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Jolla tablet to run Sailfish 2.0 OS and quad-core Intel CPU

Jolla tablet to run Sailfish 2.0 OS and quad-core Intel CPU

Jolla has a new tablet in the works that aims to give tablet fans an alternative to iOS and Android units on the market today. The tablet will run Jolla's own Sailfish 2.0 operating system and will pack a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core Intel processor under the hood. That CPU will be matched with 2GB of RAM and internal storage is 32GB. Storage can be expanded with a SD card slot when needed.

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Samsung to focus on price competitiveness with less smartphone models in 2015

Samsung to focus on price competitiveness with less smartphone models in 2015

Samsung has some of the most popular smartphones on the market today, but the company wants to focus on being more price competitive in the future. Samsung also reportedly plans to cut the number of smartphone models it produces by up to 30% to combat falling profits. The idea is to shed some of the poorly performing models and focus on those that do very well for the company. A Samsung spokesperson has said that it will reduce the number of smartphone models by 25 to 30% next year.

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US Marshals to sell off more Silk Road Bitcoins at auction

US Marshals to sell off more Silk Road Bitcoins at auction

Silk Road was a website where all sorts of illegal and illicit items could be purchased. To keep the buyers and sellers from being tracked, many of the purchases on the site were made using Bitcoins. When the site owner was captured and his personal stash of Bitcoins confiscated, there was a huge amount of money to be made. Last January prosecutors and Ross Ulbricht agreed that the US Marshals could sell Bitcoins found on computer gear Ulbricht owned.

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Ford Shelby GT350 packs 500hp 5.2L V8

Ford Shelby GT350 packs 500hp 5.2L V8

Ford has rolled out one of the hottest new Mustangs in years with a model returning that hasn't been seen since the 60's from Ford. The Shelby GT350 has returned with the all-new Mustang body style and brings with it the most potent naturally aspirated V8 engine that Ford has ever produced. The GT350 will use a high-revving flat-plane crankshaft 5.2L V8 producing over 500hp.

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Nokia N1 tablet rocks Android 5.0 and 64-bit Intel CPU

Nokia N1 tablet rocks Android 5.0 and 64-bit Intel CPU

Nokia has rolled out a new tablet that may interest users out there shopping for an Android-powered device. The new tablet is called the Nokia N1 and its runs Android 5.0 right out of the box. One of the cool things about Android 5.0 is that it supports 64-bit processors and to take advantage of that support Nokia has fitted the N1 with a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor with quad-cores.

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Researchers claim 81% of Tor users can be identified by router information

Researchers claim 81% of Tor users can be identified by router information

Internet users who don’t want to be tracked have many tools at their disposal. One of the most commonly used tools is Tor. Tor is a free software platform and open network that is designed to allow users to defend against traffic analysis as they surf the web. Users of Tor want to keep their business activities, relationships, and privacy secret. It appears that Tor may have a significant flaw.

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US Navy deploys ship with laser weapon to Persian Gulf

US Navy deploys ship with laser weapon to Persian Gulf

The US Navy has deployed a ship to the Persian Gulf called the USS Ponce. The USS Ponce is an amphibious transport dock ship and it is carrying with it the first laser weapon sent into trails on an active duty warship. The laser weapon is effective against numerous targets, including Iranian gunboats. The laser is a 30-kilowatt class weapon and has been aboard the ship since August.

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Freedom Chair makes it easier for the handicapped get around outdoors

Freedom Chair makes it easier for the handicapped get around outdoors

Being confined to a wheel chair makes it much more difficult for people that are paralyzed or can't walk for other reasons to get around. A new wheelchair product has debuted called the Freedom Chair that looks a lot like a normal wheelchair, but has a novel way for users to propel themselves. A typical wheelchair requires the user to spin the wheels using their hands and rings attached to the wheels.

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Google Project Loon test flights to take place in Australia

Google Project Loon test flights to take place in Australia

Google is set to test fly its large balloons, which are part of Project Loon, over Australia next month. Project Loon balloons are designed to beam internet service to residents on the ground. Project Loon is a plan that Google has talked about in the past and hopes to use to give internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. The balloons themselves are able to circle the globe on stratospheric winds.

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