Google “G Watch” smartwatch to launch in June

Reports have already predicted 2014 will be the year the smartwatch goes mainstream – and that trend is now expected to be kicked off by Google in July.

Korean firm LG has been teasing its Google-powered G Watch for months, and last night gave a sneak preview of how the device will fit in with its current range of phones and accessories.

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Apple Unveils New MacBook Air with a Lower Price

On Tuesday morning Apple announced a new version of its MacBook Air, the company’s slim, lightweight, oft-imitated laptop computer. The new MacBook Air looks the same as last year’s model, but Apple has upgraded the computer’s processor, making it speedier at things like multi-tasking, and also taken $100 off the starting price.

The design, weight, and screen sizes and quality remain the same. What Apple has improved here is the guts of the computer, improving its zip and likely its battery life, too. Last year’s MacBook Airs, which launched in June, started with Intel dual-core 1.3 GHz processors; this year’s MacBook Airs will come with newer Intel dual-core 1.4 GHz processors.

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Apple unveils Carplay; iPhone experience on your car

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone technology for cars at the Geneva Motor Show.

CarPlay allows iPhones to plug into cars so drivers will be able to call up maps, make calls and request music with Siri voice commands or a touch on a vehicle’s dashboard screen. It requires Apple’s latest software, iOS 7, and an iPhone 5, 5C or 5S.

Car producers including Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo previewed CarPlay in Geneva with other producers saying they plan to adopt the system.

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Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Facebook, the social networking giant announced after the close of the market on Wednesday that it has acquired mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion.

The deal bolsters the world’s biggest social network by adding the 450 million users of WhatsApp, which will be operated independently with its own board.

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Apple obtains patent for monitoring Headphones

A patent submitted by Apple in 2008 was approved today by the US Patent Office. The patent refers to a headphone system that can monitor data about its user. The data the headphones will capture the following information about its user; temperature, perspiration and heart rate.

This patent will position Apple into the healthcare space, an area of business they have been trying to get into for years.

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HTC offers free cracked screen replacement

Taiwan’s HTC Corp. announced Tuesday in the United States a new after-care service for customers there that will offer a one-time, free cracked-screen replacement for every new purchase of any phone in its HTC One flagship series.

HTC said it heard from customers that there was a need to make sure the money spent on premium devices went further at no additional cost and decided it was time to act and take care of the phones.

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South Korea’s 5G Network 1000 times faster than 4G

South Korea has announced a $1.5 billion plan to upgrade its network to 5G capability by 2020.

“We helped fuel national growth with 2G services in the 1990s, 3G in the 2000s and 4G around 2010,” the country’s science ministry said in a statement Wednesday. “Now it is time to take preemptive action to develop 5G.”

The 5G-services are expected to be around 1,000 times faster than current technology — making it possible to download a full-length film in a second.

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