LG overseas competitor to the Galaxy Note II, the LG Optimus G Pro, is coming to U.S. shores with AT&T as the exclusive carrier. Specs for the Pro include a 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS display (which translates to 400ppi), along with a 13-megapixel camera (2.1 megapixel front-facing), 4G LTE connectivity, a 3,140 mAh battery, 32GB of storage and Android 4.1.2 with some of LG’s customizations. All of that will hit your wallet with a $199 price tag, plus the usual 2-year contract. PR after the break.
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It was only right that with all the great news being put out by Sony’s news pipes in the past few weeks that I interview one of their executives, specifically in the Sony Computer Entertainment America sector. Enter, John Koller, Vice President of Hardware Marketing at SCEA.
In the phone interview, which you can listen to, there’s talk about all of Sony’s past, present, and possible future attempts at inter-connected systems and the “Second Screen” terminology; people that are interested in what happens on the move, rather than in any stationary place.
Listen to the interview, past the break!
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The Samsung Galaxy range and in particular the S3 have become renowned for their feats of innovation and portable power but being a market leader isn’t simply about purveying only the most ground breaking range of products. Samsung also cater perfectly for the mid-range market with the new Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini set to take all plaudits in the market just outside of ‘superphone’
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Whatever it may be — an official name, release date, a new flagship smartphone, or imaging technology — it’ll be announced sometimes after 10AM tomorrow in New York and simultaneously in London. Word has it that the latest iteration of Sense will also debut alongside the latest version of Android; sounds good, if you ask us. Before the event even starts, follow @stefanetienne on Twitter to get glimpses of action, and then straight here to the homepage, where the announcement will be posted.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, made note in his State of the Union address tonight that earlier today he signed an executive order to strengthen the network security of the nation’s “critical infrastructure.” The goal is to task the National Institute of Standards and Technology with creating a framework of best practices for operators in industries like transportation, water and health to follow, due in the next 240 days, with the Department of Homeland Security holding a voluntary program to ensure that this happens and becomes commonplace action.
This whole idea allows for companies to share with the government information they have on cybersecurity threats and breaches that they’ve experienced. The final version of this plan will be interesting when implemented, no doubt.
Via: The Hill
It’s been more than a year since futuristic hopefuls have been talking about Google’s Project Glass, where a HUD (heads-up display) would be placed in front of the users field of vision by wearing the gadget like a pair of glasses. But there’s something special: some of the specs have been leaked since Project Glass has hit the FCC. First off, there’s some standard parts, like a Broadcom 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g WiFi radio and a Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy module.
The magic happens in a sentence where there’s an “integral vibrating element that provides audio to the user via contact with the user’s head” — bone-conduction. Basically it plays with the science that occurs between human bones and the rest of the body, and through that, transmits audible sounds by literally vibrating sound into your skull. Talk about cutting-edge from Google.
Word comes from the The Wrap that PBS is slated to air the very first TED Talk produced for TV on April 16th, featuring Microsoft’s co-founder, Bill Gates. Alongside the computer, business and philanthropic legend, educators Geoffrey Canada and Sir Ken Robinson will also be present during the televised TED Talk. The actual recording of the session is slated towards the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater on April 4th. No word on ticket availability, but it’s something to look out for.
Via: The Wrap, flickr
Short and simply put, Comcast bought out Microsoft’s stake of MSNBC, turning the well-recognized media company back into NBC. Another change associated with the deal is that NBC will be moving headquarters from Redmond to New York, and writers there are seeing great new posters in the New York office that represents the new change. In the meantime, Microsoft plans to start their own news service later this year, but really who would sway from the classic NBC, yet now with a new face?
The Google Nexus 7 is a 7-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet. And now it has Google Wallet support, thus becoming one of the biggest wallets around, right? Moving on, Android 4.1.1 brings some performance tweaks, “app optimizations”, and adds Google Wallet support to the Nexus 7. And that’s a wrap on the matter. Via: Android Central
So, the era of Flash on smartphones is near the end: Adobe has confirmed that not only it won’t implement Flash on Chrome for Android, but on the upcoming refresh of the operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it will cease to optimize Flash for that version. Also, come August 15th, Adobe will remove their Flash app from the Google Play Store, so only those who have downloaded Flash in the past would be able to receive any incremental updates. So, in the meantime, download Flash if you want to make use of it in the future; it no longer is one of the daring features of smartphones.