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Apple looking to automate production of iPhone batteries

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Reports out of China indicate that Apple is heading towards automation of the iPhone battery production, resulting in one less labor-intensive iPhone assembly process.

The move will make it easier for the company to potentially move the production of the iPhone elsewhere, as it will not rely as heavily on specialized manual assembly. Read more »

Moto 360 may have a sapphire glass and wireless charging support

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Motorola unveiled the first smartwatch, the Moto 360, something many people have been waiting for. But the company kept most details a secret – we know little except it on the new Android Wear platform, so we have to rely on rumors to fill in the blanks.

The screen is reportedly an OLED but even the rumors are mum on size and resolution. The smartwatch is said to feature a sapphire glass protection, which is usually reserved for high-priced watches. Read more »

Upcoming Samsung Gear smartwatch model to come with telephony

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Samsung’s Gear 2 line of smartwatches was unveiled at MWC last month running on Tizen OS and providing calling, messaging and notification capabilities from a paired Galaxy smartphone.

A rumored next generation of the Gear 2 will supposedly do away with the pairing requirement, and be able to provide calling capabilities through an integrated SIM slot. Read more »

Google said to be working on an 8.9″ Nexus tablet

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Google may follow the trend and launch an 8.9″ tablet as its first tablet project for this year, reports Digitimes. The affordable 7″ form factor is dominant at the moment, but makers have been experimenting with various sizes for a while.

This includes Samsung’s 12.2″ tablets, while Asus is reportedly working on a 13.3″ tablet based on an Intel chipset and a dual-boot setup. Read more »

Nexus smartwatch to have 1.65″ screen, more specs revealed

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The MWC this year made it clear that wearables are the new hotness and Sundar Pichai, Android’s head, was talking about a new wearables API. So, of course, rumors of a Nexus smartwatch are running amok.

All fingers are pointing to LG as the manufacturer and popular rumor source @evleaks has dug up more details. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 passes through FCC, Tab 8 specs confirmed

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Information on all three Samsung Galaxy Tab series 4 leaked a month ago with detailed specs, model numbers and other information. We expected the trio to go official at the MWC in Barcelona, but it didn’t happen.

Today the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 made it through the FCC and the uploaded documents confirm its design and connectivity package – GSM, 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth. Read more »

LTE-powered Microsoft Surface 2 leaks for AT&T

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Rumors of an LTE-capable Surface 2 tablet from Microsoft has been making the rounds for the past several weeks, and we’ve finally been able to catch a glimpse of one in the wild.

The device will support LTE bands 4, 7, and 17, and will be exclusive to AT&T for an in-store price of $679. Read more »

The oft-delayed Panasonic Toughpad to hit retailers next week

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Panasonic’s large 20-inch tablet, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, looks to finally be heading to retail outlets after numerous delays.

The large-screened 4K-toting tablet, which was announced more than a year ago at MWC 2013, has seen more than its fair share of delays stemming from difficulties on the production side of things. Read more »

Huawei’s octa-core Kirin 920 processor outdoes Snapdragon 801

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A couple of benchmark results which have surfaced from Huawei’s new home-made octa-core Kirin 920 processor, showing some serious horsepower under the hood.

The upcoming processor from the Chinese smartphone company that features four Cortex-A7 cores and four Cortex-A15 cores, beats out Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 in the AnTuTu benchmark. Read more »

Upcoming OnePlus One smartphone tipped to have Snapdragon 800

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OnePlus, the company behind an upcoming super-smartphone that’s set to run exclusively on the popular CyanogenMod Android ROM, is set to go official on March 9.

Fittingly, the device has been tipped to feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, and some other hardware details have been leaked out of China. Read more »

Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 gets demoed on video

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s leaked details, Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 appeared yet again. This time around Siri’s upcoming rival showed up in a brief video.

Slightly over two minutes long, the video shows how Cortana is set up. Read more »

Two top Microsoft execs depart after new CEO takes over

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The fallout of the new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is already being felt, as two top executives have decided to seek greener pastures elsewhere.

Tony Bates, Executive VP of business development/evangelism and former CEO of Skype, as well as Executive VP of marketing Tami Reller will be leaving the company. Read more »

Details and screenshots of Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone emerge

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Details and screenshots of the upcoming Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone made the rounds. Microsoft’s answer to Siri will debut with Windows Phone 8.1.

Cortana is tipped to replace the Bing search functionality in Windows Phone 8.1. Read more »

Leaked screenshots show Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen backgrounds

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The Start Screen of Windows Phone 8.1 will be customizable with background images. Several leaked screenshots revealed the upcoming WP feature and its settings screen.

The new customization option will not be enabled by default. Read more »

Next generation Samsung Chromebook press image leaks

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A press image of the next generation Samsung Chromebook made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. The photo reveals that the upcoming device will feature the same look as the Korean giant’s latest smartphones and tablets.

Allegedly named Samsung Chromebook 2, the yet to be revealed gadget totes the same stitched faux leather finish as the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Tab Pro family, etc. Read more »