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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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First details about the MacBook Air 12” get revealed

While Apple MacBook Air family has probably been the most popular Apple laptops for quite some time now, they were not significantly updated in the last three years. A media report claims that Apple plans to introduce an all-new MacBook Air 12”, which will not only have larger display than …

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Microsoft and Nokia deal won’t close until April

Microsoft’s $7.17 billion Nokia buyout deal was announced late last year, the deal was expected to finally close this month however, regulators have delayed the finalisation until April as a few more approvals need to be made. Microsoft’s Executive Vice President, Brad Smith, announced the small delay in a blog …

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MSI Shows Off New Gaming Notebooks

Earlier this week KitGuru was invited to attend the launch event for MSI’s new range of gaming notebooks. Star of the show was the debutant GS60 which is the lightest and thinnest 15.6″ gaming notebook on the market. But before gorging on the glamorous GS60, let’s outline the key features …

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ImgTec debuts PowerVR Wizard: ray-tracing GPUs for mobile devices

Imagination Technologies, a leading-designer of graphics processing technologies for mobile devices, has introduced its brand-new family of graphics IP cores that are designed to render graphics using real-time ray-tracing method. The latter allows to significantly increase realism of graphics on all types of devices. Moreover, Imagination claims that despite of …

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