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AT&T drops plans to carry Huawei smartphones AT&T drops plans to carry Huawei smartphones
- January 10, 2018

U.S. telecommunications carrier AT&T has apparently abandoned a plan to sell smartphones made by China's Huawei Technologies. Huawei's CES 2018 keynote is happening tomorrow, and it'll be interesting to see what the company has to say. Huawei's plans for growth in the US led to heightened scrutiny by Congress. It is possible that we get to know more about this in the coming weeks, but if you wanted to pick up a smartphone from the company's lineup, you will only be able to find them through ... (more...)
DJI Osmo Mobile 2, Ronin-S Camera Stabilisers Launched at CES 2018 DJI Osmo Mobile 2, Ronin-S Camera Stabilisers Launched at CES 2018
- January 09, 2018

Also new is a quarter-inch mount on the bottom of the Osmo for sticking it onto a tripod for more complex or prolonged shoots. Zoom Control is a built-in zoom slider that lets you completely operate your smartphone camera from the handle with more fluid, cinematic zoom. (more...)
Florida purchaser bought Mega Millions jackpot ticket Florida purchaser bought Mega Millions jackpot ticket
- January 07, 2018

The Mega Millions drawing was the first of two large jackpot drawings this weekend. Now, the Powerball jackpot is king at $570 million for the Saturday night drawing. Both games are played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico also participates in Powerball. However, to elect the one-time, lump-sum cash payment option for $281.2 million the claim must be filed within 60 days, according to lottery officials. (more...)
Deviljho Is Monster Hunter Deviljho Is Monster Hunter
- January 06, 2018

Release date Monster Hunter: World for PC gamers upset. For instance, they explain that the Kushala Daora has a body covered in metal plates and can use a wind storm to prevent hunters from getting in close. The first major title update will be coming in Spring 2018 which includes the addition of the fan-favorite monster Deviljho. Capcom has also confirmed the news that there are plans for post-launch support of Monster Hunter: World such as regular content updates and a major ... (more...)
Tesla's cheaper electric vehicle the Model 3 struggling Tesla's cheaper electric vehicle the Model 3 struggling
- January 06, 2018

What's more, Tesla said that it saw an appreciable increase in Model 3 production rates towards the end of 2017. Musk had previously predicted that Model 3 production could be ramped up to 20,000 cars per month by December. The company now expects to reach its goal of 5,000 vehicles per week by the end of the second quarter. Investors, on the other hand, will probably focus on the company's cash flow and the potential effect, which production delays may cause on its performance. (more...)
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Wants To Be The Next Selfie Phone! Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Wants To Be The Next Selfie Phone!
- January 05, 2018

The successor to Xperia L will be officially unveiled as Xperia L2 . The Xperia XA2 Ultra, which you can see pictured at the top of this article, is poised to feature a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1080p, 4GB of RAM , 64GB of built-in storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor under the hood, a 21MP camera on the back, and a 7MP front-facing camera. (more...)
LG's compact 4K UHD projector to debut at CES 2018
- January 05, 2018

The projectors feature two 7W speakers clubbed with connectivity options like USB, Ethernet, HDMI, and wireless support for peripherals such as keyboard and mouse. However, they are also supposed to provide the best resolution, picture clarity and ability to project large images on to any wall. Also there is the Auto Cord feature, allowing the cable to quickly wind up so that it makes moving the projector even easier. (more...)
Amazon Alexa will soon control microwave ovens Amazon Alexa will soon control microwave ovens
- January 05, 2018

It'll also spread availability beyond the US-only skills that the new system will ship with now, to other countries. Amazon is investing in June Life, the company that created the June Oven , which uses voice commands to cook your food in an easy and convenient manner. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) leak brings us images and spec details Nokia 6 (2018) leak brings us images and spec details
- January 05, 2018

The 32GB Nokia 6 (2018) will cost CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs. 14,600), while the 64GB variant is seen with a price tag of CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 16,600). It is powered by a Snapdragon 630 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz. It is priced at €191 around ₹14,600 for the 32GB variant and €216 around ₹16,500 for the 64GB variant. (more...)
Your iPhones, iPads and MacBooks are vulnerable to hackers, Apple warns Your iPhones, iPads and MacBooks are vulnerable to hackers, Apple warns
- January 05, 2018

These will likely be modified as companies craft the best work-arounds, so it's not likely to be a one-time deal - update early and often! Google Chromebooks self update . It has also published a technical paper outlining how the flaws can be mitigated. Experts believe that fixing the Spectre flaw could require an entire overhaul of how processors and chips are designed. (more...)
Samsung trademarks Dex Pad in Europe, possibly for Galaxy S9 Samsung trademarks Dex Pad in Europe, possibly for Galaxy S9
- January 03, 2018

Now the 32 GB and 64 GB models of the phone are available at Rs 15,990 and Rs 14,990 respectively (yes, the 64 GB was cheaper at the time of writing for unknown reasons). A Macworld report stated that they the successor to the iPhones 8 and X to be unveiled in September 2018. It is known that Apple may achieve this goal by embedding the Touch ID sensor underneath the 2018 iPhone X's display. (more...)
CEO wants ubiquitous marketing to other media forms CEO wants ubiquitous marketing to other media forms
- January 03, 2018

It's an Xbox-exclusive for now but the possibility that Playerunknown's Battlegrounds for PS4 may arrive at some point in the future has not been ruled out by the CEO of the title's developer PUBG Corp . "I'd like PUBG to become a universal media franchise based on the game", said Han Kim. The PC edition of PUBG recently officially launched its 1.0 version while the Xbox One version remains unfinished in the Game Preview program. (more...)
LG just unveiled the world's largest and highest-resolution OLED display LG just unveiled the world's largest and highest-resolution OLED display
- January 02, 2018

The significance of ultra-high 8K resolution panel development is higher resolution without compromising brightness. LG's 8K TV will be a show of strength at CES 2018 as the company competes against the likes of Samsung and Panasonic , among others. (more...)
Muslim women's groups divided on triple talaq bill passed by Lok Sabha Muslim women's groups divided on triple talaq bill passed by Lok Sabha
- December 31, 2017

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad , while speaking about "Muslim women's pain" in Parliament, omitted the crucial aspect that most victims of instant triple talaq don't want their husbands to be jailed or penalised. All kinds of instant triple talaq - spoken, in writing or by electronic means, such email, text message or WhatsApp - would be illegal and void. The National Medical Commission Bill 2017, to be introduced in the Lok Sabha, will replace the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, in ... (more...)
Samsung has a new battery issue in its latest phone Samsung has a new battery issue in its latest phone
- December 29, 2017

As of this writing, it is advisable for Note 8 users who are facing the above issue to contact Samsung in order to seek a replacement. This is a less traumatic issue but will definitely affect Samsung's reputation. Once the battery of the Note 8 drops down at 0%, the device refuses to turn on or charge. Still, it's nothing of the disaster the Note 7 was, nor did it follow in the footsteps of Google's terrible Pixel 2 launch. (more...)
Civilization VI Now Available On IPad For $60 Civilization VI Now Available On IPad For $60
- December 26, 2017

It is the base game only, without any downloadable content. Civilization 6's first expansion, Rise and Fall , is set to be released February 8, 2018, on Windows PC. Civilization VI is the first in the Civilization series to be released for the iPad. That unlock is on sale in the App Store for $29.99 during the game's launch window, but the deal expires in two weeks, at 11:59 p.m. (more...)
Stunning SpaceX Rocket Launch as Seen From Around Southern California Stunning SpaceX Rocket Launch as Seen From Around Southern California
- December 26, 2017

Multiple local law enforcement agencies have confirmed the flash of light was from the rocket launch, which blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base along California's Central Coast. This mysterious bright light flashing across the sky in Southern California is what sparked all the talk of aliens. "People were wondering if it had something to do with movies, or TV or a UFO", he said. (more...)
Arms 5.0 Introduces Dr. Coyle Arms 5.0 Introduces Dr. Coyle
- December 24, 2017

Today's update brings a new fighter and a new stage, bringing the postlaunch support to five fighters and stages, with 12 new arms to work with compared to what ARMS launched with. While the reason for the ARMS team focusing elsewhere is known only to Nintendo right now, it could be a sign of greater things to come. It'll be interesting to see if the Party Crash events can help retain players, or if it will suffer a hard drop off without new content to look forward to. (more...)
Google prepares Android developers for changes in 2018
- December 22, 2017

Starting next year, Google will put its foot down to improve Android security, but it's not really going to be as bad as that sounds. Developers can still keep 32-bit versions of apps on offer for older Android versions but a 64-bit version needs to be present on the Google PlayStore. (more...)
Universal Music, Facebook Sign Licensing Deal Universal Music, Facebook Sign Licensing Deal
- December 22, 2017

A spokesperson for Universal Music had not responded to a request for clarification, as of publishing. Michael Nash, executive vice president of digital strategy, Universal Music Group , said the partnership is an "important first step" demonstrating that innovation and fair compensation for music creators are mutually reinforcing. (more...)