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Silicon Image SiI8620 MHL 3.0 transmitter IC lets smartphones stream 4K content to TVs

Silicon Image SiI8620 MHL 3.0 transmitter IC lets smartphones stream 4K content to TVs

Silicon Image has announced a new product that it says is the first MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD solution for mobile devices in the industry. The solution includes mobile transmitter, bridge, and multimedia switch ICs. The MHL solution will allow the streaming of HD and 4K UHD content to a big screen TV in the living room while charging the smartphone or tablet.

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New Asus PadFone Infinity tipped for launch next Tuesday

New Asus PadFone Infinity tipped for launch next Tuesday

Traditionally no one in the technology industry likes to announce their products around the same time Apple is holding an event. The goings-on at Apple during the unveiling event overshadow a lot of other things in the industry. Asus has reportedly decided to wait a week after Apple's announcement of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S to unveil its new PadPhone Infinity.

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Walmart smartphone trade-in program detailed ahead of Apple announcements

Walmart smartphone trade-in program detailed ahead of Apple announcements

Today's a big day for smartphone fans who prefer the iPhone with Apple set to make announcements relating to new devices later this morning. Ahead of Apple's announcement of new iPhones, Walmart has announced that it will launch a smartphone trade-in program in the United States on September 21. Walmart also tips that it will have an additional announcement after Apple finishes its unveil this afternoon.

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Smartphone battery temperatures aid in gathering crowdsourced weather data

Smartphone battery temperatures aid in gathering crowdsourced weather data

With the vast majority of cell phone users out there owning some type of smartphone, whether dated and well-worn or new and running top-line software, crowdsourced data acquired through apps is something that has drawn increasing attention, not the least of which concerns weather. OpenSignal, a startup that had worked with gathering crowdsourced cell reception data, has launched a new weather crowdsourcing app that looks at smartphone battery temperatures.

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