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Benchmarking Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with Intel Atom Z3580 SoC and 4GB of RAM

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We got our hands on a retail unit of the range-topping version of Asus ZenFone 2 with 4GB of RAM, so we decided to put it through our set of benchmark tests. The smartphone packs a beefier chipset, which aims to compete with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 family.

Asus ZenFone 2 with 4GB of RAM packs an Intel Atom Z3580 SoC with 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU, coupled with PowerVR G6430 GPU. For comparison, Asus ZenFone 2 with 2GB of RAM features Intel Atom Z3560 with 1.8GHz quad-core CPU. Read more »

Microsoft Office 2016 Preview update improves file sharing, collaboration

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Microsoft released an Office 2016 Preview update. The new build of the productivity suite adds improved collaboration and file sharing to the platform.

Microsoft added Real Time Presence to Word 2016 Preview. Read more »

The Pebble Time iOS app finally makes it to the App Store

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Apple finally allowed the Pebble Time smartwatch iOS companion app to make its way to the App Store. Pebble delivered the good news via its weekly Kickstarter update.

Yesterday, Pebble blamed the Cupertino giant took a while with its app review process despite its request for an expedited procedure. Read more »

Performance issues delay Android Wear 5.1.1 update for Moto 360

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In case you are a Moto 360 owner wondering where your Android Wear 5.1.1 update is, Motorola has news for you. Rollout of the new firmware has been delayed due to performance issues.

The news arrived via Motorola’s official Twitter feed, after a user inquired about the status of the update. Read more »

Doom 3 BFG Edition arrives on Nvidia Shield Tablet and Shield Android TV

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Doom 3 BFG Edition for Nvidia Shield Tablet and Shield Android TV made its way to the Google Play store. The classic video game title is priced at $9.99 and comes bundled with the original Doom and Doom II.

The video game has been developed by id Software, the original team behind the legendary franchise. Read more »

HTC celebrates the UEFA Champions League final with 24ct gold One M9

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HTC took the wraps off a One M9 in 24ct gold to celebrate this year’s UEFA Champions League final between FC Barcelona and Juventus. The Taiwanese manufacturer is among the sponsors of the tournament.

In addition to being coated in the precious metal, the limited edition HTC One M9 has the UEFA Champions League logo engraved on its back. Read more »

Hands-on with Huawei P8 lite for the US market

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We managed to spend quality time with the freshly announced Huawei P8 lite for the US market. The smartphone is already available to order in the United States directly from Huawei’s online store.

Huawei P8 lite features the same design language as the company’s P8 flagship. Read more »

Apple will not unveil new Apple TV hardware at WWDC

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According to a report in The New York Times, we will not see a new Apple TV at WWDC. Past rumors suggested that the Cupertino giant will unveil a new set top box with the same CPU as iPhone 6.

Apple’s change of hears took place over the past couple of weeks. Read more »

Google Maps now deliver real-time public transit information

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Beginning today, Google Maps will show you real-time transit information. The search giant has been providing transit information for a while now, though not in real-time.

The feature will deliver live arrivals for buses, metro trains, and subway. Read more »

GoPro will launch its first drone in 2016

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The leading manufacturer of action cameras GoPro will launch its first quadcopter in about a year. Nick Woodman, the company’s CEO announced that the drone will debut in the first half of 2016.

Woodman calls the upcoming quadcopter “the ultimate GoPro accessory.” Read more »

Pebble Time pre-orders to the general public will kick off on June 22

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If you were’t a participant in the most successful Kickstarter project to date and were wondering when will you be able to pre-order a Pebble Time, we have some good news. Pebble’s latest smartwatch will be available for pre-order to general public in less than a month, on June 22.

Prospective Pebble Time buyers can leave their contact information on a dedicated sign up page set up by the manufacturer. Read more »

Android M rumored to bring dedicated app permission controls

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The next major iteration of Android will reportedly bring dedicated permission controls to users. Android M is expected to debut tomorrow during Google I/O in San Francisco.

Currently, Android prompts users to accept all permissions an application requires before installing it. Read more »

Apple patents hybrid keyboard with touch-sensitive keys

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Apple received a patent for a hybrid keyboard with touch-sensitive keys. The innovative setup will allow users to to apply multitouch gestures without removing their hands from the keyboard.

The keys of the “Fusion keyboard” feature capacitive touch sensors. Read more »

Apple iOS 9 Transit Maps will only support a few cities at launch

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, the previously rumored Transit Maps feature in Apple iOS 9 will have limited availability at launch. The service will allegedly be live in 5-6 cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Transit Maps in iOS 9 might go live as early as next month in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Paris, Berlin, and London. Read more »

Twitter is reportedly interested in acquiring Flipboard

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According to a report in Re/code, Twitter is interested in acquiring Flipboard. The social network has reportedly been holding talks with Fipboard since the beginning of this year.

An all-stock deal is said to be valuing Flipboard in excess of $1 billion. Read more »