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Microsoft reveal new ‘Surface’ tablets

Yesterday Microsoft showcased their new tablet which runs on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. They are diverting resources to mount a viable attack on the Apple and Google machines. Ballmer said the device would offer “Windows without compromise”. The new Microsoft Surface tablet has a built in stand and …

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Amazon set to drop Kindle Fire price to $149?

Rumours in recent weeks have been pointing towards a refresh of the 7 inch Kindle Fire tablet coming soon from Amazon; in addition to further mumblings of brand new 8.9″ and 10.1″ models. In an effort to push sales further before the launch of these new tablets, Amazon may drop the current …

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Steve Wozniak calls Apple Assistant Siri ‘poo-poo’

Apple’s Siri assistant has been getting a lot of headlines since it was released however it has also been receiving its fair share of criticism from the press and user base. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he doesn’t have a lot of appreciation for the voice recognition application. He added …

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Retina Macbook Pro – ‘the least repairable laptop’

Apple have been receiving a lot of praise for their latest Macbook Pro update with Retina display. Popular teardown site iFixit have published their detailed analysis on taking one apart and their findings are interesting. They say that the Retina Macbook is the least repairable laptop they have ever taken …

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Microsoft to launch tablet targeting Apple iPad

According to the latest reports, Microsoft will announce their own tablet next week at an event in Los Angeles. Microsoft usually leave device announcements to their partners, such as Acer and Asus – who showcased Windows 8 tablets at Computex. AllThingsD have said that Microsoft have developed their own tablet …

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28nm TSMC wafers to be in short supply until 2013

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the producer of many chips (the non-potato variety) that we love to enjoy and abuse daily has told media that its 28nm foundry will fail to meet demand until next year. This will effect the supply of newer products from AMD, NVIDIA and Qualcomm. Right …

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Apple release commercial for Retina MacBook Pro

Yesterday we asked the question …. could Apple’s new Retina display for the MacBook Pro match the class leading Dell Wide View IPS RGB LED that was a £410 optional extra on the high end Dell Precision M6600 laptop. Anand Lai Shimpi of Anandtech seems to think the new retina …

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Sony announces the mid-range Xperia miro

Sony attempted to generate hype around its latest smartphone launch with a countdown timer through Facebook and this was the perhaps biggest giveaway we were given. The Xperia miro was unveiled when the timer hit zero and is a mid-range, social focused Android smartphone – although we don’t many signs …

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Apple fans furious with weak Mac Pro 2012 revision.

Apple released a rather disappointing update to their Mac Pro range yesterday, but Tim Cook, CEO said that they are planning on releasing a ‘really great’ update for 2013. At least this dispels fears that Apple may can the high end desktop computer, due to flagging sales. Many publications had …

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Apple unveils iOS 6 at WWDC

Last night at Apple’s WWDC conference the latest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 6 was unveiled. The iPhone (3GS, 4 and 4S), iPad (2nd and 3rd gen) and iPod Touch (4th gen) will be getting the update this fall. Sadly, this means that it is end of the …

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Over 900,000 Android devices are activated daily

Google’s Senior Vice President, Andy Rubin, is more than often the source for the latest Android device activation figures and this time it is no different. He has tweeted that 900,000 Android smartphones, tablets and other devices are now being activated every day. To put this into context, this is …

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Intel: Android is not properly prepared for multiple cores

Intel’s first entry to the smartphone market has had limited success so far, but yes, phones with the Medfield chip have started shipping. Tests have shown that the single x86 core can match some recent ARM based chips in terms of performance and power drain. However, Intel believes that chucking significant amounts of processor …

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New Macbook Pro may not get retina display

The new Macbook Pro is to be announced at WWDC 2012 tomorrow, however leaked information online from Chinese forum WeiPhone claims that the new machines will have the same design as the old models, down to the same screw placement. WeiPhone are a strong source of accurate leaked information and …

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Vodafone and O2 to share mobile infrastructure

In a effort to increase overall customer satisfaction, Vodafone UK and O2 have entered an agreement where they will share and combine their respective networks. This includes their current 2G, 3G and forthcoming LTE 4G networks and they hope to offer coverage to 98% of the UK population by 2015. O2 and …

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HTC snub invitation to Microsoft Windows 8 party

HTC have dramatically snubbed Microsoft by refusing to attend their Windows 8 party. Microsoft previous apparently refused their tablet development team access to the forthcoming operating system. Microsoft made the call when looking at their tablet sales figures and factoring in their inexperience, according to insiders who spoke to Bloomberg. …

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Microsoft Office for iPad on the horizon?

It may be hard to believe, but Microsoft have yet to release their extremely popular Office suite for the Apple iPad. According to earlier reports from The Daily in February, it was said Microsoft would release the software ‘in the coming weeks’, but it never happened. Microsoft said at the …

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Qualcomm working on a radio chipset to solve LTE fragmentation

Judging by a recent FCC filing from Qualcomm, they are working on a radio chipset that would support seven spectrum bands. This radio chipset is to be combined with a Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 chipset. This would effectively solve the LTE fragmentation problem that some consumers are slowly discovering – even …

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Qualcomm showcases new Mirasol displays

You wouldn’t be mistaken if you hadn’t heard of Mirasol displays before reading this article – we didn’t know either. Mirasol displays are essentialy coloured e-ink displays with all the normal pros and cons of them – supreme power efficiency but poor colour reproduction. At SID Display Week, Qualcomm has demonstrated three …

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