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2015/01/30

LG: Overheating problems resolved, G Flex 2 will arrive on schedule

LG insists that the problems with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 are resolved

According to the company, the overheating issues are now fixed and the G Flex 2 smartphone powered by Snapdragon 810 will be released on schedule.
Saygus V2 waterproof Android smartphone now up for pre-order

Saygus V2 now on pre-order for $549 USD

This waterproof Android handset comes with IPX7 protection rating, impressive cameras with optical image stabilization, as well as a Full HD 5-inch borderless screen.

2015/01/29

Samsung Galaxy J1 Android smartphone with 4.3-inch display and dual-core processor

Samsung Galaxy J1 is now official

This low-end Android handset has been unveiled in Malaysia and comes with a dual core processor, 4.3-inch display, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Android smartphone with Snapdragon 410, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage

Xiaomi Redmi 2 gets updated

The budget Android smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor now has 2 GB of memory and 16 GB of internal storage, twice as much as before.

Fujitsu announces new LifeBook notebooks

Fujitsu recently unveiled a few new Lifebook notebooks. The new models come with features such as a battery life of up 24 hours and a palm vein sensor.

LG announces strong Q4 2014 financial results

LG Electronics, Inc. (LG) recently announced its financial results for Q4 2014, as well as aggregated results for 2014 as a whole. The main takeaways from the report are that the company managed to significantly increase its profit and sales in 2014.

Toshiba unveils new Satellite C70-B and C70D-B Notebooks

Today Toshiba expanded its range of reasonably priced DTR laptops. Two of the new Satellite C70-B models come equipped with the Core i5-5200U, a chip from the Intel's Broadwell generation.
Dell Precision M3800 is now available with Ultra HD screen and Thunderbolt 2

Dell updates its Precision M3800 mobile workstation

The 15.6-inch ultrabook workstation can now be purchased with an Ultra HD screen, a Thunderbolt 2 port and more storage.

2015/01/28

Intel DC S3610 Series SSD for data centers

Intel announces DC S3710 and DC S3610 Series SSDs

These two new SSDs for data centers offer increased performance over their predecessors, but also provide reduced power draw and increased reliability.
ZTE Blade S6 5-inch 4G LTE Android L smartphone

ZTE unveils Blade S6 4G smartphone

This 5-inch Android Lollipop smartphone offers 4G LTE connectivity and a Sony-made 13 MP made camera for only $250 USD.

2015/01/27

Gigabyte P34W v3 gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M

Gigabyte P34W gaming laptop now features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics

The updated P34W gaming laptop now packs a new graphics card, a mSATA SSD and a generous 2 TB hard drive, as well as a Full HD display with wide viewing angles.
Meizu M1 Note mini: mid-range smartphone with an attractive price

Specifications of Meizu M1 Note mini leaked through GFXBench

The benchmark reveals the smartphone's display size and resolution, SoC model and available communications one day before Meizu's "Connected" event where the device is expected to be introduced.

Microsoft announces Q4 2014 financial results

US-based software giant Microsoft recently issued a report detailing its financial performance during the fourth quarter of 2014. Overall, the company registered better sales due to Surface and Lumia devices. Overall profits declined compared to the same period of 2013.
OnePlus Two 2 Release Date

OnePlus Two release date rumored for Q3 / 2015

A recent report from Forbes unveils new information regarding the OnePlus One successor. The Chinese manufacturer will allegedly launch the OnePlus 2 at some point during the 3rd quarter of 2015.

HTC One M9 Hima surfaces in the Geekbench database

The HTC One M9 Hima was recently spotted in the Geekbench 3 database. According to the benchmark's website, the handset will feature an octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset and 3GB of RAM.

2015/01/26

Panasonic Toughbook 31 rugged laptop updated with 5th generation Intel Core

Panasonic updates the Toughbook 31 rugged laptop

The rugged flagship now features fifth generation Intel Core processors and up to 18 hours of autonomy using the internal battery, which can be extended to 27 hours with the help of a second battery.
Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics

Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics

The Redmond giant has reached an agreement to purchase the company behind world’s most popular programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics, aiming to improve Microsoft data platforms.
HP Spectre 13 x360: thin case, Broadwell CPU and a 360-degree hinge. (Photo: HP)

Broadwell-powered HP Spectre 13 x360 surfaces on the web

The 13.3-inch convertible will offer a high-resolution screen mounted on a 360-degree hinge.

2015/01/23

An optional keyboard dock is offered for both the Pro Tablet 10 and the Pro Slate 10.

HP launches a new education-focused tablet

The Bay Trail powered device comes in Windows and Android flavors sharing the same specifications.
12-inc MacBook Air Display

12-inch Apple MacBook Air shown in leaked photos

A new leak shows a detailed view at what's allegedly the display of the upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air. According to the source, this could be the first MacBook that lacks a translucent glowing Apple logo on the back.

Microsoft Windows 10: these are the new features

One Windows for all devices: Microsoft recently unveiled Windows 10, a new version of its operating system that comes with a lot of new features. The highlights are: Cortana as a voice assistant on PCs and tablets, the new Spartan browser, Xbox on Windows 10, and HoloLens.

Windows 8.1 with Bing price scheme leaks online

A document posted on Microsoft's OEM Partner Center reveals the exact prices that the company asks for Windows 8.1 with Bing to be included on tablets. The scheme reveals that tablets based on Intel chipsets receive a $10 discount.

2015/01/22

Elite x2 1011 G1's detachable keyboard dock houses several ports and an additional battery.

HP announces Elite x2 1011 G1 convertible

This Broadwell-powered device offers a variety of wireless communications and supports Wacom pen input.
QNAP TS-x31+ Series Turbo NAS with Cortex-A15 dual-core processor and 1 GB memory

QNAP announces TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS

The new TS-x31+ series uses the dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor and 1 GB DDR3 RAM while able to accommodate two or four 2.5-inch drives, thus offering excellent value to small and home office users.

2015/01/21

Equivio official website announces purchase by Microsoft

Microsoft buys Equivio

The Redmond giant plans to use Equivio's technology in Office 365, thus improving the product's current legal and compliance tools.
AMD Q4 2014 Financial Results

AMD releases disastrous Q4 2014 earnings report

The last quarter of 2014 spelled financial disaster for AMD. After turning a small profit in 2013, the chip-maker recently reported a loss of 403 million US dollars for 2014, one mainly driven by poor performance during the fourth quarter of the year.
HP Slate Pro 12

HP Pro Slate 8 & Pro Slate 12 officially announced

HP recently unveiled two new high-end Android tablets, the HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12. The two devices are based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip and are just 8mm thick.
Samsung Galaxy S6 to be unveiled on March 2nd

Samsung executive: Galaxy S6 to be unveiled on March 2 at MWC 2015

A top Samsung executive has been quoted today by the South Korean media claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be unveiled on March 2 in Barcelona at the 2015 edition of the Mobile World Congress.

2015/01/20

Aorus' most compact gaming laptops switch to Nvidia's Maxwell-based GPU, promising lower temperatures and smoother framerates.

Aorus updates its X3 and X3 Plus gaming laptops with GTX 970M graphics

The thin gaming powerhouses from the Gigabyte-owned brand now pack even more graphical performance and still offer customization options such as different screen resolutions and storage.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to come with dual curved edges

According to Sammobile, Samsung is working on an "Edge" version of the Galaxy S6 flagship, one which will feature a curved display on both sides. The functionality is expected to be inspired by last year's Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a phablet with a single curved edge on the right side.

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