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Micromax Canvas Tab P480 Voice-Calling Dual-SIM Tablet Launched at Rs. 6,999

  Micromax on Friday launched the Canvas Tab P480, a 7-inch voice-calling tablet with dual-SIM card support and 3G connectivity, priced at Rs. 6,999. The tablet will be available in Blue and White colour variants from the last week of April in stores. The Micromax Canvas Tab P480 runs Android …

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US drone completes first in-flight refueling

The U.S. military has successfully demonstrated what it says is the first ever in-flight refueling of an unmanned aircraft, and in doing so completed a flight test program that leads to a new generation of military drones due to take flight in the 2020s. The refueling was conducted on April …

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How Acer plans to go after hardcore gamers

  A year ago, Acer was struggling and Jason Chen, its newly appointed CEO, thought the company could stay afloat by cutting its reliance on PCs and expanding in wearables and mobile devices. In view of the success of its Chromebooks and the pending release of Microsoft’s Windows 10, however, …

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Hands-on: Acer’s affordable Aspire Switch 10 hybrid is saved by its dock

Acer’s new Aspire Switch 10 seems like just another low-cost Windows tablet, but its detachable keyboard dock turns the device into a shape-shifter that can stand in multiple angles. The Switch 10 is first a tablet, and it can become a laptop when attached to a keyboard dock. Acer announced …

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Sony’s Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin

Four models from Sony’s 2015 Android TV-powered 4K television range are now available for pre-order, with shipping to begin in May. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled its 4K TV lineup for 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but kept pricing and release information to itself, only saying the …

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Comcast’s $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

  Comcast is officially walking away from plans to acquire Time Warner Cable, after regulators signaled their displeasure with the deal. “Today, we move on,” Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement. “Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but …

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Ikea’s wireless, phone-charging furniture to jumpstart high-tech home goods

Ikea’s recently announced wireless charging line of furniture is expected to jumpstart a trend that will amount to 10 million sticks of high-tech furniture sold in just two years, according to a new report. The report, from IHS Technology, didn’t include the additional potential for “styled” stand-alone transmitters such as …

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Mobile

Signs of the first Windows 10 Lumia phone emerge

Microsoft won’t sell its first flagship Windows 10 phone until at least this summer, but maybe we’ll hear about it sooner. AdDuplex, a company that serves cross-promotional ads on Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, says it’s detected recent activity from a new Microsoft Lumia handset. Details are scarce, but …

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Consumer groups dance on the grave of Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

Consumer groups are cheering the news that Comcast abandoned its proposed US$45 billion acquisition of fellow cable and broadband provider Time Warner Cable, saying it’s good for customers and demonstrates the power of Internet activism. Comcast’s decision, announced Friday, would have taken away a major cable and broadband provider in …

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Android

Twitter launches Highlights, a twice-daily package of curated tweets

  Twitter wants to turn down the information firehose, offering to remix the day’s tweets into a more pleasant serving. That’s the plan behind Highlights, a feature launching today on Android—and yes, it’s launching first on Android. Up to twice a day you’ll get a push alert that pulls together …

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