Welp, PEAK GIF is upon us! Facebook now supports animated images

Yay, be even more annoying with your pals

Who knew Marissa Mayer could be so far ahead of the curve? Her company Yahoo! bought Tumblr back in 2013 when the Purple Palace seemingly recognised that it was crucial to back the animated .gif rebirth.…

Apple: Relax, fanbois! We never meant to read your heart rate during wild wrist action

Be still, my beating …

Apple – having tweaked how its Watch monitors a customer’s heart rate – has been forced to explain the change, after fitness freaks freaked out about the gizmo’s irregular tracking function.…

‘Free’ VPN Hola is LITERALLY flogging access to users’ devices

Selling something to you, or selling you to something?

The VPN service Hola, which claims to have more than 9.7 million users, is now selling its access to users’ machines as exit-nodes under the Luminati brand.…

Google unveils updated payments push

Google unveiled Android Pay, stating that the new payment service is “bringing together mobile carriers, payment networks, banks and retailers to deliver you choice and flexibility”. “We believe the same partnership model that fuelled Android’s growth from a single device …

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Google unveils new IoT, Android platforms alongside payments push

Google used its Google I/O event to talk up growth of the Android ecosystem beyond smartphones and tablets into the wearables and auto space, as well as unveiling the next Android release and a new platform targeting the IoT market. …

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Lenovo focuses on innovation at inaugural Tech World conference

Lenovo’s first Tech World conference, held in Beijing this week, was talked up “as a celebration of innovation”, by CEO Yang Yuanqing after the company took the wraps off a number of new research projects. The most notable advances included …

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Jolla kicks off African Sailfish push

Jolla announced plans to “build a Sailfish OS ecosystem in Africa”, as part of its strategy to drive growth of the OS across emerging markets. The company is focusing its efforts on South Africa, creating a consortium (Sailfish Africa) with …

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Europe strikes 5G R&D deal with Japan

The European Union (EU) joined forces with Japan to work towards a “common understanding of 5G”, identify “new harmonised frequencies” for the next-generation technology, and cooperate on future 5G applications. “Our agreement with Japan is a milestone on the road …

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German auction sails past €1.5B reserve in two days; 900MHz more valued than 700MHz

Two days into Germany’s multi-band spectrum auction, total bids reached nearly €1.9 billion – so eclipsing the €1.5 billion floor set by BNA, the telecoms regulator – with operators apparently valuing 900MHz spectrum much more than frequencies in the 700MHz …

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