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Foxconn to start volume production of next-gen iPhone next month

Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract maker of electronics, plans to start volume production of the next-generation iPhone with a 4.7” display next month. At present it is unclear when the manufacturer intends to begin making the even bigger Apple smartphone with a 5.5” screen. Bloomberg news agency reports that …

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HTC is making a Google Nexus tablet

While the future of Google’s mobile Nexus line is in doubt, there is nothing to suggest that it’s tablets will be going anywhere. It has been revealed that HTC is making the next Google nexus tablet featuring Nvidia’s powerful Tegra K1 processor. The 8.9 Inch tablet is codenamed the HTC …

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Three and EE announce calls and texts over WiFi service

To help combat the growing trend of users taking to third party apps for their main methods of communication, both Three and Everything Everywhere (EE) have announced new services that allow customers to use their WiFi connection to send text messages and make calls, in the same manner as software …

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Intel has launched a mobile messaging app

Intel has just launched its own mobile messaging app, it’s called Pocket Avatars and in an effort to stand out, it allows users to convert their faces into virtual avatars. Intel isn’t really known for making mobile apps but according to Mike Bell, General Manager of Intel’s New Devices Group, this …

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Android and Windows Phone will add ability to remote brick device

The call for Google and Microsoft to offer a remote “kill switch,” on their smartphone handsets seems to have been heard, as both manufacturers have announced that future versions of their respective operating systems would include the ability to brick your device by choice, remotely, thereby rendering a stolen phone …

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Apple’s iWatch to enter mass production next month

Quanta Computer, a contract maker of electronics from Taiwan, plans to start mass production of Apple’s iWatch device next month, according to a news-agency. It is believed that the iWatch will be released this October and Quanta will be the exclusive maker of the smartwatch. Reuters reports that the watch …

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LG won’t be making the Nexus 6

It doesn’t look like LG will be making a new Nexus handset for Google this year as the company’s Communications Director, Ken Hong, has revealed that Google has not got in touch with them in regards to a new Nexus deal. According to Hong, he would be the person Google would …

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T-Mobile announces new ‘Test Drive’ scheme

T-Mobile has just revealed its new scheme to allow potential customers to check out its network. Starting from the 23rd of June, T-Mobile will give you an iPhone 5s for one week, which will let you see if the network’s services and availability work for your needs. The network reckons …

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Apple launches new cheaper iMac

Whenever the Apple store goes down, it is usually a sign that the company is launching a new product or refreshing its current line. Today Apple quietly launched a cheaper iMac in order to compete with other All in One PC’s on the market. The “new” iMac comes in at …

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Samsung reportedly preps foldable media tablet

Samsung Electronics is reportedly working on a foldable media tablet that will be released already next year. In case the company really manages to launch such a product, it will get one step ahead of its rivals. However, the question is whether ability to fold a gadget will actually be …

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Intel licenses wireless charging technology from WiTricity

At the Computex 2014 trade-show Intel Corp. announced that its reference designs based on the Skylake generation of microprocessors will support Rezence, a wireless charging standard developed by the Alliance 4 Wireless Power (A4WP). This week Intel actually licensed wireless charging solutions for computing devices designed by WiTricity. The A4WP’s …

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AMD: wearable devices today are mostly a fad

While Intel Corp. is clearly interested in making chips for wearable computing devices as well as smart home appliances, Advanced Micro Devices plans to take a wait-and-see approach. The company believes that while wearables will have a lot of practical applications going forward, developing chips for them today is too …

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ZTE wants to sell more high-end smartphones

It is not a secret that Apple and Samsung are the most profitable smartphone makers in the world thanks to sales of their high-end lines, whereas the competition of other manufacturers has pushed margins so narrow that their low-priced handsets are barely profitable. In a bid to earn more money …

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Vodafone reveals extent of government snooping

Vodafone has revealed the extent of government snooping on its mobile network today, it turns out that many government agencies have full access to Vodafone’s 400 million customers, being able to snoop on conversations and general user data at any time without warning. The 40,000 word document that was published …

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Intel wants to get rid of cables with ‘Skylake’-based devices

The upcoming systems powered by the Core M “Broadwell” microprocessors will certainly be impressive. But the real revolution awaits us sometimes in 2015 – 2016, when Intel Corp.’s partners roll-out devices based on the code-named “Skylake” central processing units. Those mobile systems are expected to be completely wireless and therefore …

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Amazon might finally reveal its smartphone this month

Amazon might finally reveal its long awaited smartphone later this month at an event in Seattle on the 18th of June. The company launched a short teaser video showing customers eyeing up an unannounced device but while Amazon hasn’t officially said anything about its smartphone plans, it seems likely that …

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Intel reveals Core M ‘Broadwell’ 14nm microprocessors

At the Computex trade-show in Taipei, Taiwan, Intel Corp. introduced its first microprocessors based on the code-named “Broadwell” micro-architecture aimed at ultra-thin high-performance tablets, notebooks and 2-in-1s. The new central processing units (CPUs) are called the Core M and will emerge on the market later this year. The chipmaker also …

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ARM is developing processors for wearable computing devices

Application processors based on technologies developed by ARM Holdings power the vast majority of smartphones and media tablets thanks to their high performance amid relatively low power consumption. While existing chips and technologies from ARM can also power wearable computing devices, to make the latter last longer on battery life …

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Sales of Apple iOS devices exceed 800 million units

At the worldwide developers conference (WWDC) on Monday Apple said that shipments of its mobile devices based on the iOS operating system have exceeded 800 million units. According to Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, around 130 million customers bought their first Apple mobile gadget in the past 12 …

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