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Lenovo acquires mobile patents from NEC

Lenovo Group, the largest supplier of personal computers in the world that wants to become a top smartphone maker, said that it had bought a portfolio of mobile patents from NEC Corp. The move should help Lenovo to avoid legal conflicts with other makers of smartphones and boost its own …

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Google is planning an Android TV

Google is reportedly planning to release an Android TV, the new service will go head to head against Amazon’s recently launched Fire TV as well as the rumoured revamped Apple TV. However, this isn’t Google’s first time releasing a TV service, previously the company released Google TV but it failed …

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Company offers Apple iPhone 5 dock made of concrete

There are plenty of various docs for Apple’s iPhones and iPods, which have different capabilities and look. Apparently, the guys from Hannover, Germany-based Hardwrk company decided to make a dock that would also feel differently and created an iPhone 5 dock made of pure concrete. The hardwrk Massive Dock dock …

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Microsoft Office apps for iPad hit 12 million downloads

Microsoft Corp. has announced that its Office applications for Apple iPad were downloaded more than 12 million times in just one week. At present, the Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint applications are top free apps in Apple’s AppStore. But is 12 million really a lot? “More than 12 million downloads …

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iOS 8 could feature a revamped Siri

The dates for this year’s WWDC were just announced and we’ve already got an idea of what we could expect to see at the event. Apple recently acquired Novauris, a research firm previously owned by Dragon Systems, which is well known for for its voice dictation technology. Apple did comment on …

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Dell XPS 15 9530 Review

Today we take a look at a 2014 model laptop from Dell. The DELL XPS 15 9530 is a pretty standard looking 15″ laptop, but it incorporates an ultra high QHD+ resolution touch-screen (3200 x 1800 pixels), a quad core i7-4702HQ CPU with 16GB of DDR3 and a Nvidia GT 750m. …

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ImgTec MIPS-based platform for wearable electronics announced

With the introduction of Google Android Wear operating system, hardware makers developing ultra-low-power chipsets started to unveil their platforms for wearable devices, such as smart-watches or smart-eyewear. Imagination Technologies, a leading designer of general purpose processing cores as well as multimedia and graphics processing engines, said this week that it …

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Microsoft to drop Windows license fees for select devices

Microsoft Corp. announced at the Build 2014 conference on Wednesday that it would waive licensing fees for special versions of Windows operating systems for select devices. Microsoft wants to enable partners to offer lower-cost systems in the highly competitive smartphone, tablet and PC categories. Microsoft Windows will be available for …

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Toshiba launches application processor for wearable devices

Toshiba Corp. has introduced its first application processor designed for wearable computing devices. The system-on-chip will be available later this year. The new ApP Lite TZ1001MBG chip will power such devices as activity monitors, smart watches, bracelet- and glasses. Toshiba ApP Lite TZ1001MBG integrates ARM Cortex-M4F processor (with 48MHz clock-rate) …

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HTC admits to One (M8) benchmark cheating

It seems that some phone makers are still cheating in Android benchmarks as HTC has admitted that it optimised the One (M8) to push itself harder than normal in order to get higher benchmark results. People began suspecting that this was the case when the new HTC phone began dominating …

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BlackBerry sales fall 64% due to poor BB10 adoption

BlackBerry sales have taken another dive thanks to poor adoption of the BlackBerry 10 platform. The troubled phone maker posted a fiscal fourth quarter loss of $423 million down from a $98 million profit last year. Revenue also fell 64 per cent to $976 million. According to Thomson Reuters, analysts …

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Intel completes acquisition of wearable computing devices maker

Intel Corp. this week announced that it had finalised acquisition of Basis Science, a maker of wearable computing devices. The acquisition accelerates Intel’s wearable products focus. It also brings access to new technology, and further expands the leadership team with new people who have a proven track record of innovation …

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The new HTC One has been officially revealed

HTC has had a hard time keeping the new HTC One (M8) under wraps, over the last couple of months the device has been leaked in long, in depth videos and pictures but now the company has officially revealed its new flagship device- which is available to buy today. HTC …

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