All Posts by Richard Devine

Vizio sold out of Co-Star Google TV pre-orders in just 12 hours, they're back now though

Vizio sold out of Co-Star Google TV pre-orders in just 12 hours, they're back now though

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If you've been encountering problems trying to pre-order a Vizio Co-Star Google TV box in the last couple of days, you're probably not alone. After going up for pre-order a few days back, Vizio has today posted on their Google+ page that they completely sold out of the pre-orders within the first 12 hours. Popular then.  The good news is, they found some more. Maybe they were looking in...

Qualcomm's S4 developer tablet packs meaty specs and a high price, but it's not for us

Qualcomm's S4 developer tablet packs meaty specs and a high price, but it's not for us

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Qualcomm's developer tablet certainly packs a punch in the specs department. But, before we go any further, we need to point out clearly and concisely -- this isn't a commercial product, it isn't meant for consumers. That doesn't mean it doesn't interest us though. Far from it.  The APQ8064-based Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform / Tablet as it's full title reads -- we'll...

Hailo branches out, can now hail a cab with your Android device in Dublin, Ireland

Hailo branches out, can now hail a cab with your Android device in Dublin, Ireland

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Hailo has been something of an overnight success since its launch towards the end of 2011. The idea was so simple, but truly a way in which Londoners could use their Android devices in actual, real world, day-to-day situations. By making a sometimes unpleasant experience -- trying to flag down a cab -- and getting your Android device to do the work. Anyone in London for the Olympics,...

How to: Activate the Google Sound Search widget in Jelly Bean if it's not in the drawer

How to: Activate the Google Sound Search widget in Jelly Bean if it's not in the drawer

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One of the many added goodies within Jelly Bean, is the Google Sound Search widget, sometimes referred to as Google Ears. It's really simple, but also a really nice touch to have built in to the OS.  For some reason -- quite possibly some licensing stuff -- it isn't always there to choose from in the widget drawer for everybody. True, that when both my own Galaxy Nexus got the 4.1...

Sony Google TV box on sale in the UK, marks the long awaited arrival of the the platform

Sony Google TV box on sale in the UK, marks the long awaited arrival of the the platform

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Google TV has finally made it to the UK. The first Google TV device to go on sale on these shores, is the Sony NSZGS7B -- catchy isn't it -- which despite a different, er, name, is the same box as Sony just started shipping in the U.S.  The Dixons group has it up for sale at £199.99, as does Sony direct, which isn't necessarily going to break the bank. And, with no Nexus Q to catch the...

Leaked field manual for Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies appears, indicates an Android launch

Leaked field manual for Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies appears, indicates an Android launch

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Fans of shooting zombies listen up. The good folks over at Xperia Gamer have uncovered a field manual for Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, that specifically mentions the title being on Android. To add to the legitimacy of this, it was discovered on the official Call of Duty website.  As is so often -- sadly -- the case with big titles such as this, our iOS toting friends have been...