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DONE DEAL! Microsoft, Nokia officially sign WP7 pact

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It’s official. Nokia and Microsoft have signed the pact that would see Nokia, long struggling with its Symbian OS, use Windows Phone 7 with their brand feature new phones; among other joint contributions in order to improve the OS experience. The deal, according to Microsoft, was completed “ahead of schedule”. Microsoft and Nokia has also confirmed that Nokia is already in development of porting its key applications and services from […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout. We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we […]

Nokia brings out new music phone – Nokia 5250

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Nokia has today announced that it will bring out a new music phone that will use its now-rebranded Ovi Music Store, the Nokia 5250. Like previous attempts, this will feature a touchscreen and no slide-out keyboard, and also features a sleek body. It has 51MB of on-board memory, but that is expandable with a microSD card slot; has FM Radio, a 2.8-inch TFT screen, a 2-megapixel camera and has 18 […]

Sony invests more in 3D … in music videos?

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First movies, then sporting events and now music videos? Sony has shown their commitment in pushing 3D to our eyes, despite the numerous risks outlined by some medical professionals, by creating 3D music video and premiering it in Australia. The first video honours have been given to the Rouge Traders with their new single, and theme anthem for the Socceroos, Hearts Beat as One – which most likely ties with […]

Altec Lansing brings out new powerful speakers

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The guys over at Altec Lansing have announced that the Octane 7 will soon be reaching Australian shores soon. The Octane 7 is a 2.1 speaker system that is meant to be used by Gaming PCs or playing movies or music on your laptop. It features a two 1-inch micro-drivers and a down-firing three-inch mid-range in each speaker, six and a half inch side-firing and separate controls for bass and […]

Leaked IMs and backlash highlight Facebook’s problem: privacy

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And when you thought Facebook couldn’t take any more heat, leaked instant messages published online appear to show Zuckerberg mocking users joining the social networking site (then called The Facebook and was limited to Harvard students) in 2003, and is very brutal on the people who published photos and addresses and was willing to give them out to people when asked.

Facebook goes damage control – calls privacy meeting

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With growing pressure from many of the users on Facebook, the social networking site is being reported to have called an “all hands” meeting tomorrow (or today if you live in California) to discuss the overall privacy strategies that have actually done the opposite of what the company wants – push people away instead of making more people sign up to the service.

Ping makes clothing the new Foursquare for your friends/stalkers

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Never thought we would cover clothing, but we are now – for this article. This is the Ping – and it’s apparently a “social networking garment”, and it does what it is supposed to do, let you stay connected to Facebook friends or Twitter stalkers by updating them… with every move you make like lifting up your hood, zipping up the garment or even moving around and bending your arms. […]

Vietnam rejects Google claims of hacking

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Google’s claims that Vietnamese computer users were spied on and blogs critical of the government were hacked into were rejected by Vietnamese authorities talking to the AFP, telling the news agency that these were “groundless opinions”. A spokeswoman from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Vietnam has “specific regulations against computer viruses, harmful software and for ensuring information security and secrecy.”

Google shows off port of Quake 2… on a browser with no Flash!?

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Yes, you have read that correctly. In an attempt to show off the power of HTML5 and its GWT engine, Google has created a port of Quake 2 – proving that a lot of people have a lot of time on their hands. Anyway, it is not an April Fools joke, and you can install it and battle your friends (because it is also multiplayer!). However, don’t expect to use […]

LG launches LED HD 3D TV – and yes, you still need to wear those glasses

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LG has announced a brand new 3D television, the LX9500, which is built using LED technology – not like the LCD screens many other 3D screens are using. The television is also super thin – measuring 16mm thin – and is said to allow you to watch any movie from any direction because of its “Multi Picture Format”, unlike many others which are limited sitting directly at the screen. You […]

Review : Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K

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Who would have thought that a HD camera could be so small these days? First the Flip does it and now many other competitors are lining up trying to take a stake in that market; and Sony is no exception with its Bloggie camera line – the model we got is the MHS-PM5K, and we did a piece on it during our CES 2010 coverage. Now it has landed in […]

Interview: More questions from Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar

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We sent some more questions before we published our interview with Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar, Vice President of Forum Nokia; but we didn’t get them answered before today. So, here is (what we deem) Part Two of the e-mail interview with her. Q. The Qt UI framework makes it easier for applications to be built for both mobile and desktop computers. What do you see are the benefits of this, and […]

Bang & Olufsen brings out new LED TV

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Bang & Olufsen has announced a brand new LED HD TV – the BeoVision 10. It’s basically a huge square, allowing to look like one of your pictures hanging on the walls. This features a 40-inch, 240Hz display with an integrated stereo speaker below the screen (where that big gap between the screen’s bottom and the frame). It also features 1 stereo headphone jack, a VGA and 3 HDMI ports, […]

SA election to be life or death of R18+ proposal

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While Tasmania and South Australia go to the polls today, it will be life or death for many proponents for an R18+ classification rating in Australia as one political party hopes to ‘dethrone’ SA Attorney-General Michael Atkinson after angering many gamers. The candidate for Croydon, which is a very safe Labor seat, Kat Nicholson carries the hopes of possibly removing Atkinson after refusing to support a proposal of an adult-only […]