Cortana Developer Preview Coming To The UK In Two Weeks

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We heard earlier today that when Cortana lands in the UK, it will be enabled on Windows Phone devices, rather than as a software update, and now it looks like we have some details on when the developer version will launch in the UK.

It looks like the Cortana Developer Preview will launch in the UK within the next two weeks, the news was posted on Twitter by Microsoft’s Marcus Ash.

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Sainsbury’s Supermarket In The UK Is Powered By Food Waste

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Sainsbury’s has announced that one branch of their UK supermarkets is now powered 100 percent by food waste. The Cannock branch of Sainsbury’s is now powered solely from their own food waste.

The company donates much of its left over food to charity, although it does have food left over that cannot be consumed, so this is then turned into electricity  by a company called Biffa.

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Framed Is A Gesture Controlled Digital Canvas (Video)

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FRAMED is a new project that has launched on Kickstarter, the device is described as a new platform for digital art, and it is designed to display digital art around your home.

The video below shows how Framed works, it comes with a 24 inch LCD display that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the device also comes with a front facing camera and it will set you back $399.

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Tesla Model S May Be Used By UK Government In Million Pound Deal

 

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The UK government is looking to replace some of its vehicles with electric vehicles, and it looks like Tesla may end up landing a larger order for their Tesla Model S, which could be worth around millions of pound to Tesla

Tesla could possibly score an order for 150 Tesla Model S vehicles, as the UK government intends to purchase 150 electric vehicles, although they have a budget of £5 million for the purchase.

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Quant e-Sportlimousine EV Gets Approval In Europe

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The Quant E-Sportlimousine have received approval in Europe, the vehicle is now road legal ahead of its official launch. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, and it comes with some new technology called the nanoFLOWCELL.

This new electric vehicle works in a different way to vehicles like the Tesla Model S, instead of using batteries to store energy, it uses tanks that have negative an positive electrolyte solutions, the liquids are then pumped through a cell stack and this produces electricity.

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Xbox One Update to Add 3D Blu-ray Support and More

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The next big update for the Microsoft Xbox One game console will land in August. Some details about what that update will bring to the tablet have now surfaced. One of the biggest things added to the console via the update will be support for 3D Blu-ray playback. As with any 3D Blu-ray player, you will need a 3D TV to enjoy those films.

If you already own a 3D TV and have an Xbox One, this is great news. Support for 3D movies isn’t all that will be gained with the August update. The console will also get some tweaks to the Activity Feed and Friends section. One of the other nice updates is the ability to automatically download new games and apps.

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Huawei’s First Half Revenue Up By Almost 20 Percent

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Huawei’s smartphones have started to become popular, and the company has announced that its revenues for the first half of 2014 are up almost 20 percent on the same time last year.

Huawei have seen an increase of some 19 percent from last year to 135.8 billion yuan, which is around $21.88bn U.S. dollars or around £12.8 billion, the company has an operating margin of 18.3 percent.

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iPad Air 2 Won’t Get An IGZO Display

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The iPad Air 2 has yet to be released, we are expecting the device some time over the next few months, and had previously heard that it may feature an IGZO display, although it looks like that wont happen until the iPad Air 3.

According to a recent report, the iPad Air 3 will be the first iPad to get an IGZO display, and that device wont launch until 2015.

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LG G3 Prime Coming July 25th (Rumor)

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The last thing we heard about the new LG G3 Prime, was that the handset would launch in South Korea as the LG G3 Cat 6, and now it looks like we have a possible release date for the handset.

According to recent report, the LG G3 Prime will launch in South Korea this Friday the 25th of July, the handset is said to come with LTE-Advanced which will support download speeds of up to 225Mbps.

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