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Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011

Free Xbox 360 with Kinect for 1st 100 Nokia Lumia 800 Purchases at Launch Event

Free Xbox 360 with Kinect for 1st 100 Nokia Lumia 800 Purchases at Launch Event

Nokia's first Windows Phone device will be launching on 7th December 2011, and the first 100 customers to purchase it at the launch party held at Clarke Quay will receive a free Xbox 360 with Kinect worth S$568.

Sony Ericsson Brand Phasing Out by Mid-2012

Sony Ericsson Brand Phasing Out by Mid-2012

According to The Times of India, a senior executive from Sony has mentioned that the Sony Ericsson brand will be phased out by mid next year, focusing even more on its Android smartphones under the Sony name.

Man Hacks Siri To Voice Control His House

Man Hacks Siri To Voice Control His House

Marcus Schappi, an Australian software developer, has revealed how he used a few relatively inexpensive components to hack the iPhone 4S voice recognition app Siri, enabling him to use voice commands to turn his house lights on and off and open web pages on his computer.

Intel SSD 520 Series Specifications Revealed

Intel SSD 520 Series Specifications Revealed

The specifications and product sheet of the Intel SSD 520 series have been revealed. This new series is marketed as a high-performance lineage and is the successor to the Intel SSD 510 series.

Intel Releasing Android-Powered Smartphones and Tablets in First Half of 2012

Intel Releasing Android-Powered Smartphones and Tablets in First Half of 2012

Intel will be releasing smartphones and tablets running on Android 4.0 in the first half of 2012. The devices will be powered by Intel's upcoming Atom Medfield chips.

Microsoft to Expand on Kinect's Voice Navigation Capabilities

Microsoft to Expand on Kinect's Voice Navigation Capabilities

Microsoft has made plans to roll out an update for the Xbox 360 to expand on the Kinect's voice navigation faculties.

Western Digital Partially Restores HDD Production

Western Digital Partially Restores HDD Production

A facility shutdown previously due to the Thailand floods resumes operations a week ahead of its scheduled production date.

Monday, 5 Dec 2011

Google Releases Galaxy Nexus Stock Firmware

Google Releases Galaxy Nexus Stock Firmware

A stock Android 4.0 firmware of the upcoming Galaxy Nexus has just been released by Google. This gives Android users an opportunity to revert the Galaxy Nexus to its original state should the rooting process go wrong.

Ultrabooks to Stimulate Stalled Windows-Intel

Ultrabooks to Stimulate Stalled Windows-Intel "Framework"

Acer's chairman, J.T Wang, feels that Ultrabooks could be the magic bullet that jolts the "Wintel" (Windows-Intel) slump on touch-centric devices. He also mentioned price as a major deciding factor that will make or break the Ultrabook.

BlackBerry PlayBook Costing RIM Dearly

BlackBerry PlayBook Costing RIM Dearly

A new press release from Research In Motion indicates that the slow sales of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet may cost the company close to half a billion US dollars.

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