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Let’s get the facts out of the way first:I’ve owned two Lightning cables from AppleBoth cables died after two years, almost exactlyI’ve taken very good care of them and there’s no sign of external damageMy wife owned one Lightning cable from AppleHer cable died after two years, almost exactlyShe’s taken very good care of it and there’s no sign of external damageI’m annoyed

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With Windows 10 readily available, it's a good time to look at a new 10.4-inch fully ruggedized tablet for field work. The Gladius tablet can take rough handling in the field or warehouse.

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Level Up Village partners students from developing nations with students in the US to learn about design and engineering, and in the process, they learn about global collaboration.

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Four months after Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the BBC for punching a producer, Amazon confirms the three "Top Gear" presenters will be back on Amazon Prime Instant Video in 2016.

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Google is widely expected to release two new Nexus handsets this year, including a new LG Nexus 5 and a Huawei Nexus phablet. Both devices have appeared in a variety of reports so far and a newly leaked image shows what looks like the smaller Nexus’s rear housing. DON’T MISS: How to download and install Windows 10 right now UPDATE: French publication NowhereElse, which is also managing the @OnLeaks Twitter account, published more images showing Nexus 5 (2015) case designs – check them out at the end of the post. According to @OnLeaks, the rear case in the drawing below comes from a case manufacturer. The image offers some details about the device, including support for what appears to be a 3D

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Marketing people are just muddying the waters by misappropriating the 'data scientist' job title, according to former CERN physicist Dr Paul Schaack.

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HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in turning its business around since selling its handsets operation to Microsoft in 2013.

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Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have signed up for a new motoring show on Amazon Prime, set to air in 2016. The news ends months of speculation about the trio's future on TV after the BBC refused to renew Clarkson's contract following a "fracas" during filming earlier this year. The deal is a major coup for Amazon's streaming service, which lags behind rival Netflix. "I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship," said Clarkson in a press release, with Hammond commenting: "Amazon?

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Nokia's shares rose eight percent on Thursday after reporting a better than expected second quarter.

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Are you seeking a new laptop, hybrid or tablet on which to run Windows 10? We asked the leading PC vendors to identify suitable products in a number of categories.

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TOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.

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Nokia's 15.6 billion euro ($17 billion) acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent announced in mid-April aims to position the company to better compete with market leader Ericsson and low-cost Chinese powerhouse Huawei [HWT.UL], by forging a strong number two in mobile with a more complete product line. The deal is supposed to be completed by mid-2016, although Alcatel-Lucent hinted that closing could come earlier since some key regulatory approvals had already been secured. Shares of Nokia surged 7.8 percent while Alcatel gained 5.7 percent, having slumped 20 percent and 27 percent respectively in the past three months against a 20 percent fall for Ericsson.

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Sri Lanka has struck a deal with Google to deliver universal internet access right across the island nation.

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Livetext is a new video-calling app with a very big difference: it doesn't support audio. Like Apple's FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Skype, Yahoo Livetext uses a smartphone's front-facing camera to establish a live video connection between callers, but rather than talk, users text each other. The app, which goes live for iOS and Android devices as a free download on Thursday, may sound quirky, or even borderline gimmicky, but Yahoo claims that it's done its homework on the subject and the reason why existing video calling apps aren't as popular as they could be is because of the audio element -- the sound can get in the way of real communication.

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In a decision handed down Tuesday, the Hamburg data protection authority said Facebook's name policy violates German privacy laws, adding that the company cannot force users to submit photo identification or change their profile names without their consent. Facebook has come under increased criticism for its real name policy, with users complaining of having their accounts blocked or their names unilaterally changed. In the Hamburg case, a woman who tried to use a Facebook under an alias filed a complaint after the company blocked her account and requested a copy of her ID, before changing her name without her permission.

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Sony's rapidly shrinking mobile division has put a damper on the company's latest quarterly earnings, which show great improvement in sales of imaging sensors and PS4 games plus a healthy bump in operating profit. Comparing the last three months of Sony's performance to the previous year, the company's gaming division was up 12.1 percent, pulling in ¥288.6 billion ($2.33bn), while its mobile communications unit slumped by 16.3 percent, recording ¥280.5bn ($2.27bn) in revenue. While evidently still important to Sony's bottom line, the phone business has now been surpassed by sales of PlayStation consoles and games, and may soon fall behind the company's imaging division as well.

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The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese. IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology ...

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This fully electric vehicle might look dinky (hell, even its burnouts are cute), but it's just become one of the fastest accelerating cars on the planets, beating the likes of the Bugatti Veyron and Porsche 918 to cinch a new world record for EVs. Built by a team of students from the University of Stuttgart, the car managed to hit 62 mph (100 kmph) in an astonishing 1.779 seconds. In fairness though, we should point out that this beats the previous record holder — Swiss team AMZ Racing — by just 0.006 seconds. According to a report from Electric Autosport, the car weighs 160kg and is powered by four electric motors and a 6.62kWh battery to generate 134 horsepower.

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Chinese internet giant says the investment will be used to expand its global presence, including new data centers in Singapore and Japan, as well as boost its partner network and cloud capabilities.

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The vulnerability affects every DNS server online which uses the popular BIND protocol software.

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