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All News for February 2013

Samsung has bravely used its homegrown Exynos processor in its mobile devices, and for the most part that’s been a successful endeavor. Further, it makes sense to keep as much of the manufacturing process in-house, because companies can avoid dealing with third party licensing fees and contracts, can act more quickly to resolve any issues,... Read more...
Earlier today we mentioned ASUS’ new PadFone Infinity, which is a nicely-appointed smartphone that slots into a dock to become a 10.1-inch tablet; ASUS isn’t done at Mobile World Congress, though, as the company also announced a 7-inch tablet called the Fonepad (Yes, the nomenclature is kind of confusing.)... Read more...
Although the cool factor of toting around a Dell Latitude 10 tablet pales in comparison to the iPad, Dell believes that when it comes to the workplace, the Latitude is a far better option. In a press release, Dell called its Latitude 10 Enhanced Security tablet “up to 17 times faster and 94 percent less... Read more...
Surprise! LG has agreed to acquire webOS from Hewlett-Packard, potentially breathing new life into an operating system that was on the brink of death. Under terms of the deal, LG gains rights to the webOS source code, all related documentation and websites, and even a team of engineers. It's not known how much LG is paying for webOS, though... Read more...
ZTE is showing off its Grand Memo at this year's Mobile World Congress. This phablet features a 5.7-inch screen and LTE connectivity.  Perhaps more noteworthy is the fact that the Grand Memo runs on a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. This is the first time we've seen Qualcomm's new processor in a mobile... Read more...
As Mobile World Congress kicks off in Europe, Nokia is adding to its portfolio with four new devices. Among these, you'll find the company's most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone and the company's lowest-priced mobile phone. The Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520 are the two new devices that will garner most of the attention. These smartphones... Read more...
Consider the gauntlet thrown down by NVIDIA. The company has provided additional information about its upcoming Tegra 4 and Tegra 4i mobile platforms at the Mobile World Congress conference currently taking place in Barcelona, including new performance benchmarks and architectural details. The well-timed platform upgrade comes at a time when... Read more...
Sony spent the majority of its 2-hour long PlayStation 4 (PS4) press event talking about games, software, social integration, and the cloud, but one thing the console maker didn't discuss is the price of games. Some have speculated that triple-A titles for the PS4 could see a price bump to $70, or even higher, but... Read more...
Asus wasted no time at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) to unveil its latest addition to the PadFone family, the PadFone Infinity. Just like previous iterations, the PadFone Infinity is an Android smartphone by day and a tablet by night (or whenever you want it to be one or the other). As a phone, it rocks a... Read more...
On the hunt for a new slate? There are plenty of those being unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress. Acer's in that crowd, introducing the Iconia B1 16GB. The company is actually billing this one as a slate for families on the hunt for "a second tablet for their children," but also calls is "ideal for first-time users." It's pretty... Read more...
This is something the folks running Mobile World Congress won't be happy about. Rather than using the year's largest mobile show to unveil the next generation Galaxy S smartphone, Samsung is doing something that more and more companies are doing: throwing its own party. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is likely to be Samsung's... Read more...
HP is officially back in the consumer tablet game with the announcement of the HP Slate 7, a 7-inch device running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that’s designed for tight Google integration. Although the Slate 7 won’t be packing the Tegra 4 SoC that many had hoped, it’s doing alright with a 1.6GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor.... Read more...
Today, Intel is keeping on track for execution of their roadmap plan in the mobile space, with the release of their follow-on to Medfield, code-named Clover Trail+.  Clover Trail, as you’ll remember, is powering many a Windows 8 tablet these days.  Intel's latest Atom-based SoC is a more natural fit... Read more...
AMD is launching its new FirePro R5000 today in a bid to gain traction in the remote graphics market. The company has partnered with the workstation graphics virtualization company Teradici to create a GPU that's specifically designed for this type of offloading in hardware, as well as software. To make that happen... Read more...
This has to be one of the coolest homemade YouTube videos I've ever seen. Ever wondered what the final climatic battle in Super Mario Brothers 3 would look like if filmed in first person and rendered on modern PC hardware? Honestly, neither had I. Thankfully, Freddiew, the video's creator, had more imagination than I... Read more...
Chinese mobile device maker Huawei has a ways to go in terms of its global image despite recent growth, but the company now lays claim to the “fastest smartphone in the world” with the introduction of the Huawei Ascend P2. Indeed, Huawei isn’t shy in proclaiming its feelings about the Ascend P2... Read more...
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Mozilla has made several announcements pertaining to Firefox OS, not the least of which is the list of manufacturing partners that will be producing handsets running the mobile operating system. The list includes Alcatel, LG, ZTE, and Huawei, all of which will be making Firefox OS... Read more...
When Canonical debuted its "Ubuntu Tablet OS" last week, company CEO Mark Shuttleworth helped show off its many features in a six-minute video. And what we saw at CES2013 first hand was impressive - an OS that tries to do things a bit different, and uses all four edges to make navigating the OS' different functions an... Read more...
Your living room is proving the next battleground for tech companies, and towards that end, Samsung on Sunday unveiled its HomeSync set-top box. Samsung's billing the device as a home hub solution capable of wirelessly streaming content from your Galaxy devices to your HDTV. It's powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core... Read more...
Privacy advocates owe a debt of gratitude to Jonathan Mayer, a grad student at Standford who developed a patch for Firefox that, by default, blocks third-party cookies from installing on their browser, thereby protecting users from being tracked by advertisers. Mozilla plans to bake the patch into Firefox 22, which... Read more...
You asked, and Samsung listened. Or, something like that. Regardless of whether the world needs an 8" smartphone, it now has one. The global version of Samsung's newly announced Galaxy Note 8.0 is indeed a phone, and yes, it can make calls and handle text messages just like the original Note and Note II. It's a true hybrid of tablet and phone,... Read more...
It's hard to understate the global importance of Wikipedia. While many traditional university professors still won't allow the crowdsourced site to be listed as a source, only a fool would deny the site's impact on educating the world in areas they may have otherwise never stumbled upon. Particularly in developing... Read more...
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