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New Spec Means Flash Storage Is About to Get Faster

The Universal Flash Storage version 3.0, approved this week by JEDEC, will eventually lead to faster performance of flash memory chips. UFS 3.0 is optimized for smartphones, tablets, and automotive applications where power consumption needs to be minimized while delivering incredible throughput. JEDEC says UFS 3.0 takes advantage of M-PHY …

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Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai to Step Aside

Sony today said it plans to make changes to its corporate leadership later this year. Current President and CEO Kazuo Hirai, largely seen as responsible for turning around the company’s fortunes, will stand down from his leadership role on April 1. He will transition to the Chairman of Sony’s board …

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Google Assistant for Home Products Works with More Media

Google today made its Google Assistant even more powerful with a handful of new functions. First, the Assistant for Google Home speakers can now easily set personalized alarms. People can specify which song, artist, playlist, or radio station plays at the appointed time, rather than a traditional alarm. Google Home …

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Review: Coolpad Revvl Plus for T-Mobile

The Revvl Plus is an affordable Android slab that delivers an enormous screen at a reasonable price point. Stand-out features include a dual-camera system for capturing bokeh-style portraits, and a fingerprint reader for security. Here is Phone Scoop’s in-depth report. Source

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Google Flights to Predict Delays

Google today improved its Google Flights tool by adding the ability to predict flight delays. The company is pairing historical flight data with machine learning algorithms to determine delays before the airline itself can. Google said it will only flag delays when it is 80% confident the flight will be …

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Apple's iPhone Slowdown Kerfuffle Raises Flags at DOJ, SEC

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have launched investigations into Apple’s treatment of older iPhones, according to a report. Apple admitted in December that it uses software to reduce the performance of select iPhones in order to compensate for aging lithium-ion batteries. iPhone owners have …

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FCC Approves Freetel Handset for Cricket

A handset made by Freetel, a Japanese company, was recently approved by the FCC for Cricket Wireless. Documents on the FCC web site detail a smartphone called the Cricket Wave, though the phone is manufactured by Freetel. The FCC confirms specs including support for AT&T/Cricket LTE bands, Bluetoother, wifi, and …

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