• Mad Catz Emerges From Bankruptcy
Mad Catz Emerges From Bankruptcy

The company, now under new ownership, will introduce three new gaming peripherals in the PC space: a mouse, keyboard and headset. By 2015 the company was defending rumours it was approaching bankruptcy , but things soon came to a head: in 2016 its executive time resigned ahead of a below-expectations earnings report and in September Mad Catz w...

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  • Samsung's Exynos 9810 CPU is OFFICIAL (And She's A Monster)
Samsung's Exynos 9810 CPU is OFFICIAL (And She's A Monster)

As a result of this specific design, the single-core performance is enhanced two-fold whereas the multi-core performance is increased by about 40% compared to its predecessor. It also features firewalls that isolate internal sub-systems from each other. Now, it will be interesting to see how this chip performs against Apple A11 Bionic SoC which i...

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  • SpaceX Zuma Launch On January 7, Falcon Heavy To Fly January End
SpaceX Zuma Launch On January 7, Falcon Heavy To Fly January End

While all eyes are on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket , set to claim the title of most powerful rocket platform on the planet with its inaugural launch later this month, Elon Musk's space faring company has another January launch slated... As with the Falcon 9, the first stage of the rocket will return to Earth. "The NRO made up its mind that Spa...

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  • Local photographers click the first super moon of the year
Local photographers click the first super moon of the year

The moon rotates around the Earth every 27.322 days, and we get a new full moon approximately every 29.5 days (those numbers don't match exactly due to elliptical orbits). This NASA chart by eclipse expert Fred Espenak details the visibility range and times for the January 31, 218 total lunar eclipse , which also occurs during a blue moon a...

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  • Hisense's new 2018 TVs will have built-in Amazon Alexa
Hisense's new 2018 TVs will have built-in Amazon Alexa

For example, a customer can say " Alexa , defrost three pounds of chicken" or "Alexa, microwave for 50 seconds on high". Support for other cooking devices, such as conventional ovens, is coming soon. Whirlpool has already created its own Alexa skill for microwaves, and plans to launch it "soon". The skill enables customers to easily configure, st...

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  • New Themes and Support For Multiple Accounts in Version 4.7
New Themes and Support For Multiple Accounts in Version 4.7

Telegram already rolled out theme support for its Android app back in February past year, and now, it has added theme support in its iOS app as well. Notably, notifications on Telegram will combine messages from all the accounts by default. The "Day" theme also allows you to pick an accent color for the entire app, like pink or purple.

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  • Samsung Aiming to Sell Around 320 Million Smartphones in 2018
Samsung Aiming to Sell Around 320 Million Smartphones in 2018

According to industry sources, Samsung is aiming to sell the following devices in 2018 (with smartphones expected to sell in the highest number). To refresh the specs of the Galaxy A8 (2018 ), the smartphone boasts of a 5.6-inch FHD+ Infinity Display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

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  • Does it make sense for Apple to buy Netflix?
Does it make sense for Apple to buy Netflix?

Now, The US President's corporate tax cut has been passed and given companies a onetime allowance to repatriate cash stored oversees without a major tax hit. While Apple dominates the smartphone sector across the world today, the same can't be said for its streaming market share. Now that we know that such a deal can happen, the question is, wi...

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  • Nintendo Switch Firmware 3.0.0 Hacked, Homebrew Reportedly Coming Soon
Nintendo Switch Firmware 3.0.0 Hacked, Homebrew Reportedly Coming Soon

Kimishima also spoke briefly on the console's issues being kept in stock at the various retailers that have difficulty keeping it available for eager Switch faithful. Next year , PlatinumGames' Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3 will release, as will new entries in the Fire Emblem, Kirby, and Yoshi series. While the hackers are keeping their ker...

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  • Android 8.0-Based OxygenOS Open Beta 1 Hits The OnePlus 5T
Android 8.0-Based OxygenOS Open Beta 1 Hits The OnePlus 5T

With just a few days and hours to spare, OnePlus has finally released the promised Android Oreo beta for the OnePlus 5T while also giving the OnePlus 5 its promised Face Unlock feature. System changes include the addition of picture-in-picture, auto-fill and smart text selection functions. Were you disappointed that the OnePlus 5T laun...

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  • Boston's First Baby Of 2018 Born At Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston's First Baby Of 2018 Born At Brigham and Women's Hospital

However, they prefer to enjoy the first hours of bonding with their child away from the glare of the cameras, a hospital spokesperson said. Little Ariana was born at 12:01 a.m.in the hospital to mom Tania Shirin, 25. The third baby of 2018 was born in Wexford at 12.30am. Landon was born exactly at midnight on New Year's Day to Rachel Slattery a...

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  • Xiaomi Mi A1 Starts Getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update
Xiaomi Mi A1 Starts Getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update

LG G6 owners can keep their fingers crossed for the arrival for the Android 8.0 Oreo update in the coming month. The Beijing-based company last month announced it was looking for beta testers to get feedback on the new update from a small group of users.

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  • Apple begins discounted battery replacement program in S. Korea
Apple begins discounted battery replacement program in S. Korea

Finally, Kuo said Apple will sell an iPhone with a 6.1-inch traditional LCD display. Across the smartphone industry, battery issue has come under increased public scrutiny in the recent past after problems with Galaxy Note 7 in 2016 led to a global recall of those Samsung devices and damaged the Korean firm's brand credibility in some markets.

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  • Nokia 3310 with 4G? Company gets certification from Chinese telecom regulator
Nokia 3310 with 4G? Company gets certification from Chinese telecom regulator

The new Nokia 3310 was spotted in the TENAA , the Chinese telecommunications authority, with support for 4G LTE, according to Phone Radar . The Nokia 3310 was limited to 2G networks when it launched earlier this year, narrowing down the number of network providers the phone can work with.

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  • Pixel 2 Portrait Mode unofficially on OG Pixel, Nexus 6P, 5X
Pixel 2 Portrait Mode unofficially on OG Pixel, Nexus 6P, 5X

Google's Pixel 2 series of smartphones may have had a rough journey so far, with hardware/software issues being uncovered every other week, but this can't take away the fact that the devices feature a pretty impressive camera. That's thanks in large part to the phone's exceptional combination of camera hardware with Google's prowess in image pro...

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  • Two Men Arrested In Holiday Murder Of Lesbian Couple And Children
Two Men Arrested In Holiday Murder Of Lesbian Couple And Children

But no one involved in this case is ever going to forget it. Shakera Symes, sister of Shanta Myers , told Spectrum News in Albany that she's now raising Myers' 15-year-old son, who has been staying with her for two months. Police said the manager was responding to a request to check the welfare of the residents. Their family got anxious when the...

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  • First total lunar eclipse, blue moon, meteor shower happening this month
First total lunar eclipse, blue moon, meteor shower happening this month

Peak viewing times for the rising of the moon are 5:04 p.m.in San Francisco, 4:34 p.m.in New York City, 6:06 p.m.in Honolulu, and 4:15 p.m.in Anchorage, Alaska. The moon will be about 221,600 miles from the Earth tonight, which is about 500 miles closer than where the moon was (distance-wise) last month when we had our last full moon, and super moo...

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  • Whatsapp now working After Crash on New Year Eve
Whatsapp now working After Crash on New Year Eve

WhatsApp is expected to acknowledge the problem in the coming hours and we'll update this article once the service is back up and running. Beyond the service issues, several commenters mentioned that they were having trouble receiving verification codes, even though WhatsApp was once again operational in their region.

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  • Winter Weather Advisory in effect Friday afternoon through Saturday morning
Winter Weather Advisory in effect Friday afternoon through Saturday morning

Timing is a little inconvenient arriving by mid afternoon. "Snow accumulations of 6" - 12" or more is possible for Bozeman and area mountain passes could see 1' to 2' feet of snow. Bitterly cold air sticks around and highs for the beginning of the work and 2018 are looking miserable. Wind chills as low as 30 or 40 below zero are expected, especia...

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  • Jio tops 4G download speed chart at 19.6 mbps in Oct: TRAI
Jio tops 4G download speed chart at 19.6 mbps in Oct: TRAI

High speed data speed is reduced to 64Kbps after daily and monthly limits get over. Not only this, Rjio also offers 140 SMS (local and STD), apart from unlimited roaming, STD and Local calls. Last weekend, Jio also announced two new prepaid plans - priced at ₹199 and ₹299 - as a part of its Happy New Year 2018 offer. But it is a pure data pack an...

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  • CBFC to give U/A certificate to 'Padmavati' after key modifications - including title
CBFC to give U/A certificate to 'Padmavati' after key modifications - including title

Other key modifications involve insertion of disclaimers, especially one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati. Hindu groups and a Rajput caste organisation allege that the movie, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, depicts an intimate romantic scene between the two characters, although the producers of the film deny this.

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  • Wind Chills Could Go Below Zero on New Year's Day
Wind Chills Could Go Below Zero on New Year's Day

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Wind: N 10-15; gusty. High temperatures today will reach the mid teens, but with a north wind at 5 to 15 miles per hour, wind chill values will range from 0 to -10 degrees throughout the day. Note on the map below Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories (grey and light-blue shaded areas) extend from the Canadian border all the ...

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  • Xbox One Version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds New Update Introduces Squads
Xbox One Version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds New Update Introduces Squads

In this patch, we have removed some inefficiencies in server infrastructure and optimized in-game servers to alleviate the problem. To what do you attribute PUBG's wild success? Another important note is the fact that weapon recoil has been reduced across the board, a change that only applies to the Xbox One version of the game.

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  • Kodi Now Available On Xbox One, Also Supports Addons
Kodi Now Available On Xbox One, Also Supports Addons

The app seems to have gone live soon after Kodi announced that the 64-bit version of Kodi 18 Leia for Windows was now offering feature parity with the 32-bit version. Microsoft's Xbox team has teased PVR for a long time, but it hasn't yet brought the feature to end users. Kodi for Xbox One can't access anything over USB.

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  • Oreo update said to bring fast charging to the Mi A1
Oreo update said to bring fast charging to the Mi A1

Amidst the many devices that are receiving Oreo updates, we now have the Moto X4 ( Android One edition) joining the ranks. According to a report by Phonearena, a LG G6 owner in China has shared the screenshots of the OTA update, he has received for Android Oreo.

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  • Wonderful period of special full moons begins New Year's Night
Wonderful period of special full moons begins New Year's Night

The first supermoon of the year actually happens on New Year's Day. That's because the January 31 supermoon will coincide with a total lunar eclipse , which will give the moon a reddish glow due to the sunlight reflected by the Earth's atmosphere.

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  • Instagram makes its 'recommended post' feature live for all
Instagram makes its 'recommended post' feature live for all

The introduction of posts from accounts that users do not follow has prompted unhappy comments from many people, such as "No Instagram I don't want "recommended posts" on my feed". If those seem to be of interest, users can click on the follow button to keep track of the particular hashtag. "I follow the accounts I follow for a reason", Tweeted b...

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  • LG to Introduce Its First Smart Speaker With Google Assistant at CES
LG to Introduce Its First Smart Speaker With Google Assistant at CES

The ThinQ smart speaker sounds like it will share plenty of similarities between the other smart speakers on the market, but LG hopes the inclusion of Google Assistant will help make it stand out. "These speakers are compatible with the Apt-X HD Bluetooth standard for streaming 24-bit music over a wireless connection for listening experience th...

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  • Snapchat Wants You To Share Your Stories Everywhere
Snapchat Wants You To Share Your Stories Everywhere

What do you think of Snapchat's new Stories Everywhere feature? Note, however, that if you haven't been saving many snaps to your memories section, this feature might not exist as there simply isn't enough content to create a story.

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  • Mukesh Ambani comes to brother's rescue
Mukesh Ambani comes to brother's rescue

Debt resolution involves RCom exiting SDR framework with no conversion of debt into equity and zero write-off by lenders and bond holders, Ambani had said, adding he expects full closure by March 2018. RCom had said it will reduce debt by about Rs 25,000 crore through the sale of some of its spectrum, tower and real estate assets. The company will...

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has battery problem
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has battery problem

A battery issue is now surfacing for the Galaxy Note 8 , a series that's already been affected by that in the past. The reports surfaced on Samsung's Community Forums (via PiunikaWeb ) and Twitter, in which users explained that hitting 0 percent with either the Note 8 or, sometimes, the Galaxy S8 Plus would result in them being unab...

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  • HQ Trivia App Opens Pre-Registration For Google Play Store
HQ Trivia App Opens Pre-Registration For Google Play Store

But an app called HQ Trivia is seemingly trying to revive that and after having a really popular year in iOS, it's finally arriving for Android devices, January 1 to be exact. "I've played this game for over a month, and at first it was a lot of fun". Aside from the performance, the app is facing other issues due to one of the creator's b...

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  • Selected Notes From Analysts On Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
Selected Notes From Analysts On Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

According to today's trading volume Activision Blizzard, Inc .is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. (ASML) over recent time; they noted that 0.29 million shares changed at hands contradiction to its average trading volume of 0.93 million. The insider Durkin Dennis M sold $9.71 million.

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  • Huawei to unveil three P-series smartphone in early 2018, roadmap leaks
Huawei to unveil three P-series smartphone in early 2018, roadmap leaks

Today, however, The Information (via Engadget ) has come out to reveal some of Huawei's plans for the States in 2018. This is contradictory to the recent reports suggesting that the Huawei P11 will be unveiled at the MWC 2018 . Recently, numerous sources have claimed that Huawei trademarked the P20 name, and this latest disclosure bolsters up...

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  • WhatsApp Halts Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry OS Support
WhatsApp Halts Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry OS Support

In a blog post explaining the move, WhatsApp said that the move followed an earlier decision to stop developing its services for the software. "If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 4.0+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8.1+ so that you can continu...

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