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Microsoft announces education-focused laptops starting at $189 Microsoft announces education-focused laptops starting at $189
- January 23, 2018

Just ahead of the Bett education conference in London, taking place January 24-27, Microsoft took the wraps off four new budget-friendly Windows 10 PCs from Lenovo and JP Sá Couto, or JP for short. Microsoft said all the new software capabilities will be available by the start of the next school year. Users of Microsoft Teams for Education will now have access to their classroom on Team from their iOS or Android device and be able to keep track of all the conversations, assignments, ... (more...)
Google Mobile Search to Demote Slow-Loading Pages Google Mobile Search to Demote Slow-Loading Pages
- January 20, 2018

The search company recommends website operators use a variety of diagnostic tools to help measure a user's experience. Dubbed the " Speed Update ", the new policy brings mobile searches on parity with their desktop counterparts, where the feature was already available. (more...)
WhatsApp Business App is now Available For Free For Small Business WhatsApp Business App is now Available For Free For Small Business
- January 20, 2018

According to the company's blog, the application will roll out for most countries in the coming weeks. The business-focused account doesn't interfere with the regular WhatsApp experience either, as users can happily use both apps on the same device. (more...)
WhatsApp lets iPhone users watch YouTube videos while chatting with friends WhatsApp lets iPhone users watch YouTube videos while chatting with friends
- January 19, 2018

Currently, WhatsApp has over 1.2 billion monthly active users worldwide including 200 million across India. While WhatsApp in a statement did say that it was a problem with how their app was distributed and something that wasn't under their control, there was no word from Xiaomi on this matter. (more...)
Google announces improvements coming to its network Google announces improvements coming to its network
- January 17, 2018

With Curie, Google is set to become the first major non-telecom company to build a private intercontinental cable. Google is also working with Facebook , subsea network manufacturer Aqua Comms, and industrial group Bulk Infrastructure on the Havfrue cable, which will connect the USA east coast to Denmark and Ireland. (more...)
White PS4 Pro coming to GameStop in late January White PS4 Pro coming to GameStop in late January
- January 17, 2018

Anticipation is high for the game's release, and this console is flawless for collectors and Monster Hunter fans making the move to PS4 alike. Despite some initial surprises about the small Monster Hunter World file size for the download at launch, a meaty day-one update is expected. (more...)
US Threatens Telcos to Avoid Huawei or Lose Government Contracts US Threatens Telcos to Avoid Huawei or Lose Government Contracts
- January 17, 2018

The US government has also blocked a string of Chinese acquisitions over national security concerns, including Ant Financial's proposed purchase of US money transfer firm MoneyGram. AT&T and other telecom giants are being warned to avoid doing business with Chinese hardware manufacturer Huawei if they want to be able to secure government contracts. (more...)
Ranger pick-up truck returns to Ford lineup Ranger pick-up truck returns to Ford lineup
- January 15, 2018

Underpinning the new model is the same platform as the one featured in the current Aussie-spec Ranger . In addition to the suburban Detroit plant that builds Rangers for USA sales, Ford produces the truck in Thailand Argentina and South Africa. (more...)
Court finds Samsung guilty of infringing on 4G patents owned by Huawei Court finds Samsung guilty of infringing on 4G patents owned by Huawei
- January 14, 2018

Gal Gadot is no stranger to Super Bowl ads. Huawei announced the product rollout schedule at the show, but failed to name any carriers. She appeared previous year on the side of Jason Statham in the Wix Super Bowl commercial . "The U.S. market presents unique challenges for Huawei, and while the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will not be sold by U.S. carriers, we remain committed to this market now and in the future", it said. (more...)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze And Hyrule Warriors Are Coming To Switch Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze And Hyrule Warriors Are Coming To Switch
- January 12, 2018

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is getting a new playable hero, and it's none other than Donkey Kong . However, players can also look forward to Switch-specific features, such as the ability to play the game on the go in the console's handheld mode. (more...)
The 5 biggest Nintendo Switch games announced in today's Nintendo Direct The 5 biggest Nintendo Switch games announced in today's Nintendo Direct
- January 12, 2018

You can catch up on the Dark Souls announcement and all the latest Switch happenings by checking out today's Nintendo Direct Mini . This is essentially an ultimate edition of the game, as it comes with all previous DLC and all of the content featured in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. (more...)
Cryptocurrency Market crashes after excluding South Korean Exchange Data Cryptocurrency Market crashes after excluding South Korean Exchange Data
- January 12, 2018

As of 4 p.m.in Korea, Bitcoin was trading at 23.148 million won (US$21.692) at Bithumb, down 7.14 percent from a day earlier, which is still nearly 40 percent higher than the United States price . CoinMarketCap was not immediately available to comment on its move. CoinMarketCap did not say the exclusion was permanent, but said that "it is working on better tools to provide users with averages that are most relevant to them". (more...)
Google acquired Redux, a United Kingdom startup focused on audio and haptics Google acquired Redux, a United Kingdom startup focused on audio and haptics
- January 12, 2018

The last public communication from Redux was in April 2017, when it unveiled its Panel Audio technology, which uses haptic vibrations and "bending wave" sounds to turn smartphone and tablet screens into high-quality speakers. For Panel Audio , they are using special actuators that "deliver naturalistic wide-frequency-range audio from a panel or display (without micro-speakers and apertures) - providing a versatile and robust overall solution". (more...)
What Went Wrong With the Launch of the Secretive Zuma Satellite? What Went Wrong With the Launch of the Secretive Zuma Satellite?
- January 11, 2018

Asked to comment, SpaceX - which is based in Hawthorne and whose full name is Space Exploration Technologies Corp. - issued a statement Monday afternoon: "We do not comment on missions of this nature; but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally". (more...)
Astronaut anxious about transport home after space growth spurt Astronaut anxious about transport home after space growth spurt
- January 11, 2018

An apology for "tweeting out such fake news " didn't come from a media member accused by President Trump , but from a Japanese astronaut whose growth in outer space was miscalculated. He joined five other worldwide astronauts in December for Expedition 54 to the global Space Station and is orbiting Earth 250 miles above. Nothing like this since high school. (more...)
Overwatch League now has an official app Overwatch League now has an official app
- January 10, 2018

He has been a key member of the MLG team throughout his career, commentating and casting for high-profile esport titles such as Call of Duty, Halo, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and various others, including a new position with the highly-anticipated Overwatch League. (more...)
Madison Nobel Prize victor honored with today's Google Doodle Madison Nobel Prize victor honored with today's Google Doodle
- January 10, 2018

Remembering him, Banerjee tweeted: "Remembering Nobel laureate scientist Har Gobind Khorana on his birth anniversary". Google paid tribute to the man with a doodle to celebrate his 96th birthday. Khorana was an expert on the chemical synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids. In 1970, Khorana joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the Alfred P. (more...)
Facebook, Google and friends will sue to protect net neutrality Facebook, Google and friends will sue to protect net neutrality
- January 10, 2018

Edward Markey (D-MA), needed 30 co-sponsors to get on the Senate docket for a vote. Sen. The same day that the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality in a 3-2 vote, Sen. A University of Maryland poll last month found that 83% of Americans and 75% of Republicans said they supported them. "Every member of the U.S. Senate will have to go on the record, during a tight election year, and either vote to save the Internet or rubber stamp its death warrant". (more...)
China's Huawei says flagship smartphone will not be sold by USA carriers China's Huawei says flagship smartphone will not be sold by USA carriers
- January 10, 2018

Huawei Technologies said on Tuesday that its flagship smartphone Mate 10 Pro will be sold in the United States through the open channel and not by USA carriers. The company has been trying to penetrate the USA market for years now and its success hinges on selling its phones through carriers. Huawei was supposed to announce its deal with AT&T during CES 2018 this week, but AT&T apparently canceled its arrangement with the Chinese phone maker. (more...)
CES 2018: DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Promises Stabilised Videos At Only RM520 CES 2018: DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Promises Stabilised Videos At Only RM520
- January 09, 2018

The Osmo Mobile 2 will come with some of DJI's signature features on board. The two-way mobile clamp lets you easily pivot between landscape and portrait orientation so that you can chose the most engaging full-screen format for your audience. (more...)
JMU Football on Practice Field for FCS Championship Game JMU Football on Practice Field for FCS Championship Game
- January 08, 2018

Getting up at five in the morning, lifting weights 360 days a year, I mean they work hard and they should be patted on the back and recognized every time we see them", Mclaughlin said. "Oh no doubt", says Houston. And Bison fans know just how sweet it tastes as they watched their team bring a win back to Fargo. "There's no doubt. (more...)
Florida purchaser bought Mega Millions jackpot ticket Florida purchaser bought Mega Millions jackpot ticket
- January 07, 2018

Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. The $450 million jackpot was the fourth largest in the game's history. The draw is to be made on Saturday night. That would be the fifth-largest jackpot in that game's history. "When the jackpots reach these levels, everyone starts to daydream about what they would do if they won", Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director, said in a statement. (more...)
Jimmy Iovine Set To Depart Apple Music In August Jimmy Iovine Set To Depart Apple Music In August
- January 06, 2018

Word of Iovine's departure first surfaced on the website Hits Daily Double , and was later confirmed by Billboard and Bloomberg . Lovine was working in the Apple Music streaming service area of the company. Spotify just announced that it now has 70 million paid subscribers, expanding its lead over Apple Music . "A music service needs to be more than a bunch of songs and a few playlists", Iovine said in an interview early previous year. (more...)
LG Announces the HU80KA 4K UHD Projector - CES 2018
- January 06, 2018

Aside from being 4K-capable projector, the device also has support for HDR 10, making it capable of giving the users incredible viewing experiences. At 2,500 lumens, LG claims the HU80KA is the company's brightest projector yet, beating its regular HD projectors by 25 percent. (more...)
OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Review: What's so different about it? OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Review: What's so different about it?
- January 06, 2018

OnePlus 5T Sandstone is basically the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition with the Star Wars branding. The phone will be available for $559 a pop, just like the Midnight Black version. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It comes with two rear cameras with portrait mode, video stabilisation and low light photography ability. (more...)
Apple keen on acquiring app development companies; here's the latest one
- January 05, 2018

And Apple isn't the only one that benefited; on Thursday the company said iOS developers earned $26.5 billion in 2017 - an increase of more than 30 percent over 2016. Apple App Store now offers users close to 2,000 ARKit-enabled apps across various categories like games, shopping, education, social media, and more. (more...)
Apple admits its products affected by global security flaw
- January 05, 2018

Apple has warned owners of its iPhones , iPads and computers that the devices are affected by a processor flaw that could leave them vulnerable to hackers. "All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time", the firm said in the statement . (more...)
HMD Global launches Nokia 6 (2018): Click here to know price, specs HMD Global launches Nokia 6 (2018): Click here to know price, specs
- January 05, 2018

The smartphone will be available in two colour variants - Black and Silver. Also, the fingerprint scanner is now moved to the rear, and the company even ditched hardware navigation keys, opting for on-screen navigation keys. 14,600 and the 64GB variant will cost around Rs. 16,600. For the cameras, the NOKIA 6 will rock a 8MP selfie camera and 16MP rear snapper with LED flash and Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF). (more...)
Samsung will reportedly unveil its new Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone in February Samsung will reportedly unveil its new Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone in February
- January 03, 2018

The One Plus 6 will have a fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the display which iPhone tried and failed in iPhone X . Furthermore it may have Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 18:9 display screen. The iPhone X was effortlessly the most advertised and foreseen cell phone of 2017. A Macworld report stated that they the successor to the iPhones 8 and X to be unveiled in September 2018. (more...)
Steam's 'Best Of 2017' List Showcases Last Year's Biggest Games Steam's 'Best Of 2017' List Showcases Last Year's Biggest Games
- January 03, 2018

Both pictures feature an armed player standing alone in a field planted on top of an Xbox One console. The game's map continuously forces players into a smaller and smaller space to force encounters as well. Steam has released its annual "Best-Of" lists for 2017 that breaks down the year's best, with the lists specifically categorizing achievements in sales, the year's most played games , and many more. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Homebrew Launcher Will Be Available Soon Nintendo Switch Homebrew Launcher Will Be Available Soon
- January 03, 2018

Sometime in May, Capcom's "Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection" game is expected to be released on Nintendo Switch consoles around the world. Amazon has released its list of the best-selling games from 2017, and Nintendo managed to take seven of the top 10 spots. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ pass through the FCC Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ pass through the FCC
- December 29, 2017

As of now, many Galaxy Note 8 users are reporting a odd issue relating to the device's charging. Customers say that after the phone is fully drained, there is no way to power it back on. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 has been controversy-free for the most part, in contrast to its predecessor which died a fiery death. Still, it's nothing of the disaster the Note 7 was, nor did it follow in the footsteps of Google's awful Pixel 2 launch. (more...)
ARMS Gets Another New Fighter, Stage, and Update ARMS Gets Another New Fighter, Stage, and Update
- December 24, 2017

Nintendo just released a new trailer and a batch of screenshots for its Switch-exclusive fighting game ARMS . Arms 5.0 just dropped along with the new fighter Dr. Speaking of, a new laboratory stage and plenty of other additions have come along with this update. There've also been changes to the Grand Prix mode, with the difficulty now increasing as the fights go on in any difficulty below seven. (more...)
Amazon Just Released an Official Amazon Prime Video App for Android TV
- December 22, 2017

According to the American giant, Google Assistant will be able to gather information using the camera and also perform purchasing products and identify songs. This announcement by Google comes months after Apple dropped the 32-bit app support in iOS 11 . Developers will not have to take any action for this to be implemented to their apps. (more...)
Facebook signs first-ever music deal with a record label
- December 22, 2017

Facebook said users will eventually have access to a vast library from Universal, allowing them to upload licensed music or share it through Messenger. "We look forward to Facebook becoming a significant contributor to a healthy ecosystem for music that will benefit artists, fans and all those who invest in bringing great music to the world", he added. (more...)
Coinbase investigates insider trading claims Coinbase investigates insider trading claims
- December 21, 2017

Trading in bitcoin cash will be suspended until 1200 ET on Wednesday, according to Coinbase's status page . "Factors we considered include developer and community support, security, stability, market price and trading volume ". Coinbase had a policy that prohibited employees and contractors from trading Bitcoin Cash and disclosing launch information before the exchange made things official. (more...)
Government Requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide Government Requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide
- December 20, 2017

The report covers every information request from across the world over the first half of the year - apart from those subject to national security delays. Next was India with 12 percent, then the United Kingdom (9 percent), Germany (7 percent), and France (6 percent). In a foreword to the report, the company stated: "If a request appears to be deficient or overly broad, we push back, and will fight in court, if necessary". (more...)
Facebook introduces new facial recognition and privacy features Facebook introduces new facial recognition and privacy features
- December 20, 2017

Managing your identity on Facebook will soon be a bit easier thanks to facial recognition. If you're a little sensitive about how often you show up in pics on the internet, Facebook has a new privacy tool that may interest you. In fact, that's put Facebook afoul of state laws and using this technology is outright banned in Canada and Europe. The objective of the scanning, according to Facebook, is to alert you if someone has publicly uploaded a photo of you that you don't know about, ... (more...)
Vivo will show off Synaptics' in-display fingerprint scanner at CES 2018 Vivo will show off Synaptics' in-display fingerprint scanner at CES 2018
- December 16, 2017

While it's quite disappointing we won't be seeing Synaptics' new in-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S9 , we're certainly curious to see how Vivo's phone will turn out. Vivo isn't particularly well-known in Western markets, but is popular in India as the fourth-biggest smartphone maker and holds a similar position in China . (more...)
OnePlus lauched OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition on Third Anniversary OnePlus lauched OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition on Third Anniversary
- December 16, 2017

Now for the small matter of switching on the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition. Those who are expecting any kind of cosmetic hardware changes will be disheartened. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition is a special variant of the OnePlus 5T that comes in a new color: Sandstone White. The phone also includes a red Alert slider in addition to 10 preloaded wallpapers and improvements related to software. (more...)

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