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WSJ: The iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE in multiple areas worldwide

iPhone 5 LTE

This afternoon, the WSJ is reporting that Apple's iPhone 5 will indeed support LTE. There's additional good news for frequent travelers:  it will support more LTE bands for global coverage throughout the United States, Europe, and Asian markets. Currently, Apple offers two flavors of LTE for the third generation iPad, which also runs on both Verizon and AT&T networks.

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Samsung planning dual-core 2 GHz smartphones for 2012

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors,

motorola atrix

Samsung may be developing phones that run so fast, they'll leave today's most cutting-edge dual-core phones in the dust. The company apparently has dual-core 2GHz smartphones in the works, which would theoretically be capable of 4GHz speeds, says Korea's Maeli Business Newspaper.

"We are planning to release a 2GHz dual-core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year," the paper reports a "high-ranking official" from Samsung said. "This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC."

The report comes as dual-core 1GHz phones such as the Motorola Atrix and LG Optimus 2X, which was the world's first dual-core phone, are just beginning to become available. A phone running with two 2GHz chips would technically be capable of running at speeds up to 4GHz, though real-world tests almost never match specs.

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Recipe: Korean Short Ribs with Marinade

Korean Short Ribs Recipe

I am a big fan of short ribs, and also enjoy a good marinade. There's just something about the way a few key ingredients can totally enhance the flavor of meat after leaving it to sit for a while in the fridge. Korean short ribs are a prime example. Typically, the marinade has a handful of ingredients, and you can taste each one in the end result. Here's a recipe for Korean-style short ribs, with a great marinade, that tastes absolutely delicious:

INGREDIENTS

Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 stalks chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar


Short Ribs:

  • 1.5 pounds beef short ribs
  • 8oz chicken or vegetable stock

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Katherine Heigl Adopting a Child

Katherine Heigl and Josh KelleyUPDATE: You can preview Heigl’s upcoming interview with Ellen after the jump.

Katherine Heigl’s upcoming leave of absence is going to come in quite handy.

Late today, a rep of for the star confirmed that Katherine and husband Josh Kelley will soon become first-time parents. No - Heigl isn’t pregnant. The couple’s simply adopting.

The little girl, who is reportedly named Nayleigh (they’ll call her “Leigh”), will be coming from Korea. That’s the same country Katherine’s adopted sister Meg is from. The 10-month-old child should be joining the family sometime this week.

Heigl, 30, is expected to formally make the announcement on this Friday’s taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The baby’s arrival will come at a busy time for the actress. She begins filming with Josh Duhamel next week.

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LG working on 15-inch OLED HDTV

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Displays, HDTV,

LG to sell 15-inch OLED HDTV

I first saw Sony’s 11-inch OLED XEL-1 at almost two years ago.  I couldn’t see myself paying so much ($2500) for such a tiny screen, even though it had, at the time, the best picture that I had ever seen for something only millimeters thin. 

It would appear that is readying their own HDTV, this one being a 15-incher.  It will only be on sale in Korea, sometime in November.  As of now, there are no pricing details, so just take solace in the fact that it’ll fall into the OMGExpensive category.

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Moneual MiNew A10 Mini-PC

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: PC / Laptop,

MiNew

The Korean company Moneual has an ultra-compact mini-PC. The MiNew A10 is only 20 x 21.5 x 7cm, and can be powered up by either an Intel Atom 230 or 330 platform. The diminutive PC has 160GB HDD and 1GB RAM. The HTPC was designed for use with a TV and has a suggested price of 400,000 KRW (~$312.00.) We are thinking that at the rate the new minis are coming out, desktops may soon become dinosaurs.

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Samsung HMX-R10 HD Camcorder

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras,

Samsung HD Camcorder

Samsung has a nifty design with its HMX-R10 HD Camcorder. Flip out its 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen with TouchUI control that they promise to be responsive and simple to use. With a 5x zoom lens that angles up to 25º, it also has a flash, captures up to 600 fps in H.264 format, takes 9MP still photos and can store 1920x1080 videos on SD/SDHC cards. The cam was released this week in Korea with a price of ~$499.99, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it made it to the States this holiday season.

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Transformer Cameras

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Design,

TransformersFilm Camera

These Korean Transformers are clever enough if you are thinking gifts. One of the cameras is in the shape of a 35mm roll of film. Curiously, you have to load a 35mm roll of film to get it to operate. The other is disguised as a coffee can and thankfully is not powered by a shot of caffeine. Each is 65 x 141mm, and will set you back 27,000 KRW (~$20.00) at 10x10.

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BTC ZEUS5000 220HD Monitor

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: HDTV, PC / Laptop,

ZEUS5000

While you cannot judge a monitor by its photo, we have to give kudos to this one. The Korean company BTC has launched its 22-inch full HD LCD TV monitor. The ZEUS5000 220HD Premium display supports a 25,000:1 contrast ratio, a 1,680 x 1,050 resolution and 300 cd/m² brightness. The display also has a HDMI DVI and D-SUB ports. Contact BTC for more details, pricing and availability.

 

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Mpgio Lisse S10 Player

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Music, Portable Audio / Video,

Lisse

The Mpgio Lisse S10 comes from the Korean company Dadam Design and is a 4-direction player. Available in 5 different colors, including the Luxury Edition Titan Blue with 4GB, it provides about 150 hours of recording. At a size of 46 x 40 x 11mm and a weight of 22g, the Lisse can move from left and right as well as up and down. With support of MP3, WAV and WMA files, it has an OLED screen and PAD for navigation.

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