• COMPUTERS
    Intel SoCs Get Built-in Speech Recognition; May Help Apple Bring Siri to OS X

    Intel SoCs will soon have native support for speech recognition features. This capability comes as the chipmaker partners with Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on machine learning techniques. The announcement further intensifies the speculation about Apple bringing Siri to its OS Xdesktop operating system. Dubbed TrulyHandsfree, the always-on, always-listening voice triggering component and low-power […]

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    Samsung Chromebook 3 With Intel CPU Goes on Sale at $200

    Samsung unveiled the Chromebook 3 at CES 2016, the latest entrant in the company’s Chromebook lineup, and promised that the laptop will go on sale soon. The new Chromebook 3 is now available to buy at $200 (approximately Rs. 14,000) via the company’s online store, and is also expected to go on sale via Amazon. […]

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    Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 Hybrid With Windows 10 Launched at MWC 2016

    Huawei at its pre-MWC 2016 on Sunday announced that it is entering the PC business. The Chinese conglomerate unveiled its MateBook, its first 2-in-1, or laptop-tablet hybrid. The retail price of the MateBook starts at $699 (roughly Rs. 48,000). The MateBook runs Windows 10 Pro. The MateBook, which has a metal unibody, resembles the Microsoft’s […]

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    PC Shipments in India Grow 10.6 Percent in Q4 2015: Gartner

    Personal computer (PC) shipments in India totalled around 2.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 10.6 percent increase over the corresponding period of 2014, according to information technology research and advisory company Gartner. “Consumers accounted for 40 percent of total PC sales in the fourth quarter of 2015, down from 52 percent […]

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    Chrome OS 49 Update Now Available; Brings Material Redesign, and More

    Google started releasing the stable version of the Chrome 49 browser earlier this month (OS X, Windows, and Linux) as well as Android devices. Now, Chrome OS 49 with build 49.0.2623.95 is now available for all Chrome OS devices. Announcing the new stable build Chrome OS 49 build, Josafat Garcia, Technical Program Manager atGoogle (Chrome) […]

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    Microsoft Insists It Isn’t Forcefully Installing Windows 10, Users Disagree

    Microsoft is refuting reports that it has been forcefully installing Windows 10, its newest desktop operating system, on users’ machines. The company insists that users are “fully in control.” Over the months, many instances have been reported in which users found Microsoft installing Windows 10 on their computer without their consent. The latest of which […]