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Sales of Microsoft Surface tablets doubled in Q4 2013

Microsoft Corp.’s Surface series of media and business tablets is staring to gain traction on the market. According to the company’s latest financial results, sales of Surface doubled in the second quarter of the fiscal 2014 (calendar Q4 2013). Unfortunately, the slates still bring only losses to the software giant. …

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Qualcomm thinks that 4K smartphones will be the next big thing

Smartphones went from 720p to 1080p very quickly and now, according to chipset manufacturer, Qualcomm, we are due to up the resolution on our phones once again. Tim McDonough, Qualcomm’s Vice President of Marketing, in an interview with Trusted Reviews said that 4K is is one of the primary focuses …

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S. Korea mulls 5G wireless Internet with 1000x 4G/LTE speed by 2020

The South Korean government plans to invest approximately 1.6 trillion of won ($1.49 billion, €1.088 billion, £895.89 million) into joint development and commercialization of the 5G wireless telecommunication technology with commercial companies. The 5G promises to be around a thousand times faster than existing standards. The science ministry of South …

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AMD expects new low-power APUs to outshine Intel’s Atom

Advanced Micro Devices is confident that its upcoming microprocessors code-named “Beema” and “Mullins” designed for low-power laptops and tablets, respectively, will outperform Intel Corp.’s existing Atom system-on-chips that belong to the code-named “Bay Trail” platform. AMD claims that its upcoming “Beema” and “Mullins” accelerated processing units for various low-power devices …

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Hampoo has big tablet plans for 2014

Hampoo may not be a brand that everyone is hugely familiar with, but it’s certainly gaining a name for itself after its recent CES showing, where its new fleet of touch screen devices offered built in gaming controls and glasses free 3D for the gamers and media viewers out there …

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Intel on track with ‘Broadwell’ production in Q1

Intel Corp. reiterated plans to start volume production of its next-generation microprocessors code-named “Broadwell” using 14nm process technology this quarter. Manufacturing yields of the chips have improved, according to the company. Commercial introduction of the new chips is expected in the second half of the year. Intel’s code-named “Broadwell” central …

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HP unveils ‘Slate VoiceTab’ phablets for developing countries

Hewlett Packard on Wednesday returned to the market of smartphones and introduced its highly-anticipated handsets. The new “Slate VoiceTab” family of devices offers large displays and promising performance. Unfortunately, those hybrid smartphones will be initially available only in India and, perhaps, some other developing countries. The line of HP’s smartphones …

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The Moto X is coming to the UK next month

The Moto X smartphone had a lot of hype surrounding it leading up to its US launch late last year, it was the first Motorola device to be released under Google’s ownership and it certainly shows. The phone focuses heavily on software improvements and the user experience rather than the …

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Analyst predicts wearable gadget revolution with iWatch

At the Consumer Electronics Show this year tens of companies revealed their smart wearable gadgets designed for various use cases. However, market analysts believe that the actual revolution on the market of wearable computing devices will start after Apple says its word and releases its highly-anticipated iWatch gadget. Last year …

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Panasonic squeezes Intel Core i5 processor into a 7” tablet

Panasonic on Tuesday introduced the world’s first and yet the only tablet PC with 7” display that is based on Intel Core i5 “Haswell” microprocessor as well as Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system. The tablet not only sports high-performance central processing unit and fully-fledged Windows, but is also rugged and …

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