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Apple’s new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus went on sale online and in retail stores around the world today, and after a short wait in line, we managed to get our hands on one of the new devices.

Made from a matte red aluminum, the red iPhone 7 is super pigmented and bright in real life, but aside from its snazzy new casing, it’s identical to existing devices.

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Facebook Messenger is constantly adding more features that help friends and family communicate with ease. Now, the popular messaging app is getting a new update that brings two much-requested features to the app: message reactions and mentions.

Both features are pretty self explanatory, but here’s what you need to know. With message reactions, users can now react to an individual message in Messenger, just like how you’d normally use Reactions on Facebook.

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What happens when too many websites are hosted by the same service provider? Just in case that provider experiences some issues, a large part of the internet goes down. Yes, here I’m talking about Amazon S3 web-based storage service. AWS is mostly used for storing images for a lot of sites, and many of them also use to host entire sites.

This happened on February 28, when Amazon S3 started experiencing “high error rates”, causing chaos among many websites that depended on AWS to work. These sites and services include the likes of Medium, Slack, Quora, Giphy, Nest, etc.

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Back in December, 2016, Linux boss Linus Torvalds rolled out Linux kernel 4.9. Thanks to tons of code due to Project Ara’s ‘greybus’ and AMD GPU register definition files, it was the biggest ever kernel release in terms of commits. The release also opened the Linux kernel 4.10 merge window. Kernel 4.10 is expected to be released this weekend–most probably on February 19.

Having said that, I know you’re pretty excited about this release and you might be wondering about the new and best features coming to Linux kernel 4.10. So, here they are:

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Donald Trump’s New Order Takes Away Data Privacy Rights From Non-Americans

The US-EU Privacy Shield, which went live in the year 2016, is about to get in the situation of turmoil. It might be because of an Executive Order signed by the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

“Privacy Act. Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law, ensure that their privacy policies exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act regarding personally identifiable information,” reads Section 14 of the Executive Order.

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Google Is Bringing Artificial Intelligence To Raspberry Pi Computers

Raspberry Pi boards have earned the honor of being one of most impressive success stories of recent times. Having sold 10 million single board computers, Raspberry Pi has established itself as the most successful British computer. So, what’s next for them?

According to a blog post on the Raspberry Pi website, Google is working to bring a wide range of tools for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other developer tools to the Pi.

“Google is going to arrive in style in 2017. The tech titan has exciting plans for the maker community,” the website says. The company intends to make the start by releasing the first set of tools this year. With these tools, the users will be able to create powerful projects.

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10 years of iPhone Apple proved a phone can change the world

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Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple’s bag of technological tricks.

“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything,” Jobs declared as he paced across a San Francisco stage.

It obviously wasn’t an empty boast. We all know now that Jobs’ “magical product” has reshaped culture, shaken up industries, put computers in billions of pockets and made it possible to do just about anything with a few taps on a screen.

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HMD Global, the company behind the rebirth of Nokia smartphones, has announced its first Android smartphone, the Nokia 6, which we’d expected to launch at Mobile World Congress 2017.

In a surprise move, the company has launched the Nokia 6, giving us a good insight into what the new Nokia will see as important. HMD goes to some lengths to tell us that the body takes 55 minutes to machine from a block of 6000 series aluminium, that it’s double anodised and polished five times.

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CES is home to many crazy gadgets. In the past couple of days, we’ve already seen LG’s super thin Wallpaper TV, world’s thinnest Windows 10 laptop, world’s largest capacity USB drive, and whatnot. Now, Razer, the billion dollar gaming hardware startup, has decided to make things more interesting.

Razer has announced Project Valerie — a concept laptop that has three 17-inch 4K screens for gaming.

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Nvidia just showed off its new Shield TV set-top box. The successor to the “world’s most powerful streamer” adds expanded support for 4K HDR, as well as Google Assistant.

Over the last year, we’ve seen 4K come to a number of streaming boxes—think the Roku Ultra and the Chromecast Ultra—but those only stream 4K content. The new Nvidia Shield supports 4K for video and games. And its HDR support is notable because it will work with Netflix, Google Play, and Amazon Video.

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