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Samsung plans to launch new Glossy Black version of Galaxy S7 next month

Samsung plans to launch new Glossy Black version of Galaxy S7 next month

In a November 21 disclosure, unidentified smartphone industry sources have revealed that South Korean device maker Samsung Electronics is planning to introduce a new color option for its Galaxy S7 flagship handset.

The disclosure implies that Samsung is apparently making efforts to cover up its sales loss resulting from the discontinuation of its bigger-screen Galaxy Note 7 handset by launching new colors for the Galaxy S7 handset.

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UN report: 47% global population will have Internet access by 2016 end

UN report: 47% global population will have Internet access by 2016 end

According to a new report released by the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union (ITU), 47 percent of the global population – that is, nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide – will have access to the Internet by the end of 2016.

In comparison, in the year 2015, only 43 percent of the global population had access to Internet.

Qualcomm unveils ‘Quick Charge 4’ charging technology

Qualcomm unveils ‘Quick Charge 4’ charging technology

Last week, bigwig chip manufacturer Qualcomm unveiled its new super-fast charging technology which has the capability to give a five-hour boost to a smartphone’s battery life after barely five minutes of charging.

The new Qualcomm technology which promises to give smartphones a supercharge boost is called ‘Quick Charge 4’ technology.

The newly-unveiled Quick Charge 4 charging technology -- as is evident from its name -- marks the fourth generation of charging technology from Qualcomm; and it underscores a significant advance in performance.

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Google suspends accounts of people behind Pixel resale scheme

Google suspends accounts of people behind Pixel resale scheme

According to a development first reported by cost-cutting tips blog Dan's Deals, web search giant Google has banned the accounts of hundreds of people who participated in the Google Pixel handset resale scheme.

As a result of the move, hundreds of accounts have been locked by Google; thereby denying the users of the accounts the access to their emails, saved photos, documents, and other personal data.

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Google announces new enhancements to its cloud machine-learning products

Google announces new enhancements to its cloud machine-learning products

On Tuesday, Google announced that its suite of cloud machine-learning capabilities is being enhanced with the addition of some new services. As a result of the new services that Google is adding to its cloud machine-learning products, the company will be able to better equip enterprises with superlative machine-learning capabilities.

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Google Translate becomes more powerful with Neural Machine Translation technology

Google Translate becomes more powerful with Neural Machine Translation technolog

In an announcement made at a recent press event held in San Francisco, Google said that it is introducing Neural Machine Translation to its Google Translate language-translation tool, so as to make Translate more powerful and useful.

The Neural Machine Translation technology which Google has brought to its Translate tool underscores the use of advanced neural networks which translate whole sentences at a time, instead of reading phrase by phrase. As such, neural networks allow Google Translate to ensure that translations are based on the context of a sentence.

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Internet Association sends open letter to Donald Trump, lays out list of policy priorities

Internet Association sends open letter to Donald Trump, lays out list of policy

A 12-page open letter has been sent by the Internet Association – a trade group representing 40 US tech companies – to President-elect Donald trump.

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Instagram updates Stories with several new features

Instagram updates Stories with several new features

On Thursday, Instagram announced the biggest update to Instagram Stories, adding several new features which will enhance the appeal of Stories for creators, brands and marketers.

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Unicode Consortium approves 51 emojis for inclusion in Unicode 10

Unicode Consortium approves 51 emojis for inclusion in Unicode 10

The Unicode Consortium has revealed in a Thursday announcement that it has proposed a shortlist of 51 emoji characters for inclusion in Unicode 10 – the latest version of the emoji character set – which is scheduled for release in mid-2017.

Announcing the proposed shortlist of 51 emojis for the Unicode 10 release, the Unicode Consortium said that the proposed emojis have been selected from among the nearly 150 applications which the group had received for new emojis to be included in the newest Unicode version.

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Apple will reportedly start shipping new MacBook Pros next week

Apple will reportedly start shipping new MacBook Pros next week

According to reports, Apple appears to be set for the shipment of its first 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops equipped with a Touch Bar. The reports are based on the fact that Apple has moved the initial MacBook Pro orders into the ‘Preparing for Shipment’ stage.

The reports indicate that the customers who placed orders for the new MacBook Pro laptops right when Apple made it available for purchase on October 27 will likely have the laptops shipped to them next week.

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