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ASUS sends out invitations for Padfone Infinity launch event next week

September 12, 2013
Dubbed ‘the new Padfone Infinity’, ASUS has begun sending invitations for the launch event of the one true phablet, and have a fun little video on their website to commemorate the launch.
 
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition gets you cooking for $649

September 12, 2013
The 32GB tablet comes with an iGrill kitchen thermometer, as well as a few preloaded cooking apps like Evernote food and Food Planner Pro. Sony has also partnered with Saveur, the popular food magazine, to bring you 260 recipes spanning all kinds of genres and categories -- one for each weeknight, for a full year.
 
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Google+ gets Snapseed editing tools for photos

September 12, 2013
Google+ has undergone another minor update, which could have some major impacts for your photos. When opening a photo from your album on the desktop, you’ll see a few new features under the “edit” tab. The fresh editing tools are pulled directly from Snapseed, a popular mobile photo editing tool.
 
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Hugo Barra discusses his move to Xiaomi, and why he left Google

September 12, 2013
In a recent interview with Kara Swisher of All Things D, Hugo Barra was candid about his involvement with Xiaomi, and his reasons for leaving Google. Barra discussed all kinds of things from why the Chinese device manufacturer is so impressive, to his transparent exit strategy from Google.
 
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Intel Baytrail vs. NVIDIA Tegra 4: too close to call

September 11, 2013
In Geekbench testing, the Intel Baytrail T chips (byt_t) were nearly identical to the Tegra 4 in single and multi-core scoring. Both ran a variant of Android 4.2 -- 4.2.2 for the Intel chip, 4.2.1 for NVIDIA -- and similar amounts of memory.
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New Kindle tablets shown in leaked pics

September 11, 2013
The design appears a bit more subtle than the previous model, with the smooth backing broken up only by the Amazon logo. The speakers also move toward the top, but not forward facing.
 
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Three new Chromebooks, one new Chromebox announced by Intel and Google

September 11, 2013
At their developer forum in San Francisco, Intel has offered up three new Chromebooks and one new Chromebox, all using their Haswell processor. That architecture is going to “improve battery life by more than 2X over previous generations, while offering increased performance” according to the Google Chrome Blog.
 
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100,000 Moto X phones shipped weekly from Texas assembly plant, says Motorola

September 11, 2013
Motorola has officially opened their Ft. Worth, Texas assembly facility for business, even though the building has been pumping out custom (and standard) Moto X’s for a few weeks now. In a blog post on the Motorola site, Dennis Woodside notes the challenges they faced in bringing assembly stateside.
 
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Dryft wants to make typing on a tablet easier

September 10, 2013
If typing on a tablet is something that troubles you, the team at Dryft has a solution. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Dryft co-founder Randy Marsden set out to convince the judges their keyboard would make two-handed typing on a tablet more intuitive, and simple.
 
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Apple announces 64-bit processor/OS: Impressive, but not innovative

September 10, 2013
The newly announced A7 processor is a first for Apple, and a real selling point for the speed and power of the new iPhone 5S. With promises of a two-fold processing increase, the “desktop-class architecture” promises to keep the harmonious Apple hardware/software balance intact.
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