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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: This is the Best Note Yet

The Note series has been on the frontlines of big Android phones for 4 years now. The Samsung Note could be credited with initializing the category of ‘phablets’, but it is no longer the only big Android phone out there. Given the competition in the Android device market, it takes a lot more than just being just ‘good’ to stand out ...

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5 Tools to Optimize Your Sluggish Windows Machine

  As time goes by, all PCs get bogged down by unnecessary software, unused files, system errors and bad registry entries. While Windows has a few tools built-in cleaning and repairing utilities to help you deal with all this and to keep your PC optimized, it requires a degree of technical knowledge that most users don’t possess. This is where ...

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Facebook Plans To Turn Messenger Into A Platform

Next week at its F8 developer conference, Facebook will announce new ways for third parties to offer experiences through its Messenger app, according to multiple sources. Facebook hopes to make Messenger more useful, after seeing Asia’s chat apps WeChat and Line succeed as platforms that go beyond just texting with friends. At first, Facebook will focus on how third parties ...

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2015 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

Apple has updated the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with some major improvements, including fifth-generation Intel Core processors, Iris 6100 graphics cards, PCIe-based flash storage that can manage up to twice the transfer speeds of the previous generation, an extra hour of battery life and faster RAM. The marquee feature on this computer, though, might be the Force Touch trackpad, which ...

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Reuters Is The Latest News Organization To Get Blocked In China

  Reuters has joined Bloomberg, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in being blocked in China. Reuters itself reported that its website is not reachable in the country as of today. The organization said it has suffered partial censorship in China in the past, but this time its English and Chinese sites are both affected. That’s verified by data from internet monitoring site ...

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The Tesla Model S Will Get “Autopilot” Mode In About Three Months

While the main focus of today’s Tesla press call was the software update meant to end range anxiety,” Elon also dropped a few details on other things the company working on right now for release in the coming months… and, well, they’re pretty damned cool. Self-steering cars, anyone? This next update — the “range anxiety” update, or Version 6.2 — includes a ...

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Satellite operators find common voice for future communications

  Chief executives of the world’s leading satellite operators met recently at the Satellite 2015 Conference in Washington, USA, to announce that henceforth, they will work with a common voice to detect the future of satellite communications. The world’s only CEO-driven satellite organisation also known as ESOA, is expanding to include satellite operators from the ITU’s region 1, namely Europe, ...

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Virtual tech, transforming to reality in Africa

  AFrica’s technology market has clearly emerged the beautiful bride toasted by well established global business organisations. Reasons for the romance are not far- fetched. With American and European markets attaining saturation, coupled with economic and recession issues, it makes the most business sense to approach a great continent with young, aggressive, educated people, who want to make a difference ...

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Microsoft Is Developing Software That Converts Android Phones To Windows 10

Microsoft dropped an interesting piece of information today amid its confirmation that Windows 10 will go on sale this summer. Near the end of its announcement, the Redmond-based company casually revealed that it is testing Windows 10 with “power users” of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 4 Android smartphone. The initiative, which Xiaomi stressed is not a partnership but merely assistance with the trial, ...

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Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages

When you chat with friends about settling debts or splitting the bill, Facebook doesn’t want you to have to open another app like PayPal or Venmo to send them money. So today it unveiled a new payments feature for Facebook Messenger that lets you connect your Visa or Mastercard debit card and tap a “$” button to send friends money ...

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Have you Tried Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition for 64-bit OS?

Mozilla launched its developer edition of Mozilla Firefox last year but I never installed it till the 64-bit version was released a couple of weeks. Compared to the regular Mozilla Firefox, this developer edition has so many features a regular developer would want in a browser.   This special version of Firefox includes useful tools that should be helpful in ...

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Nintendo Partners With DeNA To Bring Its Games And IP To Smartphones

  Nintendo is finally bringing its games and characters to mobile after the company surprised the tech world with an alliance with Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA. The duo announced a collaboration that will see them jointly develop games for “smart devices.” Secondly, a service that lets users play games across a variety of devices, including mobile devices, PCs and Nintendo’s own consoles like ...

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Chromecast Now Lets You Pause And Play With Your TV Remote

Google’s Chromecast turns the phone in your pocket into a really, really great TV remote — which is great, until your TV remote is nearby, but your phone for some reason isn’t. Surprise! Chromecast suddenly lets you pause and un-pause videos with your TV’s infrared remote. While it doesn’t seem that Google has officially announced the functionality, I’ve just tested ...

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Yahoo Introduces Password-Free Login — Just Don’t Lose Your Phone

Yahoo wants to end your dependency on memorizing passwords — or creating crap ones that can be guessed or hacked — after it introduced a new “on-demand” system that sends a one-time password when you need to log in. The new approach is designed to increase security and make your Yahoo account less hackable. In some ways it achieves that. Countless millions of people ...

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Government Requests For Facebook Data Decrease In U.S. And UK, But Rise In India

  Facebook’s latest report on government requests shows a decrease in requests from many Western countries in the second half of 2014, but that’s offset by increases from India, Turkey and Russia. The total number of requests from governments received by the world’s largest social network rose from 34,946 in the first half of the year, to 35,051 between July and December ...

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Infinix Hot Note Specifications, Features & Price

  After weeks of teasing its followers on social media with #JIMsBigThing, Infinix finally revealed it new phablet, the Infinix Hot Note. This is an upgrade to Infinix Hot and it’s a 5.5″ device.     Sporting a massive 4000mAh battery, it appears its the kind of phone you can use for straight two days. This is indeed anyone would ...

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Empathy Machines

The annals of live video are littered with cautionary tales. For every hype-driven social video startup that had a coming out party at South By Southwest, there is a matching tombstone. On The Talk Show earlier this week I talked to host John Gruber about Meerkat. One of the concepts I floated on there is something I’ve been thinking about ...

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Facebook Finally Lets Its Firehose Be Tapped For Marketing Insights Thanks To DataSift

  Twitter’s firehose of tweets has long been offered as a goldmine for businesses trying to understand how to improve or market their products, and now Facebook will allow privacy-safe peeks at its treasure trove, too. Today Facebook launched a new insights product called “Topic Data” in the U.S. and U.K. with the help of brand analytics leader DataSift. Facebook explains ...

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These Are Things to Consider Before Buying a New Laptop

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best laptop for your needs. Screen size, display, processor type and speed, portability, RAM, and of course the functions you will use it for.   Business users will have different needs than personal laptop users, and two laptops of the same price may be very different when compared by the features ...

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If You Run A Facebook Page, Expect The Like Count To Drop Soon

Do you run a Facebook Page? Heads up: your page’s “Like” count is probably going to drop a bit soon, and it’s totally not your fault. The short version: Facebook is changing the way it’s counting likes, subtracting any accounts that have been either manually deactivated or “memorialized” after its owner passed. It’s something that probably should have been done since ...

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YouTube has a new app just for kids

Google is releasing a sanitized YouTube app just for kids. Called YouTube Kids, the mobile app only plays age-appropriate videos and has a simplified design that even young children who can’t read will be able to navigate. The app, which will carry ads, is available in the U.S. for Android and iOS devices. YouTube says it has seen nearly 200% ...

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How to Set up a VPN And Why You Should [Infographic]

  It’s not every internet user that is aware of the risks they take daily surfing the internet unprotected. As a matter of fact, only a few take internet security seriously and that’s why people get their personal info compromised every now and then without even knowing it. Apart from having a good antivirus program that also offers a great ...

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Asus Republic Of Gamers G751 Review: Portable Gaming, Emphasis On The ‘Gaming’

As far as gaming computers go, there are bound to be trade-offs: bigger size means better performance, and more portability is going to naturally lead to compromises when it comes to pure gaming muscle. The Asus Republic of Gamers G751 is a top-tier gaming notebook, but it still falls prey to that essential truth about gaming notebooks, making for an ...

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This Guy Turned His Drone Into A Star Wars TIE Fighter

    Remember that custom Millennium Falcon quadcopter from a few weeks back? It better look out. The Rebel Alliance isn’t the only one with birds in the air anymore. As a followup to his Millennium Falcon project, French RC hobbyist Olivier_C has built a second quadcopter — but this time around, he’s building for the Empire.   READ MORE ...

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Sony’s Just Released A Worthwhile Waterproof Phone

Waterproof phones have been around for ages. But to be waterproof, there are little flappy covers on the ports. Like the MicroUSB card port. And these covers always break off. Always. But now there’s the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, an Android smartphone that’s waterproof without those annoying caps. The microUSB port is naked but, sadly, there is still a cover ...

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Samsung S6 Edge with curved screen unveiled at MWC

Samsung will sell two versions of its next flagship phone, one of which has a screen that curves round its sides. The Galaxy S6 Edge uses the feature to provide a quick way to stay in touch with select contacts, and to alert owners to important information. It will be sold for a higher price than the standard S6, which ...

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Russia’s Bear: The old-fashioned plane still thriving

The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates.It first rumbled into the skies back in the early 1950s, an aerial giant that epitomised Soviet military might. Even its codename – ‘Bear’ – underlined its great size and strength. Tupolev’s engines power ...

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 hard to build and extremely expensive, report says

Earlier this week, an image leaked from T-Mobile of the upcoming Galaxy S6 with a curved screen. As shown above, the leaked “Six Appeal” shows a modestly curved screen and a device that looks broadly similar to previous Samsung Galaxy products. A new leak suggests that the Galaxy S6’s edged screen is difficult to manufacture — and that the device ...

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Windows Phone 10 is dead before it even arrives

DC has released its latest numbers for smartphone OS market share, and unfortunately, it means we can likely close the book on Windows Phone. Windows Phone has a tech journalist problem. A lot of tech journalists, myself included, like Windows Phone. It’s stylish and attractive, and its UI makes sense — at least at the top level, and in a ...

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Microsoft to accelerate Bing search with neural network

When we search Google’s web index, we are only searching around 10 percent of the half-a-trillion or so pages that are potentially available. Much of the content in the larger deep web — not to be confused with the dark web — is buried further down in the sites that make up the visible surface web. The indexes of competitors ...

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Sim card firm links GCHQ and NSA to hack attacks

The Dutch Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims has said it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did indeed launch attacks on its computer systems. However, Gemalto denied that billions of mobile device encryption keys could have been stolen as a result. The Intercept alleged last week that spies had obtained the “potential to ...

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Guaranteed Method to Change Your MTK Android Device IMEI Number

If you’ve been struggling to change your Android device IMEI number without success, chances are that you would’ve tried Mobileuncle, Terminal emulator and other similar tools. As you’ve probably noticed already, these tools may not work for every MTK device. I was in a similar situation till I had to get this done on a PC using a software program ...

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