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LG V30 Smartphone

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P1 Power Sport Watch

NC50 Noise Canceling Earphones

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung's next release in their Galaxy S lineup is probably one of the most anticipated phone releases of the year, and it looks like the wait is almost over. The general consensus is that Samsung will be releasing the S3 on May 4th in an event in London. BGR has more information on this new phone from Samsung as well as links to information about what is rumored to be powering this phone.

As we get closer to the official announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy S III, more information is beginning to surface. In addition to our exclusive reports on the device’s specifications and materials, we have now learned new details surrounding Samsung’s launch and marketing push for its new flagship handset. We have been told that there will be a huge international roll-out for the Galaxy S III, and the sleek new smartphone will be the official device of the 2012 Summer Olympics — this is one reason we’re told Samsung is hosting its unveiling event in London.

Next Generation Xbox Rumors

The next Xbox is still well over a year away but the rumors have been already flying for quite some time. Gizmowatch has put together all of the major rumors that have been flying around the internet just in case you want to get excited about a product that you won't be able to get your hands on until the rumored release date of Q4 2013.

Some call it Durango, some call it Loop; however, we would just stick with plain ole progression of numbers by calling Microsoft's next generation console: Xbox 720. Now in this regard, we did harp about how the console gaming industry is going through a favorable phase, with figures alluding to a $34.7 billion market by end of 2012. And, what's better than to ride upon this commercial crest by releasing a state-of-the-art console system. Well, if credible rumors are anything to go by, then Microsoft will be doing that by Christmas of next year. And, even if that's a long time off (especially for an ardent gamer), we did salvage some foreseeable features expected from this futuristic device.

Android App Pick - Share Apps

We have just posted up our 28th App Pick of the Week and this week we've got a handy app that helps you share your favorite apps with others.  Android's share features is pretty limited in this way, and this fills in the many gaps.  Take a look and see how you can share multiple apps at once.  Please check out our pick for more details.

Share Apps

Please post your thoughts, comments, questions and suggestions for next week's Android App Pick of the Week!

Motherboard Roundup

 There are some pretty awesome motherboards on the market right now.  Thankfully they are FINALLY dropping the PCI interface on some of the new boards and going all with PCI-Express.  Take for instance the Rampage IV Extreme X79.


Small and Smaller PCs

HardwareHeaven has the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook on their bench and show off the amazing power that you can cram into something about as thin as a National Geographic special.  This is a pretty decent rig - especially since it comes with a Core i5 CPU running at 1.6Ghz and Turbo at 2.3GHz.  Even though it has cruddy Intel HD graphics, I'd still be happy with this for my birthday.

What if the Ultrabook is still too bulky for your main PC?  Maybe something like the Zotac ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus over at Vortez will be a better fit for your application.  This looks pretty awesome and I'd love to play around with one of these.  It's crazy small - for a full PC.

ZBox AD11


Zuckerberg - Not Facebook Bought Instagram

According to the Wall Street Journal, it seems that Mark Zuckerberg was the one pursuing Instagram.  In fact, he might have brokered the deal without actually even talking to the bank or the board of directors at Facebook.  Let's face it, with his birthday coming up in less than a month, what are you going to buy yourself for a present?  I know.  A billion dollar company.  CNET has more details as well.

While the 18-month-old startup had yet to record any revenue, Zuckerberg was attracted by the mobile photo app's explosive growth in user base. Two days before the two 20-something chief executives started talking, Instagram released an Android version of its app and immediately saw its membership base growing at the rate of 2,000 people a minute.


And that 2,000 Android/Google users per minute growth is why Mark bought it - to keep it off of Google+.  End of story.

Odds and Ends

As we wrap up the news for this fine Wednesday, we've got a lot of miscellaneous hardware bits to share.  I'm sure you'll find something of interest.

Wacom Inking - EverythingUSB --=-- RaidSonic ICY Box IB-MP3011Plus Network Media Player - NikKTech --=-- Apple TV 2012 - MissingRemote --=-- Brite-Strike Lightning Strike Tactical Light - TechwareLabs --=-- Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote - NikKTech --=-- Biscotti TV Phone - MissingRemote --=-- Airlive N.Plug One Touch Wireless Repeater - NikKTech --=-- CustomSLR C-Loop HD and Split Strap - TechwareLabs --=-- Apple iPad (2012) - TweakTown --=-- Enermax DreamBass Genie Amplifier - HardwareLook

BitFenix Raider Mid-Tower Case

BitFenix RaiderWe have just taken a look at the BitFenix Raider Mid-Tower chassis.  This is a case that comes in well under $100, but has a lot of features and a really nice finish making it a great option for your next build.  It has some really nice internal customization as well so please check out all the details over here.

The Bitfenix Raider has a lot of features.  The built in fan controller is nice, but unfortunately only works with 3-pin fans.  The four USB 3.0 ports are easily accessed and the tool-less optical drive mounting system is simple and easy to use.  The Raider comes with three 120mm fans installed - one exhaust and two intake fans - giving the case positive pressure.  I would install another exhaust in top to even air-flow out, but it does fine without it.

Tuesday Storage Stack

We have a lot of storage reviews piling up in the news bucket and it's interesting to see that only one of them involves a mechanical spinning drive.

Episode #155: Facebook Offers = Discount Spam

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