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Purported Photos of Next Generation iPad mini Backplate Tech Sina is reporting that purported photos of the next generation iPad mini’s backplate have been published on the Netizen Wei Feng forum. The forum user   “250441095”  photos show that the next generation iPad shell appears to be thicker than the current generation. According to the report: [quote] “250441095” netizens released a total of 9 photos did not picture any description, but this is obviously not the iPad mini component. From the photos, the metal shell to be thicker, but from the point of view camera,Read More
Google introduces the Chromebook Pixel a with 239 pixels per inch display The rumored Chromebook Pixel has finally been unveiled.  It was reported as a hoax but clearly the Chromebook Pixel is as real as you can get. It comes with a mind-boggling 239 pixels per inch display. According to Google’s blog post: [quote] This Chromebook has the highest pixel density (239 pixels per inch) of any laptop screen on the market today. Packed with 4.3 million pixels, the display offers sharp text, vivid colors and extra-wide viewing angles. With a screenRead More
Nearly 4.8 Million Nexus 7 By Google Sold In 2012 Google’s 7-inch Nexus tablet went on sales last year and was immediately hit will supply shortage. The Google Nexus 7 received very good reviews, even from die-hard Apple advocates such as MG Siegler. MG Siegler: [quote] If you’re an iOS person like myself, you obviously have to think about Apple moving into this space as well. And I think the Nexus 7 shows a few places where Apple can improve the 7-inch tablet space — namely in making a device just aRead More
TechWeb, a Chinese website, published a very interesting interview involving Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt. It’s hard to decipher when or where this interview took place since the article was published in Chinese Here are some of the interesting things Schmidt supposedly discussed (via Google translation):   Eric Schmidt on business in China:  [quote] Whether it is 10 years ago that the small company, now, Google has always been a lofty goal, this goal allows us to recruit employees those who aspire to solve major problems. We focus on recruiting the best programmers,Read More

Posted On February 15, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Google News, Tech Quotes

HTC One (M7) is set to launch on March 22 in U.S

HTC New Flagship Smartphone – HTC One (M7) is set to launch on March 22 in U.S HTCSource  is reporting that HTC One (M7) is set to launch on March 22, in the U.S according to their sources. “Our source has confirmed that the HTC M7 will launch as the HTC One on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint with 32GB of internal storage, starting at $199.99 with a two year contract,” Nick Gray reports for HTC Source. “Those looking in need of more storage can opt for the 64GB model which will sell forRead More
EA Announces Tetris Blitz for Apple and Android Devices Electronic Arts Inc. and the Tetris Company has announced the development of an innovative new twist on the world-famous puzzle game – Tetris Blitz. According to the Press Release: [quote] This lightning-fast, “Blitz”-style game challenges players to race against the clock and contains fresh new features and stunning visuals for the ultimate Tetris experience. Available for both Apple® and Android™ smartphones and tablets,Tetris Blitz is EA’s first-ever freemium Tetris game. Tetris Blitz introduces all new strategies to the iconic Tetris gameplay in a two-minute sprint toRead More

Posted On February 11, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Google News, Tech Quotes

Report: Sony Faces Challenge with PlayStation 4

Sony Faces Challenge with PlayStation 4 This is a really nice article from ChinaTechNews (via AFP) with regards to the challenges Sony faces with the PlayStation 4. According to the report: [quote] Sony needs to adapt to changing lifestyles while not alienating videogame lovers devoted to its hardware. Low-cost or free games on smartphones or tablet computers are increasing the pressure on videogame companies to deliver experiences worth players’ time and money. New generation consoles are typically priced in the $400 to $500 range, and blockbuster game titles hit the market atRead More
Google is set to pay Apple about $1bn a year to become the default search engine for iOS devices Jay Yarow pointed out that a recent report from Analyst Scott Devitt at Morgan Stanley, indicates that Google is set to pay Apple about $1bn a year to become the default search engine for iOS devices. Jay Yarow: [quote] The gist of his bullishness: he believes Google’s search business has room for revenue growth and YouTube has an opportunity to generate billions in more sales. As a part of his look at Google, he dug into theRead More
Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is selling Nearly 42 Percent of his Shares in the Company According to a report from Reuters, Google’s current Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is about to sell nearly y 42 percent of his shares in the company, giving him potentially US$2.51 billion in cash. Reuters: [quote] Schmidt, 57, will sell 3.2 million shares of Class A common stock through a stock trading plan, Google said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The plan, which Google said would give Schmidt “individual asset diversification and liquidity,”Read More
Apple is the top OEM with 36.3 percent of U.S. Smartphone Subscribers According to comScore report, Apple is the top OEM with 36.3 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers for three months ending December 2012. This is up 2 percentage points from September. Google Android remains the number 1 smartphone platform with 53.4 percent share, according to the report. comScore: [quote] 125.9 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (54 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in December, up 5 percent since September. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 36.3 percent of U.S.Read More
Apple Launches iPad With 128GB In China, Starts at 6,088 Yuan Tech Sina (via Bright Wire) is reporting that Apple has launched their 128GB fourth generation iPad for a 6,088 yuan with the  WiFi + Cellular version price is 7088 yuan in China. In the US the same devices are priced at US$799 for the WiFi version and US$929 for the WiFi +4 G version. From the report: iPad 4 have a larger space closer to the morphology notebook, which means that the iPad will gradually replace some of theRead More