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Toshiba unveils its first Chromebook: 13.3 inches for $279

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Toshiba has just entered the Chromebook fray with their own 13.3-inch offering, a first for the Japan-based company.

Despite the cheap $279 price tag, Toshiba’s Chromebook has a premium feel, weighing in at less than 1.5 kg, while being only a tad over 20mm thick. Read more »

PowerVR Series6XE GPUs introduce OpenGL ES 3.0 to budget mobile devices

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Imagination Technologies, the folks behind the popular PowerVR series of mobile graphics processors, have unveiled their latest family of GPUs dubbed the Series6XE.

The new Rogue family of GPUs will come with support for OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.x, and is set to become available across a wide range of entry-level and midrange mobile devices. Read more »

HP chooses Android over Chrome OS for new Slate 21 Pro all-in-one

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The latest Slate 21 Pro AiO from HP comes with Android out of box, but also has the ability to act as a touchscreen display for a Windows 8 PC.

HP also took advantage of the pre-CES festivities by announcing the ProOne 400 and 205 AiOs, the Pro x2 410 and 350 G1 notebooks, and the HP 200 Microtower. Read more »

Samsung launches NX30 smart camera with swivel Super AMOLED display

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Samsung has launched its latest NX30 interchangeable lens camera alongside its first ever “S” series lens.

The NX30 features a 20.3MP APS-C sensor capable of shooting at up to 5472 x 3648 pixels resolution, a tiltable electronic viewfinder of XGA resolution, and a 3-inch Super AMOLED swivel and touch display for looking at what you’re shooting from all angles. Read more »

Samsung Germany New Year’s Bonus cashback starts today

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Starting today, Samsung Germany is offering their Neujahrsbonus cashback bonus program to all customers who purchase one of the participating Galaxy devices, including the Note 3, S4, S4 mini, Tab 3 8.0, and even the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Now that’s Christmas is behind us, this seems like another great reason for celebration by any potential Samsung device purchasers in Germany. Read more »

Jolla hands-on

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Finland-based Jolla’s quest as the self-proclaimed savior of MeeGo took a significant step closer to reality with the release of its Jolla smartphone.

The Sailfish-powered smartphone makes its way in front of our camera with the hopes of providing something different amidst a sea of Android and Windows Phone handsets. Join us as we take a closer look at what it brings to the table. Read more »

Tesla to unveil new budget model electric car in early 2015

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Tesla, the makers behind the nifty (but somewhat pricey) Model S electric vehicle have announced that it’ll be outing a new model aimed at a more cost conscious crowd.

The still unannounced upcoming EV goes tentatively by the Model E moniker, and is set to retail for around $30,000 after government subsidies and it’s set to go on market in January of 2015. Read more »

ARM shares rise amidst rumors of Google server deal

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Britian’s ARM Holdings plc, the folks behind the popular ARM processor line found in many mobile devices, has enjoyed a up to a 5.5% increase in share prices after media outlets began reporting on a potential server deal with Google.

Google is supposedly looking to incorporate the popular mobile chip architecture in its own server processors. Read more »

Samsung merges Wireless and Digital Imaging divisions in pursuit of better cameraphones

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Samsung has merged the two divisions responsible for mobile devices and cameras into one, in the hopes of producing better camera imaging tech in its smartphones and tablets.

The Korean tech giant hopes that the greater synergy between the two teams will result in even higher quality mobile camera experiences. Read more »

Android 4.3 leaks for Sony Xperia Z and ZL

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The latest Android Jelly Bean build has surfaced for the former Sony flagship, Xperia Z, and its softshell variant, the Xperia ZL.

The 4.3 build has recently leaked through xda-developers as a version which was destined for commercial outlets and members of the press. Read more »

Sailfish OS ported to Nokia N9, demoed on video

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Jolla’s upcoming mobile OS Sailfish debuted on the company’s first smartphone earlier last month in Finland, and has yet to see a global rollout.

Meanwhile, the Sailfish community has been hard at work on improving the OS, and some clever developers have been able to get it to work on the Nokia N9. Read more »

Viber puts the heat on Skype with new global calling option

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Everyone’s favorite cross-platform calling and VOIP service, Viber, has announced Viber Out, its latest service that lets users place calls to any phone number.

More importantly, Viber is directly targeting Skype’s similarly-named Skype Out service by offering significantly cheaper rates. Read more »

Motorola Moto G hands-on

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The Motorola Moto G has been all the rage recently being hyped as the best-spec’d entry-level offering in the market right now.

It’s made its way into our offices, and we’re stealing it away for a quick peek before our review team takes it away. Read more »

ZeroLemon brings 10000mAh to Galaxy Note 3 for just $60

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For those of us who find the 3,200mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 insufficient, a new extended battery case from ZeroLemon adds a huge 10,000mAh power juice.

While you may also need to buy a new belt due to the added weight, the 10,000mAh case also offers NFC connectivity, as well as a belt clip holster that also doubles as a kickstand. Read more »

Sony SmartWatch 2 gets a major update

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Today Sony’s latest smartwatch offering, the SmartWatch 2, received a major firmware update.

The new update brings with it a few new features as well as some stability improvements. Many of the SmartWatch 2′s app “Smart extensions”, like the Camera smart extension, have also received updates. Read more »