Monthly Archives: February 2017

BlackBerry Returns With 3 Possible New Phones in 2017, But Do You Care?

The BlackBerry KeyOne, which the company unveiled at MWC, may soon see some siblings. From a report on CNET: TCL isn’t wasting time building up its portfolio of phones using the BlackBerry name. The company plans to release as many

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Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass, Netflix-Style Gaming For the Xbox One

Microsoft today announced it is moving into the world of Netflix-style game subscriptions with Xbox Game Pass, a monthly service coming this spring that will give you a selection of games you can download and play on your Xbox One

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Netflix CEO Predicts Mobile Operators Will Soon Offer Unlimited Video

An anonymous reader shares an AFP report: Netflix head Reed Hastings predicted Monday that mobile carriers will soon offer data plans that give users unlimited video streaming to meet the rising popularity of watching TV and movies on mobile devices.

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Raspberry Pi Zero W is a $10 Computer With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

On the fifth birthday of the original Raspberry Pi, the foundation has announced the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a slightly more capable variant of the miniature computer. From a report on BetaNews: It’s essentially a Pi Zero with the addition

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For This Year’s iPhone, Apple Is Ditching Lightning Connector and Home Button, But Embracing USB Type-C and Curved Display

Apple has decided to adopt a flexible display for at least one model of the new iPhone, reports WSJ. From the report: People with direct knowledge of Apple’s production plans said the Cupertino, Calif., company has decided to go ahead

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CloudPets IoT Toys Leaked and Ransomed, Exposing Kids’ Voice Messages

“According to security researcher Troy Hunt, a series of web-connected, app-enabled toys called CloudPets have been hacked,” reports Android Police. “The manufacturer’s central database was reportedly compromised over several months after stunningly poor security, despite the attempts of many researchers

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One Billion Hours of YouTube Are Watched Every Day

YouTube announced in a blog post that people around the world are now watching a billion hours of YouTube videos every single day. According to YouTube, “If you were to sit and watch a billion hours of YouTube, it would

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Man Gets 30 Days In Jail For Drone Crash That Knocked Woman Unconscious

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The operator of a drone that knocked a woman unconscious was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail, Seattle prosecutors said. The woman was attending a local parade when the drone

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First Signs of Obesity In Some Arctic Groups Have Been Linked To Instant Noodles

schwit1 quotes a report from ScienceAlert: Researchers have noted the first signs of obesity in the native ethnic groups of the Yamalo-Nenets region — an autonomous district that sits on the coast of the Arctic Ocean in Northwest Siberia. According

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WHO Issues a List of 12 Most Worrying Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Artem Tashkinov quotes a report from Medical Xpress: The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options. WHO said the most-needed drugs

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