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Facebook lets Parents organize the baby photos with new Scrapbook

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New parents love checking the comments and number of Likes on the photos of their infants on Facebook. However, it is not easy to visit those comments when those photos are spread over different albums and at a different time frame.

That’s why Facebook is rolling out new Scrapbook feature for the parents to organize all the baby photos in one place. The Scrapbook can be a private album or available to friends. Read more »

Samsung unveils 850 EVO mSATA and M.2 SSD drives

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The Samsung 850 EVO SSDs came a while back, but they were available only in 2.5″ form-factors. Now Samsung has introduced the mSATA and M.2 versions. M.2 is the successor to mSATA and new super-thin laptops – like the ones these SSDs are targeting – are already switching to the new standard.

The SSDs are available for sale now, replacing the 840 EVO mSATAs. Read more »

HTC announces the RE SOK, the world’s first smart sock

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Smart watches are passé. HTC has just announced the RE SOK, the world’s smart sock. The sock integrates a display on the side that shows your phone’s notifications, so instead of doing the bothersome task of pulling the phone out of your pocket or bag, just hold your ankle next to your face.

The RE SOK also has a lot of other features. GPS tracking ensures you can find your other sock in case you ever lose it, a system designed to find holes in the sock, superslip coating to make it easier to slide around on hardwood floors (up to 40%), and complete compatibility with all versions of shoes (except sandals; the SOK are programmed to self destruct when used with sandals). Read more »

Report says Facebook violates EU law by tracking all visitors, including even those without an account

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Facebook tracks the Web movements of all its European visitors, including people who are logged out, have opted out of the tracking option, as well as even those without an account, according to a report compiled by the Belgian Privacy Commission.

“When a logged-in Facebook user visits a site with Facebook social plug-ins, Facebook receives the Facebook ID and browser ID, along with the URL of the page being visited,” the report says. “[And] when a Facebook user explicitly logs out, Facebook keeps uniquely identifying … cookies in the browser, which are then used to track logged-out users across the web.” Read more »

OnePlus launches limited edition DR-1 drone for $20

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After teasing a new game changer product last week, OnePlus has finally introduced the OnePlus DR-1 drone today. What may appear to be a well fabricated prank, is actually true. The Chinese startup intends to sell limited units of this remote controlled drone.

The tiny limited edition DR-1 drone weighs only 15 grams and is just 2.75 inches wide. It has a 4-axis flaps which can be maneuvered using a joystick-like remote control. Also, the controller joystick offers two flight mode settings for letting the drone adapt whenever switching between them. Read more »

Microsoft announces MS-DOS for mobile

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Microsoft is bringing back MS-DOS but this time on the mobile. The company has announced a new version of MS-DOS for the mobile platform that you can download and install on your Lumia device.

The new (or rather the old) OS takes you back to your roots, back to some of the first computers we used. You can now relive those days in all their grayscale glory on your phone. The OS is also forwards compatible, so you can run Windows Phone apps as well, although pretty sure MS-DOS had more apps than Windows Phone does. Read more »

Sony outs Limited Edition Batman: Arkham Knight PlayStation 4

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Sony took the wraps off a Limited Edition Batman: Arkham Knight PlayStation 4. The console is currently available for pre-order for $449.99.

The hot PS4 bundle includes a Steel Gray PS4 chassis with Batman: Arkham Knight faceplate and DualShock 4 wireless controller. Read more »

Chromebit by Asus will turn your TV into a Chrome OS computer

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Google announced the smallest member of the Chrome OS gang to date. Dubbed Chromebit, the Asus-made device is a tiny HDMI dongle, which turns any compatible display in to a Chrome OS computer.

Despite its highly pocketable size, Chromebit packs respectable specs. Read more »

Alcatel OneTouch Watch goes up for pre-order, yours for $149.99

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Today Alcatel has officially started US pre-orders for its first smartwatch, the aptly named OneTouch Watch. The wearable was announced earlier this year, and it’s very affordably priced at $149.99.

That’s a far cry from the Apple Watch, for example, but don’t forget that this doesn’t run Android Wear, Google’s platform for smartwatches. Instead, Alcatel chose to develop its own solution, one that is thankfully compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones. Read more »

Microsoft intros Surface 3 tablet starting at $499, running ‘full’ Windows 8.1

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The Surface Pro 3 has been out for a while now, but it’s quite expensive for the mass-market. So Microsoft decided to unveil the Surface 3 tablet today (sans the “Pro”). This is basically the successor to the Windows RT-powered original Surface and Surface 2, but it no longer runs that little-used iteration of the OS – and it no longer sports an ARM processor.

This time, Microsoft is pairing an Intel Atom x7 with ‘full’ Windows 8.1 (upgradeable for free to Windows 10 when that launches), so the Surface 3 will run any Windows app you throw at it – including the full version of Office, of course. That rectifies what were probably the biggest downsides to the RT-powered Surface tablets of the past. Read more »

Oppo promotes its VOOC fast charging tech in a party aftermath video

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that design trends, pushing for even thinner devices, are ferociously clashing with the slow advancements in battery technology. Learning to accept that, Oppo has been going down a different road, focusing on fast charging as the obvious compromise.

The company is very proud of its developments in the field and took on no other but industry heavyweight Qualcomm, claiming the American solution to be inferior. Read more »

Xiaomi unveils 55″ 4K TV with soundbar and subwoofer

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Two TVs in one week – Xiaomi unveiled a 55″ 4K TV for CNY 5,000 ($800/€750). That’s the biggest Xiaomi Mi TV yet, the previous models were 49″ and 40″. Interestingly, the new Mi TV comes with a 6.2 sound bar and wireless all-aluminum subwoofer included in the box.

It’s a smart TV with an upgraded chipset, MStar 6A928. Read more »

Samsung and LG will settle washing machine conflict outside court

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As some of you surely remember, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have been involved in a rather colorful dispute over alleged vandalism. The story involved LG appliances chief Jo Seong-jin, who was accused of orchestrating the deliberate damaging of several high-end Samsung washing machines by LG employees at two retail stores in Germany last September.

The allegation turned into quite a public spectacle after Samsung filed a formal complaint, seeking criminal punishment for the deed. The whole saga really got out of hand when LG published a surveillance video of the incident, which Samsung branded as misleading and heavily-edited. Read more »

Latest Windows 10 build bundles the new Project Spartan web browser

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After wooing the Windows users with a free upgrade to Windows 10, even for those with pirated versions, it’s clear that Microsoft has a bigger game plan. While that plan unfolds slowly, the Redmond headquartered software giant is rolling out new Windows 10 Technical Preview builds to early testers.

The latest Windows 10 TP build 10049 bundles the next generation web browser called Project Spartan. Read more »

Latest WhatsApp for Android update brings voice calling to everyone

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WhatsApp has included the voice calling update in the latest version of the Android app. The feature is available through the 2.12.19 update and for now has to be downloaded through the company’s website, although should soon be available through the Play Store as well.

WhatsApp started rolling out the voice calling feature a while back but instead of making it available to everyone at once, they used sort of an invite system, where a user who already has the feature has to call you for you to get the calling feature. And this worked within a time window, so if you didn’t manage to get it activated then you’d have to wait for the next time window, whenever it arrived. Read more »