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40M users later, Viddy arrives on Android

Microsoft: Windows 8 running on ARM chips will only support 4 desktop apps

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Today, Microsoft announced, formally, its plan for desktop app support on ARM-based Windows 8 machines. You aren’t going to like it. According to reporting on AllThingsD, only four desktop apps will run on Windows 8 machines that employ an ARM chip: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. All other desktop applications will...
Microsoft: Windows 8 running on ARM chips will only support 4 desktop apps

Intel SSD 520 review roundup: Intel reliability, SandForce speeds starting at $149

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There's plenty of SSD options out there, but Intel's NAND drives are among the most well thought of, simply because they're so reliable. But, with the top speed of competing SSDs spiraling higher, Intel's rock-solid reputation may not be enough for some enthusiasts. Enter the SSD 520, with a...
Intel SSD 520 review roundup: Intel reliability, SandForce speeds starting at $149

Microsoft Lays Out Plans for Windows on ARM Processors

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Back in September, we covered Microsoft's announcement of Windows 8, the next step in the operating system's evolution that seeks to encompass not only traditional PCs but also mobile devices running on ARM processor architecture. Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky showing off prototype Windows 8 hardware at September's BUILD conference Steven Sinofsky,...
Microsoft Lays Out Plans for Windows on ARM Processors

MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC hands-on impressions

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There must be something in the water in in hardware-designer land. Small is en vogue, it seems, and to say we've been intrigued about this latest twist on diminutive form factors would be an understatement. So far, Android has largely (though not exclusively) kept itself firmly in the palms...
MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC hands-on impressions

Tremor Video Launches Platform For Building Ads That Work On Any Mobile Phone

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Until recently, mobile video ads have mostly been pretty boring. That’s because, frankly, they’re difficult to make and scale across all the different devices that brands, agencies and marketers want to serve them in. So instead, they serve up boring old display ads, or maybe pre-rolls, against mobile video. Ad...
Tremor Video Launches Platform For Building Ads That Work On Any Mobile Phone

ASUS shows off a docking monitor built for the PadFone, we go hands-on (video)

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Back when ASUS formally launched the PadFone, it trotted out a handful of accessories to go with it: a keyboard dock, tablet station and even a stylus that doubles as an earpiece. As it turns out, the outfit had even more goodies up its sleeve: we just spotted a...
ASUS shows off a docking monitor built for the PadFone, we go hands-on (video)

TNW Review: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

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Tablet keyboards are experiencing a surge in popularity recently; in fact many device makers are designing their new tablet devices to include a keyboard accessory the minute it launches. Asus has enjoyed steady sales of its Transformer line of tablets, including a removable keyboard that bridges the gap between the...
TNW Review: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

Expect "Windows 8 for Mobile" at Feb. 29 Barcelona Rollout

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A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to ReadWriteWeb this afternoon that the Consumer Preview phase of Windows 8 testing is slated to begin on Wednesday, February 29, with a gala preview event in Barcelona. That's to coincide - for the first time - with Mobile World Congress, which has not generally been...
Expect "Windows 8 for Mobile" at Feb. 29 Barcelona Rollout

Accessory Manufacturer Claims 15-Inch MacBook Air Coming in April

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Electricpig reports that it has heard from a Mac accessory manufacturer that Apple is planning to launch a 15-inch MacBook Air as soon as April.And what is coming? If you take our source’s word for it, a 15-inch MacBook Air with ports on both sides, no optical drive and no...
Accessory Manufacturer Claims 15-Inch MacBook Air Coming in April

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Now Available, Creative Cloud to Follow on May 11

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Two weeks ago, Adobe officially unveiled its new Creative Suite 6 (CS6) bundles of design applications, as well as its new Creative Cloud subscription service offering access to the software and other cloud services for integrating access across desktop and mobile devices. Adobe had announced that the new products would...
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Now Available, Creative Cloud to Follow on May 11

Samsung Galaxy S III review shootout: AT&T vs. Sprint

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More Info Samsung Galaxy S III review AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy S III plans Sprint Galaxy S III arrives with Google Wallet on June 21 Each summer the world celebrates a time of warmth, fun and relaxation. For the tech community, however, it's traditionally the season in which Samsung...
Samsung Galaxy S III review shootout: AT&T vs. Sprint
New Firefox design will offer uniform look across desktop and mobile

How to buy the best laptop in the age of Windows 8

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Laptops used to be simple. Almost all of them had a clamshell design, with a display that folded onto the keyboard. You picked the laptop you needed based on factors like price, weight, and performance. But it's different today: New form factors, different operating systems, and disparate user needs...
How to buy the best laptop in the age of Windows 8
Nokia promises a range of tablets and 'hybrid' mobile devices

Nokia contests Apple’s Europea nano-SIM proposal, says its own meets “pre-agreed requirements”

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With Apple facing criticism from Nokia, Motorola and RIM over its plans for a new nano-SIM standard to be utilised in its new smartphones, Nokia has today issued a statement that accuses Apple of not meeting “all of the pre-agreed requirements” set by European Telecommunications Standards Institute for the new standard. The...
Nokia contests Apple’s Europea nano-SIM proposal, says its own meets “pre-agreed requirements”

AMD updates its FX processors: 8-core chip has 4GHz base clock, '15 percent' more oomph, $195 price tag

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If you get the impression that AMD is diverting its energy away from traditional CPUs and towards APUs and fresher PC form factors such as all-in-ones, then you're certainly right -- but you're also slightly ahead of the game. The company promises there's a still a good few years...
AMD updates its FX processors: 8-core chip has 4GHz base clock, '15 percent' more oomph, $195 price tag

VIA Technologies outs $49 APC Android barebones, nods towards Raspberry Pi

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Android might have already spilled over into the desktop world in one form or another, but what if you want something a little more project-friendly? VIA Technologies has developed the APC, a Neo-ITX-based barebones system running a custom version of Android 2.3 optimized for mouse and keyboard input. The...
VIA Technologies outs $49 APC Android barebones, nods towards Raspberry Pi

AT&T to launch $49.99 Focus 2 Windows Phone on May 20th

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Samsung and AT&T on Monday announced the Samsung Focus 2, a budget-friendly Windows Phone launching on May 20th for just $49.99 on contract. The handset features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel camera, Windows Phone 7.5 and 4G LTE connectivity. “AT&T offers our customers the broadest Windows Phone portfolio...
AT&T to launch $49.99 Focus 2 Windows Phone on May 20th
Meta Watch announces first Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch for iOS, ships to devs this month

Behold! The Early-2000s iPad Prototype That Started It All

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Prototype 035: it sounds like a nail-biting action RPG but it’s actually one of the first iPad prototypes, built years before the iPhone, and laid by the wayside as Apple kept experimenting with new form factors. The iPad in question, according to a great bit of digging by NetworkWorld, is...
Behold! The Early-2000s iPad Prototype That Started It All

Adobe's continuing revolution pushes the cutting Edge of HTML5 development

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Adobe today launched the first products and services in its Edge suite of HTML5 development tools. Adobe Edge Animate 1.0 aids Web developers and designers in the creation of animation and interactive content; Edge Inspect (formerly called Shadow) provides simultaneous cross-mobile-device previewing and debugging. The third product to go live...
Adobe's continuing revolution pushes the cutting Edge of HTML5 development

Sony Handycam HDR-GW77V has pocket camcorder form-factor and waterproof design, we go hands-on

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Waterproof camcorders have traditionally been popular in the pool but less compelling on land, given the somewhat-cumbersome designs, so-so image quality and form-factors that aren't necessarily more comfortable than a similarly equipped smartphone. This may describe nearly every pocket cam you've considered, but not Sony's new Handycam -- instead,...
Sony Handycam HDR-GW77V has pocket camcorder form-factor and waterproof design, we go hands-on
Steve Jobs was 'closely' involved in upcoming iPhone redesign, says Bloomberg

HP Envy x2 Tablet/Laptop Combo Cuts Across Categories

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Is it a tablet? Is it a laptop? The HP Envy x2 is actually both, but it remains to be seen how well this Windows 8 device actually performs in either one of its dual roles. One Device? Or  Two? Do you want your laptop and your tablet to be...
HP Envy x2 Tablet/Laptop Combo Cuts Across Categories

Windows 8 spurs new PC designs

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Computers that work as both tablets and laptop computers are shown off in a variety of form factors ahead of the release of Windows 8....
Windows 8 spurs new PC designs

First look at the curved tabs in Firefox's new Australis design

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A screenshot of the custom Firefox build with the Australis tab style. Earlier this year, we reported on Mozilla’s effort to unify the look of its Web browser across platforms and device form factors. The organization combined its desktop and mobile design teams and began working on a new...
First look at the curved tabs in Firefox's new Australis design

It’s Time For A Larger iPhone

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The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Apple is currently ordering larger screens for the next iPhone. With the usual nonsense, the WSJ cited people familiar with the matter and stated these screens measure at least 4-inches diagonally. Production is set to begin next month, they say. The Journal...
It’s Time For A Larger iPhone
Acer unveils 27-inch Aspire 7600U and 23-inch 5600U all-in-one Windows 8 PCs

Did you miss Microsoft’s Surface keynote? Watch it here in all its glory [Video]

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If you missed Steve Ballmer and Steven Sinofsky unveiling Microsoft’s new Surface tablet PCs and accessories in Hollywood, CA yesterday, we have some good news for you — the Keynote is now online. The two tablets run different versions of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system — one with all-in...
Did you miss Microsoft’s Surface keynote? Watch it here in all its glory [Video]
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