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Almost two years ago, Netflix launched FAST .com, a free internet speed test to let customers check their speeds from their internet service providers. Netflix's internet speed testing site, FAST , is getting updated to show upload speeds and connection latency . Upload speed is pretty straightforward and measures the speed of the connection for uploading data from a user's device to the internet.
  • Uber rolls out new colour-coded windshield pickup signal

    Uber rolls out new colour-coded windshield pickup signal

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    Another new update is Pickup Messages , which makes it easy for riders to let their driver know how to spot them or give a quick update on their status. You could tell them what you're wearing or where exactly you're standing. According to Uber, the beacon has a powerful battery and Bluetooth connection to the Uber driver app, and can last several evenings without charge, while keeping the dashboard area free of cables.
  • Mobile's new worldwide data pass launches August 1 for $5

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    The most significant is the data speed. For those on any T-Mobile ONE plan, customers can get unlimited data at up to 128kbps with free texting. So the global pass will give you considerably faster data, but in a very limited amount. If you do travel out of the country often, you might want to consider T-Mobile's Simple Global plan, which as previously noted, comes with a T-Mobile ONE subscription.
  • Nokia X5 launched with notch display, dual cameras: Price, specifications and features

    Nokia X5 launched with notch display, dual cameras: Price, specifications and features

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    The Nokia X5 comes in Black, White and Blue with a starting price of CNY 999 ($148) for the 3GB/32GB model and goes up to CNY 1,399 ($208) for the 4GB/64GB variant. For selfies, there is an 8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, and AI-based beauty and portrait modes. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and will be upgradeable of Android P in the near future.
  • Behold: all five generations of Toyota Supra

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    Toyota's all-new Supra is easily 2018's most anticipated vehicle. Speaking to the website at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed , Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada confirmed that the four-cylinder version will join the line-up, adding that it will be lighter than the six-cylinder version and offer a sharper-feeling turn-in thanks to "much better weight distribution".
  • World of Warcraft Drops Paid Expansions for a Subscription-Only Model

    World of Warcraft Drops Paid Expansions for a Subscription-Only Model

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    While this doesn't affect the future expansions (for now), all currently released World of Warcraft expansions will now be included in the base game for all subscribers. The lower barrier of entry does, however, mean that you may have more people to play alongside. You will still need to, however, maintain a subscription to access all that content.
  • Google fined Sh500bn for breach of European Union antitrust rules

    Google fined Sh500bn for breach of European Union antitrust rules

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    The Android decision is the most important of a trio of antitrust cases against Google. Margrethe Vestager , the EU's competition commissioner, announced the stiff penalty on Wednesday saying the USA tech giant forced - and in some cases paid - major phone makers to pre-install its search engine and Google Chrome browser.
  • Google introduces new job search feature for United Kingdom workers

    Google introduces new job search feature for United Kingdom workers

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    Google For Jobs works alongside the company's pioneering search engine. Google's new job search tool is integrated into Google Search, so you can look for jobs just like a regular Google query. "To that end, we're focused on bringing the best opportunities to jobseekers and the very best candidates to United Kingdom companies". How do you search for a job? Job hunters can go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its engine collects from recruitment agencies across the internet.
  • Facebook Enlists a Renowned Chip Developer from Google

    Facebook Enlists a Renowned Chip Developer from Google

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    He'll work under Andrew Bosworth , the company's head of virtual reality and augmented reality , according to people familiar with the matter. Over the past year, Google has hired several former Apple employees to create their own innovative processors, however, the opponents of the company also chose to work on this scheme.
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specs get leaked

    Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specs get leaked

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    But the phone's predecessor the Mi Max 2 - another giant phablet that was released a year ago - cost around US$250. The smartphone also retain the 3.5mm headphone jack. Rs 23,950, the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant is priced at PLN 1,399 which is approx. "According to early speculation, it will come with a 5.84" Full HD+ display with a notch and it runs on a familiar Snapdragon 625 processor with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
  • A new submachine gun is coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale

    A new submachine gun is coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale

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    It uses light ammo, holds 30 rounds and comes in common, uncommon and rare variants. With an in-game message, Epic has indicated it will be adding a new SMG to Fortnite: Battle Royale . Aside from adding the new SMG and vaulting the Tactical SMG, today's patch also buffs the damage of the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle, bringing it from 63/66 up to 75/78.
  • No Man's Sky NEXT trailer teases third-person perspective, multiplayer, visual overhaul

    No Man's Sky NEXT trailer teases third-person perspective, multiplayer, visual overhaul

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    NEXT will also bring more things to do, drastically expanding the games' base-building mechanics with the ability to build bases anywhere, on any planet. No Man's Sky is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC, and will launch for Xbox One alongside the "NEXT" update on July 24 . The Xbox One version of the game will feature HDR and 4K support as well as every major content update released for the game thus far (which includes the Foundation , Pathfinder , and Atlas Rises updates).
  • Some pretty convincing photos of Samsung's big upcoming smartphone have leaked

    Some pretty convincing photos of Samsung's big upcoming smartphone have leaked

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    We've been hearing some interesting things about the Galaxy Note9 lately, including a potential in-display fingerprint sensor , a Bluetooth-equipped S Pen , and ISOCELL Plus camera tech . What do you think of this leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 design? And, for the Galaxy Note 9, perhaps the reason why DJ Koh let himself be captured using a pre-production Note 9 is because the phone is going to look pretty much the same as its predecessor.
  • New Emojis Unveiled Just In Time For World Emoji Day

    New Emojis Unveiled Just In Time For World Emoji Day

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    Foodies will be getting some new emoji options, including a mango, head of lettuce, cupcake, and moon cake. Other emoji additions include male and female superhero emoji, a softball, an infinity symbol, and a nazar amulet. These Memoji avatars are a new feature on iOS 12 where you can turn yourself into an Emoji. Apple highlighted the emoji that relate to diversity during its announcement post today, but as has been noted elsewhere, the arrival of Unicode 11 means that there will be a ...
  • Samsung talks about 8 Gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM

    Samsung talks about 8 Gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM

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    Compared to devices that use LPDDR4X chips, the 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM module offers a data rate which is up to 1.5 times faster. Samsung might be best known for its smartphones and consumer electronics but it might surprise you to know that its most steady and most profitable business as been from its silicon, particularly its memory and storage products.
  • Google's phone app can now detect spam calls

    Google's phone app can now detect spam calls

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    Google's phone app has had built-in warnings about suspected spam calls for some time, but this change takes things to the next level as these calls can now be muted automatically. Caller ID will identify the company or service that is calling a user if they have a Google My Business listing. To do so, users should enter the Phone app and check their recent calls for the spam caller.
  • Uber update adds features to make pickups less annoying

    Uber update adds features to make pickups less annoying

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    The idea was that you select a color in the app, and that color will light up an Uber logo inside the driver's vehicle - and your phone screen will display the same color, so you can hold it up to help your driver spot you. Currently, Uber Beacon is only available in Toronto. 'Sometimes you want to give your driver a little extra detail ahead of the pickup, ' Yu wrote in the blog post.