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BLU VIVO X brings four cameras to the mid-range table

Two heads are better than one, as they say, but why stop there? That is the line of thinking that BLU is citing for its latest VIVO X smartphone. And it isn’t referring to the figurative head of the phone, a.k.a.

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Ads on the Web: it’s time to make a change

Google has just recently implemented a rather hard-handed change in its Chrome web browser that would effectively remove many of the most annoying ads on the Web. Some hail it as a huge step forward in ad control, others bemoan Google’s self-serving interests on the matter.

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Reply from Google Area 120 now available unofficially

Are your fingers tired of typing a reply that is almost rote and common? Ever wished your phone could read your mind and know what to reply even before you did. Google created Smart Replies exactly for that purpose, but its reach has been very limited.

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AT&T 5G rollout starts in these three cities

5G, the next step after 4G, is also the communications industry’s next big push, whether you’re ready or not. And most are probably not

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Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency is backed by oil and now available

Venezuela is tackling its economic woes by launching its own cryptocurrency called “Petro.” The country claims this is the first sovereign cryptocurrency, and it’s backed by the nation’s crude oil reserves. The digital money is available now; there are plans to sell 100 million Petros total with an initial value matching the price of a barrel of Venezuelan crude oil: … Continue reading

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Kratom salmonella outbreak across 20 states prompts CDC warning

The Centers for Disease Control are warning about a salmonella outbreak associated with a plant called kratom. The outbreak has affected individuals in multiple states, according to the CDC, which says it is recommending that people abstain from kratom use until further notice. There aren’t any common suppliers or brands associated with the illnesses at this time, though information is … Continue reading

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Jupiter’s spot is fading, Neptune’s too

Jupiter’s red spot was its most defining characteristic for the average observer – save its size. But like all storms, this one had to end sometime. This storm was observed since 1830, and may well have been in existence for hundreds of years before that.

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The 10,000 Year Clock that Jeff Bezos is funding is being installed

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has begun the installation of his 10,000 Year Clock, where each tick happens just once a year. The project had begun drilling at its mountain installation site in Texas back in 2009, though it’s only now that the 500 foot high clock has begun to be fitted into place. It’s no small engineering endeavor, either.

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Nokia 8 Pro with rotating penta-lens Carl Zeiss camera coming

Hungry for more and actually high-end Nokia phones? MWC 2018 next week just might satisfy your craving but in a somewhat odd way. No, it won’t be the Nokia 9, much less the Nokia 10

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Chromebook splitscreen for Android feature arrives in Canary

Chromebooks will soon offer a splitscreen function for Android apps, and that ability has recently been demonstrated in a video. The splitscreen support has arrived in Chrome OS Canary and will make the Android app experience better on Chromebook, particularly models with a detachable display that offers more tablet-like interaction. The demonstration comes from Chrome Unboxed, which first reported a … Continue reading

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