Size might be the only notable thing in Samsung’s 18-inch tablet

Size might be the only notable thing in Samsung’s 18-inch tablet

"Anything you can do, I can do better." That seems to be, or has always been, Samsung's theme in its rivalry with Apple. It was the first to out a 12.2-inch tablet, larger than any Android tablet or iPad ever conceived. Now that Apple is rumored to also have a large iPad Pro coming soon, Samsung is raising the stakes by increasing the size. How big, you ask? Well, 18.4 inches, according secret sources. Big enough to be called a table rather than a tablet.

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Microsoft starting to keep mum on Windows 10 updates

Microsoft starting to keep mum on Windows 10 updates

There was once a time when obscurity was the name of the security game, but that practice has widely fallen out of fashion after being proven to be ultimately ineffective. It seems, however, that Microsoft is doing its best to revive that tradition. Although it claims to be not doing anything differently, descriptions of its Windows 10 updates are becoming less and less descriptive. Worse, even the KB articles that supposedly give more in-depth information are now also less verbose, leading some to speculate what Microsoft is hiding.

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OPPO R7 Plus brings its 6-inch body to international markets

OPPO R7 Plus brings its 6-inch body to international markets

When you name a device as your flagship, you better well be prepared to really spread it around. That goes double if you're a Chinese OEM intent on becoming a force to reckon with in the International market. That is exactly what OPPO is doing now as it launched its giant OPPO R7 Plus phablet upon the international market, particularly in Southeast Asia. Bearing 6 inches of metal and a fast-charging battery, the R7 Plus is poised to stand tall in the mid-range Android smartphone market.

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LG G Pad II 10.1 revealed, no word on 8.0 sibling

LG G Pad II 10.1 revealed, no word on 8.0 sibling

LG does have a tablet in store for IFA 2015 next week, but it's not the G Pad II 8.0 that suddenly popped up in South Korea. It is, however, also a G Pad II, LG's next generation tablet family. The LG G Pad II 10.1 is, as the name suggests, larger and, to some degree, also better, though it might be a tad disappointing for those looking for a more premium tablet champion from the Korean manufacturer, perhaps an indicator of the growing unrest in the tablet market.

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Brazil’s ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe has 256 GB of storage

Brazil’s ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe has 256 GB of storage

It seems that ASUS is out to squeeze as much as it can from its ZenFone 2 champion. After announcing several variants in India, the manufacturer flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil to introduce the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition. Don't be fooled by the similar name. While it does have the same markings as the Deluxe version in India, this ASUS smartphone adds even more. And by more, we mean more internal storage. 256 GB to be exact, one of the highest to be found in any smartphone today.

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Windows 10 claimed to phone home despite privacy settings

Windows 10 claimed to phone home despite privacy settings

If you still don't think that Windows 10 is a privacy disaster in the making, then this latest detective work might. At least, if you actually subscribe to it. According to Czech website aeronet.cz, Windows 10 has been doing some rather dubious communication with Microsoft servers in places and instances where it doesn't make sense to do so. In short, even if you have disabled all possible privacy-infringing settings, the OS will still be sending some of your private data, without your knowledge and definitely without your consent.

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Apple will repair your blurry iPhone 6 Plus camera

Apple will repair your blurry iPhone 6 Plus camera

If your iPhone 6 Plus photos have always looked a little less crisp than you expected, it might not be your eyes. Apple has confirmed that a small batch of its phablet-sized smartphone have a defective component, which has led to blurry shots with the iSight camera. The good news is that, since Apple is taking the blame, it's also paying for the affected cameras to be swapped out for working replacements.

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Miniwiz RE-view is a Sunglasses created from recycled DVDs & CDs

Miniwiz RE-view is a Sunglasses created from recycled DVDs & CDs

It’s easier said than done that you want to recycle or up-cycle waste to productive use. Techniques and innovations are required to make your DIY project sustainable, demandable and more importantly – financially viable. A Taiwanese company Miniwiz, under the wings of designer Arthur Huang, seems to have got a hang of things, given that their RE-view pair of sunglasses are constructed from trash and yet look trendy.

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GazeBox protects your car without hiding it

GazeBox protects your car without hiding it

People who love their cars want to protect them from the elements and sometimes a garage or carport won’t cut it or isn’t available. For the folks who want to protect their ride, but also want to be able to see their car at all times the GazeBox is the ticket. This is an according style car cover that completely encloses the car.

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Vast IceCube telescope confirms ghostly Cosmic Neutrinos

Vast IceCube telescope confirms ghostly Cosmic Neutrinos

Ghostly cosmic neutrinos, the spawn of black holes and massive exploding stars, have been identified by astronomers, an "unequivocal signal" of the particles that could revolutionize star-gazing. Handiwork of the IceCube Collaboration, a group of scientists from all over the world sifting through data generated at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the research finally pins down the tricky-to-spot cosmic neutrinos by virtue of their collisions with other particles.

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Final Fantasy VII for iOS Review

Final Fantasy VII for iOS Review

What do you remember about 1997? I remember a time before the iPhone or iPad, a period when the Internet boom was in full swing, and computer shows were a key part of my life. I also remember a video game that changed my opinion of role-playing games forever: Final Fantasy VII. Back then, the game was a monster hit and today, it lives on in my heart (and the hearts of millions around the globe) as one of the best RPGs to ever grace the PlayStation. Final Fantasy VII is without exaggeration, a masterpiece.

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Garage 101: Track Day Preparation – General Maintenance

Garage 101: Track Day Preparation – General Maintenance

So far in this series we have been talking about getting ready to go to your first track day in your own car. We have talked about getting your brakes ready to go and tires. Today we are going to talk a bit about general maintenance of your car. You will want to be sure that you have plenty of oil in your car. You don’t need any sort of special oil for a track day, but many choose to use synthetic oils for their improved performance compared to many conventional motor oils.

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