Samsung will finally launch a Tizen handset this quarter, Android Wear smartwatch is in the works

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Samsung says that in order for Tizen to be successful, it needs to account for 15 percent of the company’s smartphone shipments. After being rumoured for over a year, Samsung’s Tizen handset will be officially unveiled later this quarter. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team announced in an interview with Reuters [...]

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FuelBand no more: Nike lays off hardware division as it abandons wearables

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One of the first brands to make wearables is getting out of the market, does this mean the future is dimming for the form factor? Nike has laid off the majority of its 70-person hardware team, and is killing the FuelBand line as it “refocuses” its business efforts according to a report from CNET. “As [...]

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‘Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’ breaks 2 million registered users milestone

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Square Enix has reported that over 2 million users have signed up for their newest MMORPG, a number that has “far exceeded” the developer’s projections.

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OnePlus One: 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 801 and 3 GB RAM for under $400

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OnePlus One features high-end hardware in a slim form factor that will be available for under $ 400. OnePlus One might turn out to be a market disruptor, much like the Nexus 4 was when it launched a few years ago. The device seems to have it all: A great design, high-end internal hardware and a [...]

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The PlayStation 4 juggernaut continues: 7 million units sold to consumers

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The PlayStation 4 continues to break sales records. It looks like consumer interest in the PlayStation 4 isn’t going to subside anytime soon. After announcing last month that it has met its five million sales targets three weeks before schedule, Sony has announced today that it has sold seven million PS4 units. The seven million [...]

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Toshiba starts shipping UHS-II microSD card samples

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Toshiba starts shipping samples of its UHS-II compliant microSD cards, which are currently considered yet again as the world’s fastest. Toshiba started rolling out its new microSD cards earlier this week, with units being shipped out right now for sampling. The microSD cards are UHS-II compliant cards, and are claimed to be one of the fastest [...]

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Can Apple be convinced to drop Google search in favor of Yahoo?

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A new report suggests that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is actively pursuing Apple to end its mobile devices’ reliance on Google search. Google is the default search engine on Apple’s mobile devices. Users can change it to Bing or Yahoo through the Settings app but most never bother. After all, when you want to search [...]

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MIT says offshore nuclear power plants may offer a ‘cooler’ alternative

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MIT researchers propose building nuclear reactors in offshore locations, due to several strategic and practical safety advantages. Standard nuclear reactors are water-cooled, and water can be cycled within its system solely as a coolant, or can be used to generate steam for a turbine. This is often the reason why nuclear power plants are built [...]

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Facebook users to get more real-world connections with Nearby Friends

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Facebook is taking location sharing to a whole new level with Nearby Friends, offering to improve real-world connections by letting users find friends who are nearby. Social networking is oft blamed for degrading personal connections among users. While social media has enabled users to extend reach to other users around the globe, spending too much time online has [...]

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Asus announces ROG GTX 760 ‘Striker’ graphics card

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Asus’ new card will expand the Republic of Gamers brand and offer 4GB of GDDR5 memory as well as a base clockspeed of 1085 MHz on the platinum version. Asus announced Friday another card in its Republic of Gamers brand, the ROG GTX 760 Striker. The GTX 760 Striker will be available in standard and [...]

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