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Kirk Skaugen, Intel’s senior vice president and GM of personal computing, has just announced the launching of its cutting edge processors which is dubbed as Core M.

The newly-fangled processor series are well-suited for convertibles, ultra portable and tablets. Intel quipped that their processor is considered to be the most energy efficient the company has ever made delivering power at measly 4.5 Watts, very fastand loaded with wonderful features.

The Core M employs a 14 nm manufacturing process and provides 50% more CPU performance and 40% faster graphics performance than the Core i5-4302Y which was launched a year ago.

Other pros of the vaunted processor is its appreciably lesser power consumption and power dissipation, thanks to its fanless design which lowers the size and weight of the devices and enhances reliability and superior battery life.

The Core M platform comes with support that is perfect fit for Wi-Di 5.0, high-quality audio, and second generation 802.11ac with wireless docking WiGiG that will be roll out very soon.

The company is anticipating that manufacturers will produce tablet products that is so slim at less than 9mm, the same thickness the Apple iPad 2 currently has. Over 20 OEM products with Core M processor are speculated to be available during the holiday season.



Motorola plunges into the emerging yet lucrative wearable market with its very own version called Moto Hint which is actually a subtle Bluetooth earbud. The company is also set to release its other wearable device which is the innovative and promising Moto 360 circular smartwatch

The wireless and a versatile whispering device, Moto Hint offers three hours of talk time allows the wearer to use the add-on to set off and be in charge of their handset from up to 150 feet (46 meters) away and the same time make calls.

The firm quipped that the device can be utilized by pedestrians to obtain directions without the need to keep on looking at their phone’s display and can be nice way of getting answers and questions with zest and gusto.

Aside from the novelty Moto Hint, Motorola also publicized the release of its Moto X+1, which is actually an enhanced variant of its top-end phone. This device allows the wearer to customize its case which is indeed a smart move since this small feature will make the difference. One of the new cases available is the leather back.

Moto X+1 is truly loaded as it is beefed up with four infra-red sensors that let the users to wake it up by waving their hand six to 12 inches (15 cm – 30 cm) above it – which is a feature that can be useful while in meetings to secretly check for notifications.

It is evident that Motorola is doing its assignment well in coming up with new products that offer innovations and features to keep up well with its fierce rivals in the technology industry.


Hewlett-Packard (HP) has just publicized the launching of its two Chromebooks with high hopes of stealing the thunder from its rivals such as Toshiba and Acer. Like the earlier versions, the Chromebooks are available in 11 and 14 inches panel screen.

The11-inch variant is equipped with an Intel’s Bay Trail Celeron processor. Though it is not fast as other Chromebooks that is powered by Core i3 processors, it is faster than its predecessor as far as speed is concerned.

The new version boasts of 4GB of RAM which is improved to two times better than the older 11-inch HP Chromebook which only has 2 GB of RAM. The other specs of the new variant has a crisp 1366 x 768 screen resolution,  generous 16GB of storage (plus 100GB of Google Drive space), and an enhanced battery life that HP claim will last for at least eight hours.

The device is not as chic as the earlier version as it is available only in silver or turquoise colors, but it showed a lot of improvements in most other departments. The new 11 inches Chromebook will be launched on October. The actual price of the device is not yet revealed but according to HP on its press release, the price will start at $279.99, though a product description page lists the starting price at $199.99.

On the other end, HP’s new 14-inch Chromebook is somewhat different from its predecessor. The new version is more potent as it is beefed with up with vaunted Nvidia’s K1 processor. It can be equipped with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage (plus the 100GB of Google Drive storage).

When it comes to resolution the new version is not yet confirmed whether it will come with a 1366 x 768 screen.

The other pros of the new version include slimmer form factor and lesser weight. It is available in four colors which are silver, turquoise, orange, and green. The battery life of the new version is cinched to last for more than 8 hours. The bigger model carries the same price tag as that of the earlier version at $299.99 and will be available in the market on October 22.


Sennheiser already publicized the launching of its headphone series which is dubbed as the Urbanite. Urbanite comes with an on-ear model, and an over-ear model.

Sennheiser already publicized the launching of its headphone series which is dubbed as the Urbanite. Urbanite comes with an on-ear model, and an over-ear model.

The headphone is available wide-range of colors and awesome styles. It is also built with stainless and aluminum making this high-end headphone sturdy and cinched to last for a long time.

A quick glance on the Urbanite on-ear model will give you an impression that it looks so cool and trendy. The on-ear variant comes with features such as foldable design, and portable thanks to its sliding earcups. Sennheiser also made the headphone solid as you can afford to throw them quite a little.

The on-ear model which is fetched at a price of $200 is available in different colors such as Black, Denim, Plum, Sand, and Nation.’

The replaceable cable comes with a microphone and a three button remote for iOS or Android phones.

The larger Urbanite XLs over-ears on the other end, are also foldable, and comes in the same colors and features as it counterpart which is the on-ear.

The Urbanite XLs also carries the price tag of $250, which is $50 higher than the on-ears.


Twitpic has been fighting for its trademark name for the past five years and the company has made a decision to close down after making the lawyers of Twitters enraged.

Twitpic creator Noah Everett quipped on a blogpost that Twitpic will close shop this coming September 25, giving the users enough time to download their images and video via tool that hasn’t been released just as yet.

Twitter get in touch with Twitpic’s legal team asking that they would dispose of its application for a trademark, or it would see its API access stop. This development prompted the Twitpic to stop from providing service online.

Everett stated, ‘Unfortunately we do not have the resources to fend off a large company like Twitter to maintain our mark which we believe whole heartedly is rightfully ours,’ and added “Therefore, we have decided to shut down Twitpic… This is an unexpected and hard announcement for us to make.’

The shutting down of Twitpic is not more likely to leave a shoe to fill in the already jam-packed third party image sharing space.

Last August 2011, Twitter began offering its own photo capabilities to the users. Last August 2014, a survey whipped up by the Queensland University of Technology revealed that there were 2.8 million Australians who have Twitter accounts out of 750 million global accounts as of September 2013. Every month there are 50,000 new Australian account owners.

This time Goliath won a fierce battler over the supposed minnow David.




Megan Smith who had worked as an executive for Google for more than 10 years, is appointed by US president, Barack Obama as the new Chief Technology Officer, making her the third person to fill up the position, after Todd Park and Aneesh Chopra.

Smith was recently the vice president of Google X, a semi-secret complex operated by tech giant which is committed to whip up cutting edge technological breakthroughs and advancements.

Prior to this, Smith was also the vice president of business development at Google for 9 years. She also served as the general manager of and CEO of PlanetOut, a website dedicated to the LGBT web community.

Obama stated, “Megan has spent her career leading talented teams and taking cutting-edge technology and innovation initiatives from concept to design to deployment.” President Obama also added, “I am confident that in her new role as America’s Chief Technology Officer, she will put her long record of leadership and exceptional skills to work on behalf of the American people.”

Moreover, President Obama also appointed Alexander “Amac” Macgillivray, who served as the attorney of Twitter and Google as Smith’s deputy.  Macgillivray served as the chief counsel for Twitter for four years. Macgillivray is well-known for making a gallant stand to thwart authoritarian governments from blocing provocative material while still conforming to the existing laws.

A role made by Obama, the position of chief technology will call for Smith will serve as a liaison between the White House and the techn community while providing advises to the government on how to come up with effective ways to get the most out of technology. The CTO will be employing applied technology to play a role in creating jobs, reducing the costs of health care and keeping the nation stable.

The presence of both Smith and Macgillivray will inevitably bolster further White House’s already strong ties with Silicon Valley and Google. Google is currently pouncing on technology to whip up groundbreaking innovations like aerial drones and driverless cars.