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GFXBench listing reveals 4GB RAM, 16MP camera for Gionee Elife S8

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After Geekbench, the Gionee Elife S8 (with model number GN9011) has now been spotted listed on GFXBench. The chipset (MediaTek MT6755), RAM (4GB), and Android OS (v6.0 Marshmallow) information revealed by the GFXBench listing is inline with the device’s Geekbench listing.

In addition, the listing also gives an idea about the handset’s camera combo – a 16MP rear unit and an 8MP front shooter – as well as internal memory (should be 64GB). Although it also says the device sports a 4.6-inch FULL HD display, keep in mind that benchmarks have got this wrong quite a few times in the past.

Gionee has already announced that its upcoming device will be launched at this year’s MWC, which starts just over a week from now. There’s little doubt that we’ll see the Elife S8 getting unveiled at the event, especially given that fact that the Elife S7 made its debut at the same event last year.

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Twitter, to Save Itself, Must Scale Back World-Swallowing Ambitions by FARHAD MANJOO

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By FARHAD MANJOO

A more prosperous and promising future for Twitter may be as a private company or as a smaller division of a tech or media giant.

Published: February 10, 2016 at 06:00PM

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‘One-Punch Man’ Is Great As A Manga, But Even Better As An Anime

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When a manga gets successful it’s often the case that an anime version is not far off. In the case of One-Punch Man, Madhouse stepped up and have created an excellent OVA series but there’s a lot more going on here than just that.

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Android Runtime for BB10 updated to fix app uninstallation issue

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BlackBerry has pushed a new update to Android Runtime for BB10 that is aimed at fixing an issue that was introduced after installing the OS 10.3.2.2876 update that rolled out last month.

The issue in question is related to the un-installation of Android apps on BB10 devices. BlackBerry explains the issue as, “Upon uninstalling an Android application, the application icon is removed from the home screen, however, the application is still installed on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone.”

To install the update, head to the Source 2 link below from the browser of your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Once the update process completes, just restart your device, and the Android Runtime (and hence the app removal) should work properly.

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Microsoft apps to come preinstalled on Acer’s Android phones and tablets

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Microsoft has entered into a partnership with Acer that will see Taiwan-based company installing the former’s apps and services on some of its Android smartphones and tablets starting H2 2016.

As for what all will come preinstalled, Microsoft did reveal a few names, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype. There was, however, no word on exactly which of the Acer’s upcoming phones and tablets will be affected.

“We’re excited to partner with Microsoft to provide enhanced mobile productivity to our products,” said ST Liew, president of Acer Smart Products Business Group. “By integrating the Microsoft software suite, Acer customers will enjoy productivity on-the-go along with the familiar computing experience on their smartphones and tablets.”

Commenting on the partnership, Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing, said, “We’re pleased that we have been able to enhance the already strong partnership that exists between Microsoft and Acer. Mutually beneficial and collaborative agreements such as this one promote innovation and lead to better products and experiences for consumers.”

If you aren’t already aware, Microsoft signed a similar deal with Samsung last year. The Redmond, Washington-based company also revealed that globally nearly 74 hardware manufacturers are currently pre-installing its apps and services on their Android devices.

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Facebook Disavows Marc Andreessen Comments on India, and He Apologizes by MIKE ISAAC

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By MIKE ISAAC

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief, personally denounced the comments, while his company decides how to respond to India’s defeat of Facebook’s Free Basics project.

Published: February 10, 2016 at 06:00PM

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Y’all have a Texas accent? Siri (and the world) might be slowly killing it

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Y’all have a Texas accent? Siri (and the world) might be slowly killing it
Voice recognition tools such as Apple’s Siri still struggle to understand regional quirks and accents, and users are adapting the way they speak to compensate.

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