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Microsoft's Xbox Team Testing Smartwatch Prototypes with a Surface Connector

Microsoft is prototyping its own wrist-worn device. A reliable source familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans has revealed to The Verge that the company has been developing a wrist-worn device for just over a year. We understand that Microsoft had originally planned to release a "Joule" heart rate monitor accessory for...

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Samsung: Galaxy S4 for U.S. has Four Cores, Not Eight

The smartphone maker confirms that its next flagship phone will feature a quad-core processor instead of its octa-core chip. [Read more]    ...

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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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