Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 said to move to Intel Kaby Lake processors

 Microsoft’s hardware lineup, including Surface Book and Surface Pro devices, are due for a refresh, but we still haven’t heard that much about what’s going to come along with the upgrades. Now, Windows watcher Paul Thurrott has provided a few details on the Surface Pro 5, which sounds like it’ll be an iterative update of the flagship Windows tablet hybrid. The Surface Pro… Read More

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Amazon said to plan Alexa speaker with 7-inch touchscreen for 2017

amazon-echo Amazon could follow-up the early success of the Echo and Echo Dot with a new Alexa-powered premium speaker that includes a 7-inch touchscreen that can be tilted to different viewing angles for easier use in the kitchen, according to a new Bloomberg report.
The speaker would include voice-based assistant Alexa, just like the existing Echos, but the inclusion of the screen is designed to make… Read More

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Google said to debut Android/Chrome OS hybrid on tablet, convertible notebook

Android apps on Chrome Google is planning hybrid devices that run both Android and Chrome OS, including one convertible laptop, and one Huawei Nexus-branded tablet, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The report backs up another from Android Police today that says a convertible notebook is on the way. The Andromeda project bakes Chrome OS features into Android, giving you the best of both worlds in one… Read More

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Nintendo’s NX console said to ditch discs and go back to cartridges

Nintendo block Nintendo wants to harken back to its heydays with the new, unreleased Nintendo NX console in more ways than one: A new WSJ report says it’ll use cartridges in place of discs, which have been standard on the game company’s home consoles since the introduction of the GameCube in 2001. Cartridges are still in common use elsewhere in the Nintendo console lineup – it’s… Read More

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Google said to debut Pixel phones, Echo competitor, VR headset and more in October

pixel_lightstrip Fall tends to bring new hardware from Google, which mainly involves new Nexus smartphones built in tandem with OEM partners. This year, things could be quite different since Google has a number of hardware projects in the works, and the Nexus brand is reportedly being replaced with a Pixel-badged line of smartphone devices. All will be revealed on October 4, according to a new report from… Read More

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