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HP Pavillion 14 Chromebook now on-sale at Harvey Norman

HP Pavillion 14 Chromebook now on-sale at Harvey Norman

The latest Chromebook to hit Australia has arrived in Harvey Norman, retailing for $398 the HP Pavillion 14(C001TU) is starting to reach into the more premium end of the Chromebook spectrum. With a spec list that includes a large 14″ display it’s more suited to those who require the extra screen real estate, although at 1366×768 it retains the same resolution as the Acer C7 and Samsung Series 3 Chromebooks already on-sale. Specs From the HP Website also confirm what is on the Harvey Norman Website that the HP Pavillion 14 is now running a 320GB Hard Drive and 4GB[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on March 28, 2013 0 comments Chromebook, ChromeOS, Manufacturer
HP Pavillion 14 Chromebook now on-sale at Harvey Norman

HP Pavillion 14 Chromebook now on-sale at Harvey Norman

The latest Chromebook to hit Australia has arrived in Harvey Norman, retailing for $398 the HP Pavillion 14(C001TU) is starting to reach into the more premium end of the Chromebook spectrum. With a spec list that includes a large 14″ display it’s more suited to those who require the extra screen real estate, although at 1366×768 it retains the same resolution as the Acer C7 and Samsung Series 3 Chromebooks already on-sale. Specs From the HP Website also confirm what is on the Harvey Norman Website that the HP Pavillion 14 is now running a 320GB Hard Drive and 4GB[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on March 28, 2013 6 comments Chromebook, Manufacturer
Opinion: I’m Sick of Rumours

Opinion: I’m Sick of Rumours

In case you missed it there is a rumour floating around of a new Motorola X phone. Shocking I know. I understand the hype about it. It’s the first phone developed by Motorola that wasn’t already in the pipeline when Google took over the reigns. It is highly anticipated. I am highly anticipating it. Now though, it’s time to take a stand. I’ve had enough. I’m over it. I’m sick of it. It all started back on December 21 last year. That well-known tech blog, the Wall Street Journal, announced that Google was teaming up with Motorola to release an[Read More...]

by 4:01 PM on March 27, 2013 19 comments Opinion, Rumours
Rumour: HTC One to go on-sale on the 23rd of April on Telstra

Rumour: HTC One to go on-sale on the 23rd of April on Telstra

We’re still waiting for the official word to come down from HTC on a launch date for the HTC One. But, we’ve just been advised that according to Telstras internal system the HTC One is due to go on-sale in Australia on the 23rd of April. No pricing or plan information has been assigned to the entry, we’re told but hopefully this shouldn’t be too far away. With HTC themselves confirming delays due to a number of issues including problems sourcing the ‘Ultra-Pixel’ camera sensor we have been given no information on an actual release of the highly anticipated phone.[Read More...]

by 12:48 PM on March 27, 2013 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
CyanogenMod adds ‘Pie’ controls to nightly builds

CyanogenMod adds ‘Pie’ controls to nightly builds

One of the distinguishing features of ParanoidAndroid’s custom ROM is the Pie controls – basically, Android 4.x’s navigation bar is hidden, and edge swipe gestures are used to bring up the navigation elements. This is done primarily to maximise screen space, but I use it on my Nexus 7 to make sure that I don’t accidentally hit the home button in the middle of games. It’s based on a little-known feature of the AOSP browser, called ‘Quick Controls’ that shun persistent UI controls in favour of edge swipes. ParanoidAndroid have put a lot of work into the Pie controls, and[Read More...]

by 12:45 PM on March 27, 2013 8 comments News
Samsung Galaxy S 4 accessory prices and dates leak

Samsung Galaxy S 4 accessory prices and dates leak

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S 4 a few weeks ago, they announced a number of accessories alongside the device. Samsung talked up a few things such as the flip cover and the S Band, but gave little information about pricing or availability. SmaMobile and SamsungMania have published leaked details for all Galaxy S 4 accessories. Prices range from $19.99 for a protective cover right up to nearly $800 for a premium audio dock. The release dates in the following list refer to 2013 calendar weeks. Prices and release dates, per SamMobile: S Band – $129.99 – availability unknown S View Cover[Read More...]

by 12:32 PM on March 27, 2013 1 comment Accessories, News
This is what I want Google Babble to look like

This is what I want Google Babble to look like

The other day, we posted a purported leak of Google’s supposed new integrated messaging client, Babble. Let’s face it though, the ‘leak’ was pretty ugly – the font sizes were all over the place, the English was terrible (‘You have started a voting’), and its general design is not even close to what Google has been doing lately. This latest mockup, posted to Dutch site Skloink, just looks incredible. It’s obviously not real – for one, it’s being shown on an HTC One, rather than Google’s own Nexus 4. But still, it is stunning, and has exactly the kind of[Read More...]

by 12:24 PM on March 27, 2013 4 comments Apps, Rumours
Print your own Google Glass for some serious hipster credit

Print your own Google Glass for some serious hipster credit

So you didn’t win Google’s #ifihadglass competition. Don’t be disappointed, you can print your own! All you need are the models (which you can find at the source link below), and a 3D printer. The prints won’t look quite as nice as the real thing, but they’re bound to be significantly cheaper than the $1,500 Google is asking at the moment. You’ll need to attach the fake display yourself, but then you can look as stunning as the gentleman in the photo above.

by 11:58 AM on March 27, 2013 2 comments Glass, Other
Google sending out invites to #ifihadglass winners

Google sending out invites to #ifihadglass winners

A few weeks ago, we reported that Google were running a competition on Twitter and Google+ for folks in America to get early access to Glass by being invited to join Google’s Explorer Programme. Google were going to offer invites to the most creative entries submitted using the hashtag #ifihadglass. Google have announced today that they have picked the winning entries, and will be sending out invites over the coming days. Now all the lucky people have to do is fork over $1500 and they can take home the most expensive eyewear they will ever buy (probably). If it were[Read More...]

by 10:56 AM on March 27, 2013 0 comments Glass, News
Humble Mobile Bundle – pay what you want for a bunch of Android games

Humble Mobile Bundle – pay what you want for a bunch of Android games

If you haven’t heard about the Humble Bundle before, it’s basically a package of games that are sold online and without DRM, for whatever price you want to pay. Your money is divided between the Bundle’s distributors, the game developers, and a couple of charities in proportions that you decide when you buy it. It’s a pretty neat idea that gives developers some exposure, gives users a bunch of games for cheap, and lets us feel good about ourselves for donating to charity. Traditionally, the Humble Bundles have been aimed at Windows PCs, but will often include Android versions of[Read More...]

by 10:22 AM on March 27, 2013 2 comments Apps, Sale
François Beaufort joins Google as Chromium Evangelist

François Beaufort joins Google as Chromium Evangelist

Frequent Chrome and Chrome OS leaker François Beaufort has announced via Google+ that he has been hired by Google to become an open-source Chromium Evangelist. Beaufort is responsible for recent leaks on important Chrome features such as the new Notification centre and the imminent arrival of Google Now on the desktop. With such a passionate advocate, Google kills two birds with one stone here, they get an absolutely dedicated lover of all things Chrome and ChromeOS as well as the ability to curtail any leaks that could have gone public before Google was ready to announce them. The full text[Read More...]

by 2:55 PM on March 26, 2013 0 comments ChromeOS
HTC issuing software update to improve One’s camera

HTC issuing software update to improve One’s camera

HTC are pushing the Ultrapixel camera on their 2013 flagship as the best thing to happen to cameras since the lens, but now that the phone is actually in the hands of the internet, many reviews are pointing out that a lot of the photos the One is producing are kind of blurry when zoomed in, thanks to overzealous noise filtering. Thankfully, HTC are aware of the problem, and have put together an update (which should be available to the public in April, providing the One itself is available by then), that fixes the problem. Hardware Zone did a test,[Read More...]

by 2:19 PM on March 26, 2013 8 comments Camera, News, OS Update, Phones
Google+ updated with new features

Google+ updated with new features

Today Google have updated Google+ on both Android and iOS and have added a number of new features. New stream design (including comment previews and swiping through photo albums inline) Control the volume of posts that you see in your stream from individual circles/communities New app setup flow Filter search results by best or most recent Tell others about a community (by sharing it or sending an invitation) Re-share posts to communities Share your current location on your profile and control who can see it via G+ settings Let’s look at the first one on that list – New stream[Read More...]

by 2:08 PM on March 26, 2013 9 comments Apps, News