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Andromium wants to turn your smartphone into a desktop computer

Andromium User InterfaceWhen you look at the computing power of the average smartphone, then compare it to desktop computers fifteen years ago, the difference is staggering. Andromium wants to take advantage of that.

This unique Kickstarter campaign takes smartphones (primarily the Galaxy series of Samsung phones, based on their demos), and uses it as an operating system similar to a PC.

By placing it inside of a base connected via HDMI to your chosen display, it loads up like an application. Wireless compatibility via the device links it to a mouse and keyboard.

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Microsoft event gives us Windows 10, Cortana, Xbox updates, and more

Windows 10 Terry MyersonToday’s Microsoft event was promising to be a biggie, and it didn’t disappoint. A lot is coming in the next year from the company, and these are some of the biggest highlights.

Windows 10 (Free Upgrades)

Windows 10 is the latest installment in the operating system, and another attempt by Microsoft to create an OS that seamlessly integrates between desktop and mobile platforms.

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US hacked into North Korea’s cyber network

  • 20/01/2015 at 23:53 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewIn news that will shock no one, it has been revealed that not only did the National Security Agency hack into North Korea’s cyber networks long before the Sony hack, but it was this action that led to the proof that the country were behind the leak.

According to a recently released document, and confirmed by anonymous officials, the NSA hacked through China’s security networks powering North Korea’s internet back in 2010.

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Deehubs is (literally) taking social media to the streets

  • 18/01/2015 at 23:01 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Deehubs

Deehubs

An interesting IndieGoGo project is attempting to spread the idea of street based social media around the world, one city at a time.

Deehubs is a new crowdfunding effort from the country of Georgia. It is made up of a series of billboard or street sign style projections in certain neighborhoods that display social messages left by strangers after dark.

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Avegant Glyph’s CES showcase illustrates the potential innovation for VR design

Avegant Glyph VROf all of the many incredible gadgets shows at the CES 2015 show, Avegant’s Glyph virtual reality headset is among the more intriguing. But as we continue into the early stages of genuine VR, it is more about design than function.

The Glyph is most fascinating due to the way it looks: like a pair of headphones. A big pair, yes, but stylish enough to compare in look to the inexplicably popular Dre Beats.

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ASUS to release ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom and 3 new Transformer Books

ASUS ZenFone ZoomIf anyone has so far had a big day at the CES 2015 conference, it is ASUS. While LG showed off their Flex 2, and NVIDIA unveiled the Tigra X1 and their auto-piloting car products, ASUS has shown off a full five new products: the ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom, and three Transformer Books.

ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom

First up are the two new smartphones in the ZenFone line. Just like the LG Flex 2, both are curved. But the design is more subtle, with rounded corners and a gentler and smoother bend.

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CES 2015 begins with NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC announcement

  • 05/01/2015 at 19:22 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Nvidia Tegra X1 SoCCES 2015 is finally here, and all the speculation and hype is already paying off. NVIDIA has been the first to show off their coming products, but the crown jewel is the Tegra X1 SoC chip.

The chip is already turning heads for one reason alone: the power and versatility it will lend to mobile platforms in the coming year.

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