OnePlus One Sales Banned In India

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The OnePlus One smartphone was recently launched in India, although sales of the handset have now been banned in India, after Micromax managed to get an injunction against the sale of OnePlus devices in India.

Micromax has an exclusive agreement with Cyanogen to use their version of Android on their smartphones in India, and as the OnePlus One comes with CyanogenMod, the company has gone to court to stop sales of the device.

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Motorola Smartphones Headed To China

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Motorola is now owned by China’s Lenovo, the company has not released any new Motorola smartphones in China over the last few years, although it appears that the company now has plans to launch some new devices in China.

Motorola has announced in their official Chinese website that the company will be launching new products in China in the near future, and we suspect that these new device may be Motorola smartphones.

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Sony Hackers threaten attack on theaters that show “The Interview”

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The saga that is the Sony Hacking scandal continues. The latest threat from the hackers is that they will attack movie theaters that screen the movie “The Interview”. This movie is believed to be the entire reason for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack.

The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco. The premise is that they are recruited by the CIA to eliminate Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea and they’re invited for an exclusive interview. North Korea has denied involvement in the attack, but they have been investigated to find out if the country was behind this.
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Apple products no longer for sale in Russia

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Russia’s economy is not very certain right now. There are several reports about wild fluctuations in the Ruble and then there is also uncertainty regarding Ukraine. There are other factors too. So citizens are attempting to move their existing funds to something more stable. Imported goods are also affected, since this instability is causing some businesses to be more cautious. Some companies may choose not to be a part of it at all. Like Apple is doing.

Apple has stopped online sales in Russia due to “extreme” fluctuations in the Ruble. The company is currently in a holding pattern as they review their Russian store. So iPhones may get scarce in Russia, at least for a time.
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iXoost XiLO 5.1 Audio Dock Inspired By F1 Racing Cars Launching For $4,700

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Anyone who has deep pockets and also enjoys Formula One racing may be interested to know that iXoost have added a new addition to their range of audio docks in the form of the XiLO 5.1 that has been inspired by F1.

The iXoost XiLO 5.1 is expected to be priced at around $4700 or €3800 when it launches in the near future, and is slightly cheaper than its previous audio dock which was priced at $6,500. Although these new prices have not been confirmed as yet.

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LG Tab Book Duo Windows Tablet Launches In Korea

LG Tab Book Duo

LG has this week launched a new addition to its range of Windows tablet in the form of the LG Tab Book Duo, that comes fitted with a 10.1 inch multitouch IPS display and running Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1 operating system.

LG has equipped their new Tab Book Duo Windows tablet with an Intel quad-core processor but unfortunately at the current time hasn’t release the exact specifications or processor type.

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Google Wallet For iPhone Adds TouchID Support

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Google has released a new version of their Google Wallet mobile payment system for Apple’s iOS devices, and the Wallet app now supports Apple’s TouchID.

The update also brings a range of other features to Google Wallet on the iPhone and iPad, you can now split the cost of a transaction, which could be handy if you want to split a bill with your friends.

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus Gets Official

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Yesterday we saw a leaked photo of the new Huawei Honor 6 Plus smartphone, the company has just announced the device , and we have all the details on this new handset.

The Huawei Honor 6 Plus is powered by an eight core 1.8GHz Kirin 925 processor, the handset also comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of included storage.

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MeArm Open Source Pocket Robotic Arm MeBrain Controller (video)

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Benjamin Gray has created an open source pocket sized robotic arm that has been specifically built to be easy to build and simple to control. Now he would like to take into production his new controller called MeBrain for the robotic arm that will make it even easier to use and make it even more accessible.

The MeBrain Robotic Arm controller project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production.

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Amazon Echo Gets Taken Apart By iFixit

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Back in November Amazon announced their new voice activated assistant for your home, the Amazon Echo, and now the guys from iFixit have taken one of these gadgets apart to see what was inside.

The Amazon Echo is designed to work in a similar way to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, it can be used to set alarms, play music, add items to your Amazon shopping list and even ask it questions.

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PS4 Remote Play Android Port Now Supports 4.2 Without Requiring A Root

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A selection of Android 4.2 devices can now support Sony’s PS4 Remote Play without the need to root your smartphone or tablet, thanks to a newly created APK. However if you would like to use the DualShockManager for your controller then a root is still required.

XDA member TheScriptKitty has created the PS4 Remote Play Android APK port that will add Remote Play support to non-Sony smartphones and tablets, allowing you to enjoy the fun of remote play without the need to root your device.

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Nest Thermostat Gets Google Now Voice Integration

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The Nest Thermostat can now be controlled by Google Now, and you can now use your smartphone and Google Now to control your Nest device using voice commands.

The voice command feature for controlling the Nest Thermostat with Google Now is supported on both iOS and Android devices, and you can use voice commands to change the temperature.

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