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Vivo showcases phone with in-display fingerprint sensor at CES 2018

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Back in December we heard that Synpatics in display fingerprint scanner had entered production and now Vivo has shown off a new smartphone with the technology at CES. The important thing here is the inclusion of a Synaptics in-display fingerprint reader . This is according to market research firm TrendForce, which believes in-display fingerprint sensors will make a breakthrough this year, with vendors Samsung , LG, OPPO, Vivo , Xiaomi and Huawei likely to embed this technology, ... Read More »

Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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This upcoming remaster is being developed by the same studio that originally developed Rogue - Ubisoft Sofia - and figures to greatly enhance the original title's visuals. Unlike previous Assassin's Creed games, Rogue looks at the world from the other side, with Shay starting as an Assassin that ultimately falls to the Templar side of the war. Read More »

Bitcoin Tumbles As South Korea Mulls Closing Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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The South Korean government has said it plans to impose a ban on cryptocurrency trading, sending Bitcoin prices down and causing turmoil on the cryptocurrency market. Last September, South Korea banned initial coin offerings , and then in December, the government proposed legislation that would limit how traditional banks would interact with cryptocurrency . Read More »

Google acquired speaker tech startup past year

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According to regulator filings, the shares of Redux' holding company were transferred to Alphabet in early December previous year. The company could conceivably use the HTC team's expertise with Redux's technology to reduce speakers, create more room inside its smartphone cases, and create different-looking devices. Read More »

Facebook Dismisses Claim WhatsApp Chat Groups Can Be Infiltrated

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A report from Wired says that a group of researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany discovered a major flaw in WhatsApp group chat mechanism. The fear for some people is that this security flaw will result in WhatsApp being coerced by government agencies into allowing the flaw to be exploited to eavesdrop on conversations. Read More »

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 officially unveiled at CES 2018

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Both the XA2 and XA2 Ultra will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. The big upgrade this year is that they're moving from Mediatek Helio processors over to Qualcomm's Snapdragon line - both include the Snapdragon 630. The XA2 Ultra will come in four different colors such as gold, blue, black, and silver. Lastly, the company also introduced an entry level Sony Xperia L2 along with the above-mentioned smartphones. Read More »

Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Turn 2018 Golden Globes Into Date Night

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Antonia Kidman, my sister, and I say thank you Janelle Kidman for what you fought for so hard'. The Actress in a Limited Series for her depiction of Celeste Wright in hit-TV series " Big Little Lies ". In Scientology terminology, that's "suppressive person", and someone who "seeks to upset, continuously undermine, spread bad news about and denigrate betterment activities and groups". Read More »

Acer Chromebook 11 embraces USB-C and Google Play

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Packing 11.6-inch displays , they're completely fanless and offer up to ten hours of battery life , Acer says. On the display front, Acer has released both standard and non-touch display options with the capability to run Android apps available on Google Play Store. Read More »

Microsoft's Spectre and Meltdown update is breaking AMD PCs

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The PC industry is still trying to come to grips with the fallout from the revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities . With Windows 8 and Windows 7 on older silicon (2015-era PCs with Haswell or older CPU), we expect most users to notice a decrease in system performance. Read More »

Former Google Engineer Who Wrote Diversity Memo Files Suit

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He's not alone in this claim as another ex-employee from Google, David Gudeman, has lent his support to Damore's cause. Shortly following the memo's release, Google's Chief Executive Sundar Pichai announced that the memo had violated Google's code of conduct "by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace". Read More »

Samsung's new 8K TV features AI, can upscale video to 8K

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The Wall of Samsung is not restricted to resolution or form either, being a "self-emitting" TV having micrometer scale LEDs that are way smaller than present LEDs. Samsung has also created what it describes as "AI Upscaling", and as with today's 4K/UHD displays which can usefully upscale "ordinary" HD to near 4K quality, Samsung will use similar technology tricks to boost 4K to 8K visibility. Read More »

HP recalls 50000 consumer notebooks following "overheating" concerns

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Consumers should visit HP.com to see if their battery is affected. HP is recalling about 50,000 consumer notebook batteries for free, which were originally sold as part of a HP notebook itself or as a standalone accessory. HP is also providing a BIOS update that places the battery in "Battery Safety Mode" so that the notebook or workstation can be safely used without the battery by connecting to an HP power adapter. Read More »

Nintendo's Switch Is The Fastest Selling Gaming Console Ever

This surpasses the Nintendo Wii at 4 million and is the "highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in USA history". Those games themselves managed to accrue some impressive review scores and sales numbers as well, meaning the Switch is and will likely remain a powerhouse in terms of moving units and making mountains of cash. Read More »

NCP wants Triple Talaq Bill be referred to Select Committee

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When the marriage remains, why send husband to jail: It has been argued that after the Supreme Court verdict, instant triple talaq will not have any effect on a marriage. Similarly, they should ensure smooth passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha, he added. "The way triple talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, it will be passed in the Rajya Sabha too with constructive debate and discussion". Read More »

Apple Not Happy With Clothing Company Using The Name Steve Jobs

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La Repubblica Napoli reports that the brother realised Apple had failed to trademark its founder's name, Steve Jobs, and decided to make use of the opportunity. Well, now those different-thinking chickens have come home to roost as Apple has to sit back and watch Steve Jobs jeans take Europe by storm. The court decided that the brothers could use the "bite" mark on the "J" was not a bite because letters are not edible. Read More »

Miss America President Reportedly Resigns After CEO's Vulgar Emails Surface

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The statement came hours after 49 former Miss Americas signed a petition demanding the resignation of Haskell and other pageant officials, as did more than 1,600 state and local title-holders, contestants and pageant volunteers. Prior to the MAO board's decision, dozens of former beauty queens had signed a letter calling on the organization's leadership to step down. The board on Friday suspended Haskell , pending an investigation into the emails. Read More »

TZH: Salman Khan film smashes records!

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Apart from Tiger Zinda Hai , Salman Khan's other blockbusters that earned the fastest three-day entry in the Rs 100-crore club are Bajrangi Bhaijaan (earning Rs 102.60 crore) and Sultan (Rs 105.53 crore). It's been a battle of so many films at the box office, but most fail in comparison to Salman Khan's film. The film has had a sensational run at the Box Office so far and earned about Rs 114.93 crore in three days. Read More »

Google mastermind Eric Schmidt to step down from role in JANUARY

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Republicans have long accused the company of being too cozy with Democrats, and Schmidt's efforts to help Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. Read More »

We Will Win 135 Seats in 2022 Gujarat Assembly Elections: Rahul Gandhi

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On Saturday morning the Congress chief visited Ahmedabad and held zone-wise "introspection meetings" in Gujarat's Ahmedabad to ascertain reasons for the party's defeat. He further attacked former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai for conspiring with the BJP, saying that "he created a fallacious web of corruption". Read More »

Winter Solstice, Daylight Relief in Sight

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While it's winter for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, people in the Southern Hemisphere experience it as their summer solstice with the longest stretch of daylight. If you live in the southernmost USA, your earliest sunsets are in late November, according to EarthSky.org. And if you happen to live north of the Arctic Circle, you'll get none. Read More »

Apple Inc. Admits to Slowing Old iPhones: Will This Hurt AAPL Stock?

Singapore Polytechnic student Kirstin Yip, 19, who has owned three iPhones, including the 6s and 7 models, said: "As a millenial, I'm always on my phone, so fast performance is important to me". Apple charges US$79 to replace batteries not covered under the phone's warranty. Two of the top reasons were features you might expect to draw upgraders. Read More »

Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries

Performance testing done with the help of specialized applications have confirmed that there is indeed a difference between two similar devices, one powered by a battery that is aging, and the other, with a new battery . Not everyone was happy with Apple's explanation, or the fact that the company called slowing down its products a feature. Your iPhone really does slow down as it becomes outdated. Read More »

Magic Leap Unveils AR Goggles

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A wireless controller is used as input. Magic Leap promises an experience similar to what is already offered by Microsoft's HoloLens , including mixed reality gaming, the ability to fill the real world with persistent, lifelike digital objects, and soundfield audio adding to the overall "real" feel of the experience. Read More »

Google's Chrome Will Start Removing "Failing" Ads In February

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According to Google, the goal is to stop showing ads from sites that use intrusive advertising experiences starting February 15. The revelation follows a Monday reveal by the Coalition for Better Ads of guidelines for companies like Google to create better web browsing experiences. Read More »

John McCain returns to Arizona, will miss GOP tax vote

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McCain, 81, was admitted last week to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington to receive treatment for the "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy". Mr. Trump said he had spoken with Mr. McCain's wife and wished her well. "They've headed back, but I understand he'll come if we ever needed his help, which hopefully we won't", Trump said. Read More »

NASA discovers new planet 2500 light years away, thanks to Google AI

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Google used data collected by NASA's exoplanet-hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope, to develop its machine-learning computer program. One light-year equals about 9.5 trillion kilometers (5.8 trillion miles.) The rocky planet is much close to the Kepler-90 star than earth is to our sun and orbits it once every 14.4 days. Read More »

Apple invests $390 million in US-made iPhone lasers

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The investment will enable Apple to "get better supply and better pricing, and it makes it more hard for Android phones to compete", said Gene Munster, a longtime Apple watcher at Loup Ventures. The design process at Apple balances creating ground-breaking technology against the manufacturing challenge of finding suppliers who can provide the number of components needed to put new features inside hundreds of millions of handsets. Read More »

Top 5 Star Wars collectibles for Star Wars fans

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It comes in a specially designed box and includes Kylo Ren case. OnePlus has teamed up with Disney to launch the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in India to celebrate the release of the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi . It just feels like a surreal mix of Star Wars legacy and smartphones that every fan of the franchise will feel nostalgic, hyperactive and happy when unboxing this special edition. Read More »

Microsoft is giving Bing new AI smarts in the battle against Google

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The hope is that Microsoft, lacking a credible smartphone OS of its own, will instead be able to battle the likes of Google and Apple by playing up integration with Windows and Office 365 . Also powered by machine learning, Microsoft says this feature can "help people understand shorthand by leveraging the Microsoft Graph to surface definitions of terms that have been previously defined". Read More »

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen, Notebook 9 (2018) Laptops Announced

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The 13.3 and 15-inch Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) are slightly more traditional, lacking both S Pen support and any sort of flexibility in terms of usage modes. System builders have been releasing new and refreshed laptop models built around Intel's recently launched 8th Generation Core processor family for mobile ( Kaby Lake Refresh or Kaby Lake-R, not to be confused with Coffee Lake on the desktop). Read More »

Google Home Max Now Available at Best Buy for $399

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So the Google Home Smart speakers are not listed on the Amazon. Google has now made its premium AI-powered speaker, the Google Home Max , available for purchase from $399. The Home Max can also adapt to its surrounding and tune its output to offer the best possible sound. It also has Bluetooth connectivity on board. That's similar to what Apple is doing with its HomePod speaker, which the company first introduced in June. Read More »

PlayStation Experience 2017 Livestream

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Doesn't sound like it has much depth, but the experience in itself seems more than worth the trip back to one of 2016's most ambitious, memorable titles, especially since it's standalone and free to all PlayStation VR owners. On the software front, PS4's portfolio will continue to expand with an array of games including God of War , Detroit: Become Human and Marvel's Spider-Man. Read More »

Steam will no longer support bitcoin due to "high fees and volatility"

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Those fees then have to be shouldered by gamers making purchases on Steam, and the total cost to consumers could be even higher if the value of bitcoin dips in the meantime. It noted that value is only guaranteed for a short time. He said that the volatile fees with Steam purchases can come from timing delays associated with confirming transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain , which is constantly being updated but can suffer from network congestion. Read More »

A New Tomb Raider Game To Be Revealed in 2018

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It was not revealed if a similar agreement between Microsoft and Square Enix will occur again. We even got a leak that seemed to confirm the game's title, which is Shadow of the Tomb Raider . While we don't think this counts as the game's "official reveal", the studio's general message suggests that they are not interested in dragging these things out quite so long in terms of the reveal process. Read More »

Apple release the top 20 downloaded apps of 2017

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Apple's editors also announced their picks for the best apps of the year. Apple also highlighted four breakout trends in app culture for 2017: the wider introduction of augmented reality in apps and games, the rise of real-time competitive gaming on mobile devices, apps focused on mental health awareness and bettering, and apps transforming storytelling and reading. Read More »

Instagram testing a stand-alone messaging app called Direct

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Speaking to The Verge , Hemal Shah, a product manager at Instagram , explained: 'We want Instagram to be a place for all of your moments, and private sharing with close friends is an important part of that. It also has unique camera filters not available on Instagram . 'Direct has grown within Instagram over the past four years, but we can make it even better if it stands on its own. Read More »