Huawei’s Kirin 930 SoC uses a modified version of the Cortex-A53 CPU cores

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Huawei recently announced the Kirin 930 SoC, with the MediaPad X2 being the first device to be packing this chipset. Closer analysis of the SoC took everybody by surprise as all eight CPU cores were revealed to be Cortex-A53, while rival manufacturers use four Cortex-A53 cores and four high power Cortex-A57 CPU cores for efficiency and performance respectively.
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MLB Manager 2015 heads to the Play Store for this season

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The 2015 MLB season starts on April 5 when the St. Louis Cardinals head to Wrigley Field to play the Chicago Cubs. For the next seven months, baseball will be the primary sport to watch as teams vie for a World Series victory. Fans can play their own version of the season and future seasons with the new MLB Manager 2015 game. You play as the manager of a team performing all of the day-to-day duties that come with the job. Managers setup lineups, depth charts, and the pitching rotation for gameday. Then, managers make calls from the dugout. The game even allows some general manager controls to be accessed such as contract negotiations, trades, and promotions. This game is an analytics spin on baseball simulation.

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YouTube now supports 4K video at 60fps

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A few months ago, YouTube enabled its publishers to upload 4K videos to its platform and as if that wasn’t enough, Google has today announced the launch of a new streaming version, called 4K Ultra HD, which essentially combines the 4K resolution (3840×2160) with 60 frames-per-second video playback to create the smoothest possible viewing experience. 


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Google Now cards on their way to Chrome Launcher 2.0

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Owners of Chromebooks running the Chrome OS should expect to see a feature from the Android platform make its way over to their devices before much longer. Google has added support for Google search, including Google Now cards, to the next version of their Chrome Launcher 2.0. Testing of the new launcher is rolling out within the next week for users who are on the Chrome OS Beta Channel.
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New shake-up at HTC as designer Becker announces departure

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HTC’s management team has been shaken again this week as their VP of Industrial Design, Jonah Becker, has announced he is departing from the company. Becker took over from his predecessor Scott Croyle less than a year ago as the lead designer for the company. Those two, along with Claude Zellweger, were principals with One & Co, a design firm that HTC acquired back in 2008. Zellweger will continue to work on connected products for HTC’s line, but a statement from the company says Creative Director Daniel Hundt will be taking over Becker’s role and will focus on the company’s smartphones.
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Olio Model One smartwatch is premium and mostly round, works with both Android and iOS

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If you think there are too many smartwatches on the market already, just wait until this time next year. The Olio Model One is another newcomer, but it’s not Android Wear. However, just like the Pebble and Pebble Time, it’s compatible with both iOS (8.0+) and Android (4.3+).

Let’s start with the quality and design. It sports a 316L stainless steel case that’s brushed with hand-polished accents. It has a Guilloché textured high-impact Ion-Exchange glass crystal and caseback. The case is 47 mm and weighs 81 grams with the genuine leather band or 161 grams with the steel link bracelet. It’s also water-resistant.


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[Deal] Pre-order the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge from Best Buy and get a FREE wireless charging pad

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Today is pre-order day for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and there are some great bonus deals to consider. T-Mobile is giving one FREE year of Netflix and Sprint will lease you the phone for FREE.

Up next is Best Buy with another promotion. They will give you a FREE wireless charging pad with your order of the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. That’s a $59.99 value and will get you started with wireless charging. You can put it on your nightstand, your office, or wherever is convenient.

source: Best Buy