Naming of HTC One M9 all but confirmed ahead of launch

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We were already pretty sure HTC’s upcoming flagship would continue the naming pattern it has used on its previous two flagships, the One M7 and One M8.

Its next top device, which is expected for a Mobile World Congress 2015 launch, will be named the One M9.

This information not only comes from the pattern of names from its past two flagships, but in the HTML on a webpage hosted by HTC, there is mention of the “HTC One M9.” There are no parentheses included, either, so the name might drop them — they were used in the One (M8).

Via: PocketNow
Source: HTC

 

Dish Network’s Sling TV strikes deal with EPIX to compete with Netflix

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Sling TV, Dish Network’s self-proclaimed “cable-killer,” has struck a deal with EPIX cable movie network to bring more than 2,000 on-demand titles to customers.

The news comes after last week, the company also signed a deal with AMC channels to its core-package ($20) which already has ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TBS, HGTV, Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, ABC Family, TNT, Food Network and the Disney Channel.

The EPIX content will be available through a paid add-on package — the cost of the package is not yet public.

Netflix is clearly more embedded in our homes than the EPIX service, but this certainly makes Sling TV a whole lot more enticing for those looking to drop their cable subscriptions.

Source: NY Daily News

[Deal] Best Buy has the Dell Venue 8 7000 for $369 plus get 1 year of Office 365 for Free

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If you have had your eye on the Dell Venue 8 7000, now might be a good chance to grab one. Best Buy has it on sale for $369.99 ($30 off), plus they are giving you a bonus. That would be 1 year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, which is a $69.99 value. On top of all this, they are including Free shipping.

The Office 365 subscription will include one PC or Mac plus one iPad or Select Windows Tablet. I am hoping they failed to mention Android in the notes since Microsfot Office is now available on Android tablets.

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Samsung Exynos 7 Octa SoC with 14nm FinFET technology now ready for mass production

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Samsung announced earlier today that a new Exynos 7 Octa chip is now ready for mass production. It’s the first processor using 14nm FinFET technology. 14nm is much better than the current 20nm offering, and it boosts performance by 20% and power by 35%.

The performance is the key here since this is likely the chip that will power the upcoming Galaxy S 6. the S6 will sport a smaller battery than the S5 (2,600 vs 2,800 mAh), but hopefully the FinFET technology will ensure no drop in battery life.

The new chip is also 64-bit and is an octa-core.

source: Samsung

Galaxy S 6 could sport a smaller battery than the Galaxy S 5

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The Galaxy S 6 will most likely be a lot thinner than the Galaxy S 5, but one major downside could be the battery. Not only will it be non-removable, it actually might be smaller than its predecessor.

One would think that Samsung could fit the new Galaxy S 6 with at least the same size battery as the S5 since battery technology keeps evolving, but unfortunately that won’t be the case. It’s expected to come in at 2600 mAh as opposed to 2800 mAh on the S5, which is about 7% less.

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