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The Nexus 6 is Google’s latest Android smartphone and its biggest handset to date, as the company has never made Nexus phablets so far. The device is almost the same size as the iPhone 6 Plus, and even bigger than the Galaxy Note 4, according to recent comparisons. To further show how big the Nexus 6 really is, Phone Arena compared it to every Nexus handset ever made, from the original Nexus One to last year’s Nexus 5. FROM EARLIER: Video shows how gigantic the Nexus 6 is, even compared with the massive Galaxy Note 4 While not all Nexus fans will fall in love with the huge device, there are plenty of handset buyers who don’t mind dealing with

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Mastercard customers can enjoy free Internet on trips to the UK without paying out a single pound, shilling or ha'penny.>

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(Reuters) - EMC Corp's quarterly revenue rose about 9 percent mainly due to higher sales of its data storage products in the United States. Net income attributable to EMC shareholders rose slightly to $587 million, or 28 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $586 million, or 27 cents per share, a year earlier. (http://1.usa.gov/1uEavVO) Revenue rose to $6.03 billion from $5.54 billion. The company's VMware Inc unit forecast on Tuesday current-quarter revenue largely below analysts' estimates. (Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)

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(Reuters) - Wipro Ltd , India's third-biggest software services exporter, posted about an 8 percent rise in quarterly profit as clients in North America and Europe spent more on technology. Consolidated net profit for the second quarter ended Sept. 30 came in at 20.85 billion rupees ($340.4 million), up from the 19.32 billion rupees it made last year. Total revenue rose to 118.16 billion rupees from 109.91 billion rupees in the same period last year. Shares in Wipro closed at 583.65 rupees on Wednesday in the Mumbai market. ($1 = 61. ...

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Google is apparently not happy with all the features its email product can offer, and it’s reportedly working on a new Gmail alternative, Android Police has learned, currently known internally as project “Bigtop.” FROM EARLIER: Your first look at Google’s gorgeous new Gmail app for Android 5.0 While it’s not clear when Bigtop will be made official, and whether it’ll ever become a new Google product, the publication has already seen development versions of the Bigtop web and Android apps that suggest Google is taking a new approach to email, trying to further “fix” this daily chore. The app will also be available to iOS device users. Interestingly, the new platform doesn’t have any Google branding, suggesting the product might handle

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple users in China have been targeted in a sophisticated and widespread attack by hackers seeking private user data stored on the iCloud service. The group, Greatfire.org, has alleged Chinese government involvement in the hack, a claim the government has strongly refuted. ...

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As a direct consequence of Microsoft's 2013 acquisition of the Finnish group's mobile devices division, the Nokia name will soon be phased out and replaced by Microsoft Lumia, according to The Verge. The new name echoes that of Nokia's Windows Phone device range sold since 2011.

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A global sting operation involving a virtual ten-year-old girl named Sweetie has led to the conviction of a registered sex offender in Australia, marking what is believed to be the first conviction since the avatar was created last year by a Dutch rights group. Scott Robert Hansen, 37, pleaded guilty to three counts in a Brisbane court this week, admitting to possessing images of child sexual abuse and sending lewd pictures of himself to Sweetie. Workers from the charity Terre des Hommes went undercover in chatrooms for ten weeks last year, posing as Philippine girls and using Sweetie to lure potential predators via webcam.

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa said it will be offering 2.9 percent more seats for the 2014/2015 winter schedule, a slight increase on previous plans for a 2 percent increase. While the number of flights is going down by 2.9 percent, employing larger aircraft has resulted in the increase in capacity - as measured in available seat-kilometers - Europe's largest airline by revenue said in a statement on Wednesday. Lufthansa had initially planned to increase capacity by 4 percent for the winter, but halved those plans after an influx of capacity in the first half put pressure on prices. ...

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IKEAs are terrifying. The thought of spending a weekend inside the Swedish furniture giant is the stuff of nightmares for many. IKEA Singapore takes the idea one step further by incorporating the famous Big Wheel scene from The Shining. Watch as an adorable kid wheels slowly through a dimly lit labyrinth of sofas and high-end tables, even as lights flicker and skeletons sup in designer kitchens. Gasp at the excellent camera work, and make sure to watch the clip all the way to the end. It's not quite as slyly creative as HORRORSTÖR, but the finale is adorable enough to justify the extra time.

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's government plans to levy a new tax on Internet data transfers, according to the draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday, which could hit Internet providers and the country's telecommunications companies. The draft tax code contains a provision for Internet providers to pay 150 forints (60 US cents) in tax per gigabyte of data traffic, but would also allow companies to offset corporate income tax against the Internet tax. ...

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Hitachi Maxell Ltd cut its annual operating profit forecast by 40 percent to 5.1 billion yen ($48 million) on Wednesday and said it would reduce headcount in its lithium ion battery business after high-end smartphone sales sagged. The Japanese electronics maker, which supplies lithium ion batteries for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's smartphones, said it would offer voluntary retirement packages to 130 staff over 40-years old at the end of Feb 2015 and outsource an increased proportion of batteries after that. ...

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By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Corp announced Wednesday it will lead a $100 million investment round in Indonesian ecommerce giant PT Tokopedia, the Japanese mobile carrier's third investment overseas under Vice Chairman Nikesh Aurora. SoftBank's newly formed Internet and Media Inc (SIMI), led by Aurora, will invest about $100 million in a funding round with Sequoia Capital and existing shareholder SB Pan Asia Fund in PT Tokopedia. Representatives from SIMI and Sequoia Capital will also join the Indonesian firm's board of directors, Softbank said. ...

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa said on Wednesday it was close to selling its IT infrastructure division and completing an outsourcing deal with IBM , which will result in a 240 million euro ($305.57 million) pre-tax charge in 2014. "This impact will not be recognised in the operating result, which is relevant for the financial guidance, but in the IFRS net result of the Lufthansa Group," the airline said in a statement. The deal, which is expected to close at the end of the first quarter of next year, will yield an average of 70 million euros in annual savings, the airline ...

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Sydney (AFP) - Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has accepted an adjunct professorship at a Sydney university and will play a mentoring role at the university's innovation lab.

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Cybercriminals and spammers are once again taking advantage of a frightened public, unleashing malware designed to capitalize on the recent Ebola panic. The attacks include fake safety tips from the World Health Organization (WHO), an advisory from the Mexican government, and a swathe of spam with sensationalist subject lines.

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Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong government negotiators who sat down to crunch talks with student leaders have become figures of online derision with netizens mocking them as empty vases, garbage bins and Teletubbies.

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An eagle's breathtaking flight at 180km/h over the City of Light has been captured by a Sony Action Cam attached to the bird's back.>

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