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Toshiba releases ultra-thin 20MP CMOS image sensor for high-end smartphones

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Toshiba released a brand new 20MP CMOS image sensor, designed specifically with high-end mobile devices in mind. Sporting the rather uninspiring model number T4KA7, the 1.12 micron component will allow the development of sub-6mm camera modules.

Toshiba T4KA7 has an optical size of 1/2.4” and features high-speed circuit technology that allows it to deliver 22fps at full resolution image capture. Read more »

Microsoft sends out invites for a Windows 9 event on September 30

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In line with past rumors, Microsoft sent out invites for a dedicated Windows 9 press gathering. The hotly anticipated event will take place in San Francisco.

Redmond’s upcoming announcement will also focus on enterprise. Read more »

Samsung takes another subtle dig at Apple in a new ad

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A few days after bashing its biggest rival in a series of videos, Samsung released another ad that pokes at Apple. This time around however, the mockery is a lot subtler.

As it turns out the videos from earlier this week were produced in Korea. The company’s marketing team in the United States created the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 promo video. Read more »

Future Apple Watch models will reportedly pack more built-in sensors

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Despite the fact that the Apple Watch is yet to arrive, rumors about its successor already began circulating. According to a report by Reuters, future iterations of the wearable device will pack more sensors.

Citing people familiar with Apple’s plans, the report reveals that future iterations of the device will offer richer health features. Read more »

Android apps make their way to Chrome OS

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Google announced availability of the first set of Android apps for Chrome OS. The list of four applications includes Vine, Duolingo, Evernote, and Sight Words.

The apps’ availability is a result of project App Runtime for Chrome (Beta). Read more »

Samsung pokes Apple in a series of brand new video ads

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You didn’t think that Samsung would respond to Apple’s major announcement with a mere graphic, did you? Several hours after the first poke, the Korean giant released a series of video ads that mock its Cupertino competitor.

The sextet of YouTube clips makes fun of Apple and its products in a rather comprehensive fashion. Read more »

LG G Watch gets treated to a $50 price cut

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The original LG G Watch got treated to a significant price reduction. The Android Wear-toting, square gadget is now $50 cheaper in the Google Play store and Best Buy.

The new price tag of the LG G Watch is $179, thus making it one of the most affordable Android Wear timepiece on offer by a major manufacturer. Read more »

NVIDIA drops HTC Nexus 9 name in a legal document

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NVIDIA accidentally dropped the HTC Nexus 9 name in a legal document. The juicy bit appeared in the company’s lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung.

In addition to the already familiar HTC Nexus 9 name, NVIDIA also revealed the tablet’s release time frame. Read more »

Google extended the return window for Play store apps

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Google quietly extended the return window of apps from the Play store. Users now have two hours to decide if they want to keep their purchase.

The new timeframe is a drastic improvement over the previously offered fifteen minutes. Read more »

Microsoft reportedly near a deal to buy the maker of Minecraft

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According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is near a deal to acquire the Swedish company Mojang AB. The studio sits behind the ultra-popular video game Minecraft.

The deal may be officially announced this week. Read more »

HTC takes a gentle swing at the iPhone 6 family on Twitter

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Well, this surely didn’t take long! Shortly after Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, a member of the competition responded. HTC took a gentle swing at the newly announced duo on Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, the Taiwanese manufacturer picked on the metal design of Cupertino’s smartphone. Read more »

Here are Apple’s official cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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Unsurprisingly, Apple launched official protective cases for the newly released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The covers are available in a number of colors, ranging from flashy to decidedly understated.

The official Apple iPhone 6 cases are available with leather or silicon finish. Read more »

Check out the Apple Watch promo videos over here

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The official Apple Watch promo videos made the rounds on YouTube. The wearable device just made its debut alongside the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

The videos give us a walkthrough of the design and the features of Apple’s watch. Read more »

LG G3 comes with extra battery and charging cradle in the United States

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LG will bundle its G3 smartphone flagship with an extra battery and a charging cradle for it in the United States. The offer is valid with the purchase of a new device between September 8 and September 22.

The additional 3,000mAh battery and its charging cradle are worth $70. Read more »

Google Play Movies & TV for iOS gains offline support

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Google’s Play Movies & TV app for iOS got treated to a significant update. Version 1.2.0 of the app brings offline movie playback to the Apple’s platform.

The app’s newly built-in functionality should appeal to those with limited amount of data in their wireless plan, or simply spend time away from less than perfect network coverage. Read more »