Flagship Microsoft Store Headed To Fifth Avenue

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Microsoft has confirmed to the WSJ that they will be opening a flagship Microsoft store in Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the store will be located at 677 Fifth Avenue.

The store is currently the location of a Fendi Shop, but is will soon be taken over by Microsoft, and it is just a few blocks from an Apple Store.

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Microduino-Joypad 8-bit Open Source Game Console (video)

Open Source Game Console

Some of our readers might remember the Microduino Arduino compatible development board that launched last year over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website. This week the same team at Microduino Studio have now unveiled their new Microduino-Joypad in the form of an open source game console.

The Microduino-Joypad as you can guess by the name and the team behind the project is powered by the tiny Microduino, and has been design to provide a retro 8-bit games console. Watch the video below to learn more about the Microduino-Joypad project.

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ZeroLemon Launches 9,000 mAh Battery for LG G3

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LG G3 comes with a decent sized battery, but if you think it’s not enough for you, ZereLemon, the manufacturer of some large extended batteries, has launch a ridiculously large 9,000 mAh battery for the handset.

The battery should triple the amount of time available for the the LG G3’s built-in 3,000 mAh battery — which is good enough for most users.

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EU Commission Going After Apple For Tax

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Apple and other companies have been looked at in the past on how they conduct their tax affairs, and now it would appear that the European Commission intends to investigate Apple’s European tax affairs.

The company runs its European business from Ireland, and has been there for the last 35 years, the company employs a large amount of people in Ireland.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Pun Advert Takes The Use Of ‘Note’ To The Extreme (video)

Galaxy Note 4

Samsung has released a new advert this week for their new flagship Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, that launched earlier this month and comes equipped with a 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display and competes directly with Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5 inch screen.

The new advert see two friends compete to use the word ‘Note’ as many times as possible during the day within conversation, check it out after the jump.

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Android L To Be Called ‘Android Lollipop’

Android Lollipop

Google announced the latest version of their mobile OS at Google IO earlier in the year, Android 5.0 L or Android L, the new OS is rumored to launch on the 1st of November.

When Google launches Android L, they are expected to give the OS a new name, following on their naming scheme with deserts and sweets, the current version is called Android KitKat.

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TomTom Golfer GPS Watch Available To Pre-Order For £200

TomTom Golfer

TomTom has this week added a new GPS watch to their range of products specifically designed for golfers to compete with the likes of the Garmin’s Approach line, in the form of the new aptly named TomTom Golfer.

The TomTom Golfer GPS watch has been fitted with GPS and fitted with a battery that will provide up to 10 hours of usage as well as course data for over 34,000 golf courses around the world.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Sold Out In South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung launched their new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone in South Korea last Friday, the handset was available with three of the countries carriers, and it looks like Samsung has already sold out of the device.

The company did not sell millions of handsets though, according to a recent report, there were just 30,000 units available in South Korea on launch day, and Samsung has sold all of these devices.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Beta Now Available To Download

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Canonical has this week announced the release of a new version of its Ubuntu operating system with the rollout of the new 14.10 beta version which is now available to download and test out.

The latest 14.10 beta includes a variety of new enhancements, features and bug fixes together with a newer version of the Linux kernel that provides enhanced support for Intel Broadwell, NVIDIA and AMD graphics together with support Intel’s upcoming Cherryview chips.

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iPhone 6 Rumored to Launch in China on October 10th

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Unlike last year, Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus didn’t launch in China with the rest of the world. Reports hinted at some regulatory approvals as the cause of the delay.

However, according to a new report from Chinese shores, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is expected to hit retail in China on October 10th. The news is yet to be confirmed by officials so a grain of salt is recommended.

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Windows 9 Upgrade Will be Free For Windows 8 Or 8.1 Users

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Multiple sources are indicating this week that Microsoft may be considering releasing their new Windows 9 operating system as a free download to Windows users that have already installed Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 on their systems.

Currently there are a couple of conflicting reports on exactly how the new Windows 9 operating system will be rolled out to users by Microsoft. With some websites claiming the company is considering offering incentives to existing Windows XP users and some Windows 8.

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BlackBerry Passport Launched In India

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry is continuing the roll out of its latest smartphone to new countries, the BlackBerry Passport is now available in India, and it is being sold exclusively through Amazon until the 10th of October.

The BlackBerry Passport will be available for the equivalent of $813 in India, and it will be available with other retailers in the country after the 10th of October.

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