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SMARTWATCH USER DROPOUT RATE IS STILL 29%, GARTNER SAYS

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Almost a third of smartwatch owners — 29%, to be exact — have stopped using them, saying they didn’t find the devices useful, got bored with them or they broke. Those findings, released Wednesday by research firm Gartner, don’t indicate that smartwatches are on their way out. But what’s troubling is that the 29% rate of “abandonment” hasn’t really changed ... Read More »

Tim Cook and other top tech leaders reportedly headed for Dec. 14 summit at Trump Tower

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Last week, USA Today shared an article reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has invited top technology leaders to a summit in Manhattan at Trump Tower on December 14. The invitations were reportedly sent by his campaign manager, Reince Priebus, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and transition advisor, Peter Thiel. At the time, the only individuals USA Today shared as attending were Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Oracle ... Read More »

Samsung Is About To Brick Every Galaxy Note7 In America

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If you’re still carrying around a Galaxy Note7, you should return it ASAP. As an extra incentive to US customers, on Friday Samsung announced that it will be issuing a software update to US Note7s that will prevent the phone from charging or working as mobile devices. Image: AP The move comes a little a month after Samsung capped charging ... Read More »

Girl has her body frozen so she can come back to life after dying from cancer

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You probably thought it could only be done in The Simpsons, but a 14-year-old girl who wanted her body to be frozen so she could one day be brought back to life won a historic legal fight to do so shortly before her death. The girl – who cannot be named – died from a rare cancer in October and ... Read More »

Researchers Can Now ‘Fingerprint’ the Human Brain

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Researchers have developed a way to “fingerprint” the brain. The new research confirms something scientists have long-suspected: that the structural connections in the brain are unique to each person, like a fingerprint. The team, led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, used a new, non-invasive imaging method called diffusion MRI to map the structural connections of 699 brains. This approach ... Read More »

McDonald’s Pilots Mobile Ordering and Self Service Kiosks

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McDonald’s is finally entering the 21st Century with the US launch of self-service kiosk ordering, mobile payments, and digital menu boards. Features already found in nearly 2,600 international restaurants are rolling out now to customers at more than 500 locations in Florida, New York, and Southern California. Restaurants in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., will follow suit ... Read More »

Apple Maps transit directions go live for iOS 10.1 beta users in Japan ahead of official rollout

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Transit directions in Apple Maps for users in Japan are expected to go live to the public when iOS 10.1 is released, and Apple today has flipped the switch for iOS users running the latest iOS 10.1 beta build. According to local blog Ata Distance, Apple Maps in Japan supports transit data information with the latest iOS 10.1 beta, offering ... Read More »

Instagram extends suicide helpline to Hong Kong and Australia

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  Instagram’s helpline for people experiencing mental distress and possible self-harm has been extended to more countries, including Hong Kong and Australia. The social network’s new feature will allow people to anonymously report posts that they think might indicate a user in danger of self-injury. The latter then receives a message from Instagram with options, such as being placed in ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger is getting a new Data Saver mode

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Facebook Messenger can be a real data hog if you’re a frequent user — especially if you send and receive a lot of GIFs, images, and videos. But that’s going to change thanks to a new Data Saver feature that’s currently being tested on Android. One of the best things about Messenger is that you can use it to send ... Read More »

Public testers can now get iOS 10.1 beta 4

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The fourth beta build of iOS 10.1 was seeded to public testers today by Apple after the company gave developers a first look at the software last week. The new beta comes less than a week after Apple seeded iOS 10.1 beta 3 to testers, bringing a number of bug fixes and as well as support for Portrait Mode on ... Read More »

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