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RumorTT: Samsung to unveil 11.6-inch, 2560x1600 resolution tablet at Mobile World Congress in Feb 2012?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 12:10 pm

Wow would be an understatement right now, but rumor has it that Samsung are set to release an 11.6-inch tablet running Google's latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS next year, which would probably pop its head up at Mobile World Congress in February.




It is said that even though the new tablet would have a bigger screen than the Galaxy Tab 10.1, it will be "barely larger" due to the fact that the tablet has a thinner bezel and its amazing 2560x1600 resolution, 11.6-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio.


The tablet will reportedly sport a dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU clocked at 2GHz. My birthday is in March and I think I just found out what I'll be getting.

Apple TV update brings TV shows to Australia, Canada and the UK

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 11:10 am

TV show downloads have been available for everyone, but for most, it has been locked down to just iTunes. This has now changed due to an over-the-air update to the Apple TV boxes in Canada, Australia and the UK.




Apple TV is now a source of TV downloading, for between $2.49 and $2.99, you can download full downloads of your favorite TV shows and watch them over and over again. Apple have just recently traded single TV show episode rentals for a TV show downloads service, which is great.


Every episode purchased will be streamed with no limit from the iCloud storage locker. If you have an Apple TV, turn it on, it should pop up saying an "update is available," update your Apple TV. If this doesn't work, go to Settings, General and then Update. After that, enjoy streaming TV episodes on the cheap!

The Battlefield 3 movie is here, kinda

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 8:27 am

Of course, Battlefield 3 fans want a movie, but do we really need it? It's not like the story of Battlefield 3 is some tightly-knit group of heroes with personalities, we already have that with Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Band of Brothers, and more.




But, Reddit reader GregWester caught the DVD above at his local supermarket for just $3. It has the image of Battlefield 3, but is actually a movie called Project Shadowchaster 3. Those sneaky buggers!


Bit of a fun post, I would've grabbed the DVD myself if I saw it and posted it all over the interwebs, too. A trailer is available below for your viewing pleasure.


Paralympian begins to walk after wheelchair crash

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 7:25 am

Dutch Paralympian, Monique van der Vorst, has begun walking again after a crash with a bicycle. In March of 2010, van der Vorst had an accident in which she was rammed by another cyclist while she was riding her hand cycle. Months after the accident she regained feeling in both her legs.




After extensive rehabilitation, she took her first steps once again in July 2010. Doctors are of course baffled by her unexpected recovery, with some believing it was the trauma of the crash that jolted her body back into action.


She said "I wanted to jump in the air for joy." Van der Vorst has now signed with Rabobank women's professional cycling team and hopes to one day compete at the olympics.

Skyrim 1.3 patch is out, Kinect play with Skyrim is also shown off

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 6:24 am

Bethesda have been very quick on patching their dragon-slaying, you-can-do-everything RPG, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They've released Patch 1.3 which brings general stability improvements, optimized performance for Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and resolves the following problems:




Fixed Radiant Story incorrectly filling certain roles

Fixed magic resistances not calculating properly

Fixed issue with placing books on bookshelves inside player purchased homes

Fixed dragon animation issues with saving and loading

Fixed Y-look input to scale correctly with framerate


The fun doesn't stop there, though. Bethesda have also discussed another incoming patch coming next week which brings support for 4GB Turning (Large Address Aware). This let's Skyrim address up to 4GB of memory instead of the current cap of 2GB.

Continue reading 'Skyrim 1.3 patch is out, Kinect play with Skyrim is also shown off' (full post)

Twitter redesigns, will rollout shortly

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 5:42 am

Twitter today are introducing a new version of Twitter, they've simplified the design to make it even easier to follow what you care about, connect with others and discover something new.




This new design will be on both and mobile phones, so that you have a similar experience no matter the platform you're on, anytime, anywhere. They've also updated TweetDeck so that it's consistent with the new version of Twitter.


There are now four new tabs that bring you instantly closer to the things you care about, visit to learn more about these in detail. The new Twitter should rollout over the coming weeks, but you can see the new just-updated versions of, Twitter for iPhone, and Twitter for Android. Twitter are working on other apps, like Twitter for iPad, and will release news when they arrive.

Treyarch prepping new Call of Duty game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 5:33 am

Say what you want about Call of Duty, but it's a near unstoppable juggernaut of a game. Graphically, Battlefield 3 may better it, but it doesn't stop the production of yet another COD game being thrown into production.




Even during the Infinity Ward drama, they managed to pump out a game - even if it may have included virtually the same graphics and even some buildings that were featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Through all of this, Treyarch have job offerings, which would lead us to believe there will be another COD game coming out in 2012.


A number of positions are open, including a Gameplay Combat Designer and a Scripter. During the production of COD: Black Ops, studio head Mark Lamia said the team is, "100-percent Call of Duty studio." There are no details on the new game, but expect it to be virtually the same as what we have now, but a new campaign, maybe some new modes and hopefully by then COD: Elite for PC is fully-featured and alive.

Zynga goes all-in with Google TV, brings Texas HoldEm Poker app

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 4:25 am

Zynga is bringing popular its very popular poker app, Texas HoldEm Poker, to Google TV. Google TV will be the first set-top box platform to support the game, and with 30 million active monthly users across all platforms (Yahoo, Google+, Facebook, iOS and others), you can see why.




Google TV has been capable of supporting the app, as they support Flash-based websites which means you can already play Zynga games such as Texas HoldEm Poker already, but Zynga have said that the Google TV version announced today is "especially optimized for playing poker from the comfort of your own couch."


I think it's a great move. Imagine the future, playing poker from your own living room - with real money. I can see it now, motion controller based gaming, with Poker... using hand gestures for check, raise, all-in.

Lunar Eclipse this Saturday, visible in Australia and parts of Asia, won't be seen against until 2014

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 4:14 am

Want to see something you won't be able to see again for another three years? Well, be outside on Saturday and you'll see a lunar eclipse. It will only be visible from Australia and in some parts of Asia.




The entire moon will turn red, as it falls behind Earth's darkest shadow. Sydney Observatory's Geoffrey Wyatt says:


People will see the shadow of the earth moving across the moon, and for 52 minutes witness the usually milky white moon turn a blood-red rusty colour.


This is the second total lunar eclipse this year, with the previous one in May. Wyatt says that the east coast will be the one of the best places on Earth to see the eclipse. It is set to start at around 11:30pm on Saturday, and last for around three hours.


Thank you to my wife for reminding me of this news!

HP to have another sale of Touchpad's

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 2:31 am

Did you miss out on the original HP Touchpad sale? Well, don't dwell, it's your lucky day. HP have sent out a release to employees this week, letting them know that the sale will start on December 11 at 6PM, on HP's eBay store.




Well, isn't that a coincidence. Former eBay CEO, Meg Whitman is now the HP CEO. Nice work. You'll be able to grab refurbished 16 and 32GB models for $99 and $149, respectively. There's also an added bonus, the chance to grab a case, charging dock and wireless keyboard bundle for $79.


Each buyer is limited to two Touchpads, but that's better than nothing, right?

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