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Recon Instruments' amazing little GPS-enabled MOD display for ski goggles is some of the coolest personal tracking technology out there. The newest—the Android-based MOD Live—slickly integrates the phone in your pocket with the data in your face.
When Apple's Power Mac G4 came out it was classified as a super computer. It had dual-processors! What would the people of the past have made of this tablet computer, which is the first to have a quad-core processor?
When we reviewed Griffin's Beacon back in July, we found it to be one of the easiest to use smartphone universal remote solutions on the market. As long as your smartphone was an iPhone. Android users have had a bit of a wait on their hands, but the Beacon is now available for use with phones and tablets running Android OS 2.3.3 or greater.
Panasonic's outed a new 10.1-inch Toughpad to take Android tablets to the frontline. The Honeycomb-equipped survivor will take just about any abuse you can throw at it including water, sand, fire and a crutch?
Microsoft's already signed licensing deals with many of the top Android phone makers, now it's turning to upcoming budget manufacturer Huawei for a slice of its Android income overly hotly-contested smartphone patents.
Huawei, known for making the Three MiFi and cheap Android smartphones, is entering the UK tablet market with a 7-inch Honeycomb device that'll set you back around £330. But someone's screwed up in the marketing department.
Smartphones with dual-core processors are still a bonus—but what about four of those goddamn things? The alleged Android-y HTC Edge packs that, plus a sizzling Tegra 3 package. That's one spicy processing meatball, if PocketNow is correct.
We think we might have a problem. Each time we boot up a game by Kairosoft, all plans for the rest of the day are completely derailed. Oh! Edo Towns is no exception, a village-building simulator whose cute veneer will ensnare you in a dizzying spiral of helpless addiction. We're thinking of starting a support group.
Got yourself an HTC Sensation, Sensation XE or XL and fancy a bit of that tasty new Ice Cream Sandwich? You won't have too long to wait; HTC's scheduled the update in for "early 2012", so hopefully a post-christmas treat. [Eurodroid]
It's phone upgrading season, and if you're industrious, you might be looking to sell your phone on eBay or pass it on to your snot-mouthed little brother. Whatever, it's going; it's gone; fare thee well, you old piece of junk!
People love big screens, so HTC's giving our American friends another big screen: the Rezound is smaller than the titanic Titan and Sensation XL (it looks like a 4.3-incher), with the expected Beats Audio (yawn).
British download service 7digital has followed up on its initial Android app release for phones with a fancy Honeycomb-optimised tablet experience. The free app gives you access to 7digital's store with 16 million tracks and their cloud locker service to sync your purchases. [Android Market]