Amazon drones on
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Friday, 16 December 2016 03:36

Amazon drones on


Prime Air delivers package in just 13 minutes

Three years ago, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos described his "vision" for e-commerce in which unmanned aerial vehicle drones could be used to deliver packages to customers' doorsteps.

FCC Chairman Wheeler to quit in January
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Thursday, 15 December 2016 23:46

FCC Chairman Wheeler to quit in January


Title II reclassification became signature achievement


The current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, said that he will resign at the end of the current presidential administration in January, during a tenure driven by increasing consumer protection in the satellite and cable industies while overseeing an escalating court battle over Title II broadband reclassification policy.

All US carriers to issue Note 7 "brick" update after all
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Update affects less than seven percent of remaining owners

Samsung has been slowly receiving any remaining recalled Galaxy Note 7 units over the past week since it issued an expanded voluntary recall statement on its support website, as we reported.

HP Spectre x360 Kaby Lake convertible reviewed
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Thursday, 15 December 2016 08:00

HP Spectre x360 Kaby Lake convertible reviewed


A 2-in-1 design win in the sub 3-pound category


In March 2015, HP announced a new 2-in-1 convertible product called the Spectre x360, with an ultra-thin design measuring just 15.9 millimeters and a CNC-machined aluminum chassis weighing 3.3 pounds.

Google shows national security letters for the first time
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Most information requests coming from Gmail accounts

For the first time in history, Google has been allowed to provide a glimpse into some revelations discovered by US intelligence agencies that were previously asked to be kept confidential.

Google decides steering wheels do matter
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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 08:46

Google decides steering wheels do matter


Fleet with human controls coming next year


According to people familiar with Alphabet Inc.’s plans, Google has recently dropped its plans to develop a modern yet controversial self-driving vehicle without manual control mechanisms, including a steering wheel or brakes.

Huawei to launch Honor 6S smartphone next month
Published in Mobiles
Saturday, 03 December 2016 03:00

Huawei to launch Honor 6S smartphone next month


Snapdragon 435, single rear camera

Next month, Huawei plans to add a more affordable version of the Honor 6X smartphone called the Honor 6S.

Researchers bypass iOS activation lock
Published in Notebooks
Saturday, 03 December 2016 00:05

Researchers bypass iOS activation lock


Affects latest release iOS 10.1.1

Two researchers from India and Germany have discovered a way to bypass Apple’s iOS activation lock that prevents unauthorized use of the company’s mobile devices when they are marked as lost.

HTC's overall device sales to plateau in 2017
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:39

HTC's overall device sales to plateau in 2017


Vive headset experiences shortage of key components


HTC’s overall device sales next year are expected to hit a plateau as the company experiences a slowdown in smartphone shipments while facing difficulties in increasing shipments of its Vive virtual reality headsets.

Moscow scientists use Google Glass in brain disease research
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Tracking muscle movements using head-mounted display 

In Moscow, scientists are currently using Google Glass to research early-stage brain diseases based on how patients react in augmented reality situations.