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Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014

Google Acquires Nest for US$3.2 Billion

Google Acquires Nest for US$3.2 Billion

Google has shelled out US$3.2 billion in cash for the acquisition of Nest Labs. The sale is expected to be completed in the next few months after standard regulatory reviews have taken place.

Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014

Toshiba Joins in Chromebook Fray With Company's First Chrome OS Device

Toshiba Joins in Chromebook Fray With Company's First Chrome OS Device

Toshiba has recently just launched the Toshiba Chromebook, the company's first Chromebook, and the world's only (for now) 13.3-inch Chromebook. The Toshiba Chromebook features an Intel Celeron (Haswell) processor, as well as 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD.

Thursday, 2 Jan 2014

Google To Discontinue Bump by End of January

Google To Discontinue Bump by End of January

Google will be removing Bump -- an app that shares data between devices by bumping them together -- from the Apple App Store and the Google Play store by the end of January. Bump Technologies, the company that made Bump, was acquired by Google in September 2013.

Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013

Google and Audi Reportedly Working on Android-Based Infotainment for Cars

Google and Audi Reportedly Working on Android-Based Infotainment for Cars

Google and Audi are reportedly working together on an Android-based infotainment system for cars. The companies are likely to announce their plans at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, United States next week. This is according to sources who spoke with the Wall Journal.

Monday, 30 Dec 2013

21% of All Notebooks Sold in the U.S. in 2013 were Chromebooks

21% of All Notebooks Sold in the U.S. in 2013 were Chromebooks

Google's Chromebooks has gained tremendous traction in the past year, accounting for a sizable 21% of all notebooks sold in the U.S. in 2013.

HTC's Massive Infographic Explains Why Your Device Has Yet to Receive that Latest Android OS Update

HTC's Massive Infographic Explains Why Your Device Has Yet to Receive that Latest Android OS Update

HTC has posted a fancy (and massive!) infographic explaining the various stages a software update has to go through before it reaches the end user. Why not give it a read as you wait for Android 4.4 KitKat to arrive on your device?

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013

12 Days of Christmas! - KitKat-flavored Android Smartphone

12 Days of Christmas! - KitKat-flavored Android Smartphone

On the sixth day of Christmas... we suggest an LG Nexus 5 so that you can experience Android the way Google intended. Of course, its relatively low price sans contract and high-end specs don't hurt too. Find out more about this product and discover how you can win some gifts for this holiday season with HardwareZone!

Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013

Datawind's $38 Tablet to Hit U.S. in Early 2014

Datawind's $38 Tablet to Hit U.S. in Early 2014

Almost two years after collecting 1.4 million pre-orders for its low-cost tablet, Aakash, Datawind has announced that it intends to sell a $38 tablet in the U.S. in early 2014. In total, three models will be launched in the U.S., with price tags ranging from $38 to $149.

Monday, 16 Dec 2013

Google Snags Key Microsoft Software Architect

Google Snags Key Microsoft Software Architect

One of Microsoft's star engineers -- Blaise Aguera y Arcas -- has recently left the company, to join Google. Aguera u Arcas was in charge of Microsoft's Bing Maps services, and oversaw developments to Microsoft's 3D panorama service, Photosynth

Google Ponders Designing its Own Server Processors

Google Ponders Designing its Own Server Processors

According to reports, Google is said to be considering designing its own server processors using technology from ARM Holdings.

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