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Samsung Galaxy S6 accessories will reportedly have authentication chips

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According to a report in Korean media, Samsung Galaxy S6 accessories will feature authentication chips. The solution is said to be similar to the setup used by Samsung’s biggest rival, Apple.

The Korean giant will reportedly attempt to build a new ecosystem mobile accessories around Samsung Galaxy S6. Read more »

Apple will power its futuristic new campus with an $850 million solar farm

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An $850 million solar farm will power Apple’s futuristic new campus. The Cupertino giant’s CEO, Tim Cook, announced the huge investment in a speech during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference.

The 1,300-acre facility will be located in Monterey, California. Read more »

Microsoft Office 2016 preview is now available

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Microsoft Office 2016 preview is now available for users who are willing to commit to a non-disclosure agreement. The Redmond giant will officially release Office 2016 later this year.

The upcoming Office release is available through Microsoft Connect. Read more »

Alleged Meizu Blue Charm smartwatch component leaks

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It looks like Meizu has a smartwatch coming our way. An alleged photo of a component for the device made the rounds online.

The image is said to showcase the round face of an upcoming Meizu Blue Charm watch. Read more »

The latest Apple iPad showcases its music making credentials

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Apple released a brand new iPad commercial. The Cupertino giant’s latest ad focuses on the tablet’s music making credentials.

The Swedish recording artist Elliphant is starring in the minute-long clip alongside iPad Air 2. Read more »

Google brings live video chat with a salesperson to the Play store

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Google brought live chat with a salesperson to the Play store. The feature allows buyers to have their questions answered before they splurge on new Android hardware.

The free service is called Google Device Experts. Read more »

Corning has a sapphire glass rival in the works

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At a meeting with investors in New York City, Corning announced that its is working on a scratch-resistant glass that can rival sapphire. Conspicuously named Project Phire, the material will become available to manufacturers later this year.

Project Phire is said to combine the best qualities of Corning Gorilla Glass and sapphire. Read more »

Microsoft Office will soon have Cortana integration

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According to a report in The Verge, Microsoft will soon integrate Cortana into its Office productivity suite. The highly capable virtual assistant will be available in both mobile and desktop guise in the near future.

A Microsoft Office “Work Assistant” application is reportedly in testing. Read more »

Allwinner A64 is a 64-bit chipset with 4K support and $5 price tag

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The Chinese chipmaker Allwinner took the wraps off a 64-bit tablet-friendly chipset with incredibly low price tag. Allwinner A64 brings 4K display support to mobile devices for only $5.

The chipset consists of four Cortex-A53 CPU cores, coupled with support for various DDR memory types. Read more »

Update to SwiftKey for iOS brings new languages, emoji predictions

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The popular third-party iOS keyboard SwiftKey received a major update. Version 1.2 of the application is currently available in the Apple App Store.

The list of new features included in the update is rather extensive. Read more »

Google Search will soon include tweets

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According to a report in Bloomberg, Google Search will soon include tweets. Google and Twitter have apparently reached and agreement, which will include the social network’s posts in its search results.

The feature is allegedly set to launch in the first half of this year. Read more »

Universal Microsoft Office apps arrive on Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Microsoft rolled out universal Office apps for Windows 10 Technical Preview. The trio includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The touch-optimized applications are available for desktops, notebooks, and tablets with Windows 10 installed. Read more »

#TileArt by Microsoft will help you customize your Windows Phone homescreen

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Microsoft launched a dedicated app to help Windows Phone 8.1 users customize their device’s homescreen. Dubbed #TileArt, the free app is currently available in the Windows Phone marketplace.

#TileArt will allow users to pin any image or photo to the homescreen of their smartphone. Read more »

Apple to transform Arizona-based sapphire glass plant into a data center

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Remember Apple’s former partner GT Advanced and its sapphire glass plant that went bust last year? Apparently, the Cupertino giant has plans to turn it into a massive data center.

The facility will serve as a command center for Apple’s “global networks.” Read more »

Pebble smartwatch sales reach one million with new hardware on the way

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The CEO of Pebble Eric Migicovsky announced in an interview that the company shipped a million smartwatches. The company hit the magic number at the very end of 2014, on December 31.

Pebble more than doubled its sales since March 2014. Read more »