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Fujitsu unveils the Lifebook U904, features 14-inch 3800x1800 screen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 11:40 am

Fujitsu has just unveiled its latest notebook, the Lifebook U904, which features a 14-inch IGZO panel and a super-high resolution of 3200x1800. There are two models, one with a glossy panel and touch input, and the second is an anti-glare panel without touch capabilities.

 

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The Lifebook U904 is powered by Intel's Haswell range of processors with Intel HD Graphics 4400 powering the graphics side of things. We have it weighing in at 3.06 lbs and a thickness of 0.61 inches. Fujitsu claims that its Lifebook U904 is the "world's thinnest 14-inch ultrabook." There's a choice of an SSHD or SSD for storage, USB 3.0 and HDMI connectivity are featured, as well as optional LTE wireless which is a nice touch.

 

You can grab the Lifebook U904 from Fujitsu's online store starting from $1,999 which comes with a glossy touchscreen and 320GB SSHD. Windows 8.1 is featured, so you shouldn't expect to receive the Lifebook U904 until after October 17.

Skype updated, receives a refreshed tablet UI

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 10:34 am

An update should have, or will soon roll out to Skype users, which features a much-needed refresh to its user interface when used on tablets. We saw a tablet-optimized layout in Skype earlier in the year, but this is done in a much better way.

 

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It is made on top of the improved Skype 4.0, which concentrates focuses on conversations and people in a way better interface that is designed for larger screens - such as tablets. Version 4.4 of the app brings all of the upgrades that version 4.0 had, including the performance improvements, with all 4.4 users will see improved video quality.

RumorTT: Motorola preparing 'Xplay,' a 6.3-inch phablet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 9:30 am

Motorola has seen some decent success with its MotoX smartphone, but it looks like the Google-owned company is working on a massive 6.3-inch phablet called the Xplay.

 

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There's also the Motorola Droid Ultra successor coming, which should arrive as the Droid Quantum. There's absolutely no information on the Xplay apart from its name, and a possible 2014 release date. That, and we know that it should be around 6.3 inches in size, which would make it Motorola's biggest phone ever.

RumorTT: Google Hangouts to soon feature SMS and MMS abilities

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 8:34 am

It looks like Google might have a trick up its mobile OS sleeve when it finally unveils Android 4.4 KitKat, which might just be enough to move you away from some of the biggest messaging clients available on Android.

 

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Android Police has secured some screenshots of what it is alleging to be Android 4.4 KitKat, which show off some settings that will enable SMS and MMS within Hangouts. This might not turn out to be true, but we should expect Google to really start a fire in KitKat that will have everyone talking. Enabling SMS and MMS capabilities within Hangouts would definitely be a step in the right direction for Google.

Hey Samsung, please use this Galaxy S5 concept art, now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 8:33 am

Jass from GalaxyS5Info.com sent in some concept work they've designed for the Galaxy S5 from Samsung, and it look truly gorgeous. There's a slew of images that you can check out below.

 

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I absolutely love what they've done with the front of the device, with a 'renovated home button' which is just a touch sensor, which glows. The entire S5 concept design is curved, which looks damn good and makes use of that flexible display. On the side of the S5 concept device, is a 'Profile Switch Button' which would be a nice addition, and 'Quad-Surround Speakers'.

 

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Up the top to the left, we have a notification LED, which glows in different colors for different notifications such as missed calls, messages and so on. GalaxyS5Info.com's concept of the Galaxy S5 features a waterproof and shockproof body, as well as 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models. I hope that Samsung goes along this route, as it looks absolutely gorgeous, but unfortunately it won't.

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Sony's HMZ-T3W is now available for pre-order

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 7:33 am

Sony's third-generation personal 3D viewing headset, the HMZ-T3W, is now available for pre-order. If you want to grab the Sony HMZ-T3W, you'll need to pre-order it directly from Sony's website, or in retail Sony stores.

 

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The HMZ-T3W features wireless connectivity this time around, instead of wrapping yourself in cords, and some nifty dual OLED monitors that Sony state simulate the feeling of sitting 65 feet away from a gigantic 750-inch display. The HMZ-T3W is capable of streaming content from up to 7 meters away from the source.

 

The third-generation model no longer requires an AC power socket, as you can take a portable battery pack around with you which will share power with connected smartphones and tablets. The portable battery should be good for around three hours of wireless use, or up to 7 hours if you use it over HDMI. If you are looking at picking one of these up, you'll be hit up for $999.

Your Hangover cure is here! It's an awesome Blu-ray pack!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 6:44 am

Thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, we have an awesome pool of The Hangover Part III prizes to give away. Three lucky readers will each take home a Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet edition of The Hangover Part III on Blu-ray disc and a raft of swag including a T-shirt, Hat, Bag, Money Clip, Air Freshener and Bottle Caps.

 

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To go into the running, simply answer in 25 words or less the following question:

 

What is your best hangover cure?

 

Send your answers, along with your address to ben@tweaktown.com before the competition closes on Friday the 11th of October.

 

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The Hangover Part III is available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from Australian retailers starting October 9th.

Mad Catz announces M.O.J.O., an Android-based micro-console for $250

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 6:36 am

Mad Catz has announced M.O.J.O. which is its Android-based micro-console, coming in at a price of $249.99. It is powered by NVIDIA's more-than-capable Tegra 4, which is the same SoC found in NVIDIA's Shield handheld console.

 

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M.O.J.O.'s specs aren't too bad at all, with the NVIDIA Tegra 4 being the heart and soul, but we also find 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board flash storage with a microSD card for expandable storage, all the way up to 128GB I might a dd. We will hear more information on M.O.J.O. closer to its December 10 release date.

RumorTT: Nexus 5 to be priced incredibly well, at just $299

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 6:01 am

The Nexus 4 was one of the best priced smartphones when it was released, and it looks like Google wants to continue this tradition with its upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone. PhoneArena has an unnamed source who says that the Nexus 5 will start from $299... without any subsidies.

 

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Yes, $299. Of course, this could be way off the mark, but I don't think we'll see a price too far from this. The report does state that unlike its predecessor, the Nexus 5 will come in a couple of different varieties. The first of which would feature 16GB of on-board flash storage and a 2,300mAh battery at $299.

 

The second model, which will become my new daily driver, would be $399 and feature 32GB of storage and a bumped up, and much-needed 3,000mAh battery. This is on top of the base specs that we've heard about: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 SoC - a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS (optical image stabilization), a 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper, inductive charging support, NFC and of course, the star of the show: Android 4.4 KitKat.

RumorTT: Apple to unveil refreshed iPads at October 22 event

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 5:35 am

Well, well. It looks like Apple is set to refresh its entire line of iPads at a media event held on October 22 according to AllThingsD. We should see the fifth-generation iPad unveiled, which should come with a handful of improvements.

 

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The first of which would be a thinner, lighter design which will mimic the iPad mini. We should also expect the refreshed iPad to sport an A7 chip, which is 64-bit capable, the same chip found in the iPhone 5S. The new iPad would reportedly also feature an improved rear-facing camera. Moving onto the iPad mini, which we should expect to arrive with some improvements, too.

 

The refreshed second-generation iPad mini would feature a Retina-class display, finally, as well as the improved A7 chip. We might see TouchID featured on the iPad mini, but I don't think we'll see that just yet. Or maybe we'll see the TouchID tech, but not a Retina display due to the issues Apple is having with supplying Retina panels.

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