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Facebook profit soars, with no sign of impact from Russia scandal – Independent.ie

“Video is exploding, and mobile video advertising is a big opportunity,” Sandberg said. More than 70pc of ad breaks up to 15 seconds long were viewed to completion, most with the sound on, she said. Facebook executives, though, declined to give details on the performance so far of Watch, a video tab the company rolled […]

Hands-on with the Razer Phone, a gaming phone with a 120Hz display and Dolby Atmos support – BGR

Over the past several years, smartphones have become the most popular gaming devices on Earth. Not everyone uses their phone to play games, but everyone who owns a smartphone has access to tens of thousands of games at a moment’s notice, whether they’re on Android or iOS. But few, if any, phones have ever been […]

HTC U11 Plus announced: tiny bezels and huge battery improve on an already great phone – The Verge

The HTC U11 has been one of the best flagship Android phones of 2017, and now it has been upgraded and enhanced as a new U11 Plus model, freshly announced by HTC today. What are the big differences? The display is the most obvious one, moving from 5.5 inches up to 6 inches, though HTC […]

Facebook Says It Will Cut Into Profits to Prevent Potential Security Abuses Like Russian-Bought Political Ads – KTLA

The crisis over Russian-bought ads hasn’t slowed down Facebook yet, but it might. Facebook said Wednesday that sales topped $10 billion in the third quarter, up nearly 50% from the same quarter a year earlier, fueled by the continued strength of its advertising products. Its profits jumped 79% to $4.7 billion for the quarter. But […]

The Most Outrageous Ads Russia Bought On Facebook – Fast Company

These advertisements—among a cache of more than 3,000 ads and 80,000 organic posts identified by Facebook—were released today at the conclusion of a two-day Congressional Hearing, in the first official curtain-raiser on the kinds of disinformation that spread on the platform before and after last year’s elections. Facebook began to disclose the ads to Congress […]

Razer Phone announced with huge bezels, no headphone jack, and dubious gamer cred – The Verge

Can you actually make an Android phone for gamers? Aren’t they all spec-heavy beasts of incredible processing burden? These are the questions Razer will have to answer as it introduces its first ever smartphone, appropriately titled the Razer Phone. This device has a 5.7-inch 1440p screen — with variable refresh rate, rather like Apple’s most […]

iPhone X review: Camera tricks, swiping up — and that OLED – CNET

Welcome to my ongoing impressions of the iPhone X.  I’ve entered my third full day with the phone. Day 2 was mostly a blur of media hits, after a nearly sleepless night. Everything you’re reading here is new as of the afternoon of Wednesday, November 1.  I’m a pretty quick adopter of weird new tech. […]

Nintendo Is Still Oddly Tight-Lipped About The Switch’s Tribute To Satoru Iwata – Kotaku

Satoru Iwata in 2009, at a professional high point during the heyday of the Wii and Nintendo DS. Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images One of the most heart-warming stories in video games this year was the discovery in September that the Nintendo Switch console contained a secret tribute to the beloved Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, […]

Samsung’s New Note8 Enterprise Edition Puts Laser Focus On Business User – Forbes

Samsung has long put their best foot forward when it comes to addressing business users, especially when it comes to the Note line of products. That was expected to culminate with the Note7, but instead was delayed until the Note8 with a slight business focus on the S8. The Note8 Enterprise Edition is the company’s […]

Apple iPhone X Review: Tim Cook’s Rushed Vision Of Your Awkward Future – Forbes

Apple lifted the review embargo on Halloween for those with early access to the iPhone X (while the rest of the world has been asked to queue up outside their nearest Apple Store so Tim Cook and his team can get some pictures of the ‘demand’ on Friday), but it’s been a day where the process has been […]

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