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Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at 56

Today is truly a sad day for the tech world, as we recently got some very sad news that Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has passed away. Apple has confirmed to the press that Steve Jobs has died today at the age of 56. His family issu[...]
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at 56
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at 56

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Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0 pegged for October launch in US

Sammy has been quite busy lately and it seems some long-awaited products are finally making their way to US shores. While rumor has it the US may not be getting the new Galaxy Tab 7, it seems it won’t be long before Android lover[...]
Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0 pegged for October  launch in US
Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0 pegged for October  launch in USGalaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0 pegged for October  launch in US

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Samsung SE-506ABA, a slim portable Blu-ray writer for those on the go

We all know that many companies are trying to kill the optical disc drive, but today Samsung announced its new slim portable Blu-ray writer, the SE-506AB ODD. Along with a beautifully engineered design, it features a hi-glossy anti-scr[...]
Samsung SE-506ABA, a slim portable Blu-ray writer for those on the go
Samsung SE-506ABA, a slim portable Blu-ray writer for those on the go

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Haier taking cloud computing to new levels with brain-controlled TV

The days of losing the TV remote seem to be drawing to a close and a new form of control is coming in the not too distant future . This week at IFA, Haier unveiled the world’s first Brain-Computer Interface Technology (BCI) Smart TV, w[...]
Haier taking cloud computing to new levels with brain-controlled TV

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Samsung takes care of all photographers with MV800 and WB750

In addition to the brand new NX200, Samsung unveiled two other cameras today at IFA 2011, the MV800 and the WB750. Both offering unique functionality, just as not every photographer is the same. The MV800 is an ultra-compact point and [...]
Samsung takes care of all photographers with MV800 and WB750
Samsung takes care of all photographers with MV800 and WB750Samsung takes care of all photographers with MV800 and WB750

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Samsung NX200 delivers DSLR image quality in a compact design

Today in Berlin was a huge day for Samsung, aside from the tablet and phones, it also announced the NX200, a compact camera delivering professional image quality. The NX200 comes with a 20.3 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, high-speed continuous [...]
Samsung NX200 delivers DSLR image quality in a compact design
Samsung NX200 delivers DSLR image quality in a compact design

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LG LW980S blends cinema 3D technology and Smart TV functions

With what LG calls the most convenient, comfortable and smartest 3D TV package, today at IFA the company presented the LW980S, a top-of-the-line LED LCD TV with CINEMA 3D technology and Smart TV functions. It brings a smooth 3D picture[...]
LG LW980S blends cinema 3D technology and Smart TV functions
LG LW980S blends cinema 3D technology and Smart TV functionsLG LW980S blends cinema 3D technology and Smart TV functionsLG LW980S blends cinema 3D technology and Smart TV functionsLG LW980S blends cinema 3D technology and Smart TV functions

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Sony announces beefed up Xperia arc with 3D panorama technology

On stage today at IFA in Berlin, Sony Ericsson unveiled a new member to the the Xperia family, the Xperia arc S. Keeping the original arc design, the arc S will feature a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 (upgraded from 1 GHz), 8.1 M[...]
Sony announces beefed up Xperia arc with 3D panorama technology
Sony announces beefed up Xperia arc with 3D panorama technologySony announces beefed up Xperia arc with 3D panorama technologySony announces beefed up Xperia arc with 3D panorama technologySony announces beefed up Xperia arc with 3D panorama technologySony announces beefed up Xperia arc with 3D panorama technology

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One final run of the HP TouchPad is on its way

Any of my U.S. and Canada friends out there, if you jumped at the chance and were able to get an order in for an HP TouchpPad without it being cancelled (like me), it seems we still have hope of actually receiving it. For those of you [...]
One final run of the HP TouchPad is on its way
One final run of the HP TouchPad is on its way

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Google and AP offering $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists

I know that here at Akihabara News people often complain of numerous spelling and grammar errors since not all of us are native English speakers or have a journalism background, although those of us that are try to fix the mistakes whe[...]
Google and AP offering $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists

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Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011

While Toshiba already released two tablets in the past few years, the Toshiba Folio 100 and more recently the Toshiba Thrive, neither have gained enough traction to topple the iPad. We just received word thanks to Notebook Italia that [...]
Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011
Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011

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MSI merges performance with slim design in the new X460 and X460DX

It seems like MSI is trying to take another bite of the market from Apple’s MacBook Air since today it announced the availability of two new notebooks in the X Series ultra-slim line, the X460 and X460DX. Meant for professionals [...]
MSI merges performance with slim design in the new X460 and X460DX
MSI merges performance with slim design in the new X460 and X460DXMSI merges performance with slim design in the new X460 and X460DXMSI merges performance with slim design in the new X460 and X460DX

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Google to ‘supercharge’ Android with $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility

It’s Monday morning and we already have some major news coming from none other than Google with its next acquisition. According to a post on the Google blog by CEO and co-founderw Larry Page, the company is going to acquire Motor[...]
Google to ‘supercharge’ Android with $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility

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Facebook releases standalone Messenger app for Android and iOS

If you’re a heavy texter, it seems like Facebook now has its sights on you! Let’s face it, most of the big companies that have their own apps, have their own messaging service. For example, Google has Google Talk and Huddle[...]
Facebook releases standalone Messenger app for Android and iOS

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LG selling a 3D Full HD bundle the whole family can enjoy

It’s now the weekend and the best time to kick back and watch some flicks. Although for one, I’m hesitant to buy into the whole 3D movie thing, if you’ve been wanting a 3D TV and 3D Blu-Ray player with glasses at a re[...]
LG selling a 3D Full HD bundle the whole family can enjoy

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Honeycomb for Logitech Revue leaked, update now at your own risk

If you decided to jump aboard the Google TV wagon after the price was recently slashed to $99, or if you were planning on purchasing one soon, here’s something interesting you should check out. Although Google is planning to rele[...]
Honeycomb for Logitech Revue leaked, update now at your own risk

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Japan getting new Panasonic full HD 3D home theater projector this fall

Although Panasonic is known for its line of home theater equipment, until now there hasn’t been a 3D projector from the company that offered more than a 720p resolution. That recently changed when Panasonic unveiled the PT-AE7000[...]
Japan getting new Panasonic full HD 3D home theater projector this fall

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Logitech slashes its Revue price to $99

After a net loss of $29.6 million for the first quarter, it seems like Logitech wants its Revue, which was the first Google TV device, to be able to take a bigger share of the market from its competitor, the Apple TV, during the second[...]
Logitech slashes its Revue price to $99

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Sony introduces HD Series S-Frame, play Full HD movies in your picture frame

Sony recently introduced a trio of new digital photo frames, the HD Series S-Frame. Digital frames may have been that boring gift you bought for your mother on Mother’s Day, which doesn’t even get used, but this new fame is[...]
Sony introduces HD Series S-Frame, play Full HD movies in your picture frame
Sony introduces HD Series S-Frame, play Full HD movies in your picture frameSony introduces HD Series S-Frame, play Full HD movies in your picture frameSony introduces HD Series S-Frame, play Full HD movies in your picture frameSony introduces HD Series S-Frame, play Full HD movies in your picture frameSony introduces HD Series S-Frame, play Full HD movies in your picture frame

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Apple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in Cupertino

Unless you’re living under a rock, you should have noticed that Apple was extremely busy yesterday. The company that you either hate or love had an army of hardware releases and refreshes, along with the launch of its new desktop[...]
Apple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in Cupertino
Apple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in CupertinoApple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in CupertinoApple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in Cupertino

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AMEX Digital unveils Android TV Media Player

I have to admit, at first I was confused about what this was, if it was a Chinese-made Google TV. While I’m not too familiar with the Chinese company, AMEX Digital, it seems they recently unveiled their newest product, the MP-G7,[...]
AMEX Digital unveils Android TV Media Player
AMEX Digital unveils Android TV Media PlayerAMEX Digital unveils Android TV Media Player

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T-Mobile MyTouch 4G getting a late Christmas treat starting tomorrow

Hey, MyTouch 4G users, here’s some news letting you know that you haven’t been forgotten. If you’re still running a non-rooted phone with the stock firmware, you’ll be happy to note that today T-Mobile and HTC a[...]
T-Mobile MyTouch 4G getting a late Christmas treat starting tomorrow

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