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More good news, for zombie fans! Dead Trigger is now a free download on Google Play

by: Bams SadewoJuly 21, 2012

Just earlier today we reported on the Dead Trigger update. For those who were a little miffed about spending a buck on Google Play Store for it, even though it’s definitely worth the admission ticket, Madfinger Games has some good news to share.

The first-person Zombie shooter game Dead Trigger can now be downloaded for free. This means no more dealing with shady copies online, which we would never recommend in the first place, and you can start blasting off those pesky zombies at no cost at all – except their blown up torsos.

Just because Dead Trigger is a free download it doesn’t mean that the developer has skimped on the features. It does feature in-app [...]

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Android grandfather Linus Torvalds reviews the Nexus 7: “so far, very positive”, skinning Android is like “pee in the snow”

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 21, 2012

Linus Torvalds, father of Linux, open source luminary, and uber-geek, has took to Google Plus to express his opinion on the hot new Nexus 7. Spoiler – he is pretty impressed with Google’s first tablet, which he calls “solid”; the impression is “so far, very positive.”

Torvalds, who was most recently in the news for giving Nvidia the middle finger, discusses some of the key features present on (or missing from) the Nexus 7. The missing rear-camera doesn’t faze him too much, and he brings up the same reason ASUS raised to justify the absence of the feature: in that price-range, a camera would have been ”pretty nasty”.

The creator of Linux (the open source system [...]

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Samsung plans “major” Galaxy event for August 15, it’s not a phone

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 21, 2012

Yesterday, Samsung sent out a “Save the Date” message to the press, announcing a mystery major event due to happen on August 15 at 10AM EST. The message is light on details, other than the fact that a new Galaxy device will be unveiled.

SAVE THE DATE

August 15, 2012

10:00AM EST

Please join Samsung Electronics America for a major announcement and unveiling of the newest GALAXY device. An exclusive press conference will take place where full details will be disclosed.

An invitation with details will follow soon.

Thank you.

What can it be? The Samsung Galaxy Note 2? We wished, but the successor of the Note is most likely to be [...]

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Lenovo CEO distributes $3 million of his bonus to employees. Why don’t more tech CEOs do this?

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 21, 2012

 

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Lenovo is having a great year. In spite of falling PC shipments worldwide, the Chinese electronics mammoth is about to overtake HP and become the largest PC maker in the world. That would be a momentous event, because it would mark the first time in history when a Chinese company attained the first position in any major industry. Lenovo is not doing so well in the fast-growing tablet market, but in terms of global profits, they are killing it.

As with any other international corporation, great quarters bring great bonuses to Lenovo’s top executives. The company’s CEO, Yang Yuanqing, has made the headlines yesterday, when it was [...]

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The Nabi 2 tablet for kids is now available only $199

by: LucianJuly 21, 2012

If you’d rather buy a tablet that’s a little tougher than the Nexus 7 for kids, who like being a little rougher with their toys, then look no further than the Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet. It costs just as much as the Nexus 7 and comes with the same Tegra 3 processor! The resolution is a little lower, at 1024×600, but since this is a device for kids, that shouldn’t be much a problem.

The full list of specs is as follows:

Display: 7″ 1024×600 Processor: 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 RAM: 1GB Storage: 8GB, microSD card slot Camera: 2MP front-facing camera with 720p video capture Ports: microUSB, [...]
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Jelly Bean gets ported to Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100

by: Bams SadewoJuly 21, 2012

Everyone seemingly wants a piece of the sweet Jelly Bean on their device, thus folks are turning to developers for help. It’s no secret that waiting for the official update might take forever – that is, if it ever sees the light of day. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, kalgecin at XDA-Developers has ported Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean for this phone.

Since it’s still a work in progress, it’s to be expected that not all features of the phone are working properly. You’re bound to find the usual quirks of an alpha build. As listed on the original thread, here’s the rundown of what [...]

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Why XBMC for Android is the single best version of XBMC

by: LucianJuly 21, 2012

Apparently, the people behind the open source XBMC media center app, want to make XBMC for Android the best XBMC app there has ever been, on any platform, since the launch of the original Xbox. In particular, they think that XBMC for Android is a very different beast from the XBMC for iOS because of the following reasons:

XBMC for Android will allow users to boot directly into XBMC XBMC for Android can launch Android apps When the launched Android app is closed, the user will be returned to XBMC When the Pivox XIOS box is turned on and begins booting, the boot screen is user changeable and can even show animations!

What this means is that if you have a cheap Android-based [...]

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Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV now available

by: Ankit BanerjeeJuly 21, 2012

You know television technology is changing when “live tv” is talked about as an unassuming, almost secondary feature. That is the growing trend with the advent of Smart TVs, and set top boxes that are now being called internet players. One such “internet player” is the Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box with Google TV.

We’ve been hearing a lot about the Sony Google TV since its announcement during this year’s CES back in February. Late last month, we finally got our hands on some release dates for the UK, Australia, and the US. In line with the announcement, and in fact, a few days earlier, the Sony NSZ-GS7 is now available and being shipped [...]

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Batman takes his adventure to Android, as The Dark Knight Rises game hits Google Play

by: Bams SadewoJuly 20, 2012

Keen on taking on the role of the caped crusader on your Android device? To coincide with the theatrical release of one of this summer’s most hotly anticipated blockbusters, The Dark Knight Rises, the Android version of the companion game is now available to download from Google Play Store.

As the Dark Knight, you’ll get to roam in the nooks and crooks of the dark and gloomy Gotham City to fight crime and ultimately face your worst nightmare, Bane. Thankfully, Batman never comes unprepared without an arsenal, which range from the Grapnel to the Batarang and more. You’ll also get some help from allies like Lucius Fox, Commissioner Gordon, and perhaps even the catwoman [...]

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AdFonic report shows Android topping iOS as the #1 mobile ad platform

by: Mike AndriciJuly 20, 2012

According to the Q2 report from publishing firm AdFonic, Android has surpassed iOS for the first time in the number of mobile ad impressions served globally.

Google’s Android operating system accounts for 46% of the ads served by Admedia during Q2 2012 (up from 38% in Q1), while iOS stands at 34 percent, down 11 points since Q1. Although Apple’s iOS served more mobile ads in South America than any other platform, Android beats iOS (by the number of ads served via the AdFonic network) everywhere else, and is the #1 platform on the three most important continents: Asia, Europe, and North America.

Adfonic reports that the total number of ad requests has increased [...]

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