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December 2015

New Apple campaign enlists artists to make stunning images with iPhones and iPads

Apple’s latest art campaign will put your Instagram sunsets and Snapchat doodles to shame

The company has commissioned art from a host of professional painters, photographers and visual designers from around the world to push the boundaries of what’s possible using only an iPhone, iPad and MacBook and a few accessories. The works are on display in a gallery on Apple’s website and inside all of its retail stores

See also: How the Apple Store in Brussels will celebrate comic art

The campaign, entitled “Start Something New,” is meant to inspire Apple users by reminding them that the type of professional-quality visuals that once required expensive specialized tools are now attainable with everyday smartphones and laptops. …

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Teaser says Lenovo K4 Note has ‘killer display’

The upcoming Lenovo K4 Note smartphone has a “killer display”. This was revealed by the Chinese company in a recent teaser that was posted by Lenovo India on its Twitter account. The message accompanying the teaser says, “When is a display more than just a sum of its pixels?”

When is a display more than just a sum of its pixels?Get ready to thrill your senses with the K4 Note#KillerNote2016
https://t.co/OnTMpyU0jY— Lenovo India (@Lenovo_in) December 29, 2015

The device has been the subject of many teasers recently. Late last week, the company confirmed that the handset will come with a fingerprint sensor as well as near field communication (NFC) capabilities. Prior to that, it was officially confirmed that there will be 3GB RAM.

The K3 Note successor is expected to be launched on January 5 – press invites have already been sent and the event will be held in India’s capital city of New…

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iPhone 6s was most searched for consumer tech item in 2015, according to Google

In 2015 the Apple iPhone 6s was the consumer tech item Google users have most searched for. The revelation comes as part of Google’s annual Year in Search report, which has gone live today.

Apple’s smartphone is followed in the technology Top 10 by the Samsung Galaxy S6, Apple Watch, iPad Pro, LG G4, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy J5, HTC One M9, Huawei Nexus 6P, and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4.

That said, none of these terms have made it into the overall Top 10 list for the year, which is led by searches such as Lamar Odom, Charlie Hebdo, and Jurassic World.

Last year the iPhone 6 was the most searched for tech-related item, so its successor’s victory this time around is hardly surprising.

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The Google Pixel C is now available for purchase from the Google Store

Back in late September when Google unveiled the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, the company also introduced the Google Pixel C, an Android-based 2-in-1 with a premium build and some of the hottest specs in the Android ecosystem. As months passed and the new Nexus smartphones launched, however, Google made no mention of the Google Pixel C until a few hours ago.
Today, more than a month after its unveiling, the Google Pixel C finally landed in the Google Play Store.

The Google Pixel C comes with a 10.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 by 1800 pixels. Aside from the high … – Source

India gets its own ‘South Park’ with ‘SikhPark’

Adman and filmmaker Dalbir Singh started SikhPark, his take on the popular series South Park, back in 2007 to talk about his experiences as a Sikh living in the US and Canada after 9/11. Eight years later, SikhPark’s light-hearted portrayal of daily life in India has a dedicated fan following on Facebook.

See also: This video on what it means to be a Sikh is winning hearts

In the beginning, the webcomic highlighted the racial profiling of Sikhs in the post 9/11 world. “I had gone through this at the airport, where I had to go through double and triple screening,” he says. Singh began the series for his friend’s website SikhChic and initially hosted it on Myspace. He wanted to name the strip Karol Park, after a Delhi neighbourhood known for its Punjabi residents, but eventually settled on SikhPark because of its broad appeal among the NRI community. …

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Coworker credits ‘hero’ San Bernardino victim with saving her life

Dozens of employees of the San Bernardino County Health Department went to a work event on Wednesday, not knowing that hours later the packed conference room would be attacked by one of their own

Just after 11 am, Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik fired dozens of rounds indiscriminately into the room as people leapt behind toppled tables to survive the barrage of bullets.

Shannon Johnson, 45, and coworker Denise Peraza, 27, were in the room as the pair opened fire, and crouched behind a chair

“I got you,” said Johnson, as he wrapped his arm around her, shielding her from the gunfire.

Johnson died in the attack that took the lives of 14 people and left 21 others injured. Peraza survived, though she was shot in the back, and she says Johnson is the reason she is still alive. …

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BlackBerry’s 3Q 2016 financial results to be announced on December 18

BlackBerry has scheduled an event to report its financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal 2016. Beginning at 8am ET on December 18, the announcement will take place in a conference call and a webcast. In case you miss the live broadcast, there will be a replay available for another two weeks until January 3.

Market analysts and investors alike will be intrigued to find out what effect the launch of the BlackBerry Priv will have on the numbers. Rumors have claimed that the struggling Canadian company might be pulling out of the device market, depending on the success or failure of the high-end slider. Early as it may be for conclusions, this third quarter result may shed some light on what’s to…

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How Three Countries Being Engulfed By The Ocean May Relocate To Survive

Right now, world leaders in Paris …

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