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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Gadgets-Updates

Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling

Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said.

Xiaomi ordered sapphire glass for limited edition phone

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc has tapped South Korean manufacturers to produce sapphire covers for a limited edition premium smartphone that it may launch as early as the year-end, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Friday.

Ouya scores Xiaomi partnership to take games to China

US video game service Ouya is turning to Asia to capture the growth that has eluded the startup on its own home turf.

Tablets hit tipping point

More than half of US consumers with an internet connection now own a tablet and while demand is starting to slow, the device still remains high on most people's future tech shopping lists.

Measuring the health of the wearable technology market

When the IFA -- Europe's biggest consumer electronics show -- opens its doors to the press and the public on September 5, smartwatches are expected to be among the main attractions. But it turns out that consumers are more interested in health and fitness than in wearing a remote control for their smartphones on their wrists.

Coming, smartphones that correct vision

You can soon kiss goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses as future smartphones can adjust the display screen for better visibility for you.

A tablet for all of the family, at the same time

With a 24-inch full HD display, the nabi Big Tab HD is not only bigger than the average Android tablet, it's bigger than most desktop computer monitors.

iPhone 5c now available for 97 cents!

In anticipation of the iPhone 6 launch, Walmart has slashed the price of iPhone 5S to 79 dollars, and iPhone 5C to a mere 97 cents.

Opera's Mini browser to be installed on Microsoft phones

Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported second-quarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher.

Turning twenty

As the world’s first smartphone completes two decades, we look back at the milestones along the way.

HP revenue inches up after years of decline

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported that its quarterly revenue rose for the first time in three years, nudged by improved computer sales everywhere except Russia and China.

Barnes & Noble, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone calls

Phablets have been big in Asia for some time -- their sales already outstrip those of notebooks and tablets in the region. However it appears that sometimes phablets just aren't big enough.

See in the dark via your smartphone

See in the dark through this smartphone. Flir One is a $349 ( Rs. 21,220) iPhone accessory that allows your smartphone's display to show glowing heat signatures of people, animals and anything else you point the camera to, says the information available on its website.

HP looks to challenge Chromebooks with $200 Windows notebook

The HP Stream could be the first in a new line of cut-price PCs that want to offer consumers a Microsoft-based alterative to Google's clever little laptops.
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