Baselworld 2015: Tag Heuer partners with Google and Intel on Android Wear smartwatch

Tag Heuer Grand Carrera

Android Wear is about to jump into the luxury smartwatch market. Baselworld 2015 kicked off today with Tag Heuer announcing that it will partner with Google and Intel to develop its first ever smartwatch. In a somewhat surprising move, it will be powered by Google’s Android Wear platform, likely making it the first ever Android Wear-powered Swiss smartwatch when it launches. […]

Google and Intel announce Chromebooks “in more shapes, sizes and colors”

Google Chrome OS

As expected, Google and Intel today took to the stage to unveil new Chromebooks. Powered by Intel processors, the new Chromebooks will come from a range of manufacturers and in “an entire range of shapes, sizes, colors and configurations.” Among the companies to offer new Chromebooks is Lenovo. It unveiled two models, the N20 and N20p Chromebooks, to focus on […]

Intel acquires wearables company Basis Science

Basis Health Tracker

The wearable space may be new but it is evolving quite rapidly. Part of that evolution means consolidation as established companies see younger start-ups as a quick way into the market. Case in point: Intel yesterday announced that it has acquired Basis Science, the company behind the wrist-based Basis Health Tracker. It will become part of Intel’s New Devices Group. […]

ASUS “postpones” Transformer Book Duet TD300

ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300

There have already been rumours that ASUS has either cancelled or at least delayed the launch of its dual-booting convertible Transformer Book Duet TD300 over “resistance from Google.” Billed as “the world’s first quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible” when it was announced at CES 2014, not only can this device run as a notebook or a tablet but it […]

Tizen devices “sneak preview” to take place at MWC 2014

Tizen logo

Despite a decision by Samsung to once again push out the launch its Tizen smartphones, Samsung and partner Intel have sent out press invitations to an event that will put the focus on the oft-delayed mobile operating system. It is set for February 23, the day before MWC 2014’s official start. The invitation promises “an exclusive sneak preview of the […]

US$89 HP Mesquite specifications revealed

HP Mesquite

Intel caused a bit of a stir earlier this week when it announced that Hewlett-Packard and Walmart would offer an Intel-powered Android tablet for US$89. Details were slim at the time but Walmart has now posted details of the promotion on its website, giving us a closer look at what you will get for that price. HP Mesquite specifications: Processor: […]