Nokia is gearing up to launch a new affordable smartphone

After launching mid-range and flagship devices, HMD Global-owned Nokia is gearing up to launch a new phone in the budget segment. The smartphone, dubbed as Nokia 2 is expected to be priced at $99, making it cheaper than the Nokia 3 which has been priced around $150. The Nokia 3 is available in India at Rs. 9,499, and the Nokia 2 may be launched around Rs. 6,499. The device is aimed at first time smartphone buyers and comes with decent specifications for a sub-$100 device. It is expected to be first launched in the US in Black and White color options. Nokia 2 expected specifications The Nokia 2 is expected… Read More

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The EPA Has Pulled Its Scientists from a Climate Change Conference

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pulled three of its scientists from a major conference on Monday, where they were set to speak about the impacts of climate change on New England’s largest estuary, the New York Times reports. The last-minute cancellation is raising alarms about attempts to stifle discussion on climate change at the federal regulating body, the Times says. The EPA did not provide a rationale for the change of plans. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, nominated to the position by President Donald Trump, has been a vocal denier of the scientific consensus that human-made greenhouse gases are a primary driving force of global warming. “It’s definitely a blatant… Read More

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‘Pay with Google’ arrives to speed up checkout

Today Google is making good on its May promise to ease purchasing process from Android devices with the launch of Pay with Google. Now you simply choose the preferred credit or debit card you gave Google when setting up products like Google Play, YouTube, Chrome, or Android Pay; authenticate the purchase with a security code or your Android device; and then check out — no need to enter multiple lines of payment details in online forms. At launch, Pay with Google can be used in the Android app or Chrome browser at the following 15 places, with a dozen or so more listed as “coming soon”: The Google Payment API… Read More

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Robert Scoble apologizes for sexual misconduct, for what that’s worth

Over the past week, tech evangelist Robert Scoble (he of Rackspace and Google-Glass-in-the-shower fame) was accused of sexual harassment in the past two years; following their public statements, he issued an apology on his Facebook page over the weekend. Scoble noted that he’d made efforts “to try to improve, including getting sober more than two years ago.” But he may not be trying hard enough: more women have come forward, alleging that he indulged in sexual misconduct even after he got sober. In an interview with USA Today, he said: I did some things that are really, really hurtful to… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Black Friday 2017 sales in Australia: how to find the best deals

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales originated in the US, and although they aren’t officially a thing yet in Australia, retailers Down Under are catching up with the trend and beginning to cash in, offering a plethora of discounts to lure shoppers. Adopting this shopping strategy seems to have paid off, too, with reports showing a 6% increase in retail sales compared to the November average in Australia, with Melbourne spending the most (17%), followed by Sydney (12%) and Brisbane (7%) in that one month. The history of Black Friday sales Black Friday is always the Friday immediately after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, so Black Friday 2017… Read More

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