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Samsung's first Galaxy S9 ads tease insane camera abilities Samsung's first Galaxy S9 ads tease insane camera abilities
- February 15, 2018

It's made from high-quality synthetic leather materials and will provide adequate protection for the device. It is only little more than a week until the Samsung Galaxy S9 is released and to keep its consumers guessing the company has released three teaser videos hinting at the smartphone's camera functions. (more...)
IPhone 9 could rake in 100 million shipments IPhone 9 could rake in 100 million shipments
- February 15, 2018

Those are believed to be the Apple iPhone Xs and Apple iPhone Xs Plus , respectively. Rumors of Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup to include three other fashions have been swirling for months and now a top-rated analyst says that there is a chance that the Cupertino giant is planning to launch a $699 model to substitute the iPhone 8 . (more...)
Amazon TV Ad Triggers Echo Dot to Order Cat Food Amazon TV Ad Triggers Echo Dot to Order Cat Food
- February 15, 2018

Your Voice allows user-specific features across calling, messaging, calendar, music, shopping and Alexa's Flash Briefing. No discounts are now being offered either, which means you will need to pay Rs.4,499 for the Echo Dot , Rs.9,999 for Echo , and Rs.14,999 for the Echo Plus smart speaker. (more...)
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dead at 65 Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dead at 65
- February 15, 2018

Mr Mugabe resigned in November after pressure from the military and ruling party, and this year's election will be the first without the man who led the southern African nation for 37 years. In the years to come, Tsvangirai would spend less time in the spotlight, and his dream of a peaceful and democratic transition of power from Mugabe was never realized. (more...)
SpaceX's Satellite Broadband Plans Gets Key Endorsement From FCC Chair SpaceX's Satellite Broadband Plans Gets Key Endorsement From FCC Chair
- February 15, 2018

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is backing a proposal from Elon Musk's SpaceX to provide broadband using satellites. " SpaceX's application - along with those of other satellite companies seeking licenses or access to the USA market for non-geostationary satellite orbit systems - involves one such innovation", Pai said. (more...)
You'll get another chance to play Sea of Thieves this weekend You'll get another chance to play Sea of Thieves this weekend
- February 15, 2018

Unfortunately, the post warns players that their time on the open seas might be rough. With that in mind, if you do set sail, expect to see interrupted session, an inability to join the game, and issues with in-game shops. As the release date for Sea of Thieves fast approaches, Rare has finally let PC gamers in on the specs for their new game. If you want to get at least 30 frames per second out of the gameplay experience, you'll need Windows 10, an Intel Iris Pro or Intel Iris 540, an ... (more...)
Speaker Madigan Fires Aide Over Inappropriate Texts Speaker Madigan Fires Aide Over Inappropriate Texts
- February 15, 2018

The woman who accused a former political consultant for House Speaker Mike Madigan of sending inappropriate text messages also alleges there was a cover-up. At that point, Hampton said she knew her career with the party was over. "I never wanted to do this but I know that my silence only protects the perpetrator and the organization, which will allow this situation to happen to someone else". (more...)
Watch as Intel smashes drone record with flying light show for Olympics Watch as Intel smashes drone record with flying light show for Olympics
- February 15, 2018

Intel has always been proud of its drone-based light shows - including airing a (pre-taped) halftime show at the last Super Bowl . "The Olympics are a time when the sports and entertainment industries are buzzing with record-setting performances, so it was the flawless stage for Intel Shooting Star drones and our team to set their own kind of record", said Intel's Natalie Cheung in a press statement. (more...)
Nokia 6 (4GB RAM) variant launched in India: Price, availability and more Nokia 6 (4GB RAM) variant launched in India: Price, availability and more
- February 15, 2018

To recall, the brand introduced Nokia 6 along with Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 in June past year. The new Nokia 6 with 4GB RAM will go on sale from February 20 on the e-commerce website. Now HMD Global , the company behind Nokia phones, is introducing a newer variant on rival Flipkart . The Nokia 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and is now available in two variants as mentioned above. (more...)
Buhari in an Emergency Security Meeting With Service Chiefs Buhari in an Emergency Security Meeting With Service Chiefs
- February 15, 2018

Addressing reporters in Kaduna, Mohammed, who was a former aide to President Shehu Shagari, pointed out that Buhari had also lost count of the Nigerian economy, having allowed his friends and allies to take charge of key economic enterprises that should be manned by experts and technocrats. (more...)
Tinder plans to let women prevent men from messaging them first Tinder plans to let women prevent men from messaging them first
- February 15, 2018

She said this year 40 percent of respondents to an annual survey she conducts, between 18 and 71, said they met their most recent date on the internet, while 25 percent and 6 percent met through a friend and bar or place of worship, respectively. (more...)
Unilever to drop advertising on toxic online platforms Unilever to drop advertising on toxic online platforms
- February 15, 2018

But, will Unilever's departure from Facebook really concern the social media giant? Unilever is the second largest advertiser in the world behind Procter & Gamble - which has itself previously issued similar warnings - and previous year spent in the region of £6.8bn promoting its products. (more...)
Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition marks end of production Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition marks end of production
- February 15, 2018

As an homage to the introduction of the RS brand to the United Kingdom and 50 years of the Ford Escort , the RS Heritage Edition will be painted in "Deep Orange" featuring grey brake calipers and black forged alloy wheels. Complementing the striking paintwork is a set of black alloy wheels, joined by black side mirror caps and a spoiler that's also painted black. Inside there's apart leather Recaros, privacy glass, sunroof, parking sensors at the back, Cruise, heated steering wheel and ... (more...)
LG Set to Unveil Latest V30 Smartphone in Barcelona LG Set to Unveil Latest V30 Smartphone in Barcelona
- February 15, 2018

It also considers the angle of view, colour, reflections, backlighting, and saturation levels by analysing images from a database to understand the camera's focus in order to recommend the best setting. LG said it will expand these AI capabilities in the future and that they won't just appear on new devices: older models will get similar features via OTA somewhere down the road. (more...)
Ford Planning Increased Production of SUVs Due to Demand Ford Planning Increased Production of SUVs Due to Demand
- February 15, 2018

The production boost at the Kentucky plant comes as Ford looks to boost automotive profit margins, which shank to 3.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 5.7% during the prior year, and have put the automaker behind General Motors (GM ) and Fiat Chrysler ( FCAU ). (more...)
Scientists rush to explore underwater world hidden for 120000 years Scientists rush to explore underwater world hidden for 120000 years
- February 15, 2018

Drifting out into the Southern Ocean, it not only provided researchers with a close-up view of this dramatic process, but a chance to see what lay below: an ecosystem that's been shielded from sunlight and the surface for around 120,000 years. (more...)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she had surgery for breast cancer Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she had surgery for breast cancer
- February 15, 2018

The actress announced her devastating cancer news on social media in September in a statement posted on her Instagram account, which she simply captioned: "Just when you thought". "How was the chicken?" The image Louis-Dreyfus shared, though, seemed to be from an earlier photo shoot. Soon after her reveal, she began chemotherapy, which she finished last month. (more...)
Skype security flaw 'ignored' by Microsoft could let hackers into your computer Skype security flaw 'ignored' by Microsoft could let hackers into your computer
- February 15, 2018

But Microsoft, which owns the voice- and video-calling service, said it won't immediately fix the flaw, because the bug would require too much work . The company was able to reproduce the issue on their own computers. A prominent security researcher has uncovered what he claims is a critical vulnerability in Microsoft's Skype application, which is now part of Office 365. (more...)
Former Samsung CTO To Lead Google IoT Business Former Samsung CTO To Lead Google IoT Business
- February 15, 2018

At Google, Rhee will be working on projects related to the Internet of Things. "Things", in the IoT sense, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as self-driving cars, home appliances with virtual assistants and the latest weather sensors on farms. (more...)
Why Does Everyone Hate The New Snapchat Update? Why Does Everyone Hate The New Snapchat Update?
- February 15, 2018

The petition, authored by Nic Rumsey, states: "There is a general level of annoyance among users and many have chose to use a VPN app to go back to the old Snapchat , as that's how annoying this new update has become". Thousands of users took to Twitter to vent their anger about the update with people calling it "vile, ugly, horrendous, disgusting and the worst thing Snapchat has ever done". (more...)
Apple HomePod Sound Quality Trails Sonos One and Google Home Max Apple HomePod Sound Quality Trails Sonos One and Google Home Max
- February 14, 2018

You can only use Apple Music, iTunes, or Beats 1 radio for voice-controlled music on the HomePod . Have you had a chance to compared the HomePod to either of these two speakers? Obviously, Siri is super for voice control of specific music or for suggesting playback based on an activity. (more...)
Pokemon Movie Detective Pikachu Release Date, Cast and More Pokemon Movie Detective Pikachu Release Date, Cast and More
- February 14, 2018

THR doesn't have any additional news as to whom Ora will be playing in the upcoming Detective Pikachu film. In the live-action film, Smith's character's father is kidnapped, resulting in the teen joining forces with Pikachu in order to find him. (more...)
AMD's new Ryzen desktop processors pack built-in Radeon graphics AMD's new Ryzen desktop processors pack built-in Radeon graphics
- February 14, 2018

This processor potentially features clock parity at 3.2GHz, and was suspected to feature Vega 3 graphics due to the similarities in core-count - and potentially clockspeed to some degree - to the Ryzen 3 2200U mobile chip. The new APUs also support Precision Boost 2, a multi-core boost algorithm that enables higher frequencies in gaming and real-world applications. It may have some basis for that, considering it has had more experience in the graphics market with the Radeon technology ... (more...)
Study shows sea level rise is accelerating Study shows sea level rise is accelerating
- February 14, 2018

Rising sea levels , which menace coastal populations and infrastructure, are one of the most visible threats of climate change . Nerem said: "The big question in sea level science today is how are the ice sheets going to respond to the warming, and how quickly". (more...)
Linux hacked on to the Nintendo Switch thanks to CPU flaw Linux hacked on to the Nintendo Switch thanks to CPU flaw
- February 14, 2018

It seems that for Nintendo, they aim for the Switch to be a very personal device, similar to a tablet or a cellphone, which means that everyone will have and want one of their own. It is a very surprising decision, but should reassure consumers: we will not see a Nintendo Switch 2 before a long time. The latest development sees hackers run Linux on the hybrid console, thanks to a flaw in the processor. (more...)
Apple Could Be Revising Its Approach To iOS, macOS Updates Apple Could Be Revising Its Approach To iOS, macOS Updates
- February 14, 2018

So while the next couple of major iOS updates will likely come with slightly fewer flashy new features, the updates they do make should be much more reliable than what we've seen more recently, which should be welcome news for everyone. The change is also somewhat of an admission and acknowledgement that some users have been complaining about the stability of iOS and macOS updates, as if they were released haphazardly or hastily. (more...)
Facebook launches 'Lists' to personalise status update box Facebook launches 'Lists' to personalise status update box
- February 14, 2018

However, you can currently only post lists through the Android version of the Facebook app , TechCrunch reports. iOS users only have the ability to view other people's lists right now. The new way of posting status is called "Lists". In 2017, the research firm found the demographic of 12- to 17-year-olds declined by 9.9 percent or about 1.4 million users. (more...)
Falklands under the cone of a partial solar eclipse on Thursday Falklands under the cone of a partial solar eclipse on Thursday
- February 14, 2018

The eclipse will happen on February 15 and will be visible across South America and Antarctica, according to Time and Date, giving viewers in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil, and southern Paraguay the chance to witness the sight. (more...)
Instagram To Test Screenshots Alerts For Stories Instagram To Test Screenshots Alerts For Stories
- February 14, 2018

Instagram is set to take (another) page out of Snapchat's book, but surprisingly, it's a feature that doesn't already exist on Instagram . The app's long-awaited redesign recently began rolling out more widely and it's proved to be wildly unpopular - earning more than 171,000 1-star reviews in the App Store over the last month, according to App Annie. (more...)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 may have stereo speakers and 3D emoji The Samsung Galaxy S9 may have stereo speakers and 3D emoji
- February 14, 2018

Last year, the rumor mill claimed that the Galaxy S8 would get an optical fingerprint reader. We're not sure if that refers to hardware, software or the number of emojis you can animate, but we're looking forward to testing out the feature if it actually comes to the Galaxy S9 . (more...)