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Imagination’s new graphics tech brings realistic lighting to mobile games

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Even the prettiest mobile games tend to look a bit ugly, with simple lighting effects that remind you that you’re not using a more powerful console or PC. If Imagination Technologies has its way, though, those pocket-sized games will be truer to life. Its newly unveiled Wizard architecture brings ray tracing, a technique that calculates the path of every light beam in a 3D scene, to the company’s PowerVR mobile graphics cores. You can see the resulting visual boost in the picture above: every light casts a shadow, glass is more realistic and reflections accurately portray the surrounding world. The first core to use Wizard is the high-end GR6500, which companies can license for their mobile processors. Imagination hasn’t named customers, but we’d note that Apple and Intel are among two of its clients — don’t be surprised if your next iPhone or Windows tablet is a graphics powerhouse.

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LG Optimus Pro G confirmed for May 30th ImaGination event in Macau

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LG will be holding an ImaGination Begins event next week in Macau, where it has been confirmed the company will announce the LG Optimus G Pro for some new Asian markets. The device is currently available in the U.S. through AT&T and has been released in the Korean and Japanese markets. There was some thought that LG might release the Optimus GK, a smaller version of the Optimus G Pro, at the event.

source: Android Central

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LG Optimus Pro G confirmed for May 30th ImaGination event in Macau

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LG will be holding an ImaGination Begins event next week in Macau, where it has been confirmed the company will announce the LG Optimus G Pro for some new Asian markets. The device is currently available in the U.S. through AT&T and has been released in the Korean and Japanese markets. There was some thought that LG might release the Optimus GK, a smaller version of the Optimus G Pro, at the event.

source: Android Central

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LG Optimus Pro G confirmed for May 30th ImaGination event in Macau

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LG will be holding an ImaGination Begins event next week in Macau, where it has been confirmed the company will announce the LG Optimus G Pro for some new Asian markets. The device is currently available in the U.S. through AT&T and has been released in the Korean and Japanese markets. There was some thought that LG might release the Optimus GK, a smaller version of the Optimus G Pro, at the event.

source: Android Central

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LG Optimus Pro G confirmed for May 30th ImaGination event in Macau

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LG will be holding an ImaGination Begins event next week in Macau, where it has been confirmed the company will announce the LG Optimus G Pro for some new Asian markets. The device is currently available in the U.S. through AT&T and has been released in the Korean and Japanese markets. There was some thought that LG might release the Optimus GK, a smaller version of the Optimus G Pro, at the event.

source: Android Central

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AT&T 4G LTE expands in Texas

AT&T has announced that its 4G LTE network has expanded to more parts of Texas. This isn’t a huge push by any stretch of the imagination, but any progress is good progress. Folks in the charming Corpus Christi market will be able to enjoy the super fast 4G LTE speeds, and near Austin you’ll start to see more coverage in Marble Falls, Burnet, Bertram, and Round Mountain.

Of course, you’ll need a device capable of jumping onto these juicy airwaves so something like the HTC One X+, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or the Samsung Galaxy S3 should, or countless other LTE-equipped phones, tablets and hotpsot devices, should be of interest. If you already have an LTE-capable device and you live in the aforementioned markets be sure to turn those radios on and see just how fast the network can be for yourself.

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NVIDIA Constructing New Santa Clara Campus, Wanting to Embody “Imagination”

This month, NVIDIA is turning 20. After taking a look around their offices, they realized that the company has outgrown their current building located in sunny Santa Clara.  Today on their official blog, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, announced they have big plans on their next residence. In the post, they show off the design for their [...]

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Weekend project: Customize your home screen with UCCW, the ultimate custom widget

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Anytime you see folks discussing the virtues of Android, you hear the word custom being thrown around in one form or another. We're not talking about ROMs or kernels or anything like that, we mean the built in options to make your Android phone look like no other phone — widgets. Specifically UCCW, the ultimate custom widget.

Ultimate is a pretty bold claim for any developer to make, especially when you're talking something as personal as the way our phones look. UCCW works it though, and is a way to change the look and feel of your home screen in a way only limited by your imagination. It's a "master" widget, which is simply a blank canvas that's painted the way you decide, either through your own talent or from themes (called uzips) that other talented folks have created.  Hit the jump, have a look, and get customized.

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PowerVR Series6 mobile GPUs are almost here, we go eyes-on with a test chip (video)

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Imagination Technologies is on a high right now. Throughout 2012, the company’s PowerVR graphics processors continued to monopolize the iPhone and iPad as well as appearing in (late 2011) Android flagships, the PlayStation Vita and even the first Clover Trail-powered Windows 8 tablets. But you know what? That’s old news, because all those devices run current-gen PowerVR Series5 silicon. Most new top-end devices in 2013 and 2014 will either contain the latest Mali GPUs from rival ARM, or they’ll pack PowerVR Series6, aka Rogue. This latter chip is currently being developed by at least eight different smartphone and tablet manufacturers and is expected to make a good bit of noise at CES next week.

But who’s going to wait that long if they don’t absolutely have to? To get a fuller understanding of what awaits us in the coming weeks and months, we scoped out a Rogue test chip at Imagination’s sparkly new HQ just outside of London, UK. The test silicon doesn’t represent the true power of Series6 because it’s running on an FPGA board that severely limits its bandwidth, but it’s still able to show off one crucial advantage: namely the ability to run OpenGL ES 3.0 games and apps. This API is all about improving mobile graphics through making smarter use of GPU compute, without annoying the battery, and the three demos after the break show just how it pulls that off.

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Kobo Arc review

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Kobo's latest Android tablet is a marked step up from previous efforts, but does it make for a compelling purchase in an increasingly crowded space?

The small tablet space is becoming increasingly populated of late. The Google Nexus 7 undoubtedly sets the bar pretty high, but recent months have seen respectable releases from Amazon, Acer and on the other side of the fence, Apple. Now, along comes Kobo. A Canadian company better known for e-Readers and their eBook store, they have dipped their toe in the Android tablet space before. 

The Kobo Vox wasn't the greatest tablet on the market by any stretch of the imagination. Quite chunky, a less than impressive touch response and Gingerbread sadly overshadowed a cheap, and — unlike Amazon's Kindle Fire — fully Google Certified tablet. Fast forward though, and things are quite different. 

First unveiled to a small group of press in Berlin at the annual IFA conference, the Kobo Arc is the company's latest attempt at an Android based, content focused tablet device. Immediately it was clear that this was something much more interesting than its predecessor. Better software, better hardware, and a competitive price point. But, looks can be deceiving, as we all know. We've had one for a little while now, so click on past the break and we'll take you through it.

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We wouldn’t be mad if this rendered concept turned out to be the Samsung Galaxy S4 [VIDEO]

Before I go any further, I want to point one thing out right away: this is NOT real. The device you see in the video below is only a rendered concept made by a group of Russians with great imagination. That said, if Samsung were to announce the Samsung Galaxy S4 today and this is what they put before us, we would have absolutely no qualms.

This beautiful “hands-on” video was put together by the folks behind the rozetked YouTube channel, and it dares us to imagine a phone with the following specs: a 2GHz quad-core processor, an 1080p Grand AMOLED display, a 13 megapixel camera, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and more. Hey, if you’re going to dream then why not dream big, right?

Even more interesting is the “projection laser keyboard dock,” a docking station that can beam a keyboard layout to whatever surface it’s sitting on and be typed on as if you had a real keyboard sitting in front of you. This sort of technology is in R&D by several companies so it’s not far-fetched or too unrealistic for our tastes. I can’t say I see Samsung coming to market with an accessory like that, but if the technology is there then why not stock it into a fake concept video?

Wishful thinking aside, the device shown will probably end up being close to Samsung’s in terms of design. It’s not hard to predict that considering the Galaxy S line has enjoyed the same base design since 2010. Middle button? Check. Big, beautiful display? Check. Attractive curves and the thinnest body you can have? But, of course.

We’ll have to wait on official word from the head honchos at Samsung before we start making any assumptions, though, so we’ll let 2013 bring us the goods once they’re ready. Go ahead and hit that nice, big play button up above.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch phablet shown off ahead of CES

Huawei‘s big reveal for CES 2013, most likely the Ascend Mate 6.1-inch 1080p smartphone, is getting shown off a few weeks early this holiday weekend by none other than one of their own Execs. We’ve mentioned the Ascend Mate more than a few times already, but today’s reveal makes it completely official. Read on for more details on this larger than life smartphone.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. How big is too big? Huawei doesn’t feel a 6.1-inch smartphone is too big. And neither does Samsung with rumors of their 6.3-inch phone coming mid next year. However, this is all about Huawei. Today one of their big wig execs was out and about at a Huawei store in China and left little to the imagination after showing off the new smartphone.

The Ascend Mate has been confirmed to be rocking a 6.1-inch low power IPS display with a 1080p HD resolution. Under the hood is Huawei’s own 1.8 GHz quad-core HiSilicon K3V3 processor, 2GB of RAM and all those other top tier specs we have all come to lust for. Other details include Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a massive 4,000 mAh battery. Other than that, little other details were given according to reports by Weibo.

For those interested, the entire moment was captured on video live from the Huawei store and above is that video. Give it a look to see this extra large phablet smartphone in the flesh. The device is slightly thicker than the Note II, but certainly a lot bigger. We’ll be learning all the details and getting some hands-on with this smartphone early next year at CES 2013 so stay tuned.

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How would you change Sony’s Xperia P?

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Sony’s problem (or at least, one of ‘em), is its slavish devotion to Gingerbread that goes above and beyond that of its smartphone rivals. As a consequence, its Xperia P came out humbled with an aged OS and a promise of a future upgrade. It’s a shame, because we found it to have real charm, good build quality (one of Sony’s strengths) and a display that can hold its own against the light. If you bought one, you’ve had a good five or six months to get to know and love it, so how do you feel? Is it the phone for you, or do you wish you’d gone elsewhere? This week, How Would You Change lets you play amateur smartphone designer, so head into the comments and let your imagination run riot.

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Littlest Pet Shop comes to Android thanks to Gameloft

Gameloft has a new game out for folks who love cute, cuddly, adorable virtual pets with the release of Littlest Pet Shop. The Littlest Pet Shop toys are a popular item with the younger set where buyers try to collect a whole menagerie of animals. The actual toys do not have any “combat” or “game” system associated with them. They are only collectibles that kids can then play with using their imagination to guide them. Gameloft’s new title brings a little more structure as users can complete challenges, including simple things like caring for their pets, to unlock variations of the different animals. With 150 pets in the game and good attention to detail from Gameloft, the Littlest Pet Shop should keep little ones busy for some time.

Hit the break for some screenshots and a video as well as links to grab this free game.

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HTC might pay Apple $6 – $8 per device to Apple in patent settlement

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Though the most HTC would say about their patent settlement with Apple was that they didn't expect the process to "have an adverse material impact on the financials of the company," analyst Shaw Wu says they may be paying upwards of $6 – $8 per device in licensing fees starting in 2013. This would span both Android and Windows Phone devices, and could amount to between $180 and $280 million in fees. That's not an awful lot to Apple, but sure is more substantial than HTC was letting on. 

Though Apple isn't doing quite as well in their patent battles against Samsung lately, it's understandable that they may be less willing to settle with a manufacturer in a much more powerful position than HTC. HTC has been hurting for some time now, and if these licensing fees turn out to be true, it won't do their balance sheet any favors. 

Of course, analysts are well-known for their imagination, so take the $6 – $8 figure with a grain of salt. Is there any chance that Apple and HTC actually resolved their patent complaints without money changing hands? Maybe they reached some sort of cross-licensing deal? 

Via: CNET

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon possibly spied at the FCC

Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon possibly spotted at the FCC

When Microsoft teased that Verizon would carry the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, it left just about everything to the imagination — we didn’t even see a real image. A new FCC filing may have given us a better (if all too incomplete) look. The device getting approval at the US agency doesn’t have any dead giveaways in its hardware beyond a vaguely ATIV S-like shape and Verizon’s needed CDMA and LTE frequencies, but it’s going under an SCH-i930 model name that hints at possible Windows Phone 8-based origins: the SCH-i920 was the CDMA edition of the Omnia II, one of the last times Microsoft, Samsung and Verizon hung out together. If the i930 is what we suspect, the FCC will have just removed a key obstacle to the ATIV Odyssey’s promised December launch.

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon possibly spied at the FCC originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung posts open source files for Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy Tab devices, AT&T Galaxy Note II

Via their Open Source Release Center, Samsung has posted new updates to make open source files available for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and AT&T Galaxy Note II devices. The listings indicate these are files for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on these devices. In the case of the Galaxy Tab devices, this is noteworthy as the official Jelly Bean update has not yet been pushed out by Samsung to owners of these devices.

Samsung has previously indicated Jelly Bean would be coming to the Galaxy Tab 2 devices, but no firm dates have been set. The release of these files seems to imply official action is imminent. Sprint is slated to release a 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 this weekend. It does not seem to be much of a stretch of the imagination to conclude Sprint and Samsung would like this latest version of the device to come loaded with Jelly Bean. Making the update available for existing owners of Galaxy Tab devices some time this week would make sense.

If you are interested in grabbing the files for your device and taking a look at what is included, just use one of the source links below.

source: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, AT&T Galaxy Note II
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Google data centers get a Street View virtual tour

Have you ever wanted to see inside one of the many data centers owned and operated by Google? Well today you’ll get the chance to do just that. Google has opened the virtual doors and is allowing the world an inside look at “where the internet lives” with a virtual tour of multiple data centers across the globe. You even can roam the halls with Street View.

We are getting an awesome behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at a Google data center in all its wired and wireless glory. “Our first priority is the privacy and security of your data, and we go to great lengths to protect it, keeping our sites under close guard” says the Mountain View company. In my imagination they are guarded by massive Android robots with AK-47s — but can you spot the Storm Trooper guard in the video? They even show us their process for destroying hard drives one they fail or are replaced to protect precious data.

From there Google walks you through one of the many data centers that keeps your searches fast, email readily available, images at your fingertips (or lips with Google Now) and everything else we love and use daily from Google. Check out the quick video they’ve released today giving us a virtual tour. Since this is Google, you’ll notice neat little Easter eggs and fun throughout the video. Like golf putting greens, razor scooters, and even themed data centers. We notices one was racing-themed with posters all over the walls.

One of the coolest aspects of this inside look at these centers is the fact that Google’s added their popular Google Maps street view mode. This means you can literally take a virtual tour and roam the halls of Google’s largest data centers. The segment is broke into 3 parts where you can see the tech, the people, and then the places — as Google has them all over the world. The photos are pretty impressive too considering what they are photos of. Enjoy the virtual tour at the link below.

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Google reportedly hiring staff for Nexus call center, to open late October

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Google is recruiting Android enthusiasts to staff a "Nexus call center," according to reports from Geek.com. Google is said to be using a third-party company to recruit from campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area, in time for the next Nexus launch.

An advertisement doesn't mention Google by name, but an ad mentioning a "confidential client" in the Mountain View area, which recently launched an Android tablet doesn't leave much to the imagination. Geek.com reports that it's sources say Google is aiming to have this Nexus call center fully staffed and trained by the end of the month.

A dedicated Nexus call center for its upcoming flagship phone would help Google to bolster its customer service credentials, an area that's been singled out for criticism when earlier Nexus devices launched. It's also adds more weight to recent reports of an LG-built Nexus being announced, and possibly launched, in late October.

Source: Geek.com

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HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE now $99

The Motorola DROID Incredible 4G didn’t launch as one of HTC’s 2012 “Hero” devices (meaning a top of the line flagship device), but it sure was priced like one. While the device wasn’t bad by any stretch of the imagination many people felt like it was worth Verizon’s original asking price.

Welp, the device has come down to a more reasonable $99 following a new two-year agreement. It features Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and although the chipset was enough for most of the HTC Sense 4 features it left out the ImageSense chip that allows continuous/burst shooting.

That was the only major flaw under the hood, however. It also had a 4 inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and more. Take a look at Verizon’s site if you’d like to take advantage.


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Samsung asks us to witness ‘The Next Big Thing’ at an October 24th event in New York City

Samsung sends invitations to 'The Next Big Thing' on October 24th in New York City

We’re starting to suspect that Samsung has a thing for special events. The company just asked us to clear our calendars for an evening presentation in New York City on October 24th, teasing that the “Next Big Thing” has arrived. It’s easy to make the connection to the Galaxy Note line with a stylus front and center in the teaser, although just what’s entailed is left to the imagination: is it a more formal launch for American Galaxy Note II variants? A new tablet beyond the Galaxy Note 10.1? All we know is that we plan to be there to find out.

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Tiny Bang Story Is On Sale For A Diminutive $0.99 (66% Off) Until September 28th

tinybangummmtinyWhen Matt reviewed Tiny Bang Story yesterday, he found it big on imagination, but gameplay came up short. If the $3 price tag was too large of a risk for you, though, maybe this sale will be more your size. HeroCraft has shrunk the price by two thirds, bringing it down to an outright miniscule $1. Any smaller and you’d need a magnifying glass to find it.

Okay, I’m done with the little jokes now. However, this sale doesn’t end until September 28th, so you’ve got a couple days to find some change in the couch cushions or panhandle on a street corner for a bit.

Official Android Police t-shirts are now on sale, with over 25 designs to call yours.

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Walmart Offering A No-Contract T-Mobile Galaxy S II For $300 With A $30 Monthly Plan (5GB Data, Unlimited Text)

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It’s not often we find ourselves excited about prepaid here in the US, but if any store can get people excited about saving money, it’s Walmart. And what Walmart and T-Mobile just announced is actually pretty exciting if you’re looking for a way to get on the smartphone bandwagon with low monthly overhead.

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For $300, Walmart will sell you a contract-free T-Mobile Galaxy S II. That in and of itself probably isn’t very exciting. The Galaxy S II is definitely getting long in the tooth, but it’s also not a bad phone by any stretch of the imagination. The really exciting part is that once you buy it, for $30 a month you can get a prepaid T-Mobile plan that gives you 5GB of 4G data, unlimited texting, and 100 minutes of voice (come on, who uses minutes?).

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YouTube heralds arrival of in-stream ads, built-in annoyance for mobile devices

YouTube heralds arrival of instream ads, builtin annoyance for mobile devices

If you’ve made it a habit of viewing YouTube videos on your mobile device in an effort to flout the site’s pre-roll ads, your days of bliss are quickly drawing to a close. Today, the site implemented TrueView in-stream ads for the mobile platform, and like you’ve become accustomed to on the desktop, you’ll begin to notice these commercials on your smartphone and tablet. Now, we get the need for content producers to make some coin, but the move certainly represents the end of an era. Fortunately, just like on the desktop, you’ll have the ability to skip these ads after five seconds. Maybe now, you can take pride in making an independent producer rich beyond imagination — or, at least helping them buy some lunch.

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YouTube heralds arrival of in-stream ads, built-in annoyance for mobile devices originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:39:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE review: the best full QWERTY phone on Sprint’s network

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE review

The future of Motorola post-acquisition may still be a mystery, but the manufacturer has managed to stay quite active over the last few weeks: it unveiled the Atrix HD, its first smartphone with an HD display and native ICS build, and there’s already much anticipation around Verizon’s Droid RAZR HD ahead of the holiday season. For the here and now, however, it’s Sprint’s turn to soak in the Moto love with the Photon Q 4G LTE. (Say it five times fast.)

Naturally, the name of the phone doesn’t leave a whole lot to the imagination. As you’d expect, it’s a follow-up to last year’s Photon 4G that trades WiMAX for LTE and adds a full-sized QWERTY keyboard. What the name doesn’t tell you, though, is that this phone costs a lofty $200 on contract, and features a qHD ColorBoost display (not to be confused with the Atrix’s 720p screen, which uses the same branding). In other words, it’s gotta be pretty good to have any success at that price point. How does the latest Googorola device hold up against the rest of Sprint’s LTE lineup? Is it worth the premium? Follow us southward to find out.

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SweetCam Lets Users Look Better Beyond their Imagination

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, iPad and iPod touch users searching for a fun, fast, easy and effective way to enhance their portrait photos can now download the new free photography app SweetCam, and look better beyond their imagination. Easy-to-use, anyone can quickly enhance their photographs with a single click and automatic face-detection and in-built algorithms do the rest to create wonderful looking photographs.

Using special high-quality filters, SweetCam lets users improve the aesthetics of any portrait photo, so that it looks more attractive and luminous. For example, users can add visible extensions to the eyes, slim down the face, or add a natural, lighter glow to the completion and skin tone. They can also apply a variety of cool pre-set filters, such as “elegant” and “hazy” to add even more style, elegance and sweetness to their photos.

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RIM accidentally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination (Update: Just a mistake?)

RIM unintentionally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination

You might remember that BlackBerry Curve 9320 as one of RIM’s worst kept secrets of all time, and now it appears we could be heading in the same shaky direction with the Canadian company’s unannounced Bold 9730. According to N4BB, the Waterloo-based outfit briefly listed the device on its App World Vendor Portal, but unfortunately there’s not too much to dig into, as the listing doesn’t reveal specs or any other juicy information to give us a better idea of what we can expect from this intrepid handset. N4BB does think BlackBerry’s 9730 could just be a CDMA variant of the Bold 9790, though we’ll have to hold off on any assumptions until we have something more concrete.

Update: N4BB has updated its post after getting a response from RIM indicating that this was “simply an error on their part.” Satisfied? We’re not, yet, so we’ve contacted RIM for a statement.

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RIM accidentally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination

RIM unintentionally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination

You might remember that BlackBerry Curve 9320 as one of RIM’s worst kept secrets of all time, and now it appears we could be heading in the same shaky direction with the Canadian company’s unannounced Bold 9730. According to N4BB, the Waterloo-based outfit briefly listed the device on its App World Vendor Portal, but unfortunately there’s not too much to dig into, as the listing doesn’t reveal specs or any other juicy information to give us a better idea of what we can expect from this intrepid handset. N4BB does think BlackBerry’s 9730 could just be a CDMA variant of the Bold 9790, though we’ll have to hold off on any assumptions until we have something more concrete.

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LG Eclipse (LS970) pops up in FCC docs, ready to prop up Sprint’s LTE network

LG Eclipse LS970 pops up in FCC docs, ready to prop up Sprint's LTE lineup

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire and by the looks of this latest FCC filing, LG’s LS970 is all but a lock for Sprint’s LTE lineup. Rumored to bow on that carrier as the Eclipse, the heavyweight handset, allegedly outfitted with a quad-core Krait processor, companion Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM, has already been the subject of several leaks, leaving little of its spec load to the imagination. And now with the outing of these Commission docs, we can confirm that this uberphone does indeed pack 3G/4G radios tailored for the Hesse-led operator (CDMA 820 / 850 / 1900; LTE Band 25), as well as support for NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a/b/g/n, GPS and SVLTE (simultaneous voice and data). While we can’t be exactly sure as to its actual screen size, that reported 4.67-inch figure does appear likely given its 5.2 x 2.8 inch (130.9 x 71.6mm) dimensions. That’s about all we were able to glean from the spate of included tests, but if you call Big Yellow your wireless home and are itching for a GS III alternative, this could be your next.

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News: You Can Count on Fun for Everyone with GoSum on iOS

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Are you ready for some number-crunching fun? Aaptek Ltd. is thrilled to announce the immediate release of GoSum(TM) on iOS, an adventure in numbers that everyone can enjoy. Absolutely addictive and undeniably educational, this mobile mindboggler pits players’ numerical skills against their friends, with gameplay similar to popular word games such as Words With Friends(TM) and Scrabble(TM). However, GoSum allows players to enjoy 2, 3, or even 4-player games against anyone in the world without troublesome language barriers.

GoSum lets players engage in fun and casual competition against their family, friends, or a randomly chosen opponent, while providing an enticing challenge that tests the imagination and of users from all skill levels. Using tiles for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as numbers, players take turns building off of each other’s equations in the style of a crossword puzzle. Additional points can be gained by strategically using tiles to score double and triple number and sum squares. GoSum is an instant classic, providing an entertaining and fusion of fun, wit, and learning for all ages.

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