Archive for January, 2012

New patents by Microsoft have recently been published on the web, one for ‘automated secure pairing for wireless devices‘ and one for ‘3D vision on a chip.’ More »

From Htcyou: Gameloft has introduced its new in-game voice chat feature for multiple games at the recent CES 2012. Popular street racer game Asphalt 6 will be the first to be provided with this feature, which will be brought over Verizon’s 4G LTE network. More »

From Htcyou: Android developers offer another Siri contender — say hello to Evi! More »

Snapchat is an app where you can now control as to how long your friends can view your messages! By simply placing the alloted seconds given by this app and after clicking the send button, they’ll be able to view your message as they please! However, once the timer is over your message will disappear and will never be seen again. Additionally, you will be warned to whether they decided to take a screenshot of your message. More »

With Valentine’s Day soon coming up, many ladies will probably be looking forward to a lovely bunch of flowers or some yummy chocolate. For those who want a different type of gift, there’s always the NTT DoCoMo Q-Pot.Phone SH-04D chocolate phone. More »

The Ballistic Tough Jacket could be the answer to the prayers of clumsy, butter-fingered iPad 2 owners who have not yet found a case which protects their iPad to the maximum. Akin to Ballistic’s smartphone covers, the iPad cover should give the tablet an extra layer to protect it from any bumps and falls that may occur. More »

Although a rather quiet firm these days, Nokia has certainly not gone yet. Known back then for producing the best basic entry level handsets, it has been announced that Nokia have now sold a whopping 1.5 billion Series 40 phones. A lady from Sao Paulo om Brazil purchased the 1.5 billionth Series 40 phone - a Nokia Asha 303 (the current flagship handset of the Series 40 handsets). More »

- It looks like PocketBook has just announced the details of their new Pocketbook A7 Android tablet not too long ago.

- The new Rocket Prodigy iPad app uses the same style as Guitar Hero to make guitar lessons look more fun! More »

Today’s unique USB features a Yakult Drink Flash Drive! Yum yum, anyone drink this? According to Wikipedia, it is “a Japanese probiotic milk-like product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium Lactobacillus casei Shirota.” More »

From Htcyou: Apple has been very widely spreading their hatred towards Android, and despite Apple winning most of its lawsuits, HTC actually manage to defend itself this time. More »

From Htcyou: According to the new announcement from XperiaBlog, the Sony ST25i Kumquat will be highly likely to be renamed the Xperia U during its launch, which is still yet to be determined. More »

VoicePark is an app where you can now ask your smartphones to navigate you the nearest car park turn per turn. Although this ca only be used in San Francisco at the moment, this app is really useful especially to those are a bit in a rush to go to work or is simply the type of person who hates finding for car parks for a couple of minutes. More »

- After how many days of waiting, the LG Optimus Black finally receives its Android 2.3 Gingerbread update.

- Check out Sega Saturn’s cool emulator called the Yabause. More »

From Ningin: We just received notice today that on February 1st, Facebook is planning to phase out parts of their Facebook Connect feature. Unfortunately, this may disable the Facebook Connect login system that we use on this site and on other sites in the Mixr network. For this reason, we ask that all Facebook Connect users convert their Facebook Connect accounts to Mixr Network accounts. To do so, simply visit the Settings page in your Profile and click on Facebook to Mixr Account. Following the instructions on that page will allow you to setup a password so that you can login into any site on the Mixr network with one username and password. IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS YOUR ACCOUNT MAY NO LONGER BE ACCESSIBLE AFTER FEBRUARY 1ST. You’ll also lose all EXP, Reward Points, Pins, and any other special feature tied to your account. More »

… and you get arguably the most beautiful objects ever. I definitely wouldn’t mind having these fashion statements in my closet! More »

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