Computer 

For some people, their phone is the only computer they need

I’m writing this blog post from my phone. Well, not completely from my phone as there’s a bit of formatting needed that’s just too difficult to do without a keyboard no matter how much Zanax there is in the world. But I’ve written enough of it to say that I did it from a phone and not feel like I’m bending the truth. 60 minutes of working from a phone and I call uncle. I’m not cut out for it. Why I’m doing it from my phone is something I want to…

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Computer 

Computer Science Demand Is Soaring Due To Tech Bubble 2.0

A team of young computer programmers. Photo credit: GettyGETTY For the past several years, I’ve been warning that the tech startup boom (and the surge of interest in “coding”) is actually a dangerous bubble that is driven by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s ultra-loose monetary policies since the Great Recession. A recent New York Times piece called “The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class” describes how young people are clamoring to study computer science: Lured by the prospect of high-salary, high-status jobs, college students are rushing in record numbers to…

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Mobile phone recycling 

After single use plastics, smartphone hoarding is the new habit we need to break

The plastic ban is here Let’s be honest, saying goodbye can be hard. And judging from our behaviour, that sentiment even rings true when it comes to parting ways with our old smartphones. Australians are holding on to their old phones for longer, rather than refurbishing or recycling them — and it’s having real environmental consequences. Nearly half (45 per cent) of Australians intend to recycle their old device but this motivation drops off with only one in 10 actually following through, according to new research by MobileMuster, Australia’s government-accredited…

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Uncategorized 

T-Mobile offers an option to unlock the OnePlus 6T and the bloatware is limited

The OnePlus 6T is the first OnePlus device to penetrate the US market through carriers and the T-Mobile is the first one to offer it. But just like every other Android device sold by the US carriers, there are some restrictions that you need to keep in mind. For starters, the carrier will only be offering the OnePlus 6T in Mirror Black variant featuring 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $579 or $24.17 in monthly payments, respectively. If you don’t need the extra RAM or the storage falls…

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Mobile 

HTC is not leaving the mobile business, plans new phones for next year

You’ve not seen the last of HTC yet – the company plans to introduce one new device before the end of the year and to continue innovating in 2019. The company plans to integrate AI, blockchain and 5G technologies to strengthen its mobile portfolio. But that’s for next year, this year (near the end of December) we’ll see a 6GB/128GB version of the HTC U12 life. The phone is currently only available in a 4/64GB configuration. It does support microSD expansion, but it has a hybrid slot, which doesn’t work…

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Computer 

Newly released Opera 43 for computers is the fastest version ever

With Chrome dominating the desktop browser space, it’s easy to forget that there are alternatives out there. One of the oldest is Opera, and today the company behind that browser has announced a new version as being available. Opera 43 is claimed to be the fastest version ever, and it brings a few new features to achieve that title. First, instant page loading predicts which URL you’re typing in the address bar before you’ve finished typing it, and proceeds to load that website in the background. So when you do…

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Computer 

Qualcomm is working on Snapdragon 850 chipset for Windows computers

Qualcomm partnered with Microsoft for official Windows 10 support on the Snapdragon 835, which was extended to the 845 chip a year later. It seems that these Windows-on-ARM portable computers have proven successful enough to warrant a dedicated chip. The Snapdragon 850 isn’t an entirely new chip – it’s a faster 845 – and it is aimed squarely at Windows ultra portables. It features 8 cores as before with the “big” cluster clocked higher than the phone version. The Lenovo ELZE1 Europe powered by Snapdragon 850 The Kryo 385 Gold…

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