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Back from the Future: Piaggio rewinds the scooter Vespa 946

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Back from the Future: Piaggio rewinds the  scooter Vespa 946.








Sixty-six years and 17 million vehicles after the Piaggio group decided to return to their origins to present an updated version of the first Vespa prototype presented in 1946. 
The recently concluded Motorcycle Hall of Milan was the venue chosen by the Italian manufacturer for the world debut of this model, which combines the classic style of the iconic retro 'scooter' cutting with futuristic details.
In terms of structure, the first 946 incorporates a body made ​​of steel and aluminum, which seeks to reduce the overall weight and thus optimize energy efficiency. 
Also available is the new rear shock, which is now horizontal and not vertical, as it was in previous models. Moreover, the preload is adjustable in four positions, to adapt the response of the suspension to the different situations and improve the ride comfort. 
Piaggio realizes that the 946 is known for its st…

RIM launched the BB Dev Alpha C for BB10 Qwerty devices.

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RIM launched the BB Dev Alpha C for BB10 Qwerty devices.
From the BlackBerry Blog:

We like to think that we broke the mold of a developer relations program when we started our BlackBerry® 10 Dev Alpha testing device program last May at BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando. We’ve given out over 7,500 BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing devices to developers around the world at BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tours, BlackBerry 10 Enterprise Jams, and here at BlackBerry Jam Asia too.
As you know, there are BlackBerry 10 smartphones coming in Q1 2013 – an all-touch model similar to the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, and a BlackBerry 10 smartphone with our industry-defining BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard.
Today we announced the next phase of the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha program – the BlackBerry Dev Alpha C. It is a testing device for developers so that you can adjust, debug, and test your BlackBerry 10 applications to get ready for the launch of the BlackBerry 10 QWE…

Rumours: USA: T-Mobile to carry the iPhone 5.

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Rumours: USA: T-Mobile to carry the iPhone 5.


According to Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig, “speculation is heightening,” that the German-owned carrier will announce a deal with Apple as soon as next week.
 This notion comes just after T-Mobile USA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jim Alling commented on the iPhone just last week, according to Information Week.
“Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone. However, we want the economies to be right for us.”

T-Mobile has made some impressive strides to allure users to its iPhone-less network. The company has allowed unlocked iPhones to operate on its network and has even supplies SIM cards to fit iPhone devices.


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According to Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig, “speculation is heightening,” that the German-owned carrier will announce a deal with Apple as soon as next week. This notion comes just after T-Mobile USA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jim Alling com…

Open webOS: November Edition.

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From the Open webOS project Blog:

Open webOS: November Edition.Warning this month’s post is pretty technical!
Back in September we announced a roadmap on what we would be working on next. The focus this month is on three significant SysMgr projects that will be completed in rapid sequence over the next month, plus one routine update.
Pluggable Keyboard Project
We have pulled the existing virtual keyboard logic out of “luna-sysmgr” into a new component “keyboard-efigs”.  This component supports either a tablet or phone-style virtual keyboard based on the familiar keyboard design for the HP Touchpad, supporting English, French, Italian, German and Spanish entry (hence “-efigs”)
This keyboard can be used as the basis for implementing different designs and locale support.  “luna-sysmgr” will be able to query multiple available keyboard modules and will select the best fit, based on the pixel dimensions of the display, the DPI and the locale.

CES2013: The Urchin: BOOM`s ready for Anything Bluetooth speaker.

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CES2013: The Urchin: BOOM`s ready for Anything Bluetooth speaker.

Forget standard-looking Bluetooth speakers, the BOOM Movement is taking its next supreme idea to the streets with Urchin, a Ready 4 Anything (R4A) rugged Bluetooth speaker designed to go where you go with style. Designed to stand out and to withstand whatever you throw at it, the Urchin's interchangeable silicone skins give the Urchin its distinct clean look and also make it shock and water resistant. Dish it out, we can take it!
The Urchin ships with a carbineer for hooking on a belt loop or backpack, a suction cup for sticking to a shower tile, and a screw mount attachment for the dash of a car, or it can be used with the optional bike mount or strap attachment. The Urchin's silicone skin is molded with a hole at the top so it can easily be attached to most anything with everything from a screw in the wall, to a rope tied around a tree. Also includ…

CES2013: olloclip® Introduces the 3-in-1 Photo Lens Solution for the iPhone 5.

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CES2013: olloclip® Introduces the 3-in-1 Photo Lens Solution for the iPhone 5Gives iPhone 5 Users Three Lenses for Fisheye, Wide-Angle and Macro Shots in One Small, Convenient Package



olloclip® introduces the award-winning 3-in-1 photo lens solution for the Apple iPhone 5. The patented quick-connect iPhone 5 lens is now available in black, red and white colors at olloclip.com and retails for $69.99 USD.
The olloclip for iPhone 5 contains three lenses for fisheye, wide-angle and macro shots in one small, convenient package. This International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree is half the size and weight of the average car key and easily fits in a pocket and in the palm of the hand making it the perfect camera accessory.The fisheye lens captures approximately a 180 degree field-of-view The wide-angle lens nearly doubles the iPhone's normal field of view. The macro lens applies roughly a 10X magnificat…

USA: Sprint wants a connected car, as well.

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USA: Sprint wants a connected car, as well.

In Nov 16,2009 Alcatel Lucent announced the LTE connected car project also known as the ng connected car program.

According to Alcatel Lucent these are the services the LTE Connected Car can bring on the road:
Video on demandGamingHome controlEnhanced communications serviceseCommerceWi-Fi hotspotAdvanced NavigationEnhanced safety, convenience and securityRoad and vehicle monitoringSome of the associate members are listed on their site. A video was made at that time here below:

Well, that is in Europe.
Now in the USA, Sprint  today formally unveiled Sprint Velocity, a comprehensive global end-to-end solution designed specifically for automakers as part of the Technology Showcase at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Sprint introduced its Sprint Velocity service to a packed audience of automotive media and auto industry executives during the show’s Press Days.
Sp…

Official: Microsoft`s Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro priced. Availability Jan 2013.

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Official: Microsoft`s Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro priced. Availability Jan 2013.

In January, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions and pricing will start at $899:
· 64GB standalone version at $899· 128GB standalone version at $999
Both versions will both include a Surface pen with Palm Block technology and include the ability to use a Touch Cover or Type Cover (sold separately).
Surface with Windows 8 Pro uses the same familiar elegant design principles as Surface with Windows RT including the Dark Titanium VaporMg casing, dual 2x2 MIMO antennas designed specifically for Surface and of course the kickstand.
Specifications:Surface with Windows 8 Pro will come with Intel’s next generation Core i5 processor. This chip will give Surface with Windows 8 Pro a graphics boost for its 10.6” 16:9 ClearType display that runs at a 1920x1080 full HD resolution.
 Surface with Windows 8 Pro also includes a full-size USB 3.0 port…

Nokia takes on the iPhone on a Lumia 820 promo video.

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Nokia takes on the iPhone on a Lumia 820 promo video.

Nokia is showing a lab test with some accidents of the Lumia 820 but before the device which is not passing all these tests is clearly an iPhone look like.
Nokia message is that Lumia 820 can survive all those home accidents and others don`t.
This is what Nokia says on Youtube using Google translate from German:

Have to pack their smartphone in your cotton and protect against all odds, so that the touch screen is not going to break?
Well, we have something for you ... looks at what the Nokia Lumia 820 in the "laboratory test" endure so everything!

Why the Nokia Lumia 920 has a better camera picture resolution than the iPhone5. Watch the Video.

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Why the Nokia Lumia 920 has a better camera picture resolution than the iPhone5. Watch the Video.



Microsoft says:

Watch what happens when Sarah and Yasir are given the Meet Your Match challenge by Ben the PC Guy. 

What happens when the iPhone 5 is put up against the Nokia Lumia 920 for a low-light photo shootout? See which phone Sarah decides is the better match for her. 
Meet yours: http://newwp.it/PaLMds
Windows Phone has an easy-to-use, dedicated camera button that lets you take pictures on the spot, even when your phone is locked. Plus, no phone posts pictures faster to Facebook, so you can share in seconds without having to jump from your camera to an app.
And because every Windows Phone comes with SkyDrive built in, you don't have to worry about losing photos if you lose your phone. Your pictures and videos are stored automatically in the cloud—no syncing, no cables, no worries.

Intel Inside Tablets. Video Promo.

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Intel Inside Tablets. Video Promo.

Ever wondered about the power of Intel® inside tablets? Take a peek! Join Atom® and Core ® tablets on a fun journey as they show off their power and thin form factor. These devices just keep going! says Intel.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II available tomorrow Nov 29.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II available tomorrow Nov 29.


Just in time for the holidays, the Samsung Galaxy Note IIwill be available for purchase online and in stores starting tomorrow, Nov. 29. Customers who pre-ordered the Galaxy Note II will receive an e-mail alert when their device has been shipped. Customers have the option of two color models, Marble White or Titanium Grey and can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note II for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.Beginning today, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is available for pre-order. The Galaxy Note II combines the features of a smartphone and tablet, giving users the best of both worlds with its large yet pocketable 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen.The built-in S-Pen does more than just draw pictures. A student looking to take notes in class can use the handwriting-to-text feature to jot down their notes and attach an audio recording of the lecture. With AirView, the S-Pen can ho…

China: Microsoft`s new smartphone will be launched in 2013.

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China: Microsoft`s new smartphone will be launched in 2013.
According to Chinatechnews Suning  stores a China company who started to work with Microsoft in 2007 and was its channel in the debut of Windows 7, recieved the visit of Jean-Philippe Courtois, Microsoft's global executive vice president and Microsoft worldwide president, in Suning`s new headquarters in Nanjing and implemented comprehensive talks with Zhang Jindong, chairman of the Chinese consumer electronic retail chain.
The two companies reached an agreement on their comprehensive cooperation over the next few years, and they expressed cooperation intent in various sectors, including e-commerce, product sales, and marketing. 
Based on the agreement, Microsoft's new smartphone, which will be launched in 2013 (before rumors said mid 2013), will be first sold via the retail channels of Suning.
Microsoft said that it will consider Suning as its prior sales channels…