MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

Is Dell looking to kill PCs with “Project Ophelia”?

Is Dell looking to kill PCs with “Project Ophelia”?

Dell is reportedly investigating a move to take the company private in a leveraged buy-out to clear the decks for a radical repositioning of the company. And according to a report from Atlantic Media’s Quartz, that includes relaunching Dell’s desktop and mobile business around a brand-new product: a computing device…

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Eyes on with Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses

Eyes on with Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses

With Google’s Project Glass gaining plenty of attention in recent times, it’s safe to say that the era of augmented reality eyewear is almost upon us. At CES 2013 we had a chance to strap on the M100 Smart Glasses from video eyewear specialist Vuzix to get at least a…

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Samsung announces 8-core Exynos 5 Octa mobile processor

Samsung announces 8-core Exynos 5 Octa mobile processor

For 2013, Samsung is announcing a new 8-core processor, but it’s not quite what you’d think. It’s better. The new silicon is called the Exynos 5 Octa, and it uses ARM’s new big.LITTLE processor technology. The processor design switches between two clusters of four cores each: ARM Cortex-A15 for performance,…

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Muse brain-sensing headband thoughts-on

Muse brain-sensing headband thoughts-on

Plenty of companies are experimenting with thought-reading gadgets, and in the cluttered South Hall here at CES, we came across the folks from InteraXon showing off their Indiegogo-funded “Muse brain-sensing headband.” It measures EEG signals from four forehead sensors and two tucked behind the ears, and sends those brain measurements…

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Qualcomm reveals new Snapdragon processors

Qualcomm reveals new Snapdragon processors

Some of the biggest names in tech are absent from CES 2013. Apple, Google, and Microsoft may have skipped the trip to Vegas, but the chips that power (some of) their devices are there in full force. NVIDIA and Intel have already showcased new mobile processors, and tonight it was…

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KAIST develops new Wi-Fi indoor positioning system

KAIST develops new Wi-Fi indoor positioning system

Researchers at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a new indoor positioning system that makes it possible to build a Wi-Fi radio map that does not require GPS signals. It’s claimed to be an improvement on Wi-Fi Positioning Systems, that rely on both GPS and…

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Hackulous shuts down: piracy app Installous is gone

Hackulous shuts down: piracy app Installous is gone

In what seems like a small victory against app piracy, the Hackulous team announced today on its site that it is shutting down, bringing down its most popular apps in the process: Installous and AppSync. Although it’s still unclear what the reasons behind the shut down are, Hackulous claims on…

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