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Why Microsoft Won't Make an iPhone Rival

Rather than creating a premium device to rival Apple and Samsung in the developed world, Microsoft plans to rely on partners to mine emerging markets with budget smartphones. [Read more]    ...

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Interesting Embedded Device Opportunity: Mobile ALPRs

In this LinuxGizmos guest column, VDC senior analyst David Laing describes an interesting emerging market for embedded hardware and software: mobile automatic license plate readers (ALPRs). Laing speculates on what’s required to scan up to 1,800 license plates per minute and cover 4 lanes of traffic simultaneously, while the ALPR,...

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Microsoft Reportedly Considering Selling a Smartwatch of its Own

The tech giant has requested components for a potential touch-enabled watch device, executives at Asian suppliers tell the Wall Street Journal. [Read more]    ...

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Open Hardware Quad-Core ARM SBC Project Hits Kickstarter

A project to build a compact, low cost, open-hardware SBC (single board computer) has turned to Kickstarter for funding. The 110×85 mm UDOO board is based on an ARM i.MX6 Freescale processor, will run either Linux or Android, and has built-in Arduino-compatible functions, according to the project team. According to...

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Intel Releases Web-Based App Programming Kit

The chipmaker is jumping on the HTML5 bandwagon -- sort of. Its newly acquired AppMobi software lets programmers create Web apps that can be converted into native Android and iOS apps. [Read more]    ...

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