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Google Maps now makes it easier to find parking

[ad_1] Google announced an update to Google Maps today that will make it easier for its users to find parking when they drive into town. For a while now, Google Maps users in the U.S. were able to see if parking at their destination was likely going to be difficult or not, thanks to the “parking difficulty” icon on the ...

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Tests put Galaxy Note 8 at the top of the smartphone display heap

[ad_1] If you like to keep on top of the latest display tech, you’re probably familiar with Ray Soneira’s exhaustive testing of the screens on the newest smartphones and other devices. His latest target is the Galaxy Note 8, and it turns out Samsung’s excellent phablet sports the best screen they’ve ever seen on a phone. It shouldn’t come as ...

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Vodafone unveils NBN plans

[ad_1] (Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced its National Broadband Network (NBN) plans and inclusions ahead of an internal trial across 300 premises and an initial launch later this year. “We’re in the final stages of testing our network now; we’ve built it all, so we’re in the process of making sure it’s all hunky dory and we’ll be shortly ...

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Dell updates Inspiron, XPS 13 laptops with Intel Kaby Lake processors

[ad_1] Dell’s new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 laptop Dell is wasting no time in announcing that it’s updating some of its laptops with the latest Intel Core processors, which were launched last week. The 8th-generation Core CPUs, code-named “Kaby Lake,” currently entail a handful of quad-core i5 and i7 chips that Intel claims perform up to 40 percent faster than the ...

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Where does Blue Apron go after Amazon wraps up its Whole Foods deal?

[ad_1] Last week, Amazon said that its massive $13.7 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods is wrapping up on Monday — giving it access to one of the strongest food brands in the United States, as well as hundreds of grocery stores in metropolitan areas. That means it’s going to be easier and easier for people to get access to great ...

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Google Cloud Platform rolls out different tiers of network services

[ad_1] Google offers bigger encryption menu for Cloud customers Google on Wednesday announced it’s offering two different tiers of network services to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers, making it the first of the major public cloud vendors to offer flexibility for customers either looking for top-tier, global networking services or for lower-cost services. Google’s Network Service Tiers are now available ...

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Majority of U.S. consumers still download zero apps per month, says comScore

[ad_1] Apps are dominating consumers’ digital media habits, but getting people to try new ones is still a tough sell. That’s the latest from comScore’s newly released 2017 U.S. Mobile Apps Report, which finds that 57 percent of consumers’ time spent using digital media is now taking place in mobile apps. Of that, 50 percent is occurring in smartphone apps ...

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Telstra launches Sydney cybersecurity centre

[ad_1] Telstra’s Sydney SOC (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Telstra has launched its Sydney-based cybersecurity centre, with the telecommunications provider also announcing a new “secure internet initiative”. With the latest security operations centre (SOC) officially open for customers from Thursday, Telstra now has centres live in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra ahead of launching more across the globe, Telstra CEO Andy Penn told ...

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 seems like the dream of the phablet realized

[ad_1] The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is nearly here, with general availability set for September 15 and pre-orders on now. The smartphone was revealed with much fanfare during an event in NYC on Thursday, and Samsung drew particular attention to its new optically stabilized dual-camera system and improved S Pen stylus as the features that set it apart from the ...

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Deutsche Telekom: 'Impossible' to roll out fibre to every home

[ad_1] (Image: Deutsche Telekom) Deutsche Telekom has defended its use of VDSL vectoring technology across legacy copper lines during its nationwide broadband project, saying it would be “impossible” to build out fibre-to-the-home (FttH) connections across Germany due to time, cost, and construction constraints. “We are committed to vectoring, because it is the only way to provide people in rural areas ...

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