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Galaxy Note 6 model number leak hints at European launch

Galaxy Note 6 model number leak hints at European launch

Samsung fans in Europe have not always been able to get their hands on the Galaxy Note phablet when new models launch. Samsung didn’t offer the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe as a way to push more buyers towards the Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphone. That move certainly made some European Galaxy Note smartphone fans angry.

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Google Play Music to get podcasts April 18

Google Play Music to get podcasts April 18

Back in October word was going around that Google Play Music was going to get podcasts. That didn't happen last year and it might have led some to believe that it was a hoax or rumor. As it turns out word was just really early last year. Google Play music is now set to get Podcasts and a date for those podcasts to land has turned up this time.

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SanDisk 128GB Extreme Plus gets Works with GoPro verified

SanDisk 128GB Extreme Plus gets Works with GoPro verified

SanDisk has announced that one of its largest capacity microSDXC memory cards has become one of the first cards to be Works with GoPro verified. The memory card in question is the 128GB SanDisk Extreme Plus microSDXC memory card. The verification process for Works with GoPro ensures that the storage media provides the performance and reliability needed to work smoothly with GoPro cameras for different needs and in different conditions.

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AMC Entertainment CEO not opposed to allowing texting in theaters

AMC Entertainment CEO not opposed to allowing texting in theaters

Since the first cell phone and pager was invented, there have been advertisements before we watch movies in theaters that tell people not to use their mobiles and to mute them in the theater. Every time I go to the movie it seems like a handful of people ignore those warnings. Some even talk during the film making me want to throat punch them. AMC Entertainment is the company that runs AMC theaters and the company has a new CEO called Adam Aron.

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ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Mini cross TENAA dressed in metal

ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Mini cross TENAA dressed in metal

When it comes to Chinese made devices, often the first glimpse we get of them is when they land at TENAA for certifications needed to go on sale. Such is the case with a pair of new devices from ZTE called the Nubia X8 and Nubia X8 Mini. The Nubia X8 is model number NX523J and has a 6-inch display with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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Spot the differences between a real and a fake Galaxy S7

Spot the differences between a real and a fake Galaxy S7

With the massive popularity of the Galaxy S7 smartphone, there are people and manufacturers out there that want to trick people into buying their fake junk phones by making the devices look almost identical to the Galaxy S7. These rip off artists go so far as to fabricate the packaging and the fakes are very convincing.

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Facebook Terragraph and Project Aries aim to deliver fast internet everywhere

Facebook Terragraph and Project Aries aim to deliver fast internet everywhere

Facebook wants people everywhere to have fast internet access. While that is a great thing for being able to access information of all sorts, fast internet everywhere also means more users for Facebook as one of the most visited destinations online. The issue with rolling out faster and faster internet service around the world is the cost associated with laying fiber optic cables. The Facebook Connectivity Lab is working on projects called Terragraph and Project Aries to address these issues.

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Flexible sheet cameras may one day allow any surface to capture images

Flexible sheet cameras may one day allow any surface to capture images

Researchers at Columbia University are working on a very different approach to imaging that could one day usher in a new era for capturing visual information. The researchers are working on flexible sheet cameras with elastic optics that can be bent and twisted. Ideally this sort of camera system would be made like a roll of plastic sheeting and could be used to image in ways that conventional cameras are unable to do.

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Yamaha 04Gen scooter concept has dragonfly wings

Yamaha 04Gen scooter concept has dragonfly wings

With gas being so cheap these days you don’t see as many people on scooters, but there are still a bunch of folks who ride them around for commuting. Yamaha has unveiled a new scooter concept that looks like it's part bug called the 04Gen concept, the raised wing looking structures that you see in one of the images are not designed to be up while the scooter is in use.

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Jigsaw ransomware delete files hourly, but free decryptor is available now

Jigsaw ransomware delete files hourly, but free decryptor is available now

Ransomware is nothing new; it has been around for a while now. Ransomware is software that is installed on your computer via various means that will encrypt files and offer to decrypt them only if you pay a ransom to the people who have encrypted the content. One of the newest ransomware to hit the web is called the Jigsaw Ransomware and a way to decrypt your files without paying the ransom has been discovered.

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Spider-Man Homecoming is Marvel’s first solo Spidey film

Spider-Man Homecoming is Marvel’s first solo Spidey film

One of the most exciting things in the trailer for Captain America: Civil War was the brief scene with Spider-Man helping Iron Man's team. I particularly like it when Tony Stark yells out "Underoos!" and Spidey flips into action taking Cap's shield. I totally had those Spider-Man Undergoes growing up. While the first time that Spidey shows up in a Marvel film will be in Civil War, Marvel has already announced the title of Spidey's first solo film under the Marvel umbrella.

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Ford GT configurator opens letting us lust after Ford’s supercar

Ford GT configurator opens letting us lust after Ford’s supercar

Ford has been teasing us with the Ford GT supercar for a while now. The new GT has a racing version that has been hitting tracks around the world already and 500 folks that can afford a car that is expected to start at $400,000 will get the chance to own one. For we normal folks, as close as we will come to owning a Ford GT is playing with the car configurator.

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