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OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition now available in India OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition now available in India
- December 16, 2017

Those who are expecting any kind of cosmetic hardware changes will be disheartened. "We dedicate the " Star Wars " limited edition to OnePlus and Star Wars fans in India as a part of our three-year anniversary celebration". It is priced Rs 1,000 more than the regular 8GB RAM version at Rs 38,999. The OnePlus 5T special edition has a Star Wars logo surrounded by a red border on the back panel. (more...)
10 million Switch units sold worldwide in just nine months 10 million Switch units sold worldwide in just nine months
- December 13, 2017

Nintendo's main competitors, Sony and Microsoft, released their most recent game consoles - the PS4 and Xbox One - on November 15, 2013 and November 22, 2013 respectively. Serkan Toto ), Resident Evil , Street Fighter, and Mega Man publisher Capcom has desires to port even more games over to Nintendo's new hybrid console, the Switch. (more...)
Ed Lee, San Francisco mayor, dead at 65 Ed Lee, San Francisco mayor, dead at 65
- December 13, 2017

He reiterated his continuing support for sanctuary cities last month after a Mexican man who had been repeatedly deported was acquitted of murder in the 2015 killing of Kate Steinle in a case that sparked national debate, saying that San Francisco would remain a city of tolerance, love and acceptance. (more...)
Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 - best places to watch the extravaganza in India! Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 - best places to watch the extravaganza in India!
- December 12, 2017

Perhaps you've already seen a bright meteor flare over the December sky? He said, "And those that streak through the atmosphere are called meteors". Make sure you've chosen a dark area to stand which is well away from the glare of city lights. Wherever you go, Ingram suggests giving your eyes 30 minutes or so to adjust to darkness, and bundling up to stay warm. (more...)
Trump wants to shift NASA resources to exploring the moon and Mars Trump wants to shift NASA resources to exploring the moon and Mars
- December 12, 2017

President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration's first space policy directive in a White House ceremony December 11, one that will formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon. In September, Trump nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine , a Republican from Oklahoma, to be the next NASA administrator. SpaceX launches rockets for customers including NASA, commercial satellite operators and the US military. (more...)
Smoke smothers Southern California in gripping photos from space Smoke smothers Southern California in gripping photos from space
- December 10, 2017

Thursday's fire prompted closure of state Highway 76 in both directions and evacuations in an area near the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Yes Faith, unfortunately we can. "Firefighters continue to work aggressively to protect life and property while working on control efforts around the fire perimeter", CalFire said in an incident update . (more...)
YouTube reportedly launching its Music Service in March YouTube reportedly launching its Music Service in March
- December 10, 2017

Google Play Music launched in 2011, and YouTube Red video just past year, but this would be YouTube's first real attempt at their own music streaming subscription service since 2014's YouTube Music Key (which would turn into YouTube Red). (more...)
Apple is buying Shazam at a big discount
- December 10, 2017

Shazam continues to be a popular app - it is used by more than 100 million people each month, according to Shazam , which has raised $143.5 million from investors like Kleiner Perkins, Sony Music and Universal Music. The price TechCrunch reported would fall far below Shazam's most recent $1 billion valuation reported by PitchBook . Now, it also identifies movies, TV shows, and has augmented reality features as well. (more...)
Bayonetta 3 is happening, and it's exclusive to Nintendo Switch Bayonetta 3 is happening, and it's exclusive to Nintendo Switch
- December 09, 2017

Since no gameplay video or trailer was shown (apart from the teaser trailer published at the end of this article), we assume that Bayonetta 3 is at an early stage of development. There'll also be a special edition release containing both games, a Steelbook, 22 Verse Cards and a sticker sheet. The previously online-only Tag Climax mode can be played either online or off in the Switch re-release. (more...)
Facebook Might Unbundle Instagram Messaging Facebook Might Unbundle Instagram Messaging
- December 08, 2017

Direct also has four exclusive photo and video filters that are not now in the main Instagram app, including a amusing one that randomly bleeps your voice and covers up your mouth. The only specifics we have, if you can even call them specifics, is that the app will launch globally next year after Instagram has worked out the bugs and responded to user feedback. (more...)
John Mayer hospitalized for emergency appendectomy, concert delayed John Mayer hospitalized for emergency appendectomy, concert delayed
- December 07, 2017

Mayer is now in emergency surgery. Dead & Company have two remaining dates in 2017, including the Amway Center in Orlando , FL on December 7 and the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL on December 8. Fans can use the tickets for the rescheduled date or get a refund. The New Orleans show slated for Tuesday evening was the third-to-last show of the string of gigs, initially set to conclude December 8 in Sunrise, Florida . (more...)
Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices
- December 07, 2017

Here's hoping Amazon does something similar with Google . Amazon responded in a statement, " Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website". The move is the latest in the ongoing clash between Google and Amazon over their respective streaming media services. There were also reports that Google could be creating a smart screen device to compete with the Amazon Echo Show . (more...)
HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835) HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835)
- December 06, 2017

The exec said that he already used a Windows 10 on ARM PC for watching movies, working in Powerpoint and checking email, and shared that he did "all of this without plugging in my power cord all week". However, no pricing was announced so we're hoping that HP can keep the starting price similar to the Asus NovaGo - the other device with Snapdragon - which starts at $599. (more...)
Honor 7X with 4GB RAM launched, available in India from Dec 7 Honor 7X with 4GB RAM launched, available in India from Dec 7
- December 06, 2017

The storage facility comes with 2 variants that include 32 GB and 64GB. The Honor View 10 has a familiar dual-camera setup, with a colour 16MP sensor and monochrome 20MP sensor. It is equipped with a 3,340mAh non-removable battery . Software could be what lets this phone down if you're not a fan of Honor (and Huawei's) EMUI skin. (more...)
NSA employee pleads guilty after stolen classified data landed in Russian hands NSA employee pleads guilty after stolen classified data landed in Russian hands
- December 05, 2017

What the documents don't say is that Pho is the government hacker whose computer, according to the New York Times, provided secret NSA code to a controversial Russian cybersecurity firm, Kapsersky Lab, some of whose employees also have worked for Russian intelligence. (more...)
Facebook targets 6- to 12-year-old demographic with new Messenger app Facebook targets 6- to 12-year-old demographic with new Messenger app
- December 05, 2017

The app is launching for iPhone immediately, but will eventually come to Android and Amazon Fire devices. But instead of forbidding your kids from using ubiquitous social networking services like Facebook or Facebook Messenger , you could try setting up a limited account for them. (more...)
Tomorrow - We will see the supermoon for the first time in 2017 Tomorrow - We will see the supermoon for the first time in 2017
- December 03, 2017

When a full moon is closer to our planet, the tide levels are often higher. The moon makes an elliptical orbit around Earth once every 27 days, while a full moon happens once every 29.5 days. The moon will be roughly 10,000 miles closer to Earth on Sunday evening, creating our first and only Supermoon of the year. You can also watch a livestream from the Virtual Telescope Project . (more...)
Year's brightest supermoon coming to OR skies Sunday night Year's brightest supermoon coming to OR skies Sunday night
- December 01, 2017

In 2016 the moon was the closest its been to the Earth since 1984 and that distance won't be challenged again until 2034. The moon will be at its brightest above the borough at around 4:47pm. Due to an effect called the Moon Illusion, it may appear bigger . It just won't be a full moon. Guess what: It's supermoon time! This is also why both times are the best for watching the supermoon. (more...)
Now No Need To Leave Chats To Play YouTube Videos Now No Need To Leave Chats To Play YouTube Videos
- November 30, 2017

The app is most suitable for regions which have low-bandwidth and also enables users to transfer the videos to friends over Bluetooth. Instead the video appears with a floating window on the screen so users can message friends and watch videos simultaneously. (more...)
There's a bug in Apple's most recent operating system There's a bug in Apple's most recent operating system
- November 30, 2017

Apple is actively looking at a fix for the security flaw in its OS but meanwhile it has issued an advisory, or workaround. Yesterday it emerged it was possible for gain administrator privileges simply by typing the word " root " into user field and hitting login multiple times. (more...)
Uber breach affected 2.7 million Britons Uber breach affected 2.7 million Britons
- November 30, 2017

The complaint alleges that "Uber executives were aware of the breach as early as November 2016", but nonetheless failed to provide notification until November 21, 2017-far exceeding the 45-day deadline. "Consumers expect and deserve protection from disclosure of their personal information". With the announcement, San Francisco-based Uber said it concealed the breach for a year after paying $100,000 in ransom for the stolen information to be destroyed. (more...)
Sony Xperia X Performance now receiving Android Oreo update Sony Xperia X Performance now receiving Android Oreo update
- November 28, 2017

Besides, he also said that the Oreo update for HTC 10 , U11 Life and Ultra will be rolled out soon. According to a tweet by Mo Versi, the vice president of Product Management for the Americas at HTC , the company has started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the unlocked variant of the HTC U11 in the US. (more...)
Russian Hackers Suspected in Uber Breach Russian Hackers Suspected in Uber Breach
- November 26, 2017

Some of the breached data is also from markets outside the US. Users also said their phone numbers had been changed to Russian numbers. Due to the lack of federal law surrounding data breach notification, Uber is subject to a number laws across 48 states, some of which state that users must be notified immediately of a data breach of their personal information. (more...)
Peru could be kicked out of the World Cup Peru could be kicked out of the World Cup
- November 26, 2017

FIFA would then have the freedom to choose whoever they deem appropriate to slot into the vacancy with World Cup Regulations stating: 'If any association withdraws or is excluded from the competition, the FIFA Organising Committee shall decide on the matter at its sole discretion and take whatever action is deemed necessary. (more...)
OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T Receives Android 8.0 Oreo Based OxygenOS 5.0 Update OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T Receives Android 8.0 Oreo Based OxygenOS 5.0 Update
- November 24, 2017

Recently, OnePlus launched its latest flagship under the OnePlus 5T . In India, Amazon India announced in a statement that OnePlus 5T was highest grossing product on a single day for Prime members. Notably, the OnePlus 5T foregoes the hardware capacitive buttons that have been a staple on the offerings from the Chinese company . It also bears a 6.01-inch 2160x1080p AMOLED display that boasts an 18:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
Samsung has accidentally confirmed Galaxy X in stunning New Leak Samsung has accidentally confirmed Galaxy X in stunning New Leak
- November 22, 2017

The firm is believed to have designed the Galaxy X to act as a replacement for full-sized tablets - like the Galaxy Tab S3 and iPad Pro - so you don't have to lug around an extra device to get work done when you're on the move. Samsung's Galaxy phones - and now the OnePlus 5T - use no such 3D depth mapping; they're considered 2D. The Galaxy X , Samsung's first foldable smartphone , received Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification several weeks ago, giving an impression that the smartphone ... (more...)
Nintendo Releases 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' for iOS Nintendo Releases 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' for iOS
- November 22, 2017

Those looking to cash in some My Nintendo points will be thrilled to know that those missions and rewards are live as well. This is Nintendo's fourth mobile game created in partnership with mobile developer DeNA. There are things you can purchase with real money such as Leaf Tickets, which are used to speed up the crafting orders. The mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp , was not a rushed title like Super Mario Run was. (more...)
Android Oreo update lands on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T Android Oreo update lands on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T
- November 21, 2017

Starting with the launch of the OnePlus 5T , OnePlus will no longer target benchmarks with performance modes that do not represent day-to-day usage. It bumps the Android version to 8.0 Oreo, bringing latest features such as Picture in Picture (PiP), Parallel Apps, Auto-fill, Smart text selection and a new Quick settings design. (more...)
Scientists Predict More Earthquakes In 2018 As Earth Slows Scientists Predict More Earthquakes In 2018 As Earth Slows
- November 21, 2017

Roger Bildham of the University of Colorado and Rebecca Bennic of the University of Montana , who made a statement to the annual conference of the Geological Society of America, argue that there is a clear correlation between the speed of rotation of our planet and global natural disaster activity. (more...)
Dog ownership linked to lower risk of heart disease Dog ownership linked to lower risk of heart disease
- November 18, 2017

A group of academics from Uppsala University in Sweden analyzed the health records of 3.4 million people in that northern European country, where databases contain detailed information on most everyone's hospitalizations, medical history and even whether they own a dog. (more...)
We Just Discovered Another New Planet That Could Host Life We Just Discovered Another New Planet That Could Host Life
- November 16, 2017

According to the press release, Ross 128 b is "also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star , which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life". Although it is now 11 light years from Earth, the planet is moving towards us and is expected to be our nearest star neighbor in just 79,000 years, a blink of an eye in cosmic terms. (more...)
Amazon brings Echo, Alexa, and Prime Music to Canada Amazon brings Echo, Alexa, and Prime Music to Canada
- November 16, 2017

Finally, Amazon has expanded its Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) so that developers around the world to build voice experiences for Alexa customers in Canada. "The combination of music and natural language voice controls with Alexa, paired with playlists and stations developed uniquely for our customers, further highlights the value of Amazon Prime membership". (more...)
A Hitman TV series and two games are in development
- November 15, 2017

Not only is Io Interactive's working on two separate Hitman projects, there's even a TV series in the works . The hopes are Hitman will become a flagship series for the streaming service. The franchise follows Agent 47 , a genetically modified assassin who takes targets out in ridiculous fashion, often incorporating the environment into his kills. (more...)
Google Home learns a new trick, can now broadcast messages Google Home learns a new trick, can now broadcast messages
- November 15, 2017

Family members can now broadcast to Google Home speakers using Google Assistant . The new broadcast feature is rolling out to Google Assistant on phones and speakers set to English language in the U.S., Australia, Canada and the U.K. (more...)
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 debuts with 6.2L V8, makes 755 HP Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 debuts with 6.2L V8, makes 755 HP
- November 14, 2017

This marks the first time an automatic has been offered on the coveted ZR1. Chevy fitted the Corvette's 6.2-liter V-8 with a new LT5 supercharger, which gives the ZR1 a power output of 755 horsepower and a 210-mph top speed. This high wing is two-way adjustable, although it reduces the car's top speed, and comes as part of a ZTK Performance Package, including a front splitter and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. (more...)
Qualcomm Rejects $130 Billion Broadcom Merger Proposal
- November 14, 2017

US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc ( QCOM .O) is making preparations to reject rival Broadcom Ltd's ( AVGO .O) $103 billion bid as early as this week, four people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles. (more...)
EA Set to Purchase Titanfall Studio Respawn Entertainment EA Set to Purchase Titanfall Studio Respawn Entertainment
- November 12, 2017

As well as announcing the acquisition, EA also revealed that they had Respawn working on three new games, one being a (deserved) Titanfall sequel. Do you think Respawn and their image of the franchise will change much, now that they're in the EA family? "We started Respawn with the goal to create a studio with some of the best talent in the industry, and to be a top developer of innovative games". (more...)
Google launches Files Go Beta for offline sharing and file management Google launches Files Go Beta for offline sharing and file management
- November 10, 2017

However, this opinion has proved unpopular, as file managers are some of the most downloaded apps by category on the Play Store. According to 9to5Google, the app looks to be part file manager and part file transfer app. Below that, there's App Cache, Downloaded Files, and Duplicate Files. It's more concerned with helping you find files and delete them than helping you organize your system. (more...)
Twitter Put a Pause on Handing Out Verifications Twitter Put a Pause on Handing Out Verifications
- November 10, 2017

The process has come under fire before, with notable incidents in which Twitter removed Milo Yiannopoulos' verification before dropping the ban-hammer on him altogether. Comedian and active user Michael Ian Black tweeted that "verifying white supremacists reinforces the increasing belief that your site is a platform for hate speech". (more...)
Sheep can recognize people's faces from photographs
- November 09, 2017

Humans and monkeys can now extend a warm welcome to sheep for joining us in being able to recognize human faces from photographs. The sheep eventually managed to identify the familiar face eight times out of every 10. As with some other animals such as dogs and monkeys, sheep are social animals and can recognise other sheep as well as familiar humans . When a portrait of the handler was interspersed randomly, the sheep chose them seven out of 10 times. (more...)
Video Shows Officer Punch Woman Who Slapped Him at UM Game
- November 08, 2017

The officer then responded by delivering a huge punch to the woman's face, to the surprise of the crowd. Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said in an email to the Associated Press that the department is "gathering all of the details to gain a clear understanding of what occurred" during the altercation at Hard Rock Stadium during Miami's win Saturday over Virginia Tech . (more...)
OnePlus 5T Coming Nov. 16 OnePlus 5T Coming Nov. 16
- November 07, 2017

OnePlus has been teasing the new device for weeks, and it is expected to feature a tall, almost edge-to-edge 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, similar to today's other flagship smartphones. The OnePlus 5T has appeared in the rumor mill a few times, and OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed the inclusion of the 3.5mm headphone jack in the upcoming handset. (more...)
Sprint and T-Mobile End Merger Discussions Sprint and T-Mobile End Merger Discussions
- November 05, 2017

This would be the second time an attempted merger of Sprint, controlled by SoftBank Group Corp (T:), and T-Mobile, controlled by Deutsche Telekom (DE:), has failed. It is still possible that Sprint will reject the new terms or decline investing any more effort into the potential merger. T-Mobile USA and Sprint today finally gave a definitive answer about whether they will merge. (more...)
Galaxy Note 8 sales hit 1 mn units in S Korea Galaxy Note 8 sales hit 1 mn units in S Korea
- November 04, 2017

As of now, Samsung has made a decision to roll out the beta version of the Samsung Experience and give select customers a chance to experience it before the official roll out. Samsung has announced a new version of its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone designed specifically for corporate users. UK S8 owners are only eligible if they have an unlocked device. (more...)
Qualcomm sues Apple for breach of software license contract
- November 03, 2017

The folks over at Bloomberg spotted the new lawsuit filing, which claims that Apple may have used its "unprecedented access" to Qualcomm code in order to help Intel develop a competing chip. Qualcomm has not alleged that Intel chips violate its patents but claims that the way Apple implements them in the iPhone does. In July, Qualcomm filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission alleging that Apple has infringed on six Qualcomm patents that "enabled important ... (more...)
76ers' rookie Fultz (shoulder) out indefinitely 76ers' rookie Fultz (shoulder) out indefinitely
- October 31, 2017

Originally, the 76ers said nothing was wrong with Fultz , and then questioned whether Fultz tweaked his shoulder while messing with his jump shot release. 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown have suggested Fultz changed his shot before the injury. Both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid missed entire seasons, although both have been health and performing at extremely high levels so far this season. (more...)
OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the rumoured difference?
- October 30, 2017

It is universally demanded that the OnePlus 5T smartphone will be revealed in November, However, the band has to tell been mum about the probability of its reality. There is also a 3300mAh battery on board, which is charged via USB Type-C and supports the company's Dash Charge technology for a whole day's battery in 30 minutes charge. (more...)
Apple iPhone X Repair Pricing: $279 for Display, $549 for Anything Else Apple iPhone X Repair Pricing: $279 for Display, $549 for Anything Else
- October 28, 2017

Apple first announced the iPhone X in September when it also unveiled its new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Compounding the frustration, there seemed to be a lag in Apple's online store and app, with reports that it lasted about 10 minutes . (more...)
Twitter Admits of Overstating Monthly-User Figures For 3 Years Twitter Admits of Overstating Monthly-User Figures For 3 Years
- October 28, 2017

The San Francisco-based social media giant reported Q3 earnings per share (EPS) of $0.10, which was $0.04 better than the Wall Street consensus estimate of $0.06. Now, the company claims that it has 330 million monthly active users , 69 million of which are based in the U.S., up from 68 million in the last quarter. (more...)
Microsoft beats forecasts as cloud boosts quarterly results Microsoft beats forecasts as cloud boosts quarterly results
- October 27, 2017

Finally, Intelligent Cloud revenue grew by 14% (13% in CC), and while operating expenses increased by 3% (2% in CC), operating income grew by 20% (20% in CC). "Our results reflect accelerating innovation and increased usage and engagement across our businesses as customers continue to choose Microsoft to help them transform". (more...)