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Xiaomi Mi Band 1s will feature a heart rate monitor

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Xiaomi is quietly working on the Mi Band successor dubbed Mi Band 1s. According to a listing sourced from the Taiwanese National Communications Commission the wearable will feature a heart rate monitor.

The Mi Band 1s carries the same design as its predecessor with three LED lights atop an aluminum cap. Read more »

Rumor has it Microsoft is looking to buy AMD

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The vultures are circling – AMD has been struggling to compete with Intel on the CPU front and with Nvidia on the GPU front and profitability has been elusive. Naturally, acquisition rumors have cropped up, first Samsung and now Microsoft.

Microsoft is a full-time hardware maker and it really needs chips – for its Xbox One console, for the Surface tablets, perhaps even for its Lumia phones. Read more »

New OS X El Capitan Beta confirms 21.5” iMac with 4K Retina display

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Apple might have a 21.5” iMac with 4K Retina display in the works. Code within the latest Mac OS X El Capitan beta mentions the unannounced all-in-one.

A 4K Retina variant will likely replace the currently available 21.5” iMac. The desktop will slot below the 27” iMac with 5K Retina display in the company’s product range. It will also certainly carry a more affordable price tag than the 27” model. Read more »

AMD allegedly considering a split to return to profitability

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It is no secret that AMD has been struggling to earn money lately. Historically, the legendary chip maker has maintained a steady “runner-up” position behind Intel, especially in terms of desktop hardware, but it looks like the huge shift to mobile devices took the US company by surprise and it is yet to fully adapt.

The possibility of various partnerships and buy-outs has been tossed around quite a lot recently and it really seems like AMD is way overdue for some kind of restructuring if it is going to survive. Industry sources now suggest that chief executive Lisa Su is considering the possibility of splitting AMD businesses, a move which was previously protested against internally and is still officially denied by the company. Read more »

LG Watch Urbane Luxe possibly coming soon, trademark filing reveals

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At $349, the LG Watch Urbane is anything but a cheap Android Wear smartwatch. That said, it now looks like LG might be preparing an even more expensive version of its latest wearable.

What you see in the screenshot above is a trademark filing by LG Electronics for “LG Watch Urbane Luxe”. This has been revealed today, and it obviously makes us think that a higher-end iteration of the watch is in the works over in South Korea. Read more »

WSJ: Huawei Watch will not arrive in China until 2016

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According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Huawei Watch will not launch in China until next year. The Android Wear device is still set to debut in the United States and Europe in the coming months.

Citing Huawei’s manager for wearable devices Yang Yong, WSJ reports that issues with the implementation of Android Wear will prevent the device from hitting the shelves on time in its homeland. Read more »

Apple music streaming service WWDC debut confirmed by Sony Music exec

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According to VentureBeat, the head of Sony Music confirmed the unveiling Apple music streaming service during WWDC. The Cupertino giant’s annual developer conference will kick off in San Francisco in less than 24 hours.

Debut of Apple music streaming service should hardly catch anyone by surprise – rumors about it have been floating for months now. Read more »

Apple will not unveil new Apple TV hardware at WWDC

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According to a report in The New York Times, we will not see a new Apple TV at WWDC. Past rumors suggested that the Cupertino giant will unveil a new set top box with the same CPU as iPhone 6.

Apple’s change of hears took place over the past couple of weeks. Read more »

Android 5.1 to bring RAW support and lower ISO values for the camera of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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It’s already been rumored once before that the Android 5.1 update will bring RAW support to the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. This update might make its way to devices this month or in July.

Today a new rumor comes to confirm the addition of RAW support in the camera arriving with Android 5.1 on Samsung’s latest flagships. Furthermore, lower ISO values will also be added. Read more »

Android M rumored to bring dedicated app permission controls

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The next major iteration of Android will reportedly bring dedicated permission controls to users. Android M is expected to debut tomorrow during Google I/O in San Francisco.

Currently, Android prompts users to accept all permissions an application requires before installing it. Read more »

Apple iOS 9 Transit Maps will only support a few cities at launch

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, the previously rumored Transit Maps feature in Apple iOS 9 will have limited availability at launch. The service will allegedly be live in 5-6 cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Transit Maps in iOS 9 might go live as early as next month in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Paris, Berlin, and London. Read more »

Apple to open factory in India

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Industry sources hint at the possibility of Apple manufacturing base opening doors in India. Allegedly, Foxconn, one of the company’s biggest manufacturer, has already taken initial steps to open a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra, west India.

The states Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has allegedly given the project a green light and views it as a splendid opportunity to open new jobs for the region and boost its economy. The new facility might be modeled after Foxconn’s plant in the Henan province. This is indicative of the manufacturing scale the company is preparing to bring to India. The plant should create at least 300,000 new jobs. Read more »

Twitter is reportedly interested in acquiring Flipboard

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According to a report in Re/code, Twitter is interested in acquiring Flipboard. The social network has reportedly been holding talks with Fipboard since the beginning of this year.

An all-stock deal is said to be valuing Flipboard in excess of $1 billion. Read more »

Leaked Windows 10 Beta build screenshots reveal new icon set and a few UI tweaks

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As all of you surely know, Windows 10 is already on its way. It will be a huge step forward in building a uniform Windows ecosystem across all sorts of devices, ranging from TVs and PCs, all the way to smartphones and embedded tech. This time around, Microsoft has remodeled the whole development process and by launching the Windows Insider program, has made everything a lot more-transparent and user-driven.

One of the many consequences of Microsoft’s open model is that we have been able to test some early technical previews of the platform for quite some time now. Read more »

Apple rumored to showcase split-screen multitasking for iPad during WWDC next month

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple will showcase the long-awaited split-screen multitasking for iPad tablets during WWDC next month. The functionality was initially expected to debut alongside iOS 8 last year.

The Cupertino giant will showcase the new feature using its currently available iPad models. Read more »