Google taps Xiaomi for its most powerful Android One phone

You’d be forgiven for thinking Android One was dead and gone. Google’s initiative to bring stock Android to emerging nations through cheap, local handsets roared to life in 2014. By 2015, however, it was already being rebooted, with the tech giant promising to further lower prices. That same year it came to Africa, and is currently available in Japan, Turkey, and the […]

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Nintendo and Western Digital bring branded SD cards to Switch

Nintendo has partnered with Western Digital on a line of officially official SanDisk microSDXC cards for its Switch console. What makes them so different? Well, Mario and Link are on the packaging and the 64-and-128 gigabyte cards have Nintendo branding printed on them. Nope, no 400GB cards featuring Wario just yet. And that’s the extent of it. The cards will be available starting next month […]

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Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence may spark World War III

While many nervous eyes around the world are watching rogue nation North Korea and its latest nuclear test, billionaire worry-wart Elon Musk warns that an international artificial intelligence race is more likely to cause World War III than a 20th century-style arms race. “China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely […]

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Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers

Instagram alerted verified users earlier this week about a security flaw that could give hackers access to their personal information. It told the users that it had fixed the issue.But it appears the bug was exploited before Instagram’s fix, and affected more than the most high-profile accounts. On Friday, Instagram CTO Mike Krieger published a blog post alerting all users to the security flaw. […]

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Microsoft sets $399 price for Minecraft-playing virtual reality set

Microsoft still hopes it can put the “reality” into virtual reality sales. The Redmond, Wash-based tech giant announced Monday that its holiday season foray into what it calls mixed reality will be marked by $399 headset/controller bundles from partners such as HP, Lenovo, Dell and Acer, along with a selection of games and other VR experiences. That pricing is roughly […]

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Touchscreens Might Make You Spend More Money

The type of mobile phone used by consumers could affect the necessity of prioritizing essential items over unnecessary wants, according to new research. Researchers behind the study wanted to understand the implications that follow consumers shopping habits in a world that is immersed in touchscreen technology. They reported in the study “Getting in Touch with your Thinking Style: How Touchscreens Influence Purchase” that […]

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