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Amazon is pulling the plug on the Fire Phone

Amazon is finally going to stop selling its Fire Phone this year. The retailer jumped in to the saturated Android smartphone market last year but failed to really grab the attention of critics or consumers, most people just didn’t care that the phone existed so as you can imagine, Amazon …

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We may have the Nexus 5 release date

The Nexus 5 is on the way, with an announcement reportedly pencilled in for the end of this month. We have already heard plenty about Google and LG’s latest collaboration and now, it looks like we may have a release date as well. We are expecting the new Nexus announcement …

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BlackBerry is buying out a competitor for $425 million

It turns out that despite its descending place in the smartphone market, BlackBerry still has enough cash left over to acquire other companies. This week, BlackBerry announced that it is buying out Good Technology, a company that has been competing with BlackBerry for quite some time. Good Technology focussed on …

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Here is another look at the Nexus 5

Right now, all signs are pointing towards an end of September reveal date for Google’s latest batch of Nexus devices, with one of them being a brand new Nexus 5 from LG, sporting Android Marshmallow. While some fairly blurry images of the device have surfaced previously, we now have a …

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Apple TV hardware specs leak out ahead of announcement

The Apple TV is set to be announced at next Wednesday’s iPhone 6S event. This will be the first major revision to Apple’s set top box in years and we are expecting some pretty big changes for the device. For starters, according to a new internal spec leak, the new …

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iPad Pro to start shipping in November

Apple’s long rumoured iPad Pro is apparently just around the corner, with an announcement set to take place at one of Apple’s upcoming press conferences. The new tablet will sport a larger 12 inch screen, though it won’t start shipping until November, which is apparently due to the fact that …

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Apple to announce 4K iMac in October

Last year Apple surprised us all with a 5K iMac, featuring a custom made display controller to get the massive resolution running properly. It seemed like an odd move at the time considering the massive push for 4K. However, this year it looks like Apple is set to launch a …

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Sony to launch the first 4K smartphone this year

Sony has just announced two new smartphones, the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact. Though a third smartphone is expected later on in the year known as the Xperia Z5 Premium, which will be the first one in the world to feature a 4K display, with a massive 806 …

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Asus ROG GX700: World’s first liquid-cooled laptop with 4K IPS LCD

Asustek Computer has announced the world’s first notebook with liquid cooling. The system is designed for gamers and can deliver performance on-par with high-end gaming desktops. Thanks to unique cooling solution and microprocessor with unlocked multiplier, the Asus ROG GX700 notebook even supports serious overclocking capabilities. The unique Asus ROG GX700 …

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Wireless charging, wireless docking and smart sensing will remain exotic PC features

When Intel Corp. revealed first details about its mobile platforms powered by its code-named “Skylake” microprocessors about a year ago, the company said that the new systems would feature a number of innovative technologies, including wireless charging, fast wireless docking, Thunderbolt 3 interconnection, RealSense cameras and so on. But while …

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New rumours point towards Nexus 5 specifications

Following Google’s flop with the Nexus 6 last year, the company has decided to bring LG back on board for 2015 with a brand new Nexus 5. We have been hearing rumours about it for some time, with many pointing towards, looks, features and hardware specifications. The latest to come …

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The Apple TV may be getting a price bump

Apple hasn’t updated its Apple TV set top box for quite some time now. As a result, the price is fairly low, coming in at $99 for a brand new model. We have been hearing about the new Apple TV for some time now and aside from the updated internals, …

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Not all USB type-C ports are equal: Nine versions of USB-C incoming

The reversible USB type-C connector is something that the industry has been waiting for since the introduction of the original USB bus in 1997. This year PCs, computer components and mobile devices finally started to incorporate USB-C receptacles, but not all implementations necessarily support all features introduced by the latest …

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The Alienware 18 is coming back, other laptops updated

Dell has gone ahead and refreshed the hardware inside of its Alienware gaming laptops, while also bringing back the massive Alienware 18. New features are also being added in, including support for USB Type-C and even Thunderbolt 3. However, the laptops aren’t being updated to Intel’s new Skylake platform, sticking …

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Apple is now the second biggest wearable maker, behind Fitbit

Apple has managed to climb its way up to the second biggest wearable maker in the world, right behind Fitbit. According to market analysis from IDC, Apple’s quarterly numbers show that the company managed to ship 3.6 million Apple Watch units following its launch in the second quarter. On the …

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MacKeeper to pay $2 million in class action settlement

If you’re an Apple user, then you may have heard of MacKeeper. It’s one of those dodgy anti-virus programs that uses pop-up ads and scare tactics to trick the unsuspecting in to thinking their computers are infected and that they need to purchase the software to clean it up. Given …

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Apple loses German court battle on ‘slide to unlock’ patent

Apple just lost another fairly important court battle in Germany, over a patent for unlocking smartphones with a finger swipe. Judges yesterday ruled that the ‘slide to unlock’ method isn’t sophisticated enough in order to be awarded with patent protection. This could end up having an impact on another of …

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The Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen feature can be broken quite easily

It seems that a fairly significant design flaw has been discovered with the newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 5. While in past Galaxy Note devices, the S-Pen could only be inserted one way, this time around, it can be placed in backwards, which unfortunately makes it very easy to break …

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Samsung wants iPhone users to test drive its new phones

Samsung is getting aggressive in its fight for market share as the announcements of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus loom. In an attempt to win some iPhone users over in the US, the company is offering customers a chance to ‘test drive’ one of Samsung’s new Galaxy devices for …

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