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The days of making numerous stops and asking for directions on a long journey whose route you are not familiar with soon drawing to a close. Soon you will be able to ... Read more

Thursday, 25 July 2013

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Google launched an updated Nexus 7 tablet this week calling it a “significant upgrade” to the premiere version.

The new Nexus 7 is a thinner, lighter, and more powerful follow-up to Google’s entry into the tablet market last year. The new device is also touted as the first true 1080p HD 7-inch tablet available. its 1,920 x 1,200 pixels on a 10-point touch IPS panel at 323ppi pixel density. Apart from that, a quad-core 1.5GHz S4 Pro Qualcomm processor would keep it chugging along nicely without any slowdown, where it is accompanied by an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right out of the box.
Google claims it is the highest resolution device of its kind on the market. The device is also available in an unlocked 4g LTE version.
Pipe, a peer-to-peer file-sharing app for Facebook along the lines of Dropbox, is set to launch for the public at large Wednesday, creating a simple way for people on the massive social network to share big files that, thus far, Facebook itself hasn't provided.

The Pipe app allows users to simply drag and drop a file for a friend to receive it directly.

"We've worked really hard to make Pipe this simple," Simon Hossell, founder and chief executive of Pipe, said in a statement. "We've made the technology invisible."

The company took its time in beta, laboring since May 2012 with a smaller cohort of users, to work out bugs and raise funds.

Today HP introduced its new 13-inch HP Split X2 hybrid laptop line. The Split X2 joins the Windows 8-equipped Envy X2 line and Android-equipped SlateBook X2 line to give the users three choices in hybrid detachable devices.

The Split X2 is a 13.3-inch Windows 8 tablet PC with a detachable keyboard base unit. The Split X2 can function either as a clamshell-style notebook or as a slate tablet, since the system's processor, main storage, and primary battery reside behind the screen.

Split X2 is powered by an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, giving you more processing power than the Intel Atom-powered Envy X2. It comes in a darker silver finish that HP calls "Modern Silver." and just under an inch thick with the keyboard base, and weighs in at a pound heavier than the X2 with a total system weight of 4.12 pounds.

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