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    In the event you thought the copious amount of explosions in Just Cause 2 was unsatisfactory, Avalanche Studios have spent years developing the perfect explosions for Just Cause 3. Published by Square Enix, Just Cause 3 is powered by the latest iteration of the Avalanche


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    High-End Elephone M3 Pro Coming Soon
    Back in November, Elephone has released the M3 smartphone priced at only $99, which will challenge UMi Rome handset. Now, the Pro version is rumoured to arrive soon, which will keep the same design as the standard M3, but will have flagship specifications.


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    HTC Releases December Security Update For AT&T's One A9
    HTC's Mo Versi has announced on Twitter that the AT&T variant of the HTC One A9 smartphone is already receiving its December security update. Some users have already reported that the update has arrived for them so check your notifications if you still haven't got it.


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    Toshiba Could Get $60 Million Fine For Recent Accounting Fraud
    We have recently told you that Toshiba is looking for a way out due to the accounting fraud that happened back in July, and that it could join forces with Fujitsu and Vaio. Now, the Japan's Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission has suggested the penalty.


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    Windows 10 Mobile Updates Might Not Need Carriers Approval
    Apple's iOS operating system is not the greatest, but it has one big advantage over the competition and that is a great system of updating the software. With iOS, you don't need carrier approval, unlike Android and Windows Phone. However, there could be a change for Microsoft.


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    Interesting LG G5 Specifications Leak Online
    Not much talking has been about the LG's upcoming flagship smartphone. The LG G5 is expected to be announced early in 2016, so it is about that time when we start hearing more about it, and thanks to a report from Weibo, we have possible specifications of the handset.


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    YouTube Launches Trending Tab For Viral Videos; Also Posts Video Of The Best Moments Of 2015
    It is impossible to stay in touch and watch every new trending video or discussion. And while some of those videos are not interested to you, there are some you would like to watch, and that is where the new trending feature from Google comes in play.


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    Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Launches In India
    As expected, Motorola has officially launched the improved version of the Moto G in India. The new Moto G Turbo Edition still has the same design, but a slightly improved specs. The phone will go on sale today priced at INR 14,499 ($220) and will be available through Flipkart.


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    Flyme OS 5 Now Available For Meizu MX4 Pro, MX4 And M1 Note
    Meizu has officially announced that its Flyme OS 5, which has so far only made it to the Meizu Pro 5 and the MX5, will become available tomorrow for the MX4, MX4 Pro, and m1 note. The update is not yet rolling out over-the-air (OTA), so you'll have to update your phone manually.


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    Microsoft Cortana Officially Available For Android And iOS
    After the beta version of Cortana was available for quite some time, Microsoft has now officially launched the final version of the digital personal voice assistant. Cortana is now available for both the iPhone and Android devices in the United States and China.


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    Android 6.0 Marshmallow Rolling Out To Motorola Moto X Pure In The US
    This was expected, since Motorola started the Android 6.0 Marshmallow soak test on the Moto X Pure Edition (2015) in the US last week. Considering everything went fine, the company has decided to release the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for all users.


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    WordPress 4.4 "Clifford" Now Available
    Automattic has released a new version of WordPress named Clifford, which brings several important features. The Automattic's new WordPress distribution brings a new default theme called Twenty Sixteen, which makes your site more connected and responsive.


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    Huawei Mate 8 Already Sold Out
    Huawei has launched its high-end phablet today and according to first reports, the handset is sold out at many retailers. This goes as planned as the He Gang, the head of the Chinese company's smartphone division, said they have high expectations from the device.


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    Samsung Galaxy A8 Officially Announced In Japan
    Samsung has recently announced its second-generation A series of smartphones, which consists of three smartphones, including Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. Two other Galaxy A smartphones were rumoured to be announced, but that apparently didn't happen.


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    Moto E (2nd Gen) To Get Marshmallow Update After All
    When Motorola first released a list of devices that will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, there was no mention of the second-generation Moto E smartphone. After numerous requests by users, Motorola has changed its mind and will release the update for Moto E.


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    HTC Perfume Is The Next-Gen Flagship Smartphone
    While the HTC One M10 smartphone was rumoured to be the company's next-generation flagship smartphone, new rumours created a little twist. According to a reliable leakster @LlabTooFeR, HTC's new flagship phone will be called Perfume and is coming in 2016.


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    Apple Watch Gets Updated To Version 2.1
    Alongside iOS 9.2 software update, Apple has also released a software update for its smartwatch. The Apple Watch now runs software version 2.1, which contains improved language support and various bug fixes. The watchOS 2.1 is available through the Watch app on iPhone.


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    Qualcomm Accused Of Bribing Companies To Use Chips
    The European Commission has formally accused Qualcomm of violating the law by bribing companies to use its processors. In a letter to the company, the Commission claims "illegal payments" were made to at least one smartphone maker in the European market.


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    Focus By Firefox iOS Ad Blocker Released
    Mozilla has come out with an iOS ad/content blocker called Focus by Firefox. The app can be downloaded from the App Store and then configured to block the content you no longer want to see. It only prevents ads with a tracking component from being shown.


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    PS4's Online Multiplayer Is Free This Weekend
    For this weekend, online multiplayer will be free on the PlayStation 4. Sony is getting rid of its PlayStation Plus requirement temporarily from December 11 at 12:01 AM PT to December 13 at 11:59 PM PT. Like on Xbox, a subscription is normally required to play your games online.


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    Default Photo Magic Facial Recognition Rolling Out In Facebook Messenger

    Facebook is making facial recognition features more available in its Messenger app with Photo Magic. The feature has already been tested in Australia and now it is available to more, but not all, users. Photo Magic improves the photo sharing process by identifying other users.



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    Facebook Music Streaming Works While Browsing

    With an update to its Music Stories feature on iOS, Facebook now lets music streaming occur while you are browsing your news feed. The feature has also grown to work with Deezer, Rhapsody, and KKBOX, which join Apple and Spotify. Music Stories arrived in November.



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    Apple Pay, Samsung Pay Competing In China Next Year

    Deals between Apple/Samsung and China's UnionPay will allow both payment services to operate in the country next year. Those deals let UnionPay customers use their debit or credit cards with the services. An exact launch date for Samsung Pay and Apple Pay hasn't been provided.



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    Netflix Creates Socks That Sense When You Fall Asleep

    Netflix has invented a pair of socks that can pause the video you are watching once you fall asleep. The socks come with sensors that are capable of detecting when you're no longer awake, allowing your content to be paused right when you aren't watching anymore.



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    Apple Music May Reach 20M Subscribers By End Of 2016

    Mark Mulligan, a music business analyst, has released a report that claims Apple Music could grow to 20 million subscribers by the end of next year. The report also says the service will reach 8 million users by the end of this year. Mulligan says Apple Music's growth has slowed.



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    Google Opposes Proposed California Self-Driving Car Rules

    Google's head of automotive transportation has released a statement opposing efforts by the California DMV to restrict self-driving car efforts to vehicles that allow for complete driver control. The rules would prevent Google from testing its latest self-driving car.



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    FCC Questioning Companies Over "Free" Data Offers

    T-Mobile, AT&T, and Comcast have been asked to hand over information about their free data offers to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Those service providers now let some types of content not be counted against data usage, but the FCC is concerned about those offers.



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    Google To Begin Prioritizing A Site's HTTPS Pages Over HTTP

    Google is expanding its prioritization in search results of HTTPS URLs over those that are not as secure. The search engine has been using this prioritization since last year and will now use it more widely to boost a site's HTTPS pages over its HTTP pages.



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    CEO Of BlackBerry Criticizes Apple For Not Decrypting Data For Authorities

    John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, has taken a shot at Apple by criticizing the company for not decrypting data when requested to do so by law enforcement. In a blog post, Chen laid out his opposition to Apple's strategy and said BlackBerry will work with government officials.



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    VLC Arrives On Chrome OS

    VLC, the most popular media player, is now available on Chrome OS. VideoLAN has released a ported version of VLC for Android on the Chrome Web Store, allowing people with Chromebooks to use it. The app was released using the Android Runtime for Chrome tool.



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    16 Xbox 360 Games Brought To Xbox One

    Microsoft has brought another 16 Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One. Backwards compatibility was introduced for the console in November and it launched with 104 supported games. The latest set of titles brings that number to 120. You can use the feature with a disk or digital copy.



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    NVIDIA Details Marshmallow Update For Shield Tablet K1

    NVIDIA's new Shield Tablet K1, which was announced after the original Shield Tablet had to be replaced due to potentially danger battery, was confirmed to get the latest Android 6.0 update. The update is expected to arrive soon as NVIDIA has released a video demonstrating it.



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    LG Reportedly Working On A Handset With Curved Display, Not The New G Flex

    We have reported that LG might not release the new G Flex 3, and will instead switch its focus on LG G5 and the successor to the V10 device. If you are a fan of smartphones with a curved display, LG might still have something for you according to latest information.



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    Microsoft Rolls Out First Redstone Preview Build To Windows 10 Insiders

    The first major Windows 10 update codenamed Redstone is scheduled for public release next year. The Windows 10 Insiders have received the first build from Microsoft's Redstone development branch (RS1), but since it is in very early development stage, no new features are included.



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    OnePlus Announces The Champagne Edition Of Its OnePlus X Handset

    The OnePlus X Champagne Edition is now officially available and can be purchase if you have an invitation. If not, hold on until Tuesday, when the company holds its weekly open sales. The Champagne Edition, which has the new color combination, is now available for €269.



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    Sprint Begins Rolling Out Marshmallow Update For LG G4

    LG G4 was one of the first smartphones to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, but the carriers have yet to release the update. Today, Sprint has announced that it has started rolling out the Marshmallow update to LG G4 smartphones on its network.



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    Samsung Launches Special Edition Galaxy Note5

    While European users are patiently waiting to see if Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note5 next year, people in the company's hometown have a chance to purchase a special edition for the holiday. The Galaxy Note5 Winter Edition will only be available in the South Korean.



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    Motorola Moto X (2014) Gets Marshmallow Update

    Motorola's second generation Moto X smartphone has started receiving the Android 6.0 update in certain regions. The first regions to get the update, according to reports, are India and Australia, while other regions are expected to get the same update soon.



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    Default Microsoft Launches Lumia 550 In India

    Earlier this month, Microsoft has launched its affordable Windows 10 Mobile smartphone in certain regions in Europe and United States. The Lumia 550 is now available in India and can be purchased for only Rs 9,399 outright, which is about $140 or €130.


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    Android 6.1 Coming In June 2016, A Few Features Detailed

    With ongoing Android 6.0 Marshmallow roll out, Google can concentrate more on developing the next Android version. According to latest rumours, Google is expected to release Android 6.1 update in June next year, with several interesting and long anticipated features.


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    OnePlus Relaunches Its Power Bank In India

    OnePlus has just announced that its popular power bank is now back on sale in India via its exclusive partner Amazon. The OnePlus' 10,000 mAh power bank is available for a limited time period at the same old price of Rs 1,399, before it starts selling at an increased price.


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    ZTE Releases Software Updates For Axon And Axon Pro

    Besides announcing new Axon MAX, ZTE has also started rolling out new software updates for other Axon smartphones, the Axon and Axon Pro. The updates bring several new features, including the latest Google Android security patches, and also improvements to camera.


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    Huawei Nexus 6P Special Edition Launching In India Next Week

    Huawei has officially confirmed that the Nexus 6P Special Edition will be available next week in India. The smartphone will be available for purchase on December 21 from Flipkart for INR 43,999 (around $660), which will have an exclusive deal in the country.


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    ASUS ZenFone 3 Rumoured To Arrive In May Or June

    ASUS ZenFone 2 lineup could soon get a replacement according to unnamed Taiwan-based supply chain makers. The report says that the next generation of ZenFone smartphones could be out in May or June, and could have much better specifications compared to the current ZenFone 2.


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    Huawei P8 Mate Coming To The US Very Soon

    The Chinese market was lucky enough to have Huawei Mate 8 since November, and now the company is finally expanding it to the US. The phablet has already been certified by the FCC, meaning the release in the United States is imminent and can happen any time now.


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    Official Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade List Leaks Online

    Instead of rolling out the Windows 10 Mobile update for certain Lumia smartphone owners, Microsoft has recently announced that it has to postpone the release date. The company has confirmed that the WP handsets will start receiving the Windows 10 Mobile update starting early 2016


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    Huawei P9 Coming In March 2016

    Huawei's P series of smartphones have been quite a success in the past and now the company is working on a fourth member, the successor to the Huawei P8. The upcoming Huawei P9 is now rumoured to launch next year in March and the first to get it will be India.


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    ZTE Unveils A 6-inch Axon MAX Handset

    ZTE's high-end smartphone lineup Axon, which features premium specs and materials, has got another member. The Axon MAX is the new member of the series and is already up for order in China for CNY 2,799 (about $430), but there is no word on international availability.


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    Target Creating A Mobile Payments System

    Target is reportedly working on a mobile payments system that could arrive as early as 2016 if it decides to release the app. Reuters says Target is in the "early stages" of development for the system, which would likely operate in a way reminiscent of Walmart's app.


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    HTC Vive VR "Breakthrough" Will Be Shown At CES 2016

    HTC made a significant breakthrough in the VR technology that runs in its Vive VR headset earlier this month and that breakthrough will be revealed at CES 2016. Cher Wang, HTC's CEO, announced that a "very, very big technological breakthrough" had been made with help from Valve.


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    Facebook Using HTML5 For All Videos, Replaces Flash

    The Facebook website has switched all of its videos over to HTML5 and off of Flash. By default, every video will now play in HTML5 on all web browsers. This move is in response to a growing belief that Flash should be abandoned due to security vulnerabilities and other issues.


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    Amazon Could Begin Using Own Cargo Planes

    Amazon has been operating a few cargo planes for a little while and the eCommerce company is reportedly going to lease 20 Boeing 767 jets. This expansion of the operation will result in Amazon handling a lot more of its own shipments. Each Boeing 767 can cost $650,000 a month.


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    Facebook Music Streaming Works While Browsing

    With an update to its Music Stories feature on iOS, Facebook now lets music streaming occur while you are browsing your news feed. The feature has also grown to work with Deezer, Rhapsody, and KKBOX, which join Apple and Spotify. Music Stories arrived in November.


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    Apple Pay, Samsung Pay Competing In China Next Year

    Deals between Apple/Samsung and China's UnionPay will allow both payment services to operate in the country next year. Those deals let UnionPay customers use their debit or credit cards with the services. An exact launch date for Samsung Pay and Apple Pay hasn't been provided.


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    Netflix Creates Socks That Sense When You Fall Asleep

    Netflix has invented a pair of socks that can pause the video you are watching once you fall asleep. The socks come with sensors that are capable of detecting when you're no longer awake, allowing your content to be paused right when you aren't watching anymore.


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    Default Consumer Group Sues Valve, Wants To Resell Games

    A consumer group in France has filed a lawsuit against Valve that claims Steam users should be allowed to resell games. The group, UFC-Que Choisir, maintains Valve must allow users to resell the content they have purchased since there's no difference between disks and downloads.


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    Facebook On iOS Adding Live Photos Support

    Support for Live Photos, an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus feature, is now found in Facebook for iOS. When uploading a photo, you can now click the option for "live." These photos can only be viewed as Live Photos by iOS 9 users, so they will look normal for Android users.


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    Tesla, Spotify Announce Free In-Car Streaming

    Anyone with a Tesla Model S in certain countries can now receive Spotify Premium music streaming for free. The companies have entered into a partnership that will initially bring free streaming to Europe, Australia, and Hong Kong. The US will receive that offer shortly.


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    BlackBerry OS 10 Users Receive Free Apps For Holidays

    BlackBerry has made a bunch of apps available for free to OS 10 users. This holiday offer is available for anyone using a BB OS 10 smartphone, such as the Z10, Q10, Z30, Passport, Passport Silver Edition, and the Classic. The promotion also depends on your location.


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    Apple Music May Add High-Resolution Streaming In 2016

    Apple is said to be working on high-resolution audio streaming that will be integrated into Apple Music next year. This new 96 kHZ/24-bit audio will be higher than CD quality, according to Macotakara (Japan), which has learned of Apple's plans from sources.


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    Apple Formally Opposes UK Surveillance Bill

    Apple has already spoken in opposition of the UK's Investigatory Powers Bill and now it has submitted a statement formally opposing the legislation. With that bill, often referred to as the Snooper's Charter, the government may try to weaken encryption.


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    LG Smart TVs Receiving webOS 3.0 In 2016

    LG's line of smart televisions will begin shipping with webOS 3.0 next year. The updated OS will be shown at CES 2016 and we already know it includes a number of new features, but only a few design changes. One of the main features lets you split your TV into two channels.


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    SpaceX Launch, Landing Of Falcon 9 Successful

    SpaceX's launch of its Falcon 9 rocket last night went smoothly and the company also landed the rocket on solid ground for the first time. This launch, from Cape Canaveral, was the first for the Falcon 9 since an accident in June 2015. SpaceX had struggled to land a rocket.


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    Ford, Google Working On Self-Driving Cars

    Ford and Google have reportedly formed a joint venture that will work together on self-driving vehicles and a ride sharing service. A report from Yahoo Autos claims Ford will announce the venture during CES and it will be a "new business of automated ride sharing."


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    Oculus Shipping Finished Rift To Developers

    A finished version of the Rift virtual reality headset is now headed to developers. Oculus says it is shipping "early builds" of the headset with developer kit SDK 1.0. With that developer kit, the "runtime includes features tied to the consumer product."


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    Alleged iPhone 7 Prototype Leaks Online

    Apple iPhone 7 is the company's next-gen flagship smartphone that is expected to arrive sometime next year. Having said that, a leaked video has surfaced allegedly showing the new smartphone. We can't comment whether or not is geniue, so take it with a grain of salt.


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    Manhattan DA Criticizes Apple's Stance On Encryption

    Cyrus Vance, District Attorney of Manhattan, has fired back at Apple following in an interview that included CEO Tim Cook defending full-disk encryption. Vance claims Apple specifically implemented that form of encryption so that it would be unable to comply with requests.


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    Gionee Marathon M5 Lite Coming To India

    A day after Gionee announced two new Marathon smartphones, another upcoming member has been spotted on Zauba, a website which tracks India's import and export. The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite was officially announced in China over a week ago and is now heading to India.


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    NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 Gets Marshmallow

    NVIDIA's latest gaming tablet, the Shield Tablet K1, is now getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The company has promised to launch the update before the end of the year, and it is now fulfilling its promise. The update is rolling out over the air.


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    Modular Fairphone 2 Handset Starts Shipping

    The company behind Fairphone 2 has just announced that it has started shipping the smartphone to customers across Europe. The phone's components are mostly made out of conflict-free mines and the key parts are easily replaceable if you buy replacements from Fairphone.


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    Pink Version Of Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 To Go On Sale Tomorrow

    Xiaomi is getting ready to launch a new variant of its flagship tablet. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has been available since late November in either Gold or Silver color, but customers will now have a chance to purchase the tablet in exclusive Pink color options.


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    BlackBerry Priv To Get A Price Cut In February

    Although BlackBerry reported good last quarter, the company is far from recovery. The good thing is the sales of BlackBerry Priv is great, and the phone has yet to reach all countries. If you like the phone, but not the price, you'll be happy to hear that a price cut is coming.


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    Gionee Announces Marathon M5 Enjoy And M5 Plus Handsets

    Gionee's Marathon series of smartphones have just got two new members called the M5 Enjoy and M5 Plus. The smartphones have one notable advantage over other Marathon phones, and that is a fingerprint scanner. Both phones are available for purchase as we speak.


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    Sony Xperia Z4 And Xperia Z5 To Get Marshmallow Very Soon

    Earlier this year, Sony has released a list of smartphones and tablets that will receive Google's latest mobile operating system. Today, we have learned that Android 6.0 update for Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z5 smartphones have been certified, meaning the rollout is imminent.


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    Default NSA May Have Put Back Door In Juniper Code

    Researchers investigating two back doors in software used in devices from Juniper have concluded the initial back door may have come from the NSA. Juniper's software is used by multiple US government agencies and corporations. The NSA may have tried to monitor traffic.


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    Oculus Rift Preorders Beginning Shortly After January 1

    The final version of Oculus Rift's hardware is now headed to developers and Oculus has announced it is still on target for an "awesome Rift launch in Q1." While preorders are not going to be accepted this year, Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey says they will begin very soon.


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    Microsoft Further Delays Surface Hub, Increases Price

    Microsoft has pushed back the ship date for its Surface Hub yet again and it is also increasing the price of the device. The extra large displays, which launched in January 2014, are going to function as conferencing systems for businesses. The Hub has been delayed a few times.


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    Google Working On AI Messaging App

    Google is said to be working on a new messaging app that will include artificial intelligence (AI) features. The app will partially function like a chatbot by carefully providing users with answers to their questions. The idea is to give users another way to access information.


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    Judge Rules Kim Dotcom Can Be Extradited To US

    A judge in New Zealand has ruled Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the United States. US authorities may be able to jail Dotcom and his co-defendants if this ruling sticks. In the US, he will face charges of significant copyright infringement.


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    iPhone 6C Set For April 2016 Release

    Another report has come out stating Apple is going to launch and release the iPhone 6c in early 2016. The latest report is from MyDrivers (China) which says the phone will come out in April 2016. Apple will launch the phone and the Apple Watch 2 during a rumored March event.


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    Elon Musk: Tesla Will Have A Self-Driving Car In 2 Years

    It's only going to be two years until Tesla develops an entirely self-driving vehicle, according to CEO Elon Musk. That bold prediction was made during a Fortune interview, in which Musk moved up the date by which Tesla can have an operational self-driving car.


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    'Hey Cortana' Voice Feature Removed From Android Temporarily

    Microsoft has temporarily disabled the Hey Cortana voice feature that comes with its Cortana voice assistant on Android. For now, Microsoft says you will need to open the app manually before using it, as voice commands to open the app will not be recognized.


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    Steam Winter Sale Goes Live

    The annual Steam Winter Sale is now live, bringing discounts to thousands of PC games, according to Valve. A variety of deals will be available over the next two weeks and among the deals are discounts for the Tropico, Civilization, and Witcher games.


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    Google Offers 3 Months Of Play Music For $1

    If you don't already have a music streaming service, Google is currently offering 3 months of Play Music for $1. The offer is part of Google's holiday deals and it is available to those who have yet to subscribe to Play Music or YouTube Red. You must be in certain locations.


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    Google Testing Password-Free Logins

    Google is trying a new login option that removes the need for a password. The feature, which was first mentioned by a Reddit user, lets people only use their smartphone for verification. Rp1226, the Reddit user, was invited to try this password-free system.


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    YouTube Complains About T-Mobile's 'Binge On'

    YouTube has filed a complaint about T-Mobile's Binge On offer that lets people view low-quality video content for free. While YouTube is not a part of that offer, it claims T-Mobile is throttling all video services and it is doing so without "explicit user consent."


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    Gigabyte Building A VR Device

    Gigabyte is reportedly entering the virtual reality industry with its own VR product. DigiTimes reports the company is working with 3Glasses, a VR company, to produce a device. It's not known if the device will be a headset like the Oculus Rift or if it will be something else.


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    Samsung Announces Marshmallow Beta Program

    Several manufacturers have started Marshmallow project, in which they release the latest Marshmallow builds for testing purposes. The latest company to launch similar program is Samsung, but the company said the program is available only for its flagship Galaxy S6.


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    LG G Pad II 8.3 Goes Official

    LG has announced that a new Android tablet is now officially available and will go on sale tomorrow in South Korea. Dubbed the LG G Pad II 8.3, the tablet has a built-in stylus and will be available only in Brown Gold color options at currently unknown price tag.


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    New Renders Of Lumia 650 Posted Online

    From recent rumours, we know that Microsoft is working on two mid-range smartphones to fill up the gap between Lumia 550 and Lumia 950/950 XL. That gap will supposedly be covered with the Lumia 650 and Lumia 850, about which we already had a chance to read.


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    Motorola To Use Heatpipe Cooling In The Next-Gen Moto X Handset

    Sony's Xperia Z5 was one of the first handsets that incorporate heatpipe cooling and the main reason for that was the overheating Snapdragon 810 chipset. Motorola looks to incorporate the same technology in its next-gen Moto X smartphones, to keep the phone from overheating.


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    Oppo's Upcoming ColorOS User Interface Leak Online

    Oppo has been rumoured to be working on a new user interface for a quite some time, but until now we haven't heard much about it. The current gen devices are running ColorOS 2.1 UI, while the 3.0 version is in the work according to a series of leaked images.


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    Default Hyatt Discovers Malware In Payment System

    Malware has been discovered in the payment systems used by Hyatt, one of the largest hotel operators. The company admits to having found malware and an investigation into the attack is "ongoing." Hyatt has taken "steps to strengthen the security of [its] systems."


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    Australia Controversially Tells People To Disable Two-Factor Authentication

    The Australian government recently advised citizens to turn off two-factor authentication for myGov whenever they are going on vacation. According to myGov, which connects citizens to many government services, two-factor authentication may just be a hassle when traveling.


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    India Blocking Facebook's Free Basics

    On the grounds that it violates the basic tenets of net neutrality, many people have come out against Facebook's Free Basics initiative. That program lets people in developing areas access internet services for free. Facebook has started a petition to support Free Basics.


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    Asus Devices Will Ship With AdBlock Plus Preinstalled

    By default, ad blocking will be included with new tablets and smartphones from Asus. The company has announced it is adding AdBlock Plus to its default browser and the ad blocker will be found on all devices next year. The browser is used by 15 million people.


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    Yahoo Begins Warning Of State-Sponsored Attacks

    Following moves by Google, Twitter, and Facebook, Yahoo will now issue special warnings to users who've been affected by state-sponsored attacks. When an entity that appears to be supported by a government tries to attack a Yahoo account, users will be alerted.


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    FAA Reports 45,000 Drone Registrations In 2 Days

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires the vast majority of drones be registered with the government. Registrations began Monday and the FAA says there were 45,000 registrations in the first two days. Every drone over 0.55 lbs must be registered.


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    Uncharted 4 Release Delayed, Arriving In April

    Uncharted 4 will not be ready by its previously announced release date, Naughty Dog has announced. The developer says its PS4-exclusive game will now come out on April 26, 2016. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was originally supposed to arrive this year.


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    Livestream Notifies Users Of Suspected Data Breach

    Livestream users have been told the service may have been hacked. An unauthorized group reportedly accessed the live streaming service's account database, exposing names, emails, encrypted passwords, and phone numbers. It's not known exactly what the hackers took.


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    Nvidia Infringed Samsung Patents, Judge Rules

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    Default FiresVR Launches VR Headset Called JiDome-1

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