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Review And Comparison: Otterbox Commuter And Defender Cases For The Galaxy Nexus

Review And Comparison: Otterbox Commuter And Defender Cases For The Galaxy Nexus

Cases - some people love them, others hate them. Regardless of how you feel about them, there is one truth: they're useful and help keep your device in top condition. A quick look through eBay or Craigslist will prove the value of keeping your gear in a case - when trying to sell a device most users put "has been in a case since day one" or something similar (whether it's true or not).

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App Inventor Goes Open Source At Its New MIT Home

App Inventor Goes Open Source At Its New MIT Home

Looks like we missed it, but back in December of 2011, Google officially stopped developing App Inventor (it was a result of the company’s shutdown of Google Labs), allowing MIT to take the reins of a very similar project. Today, that project went open source, and though there’s very little in the way of documentation or guides, you can download the code now and begin modifying the Inventor.

Additionally, MIT hasn’t yet opened its servers, so you’ll have to find your own place to upload your modified version(s) of the file – but hey, if nothing else, at least MIT deems you “free to use the term ‘App Inventor’ and the puzzle-piece Android logo” in your work.

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Samsung Mobile USA Giving Out 10 Of Each Of These On Facebook: Galaxy Nexus, SGSII, Tab 10.1 - Jump In By Jan 15 '12

Samsung Mobile USA Giving Out 10 Of Each Of These On Facebook: Galaxy Nexus, SGSII, Tab 10.1 - Jump In By Jan 15 '12

Samsung Mobile USA is quite excited about recently reaching 1 million Facebook followers and is celebrating this event by giving out 30 high-end devices and 100 $50 Media Hub vouchers to anyone who follows them on Facebook and submits an entry form (you can do that once per day).

As a thank you to our one million Facebook fans and counting, we asked you what prize you'd love most... a Galaxy S II, Nexus, or Tab.

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[Updated: LV Airport, Casinos, Best Buys Too] [CES 2012] Google Maps Now Features Indoor Mapping For CES

[Updated: LV Airport, Casinos, Best Buys Too] [CES 2012] Google Maps Now Features Indoor Mapping For CES

Shortly after Thanksgiving last year, Google updated its Maps application, bumping its version number up to 6.0 and adding, most notably, indoor mapping. At the time it was presumed that the feature would be most useful for navigating places like major malls, airports, and similar metropolitan areas; however, Google just added a new way to use indoor mapping: finding your way around the most important tech show of the year – CES!

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[CES 2012] Sony Introduces Google TV Set-Top Box, Blu-Ray Player

[CES 2012] Sony Introduces Google TV Set-Top Box, Blu-Ray Player

Seems Sony’s making good on its promise to keep churning out Google TV devices – in fact, the company just introduced not one, but two such gadgets.

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As of now, we don’t have tech specs for either of the duo, but what we do know is what you see above: both the NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player (on the left) and the NSZ-GS7 set-top box (on the right) look splendid, and both have seriously overcomplicated names.

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[Update: Internal Storage Correction] CES 2012: Sprint Officially Announces Its First 4G LTE Devices - The 32GB Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper

[Update: Internal Storage Correction] CES 2012: Sprint Officially Announces Its First 4G LTE Devices - The 32GB Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper

Looks like last week's leaked Sprint ad for the Galaxy Nexus was right on the money - The Now Network just officially announced the GN as one of its first 4G LTE devices, alongside the LG Viper.

Even though Sprint has decided to make the GN official, there is still one immediate question looming about: what is the clock speed? Truth be known - we still don't know. The press release is void of any hardware specs, so we'll just have to wait and see if the processor is running at a full 1.5GHz as previously rumored.

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The Galaxy Nexus Is Coming To Rogers And Telus In Canada On January 13th

The Galaxy Nexus Is Coming To Rogers And Telus In Canada On January 13th

While Canadian carriers Virgin and Bell have had Google's newest flagship phone gracing their shelves since December 8th of last year (that makes it sound so long ago, doesn't it?), competitors Rogers and Telus are finally getting their piece of the Nexus pie on January 13th.

There is no word on pricing at this point, but the competition launched the device for around CA$160 on a three-year agreement, so we expect the above mentioned duo to come out of the gate with similar pricing.

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[Update: Pictures Of The Nexus Added] Two New White Samsung Phones Coming Down The Pike: The Epic 4G Touch And Galaxy Nexus (GSM)

[Update: Pictures Of The Nexus Added] Two New White Samsung Phones Coming Down The Pike: The Epic 4G Touch And Galaxy Nexus (GSM)

There's no doubt that white phones are (generally) sexy. We know this, and it seems that manufacturers are starting to catch on as well. HTC has a few white phones available, and Samsung has already pushed out a couple of white variations of the GSII on T-Mobile and AT&T. Looks like Sprint's GSII, the Epic 4G Touch, is now getting the snow-capped makeover that we heard about a few weeks ago, and will be available on January 8th for $200 with a two-year agreement.

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LG Announces Smart TV With Google TV, Featuring LG's Cinema 3D - To Be Shown At CES

LG Announces Smart TV With Google TV, Featuring LG's Cinema 3D - To Be Shown At CES

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Well, that was quick. Shortly after new Google TV partners were announced, LG has announced one of their Android-powered offerings: the LG Smart TV with Google TV. Details are scant at this point, as the device won't be demonstrated until CES, but we do know that it will launch in two series at some point this year. Both will feature LG's Cinema 3D displays, which do not require the expensive shuttering glasses to work, and both will come bundled with remote with the Magic Remote Qwerty - unsurprisingly, a QWERTY version of their Magic Remote.

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Google Announces New Google TV Partners, Hardware To Be Revealed At CES

Google Announces New Google TV Partners, Hardware To Be Revealed At CES

Google TV's debut device, the Logitech Revue, may have been a commercial failure, but Google isn't showing any signs of giving up on the platform. We've already seen the Revue receive the Honeycomb 3.1 update, bringing the all-important Market access to the platform, and now Google has announced a host of Google TV partners who plan to unveil hardware at CES next week:

  • LG
  • Marvell
  • MediaTek
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Vizio

Although they didn't release many specific details, it seems that many of these new Google TV-powered devices will actually be TVs as opposed to separate boxes - LG even plans to release an entire of line of TVs, powered by their own L9 chipset.

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