HTC might announce U11 successors on November 2nd

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HTC might announce two new versions of its U11 smartphone in an event its holding on November 2nd.The phone company sent out invitations for an event in Taiwan to local media yesterday, with the note including a large “U” at the top, indicating that the HTC U line will be the focus there. Over the past several weeks, leaks have come out suggesting there are two new phone models in the works: a mid-range device meant for Google’s Android One program, and a higher-end device meant to stand up to…

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Canon adds best image sensor to its most stylish pocket camera

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Canon is putting its 80D image sensor used in its best prosumer camera in an all new, more portable shooter known as the Powershot G1X Mark III. The new Camera, which will Feature a built-in 24-72mm, f2.8-5.6 zoom lens, is set to hit the shelves in November and will cost $1,299. The G1X Mark III is simultaneously an evolution of the Powershot G1X lineup as well as a spiritual successor to 2015’s G5X. The G1X Mark I and II were some of the better slim compacts Canon released in the…

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Microsoft redesigning outlook for Mac and Window apps

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Microsoft is redesigning its Outlook for Mac and Windows apps to simplify the user interface on both.The tech giant revealed teasers for the new design during an Ignite conference session last month. Most of the changes look very similar to the Outlook for iOS app, with a single-line ribbon and a smaller set of default commands. A new customizable ribbon will let Outlook for Mac and Windows users control which buttons are available, so you can tailor the email interface to your own common tasks. The left navigation panel will…

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Samsung CEO resigns as tech firm projects record profits

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Samsung electronics has today made two contrasting announcements. First, it issued an optimistic third-quarter earnings guidance then it later posted a resignation letter from chief executive officer and vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon. In the letter, Kwon said it is time for new leadership as the company faces an “unprecedented crisis inside out.” In terms of earnings, the chaebol has had a good year so far, posting strong first and second-quarter results thanks to its components business, which Kwon also oversees. From a leadership perspective, however, it has had a very difficult…

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Google set to simplify Android Video Calling

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Video calling is about as easy as it can possibly get these days. You can do it on computers, mobile devices, and even tablets. It’s popular and widespread enough that you even have options. There are plenty of options available for those looking to video chat with their friends or family. Now, Google is rolling out a new Duo integration for its own Pixel, Pixel 2, Android One, and Nexus phones to allow users to place a video call directly from the Android Phone, Contacts, and Messages apps. Later this…

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Kudos positions itself as a safe introduction to social media by young users

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Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, positions itself as a safe introduction to social media that also teaches its young users how to navigate social media responsibly. It recently moved its headquarters to Palo Alto, California from Oslo, Norway and is now rolling out the app in the United States. It originated as a photo sharing app called Kuddle in 2014. Since then, the app has changed its name, added many new features and hired a team that includes alumni from Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar…

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Google to get rid of Home Mini feature

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Google has decided to do away with a feature that caused a small number of Home Mini units accidentally recording many times a day, instead of when a user triggers it. In a statement released yesterday, the company said that it made the decision because it wants people to be absolutely comfortable when using Google Home Mini. The Home Mini shipped with a feature that let owners activate the Google Assistant and control music by tapping the top of the speaker. However, it turned out that some units had an…

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No more keyboards for blackberry phones

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Blackberry announced the move to ditch the keyboard on their new smartphone yesterday at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) Technology Week in Dubai. They will now have a 5.5-inch screen smartphone, known as the Blackberry Motion, running on a Snapdragon 625 System-On-Chip (SoC) platform. The all screen Smartphone will have a massive battery of 4,000mAh, larger than the Samsung Galaxy S8+ which has a 3,500mAh battery. The phone’s other specifications(Specs) are 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. This is the second device from the modern BlackBerry. The…

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UNESCO LearningCities2017: Sophia Bekele Spoke on Learning throughout life For Sustainable Development of Cities

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PHOTO: Sophia Bekele Speaking on the third International Conference on Learning Cities at Cork City, Ireland Learning cities are a crucial driver in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, advocates UNESCO. Among the set SDG targets is a goal to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education for all which requires increasing efforts, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia and for other vulnerable populations. Based on this, the third annual UNESCO ‘Learning Cities Conference’ that took place in Cork City  Ireland, was a real game changer for…

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What happened to the iPhone 9?

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The long-awaited and extensively leaked special edition iPhone is finally upon us, and it’s called the iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone 10”). While the iPhone 8 is an iPhone 7S in all but name, the number jump across all the new iPhone models means we’re now officially missing an iPhone 9. Apple’s typical S naming is gone for this year at least, which isn’t entirely surprising. Samsung launched its Galaxy S8 earlier this year, and the company’s Note 8 will be available on September 15th (the same day iPhone 8 preorders…

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