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MediaTek may soon be powered by AMD graphics

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MWC is a lot more than just a show floor for device announcements, it is the largest venue for mobile world tech and most-importantly – innovation. A lot of things can be learned at the show about the future plans of industry players and a possible cooperation between MediaTek and AMD is definitely among the most interesting.

Industry sources hint at a major cooperation between the two companies that has been under way for quite some time now. So, all things considered, AMD might be returning to the mobile GPU scene as a vendor for tailor-made graphics accelerators for MediaTek SoCs. This is all great news and the partnership could potentially be huge for both parties. Read more »

PhotoFast EVO C – the first ever flash drive to combine a lightning port, USB type A and type C

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PhotoFast has built a solid reputation for delivering one of the first iOS flash drive solutions. Granted, it is sort of a weird niche, but they are still pretty good at what they do. The company’s latest creation is very in-tune with Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook, announced yesterday. That laptop is a pioneer in its adoption of the new USB type C standard and PhotoFast has wasted no time in offering what could well be your first accessory to go with the ultra-thin Mac.

The flash drive in question is essentially meant to be used with iOS devices, through the lightning port on one side, as well as more conventional USB hosts, like PCs, thanks to the type A connector on the other end. Upon first inspection, there is nothing really special about the device, but a closer inspection reveals, that the traditional USB houses the much smaller, reversible type C connector. It is concealed in the bottom plastic part of the type A connector and slides out when needed. Read more »

ActionProof launches The Bumper protective Apple Watch case on IndieGoGo

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The Apple Watch is launching on April 24 and the last thing potential customers would want is damaging it. Italian-based company called ActionProof comes to the rescue with The Bumper protective casing.

The ActionProof Bumper is made out of ultra resistant rubber and is only compatible with the 42mm Apple Watch. It’s not water resistant or dustproof, but it will protect the Watch against hits and scratches of the body. Read more »

Obama announces $100 million TechHire initiative to boost high-tech hiring

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The United States President Barack Obama has announced a new program aimed at getting more Americans rapidly trained for well-paying technology jobs. Dubbed TechHire, the initiative will see Obama administration providing $100 million in competitive grants to support innovative approaches aimed at helping low-skill individuals with childcare responsibilities, disabilities, and limited English proficiency, get training in the technology sector.

“America has about 5 million open jobs today, more than at any point since 2001. Over half a million of those job openings are in information technology fields like software development, network administration, and cybersecurity,” the White House said. “The average salary in a job that requires information technology (IT) skills – whether in manufacturing, advertising, retail or banking – is 50 percent higher than the average private-sector American job.” Read more »

Goldgenie already prepping to offer a 24K Gold Apple Watch

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Apple doesn’t offer gold iPhones, but there are specialized companies that will gold plate you one and sprinkle diamonds. The Apple Watch does come in gold, however that one is hugely expensive. Can those companies gild a relatively affordable version of the Watch?

Of course they can! Read more »

Xbox One March System Update brings Screenshots, Party chat tweaks

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Microsoft has released a new March System Update for its Xbox One gaming console. The new System Update brings plethora of system improvements along with couple of interesting features.

Gamers can now take screenshot any time while playing their game by hitting Y button. Alternatively, the gamers can simply speak “Xbox, take a screenshot.” to save a screenshot and all these screenshots can be managed by a new Upload app. Read more »

Huawei to launch a 13000 mAh power bank soon

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Xiaomi introduced the handy Mi power banks in select regions for the enthusiasts to charge their smartphones while on the move. Now Huawei is following its footsteps to introduce a 13000 mAh power bank to charge the smartphones.

Xiaomi had introduced a 10000 mAh power bank for mere $14.5 in India but has been discontinued for a while. Read more »

Evernote promises new app for Apple Watch

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Apple Watch was announced last night o and people are still having trouble closing their jaws over the price tag of the limited editions. Apple showed the integration of several iOS apps with iOS 8.2 update on the Apple Watch and few obvious ones were missing.

Evernote took that opportunity and announced it’s releasing the Evernote app for Apple Watch in near future. The Evernote app for Apple Watch will complement the one on the iPhone in way that the user can dictate notes, set reminders, check off items from existing notes, and even check the recent content. Read more »

New Xbox One bundle packs four Halo games for $349

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Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One gaming console bundle that is expected to go on sale later this year. This new Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle features four premium titles from the Halo series for free.

Priced at $349 for US, the new Xbox One Halo bundle includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4 games. Read more »

A brief explanation of the Apple Watch Edition price

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After months of speculation, Apple finally announced the prices for the various versions of the Apple Watch. The most shocking of them was the price of the Apple Watch Edition. It starts at $10,000.

But it wasn’t really shocking, at least not to those who are aware of the cost of materials used on the watch. But just so everyone is on the same page, here is a brief explanation of the pricing of the Apple Watch Edition. Read more »

Apple updates MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster hardware

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Along with the spanking new MacBook, Apple also updated the hardware on the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina display, which are now much better for the same price.

The MacBook Air gets a new fifth generation (Broadwell) Intel Core i5 5250U processor with dual core 1.6GHz CPU (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) and HD 6000 on-board graphics. You can also configure it with an Intel Core i7 5650U with dual core 2.2GHz CPU (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) and the same HD 6000 graphics. There is also Thunderbolt 2, with twice the bandwidth of up to 20Gbps up and down simultaneously. These changes are available are common to both the 11-inch and 13-inch, but the 13-inch model also gets 2x faster flash storage. Read more »

Update to Pandora for Android brings Google Now cards

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Pandora for Android received a major update. Version 5.8 brings support for Google Now cards to the music streaming app.

Google Now support means that users can search for and play music straight from the search giant’s personal assistant. Read more »

A $79 gadget will address the shortage of ports in the new Apple MacBook

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Apple will help you go around the shortage of ports in the new Macbook with a dedicated accessory. Priced at $79, the USB-C multipart adapter will add a trio of ports to the sleek new notebook.

The multiport adapter by Apple will be available in two different configurations – one with VGA display port and one with HDMI solution. Read more »

The new 12″ MacBook gets showcased in these official promo videos

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Earlier today, Apple finally made the oft-rumored new 12-inch MacBook official. The laptop is the thinnest the company has ever produced, having a maximum thickness of just 13.1 mm. It’s also sporting a full-metal construction.

These things, as well as many others, are talked about in the two promo videos for the MacBook that Apple has shown during its launch event. And now you can watch these right here. Read more »

Watch all the Apple Watch promo videos here

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Apple Watch was detailed today at the company’s dedicated event. Now we know all there is to know about the wearable gadget – the materials and functionality, the pricing and availability.

Apple Watch will be available in aluminum, stainless steel and gold flavors. You can check how those are made on the promo videos below. Read more »