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Intex Cloud FX is India’s first Firefox OS smartphone

Intex Cloud FX is India’s first Firefox OS smartphone

We might focus a lot on major mobile platforms like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and even BlackBerry OS, but there are some like Tizen, Sailfish OS, and Firefox OS that still try to grab our attention, and sometimes our cash. Today, Mozilla is making such another attempt by partnering with Indian company Intex Technologoies to launch the Cloud FX smartphone, the first commercial device in India to bear Mozilla's Firefox OS platform.

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Casio EXILIM EX-FR10 can split up for “freestyle shooting”

Casio EXILIM EX-FR10 can split up for “freestyle shooting”

You may have heard or even seen for yourself the new generation of selfie-friendly digital cameras, but none of those probably have anything on Casio's newest wonder. The EXILIM EX-FR10 transcends the camera maker's previous selfie-centric EXILIM TR line by introducing a camera that can be split into two parts to make it easier to take photos in almost any angle or distance. And yes, that includes selfies, too.

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Windows 9 rumors: no desktop on tablets, interactive live tiles

Windows 9 rumors: no desktop on tablets, interactive live tiles

Although Microsoft won't be using IFA 2014 as a stage to announce it's next Windows version, alternately called Windows Threshold and Windows 9, it will be holding a separate press conference near the end of next month. That leaves us enough time to build a better picture of what the next Windows might become, though it seems it might be as controversial and divisive as ever, like this rumor about Microsoft completely doing away with the traditional desktop for "devices that don't need it".

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Sony leaks Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, SmartWatch 3

Sony leaks Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, SmartWatch 3

We might have focused too much on Sony's upcoming smartphones, but it seems that the OEM is also preparing a new tablet for IFA 2014 next week. Earlier revealed in a user manual for a charging accessory, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact might have once again been accidentally leaked by Sony, this time together with what may be its next SmartWatch.

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Batman sighted in Japan riding on a trike

Batman sighted in Japan riding on a trike

It's not unusual to spot costumed personalities doing stunts while shooting or doing some promotional thing. But suddenly zooming past you in the middle of a highway? Not so much. One lucky resident of Japan's Chiba prefecture was able to snap up some shots of the Caped Crusader cruising down the highway on what looks like a very strange three-wheeled bike.

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Intel NUC 2.0 leaked specs: possible Steam Machines

Intel NUC 2.0 leaked specs: possible Steam Machines

Intel might be a name you'd associate more with desktop and laptops, but the chip maker has had its own line of small factor PCs as far back as 2012. Strangely called the Next Unit of Computing or NUC, these boxes seemed more like a hobbyist's toy, Intel's answer to the growing popularity of ARM boards. Leaked slides about the next generation NUCs, however, hint that Intel is dead serious about this line, to the point that they might very well be part of a living room gamer's arsenal.

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iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

Users are known to ignore a few warnings, skip a few steps, and other sometimes cringe-worthy actions for the sake of convenience. However, that isn't an excuse for app developers to ignore common sense (which, apparently, isn't really that common) just to provide users that convenience. Unfortunately, that might be the case on iOS, where several popular apps have allegedly skimmed over Apple's developer documentation, leaving users vulnerable to, in the worst case scenario, making an automatic phone call to a premium-rate phone number.

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Apple’s reversible USB tipped to not arrive with iPhone 6

Apple’s reversible USB  tipped to not arrive with iPhone 6

Those excitedly awaiting the last-minute rumored accessory for the iPhone 6 might want to stop holding their breath now. According to a third party Apple retailer, the company has yet to place any order for the reversible USB cable from its manufacturing partner, implying that this rather ingenious modification would not only miss the iPhone 6 launch, it would also miss out on a 2014 launch altogether.

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