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Reliance Jio Happy New Year 2018 offer gives either Rs Reliance Jio Happy New Year 2018 offer gives either Rs
- January 05, 2018

A new category of data packs have been introduced to give users 1.5 GB data per day, effectively increasing data limits by 50 per cent, thus increasing the data limit of the Rs 198 starter pack up from 28 GB to 42 GB. The plan from Jio has a longer validity of 14 days. Beyond this, customers are charged at 1 paisa per second for calls. Their flagship 399 plan now offers 20% more data and an additional validity of 2 weeks, from 70 to 84 days . (more...)
Google sold 'tens of millions' of Google Home devices in 2017 Google sold 'tens of millions' of Google Home devices in 2017
- January 05, 2018

TechCrunch did the match for us and estimated that roughly 7.5 million Google Home devices might have been sold since October, but remember that Google's claim is an average, so that estimated sales figure could be lower or higher. Regardless, Google didn't say exactly how many Google Home and Google Home Mini devices were sold, though we expect the latter to have sold better, given its relatively lower price tag. (more...)
Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn
- January 05, 2018

Cutting fossil fuel emissions can also slash air pollution. "Before the 1980s, mass bleaching of corals was unheard of", said lead author Terry Hughes, director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. (more...)
Apple Confirms Company Has Slowed Older iPhones Without Knowledge of Customers Apple Confirms Company Has Slowed Older iPhones Without Knowledge of Customers
- January 05, 2018

Another app you can use is Geekbench 4 . Fortunately, the process is as simple as downloading an app from the Apple store and comparing your iPhone speed to the maximum potential that the CPU is capable of when being allowed to run unhindered. (more...)
Earth's ozone is recovering thanks to decades-old chemical ban, scientists say Earth's ozone is recovering thanks to decades-old chemical ban, scientists say
- January 05, 2018

High up in the stratosphere, ozone builds up at altitudes between 10 and 50 km where it acts as a shield against the harmful ultraviolet rays, which can cause cancer. "During this period, Antarctic temperatures are always very low, so the rate of ozone destruction depends mostly on how much chlorine there is", Strahan said. (more...)
Native Americans descended from a single group of settlers Native Americans descended from a single group of settlers
- January 05, 2018

This founding group diverged into two lineages about 20,000 years ago. "USR1 really provides the most definitive evidence for all Native American populations in North and South America deriving from a single population", says University of Florida geneticist Connie Mulligan , who did not participate in the study. (more...)
Baaghi 2: Release date of Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani starrer announced Baaghi 2: Release date of Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani starrer announced
- January 05, 2018

The first look poster of the film was released in a year ago. Baaghi 2 is slated to release on March 30 this year. Rumoured couple Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff are spending quality time in Sri Lanka and posting incredible pictures on social media . (more...)
Switch is the fastest-selling home game system in USA history
- January 05, 2018

Currently, Nintendo is already making big sales estimations for the Switch in its second year. Critics and fans have taken to " The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild " and " Super Mario Odyssey " while oddball sports game "Arms" has been welcomed as an innovative essential just as "Splatoon" was on the Wii U. (more...)
SpaceX Releases Images and Video of Falcon Heavy On the Pad SpaceX Releases Images and Video of Falcon Heavy On the Pad
- January 05, 2018

Following that launch, its anticipated the Falcon Heavy will have a static test of its rockets in order to ensure it is ready for launch later this month. It is expected to blast off soon after on an unmanned mission with a unique payload - Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster vehicle, which will be launched toward Mars. (more...)
Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 revealed in official renders Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 revealed in official renders
- January 05, 2018

The report mentions that these mid-range Sony smartphones could be shifting from MediaTek to Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. From the pictures, it has become painfully obvious that Sony is sticking with large bezels on top and bottom of the devices to house front camera, sensors, and the company logo. (more...)
First blue moon total eclipse in 150 years coming January 31 First blue moon total eclipse in 150 years coming January 31
- January 05, 2018

In a Blue Moon , the moon doesn't actually appear blue; instead, the name indicates that it is the second full moon in a particular month. The combination of a supermoon and lunar eclipse will result in a visually striking moon that is the largest we see in orbit, so you should make sure to step outside at night on the 31st - just keep in mind to wear a jacket! Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said. (more...)
A PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) movie could be coming to Netflix A PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) movie could be coming to Netflix
- January 05, 2018

Nexon have written off the entire value of hero shooter Lawbreakers , claiming that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds made the market environment tough for first-person shooters. Shortly after launch the title had very low players on Steam and was likened as just another Overwatch-style FPS. LawBreakers was initially supposed to be a free-to-play game but the makers decided against that closer to launch in August 2017. (more...)
Kinect more or less dead as Microsoft discontinues adapter
- January 05, 2018

The Kinect adapter that was offered for free with the Xbox One S (however not with the Xbox One X), has been discontinued, too. Microsoft has finally announced its plans for the Xbox One X's Indian launch. The Xbox Kinect Adapter is now listed as "Out of Stock" on the official Xbox store, as well as other retailers including Amazon , Best Buy and GameStop. (more...)
Alexa can now control microwaves, ovens; Amazon invests in smart oven startup Alexa can now control microwaves, ovens; Amazon invests in smart oven startup
- January 05, 2018

It's a continuation of the past two years at CES for Amazon. Devices from Amazon and Google are the clear leaders in the smart speaker category with their respective Echo and Home products. Amazon will also show off its traveling smart home as part of the Smart Life Roadshow it is doing with Intel. Being the first brand in Alexa's search results would also be especially valuable, because shoppers are more likely to select the first option available when they can't physically scroll ... (more...)
Nokia 6 leaks give us our first look at the phone Nokia 6 leaks give us our first look at the phone
- January 05, 2018

Update: Multiple sources claim the Nokia 6 (2018) will feature a regular MicroUSB port instead of a Type-C one as previously thought. Nokia 6 (2018) is likely to be powered by Snapdragon 630 processor and will come with 5.5-inch Full HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
Samsung Exynos 9810 unveiled: 40% faster multi-core performance Samsung Exynos 9810 unveiled: 40% faster multi-core performance
- January 05, 2018

On its blog, Samsung mentioned that AI implementation on the Exynos 9810 SoC can recognize people or items in a photo, or thorough depth sensing by scanning user's face in 3D for hybrid face detection. As with any new chip, faster performance is promised, and it will apparently handle multitasking better than its predecessor - which is no surprise again. (more...)
Overwatch's 27th Hero is Being Internally Tested Overwatch's 27th Hero is Being Internally Tested
- January 03, 2018

New maps are in the works as well. "As the year goes on, we want to evolve our plan for what competitive play looks like over the long term of Overwatch , and [whether it takes] a different shape or form", Kaplan said. For fans who love lore, Kaplan also mentioned that more comics and video shorts are in the works for 2018, both created to push the story forward. The next seasonal event will be the Lunar New Year, and players can expect some "pretty significant content" when Year of the ... (more...)
Sells 288559 Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)
- January 03, 2018

Wharton Business Group Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $860.88 billion market cap company. D E Shaw Co Inc reported 650,402 shares. Shufro Rose And Co Limited Liability Com holds 0.13% or 11,515 shares in its portfolio. Beck Mack And Oliver Ltd Com owns 309,497 shares or 1.18% of their U.S. (more...)
Supermoon may put a damper on this week's meteor shower Supermoon may put a damper on this week's meteor shower
- January 03, 2018

As Josh Gabbatiss at The Independent reports, the meteor shower itself was first described by Italian astronomer Antonio Brucalassi who in 1825 reported that he saw the night sky "traversed by a multitude of the luminous bodies known by the name of falling stars". (more...)
'HQ Trivia' rings in the new year on Android 'HQ Trivia' rings in the new year on Android
- January 03, 2018

HQ Trivia lets players compete in a live trivia contest every day at 3PM and 9PM ET. For those of you who have been waiting for the app to launch on Android to play headquarters, there are a few things you need to know. The variety of potential outcomes makes every round feel fresh, despite HQ's simplicity. Headquarters is ultimately a simple game at its heart: it's an elimination-based challenge where progressively harder questions whittle down the contestant pool from hundreds of ... (more...)
Mercedes-Benz launching all-new 2018 G-Class at Detroit Show Mercedes-Benz launching all-new 2018 G-Class at Detroit Show
- January 03, 2018

Mercedes moved the A-Class on from the first two generations of shopping cars in to a properly competitive premium hatchback in the current generation. Just like the previous gen, this new G-Class is also likely to spawn insane limited edition models like the G63 6x6, the G500 4x4 and the ultra luxurious G650 Landaulet. (more...)
Stocks to Watch For: Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
- January 03, 2018

About 2.95M shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. (NASDAQ: MDLZ ) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, February 15. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its position in shares of Mondelez International by 8.3% during the second quarter. (more...)
Novel metalens focuses all colours of rainbow at one point Novel metalens focuses all colours of rainbow at one point
- January 03, 2018

The study was distributed in journal Nature Nanotechnology on January 1. Metalenses are tiny, flat devices which use specially engineered nanostructures to focus light. An earlier study had showed various wavelengths of light might be focused but at different distances by refining the contour, thickness, distance and height of the nanofins. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB launched via Flipkart at Rs 10999 Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB launched via Flipkart at Rs 10999
- January 02, 2018

The new Galaxy S9 renders do not reveal anything new, but they do confirm the previous leaks . We can predict some foldable display smartphones, thinner bezel-less devices, on-screen fingerprint sensor and artificial intelligence are the main things of Smartphones to look forward to in 2018. (more...)
Fan-Made Mario Game Available for PC, Mac and Linux Fan-Made Mario Game Available for PC, Mac and Linux
- January 02, 2018

Check out the official trailer above. Fans will need a ROM of the original game, the Newer DS patch and an emulator like DeSmuME. One quirk with Super Mario 64 becomes a more glaring flaw with this mod. The game eventually got a remake for the Nintendo DS, which updated the visuals and controls while also adding in some extra content. Over the years, modders have done a lot to Super Mario 64 , including a recent mod that enables online multiplayer . (more...)
Black Mirror director hints at USS Callister spinoff Black Mirror director hints at USS Callister spinoff
- January 02, 2018

But we might not have seen the last of one of those worlds, if the director of its spacefaring premiere has his way. And I made it! I think Charlie might revisit it as a Black Mirror . But, if Daly returns, a terrifying twist for the Callister crew. 'Whose fingerprints do they find in the apartment? You may have been reveling in the episode's intergalactic adventures so much, in fact, that you missed some blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos from Kirsten Dunst and Aaron Paul - with one even ... (more...)
GE's latest smart lighting includes Alexa and HomeKit options GE's latest smart lighting includes Alexa and HomeKit options
- January 02, 2018

Beyond the ceiling lights themselves, there's also a new light switch which also features Alexa, Assistant and Siri compatibility. Only the C-Sleep and white C-Life smartbulbs are now expected to be part of the initial HomeKit roll out, both of which are now available and already able to be controlled from iOS devices via GE's own app. (more...)
Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items via Prime in 2017 Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items via Prime in 2017
- January 02, 2018

Amazon has announced all of the movies and TV shows coming to Prime Video this month-and there is some great content coming to kick off the New Year. 2017 was the year of the Instant Pot. Amazon Prime has grown stateside in 2017, as well. The songs Amazon Prime subscribers listened to most were Believer by Imagine Dragons and Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers. (more...)
Nissan announces new Leaf prices Nissan announces new Leaf prices
- January 02, 2018

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will have a much-needed boost in range, with the all-electric vehicle being capable of covering up to 235 miles on a single charge - 80 miles more than the outgoing model . The improvements result in a 50% increase in range, now up to 235 miles, and 38% increase in power. Four trim levels will be available with the line up topping out at £33,655 for high specification Tekna models. (more...)
Here are the top grossing Steam games of 2017 Here are the top grossing Steam games of 2017
- January 02, 2018

Valve has named the best selling Steam titles of 2017, giving us a glimpse at the spending habits of its enormous user base and revealing which games brought home the most bacon. Valve also compiled the top selling new releases of 2017 , which is broken down by month; the most played games of 2017 ; the top selling VR experiences of 2017 ; and the top early access graduates of 2017 . (more...)