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Ubuntu powered Meizu MX4 to hit market early 2015

Ubuntu powered Meizu MX4 to hit market early 2015

25 November, 2014 | comments (14)

A strategic cooperation deal was signed today between Ubuntu and Meizu in the Chinese manufacturer's headquarters. The agreement sets joint goals to build and promote a new version of the Meizu's Flyme OS, which is based on Ubuntu touch software and...

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Nokia Lumia 730 captures World's largest selfie

Nokia Lumia 730 captures World's largest selfie

23 November, 2014 | comments (101)

Made for selfies is the official tagline of the Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM. To live up to that Microsoft (in partnership with Coca Cola) used its mid-range Windows Phone offering to set a world record for most people captured in a single...


Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE

Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE

22 November, 2014 | comments (7)

The end of the year is coming and we've seen pretty much all devices that will be unveiled this year. Let's go back in time with Counterclockwise, our (almost) weekly trip back memory lane, and see what announcements late November has seen over the...

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Corning unveils new, tougher Gorilla Glass 4

Corning unveils new, tougher Gorilla Glass 4

20 November, 2014 | comments (53)

Corning has unveiled the sequel to its popular Gorilla Glass. Version 4 is better at falling it survives 80% of drops from 1m (3.3ft) on a rough surface meant to emulate the jaggedy surfaces encountered in daily use. Corning claims Gorilla Glass 4...

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WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

20 November, 2014 | comments (33)

Did you know that Apple uses one fourth of the world's supply of sapphire, just to protect the cameras and fingerprint readers of its iPhones? This statistic gives you some insight in how monumental the task of covering the new large screens would...

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OmniVision outs two sensors with phase-detection autofocus

OmniVision outs two sensors with phase-detection autofocus

17 November, 2014 | comments (13)

It's a day for sensors it seems first Sony and now OmniVision has chimed in with two new sensors. Like Sony's sensor, the OmniVision sensors use a stacked design (with a brand name of PureCel-S). Both sensors measure about the same and one is...

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CyanogenMod introduces Scramble PIN layout

CyanogenMod introduces Scramble PIN layout

11 November, 2014 | comments (58)

A known weakness of touchscreen PIN entry is that you leave fingerprints, so it's easy for someone holding your phones to tell which numbers you pressed (not their order, but it doesn't take too many tries to guess it). CyanogenMod has provided a...

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Imagination unveils PowerVR 7XT and 7XE GPUs

Imagination unveils PowerVR 7XT and 7XE GPUs

10 November, 2014 | comments (22)

Imagination is the maker behind the PowerVR GPUs best known from Apple's line of iOS devices, but have also been used in Exynos, MediaTek and other chipsets. Today the company unveiled the Series7 GPUs that span two branches aimed at anything from...

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SEL outs a 3-fold 8.7-inch OLED touch display

SEL outs a 3-fold 8.7-inch OLED touch display

02 November, 2014 | comments (41)

At the Display Innovation 2014 trade show in Yokohoma City, Japan, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) introduced an 8.7" Super AMOLED display, which can fold in three. It sports 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution resulting in a pixel density of...

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Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

30 October, 2014 | comments (186)

Samsung is one of the phone manufacturers that make a significant profit (the other being Apple), but this last quarter the South Korean giant experienced a downturn. The consolidated revenue came out to $44.7 billion, down from $56 billion in Q3...

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ARM announces Mali 8 GPU series - Mali-T860, Mali-T830, Mali-T820

ARM announces Mali 8 GPU series - Mali-T860, Mali-T830, Mali-T820

28 October, 2014 | comments (14)

Today ARM unveiled its next generation graphic processors - Mali-T820, Mali-T830 and Mali-T860. All three new GPUs support all popular APIs - OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 and 3.1, OpenCL 1.1 and 1.2, DirectX 11 and RenderScript Compute. The flagship GPU is...

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MediaTek outs MT6753 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor

MediaTek outs MT6753 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor

27 October, 2014 | comments (35)

Back in August, MediaTek announced its flagship chip - the MT6795. It has an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz and PowerVR G6200 GPU. The latest lineup of chipsets also has the MT6735 (octa-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A53, Mali-T760MP2),...

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Apple's event is starting soon, here's the livestream

Apple's event is starting soon, here's the livestream

16 October, 2014 | comments (9)

Here we go again Apple has another event starting up in its home base at Cupertino and lucky few go tickets to attend it live. Chances are you're not one of them but you can watch a livestream, or rather you have the opportunity to watch a...

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Tegra K1 (Denver) and Nexus 9 benchmarked

Tegra K1 (Denver) and Nexus 9 benchmarked

16 October, 2014 | comments (49)

The Tegra K1 comes in two versions 32-bit and 64-bit but they are more different than NVIDIA's naming scheme suggest. The one we've tested in the Xiaomi MiPad and that powers the NVIDIA Shield tablet is based on four Cortex-A15 cores. The...

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Sony adds Xperia Z1, Z2, M2 to AOSP, unveils unified kernel

Sony adds Xperia Z1, Z2, M2 to AOSP, unveils unified kernel

16 October, 2014 | comments (13)

Sony is enhancing its reputation as a ROM-friendly maker. It added AOSP code for the Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 and Xperia M2 to the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. The company denied making AOSP ROMs and this indeed isn't it the camera and the modem have...

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Apple's iPad event starts soon: what to expect

Apple's iPad event starts soon: what to expect

16 October, 2014 | comments (19)

October 16 is here and Apple's event is hours away. The two new iPads are the hotly anticipated announcements but we're also likely to see new iMacs, the chances of new MacBooks are lower according to the rumor mill. The event will be held in...

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Puls by Will.i.am is a wearable that can make calls

Puls by Will.i.am is a wearable that can make calls

15 October, 2014 | comments (32)

As expected, the popular musician Will.i.am launched his own wearable device. Dubbed Puls, the bracelet-like gadget is presented as a smart cuff, not a run of the mill smartwatch. Puls by Will.i.am has 3G connectivity and a SIM card...

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LG unveils optically stabilized 20.7MP camera module

LG unveils optically stabilized 20.7MP camera module

15 October, 2014 | comments (20)

The Korea Electronics Show had an interesting entry an optically stabilized 20.7MP camera from LG. Of course the company demonstrated only a camera module but it's not hard to imagine it will end up in the LG Optimus G Pro 3 and LG G4 before...

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Will.i.am smartwatch gets its announcement tomorrow

Will.i.am smartwatch gets its announcement tomorrow

14 October, 2014 | comments (23)

Musician and Intel's Director of Creative Innovation Will.i.am announced in April he is preparing to launch a smartwatch, but the product missed on its July launch. However, now Will.i.am says the watch is ready and has even demonstrated it live at...

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Counterclockwise, iPhone 5, iOS 7, Nokia 5800, Microsoft Kin

Counterclockwise, iPhone 5, iOS 7, Nokia 5800, Microsoft Kin

28 September, 2014 | comments (20)

Counterclockwise is our weekly look back in time at all the interesting things that happened during this week through the years. Late September has witnessed many great things but also a fair share of embarrassing failures, here are the most...

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