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Nokia Lumia 920, 820 getting ‘Portico’ software update

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Nokia is rolling-out a software update to the international variants of Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones. This update is said to be bringing improved Wi-Fi and messaging to these Windows Phone 8 smartphones. The update, which is code-named “Portico,” is being released to International markets almost a month after it was made available to US consumers. However, the update …

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Asus in talks to launch Windows Phone 8 devices

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Asus is reportedly in talks with Microsoft to launch Windows Phone 8 devices.  There is no word on how long these talks have been going on, but Windows Phone 8 licensing deal would certainly help both the companies. Microsoft needs more manufacturers to produce Windows Phone 8 running smartphones and Asus needs to succeed in the smartphone arena. It is …

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Lenovo launches Chrome OS powered ThinkPad X131e for $429

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Google seems to be silently getting more and more manufacturers to build Chromebooks and latest company to join the Chrome OS arena is Lenovo. The Chinese manufacturer has released a Chrome OS powered version of its Windows 8 running ThinkPad X131e. Targeted to school students, this ThinkPad Chromebook comes with 11.6-inch 1366x768p display with anti-glare, unknown Intel processor, 3 USB …

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Facebook launches free calling for iPhone users in US

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About a fortnight ago, Facebook started testing a voice calling feature in its Messenger app for iPhone users in Canada. Much like any other VoIP app, this feature allowed the iPhone users to make free voice calls using Wi-Fi or cellular data to other messenger users in the country. Looks like the testing went well, as the social giant has …

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Temple Run 2 debuts in iTunes App Store

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Imangi Studios, the creator of Temple Run, has released the sequel to this popular game for free in the iTunes App Store just now. Currently live only in New Zealand App Store, it is expected to go live in other countries in the next few hours (Update: It is now live worldwide). While Imangi has kept the basic gameplay same …

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Huawei to launch Ascend W2 at MWC, likely to be thinnest Windows Phone

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Huawei is planning to launch a high-end Windows Phone 8 smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Dubbed as Ascend W2, it will join the Ascend W1, which was announced recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show and features 4-inch WVGA display, 5MP rear camera and dual-core processor. Online reports suggest that Ascend W2 will be the thinnest Windows Phone 8 in …

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Two top Yahoo executives leave the company

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Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Justin Somaini and Yahoo Connections SVP Shashi Seth have been confirmed to have left Yahoo, notes All Things D, which was first to report on their departure. The exact reasons for the sudden departure of these two executives is not clear right now, but Justin’s end of days at Yahoo might be related to the …

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Samsung Series 3 Chromebox with Core i5, 4GB RAM official

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Samsung’s Series 3 Chromebox XE300M22-A02US, which recently popped up at various online stores, has now been confirmed by a listing at Samsung USA website.  This listing confirms the previously revealed specification of the Chrome OS powered box, but we will have to wait until an announcement to get an official price-tag. This Series 3 Chromebox is a big improvement over …

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Dell buyout talks move further with discussions around $13/$14 a share

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Just 24 hours ago, we heard about Dell’s alleged plans to go private and now both WSJ and Reuters are reporting that talks are now in advanced stages with private equity firms lining up banks for financing. According to Reuters, private equity firm Silver Lake Partners is leading the discussions and has even brought Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill …

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Facebook announces Graph Search, currently in beta

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Crushing the expectations of a smartphone, Facebook announced new search experience for its users earlier today at a press event. Dubbed as Graph Search, it is still in beta. It is not a web search feature, but more like a search of all the information that Facebook has amassed in these years including check-ins, people, photos, connections, interests and more. …

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