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M 5.6 – 85km E of Miyako, Japan

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ShakeMap – IV DYFI? – II

Time
2016-02-02 05:31:48 UTC
2016-02-02 15:31:48 +10:00 at epicenter
Location
39.667°N 142.953°E
Depth
17.48 km (10.86 mi)

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At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest by STEVE LOHR

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By STEVE LOHR

A group of 11 professors at U.C. Berkeley have objected to a quietly installed cybersecurity program set up by the University of California system in response to a huge data breach last summer.

Published: February 1, 2016 at 06:00PM

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W5.5 Pro is a Windows 10 phone with 5.5-inch display and 13MP camera

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Spanish smartphone manufacturer Funker has launched a new Windows 10-powered smartphone. Dubbed W5.5 Pro, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 410 chipset with quad-core 1.2GHz processor, and sports a 5.5-inch (1270×720 pixel resolution) display.

It has 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable internal memory, and packs in a 2,600mAh battery. In terms of camera, the W5.5 Pro features a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. It measures 154.8 x 78.6 x 6.9mm and weighs in at 135g.

The handset apparently only comes in black color option, which the company is selling for €239 – around $260 at current exchange rates.

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Gmail crosses 1 billion monthly active users milestone

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Google has revealed that its email service Gmail now has over a billion monthly active users. The revelation was made by the Mountain View, California-based company’s CEO Sundar Pichai while announcing last quarter’s earnings.

At the company’s annual I/O developers conference in May last year, Pichai – who was Google’s senior vice president of products then – had revealed 900 million monthly active users figure for Gmail. This means that the service gained 100 million users in the past 7 months.

Other Google services/apps that have already crossed the 1 billion active users mark include Search, Android, Google Play, Chrome, Maps, and YouTube.

During the earnings call, Pichai also revealed that Gmail’s Smart Reply feature, which suggests responses based on the emails you get, is used in 10% of all replies made through the service’s mobile…

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LG G4 Marshmallow update now rolling out in Canada

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Over a month after it started rolling out in the US, the Android 6.0 update for LG’s last year’s flagship smartphone G4 has started rolling out in Canada, too. Local carrier Telus started pushing out the update on February 1.

Among other major Canadian carriers, Rogers has updated its OS upgrade schedule to reflect that the update will be rolled out to G4 devices on its network starting February 3. There’s, however, currently no information on when Bell will start pushing the update.

The rollout of LG G4 Marshmallow update started as a soak test in Poland. Then came a staged rollout in the company’s home market of South Korea, which was followed by a European rollout.

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GE’s Long, Lumpy History in Energy Efficient Lighting

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General Electric today announced that it would stop making and selling compact fluorescent bulbs in the United States.

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Cloud Computing Leads LinkedIn’s 25 Skills That Can Get You Hired in 2016

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Cloud and distributed computing was the most in-demand skill globally in 2015.
LinkedIn predicts that demand for candidates with top skills including cloud computing will continue to accelerate in the early part of 2016.

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