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Amazon announces the new Fire HDX 8.9 tablet

  • 18/09/2014 at 22:18 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9Amazon has released their latest tablet, the Fire HDX 8.9. They promise better performance than the last incarnation, and appear to be continuing with their focus on media.

The Amazon Fire is a pretty good consumer tablet. It is aimed at those who consider media to be their primary concern, and the high quality graphics and smooth streaming were a draw for quite a few people. Plus, Amazon has a rather loyal fan base that will always choose their brand over more tech heavy hitters.

Now, they are once again releasing a tablet. This time, the Fire HDX 8.9 promises to continue the tradition of a casual, user friendly tablet with high media performance.

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Tim Cook talks iPhone 6 and changing Apple’s focus

Tim Cook AppleTim Cook took part in an interesting interview with Bloomberg Business, where he talks about the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus release, the way they have changed Apple since the death of his predecessor, and more.

When Steve Jobs passed, everyone knew that Cook would take the reigns. But there was a lot of speculation about how that would change the company, and what aspects of the brand image might shift under the influence of a new mind.

The truth is, Jobs was sick for awhile before he passed. So Cook was already well involved in running things, and the collaborative nature of the company encouraged more than the vision of a single man.

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Why Microsoft’s buyout of Mojang might be a bad thing

MicrosoftMinecraft is one of those iconic games that has gained one of the most passionate followings around. Now Microsoft has bought the company who produced it, Mojang, along with the rights to the game itself. That isn’t a good thing.

When details of the Xbox One came out, it was pretty controversial. Microsoft had chosen to limit a number of popular features, such as the ability to swap or share games. Even the Xbox 360 has some pretty serious limitations through Xbox Live that have caused annoyance in gamers.

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Kickstarter project David promises “next gen 3D printing”

  • 14/09/2014 at 19:43 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Kickstarter David 3D PrintingRight now, 3D printing, while not in its infancy any longer, is still somewhere around its toddler years. Despite that, a new Kickstarter project by the name of gaming is already promising its “next generation”.

What makes this 3D printer different from others is that it doesn’t rely on simple filament. Instead, it utilizes multiple pelletized materials, creating a new means of production that could potentially revolutionize this already exciting step in technology.

They call it Fused Layer Extrusion (FLEX), their response to a lack of any multiple material 3D printers on the market. According to them, the use of more materials means better prints, which means more applications to the technology. A sound argument, and a wonderful development if their prototypes are all they are hyping them to be.

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Is Apple Watch voice messaging feature a look at things to come?

  • 14/09/2014 at 16:21 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple Watch Voice Messaging FeatureI saw an interesting article on TheVerge this week about Apple Watch, and how it seems to be going back to the Press To Talk style of mobile communication. But is it really a trend of things to come, or just a fluke that will once again fade away?

For those whippersnappers too young to remember, PTT was a walkie-talkie style of mobile communication that was done between two phones within a short distance of one another. You pressed a button, talked and it came in through the frequency of another compatible phone in the area.

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The Apple Watch has finally be unveiled

  • 09/09/2014 at 23:45 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple WatchAlongside the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has finally unveiled their much anticipated Watch.

Surprisingly, it was called the Watch and not the iWatch, yet everyone is calling it that regardless. Rather than pack it full of features, they are instead focusing on customizing it to match the consumer who buys it, calling it a “new chapter in the relationship” between people and technology.

Unlike their other flagships, Apple is offering some variety for their Watch. They have the primary device, the Watch Sport, and the Watch Edition. Each is meant to match your personal style, with the first being silver or black stainless steel, the second silver or space grey, and third 18k yellow or rose gold with sapphire crystal. All come with a variety of bands you can choose from.

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Meet the new Motorola Moto X Smartphone and Moto 360 SmartWatch

Motorola Moto X 2014In a week, where IFA 2014 was the main topic, Motorola went further and decided to surprise everybody with the release of the new Moto X Smartphone, Moto 360 SmartWatch and a very cool wireless earbud called Moto Hint.

First stop, Moto X (2014). Motorola decided to continue with the same Moto X name and also the same feel and look, but with a bigger size and some cool improvements. If last year the Moto X version was cool and introduced the concept of design your own smartphone, now they even added leather or metal design variants. In terms of features the new Moto X smartphone comes with a higher resolution screen, a 4K capable camera and faster processor, but that’s not all.

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