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FCC proposes 500m funding to speed up rural broadband rollout

On Monday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai introduced a proposal to commissioners that would provide more than 500 million in funding for accelerating the rollout of broadband in rural regions. In addition, according to a release, this proposal would also put in place strong new rules to prevent abuse of the high-cost program. Included in it are also multiple reforms to Continue reading

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Nintendo Labo: DIY cardboard mods transform the Switch

As promised, Nintendo has just made that kid-friendly reveal it was teasing this morning. Say hello to Nintendo Labo, a new DIY platform that uses the Switch and its Joy-Con controllers to turn simple cardboard cutouts into imaginative game controllers. If you guessed that this was where Nintendo was going to go with this announcement, then kudos to you, because Continue reading

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Amazon 10 and Under category launches with free shipping

Amazon has launched a new section called 10 and Under that, as the name suggests, presents customers with items that cost no more than 10 each. The category is full of trinkets, clothing, jewelry, and other inexpensive items. Notable is the section‘s free shipping, keeping the cost very low for those times you have money to burn. The section appears Continue reading

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Apple announces another campus, promises 20,000 new jobs for US

Today, Apple announced its plans to accelerate investment in the US economy, to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars over the next five years. This investment will take a number of forms, from working on growing its own business to investing in suppliers around the US and even paying a massive tax bill as it looks to repatriate Continue reading

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Google offers free IT support certification, but there‘s a catch

Google has announced its new Google IT Support Professional Certificate program through Coursera, offering anyone the chance to get certified for an entry-level job in the field. The course doesn‘t require any previous experience and takes between 8 and 12 months to complete, according to Google. Some individuals will be able to take the course and complete the certification process Continue reading

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ProtonMail‘s VPN Android app launches with free, unlimited access

Last summer, the team behind the encrypted email service ProtonMail announced its own VPN service, giving the public access to secure browsing. The service came out of beta back in June 2017, though not for every platform. That changed on Monday with the launch of ProtonVPN for Android, bringing secure mobile browsing to smartphones and tablets around the world. The Continue reading

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Ripple price crash: Why? Is it over yet? (XRP BTC USD)

A crash of the cryptocurrency market took place over the past several days, and Ripple was one coin hit hardest. Ripple‘s coin XRP took a major hit, falling from 3.29 to 1.10, from about 16,000 Sat Bitcoin to 9902. It‘s not a pretty situation - but not all is lost. Something more major would have to happen for a total Continue reading

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Project Fi Bill Protection caps bills, throttles heavy data users

Google is rolling out an interesting new feature called Bill Protection to Project Fi subscribers today. Bill Protection seems to be Google‘s take on unlimited data plans from the big four, which were all launched early last year in quick succession. There are, of course, a few difference between Project Fi‘s Bill Protection and unlimited data plans from the other Continue reading

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iPhone 11 rumored design could crash Apple brand power forever

Apple may be working with LG Innotek to implement quintessential industrial design changes in the iPhone or iPhones this year. While last year Apple released three iPhone models, this year may be a year of convergence. If what we‘re hearing out of South Korea is accurate, Apple may also be doing away with its most recognizable features on all iPhone Continue reading

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Forza Horizon dev tapped for new Fable game says report

Up until now, it seemed like the mainline Fable series had been put to bed for good. Microsoft shut down Lionhead Studios in 2016, and ever since Fable 3s release way back in 2010, we‘ve only received spin off titles that don‘t really do much to capture the original trilogy‘s feel. That may all change shortly, as new rumors claim Continue reading

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Surface Book 2 15-inch goes up for pre-order in 17 new markets

The Surface Book 2 is a pretty solid piece of hardware, assuming you‘ve got the money to put down for one. The device is still relatively young, having only launched back in November, and thus far, only its 13-inch models have been available in most regions. That all changes today, as Microsoft has announced that it‘s bringing the 15-inch Surface Continue reading

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Bitcoin price crash: Crypto sharks are circling (BTC USD)

Bitcoin prices fell this week at a rate the coin hasn‘t fallen for a while. Despite this, the drop is a blip when compared to similar drops from previous years in Bitcoin and the whole cryptocurrency market. Now‘s the time when this happens - now‘s when the weak hands get shaken out, as they say. Have a peek at some Continue reading

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Nintendo Switch ‘interactive experience‘ teased for reveal today

Nintendo, it would seem, is on quite a roll with announcements lately. Last week, it revealed a bunch of new Switch games for the first half of 2018 in a Direct Mini broadcast, and now it‘s teasing yet another reveal. Even better news is the fact that this reveal will be going down today. Nintendo‘s official UK site is responsible Continue reading

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Ferrari to build EV supercar tips CEO

Ferrari is reconsidering some of the things that it will build. There was resistance to a Ferrari SUV for instance but that is certainly happening now. Ferrari is also known for screaming V8 and V12 engines, a silent electric car isn‘t something expected from the Italian automaker. However, Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has now said that the company will make Continue reading

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Messages on iOS, macOS crash when receiving this link

Gone are the days when instant messaging pranks simply involved clicking on links that would take you to some scary, funny, or shocking image or video. These days, a prank can cause your messaging app or, worse, your phone, to crash and restart, sometimes repeatedly. That has exactly been the case with Apple‘s Messages app, for both iOS and macOS, Continue reading

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Infiniti aims to go electric starting in 2021

One of the coolest concept cars that we saw at the Detroit Auto Show was the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept car. That long and sleek four-door beauty wants to make the sedan cool again and if Infiniti builds it, cool it will certainly be. What we didn‘t hear much about at the auto show was when we might see something Continue reading

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Hasselblad H6D-400c MS camera produces 400MP 2.3GB images

Smartphones have gotten quite good, even great, at capturing moments on the fly, but there will always be room for more professional use cases, from super slow mo to very high resolution images. For those, you‘ll need specialized equipment, like the new H6D-400c multi-shot camera from Hasselblad. If you thought 2016‘s H6D-100c was already impressive with its 100 megapixel output, Continue reading

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Boeing‘s SR-71 Blackbird replacement travels faster than Mach 5

Arguably the coolest aircraft ever made was the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, an aircraft long retired. Boeing has now unveiled the first design details of the successor to the Blackbird and this new aircraft will be hypersonic. Boeing is aiming for an aircraft capable of traveling over Mach 5. The aircraft is intended to be built around a combined cycle engine Continue reading

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Moto Z3, X5, G6 details arrive in massive leak dump

With CES 2018 far behind us, it‘s time to look forward to the next big tech event, one that promises to bring a good serving of new smartphones from almost all brands (save for LG, perhaps). Motorola might have one or two to show off in a month‘s time, but not before those new models get leaked to death. Droid Continue reading

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Amazon Echo Spot available now in the UK

The battle of the AI assistants and their devices is on. At CES 2018, a large portion of consumer electronics revolved around or, at the very least, supported the likes of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Sometimes even both. As the competition, not to mention the nastiness, between the two heats up, so do the expansion to global markets. Hot Continue reading

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Xperia XZ Pro details leaked ahead of MWC 2018

Sony is one of those companies that, despite all odds and sagging mobile business revenues, continue to churn out phone after phone, year after year. In Sony‘s case, however, it‘s often with very little change from one phone to another. It first ‘biggest‘ change came in the Xperia XA2 announced last week, putting the fingerprint sensor on the back and, Continue reading

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OnePlus credit card payments suspended pending investigation

OnePlus may have survived 2017 largely unscathed, but it has started the new year with a thunderous flop. Users everywhere have reported getting fraudulent credit card transactions after they used that same card to purchase something from OnePlus‘ online store. While OnePlus is still investigating the incident, it has temporarily stopped accepting credit card payments to put a halt to Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 8 PyeongChang 2018 edition connects the Winter Olympics

Once upon a time, smartphones came in black or white colors, and sometimes the greys in between. These days, mobile devices have all sorts of hues, some with kinda funny names (‘Kinda Blue‘). If you‘ve wanted a very white premium phone, like, say, a Galaxy Note 8, you‘re pretty much out of luck. That is, unless you‘re participating in the Continue reading

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Kodak Super 8 camera resurrects retro film favorite

Kodak is about to bring back a classic with a new Super 8 camera. The company introduced the concept years ago, eventually showing off a retro-styled Super 8 camera with some modern twists. Among other things, this Super 8 camera (it‘s not clear what the final product will be called) packs modern tech, including a display through which the operator Continue reading

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