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Google targets enterprises with Chromebox for Meetings

  Setting up a conference room with all the video and audio conferencing amenities can be an expensive affair and Google is trying to lower the cost with its new Chromebox for meetings solution. Chromebox for meetings makes video and audio conferencing simple with Google+ Hangouts and Google Apps. Each room is fitted with a Chromebox with an Intel Core i7 processor, a high-definition camera, a microphone and speaker unit and a remote control that also doubles up as a…

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Facebook announces Facebook Home homescreen for Android

There have been rumors about Facebook phone for a while, and now, Facebook has decided to address those rumors by announcing Facebook Home. Facebook Home is a homescreen replacement, and you can download it if you have the most recent Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps installed on your Android Smartphone. With Facebook Home, your screen is replaced by a Cover Feed, which is a stream of full-screen pictures and stories. In addition, with Facebook Home you can easily see multiple Facebook…

Hardware

Sony to sell its VAIO business, spin out TV as a fully-owned subsidiary

  Sony today announced a major restructure to reform its TV and PC business. Sony will sell off its VAIO PC business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. (JIP) in a bid to concentrate on the smartphones and tablets business. Both companies have signed a memorandum of understanding confirming the intent to sell the PC business operated under the VAIO brand. Sony expects to reach a conclusive agreement by end of next month and will “cease planning, design and development of…

Technology

Steam Machines and 3D cameras: How Dell’s using innovation to draw attention

In a copycat PC industry, Dell is trying to attract attention with the innovative features and technology firsts that it is bringing to PCs and tablets. Dell is adding new hardware and software features that could make an otherwise mundane PC or tablet more attractive to customers. Buyers may have to pay more for the features, but like Apple, Dell hopes to establish a reputation as an innovator and establish a fan base. The 8-inch Venue 8 7000 tablet, for example,…

Hardware

Google acquires Nest Labs for $3.2 billion

  Google has announced the acquisition of Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest Labs launched their first product in 2011 – a Learning Thermostat and most recently announced Protect, which is a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. Google expects to close the deal in coming months and will run the company under its original leadership with its own brand identity. Nest products allows users to remotely manage their devices from the mobile devices.

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Facebook announces redesigned News Feed

Facebook is constantly introducing new features and changes, and speaking of which, Facebook has unveiled a redesigned News Feed, so let’s see what does it have to offer. Redesigned News Feed comes with bigger images of maps, news articles, photos, and apps information, so it resembles a Pinterest a bit. In addition, now you can filter your News Feed chronologically, or find what music are your friends listening to, or what events are going on. There are some new feeds such as All Friends that allows you to…

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Sony announces PlayStation 4

We have been waiting for PlayStation 4 for a while, and now we’re proud to inform you that Sony has announced PlayStation 4, so let’s see what will new Sony’s home console offer. New PlayStation comes with eight-core x86 CPU and improved graphics processor, providing you with 2 teraflops of performance. In addition, new PlayStation comes with 8GB of memory and a local hard drive. In addition, PlayStation 4 also comes with new DualShock 4 controller that comes with new tracking and connectivity…

Mobile

LG to showcase Chromebase AIO PC at CES 2014

  LG has started revealing its wares that they’ll showcase at the world’s largest technology show. They have unveiled the Chromebase, which is nothing but an all-in-one computer powered by Google’s Chrome OS. In addition to the light and fast Chrome OS, the Chromebase is equipped with a 21.5-inch widescreen full HD IPS display along with Intel’s fourth-generation Celeron CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, HDMI-in, 3 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 port, Ethernet port, webcam and integrate 5W…

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Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus comes to Europe

Samsung is famous for its smartphones, and speaking of which, Samsung is planning to expand its Galaxy line with a new model in Europe, so let’s have a closer look at it. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus was released in South East Asia a week ago, and now, Samsung plans to bring this smartphone to Europe. According to the reports, this smartphone should be available in several countries such as Germany, Finland, and Romania. We should also mention that this phone will have different price in each of these countries, and…

Gaming

A computer game led me to learn that Prince Charles is a descendant of Vlad the Impaler

The game “Vlad the Impaler” led me to learn that Prince Charles is a descendant of the real Vlad the Impaler, that’s the power of the internet! I’ve just been blown away by the immeasurable wealth of knowledge that exists ‘out there’ on any given subject, like it or not, the internet is an entity unto its own. This post is not particularly about the game, or Prince Charles, although I am keen on buying the game, hence the starting…

Hardware

New Mac Pro will be available from tomorrow

  Apple promised to release the new ‘bin-shaped’ Mac Pro in December and they’ve confirmed to release the beast tomorrow. The all new Mac Pro will be available to order from tomorrow that comes with the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ECC memory. The new Mac Pro boasts a unified thermal core and starts from a price of Rs. 2,29,900. This variant features 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds…

Hardware

LiteON eUAU108 External DVD Writer

  There’s no denying that in the age of flash memory based storage, the use of optical storage is on the decline. Add to the fact that Ultrabooks and their svelte figure, optical drives are dying a slow death. However there are times where you gotta have an optical drive and this is where an external drive comes to the rescue. We’re reviewing the LiteON’s latest offering that is claimed to be the world’s slimmest. The eUAU108 is a slim…

Hardware

Qualcomm announces 64-bit capable Snapdragon 410 chipset

  Qualcomm has expanded its Snapdragon family with a new chipset – the Snapdragon 410. The new chipset is aimed at smartphones in emerging markets like China, India and is the first Snapdragon SoC to support 64-bit processing. We don’t have the mobile software yet (except the iOS) to take advantage of the 64-bit processing but it’s good to know Qualcomm is ready with the hardware. The Snapdragon 410 is manufactured using 28nm process technology and integrates 4G LTE World…

Hardware

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD boasts 1TB storage

  Samsung has announced a new mSATA SSD that claims to be the industry’s first mSATA (mini-SATA) SSD with 1TB of storage space. The 840 EVO mSATA SSD brings massive storage at a quarter of a size of a 2.5-inch SSD and is just 3.85mm thin and weighs just 8.5g. Samsung says the SSD is based on 64 10nm 128Gb NAND flash memory that is stacked in four separate memory packages and offers a sequential read speed of 540MB/s and…

Hardware

WD Black2 dual drive boasts 120GB SSD with 1TB HDD

  Hybrid drives that fuses SSD together with HDD have been available for quite some time but this arrangement was mostly with a small-capacity SSD and HDD used for storing heaps of data. WD however is trying to change the trend with the WD Black2 dual drive. WD integrates a 2.5-inch 120GB SSD along with a 1TB HDD and fits in a conventional 9.5mm slot. WD says the dual drive offers improved performance, reliability and even the flexibility to the…