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2014/11/27

IDC: Global PC market shrinks 2.7 percent in 2014

IDC, one of the leading market analysis firms, has just released its worldwide PC shipments forecast for 2014. The company says that the global PC market will contract 2.7 percent in 2014, a smaller decline than what IDC previously expected.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: customers complain about easily scratchable display glass

A growing number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are complaining that the display glass on their handset scratched too easily, raising concerns regarding the smartphone's build quality.

Kogan releases $329 Windows 8.1 notebook

Kogan has released an affordable 15.6" notebook which runs on Windows 8.1 that costs only $329 and is rated for 9.5 hours of battery life.

Microsoft will release Windows 10 Consumer Preview in January

Microsoft plans to reveal new consumer features of Windows 10, their new cross-platform flexible OS, at an event in January, 2015.

2014/11/26

Intel Plans To Continue Subsidizing Tablets

Contrary to previous rumors, sources say that Intel plans to continue subsidizing tablets powered using its mobile chips.
Cheapest Black Friday Laptops

Cheapest Black Friday Laptops

We find the most inexpensive notebooks this Thanksgiving Holiday so you don’t have to.
Samsung pulls out Fitness with Gear app

Samsung plans to shut down ChatOn, retires Fitness with Gear app

The South Korean company's global sales are slowing down and they decided to drop the ChatOn messaging service, as well as Fitness with Gear, its data being integrated into S Health.

2014/11/25

Sony Xperia Z4 Snapdragon 805

Sony Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Ultra rumored to come with Snapdragon 805 chips

According to recent rumors, the Sony Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Ultra will both be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. This contradicts previous rumors which indicated the presence of the Snapdragon 810 in Sony's upcoming flagship handsets.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone and tablet

Qualcomm unveils reference Snapdragon 810 smartphone and tablet

Qualcomm has just unveiled smartphone and tablet reference devices based on the upcoming Snapdragon 810 SoC. As mobile developer platforms, these devices are not aimed at the consumer market, but still provide a sneak peak into next year's technology.
Google Nexus 6 from T-Mobile without bloatware and carrier branding

T-Mobile sells pure Nexus 6

T-Mobile's Nexus 6 phablet comes with no carrier branding and no bloatware, as the company decided to listen to the customers who want their Google handsets as "pure" as they come from the manufacturer.

2014/11/21

Jolla Tablet with Intel Atom and Sailfish OS

Intel Atom-powered Jolla Tablet to arrive in Q2 2015

This Sailfish OS-powered slate is the world’s first crowdsourced tablet project on Indiegogo ($189 USD a piece for the first batch) and should arrive next year.

2014/11/20

Acer TravelMate B115 with Intel Celeron N2940

Acer launches TravelMate B115

This 11.6-inch Windows 8.1 notebook uses the Intel Celeron N2940 processor, next to 4 GB of memory and a 500 GB hard drive.
Samsung Milk Video streaming service for Galaxy Note and Galaxy S

Samsung launches Milk Video service

This new service delivers a premium mobile video experience to Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Note users.

2014/11/19

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Black Friday promotion

Samsung to offer over 160 deals on Black Friday

Samsung's list of holiday deals includes solid price cuts for tablets, SSDs, TVs, digital cameras, Chromebooks, and more.

2014/11/18

Marvell  ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 octa-core SoC block diagram

Marvell debuts ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 SoC

This new chip has eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and will soon target the high-end sector of the market as first devices to use it are expected to arrive in early 2015.
Nokia N1 Android tablet with Intel Atom processor and 8 inch display

Nokia reveals N1 Android tablet

This new 7.9-inch slate has a one-piece aluminum design, uses a quad-core Intel Atom, and will debut in China in early 2015.
Intel MICA smart bracelet costs $495 USD and can be purchased only in the US

Intel unveils MICA smart bracelet

This new wearable has been designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel, offers up to two days of autonomy and will hit the US in early December for $495 USD.

2014/11/17

Microsoft Skype for Web Beta rolls out

Microsoft Skype for Web Beta now available

Skype for Web Beta is only available to a limited group of users right now and works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome for Windows.
SanDisk iXpand flash drive designed for iPhone and iPad

SanDisk announces iXpand flash drive for iPhone and iPad

Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants, the iXpand is SanDisk's first flash drive designed for both the iPhone and iPad families of devices.
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Windows convertible with Intel Core-M Broadwell processor

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 starts at $979 USD

The second iteration of this Windows convertible features a new Intel Core-M processor and offers extended battery life, a sturdy design, as well as a trackpoint system.

2014/11/16

NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop update rolls out

NVIDIA announced the update earlier this week and now Android 5.0 rolls out to Shield tablet devices all over the world.

2014/11/15

E Fun Nextbook 8-inch Windows tablet with Intel Atom processor

E FUN Nextbook Windows tablet available on Black Friday for only $99 USD

This 8-inch slate features a quad-core Intel Atom processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD support up to 64 GB, and comes preloaded with Nook.
Ematic EWT716 Windows tablet with Intel Atom processor and 7-inch IPS screen

Cheap Windows tablet by Ematic spotted at the FCC

This 7-inch slate has a Bay Trail-T processor, IPS display, 1 GB of memory, 16 GB of internal storage and microSD support.

2014/11/14

Asus ZenFone 4 with Intel Atom processor will get a 4G LTE-enabled successor

CES 2015 Asus to unveil new Intel-powered smartphones at CES 2015

New 4G LTE ZenFone models will arrive at CES 2015 powered by Intel chips and expected to hit the market starting around $330 USD soon after that.

2014/11/12

Acer is 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for Aspire R13

CES 2015 Acer named 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for the Aspire R13 Series

The Taiwanese corporation's six-mode convertible family featuring a patented dual-torque hinge system has just been chosen as CES Innovation Honoree.
Tegra K1 vs Exynos 5433 benchmark performed by NVIDIA

NVIDIA responds to Samsung's lawsuit

Two months after NVIDIA filed patent lawsuits against Samsung and Qualcomm, Samsung sued them back. Now NVIDIA answers the part of the filing which claims the Tegra K1 is not the world's fastest mobile processor as advertised.

2014/11/11

Microsoft Lumia 535 smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 and quad-core processor

Microsoft announces Lumia 535 smartphone

This new Windows Phone 8.1 handset comes with a quad-core processor, 5 MP wide camera for selfies in the front and will hit the market later this month in six colors and two versions - single and dual SIM.

2014/11/10

Imagination PowerVR Series7XE GPUs for entry-level devices

Imagination reveals Series7XT and Series7XE PowerVR GPU families

The two new PowerVR GPU families cover the entire price range of the market and promise to double the performance of their predecessors.
HP Envy x2 13.3-inch Full HD Windows convertible with Intel Core-M processor

HP Envy x2 Windows convertible with Intel Core-M starts at $800 USD

This 13.3 inch machine has no fans and features a fully adjustable stand and wireless Bluetooth keyboard, Beats audio, Full HD touchscreen, all for $799.99 USD and up.
LG G3 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update this week

Android 5.0 Lollipop for LG G3 rolls out this week

Polish users of LG G3 are the first ones to receive the Android 5.0 update for their handsets, with other markets to follow "in the near future."

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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2014-08- 1)