Microsoft has officially revealed the new Windows 10

  • 01/10/2014 at 23:26 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Microsoft Windows 10Yesterday, Microsoft made a rather surprising announcement: they are skipping right over Windows 9, and instead unveiling Windows 10.

Alright, it has to be done, because it has been a constant joke made on Twitter since the news hit: Why not Windows 9? Because 7-8-9! I know, get your groans out now. But that was an inevitable pun when it was announced that the next incarnations of Windows will not follow by numerical pattern established with Windows 7, but instead will jump ahead to 10.

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Facebook reintroduces Atlas, with a new focus for “people based marketing”

  • 29/09/2014 at 22:22 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Facebook is ClutteredFacebook has announced that they will be rolling out new changes to Atlas, and reintroducing it with a new focus. According to their press release, this new focus will be on “people based marketing”, as multi-device advertising becomes harder thanks to the falling popularity of cookies.

The social network is not new to marketing by a long shot. Their platform is one of the biggest for advertisers, especially big ones that have a rather wide gaping leg up on smaller advertisers who have to maintain a smaller budget.

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Solid details on Motorola’s new Nexus 6 leaked on the Internet

Motorola Nexus 6 LeakFor months we have been hearing little spoilers here and there for the latest in the Nexus line. But now we have a real look at the latest Nexus 6, the Android and Motorola collaboration.

More like a phablet thanks to its rather large 5.9″ screen, it looks like it will be an impressive addition to the Nexus family. Especially for those who are put off by the latest controversy at Apple, with the iPhone 6 and 6+ bending in people’s pockets.

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Blackberry reminds us that they exist with new Passport

BlackBerry PassportBlackberry, which has been struggling the last couple of years to break back into the mobile market, has released a new device. The Passport is a smartphone device the same size and shape as the travel document, “the international symbol of mobility.”

The Blackberry Passport is at first glance and interesting looking device. As a way to promote the idea of international movement, they have foregone the usual trend in design and opted for something new. At the same time, it holds with the same blunt, square shape that has become a symbol of the brand itself.

As for the performance of the device, Blackberry has kept to the high end of the market and are looking to outdo the majority of competition from other brands.

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Former Microsoft chief engineer releases “Talko”, a voice call app

  • 24/09/2014 at 21:04 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Talko Voice Call AppTired of the same old conference calls? Want a new way to communicate with a team of people you wish you didn’t have to work with? Former Chief Software Engineer at Microsoft, Ray Ozzie, gets it. Now, he is releasing a new app to help you do it.

Talko is an interactive voice application that essentially gives you the ability to add a new scope to voice calls or recorded messages.

According to the app’s synopsis, we are using smartphones to connect more, but talking less and less. Voice doesn’t factor in so much thanks to text messages and social media. Which limits personal interaction and human emotion, banishing it from the conversation. Plus, it is slow and cumbersome.

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Kickstarter Notion project offers home intelligence in a small package

  • 23/09/2014 at 22:03 by It's a Gadget Staff
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KickStarter Notion SystemA new Kickstarter campaign is offering what they call “home intelligence” from a very tiny sensor. The Notion provides information to your smartphone from a number of different household risks, all from a small electrical disk.

The Notion is an all-in-one home security device. It works by sticking a disk to different areas within your home, and then monitoring it when you are out for the day, on vacation, or still in the house.

It operates through two separate parts. First is a small “hub”, a square piece of equipment that connects the Notion (or multiple Notion disks) to your WiFi and centralizes its services to the area around your home. The second part is the actual Notion disk, which can be placed anywhere.

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Sony are developing their own smartglasses, called SmartEyeglass

  • 19/09/2014 at 23:38 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Sony SmartEyeglassSony has announced that they are developing their own version of smartglasses, wearable technology that syncs with smartphones, apps and GPS to create eyeglasses with higher tech related capabilities.

This was kind of a surprise; Google Glass has been around for awhile, but kind of faded into the background. Wearable technology has officially fallen to the feet of smartwatches, which every brand around seems to be on the warpath for dominance in the market.

Not Sony. The company has decided to go back a few steps and try their hand on smartglasses, leading to their development of SmartEyeglass.

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