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Shortly after it acquired Beats, Apple spiked one of Dre and Co.'s pet projects, according to a report from Variety. The product was supposedly a WiFi-connected speaker that could directly play internet subscription music, similar to offerings from Sonos or Google's Cast. Beats wanted to make a la...

June 13th 2015 at 6:50am 0 Comments
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Wireless electricity transmission sounds... dangerous, but the ability to do it could transform the internet of things. Researchers from the University of Washington have charged a JawBone UP24 fitness tracker with nothing but ordinary WiFi. They noticed that regular, ambient WiFi was strong enoug...

June 5th 2015 at 2:38pm 0 Comments
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With BT currently in the process of acquiring EE and Sky expanding into mobile, the UK is set for media consolidation. Consumers are set to benefit as providers fight for their money, but it's also put a lot of pressure on other providers to expand their offerings. One provider feeling the heat is...

June 5th 2015 at 4:15am 0 Comments
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The worst part about meetings isn't showing off your new presentation; it's how difficult it is to get your computer screen to show up on the TV. At Computex, Intel introduced its real-time collaboration solution Unite to remove some of the headaches associated with sharing presentations. The syst...

June 3rd 2015 at 8:29am 0 Comments
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As we heard from Intel at its Computex keynote, the merger between A4WP (Alliance for Wireless Power) and PMA (Power Matters Alliance) is finally a signed deal as of today, which is a big step toward delivering the next generation of wireless power -- one that can transmit farther while also cover...

June 2nd 2015 at 11:46am 0 Comments
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Computex is the perfect sort of tech convention for a chip giant like Qualcomm. It's all about companies showing off their wares so that other companies will actually want to buy them. And this year, Qualcomm made two major announcements that should intrigue plenty of potential customers: advancem...

June 2nd 2015 at 8:20am 0 Comments
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With its Feel at Home free roaming perk, Three is undoubtedly the most jetsetter-friendly carrier in the UK, but Vodafone's not too far behind. It's WorldTraveller add-on lets you use your usual call, text and 4G data allowances abroad for a £5 daily fee, and from June 15th, it'll cover an e...

June 2nd 2015 at 6:10am 0 Comments
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With all-you-can-eat data tariffs, 4G connectivity as standard and free roaming in popular travel destinations, Three's often applauded for being a carrier of the people. Whenever a new service is announced or a new country added to the free roaming roster, you can bet Three's going to make sure e...

June 1st 2015 at 12:18pm 0 Comments
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It's only been half a month since MediaTek announced a 10-core mobile processor, the Helio X20, as its flagship product for next year, but the company is already prepping a slightly lesser model to stay true to its roots. Meet the Helio P10, the first member of the "premium performance" family (wh...

June 1st 2015 at 5:15am 0 Comments
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ARM's been championing the Internet of Things for several years now, and for good reason: it's poised to win big as more devices tap its low-power chips. Last year it unveiled an Internet of Things platform, now at Computex it's targeting device makers and its chip building partners by announcing...

May 31st 2015 at 11:24pm 0 Comments
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The ATAP division of Google is known for some the most innovative ideas to come out of Silicon Valley. It's the home of the Project Ara modular phone and Project Tango. So it's no surprise to find that Project Jacquard has a large single piece of fabric with conductive yarn woven in that works lik...

May 28th 2015 at 11:08pm 0 Comments