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Intel teams up with Fossil for smart, wearable electronics

Intel Corp. and Fossil Group, a global design, marketing and distribution company specializing in fashion accessories, have announced that they will be collaborating to develop wearable technology for the fashion industry. The collaboration will help the companies to wed leading-edge electronics with advanced design. The companies plan to work together on …

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Carmack: Getting VR to run on Android is hell

Last week Samsung announced the Gear VR, an Android virtual reality headset developed by the guys over at Oculus. According to John Carmack, getting virtual reality running on Android was no easy task and due to the lack of native code development, creating applications for the platform is “no fun …

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UK Government warns search engines over piracy

The UK government has sent out warnings to Microsoft, Google and Yahoo stating that if these companies don’t address the issue of online piracy and stop linking to illegal content voluntarily, then legislative action will be taken. Over the last year or so, the UK government has shown its full …

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Google begins to work on quantum microprocessors

Google this week announced that has teamed up with John Martinis and his team at UC Santa Barbara on development of hardware quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics. The new initiative could revolutionize the markets of microprocessors and electronics in general, but will take years to accomplish. The Quantum …

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Good guy Google collects from patent troll

Google is one of those companies that’s difficult to dislike, even if you don’t quite trust it. It owns so much of our data and accounts for so much of our daily interactions, be it through searches, Google+ or just on any Android smartphone, that it’s difficult to imagine it …

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Google buys video render firm

Google might have missed out on the chance to buy Twitch, after Amazon swooped in and dropped just shy of a billion dollars on the gaming streaming service, but that doesn’t mean Google has locked away all of its money in a Scrooge McDuck vault. Zync Render is its latest purchase, …

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Google asked to remove 1 million piracy links per day

It turns out that Google is currently receiving and processing an all time high of one million piracy link removal requests per day, proving that copyright holders and media lobby groups just don’t give up. The media Industry’s new tactic is to simply overload Google with DMCA takedown requests, all …

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Google launches photo sphere camera app on iOS

Google has just launched its new ‘Photo Sphere’ camera application on iOS, allowing users to take 360 degree photos to then publish on social networks or Google Maps. This app is an extension of the feature found on the Android Operating system, the camera feature originally shipped on the Nexus …

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HTC to release the One M8 for Windows

Windows Phone fans have something to look forward to, HTC has just announced that it will be re-releasing the HTC One M8 as a Windows Phone device. We don’t see too many high end Windows phones on the market aside from those released by Nokia so this is definitely a …

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Google to launch YouTube Music Key streaming service

Google’s long awaited music streaming service may finally see the light of day as new rumors suggest that it will launch under the name ‘YouTube Music Key’ and will feature 20 million songs. The latest leak comes from Android Police, which reveals that Google’s Spotify rival will also feature offline listening …

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Retail leak shows Moto 360 with $250 price tag

Motorola’s upcoming smart watch, the Moto 360, has leaked again, this time showing off a $250 price tag and some new specifications. Motorola is expected to officially launch the Android Wear smart watch on the fourth of September alongside the new Moto X smartphone. We have US retailer, Best Buy, …

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Samsung acquires smart home company SmartThings

Samsung Electronics this week said that it had acquired SmartThings, a company that develops software and hardware for smart homes. The acquisition will help SmartThings to expand its product line, whereas Samsung will be able to enter a new market of smart home appliances. The company will continue to operate …

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Apple and Google control 96% of smartphone market

In the second quarter of 2014 shipments of smartphones reached a new milestone: 300 million units per quarter for the first time in history, according to International Data Corp. When it comes to operating systems, then Apple and Google controlled 96.4 per cent of the market, whereas shares of BlackBerry, …

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Yahoo to work on encrypted email service with Google

Yahoo has announced that along with search giant Google, it plans to develop an entirely secure, encrypted email service that will prevent hackers, governments or even themselves, from being able to read them – something that Mega founder, Kim Dotcom, has also pledged to create in the last year. As …

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HTC’s Nexus 8 leaks again

The Google Nexus 8 leaks just keep on coming, the tablet, which is reportedly being created by HTC, has leaked again- this time via the Korean version of the FCC. The tablet is being referred to as the HTC T1, Voltanis and even the 0P8210000. According to GforGames, the HTC 0P8210000 has …

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Twitch won’t bring audio recognition to live streams

Earlier this week, Twitch launched its new audio recognition service, which mutes past broadcast VODs (Video On Demand)  if any unlicensed, copyrighted music is detected. Streamers were concerned that this service could eventually make its way to live streams but as it turns out, Twitch has no plans to do …

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EVLeaks is retiring from mobile leaks

After a very successful two year stint providing the Internet with reliable leaks of mobile devices and ruining launch event surprises, EVLeaks, AKA Evan Blass, is retiring from his Twitter handle and will no longer be leaking upcoming smartphone or tablet information. Blass earned quite the reputation thanks to the …

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Microsoft sues Samsung over Android-related royalty payments

Microsoft Corp. has sued Samsung Electronics for not paying royalties related to Google Android operating system. Samsung stopped paying Microsoft after the world’s largest developer of software announced its intention to acquire Nokia Corp.’s devices and services division. “We don’t take lightly filing a legal action, especially against a company …

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