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Expect at least two new BlackBerry smartphones in 2018, says TCL

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The BlackBerry Motion has been available in Europe and Canada previously and now the handset is coming to the US. These will be entirely new devices, and both of the phones BlackBerry Mobile has in mind will pack physical keyboards. According to TCL, BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition will go on sale later in Q1 2018 in select markets mentioned earlier for a price that will be disclosed later on. Read More »

Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

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Acer has gone with a passively cooled Intel Celeron CPU , which is completely silent and fine for loading a handful of browser tabs, but push it much harder and things will inevitably slow to a crawl. One is a touch display version and other is non-touch display version. Plus, customers can use the MicroSD card reader to access and transfer content. Read More »

HP recalls 50000 laptop batteries amid overheating concerns

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The technology company is providing free battery replacements. The machines affected represent 0.1% of HP's computers sold globally between December 2015 and December 2017. HP Inc., is recalling 50,000 batteries for notebook computers and mobile workstations because there's a chance they could burst into flames. If this story has provoked a certain degree of déjà vu in your mind, that's probably not surprising, given that at the start of previous year, HP issued a battery recall due to ... Read More »

Paladins Gets New Battlegrounds Mode Trailer

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The developer calls Paladins: Battlegrounds "the first-ever hero shooter battle royale". Despite its title, Hi-Rez Studios is quick to point out that where Paladins: Battlegrounds differs from other battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite: Battle Royale is that not only is the combat hero-based, but Paladins: Battlegrounds is meant to be played in teams . Read More »

Steve Jobs, the Italian clothing firm wins case against Apple

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But don't worry - while such phones would appear to contradict everything Steve Jobs stood for, the Barbatos insist their electronics will honor their lofty name. Apple focused on the logo, but because the letter "j" isn't seen as an edible item, the bite mark in it wasn't viewed by the courts as copying Apple's own logo. Read More »

Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

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Blink launched in 2014 and raised over $1M through a crowdfunding campaign. Though the financial terms of this acquisition wasn't revealed. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support for Blink! Unlike rival systems that require a wired power connection, or the few battery-powered cameras already on the market which generally had relatively short battery life, Blink's promised more than a year of home monitoring from a single charge. Read More »

BJP is 'Lie Hard' - Rahul takes pot shot a la Hollywood

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A day after a special court acquitted all accused in the 2G scam , one of the biggest corruption scandals to gut the Manmohan Singh government, Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he called an "architecture of lies". Read More »

Apple finally admits it deliberately slows down old iPhones

By contrast, Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus have been available from Rogers and the other major Canadian carriers since September and they've been selling the iPhone X more than a month longer than Freedom, which has had to upgrade its network this year to carry the Apple products. Read More »

Magic Leap Finally Unveils a Mixed Reality Headset

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In terms of the possibilities of the Magic Leap One , it looks like it has somewhat similar AR features as Microsoft HoloLens and ARKit: digital graphics seamlessly merged with the real world, as you move around. Magic Leap content ranges from games to music experiences to Oculus Connect-like digital collaborations so far, and these are being billed as "just a jumping-off point" for creators. Read More »

Facebook's New Facial Recognition Feature Finds You in Untagged Photos

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Facebook just loosened the leash a little on its facial-recognition algorithms . He said the new feature give users more control by informing them when their photo has been posted. You won't be granted the same level of control over this feature as you get with Facebook's labyrinthine privacy settings, though, as the option merely comes with a "simple on/off switch" that will shut down the whole feature. Read More »

US Government Making More Requests For Data Than Ever, Says Facebook

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Most of these requests - about 32,716 - came from the US government, according to Facebook . The U.S. tech company restricted the content 20,056 times due to the law enforcement in the country's requests and concerns. In the second half of 2016, which is July to December period, India's data requests stood at 7,289, which shows the number has been steadily increasing. Read More »

Sen. McCain returning to Arizona, will miss tax bill vote

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The senator's office released a statement with the doctor's assessment. The statement says the senator appreciates the outpouring of support from people around the country. He was diagnosed with the tumor following surgery to remove a blood clot in July. It's too bad. He's going through a very tough time, there's no question about it. Read More »

Marvin Lewis reportedly planning to leave Bengals after season

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The Vikings followed the Philadelphia Eagles as just the second NFC team to clinch a division or playoff berth. Zimmer's having the most successful season of those in Marvin Lewis' cradle of coaches. Coached by a man well acquainted with the Bengals defense. ON THE DEFENSIVE: The Bengals were without six defensive starters against the Bears because of injuries, including cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick and Adam Jones, linebacker Vontaze Burfict, and standout defensive tackle Geno Atkins. Read More »

Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen announced with upgraded features

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Speaking of its specifications, Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor coupled with up to 16GB RAM, and a maximum of 512GB of native storage. Like the previous Notebook 9 series, the model has a 360-degree hinge with a touch screen and includes Samsung's Air Command software for drawing, taking notes and editing documents, the company said. Read More »

Google Pixel 2 Gets New Star Wars AR Stickers

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The best thing about AR stickers is that even the older Pixel devices will be getting it in the Android 8 .1 Oreo update. Google just recently announced that it's rolling the feature out to all Pixel devices running Android 8.1 Oreo. Read More »

Apple beats Snap and Spotify in race to acquire Shazam

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While the company has not revealed the financial terms of the deal, it is reportedly worth around $400 million. But Shazam has struggled to find a way to make money off its technology , even as it said that it had reached one billion downloads on smartphones previous year. Read More »

Google Home Max is now available for purchase

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Looks like Google'a premium smart speaker has hit the market just in time for the holidays. If you want the badass Google Home Max , your options now are Best Buy ( chalk and charcoal ) and Verizon ( chalk only , charcoal is out of stock). Read More »

'Zelda' Takes Home Game of The Year Award At 2017 Game Awards

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During the event, Nintendo revealed a trailer announcing that the Bayonetta 3 game is now in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. In this Champions' Ballad DLC guide , we'll be walking you through everything you need to know about the new content, including how to access The Champions' Ballad and how to get Master Cycle Zero , Link's motorbike. Read More »

Bandai Namco announces Soulcalibur VI is coming in 2018

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In keeping with all The Game Awards announcements there wasn't much substantial information to go on, with the video below showing a brief fight between series mainstays Mitsurugi and Sophitia. There's been rumours or a while now, but this time it's official: SoulCalibur VI is real and it's going to be out sometime next year. "A stellar lineup of characters and weapons, combined with a simple control layout means gamers of all skill levels can jump into the action and decimate the ... Read More »