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(Reuters) - Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc's quarterly revenue rose about 7 percent, helped by higher subscriptions. The company's net subscriber additions rose to 340,000 in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31 from 319,000, a year earlier. TiVo's net income increased to $7.1 million, or 7 cents per share, from $710,000, or 1 cent per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose to $114.1 million from $106.3 million. (Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirti Pandey)

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Walter Isaacson’s 2011 Steve Jobs biography left much to be desired. For a person as mercurial, intelligent, inspirational, and influential as Jobs was, many anticipated that the biography would provide a never before seen glimpse into the man responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations of our time. The reality, unfortunately was much different. For the most part, Isaacson’s book rehashed a great deal of what we already knew about Jobs without providing much in the way of new, or at the very least, interesting information. Now, a new Steve Jobs book slated for release on March 24 promises to deliver where Isaacson’s book fell short. Titled, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader,

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The CW has released a few new trailers for "iZombie" that give a clearer look at how the main character absorbs people's memories by eating their brains. The series debuts March 17.>

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NEW YORK (AP) — As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world.

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Now that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are officially out, all sorts of comparisons between Samsung’s newest flagship devices and Apple’s iPhone 6 models are being made. In fact, Samsung practically invited us to compare its new phones to Apple’s when it mocked the iPhone 6 Plus’s photo abilities during its official announcement at MWC. FROM EARLIER: Benchmark tests show Galaxy S6 performance crushes everything else on the market Phandroid has performed one such camera comparison and has looked at how the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 handle being shaken by using a special test area Samsung set up at its MWC booth. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S6 is the winner, considering the device has a camera that features optical image stabilization

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By silencing a mechanism that allows cancer cells to reject anti-cancer drugs, a new breakthrough out of MIT and Harvard could dramatically increase the efficacy of treatment.>

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By Harro Ten Wolde BARCELONA (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the world's second-biggest maker of network gear, is beefing up its patent portfolio ahead of 5G, the next generation of mobile equipment, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Huawei, also the world's fourth-largest maker of smartphones, has said it plans to spend $600 million on 5G wireless research and development from 2013 to 2018. Huawei was Europe's seventh-largest patent filer in 2014, up from 13th the previous year, according a report published last week by the European Patent Office (EPO). "We have made quite a large number of technology innovations and breakthroughs," Hu, deputy chairman and rotating chief executive of Huawei, said.

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NBC has plans to launch a premium, comedy-focused video subscription service. A new report from The Wall Street Journal says the video offering would bundle new episodes of the network's comedy staples Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show. Both shows are already free to watch for cable subscribers and TV owners with an antenna, but NBC also wants to invest in original shows for the service and produce exclusive snippets as a showcase for its biggest stars like Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and actors across NBC's roster of current shows. The new service would be entirely separate from Hulu, which NBC partly owns, and the network's TV Everywhere apps.

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The Ferguson Police Department violated the constitutional rights of the city's black residents for years, says a Department of Justice report expected to be released tomorrow. Federal investigators found that, well before the shooting death of Michael Brown last year, police activity in Ferguson, Missouri, was fueled by racial discrimination against the predominantly black population, resulting in unjustified traffic stops, arrests without probable cause, and the use of excessive force. Investigators in Ferguson conducted hundreds of interviews and reviewed 35,000 pages of police data to determine definitively if racial bias was at the root of the tensions between officers and the black community.

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There are a number of telltale signs that a radical science movement is bubbling at the surface, waiting to erupt much like a volcano, or a teenager dry-humping Sofia Vergara. Here are some reasons to believe that science is invading all our homes and that total dominance is imminent. Luckily for all, it's looking like this is just the...

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Eva Solo Gravity Cookware comes in a variety of sizes. The pots and pans have a special lid that has multiple uses.>

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Express your Lego love in the living room and kick your feet up on a giant brick of furniture.>

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We’re still over three weeks out from the end of Pebble’s latest record-smashing Kickstarter campaign, but this week at Mobile World Congress, the company revealed a premium model of its Pebble Time smartwatch… and it looks suspiciously familiar. DON’T MISS: Why you should absolutely consider Microsoft’s new Lumias over any cheap Android phone The Pebble Time Steel is the company’s all-metal version of the upcoming wearable, with a stainless steel bezel, steel buttons and a metal strap. Interestingly, it seems to shares a whole lot in common with another upcoming wearable: Compare that image to the header image. Notice any similarities? The Time Steel comes in three finishes: silver, gunmetal black and gold. Ordering a Time Steel will net you an additional leather

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Updated iOS app lets you send secure group, text, picture and video messages to other Apple mobile devices, and to Android users who have the TextSecure app.>

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Google has backed away from an early promise to enable full-disk encryption by default on all Lollipop devices. Android users can still switch on disk encryption in the settings menu, but contrary to what Google said when Lollipop was first released, it won't be the default setting. According to an official statement, the issue seems to be device performance. "Due to performance issues on some Android partner devices, we are not yet at encryption by default on every new Lollipop device," Google said in a statement to Engadget.

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French Android device maker Archos at MWC 2015 announced the first Android tablet in the world that will have a massive 256GB of built-in storage, a new addition to its Magnus line of devices. On top of that the company also unveiled a new storage innovation at the show, called Archos Fusion Storage, that’s supposed to improve the way memory on a device is handled. Obviously, I simply had to take a look at this new Magnus model, and I was almost able to do it too. FROM EARLIER: Hands-on: Sony’s new tablet is a powerful, slim and light Android beast Sadly, however, Archos did not actually have any 256GB Archos 94 Magnus tablets on display, only 128GB versions. Visually though,

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First they bought Skyera, erstwhile all flash array startup. Now WD's HGST unit is buying Amplidata, a scale-out object storage software vendor. Is the world's largest disk drive vendor moving into the storage systems business or not?

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The coolest apps are sometimes lost amid the Play Store offerings. Here are a few hidden gems worth a look.

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Microsoft continues to plug away at its Sway app, which could highlight the future of Office.

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Lightning-quick downloads, driverless cars and remote surgery: telecom firms are racing to develop a new generation of "5G" mobile networks that could start to change the world in five years. Executives and regulators from Asia, Europe and the United States jousted to define their quest for the 5G Holy Grail on Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a mega-trade show for telecom innovations. Korea Telecom on Monday said it hoped to roll out its first 5G technology even sooner, at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Later, extra fast and secure 5G connections will enable self-driven cars guided by automatic connections to traffic systems, said Korea Telecom's chief executive, Chang-Gyu Hwang.

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