Google Buys Wavii For $30 Million

Google has purchased Wavii for a reported $30 million, Wavii is a natural language processing startup, and apparently both Apple and Google were looking to buy the company, but Google has managed to come to a deal with Wavii.

Wavii’s team, which is 25 strong will join Google, including the company’s founder Adrian Aoun, the team will be moving to join Google’s Knowledge Graph division in Seattle.

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Panasonic Lumix G6 Micro Four Thirds Camera Launches

In addition to the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 compact camera that launched this week, Panasonic has also launched their new Panasonic Lumix G6 micro four thirds camera.

The Panasonic Lumix G6 is fitted with a 16-megapixel sensor, capable of capturing images at 7fps in burst mode and provides a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25,600.

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Wii U Sales Struggling, Shipments Miss Nintendo’s Lowered Targets

The trouble continues for Nintendo as their new Wii U sales continue to struggle, with shipments even failing to reach the lowered targets set by Nintendo earlier in the year.

Wii U sales shipped 3.45 million units worldwide as of March 31st 2013, falling short of the 4 million sales projected in January by Nintendo, which was also adjusted from initial forecasts of 5.5 million.

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BBC iPlayer Radio App Arrives On Android And Kindle

The BBC has announced that its finally rolled out their BBC iPlayer Radio App to Android and Kindle devices this week, allowing owners to now enjoy its services and benefits.

The BBC iPlayer Radio App for Android and Kindle is similar in design to that for iOS devices and includes a spinning dial that allows you to choose one of the many BBC radio stations to listen too.

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Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet Launching Worldwide In May And June

UK residents patiently waiting for the arrival of the new Microsoft Surface Pro tablet running Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system, will be pleased to learn that the new Microsoft Surface Pro will be arriving in the UK next month.

The Microsoft Surface Pro has already been available in the US and China since February, and will now be rolling out to other countries next month.

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Apple’s Tim Cook Talks About The iPhone 5

Yesterday Apple announced their latest financial results, and they managed to sell more iPhones in the last quarter than they did the year before, although the number of devices sold included the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

Apple didn’t reveal how many iPhone 5 units they sold, and there have been reports that sales of the handset have not been as strong as previous device launches, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook talked about the iPhone 5 during yesterday’s earning call.

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GameStick Developer Kit Unboxing (video)

PlayJam the developers of the neat GameStick Android games console that launched in to production after a successful Kickstarter campaign, started shipping its developer kits earlier this month.

If you are interested to see what included in the GameStick developer kit, PlayJam have created a 5 minute YouTube video that walks you through all the components included in the box.

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Uhost3 Android-Powered TV Box Is Coming Soon

One of the cool things about the gadget market when it comes to Android-powered set-top boxes is that there is a product for just about every budget and every need. The new set top box that looks more like a set top disk than a box has turned up from the Chinese manufacturer called Smallart. The device itself is called the Uhost3.

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Nest Thermostat Partners With Utility Companies For Rebates And Savings (video)

It has been revealed this week that Nest Labs the creators of the awesome and high tech Nest thermostat will be partnering with regional power utility companies to offer users energy-saving rebates and services.

Nest Labs announced that if you’ll just keep your excessive air conditioning usage in check with their Nest thermostat, you will be eligible to receive a rebate cheque ranging from $20-$60 for your trouble.

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EE Now Has More Than 300,000 4G LTE Subscribers

EE is the UK’s only 4G LTE network at the moment, and the company has announced that it now has more than 300,000 LTE subscribers in the UK and it is on track to hit 1 million users by the end of the year.

At the moment, EE has a total of 318,000 subscribers, this is five months after the company’s 4G LTE service was launched in the UK, they have been expanding their service throughout the UK over the last few months.

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Firefox OS Developer Phones Sold Out Just Hours After Release

The new Mozilla Firefox OS Developer edition smartphones only went on sale today and within just a couple of hours of being released, stocks have now sold out.

The Mozilla Firefox OS Developer edition smartphones went on sale via the Geeksphone OEM startup based out of Madrid, this morning offering worldwide shipping, starting at just $119 for the Keon Firefox OS phone.

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