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2014/09/30

Microsoft Windows 10 unveiled by Terry Myerson

Microsoft reveals Windows 10 Technical Preview

Early builds of the Windows 10 operating system will be available for testing starting tomorrow via the new Windows Insider Program.
Acer Aspire V15 & V17 Nitro Black Edition high-end notebooks with Core i7-4710HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M

Acer V Nitro Black Edition notebooks coming to the US in mid-October

Acer Aspire V15 and V17 Nitro Black Edition high-end notebooks will go on sale in the US in about two weeks at Newegg starting at $1,099.99 USD.
Intel Basis Peak fitness tracker/smartwatch

Intel Basis Peak wearable coming in November

This gadget combines advanced activity tracking with smartwatch features and will hit the US in November for $199.99 USD.
Asus VivoTab 8 tablet with Intel Atom Z3745 and 2 GB of memory

Asus VivoTab 8 coming next month

This $199 USD Windows slate powered by a Bay Trail processor should hit the market next month packing 2 GB of memory and 32 GB of internal storage.
HP Stream 11 notebook PC with Intel Celeron processor and Windows 8.1

New HP Stream notebooks and tablets to go on sale in November

HP Stream 7 and Stream 8 tablets, as well as HP Stream 11 and Stream 13 notebooks will go on sale in November starting at $99.99 USD.

2014/09/29

Oppo N3 Android phablet with Snapdragon 805, 3 GB RAM, 13 MP camera and Full HD 5.9-inch screen

Oppo N3 specs leak online

This 5.9-inch handset is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC, 3 GB of memory and a 13 MP rotating camera.
Adobe Photoshop streaming edition on Chromebook, featuring Google Docs integration

Adobe Photoshop for Chromebooks coming soon

A streaming version of Photoshop will soon be available for Chromebook users in the US, offering full Google Docs integration.
ZeroLemon 9000 mAh extended battery and protection case for LG G3

ZeroLemon introduces extended battery and rugged black ZeroShock hybrid protection case for LG G3

This extended battery has three times the capacity of the original LG G3 battery and comes with its own protective case.
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact waterproof tablet with Snapdragon 801 SoC and Android KitKat

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hits the FCC

This waterproof Android slate has been unveiled earlier this month at IFA 2014 in Berlin and now has passed through the FCC.

2014/09/28

Windows 9, confirmed as a free update for Windows 8 users

Windows 9, free upgrade for Windows 8 users

A Microsoft official recently confirmed that Windows 8 users will get Windows 9 as a free update, although its official name has not been revealed yet.
SP/ Silicon Power Slim S80 SSD for ultrabooks

SP/ Silicon Power launches Slim S80 SSD

The 2.5-inch Slim S80 SSD for ultranotebooks and ultra-slim notebooks has up to 960 GB of storage space, support for NCQ and RAID, excellent transfer rates and comes backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

2014/09/27

iPad Air 2 could launch October 2014 with 2 GB RAM

iPad Air 2 could feature 2 GB of memory

A new leak claims the updated iPad Air will launch next month, packing 2 GB of memory and a few minor design changes.
HTC M8 Eye with 13 MP Duo camera coming October 2014

HTC M8_EYE with 13 MP Duo camera coming next month

Multiple sources claim that a HTC M8 with 13 MP Duo camera will be announced next month, but it will only hit China and India.

2014/09/26

Moto 360 stone leather replaces the gray model available since September 5

Moto 360 stone leather replaces gray leather model

The gray Moto 360 has been discontinued today, so this Android Wear-powered smartwatch will only be available in black and stone from now on.
Samsung NVMe PCIe SSD SM1715 3.2 TB capacity for servers

Samsung introduces 3.2 TB NVMe SSD SM1715 for servers

These new SSDs are based on 3D V-NAND flash memory technology and deliver the highest level of performance and density available today, with read speeds of up to 3,000 MB/s and sequential writes up to 2,200 MB/s.
HP Slate 17 Android KitKat tablet with Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor, Full HD display and Beats audio

HP Slate 17 leaks online

This 17-inch all-in-one is expected to arrive next month with a Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor under the hood and loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.
Acrhos 45c Platinum Android smartphone with quad-core processor, IPS screen and dual SIM

Archos launches 45c Platinum and 50c Platinum Android smartphones

Both these Android KitKat handsets are powered by a quad-core MediaTek chip and offer dual SIM capabilities for competitive prices.

2014/09/25

iPad Pro design render, unofficial

12.9-inch iPad Pro rumored to feature A8X processor

This large screen iPad has not been confirmed by Apple yet, but rumors claim it will launch next year powered by the A8X chip, an improvement of the A8 used in the iPhone 6.
Android L codename Key Lime Pie could launch November 1st

Android L could launch November 1st

Nicknamed "Key Lime Pie," the next major Android update is expected to arrive in early November, about two weeks after the alleged launch date of the next-gen Nexus devices.
Acer Iconia One 8 label location FCC document

Acer Iconia One 8 hits the FCC

This tablet has been listed on the FCC website and it seems like it will soon hit the US market, although this has not been officially confirmed yet.
Official Samsung Galaxy Note 4 product page on T-Mobile website

T-Mobile now taking Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders

Less than a week after AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile now has the latest Samsung phablet ready for pre-order - $749.76 USD outright or 24 monthly payments of $31.24 USD.

2014/09/24

BlackBerry Passport square screen smartphone for business professionals

BlackBerry launches Passport smartphone

This BlackBerry 10.3-powered handset targets business professionals who need a smartphone capable of handling advanced office tasks without sacrificing style or portability.
Samsung Power Sharing Cable turns tablets and smartphones into portable power banks

Samsung Power Sharing Cable turns smartphones and tablets into power banks

This $20 USD accessory has micro USB connectors on both ends, thus allowing its users to turn Samsung smartphones and tablets into portable power banks.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet US pre-orders open, launch October 17

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hits the US on October 17

The notorious phablet will reach the U.S. market on October 17 but pre-orders can be already placed to get the chance of "a guaranteed total trade-in of $200 on any working smartphone."

2014/09/23

T-Mobile Motorola Moto X smartphone, now with Android 4.4.4 KitKat

T-Mobile Moto X gets Android 4.4.4 update

Moto X users on T-Mobile finally get this update, quite a while after Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint delivered it to their users.
Epic Signature Edition smartwatch with Java OS and phone features

Epic Cellular introduces Mini and Signature Edition watchphones

These two new Epic Watchphones are worn on the wrist or as a necklace, are built using premium stainless steel and offer full phone capabilities.
BlackBerry Passport smartphone with square display and physical QWERTY keyboard

BlackBerry Passport launches tomorrow

This smartphone with a 4.5-inch square screen and physical QWERTY keyboard will be available in the US unlocked for $599 USD.

2014/09/22

LG Wine Smart Android smartphone with clamshell design

LG unveils Wine Smart smartphone with clamshell design

This entry-level handset combines a physical keyboard with a small touchscreen and runs Android.
Sony SmartEyeglass SDK now available, use a smartphone to replicate eyewear and controller

Sony reveals SmartEyeglass SDK

This software developer kit preview allows developers to use a smartphone to replicate the hardware of the upcoming competitor for the notorious Google Glass.
Microsoft OneDrive camera roll bonus gives 15 GB of additional free cloud storage for life

Microsoft offers up to 30 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage

People who use the OneDrive camera roll feature on any platform receive an additional 15 GB of free cloud storage for life, but this offer ends at the end of the month.

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