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A supply chain rumor site in Taiwan claimed late yesterday that Microsoft is planning to mass produce a head-worn virtual gaming device in 2015 and is expected to showcase the product as early as the E3 gaming show in June next year. The rumor supports a number of game centric patent pending inventions that Microsoft has on record. Our report provides you with more details on this new rumor and Microsoft's gaming patents.
Continuing with the Make It Happen campaign, Microsoft showcases an artist who uses Microsoft tech to modernize his process. Using a Surface Pro 3, artist Phil Galloway is able to shed some weight from his load over the holidays. Paired with a Lumia Windows Phone device, sharing pictures of artwork with clients and friends is easy and fast. These two gadgets from Microsoft enable Phil to get what he needs done while not compromising on style.
Just ahead of Apple's iPhone 6 debuting next week, especially the 5.5 inch model, Samsung unveiled their next generation Galaxy Note Edge smartphone that offers a unique curved display at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Samsung also added a metallic frame to the new Note devices echoing their new Galaxy Alpha smartphone. Samsung's new curved display design fulfills a patent filing revealed by Patently Mobile in November 2013.
Acer has seen booming sales of Chromebooks, including government procurement orders for educational purposes in many countries, and therefore has asked supply chains to increase production to reduce supply shortages, according to company CEO Jason Chen, adding that global Chromebook shipments in 2014 are expected to increase 70% on year. Some are reporting that Acer's Chromebook sales are booming even though they only account for 10% of Acer's notebook sales. Yet, it's a new segment and it's doing very well.
According to a new report out of Korea today, Samsung Electronics will officially introduce the V-NAND Brand Solid State Drive (SSD) "850 PRO" in 53 countries on July 21. The 850 PRO is the very first SSD with V-NAND Flash that Samsung Electronics developed for individual consumers.
According to a new Korean report published today, display industry sources have revealed that Samsung and LG Electronics are planning to roll out new smartphones with 5-inch flexible displays as early as this September. The more interesting of the two designs may be the one that Samsung is working on.
A new report this morning out of Taiwan states that Google is likely to announce a partnership with HTC to launch the third-generation Nexus, an 8.9-inch tablet, under Google/HTC dual-brand sale at Google I/O 2014.