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Opera and Opera Mini get built-in ad blocker

Opera and Opera Mini get built-in ad blocker

The Opera browser has been gaining some cool new features recently. Last month the version of Opera for computer users gained a free and integrated VPN solution in the developer version that will eventually come to all users in the standard version of the browser. Opera is back now with the announcement that Opera for computers and Opera Mini are getting a built in ad blocker.

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OnePlus 3 tipped to launch in two versions

OnePlus 3 tipped to launch in two versions

Over the last several weeks, there have been a number of leaks that have shown us a bit about what we can expect to see in the new OnePlus 3 flagship smartphone. We have seen the device turn up in benchmarks packing 6GB of RAM and we have seen a version of the device hit AnTuTu packing 4GB of RAM. A new rumor has surfaced pointing to the price the device is expected to offer.

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Xiaomi and Huawei rumored to launch devices using curved screens

Xiaomi and Huawei rumored to launch devices using curved screens

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has proven to be a very popular devices thanks in large part to the cool screen with its curved edges. Rumors are now swirling that both Huawei and Xiaomi are going to be launching smartphones that use the screens with curved edges that are being produced by Samsung and LG. The rumor claims that these new Chinese smartphones with curved screens will launch in September.

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Chinese customers can pay for Uber rides with Alipay app globally

Chinese customers can pay for Uber rides with Alipay app globally

Uber and Alipay have announced a tie up that will make it easier for Chinese Uber users to pay for rides. Under the new agreement Chinese travelers can pay for rides using either the Uber or the Alipay apps in all 400 cities where Uber operates. Alipay currently boasts over 450 million active users.

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Galaxy Tab E lands at AT&T May 6

Galaxy Tab E lands at AT&T May 6

AT&T has announced that it will have a new tablet for customers to check out from Samsung on May 6. The new tablet is called the Galaxy Tab E and it will be offered for $0 down and $10 monthly when added to a new or existing Mobile Share Value Plan. The tablet has an 8-inch HD screen and features an integrated DIRECTV experience that allows you to set your DVR while out of the home.

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TomTom Start 42, 52, and 62 offer map updates for life

TomTom Start 42, 52, and 62 offer map updates for life

TomTom has announced a trio of new navigation devices that all fit into the new TomTom Start series. The only real difference between the three devices, called the Start 42, 52, and 62, are the sizes of the touchscreen used. The machines have 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch touchscreens respectively. All three of the PND devices have average speed limit notifications.

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Anker 60W USB Type-C charger powers five devices at once

Anker 60W USB Type-C charger powers five devices at once

Anker has a new charger that is able to charge an entire family's gadgets all at the same time from a single outlet. The device is called the Anker Premium 5-Port 60W USB Wall Charger PowerPort+. That is a very long name and it can charge five devices at one time with four USB ports and a single USB Type-C port.

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Nexus 5x gets scratched and bent in durability test

Nexus 5x gets scratched and bent in durability test

We all want to buy a smartphone that performs well and is rugged enough to survive everyday use. The latest smartphone to go under the pic over at JerryRigEverything on YouTube is the Nexus 5x. This is a plastic cased phone and presumably that means it won't be as robust as a smartphone encased in metal. The testing starts using Mohs Scale pics to see where the smartphone screen scratches.

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World Record for farthest hoverboard flight measures 7,388-feet

World Record for farthest hoverboard flight measures 7,388-feet

Franky Zapata has grabbed a new Guinness World Record title for the farthest hoverboard flight ever recorded. Zapata went 7,388-feet absolutely destroying the previous record held by Catalin Alexandru Duru of 905-feet, 2-inches set last year. These records are for actual hoverboards that fly, not for the small two-wheeled contraptions that burst into flames frequently.

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Logitech C925e webcam is full HD and supports professional video conferencing

Logitech C925e webcam is full HD and supports professional video conferencing

Logitech has rolled out a new webcam that aims directly at the professional user who needs a solution for critical video conferencing where mistakes could mean lost money. The new webcams is called the Logitech C925e Webcam and it carries certifications and qualifications to be used with all major pro level video conferencing solutions including Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber and WebEx, Zoom, BlueJeans, and Google Hangouts. The webcam will work with any application that runs on Mac or Windows computers.

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Craig Wright offers proof that he invented Bitcoin

Craig Wright offers proof that he invented Bitcoin

The first time we talked about a man called Craig Wright and his alleged ties to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin was in December 2015 when word surfaced that Australian police had raided a home that he and his wife had rented. Apparently, Wright and his wife had already moved and the raid reportedly had something to do with missed tax payments, not Bitcoin. Fast forward, several months and Wright has now publically identified himself as the creator of Bitcoin known as Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Xiaomi Mi Smartwatch confirmed for this year

Xiaomi Mi Smartwatch confirmed for this year

We know that Xiaomi will be having an event on May 10 where some new products and software will be unveiled. Hardware expected at the event includes the Xiaomi Max and the Mi Band 2. Software tipped to be unveiled includes the MIUI 8 OS. Word has surfaced hat another device might be unveiled after this event and this one is a smartwatch called the Mi smartwatch.

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