Hyperloop may come to Central Europe by 2020
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1223km/h high-speed link between Austria, Slovakia and Hungary

On Tuesday, crowd-sourced transportation company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) signed a deal with the government of Slovakia to explore the idea of building a high-speed, 1,223 kilometer-per hour (760mph) transportation system linking the countries of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary in Central Europe, with the first section of the project to be completed by 2020.

LG G5 launches in the US in early April
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Thursday, 10 March 2016 18:26

LG G5 launches in the US in early April


Free second battery and charging cradle for a limited time

The flagship smartphone of 2016 from LG just received its official launch date for wireless customers in the United States, along with an incentive to pre-order it now and receive a free second battery and charging cradle for a limited time.

Verizon gets fined for secretly tracking customers without opt-out
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Violated FCC's Open Internet Transparency Rule

In 2014 and 2015, Verizon was found secretly inserting a small piece of web code into all mobile web traffic to track its customers for advertisement purposes. The so-called “supercookies” were unavoidable, with no way to opt-out, even if customers opted out of advertisements. As of this week, the wireless giant finally had the case settled in court at the tune of a rather small $1.35 million fine by the FCC.

Nvidia Pascal GPUs spotted en route to testing facilities
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Shipping values priced between $608 and $810 USD per unit

Any time a new batch of GPUs are ready to be sent from a manufacturing facility overseas to a supply partner for testing and metrics, there are always debugging and testing parts sent ahead of time to ensure that silicon is quickly brought to market without suffering silicon respin and unforeseen manufacturing delays.

"Right to be forgotten" now applies to all of Google's domains
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Geolocation fences will be deployed to avert unwanted local searchers

In 2014, the European Union’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled that Internet search engines like Google must be required to erase all webpage links to an individual’s search results in which personally identifiable information is deemed “inadequate” or “irrelevant” to a larger context of search inquiry. At first, the court order was only applicable to Google’s European Union-based search sites (see: Google.co.uk, Google.fr and Google.de, etc).

iPhone 6S Plus outperforms Galaxy S7 Edge in app test
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But Snapdragon 820 is still faster than A9 overall

Earlier this week, a hands-on performance comparison between Apple’s crown jewel of 2015, the iPhone 6S Plus, and Samsung’s crown jewel of 2016, the Galaxy S7 Edge, was uploaded to YouTube where real-world performance was tested side-by-side to see how fast each phone runs a sequence of various apps.

Seagate to launch world's fastest NVMe SSDs this summer
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Open Compute Project (OCP) and NVMe compliant

In an effort to keep up with the ever-increasing high performance storage demands of datacenters and enterprise customers, Seagate has announced it will launch the world’s “fastest ever” solid state flash drive this summer with throughput performance of 10 gigabytes per second (GB/s), according to a new press release.

California’s High Speed Rail delayed by 3 years
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Silicon Valley to Central Valley line will cost $20.6 billion

California’s very costly 220mph high-speed rail (HSR), which was approved by voters in 2008, will not be accepting passengers until at least 2025, according to a new business plan released by the state’s high speed rail authority last month.

Apple’s “Night Shift” feature gets polished before iOS 9.3 release
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Launching March 21st at Apple Event

Over the past several months, Apple iOS engineers have been hard at work on a feature that is long, long overdue for the company’s mobile devices that enhances a user’s night viewing experience by automatically adjusting screen temperature based on geolocation and time-of-day information.

Apple "iPhone 7 Plus" may be officially named "iPhone Pro"
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iPhone lineup would become on par with three-model iPad lineup


According to a recent Chinese media report, Apple may be switching its naming scheme on the Plus-sized iPhone models for its tenth-generation iPhone 7 launch later this fall, to one that is more consistent with new product announcements in the third quarter of 2015.