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Wistron produces £99 media tablet for Tesco

Wistron, a leading contract maker of consumer electronics from Taiwan, has landed orders to produce Hudl 2 media tablets for Tesco, according to a media report. The device is already available in the U.K. The Tesco Hudl 2 media tablet features 8.3” high-definition display, it is based on quad-core Intel …

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HTC: We will not merge with Asustek Computer

As expected, HTC Corp. said that it will not even consider merging with Asustek Computer. Despite losses of market share, HTC is confident that it will be able to recapture lost positions eventually as an independent company. “[HTC] has not made any contact with Asus regarding this matter, and it …

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Sony claims Snapdragon 810 is causing Xperia Z3+ heat issues

We have been hearing about the Snapdragon 810’s heat issues for a while now. Samsung stopped using Qualcomm’s chips in its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6 due to heat issues. Thermal images of the HTC One M9 showed the chip running significantly hotter than the Snapdragon 805 but despite …

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BlackBerry might make an Android device

BlackBerry is still kicking around somehow, though it isn’t hanging on to much of the market at all. Now, the Canadian phone maker might go ahead and join the Android market, leaving BlackBerry OS behind in order to be more competitive in the Android and iOS dominated smartphone market. According …

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iOS 9 will let iPhone users block adverts in Safari

Apple has confirmed that iOS 9 will allow iPhone and iPad users to block advertisements within the Safari browser for the first time. The news came out as part of a developer notes page, saying that the next version of Safari for iOS will be the first to allow for …

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UMG denies collusion with Apple in antitrust investigation

Ahead of Apple’s official announcement for its new music streaming service, it was reported that the company was already at work trying to pressure labels in to withdrawing support for Spotify and its advert based business model. As a result, the European Commission and the FTC both began probing the …

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The first 4K smartphone is on the way

Right now, smartphone makers seem to be stuck in some never ending resolution war. Each manufacturer is constantly trying to cram more pixels in to 5.5 inches or less and it doesn’t look like the trend is dying down soon as it looks like the very first 4K smartphone is …

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Apple’s Swift programming language is going open source

Apple revealed quite a bit of information last night at its annual WWDC event. One particularly interesting bit of news was that Apple’s programming language, Swift, is going to make the switch to open source, bringing support for iOS, OS  X and Linux. Swift was revealed by Apple last year …

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Spotify will match Apple Music’s family sharing option

Last night at the World Wide Developer Conference, Apple went ahead and officially announced its long expected music streaming service, known as Apple Music, bringing some pretty heavy competition to Spotify’s door. In an effort to stay competitive, Spotify has revealed that it will be matching one of Apple’s subscription …

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Apple announces OS X El Capitan

Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference kicked off today, at which the company announced this year’s Mac OS X update. Following on from last year’s Yosemite update will be OS X El Capitan, which is focussing on improving the OS X experience while also bringing a boost to overall performance. …

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Sony seems to be crippling its own smartphone storage

Sony has gone ahead and crippled the storage capabilities of one of its budget smartphones, the Xperia M4 Aqua, as owners of the 8GB device can only actually access 1.26GB of it. This seems to be largely down to the inclusion of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which apparently takes up 4GB of …

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Sony CEO says we we will see Apple Music at WWDC

We have been expecting an Apple Music streaming service announcement for some time now and even though negotiations with certain record labels slowed things down a bit, all signs still pointed towards a reveal at Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference this month. Now, it seems that Sony’s CEO has …

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Android facing more anti-trust complaints

Google is facing more anti-trust complaints regarding Android. The European Commission is already investigating Google over its mobile operating system due to concerns that it promotes its own apps over its competitors and now, complaints have arisen suggesting that Google is abusing its dominance in the market. This particular complaint …

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MSI preps external graphics solutions with Thunderbolt 3 interface

The first two generations of Thunderbolt interfaces revolutionized the market of external storage devices and professional equipment. With 40Gb/s of bandwidth, the third iteration of Thunderbolt can be a game changer for external graphics processing solutions designed for notebooks. In fact, MicroStar International is already working on two Thunderbolt 3-based …

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Apple has had to recall a bunch of Beats Pill speakers

Apple has gone ahead and issued a recall for the Beats Pill XL bluetooth speaker due to fire risk concerns. Earlier this week, Apple announced its “voluntary recall” on the Beats Pill speakers, which were first brought to market in November 2013. Customers affected by the recall will get a …

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Apple’s Internet TV service may not make it to WWDC

It looks like Apple has struggled to get its upcoming Internet TV streaming service ready in time for its annual World Wide Developer Conference next week, on the 8th of June. Announcements expected to take place at the show include a new music streaming service, based on Beats Music, alongside …

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$200,000 Apple 1 computer found in the trash

The machine that kicked everything off for Apple, the Apple 1, is now considered a collector’s item. The computer has left its mark on history and the remaining few in the world are worth quite a bit of money, around $200,000 to be exact. So as you would expect, employees …

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Nintendo might use Android on its next console

Nintendo might be the first major platform holder to make a gaming console based on Android, if new rumors are to be believed. This would be a big departure from Nintendo’s previous strategy, which often involves closing everything down with a proprietary operating system and region locks on software. According …

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IBM is now offering employees Macs for the first time

IBM has begun offering its employees the choice between Mac OS X and the traditional Windows PC for the first time, following a deal with Apple that came around last year in an effort to push iOS in to the enterprise market. Now when setting up a new employee workstation, …

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Sharkoon unveils DIY kit for external SSD/HDD with USB 3.1 interface

Want to have a high-performance external storage device with USB 3.1 interface, but consider commercially available products too expensive? Sharkoon, a leading maker of PC peripherals, may have a solution! Sharkoon has introduced a special DIY [do it yourself] kit for an external storage device with USB 3.1 interface. The …

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