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Windows 10 Technical Preview now available to download

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Just as it promised yesterday during Windows 10′s big unveil, Microsoft has now made a Technical Preview of the new operating system available to download for those who are interested.

This is probably best thought of as a pre-beta release, so only the truly adventurous need apply. To download, you first need to join the new Windows Insider Program. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 internals showcased in a teardown

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The Sony Xperia Z3 has been torn apart by MyFixGuide and we get to see what the company’s latest Android flagship is made of. The guide also goes through each step of the disassembly, which is useful if you ever need to take a peek inside.

But since this will void your warranty, we advise you not to. Anyway, the back cover of the phone is easy to pop open with the right tool. Once opened, you can see how Sony has insulated the phone and made able to take diving lessons over 1 meter of water for more than 30 minutes. Read more »

Apple completely loses the plot, revokes Computer Bild magazine accreditation over #bendgate video

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Just when we thought that the whole #bendage thing was behind us, here comes Apple to reignite it all over again. The company has revoked the press accreditation of German magazine Computer Bild after it published a video of its editor-in-chief bending iPhone 6 Plus and then failing to do so with the Galaxy Note 3.

Now whether or not an €800 phone should bend like that or if you should apply such force to it is beyond the point here. What’s important is Apple’s reaction to the case. Read more »

Tablet chipset shipments mark 23% annual jump in Q2 2014

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According to a report by Strategy Analytics, chipsets destined for tablets have marked a year-on-year jump of 23% in Q2 2014. According to the estimates, $945 million worth of tablet chipsets have shipped in the last quarter alone.

Standing on top is Apple with its iPad slates, which hold a 26% revenue share. Interestingly, Intel is close by at second place at 19% and Qualcomm is third with 17%. Read more »

Next iPad tipped to arrive with gold color option

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According to e a report in Bloomberg, the next iPad model will have a gold color scheme option. Apple’s next full-sized tablet is expected to launch in October.

The upcoming new color scheme is reportedly a move by Apple to boost sales. Read more »

Deck Ultra wireless speaker by Sol Republic and Motorola goes official

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Sol Republic and Motorola announced the Deck Ultra wireless speaker. The audio accessory is a successor to the original Sol Republic Deck speaker that debuted alongside the first Moto X last year.

Compared to its predecessor, the Sol Republic Deck Ultra offers twice as much audio output and battery endurance. Read more »

Pebble gives its smartwatch duo a permanent price cut

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Pebble treated its smartwatch duo to a permanent price reduction. The original Pebble is now priced at $99, while the Pebble Steel costs $199 ($219 with metal band).

In addition to the lower pricing, Pebble introduced new firmware for its wearable devices. Read more »

Microsoft officially announces Windows 10 for phones, tablets, PCs, and more

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For whatever reason, Microsoft decided to skip the number 9 entirely and name Windows 10 as the successor to Windows 8.1. The new OS version will unsurprisingly come with the features that have been rumored for the next Windows iteration over the past few months.

On the PC side, Windows 10 seems to be all about convincing those who are still sticking with Windows 7 to finally upgrade. Read more »

The life of Orkut gets neatly summarized in an infographic

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These days it seems like there’s an infographic for everything, and now that Google’s finally said its last farewell to Orkut – there’s one for that too.

Orkut was Google’s first social network, before Buzz, and before Google+. It’s been officially pronounced dead just hours ago, so it’s probably the best time to take a look back at what Orkut was. Read more »

Samsung releases infographic highlighting new Galaxy Note Edge features

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge made some waves at this year’s IFA as the first device to feature a proprietary rounded edge screen on the side of the device used for shortcuts, notifications, and more.

For those still in the dark on everything that Samsung’s Edge Screen is capable of, the Korean company has released a handy infographic highlighting all of its nifty features. Read more »

eBay spins off PayPal as a separate company, former American Express boss takes its wheel

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eBay is spinning off PayPal into a separate company as it believes there are a lot more opportunities to seize that way. The PayPal spinoff will allow it to refocus and grasp new possibilities in the online payment sector.

Former American Express CEO is going to be in charge of PayPal and he’s joining eBay starting today as President and CEO-designee. According to eBay stats, PayPal is responsible for the transfer of 1 out of every 6 dollars spent online. Read more »

60,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S phones sell out in 13.9 seconds in latest sale

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Xiaomi held a flash sale of 60,000 Redmi 1S smartphones today in India and the whole thing was done in 13.9 seconds. This is the fifth time the company is holding such a sale, but today’s was the largest of them all.

The company promises that something special is going to hit next week, but it’s not going to be another flash sale. Don’t get us wrong – there will be a sale but that will happen a week later, on October 14. Read more »

French retailer Colette shows the Apple Watch at dedicated window

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Fashion Week in Paris is heating up and retailer Colette has partnered with Apple to show the Apple Watch to the huddled masses. The Cupertino smartwatch will not be available until “early 2015″ so this may be your only chance to catch a glimpse at the iPhone companion for months to come.

It won’t last long though, the retailer was teasing a “one day experience” earlier and its website confirmed it, saying We have a special guest today.” Read more »

Orkut is dead

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After ten long years of being in existence, Orkut is finally dead. After announcing its plans to shut down the social network back in June, Google finally pulled the plug today on the ageing social network.

Orkut was Google’s first social network back in 2004, before Google+, or Buzz or anything else existed. While it initially saw most of its usage in the US, it was eventually taken over by Brazilians and Indians, who remained the top two users of the service till the very end. Read more »

Nokia HERE Maps APK for Android leaks

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Nokia had previously announced its plans to release a version of HERE Maps for Android, but only for Samsung devices for now. Although the app is yet to officially release, somebody managed to get their hands on the APK and unsurprisingly, it works on any Android device running 4.0 and above.

Nokia HERE Maps is a fully featured navigation utility, and has all the features, including turn by turn voice navigation. It also has something unique, where you can download maps for entire cities, which can then be used offline or in areas with no network. Read more »