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New Ethernet standards will offer up to 5Gbps performance using cables already owned

Consumer Ethernet performance has been stuck at gigabit speeds for nearly 20 years. Apple was the first company to ship gigabit Ethernet in motherboards. Intel’s 875P chipset popularized the feature in the PC market by connecting the Ethernet controller to … Continue reading

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All you need to know about the iPhone 7

The iPhone can be pre-ordered on September 9, will officially be released on September 16, 2016 With months of speculation about the new iPhone 7, Apple has announced the release date with an event that will be held on September … Continue reading

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Google Duo crosses 5 million downloads

Google Duo now over 5M Android downloads in a week,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said. Google Duo, a video-calling app for one-on-one interactions, was made available globally on August 18. The app works on Android and iOS. Users need only … Continue reading

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WhatsApp and Facebook’s plan to share contacts under fire

WhatsApp’s new terms-of-service are causing quite a stir among privacy advocates. The company recently announced it would begin sharing user phone numbers, profile data, status message and online status with Facebook, its parent company — a change that the Electronic Privacy … Continue reading

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Twenty Five years of Linux and still going strong

Happy Birthday Linux! Linux turned 25 years old on Aug. 25. Back in the day in 1991 was the day Linus Torvalds posted his message asking for assistance from fellow coders about a personal project. In a message board, he … Continue reading

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PokeFit gives Pokemon Go a real-time fitness dashboard

PokeFit, from P3 communications, helps trainers get a real-time grasp on the positive health benefits they’re getting by playing Pokemon Go. The app itself keeps a log of your sessions, giving you a breakdown of how long each lasted and … Continue reading

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Instagram and anti-harassment tools

In order to combat harassment on Instagram, the photo-sharing platform is gearing up to let people with “high volume content threads” filter their comment streams, or just turn them off entirely, The Washington Post reported. For those who decide to leave … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Q2 results show the company growing at enormous pace

The company accelerated its revenue growth in the second quarter, delivering a 59% increase that blew past Wall Street targets and sent its shares rocketing up 8% to a new all-time high in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The stock is … Continue reading

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Windows 10 no longer free

Downloading the Home version of Windows 10 will now cost users $119, while the Pro version will cost $199 The offer – which has run since Windows 10 was launched – comes to an end just ahead of an “Anniversary … Continue reading

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Apple charters technology to deactivate iPhone cameras at live concerts

Apple’s new initiative of blocking the iPhone’s camera feature allows venues to use an infrared beam to disable photography on mobile phones, preventing people from taking videos and photos. The invention comes amid growing frustration that intimate live events are … Continue reading

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