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HTC’s Ocean Note phablet will reportedly come without headphone jack

HTC’s Ocean Note phablet will reportedly come without headphone jack

In a Friday report, Taiwanese news outlet ePrice has disclosed that HTC forthcoming handset – the HTC Ocean Note phablet – will probably not feature the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Ocean Note phablet will be introduced by the HTC, along with the Ocean Master and the Ocean Smart devices, on January 12, 2017. The phablet, which will likely become available for purchase on January 28, will come in three color option --- Black, White, and Blue.

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Hyundai is working on new fuel cell SUV with 348 mile range

Hyundai is working on new fuel cell SUV with 348 mile range

In a move which underscores a potential effort by bigwig automaker Hyundai to up its fuel game, a Nikkei report -- via Motor Trend -- has revealed that the automaker is planning to bring about a substantial increase in range for its hydrogen-powered Tucson, the company’s five-seat crossover.

According to the report, Hyundai is working on a new fuel cell SUV which will apparently have the capability to offer up to 30 percent more range as compared to its predecessor.

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Uber, Lyft respond to Senator Al Franken’s concerns about racial discrimination

Uber, Lyft respond to Senator Al Franken’s concerns about racial discrimination

On Wednesday, Senator Al Franken released the letters received from ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft, in response to his November open letter in which he had asked the two companies to address racism on their platforms.

Senator Franken’s open letter, published on November 2, 2016, was addressed to Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick and Lyft CEO Logan Green. The letter essentially drew attention to the fact that a study released earlier this year had documented the racial discrimination faced by ride-hailing passengers.

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Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Start Getting Android Nougat Update

Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Start Getting Android Nougat Update

Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus have started receiving Android Nougat update in India. Motorola informed that users will soon start receiving notification regarding the update on their smartphone. Users who have not received the message or might have missed it, can access it using Settings > About Phone >> System Updates.

The update can take up to 20 minutes to install. Also, the update should be downloaded only in case users are connected to Wi-Fi network as Wi-Fi connections are faster and stable compared to normal 3G or 4G connections.

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Samsung announces new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaner

Samsung announces new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaner

Days ahead of the CES 2017 event coming up in January, Samsung has announced the newest model of its POWERbot robot vacuum cleaners --- the POWERbot VR7000. The pricing and availability details of the new robot vacuum cleaner have not yet been disclosed by Samsung.

The newly-announced POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaner from Samsung is a 4-inch device which, going by Samsung’s claims, is 28 percent slimmer than the company’s previous robot vacuum cleaners.

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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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