Microsoft hasn’t gone official with Windows Phone 8.1 yet, but we have already heard about some of the features that the OS update will bring via rumors. Among the interesting features Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to get are a Siri-like voice control and a new notification center. We have also seen the SDK get the hands on treatment this month.
Nokia has gone official with the introduction of its latest gadget called the Treasure Tag. We talked about the Treasure Tag device back in July of last year when the product was mostly rumor. Nokia has now offered up all the details on the Treasure Tag and it is designed to help you keep track of your valuables.
Microsoft has sold more than 200 million Windows 8 licenses, the company has confirmed, more than doubling sales in less than a year. The figure was shared by Microsoft EVP of marketing Tami Reller, and comes amid increasingly vocal suggestions that the company had been disappointed by demand for Windows 8.
It would appear that Microsoft is either unaware of the existence of BlueStacks, or they've decided it might be time to take the technology mainstream. In a chat with the Verge, an anonymous source has suggested that Microsoft is "seriously considering allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone." Allowing these apps to run, as it's said there, would allow both platforms access to thousands of apps never before available to them in the past.
Intel has launched its first offering with a Bay Trail processor, the awkwardly-named Intel NUC Kit DN2820FYKH. With this tiny computer comes a budget-friendly price and Windows 8.1, as well as a variety of connectivity options and ports to meet most users' needs, whether using the PC as a desktop computer or as part of an entertainment system.
We have talked about some of the remote controlled toys from BeeWi in the past. The company rolled out its sumo and soccer playing RC robot in September 2013. BeeWi is on hand at CES 2014 and the company has rolled out a new robot toy that is remote controlled called the Bluetooth Fighting Mini Robot.
Here at CES, ASUS has just taken the wraps off its new Transformer Book Duet TD300, a quad-mode laptop that is said to be the first ever offering a full Android and Windows dual-operating system experience. The software is run on a machine containing Intel's Core i7 processor and a host of other hardware that makes this an all-around solid entrant into the world of Android-loaded laptop/tablet hybrid systems.
Coming out of CES 2014, Panasonic has introduced their latest model Toughpad. This one is arriving as the FZ-M1, and similar to other models in the lineup, this one is fully-rugged. Basically, another waterproof, dustproof and shockproof tablet. The FZ-M1 sports a 7-inch display and will arrive running Windows 8.1 Pro.