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Chrome to Support HDR Video Playback

Google today provided an update on the progress it has made with the Chrome browser over the last year and offered a peek at some features that will arrive later this year. To start, Chrome now supports play/pause, rewind, and fast forward controls for audio and video. The browser handles …

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Android 8.1 Phones Gain Public WiFi Speedometer

Google is giving Android devices a new tool to help users decide whether or not to connect to public WiFi networks. “Public Wi-Fi can be spotty,” explained Google in a Tweet. “For the first time, Android Oreo 8.1 lets you take out the guesswork and see the speed of networks …

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Xfinity Rolls Out BYOD Program for Select iPhones

Xfinity Mobile today said customers can now use their old iPhones on its service. The company introduced a bring-your-own-device program for select, unlocked iPhones. Xfinity Internet subscribers can bring their unlocked iPhone to an Xfinity Mobile store to have it activated on the mobile network. Xfinity says incompatible devices may …

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Nokia 7 or Nokia 6 (2018) coming soon to the US

Nokia 7 and Nokia 6 (2018) are both mid-range smartphones that were launched in China just a few months from each other. Although they look like decent devices on paper, they are not yet available outside China. The good news is that’s about to change if we are to believe …

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Google Says Bug Fix for Chromecast WiFi Issue On the Way

Responding to reports of poor WiFi performance in homes with Chromecast devices, Google plans to issue a patch that should resolve the issue. “We’re aware of an issue where Chromecast built-in devices may be affecting WiFi network performance,” said Google. “In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on …

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Results: we love new phones, don't we?

There are so many new phone models coming out nowadays, they are basically tripping over each other. And while the tech is sort of matured, there are still enough developments and upgrades to make you feel like your handset is getting old just 6 months after the model had hit …

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