It looks as if Samsung and LG have both taken their fingers away from the red button marked MORE LITIGATION. It’s being reported that the pair have come to an agreement to work out their OLED patent issues away from the harsh light of the courtroom. Korea’s Yonhap News is claiming that a peace summit was held at a Seoul hotel, with Samsung’s Kim Ki-nam saying that the pair will resolve the issues “one by one.” Give peace a chance, folks.
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Good news: Sony has revealed a new PlayStation console! But it’s not what you think. Instead, there’s an Ice Silver edition PlayStation Vita reaching Asian countries from February 28th onwards. The new hue is attached to a WiFi model and marks the fourth special color we’ve seen in just over a year since the Vita hit shops, joining the more ostentatious blue, red and white shades from 2012. Hong Kong residents will pay HK$2,280 (US$294) to stand out from the crowd on the 28th, with launches also known to be coming later to Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. There’s no word on if or when silver might reach other parts of the world, although Sony might not want to wait too long for any further expansion — it’s likely that a color addition will be the last thing on gamers’ minds in a few weeks’ time.
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Source: PlayStation Asia (1), (2), (3)
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The 2013 Formula One racing season begins March 17 at Albert Park in Melbourne in front of a crowd likely to include around 330,000 race fans at the Australian Grand Prix. With only minor changes made in the Formula One regulations for this year, the differences between the F2012 and Ferrari’s 2013 entry, the F138, are evolutionary rather than revolutionary. But even though the casual eye will not perceive a great deal of difference in the F138, most of the parts and systems have been revised to maximize performance while maintaining Ferrari’s admirable reliability.
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Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it’s easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don’t escape without notice, we’ve gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!
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BlackBerry vowed to pull out all the stops to get BlackBerry 10 noticed — and the company certainly isn’t holding back with its promised Super Bowl spot. The ad claims that it’s easier to show what the Z10 can’t do in 30 seconds than what it can, and goes to extremes that include setting a man on fire and giving him elephant legs. We do still get a glance (or rather, Peek) at the phone itself, thankfully. Does the commercial make us want to drop everything for a Z10? Not necessarily, but we’ll likely remember what we saw. Check the clip for yourself after the break.
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The old beer-selling adage that good things come to those who wait also applies to those who’ve yet to sign away a kidney for one of EE’s LTE plans. Three UK is announcing that it’s going to bundle LTE into its existing unlimited mobile data packages without any additional charges. The network is planning to launch its own 4G product later in the year, using spectrum it snagged when T-Mobile and Orange were forced to sell of a chunk in order to see their marriage go through. As such, existing ThreeUK customers who own an LTE-ready device can expect to see their mobile internet shoot through the roof as soon as the capacity is switched on.
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One of the biggest problems in treating HIV patients is the amount of daily individual medications it takes to keep the virus at bay. In a new study, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have engineered a new approach to tailored gene therapy that they say makes key cells of the immune system resistant to attack from the HIV virus, which may eventually lead to the removal of life-long dependencies on drugs for patients living with HIV. ..
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Hydrogen is often hailed as a promising environmentally-friendly fuel source, but it is also relatively expensive to produce. However, new research conducted at Princeton University and Rutgers University poses the opportunity to produce hydrogen from water at a lower cost and more efficiently than previously thought possible.
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It’s Sunday night. It’s been an insanely long and awesome week. I’m a little tipsy from Super Bowl bevvies. I’ve already done a lot of writing today. So I’m copping out on the writing for this week’s From the Editor’s Desk and doing it video style.
To be honest, I probably could have went on here for an hour. There’s THAT much to talk about between the launch event, the BlackBerry Z10, CrackBerry’s upcoming redesign and more. But we’ll save that for a full-out podcast this week and a bunch of follow-up editorials. I kept this one to six minutes. Be sure to watch it if you want to hear about my thoughts on BlackBerry’s Super Bowl commercial.
How to unlock Blackberry cell phones From the Editor's Desk: BlackBerry 10 launch, reactions to the Super Bowl ad and the second coming of CrackBerry
Ever since its inception, the digital or “modeling” guitar amplifier has caused a great deal of debate amongst players. On one hand, a digital amp gives you versatility, with a multitude of emulated amp “models” and tones that can be dialed up within seconds. A regular vacuum tube amp is far less versatile, but purists will argue that the warm tube-sound it produces can never be replicated by digital modeling. In an effort to bridge the divide between the two, MI Audio has created the Flex SmartAmp, a tube-driven, analog guitar amplifier that can be digitally controlled using an iDevice. ..
Continue Reading Flex SmartAmp takes a best-of-both-worlds approach to guitar amplification
Hello, I’m new to jailbreak tweaks but I’m pretty sure I got it squared away on how to use them. My question is to the community, what tweaks are you putting on or what’s the must have.. Thanks.
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Iranian State TV on Saturday showed an unveiling ceremony for a new Iranian designed and built combat aircraft. Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi claimed the single-seat Qaher F-313 (Dominant F-313) can operate at low altitudes and was constructed from “advanced materials” that contribute to the aircraft’s “very low radar cross section.” ..
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Android apps on Windows? Been there, done that. Try running Windows programs on Android for size. Alexandre Julliard, the developer behind the Wine compatibility layer, gave an update about an ARM-friendly flavor of the software and showed off a version that runs on Android at the 2013 Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting. According to Phoronix, the demo of a Windows app running on Android was “horrendously slow,” but Julliard chalks that up to the fact that the sample was chugging along on an Android emulator. Wine for Mountain View’s OS is said to be an active work-in-progress, so there’s no word on when it might find its way into the wild just yet.
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