• As platform wars heat up, Amazon signals intent to take down Google
As platform wars heat up, Amazon signals intent to take down Google

For a smart speaker with a screen, watching videos on the world's most popular video sharing and streaming service is naturally one of the most important use cases for the device and the two companies have been at loggerheads ever since. Google had announced that it was removing its app from the Echo and from Fire TV. Last week, a Google spokespe...

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  • PUBG Scheduled Downtime For Impending 1.0 Launch
PUBG Scheduled Downtime For Impending 1.0 Launch

With the departure from Early Access only just around the corner, the game's developer has taken to Twitter , to outline worldwide release times for the update. One thing that should be noted is that PUBG just made its way to Xbox One about a week ago, meaning that most of the game's play has been PC-only for about nine months.

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  • Sources say Apple is going to combine Mac, iPhone apps into one
Sources say Apple is going to combine Mac, iPhone apps into one

The Mac App Store is a ghost town of limited selection and rarely updated programs. Additionally, the Mac App Store is something I'd wager most users hardly ever open, except to install software updates . A new report by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg is out this morning in which he says that Apple is planning to let developers build a single app th...

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  • More evidence of Apple throttling the CPU in iPhones with worn batteries
More evidence of Apple throttling the CPU in iPhones with worn batteries

Apple's point: If an iPhone tries to draw more power than the battery is capable of, it will suddenly shut down - as many iPhones did before last year's update. If Apple is truly doing this by design, then they need to inform customers so they fully understand what their options are. This probably isn't a planned obsolescence on the part of Apple...

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  • Nokia 9 passes through FCC, image leaked
Nokia 9 passes through FCC, image leaked

The Nokia 9 has just landed at the FCC, hinting at its impending launch and, unlike most FCC sightings, has some details to show . A detailed list prepared by the FCC. Nokia which was launched in MWC 2017 back in February, comes with features like 5.5-inch HD display, packs up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Some previous rumours already rev...

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  • Magic Leap unveils its long-awaited augmented reality system
Magic Leap unveils its long-awaited augmented reality system

Magic Leap is a secretive company that has received a lot of coverage in the media, mainly due to the amount of funding it's received, including a sizeable investment from Google . The Magic Leap hardware tracked the movement of his head and eyes, enabling the virtual assistant to make eye contact and follow his movements throughout the room.

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  • Scientists accidentally discover plastic that can fix itself
Scientists accidentally discover plastic that can fix itself

Luckily, we are making advancements in phone screen technology to prevent the breaking from occurring in the first place as well as now a much more possible solution, self-regenerative phone screens. "I hope the repairable glass becomes a new environment-friendly material that avoids the need to be thrown away if broken", he said. Unlike other sel...

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  • North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyberattacks, says the White House
North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyberattacks, says the White House

It encrypted and rendered useless hundreds of thousands of computers in hospitals , schools, businesses and homes. "After careful investigation, the United States is publicly attributing the massive WannaCry cyberattack to North Korea", White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told reporters Tuesday.

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  • Pakistan Govt Request to Facebook for Restricting Content Rise Sharply
Pakistan Govt Request to Facebook for Restricting Content Rise Sharply

Facebook also published five previously undisclosed National Security Letters (NSLs) in its report today. In the second half of 2016, which is July to December period, India's data requests stood at 7,289, which shows the number has been steadily increasing.

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  • John McCain returns to Arizona after treatment, will miss tax bill vote
John McCain returns to Arizona after treatment, will miss tax bill vote

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". Bob Corker of Tennessee announced they would vote yes for the Republican's tax plan when it came to the floor of the Senate. "And it's too bad, he's going thr...

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  • Facebook's New Facial Recognition Feature Finds You in Untagged Photos
Facebook's New Facial Recognition Feature Finds You in Untagged Photos

In a blog post today , Facebook announced its new facial recognition feature - one that will detect photos of you (even untagged ones) when they get uploaded to the site. The company will also tell you when anyone - friend or not - uses a photo of you in their profile picture. Managing your identity on Facebook will soon be a bit easier thanks ...

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  • 2 militants killed in overnight encounter in Kashmir's Shopian, operation on: Army
2 militants killed in overnight encounter in Kashmir's Shopian, operation on: Army

The gunfight erupted om Monday evening in Batmurran area of Shopian during a cordon and search operation of the security forces. Official sources said the woman, Rubi Jan, sustained bullet wounds in her abdomen and was immediately rushed to nearby a hospital.

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  • Google rolls out 'Hey Google' hotword to more phones
Google rolls out 'Hey Google' hotword to more phones

Well, you don't have to anymore. There's an advert now doing the rounds for Google Home devices that plays up the smart speaker's ability to recognize more natural sentences rather than rigid command lines. Were you satisfied with the unique " OK Google " one or were wishing for more commands? To get the discount, head over to the Google S...

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  • BlackBerry nixes security support for the PRIV after two years
BlackBerry nixes security support for the PRIV after two years

The new BlackBerry Motion looks to continue that ... But now that timeframe is at an end, and BlackBerry won't be extending support for the device. Thankfully, the company will soon open a trade-up for the PRIV , BB10, and BBOS devices. Second, as outlined above we believe our phones are inherently more secure because of the way they've b...

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  • Sony Xperia XZ2 specs leaked - new Snapdragon 845 phone incoming?
Sony Xperia XZ2 specs leaked - new Snapdragon 845 phone incoming?

The widely-criticised thick bezels on the Xperia smartphones have been a turn off for many, but rumours have it that 2018 is going to be the year when Sony will finally ditch them for FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio. We're talking 148 x 73.4 x 7.4mm, which looks a little sketchy. On the imaging side of things, the handset will be equipp...

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  • Tag: Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications
Tag: Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications

In the camera department, the Galaxy A8/A8+ comes with two cameras upfront with a fixed focus 16MP f/1.9 main shooter + a secondary 8MP f/1.9 camera. The Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED "Infinity" display with 2960x1440 pixel resolution.

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  • Diddy interested in buying Carolina Panthers
Diddy interested in buying Carolina Panthers

He also said that "there has been no greater mission or goal in my life than to have brought an National Football League franchise to Charlotte". Richardson said he doesn't plan to entertain offers until after the season, but some high-profile buyers are already showing interest.

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  • Killing of Kupwara person,FIR lodged,investigation going on
Killing of Kupwara person,FIR lodged,investigation going on

Sajjad Iqbal, Asif's brother, said a passenger called his father on Saturday night requesting him to ask his son to pick him up from Batpora Road as it was late. In the crossfire, one person, later identified as Asif Iqbal Bhat , was killed due to gunshot wound. Meanwhile, police have registered an FIR and started an investigation into the inc...

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  • Samsung's exact Galaxy S9 launch date might've just leaked
Samsung's exact Galaxy S9 launch date might've just leaked

Samsung Galaxy S9's debut will serve as the first significant phone production since the introduction of the Note 8 series in September 2017. It's not excluded that 2018 to be the beginning of popularizing such screens across the mid-range segment.

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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 bonus item may be hidden in GTA Online
Red Dead Redemption 2 bonus item may be hidden in GTA Online

Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to launch sometime in 2018. More importantly, this gives the developers much-needed time to be acquainted with Xbox One X, and Sony's PS4 Pro. Once you acquire your gratis Double Action Revolver , complete the Headshot Challenge in Freemode for a GTA $250,000 reward and unlock it for future gun-slinging exploits in ...

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  • The Music Stops for Google's Project Tango
The Music Stops for Google's Project Tango

This makes it easier for Google to bring augmented reality to many more Android devices without much hassle. "Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years", the company said in a tweet .

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  • 'Mannequin Skywalker' takes flight on Blue Origin rocket
'Mannequin Skywalker' takes flight on Blue Origin rocket

The sub-orbital rocket took off from the company's facility in West Texas around noon ET, a source at Blue Origin confirmed to The Verge . While SpaceX has suffered a few setbacks and delays this week for the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, competitor Blue Origin is making strides.

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  • Samsung's Notebook 9 portables rock eighth-gen Core i7s
Samsung's Notebook 9 portables rock eighth-gen Core i7s

On the availability side, the new generation Samsung Notebook devices i.e. Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen will be released in selected countries only starting from Kore from December 2017. The design is very much the same as the built-in S Pen that's included on the Notebook 9 Pro , which Samsung also launched earlier this year , as poi...

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  • Vivo Likely To Beat Samsung, Apple To Introduce Display Integrated Fingerprint Sensor
Vivo Likely To Beat Samsung, Apple To Introduce Display Integrated Fingerprint Sensor

The company has announced that it has started the mass-production of its in-display optical fingerprint sensors, which from now on will be called Clear ID. The Verge also makes an important point about Vivo being part of BBK Electronics, which also sells phones under the Oppo and OnePlus brands. In addition, there's Adaptive Quantum Matcher ...

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  • Facebook to Introduce Ads at Start of Videos
Facebook to Introduce Ads at Start of Videos

But Facebook also has plans to let people submit shows or videos as they do on Alphabet Inc's YouTube . Facebook based its claim on the fact that Watch is a place where people visit and come back to just to watch videos. Facebook is embracing pre-rolls after years of shunning them as it tries to make payouts to video creators sustainable. T...

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  • Salvation Army red kettles half way to Christmas goal
Salvation Army red kettles half way to Christmas goal

Won't you join us make our goal a reality this year? It was a steady stream of those neighbors dropping by with donations of toys and money. The emergence of more bell-ringers to assist with the drive could go a long way in reaching the remainder of the goal, Kankakee Salvation Army Capt.

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  • Major League Baseball trade rumors: Cardinals deal Stephen Piscotty after acquiring Marcell Ozuna
Major League Baseball trade rumors: Cardinals deal Stephen Piscotty after acquiring Marcell Ozuna

MiLB.com ranked him the 17th-best prospect in Oakland's farm system. Piscotty was born in Pleasanton, Ca., a suburb of the Bay Area near where the A's call home. Schrock, 23, was originally a 13th round draft pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of SC. Piscotty is a California native, and Ahm...

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  • Bing joins Reddit in launching AI-powered search
Bing joins Reddit in launching AI-powered search

The news centered on powering services such as conversational and intelligent search with artificial intelligence , machine learning, and intent signals. Using machine learning, Office Insights in Excel will automatically analyze the spreadsheet's data, highlight any trends or outliers it detects and create visuals like pivot tables and trend ...

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  • Apple iOS 11.2.1 software rollout fixes HomeKit remote access vulnerability
Apple iOS 11.2.1 software rollout fixes HomeKit remote access vulnerability

The Inquirer reported that Apple is already aware of the new issue brought by the iOS 11.2 update. Apple, however, promptly fixed server side after it was 'made public.' The issue was fixed by temporarily disabling remote access for shared users in HomeKit.

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  • Toyota and Panasonic look to form battery alliance
Toyota and Panasonic look to form battery alliance

Panasonic already manufactures batteries for Toyota's gasoline-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, according to the report. No word on whether Panasonic has a role in that initiative. Both companies will consider details of the collaboration with the aim of achieving the best automotive prismatic battery in the industry and, ultimately, co...

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  • Why Apple is putting $400 million into lasers
Why Apple is putting $400 million into lasers

Apple uses VCSELs in its new iPhone X to scan your face for its Face ID feature , "portrait mode" photos and Animoji , and in its AirPod earbuds to sense your ears. The 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas, that was closed in 2012, is expected to begin shipping its products in the second half of 2018 and its output will mak...

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  • Google Assistant Finally Coming to Android Tablets and more Smartphones
Google Assistant Finally Coming to Android Tablets and more Smartphones

The app description on Play Store states, " Google Maps Go, the lighter version of the original Google Maps app". The new Google Maps Go app is part of these apps that will be available for low storage devices. At the time, the company stated that the newest version would be the best fit for the devices having RAM of 512MB or 1GB. Google ha...

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  • Galaxy S9 leak hints at Samsung's big display plans
Galaxy S9 leak hints at Samsung's big display plans

More secure biometric authentication - like fingerprint sensing, iris scanning and facial recognition - is always a good thing, but the update may seem especially necessary after hackers were able to fool the iris scanner on the Galaxy S8 using a photo and contact lenses.

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  • Appeal Court Reverts Saraki Back To CCT To Clear Three Charges
Appeal Court Reverts Saraki Back To CCT To Clear Three Charges

Justice Akomolafe-Wilson, in the 70-page unanimous judgment, struck out 15 of the 18 charges brought by the government against the ruling of the tribunal on the grounds that they were incompetent. During the trial, four witnesses were called and 48 documents were tendered by the federal government to establish the case of false asset declaration ag...

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  • Facebook Introduces World Effects AR Feature for Messenger
Facebook Introduces World Effects AR Feature for Messenger

Facebook has notably lagged behind Snapchat when it comes to embracing AR effects for its various properties, including Instagram. The social network announced on on its developer blog that AR Studio is now in open beta, which means developers will be able to incorporate AR experiences in their Facebook and Messenger apps.

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