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Marshmallow update for Sprint HTC One M9 now rolling out

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Sprint has started rolling out the Android 6.0 update for HTC’s One M9 smartphone. Although the process commenced last Friday, not all One M9 units are expected to get the update at the same time given that it may be a staged roll out as the carrier notes on its website.

The update bumps the firmware version to 3.41.651.3 and brings along the usual Marshmallow goodies, including Doze, Google Now on Tap, and redesigned app permissions.

This comes less than a month after the Canadian carrier variants of the handset started receiving the Marshmallow update. Unlocked One M9 units in the US started getting the update back in December last year.

Over in the UK, the update started hitting unlocked units as well as select carrier variants late last…

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Google Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio said to be landing in Australia later this month

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The Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio, which were announced by Google back in September last year and are currently available only in select countries, will soon be available in Australia.

According to a report by Ausdroid, both devices are now listed in the Australian appliance and media retailer JB Hifi’s inventory system, and are expected to launch in a couple of weeks from now. As for the price, the devices will carry a tag of $59 each.

“The SKU’s are in the system, with JB using 937278for the Chromecast 2 and 937282 for Chromecast Audio – both of which unfortunately do not show up in a search on their site,” the report said.

Both Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio are also being offered by Kogan Australia, the report notes, adding that the retailer has currently listed the devices as Coming Soon, with 1-2 weeks shipping time-frame for the black version of Chromecast. While the price tag for both devices remains the same ($59), Kogan will also charge you a delivery…

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Now RM-1154 (Lumia 650 DS) clears the FCC hurdle

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We already know that the Microsoft Lumia 650 will come in both single- as well as dual-SIM variants, carrying model number RM-1152 and RM-1154, respectively. We also know that the former has passed through the FCC. And now. it has come to light that the latter has also cleared the regulatory hurdle, and has been approved for sale.

The mid-range device – which has already been the subject of several leaks and rumors until now – is expected to be made official sometime next week. As for the price, it is expected to carry a tag of €220 in Europe, and around $200 in the US.

For those who aren’t already aware, rumors – along with alleged live images – of an XL variant of the Lumia 650 sporting a 5.4-inch 720p display also surfaced this past weekend. If true, the variant should also get unveiled along with the standard single and dual-SIM models.

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It’s Open Season On Employees’ Health Data

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The companies involved in these projects are gathering a source of data that could wind up being highly disruptive within their industries.

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M 4.6 – 36km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan

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DYFI? – I

Time
2016-02-08 00:33:08 UTC
2016-02-08 05:03:08 +04:30 at epicenter
Location
36.526°N 70.259°E
Depth
197.26 km (122.57 mi)

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M 4.8 – 147km SE of Neiafu, Tonga

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DYFI? – I

Time
2016-02-08 00:19:32 UTC
2016-02-07 12:19:32 -12:00 at epicenter
Location
19.537°S 172.939°W
Depth
37.76 km (23.46 mi)

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M 4.6 – 62km SSW of Cikai, China

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DYFI? – I

Time
2016-02-07 23:31:10 UTC
2016-02-08 06:01:10 +06:30 at epicenter
Location
27.268°N 98.403°E
Depth
17.92 km (11.13 mi)

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