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Latest NVIDIA Maxwell Based Graphics Cards Reported To Be Very Power Efficient

News regarding the latest Maxwell chips from NVIDIA show that the GPU is created with mobile and battery optimisations in mind. NVIDIA enjoyed a lot of success with Kepler that grabbed plenty of design wins in…

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Nintendo Looks To Win Back Gamers With Free Mini Games On Phones

Could we soon be seeing Mario and other Nintendo mainstays on our smartphones? With Nintendo facing a tough year after publicly stating that instead of selling the estimated 9 million Wii U’s last year, (they only…

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NSA Reportedly Snoops Millions Of Text Messages With The Dishfire Program

NSA has been reportedly using SMS messaging to extract data on location, contact networks and credit card details of mobile users. British spies were given access by the NSA to search the collected “metadata”, information about…

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3D Corning Gorilla Glass For Curved Displays Announced

The Corning Gorilla Glass is known for its scratch-resistant properties, and can be found on displays spanning from smartphones, to tablets, laptops and so on. It is reported that Corning announced a new type of Gorilla…

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Apple And Google To Battle Over Personal Assistants

Smartphone manufacturers have been battling over features, specs and design. But now it seems that the battleground is moving towards the personal assistant area, where Siri and Google Now comes into play. According to a report…

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First Google CTS-Certified CyanogenMod Phone To Be The Oppo N1

The Oppo N1 which will arrive with CyanogenMod 10.2 out of the box has recently passed Google’s compatibility test suite, meaning that it will officially be able to support Google’s Play Store and that Oppo N1…

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Google Might Head Into The ARM Chip Business In The Near Future

Google already has its own smartphones, tablets, the operating system to power them all, and the best search engine to go with it, but it seems it’s not enough. According to Bloomberg, Google is thinking about…

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PCI Express M.2 Specification Rev. 1.0 Released

PCI-SIG announced the release of the PCIe M.2 Specification Revision 1.0 to its members. It is said to be a next-generation form factor for ultra-light and thin platforms, which increases design flexibility to support high-end performance…

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Microsoft Makes $2 Billion From Android Every Year From Patent Royalties

Android may be one of Microsoft’s biggest rivals when it comes to fighting it out in the global computing market, yet Microsoft still manages to make money out of Android in a strange way according to…

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SSD And Flash Drive Prices Set To Fall As Impending NAND Price-Cut Beckons

NAND flash contract prices are expected to dip in Q4 of 2013 despite a pre-emptive reduction in global NAND supply according to industry sources speaking to Digitimes. The reason being is that demand has been too…

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American FAA Approves Use Of Smartphones/Tablets During Takeoff And Landing

Up until now if you were using a tablet, smartphone, notebook/laptop or any other electrical device during the takeoff or landing procedure on a flight then you’d of been asked to turn those electrical devices off…

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Qualcomm Says It’s Not About Cores – Its Quad Is Better Than Rival Octa

Qualcomm has been losing a bit of ground to some cheaper ARM processors on the market and the company has produced a video to show why they are a smart choice if you’re looking for a…

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Samsung Reveals Strong Smartphone Sales In China

Samsung has revealed some impressive figures for its activities in China. According to Strategy Analytics Samsung managed to ship 19.4% of all the smartphones in the Chinese market, that’s up 0.9% over the previous quarter. That amounted to…

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Nokia Takes Control Of Nokia Siemens Networks For $2.2 Billion

Rumours of Nokia taking over its partner’s stake in Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) appeared just a day ago and already we’ve seen the deal happen. Both Nokia and Siemens have made the deal official and NSN…

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Nvidia Will License Its GPUs to Mobile Market

Nvidia’s Tegra SoCs are right up there with the best performing chips in the mobile market but despite this Nvidia is still dominated by Qualcomm and Samsung at the highest end part of the market. Furthermore…

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Vine Is Now Bigger Than Instagram On iOS and Catching Up On Android

Vine is Twitter’s video service and its popularity is growing rapidly. Unsurprisingly it is has been popular than Instagram on Twitter for quite some time thanks to Twitter natively integrating it into their website yet it…

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Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 To Have Aluminium Body

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone is Samsung’s flagship phone and it costs an arm and a leg. Yet despite this it still features an entirely cheap feeling plastic body while competing smartphone vendors like HTC have already…

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Samsung Show Impressive Galaxy S4 Reliability Test Video

While Samsung’s Galaxy S4 may be made of plastic, not metal like many had hoped, it is still a very well built smartphone. To prove this Samsung have just made a video about the reliability of…

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Hynix Develops World’s First 8Gb LPDDR3 RAM Chips

Low Power DDR3 modules are going to be vital to the future of the mobile markets as they allow for large capacities of DRAM to be attached to small mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. SK…

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Tablets Vs. Desktop Which Is Better?

Tablet, Palm Pilot, Netbooks over the years we have had many different technologies released and we see them improve as time moves forward. Over the years people have purchased PCs that may have been more powerful…

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iPhone No Longer Attractive To Network Carriers Says Bloomberg

The iPhone is just too expensive to compete in most markets, that is the rhetoric of many market analysts cited by Bloomberg. Apple need to develop a cheaper version of the iPhone if they want to…

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Global Integrated Chip Market Up 16% For 2012 Over 2011

2008, 2009 and 2010 were relatively crappy years for sales of integrated chips. 2011 saw tentative improvements and according to the latest figures 2012 continued that trend of improvements. The market for Integrated Circuits (ICs) rose by…

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Samsung More Succesful than Apple in Emerging Markets

Apple has dominated the smartphone markets of the Western world now for quite some time with its iPhone and recent figures show Apple’s dominance is growing in places like the USA. However, a new report suggests…

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FCC to Investigate Smartphone Unlocking Ban

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission mentioned about the Library of Congress’s controversial decision to stop allowing consumers to unlock their cellphones so that they can switch to their preferred wireless carriers. FCC chairman Julius…