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Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1, 8.0 and 7.0 flesh out midrange

Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1, 8.0 and 7.0 flesh out midrange

Samsung has revealed its new Galaxy Tab4 range of Android tablets, spanning three screen sizes and due to hit stores in Q2 2014. The Galaxy Tab4 10.1, 8.0, and 7.0 each use a WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10 display and support Samsung's Multi Window system for split-screen multitasking, though Samsung would probably still nudge those looking to do serious work in the direction of its Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

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HTC One M8 rolls out across Asia in May

HTC One M8 rolls out across Asia in May

One of the big smartphone launches in the US so far this year has been the new HTC One M8. The device has also rolled out in Taiwan, home to HTC, but fans in other Asian countries have been left out so far. HTC has now announced when those fans around Asia will be able to get their hands on the new One and that date will be in early May.

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HTC One M8 boosts to beat benchmarks HTC concedes

HTC One M8 boosts to beat benchmarks HTC concedes

HTC has conceded that it "games" benchmarking tests with the new HTC One M8, though the company argues that the maximum performance squeezed out of the 2014 flagship during profiling should be seen as an advantage, not a cheat. Tests of the One M8 on different versions of popular Android benchmarking tools suggested that HTC was specifically targeting the apps and putting the handset into an extreme mode that wasn't necessarily comparable to what regular apps might run in.

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Pokemon Google Maps hoax plays with our emotions

Pokemon Google Maps hoax plays with our emotions

Starting this week and lasting until the 2nd of April, 2014, Google is hosting a Pokemon Google Maps challenge. In this challenge, users must locate and collection hundreds of Pokemon with augmented reality through Google Maps on their Android-equipped smartphone. It is, unfortunately, an elaborate April Fools Joke.

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Galaxy S5 hidden Baby crying detector feature discovered

Galaxy S5 hidden Baby crying detector feature discovered

If you are in the market for a new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the more popular new choices on the market. An interesting hidden feature has been discovered on the Galaxy S5, that function lets parents use the phone as a baby monitor. The feature is called the baby crying detector and it does what you expect. When the smartphone is left by the baby and the baby cries; the S5 will vibrate and alert the parent.

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Forget CarPlay: Here’s NVIDIA’s plan to power your next car

Forget CarPlay: Here’s NVIDIA’s plan to power your next car

NVIDIA is no stranger to car dashboards, with the company’s Tegra chips already powering Tesla’s Model S infotainment and the system found in the new Audi A3, but the company has even bigger ambitions for Tegra K1. The chip company brought its Automotive team along to GTC 2014 this past week to show off the heavily-customized Jeep its been working on as a showcase for its vision of the future of mobility tech, and we grabbed some time at the helm to see how it works.

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Sony Xperia Z2 parts shortage delays launch

Sony Xperia Z2 parts shortage delays launch

Would-be Sony Xperia Z2 owners may be left waiting if they didn't preorder the new 2014 flagship smartphone, with a component shortage said to be pushing general availability back into May. The phone, revealed at Mobile World Congress in February, promises 4K video recording and was originally expected in the UK in April, but now the company may only have sufficient stock to satisfy a chunk of preorder customers.

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