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Philips to launch Android-powered Smart TVs this year

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Philips has officially announced that it will be coming up with Android-powered Smart TVs later this year. The company has also confirmed that its new television sets, which will be named Ambilight TVs, will have full access to Google Play Store as well as the firm’s own Smart TV apps.

The upcoming TVs from Philips are said to be powered by a quad-core chips that can handle intensive HD games without any hassle. Read more »

Toshiba upgrades its Kira Ultrabook with Haswell processor, brings it to UK

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Toshiba’s Kira Ultrabook has been available in the United States for quite a while now, and the good news for all the fans waiting in the United Kingdom is that the Windows 8.1 ultrabook will finally debut in Britain next month.

The Kira Ultrabook variant hitting the stores of the UK will feature an upgraded Intel Core i7 Haswell processor out of the box to make up for the delay. Read more »

Microsoft sold 3 million Xbox One units in 2013

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Microsoft announced that its latest gaming console, the Xbox One managed to achieve 3 million sales from 13 countries before the end of 2013.

The Redmond gaint’s launched its newest gaming console on 22 November and was available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, New Zealand, UK and the US. Read more »

Canon introduces PowerShot N100, SX600HS and ELPH 340HS compact cameras

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Canon’s press event at CES today saw the unveiling of three new point and shoot cameras. The company introduced the PowerShot N100, SX600HS and ELPH 340HS to extend its mid-range offerings.

The PowerShot N100 has square design that is quite similar to the previous N series models. Read more »

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 802 and 602A SoC for smart TVs and in car infotainment

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Qualcomm has officially taken wraps of its Snapdragon 802 processor that is designed exclusively for streaming 4K content on your televisions. The semi-conductor giant also introduced its Snapdragon 602A chipset to improve the infotainment in cars.

The Snapdragon 802 is a SoC with quad-core CPU that shares a lot with the company’s Snapdragon 800 and 805 mobile processors. Read more »

Apple and Qualcomm facing production issues with their smartwatches

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The next 12 months are said to be the year of the wearable devices as the industry embraces the newest trend. However, two of the industry giants in the faces of Qualcomm and Apple are reportedly facing production issues with their respective wearable products.

According to a report from DigiTimes, Qualcomm’s Toq and Apple’s alleged iWatch yields are less than 50% of what initially anticipated due to difficulties with applying surface treatments on the metal chassis. Read more »

Samsung announces Smart Home service to help you automate your home

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Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new service dubbed Smart Home. The latest assistance from the global market leader will enable you to connect to your smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones through a single integrated platform.

Samsung’s Smart Home will allow you to control and manage your electronic devices such as refrigerators, washing machines, digital cameras and even a smartwatch through a single application. Read more »

Pebble says something special is coming at CES

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The Pebble is one of the most popular wearable devices, which came to life through a Kickstarter campaign. The company has announced that it has “something special” to offer at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Pebble’s CEO Eric Migicovsky will be making the announcement on 6 January, a day before the CES kicks off. The keynote will begin at 11AM Pacific time and will be live streamed on the company’s website. Read more »

Samsung hints its booth at CES 2014 will be focused on smart technologies

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With CES 2014 fast approaching, tech companies start teasing their upcoming product announcements. Samsung has also joined the bandwagon and has started spreading hints on what it’s going to be focusing at this year’s CES.

On the official Samsung Tomorrow blog, the company recalls the Galaxy Gear announcement at IFA 2013 and the smart home products that also debuted there, adding there’ll be more of the same at CES 2014. Read more »

Samsung shares drop 4.6% on estimates of lower operating profit

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Samsung’s shares bob up and down based on analysts’ predictions of the company’s earnings. The latest change was a hit to share price because of estimates that the company will posts a lower quarter to quarter operating profit. The stock closed at 4.6% down.

The official numbers are expected to come out next Tuesday, but analysts have already reported in their expectations. Read more »

Check out this cool infographic on phone usage

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Ever since John F Mitchell and Martin Cooper of Motorola demonstrated the use of first hand held mobile phone in the year 1973, the mobile tech has grown beyond leaps and bounds. In the recent times, these mobile devices have evolved to what we now know as smartphones and have turned out to be an essential part of our lives.

However, along with the convenience come a few dangers, which you might have been unaware of. Here’s a beautiful infographic that shows the advantages and the disadvantages of a mobile phone. Read more »

Google Play Music All Access customers can now buy Glass

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Until now to purchase a Google Glass unit, you needed to be on a very short list. You either had to have attended I/O, or be a friend of someone who is already using a pair. However, if you are signed up for Google Play Music’s All Access service and want some Glass goodness for yourself, you are in luck.

Google sent out the invitations this morning to its All Access subscribers to join the Explorer program (which is the name given to the testing and usage of Google Glass). To become an Explorer, all you need is an invitation from Google and $1,500. It’s a hefty price to pay, but then again, being able to use the newest technology before most people is pretty cool. Read more »

Mercedes teams up with Pebble for wearable tech

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So you want to be more connected to your car? Well if you’re sporting a new Mercedes-Benz, then Pebble has just the smartwatch for you. They’ve teamed up with the iconic German automotive manufacturer to create a wrist-watch style piece of wearable tech that should be available in 2014.

The Mercedes Benz/Pebble product and all of its details will be unveiled at CES between January 7-10. It’s safe to assume that the smartwatch will work with Mercedes’ already existing smartphone application: Digital Drive Style. Read more »

LG Lifeband Touch leaks out in a press image

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A press image of a yet to be announced LG wearable device made the rounds on Twitter, unsurprisingly thanks to @evleaks. Dubbed LG Lifeband Touch, the gadget is likely to break cover during CES 2014 next week.

The leaked press shot of the LG Lifeband Touch appears less than a week after a word arrived about the Korean manufacturer’s alleged plans to release wearable devices called G-Arch and G-Health. Read more »

LG announces Pocket Photo 2 printer with enhanced portability

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LG has officially unveiled the second edition of their Pocket Photo printer. The new generation Pocket Photo is a lot slimmer and is shaping up as a nice companion for customizing, printing and sharing images on the go.

The South Korean manufacturer will be showing the Pocket Photo 2 at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 7. Read more »