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TechCrunch decides: The best and worst emoji of Unicode 10.0

By | 2017-03-28T02:03:54+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Social|

Country Subdivision Flags: GOOD Emoji are wonderful in that they have been embraced across cultures and languages — albeit with different interpretations. People in Uruguay, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, Pakistan and Nigeria all get to see more or less the same symbols and could conceivably communicate solely over emoji, which honestly sounds like a

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Airobotics scores authorization to fly autonomous drones in Israel

By | 2017-03-28T09:07:13+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Android|

A startup based in Petah Tikva, Israel, Airobotics, has scored the right to fly drones autonomously for business purposes in Israel. The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) was the first in the world to authorize commercial, fully unmanned drone flights in their nation’s airspace. Airobotics’ drones are marketed for use in site surveying, security

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Samsung will sell a refurbished version of the Note 7 to address environmental concerns

By | 2017-03-27T22:46:16+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Samsung|

The final chapter of Samsung’s lengthy Note 7 saga apparently has yet to be written. Following pressure from environmental groups that culminated with a on-site protester at the company’s Mobile World Congress press event, Samsung has confirmed its intentions to re-release the Note 7 back into the wild in refurbished form. After announcing

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ESA shows off sweet new renders of the Exomars 2020 rover

By | 2017-03-28T00:16:59+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

Late last year the European Space Agency doubled down on its Mars mission, dedicating half a billion euros to the next phase of its Exomars 2020 program — and now we are seeing the benefits of that enormous investment: a pretty awesome new render of the rover they plan to deploy to the

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HTC One A9 is now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update in Europe

By | 2017-03-29T01:24:07+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

The update to Android 7.0 Nougat started rolling out to the HTC One A9 units sold in the US a bit more than a couple of months ago. And now it's finally time for the new OS version to make it to One A9 devices that were purchased in Europe. The rollout is

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (S625) review: Take Note!

By | 2017-03-29T00:20:39+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Introduction After getting to know Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 with Helio X20, it's time to meet the Snapdragon 625 edition. It promises better battery efficiency and thermal control thanks to a more advanced manufacturing process. But these improvements may have cost the Note 4 some of its performance punch, and we will duly

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with AI

By | 2017-03-28T08:05:13+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company — yes, another one — focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall Street Journal article today, though it’s been known for some time that Musk was working on brain-computer interface

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See you on Wednesday in Boulder

By | 2017-03-28T05:32:28+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Android|

A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. Companies will have 2 minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then 2 minutes of questions. No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) Boomtown is at 2060

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 reportedly not launching this spring

By | 2017-03-28T22:08:23+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Not long ago a report purportedly originating at unnamed sources from the upstream supply chain told us that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 laptop was already in production. It was supposed to become official at a spring event taking place either this month or in April. Yet today a new rumor on the

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Cortana for Android now lets you interact with it on the lock screen

By | 2017-03-28T20:58:55+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Cortana for Android arrived onto a lock screen near you starting in January. However, that functionality has been in beta up until today. From now on, if you have the Cortana app on Android, you're able to interact with the virtual assistant straight from your lock screen, without needing to unlock your phone.

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