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BlackBerry Mercury To Be Made Official At MWC 2017 Next Month

BlackBerry has announced that it will be unveiling its QWERTY keyboard-equipped " Mercury " smartphone on February 25 at the very first day of this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. In addition, the BlackBerry team did mention that it was a prototype and the final version may end up with some new features. Now it's up to Tcl, a Chinese company that licenses the BlackBerry name - and also operates the Alcatel brand - to make and distribute the BlackBerry hardware.

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Apple Has 'Constructive' Meeting With India About Local Manufacturing Opportunities

Apple has shown its intent to move some units out of China citing the rising cost of production in that country, and has narrowed down on India as its destination of choice thus far. Apple holds just 2% of the smartphone market in India, a country of over 1.25 billion people where it is increasingly focused due to slowdowns in China and the USA - the largest and third-largest smartphone markets in the world, respectively.

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Xbox boss 'really happy' on Project Scorpio's progress

We may hear or see the Scorpio at E3 2017. It won't be leagues ahead of what Sony's done with the PS4 Pro, however. The Xbox Scorpio has more, higher-bandwidth memory, making ESRAM unnecessary on the system. Microsoft is calling its rendering technique "sparse rendering", but it's basically the exact same thing as Sony's checkerboard technique. Microsoft presently can't seem to report a release date for the console.

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 security easier

Microsoft has announced that as part of the Creator's Update coming in April, it will introduce a new security service called Windows Defender Security Center , which is created to act as a dashboard for all of your security features, including third-party security.

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Second Story DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided out Next Month

If you own the $30 Season Pass for the game, then the DLC will be automatically unlocked for you to enjoy. A Criminal Past takes place before the events of Mankind Divided , during Adam Jensen's first mission with TF29. Confronting his "darker side" will be a pivotal role to the story. Mankind Divided: A Criminal Past DLC brings back old acquaintance in Delara Auzenne, and new characters and provides players with more insight into the lore of the Deus Ex Universe.

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Amazon Echo's new wake word is a gift to Trekkies

Reddit users have noted that the update has been gradually rolled out for a little over a week now. Though Amazon hasn't confirmed that it took a page from TNG's book with this update, Mashable points out that company executives previously said the Enterprise's onboard computer was the original inspiration for what became Alexa.