has ICS on board originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 May 2012 14:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Microsoft encourages students to buy a PC, gives them a free Xbox 360 in return

Microsoft encourages students to buy a PC, gives them a free Xbox 360 in return
Students. PCs. Free Xbox 360. The Redmond team's at it yet again. Similar to last year's deal, Microsoft's hooking students up with a 4GB Xbox 360 if they drop some cash on one of its Windows machines. It's simple: shell out over $699 on a PC, or $599 if you're in Canada, and you'll be walking out with a shiny new console free of charge -- naturally, you'll have to do so at participating shops such as Best Buy, Fry's, Newegg, Staples, The Source and, of course, Microsoft's own stores. The promo is set to kick off here in the States on May 20th, while those living in the True North can take advantage of it starting today. And before you ask -- yes, you will need to show your scholar credentials to get in on the bargain.
Microsoft encourages students to buy a PC, gives them a free Xbox 360 in return originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 May 2012 13:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Knowledge Graph - Google is changing radically

Friday, May 18, 2012




New information has emerged on Google's blog that will radically change the face of Internet. The search engine becomes more intelligent

Google can now better understand the words you use when performing an Internet search. The giant has a database of 500 million objects and people that will help it provite better search results. Everything is done through so-called Knowledge Graph.



If a user is looking for a painter (Leonardo da Vinci for example), it will receive as results some important information about his life, but will provide some images of his most famous works.

With Knowledge Graph, Google wants to become more than a common search engine, it wants to become a resource of general knowledge, it wants to take step forward in the future...

Sony NEX-F3 and A37 cameras hands-on and sample shots

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Sony's newest NEX and DSLR have already graced these pages -- albeit in decidedly unofficial fashion -- but the time has come for this duo of shooters to be revealed to the world with the blessing of their maker. In case you didn't catch the earlier leaks, the NEX-F3 is the replacement for the much-beloved NEX-C3 as the entry-level ILC from Sony, while the A37 slots in the same place in the company's Alpha DSLR lineup. Sony's also rolling out fresh glass for each this July, in the form of an E-mount 18-200mm, F3.5-6.3 zoom lens for $850, and an 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount telephoto unit that'll set you back $500. Both the NEX-F3 and A37 will come with kit 18-55mm lenses and cost $600 when they go on sale in June, which makes them quite competitively priced as compared to their competition. An enviable pricing position, to be sure, but can they deliver the imaging goods? Well, we spent time with each on a tour of San Francisco recently, so join us after the break for our impressions and some sample photos.
Continue reading Sony NEX-F3 and A37 cameras hands-on and sample shots
Sony NEX-F3 and A37 cameras hands-on and sample shots originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
 

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