Monthly Archives: January 2018

Tim Cook says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

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As we learned back at the end of December, Apple has been limiting the maximum performance of iPhones as the batteries within get older. The goal, they’ve stated, is to prevent random device shutdowns as time goes on and the battery’s output starts to wane. But that’s something they ought to have explained better from […]

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Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

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If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Lightning, wireless charging and USB-C. So it’s essential to pack charging equipment to handle any need that might arise […]

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Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch Announced

After teasing a “new play” experience for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has revealed Nintendo Labo. These are sets of DIY cardboard kits dubbed as Toy-Con that you can use with your Nintendo Switch. To explain how it works, a video on Nintendo’s YouTube channel showed a 13-key piano constructed out of cardboard powered by the […]

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Office 365: Enterprise usage doesn't translate into enterprise value

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Although enterprise subscribers to Office 365 typically use a large number of the in-the-cloud-and-on-premises suite’s components, only two – email and the Office applications – provide significant value, a recently-released survey showed. The disconnect between usage and value was portrayed by research firm Gartner, which in mid-2017 polled more than 160 IT professionals to collect […]

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Far Cry 5 preview

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Far Cry 5 looks set to be not only one of the biggest games of 2018, but also one of the most controversial, pitting you against a far-right Christian sect in modern day Montana, a setting that might hit uncomfortably close to home for some. Still, touchy themes aside, Far Cry 5 follows more of the […]

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Business needs to reduce cyber threat to payment card data

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In the retail sector, almost all of the data breaches involve some kind of compromise to cardholder data, which is a trend that is expected to increase. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal […]

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Gadget Lab Podcast: How 'Shine Theory' Improves Diversity in Design

If you’re designing a product intended for the masses, how do you make sure it reaches the widest possible audience? We answer that question in this discussion between WIRED’s Arielle Pardes and Google’s Lilian Rincon. Lilian is a product manager at Google, where she oversees Google Assistant. The pair talks about the rise of Assistant, […]

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Google opens an office in China's Silicon Valley

As TechCrunch explains, Google Shenzhen is currently based out of a serviced office block, and will start out as little more than a glorified employee co-working space. An internal email, obtained by our sister publication, explains that “a number of Googlers in China […] travel to the Shenzhen area for business.” Consequently, it makes sense […]

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BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption BT will pay some customers £20 if their internet speeds drop below 100Mbps Consumers are being guaranteed minimum speeds of 100Mbps in two new ultrafast broadband services from BT. Those who signed up to either package would get £20 compensation if their internet download speed fell below 100Mbps, up to […]

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New Destiny 2 Update Out Now, Brings Faction Rally To PC, PS4, And Xbox One Again

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Following the latest round of maintenance, a new update is now available for Destiny 2 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, while the new Faction Rally event is live. As expected, the hotfix patch doesn’t make any sweeping changes, though it does make an important tweak for some players. Here’s exactly what it does. The […]

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