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The FCC's new proposal could break you free from your cable box

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has introduced a new proposal that could break you free from your cable box. Though cable companies mostly control how TV is delivered to their customers, Wheeler's proposal, if it passes, would allow tech companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft, to bring new technologies to cable TV. This could include allowing customers to ditch their cable box for hardware like an Android TV box, or new software experiences to let you watch the TV you pay for on any device in your home.

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T-Mobile adds Amazon Video and more to Binge On, makes it easier to turn it off or on

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T-Mobile continues to expand its Binge On video streaming program, adding four new content providers for customers to access without affecting their monthly data service. The new providers include Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW and WWE Network.

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Facebook adding five new emoji reactions alongside the old 'Like' button

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Facebook will soon allow its users to express themselves more than just a comment or hitting a "Like" button. The social network plans a global roll-out in the next few weeks of five new emoji buttons that can be used instead of "Like".

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Udacity Android nanodegrees leading to quicker hiring in India

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India's leading online retailer Flipkart has teamed up with online learning company Udacity to reach out to young and budding Android developers. The retailer will hire top-performing Udacity Nanodegree graduates without requiring face-to-face interviews or even a formal job application. Not relying on said processes and instead analyzing performance is hoped to put Flipkart at the front of the line when it comes to hiring new talent.

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1 week ago

Yahoo revamps its app and web site for faster access to news and comments

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Yahoo is trying to make it easier to find news on its web site and mobile apps with a revamp of its interface. It's also rolling out updates to allow for quicker creation and browsing of comments from Yahoo's online community.

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Google will shut down My Tracks on April 30

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Google is set to shut down the company's own fitness tracking app My Tracks, which originally launched back in 2009. Much like various fitness apps on the market, My Tracks is responsible for tracking speed, distance travelled, as well as elevation while the user walks, cycles or runs. From April 30, My Tracks will no longer be available.

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1 week ago

Moto X Force listed as coming soon on Amazon India

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Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing announced in November that the Moto X Force (aka the Droid Turbo 2) would be making its way to India in the coming months, offering no further details. The phone is now listed as coming soon on Amazon India, suggesting an imminent launch in the country.

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1 week ago

Oppo to unveil innovative power solution and smartphone camera tech at MWC

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Oppo will take to this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) to unveil what the company claims to be a ground-breaking power solution, as well as new smartphone camera innovation. The popular smartphone company shipped 50 million units in 2015 and will certainly be looking to utilize said events to further develop the Oppo brand to penetrate its targeted markets.

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1 week ago

You no longer require an invite to purchase the OnePlus X

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Have you found yourself in the position where you really wanted to purchase the OnePlus X as your next smartphone but have simply been unable to obtain an invitation? You'll now be able to place an order for the handset without having a special invite. As-of-today, OnePlus is scrapping the system for the OnePlus X.

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1 week ago

128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 is yours for just £399 at eBay UK

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The 128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 is available for £399.99 from today until February 3 as part of eBay UK's Big Weekend promotion. The seller is Laptop Outlet and there's free delivery available should you go ahead and make the purchase. Also, should you reside near an Argos Click & Collect, you'll be able to take full advantage of the pick-up location.

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1 week ago

Oppo's selfie-focused F1 debuts in India for ₹15,990

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In a press event in Mumbai, Oppo introduced the photography-centric 'F' series of smartphones, launching the mid-range Oppo F1 in the country.

The F series stems from a growing demand for premium-quality mobile photography from mid-range devices. Earlier this month, in a press statement, the company claimed that its research has indicated strong consumer recognition that its phones "shoot great photos."

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1.43 billion smartphones shipped in 2015, Samsung retains top spot

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According to IDC, smartphone shipments hit a record 1.43 billion units in 2015, a 10.1 percent increase from 2014. In Q4 2015, shipments totaled 399.5 million units, an increase of 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago. Samsung retained its spot as the number one manufacturer, and Huawei recorded shipments of 106.6 million, netting a year-on-year growth of 44.1 percent.

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1 week ago

BlackBerry Priv makes its official debut in India

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As expected based on earlier rumors, BlackBerry has now officially launched the Priv in India. At an event held at the Oberoi in New Delhi, BlackBerry India Managing Director Narendra Nayak and Damian Tay ‎Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Product Management at BlackBerry introduced the company's first Android-powered smartphone to the market which will be available in stores across India starting January 30 with a suggested retail price of Rs. 62,990.

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1 week ago

LG's budget K10 and K4 launch in Europe this week, other markets to follow

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LG has announced that its latest budget phones, the K10 and K4, will be starting their global rollout in key markets this week.

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Samsung reports Q4 2015 earnings, anticipates tough year ahead for mobile business

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Samsung has reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2015, noting an operating profit of $5.04 billion (6.1 trillion Korean won) on overall revenues of $44 billion (53.3 trillion won). This is up from operating profits of $4.37 billion (5.29 trillion won) a year ago.

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