John Propps

John Propps

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According to reports from various countries with a strong presence of Chinese phone brands, the Meizu M5 and the M5 Note could be heading out of China very soon.The phones are expected to launch in Indonesia and India very soon, along with a possibility of them hitting the European market soon after.The devices were spotted at Postel, which you can think of as the Indonesian cousin of the FCC.However, details provided by the authority were scarce.Thankfully, the devices have been around a while so we know what to expect.The Meizu M5 comes with a 5.2-inch 1280 x 720p display, and is powered by the mid-range MediaTek MT6750 SoC.Along with that, it has a 3070mAh battery, and features either 2GB or 3GB of RAM along with 16GB or 32GB of ROM respectively.The M5 Note, on the other hand, comes with a larger 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display and runs on the newer MediaTek Helio P10 SoC.With that, it has 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB storage and a beefier 4000mAh battery.
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If, say, the presidential inauguration is a thing you d like to watch on Friday morning, then great news, friend, there are plenty of options.The bad news is that you ve missed the musical stylings of Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood and 3 Doors Down.The good news is that the real, good-old-fashioned inauguratin doesn t really get started until 11:30AM ET tomorrow.That s when the swearing-in starts and the newly minted leader of the free world will address the Capitol, the country, the world and any space aliens with a good enough antenna.At 3PM, a parade will wind its way down Pennsylvania Avenue to his new home.There s no shortage of ways to catch the ceremonies, even if you don t have a TV, and some outlets have fun early 21st century options like 360 video, which is kind of like being there, without all of the inflated parking prices.
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Microsoft is building a new version of its Cortana app for Android that will give it chance to supplant Google on the operating system s lock screen.A forthcoming update, currently available for beta users to test, will enable users to add Cortana to my lock screen, making the personal assistant accessible with a single swipe.Interestingly, as reported by MSPowerUser, this functionality can be added without the need to replace the existing lock screen on Android.The site also points out that the beta version currently doesn t require the device to be unlocked in order to access Cortana, but Microsoft is highly likely to clean this top before the app comes out of beta.The feature comes after Microsoft gave Cortana for Android a major redesign, which made it much easier to use.If you re interested in taking this latest addition for a spin, you can sign up for the Cortana beta today.
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Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel is not in the running to be the next United States ambassador to Germany, according to one of his representatives who shot down a recentThiel, President-elect Donald Trump's most prominent supporter in Silicon Valley, has repeatedly said that he has no interest in government work — but, earlier this week, rumors circulated that
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Wong DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — Bill Gates warned at the World Economic Forum on Thursday that a new form of terrorism could be coming and that we are not prepared for it.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation, which focuses on creating vaccines that could stop the outbreak of future diseases.
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Not that they should applaud—he gets enough applause when he performs stand-up or when he gets recognized from Atlanta, the TV show he both writes and stars in.Maybe it s like church, he says, like gospel music.In many African American churches, clapping hands and tapping feet were requirements for attendance.A team of creative advisers and managers helps, but Glover was early to the multiplatform artist party.Coat by Gucci; shirt by Cos; chain and ring by Cartier; jeans by Ksubi from Barneys New YorkGlover grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, about 20 miles east of Atlanta; his mother ran a day care center and didn t much care for music, but his father, a Postal Service worker, played everything from Hall & Oates to Funkadelic to the Police.
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A couple of months ago, a leaked roadmap featuring Huawei s planned updates leaked out online.It gave us a rough estimate of when we were going to get updates, and it seems like they ve been following it so far.Now, a new roadmap s been leaked, and it features more of their devices than the last one.The devices that weren t on the last roadmap include the Huawei Nova, G9 Plus, Honor Note 8, Honor 6X and Mediapad M3.This bunch of devices weren t included in the last roadmap, which was pretty worrying since these devices are all still relatively new.Thankfully, this new leaked roadmap has confirmed that most of their current devices will be getting updates soon.The first of these devices to get updated will be the Huawei Nova, which will receive its update in March.After that we ve got the Huawei G9 Plus and Honor Note 8 in April, and finally the Honor 6X and MediaPad M3 in May.
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Gmail users are being targeted by a new phishing scam that has been fooling even the most informed tech enthusiasts.As Mark Maunder, CEO of Wordfence, explains, users are being sent an email with an attachment, which when clicked, opens a new window to what looks like a Gmail login page.The page is, of course, a fake, and entering your login details will immediately send them to the hackers behind this latest email scam.But what's most troubling about the email is that the hackers have managed to make it look like it comes from one of your own contacts – i.e.The subject of the email will likely be based on a subject you've discussed with the contact previously, and the name of the attachment will probably have been given a convincingly familiar title.What's more, the URL that opens when you click the attachment looks very similar to the legitimate Google login page address.
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The cofounder and chief technology officer of food delivery service Deliveroo has built a new startup called Peanut that is expected to launch next month, TechCrunch reports.Greg Orlowski, who cofounded Deliveroo in 2012 with former Morgan Stanley investment banking analyst Will Shu, quietly leftHe "wanted to spend more time with his wife in
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Facebook Data Centre in Odense, Denmark will run on entirely on renewablesFacebook is to open a 55,000 square metre data centre in Denmark, the third such facility it has built outside the US, which is to be powered entirely by clean energy.It was reported last October that the social network had purchased land in Odense, the country s third largest city, and the Danish government said the deal was the product of three years of confidential preparation.I am very happy that Denmark has managed to attract yet another big foreign direct investment, declared Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen.Facebook s investment is … a great example of how joint efforts can create jobs, growth and development in Denmark. I am of course proud of Facebook s investment in Odense, but this investment also represents a broad recognition of Denmark as a country that has something special to offer, added Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt.
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As a short realistic answer to the question in the title we can just quickly say – it s roughly the same.But still let s take a look at the little comparison of the cameras in both these smartphones.On paper the specifications of Bluboo Dual and Doogee Shoot 1 look more or less the same with few minor differences.Both has 5,5-inch Sharp display with FullHD resolution, MT6737T as the processor, 2 GB RAM paired with 16 GB of storage and batteries with 3000 mAh and 3300 mAh in favor of Doogee.The difference comes with the secondary rear camera, because Bluboo Dual has only 2 Mpix one and Doogee Shot 1 operates with 8 Mpix one.Primary cameras are once again equal with 13 Mpix resolution, Bluboo uses Sony IMX135 sensor and Doogee a Samsung one.So theoretically Doogee should have the upper hand with higher resolution secondary camera sensor, but well pure resolution is not everything.To compare the camera output of both phones you can check out the following video with Doogee Shoot 1 samples and Bluboo Dual samples can be found in one of our older articles.It s fairly obvious that both phones are on the same level and the choice is ultimately on a personal preference.Even the price is not much of a deciding factor with both competitors once again neck to neck.
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Microsoft has offered the first look at the forthcoming Xbox One dashboard revamp, which promises to make it easier and faster to move between apps and games.During a streaming session, Mike Ybarra, the director of program management for Xbox, offered the briefest of previews of the new guide, which you can see above.Microsoft has added a new Xbox button to the guide, which slides out from left to right.This will enable users to access recent and pinned apps and games, jump to the store or even save screenshots and record videos.You can see the dashboard captured in the video below via GameSpot .It s not a huge change, but it will reduce the need to go back to the home page to access much of this functionality.
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Global investors have been on a roller coaster ride for a year, ever since Donald Trump s Twitter account redefined the way he conducted a presidential campaign, his subsequent policy musings, and quite possibly his future presidential pronouncements.As he has shown in multiple occasions, Trump s tweets – especially those aimed at publicly traded companies – can move markets, and wipe out billions of dollars through 140 simple characters.Now a new app has come to investors rescue, or at least alert them that a tweet has been sent.Trigger Finance, founded in June 2016 by a former JPMorgan trader, was originally a simple tool that helped users monitor potentially market-moving real world events.It rolled out an enhancement called Trump Triggers on January 3 to monitor the musings of the American Twitterer in Chief .On the app s dashboard, users can choose to be alerted if Trump tweets about any stock, or the stocks they own.
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As expected, Xiaomi today announced the Redmi Note 4 in India at their New Delhi event.The Redmi Note 4 is Xiaomi s first India launch in 2017.With the MediaTek issue going on in India, Xiaomi had no choice but to make the Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon-powered.Which is why, they ve gone with the Snapdragon 625.Let s have a look at the full specifications of the Redmi Note 4 for India.Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon 625 SpecificationsBelow are the specifications of the Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon version according to manufacturers Xiaomi.5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p displaySnapdragon 625 SoC2GB / 3GB / 4GB RAM16GB / 32GB / 64GB ROM13 mega-pixel f/2.0 rear camera with PDAF5 mega-pixel front cameraFingerprint sensor, rear mounted4100mAh batteryMIUI based on Android 6.0 MarshmallowXiaomi reckon that an MIUI 8 version based on Android 7.0 Nougat will be available soon.It ll be interesting to see how the Snapdragon 625 version stacks up against the MediaTek-powered variant, that we reviewed earlier.Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Price in IndiaThe Snapdragon 625-powered Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is priced fairly aggressively.According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 4 will be available for:9,999 INR $146; 2GB RAM 32GB ROM 10,999 INR $161; 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 12,999 INR  $190; 4GB RAM 64GB ROM However you look at it, it does look like super-aggressive pricing.As far as availability is concerned, the Redmi Note 4 will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com starting 23rd January.
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Scott Olson / Getty Images During the weeks leading up to Mark Zuckerberg's decision to buy Oculus for $2 billion, he received a concerning message from then-Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe.Google was also interested in buying the VR startup.A rival tech giant that's believed to have also been Google offered WhatsApp more money to steal the messaging app out from
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The office supplies retailer is partnering with IBM Watson to create a voice-activated ordering system for its B2B customers.When people think of Staples, they often think of the office supplies retailer's consumer-facing business.A go-to source during the back-to-school season, Staples sells everything from notebooks and pens to printers and ink cartridges.But at Retail's Big Show in New York, the National Retail Federation's annual convention and expo, Staples' head of growth and applied innovation Ryan Bartley said the company has a B2B component, too—one that offers print and marketing services to Fortune 100 giants and small and mid-sized businesses, alike.Now, the retailer is introducing an easier way for B2B customers to order what they need when they need it—a concept it developed by partnering with IBM Watson and putting a new spin on an old marketing shtick: the Easy Button.Staples' marketing team debuted the Easy Button in 2005 and continued to feature it throughout the years in TV commercials and as a physical office décor item.
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Are you looking for a Windows tablet or a portable gaming console?Well, here we have grouped four very interesting deals on tablets from Onda and Teclast, plus the GPD WIN portable console.Let s have a look!Deals: Windows handhelds!1.Onda oBook10 ProThe Onda oBook10 Pro is a 10.1-inch 1920x1200px tablet PC running Windows 10.It s powered by an Intel Cherry Trail Z8700, sports 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage.The tablet, as many in this category can also transform into a laptop with the optional keyboard not included in this deal .You can get the Onda oBook10 Pro now at pre-order price of $229.99 Buy the Onda oBook10 Pro 2.
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Waymo, Google's self-driving-car company, will release a fleet of brand new autonomous cars on public roads in Arizona and California by the end of the month.The hybrid minivans, supplied by Fiat Chrysler, are the first to be integrated with Waymo's self-driving-hardware suite that's being designed in-house.Waymo said building all the components in-house has allowed it to slash the price of lidar, the most expensive component of self-driving cars, by over 90% to around $7,500.There's a lot of tech making sure these cars can navigate safely — here's our breakdown:NOW WATCH: Here's how Google Maps knows when there is trafficLoading video...
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MWC 2017 Preview: All the latest MWC 2017 news and rumours, plus which phones to expect from Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia, BlackBerry, Microsoft and more.Finally, 2016 is behind us – and what a year for smartphones it was.We had a stunning Samsung Galaxy S7, the equally fantastic Google Pixel Phone and some affordable wonders such as the OnePlus 3 and iPhone SE – not to mention the incendiary Galaxy Note 7.Read on for all the most recent gossip and an idea of what phones to expect at MWC 2017, or scroll down for a closer look at key players like Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Nokia, BlackBerry and others.MWC 2017 Live: Latest news and rumoursWith roughly a month to go until MWC 2017 kicks off in Barcelona, the first event invites are now rolling in and the rumour mill is really accelerating.
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The word egg was used to define the ova of birds and fish, and to describe the ovoid form... but it was also used to designate the place where human life gestates in the female body...Moreover, Late Egyptian attestations of using the egg determinative are designations for the term inner coffin ...Thus, it is plausible that such textual references which analogize between coffins and eggs as places of metaphorical or literal gestation, and re birth may demonstrate a well-known connection that had been established in Egyptian social consciousness for some time.
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