Microsoft has a new smartphone competitor for the low end: the Lumia 530. Designed as a successor to the popular Lumia 520, Microsoft’s Lumia 530 includes similar specifications and a low price point of just 85 euros ($114) before taxes and subsidies. While the Lumia 525, a revision of the 520, included 1GB of RAM, Microsoft has opted for 512MB of RAM in the Lumia 530 and just 4GB of storage and a quad-core processor. The Lumia 530 also includes on-screen buttons, joining the Lumia 630 as the second Windows Phone to include this new functionality. Microsoft's Lumia 530 faces stiff competition from Android
Microsoft’s Lumia 530 aims to take on Android at the low end
A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. “The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch,” said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record with the US Patent and Trade Office. The patent describes a wrist band, possible with a touch screen, configured to connect wirelessly to a mobile device such as a smartphone. Disclosure of the patent added fuel to talk that California-based Apple intends to weigh into the blossoming wearable computing market with a smart watch.
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Apple gets smartwatch patent
Over three years ago, Japanese artist and designer Yugo Nakamura presented a concept that would bring digital art to our walls. Just two weeks ago, American startup Electric Objects launched its EO1 picture frame, which is very similar to Framed, onto Kickstarter. Now, the designer and his business associate William Lai are launching a consumer-focused frame through their company FRM with a Kickstarter campaign. While Electric Objects' effort sticks closely to the 2011 Framed concept unveiled by Nakamura, the new Framed adds a few extras that weren't in its original launch three years ago.
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