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The hidden change on Apple's new iOS 11 that's infuriating users The hidden change on Apple's new iOS 11 that's infuriating users
- September 22, 2017

It's where you would go if you need your calculator or wanted to play music, turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth or turn on your flashlight. It's a bit convoluted for the average user who thinks they are toggling the radio off completely when they tap on the Control Center icon, though. (more...)
Mobile won't throttle unlimited data until you use 50GB Mobile won't throttle unlimited data until you use 50GB
- September 20, 2017

T-Mobile is the one doing the tweaking today, confirming rumors that we heard earlier this morning . To make matters worse, many of these plans have additional caveats. Ray is quick to point out that slower download speeds - as a result of prioritization - only come into effect if you 1) have consumed over 50GB of data in your current billing cycle and 2) you are now connected to a sector of its network that is experiencing heavy congestion. (more...)
Amazon's $150 Fire tablet summons Alexa hands Amazon's $150 Fire tablet summons Alexa hands
- September 20, 2017

The shiny rear surface of the old Fire 10 has been given the shove, replaced with a hard-wearing, textured plastic that provides plenty of grip, without feeling cheap (or, at least more premium than the price tag suggests). Amazon's newFire HD 10 tablet is also a hands-free Echo . This new device has Alexa built into it and you can automatically wake the tablet out of standby mode by just yelling out her name. (more...)
Google Launches Its Mobile Payment App Tez In India Google Launches Its Mobile Payment App Tez In India
- September 19, 2017

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has developed the app . Tez works with the customers' existing bank account, which means users' money is safe with their bank and they will continue to earn interest. Google has joined the fleet of digital payments through launching its new app " Tez ". It will be connected with bank accounts and will provide a secure and easy payment option for both online and physical purchase. (more...)
PM Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat PM Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat
- September 18, 2017

Modi, who turned 67 today, unveiled the plaque dedicating the dam to the nation, after performing a puja at the site in the Narmada district. The dam's construction began in 1987, although the project dates back to 1961 when Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India , laid down the first stone for the foundation. (more...)
After 20 years of triumph, cassini nears its death After 20 years of triumph, cassini nears its death
- September 15, 2017

Although it leaves behind a rich scientific legacy, the mission's cultural artifacts are few and far between. The Grand Finale is necessitated to prevent the possibility of Earthly bacteria that has been living on Cassini for the last 20 years contaminating an object orbiting Saturn - an unlikely but possible occurrence. (more...)
Joint DUP-SF letter to US Vice President over Bombardier dispute Joint DUP-SF letter to US Vice President over Bombardier dispute
- September 14, 2017

May had a phone call with Trump last week in which she pleaded with the President to intervene in a legal battle between two rival aircraft manufacturers which threatens to destroy thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland. The Montreal-based company said Tuesday in a market update that regional aircraft between 60 and 100 seats are forecast to have 5,750 deliveries valued at US$240 billion. (more...)
Chase bank CEO calls bitcoin a 'fraud' Chase bank CEO calls bitcoin a 'fraud'
- September 14, 2017

It won't end well. He also said that he would immediately fire any employee at the investment bank that he found to be trading in Bitcoin . In bitcoin's case, Mr Dimon said he is sceptical the authorities will allow a currency to exist without state oversight, especially if something goes wrong. (more...)
Brokers Issue New Targets On Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA) Brokers Issue New Targets On Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA)
- September 13, 2017

Hills Bank & Trust Company who had been investing in Teva Pharmaceutical Inds Spons for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.80B market cap company. Raymond James Financial Svcs Advsrs holds 20,292 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.06, from 0.86 in 2016Q3. (more...)
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is your 550-hp grocery-getter The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is your 550-hp grocery-getter
- September 13, 2017

Porsche has waited for the Frankfurt Motor Show to reveal the all-new 2018 Cayenne Turbo, the range-topping model of the redesigned SUV - at least until a Turbo S E-Hybrid variant comes along. The Turbo adds a unique steering wheel, sportier seats with 18-way adjustability, and a standard-fit 710 watt Bose sound system. Its new three-chamber air suspension features six selectable height levels, which are controlled via five new driving programs for road journeys and off-road journeys. (more...)
Leaked: Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S to arrive in two variants Leaked: Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S to arrive in two variants
- September 10, 2017

Other Samsung handsets that are expected to get the firmware are the Galaxy On7, Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, Galaxy C7 Pro and the Galaxy C5 Pro. While the company is still mum on the Android Oreo upgrade for its devices . As regards the dimensions, it measures 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9mm and weighs 364 grams. In About phone section click on Software Update. Industry insiders are saying this Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 .0 is one and the same as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 that will be launched in some ... (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 Could See Prolonged Shipping Delays Over Production Glitches
- September 09, 2017

It has indeed introduced some awesome changes to the industry, but this never happen each time it released a smartphone . There have been plenty of Apple rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 release date and diehard Apple fans can't wait to get their hands on Apple's latest product. (more...)
LA Noire to release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One; Details here
- September 08, 2017

Noire, scheduled to release on November 14, 2017. Rockstar invested heavily in its facial animations to give the player the ability to read when a witness was lying or telling the truth. Noire... Which will be a re-adaption of 7 different cases in L.A. Noire made for VR, namely the HTC Vive . It's great to see that the 2011 title will be making its way to new platforms, as it's one of the more underrated games in Rockstar Games' repertoire. (more...)
Wales win world cup qualifier against Moldova Wales win world cup qualifier against Moldova
- September 07, 2017

After Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn's goalscoring antics, on his Wales debut on Saturday, some in the England setup are asking what could have been. But does he make Bale feel old? We're delighted to have him. "The main aim is to get Wales to the World Cup finals and he will be in that set-up if he can do that, so [he needs to] keep his head down and keep on working hard". (more...)
Midsized black hole may be hiding out in the Milky Way Midsized black hole may be hiding out in the Milky Way
- September 07, 2017

Intermediate mass black holes are considered to be the missing link with respect to the cosmic objects. IMHBs have never been officially identified, though. Oka, whose exploration is distributed in the diary Nature Astronomy , said the recently discovered black hole could be the center of an old dwarf galaxy that was torn apart amid the arrangement of the Milky Way billions of years prior. (more...)
The Witcher's 10th Anniversary Video Is A Lovely Thank You To Fans The Witcher's 10th Anniversary Video Is A Lovely Thank You To Fans
- September 06, 2017

The game series follows the monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, on his quest to regain his memories. Ves is a member of the elite Blue Stripes special forces group and makes appearances in the second and third games. Two DLCs, " Hearts of Stone " and " Blood and Wine " were released which added new stories and regions to explore, keeping gamers entertained for many more hours. (more...)
Rudy, 4 other ministers resign ahead of reshuffle Rudy, 4 other ministers resign ahead of reshuffle
- September 06, 2017

Rajiv Pratap Rudy , Minister of State (Indepe-ndent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrep-reneurship, has reportedly resigned on Thursday. A reshuffle will help the Narendra Modi government weed out the dead wood from the government and infuse new blood in the cabinet. (more...)
An Asteroid Named Florence Just Flew by Earth An Asteroid Named Florence Just Flew by Earth
- September 02, 2017

Although it may not wipe out life on our planet, if Florence or an asteroid similar in size were to impact Earth, it could be catastrophic, creating a huge crater and wreaking havoc in areas close to its impact point. Amateur astronomers - anyone with a backyard telescope, really - will have the opportunity over the next few nights to peep the fly-by by Florence, which is brightening through early September as it moves through the constellations Piscis Austrinus, Capricornus, Aquarius and ... (more...)
Windows Mixed Reality headsets to cost £399 in the UK Windows Mixed Reality headsets to cost £399 in the UK
- September 02, 2017

The release of the Fall Creators Update also signals the arrival of some of the very first Mixed Reality headsets from third-party manufacturers. Now that it is returning in the Fall Creators Update , Microsoft has fulfilled its promise to resurrect the feature for power users. The article notes that unlike the Vive, Rift or PSVR, you won't need an external tracking device for the controllers or the headset. (more...)
Asteroid Florence passes by Earth relatively close Asteroid Florence passes by Earth relatively close
- September 01, 2017

The closest passing of a large asteroid to Earth will happen Friday, according to scientists who study "near-Earth objects". While its distance from the Earth will be quite great at 4.4 million miles, you can still witness the rare event. (more...)
Maruti Suzuki to rebrand its vehicle showroom network in India Maruti Suzuki to rebrand its vehicle showroom network in India
- September 01, 2017

The company has even set up a new website that will allow potential customers to check out their cars and also customise and book it from right there. "This is poised to strongly connect with the young and do-it-yourself generation", Maruti Suzuki said in a statement. Through Maruti Suzuki Arena, customers can register their mobile number on the Navigation Portal, and explore the product portfolio on interactive Product Vision touchscreens. (more...)
Logitech unveils new Logitech unveils new "no lag" keyboard and mouse
- September 01, 2017

It recognizes the apps you're using and provides instant access to the tools you need. In Photoshop and Illustrator, for example, users can control functions like zoom, brush size, hardness, opacity, brightness, contrast, saturation, object size and more by just turning the dial. (more...)
Scientists have discovered 15 new extraterrestrial signals Scientists have discovered 15 new extraterrestrial signals
- September 01, 2017

Gajjar says that the repeating nature and current state of heightened activity for FRB 121102 does seem to rule out some of the most destructive explanations, such as colliding black holes. FRBs were first discovered about 15 years ago, and in the years since they've been detected a couple dozen times. Scholz said that there could be reasons such as the signal being distorted between its source galaxy and Earth. (more...)
Paris Jackson Pays Emotional Birthday Tribute to Late Father Michael Jackson Paris Jackson Pays Emotional Birthday Tribute to Late Father Michael Jackson
- August 30, 2017

I feel with all my being that we are all one and that our souls will not be separated. Paris Jackson was born on April 3, 1998 to Michael and his second wife Debbie Rowe , a nurse that the pop star met while being treated for vitiligo. (more...)
Selena Gomez's Instagram has been hacked Selena Gomez's Instagram has been hacked
- August 30, 2017

Order was restored a short while later with her account returning to normal and no evidence that the hack had even happened. They have also asked the subscribers of Selena Gomez to follow them. The account was taken offline, but it was working again moments later with the photos removed. Still, the hack shocked many people. "It had become so consuming to me". (more...)
New chief challenged to steady the wheel at Uber New chief challenged to steady the wheel at Uber
- August 30, 2017

According to Bloomberg , two people familiar with the matter have confirmed that Khosrowshahi will be taking the reins at the troubled firm, but Uber's board of directors is waiting to inform employees before making an official announcement. (more...)
Far out! Space X successfully launches another rocket- and lands it! Far out! Space X successfully launches another rocket- and lands it!
- August 25, 2017

A predecessor satellite, Formosat-2, produced more than 2.5 million images over 12 years of operation before it wore out and was decommissioned a year ago. The gate opens at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 11:40 a.m. Weapons, alcohol, smoke, open fires and/or barbecues will not be allowed. SpaceX previously planned to fly a secondary payload, the Sherpa bus from Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries, which would have deployed almost 90 small satellites after separating from the Falcon 9 upper stage. (more...)
Here are the official promo videos and infographics for the Galaxy Note8 Here are the official promo videos and infographics for the Galaxy Note8
- August 24, 2017

With the Note 8 , the amount of screen real-estate for viewing two apps at once, watching a video, or going through a spreadsheet is unmatched. The new phablet , though, has the Infinity Display , which was first introduced in the S8 series and was well-received as it stretched the screen's limits, providing more space to view content and multitask more seamlessly. (more...)
Meizu Launches M6 Note as its First Snapdragon Powered Smartphone Meizu Launches M6 Note as its First Snapdragon Powered Smartphone
- August 24, 2017

There are three memory variants of the Meizu M6 Note. All these aforementioned variants and models will be up for pre-order in China starting today and the same will be made available for purchase in China starting September 1 (Friday) via company's official online store in Black, Blue and Gold colour variants. (more...)
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
- August 24, 2017

You will hear more often on OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) announcing Android 8.0 Oreo update for their handsets in the days to come now that Google has launched its latest mobile phone operating system. The company also confirmed that the individuals who took part in the Android Beta Program are going to receive the update for the final version. This device will apparently be among the first Nokia-branded smartphones to receive this update. (more...)
Celtic paint Glasgow green to revel in Champions League success Celtic paint Glasgow green to revel in Champions League success
- August 24, 2017

Celtic , under Rodgers, reached the group stage last season but finished bottom of a section also featuring Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach. I thought we were going to get through this campaign without the anxiety. The draw for the eight groups, featuring 32 teams in all, begins live on Eurosport 1 at 5pm BST on Thursday at the Grimaldi Forum in the Principality. (more...)
Tweet Suggests Fallout 4 VR Could Be Coming to Other Platforms Tweet Suggests Fallout 4 VR Could Be Coming to Other Platforms
- August 24, 2017

At Gamescom, Bethesda has confirmed a release date for two of the most anticipated VR games. Bethesda will make the happy holidays even more of a happier time period by introducing new games in VR form that will make your day. " Fallout 4 VR" is scheduled to launch on December 12. The move towards a VR platform for these games is something which is just hunky dory. Not only are DOOM and Fallout 4 making their way to VR but Skyrim is also getting a new version to take advantage of ... (more...)
Microsoft Offers Huge Xbox One X $200 Discount to Fans Microsoft Offers Huge Xbox One X $200 Discount to Fans
- August 23, 2017

The Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle not only comes with a copy of Minecraft and the Redstone Pack expansion, the console itself is created to look like a collection of Minecraft blocks. On the other hand, Microsoft is willing to offer a $100 discount for the standard Xbox One model. Microsoft had fallen behind again, and their plan for turning it around involved a more expensive console that still wouldn't be available for months and a host of indie game exclusives that ... (more...)
Gionee launches X1 in India for Rs 8999 Gionee launches X1 in India for Rs 8999
- August 23, 2017

The phone will have a 16 GB internal memory and will have a dedicated expandable microSD card slot with a capacity of up to 256 GB. Battery and Other Features - The phone is fueled with 3000mAh battery . It runs on a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit SoC clocked at 1.3 GHz with a Mali-T720 GPU. As for the camera, the Gionee X1 boasts of an 8MP camera on the rear of the device while a secondary 8MP camera sits on the front for selfies and video calls. (more...)
Google Video Preview now Available for Google Mobile Search
- August 22, 2017

It's been almost one hundred years since we've seen a solar eclipse at the same scale as the one that sweeps across the United States on Monday. We've had some confusing reports in the last 48 hours hinting at two different names for Android O. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Announces Expanded Partnership with Microsoft
- August 21, 2017

Xbox One X consoles will start at $499 in the USA, with United Kingdom and European pricing set at £449 and €499 respectively. Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition . Consumers can preorder the Xbox One X at Amazon , Best Buy , Microsoft , Target and Walmart . Furthermore, the Shadow of War and Minecraft bundles are now only listed on EB Games' website, so it's unclear if these bundles are simply not yet live on the other retailers' websites or if they are actually exclusive to ... (more...)
Pre-Order the Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Edition' Now
- August 21, 2017

Here's the Xbox One X Project Scorpio limited edition trailer. The console and the controller themselves will have the words " Project Scorpio " etched into them. This edition also comes with a plastic stand but as far as I can tell there's not unusual about it. You get the entire Minecraft game along with the Redstone Pack. (more...)
Foot Locker Earnings Slump Pushes Shares to Multiyear Low Foot Locker Earnings Slump Pushes Shares to Multiyear Low
- August 19, 2017

Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd added to its stake by buying 7,465 shares an increase of 159.0%. Shares of sporting goods stores plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales. The stock declined 26.53% or $12.66 reaching $35.04 per share. To illustrate that point, shares of Foot Locker are now trading around 30 points below its 200-day moving average of $65.25 a share. (more...)
Here's Where You Can Catch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago
- August 18, 2017

The event will feature educational activities, entertainment, hands-on science activities, outdoor obstacle courses and food trucks. Inside the museum, guests can check out exhbitions, including the newest, Chasing Eclipses, which prepares visitors for the total solar eclipse. (more...)
BMW Concept Z4 Preview BMW Concept Z4 Preview
- August 18, 2017

Sweeping character lines, prominent gill vents, smartly flared fenders, twin integrated headrest buttresses that house rollover bars and 20-inch light-alloy wheels add interest to the profile while the rear end features slim, L-shaped LED lights positioned above dual air outlets. (more...)
We Happy Few has a release date We Happy Few has a release date
- August 17, 2017

On top of the digital releases of the game , Gearbox Publishing has also confirmed that there will be a Season Pass for the game , with additional content that has yet to be revealed. The announcement of Compulsion Games' publishing partnership with Gearbox comes with another bit of news. Details on the DLC beyond the plan to release some eventually. (more...)
Recall issued for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries Recall issued for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries
- August 17, 2017

If this sounds familiar, it's because it was only last September that Samsung issued a recall of all Galaxy Note 7s due to a similar problem. A recall notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website says that some of the batteries installed in the refurbished phones are counterfeit and are at risk of overheating. (more...)
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrives at International Space Station
- August 17, 2017

It also marked the first debut of what is understood as incremental improvements in the vehicle's thrust, deemed "Block 4" by Musk and the SpaceX fan community. The experiment is being performed in preparation for a Mars mission and will last a year - the same amount of time it takes to travel to the planet. (more...)
SpaceX resupply rocket lifts off for International Space Station SpaceX resupply rocket lifts off for International Space Station
- August 17, 2017

But a supercomputer is something different. Once more, this company is setting a sterling example for other aerospace companies. To get approved by NASA for Space , the Spaceborne computer successfully passed 146 tests. Mark Fernandez , the HPE engineer said that the space-bound computer is designed with an ability to make one trillion calculations in a single second. (more...)
SA police looking for Grace Mugabe over assault case SA police looking for Grace Mugabe over assault case
- August 17, 2017

Amid confusion over the case and investigation, the police statement said yesterday's abortive court hearing was meant to obtain a statement from Ms Mugabe , along with her version of the events. She regularly speaks at rallies in Zimbabwe and is seen as a possible contender to take over from her increasingly frail husband. The NFP said it had noted with "serious disappointment the alleged savagely cruel act of Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe ". (more...)
Sierra Leone: President Says Country Needs Urgent Support After Mudslide and Flooding Sierra Leone: President Says Country Needs Urgent Support After Mudslide and Flooding
- August 17, 2017

British International Development Secretary Priti Patel too vowed to offer required support to the Sierra Leone government. The total number of deaths reported at the Connaught Hospital is 297, including 109 children, 83 women and 105 men, Cornnelius Deveaux, the country's deputy minister of information and communication, told the press earlier Tuesday. (more...)
Stunning Perseid meteor shower is at its peak this weekend Stunning Perseid meteor shower is at its peak this weekend
- August 12, 2017

The result is the same even if 2017's Perseid shower is supposed to shoot more than the average 80 to 100 meteors per hour. After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt, and you'll begin to see fainter objects, including meteors. (more...)
CW Announces Dates for 'Arrowverse' Crossover Episodes CW Announces Dates for 'Arrowverse' Crossover Episodes
- August 05, 2017

Mark your calendars - the DC Superhero Crossover is coming! The crossover will begin with " Supergirl " and followed by " Arrow ", which will be moving to Monday night from it's usual Thursday time slot for the four-part story. However, it's unlikely that Black Lightning would join in on the crossover fun as the network is keeping the projects separate - for now. While he didn't drop any hints about how exactly the writers were planning to top the " Invasion! " storyline, which featured ... (more...)
NASA is hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens NASA is hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens
- August 03, 2017

The officer's primary responsibilities include overseeing the enforcement of planetary protection policies during NASA's space flight missions, supporting the Safety and Mission Assurance Technical Authority and advising all senior officials on matters pertaining to planetary protection. (more...)
Microsoft announces Skype users can now send money in conversations using PayPal Microsoft announces Skype users can now send money in conversations using PayPal
- August 03, 2017

PayPal and Skype have teamed up to allow users to send money to other Skype users with PayPal via their mobile app ( Android and iOS). Those sending money to friends or family will need to download the latest version of the Skype iOS or Android app, though the person receiving it can be using any version. (more...)

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