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Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones

Microsoft said Friday it was dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, rebranding following the acquisition earlier this year of the Finnish group's handset division.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sent her first ever tweet during a visit to a museum Friday, signing it "Elizabeth R" -- and even removing a glove to post it.

Google explores global internet usage in 2014 Consumer Barometer

On Thursday, October 23, Google revealed its 2014 Consumer Barometer, an extensive data set on internet usage in 46 countries, through a dedicated website.

Nokia devices rebranded as Microsoft Lumia

As a direct consequence of Microsoft's 2013 acquisition of the Finnish group's mobile devices division, the Nokia name will soon be phased out and replaced by Microsoft Lumia, according to The Verge. The new name echoes that of Nokia's Windows Phone device range sold since 2011.

Amazon launches high-end Kindle Voyage e-reader

Amazon has launched its new premium e-reader, dubbed Kindle Voyage, initially in the US only. The model stands out namely for its thin design, high-resolution screen and adaptive lighting.

New iOS 8.1 interfaces directly with Mac OS X Yosemite

The first major update to Apple's latest mobile operating system is now available for download. With iOS 8.1, Apple introduces an entirely new level of interoperability among devices, allowing users to make calls from their Mac or even pick up a task started on their iPad using their iPhone.

Google retires Nexus 7 and 10 to make way for Nexus 9

The arrival of the latest Nexus devices is changing the face of Google's line-up. On the Play Store, the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets have disappeared just as the Nexus 9 debuted. The same fate likely awaits the Nexus 5 smartphone on October 29, when the Nexus 6 becomes available for pre-order.

Japan firm showcases Bat-Signal of the future

A free-floating image created by firing lasers into thin air was unveiled in Japan on Monday, offering the possibility one day of projecting messages into a cloudless sky, as seen in Batman.

Microsoft’s new smartwatch to launch soon: report

It's managed to stay under wraps just enough to set the wearables industry abuzz with speculations about a smartwatch from Microsoft with fitness tracking capabilities, said to be launching in just weeks, according to Forbes.

Today’s surf forecast on the wrist: Surfers get their smartwatch

It won't teach you to hang ten but it will let you know where the surf's up with no need to ride to shore. With the Glassy Pro One, surfers can access the forecast from the water, and track their performance down to the nitty-gritty of each session.