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Violet Little

Violet Little
I'm very curious when it comes to technology. I enjoy tinkering with entertainment and communication gadgets.

Hoverboard use banned in Britain

Britain makes hoverboard riding in public illegal. The Crown Prosecution Service announced that the devices are too unsafe to ride in the street and too dangerous to drive on the pavement. According to the CPS report hoverboards can only be ridden on private property. The device is officially called a …

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Apple blocks News app in China

Apple has blocked its own News app in China. The Apple News app is not supported in China, and even though it is not unexpected for people in China to be unable to access the News app, the block affects devices that have been registered and bought in the U.S …

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Sony buys 3D sensor company SoftKinect

Sony has purchased SoftKinect, a Belgian 3D sensor developer. Sony has been trying to break into the virtual reality market for a while now, with its PlayStation VR headset and its Augmented Reality glasses called SmartEyeglass, and now it is closer to that goal with the purchase of the Belgian …

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Austria announces “hallo App Deutsch” language app

With the migrant crisis in full effect the Austrian government has taken it upon itself to launch a new language app called “hallo App Deutsch”. The language app is designed to help refugees learn German and thus improve their chances at integrating. Austria, along with Germany and many other European …

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New Microsoft Band revealed at Windows 10 Devices event

At this year’s Windows 10 Devices event Microsoft unveiled a slew of new devices, among them was the second generation of Microsoft Band, a device originally released in 2014. If you’re not familiar with the device, the Microsoft Band is a multi-purpose fitness tracker in the form of a wristband. …

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LogMeIn buys LastPass for $110 million

Yesterday LastPass announced that it would be joining LogMeIn. If you’re not familiar with either one of the companies, LastPass is a service that allows its users to automatically login into any site by using a browser extension to fill out login forms. The service can be used for free …

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New Robot Smartphone RoboHon revealed at CEATEC

At this year’s CEATEC exhibition in Japan, multinational electronics corporation Sharp revealed the prototype for a new smartphone in the shape of a robot called RoboHon. If you’re not familiar with CEATEC, it is Japan’s largest IT and electronics trade show where developers from all over the world can present …

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Apple Pay at every Starbucks and KFC soon

Apple Pay was introduced last year by Apple as an alternative to paying with your credit card. The system works by adding your credit card information to its Wallet app. Then you can just use your phone at special terminals to pay for items. According to Apple the system uses …

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