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Samsung Begins 2nd Gen 10nm Process Production, Likely for Snapdragon 845 and Your Next Phone

Samsung announced today that it has begun mass production on processors built on their 2nd generation 10nm FinFET process. While their press release didn’t say specifically, I think it’s safe to assume that this 2nd gen 10nm process will make its way into your next phone (Galaxy S9), lik...

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Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5 Receive KRACK Fix

Four devices in the Samsung Galaxy lineup on Verizon are receiving security updates, all of which address the KRACK vulnerability. Specifically, the Galaxy S6 (Build – G920VVRS4DQK1), Galaxy S6 Edge (G925VVRS4DQK1), Galaxy S6 Edge+ (G928VVRS3CQK1), and Galaxy Note 5 (N920VVRS3CQK1) are getting...

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So Much for Samsung Keeping the Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ Updated

Back in early August, I told you that Samsung was off to a heck of a start in keeping the US unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ up to date. It was worth pointing out at the time because many were hesitating on purchasing one thanks to Samsung’s terrible update record with the previous year&rsqu...

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Xiaomi launches its new budget smartphone – Redmi 5A – in India

Xiaomi has announced the launch of its new budget smartphone in the bestselling Redmi series, the Redmi 5A. Xiaomi has launched two memory variants of the Redmi 5A – one with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage and the second with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. We strongly believe th...

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Google launches Datally app to manage and save mobile data

Google has announced the launch of a new app to help users understand, control, and save on their mobile data. Datally tracks data usage in real time and gives personalized recommendations on saving data along with notifications of public Wi-Fi spots available nearby. In a blog post, Caesar Sengupt...

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Xiaomi to announce Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus with 18:9 displays on December 7

Xiaomi has announced via its Weibo account that the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus smartphones will make their debut on December 7 in China. Although the company didn’t share any specific information about the devices, we already know a lot about the Redmi 5. The smartphone has recently stopped by TENAA...

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Huawei’s Daydream VR headset might be one step closer to reality

Remember when it was Google, not Huawei, that unofficially unveiled the latter’s virtual reality headset? If you don’t, no one can blame you — that was way back in January. We haven’t heard a peep from either company since then, though some FCC documents spotted by Ausdroid...

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YouTube’s ‘Reels’ will be slightly different from Stories on Instagram and Snapchat

If you use Instagram or Snapchat, you’ve probably heard of Stories, which let you splice together images and video snippets to create, well, a story of your day. Taking to its blog, YouTube quietly announced ‘Reels,’ which look to be the service’s take on Stories, with TechC...

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Mozilla’s new open source model aims to revolutionize voice recognition

You may have noticed the steady and sure progress of voice recognition tech in recent times – all the big tech firms want to make strides in this arena if only to improve their digital assistants, from Cortana to Siri – but Mozilla wants to push harder, and more broadly, on this front wi...

Computing

PC market to slump in 2018 but hybrids like Microsoft Surface remain a bright spot

A major analyst firm is predicting that sales of PCs will drop by 2.7% for 2017 (compared to the previous year), and things are set to get worse with shipments slumping by 4% year-on-year in 2018.After some brighter forecasts this year, this is back to the traditional doom and gloom with IDC’s...


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