iPad Mini first batch of reviews – a bit too much positive!

Almost all of the reviewers so far have agreed that the iPad Mini is a high quality product, an iPad shrinked to a smaller useable form factor. They all seem to justify the $129 price premium, when compared to the 7" $199 tablets iPad Mini is usually compared to. Some significant statements on iPad Mini…

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$200 Fancy LED lightbulbs, Apple store exclusive

Exclusive to Apple stores, Philips has released fancy lightbulbs that can be operated remotely through smart phones to control the lightening in a home. Called Hue, Personal wireless lightening system, the light bulbs offer varieties of shades of colors. To control the light bulbs, one needs to download a free app and setup in a…

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Microsoft released Windows 8 smartphone

October 29 is not an ideal day for new product launches, but two of the biggest tech companies, Microsoft and Google have released their new smartphones on the day. Because of hurricane Sandy, Google canceled the formal press meet and informally launched its new tablet and new smartphone. Microsoft however went ahead with it’s pre-planned…

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Google’s Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet released

Google had called a press meet to release Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet and an an updated Nexus 7 tablet on October 29. But, because of hurricane Sandy in the East coast, the event was canceled and the release was made in a blog by Andy Rubin, Google’s senior vice present of mobile and…

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Windows 8 wasn’t loud enough, poll

In a poll conducted in the US, more than half of the adults polled hadn’t heard of Windows 8, in spite of the release of the ‘radical redesign’ of the most popular operating system. In addition to Windows 8, Microsoft had also released a tablet-friendly, Windows RT and a Surface tablet running the new operating…

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Windows 8 released, upgrade costs $40

Windows 8, a significantly new operating system (OS) compared to it’s predecessors Windows 7 or Windows XP and is launched on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 is designed with touch input as one of the integral input system and works well with a computer equipped with a touch screen. The user interface of the new…

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Apple announces 7.9" iPad Mini starting at $329

Apple has announced a 7.9-inch iPad mini. The iPad is smaller enough to fit in one hand and weights. The16GB WiFi-only iPad mini is priced $329. The price is $30 more than the entry level 32GB 4-inch iPod Touch. The processor in the new iPad is A5, the same as the 3rd-generation iPad and the…

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Apple’s ‘little more’ event and iPad mini rumors

Apple is announcing some products tomorrow (on October 23). The teasing tagline in it’s invitation card, "We’ve got a little more to show you," is expected to mean a ‘little device’ – the smaller iPad. Although the device is expected to be named ‘iPad Mini’, some tech pundits have also suggested a new name –…

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Google announces WiFi Samsung Chromebook, a 3G model around the corner?

Google announced a thinner and lighter Chromebook, manufactured by Samsung, retailing at $249.  The laptop with 11.6-inch screen, weighs 2.5 pounds and is a mere 0.8 inches thick. The manufacturer has rated it to run 6.5 hours on battery under typical usage. Google has targeted the device to serve as a "second device" in people’s…

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