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    Gaming conference E3 starts next week and the hype / leak machine is starting to creak into action. It's rumoured that Microsoft will be launching a tablet called Smart Glass there.

    That may not be so interesting in itself, but the rest is!

    Will allow users to control their Xbox 360 remotely. Will be available cross platform on multiple operating systems including Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS.
    Applications will be accessible through the tablet. Such as Youtube/Netflix/Vemo ect.
    Live streaming ability through the tablet to the TV, desktop, lap top and other devices.

    Microsoft have tried to steer away from other OS's, so more Xbox control and also available on rival OS's is potentially big news, but could make Xbox's more desirable than other console platforms.
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    Meet the New Sims

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    The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has announced a new nano-SIM format today.

    Looking remarkably like Apple's original proposal for the nano-sim, it is 40% smaller than standard current sims. That valuable few millimeters won, will be used for something else in our shiny new phones.
    There is some confusion still as to the exact design which has finally been approved as a rival sim by Motorola / RIM had identical specifications, but with a knob on top. Either way, these new nano-sims will be becoming more and more prevalent, but will also be backwards compatible.
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    The Galaxy S3 smartphone was launched in London in early May and went on sale today, 29th May, in many countries world-wide.

    However, it turns out that only the Gloss White handset is available in many markets (including some UK retailers) from today; the Pebble Blue handset has been delayed, until sometime in mid-June.

    Of course, the reasons for the delay are not completely known - it could be that Samsung are having trouble making the Pebble Blue variant of the phone, or it could simply be that the overwhelming pre-order success of the phone has meant that they can't produce them fast enough (the Pebble Blue version certainly seems to be the one most people prefer)
    UK retailer Play.com are currently stating a shipping date of 13th June for the Pebble Blue handset, so while the delay may not be too significant, it still won't make for the launch Samsung had hoped.

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    Seagate Buys LaCie

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    It doesn't seem to be much cash for such a big company as Seagate, but what it does do is buy a company with a great track record in producing desirable consumer data storage devices. The LaCie CEO will become head of Seagate's consumer division.
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    It's been a long, hard slog, but finally Internet Explorer's day as king of browsers may finally be over.

    StatCounter have reported that IE is no longer the dominant Global Browser, but remains just ahead of Chrome, depending on how you look at the figures. When everyone in the West is sat at an office desk, IE wins. When we go home, Chrome wins. Firefox also does well is a balanced three way fight.
    What about Opera users? Don't worry, Ukrainians agree with you.
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