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2014/07/25

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation vs tablet

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation gets software update

This new software update for 2nd Generation Kindle Paperwhite brings the firmware version to 5.4.5 and offers PDF preview in pan-and-zoom mode, as well as integration of ebooks samples with print purchases.

2014/07/24

Lenovo Vuzix M100 smart glasses to go on sale soon for $1,300 USD

Lenovo Vuzix M100 smart glasses are coming

Lenovo's competitor for Google Glass is expected to go on sale in early September for no less than $1,298 USD, loaded with Android 4.0.4 and aimed at business users.
Nokia Lumia 530 cheap Windows smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200

Microsoft announces Lumia 530 Windows smartphone

The Windows Phone 8.1-powered Lumia 530 will be introduced in select markets starting next month, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and is also "the most affordable Lumia to date."
Samsung Galaxy Alpha, previously known as Galaxy Prime

Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaks online, to be made of metal

The first leaked images of this upcoming handset show what appear to be a frame made of aluminum and a 4.7-inch screen. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is expected to launch next month.

2014/07/23

Maingear Pulse 15 3K gaming laptop with Intel Core i7 Haswell and NVIDIA GeForce GTX870

Maingear launches Pulse 15 3K gaming laptop

This new machine is Maingear's thinnest 15-inch laptop for gamers on the go and features a Intel Core i7 Haswell processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics.
SWIP3 first game for Android Wear

SWIP3 is the first game for Android Wear

This match-three puzzle game is the first one available for Android Wear devices but can also be enjoyed on Android smartphones/tablets or on the PC/Mac in a Web browser.
ECOXGEAR ECOSTONE waterproof Bluetooth speaker

ECOXGEAR launches ECOSTONE waterproof Bluetooth speaker

This new rugged speaker for Bluetooth-capable smartphones and tablets is waterproof and allows its users to enjoy music even under the most harsh conditions.
Xiaomi Mi4 Android smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor

Xiaomi to launch Mi4 Android smartphone on July 29

This is the first 4G LTE-capable handset from Xiaomi and features high-end specs for a moderate price, but will only be available on the Chinese market on launch.

2014/07/22

Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD offers no less than 960 GB capacity

Kingston introduces SSDNow V310 SSD

The latest addition to the SSDNow V300 series offers almost 1 TB of storage space and excellent performance and reliability - 1 million hours MTBF.
NVIDIA Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 SoC

NVIDIA Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 and Controller announced

NVIDIA officially unveiled the Shield tablet, a slate for gamers with a 8-inch full HD display that is powered by the new Tegra K1 SoC and comes loaded with Android KitKat.

2014/07/21

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, now loaded with Tizen OS

Samsung Galaxy Gear gets Tizen OS update

This new update can be performed via Kies 3.0, is free and brings the Galaxy Gear 2's Tizen OS to the first generation smartwatch from Samsung.
iPhone 6 Chinese promo flyer shows September 19 as launch date

iPhone 6 to launch on September 19

An image of a flyer which reveals the release date of the iPhone 6 in China appeared online and it shows that two versions will launch in September - a 4.7-inch one and one with a 5.5-inch screen.
Amazon Kindle Unlimited service is not available in Europe yet

Amazon reveals Kindle Unlimited

The service is only available in the US for now and provides access to thousands of audiobooks and over 600,000 eBooks for $9.99 USD a month (there is a 30-day free trial period as well).

2014/07/20

Google Maps 8.2 with enhanced voice controls and improved bicycle directions

Google Maps gets new features

Version 8.2 of Google's program brings enhanced voice control, as well as a rich set of features for cyclists.

2014/07/19

NVIDIA Shield tablet and Shield Controller to launch later this month

NVIDIA Shield tablet to launch later this month

The new Shield slate will be powered by the new Tegra K1 SoC and will offer a lot of improvements over its predecessor. Unofficial information reveals the launch date in US and Canada to be August 29.

2014/07/18

4G LTE-enabled LG G3 Beat Android KitKat smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 720p display, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage

LG launches G3 Beat smartphone

The new handset is a "mid-tier" LG G3 and features a 720p 5-inch screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, but keeps some premium features like 4G LTE connectivity and laser auto focus.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 tablet PC gets software update

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets software update

Less than a month after its release, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet PC gets a third software update. This is a cumulative update and is said to increase performance and improve stability.
Verizon Wireless LG G3 with 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage

LG G3 hits Verizon Wireless for less than $100 USD

The new 4G LTE flagship is now available in Verizon Wireless stores at an introductory price of $99.99 USD with a two-year plan, but the offer only lasts until the 27th of July.

2014/07/17

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro with Intel Core i7 and with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M

MSI unveils GT72 Dominator Pro desktop replacement

MSI's latest desktop replacement comes with high-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M graphics, Super RAID SSD storage, Killer DoubleShot Pro networking, as well as a cutting-edge design.
Microsoft plans to lay off 18,000 employees during the next 12 months

Microsoft announces massive job cut

Earlier today, the Redmond giant announced the biggest layoff in the history of the company - about 18,000 jobs will be cut by June 30, 2015.
CyberPowerPC Zeusbook Edge X6 gaming laptop with Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX870M

CyberPowerPC launches Zeusbook Edge X6 gaming laptop

This new 15.6-inch portable for gamers features a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M graphics while weighing less than 4.8 pounds.
Origin PC EVO15-S with Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M

Origin PC reveals EVO15-S high-end laptop

This new laptop for both gamers and professionals is both light and thin, but powerful enough to handle most demanding games and apps of today, as it features a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics.

2014/07/16

VIA Viega rugged Android tablet with Cortex-A9 dual core processor and 1 GB RAM

VIA reveals Viega ruggedized Android tablet

This new slate is IP65-certified and offers very good battery life, but its specs are below average and comes loaded with Android 4.2.
MSI WS60 2OJ mobile workstation with Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics

MSI introduces WS60 2OJ mobile workstation

This new professional portable is light and thin, but comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia Quadro graphics and Intel Thunderbolt 2 connectivity.
Sub-$100 USD Windows tablets are expected before the end of 2014

Windows tablets for under $100 USD to arrive later this year

Windows-powered tablets for $99 USD are expected to arrive later this year, after Microsoft decided to drop licensing fees for devices smaller than 9 inches.

2014/07/15

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs include Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB memory and 32 GB internal storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shows up in the AnTuTu database

The new benchmark database entries seem to confirm most specs expected from Samsung's upcoming phablet, but there is no trace of the retinal scanner teased by the company on Twitter.
Asus C300 Chromebook Chrome OS notebook with Intel Bay Trail-M processor

Asus C300 Chromebook now available starting at $249 USD

This new Chrome OS-powered portable comes about a month after the smaller C200 and features the new Intel Bay Trail-M N2830 processor. It can be purchased from various online stores starting at only $249 USD.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50 UHD laptop with Intel Core i7 processor and 4K display

Lenovo finally ships its first 4K laptop, the IdeaPad Y50 UHD

Lenovo began shipping its first 4K laptop yesterday, after months of delay. The IdeaPad Y50 UHD starts at $1,299.99 USD and features a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor.

2014/07/14

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 retinal scanner #ExynosTomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may feature retinal scanner

Samsung has recently posted an image on Twitter that seems to hint the introduction of a retinal scanner on the features list of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet.
Mobile NAS QNAP QGenie for file storage, power bank, Internet sharing and more

QNAP QGenie 7-in-1 mobile NAS is now available

This new 7-in-1 mobile 32 GB SSD-based NAS can handle up to 20 users with simultaneous file access by up to 8 users and also acts as a power bank, Internet sharing device and more.

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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2013-12- 1)