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Apple admits to slowing down phones, gets sued

2017-12-22, NV On Wednesday Apple admitted to slowing down older models of Iphones, on Friday it finds itself being sued. Apple had admitted using algorithms which slowed performance in older models. Apple’s explanation to do so was because when older phones were updated to new IOS’s the battery would not …

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Why we need a leap second added to our clocks

2017-02-05, ABC.NET/Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Dr Karl Kruszelnicki  I talked about what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning. Luckily for us, that’s not going to happen. What we do know is that the rotation of the Earth is gradually slowing down. So as a result, and because our atomic clocks are so …

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Google’s Duo app joins crowded field of video calling

2016-08-17, BBC Knock, knock, Google’s video chatting app has arrived. The app, dubbed Duo, represents Google’s response to other popular video calling options, including Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s Messenger app. Duo isn’t much different from the other video chatting services, except that it gives a glimpse at who …

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Facebook takes aim at ad-blocking software

2016-08-10, BBC Facebook has fired a warning shot at ad-blocking software by making changes that will force desktop users to see adverts. The rising popularity of ad-blockers poses a threat to online businesses that rely on advertising revenue. The social network told users it understood how annoying ads could be. …

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China’s futuristic elevated bus hits the road

2016-08-04, World News It may look like something from the future, but China’s long-awaited “straddling bus” ran its inaugural test in Hebei province this week. The 2m-high Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) straddles the cars below, allowing them to pass through. Powered by electricity, the bus is able to carry up …

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