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Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance Android Nougat rollout begins

Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance Android Nougat rollout begins

Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance smartphone users will be among the first Xperia users to get their hands on the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The update brings with it a slew of new features including multi-window support to make multitasking easier and allow users to run two apps at once. A simple double tap will swap between the two apps. The update also brings improved battery life to both devices.

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Beoplay H9 wireless over-ear headphones pack active noise cancellation

Beoplay H9 wireless over-ear headphones pack active noise cancellation

For those out there who want headphones that look and sound good, B&O Play has a new offering called the Beoplay H9. These headphones are all about premium in listening experience and design with over-ear H9 headphones that aim to be comfortable and eliminate outside noise. The headphones use ANC noise cancelling tech to remove the listener from the sound around them and allow you to focus on the music you are listening to.

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Some Google Pixels reported to have severe camera problems

Some Google Pixels reported to have severe camera problems

One of the key strengths of the Google Pixel smartphones is their camera, rated by DxOMark to be the best of the best so far. Even more impressive is the fact that they were able to pull it off without Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). So it is completely understandable if a good numbers are up in arms after experiencing no small amount of problems with the Pixel’s camera and with no fix yet in sight. To add insult to injury, Google representatives seem to have stopped responding to the issue as well.

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Fujifilm X-A10 mirrorless camera features 180-degree slide-tilt rear LCD and 16.3MP

Fujifilm X-A10 mirrorless camera features 180-degree slide-tilt rear LCD and 16.3MP

Fujifilm has pulled the wraps off a new digital camera called the X-A10 and it is a compact mirrorless interchangeable lens offering. One of the unique features of this camera is that the rear LCD has a slide-tilt mechanism that allows 100% visibility when the panel is tilted 180-degrees. What that means is that the LCD can be viewed from the front of the camera for self portraits.

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DirecTV NOW mobile apps land in time for service launch

DirecTV NOW mobile apps land in time for service launch

Earlier this week, AT&T unveiled its most ambitious expansion yet, going beyond your conventional ideas of wireless service providers. DirecTV NOW is its not so subtle attempt to corner the live TV streaming arena were the likes of Sling and PlayStation Vue dish it out. But while almost everything was in place, there are still a few bits missing, noticeably the apps that would enable DirecTV NOW’s mobile presence. Well, wonder no more as both iOS and Android apps have appeared, and just in the nick of time as well.

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reMarkable e-paper tablet is a doodler’s dream come true

reMarkable e-paper tablet is a doodler’s dream come true

We live in a somewhat schizophrenic digital age. On the one hand, the pull of the paperless workplace or classroom is irresistible. On the other hand, the psychological and practical benefits of writing with pen and paper are hard to dispute. For years, modern users have been torn between this digital and analogue dichotomy. The answer, however, might be upon us, if reMarkable is to believed. Putting out digital device of the same name, the reMarkable tablet is, in a nutshell, an e-ink reader you can write on. And it is as conflicted as the problem it tries to solve.

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Apple acknowledges iOS calendar spam: here’s what you can do

Apple acknowledges iOS calendar spam: here’s what you can do

If you haven’t yet experienced receiving unwanted even invitations, a.k.a. spam, on your iPhone or iPad’s Calendar app, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. iOS users have reported suddenly being plagued by numerous such invites on their devices, and declining them seems to make it actually worse. After days of silence, Apple has finally but unofficially acknowledge the situation and is promising to take action. But as spam filtering only happens on Apple’s end (for now), all that users can do is wait and use these workarounds to get rid of those notifications (for now).

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Comma.ai self-driving agent open sourced after Comma One fail

Comma.ai self-driving agent open sourced after Comma One fail

Try and try until you die, is not what most people would advice. In this case, however, startup Comma.ai is probably close to calling it quits. After being hit by questions and blocks from both the US NHTSA and the California DMV, Comma.ai decide to ax its Comma One device plans. That driver assistance system, however, could live on as the company has just made the software and robotics platform that powered its plug-in system for others to test on their own. Whether that will prove the agencies’ safety concerns to be well-founded remains to be seen.

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Plex Media Player goes free, Kodi plug-in announced

Plex Media Player goes free, Kodi plug-in announced

Of the many home media center solutions, Plex is perhaps one of the most popular. But like many such solutions, not everything is free to use. As of today, however, at least one more thing that’s available for free. The Plex Media Player, once available only to paying Plex Pass users, has been liberated from the confines of pay wall. But more than that, Plex gave the app a makeover to make it usable on a desktop or laptop with a keyboard and mouse.

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Holidays 2016: The art of giving digital gifts

Holidays 2016: The art of giving digital gifts

Modern life is digital, and a lot of gift-giving is, too. Handing someone a small envelope with a gift card in it is, to most people, a very practical and perfectly acceptable thing. There's an art to giving away digital gifts, though; do it too casually and you risk coming across as uncaring. Deliver it in the wrong way to the wrong person, and you may just confuse and frustrate them...or worse, risk having your gift disappear into a spam or trash folder.

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Nokia D1C tipped to come in two configurations

Nokia D1C tipped to come in two configurations

Nokia might no longer be the mobile giant that it was once was, but its name still sparks some loyalty, or at least curiosity, among those who still fondly remember the brand. Come 2017, both fans and onlookers will have something to look forward to, or some things rather, as Nokia is now rumored to have not one but two kinds of smartphones, both under the same D1C models. Neither, however, will be a flagship killer of any sort.

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Fitbit tipped to be close to buying Pebble

Fitbit tipped to be close to buying Pebble

Perhaps in a year or two, maybe sooner, we will be looking at a time when there were nearly if not already a dozen or so brands competing in the fitness wearable market. As early as now, however, some of those have already been gobbled up by other companies. Fossil bought Misfit and Nokia, of all companies, bought Withings. And according to the quintessential people familiar with the matter, the next will be Fitbit buying Pebble. Yes, the household name in fitness trackers is eying Pebble, but not for its hardware, which Fitbit already has tons of, but for its IP, specifically Pebble OS.

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