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  • Nokia looks to be plotting big phone announcements for MWC 2018 next month, right alongside the rumored Samsung Galaxy S9 and Huawei P11. New Nokia phones for daysNokia made some big moves in 2017 by way of HMD Global, and its 2018 plans hint at a solid sophomore year. In addition to the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 (whew), the company may very well add the Nokia 1, Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 to its already-expansive lineup. We’ll be at MWC 2018 at the end of next month to get the sco
    Nokia's big smartphone comeback story may continue at MWC 2018 next month

  • Amazon Studios so far has focused on bringing a little culture to the world of exclusive video streaming. Now, though, Amazon is chiefly going for the sweet cash flow associated with blockbusters, according to a new report from Reuters . Hints of this overall shift have been dropping often recently, particularly in the context of Amazon’s own TV series. Not everything changesFortunately, Amazon’s shift doesn’t mean that the company is entirely distancing itself from all existing projects, as the
    Amazon to reportedly focus on blockbusters in a bid to get more Prime Video users

  • If 2018 is going to be anything like 2017, this year is going to be packed with new PC components. From new motherboards to RGB fans, we’ve rounded up a little bit of everything for PC builders to look forward to this year – first seen at CES 2018 . Expected: to be announcedCooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 SmartCooler Master by far had the most colorful all-in-one liquid-cooler at CES 2018. You’ll also be able to keep track of your CPU temperatures through the cooler’s built-in SMART temperature
    The coolest PC components to look forward to in 2018

  • Blockchain technology has received quite a bit of attention over the last year, with the potential to be a transformative force across multiple diverse industries. However, the blockchain has the ability to disrupt the practice of law, and drag it into the current century – there’s already a Global Legal Blockchain Consortium which seeks to standardize and promote its adoption. Here are seven ways in which the blockchain will make a big impact on the legal world. Notary publicCurrently, notary p
    7 ways blockchain will change the legal industry forever

  • Competition in the world of music streaming is heating up. The first Spotlight-enabled podcasts focus on music, pop culture, politics, and sports, but other podcasts with more specialized topics should be hosting Spotlight content as soon as next month. Many of the first Spotlight podcasts come from current popular Spotify partners such as BuzzFeed News and Cheddar. For the time being, unfortunately, Spotlight content is only available in the US. That may or may not happen, though, as rumors abo
    Spotify's latest feature tells you even more about music, podcasts and audio books

  • Better yet, as the best motherboard deals would suggest, they aren’t nearly as pricey as you might expect, given their stately jurisdiction. We’ve gathered the best motherboard deals on the market and integrating them into an ever-changing list that spans five divergent categories. You don’t have to dig deep into your pockets for the best motherboard deals regardless of your processor type or RAM. Best mining motherboard dealThe cryptocurrency craze has been going on for quite some time now, and
    The best cheap motherboard prices in January 2018

  • Just install the extension, and whenever you log into an online account, it will ask whether to save it. Save to Pocket lets you save web pages, links, images, files and more to a central list, then automatically syncs the results across all your devices. Grab a whole web page with a single click and download it as a JPGFirefox Quantum includes a built-in full-page screen grab tool, and Full Page Screen Capture can add the same thing to Chrome. Give unattractive web pages a new look with custom
    The best Google Chrome extensions 2018: enjoy a better online experience

  • You may recall that last week, Intel warned that its fixes for Meltdown and Spectre had caused elements of instability with some of its older processors, but now the firm has said that the stability gremlins also pertain to newer chips. The firm also noted that it will be providing a fresh beta microcode patch to manufacturers and software developers next week for testing. So, in short, these patch problems affect all of Intel’s processors, except the original Core 1st-gen CPUs, and the very lat
    Intel admits that Meltdown and Spectre patch problems affect newer CPUs

  • At some point, the game will ask you to place the Joy-Con or Switch tablet in the Toy-Con model. In the most basic Toy-Con, the RC Car, the Joy-Con’s HD Rumble function is used to “push” it along flat surfaces and make turns. Ultimately, Labo is simply Nintendo doing what it does best: making toys. Labo is the kind of thing only a company like Nintendo – whose history has always been about the joy of play – could create. It remains to be seen if the gamble will pay off, but we can’t wait to see
    Forget VR and AR, Nintendo Labo puts the future in your hands

  • Samsung has beaten its rivals, SK Hynix and Micron, to become the first company to begin mass-producing GDDR6 memory chips – the extremely fast graphics memory that will power the next generation of graphics cards. All three companies, which are big players in the memory market, have announced their plans to produce GDDR6 chips, but Samsung appears to be the first to begin mass-producing them. Thanks for the memoryAccording to Samsung, the GDDR6 memory chips are fabricated on a 10nm process and
    Samsung first to mass-produce GDDR6 memory for next-gen graphics cards

  • Your Suunto Spartan watch is about to get a little bit smarter, as the company is rolling out a software update to all models, which adds HR (heart rate) zones. With this update five HR zones will be added, along with the ability to define special zones for running and cycling. New settings for maximum and resting heart rate are also being added in the update, which will be rolled out in stages, starting today (January 18) and finishing on January 22. Image 1 of 2 You’ll soon be able to track he
    Own a Suunto Spartan watch? You'll soon be able to monitor your training intensity

  • It may require pulling out a Pensieve to remember, but in late 2017 Warner Bros announced a brand-new publishing label, called Portkey Games, which would be dedicated to creating games tied to the Harry Potter universe. The first game to be announced was Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – an AR game from Niantic, the team behind the wildly popular Pokemon Go. Though we’re still waiting to hear more about the next Harry Potter phenomenon, Portkey Games has revealed another Harry Potter title that will
    Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a mobile RPG for wannabe wizards

  • Gamers get a bad rap when it comes to stereotypes about their personal fitness, with the reductive assumption being they’re more interested in their headshots than their heart rates. The Xbox One launched with the now sadly deceased Kinect-enabled Xbox Fitness. But rather than give up entirely on the space, it’s instead partnering with wearable giants Fitbit to bring a new fitness-focussed app to the Xbox One. It’s called Fitbit Coach – which may already be familiar to mobile users who’ve enjoye
    Fitbit teams up with Xbox One to get gamers moving through new fitness app

  • You’re likely aware that these days many Chromebooks (certainly new ones) happily run Android apps, but it will reportedly soon be possible to sideload apps from outside the (relatively) safe haven of Google Play – at least for enterprise users to begin with. At the moment, if you want to use Android apps from outside the Play store, it is possible to sideload APKs (Android Package Kits), but you need to be in developer mode to do so. However, Chrome Story spotted a new Chromium commit, which re
    Chromebooks could soon be able to sideload Android apps without developer mode

  • Instagram is testing a new feature for adding text-only slides to Stories. The feature was first spotted in December, but Instagram is now rolling it out to users in other countries. According to The Next Web, which first spotted Type, it appears alongside the standard Live, Normal, Boomerang and Superzoom options when you create a new Story. Your life storyStories, introduced in 2016, are a way to share several photos and videos from a single day without spamming your friends’ main Instagram fe
    Instagram begins testing text-only posts for Stories

  • Blizzard’s pro gaming Overwatch League finally kicked off a week ago today, and quickly accrued a good deal of viewers – in fact, the first week of play witnessed over 10 million esports fans spectating the matches. Seoul Dynasty emerged victorious 2-1. Seoul successIn fact, with the week two matches underway today, Seoul Dynasty has bagged another victory, and is currently top of the league standings with an undefeated 3-0 record. Meanwhile, London Spitfire is reportedly talking to Tottenham Ho
    Blizzard’s Overwatch League entertains 10 million esports fans in first week

  • A new flaw which can make your iPhone crash from just receiving a message has been discovered and has been dubbed ‘text bomb’. The issue was found by software developer Abraham Masri, who found sending a message containing a particular link can crash and in some cases restart your iPhone altogether. The flaw also affects those on a Mac and can crash your Safari browser or slowdown your computer in other ways. You don’t even need to press on the link either, as the problems from ‘text bomb’ begin
    Worried about the iPhone 'text bomb'? Here's why it probably won't happen to you

  • After letting my novel mature/fester over the Christmas break, I started the new year by putting it on a dramatic weight-loss plan. My initial Autocrit report. An Autocrit pacing report – the more wiggly, the betterThe generic descriptions report helpfully pointed out that I overuse the words ‘pretty’ and ‘good’. The subscription fee is pretty steep (there I go again), at US$29.97 (about £20, AU$40) per month. I’ll probably come back to Autocrit once I’ve refined the overall shape of things a bi
    I let a machine critique my novel

  • Yesterday, renders seemingly showing several unannounced Motorola phones were leaked, and now we can go one better as photos allegedly showing the Moto G6 Plus in the flesh have emerged. Image 1 of 2 This matches up with a leaked render of the Moto G6 Plus. Credit: Reddit Image 2 of 2 The Moto G6 Plus is rumored to have a dual-lens rear camera. Credit: RedditSubject to changeEven if this really is the Moto G6 Plus it’s supposedly a pre-production model, so it might well undergo changes before it
    Moto G6 Plus possibly caught on camera

  • If there’s one thing about Netflix that many people aren’t aware of, it’s that your login details can be used to access all of the other versions of Netflix around the world – one Netflix account fits all. Netflix is designed to automatically show you different versions of its service depending on your computer or playback device’s location. If you’re after a cheaper and simpler alternative to VPNs, a smart DNS service could be the answer. And if you do decide that you want more, Getflix has als
    How to become a Netflix master

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