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27 juillet 2018

Mi A2 Lite Top 5 Features That You Need To Know: Price, Specifications

Mi A2 Lite has a 5.84-inch full-screen display with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Interestingly, similar to premium smartphones, this device sports a notched display. The notch houses the frontal imaging unit, notification light, proximity sensor and the ear-piece.

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23 juillet 2018

Samsung Galaxy J8, Galaxy J6 Sales Top 2 Million Units in India

Samsung Galaxy J8, Galaxy J6 Sales Top 2 Million Units in IndiaSamsung India has sold over 2 million units of its recently-launched Galaxy J8 and Galaxy J6 mid-segment smartphones in India, attracting nearly 50,000 consumers a day, the company said on Monday. The Samsung Galaxy J6 was launched on May 22, while Galaxy J8 was introduced on June 28.

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20 juillet 2018

HTC to quit Indian smartphone market

HTC South Asia President Faisal Siddiqui, sales head Vijay Balachandran and the product head R Nayyar have already quit the. company

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Suzuki Burgman Street 125 Scooter Launched in India for Rs 68,000

The Burgman Street comes with an LED headlamp and LED tail light and gets features like a wind deflector, chrome finishing, sporty mudguard, central locking, bottle holder, USB charging port and an all-digital instrument cluster.

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19 juillet 2018

Teenagers Say JUUL Is A Discreet Way To Vape In Class : Shots

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Mil Schooley, an 18-year-old student in Denver says most of her friends have a JUUL ? an e-cigarette that can vanish into a closed fist. When asked roughly how many, she stumbles a bit. "I wanna say like 50 or 60 percent? I don't know. Maybe it's just the people I know. All my friends in college have one," she says. "It just blew up over the summer." Schooley doesn't have one herself ? at least at the moment. Hers broke due to an unfortunate mishap involving her JUUL and soda water. But the trend to own a vape pen is real, with students bragging on Twitter about using them in class, and researchers saying they're seeing a big spike in use among teens and young adults. "We're seeing it across college campuses and high schools. I have a friend who teaches high school, and they contacted me last week because they are having a major problem with e-cigs," says Meghan Morean, a substance addiction researcher at Oberlin College. Devices like these might be introducing a new generation of teenagers to nicotine addiction and leading some vapers to take up smoking tobacco cigarettes, a study out in Pediatrics on Monday suggests. That would buck a national trend of teens drifting away from certain risky behaviors like drugs, alcohol and unprotected sex.

The JUUL device, with its sleek design that resembles a flash drive, is a special hit with teens. "It's definitely more discreet," Schooley says. "JUULs are so simple [too]. I think that's why they do so well, because they're so simple and easy." The JUUL also has multiple flavors available ? mint, tobacco, mango, cr?me brulee and fruit. JUUL has also managed to capture a more mainstream audience than vape pens. "People who JUUL can be normal people, but people who vape are like a certain crowd," Schooley says. Using the device isn't called vaping, a verb reserved for more complex or modified contraptions, but JUULing. The words give the device a less ominous atmosphere than e-cigarette or vaping. "I know it's an e-cigarette, but I don't like to call it that because you can JUUL and not be addicted to nicotine," Schooley says. "I don't smoke cigarettes, and I don't think I ever will." A spokesperson for JUUL Labs, the manufacturer for the JUUL device, said that the company wants to "eliminate cigarettes by offering existing adult smokers with a better alternative to combustible cigarettes. No minor should be in possession of a JUUL." Both the design and the flavors offered were intended to make the device more inviting to adult cigarette smokers, not children, the spokesperson said in a statement in an email response. "We are committed to introducing new flavors carefully and responsibly." While college student Schooley doesn't have strong concerns about nicotine addiction, JUUL cartridges have a high concentration of nicotine. A single pod, which Schooley says would last her a week, has roughly the same amount of nicotine as one pack of cigarettes. Schooley says she didn't realize this. "I am feeling a little more apprehensive about it," she says. "That makes me sad. I think I'm going to consult people before I decide to buy another JUUL. But it's hard because even if I didn't buy one, I'm still gonna be surrounded by JUULs."

The Food and Drug Administration has banned most flavored cigarettes and tobacco products for this reason, but the agency hasn't banned flavored vapes. The FDA does have the authority to regulate e-cigarette products as of 2016, says Matthew Myers, the president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. "However, the FDA delayed key provisions for an additional four years. That means highly flavored e-cigarettes will go unregulated essentially for years to come," he says. The postponed regulations would require all e-cigarette products, including flavors, to have FDA approval before going on the market. The potential for e-cigarettes to help get adult smokers off tobacco is one reason why the FDA has been slow to act on e-cigarettes, says Dr. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, a psychiatrist at Yale University and the senior author on the Pediatrics study. "I think the FDA wants more evidence and more data. I certainly don't blame them, you want to make the right decision," she says. "The FDA is starting to implement some prevention policies [for youth vaping]." But for now, she says, there is a public health gap where teens are concerned.

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The long term effects of vaping e-liquids ? a solution of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, flavors and nicotine or hash oils ? are still not known, says Morean, who is an author on the study. But researchers are skeptical that the vapor is harmless. "You're still breathing in like hot chemicals into your body," she says. Researchers say the most worrying aspect is nicotine, which is damaging to brain development, and is addictive. E-cigarettes can deliver a very high concentration of the drug, and experts worry Juul Wraps that the popularity of vape pens is putting a new generation at risk of nicotine dependence. "This excellent and important work demonstrates that electronic cigarettes are a path of nicotine addiction for youth," says Dr. Harold Farber, a pediatrician at Texas Children's Hospital and chair of the Tobacco Action Committee for the American Thoracic. Society, who was not involved with the study. "It's a short jump from there to combustible cigarettes [which] delivers a better hit." One reason JUUL and vape pens are so popular among teens currently might be that they can be used indoors without attracting unwanted attention or creating a stench, Morean says. On Twitter, teens post about their usage in school. The most brazen of them fire up their e-cigarettes while their teachers' backs are turned. "y'all this kid came into my 7th period to get a juul and we all started laughing when he left so the teacher was really confused and we go "that's drug paraphernalia" and he RAN OUT THE DOOR AFTER THE KID," @hyphyybriannaa tweeted. "Never knew inanimate objects could play hide n seek till I bought a #juul," @jakeraccioppi writes. Vapers also have a nigh-infinite range of flavors to sample with amusing names like "I Love Blue Raspberry Candy" or unappetizing but intriguing ones like "Beard Vape." Those flavors might be another reason why vaping has struck such a mania among teenagers. "This is really appealing to adolescents," Morean says.

A JUUL e-cigarette for sale at Fast Eddie's Smoke Shop in Boston. The sleek devices are easy to conceal, which makes them popular with teenagers.

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A JUUL e-cigarette for sale at Fast Eddie's Smoke Shop in Boston. The sleek devices are easy to conceal, which makes them popular with teenagers.

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The Pediatrics study asked 808 students in three Connecticut high schools each year between 2013 and 2015 if they used e-cigarettes or tobacco cigarettes in the last month. The first year, 8.9 percent of students used a vape pen and 4.8 percent of students smoked cigarettes in the last month. "[People] who used e-cigarettes were 7 times more likely to smoke cigarettes by the second survey, and almost 4 times more likely by the third survey," says Krysten Bold, an associate research scientist at Yale School of Medicine and lead author on the study. The third year of the study, 14.5 students had used a vape pen in the previous month, and 8.5 student smoked cigarettes. (JUUL didn't enter the market until 2015.)

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What Is JUUL? | Does JUUL Cause Cancer?

"No one really smokes cigs,? Andy, a high school senior, told Refinery29. it's only a vape or JUUL now.?
A what?
What is JUUL?
You might be familiar with with vaping ? it?s when you ?smoke? the vapor from an electronic cigarette ? but JUUL is not as mainstream.
At least not with uncool adults.
"Some people are, like, weirdly addicted," another college student, Avery, told the website. "But [JUULs] are just funny; they give you a really short buzz like a normal cig."

That?s the point: JUUL is the brand name for a smaller, sleeker version of e-cigarettes that uses rechargeable batteries and flavored liquid that, yes, contain the addictive ingredient nicotine.
what is juul
Other students told Refinery29 that JUUL, or juuling as using the e-cigarette is Juul Wraps called, gets ?super addicting,? because of the nicotine, but are they actually safer than regular cigarettes?

Does JUUL cause cancer?
JUUL and other vape pens and e-cigarettes like it are thought to be the better alternative to smoking because they don?t contain the known carcinogens, like tar and chemicals like Chrysene, Cadmium and Nitrosamines.
Nicotine isn?t expressly known to cause cancer, but recent studies show that nicotine can lower the effectiveness of cancer treatments and speed up the growth of new cells, including tumor cells in the lung, colon and breast.
The other dangers of e-cigarettes
JUUL and e-cigarettes like it might keep you from ingesting all the nastiness found in cigarettes, but using them is not risk-free.
According to a publication from Harvard, regular exposure to nicotine can lead. to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes, and can increase Juul Wrap your heart rate and blood pressure ? two factors that can increase your risk for a heart attack.
And then there?s this: Nicotine may also impair brain development in adolescents, leading to problems like poor impulse control and attention deficit disorder.
Not good, considering that vaping is now the most popular way for students to get nicotine, according to the Centers For Disease Control.
JUUL told Refinery29 that they ?strongly condemn the use of our product by minors, and it is in fact illegal to sell our product to minors. No minor should be in possession of a JUUL product.?
But they might not have to worry about it for too much longer, but teenage attention is fleeting and ?They?ll probably phase out in, like, a year,? according to another college student.
JUUL responds
After the time of publication, JUUL issued this statement to Metro US:

"At JUUL Labs, we care deeply about our customers. Many people in the company and their friends use JUUL as well, so we include ourselves as our customers. We are a mission driven company seeking to eliminate cigarettes by providing a true alternative for adult smokers.

JUUL incorporates important technological advances and best practices which include the following; First, JUUL is temperature regulated to minimize the emissions of combustion-related degradation products. Second, we do not add chemicals of concern on key FDA lists such as formaldehyde as ingredients. (Note that nicotine, while on these lists, is included in our product to facilitate switching for adult smokers.) Third, independent third-party laboratories have conducted validated analytical tests on the aerosol contents of JUUL and we are excited to present these results within the SRNT scientific forum at the end of this month.

The best decision is to never start smoking or initiate nicotine-containing products. We stand by our mission to serve as a true alternative to combusted cigarettes for adult smokers."

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13 juillet 2018

PC shipments just rose, thanks to Windows 10

PC shipments just rose, thanks to Windows 10News of the sale rise came from analyst firms IDC and Gartner who’ve both hit F9 on their spreadsheets recording Q2 shipments and found a positive number. Gartner found 62.1 million PC shipments, up a 1.4 per cent compared to Q2 2017. IDC counted 62.3 million PCs exiting factories, which us 2.7 per cent. Both firms credited the business market and Windows 10 for the bounce – it appears that businesses are finally making the jump to Microsoft’s latest and buying new PCs to make it happen. IDC also opined that Q2 2017 sales were impacted by supply chain problems, so this year it’s just been possible to build more machines.

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Google rolls out 'Morse code' support on Gboard for iOS

San Francisco, To help people with disabilities connect better, Google has rolled out "Morse code" functionalities on Gboard for iOS and improvements to "Morse code" on Gboard for Android.

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09 juillet 2018

New iPhones may have same charging cable as Android phones

For years, Apple has forged its own path. And unique charging ports on its devices is one such example.Back in the day, we had a 30-pin connector which, in 2012, was replaced by the incumbent Lightning port.

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03 juillet 2018

2018 iPhone With 6.1-Inch Display to Cost $600: Ming-Chi Kuo

Three new Apple iPhone models are expected to be launched this year in September, and noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (now with TF International Securities) has already been providing details on what to expect this fall. The models of 2018 have been predicted to be fueled by bigger batteries this time, come with USB-C fast charging accessories, and the key highlight of all, support dual-SIM functionality. Now, according to a fresh note from Kuo, we have an indicative pricing for the cheapest model of the trio. get more details on the features of the 2018 models, and a reiteration of their new aggressive pricing policy as well. Additionally, Kuo has also repeated some details that he had already claimed about a few other Apple products

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