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Apple expected to unveil new iPhone 7

Wednesday is a big day in the tech world. Apple is holding its annual launch event where the new iPhone 7 is expected to be revealed. The much-heralded device comes just as rival Samsung has recalled its flagship Note 7 over battery issues. The tech rumour mill has been running at fever pitch about possible new iPhone features and gadgetry. Many commentators expect Apple to have ditched the headphone jack, ...

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PM launches messaging app for government officials

Bangladesh government on Monday launched a mobile app for inter-connectivity among its officers. The messaging app will allow chat, file sharing and video calling among other features. Prime Minister Hasina launched the app at the Secretariat on Monday where she informed that All government officers will be able to use the application named Alapon, which has features of chat, online calls, video calls, grou ...

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Samsung trips on quality control in rush to pip Apple

In its rush to beat rival products to market, notably Apple’s new iPhone, Samsung Electronics has accelerated new phone launch cycles, but its haste is raising concerns that it fell short on quality testing. Since last year, the South Korean firm, the world’s largest maker of smartphones, has brought forward the launch of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series models by roughly a month. For the June quarter, t ...

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Aussies love an Apple Watch, but are buying more Android phones

One day away from launching its iPhone 7, Apple has some good news out of Australia. A new report suggests the Apple Watch has captured more than 50 percent of the smartwatch market in the country, followed by the Samsung Gear and Fitbit Blaze. That’s after a slow start for the smartwatch category generally. According to technology analysis firm Telsyte, smartwatch sales made up one third of the wearable te ...

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Classroom standing desks may help kids slim down

Standing desks in classrooms could help children maintain a healthy body weight, a new study suggests. These desks are set at a height that allows students to alternate between sitting on a stool or standing while working. Standing desks “can interrupt sedentary behavior patterns” while kids are in school, “simply, at a low cost, and without disrupting classroom instruction time,” the authors of the study w ...

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Google is cracking down on mobile pop-up ads

Websites with mobile pop-up ads, watch out. Google is cracking down on the “intrusive” advertising by knocking down those pages in its search results, the company said Tuesday. Any website that shows a pop-up ad that covers the site’s main content — whether right when the user gets to that page or while the user is on the page — will be ranked lower in Google’s search results. That applies to pop-ups users ...

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This smartphone sensor tells what is inside a wall

An Israel-based 3D-sensor imaging company has developed a device that can tell you what is inside the wall of your house. A new device and app, Walabot DIY, lets you find the wires, studs, pipes, plastic, rodents and anything else that is buried inside a wall, popularmechanics.com reported. "It can help the blind avoid obstacles," Vayyer CEO and co-founder Raviv Melamed was quoted as saying. It can "sense - ...

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Instagram is testing a new ‘Channels’ section for binging on videos

Instagram is known as a place to post still photos, but the future is video. Mashable has discovered a new video “Channels” section located within the app’s “Explore” section. An Instagram spokersperson told Mashable “We’re always testing new ways to improve the Instagram experience.” The feature was discovered on an Android phone running 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It couldn’t be duplicated on an iPhone or another ...

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Japan goes crazy as Pikachu parade marches on

Hundreds of Pokemon Go fans gathered in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, on Sunday to join an annual Pikachu parade as the global phenomenon soars in popularity. Some 50 life-size Pikachu characters, the most famous from the Pokemon game, marched along the city’s waterfront street as visitors took mobile phone pictures and videos of them in scorching sunshine. Some participants said they attended the event to ...

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‘Suicide Squad’ made a killing Friday for $140M-plus debut

Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad is making a killing at the Friday box office, where it looks to earn at least $60 million for the day on its way to an August-best domestic debut of $140 million or more, according to early returns, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Friday's haul will include a huge $20.5 million in Thursday-night previews. Imax locations took in a hearty $2.4 million, or 12 percent. The David Ayer ...

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