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Google Docs for Android updated, now lets you collaborate and edit, anywhere

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:35 am

Google Docs, for me at least, is a truly amazing thing. I can edit my documents on-the-go, create lists, and share them, and more. Today, GOogle have updated the Google Docs for Android app, where they've baked in the same features we all know and love from the desktop, to your smartphone and tablets.

 

 

The collaborative experience has been pushed into the mobile app, which now lets you see updates in real-time as others type on their computers, phones or tablets - all pushed to your Android-based device, all you have to do is tap the document to join in.

 

Google have also updated the interface to make it easier to work with documents on-the-go. With the updated Google Docs for Android app, you can now pinch to zoom and focus on a specific paragraph of text, or alternatively, see the whole document at a glace. Google have also added in rich text formatting so you can do things like quick bullet list, add color to documents, or just both something important.

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Fujitsu set to show dust/water-proof Tegra 3-powered ICS-sporting smartphone with 13.1-megapixel camera at MWC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 4:31 am

Hey, Fujitsu, where the hell have you been? Oh wait, you've been working on a super-smartphone. We should expect to see at next week's Barcelona-based Mobile World Congress, the return of Japanese phone makers to the world market. One of these, will be Fujitsu.

 

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Fujitsu are set to blow some socks off people, with a super-powerful smartphone packing the following specs:

 

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 (Maximum 1.5Ghz Quad Core + Companion Core) CPU + 12GPU
  • 4.6" display
  • 13.1 megapixel camera
  • Water-resistant and dust-resistant
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

 

Even though it has a big screen, and the Tegra 3 chip, Fujitsu are promising a long battery life on the phone. Fujitsu will only bring a few "sample units" of the new phone to MWC, so let's hope we get a retail release not too far away from MWC.

Telstra are experiencing major outage to what seems like all of their services

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 3:52 am

[UPDATE] Telstra's Facebook page has been updated with:

 

All - Telstra lost connectivity with the international data network around 1:40pm this afternoon, which resulted in an overload on domestic sites, causing issues with internet access.

 

The vast majority of customers are back online, but our engineers continue to monitor the network.

 

Call volumes are high to our customer service channels because of this outage and we appreciate your patience.

 

We'll keep you updated as soon as we can.

 

BREAKING: Telstra are experiencing a massive outage to their services, which seems to be affecting not just normal ADSL customers, but Cable-based, Next-G, Satellite and more. The outage started about an hour ago and has been quickly spreading.

 

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Telstra's own Facebook page has been updated with the following message:

 

A service outage has been identified which is resulting in intermittent internet access. This is being treated as a matter of high priority. Thanks for your patience.

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Borderlands 2 release date is 09/18/12, new trailer released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 3:20 am

I thoroughly enjoyed the original Borderlands, but to tell you the truth, I wasn't too excited about Borderlands 2. Until now. 2K Games and Gearbox Software just have announced the official launch date of Borderlands 2: September 18th, 2012. The game will be released internationally three days later on September 21st.

 

 

On top of the announcement of the game's release, is a brand new, three-minute trailer which asks you a very important question: are you ready to joy puke your face off.

 

Borderlands 2 kicks off a new era of Shoot and Loot on September 18th in the US and September 21st Internationally!

 

Pre-order the game and gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club which allows you to download awesome in-game items. To find out more on how to pre-order please visit http://www.borderlands2.com/preorder.

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American Reunion Official Trailer #2 - you'd be surprised what you can do with a well placed thumb

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 2:46 am

I was a teenager when the first American Pie movie came out, and it made me want to be growing up in America, going to their high schools. The movie was a smash hit and turned some of its stars into big-time Hollywood actors. The time has come for another sequel, which actually looks great.

 

 

In a weekend, the gang catch up and rekindle that bond they had from the summer of 1999 when they began their quest to lose their virginity. In the years since 1999, Jim and Michelle have married, and had a baby, while Vicky and Kevin have said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, and Finch still has his heart set on Stifler's mom.

 

In American Reunion, all of the characters we've come to know and love reunite for their high-school reunion. The trailer looks great, and seems to be more down-to-earth with its characters, but still includes all the jokes we've come to know from American Pie. The last line of the movie has Jim's Dad say "you'd be surprised what you can do with a well-placed thumb", which is just a perfect line from his character.

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Ubuntu full desktop OS is coming to multi-core Android-based devices

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 1:45 am

Do you own an Android-powered device? A lover of Ubuntu's OS? Well, soon you could be enjoying the best of both worlds. Ubuntu now runs on multi-core Android-based devices, where your handset can allow the full desktop experience of Ubuntu, when docked with a display and keyboard.

 

 

The Ubuntu OS running is a customized version that works with Android, with the two OS's sharing data and services while running simultaneously. This means you can keep your telephony access and texts all from the Ubuntu OS, while enjoying the computing capabilities that Ubuntu offers, including Ubuntu TV, virtualization tools for running Windows applications, desktop web browsers, and Ubuntu apps built for ARM.

 

At the moment, it's not known which exact hardware is required to run Ubuntu on Android-based devices, but Canonical has said it works on multi-core devices with HDMI and USB connections. More details on this should be unleashed at MWC next week.

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Google's Android-powered HUD display glasses will debut this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 1:01 am

I talked about this a few weeks ago, where I was quite excited by the potential of Android-powered Google HUD glasses. It's become more of a reality, where the New York Times reporting that Google are not only working on them, but Google are planning to launch the glasses by the end of this year.

 

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The New York Times cite "several Google employees familiar with the project", where NYT's Nick Bilton reports that the glasses will be powered by Google's Android OS, sport 3G or 4G connectivity, as well as GPS and a few sensors, cost-wise, we'd be looking at "around the price of current smartphones", so between say $250 and $600.

 

The HUD glasses are also said to sport a low-resolution camera which can monitor your surroundings in real time and then overlay the relevant information, but Google are said to be paying attention to potential privacy concerts, and "wants to ensure that people know if they are being recorded by someone wearing a pair of glasses with a built-in camera".

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Wednesday Morning Roundup for February 22, 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Roundups | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:26 pm

The latest happenings in the technology world, February 22nd, 2012.

 

Storage:

 

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB Solid State Drive - ThinkComputers.org

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive - PCSTATS

 

GPUs:

 

XFX Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition - Neoseeker

 

Memory:

 

G.Skill Ripjaws-Z DDR3 1866MHz 16GB Memory Kit - eTeknix

 

Cases & Cooling:

 

Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - Hi Tech Legion

SilverStone Grandia Series GD06 Chassis - KitGuru

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Deal of the Day: Newegg - 16GB (4 x 4GB) Corsair DDR3 for $51.99

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:26 pm

Our Deal of the Day is Newegg - 16GB (4 x 4GB) Corsair XMS3 1333Mhz DDR3 SDRAM for $51.99 after Coupon and Rebate, with FREE Shipping!

 

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Get 16GB (4 x 4GB) of Corsair XMS3 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M4A1333C9 for $51.99 after coupon and rebate, with FREE shipping from Newegg.

 

Add it to your cart for $79.99: 16GB CORSAIR XMS3 CMX16GX3M4A1333C9 DDR3 SDRAM REBATE DEAL

 

Use coupon code: BTENHHN33 for 10% off for Newegg subscribers (free to subscribe). Expires 2/22/12.

 

Send in the $20 rebate (ending 2/27/12): $20 REBATE

 

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Mobile App of the Day: ARMED! for Windows Phone 7

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:29 pm

Our Mobile App of the Day is ARMED! for Windows Phone 7.

 

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ARMED! is a sci-fi turn-based multiplayer strategy game for Windows Phone created by indie studio, Sickhead Games. Part RTS, part tabletop strategy, ARMED! puts you in command of a fleet of futuristic tanks, turrets, and robots with one goal: infiltrate enemy territory, crush their forces, and destroy their headquarters. Play ranked head-to-head games against online opponents, challenge your friends to a correspondence game, or battle the AI in single player mode.

 

• Five maps with unique artwork and tactical terrain features.

• 12 offensive and defensive units to command into battle.

• Over 50 unit upgrades and special attacks to help turn the tide.

• Simultaneous turn online multiplayer with ratings and matchmaking.

• Play custom correspondence matches against friends.

• Step by step tutorial that gets you right into the game.

• Tile updates with turn notifications.

• Track your rankings on the real time leaderboards.

• Scoreloop integration with photo profiles.

• Ad supported trial with free online multiplayer.

 

Go ahead... get ARMED!

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