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What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?

By | 2018-01-01T00:09:02+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

You might have noticed a new end-of-year trend on Instagram the past few days. If so, you can thank 2017bestnine.com, a website that lets you automatically collect and collage your most-liked photos of 2017. Best Nine has been around for a while, so many of you may be familiar with the tool already.

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Voice interfaces beginning to find their way into business

By | 2017-12-31T20:51:44+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

Imagine attending a business meeting with an Amazon Echo (or any voice-driven device) sitting on the conference table. A question arises about the month’s sales numbers in the Southeast region. Instead of opening a laptop, opening a program like Excel and finding the numbers, you simply ask the device and get the answer

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Vietnam’s 10,000-strong ‘Cyber Army’ Slammed by Rights Groups

By | 2018-01-01T07:17:59+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

The deployment of 10,000 cyber warriors to fight online dissent in Vietnam adds a grim "new dimension" to controls on free speech in the Communist country, a rights group has said. Vietnam routinely jails its critics and closely monitors activists on social media, which is not banned unlike in neighbouring China.   A

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Twitter ended the year on a fascinating run

By | 2017-12-31T18:17:35+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

It’s been pretty easy to point at Twitter and, with each quarterly moment when it discloses its financial guts, let out a long exasperated sigh. Twitter since going public at a now in retrospect astounding valuation has for much of its public life been quite the disappointment to Wall Street. But then something

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It’s the Jons 2017! | TechCrunch

By | 2017-12-31T15:31:31+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

Happy New Year! It’s been a transformational year in tech. The golden era of startups ended. Sorry about that. The tech industry finally rolled over a big rock it had ignored and/or leaned on for years, and exposed the squirming morass of sexual harassment beneath. We witnessed major AI breakthroughs, a cryptocurrency megaboom,

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The 2017 phone trends as we saw them

By | 2017-12-31T17:48:00+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: GSM|

What’s in vogue, what’s fallen out of fashion? It’s that time of year when we look back at phone trends over the last 12 months and space permitting we may even make a few predictions for next year. So, using our extensive phone database and test results, let's power up our machine learning

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Xiaomi Mi A1 finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo

By | 2017-12-31T16:38:58+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Today, we're getting numerous reports from users in India that the final Android Oreo update is already actively rolling out to their Xiaomi Mi A1 devices. This comes after a tweet by Xiaomi India which announced the pending start of the update seeding yesterday. The update weighs in more than 1GB so it's

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus in for review

By | 2017-12-31T15:36:18+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: GSM|

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 phones, announced at the beginning of December, are among the first in the company portfolio to have 18:9 ratio screens (along with the flagship Mi Mix 2). Xiaomi fans commented after the launch that they will hold back purchases until the Redmi Note 5 arrives, but surprisingly it is

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These apps will help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

By | 2017-12-31T07:05:42+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

Almost half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Far fewer stick to them. “Losing weight” and “exercising more” are among the most popular goals. A sizeable percentage of Americans also aim to “be a better person.” TechCrunch reviewed apps that are designed to help people stay on track with these plans. Here are a

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Hyperscale data centers reached over 390 worldwide in 2017

By | 2017-12-31T01:17:33+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Hyperscale operators are defined as enormous companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google that need to provide computing on a massive scale. You would think that there would be a limited number of this type of highly specialized data center, but recent research from Synergy Research found that 2017 was actually a breakout

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