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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity
- April 26, 2016

However, since then, things have flip-flopped a bit - $10 a month gets you 1TB of Dropbox space, while the rise of SSD means that most computers have much smaller hard drives than that. In a demo, Dropbox notes you can choose to sync specific files and folders to have them stored locally, and any remote files will be fetched immediately as soon as you attempt to open them. (more...)
Gmail now supports Microsoft Exchange on all Android devices Gmail now supports Microsoft Exchange on all Android devices
- April 26, 2016

This is significant because previously, the Gmail app for Android only supported Microsoft Exchange when using one of Google's Nexus-branded devices. Now, when adding a new account to Gmail , you have a dedicated Exchange option at the bottom of the list. If you are in this group, we wouldn't get too excited just yet. (more...)
We Know Nothing, (About) Jon Snow As 'Game Of Thrones' Returns
- April 25, 2016

Those without an HBO subscription can also watch a live Game Of Thrones Season 6 stream via HBO Now . President Selina Meyer is in the midst of a virtually unprecedented Electoral College tie, with her future as commander in chief coming down to just a few hundred votes. (more...)
Valentino Rossi wins Spanish Grand Prix Valentino Rossi wins Spanish Grand Prix
- April 24, 2016

It was the Italian's 52nd career pole in the top category. Rossi snatched pole from Yamaha teammate Lorenzo on his final lap by just over a tenth of a second with championship leader Marquez completing the front row in third. "The important thing is I think we have rhythm on the hard tyre, we found a good setting on the final practice and we'll see tomorrow in what will be a hard race". (more...)
HTC 10 - Their latest Flagship HTC 10 - Their latest Flagship
- April 24, 2016

For those of you who are prone to dropping your handsets, the good news is the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The New HTC 10 is available for pre-order on HTC's website for $699, or $599 if you are a former HTC customer. There are capacitive keys for Multitasking and Back, along with a home key - which also acts as a fingerprint scanner . There are 64GB versions of the HTC 10 , but these will be hard to find in the United Kingdom and US. (more...)
Prince autopsy underway in Minnesota
- April 24, 2016

He said Prince's staff members had been unable to contact the singer since yesterday morning and went to check on him. Olson said when they went to check on him, they found him unresponsive on the first floor of the home. An autopsy was conducted Friday, but test results could take weeks, officials said. Mr Olson and a medical examiner refused to discuss whether any prescription drugs were found in Prince's home after his death. (more...)
Microsoft's Q3 hit by cloud investments, income falls to $3.8bn Microsoft's Q3 hit by cloud investments, income falls to $3.8bn
- April 23, 2016

The operating income reported by Microsoft for the January-March quarter stood at $5.3 billion, which underscores a year-on-year plunge of 20 percent. "In Q3 2015, Microsoft saw $21.73 billion in revenue and earnings of $0.51 per share". On the other hand, consumer Windows OEM revenue climbed 15 percent. (more...)
Acer Chromebook 14 for Work looks like it can play hard, too Acer Chromebook 14 for Work looks like it can play hard, too
- April 23, 2016

If you have a Chromebook, chances are it's an Acer. It also packs a full HD display, and includes a 720p webcam with a wide angle lens (However, these specifications are for the top-end model, and base models are likely to come with 1366x768 resolution and lesser RAM). (more...)
Samsung Announces 'Pink Gold' Galaxy S7, Coming To Select Markets Soon Samsung Announces 'Pink Gold' Galaxy S7, Coming To Select Markets Soon
- April 23, 2016

Since Samsung lost its share in the Chinese low-end smartphone market to local producers, the company is flooding the market with its various budget phone models this year. Samsung should do something similar with the S7 Mini instead of just downsizing on the Galaxy S7. What's so unique about this Pink Gold and why can't we simply call it " Pink " or "Baby Pink " (if we wanted to play around with color names)? Most of the specifications prior to the launch of the device were right on cue. (more...)
Qualcomm profit forecast misses estimates as chip shipments drop
- April 23, 2016

Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm shares have dropped after the company's CEO hinted that its biggest customer could switch to a rival supplier for future orders. " Qualcomm invests billions of dollars every year in R&D that has driven fundamental breakthroughs in wireless systems technology across multiple generations - including 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G -and we are pleased that the licensing of these advanced technologies have helped to drive enormous value across the entire mobile ... (more...)
Rumor: Remedy Has Been Working On An Unannounced Game For 9 Months
- April 23, 2016

The rumors sparked when Kyle Rowley and Miko Rautalahti said that they are busy on an announced project. But in the end the new game became the biggest new IP on the Xbox One so far, and it seems Remedy are already working on something new. (more...)
Netflix open to adding offline viewing Netflix open to adding offline viewing
- April 23, 2016

But we've all come here for the TV, really, haven't we? Not yet in a major way. The records show that shrinking of the movie numbers in the United States is now at 31.7% since January 2014. It is available for all screens, which means you can access it on a laptop, on a phone or on a tablet. You might also need, and have to pay for, a faster connection if you're getting more entertainment via streaming. (more...)
Acer seeks commercial growth with latest Chromebook launch Acer seeks commercial growth with latest Chromebook launch
- April 22, 2016

Acer announced yet another Chromebook today, the Chromebook 14 for Work . Running on Google's Chrome OS, there's also a front-facing 720p webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution as well as HD audio and video recording, making the device ideal for videoconferencing, Bluetooth 4.2, an HMDI port and one USB 3.0 port for all your connectivity needs. (more...)
Amazon won't sell non-Prime members certain popular movies and video games Amazon won't sell non-Prime members certain popular movies and video games
- April 22, 2016

Well it seems that if you're not interested in picking up a Prime subscription, Amazon doesn't want to sell you certain video games anymore. Titles hit by the rule include the PS4 versions of Grand Theft Auto 5, Rainbow Six Siege , Assassin's Creed Syndicate , Far Cry Primal and Battlefield Hardline. (more...)
EU Files New Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Apps EU Files New Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Apps
- April 22, 2016

The catch is that many of Android's flagship applications, including the Google Play store, Google Maps, and Gmail are proprietary. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: "A competitive mobile internet sector is increasingly important for consumers and businesses in Europe". (more...)
Facebook is going to start showing you pieces people actually read Facebook is going to start showing you pieces people actually read
- April 22, 2016

Facebook says, that it is "learning" that the time people choose to spend reading or watching content they clicked on from News Feed is an important signal that the story was interesting to them. The social network is adjusting the way it ranks articles, taking into account how often you and others spend reading/viewing them. We've also heard from people that they enjoy reading articles from a wide range of publishers , and it can be repetitive if too many articles from the same source are ... (more...)
Virtual reality taking off with augmented reality also set to soar
- April 22, 2016

The IDC has forecast that VR hardware shipments will grow to 64.8 million units in 2020, with AR hardware shipments to grow from 0.4 million units this year to 45.6 million units in 2020. Shipments of virtual reality hardware will begin to "skyrocket" this year and keep climbing through 2020, market analyst IDC said. It reckons that 13m Americans intend to buy a VR headset this year, but only 7.2m are likely to be shipped. (more...)
Driving Tesla Model X Turns Into A Nightmare For This VC Driving Tesla Model X Turns Into A Nightmare For This VC
- April 22, 2016

Last month, Musk unveiled the still-unfinished Model 3. There's been problem with the Model X's falcon-wing doors; they look great, but they're causing problems. All the issues required separate visits to the Tesla factory and service centers. In a statement to TechCrunch , Tesla said: " While we have seen some issues with early Model X builds, the issues are not widespread, and we are working closely with each owner to respond quickly and proactively to address any problems ". (more...)
Acer Liquid Zest Plus Acer Liquid Zest Plus
- April 22, 2016

But now Acer is upping the ante with its new Liquid Zest which features a massive 5,000 mAh battery in a similar 5.5-inch design. Acer also highlighted its camera during the announcement, with the 13MP shooter boasting what the company is calling "tri-focus", meaning that the camera uses a combination of laser, phase detection, and contrast detection focusing. (more...)
Apple delays earnings report for business advisor's memorial Apple delays earnings report for business advisor's memorial
- April 22, 2016

Apple executives and employees plan to attend the service. Campbell passed away earlier this week after years of battling cancer. He had been an adviser to tech leaders of now big companies like Apple, Google and Amazon. Between 1994 and 2014, he became an Apple director. "We do think that iPhone units will decline in the quarter", Cook said . Apple originally revealed the date for its Q2 earnings call last month on its investor relations webpage. (more...)

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