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Xiaomi announces new Mi 5c with its own Surge S1 processor

Xiaomi announces new Mi 5c with its own Surge S1 processor

The performance cluster comprises of four cores clocked at 2.2GHz, while the efficiency cluster comprises of four cores clocked at 1.4GHz. The chipset also offers a Mali T860 GPU and a 14-bit dual ISP. Xiaomi's first in-house chipset is now official. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Xiaomi's MIUI 8 layer on top. On the inside, the Xiaomi Mi 5C packs in the Surge S1 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 2860 mAh battery with fast charging support up to 9V/2A . Read More

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OnePlus 5 Rumors - Edge-to-Edge Screen, 23MP Camera and 256GB Storage

As far specs are concerned, it is assumed that if the OnePlus 5 will launch earlier, it will be powered by a Snapdragon 830 as Samsung has locked out the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset to steal the limelight. All these will be housed in a nicely designed body that combines aluminum and glass, which suggests that OnePlus 5 will be ditching the full metal design used in 2016. Read More

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Oscar Award-Winning 'The White Helmets' Shows Muslim Humanitarians At Work

Oscar Award-Winning 'The White Helmets' Shows Muslim Humanitarians At Work

Kathib was barred from entering the USA after his passport was rejected. The documentary revolves around the rescue workers who put themselves in the line of danger to rescue war-torn Syrians. The White Helmets is short film about Syria Civil Defence, a volunteer-run organisation of emergency rescuers. The filmmakers in the Foreign Language Film category penned a joint statement Friday decrying the "nationalism and fanaticism" now sweeping the U.S. Read More

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Tom Perez, former labor secretary, is new DNC head

Tom Perez, former labor secretary, is new DNC head

An example Perez used to try and prove his point that the Democrats are a united force was their victory in a special election in DE on Saturday. Greene endorsed Perez, while two fringe candidates who had won no votes backed Ellison. Greene picked up one-half vote of support . However, Perez supporters (including some progressives) feel that the former labour secretary is the right person to bring the change. Read More

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Retailer uses Xbox One cases to promote Switch games

Retailer uses Xbox One cases to promote Switch games

It was originally believed that any Switch game would have to support both modes, however that was wrong: the Switch will have games exclusive to Mobile Mode. This makes the game a low-risk title for players who are looking to have some family friendly puzzle game fun . It reportedly gave the upcoming game a 94/100 score, which happens to be the second highest elevated score given by the website . Read More

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Motorola unveils affordable Moto G5 and G5 Plus handsets

Motorola unveils affordable Moto G5 and G5 Plus handsets

The Moto G5 flaunts a 5-inch full HD display, and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 SoC. While the G5 will come with a 5-inch display, the G5 Plus will come with a 5.2-inch display. With the Moto G4 Plus, the high-end model comes with 3GB of RAM , while the G5 Plus has a 4GB RAM variant. The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are accidentally leaked by a Colombian retailer revealing all the details. Read More

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Samsung de-facto leader formally charged with bribery

The special prosecutor alleges Samsung made payments to gain the backing of the government-run National Pension Service, the world's third largest pension fund with significant stakes in Samsung Electronics and listed affiliates. Lee will also be charged with committing perjury before parliament, he added. The bribery allegation surfaced as authorities expanded investigations into a political scandal that led to Park's parliamentary impeachment. Read More

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NASA Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Supernova 1987a

All the changes which were recorded indicate the blast wave of this explosion surpassed the ring, reaching an area in which the dense gas was decreased. These ring-like structures have been illuminated a few times. Most noticeable are two blobs of debris in the center of the supernova remnant racing away from each other at roughly 20 million miles an hour. Read More

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All new Volvo XC60 teased ahead of Geneva Motor Show

The teaser images do not give much sense of proportion, but the chances are high that this XC60 will be bigger than its predecessor, which is 4644mm long, 2120mm wide and 1713mm high. The XC60 will continue to face off against the likes of Audi Q5, BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, and Mercedes-Benz GLC. Visible in a side-on shot of the vehicle beneath a sheer silk sheet are the Volvo hallmark "Thor's Hammer" LED daytime running light graphics and more LED details on a reimagining of the brand's ... Read More

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Nokia 3310 is back! Colorful, yet the basic feature phone

Nokia 3310 is back! Colorful, yet the basic feature phone

The iconic Nokia 3310 was a massive hit when it launched the pre-smartphone in the early 2000s.now it's back. We've put the old Nokia 3310 against the new one, so you can decide which one would be more suitable to your needs. Thankfully, a network connection is not required to play the updated Snake . The battery was a huge selling point for the original Nokia 3310 . Read More

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Buffett says $143B Unilever talks soured quickly

Buffett says $143B Unilever talks soured quickly

Over the weekend, Buffett released his annual letter to shareholders in which he berated Wall Street money managers for charging high fees and producing lousy investment results. In his general comments about Berkshire Hathaway's business, however, Mr. Buffett did relate how the purchase of General Reinsurance Corp., which followed his earlier purchase of personal lines insurer Geico, could have been handled better. Read More

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Storm Chasers Spell Out 'Twister' Star Bill Paxton's Initials on Global Positioning System

Storm Chasers Spell Out 'Twister' Star Bill Paxton's Initials on Global Positioning System

Storm-spotters across the country pulled a pretty sweet Global Positioning System stunt to pay tribute to Bill Paxton, star of the storm-chasing thriller " Twister ", who passed away on Saturday due to complications from surgery. The action movie star best known for the likes of Aliens , Twister , True Lies and Titanic has reportedly died due to complications during surgery. Read More

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Apple isn't all Warren Buffett is bullish on

Apple isn't all Warren Buffett is bullish on

The annual missive from the 86-year-old investor - the world's third-wealthiest person, according to Forbes magazine - is pored over for clues to the thinking of the "Oracle of Omaha", who lives and works in the Nebraska city. Buffett said it was extremely hard to attempt to find a floor in stock prices and that he did not know what would happen in the near term in the equity market. Read More

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Panthers hit Kawann Short with franchise tag

Short, a first-time Pro Bowl pick in 2015, was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent when the league year begins March 9. If no deal can be reached, Short would earn $13.4 in 2017 on a one-year tender. "Everybody would like to avoid that, " Short said of the tag after the season. In 2016, Short again started every game and finished with six sacks, the second-highest total on the team. Read More

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SpaceX to Send 2 Citizens to Moon in 2018: Elon Musk

The two people will undergo health screenings and begin training for the mission later this year, according to SpaceX. He wouldn't say who will make the flight, or how much they're paying, only that it was "nobody from Hollywood". Musk said the Dragon 2 capsule is going through human-rating by NASA to carry astronauts to the International Space Station. A subsequent mission with crew is expected to fly in the second quarter of 2018. Read More

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Moto G5 and G5 Plus Smartphones got Unveiled

Moto G5 and G5 Plus Smartphones got Unveiled

Since its revival back in 2013 and subsequent acquisition by Lenovo in 2014, smartphones under the Moto G lineup have been closing in on the duration between each launch. In the US, the unlocked Moto G5 Plus will be up for sale on Motorola .com and it will be compatible with major carriers. Battery size for the G5 sits at 2800mAh while the G5 Plus has a larger 3000mAh power pack; both should last a day's use, with support for rapid charging to take the sting out of a dwindling battery ... Read More

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Windows 10 is about to get a lot more secure - here's how

The company is also reportedly working on a ChromeOS-like version of Windows 10 that will completely prevent installing Win32 apps. It's clearly obvious that Microsoft might have included this feature to improve the security in Windows 10, but it is worth noting that Apple also previously introduced a somewhat similar "Gatekeeper" feature in MacOS which prevents unsigned and non-store apps from being installed. Read More

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Pokemon GO: Another Festive-Hat Pikachu Incoming

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is also asking players to post pictures with Pokemon in celebration of Pokemon Day 2017. A new event is on its way to Pokemon GO which will bring a small surprise for those die-hard Pikachu fans. "These special Pikachu will keep their party hats forever, but they can only be found during this limited-time celebration, so make sure to keep an eye out for them as you explore!" This can be done by using the AR Camera and Pokemon Day hashtags. Read More

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Oscars 2017: 'La La Land,' with 14 nods, poised to set record

Oscars 2017: 'La La Land,' with 14 nods, poised to set record

Sure, back in 1964 there was no Twitter , Facebook , Instagram or any other social media that would GIF-ify and meme Sammy Davis Jr .'s embarrassing moment, but rest assured, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, it happened before. Despite rumours that have been circulating, said Georgie, Beatty and Dunaway did not misunderstand the victor or play a joke. I didn't check the Hollywood trade websites, but there probably were entire stories quick-posted about " La La Land " triumphing at the ... Read More

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Nokia 3310 relaunched: All you need to know about the new version

The Nokia 3310 is back. This device will be a feature phone that will run on Series 30+ UI (user interface), which is the OS providing support to the new range of Nokia-branded phones and not Android OS. The new Nokia 3310 will come in four colours: Black, red, yellow, and grey. However, the smartphone market is competitive from virtually all angles so time will tell if Nokia's comeback will start with a whimper or a bang. Read More

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium and XZs announced at MWC 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium and XZs announced at MWC 2017

There is a "Glass Loop Surface" (Gorilla Glass 5) that covers the whole phone, and the phone is waterproof ( IP68 ). The phone also comes with USB 3.1 and USB Type C 1.0 reversible port, with support for USB Host. The selfie camera is identical as well. The Sony Xperia XZs featured a fingerprint sensor for security purposes and packed with a 2900mAh non-removable battery with Qnovo's Adaptive Charging Technology. Read More

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Mike Pence uses the Nicaraguan flag to tweet support for Israel

Mike Pence uses the Nicaraguan flag to tweet support for Israel

Pence said the White House is still assessing whether to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Pence's words served as evidence of the fruits of years of the politically active group's labors. "We're also reviewing additional steps to demonstrate America's support (for Israel), including assessing whether the American embassy in Israel should be relocated to Jerusalem", Pence said. Read More

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Nokia 6 Is Launching Globally

Nokia 6 Is Launching Globally

That sounds a lot like the original, but that's where the similarities end. According to Chinese site Vtech , the new Nokia 3310 will feature a colour screen, rather than the monochrome 84 x 84 display like in the old model. What's best is, the colours run through the phone material and hence it looks better for longer. It has a rear camera with a 13 MP sensor and an 8 MP front camera . Read More

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Lenovo Yoga 720 and Yoga 520 Laptops Introduced at MWC 2017

First off, the Yoga 720 will be available in 13 and 15-inch models with either a Full HD screen or a UHD (3840×2160) IPS screen. Tab 4 Series tablets will be available beginning late May. The 13-inch version of the Lenovo Yoga 720 will start at $859.99 when it arrives this April. The Miix 320 now features a 1920 x 1200 Full HD display , an improvement over the 1280 x 800 resolution on last year's model. Read More

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Peugeot Instinct concept previews self-driving future

Peugeot Instinct concept previews self-driving future

Peugeot has provided insight into its driverless ambitions with the unveiling of its Instinct concept. With this in mind, the Instinct promises to live up to its name and adapt to match certain behaviours. The interior features a Responsive version of the Peugeot i-Cockpit interior architecture, which switches between driving and relaxing orientated schemes. Read More

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Google and Comcast play nice, add YouTube to the X1 service

Arriving across the US later this year, the YouTube app will offer more than a simple third-party "click and launch" interface - the Google-owned video service will be integrated into the very fabric of the Xfinity platform. Some YouTube content will also appear in the X1's "On Demand" menu. That could help YouTube add new subscribers to its Red subscription service, which has been around for more than a year. Read More

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Oppo's clever, zooming dual camera was inspired by periscopes

The layout, which uses the periscope principle (the same tech you see in submarines), reflects the incoming light by 90 degrees, thus sending the light beams horizontally through a set of lenses. Similar to past year, Oppo took the stage in Barcelona to reveal a new technology, and not a new hardware device. Anyway, Oppo's design - which it licensed from another company and worked on independently for more than a year - makes for a camera module that's only 5.7mm thick. Read More

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