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MediaTek readies system-on-chips with 10 and 12 cores

The latest mobile application processors from MediaTek already offer performance comparable to that of mobile system-on-chips from companies like Qualcomm. Apparently, the company is working on two new SoCs that promise to offer truly unbeatable performance. Unfortunately, it is completely unclear whether the new APs will be used for mobile …

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Samsung introduces Galaxy A7 5.5 Inch smartphone

Samsung has officially introduced its new smartphone, the Galaxy A7, the successor to last year’s Galaxy Alpha, which was recently rumored to be discontinued in favor of a new device. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is the latest device in the series, following the low end A3 and A5 smartphones. The …

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Google Now may soon start talking back to you

Google Now may soon start talking back to you thanks to voice notifications and third-party app support, according to some unused code found in the latest updates for both Android and iOS. It also looks like Google is looking for a way to better integrate the Chrome browser with Android …

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AMD demonstrates ‘Carrizo’-based laptop prototypes at CES 2015

Advanced Micro Devices has demonstrated three laptops based on the code-named “Carrizo” accelerated processing units (APUs) at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015. The demonstrations prove that AMD already has working “Carrizo” silicon at hands; however, it is still unclear when exactly the company plans to initiate commercial shipments of the new …

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Burger King now offers smartphones in the US

Apparently there is room left in the Android smartphone market after all as fast food chain, Burger King, has begun offering up subsidized Android smartphones over in the US. You won’t be able to pick up your device along with your burger though as smartphone orders have to be placed online. …

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Apple raises minimum price of paid apps in App Store

Apple has had to go ahead and raise the minimum price of paid for apps available on the UK iOS App Store. From this morning onward, apps that used to cost 69p will now cost 79p instead in order to bring prices in line with VAT and exchange rates. The company …

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MediaTek introduces its first platform for wearable devices

MediaTek, a leading designer of inexpensive application processors for smartphones, has introduced its first platform for wearable computing devices based on Google Android Wear software. This is the first highly-integrated solution for wearable devices from a maker of affordable mobile chips. MediaTek MT2601 is powered by two ARM Cortex-A7 1.2 GHz …

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HTC One M8 to receive Android 5.0 update this month

Those of you that own an HTC One M8 will be fortunate enough to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update within the next two weeks. Google launched the latest version of its operating system late last year and has only made its way on to a handful of devices so …

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Samsung to post first profit drop in years

Korean electronics giant Samsung, has confirmed reports that it is heading for its first drop in annual profits since 2011, with its market share dipping all the way until September last year. However, a mild resurgence near the Christmas period may have saved it from a complete washout. Of course …

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Nvidia quietly introduces GeForce GTX 965M

Nvidia Corp. has quietly added the GeForce GTX 965M graphics processing unit into the lineup of its products. The new graphics solution is based on the code-named GM204 graphics processing unit, but it is so heavily cut-down that it will hardly provide performance on par with other products powered by the …

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Apple Watch to go on sale in March

The Apple Watch has always had an ‘early 2015’ release window and so far, Apple has been tight lipped on a proper release date. However, according to new reports, we can expect the Apple Watch to launch in March, with retail training expected to begin in February. According to Mark …

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Dell’s new XPS 13 and XPS 15 revealed

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At CES today Dell announced refreshes of it’s XPS 13 and XPS 15 Ultrabooks, with the XPS 13 seemingly getting most of the attention. The reason for this is that Dell is claiming that the XPS 13 is the smallest 13-inch Ultrabook available today, along with the stunning virtually borderless “infinity display” that …

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