Ubuntu Tablet with Convergence can be used as PC

Ubuntu TabletGood news everybody: Canonical has announced the new Ubuntu tablet. It can be instantly turned into a desktop PC just by connecting a keyboard and a mouse. Sounds nice? You can even add a monitor to the mix to get the full PC experience from the tablet.

This is one different way of looking at these multipurpose devices unlike the convertibles released by Asus (Asus  Transformer series) or Microsoft (Surface Book). The lines between smartphones, tablets and laptops are getting blurred everyday with the release of each new device. A close similar experience on the Windows side can be found with the Windows 10 phones with ‘Continuum for Phones’. In that case, the user has to plug the Windows Phone to a dock that is connected to a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse. That phone is already available in the market.

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Microsoft acquired SwiftKey in a reported $250 Million Deal

In Microsoft Acquired SwiftKeyIn a suprise move made today, Microsoft acquired SwiftKey, the software keyboard and its SDK. SwiftKey is used on over 300 million Android and iOS devices around the world. According to SwiftKey, the keyboard has saved nearly 10 trillion keystrokes, which translates to saving 100,000 years in typing time. Microsoft acquired SwiftKey for $250 million. SwiftKey was started eight years ago and never released a native app for Windows Phones.

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Google’s AlphaGo Beats Human Go Champion

Google's AlphaGo beats human Go championGoogle’s AlphaGo beats human Go champion in a match of Go, an ancient Chinese board game. Beating humans at board games has been a great milestone in testing various computer algorithms in order to prove their competence. This tradition has started with the game of tic-tac-toe, but more complicated games have been added. Chess has been the go to game for testing algorithms for years. In the recent years, Google has also created an algorithm that can play a number of Atari games without any additional input other than the pixels on the display.

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Facebook ambitious plan: Connecting the World

  • 26/01/2016 at 23:14 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Facebook Historical IPOFacebook has already become as one of the most accessed services on the internet, but the vision of its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg does not stop there. In fact, his vision is not limited to the present population of the internet users either. The catch is that Facebook ambitious plan surpasses Facebook itself and aims to improve internet connectivity, where everyone has access to it. The access can even be free if necessary, which was reflected in his ambitious Internet.org initiative.

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Intel 6th Gen Core vPro Processors feature enhanced Security

  • 23/01/2016 at 18:22 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Intel 6th gen core vpro Processors Intel 6th Gen Core vPro Processors were announced this week with newer features and focusing more on security, though is not exactly a new technology from Intel. With every new generation of processors, it has added new layers of security. Intel has also launched Intel Authenticate, which will require this new line of processors in order to function. This process does not only aim to make the users more secured, but also to make the process easier for them. The press release then goes on and talks about the performance of the new processors. Actually, it will be similar to the current generation Skylake processors. The only addition here will be the security features.

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Know the game – Facebook Sports Stadium

  • 22/01/2016 at 23:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Facebook Sports StadiumFacebook is in the pockets of nearly everyone. Sport is something a lot of people live for. Live sports blogs have been around for a while, but the experience isn’t quite the same. Facebook has launched Facebook Sports Stadium, a feature devoted to sporting events to enhance the experience of being at the game or adding to watch the game on TV when you can’t get to the stadium.

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Big Image Quality in a Small Package – Mokacam 4K Camera

mokacamThe Mokacam claims to be the world’s smallest 4K camera. Magnificent for people who travel, go on adventures or want to take photos while being active. The size makes the Mokacam comfortable to hold, to put in small places and is designed to be picked up and used straight out of the box.

There are some interesting features to the Mokacam 4K camera. Recording video with the Mokacam means you can record for extended periods through a snap on battery pack (As well as an internal battery). The ability to mount the Mokacam to any metal surface gives you the ability to get some interesting and creative angles. Motion Activated mode detects movement to provide the best focus and footage possible. An add-on screen that rotates 270 degrees gives extra control of the images (The add-on screen also has an integrated battery for extended battery life).

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