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THREE-QUARTERS of the world will be connected to mobile network by 2020

But mobile phone operators face “saturation point” across the world – forcing them to develop new services and business models, according to research. An extra ONE BILLION people will become mobile subscribers over the next five years, bringing the total to 5.6 billion – equivalent to 72 per cent of the expected global population by this point. It comes after rapid growth of 1.4 billion new subscribers between 2010 and 2015, with 4.7 billion unique mobile subscribers worldwide at the end of 2015 – 63…

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New Samsung Galaxy S7 video “leaked early”

People are saying this could be a video of the next Galaxy S7. Technology news website techradar.com says the video was uploaded an unlisted YouTube link on the Samsung Indonesia channel. There’s no mention of what the phone actually is in the video, but techradar thinks it is the Galaxy S7 Edge with a 5.5 inch display with waterproofing and wireless charging features showcased – and that the video has accidentally surfaced before the launch date. MicroSD memory card slot set…

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Roll-up TV screen invented!

An 18-inch display that can be rolled up like a newspaper has been unveiled by electronics firm LG. The company says it’s a world first and that the display uses cutting-edge technology to achieve such amazing flexibility. LG is showcasing the new rollable display, as well as other innovations, at the CES 2016 international consumer electronics show being held in Las Vegas. “The showroom will highlight the key advantages of OLED, including its superior picture quality and its extreme design…

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You Might Want To Change Your Phone Lock Screen Pattern…

We’ve heard warnings about passwords like 123456, but people choose similar phone lock screen patterns. Here’s how to improve your security. New research has shown that people gravitate towards simple patterns, which are easy to guess, when it comes to Android smartphone lock screens – which offer an alternative form of security to traditional passwords. Predictable A study of 3,400 user-selected patterns by researcher Marte Løge, a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, has revealed that 44 percent…

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