All signs point to the demise of Microsoft's Surface tablet
from Computerworld
 
Microsoft seems to be within a whisker of calling it quits on its failed experiment with the Surface tablet, the device powered by the ARM architecture and Windows RT, an offshoot of Windows 8.... more »
 
 
It's Apple's fault Nexus 6 has no fingerprint sensor, ex-CEO says
from CNET
 
Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside says that his company had plans to add a fingerprint sensor to the Nexus 6 but that Apple acquired the company it was hoping to partner with.... more »
 
 
Apple brings back free music with new iTunes promotion
from Macworld
 
Apple killed its long-running "Single of the Week" promotion earlier this month, disappointing iTunes customers and musicians alike. After 11 years of complimentary songs, which offered exposure to countless new artists, the free ride was over-or so it seemed.... more »
 
 
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might end up being a a true 4K smartphone
from 4k.com
 
Samsung has a habit of launching its new Galaxy Note smartphones just before IFA opens each year in Berlin, Germany, so if this trend continues, we probably can't expect the newest Galaxy Note, the 5, to emerge for at least a... more »
 
 
Walmart's $25 Vudu Spark streaming stick is now available to the masses
from TechHive
 
Media streaming sticks like the Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV have some more company. GigaOm reports that Walmart is now selling its Vudu Spark media streaming dongle through its online store and "select Walmart locations."... more »
 
 
Intel readying first NUC mini-desktop PC with Core i7 Broadwell processor
from ZDNet
 
A few months ago, the specs for Intel's latest bunch of Next Unit of Computing (NUC) small-form-factor desktops were leaked, promising new Broadwell processors to power the systems. A quick look at Intel's NUC product page indicates that those leaks appear... more »