OnePlus One Open Sales, every Tuesday

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OnePlus has been shipping for half a year, and nowadays yhey are bumping into lots of people using it when out and about. They describe their experience as an incredibly exciting one , but always strive to do better. Although one plus has an active and supportive fan base, a lot of people have showed […]

Microsoft Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense, An Astoundingly Bad Idea!

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Contrary to some of the more lurid commentaries out there, Wi-Fi Sense isn’t utter doom, death, and destruction. But it’s close. Wi‑Fi Sense connects you to Wi‑Fi networks around you. It can do these things for you to get you Internet access: Automatically connect you to open Wi‑Fi networks it knows about by crowdsourcing networks […]

Are you better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

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Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation’s largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along with the practice of offering discounted phones for $100 or $200. Although this has already been an option with major phone carriers, Verizon joins T-Mobile in dropping contracts and discounted phones entirely for new customers. Under the […]

Facebook’s Laughable Data Shows ‘LOL’ Isn’t Funny Anymore

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‘LOL’ is DOA! ‘Haha,’ emojis are the most popular ways to laugh online. Facebook last week released a report analyzing how its users convey laughter. The four most commonly used online laughs. According to Facebook’s data are: “haha,” an emoji, a variation of “hehe,” followed by the classic “lol.” “Haha” was far and away the […]

GAMESCOM 2015: Microsoft doesn’t intend to compete with ‘steam’

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Despite the fact that Microsoft is making a concerted effort with Xbox and Windows 10 to establish its own gaming platform in the PC space, it doesn’t wish to compete with Steam. “We are not intending to compete with Steam,” Microsoft senior director for PC gaming Kevin Unangst told PC Gamer at Gamescom. “If anything, we want […]

Microsoft ships lightweight Windows 10 for the Internet-of-things

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In a major shift for for the Wintel franchise Microsoft has candidly released a version of the iconic Windows software that runs on an ARM processor that isn’t made for a smartphone, hoping to embrace the embedded devices market.  Windows 10 IoT Core, first announced in February and publicly released on Monday, is made to run on Raspberry […]

Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 Prime is its first ‘Made in India’ phone!

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Xiaomi’s first device being manufactured from Vishakha patnam is Redmi 2 Prime, priced at Rs 6,999, and is on sale across online platforms (Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon and mi.com).   Giving a leg up to the Make in India, Xiaomi today said it has partnered with Taiwan’s Foxconn to set up a mobile phone manufacturing […]

Microsoft’s New App Is PowerPoint for People Who Hate…

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When Chris Pratley and his team ask for user feedback on Microsoft Sway, they sometimes have to emphasize that they’re not building PowerPoint all over again.If the idea of formatting a PowerPoint fills you with dread, then you might want to consider downloading Sway, a new presentation app from Microsoft out Wednesday. Rather than overwhelm […]

U.S. Blacklisting of China’s Supercomputers May Backfire!

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When China wanted to upgrade Tianhe-2, currently the world’s fastest supercomputer, it turned to U.S. chipmaker Intel. But the U.S. government has blocked Intel from helping with the tech upgrade and blacklisted several Chinese supercomputing centers over concerns for their involvement in nuclear weapons development. Experts warn that in the long run such a move […]

Netflix gains 18% after earnings…

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Netflix shares gained 18% on Thursday after the company last night reported earnings that beat expectations. At more than $115.75 per share, the stock was well above its previously split-adjusted record high. On Wednesday, Netflix shares started trading at a new adjusted share price following a 7-for-1 stock split. This year, Netflix shares have more than doubled and […]