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Could Nokia be planning a new QWERTY keyboard phone?

As first spotted by Nokia enthusiast website Nokia Power User , a new Nokia smartphone was recently approved by the FCC . Named TA-1047 in the documentation, details on the possible handset are sparse, but it is rumored the device will be dual-SIM, and will have a diagonal measurement of 5.5-inches, and dimensions of 133 x 68 mm (5.23 x 2.67 inches), making it smaller than the budget-friendly Nokia 2 . While rumors are still circulating abo...
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Is the Pentagon’s shadowy secret UFO research program still going on?

If the truth is out there , the Department of Defense may still be determined to find it. Stories published in the New York Times and Politico  almost at the same time both detail a secret Pentagon program that went on for years, spending tens of millions of dollars to investigate “unidentified aerial phenomena,” also known as UFOs. Called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, it spent five years investigating reports from p...
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The 10 best messaging apps for Android and iOS

Let’s face it, our most-used PCs are smartphones. As our dependence on mobile technology grows, so does the need for constant and instant communication with our family, friends, and even work colleagues. Messaging apps have grown to provide rich services and interaction with others, from free text messaging, to voice and video calling, and even photo and file sharing with the added benefit of encryption . Here are some of the best messaging...
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Definitive Technology Demand Series D9 review

Those who follow home audio closely are likely aware that there have been some incredible new offerings in the realm of “affordable,” high-end bookshelf speakers lately. We use the term in quotes, as a $500-600 price point is no drop in the bucket for most of us, but if you’re willing to tighten your belt a bit for the sound of music, offerings like KEF’s Q150  and ELAC’s Uni-fi UB5  are brilliant contributions to the space that allows buye...
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How superstar producer Swizz Beatz uses Instagram to push art, battle Timbaland

You likely use Instagram to keep up with your favorite celebrities and friends. Prolific hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz  used the social media app to find artists for his sixth No Commission music and art showcase, which hit Miami this month. Oh, and in his spare time, he incites beat battles between himself and mega producer Timbaland (Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience ). Safe to say, Beatz is a renaissance man on the ‘gram. Since 2015, t...
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Google Maps may tell you when to get off the train or bus

Have you ever been to a new city, either as a tourist or fresh resident, and gotten lost? Don’t lie, now. No matter how good a navigator you are, it can be difficult to keep track of your bus or train stop amidst the transfers, noise, and general confusion you feel when trying find your way around a new place. Thankfully, Google may soon have a solution for this particular problem. Tech Crunch reports that Google is working on an update for...
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We took a dumb home and made it smart. Here’s where we started

Twenty years ago, new home builders saw an opportunity to add value to a property by installing in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, routing miles of speaker wires, and installing volume dials in every room. Before the days of Sonos and LCD TVs, it was a novelty to be able to listen to music everywhere, and getting a big screen meant a dedicated room with a projector. Today, if you’re buying a home under 30 years old, there’s a good chance the ...
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Nearly $64 million in bitcoin is missing following NiceHash marketplace hack

Cryptocurrency is booming — the rise and rise of bitcoin has been one of the biggest stories of the latter part of 2017. Now, we have seen a glimpse of the more troubling side of the technology, as an attack on a major mining marketplace has resulted in almost $64 million worth of bitcoin being stolen. “Unfortunately, there has been a security breach involving NiceHash website,” reads a statement posted by the company in response to the sit...
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The next Huawei superphone may have 3 camera lenses

What’s better than two? Three, if you’re Huawei, at least that’s what it seems from some accidentally leaked marketing material. Huawei has used two camera lenses on its smartphones, to great effect, for several years ; but in the near future it may add a third lens to the line up. A feature referred to as a, “Pro triple-lens Leica rear camera,” is talked about in the advertising copy, with the blurb promising, “super clarity pictures and p...
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The best tech gifts for fitness buffs will get their blood pumping

The Artist For the creative soul, the pressure is on to find the “perfect” present. A gift card simply won’t do for the friend who gives you a stunning handmade artisanal _____ year after year. Fear not. We have the boost of inspiration you’ll need to wow the most talented person on your list. Wacom Cintiq 13HD tablet $1,000 A pen and paper are nice, but tablets are the tool of choice for tech-inclined artists. Wacom’s Cintiq 13HD is a slee...
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See clearly while hitting the slopes with the 10 best ski goggles available

After your boots and bindings, a solid set of goggles is arguably your most important piece of ski and snowboarding gear . It’s hard to carve out a perfect line when your snow goggles  are fogged up or making your eyes water from a bad seal. Fortunately, recent years have brought boatloads of awesome new goggle technology and innovation to the ski and snowboard world. We tested dozens of pairs and came up with a list we thought performed ex...
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Silverplanes jet into the ‘Gulfstream’ of modern listening, one EP at a time

“It takes a really good band to make digital sound really good.” Nostalgia is a funny thing, especially when it comes to how we view the music we love. What’s come before is usually either looked back upon fondly as having set the template for what’s followed in its wake, or else it’s looked upon with disdain and viewed as a restrictive, shackling format that need to be broken at all costs. Then there are those artists who embrace our colle...
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Verizon gets serious about 5G, plans to launch in homes in 2018

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, AT&T announced it would begin testing fixed residential 5G in Austin, Texas, during the first half of 2017. Not to be outdone, Verizon  said in February it expects to launch “pre-commercial” 5G service for homes and offices in 11 cities over the next four months. And now, nine months later, it looks like Verizon is charging ahead, announcing plans to roll out 5G wireless residential broadband...
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iPhone and iPad tips offered via Apple’s new YouTube channel

So you’re fiddling about with your new iPhone and you can’t work out how to perform some relatively simple tasks. You might hit Apple’s online support pages for a solution, or try your luck DMing the company’s support service on Twitter . Or maybe load up Apple’s support app if all else fails. Well, thanks to a new YouTube channel launched by the Cupertino-based company on Tuesday, you now have another option. Apple Support  on YouTube is a...
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BioLite is bringing solar power and light to remote regions of Kenya

BioLite has always been on a mission to provide affordable and efficient sources of power for use anywhere. Case in point: The company’s very first product was a camping stove that could generate energy from the heat created from burning sticks and leaves while cooking a meal. That energy was stored in an onboard battery pack and could then be used to recharge a cell phone, headlamp, or other small electronic devices. Subsequent products, i...
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