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Adele breaks down after taking gongs at Brit Awards Adele breaks down after taking gongs at Brit Awards
- February 28, 2016

Lady Gaga , Demi Lovato , and Taylor Swift also have spoken up for Kesha , who is suing her producer Dr. Luke , alleging he drugged and raped her. The Brit-pop band won four awards in 1995 for their album Parklife . Former Eurhythmics singer, Annie Lennox , lead a special tribute to artist David Bowie who died in January. (more...)
Whatsapp will end support for Blackberry and Nokia by 2017 Whatsapp will end support for Blackberry and Nokia by 2017
- February 28, 2016

Just in the same week when WhatsApp celebrated its seventh anniversary with its one billion active users, the Facebook-owned company came with news that may upset numerous same users. " When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people's use of mobile devices looked very different from today ". In conclusion, WhatsApp users with devices running on one of the aforementioned operating systems might want to upgrade to an iPhone, a modern Android smartphone or a Windows Phone 8.1 / Windows 10 Mobile ... (more...)
VR just got serious and why you should be paying attentio…
- February 28, 2016

Samsung ditched the MicroSD card slot on the S6 opting for a fixed memory instead but they have now thankfully returned the MicroSD card option to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The S7 is joined by the S7 Edge with similar specs and a larger 5.5 inch curved screen and a bigger battery. So the 360 VR is lighter and more stylish than its Samsung rival, although style is relative when you're wearing a screen on your head oblivious to what's going on around you. (more...)
Clinton eyes big win in S. Carolina; Sanders shifts focus
- February 28, 2016

Observers say a victory here would also establish Mrs Clinton as the firm favourite among black voters , a key section of the Democratic electorate, and set her up to garner a big haul of delegates in Super Tuesday contests in the South. Sanders, who campaigned out of the state Saturday, emailed a note of congratulations to Clinton on her projected win shortly after polls closed. Clinton won the Nevada caucuses decisively earlier this week by five percentage points. (more...)
A closer look at Samsung's Gear 360 camera A closer look at Samsung's Gear 360 camera
- February 28, 2016

The Galaxy S7 Edge runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with Samsung's updated TouchWiz operating system. It's particularly useful if you happen to install a ton of games (something the Samsung Galaxy S7 was punting profusely at launch). Available mid-March 2016, both phones come constructed in 3D glass and metal, and incorporate new developments. Additionally, SamMobile reported that they were just planning to sell Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge with just 32GB storage in the United ... (more...)
Establishment GOP Shifting to Trump
- February 27, 2016

Standing next to the property mogul on a stage in Fort Worth, Texas, he said: "I absolutely believe Donald Trump is the best person to be president of the United States". "I don't know why, because the podium goes up to here", he said, signaling his midsection. King also praised Rubio's "thorough knowledge of foreign policy" and understanding of terrorist threats. (more...)
Windows 10 universal apps coming 'soon' to Xbox One Windows 10 universal apps coming 'soon' to Xbox One
- February 27, 2016

Adding Xamarin's tools to its developer platform gives Microsoft the missing piece in its cross-platform story, helping Windows developers build cross-platform apps that deliver native user experiences on Mac OS X, iOS, and Android, as well as various versions of Windows 10. (more...)
Zuckerberg 'sympathetic' with Apple's fight with authorities Zuckerberg 'sympathetic' with Apple's fight with authorities
- February 27, 2016

Zuckerberg said the ruling has not deterred Facebook , which has begun to realize that "models that have worked in one country may not work in another". "There are other parts of Internet.org that we're going to focus on". PS: We would love to see how Internet.org comes up with an affordable internet offering for the poorest of the world. (more...)
AT&T And Google Are Fighting Over The Future Of Fiber Internet AT&T And Google Are Fighting Over The Future Of Fiber Internet
- February 27, 2016

The ordinance also lets Google install wires even if AT&T doesn't respond to requests or rejects requests to attach lines. AT&T said its suit is not about Google Fiber per se, but about local regulation. One Touch Make Ready facilitates new network deployment by anyone - and that's why groups representing communities and fiber builders support it, too. (more...)
NASA Releases Color Photo Of Pluto's North Pole NASA Releases Color Photo Of Pluto's North Pole
- February 27, 2016

The widest of the canyons (yellow in the image below) - is about 45 miles (75 kilometres) wide and runs close to the north pole. You can see the canyon's in the picture. Roughly parallel subsidiary canyons to the east and west are approximately 6 miles wide. These pits span up to 45 miles across, and 2.5 miles deep. The pink section is yet another valley, while the red areas are pits believed to have been caused by the ground collapsing after sub-surface ice melted or sublimated. (more...)
Apple's next iPad will be a smaller iPad Pro, report says
- February 26, 2016

Support for Apple's Pencil stylus is "likely" and the company is also reportedly working on a smaller version of its Smart Keyboard accessory to fit the new device. But a report that was published today says that the next 9.7-inch iPad will be merely another variation of the iPad Pro. While the iPad Pro's Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support have received a lot of praise for helping folks get work done on the device, the iPad Pro's 12.9-inch display might be a tad too large for some ... (more...)
Facebook releases new reaction-based feature Facebook releases new reaction-based feature
- February 25, 2016

Reactions will have the same impact on ad delivery as likes , and as with likes individuals "reacting" to posts will be served similar content on their News Feed. Many complained that they could not see the new emoticons, while some were unhappy that Facebook did not launch a "dislike" button - a function that Zuckerberg has previously ruled out. (more...)
Google tax deal is disproportionately small, say MPs Google tax deal is disproportionately small, say MPs
- February 25, 2016

The Public Accounts Committee, the British Parliament's public spending watchdog, has criticized the £130M ($185M) tax deal Google struck with the United Kingdom government as "disproportionately small". It followed an inquiry into the company's existing tax arrangements in the UK. Google did not pay a penalty as part of its settlement and complex rules make it easier for large businesses to avoid being fined than the average taxpayer, it added. (more...)
China's top phone maker Xiaomi unveils new Mi 5 China's top phone maker Xiaomi unveils new Mi 5
- February 25, 2016

The phone was revealed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona. The Mi 5 sports a smaller 5.15-inch Full HD screen, with sunlight control, that will give a feel of 5-inch screen, Barra said at the event. Considering the incredible hardware and price proposition for the Mi 5 , it's probably safe to assume the phone will fly off the shelves when it starts selling on March 1st in China. (more...)
HTC One M10 Could Have The Shortest Lifespan Of A Flagship HTC One M10 Could Have The Shortest Lifespan Of A Flagship
- February 25, 2016

What looks like a bezelled edge of the new phone - which matches some of the leaks we've seen over the last week - is presented on a stark, black background with just the words "Power of 10". The smartphone is rumored to feature an updated design and its chamfered edges are clearly visible in the photo. In addition, HTC's product manager Leon Rosenzwaig announced through a social networking site that the unlocked version of HTC A9 in Canada will obtain the latest version of Android M. (more...)
Facebook expands on its Like button with Reactions
- February 25, 2016

The new Reactions are a response to some users' hesitance to Like negative status updates. Hover your cursor over the "Like" button, and you're presented with the array of reactions. Eventually content producers and publishers will get more granular detail on how people are responding emotionally to posts. Now, posts marked " angry " or "wow" will bump up, too. (more...)
Facebook unveils 'Reactions' feature in place of 'Like' button Facebook unveils 'Reactions' feature in place of 'Like' button
- February 25, 2016

Make no mistake: Reactions are not created to capture the full range of human emotions. For the past seven years, Facebook's thumbs-up "Like" button has been the only single-click way for users to respond to a post, comment, photo, or article. (more...)
Waze Now Offering Navigation Instructions From Morgan Freeman! Waze Now Offering Navigation Instructions From Morgan Freeman!
- February 25, 2016

Some believe it's the actor's portrayal of good characters that makes us love him, while others believe the answer lies deep within his voice. On Monday, Google's free navigation app Waze announced that it had updated its roster of specialty voices in the U.S.to let drivers enlist Freeman as "their new executive copilot". (more...)
Facebook adds 'reactions' to 'like' button Facebook adds 'reactions' to 'like' button
- February 25, 2016

While "Like" is sticking around, new responses include " Love ", " Haha ", "Wow", " Sad " and " Angry ". The three most used Reactions on a post will be featured alongside the Like button. You can get breakdowns for each reaction - the total and specific people. Love: You really, really like a post. Your increased engagement on the site will also allow Facebook to collect more data about your habits and opinions, helping to create a digital profile that makes it easier to send you more ... (more...)
Uber Goes 2 Wheels in Bangkok Uber Goes 2 Wheels in Bangkok
- February 25, 2016

The San Francisco-based company's first motorcycle service in the world enters the market about six months after GrabBike was launched by the recently renamed Grab . Uber just announced on its blog, that it's launching a motorcycle hailing service in Thailand, called UberMOTO . Fares for the rides have a starting price of ฿10 (£0.20) and then go up by ฿3.50 (£0.07) per kilometre and฿0.85 (£0.01) per minute. (more...)

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