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Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store

 Microsoft Office is now available for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store – a notable addition, given the two companies offer competing products in terms of office productivity software. Neither Google nor Microsoft are making a formal announcement

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Netflix keeps the mystery alive with Black Mirror

 Fans are stoked for a fourth season of Black Mirror, as they should be. The Emmy-award winning series, which shows the dark side of our inevitable future, does an outstanding job of story-telling while encapsulating an entire plot line in

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3 clever gift ideas using Raspberry Pi

While thoughts of savory roast turkey and green bean casserole may come to mind when you hear mention of Raspberry Pi this holiday season, the credit card-sized computer is more likely to make you drool over techie gift ideas. If

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Synology DiskStation DS218+ review

The new DS218+ is the most impressive NAS in Synology’s two-bay range for home users. It’s got powerful hardware and lots of features that you expect in the high-end segment, like a versatile operating system, a solid selection of ports,

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Find the best local craft coffee shop from your smartphone

We can’t be the only people who make finding the best coffee one of our priorities when visiting a new city. Frankly, it’s become a bit of a mission. You could do some research in advance, scour websites and recommendations, but

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Tangent adds active wireless floor-standers to Spectrum Series

We’re certainly not lacking for choice in the Bluetooth speaker space these days, but if you’re looking for more of a true stereo listening experience than standalone, single models can muster, Denmark’s Tangent Audio might have something of interest. The

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Tangent adds active wireless floor-standers to Spectrum Series

We’re certainly not lacking for choice in the Bluetooth speaker space these days, but if you’re looking for more of a true stereo listening experience than standalone, single models can muster, Denmark’s Tangent Audio might have something of interest. The

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Imgur says 1.7M emails and passwords were breached in 2014 hack

 Image-hosting site turned meme social network, Imgur, is the latest tech service to ‘fess up to a security breach. In a blog post Friday it revealed that hackers had compromised its systems in 2014, with ~1.7M emails and passwords affected.  Read

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Amazon debuts Elemental-based AWS Media Services for video app creation

 Video is what consumers are paying attention to these days, and Amazon’s AWS is hoping to capitalise on that with one of its latest launches. Doubling down on its video services for media companies, app publishers — and actually any other

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New drone laws will require owners to take tests, and give police new powers of seizure

The UK government is planning to introduce new laws to control the use of drones. Under the new legislation, drone owners may be forced to take safety awareness tests before they can take to the air. The draft Drone Bill

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Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks

A key piece of software that has been missing from Chromebooks is now available to everyone — Microsoft Office. Microsoft has made its office suite available for a range of platforms over the years, but Chromebook support has been notable

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Broadband bang per buck: How your country rates on speed versus cost

Fast affordable broadband is one of the essentials of modern life. Like an effective education system, if a country does not ensure its citizens have universal access, the future will invariably be compromised for all concerned. Hence the latest comparative

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Broadband bang per buck: How your country rates on speed versus cost

Fast affordable broadband is one of the essentials of modern life. Like an effective education system, if a country does not ensure its citizens have universal access, the future will invariably be compromised for all concerned. Hence the latest comparative

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Flitto’s language data helps machine translation systems get more accurate

 Artificial intelligence-powered translation is becoming an increasingly crowded category, with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook all working on their own services. But tech still isn’t a match for professional human translations and machine-generated results are often hit-and-miss. One online translation

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How giving a face to the voices in their heads can help schizophrenics

A fascinating study led by King’s College in London has shown success in rapidly reducing auditory hallucinations in people with schizophrenia. The technique uses a novel form of avatar therapy, which essentially allows a person to talk to a visual

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How giving a face to the voices in their heads can help schizophrenics

A fascinating study led by King’s College in London has shown success in rapidly reducing auditory hallucinations in people with schizophrenia. The technique uses a novel form of avatar therapy, which essentially allows a person to talk to a visual

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Predicting success in startup consumer brands

 As Amazon replaces brick-and-mortar store shelves and social influencers replace television stars, newer brands are not only taking advantage of these channels, but also are architecting their products and business models around them. Read More Go to Source

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Review: 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe may not bling it, but does bring it

There are a lot of three-row crossovers on the market to choose from, with the segment having largely replaced the minivan as the preferred family option found in suburban garages across North America. Among the plethora of choices, the Santa

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Review: 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe may not bling it, but does bring it

There are a lot of three-row crossovers on the market to choose from, with the segment having largely replaced the minivan as the preferred family option found in suburban garages across North America. Among the plethora of choices, the Santa

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Fighting fake news online wins these three projects accolades

 There are few greater threats to democracy in the world today than the proliferation of fake news and propaganda. So it was no surprise that this year’s National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) prestigious Democracy Award focused on websites and research organizations that are countering the

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