NEC Casio Medias LTE N-04D launches in Japan next week

Tweet  It was mere weeks since we saw NEC’s last smartphone that will probably never take the plane ride away from Japan, but contrary to its recent financials, the company doesn’t appear to be letting up. The NEC Medias LTE N-04D, arriving on NTT DoCoMo, is a little chunkier than its predecessor, but that 11.6mm shell manages to squeeze in 4G connectivity and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor...
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Sony 500mm f/4 G SSM lens hands-on (video)

Tweet  You don’t see many lenses pop up ’round these parts, but Sony’s new 500mm f/4 G SSM optic is impressive enough to warrant some hands-on attention. We spotted the new A-mount telephoto mounted on an Alpha A77 at Sony’s booth at CP+ 2012, and queued up for a chance to take some shots. The lens focused surprisingly quickly, especially given its massive 500mm fixed focal...
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CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show wrap-up

Tweet It’s never easy to leave Japan — the friendly people, incredible food, cutting-edge tech, clean streets and efficient public transit network mean we never hesitate when given an opportunity to visit this incredible country. But sadly, our latest adventure has come to an end. This year’s CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show brought thousands of photography fans to Yokohama, a...
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Samsung’s NP700 gaming laptop goes up for pre-order with Ivy Bridge pride

Tweet Jonesing for some more of Samsung’s 17-inchers? Jones no more, because the Korean manufacturer has just put its NP700G7C gaming laptop up for pre-order. Packing 16GB of memory, this new Series 7 lappy made a brief appearance on Best Buy’s website last month, but was quickly pulled. This time, though, it looks like it’s for real, with Samsung touting its new “Gaming PC”...
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Netflix Android app adds onscreen volume slider, Facebook integration (where available)

Tweet Now that Netflix is available on most Android devices and even sporting a fresh tablet interface, what’s there left to tweak? Plenty actually, and the company just pushed a new 1.7 version of the app that adds Facebook sharing and discovery in the countries where those features are enabled (read: not the US). Also new is a software volume slider for tablet users as shown above by Android...
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Unknown HTC phone running ICS pops up, looks Incredible

Tweet   What’s this we have here? Well, clearly it’s an HTC phone, but it looks different to what we’ve seen before. If the pictures are to be believed, we’re looking at an Android 4.0 device with HTC’s Sense 4.0 on top. There’s LTE on board, and what looks like Verizon’s splash-screen, meaning there’s every reason to believe this is destined for...
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Nokia N9 spotted running Ice Cream Sandwich, dual-boot in the works

Tweet  This above is the first glimpse of Android 4.0 running on the Nokia N9. Yes, it looks like Ice Cream Sandwich is in being ported to the company’s iconic handset by no other than Alexey Roslyakov and team NITDroid — the folks who previously put Android on the Nokia N900. The project, which is still in its early stages, made significant progress after recently overcoming a framebuffer...
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Phones 4u ‘JUMP’ plan lets you swap phones every six months, for a price

Tweet PHONES 4U LAUNCHES ‘JUMP’ New type of contract gives customers the freedom to change theirhandset as often as every six months10th February 2012: Phones 4u is today announcing the national rolloutof JUMP (‘Just Upgrade My Phone’) – a new type of contract whichenables consumers to upgrade their mobile phone, from a selection ofthe latest smartphones on the market, as...
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Sony PSP Games releasing this May

Tweet Below is a list Sony PSP games releasing this may 4th of May Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord? 2 5th of May Iron Man 2
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1000 No. 1s: Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Chat About Topping The Hot 100

Tweet 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 27: Steven Tyler Talks About Aerosmith Topping the Hot 1002011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we’re celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos — one for each day of December — chatting with 31 of the hitmakers who rocketed to the top of the chart...
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