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OnePlus 2 equals a smashing smartphone (with USB-C)

Scrappy underdog of the mobile world OnePlus has today announced the launch of its second smartphone. The OnePlus 2 is the plucky successor to the OnePlus One and it will be available from August for around £250. The OnePlus One gained a kind of cult status among in-the-know Android fans thanks to the combination of good value and high specifications. It’s clear that the company is hoping the OnePlus 2

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Business leaders ‘more diverse’ thanks to technology

Evolving technology has dramatically changed the demographics of business owners, PwC has said. Stephen Moore, who leads PwC’s merger and acquisition business across Yorkshire, said the region is home to an increasingly diverse mid-market business community. He told The Yorkshire Post: “You see a huge diversity of businesses in that space, both in terms of the sector where they’re located and the age profile of owners in those businesses.” Since

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Factory in China produced over 40,000 knock-off iPhone handsets

OVER 40,000 FAKE iPhones worth over £1.2m were produced in a factory in China, according to Beijing police who busted the counterfeit operation. The raid revealed that the factory had produced more than 41,000 knock-off iPhones, and led to the arrest of nine suspects, including a married couple thought to have organised the operation. The bust was revealed in a social media posting on Sunday by the public security bureau

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How IBM Learned To Love Open Technology

When Lou Gerstner first arrived at IBM as CEO in 1993, he brought a gripe with him from his time running American Express, one of Big Blue’s largest customers. As he wrote in his memoir, Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance, it became central to his transformation of the company. What had happened was that an IBM executive had called one of his division managers and threatened to withdraw support from

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Some Big App Makers Aren’t Feeling the Apple Watch

Is the Apple Watch in trouble? Facebook, Google and others haven’t rolled out their most popular apps for the device. When Apple reports its latest quarterly results Tuesday afternoon, many people will be hoping to learn something about how the company’s newest gadget, the Apple Watch is selling. Chances are Apple won’t reveal much, but as a piece in The New York Times noted today, some big app makers–namely Facebook,

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Starbucks to launch mobile ordering as part of 30m technology drive

Starbucks is launching a coffee “click and collect” service, introducing powermats across all of its UK stores and promising the fastest wifi speeds on the high street to lure customers back after its tax controversies Starbucks is launching mobile pay and ordering for drinks across its UK city cafes Photo: AP Starbucks, the coffee giant, is investing £30m on a technological revamp of its UK business to lure British caffeine-lovers back

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This is Microsoft’s Cortana app for Android

First introduced for Windows Phone, Cortana will be a key component of Windows 10 when it launches July 29th. Still, Cortana offers some unique abilities (the Notebook in particular) not available with Google and Apple’s virtual assistants, and her voice detection is some of the best around if you want a change of pace from the native offering on your OS. While the company is yet to officially release Cortana

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Wearable Technology Helps You Keep Aware of Your Fitness Goals

Heading to the gym, or for a workout at home, has always been a struggle for anyone trying to keep track of fitness progress being made. Until now. Keeping fit and knowing how well you are doing with your fitness goals are now directly connected to, and measurable through, your smartphone, tablet or PC untethered by wearable technology. Whether you are counting steps, burning calories or measuring heartbeats and sleep

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Too much technology late at night disturbs sleep schedule for children

(NaturalNews) Research presented at SLEEP 2010, the 24th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, has revealed that children who use technology late at night are more prone to develop cognitive problems than children who have regular sleeping patterns that do not involve staying up late on their computers and cell phones. “Any factor that deteriorates the quality or quantity of sleep will lead to difficulty with school performance

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Microsoft to lay off 6% of its workforce, scale back cellphone business

Microsoft maintains big ambitions for Office, Bing, Skype and its other apps, but it’s minimizing a once heady quest to get vast numbers of people to use the software on Windows smartphones. The Redmond, Wash., technology giant announced Wednesday that it would fire up to 7,800 people in the coming months. The bulk of the cuts will come from offices in Finland and Brazil, but include at least 129 people

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