Saturday , February 24 2018

Which messaging apps do you use the most? [Poll of the Week]

Last week’s poll summary: Out of over 6,600 total votes, 59.2% of voters said they use screen protectors on their smartphones, while 26.5% said they do not. 14.3% of voters said they don’t use screen protectors, but they probably should. I know it’s not the most popular app out there, …

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Apple Music will soon have more subscribers than Spotify in the US

Spotify is expected to lose the top spot in the streaming market to Apple Music this summer. Apple Music is growing its subscriber base in the US by 5 percent every month compared to Spotify’s 2 percent. Spokesperson for Apple confirms service now has 36 million subscribers. Spotify could lose …

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First smartphone with diamond display tipped for 2019 release

JDI bezel-less display The first diamond-based smartphone display is expected to be launched in 2019 by Akhan Semiconductor. The technology is already in testing, and is said to allow for six times stronger and ten times harder displays. Akhan Semiconductor will partner with just one smartphone manufacturer at first, giving …

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Google India introduces #SecurityCheckKiya to educate users on internet security

Google India announced a public initiative to create security awareness among young and first-time internet users. Titled #SecurityCheckKiya, the initiative outlines three simple steps to protect Android and web users. The security measures will also be made available on Google India’s homepage. On the eve of Safer Internet Day, Google …

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 expected to launch in India on February 14

Xiaomi Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi 5 in India on February 14. The Redmi 5 is the successor to the last year’s popular Redmi 4. Pricing information is not yet available but can be expected to start from ₹8,100 (US$126) for the base variant. Xiaomi India has sent …

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Will We Ever Be Able to Upload a Mind to a New Body?

Image Courtesy Netflix In Altered Carbon, the body no longer matters. As one character quipped: “You shed it like a snake sheds its skin.” That’s because the human consciousness has been digitized, and can be moved between bodies—both real and synthetic. The Netflix series takes place hundreds of years in …

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HTC U12 (HTC Imagine) might have been spotted in the wild

HTC’s next flagship phone, the HTC U12 (or HTC Imagine), may have been spotted in real life. The smartphone is believed to have been shown off at a 5G event in Taiwan (via @evleaks), where HTC displayed the capabilities of the new mobile network. We don’t get a full hands-on …

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Flat Earth Rocketeer Once Again Fails to Launch Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH

Photo Courtesy Kinja Commenter: IanDalton  We’ve all been playing a waiting game with “Mad” Mike Hughes, the DIY enthusiast and Flat Earth theory advocate who planned to launch himself in a steam-powered rocket some 1,800 feet into the sky at 500 miles per hour as some kind of confusing statement …

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Samsung heir Jay Lee released from prison following successful appeal

Samsung Lee had originally been sentenced to five years in prison in August. This was reduced to a two and a half year suspended sentence by the Seoul High Court. His release on Monday means he spent a total of 353 days in prison. Despite the record profits, sky-high share …

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