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Apple launches Beats 1 radio station

Apple launches Beats 1 radio station

Apple’s Beats 1 radio station has launched with Zane Lowe presenting the first show from Los Angeles. Lowe premiered Pharrell’s track Freedom and played City by Manchester band Spring King as his first song. It is Apple’s first venture into radio and is seen as a way for the company to market its Apple Music subscription service. Drake, Pharrell and …

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Facebook to let people use Messenger without having account on social network

Facebook to let people use Messenger without having account on social network

Facebook will now let people use its Messenger chat app without having an account on the social network. The app was once only available within Facebook itself — but has been split up into a separate app, and now unbundled from Facebook entirely. Now, users can just sign up with a name, their phone number and a photo, though Facebook …

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Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system might not be as free as it seemed

Microsoft has finally confirmed who exactly will get a free upgrade to Windows 10 — after saying that almost everyone would get it, and then apparently taking that back. Normal Windows 7 and Windows 8 and 8.1 users will receive free upgrades to the new operating system. And all Enterprise users and business will have to pay for it. But …

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Samsung ‘Safety Truck’ Uses Rear Displays to Prevent Collisions

Samsung 'Safety Truck' Uses Rear Displays to Prevent Collisions

Getting stuck behind a slow-moving truck on a one-lane road is never fun. You can’t see what’s ahead, you’re choking on fumes, and moving at a snail’s pace. You could pass the truck, but is there enough room? Samsung’s “Safety Truck” might be the solution. It uses a wireless camera on the truck’s front grille, which connects to four displays …

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Why you shouldn’t have a phone, laptop or TV anywhere near your bed

Why you shouldn't use have a phone, laptop or TV anywhere near your bed

Easy access to electricity and artificial light triggers ameasurable reduction in human sleep, a new study of hunter- gatherer communities has said. Researchers from Yale, Harvard, the University of Washington, and the University of Quilmes and Conicet in Argentina studied two groups of hunter- gatherers indigenous to the Chaco region of northeastern Argentina. The communities share the same ethnic and socioeconomic background but only one has free access to electricity, …

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WhatsApp ranked worst for users’ data privacy in internet snooping report

WhatsApp ranked worst for users' data privacy in internet snooping report

People who are concerned about the government prying into their data should stay away from WhatsApp, Google and Microsoft and instead use Apple and Dropbox, according to a new report from privacy campaigners. A new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, called ‘Who Has Your Back?’, has ranked the biggest technology companies on how transparent and protective they are of …

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iPhone passcode lock increased to six characters as Apple looks to improve security

iPhone passcode lock increased to six characters as Apple looks to improve security

Apple’s iPhones will soon have to be opened by entering six characters, rather than four. In iOS 9, the next version of the iPhone operating system, phones that have the Touch ID fingerprint sensors will need six numbers to open them, rather than four. The system can be moved back to four digits, if six is too many. The extra two digits make the phones much harder to break …

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iOS 9: New iPhone operating system to guess what users want before they know, to take on Google Now

iOS 9: New iPhone operating system to guess what users want before they know, to take on Google Now

Apple is improving the “anticipation engine” in the next version of its operating system, as well as raft of improvements that get iOS ready for the next iPhone. The feature, codenamed “Proactive”, will automatically look at users’ behaviour and data to give them information when it’s needed. If a user is going to a sports match and has their ticket stored in Passbook, for instance, the iPhone will be …

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6 Tips to Keep Your Whatsapp Chats Private & Safe

WhatsApp ranked worst for users' data privacy in internet snooping report

WhatsApp has elevated from just being a simple instant messenger that can be used for sending and receiving text, photo, video and audio messages and now users can even share locations.It’s probably one of the most used apps on any smartphone,very easy to use and even work well when the connection is slow.That makes it a pretty communication asset. But …

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The Top 6 Tech Skills You Need in 2015

The Top 6 Tech Skills You Need in 2015

To stay relevant, you must master the skills behind this year’s hottest technology trends. Technology is one area that no one in any industry can afford to grow complacent about–tech is changing so quickly that skills you mastered last year may already be outdated. In such a quickly evolving industry, information decays at a rate of 30 percent a year, …

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11 Cool Smartphone Camera Tricks You Should Know

11 Cool Smartphone Camera Tricks You Should Know

Back in the early aughts, there was a nagging fear in the zeitgeist that a coming “phone cam” tsunami would wipe away what tattered shreds of civility we had left. As it turns out, history has proved those alarmist calls somewhat prescient—at least about how everything would soon change. That’s not to say that what came afterwards was necessarily worse. …

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FORGET TEXT MESSAGES – SEND EMOTIONS OVER THE AIR

FORGET TEXT MESSAGES - SEND EMOTIONS OVER THE AIR

TECHNOLOGY GETS THE TOUCHY-FEELIES. It used to be the case that if you wanted to reach out and touch someone, you had to use your hands. But thanks to scientists in the U.K., you might some day be able to use technology–and no, we’re not talking the telephone–to transmit the emotions you experience to someone else via touch. A study …

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This 747 private jet is a palace in the sky

This 747 private jet is a palace in the sky

For most people, private jets such as the $65 million Gulfstream G650 or the Bombardier Global Series are the epitome of luxury air travel, but there are a select few who can afford more than that. They’re converting airliners into private flying palaces. To meet this demand, Airbus and Boeing have begun selling “VIP” versions of their airliners under the Airbus Corporate …

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Ikea’s new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessary

Are you interested in tying down your furniture to a technology "standard" that's far from standard? Then you might be interested in

Are you interested in tying down your furniture to a technology “standard” that’s far from standard? Then you might be interested in some new products that will be on sale at Ikea in North America and Europe this spring. The Swedish furniture company has partnered with the Wireless Power Consortium, building Qi wireless device chargers into a line of lamps …

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