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  • This smart coffee table runs both Windows 8 and Android

    We’ve seen some big tablets before — like the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, which earned the tongue-twisting mantle of The Table Tablet, or Samsung’s 40-incher, which was curiously dubbed the Surface 2 before Microsoft got into the tablet scene. The Duet beats them all. The Duet by Ideum is a smart coffee table that looks like something from CSI: Miami. Beyond that, the beast of a thing runs both Android and Windows 8. With a click (or tap) of a button, you can switch between the two operating systems depending on your taste — work or play. Apart from messing about with cute two-player...

  • ‘WoW’ gets selfie cam because your Orc Mage also looks pretty

    So this just happened. Blizzard’s massive multiplayer online game World of Warcraft has just added a selfie feature, with matching filters and all that. Since the dawn of the epic battle between orcs, men, elves and undead, people have enjoyed taking some down-time, choreographing Superchick’s Hero music video and making their own WoW-themed musicals. A very artistic bunch. As the trend goes in directing comical short flicks, players also love taking screenshots. With the roll-out of the new 6.1 Patch, the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera will be awarded to any character who finishes the new mission, Field Photography. The mission objective reads the following: We need...

  • Samsung will be the main producer of the iPhone’s next-gen A9 chip

    According to a report from South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper, Samsung will be mainly responsible for the A9 chip — Apple’s next badass processor. Specifically, the same report notes that Samsung is responsible for 75% slice of orders for Apple’s upcoming A9 chip. Last year, Apple relied on both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing for its massive supply in iPhones, so this is a big win for the South Korean tech company. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup It’s no real secret that Samsung has been behind some of the crucial hardware specs inside Apple’s iPhone. But this news comes at the...

  • Mouse Box is a computer in mouse’s clothing

    Microcomputing is a trend that’ll make massive waves in the future. Unlike smartphones, downsizing otherwise large and cumbersome computing devices like laptops and all-in-ones, seems to be the formula for manufacturers trying to hitch onto the next big thing. Now a Polish company has taken this one step further, and probably as far as many would want to go. Introducing Mouse Box. It’s a mouse with a computer housed beneath its clickers. Boasting a a 1.4GHz ARM CPU, 128GB flash storage, HDMI out, Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 support, its more impressive than some actual laptops on the market. And it’s...

  • Apple Watch battery will last you an average 19 hours of mixed use

    The all so notorious battery issue is still holding back the all so trendy smartwatch movement. Recent reports suggest that the much anticipated, pretty-looking Apple Watch’s battery will only last us around 19 hours of mixed use. 9to5Mac reveals that Apple’s smartwatch will carry juice that will power it for either two or three days in sleep mode. That’s pretty much the same as all the other major smartwatches on the market today. Between Samsung, Microsoft, Motorola, LG and Apple, all seem to fall short when it comes to battery life. Both the LG G Wear Moto 360 only last two...

  • HoloLens, Continuum and Cortana: Microsoft’s Windows 10 playbook

    We knew Microsoft was going to talk about Windows 10 at length today, but no one realised just how much the company had to show. Since its previous press event at the back end of 2014, the Windows 10 has grown in a number of aspects and spread its wings across platforms great and small. After a seriously long press conference in Redmond, we nurse our tired eyes to round up some of the most pertinent points for those who missed the announcements and suggest what the implications are for the end user, Microsoft’s products and its rival’s offerings. First thing’s...

  • Xbox One to Windows 10 device streaming coming in 2015

    There’s a lot of Windows 10 related news clogging up the internet’s veins this morning, but one piece of news stands out for PC gamers and users of the Xbox One console. Last night, Xbox chief Phil Spenser announced that Windows 10 devices will benefit from game streaming directly from the Xbox One console, practically allowing gamers to play Xbox One titles from the comfort of their tablets or any other Windows 10 device. As we noted last night, it’s a feature that Microsoft really should’ve taken by the scruff of the neck before but at least moving into the...

  • 10 things you should know before Microsoft’s Windows 10 mobile event

    Windows 10 (yep, not Windows 9, remember) has been out in the wild for a good while now, on Windows Insider’s test machines and laptops, but it hasn’t yet come to mobile devices. As the tablet market shrinks in a surprising turn of events, the PC market has enjoyed something of a comeback in recent months with tablets taking a back seat. But what does this mean for mobile devices? Windows 10, as Satya Nadella noted months back, will work across all “Windows” platforms, from smartphones to laptops to the Xbox One console. It’s a massive undertaking and a burdensome...

  • Snappy Ubuntu Core is Canonical’s new Internet of Things platform

    Ubuntu has long been Linux‘s star distro, competing against the omnipresent likes of Microsoft and Windows ass-kicker Apple in the laptop and desktop OS space. But what about wearables, the Internet of Things and more interestingly, robotics? Well, Ubuntu has launched a push into that arena too and it’s all looking rather promising for Canonical and developers. The company has announced Snappy Ubuntu Core — a smaller, 40MB RAM-occupying distro that will power the likes of drones, vacuum cleaners and perhaps even a smart wearable or two. But why Snappy? Snappy Ubuntu Core is a new rendition of Ubuntu with transactional...

  • iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to feature faster RAM, iOS 9

    It’s January and already the world has its first iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus rumours. The current iPhone range is just over four months old but already this smartphone obsessed planet wants to see their upgrades as soon as possible. The new report, coming from Forbes, suggests that 2GB RAM is par for the “s” models which doubles the temporary storage currently available in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at present. What’s more, it will be LPDDR4 RAM which presents a much broader bandwidth than the current and much cheaper LPDDR3 standard. The phones will allegedly also sport iOS...

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