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Has Intel already made Windows RT irrelevant?

Windows 8 will be bringing along with it Windows RT, an OS designed around the ARM architecture, but a few upcoming Intel chipsets could threaten sales of devices bundled with Microsoft’s RT operating system by providing x86 processors that work as well (or better than) current ARM mainstays in phones and tablets. Previously Intel has been unable to compete on a pricing level with ARM proces...[Read More]

Is the next handset feature going to be terahertz x-ray vision?

Electrical engineers at the University of Texas in Dallas are working on new technology that might confer upon cellular phones the ability to see through walls. Dr. Kenneth O, professor of electrical engineering at UT Dallas, and his team have apparently made some scientific advances that could see handsets doing just that. The team have hit on a way to get CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semicond...[Read More]

USA gets mobile share data in near real-time

The mobile usage share war between Android, iOS and everyone else is a constant feature of tech news and residents of the States (and the rest of the world) have now got a go-to place for up-to-date stats in the form of Chitika, a data analytics firm. The firm has launched a new site that keeps track of mobile dominance and updates it almost in real time. There is a six hour delay for the rolling ...[Read More]

Mozilla phone due late 2012

Phones running an operating system created by Firefox developers Mozilla will be launching in late 2012, according to reports. The devices will be first released in Brazil and will be running Mozilla’s Boot to Gecko (B2G) OS according to Brazilian tech site Ztop. Brazilian carrier Telefonica Vivo will be offering the handsets to consumers but there will apparently be little difference in pri...[Read More]

Motorola brings DEFY+ to SA shores

Motorola Mobility announced today the South African availability of the Motorola DEFY+ phone. Described as “faster, smarter and richer” compared to the original DEFY handset, the DEFY+ features a dust proof, water resistant and scratch resistant design thanks to Gorilla Glass protection. The Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) device boasts a 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor that is claimed to be 25% f...[Read More]

Samsung Galaxy S III to be official Olympics phone?

Samsung may not have officially announced a Galaxy S III yet but the phone is rumoured to be the “official device” of the 2012 Olympic Games. According to an unconfirmed report from BGR Samsung will be unveil the handset in London as a result of the sponsorship, with the possibility of simultaneous launches in New York, Seoul and Dubai. Samsung is an official sponsor of the Olympic Gam...[Read More]

Boeing has Android phone in development

Boeing is busy developing a highly secure Android smartphone aimed at defence and intelligence agencies, according to an announcement from the company earlier this week. The “Boeing phone” is apparently nearing the end of its development cycle and is expected to become available near the end of 2012, according to Boeing’s Brian Palma. The choice to develop an Android-based handse...[Read More]

Wavii launches, wants to collate everything for you

A new web and iPhone service called Wavii has launched and it wants create personalised status updates for the topics that you are interested in. “Wavii automatically creates status updates for your favorite politicians, celebs, gadgets, companies, and more. These updates highlight what’s happening, like a political victory, dramatic breakup, startup acquisition, app release, and every...[Read More]

Instagram and Facebook: Filtered or unfiltered?

If you use Facebook but haven’t yet joined the 35 million-odd ranks of Instagram users then you may be in for a rough time. Instagram has passed into the arms of Facebook, meaning that there will likely soon be a host of new filters available for Facebook image posts. Whether Facebook opts to keep the Instagram-created names of these effects or not, they will likely remain unchanged on a pur...[Read More]

Android Instagram grabs 1 million downloads over 24 hours

Photo-sharing application Instagram’s Android debut has resulted in the app topping 1 million downloads in under 24 hours. When the app launched for Android it was seeing, according to Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, somewhere in the region of 2000 new sign-ups a minute. The company released a slew of other figures for the launch of Instagram on Android. Over 430,000 people were signed on up on...[Read More]

Instagram now available for Android

Last month photo-sharing app Instagram passed 27 million users and revealed that the formerly iOS-only app was going to be making the jump to Android devices. That day has arrived, with Instagram now available on the Google Play store. Free, of course. “We’ve been working tirelessly to make this new Android app a first-class mobile photo-sharing experience. We’ve been meticulous ...[Read More]

What is the gTar?

A company called Incident Tech is teasing a product called the gTar. What it is isn’t exactly clear and the official website isn’t revealing anything but a teaser video shows a guitar-shaped electronic device that has space what looks like a cellular phone. A YouTube post calls it “a consumer electronics device that enables an interactive music entertainment experience to anyone ...[Read More]

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