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Is this smartphone the answer to your battery woes?

Many smartphone users struggle with battery woes irrespective of the operating system their devices employ. Most of us have experienced the frustrating feeling of one’s smartphone dying over an all-important business or routine call. Carrying battery packs is often touted as a way of remedying the problem. Creating a phone …

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Is this smartphone the answer to your battery woes?

Many smartphone users struggle with battery woes irrespective of the operating system their devices employ. Most of us have experienced the frustrating feeling of one’s smartphone dying over an all-important business or routine call. Carrying battery packs is often touted as a way of remedying the problem. Creating a phone …

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Bangladesh blocks 560 porn websites

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have blocked more than 500 pornographic websites as part of a major morality drive, officials said Thursday. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said it had ordered local internet service providers to stop the sites from streaming amid fears over the impact of children. Porn film plays …

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Google reveals most popular searches of 2016

WASHINGTON: The past year was a big one for Donald Trump, but also for Pokemon Go. According to Google’s global trends report released Wednesday, the augmented reality game from Nintendo was the most searched item online in 2016. Trump was number three among the most-searched topics for the year, behind …

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Bucking the trend: How Microsoft soared skywards in 2016

Many perceived 2016 as a bad year for a variety of reasons. But, there is one company that appears to have bucked the trend. Tech giant Microsoft launched a myriad of products over the year, heralding a 2017 that appears to hold even greater promise. Microsoft rivals Slack with Teams …

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Twitter unveils 360-degree live video

WASHINGTON: Twitter on Wednesday began streaming 360-degree video, allowing users to interact and get behind the scenes of live broadcasts. “Starting today, you can check out live, interactive 360 videos from interesting broadcasters and explore what’s happening with them,” Twitter’s Alessandro Sabatelli said in a blog post. “You’ll be able …

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Trump regrets complications in ‘age of computer’

PALM BEACH, UNITED STATES: US president-elect Donald Trump lamented complications from “the age of computer” Wednesday, as he responded to questions about Russia’s alleged hacking of the US election. Asked about possible sanctions against Moscow, Trump said “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” before waxing lyrical …

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This CEO used an ingenious way to obtain 1,000 business ideas

Big businesses routinely spend eye-watering sums on research and development, forever on the lookout for star consultants to gain the insight needed to outpace rivals. But then there are some who ingeniously reach out to people and get what they really want. A similar approach was employed by Airbnb CEO …

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Chip maker Qualcomm fined $854 mln for violating competition laws

South Korea’s antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won ($854 million) for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the US chipmaker said it will challenge in court. The fine, the largest ever levied in South Korea, marks the latest antitrust …

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Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

BANGKOK: Facebook sparked fear — and anger — among Thailand’s social media users after its Safety Check feature triggered a false bomb alert in Bangkok. The check-in feature allows users to signal to friends that they are safe after an event in their area such as a terror attack or …

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