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Samsung may also announce a new Galaxy Tab at London event

April 20th, 2012

Not only will Samsung’s Galaxy S III event see the company launch its latest flagship smartphone and its S-Cloud service, but the latest rumors suggest we may even see a new Galaxy Tab. CNET Asia cites an unnamed source in reporting that the South Korea-based manufacturer will unveil a new 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab to complement its latest …

BlackBerry London shows up again with fresher design

January 31st, 2012

We first saw the BlackBerry London make it way onto the internet a few months back, though I reported that the version that would come to market would look a bit different, and not so Porsche Design look and feel. CrackBerry got a hold of an internal slide with, surprise, a refreshed BlackBerry London that …

Two additional ‘Anonymous’ hackers charged in UK

September 1st, 2011

Two additional members of Anonymous have been charged in the United Kingdom. The hackers were identified by London’s Metropolitan Police as Christopher Jan Weatherhead (20 years old) and Ashley Rhodes (26 years old), and they were both arrested in January of this year, The Wall Street Journal said. According to London’s Metropolitan Police, Weatherhead and …

British Parliament member calls for BBM suspension following London riots

August 9th, 2011

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has agreed to work with London authorities as they begin their investigation into recent riots. According to some Londoners, rioters were using RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger service, along with social networks such as Twitter, to organize the attacks. “It is clear that technology is being used, including in demonstrations, to direct …

Google Maps for Android now offers 3D buildings in London, Paris, 16 other cities

July 21st, 2011

Google announced on Tuesday that it has added support for 3D buildings in 13 additional cities on Google Maps, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm, Singapore, Lisbon, Boulder, and 11 cities in South Africa. Until Tuesday, the feature was available in just a handful of other metropolitan areas, including New York, Milan, and Zurich. To activate …

LulzSec denies reports of leader’s arrest

June 21st, 2011

There are numerous reports claiming that the leader of the now infamous hacking group LulzSec has been arrested in the United Kingdom. According to London’s Metropolitan Police, the shadowy leader was a 19-year old responsible for hacking “a number of international businesses and intelligence agencies.” The group took responsibility for Sony’s recent massive security breach …

Samsung and Visa team up for NFC mobile payments at London 2012 Olympics

March 31st, 2011

On Thursday Samsung and Visa announced a new partnership under which the two firms will provide an NFC mobile payment solution before, during, and after the London 2012 Olympics. The two companies will release an Olympics and Paralympics Games mobile handset in London that’s equipped with mobile NFC technology, Visa’s payment application, and a special …

HTC to reveal new products on April 12th

March 31st, 2011

HTC put on a big show during CTIA Wireless 2011, and it looks like it’s taking the show on the road. On Thursday HTC began sending out invites to European press urging them to come “see what’s next” on April 12th at 1:30p.m. GMT in London. We’re not sure what HTC has in store for …

HP outs webOS 3.0 beta for developers

March 30th, 2011

During its webOS CONNECT event in London on Wednesday, HP announced that webOS 3.0 beta is now available for developers taking part in its Early Access program. The SDK includes full support for HP’s new Enyo apps framework, which offers hardware acceleration, browser-based development, better performance, support for HTML 5 standards, and more. PreCentral says …

Steve Ballmer says Windows slate devices by Christmas

October 5th, 2010

Earlier today, while speaking to a group of students and journalists at the London School of Economics, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that there will indeed be iPad-competing slate products running Windows by Christmas. The catch? Steve didn’t clarify whether these products would be shipping, or just announced, nor who would manufacture them. With HP …