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Xiaomi Mi 7 renders show Mi Mix-like design

Xiaomi’s high-end Mi lineup differentiates itself from the budget Redmi phones since its first Mi phone. Although the company started its journey with the Mi 3 in India, but it has been a constant focus (except for Mi 6) for them after the first phone was out. The Mi lineup will be succeeded with this year’s Mi 7 flagship, which is expected to feature top-of-the-line hardware for an under $500 price.  Xiaomi has not officially announced a release date for…

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Best AR apps for iPhone and iPad

Since the initial announcement at WWDC 2017, Apple’s ARKit has got the developer world excited. ARKit provides a way for developers to easily implement high-quality augmented reality experiences in their app with little knowhow, and should pave the way for an AR revolution in iOS 11. ARKit is available for the iPhone 6s or later, the iPad Pro range and the latest 9.7in iPad running iOS 11, bringing the functionality to millions of users around the world. This means these…

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As robots replace Indian techies, online education strikes gold

I first wrote about India’s tryst with MOOCs, a free, open-source online education platform that was the hottest new thing in education, five years ago. At the time, I was astonished to learn that India formed the second-largest cohort on edX, a MIT-Harvard MOOCs platform, even though the whole concept was relatively new around the globe and broadband penetration in the country was still pretty lousy. To me, this simply emphasized a recurring theme that in a land where sub-standard…

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Best CPU cooler 2018: top CPU coolers for your PC

Here at TechRadar, we’re obsessed with building and overclocking the best gaming PCs we can get our hands on. If you’re anything like us, the best CPU coolers will help you maximize the frequency you can squeeze out of your processor. Even if you don’t find yourself obsessively tweaking with your BIOS, you really should consider picking up one of the best CPU coolers as lower temperatures generally mean your PC will last longer. The best CPU coolers really do…

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How to use System Preferences settings on a Mac

Sometimes to do what you need to do on your Mac will require accessing System Preferences. Those new to the Mac may be wondering “What is System Preferences on the Mac and where can I find it?” Others may be unaware of what System Preferences makes possible and how easy it is to make tweaks and changes to the way your Mac is set up. We aim to cover the whole of macOS/Mac OS X System Preferences in this article…

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Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review: Hands-on

Most new phone launches for 2018 will take place at MWC but there were a handful of shiny new handsets in Las Vegas for CES. One of those is the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, a mid-range device for those wanting a huge screen and dual front cameras. Those are really the main features here as, unsurprisingly, the XA2 phones aren’t the first from Sony to have modern features like an 18:9 screen. Still, a dual selfie camera phone will appeal…

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Leaving Windows: How the Pixelbook replaced my Surface Pro 4, no regrets

My first Surface Pro computer was purchased five years ago and since then I moved onto the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4. While these are fantastic computers for the daily train commuter and business traveler, Windows can also be a frustrating experience and there may be another alternative that meets your needs better. I tested out the original Google Chromebook in 2013 and ever since then I have lusted after the Google hardware. The Surface Pro line is…

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Welcome to TechRadar’s Fitness Week: the ultimate guide to improving your health

Our inaugural Fitness Week has just kicked off on TechRadar where we aim to show you the best tech you should be using to keep fit in 2018 and what the major trends are that will take over the space this year. We’ve got lots of exciting stuff planned throughout the week, so head back here each day until Sunday to see us everything we’re publishing throughout the week. Expect fitness diaries using basic trackers to top-end running watches, interviews…

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iPad & iPhone User 128 Digital Edition

iPad & iPhone User Digital Edition Apple launched three fantastic new iPhones in 2017: the 8, 8 Plus, and the X. If you are thinking about upgrading your current iPhone, but aren’t sure which model is best for your needs, then our comparison will help you find the handset that’s right for you. The Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws have been hitting the headlines recently. If you don’t fully understand what the issue is, we explain how these vulnerabilities affect…

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Tight deadlines lead AEC to ditch security compliance: ANAO

ANAO timeline of IT security risk assessment activities (Image: ANAO) The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has passed its verdict on how the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) procured services for the 2016 federal election, and AEC cannot demonstrate it got value for money from the Senate ballot paper scanning services offered by Fuji Xerox Document Management Services, and that security in said services was lacking. “The focus was on delivering a Senate scanning system by polling day and insufficient attention…

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Should TVs ever replace the art in our homes?

Whether you’ve got yourself a fully-automated Jetsons house or just an Echo Dot and a few Hue bulbs, there’s no arguing that smart homes are well and truly mainstream nowadays.  As more and more connected tech enters your living room, the way it all looks and fits into your home needs to be taken into consideration more than ever. After all, there’s only so much real estate on your coffee table and only so many times you can look at…

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IBM shows growth after 22 straight quarters of declining revenues, but has it turned the corner?

For the first time in more than five years, IBM has reported quarterly financial results that were better than in the same quarter in the previous year. IBM’s fourth quarter revenues actually increased by 3.6 percent to $22.54 billion, though the annual results showed a 1 percent decline to $79.14bn. (See: IBM Q4 edges expectations, as-a-service run rate now $10.3 billion) This is the worst annual number since 1997, when IBM’s revenues were $78.51bn. Of course, money isn’t worth what…

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More details of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus leak out ahead of MWC

With the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of February, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect already – but leaks about these handsets’ specs continue to drip out on to the web, just in case you want to take all the surprise out of Samsung’s official announcement. The information put forth by South Korea’s ETNews confirms some of the rumors we’ve heard so…

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Congress demanded NSA spying reform. Instead, they let you down

House majority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (left), and Rep. Fred Upton (right), both of whom voted to pass the FISA reauthorization bill. (Image: file photo) For the first time in five years, since the Edward Snowden disclosures that exposed the NSA’s mass surveillance powers and programs, lawmakers had an opportunity this month to rein in and reform the bulk of the government’s powers. Instead, they balked — in both the House and Senate, unwilling to make even the most minor…

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Audiobooks are coming very soon to Google Play

If you like having your literature read out to you, keep your eyes on the Google Play Store, as it looks like a dedicated audiobook section is on the way – and if you’re quick you might be able to get a hefty discount on your first purchase when the changes go live. You can already get a limited number of audiobooks through the Google Play Music app, but it’s not really a fully fledged service. As spotted by 9to5Google,…

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What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things right now

Video: Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things What is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. Thanks to cheap processors and wireless networks, it’s possible to turn anything, from a pill to an aeroplane, into part of the IoT. This adds a level of digital intelligence to devices that would be otherwise dumb,…

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