Microsoft Office preview for Windows 10 phones coming in April

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Microsoft is splitting its suite of Office apps for Windows in two: there’s Office for Desktop and Office Universal. The next version of the desktop suite will be Office 2016, which will be the latest version of the company’s long-running office software with a new design and new features specifically aimed at power users. Office Universal […]

Deals of the Day (4-17-2015)

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The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 smartphone is expected to ship in May, and we had been hearing that it would go up for pre-order next week for $250. But the company let us know that it’s already available for early pre-order for $200 if you order before April 21st. That seems like a decent price for a […]

AMD exit “dense server” business, puts SeaMicro brand to sleep


AMD may be best known for making processors and graphics cards that are used in some laptop and desktop computers. But a few years ago AMD acquired a company called SeaMicro which had been building “dense servers” that packed hundreds of small, low-power chips together to create high-performance, low-power servers. Now AMD is getting out of […]

Ikea helps you add wireless charging to any furniture


Ikea recently announced plans to release a line of furniture with built-in support for wireless charging, allowing you to drop your compatible phone on a table, desk, lamp stand, or other surface to recharge the battery without plugging in a cable. But not only will you be able to buy furniture with charging pads built […]

Deals of the Day (4-16-2015)

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The Amazon Fire Phone may be a funny device known mostly for its gimmicky 3D effects and poor sales. But it’s also a smartphone with a 4.7 inch, 720p display, the same processor as the Google Nexus 5, and the chops to make a decent portable media player, even if you don’t need a new […]

MediaTek Helio X20 could be a 10-core chip


Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek recently unveiled a line of Helio processors which it says are aimed at high-performance devices including phones, tablets, and other devices. One of the first chips will be the Helio X10, which is an 8-core, ARM Cortex-A53 processor. But 8 cores are old hat at this point. Now it looks like […]

Cyanogen, Microsoft partnership means more Bing on Cyanogen OS phones

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Cyanogen OS is an operating system for mobile devices that’s based on Google Android… but the makers of Cyanogen OS have been pretty vocal about plans to reduce their reliance on Google’s apps. Now the company has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft, which means  future versions of the Android-based operating system could feature tight […]

Are you ready for ads on your smartwatch?

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As smartwatches become more popular with users, Juniper Research expects them to become more popular with another group as well: advertisers. According to the resarch firm, spending on smartwatch ads is expected to rise in the coming years, although even if it does hit the forecast of nearly $70 million by 2019, that’s kind of […]

Jide to release Remix OS custom ROM for Nexus 9, Nexus 10 tablets

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Jide’s Remix Ultra Tablet is an 11.6 inch tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, a full HD display, and a few special features including a keyboard cover, a built-in kickstand, and a magnetic charger that snaps into place. But the most unusual thing about the tablet is probably it’s operating system: Remix OS is a […]