iOS 5 Releasing October 12th

iOS 5. It will also come today as a gold master edition for developers and will bereleased on October 12th for the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd and 4th gen. This date is quite obviously, very close. And with 200 new user features bundled with the update, it will be quite interesting.


ASUS G74SX-A1 3DE Review

Dear reader, let me present this review to you. The ASUS G74SX-A1 3DE is a high-end gaming laptop, yet at the very same time as I just stated that, it isn’t the most powerful. It packs a backlit keyboard, a matte 17.3-inch 1920×1080 3D screen that uses NVIDIA 3D glasses tech, USB 3.0 port, a 2X Blu-Ray drive, a 2GHz Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, 12GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, two 750GB hard drives, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics card. Interesting, isn’t it? Read the full review after the jump.

Another Galaxy Tab, If You Please: This Time In 7-Inches

What if you design and build a successful 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet? Then design an 8.9-inch version of it. If so, then design a 7.7-inch version of that. In which case, you should also opt for a 7-inch version. That is the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus: a 7-inch 1024600 screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 21MBps HSPA+ connectivity, WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, is 9.96mm thin and weighs 345g, has the latest Touchwiz skin on Android Honeycomb 3.2, a 3 megapixel back-facing and 2MP front-facing cameras, and will come out in the end of October in Austria, followed by other countries, including the US. Check out the source link for pics, the press release, and the full spec sheet.

Via: Samsung Mobile Press

Battlefield 3 Open Beta Now Available!

It’s here people! Those of you who aren’t like me and the million (and counting) that pre-ordered Battlefield 3 and got exclusive access to the beta 48 hours earlier than you did will be able to start playing until October 10th, today. PC users can download the files through Origin, Xbox 360 users can find it on the Xbox Live marketplace, and PS3 users will find it in PSN. So far the game is amazing, and I’ve reached rank 12, with an M16A3 customized to use a holographic sight, ACOG, red dot sight, heavy barrel, laser sight, suppressor, foregrip, or flashlight and a M9 tactical pistol as a sidearm. Watch out for me as Stef_LAPTOPMEMO.

In the meantime, what are you waiting for? Get on the battlefield! Via: Battlefield

Next Up: The Successor To The Kindle 3 Is Only $79

There are three types of Kindle now (all seen above). The first is the successor to the main line — this $79 model, seen center. Then there’s the fancy new Kindle Fire color Android tablet, and then the E-Ink touchscreen Kindle Touch, which comes in WiFi or 3G models Let’s take a look at the least expensive of the bunch, eh? First of all it has some very classy ads that only appear as screensavers. As for specs, it is 30% lighter than previous generations, is 5.98 ounces, has no keyboard, and ships today. Press release for all the new Kindles after the break.

Amazon To Also Launch $99 Kindle Touch, A Touchscreen E-Reader

The Kindle Fire isn’t all Jeff Bezos is launching today as CEO of Amazon. He’d also like to let us know of the Kindle Touch, a touchscreen e-reader. Now you may think the touchscreen really is there, but it isn’t. It’s a normal E-Ink display but with 3 infared (IR) touch sensors at three parts of its body for you to actually use the touchscreen, rather than capacitive multitouch or resistive tech. It also uses a new menue system called EasyReach, and on top of that costs only $99, with a 3G (no payments for the 3G and has free global roaming) version that costs $149. It starts shipping November 11th. Via: TiMN

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet Announced For $199: No 3G, No Camera, 1GHz Dual-Core

Whoa. The Amazon Kidnle Fire tablet is using Android, but in the most minimal way possible. You’d never guess it’s Android, and Amazon would probably never remind you. It has no microphone, no camera, no 3G, and certainly no high price tag — it’s $199 and has Wi-Fi. The screen is 7-inches and has a Gorilla Glass 1024×600 IPS resolution at 161DPI, the processor is a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core setup, the Amazon App Store is included with over 10,00 apps, and there only is 8GB of onboard storage. Also, new owners of the Kindle Fire ill have a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime free, which will works for streaming multimedia like movies and TV shows, a fast web browser based off of Amazon Silk, which is cloud browsing that is incredibly quick, and the whole thing weighs only 14.6 ounces. The expected launch date is mid-November and is on pre-order today. Also interesting to note is that is comes pre-configured just like the original Kindle and requies no syncing, just OTA updates.