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Xbox One CPU speed boosted by 10% in vain attempt to keep up with PS4

In a move that clearly signals Microsoft’s desperation to get ahead of Sony’s PlayStation 4 by any means possible, the Xbox One’s CPU has been speed boosted from 1.6GHz to 1.75GHz — 150MHz, or just under 10%. At the same press conference, Microsoft also said that the Xbox One has entered mass More...

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Nymi wristband turns your heartbeat into an electronic key that unlocks your devices

Just about every device we use nowadays should be locked when not in use. You don’t want anyone being able to access your phone, your tablet, or your gaming and work computers. This creates a tedious amount of unlocking your devices before you want to use them. The Nymi wristband More...

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Microsoft buys Nokia’s phone business for $7.2 billion in an attempt to imitate Apple

If you thought that some kind of Grand Plan was afoot when Stephen Elop moved from Microsoft to Nokia in 2010, you were right: Microsoft has announced that it will acquire Nokia’s mobile phone business and a “broad intellectual property license” for Nokia’s patent portfolio, for 5.44 billion Euros (~$7.2 More...

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How to make a brain perceive an exoskeleton as its new body

Miguel Nicolelis is a man with a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Since claiming that he will build the robotic exoskeletal suit that enables a paraplegic to perform the opening kickoff during the next world cup, he has been scrambling to make good on his self-imposed mandate. By all More...

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Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google, joins Chinese phone maker Xiaomi (updated)

Barely a month after he was showing off Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet Hugo Barra is departing to join Xiaomi, according toAllThingsD. Part of Google since March 2008, as the Vice President of product management for Android he’s been a regular face to anyone that’s watched Google I/O events More...

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What Americans need to know about Xiaomi

Xiaomi’s smartphones are currently sold only in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, but its hire of Hugo Barra as Vice President of Xiaomi Global is a clear signal that the three-year-old company plans to break into international markets soon.

Its track record of rapid growth and savvy marketing means that it may More...

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Can Google Glass save lives? Perhaps, with this service for first responders

Much of what we see and hear about Google Glass is consumer-focused, but that doesn’t mean the product won’t have commercial or other uses. How Glass is used will be highly dependent on apps and services for the connected wearable. One company thinks Glass is the final piece of the More...

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Microsoft announces new boomerang shaped Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard

As many of us are either gamers or PC enthusiasts, we often overlook the more office / productivity oriented mice and keyboards that are available on the market. Today, Microsoft unveiled two new keyboard and mice combos to its Sculpt line of Ergonomic peripherals. The company designs these new models More...

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Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Isn’t A Smartphone, Will Ship Soon Along With Galaxy Note 3, According To Reports

Samsung is readying its fabled Galaxy Gear device for a September 4 introduction alongside the Galaxy Note 3 phablet-sized smartphone,according to Bloomberg, and the Gear smartwatch won’t be a full standalone smartphone, says The Verge in a separate report. Both of these devices will be shipping soon, with the Note 3 More...

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Google Makes Mobile App Analytics More Flexible With New Tag Manager, Services SDK

After demoing it at Google I/O earlier this year, Google Analytics today launched its Tag Manager for Mobile Apps and Google Analytics Services SDK for Android and iOS. These tools, Google says, will make it easier for app developers to make changes to their analytics setup even after they have published an app.

Google introduced Tag Manager for websites last October. More...

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