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Facebook Messenger update makes it easier to discover helpful bots

An update to Facebook Messenger makes the app better at recommending great chatbots to users. Now you'll be able to browse bots by businesses you've recently visited, by category, and by bots you've recently used.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:15

Study shows taking photos improves visual memory, reduces auditory recall

Does taking photos help memories, or hurt them? A new study suggests photographers can better recall visual data, but not auditory. The study is the first to look into which areas of memory are impacted by taking photos.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:21

'John Wick' and 'Mission: Impossible' actor Michael Nyqvist dead at 56

After a year-long battle with lung cancer, the family of Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist have confirmed that the 'John Wick' and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' star has passed away.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:24

14 things you might not know Amazon’s Alexa can do for you

Amazon's virtual assistant does more than you might think -- well, assuming you know how to access Alexa's treasure trove of skills. Here are some of our favorites, whether you need to order a pizza or check the weather report.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:52

Yahoo Mail gets a radical redesign and new ad-free subscription options

Yahoo Mail, a radical reimagining of the 20-year-old email service, sports a brand-new look, modern features, and new ad-free subscription options. It's available to English language users starting Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:20

Poll: Will you buy the new Honor 9?

The Honor 9 has made its European debut in Berlin. With an elegant design and a reasonable 439 EUR price tag, it offers great value for the money. Would you buy it?

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 07:00

It's back again: Galaxy Note 7 'Fandom Edition' is coming to Korea in July

Samsung will be relaunching the Galaxy Note 7 for select markets, starting in South Korea with the Note 7 Fandom Edition in July.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:00

Getting a flu shot is now as simple as putting on a plaster

Only about 40 percent of adults in the United States get a flu shot every year, despite the potentially severe consequences for their health. At least some of those are likely uncomfortable enough with the process of getting an injection, or the time it takes to visit a doctor, that it puts them off.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 05:56

OnePlus 5 review: This mid-range Android phone is speedy inside, but stale outside

There are certain things you can usually count on in a OnePlus phone: great performance, an awesome price, and a touch of originality. But with the OnePlus 5, you’re only getting the first two parts of the three-part equation.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 06:30

Alcatel Idol 5S

Succeeding the Alcatel Idol 4 from 2016, the Idol 5S is built around an aluminum frame, and seems to be a nice mid-range smartphone. Running Android 7.1 Nougat, the device features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, dual front-facing speakers for stereo sound, fingerprint sensor, an 8 MP front-facing camera, and a 12 MP rear camera.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 02:00

Pokemon GO: Pocket guide to raids

Pokemon GO is once again gaining popularity, thanks to its newest update. It completely overhauled gyms, making them much closer to what they are in the original Pokemon series for Nintendo consoles. And not only that, but it also introduced a brand new feature – raids.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 05:42

Budget-friendly Honor Maya shows up ahead of official announcement

Having just launched its flagship smartphone with mid-range price, the Chinese company Honor is now focusing on another segment of the market. An unannounced Honor smartphone with low- to mid-end specs has been recently spotted in the wild under the codename Maya.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 05:44

Twitter could be better at detecting riots than police

Twitter could identify violent activities, such as riots, well before the police is ever notified, according to a study by Cardiff University. Research shows that the advantage of social media could be of over an hour.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 08:14

Sony Xperia Z5 series, Z3+, and Z4 Tablet are all being updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Sony this week is rolling out an Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for several of its slightly older devices: Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z4 Tablet, and Xperia Z3+. 

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 08:38

A couple of Moto mid-rangers pass through FCC running Android 7.1.1 Nougat

A couple of mid-rangers from Motorola have recently passed the FCC, revealing a number of specs along the way. This is particularly interesting, considering the brand's already high number of devices in a lower price range available on the market.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:25

How to take epic photos of lightning storms with your smartphone camera (using manual controls)

The weather can be tricky to predict this time of the year. At one moment you have the sun joyfully spreading its rays across the land, then a couple of hours later, a thunderstorm comes out of nowhere to ruin your plans for the evening. But there's a silver lining to all this – shooting photos of lighting is a fun exercise for every photography enthusiast.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:41

The Candy Crush TV game show is a thing, and it already has a Guinness World Record

Candy Crush is one of the biggest franchises in mobile history, and it's now moving on to other media. The massively popular mobile game is soon coming to your TV, courtesy of CBS, and what we've seen so far from it looks both fun and ridiculous.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:26

The best simulation games for Android and iPhone in 2017

Simulator games are a perfect way to immerse yourself into a task that may be out of your reach in daily life. Maybe you always wanted to build cities, to become a surgeon, or run a boat shipping company.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:40

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Review

Introduction
More than most tech companies out there, Apple is a manufacturer that really gets set in its ways: no doubt after a long period of careful consideration, Apple tends to decide, “this is how we're going to do things,” and keeps on doing that same thing, over and over, for years and years.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:41

Bluetooth bug that crashes Google Play Music now repaired after quick update

A recent update to Google Play Music (version 7.9.4920) brought along some unwelcome features with it. The update included a Bluetooth related bug, that in many cases, caused the app to crash as soon as it was opened. The update was sent to add support for the notification channels that will be available with Android O, and to change the look of the search history view on the streaming music service.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:03

The Morning After: Wednesday, June 28th 2017

Welcome to your humpday. Amazon is offering cheaper smartphones (with a caveat) and we explain how electric is going to kill the gas station. Oh, and Google got slammed with a $2.7 billion fine in Europe.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 06:00

Vivo beats Apple to an under-display fingerprint scanner

There have been rumours of Apple exploring under-display fingerprint scanning technology, but you probably didn't expect the first of such demos to come from China. At MWC Shanghai, Qualcomm announced its latest ultrasonic fingerprint solution, with...

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 06:15

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