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The Nokia 8 Sirocco edition is 95-percent vacuum-molded glass

Sunday  21:51,   25 february 2018
Engadget

HMD brought a Nokia phone for all tastes to this year's MWC. If it looks so different, why bother referring to it as a special edition and simply call it a new phone altogether? Well, HMD probably wanted to be clear that, in some ways,[...]

Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro laptop has incredibly tiny bezels

Sunday  21:50,   25 february 2018
The Verge

Huawei isn’t bringing a new flagship phone to Mobile World Congress this year, but it does have a trio of larger-screened devices to show off. First up is Huawei’s new laptop, the MateBook X Pro. Like last year’s MateBook X, it has an attractive[...]

Xiaomi’s new Mi Mix 2S will use a Snapdragon 845 processor

Sunday  21:50,   25 february 2018
The Verge

A successor to Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 phone (above) is on the way. Unfortunately, we know basically nothing else about the phone beyond the fact that it'll be unveiled in full on March 27th. Sung's tweet also contains the number “273741,”[...]

Nokia 1 brings Android Go to your starter phone

Sunday  21:50,   25 february 2018
CNET

The ultra-affordable Nokia 1 has basic features, an easy-to-use design and Google's slimmed-down software, Android Go.Of the five phones that Nokia introduced on Sunday here at Mobile World Congress 2018, the Nokia 1 doesn't stand at the front[...]

Chrome's pull-to-refresh starts making its way to Chromebooks

Sunday  15:35,   25 february 2018
Engadget

Chrome on Chromebooks and Windows-2-in-1 devices is on its way to becoming more like its sibling on mobile. As lucasban has posted on Reddit, the pull-to-refresh gesture is now available on the browser's developer channel for those platforms. While [...]

AI and 5G in focus at top mobile fair

Sunday  07:55,   25 february 2018
AFP

Phone makers will seek to entice new buyers with better cameras and bigger screens at the world's biggest mobile fair starting Monday in Spain after a year of flat smartphone sales. But with no major innovations awaited in handsets,[...]

Apple repair center accidentally called 911 about 1,600 times

Sunday  00:51,   25 february 2018
CBS News

Apple hasn't confirmed which of their devices is causing the calls but said it is working to resolve the issue , police are doing what they can to ensure it has little impact on their work.CNET's Steven Musil writes that Apple introduced a[...]

Methane-Sniffing Orbiter Finishes 'Aerobraking' Dives Through Mars' Atmosphere

Sunday  00:50,   25 february 2018
Space.com

<p>A spacecraft that will sniff for possible signs of life in the Martian atmosphere is nearly ready to start its science work at the Red Planet.</p>The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) — part of the European-led, Russian-assisted ExoMars exploration[...]

The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos

Saturday  20:50,   24 february 2018
The Wall Street Journal

The use of doctored images was a crucial and deceptively simple technique to spread fabricated information during the 2016 election.&nbsp;A decade ago, at a pro-immigration march on the steps of the Capitol building in Little Rock, Ark.,[...]

Leaked Moto G6 Plus renders depict five color variants

Saturday  16:25,   24 february 2018
The Verge

We expected Motorola to expand its midrange G phone series at Mobile World Congress this year, and now it seems we’re getting confirmation of that plan. Android Headlines published supposed renders of the Moto G6 Plus yesterday, showing it in five[...]

Nissan's self-driving taxi is ready for passengers

Saturday  01:20,   24 february 2018
Engadget

Nissan will start testing its self-driving taxi service Easy Ride in a few days in hopes of launching it in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.&nbsp;Passengers will be able to tell the app via text or voice what activity they want to do[...]

Sony’s new flagships ditch an aging design for full screens

Saturday  01:20,   24 february 2018
Engadget

Sony's phones have looked largely the same for years now, but that's apparently about to change.&nbsp;The two phones appear to be mostly similar, other than their different sizes. The XZ2 boasts a 5.7-inch screen, while the compact[...]

Google plans deeper Assistant integration with phones and wireless carriers

Saturday  01:20,   24 february 2018
The Verge

Google is announcing a bunch of forthcoming updates to Assistant today, but one arrives right away: routines, a feature announced back in October that’ll allow Assistant to perform multiple actions at once from a single command you set up ahead of[...]

Nintendo now lets people leave Switch game reviews on its site

Friday  22:51,   23 february 2018
Polygon

A new update to Nintendo’s website now allows users to leave customer reviews of specific Switch games. Certain games like Splatoon 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild already have the new review mechanic implemented on those individual[...]

Apple devices are butt dialing 911 from its refurbishing facility - 20 times per day

Friday  18:16,   23 february 2018
TechCrunch

Since October, emergency responders in Elk Grove and Sacramento County, California have received over 1,600 false alarm 911 calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the area. It's not clear if the calls are coming from Apple's[...]