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Amazon claims first successful Prime Air drone delivery

Trial only open to two customers in UK who have huge gardens, live close to an Amazon depot and want items that weigh less than 2.6kg<p>Amazon says it has successfully trialled its Prime Air drone delivery service in Cambridge, UK, by delivering a TV streaming stick and bag of popcorn directly to the …

Vodafone takes €5bn hit on Indian business as competition bites

Vodafone has been caught in the crossfire of a sibling rivalry between two Indian billionaires, forcing it to write down the value of its business on the subcontinent by €5bn.<p>The mobile giant said increased competition, sparked by the launch of the new operator, Jio, by India’s richest man Mukesh …

WhatsApp launches video-chat challenger to FaceTime, Skype

FaceTime and Skype have a new rival in the video-chat market: WhatsApp.<p>The maker of the hugely popular messaging and voice app said Monday it will soon add the ability to place free video calls from within the app. The feature, which is expected to be available in the coming days, will allow the …

Apps

Steve Jobs’s worst decision was promoting Tim Cook

In January 2000, after running Microsoft for 25 years, Bill Gates handed the reins of CEO to Steve Ballmer. Ballmer went on to run Microsoft for the next 14 years. If you think the job of a CEO is to increase sales, then Ballmer did a spectacular job; he tripled Microsoft’s sales to $78 billion and …

Business Strategy

I can’t use my BT sim card when abroad

I didn’t read the small print when buying it, now my mobile use has been restricted for six months<p><b>I would like to warn readers thinking of signing up to a BT mobile sim card that the firm sometimes restricts its use abroad for the first six months. This happened to me, and I have since found lots</b> …

Google's Pixel phones make their debut

For years, the Nexus mobile range has been synonymous with a "pure" Android experience. No more. Google just announced the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones developed in-house that the company hopes will redefine the Android platform. Pitched as "the first phone with Google Assistant baked in," the …

More than 90% of ‘genuine’ Apple chargers & cables sold on Amazon are fake, says Apple

<i>Update 2: Amazon is reportedly working on a new Brand Central program to help protect brands from knock-offs.</i> CNET <i>says that few details are yet available, but one of those involved in a pilot scheme said that Amazon’s approach to dealing with counterfeit products has undergone ‘a sea change.’</i><p><i>Update</i> …

Latest Facebook app update will automatically collate your friends’ recommendations for restaurants & more

If you’ve ever asked your Facebook friends to recommend a restaurant, a new feature rolling out should make it much easier to check out the responses.<p>Facebook is using a combination of AI and simple keyword recognition to identify posts asking for recommendations, and will then prompt you to turn …

Ultra-fast 5G wireless will be 300% faster than Google Fiber — and it could be here by 2017

The tech giants made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress taking place this week in Barcelona.<p>All of these tech companies are part of the Verizon 5G Technology Forum, a group that's trying to birth 5G into existence by 2017, not just in tests, but by making it available to actual …

Reliance Jio has 16 million subscribers in just 26 days; claims world record

After starting its commercial operations from September 5, Reliance Jio now claims to have enrolled 16 million customers in 26 days under its …

Recode Daily: The Galaxy Note 7 is doomed and Samsung needs to act fast

The company’s reputation is at stake.<p><i>Good morning! You'll notice your Recode Daily looks a little different today. We've redesigned slightly to make for a quicker read. Thanks to those of you who responded to our reader survey, and thanks to all of you for reading.</i><p><b>After</b> <b>more</b><b>reports</b> that supposedly …

Galaxy Note

Mobile phone users in around half of England cannot access 4G internet

Millions of mobile phone customers living in rural areas are missing out on fast internet as only half of the UK is covered by 4G, research has found, despite consumers being locked into expensive contracts.<p>Mobile phone users in Wales - the worst region for accessibility in the UK - can only …

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

I read book after book but the advice seemed awful. And even the advice that was clearly good ("eat better") there was almost zero chance I would follow.<p>I don't know how to take good advice. I don't know how to give it. And all of this talk about "habits" seems beyond me.<p>I was all alone with no one …

10 Must-Read Tricks for Mastering Your New iPhone

When Apple introduced its 3D Touch feature last year with the iPhone 6s, it didn’t exactly become a huge ‘screen saver.’ Not many developers had …

IPhone 7

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

<i>When you force people to make decisions with only the rational part of their brain, they almost invariably end up “overthinking.” These rational</i> …

Next year's iPhone could be made out of stainless steel

The newest details about the 2017 iPhone, which could be called the iPhone 8 or the iPhone 10, come from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most accurate analysts on Apple.<p>Some iPhones could be made out of stainless steel, Kuo writes, according to a research note obtained by Apple …

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft join forces to push AI

You may not have noticed, but artificial intelligence has already arrived.<p>AI systems are used today to identify your friends' faces in Facebook photos, cue up recommended videos on YouTube and help your Siri voice assistant talk.<p>Hoping to build on these uses, Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, and …

Samsung: One million safe Galaxy Note 7’s now in the hands of consumers

Samsung has today revealed that more than one million customers around the world are now using a variant of the Galaxy Note 7 — either a replacement or a device initially sold in China — that sports a ‘safe’ battery.<p>This news comes almost a month after the firm initiated a global recall of 2.5 …

7 Powerful Signs You're More Successful Than You Think

Now and then you have to take a step back and appreciate what you've accomplished. Here's to you.<p>Success means different things to different people.<p>For many, accumulating wealth or power are definitive signs of success. For you, it may be as simple (or complex) as being happy.<p>And although an …

Self-improvement

Android Users Replace Phones Faster Than iPhone Fans

<i>This article was originally published on the</i> Motley Fool.<p>Every time a new Apple iPhone gets released, it seems like everyone who has chosen iOS over …

UK 'has never been more addicted to smartphones'

<b>If you've ever woken up in the middle of the night and immediately checked your phone then you're not alone.</b><p>People in the UK have never been more addicted to their smartphones, according to a report from Deloitte.<p>One in three adults check for messages at night, and admit their overuse is causing …

Samsung and Mobile TeleSystems Sign MoU to Collaborate on Next Generation Technologies

Samsung Electronics and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), the leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, announced today a Memorandum of …

The difference between how much an iPhone costs to make – and how much Apple sells it for

An iPhone 7 costs Apple £174 to make – £425 less than what most UK customers must pay for it, according to analysts.<p>The total price of components in …

One-Third of U.K. Adults Check Their Phone at Night

A third of U.K. adults check their mobile devices in the middle of the night, according to a study from Deloitte that also suggested the pace of …

It's good to talk? Actually, no, I'll send you a message, say mobile phone users

The mobile telephone call could soon be extinct, research shows amid a surge in Britons of all ages instead using email, video and social media.<p>Almost one in three respondents in a major survey claimed they had not made any standard voice calls on their handsets in the last week.<p>In 2012, four …

Users report that replacement Note 7s are still having battery issues, just not explosive ones

Thought you’d heard the end of news surrounding Samsung’s Note 7 recall? Wrong. As the company continues to push distribution of replacement devices worldwide, there are a growing number of user complaints that the new devices are still having battery issues, just of the less explosive variety…<p>A …

Run A Half Marathon: The Ultimate 8-Week Training Plan

If running a half marathon is on your to-do list this year, this is the plan to help get you to race day feeling fast and strong. Coach Katie …

Marathons

Leica and Huawei continue camera partnership with joint R&D center

Leica and Huawei have announced plans for a new research and innovation center to be situated at Leica's headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany. The Max Berek Innovation Lab, named after the famed optical pioneer who created many of Leica's early lenses, continues a partnership first announced in …

Cameras

Apple’s Amazon Echo Competitor Getting Closer To Release

We have been hearing rumors for a while that Apple is working on a new smart home device that will be similar to the Amazon Echo.<p>Now according to a …

Amazon Echo

This app lets you stalk your Facebook friends on Tinder

You’re casually swiping away on Tinder, and then it happens — you spot a Facebook friend. For some people, that’s a reason to panic.<p>But what if you could sneakily spy on your friends’ Tinder profiles, without them having to know?<p>Enter FriendSwipe, an app that scans your Facebook account for …