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ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient form mobile device security venture

Microprocessor business ARM has announced a joint venture with security technology companies Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient.

The new partnership, which is subject to regulatory approval, will develop technology to improve security across tablets, smart TVs, games consoles and smartphones.

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 to developers

Microsoft has previewed the next major release of Windows, codenamed ‘Windows 8’, to its BUILD developer conference this week.

Features include a touch-friendly interface that’ll also work with a mouse and keyboard, the introduction of ‘apps’ with a ‘Windows Store’ and increased integration with Microsoft’s cloud services.

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Sony 'Next Generation Portable' games device becomes PlayStation Vita

Sony has announced that the successor to the PlayStation Portable handheld gaming device - which had been codenamed NGP - will officially be called PlayStation Vita.

It's due to launch before the end of the year in two versions; a WiFi-only model costing €249 in Europe and a 3G/Wi-Fi model for €299.

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Teardown reveals Samsung Galaxy Tab is much like a giant Galaxy S smartphone

iSuppli has just revealed its preliminary hardware analysis of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

The so-called 'teardown' shows the Galaxy Tab having a very similar design to the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. Both have a Samsung-branded Hummingbird 1GHz ARM-based processor and an Infineon baseband processor.

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Microsoft and ARM sign new agreement

Chip designer ARM has signed a new agreement with Microsoft. Although details of the agreement will remain confidential, it's described as giving Microsoft closer access to ARM's technology. The two companies have worked together since 1997.

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