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Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one

Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one

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Lenovo has announced an all-in-one Android computer, dubbed the N308, during CES 2014. It makes us wonder: should we call this a desktop or just a really big tablet? The 19.5-inch touchscreen machine runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2, with a Nvidia Tegra quad-core... >>

Lenovo unveils 28-inch 4K monitor with Android KitKat built-in

Lenovo unveils 28-inch 4K monitor with Android KitKat built-in

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With 4K content on the rise, Lenovo has taken the wraps off two new 4K monitors at CES 2014 in Las Vegas - with one having Android built-in. The ThinkVision Pro2840m is the basic of the two. It will be available in April 2014 for $799 (£487), carrying... >>

Lacie bumps up the speed with Thunderbolt 2 drive, also unveils 1TB drive for iOS devices

Lacie bumps up the speed with Thunderbolt 2 drive, also unveils 1TB drive for iOS devices

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Lacie has taken the wraps off the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 drive at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, aimed at professionals working with big files. The company has one of the first Thunderbolt 2 peripherals on its hands with the Little Big Disk, boasting transfer... >>

Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon with plenty more battery and 'Adaptive Keyboard'

Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon with plenty more battery and 'Adaptive Keyboard'

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Lenovo has unveiled its third-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. It is being called the lightest 14-inch ultrabook on the market, weighing 2.8lbs while being "virtually indestructible". It's built from carbon fibre, which Lenovo says... >>

Apple acquires company behind SnappyCam, to improve iPhone's camera

Apple acquires company behind SnappyCam, to improve iPhone's camera

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Apple has acquired SnappyLabs, the company behind SnappyCam, an app for the iPhone that can take full-resolution photos at 20 to 30 frames per second. TechCrunch first reported the deal, and it was later confirmed by Apple in the boilerplate statement... >>

LG unveils 65, 79, 84 and 98-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, along with 105-inch curved behemoth

LG unveils 65, 79, 84 and 98-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, along with 105-inch curved behemoth

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It's not CES without a load of new television sets, and you bet LG isn't going to be left out of the fray. The company has revealed its line of Ultra HD LED TV models at CES 2014 this week. LG is bragging most about its 105-inch curved 4K Ultra HDTV (model... >>

Griffin introduces wireless PowerMate Bluetooth, streamlining routine tasks

Griffin introduces wireless PowerMate Bluetooth, streamlining routine tasks

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Griffin has announced the PowerMate Bluetooth, a wireless version of its PowerMate accessory that can execute key commands to streamline routine tasks. Now with the Bluetooth version of the PowerMate, you get a more stylish look on your desk instead of... >>

Google acquires company behind popular Timely alarm clock

Google acquires company behind popular Timely alarm clock

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Google has acquired Bitspin, maker of the Timely alarm clock app on Android. Timely has an average rating of 4.5 stars on Google Play, and is quite popular among those looking to wake up on time. Google has yet to confirm the acquisition, but Bitspin... >>

Pebble teases 'something special' for CES next week

Pebble teases 'something special' for CES next week

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The smartwatch fanatics over at Pebble have begun to hype their spot at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week. In a posting on the Pebble website, the company teases "something special". In typical secrecy, the company doesn't come out and tell us what to expect.... >>

Polaroid announces affordable line of 4K televisions

Polaroid announces affordable line of 4K televisions

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Polaroid has announced a new line of 4K televisions, aimed to be on the more affordable side for customers. Details are slim, but the company plans to show off the 4K line further at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week. Polaroid plans to launch screen sizes... >>

Google in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

Google in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

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Google had a successful year, with more profits, more products, rising stock price and a stronghold on the mobile OS market worldwide, but 2014 is on the horizon, so what's in store for the next 12 months? Here are our predictions for what to expect from... >>

Microsoft in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

Microsoft in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

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By all counts Microsoft had a huge 2013: it launched the Xbox One, Windows Phone gained ground in the market, the executive level had a "One Microsoft" reorginisation, and Windows 8.1 was released for the Windows 8 naysayers. However, 2014 truly is shaping... >>

Sony releasing a Windows Phone in 2014?

Sony releasing a Windows Phone in 2014?

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Sony is considering launching a Windows Phone as early as mid-2014, according to The Information. It would add another big name to making Windows Phones and end Sony's long-time focus on only Android. An official deal hasn't been announced, but both Sony... >>

Top 5 apps to turn your iPhone 5S into a fitness tracker

Top 5 apps to turn your iPhone 5S into a fitness tracker

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When Apple released the iPhone 5S in September, one of its main features was the new M7 processor. Separate from the main A7 CPU, the M7 processor's function is to collect sensor data from integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses. Essentially,... >>

Samsung envisions a 'display centric world' - where even your cutting board is a display

Samsung envisions a 'display centric world' - where even your cutting board is a display

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The display group at Samsung has envisioned a world in which everyone is connected through displays, from coffee mugs to car windows.  How Samsung wants to achieve this has been highlighted in a video shown at a recent investors' meeting. Samsung takes... >>

BlackBerry CEO vaguely outlines plan for profitability by 2016

BlackBerry CEO vaguely outlines plan for profitability by 2016

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen took to CNBC in an opinion piece on Monday to once again highlight what he thinks is the company's road to return. "It's been easy for competitors to promote negative stories about BlackBerry, focusing on the business of the past,"... >>

Fitbit adds fitness tracking to its iPhone app, thanks to M7 processor

Fitbit adds fitness tracking to its iPhone app, thanks to M7 processor

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Fitbit updated its iPhone app on Monday to take advantage of the iPhone 5S M7 motion processor, much like the Nike+ Move app released earlier this year. The Fitbit update allows users to track their activity without Fitbit hardware, which costs about... >>

LG unveils Pocket Photo 2, letting you print photos from your smartphone

LG unveils Pocket Photo 2, letting you print photos from your smartphone

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LG has taken the wraps off its second-generation Pocket Photo, a "smart" mobile printer that can print photos on the go from your smartphone. Set to be shown in detail at CES 2014 on 7 January, the Pocket Photo 2 will be available in pink, jewel white... >>

Asus teases 4, 5 and 6-inch smartphone launches at CES 2014

Asus teases 4, 5 and 6-inch smartphone launches at CES 2014

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It's CES 2014 season, and that means plenty of teasers along with it.  Asus has released its second teaser for the early-January tradeshow, this time hinting at smartphones in  4-, 5-, and 6-inch variants. Titled "What's your number?" the teaser takes... >>

LG plans to upgrade L Series II with Knock functionality

LG plans to upgrade L Series II with Knock functionality

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LG announced its premium Knock feature will extend past the LG G2 and onto the L Series II smartphones. First introduced with the LG G2, Knock allows users to tap on the display twice to turn the smartphone on and off - useful because the power button... >>

Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales

Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales

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Google's Chromebook platform performed better than expected in 2013. The cheap notebooks running Chrome OS, priced around $200, now claim 21 per cent of all notebook sales, according to research group NDP. The rise came in 2013. Chrome OS made up 0.2... >>

Sony may have a new SmartWatch planned for 2014

Sony may have a new SmartWatch planned for 2014

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Sony is planning to release a new smartwatch in the near future, if a filing with the FCC is any indication (it usually is). The Japan-based company filed to get approval for the "BT Wrist Notifier". It carries a model number of SWR10, a step up from... >>

Nokia's alleged Android phone breaks cover in leaked press shot

Nokia's alleged Android phone breaks cover in leaked press shot

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Another photo of Nokia's alleged Android-based handset has been leaked by EvLeaks. It's odd, given the maker of Windows Phone is about to acquire Nokia.  Codenamed "Normandy", the handset will run a forked version of Android, according to The Verge,... >>

As Winamp closes, Spotify releases Spotiamp to pay homage

As Winamp closes, Spotify releases Spotiamp to pay homage

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Winamp, the infamous audio player and an important piece in the history of digital music consumption, shut down on Sunday.  Internet streaming service Spotify is trying to fill the gap with the release of Spotiamp. It's a fully-functional music player... >>

Apple and China Mobile ink long-awaited iPhone deal

Apple and China Mobile ink long-awaited iPhone deal

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Apple and China Mobile have agreed to a long-awaited deal that will put the iPhone on the world's largest carrier.  As part of the "multi-year" agreement, China Mobile will offer the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C from China Mobile's network of retail stores... >>