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Google Nexus 6 will get Android 7.1.1 update in Jan. 2017

Google Nexus 6 will get Android 7.1.1 update in Jan. 2017

According to a 9to5Google report, the Google Nexus 6 handset is scheduled to get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in January 2017.

The Nexus 6 handset is the only Nexus device which has not yet received the Android 7.1.1 update; with the update having been rolled out to all the other Nexus devices. Since all the Nexus models older than the two-year-old Nexus 6 have got the Android 7.1.1 update, the users of Nexus 6 have been long demanding the rollout of update to their handsets.

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Consumer Reports denies its recommendation to Apple MacBook Pro 2016

Consumer Reports denies its recommendation to Apple MacBook Pro 2016

According to a Business Insider report, Consumer Reports has denied its recommendation to tech giant Apple’s latest MacBook Pro 2016 laptops because of apparent inconsistencies in the battery life of the device.

Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 lineup consists of beastly laptops boasting an elegant and modern appearance. The 13-inch MacBook comes with a 2.0GHz dual-core i5 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM; whereas the 15-inch MacBook features a 2.6 Ghz quad-core i7 processor, 256 GB SSD and 16GB of RAM.

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Google will launch two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in 2017

Google will launch two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in 2017

The Verge has disclosed in a recent report that tech giant Google plans to launch two new flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017.

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FCC's Republican Commissioners vow to revisit Net Neutrality rules “as soon as possible”

FCC's Republican Commissioners vow to revisit Net Neutrality rules “as soon as p

In a letter sent recently to five industry trade groups, Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly – the two Republican Commissioners on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – have hinted that one of the key priorities of the right wing after getting majority control of the FCC is to scrap the Net Neutrality regulations.

The five industry trade groups to which Pai and O’Rielly have sent the letter include the CTIA, Competitive Carriers Association, American Cable Association, NTCA -- The Rural Broadband Association, and WISPA -- Wireless Internet Service Providers.

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Uber and California DMV representatives to meet lawyers from state AG’s office

Uber and California DMV representatives to meet lawyers from state AG’s office

In a recent report, San Francisco Business Times has revealed that a Wednesday afternoon meeting has been scheduled to be held between ride hailing company Uber, California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMW), and the state's Attorney General (AG)'s office.

According to the report, "representatives" from Uber as well as the California DMW will meet with the lawyers from the state Attorney General's office on the afternoon of December 21.

The San Francisco Business Times' report of the meeting scheduled for December 21 has been confirmed by the DMW to TechCrunch.

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Uber’s self-driving cars still operating on SF roads despite DMW’s order

Uber’s self-driving cars still operating on SF roads despite DMW’s order

In a recent interaction with reporters, Anthony Levandowsk – VP of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group – said that Uber will continue to offer self-driving vehicles to its passengers in San Francisco in spite of opposition from California DMW.

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MacRumors: Apple AirPods come with standard one-year warranty; no AppleCare+

MacRumors: Apple AirPods come with standard one-year warranty; no AppleCare+

According to a MacRumors report, there is no AppleCare+ for Apple’s new AirPods wireless headphones. The headphones come only with the standard one-year warranty which covers issues like losing the capacity of the batteries.

As such, as per the report, the loss of an AirPod component – either the bud or the case – is not covered by warranty.

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MacRumors: Apple will start AirPods sales in its stores on Dec. 19

MacRumors: Apple will start AirPods sales in its stores on Dec. 19

According to a MacRumors report, the sale of AirPods wireless headphones will be commenced by Apple in its stores on Monday, December 19.

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Twitch launches new content category called IRL

Twitch launches new content category called IRL

In a Thursday announcement, Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch said that it is rolling out a new content category which will give streamers an opportunity to share their real life with their audience.

The new content category launched by Twitch is called ‘IRL’ – short for ‘in real life’ – and has been designed with the key objective of unfolding a mechanism for users to share moments from their everyday lives.

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Evernote’s new privacy policy will allow employees to read users’ notes

Evernote’s new privacy policy will allow employees to read users’ notes

Evernote has revealed in a recent announcement that it is bringing about a change in its privacy policy to give its employees the capability to read the notes of Evernote users, without giving the users the option to opt-out.

The new privacy policy will be put into effect by Evernote on January 24, 2017.

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