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TSMC loses orders to UMC, Chinese manufacturers

For many years Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has been gaining market share by grabbing orders from smaller rivals. However, in the recent quarters companies like United Microelectronics Corp. managed to increase their yields and started to snatch orders from TSMC. While the latter will retain its positions, the situation seems …

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Intel to unveil 14nm Celeron and Pentium chips with 4W – 6W TDP

Intel Corp. this week plans to announce a new family of inexpensive Celeron and Pentium central processing units made using 14nm fabrication process. Previously known as code-named “Braswell” microprocessors, the new chips significantly increase performance in multimedia applications compared to previous-generation “Bay Trail” system-on-chips. The new SoCs will be used …

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Microsoft announces Surface 3 tablet

Microsoft has announced the Surface 3 tablet, which it claims to be the thinnest, lightest and most cost-effective model to date. The new tablet apparently takes all of the good bits from the Surface Pro 3, which launched last year, and puts them in a cheaper package. The Surface 3 …

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Apple is hiring a bunch of battery experts for iOS

It appears that Apple is looking to bolster battery life on its iOS devices, according to some new job listings. The company is currently seeking battery engineers along with software power systems experts to work on iOS specifically. The job listings were originally spotted by AppleInsider, official job titles include …

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HTC One M9 Plus images leak

The HTC One M9 Plus is expected to launch next week on the 8th of April, we have had out first look at the possible spec sheet and now we have a better look at the device thanks to some leaked product renders. The images come from Upleaks. As we …

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Acer Liquid Jade Smartphone Review

Today we are looking at a smartphone from another company who aren’t best known for their mobile devices – Acer. The Acer Liquid Jade was released in July 2014 and currently retails for just £159. Featuring a 720p display and a quad-core processor, it aims for those looking for a …

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Apple now accepts old Android devices for trade-in

Apple is now accepting old Android devices in its stores, in exchange for credit towards an iPhone purchase. The new trade-in program starts today, aside from Android devices; Apple also accepts BlackBerry devices and Windows Phones. The trade-in scheme rolls out in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Italy, …

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Microsoft reportedly working on $149 laptops with Windows 10

In a bid to address emerging and educational markets with inexpensive laptops, Microsoft Corp. is reportedly working with two companies on ultra-cheap personal computers due this summer. The systems are projected to hit record-low $149 price-point per unit, which is on-par with low-end media tablets from renowned brands. The two …

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OnePlus talks more on the OnePlus Two

The follow-up to the very popular OnePlus One smartphone, the OnePlus Two, is expected to launch later this year but so far, OnePlus hasn’t given away much. However, the company has finally revealed a few details about its upcoming flagship. Yesterday during a Reddit AMA, two OnePlus workers, David Sanmartin …

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Samsung to make an iris-scanner for tablets

Samsung is apparently working on a tablet that will feature an iris-scanner, bringing more biometric reading systems to smart devices. The technology is actually being built by the team that originally made Siri, Apple’s digital assistant for iOS. SRI International, the company that initially came up with Siri, is now …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active may feature microSD slot

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge were both revealed earlier this month, featuring a new design and plenty of glass taking over from the plastic found on older models. As you would expect, the back of the phone isn’t as accessible to users as it once was, …

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Apple reportedly preparing an iPhone 6C for release this year

When Apple announced the iPhone 5C, it was met with resounding disappointment and weak sales. However, it looks like the company might be preparing to try again with an iPhone 6C, which will launch alongside the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Citing anonymous industry sources, DigiTimes reports that the …

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HTC One M9 Plus spec sheet and images leaked

Some new pictures of what is likely the HTC One M9 Plus have leaked, along with the device’s full spec sheet, just a couple of weeks before the expected launch date. The phone is essentially a larger version of the previously announced HTC One M9 flagship. The phone will feature …

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BT relaunches consumer mobile packages

Even though it still has to wait some time for industry regulators to give approval to its purchase of the UK’s largest mobile network EE, BT has relaunched its own mobile packages for consumers. Unlike other operators however, it won’t be offering any contract packages right off the bat, instead …

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Analysts predict Apple to become first $1 trillion Company

Industry analysts are currently predicting that Apple will soon become the first company to be valued at $1 trillion, following the launch of the Apple Watch wearable at the end of next month. Apple is currently estimated to be worth around $744 billion, more than double the size of the …

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ASUS ZenFone 6 Mobile Review

Over the last decade ASUS have built up a reputation in creating quality graphics cards and motherboards, however they have yet to make a massive splash in the mobile phone sector. In for review today is the ASUS ZenFone 6 mobile phone. Priced at just £249.99 for a 6-inch phone, …

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Apple Boot Camp no longer supports Windows 7

Apple is no longer supporting installs of Windows 7 on Mac OS X machines via the Boot Camp dual-booting tool. The change-over actually quietly happened earlier this month and was noted in an updated Apple support page, although it largely went unnoticed until fairly recently. Apple updated its boot-camp page …

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Samsung might let you remove bloatware apps from Galaxy S6

Samsung’s latest duo of flagships launch soon, the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. Both devices will be sporting a new version of Touch Wiz, which has significantly cut back on the amount of bloatware. However, Samsung might finally allow users to delete any of its stock apps should they …

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Apple is still working on full-size TV-set – analyst

The chatter about Apple’s TV-set has been around for years, but the company still has not reveal any plans about such product. This does not mean that Apple has completely abandoned the project. Apparently, the company is still working on it, albeit, in a very stealth mode. “Based on talking to people …

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Lenovo CEO may have shown off the next Moto 360

Lenovo’s CEO may have inadvertently shown off the successor to Motorola’s smartwatch, the Moto 360. Yang Yuanqing posted in image to social network, Weibo, showing off a briefcase of Motorola smartwatches, although the units differed from the Moto 360 we all currently know. The aim was to show off the …

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Apple is apparently cracking down on iOS anti-virus apps

Apple is apparently cracking down on the use of anti-virus apps on iOS and has started removing them from the App Store. According to Apple, these apps are ‘misleading’ as it doesn’t want customers to think that iOS devices are at great risk of viruses or malware. This report follows …

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