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The Classic BlackBerry Ignites Fond Memories With An Android revival

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  The classic BlackBerry smartphone with a physical keyboard has been given a 2017 makeover. The BBC’s Chris Foxx asked Gareth Hern from BlackBerry Mobile what he hoped would draw consumers back to the smartphone brand.     Source: www.easenews.com

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Dolce & Gabbana Is Now In Your Kitchen

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Ever think you’d be jealous of … your blender? Trust Us: When you see Dolce & Gabbana’s new line of high-fashion kitchen items, you’ll have major (appliance) wardrobe envy. A year after the company teamed with Smeg on 100 hand-painted refrigerators, the brands are collaborating again on other bright, colorful pieces for your kitchen. Courtesy Dolce & Gabbana   The new line, called Sicily Is My Love, is inspired by southern Italy and Sicilian folklore. The eye-catching designs feature lemons, prickly pears and bright red cherries — but also floral patterns reminiscent of D&G’s popular runway looks. Toasters, citrus juicers,

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Top Secrets Your Mechanic Never Wants You To Know

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There are a few secrets that your mechanic doesn’t want you to know – here are ten that could make your next car repair a bit easier to stomach (and maybe less costly too). 1) How easy some repairs are Some repairs and maintenance procedures are easy enough that you may want to consider performing them yourself instead of having them done by a mechanic. Depending on what car you drive, changing your own oil or spark plugs might be an easy and rewarding task that could save you some money. If you aren’t comfortable with this type of work

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Ten Great Gadgets To Get You More Creative

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As a creative person, you probably carry a sketchpad and pens or pencils with you everywhere. Aside from these key analog tools, there are a variety of gadgets small enough to take with you everywhere that boost your creativity and productivity and make life a little easier. 1. Laptop or Tablet It goes without saying that you’ll want to carry your phone with you at all times, so we’re not including it as an item on this list. But you’ll also probably want a small laptop or tablet. Ideal choices include the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro. Cost, weight, and

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Future Software Update Access May Be Denied For iPhone 5 Users

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Apple could be about to drop support for older models of the iPhone. The company’s developer downloads webpage lists all of the devices that are in line for the upcoming iOS 10.3.2 update, which is currently in beta. Missing from the list are the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and fourth-generation iPad. This means Apple may cut support for the devices this year, which could make customers who continue using them vulnerable to security glitches and bugs. The iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and fourth-generation iPad came out in 2012 and 2013, and have all since been discontinued. However, the iPhone 5

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What To Do If Your Phone Falls Inside Water

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What happens if you get your Android phone wet? Do you panic? Do you throw it in a jar of rice? Do you throw it away? It turns out all of those answers are wrong. Chances are good if you just splashed a few drops of water on your screen, nothing bad will happen. So let’s just talk about what happens if you really goof. What if you drop your phone in the toilet or end up caught in a rain storm with your purse soaking wet. What if you wash it in the laundry? What then? Well, there’s a

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South Korea Develops App To Speak With The Dead

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A new but rather weird technological invention is being developed to enable friends and family ‘take photos with dead loved ones’. An ELROIS spokesperson (left) trying out the app In an effort to help people cope with the loss of their loved ones, a South Korean tech company is developing an app that lets them take photos and converse with digitally-rendered models of deceased friends and family. Called “With Me”, the controversial app was developed by ELROIS, a Korean firm that specializes in creating realistic 3D avatars, and requires the featured person to sign up for an avatar while they are

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81 Year Old Chinese Woman Stuns The World With Her First Smart Phone App

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Masako Wakamiya is a vibrant, self-described chatterbox who just launched her first smartphone app. Oh, and she’s 81 years old.  She says she felt compelled to do something after noticing a shortage of fun apps aimed at people her age. “We easily lose games when playing against young people, since our finger movements can’t match their speed,” Wakamiya told CNN. The retired banker asked a bunch of people to create games for seniors, but no one was interested. So she took matters into her own hands and achieved something many people half her age haven’t done. “I wanted to create

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Nokia Plans Big Comeback With Its Iconic 3310 Brand

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Nokia will re-launch its popular and resilient 3310 mobile phone The phone was originally released in 2000 and in many ways beginning the modern age of mobiles. According to a report by UK Independent , it will be sold as a way of getting lots of battery life in a nearly indestructible body. The new incarnation of the old 3310 will be sold for just €59 (about N23,000), and so likely be pitched as a reliable second phone to people who fondly remember it the first time around. The Nokia 3310 was discontinued by its makers in 2005, but it

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Samsung Finally Reveals What Caused The Galaxy Note 7 To Explode

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Samsung says bad battery design and a rush to release an updated version of the Galaxy Note 7 caused some of the devices to overheat and explode in a new report the company released Sunday night. Samsung said in the report that two separate battery malfunctions caused some Note 7 phones to overheat and even catch fire in some cases. The first problem affected the first batch of Note 7 phones that launched last fall. In those phones, the battery was too large for the casing of the phone, which caused some to overheat, according to Samsung’s report. After Samsung recalled the initial

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Fantastic Tech Gadgets For The Goal-oriented Event Planners This Year

From meetings with clients to property site inspections, busy event planners are constantly on-the-go, rushing from airports to hotels to conference centers. Liz King, founder of founder of TechsyTalk and PlannerTech, believes technological tools can help. Here are five gadgets for event planners that she believes are essential  to remain productive while on-the-go: Mophie With a mobile device charger, event planners don’t need to worry about their devices running out of juice. Charge it up, and it can refresh the batteries of dead phones or tablets. While there are many brands available, King recommends the compact and reliable mophie powerstation XL because it

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HMD Global launches first Nokia smartphone

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HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use Nokia’s brand on mobile phones, announced on Sunday its first smartphone, targeted for Chinese users with a price of 1,699 yuan ($246). The launch marks the first new smartphone carrying the iconic handset name since 2014 when Nokia Oyj (NOKIA.HE) chose to sell its entire handset unit to Microsoft (MSFT.O).  A new Nokia 6 smartphone is seen in this handout image The new device, Nokia 6, runs on Google’s (GOOGL.O) Android platform and is manufactured by Foxconn (2354.TW). It will be sold exclusively in China through online retailer JD.com

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Now You May Kiss Your Partner Even If You’re Far Apart

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A new technological innovation has emerged which allows people to kiss their partners even if they are far away from each other. Long distance relationships are always tough, and the lack of physical interaction is one of the main reasons for that. There’s no substituting human touch, yet, but rapidly-advancing technology already provides some intriguing alternatives. One such example is the Kissenger, a smartphone peripheral that allows users to kiss over long distances. The Kissinger made international news headlines when it was originally revealed, but it never translated into an actual consumer product. However, the idea of transmitting human kisses

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Party All Day With LG Latest Sound Gadget, Waka Waka

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WTH the LG FH2 nicknamed “Waka Waka” Audio System, now being launched into the Nigerian market, consumers can  party all day   anytime, anywhere. This newest innovation permits users to wheel the product freely in and out of any party just as a regularly mini-travel suitcase. The LG FH2 Audio which comes with an In-built battery pack possesses an extended play time of 15 hours without AC Power, guaranteeing longer hours of musical ecstasy, while catching your groovy moments with family and friends. Another striking feature is its Multi-Point Bluetooth which allows users connect up to 3 devices at the same

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there’s a new device that tells you if when you’re too drunk to drive

Wonders will never end! This is actually a good one though. Proof by Milo Sensors is launching a slim wrist band that fits around your wrist like any of the fitness trackers on the market, but instead of tracking your motions with an accelerometer, Proof reads alcohol molecules through your skin. According to Proof, the enzyme-based electrochemical sensor converts alcohol into an electrical current, and is able to accurately display your blood alcohol content (BAC) level discreetly using its accompanying Android or iOS app. Your friends at the bar may think you’re checking your phone, but instead you’re seeing if

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These Are Some Of The Major Tech Stories That Made Headline News This Year

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Another year of tech news is nearly over. It has been an eventful 12 months. Samsung smartphones exploded, GoPro drones dropped out of the air and Pebble smartwatches met an untimely end. Facebook became embroiled in a fake news controversy, Yahoo revealed several mega-breaches, we identified the supposed creator of Bitcoin – who then went AWOL – and millions indulged in a game of Pokemon Go. Yet none of those stories made our most-read-of-the-month list – based on the number of times an article was clicked – as you can see below. January: Licence to spy Image  There is a

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Running around the world in 2016 and beyond.’ – Billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg recalls his exercise on Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge

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Billionaire CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg took a run on the popular Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge, Lagos, during his visit back in August 2016. Sharing photos of the places he took a run at around the world this year, his photo taken on the Lagos bridge was featured. Source: Linda Ikeji

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iPhone 8 might be red and otherwise look the same as the iPhone 7, report claims

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The next iPhone is going to be red, according to at least one rumour. Apple will release an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus towards the end of next year, sporting the new colour, according to a report from MacOtakara. Other than the big change to the colour, the phone will keep the same aluminium design and look almost the same as the iPhone 7, the blog reported citing a Taiwanese supplier. That means that it will look almost identical with the iPhone 6 and 6s, too – with the exception of the headphone jack – meaning that Apple would have

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Fallen Smartphone Brand Nokia Challenges Apple, Samsung Again

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Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn. Nokia was once the world’s dominant cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones and then chose Microsoft’s unpopular Windows operating system for its “Lumia” range. Nokia quit smartphones in 2014 by selling its handset activities to Microsoft to focus on mobile network equipment. Microsoft continued selling Lumia smartphones under its own name but this year largely abandoned that business, too. HMD Global, led by Nokia veteran Arto Nummela, wants

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Forget speakers — just use everyone’s phones with Amplify

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Who needs speakers at a party when you’ve got dozens of guests along with their mobile phones? Amplify is a new app that emerged from the TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon, and its aim is to get everyone’s smartphone playing the same tune at the same time. Because really guys, we’re all in this together. While you could try to create a similar effect by having everyone cue up the same song, and hope that they all press play on your command, human error can be quite frustrating. So instead, Amplify’s creators decided to rely on something far more dependable —

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