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Unlike the last two generation of HTC's One M series, the One M10 appears to have a home button on the bottom. The leaked image also shows that the phone's power and volume buttons are located on the right hand side of the device. Comparing with the HTC One M9, the company went for a complete makeover for its upcoming One M10. We may still see the UltraPixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization on the rear and front of the device.
  • Honda Recalls 2.2 Million More Airbags

    Honda Recalls 2.2 Million More Airbags

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    Honda's recall includes older model years dating back to 2005, as well as some newer 2015 and 2016 models. With Honda announcing this week another massive recall due to Takata's faulty airbags, the pressure on the Japanese automotive supplier is over the edge, as this safety crisis takes gargantuan proportions.
  • Apple Will Finally Let You Trade In Your Cracked iPhone

    Apple Will Finally Let You Trade In Your Cracked iPhone

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    Apple believes that this new program will encourage new iPhone upgrades versus a standard iPhone screen fix. It's not clear how badly damaged an iPhone can be to pass Apple's trade-in test at retail outlets. Based on all of the aforementioned variables, customers with a broken iPhone 5s can purchase the latest iOS devices at eight and seven percent off. Those carrying a damaged iPhone 6 Plus will enjoy a 39 and a 33 percent discount.
  • IRS resumes accepting e-filings after computer outage

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    Nassau County officials are reporting multiple cases of people getting calls claiming that they or a family member owe money for unpaid taxes. There's no word on when the system might be fixed, but we're guessing whoever the IRS brings in will probably be feeling the pressure to solve the problem fast.
  • Windows Phone sales down by half compared to a year ago

    Windows Phone sales down by half compared to a year ago

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    There were a lot of good and bad sides to the results that came out from Microsoft's practices. The latest cloud revenue figures show a $1.2 billion rise on the previous quarter, which saw $8.2 billion revenue on cloud deals. Despite this, the company's long-term focus on cloud computing is paying dividends and the company is making more money from cloud than ever before. Surface revenue was up by almost a third in constant currency, thanks to the launch of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.
  • Microsoft shares get a boost from earnings report

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    All thanks to Microsoft which sold only 4.5 million Lumia mobile devices in the recent quarter, as compared to 10.5 million units sold in the same period past year, according to The Verge . On the same measure, Azure revenue grew 140%. Intelligent Cloud encompasses server products and services such as Windows Server and Azure. CEO Satya Nadella has put cloud computing at the centre of Microsoft's forward strategy with little reference to their consumer efforts which appear to be a ...
  • Rising Surface Sales Helped Microsoft Post $6.3 Billion Quarterly Profit

    Rising Surface Sales Helped Microsoft Post $6.3 Billion Quarterly Profit

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    The Windows-maker made a total of 6.3 billion (£4.3bn) in net income on revenue of 25.7 billion United States dollars (£17.9bn). The Intelligent Cloud division produced underlying revenue growth of 11%, driven by 10% growth in server and cloud service revenues and 140% revenue growth at Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform for building and deploying applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.
  • Microsoft Sales Go Backward As Windows Phone Sales Slump 49%

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    Revenues here fell 2% to $12.7bn (at constant currencies), which the company said was ahead of the broader PC market, reflecting a higher proportion of premium devices, a strong 29% underlying growth in revenues from Surface devices and a 30% increase in Xbox Live active users.
  • Microsoft's device business marred by smartphone sales freefall

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    Analysts on average had expected revenue of $25.26 billion. Nadella has been pushing the company, once the dominant seller of PC-based software, to adapt to a world where people are increasingly using mobile gadgets in addition to PCs, and where businesses are moving more of their operations online.
  • The IRS shuts down electronic tax return system due to outage

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    In a statement , the agency said it was still assessing how wide the scope of the problem is and how long it will take for online filing to get back up and running. Also, make sure that the preparer has a federal or state license and must complete annual continuing education to maintain that license; the tax code changes constantly and you want a preparer who is up-to-date.
  • Facebook to expand 'like' feature with five new emoji options

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    Zuckerberg acknowledged in a statement along with the video of Reactions that this was intentionally designed as an alternative to the Dislike button, a feature that users have always been asking for. The clickable responses will also provide Facebook's developers with more data, which can be used to tailor content to users; something with marketers will find useful.
  • Two Countries Added to Countries With Zika Virus

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    However, if you're still fuzzy on the details and haven't had a chance to catch up on what Zika actually is, keep reading. We're not likely to see widespread outbreak of Zika in the United States, Europe or many parts of the world. Kristie Ebi, a professor of global health at the University of Washington , calls it "a temperature-driven eruption". "We can never let our guard down where infectious diseases are concerned, and that is particularly so in our tourism-dependent Caribbean ...
  • Pokémon GO developer to discuss the new game at GDC

    Pokémon GO developer to discuss the new game at GDC

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    GDC 2016 takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from March 14 through 18; no plans to Livestream the Pokemon GO session have been announced, but details will likely be available online shortly after it concludes. According to Vine Report , both games are assumed to be released at the same time, with the Pokemon Company collaborating with Niantic for the augment reality game.
  • Microsoft quarterly profit slips but tops forecasts

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    Fortunately for the computing giant, its Surface , Windows 10 and cloud computing business remain strong. On the earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft is seeing "network effects" in its cloud business; for example, some customers are using Azure to funnel Office 365 data into other apps, he said.
  • IPhone 7 may introduce wireless charging - but with a new twist

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    At the moment, its engineers are working to overcome a number of obstacles, particularly the issues of power loss over a distance as, obviously, the further away from the pad you are the slower it will charge . "It remains to be seen which option Apple could be looking at for the iPhone, regardless of whether they will go for industry-standard certified or a proprietary solution", he noted.
  • Facebook's latest feature is a supercut of your friendships

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    In honor of its latest anniversary, it has released new tools to help celebrate how close you've become with your friends, all thanks to the social network . Facebook Messenger, the site's instant messaging spin-off, has also introduced two new sets of stickers called "Best Friends" and "Friendship" that can be downloaded free and used in conversations.
  • Apple Will Let You Trade A Broken iPhone For A New One

    Apple Will Let You Trade A Broken iPhone For A New One

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    According to a new report from 9to5Mac , Apple will soon allow users to trade in their broken iPhone to receive store credit to help purchase a new version of the handset. Apple's partnership with Belkin-a screen protector manufacturer-seems to have quelled those fears. In addition to this upgrade program, Apple is also launching a program in its retail stores that will automatically apply screen protectors for customers who want one.
  • Recall Alert: 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5

    Recall Alert: 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5

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    In the U.S., Puerto Rico and Saipan, there are a combined 19,000 vehicles or so affected by the recall. Therefore, Mazda is stopping sales indefinitely and recalling all units. Mazda just filed the paperwork to begin the recall yesterday, and the company hasn't yet published a proposed timeline for repairing vehicles. In total, Mazda has recalled 442,266 vehicles with Takata driver's frontal airbag inflators and 416,475 vehicles with passenger's frontal airbag inflators.
  • 'Friends Day': Facebook celebrates 12th birthday

    'Friends Day': Facebook celebrates 12th birthday

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    Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg opens a birthday card for Facebook signed by guests at a Friends Day event. Facebook turned 12 and it's celebrating "Friends Day" with new tricks and features, but also more ambitious plans.
  • Are you still having fun in Destiny? Bungie wants to know

    Are you still having fun in Destiny? Bungie wants to know

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    The studio has also been recently working to improve matchmaking, using the recently ended Iron Banner as a testing ground, and the changes have been introduced to Skirmish recently, with plans to expand them to the rest of the playlists after more information is gathered.
  • Microsoft (MSFT) power cord recall

    Microsoft (MSFT) power cord recall

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    Microsoft shipped 2.5 million Surface-series tablets in the fourth quarter of 2015, leading to total shipments for the year reaching six million units, or 50% higher than market expectations of four million, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  • Microsoft Confirms Purchase of AI Company Swiftkey

    Microsoft Confirms Purchase of AI Company Swiftkey

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    Microsoft has confirmed that the software keyboard developing company SwiftKey has been acquired by it. The software keyboard is highly rated and one of the most preferred keyboard alternatives for Android and iPhone users.
  • Microsoft starts recommended update roll-out for Windows 10

    Microsoft starts recommended update roll-out for Windows 10

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    Microsoft is pushing its OS out as a " Recommended Update ". Right now Microsoft's handsets are mostly run on Windows Phone 8.1., without a doubt, it is number one with 77.7 percent, followed by Windows Phone 8.0 with 8.4 percent. As of this week, " recommended " now means that Windows 10 is going to install itself on the PCs of most of its users. You can now close out of Windows Update .
  • Microsoft reveals 49% YoY drop in phone revenue in Q4 2015

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    Microsoft's revenue in Productivity and Business Processes, which includes Microsoft Office services, fell two percent, with Microsoft Dynamics revenue growing 11 percent in constant currency. The company charges users $60 for a one-year subscription for the service. Azure revenue soared 140% in constant currency terms, with revenue from Azure premium services almost trebling year on year.
  • Microsoft Health App Updated With New Features In Windows Store

    Microsoft Health App Updated With New Features In Windows Store

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    As a quick recap, the new update is pretty big, and brings a whole host of new features to Microsoft Band 2 and the Health app, the complete list of which is as follows. When Microsoft claims that this little tweak can give you hours of more usage, then it is worth a shot. Stay connected at a glance with email, text, calendar, call alerts, and social updates.
  • Microsoft boosted by intelligent cloud growth and Surface sales

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    Windows revenue closely tracks sales of personal computers, which fell 10.6% globally in the December quarter from a year earlier, according to research firm IDC . It sub-headlines the results with a line commenting upon "cloud strength", and the Microsoft Cloud was indeed a top performer for the company, actually it was the only one of Microsoft's three business segments to enjoy overall growth (ignoring non-GAAP constant currency figures).
  • Fallout 4 update 1.3 detailed, available for PCs now

    Fallout 4 update 1.3 detailed, available for PCs now

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    It's been three months since Fallout 4 launched, but that's not stopped Bethesda from rectifying some of the post-apocalyptic role-playing game's many bugs and glitches. The issue of players warping to a different location when aiming has also been fixed. The outlet noted that though the patch did not contain other improvements necessary to bring the game's interface on-level with games under the same genre, the update was a good step to make.
  • Apple is Developing Advanced Wireless Charging Technologies Sinema Blaze

    Apple is Developing Advanced Wireless Charging Technologies Sinema Blaze

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    Considering the recent earnings call, we couldn't agree more. Early this January, Bellevue, Washington-based tech company Ossia unveiled a system that charges an iPhone mid-air. The more distance between the device and the charging plate, the longer the device takes to recharge. It also requires aluminum cases for phones that would enable radio waves to penetrate through it.
  • Microsoft HoloLens wants to bring new tech to National Football League fans

    Microsoft HoloLens wants to bring new tech to National Football League fans

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    Those wearing the headset look around their HDTV, where the actual game is playing, to see an expanded screen, players bursting through their walls and the Goodyear blimp view of the stadium on their coffee table. Anyone who has tried the prototype will most likely tell you that the idea needs a lot of time to be executed. The video also shows HoloLens giving fans stats about players on demand when the players are doing something on the screen.
  • Windows 10 now a recommended update

    Windows 10 now a recommended update

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    As a recommended update , the Windows 10 updater that is already installed on applicable PCs will automatically download the necessary pieces required to perform the full update. StatCounter , which tracks global usage share - a proxy for activity rather than users - pegged Windows 10 at 13.7% for December, a 1.8-point gain.