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HP intros the Envy Rove 20, a portable all-in-one, plus two other AiOs

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It's official: battery-powered all-in-ones you can schlep around the house are now a thing. First Sony released the Tap 20, then Lenovo followed with the Horizon and now HP makes three, with its newly announced Envy Rove 20. As the name suggests, it's a 20-inch PC you can move...
HP intros the Envy Rove 20, a portable all-in-one, plus two other AiOs
Motorola unveils its first Intel Android smartphone, but the USA isn't invited to the x86 party

DIY hack uses Google Calendar to automate home heating system (video)

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Sure, Google Calendar is helpful, but ultimately it's on you to get yourself to that meeting. Wouldn't it be nice if the utility could handle some of the to-do list itself? Hack A Day scoped out an example of it doing just that, after a home owner named Shane...
DIY hack uses Google Calendar to automate home heating system (video)

Windows 8 sales are 'slow going,' says Newegg

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Further confirming our suspicions that Windows 8 is off to a slow start, a Newegg senior vice president has said that sales of Windows 8 have been “slow going.” Likewise, sales of hardware with Windows 8 pre-installed has been “slow and steady.”These quotes come from Merle McIntosh, Newegg’s senior vice...
Windows 8 sales are 'slow going,' says Newegg
Galaxy S 4 will be first to support Verizon's newer, faster LTE network

Judge Koh deals next blow to Samsung, denies all 12 of its summary judgment requests

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On Saturday, Judge Koh denied the entirety of a comprehensive summary judgment motion that Samsung brought in May. Samsung attacked the validity of each and every one of the intellectual property rights asserted by Apple at this stage as well as Apple's FRAND-related antitrust claims, and failed all the way....
Judge Koh deals next blow to Samsung, denies all 12 of its summary judgment requests

Xbox One Design Started From a "Blank Slate"

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After the glitzy unveiling of the Xbox One this morning in Redmond, Microsoft dove into the technical details that it says makes the new console a worthy successor to the Xbox 360. The short version of the pitch: The One is not an iteration; it’s a complete media overhaul. “When...
Xbox One Design Started From a "Blank Slate"

The answer to all our Windows 8 dreams: The Ivy Bridge Asus Transformer Book

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If you’ve ever looked at an Asus Transformer and wished that it was slightly bigger, had an x86 processor, and ran Windows, I have good news: At Computex in Taiwan, Asus has unveiled just that. Dubbed the Transformer Book, this isn’t some wimpy Atom-powered thing either: This Transformer will ship...
The answer to all our Windows 8 dreams: The Ivy Bridge Asus Transformer Book

Time Tracking App Chronos Shows You How You Spend Your Days - And How Your Friends Do, Too

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Debuting at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, Chronos is a new time-tracking application for iPhone that shows you how you spend your time as well as who you’re with, where and when, so you can set goals for yourself. Using the built-in sensors on the iPhone like the compass and accelerometer, for...
Time Tracking App Chronos Shows You How You Spend Your Days - And How Your Friends Do, Too
Don't Expect To See New iPhone Or iPad Hardware At WWDC, The Loop Advises, But New Macs Possible

COME ON MICROSOFT: If People Want Office On The iPad And Android, Don't Be Stupid About It (MSFT)

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At this point, its almost crazy that Microsoft hasn't formally announced plans to bring Microsoft Office to the iPad and Android. Rumors are again circulating that it will do just that, and in November, a story posted in BGR.  Microsoft had no comment. Last time these rumors surfaced, Microsoft had...
COME ON MICROSOFT: If People Want Office On The iPad And Android, Don't Be Stupid About It (MSFT)

Are there any indications of how the iPad mini will run current apps? When the iPad launched, you could run iPhone apps at 2x or 1x sizes. So besides native iOS apps, how do you think Apple will approach the software side?

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I imagine they will run iPad apps as-is. Since the screen resolution will technically be the same as the first iPad and iPad 2. We'll see touch targets that are a little smaller, but should work just fine. I expect iPhone apps to be scaled up as well in the...
Are there any indications of how the iPad mini will run current apps? When the iPad launched, you could run iPhone apps at 2x or 1x sizes. So besides native iOS apps, how do you think Apple will approach the software side?

Setting Up Shop in the Valley and NYC, Samsung Aims to Boost Its Software Side

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Over the past year, Samsung’s quiet Silicon Valley presence has grown from a whisper to a shout as the consumer electronics behemoth turns the home turf of rivals like Apple and Google into a beachhead for its U.S. operations. Samsung obviously knows how to do hardware. What it needs to...
Setting Up Shop in the Valley and NYC, Samsung Aims to Boost Its Software Side

The Leap: Gesture control like Kinect, but cheaper and much higher resolution

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It seems Minority Report-style computer interfaces might arrive a whole lot sooner than we expected: A new USB device, called The Leap, creates an 8-cubic-feet bubble of “interaction space,” which detects your hand gestures down to an accuracy of 0.01 millimeters — about 200 times more accurate than “existing touch-free...
The Leap: Gesture control like Kinect, but cheaper and much higher resolution

Without a Galaxy Note, Verizon outs 5-inch Intuition by LG

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Verizon Wireless is the latest U.S. network operator to ask the question: “Is it a phone or is it a tablet?” The carrier confirmed rumors from last month by announcing on Tuesday that it will sell a 5-inch handset called Intuition by LG. The large phone — or small tablet,...
Without a Galaxy Note, Verizon outs 5-inch Intuition by LG

ComScore: Apple strengthens lead as top US handset maker in early 2013, Android takes a small hit

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The latest numbers from ComScore show Apple strengthening its lead as the top US handset maker, with the iPhone nabbing an estimated 37.8 percent of the market as of January 2013. That's a 3.5-point boost from October of last year, putting healthy distance between Cupertino and the number-two smartphone...
ComScore: Apple strengthens lead as top US handset maker in early 2013, Android takes a small hit

Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 gifted with optional flight recorder module and bigger battery

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Marking the first anniversary of the AR.Drone 2.0 since last CES, Parrot has announced that it'll be offering an optional GPS flight recorder module as well as a bigger battery at some point this year. The former dongle simply plugs into the flying vehicle via the USB port, and...
Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 gifted with optional flight recorder module and bigger battery
Lytro Reveals Its Software Side At CES [Video]

The CZC U116T: it's an Ultrabook, it's a hybrid and it's hopefully coming to Computex

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Remember that Compal franken-gadget reference design we saw at CES? Well, something quite similar looks to be heading to Computex and thence to market, courtesy of Chinese manufacturer CZC Tech. The company has loaded up its Transformer-style 13.3-inch U116T with Ivy Bridge and HD 4000 graphics, the world's favorite...
The CZC U116T: it's an Ultrabook, it's a hybrid and it's hopefully coming to Computex

Microsoft takes on Dropbox with major SkyDrive update

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A couple of years ago we lamented the stated of Microsoft's cloud storage services. On the one hand, there was SkyDrive, with gobs of storage. On the other hand, there was Mesh, with file synchronization and remote access. Two separate products, when really there should have been one. And...
Microsoft takes on Dropbox with major SkyDrive update
Huawei Tries To Power Up Its Global Profile With The 1.5GHz Quad-Core Ascend P2

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Let's get you some news. And for more news all day, visit SAI. The Apple rumor mill is churning again, and people say there are leaked photos of the iPhone 5S. Twitter is diving into e-commerce with the help of American Express. Users will soon be able to...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Tim Cook talks product pipeline, growth in China, supply chain, and more

Tim Cook Talks Up Apple Software And Services: "We Are Not A Hardware Company"

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Once upon a time, Apple was a hardware company that also maintained a software and media ecosystem since it helped drive purchases of Macs, iPods and more. But over the years, the software and services side of the business has become increasingly important, and CEO Tim Cook even went so...
Tim Cook Talks Up Apple Software And Services: "We Are Not A Hardware Company"
Legacy IT Vendors Shoot The Sales Messenger
Report: Apple To Highlight iPad's Educational Value At Tuesday's iPad Mini Event

HTC T328w to be the Wind beneath Chinese consumer wings?

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Invasion of the One S chassis snatchers? That certainly seems to be the case here, as a render and listing for the T328w -- what is supposedly HTC's Wind -- has popped up over on Chinese site, Tenaa. The dual-SIM 4-inch handset, sporting an uncanny resemblance to its mid-tier...
HTC T328w to be the Wind beneath Chinese consumer wings?

Dell Taps Former CA Head Swainson to Run Software Unit

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Dell today announced that it had hired Johns Swainson, the former CEO of Computer Associates, as president of its new software group. He will report to CEO and founder Michael Dell. He’d also been heavily recruited. Sources familiar with the situation told me that Swainson had been in line for...
Dell Taps Former CA Head Swainson to Run Software Unit

Samsung reportedly planning firmware update to address suddenly dying Galaxy S III devices

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Last month we reported some Samsung Galaxy S III owners were seeing their devices suddenly die after being charged overnight or simply after the screen was turned off. Until now the company has been fixing the devices, but it is now reportedly prepping a software update to prevent the bricking...
Samsung reportedly planning firmware update to address suddenly dying Galaxy S III devices

Developing For Android Is Much Easier Now

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Software quality assurance testing on Android devices is far easier than it was just a year ago, at least according to one of Asia’s largest mobile app developers, Animoca. The Hong Kong company has produced over 300 apps since it started two years ago, and just shot past 150 million...
Developing For Android Is Much Easier Now
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