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Xiaomi’s Mi 6 puts iPhone 7 camera tech into a $360 phone — and there’s no headphone jack

 Xiaomi unveiled its newest flagship smartphone — the Mi 6 — today at an event in Beijing, having skipped Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry’s largest annual event where it announced the Mi5 last year. There’s plenty at stake with this

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Quality meets affordability with Logitech G413 Mechanical Backlit Gaming Keyboard [Review]

While I am a huge fan of mechanical keyboards, I am not a fan of all mechanical keyboards. What I mean to say is, not all of them are created equally. In fact, many of these keyboards can be downright

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A low-flying pet supplies company just sold to PetSmart in the biggest e-commerce sale ever

 If you haven’t heard of Chewy, you aren’t alone. But PetSmart, the retail giant with more than 1,500 stores across the U.S., has clearly been tracking the low-flying, five-year-old pet supplies company. According to Recode, it just agreed to purchase its young rival for a stunning

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Baidu is making its self-driving car platform freely available to the automotive industry

 Baidu is opening its self-driving vehicle platform in a bid to help drive the development of autonomous cars. The Chinese internet giant today announced its Apollo project that will see its platform, including vehicle platform, hardware platform, software platform and cloud

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DJI retires Phantom 4, ushers in Phantom 4 Advanced

It may only be just over a year old, but DJI is putting its Phantom 4 camera drone out to pasture. It is being replaced by the Phantom 4 Advanced, which packs a number of spec upgrades and features found

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DJI retires Phantom 4, ushers in Phantom 4 Advanced

It may only be just over a year old, but DJI is putting its Phantom 4 camera drone out to pasture. It is being replaced by the Phantom 4 Advanced, which packs a number of spec upgrades and features found

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Oracle acquires ad measurement company Moat

 Oracle just announced that it has acquired ad measurement company Moat. Founded in 2010, Moat helps advertisers and publishers measure whether people see and interact with online ads. The need to create what CEO Jonah Goodhart has called “the currency

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StarCraft is now free, nearly 20 years after its release

 Have you always wanted to check out that StarCraft game you’d heard so much about, but somehow managed to go nearly 20 years without buying a copy? Good news! Nearly two decades after its 1998 release, StarCraft is now free.

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Steve Ballmer’s new initiative: Gathering data on Uncle Sam’s spending

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has kept busy since his 2014 retirement – and we don’t just mean buying the LA Clippers. His latest project, USAFacts, went live online today in beta form. The site and its reports present a comprehensive

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Steve Ballmer’s new initiative: Gathering data on Uncle Sam’s spending

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has kept busy since his 2014 retirement – and we don’t just mean buying the LA Clippers. His latest project, USAFacts, went live online today in beta form. The site and its reports present a comprehensive

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Toshiba launches 3.5-inch 8TB N300 ‘High-Reliability’ NAS hard disk drive for consumers

Solid state drives are new and “sexy” nowadays, so understandably, mechanical hard disk drives aren’t exactly exciting. With that said, SSDs cannot touch HDDs from a capacity standpoint, so they are still very much relevant — not only for large

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Powered stretchers shown to reduce paramedic injuries

If data gathered by Canada’s Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is anything to go by, paramedics experience more job-related injuries than workers in any other sector. This is mostly due to all the heavy patient-lifting that they have to

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Powered stretchers shown to reduce paramedic injuries

If data gathered by Canada’s Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is anything to go by, paramedics experience more job-related injuries than workers in any other sector. This is mostly due to all the heavy patient-lifting that they have to

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How to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S8, or any other smartphone, quickly and safely

Your two-year contract is almost up and you can’t wait to switch to another carrier, that has cheaper plans and better options. Your mobile data is never enough, and on top of everything you pay absurd roaming fees every time

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Udacity is going to help Facebook teach engineers within its Developer Circles

 Facebook’s been steadily growing its Developer Circles initiative in recent months and today the company provided an update on growth and announced a new partnership with Udacity during its annual F8 conference. Developer Circles is Facebook’s community-driven initiative for engaging with and

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Google Maps for iOS now lets you retrace your steps with Timeline

 Google hasn’t had a terrific record with building social networks, but its Timeline feature for Google Maps is actually surprisingly similar to a primary facet of most social products, and it’s a very interesting addition to an app that has

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Bamboo may find its way into a Ford near you

Bamboo is one of the world’s strongest natural materials, and it also grows at a rate of up to three feet (0.9 m) a day, making it a much more sustainable resource than wood. That’s why we’ve recently seen it

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Bamboo may find its way into a Ford near you

Bamboo is one of the world’s strongest natural materials, and it also grows at a rate of up to three feet (0.9 m) a day, making it a much more sustainable resource than wood. That’s why we’ve recently seen it

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Android Pay and PayPal join forces to provide new payment options

Two of the biggest electronic payment systems currently available to consumers are teaming up. Android Pay and PayPal have extended their strategic partnership making it possible to use PayPal as a payment method in Android Pay. This means that anyone

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HTC lowers the VR threshold with Vive package deals

A PC-powered headset is a must for premium virtual reality experiences. The companies behind the two leading headsets – the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift – are battling for early adopters by lowering the barriers to obtaining a VR-capable

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