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Apple buys cobalt to secure long-term battery supplies

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It's apparently due to concerns over shortages caused by the recent boom in electric vehicles, and it's hardly surprising considering the iPhone maker is one of the world's largest end users of cobalt as it uses it in all of its device batteries . Read More »

Trudeau and family visit Gandhi ashram in Gujarat

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ongoing India visit is being seen as getting largely snubbed by New Delhi , according to media reports. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (3rd R) and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (L) with their daughter Ella-Grace (2nd L) and their sons Xavier (R) and Hadrien (2nd R) pose for a photo during their visit to Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. Read More »

The biggest rivalry in women's hockey is set for another chapter

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Whether Schuler goes with the tried and tested Szabados or opts for Lacasse, Canada's goaltender should be a key figure in Canada's fortunes Thursday when faced with the quick and creative US forwards. The defending champions dominated large stretches of play put could not put another puck by Tarakanova until Marie-Philip Poulin beat the OAR netminder with a neat backhand five minutes into the second. Read More »

Swype is reportedly bidding the consumer keyboard biz farewell

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Users of the Swype keyboard will no longer be receiving any updates to the app. It's a wrap for the once popular keyboard app that was even incorporated in low-end Samsung devices like the Galaxy Young (remember it?) and the Galaxy mini (when it was updated to Android 2.3, Gingerbread). Read More »

YouTube Accused of Censorship After Coming Under Russian Pressure

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Unless the videos are removed voluntarily, either by YouTube , Instagram or Navalny, Russian internet providers may be forced to block the social media platforms. Roskomnadzor , the Russian media watchdog, warned YouTube to take down seven videos and Instagram to remove 14 posts on Saturday (February 10) within three business days. Read More »

Chat heads are now on Google's Phone app for easier multitasking

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It also comes with multiple account support like Outlook.com, Yahoo Mial and IMAP/POP mail. It loads fewer images to make the app lighter and also includes a smarter inbox that is meant for emails from friends, while the promotional and social emails are segmented into different sections. Read More »

Trump Proposes Privatizing US Operations On Space Station

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The agency would work with "commercial partners " for research and other projects. It was not clear, however, how private companies might profit from taking over the ageing station - its first section was launched in 1998. NASA sends probes out into space. The space station is a joint effort between several space agencies from around the world. . NASA pays for launch costs and astronauts' time to run the experiments. Read More »

Qualcomm's Snapdragon X24 LTE modem trounces fibre broadband speeds

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The world's first Category 20 LTE modem - a 7 nanometer FinFET process - supports up to 2 Gbps download speeds. At full whack, the modem chipset is twice as fast as any of Qualcomm's previous efforts. It's not a true 5G chip though, with the firm's already announced X50 chip capable of speeds up to 5Gbps, but it's likely to arrive in phones later than the X24. Read More »

NASA's New Horizons snaps farthest images by any spacecraft

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Using Long Range Reconnaissance Imager ( LORRI ) technology, New Horizons was able to photograph several objects in the Kuiper Belt , as well as some dwarf planets. New Horizons is the first NASA spacecraft to fly by Pluto and the fifth to speed beyond the outer planets. On Earth, NASA's Deep Space Network antenna dishes catch the faint signals coming from New Horizons and reassemble the raw data into a usable form. Read More »

Google unveils Snapchat-style format for its AMP stories

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AMP stories are built on the technical infrastructure of AMP to provide a fast experience on the mobile web. " AMP for Email will also make it possible for information to easily kept up-to-date, so emails never get stale and the content is accurate when a user looks at it". Read More »

Apple HomePod is already losing the smart speaker battle

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It can now read out recipes, order a pizza, turn on the lights or tell jokes. Other reviewers complained that Siri is still dumber than Google Assistant and Alexa , and bemoaned the fact that Apple hampered the utility of such a great-sounding speaker by limiting it to in-house software. Read More »

Apple AirPod nearly blows up in man's ear

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Mr Colon says he believes the gadget's battery was responsible for the damage. "He's thankful he thought to remove the wireless AirPods when he sensed trouble". Apple's AirPods are a one of a kind device, featuring advanced technology that no other company is now offering. This isn't the first case of a popular product bursting into flames. Read More »

Twitter Announces A Profit For The First Time

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Twitter's revenue for the quarter was down 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. Balentine LLC now owns 6,822 shares of the social networking company's stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 3,167 shares in the last quarter. A new agency resource center for mid-sized digital agencies drove an increase in revenue from smaller ad agencies, the company reported . Twitter swung to a net profit of $91.1m, or 12 U.S. Read More »

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Is The 2018 CoD Game, Apparently

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He noted that the new game will be released for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One , and somewhat surprisingly, the Nintendo Switch . Sellars has a notable track record, having previously correctly predicted the Dark Souls Switch port and Nintendo Labo before both were announced. Read More »

Huawei Mate 10 Pro up for pre-order on Amazon, other e

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In the US, the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro is already available for preorder from yesterday, February 5th. The fact that the fingerprint scanner is placed below the display of the Huawei Mate 10 makes it different in terms of the design when you look at it from the front as well, as the Huawei Mate 10 Pro sports the company's branding down there, instead of the fingerprint sensor. Read More »

Spotify Tests Free Stations App for Leanback Listening

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For those who can try Stations , it's designed around big font and individual playlists, all created to build around your preferences without any real user interaction beyond select the playlist. That said, if you want to participate in testing Stations , you may be out of luck. Stations is in a purely experimental phase, and is now only available via Google Play in Australia on certain devices. Read More »

Russian spy chief visited United States - Russian embassy

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Also in Washington was the head of the GRU, Russia's military intelligence, according to the Washington Post . Pompeo met with Sergey Naryshkin, the head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service or SVR, and Alexander Bortnikov, who runs the FSB, which is the main successor to the Soviet-era security service the KGB. Read More »

Nintendo Switch exceeds lifetime sales of Wii U in just nine months

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In contrast? The WiiU - first released back in 2012 and finally put out of its misery in 2017 sold only 13 million consoles all together. " Super Mario Odyssey ", the newest entry in the franchise starring the company's mascot, sold 9.07 million copies between its October release and the end of December. Read More »

Killer whale able to mimic human speech

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The female learned to "speak" a handful of human words by copying a trainer at a marine park in France . According to the report, killer whale lives in groups in the open ocean and they develop their own dialects . if you have labels, descriptions of what things are", he said. But just because animals can mimic human sounds, that does not mean that they understand our language, she added. Read More »