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Honor 9 review

OUR EARLY VERDICT The Honor 9 seems like an accomplished device based on our early look – we’re looking to forward to putting it through its paces to see if it can outperform its attractive price tag. FOR Lower cost than other flagships Great design AGAINST Full HD screen Portrait mode needs work It looks like it might be time to start taking notice of Honor. It’s one of two mid-tier players in the smartphone market right now offering great specs for a low cost (the other being OnePlus), and…

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Read all about Trump’s rural internet plan

If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them live in rural areas. In those regions, nearly 40 percent of people can’t get broadband. Experts worry this digital divide is slowing small-town economic development at a time when farm and factory jobs are vanishing and young people and retailers are fleeing for cities. Donald Trump, who capitalized on…

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NASA blasts Gwyneth Paltrow

NASA just schooled Gwyneth Paltrow about “wellness stickers” promoted on her lifestyle blog, GOOP. GOOP said in a post that the stickers, which are sold by Body Vibes, are “made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut’s vitals during wear” and can target energetic frequency imbalances in the body, according to Gizmodo. The idea? “Human bodies operate at an ideal energetic frequency, but everyday stresses and anxiety can throw off our internal balance, depleting our energy reserves and weakening…

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Facebook introduces profile picture protections to stop people from misusing images

Facebook is introducing new protections for profile pictures for users in India, in a bid to stop people from copying, sharing, or otherwise misusing their images. Users who elect to guard their profile through the new system will ensure that others can’t send, share, or download their picture, and will keep strangers from tagging themselves in the image.  People who opt in will also get a blue shield border around their image, and — on Android at least — Facebook says it will prevent users from taking screenshots of users’…

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Apple Leak ‘Confirms’ Massive New iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 has an all-new design. It celebrates the line’s 10th anniversary by ripping up the template upon which such incredible success was built. And now we have an even better look at it… Following my article earlier this week on the new leak from consistently accurate retailer MobileFun, the company has contacted me directly with significantly more information. The site – which accurately revealed designs for both the iPhone 7 (in June 2016) and Galaxy S8 (in January) – listed the first retail case for the iPhone 8…

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Samsung tipped to launch Galaxy Tab S3 in India next week

It’s been barely a few days since Samsung launched the new Galaxy J7 Pro and the J7 Max in India and now the company is all set to release a new product next week. Samsung India has commenced sending invites to media houses with graphic image with a large device resembling a tablet with physical home button-cum-fingerprint sensor having a tag-line WORK.PLAY.MY WAY. We believe it to be the Galaxy Tab S3, which made its official debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, earlier this year in February. The new…

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Instagram Launches New Feature For Posts With Branded Content

Social media is often criticised for the way it allows people to create an online life which is completely different from the one they actually lead. Instagram, with its stunning images, has been accused of perpetuating this facade with staged images, paid ‘influencers’ and branded posts. In an attempt to improve transparency on its platform, Instagram announced new measures on Thursday that will change the way commercial affiliations are shared and tagged. This will allow users to see the relationships between influencers, publishers, creators and businesses directly on Instagram posts….

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Best new wireless headphones taking on Apple’s AirPods

WIRELESS audio technology has come a long way, and will now reliably let you listen to songs without getting snagged on furniture. But while Apple grabbed attention with its AirPods, and snapped up Beats from Dr Dre, there are still plenty of options for those who want something different in features and looks. We’ve rounded up five of the best new wire-free audiomakers, from those shaped like buttons to a new kind of earbud that helps you hear conversations. I.AM+ Buttons $290 / apple.com/au will.i.am Buttons are Bluetooth earbuds that…

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Uber Sheds Officials, Faces More Major Changes

Freewheeling Uber faces major change. Its board is cracking down, its founder and CEO is stepping away indefinitely, and the company itself is coming to grips with measures intended to reform its toxic culture and aggressive business practices. And it all started when Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, posted a personal essay in February that detailed the company’s toleration of sexual harassment and discrimination. Had she not come forward in such a public manner, it’s possible none of this would have happened. “What she did took real courage,” said…

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LG G6 Available on Amazon India at Rs. 38,990, a Discount of Rs. 13,000

LG is offering an Amazon Prime exclusive discount to prospective buyers of the LG G6. There’s a Rs. 13,000 discount on the purchase of the LG G6 through Amazon India, but only for those who have Prime membership. Furthermore, there are additional offers and a no cost EMI option also listed on the Amazon India site. The discount is available on both Ice Platinum and Astro Black colour options, and Prime members can grab the LG G6 for as low as Rs. 38,990 – the lowest price yet for the…

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Reliance Jio is facing a big problem

Reliance Jio experienced its slowest growth in subscribers yet in the month of April, according to data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), even as it continued to lead the industry in terms of user growth. Notably, Reliance Jio in April ended its free services and made it mandatory for users to become a Jio Prime member and buy recharge pack of Rs. 309 or higher value if they wanted to continue using its 4G data, Jio apps subscription, free voice calls and SMS, as well and other…

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Google Pixel XL’s direct successor canceled

A couple of months ago we heard that Google was working on not two, but three new Pixel-branded smartphones for 2017. Two of those were said to be direct successors for the Pixel and Pixel XL launched last year, with the third model being bigger than either of them. They were codenamed Walleye, Muskie, and Taimen, respectively. Today a new rumor claims there will only be two Pixels coming out this fall after all. However, which of the three aforementioned devices was canceled may surprise you. Apparently the Pixel XL’s…

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