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It'd be great for Apple to give users a way to decide for themselves whether they want to slow down the iPhone, or not. Samsung and LG, two of the biggest smartphone manufacturers, on Saturday claimed that they do not slow their smartphones with old batteries like Apple .
  • Samsung is partnering with NextRadio to Unlock FM Chips in Smartphones

    Samsung is partnering with NextRadio to Unlock FM Chips in Smartphones

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    However, the difference is that not all tech companies activate it, which is where Samsung hopes to step forward by reviving FM radio in their smartphones that will be released for the US and Canada. Among sensors, biometric scanners and motion cameras, FM receiver is also present which we have forgot from years now as most phones can't use them.
  • Final Remix announced for Switch

    Final Remix announced for Switch

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    These remasters will include not only updated graphics but "rebuilt lighting and SFX similar to Dark Souls 3". Wave one (January 31) will include new contender Aegislash and supports Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. The DLC pack will be available this spring. The Wii U platformer Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is coming to the Switch with Funky Kong as a new playable character.
  • Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'

    Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'

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    The immensely popular social network for millennials and users of all ages, Facebook is on a drive to ease out the availability of local news from vetted sources for its user base. So they said they wanted to improve the quality of the feed, which kind of does make sense, except when you consider they allow all sorts of advertising content into the newsfeed....if they are getting paid.
  • South Korea's Presidential Office denies plans to ban cryptocurrency trading

    South Korea's Presidential Office denies plans to ban cryptocurrency trading

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    Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrency is now experiencing a huge slumped as South Korea's ministry of justice reemphasized its proposed ban on crypto trading. Ripple trimmed its 21% tumble to a 14% drop, while ethereum slumped 5%. South Korea's Presidential Office said today that a plan to ban trading cryptocurrencies via exchanges in the nation is still not set in stone.
  • Here comes faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi

    Here comes faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi

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    Celeno´s field-proven chips and software technology have been successfully integrated into numerous OEM Wi-Fi devices and have been deployed in tens of millions of homes around the world by nearly 100 service providers worldwide. Additionally, the Blue Cave Wi-Fi router from ASUS-, equipped with the Intel Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV500 Series, combines powerful Wi-Fi and complete network security with a cool, modern design that begs to be noticed.
  • New Sony Phones Arrive In The US With Active Fingerprint Sensors

    New Sony Phones Arrive In The US With Active Fingerprint Sensors

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    Sony fit a 3,300 mAh battery that is 40 percent larger than before. Both the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra will launch in February 2018 with Silver, Black, Blue, Gold, and Pink color options, depending on the model. Other differences include a 6-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage, and a 3580mAh battery . The report highlights that the device will come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor .
  • Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

    Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

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    The options to choose the specs are limited to just the processor and RAM capacity, other specs are as they are such as Intel HD Graphics 500, which comes integrated into both the Chromebooks . Actually, the OS is a full Linux distribution that is both extremely secure and easy to use. Certain intensive Android apps, like Asphalt 8, bogged the machine down at points, but I can't say that I was too surprised - funnily enough, the game actually failed to render when I loaded into a race.
  • Assassin's Creed Origins gets its first story expansion this month

    Assassin's Creed Origins gets its first story expansion this month

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    Assassin's Creed Origins is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Hidden Ones is the first DLC expansion for Ubisoft's latest Assassin's Creed game and is due to launch this month. Over on Assassin's Creed's official website, Ubisoft detailed what players can expect from Origins in January starting with a title update. You'll be able to fight Anubis from January 9-16, followed by Sobek from January 23-30.
  • Microsoft Outs New Glow-in-the-Dark Xbox One Controller

    Microsoft Outs New Glow-in-the-Dark Xbox One Controller

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    The closed beta will start on 24 January at 12PM GMT / 7AM EST / 6AM CST / 5AM PST/ 8AM CET and run until Monday 29 January. Anyone who joined the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme prior to December 1, 2017 will be eligible for CBT as well as anyone who preordered the game.
  • Acer's updated laptops include the thinnest computer in the world

    Acer's updated laptops include the thinnest computer in the world

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    The Spin 3 (SP314-51) starts at $599 and ships in February 2018. On the display front, it features a 13.5-inch IPS display with 2256 x 1504 resolution and supports Windows Ink powered by Wacom EMR technology. Originally, the Swift 7 was debuted with a thickness of 9.98mm. The CES stage was also leveraged to unveil the new, Blue-coloured Chromebook 11. With a price tag like that, it's kind of hard to see how someone could pick this over something like Dell's new XPS 13.
  • Google engineer fired for sexist memo sues ex-employer

    Google engineer fired for sexist memo sues ex-employer

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    We've reached out to Google for comment and we'll update this post if we hear more. An ex-Google employee, fired after his internal memo arguing against the company's diversity efforts drew widespread criticism, has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company, NBC News reported.
  • Cam Newton's supporting cast must step up for Panthers to overcome Saints

    Cam Newton's supporting cast must step up for Panthers to overcome Saints

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    The second round of the NFL Wild Card playoffs starts at 1:05 p.m. Sunday on CBS between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills, followed by the Carolina Panthers at the New Orleans Saints at 4:40 p.m. "From the midpoint of the season, when (Carolina) got on a roll, you can see the confidence grow with that team". Not only did they defeat the Panthers twice, they did it decisively both times .
  • J&K: Death toll mounts to 8 in avalanche in Kupwara

    J&K: Death toll mounts to 8 in avalanche in Kupwara

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    Jehangir said a total of eleven people were killed in the avalanche. "A passenger was pulled out of the snow in the early hours of Saturday morning, while a child was rescued soon after the accident last evening". Local sources in the area said that Sadhna Top is one of the far-flung areas of the Valley and people there have always been demanding a tunnel to make safe their travel in winter.
  • HP Recalls Laptop Batteries Over Fire Hazard Concerns

    HP Recalls Laptop Batteries Over Fire Hazard Concerns

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    It affects about 50,000 lithium ion batteries shipped with or sold as accessories to these computers between December 2015 and December 2017. However, since the batteries in these laptops are not meant to be replaced by consumers, HP will send an authorized technician to replace the battery properly.
  • Amazon Alexa now controls your microwave

    Amazon Alexa now controls your microwave

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    If you own a smart microwave or oven, you might soon be able to control it with Alexa. Amazon's Alexa-powered devices Echo, Echo Dot and the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote were the retailer's No. Specifically Alexa will gain dominion over microwave ovens along with conventional ovens. For example, a customer can say "Alexa, defrost three pounds of chicken" or "Alexa, microwave for 50 seconds on high".
  • CES 2018: LG showcases 88-inches OLED display with an 8K resolution

    CES 2018: LG showcases 88-inches OLED display with an 8K resolution

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    And, as each pixel is significantly smaller than their UHD or Full HD counterparts, the biggest challenge is ensuring they can emit the same levels of brightness. If one goes by the resolution, this will be the highest resolution OLED display and the largest one ever. The television, which measures a huge 88 inches across in its display, packs a total of 7780 x 4320 pixels into all that screen real estate.
  • Snapchat to expand reach with 'Stories Everywhere' feature

    Snapchat to expand reach with 'Stories Everywhere' feature

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    The feature would be called " Stories Everywhere ". It's the end of the year, which means being bombarded with roundups about the year that was on social media networks like Facebook and Instagram . This feature will allow the social media site to become an outlet for news and other video verticals. The " Stories Everywhere " video product now in development-first reported by Cheddar on Wednesday-would be a way for the company to break out of its insular world and impact the larger ...
  • The Library of Congress to stop archiving all tweets from 2018

    The Library of Congress to stop archiving all tweets from 2018

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    Reaching out as far back as 2006 to retroactively incorporate older messages. Deciding what pieces of the internet to archive has been an ongoing project and debate for the Library of Congress. The archive "will remain embargoed until access issues can be resolved in a cost-effective and sustainable manner", Osterberg said. "With social media now established, the Library is bringing its collecting practice more in line with its collection policies", it said in the document.
  • Jio New Year Dhamaka offer

    Jio New Year Dhamaka offer

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    Vodafone's new data plan is available for Rs 198. Both the plans offer unlimited calls, SMSes and access to Jio apps which include music, movie, magazine and newspaper services. The plan also gives free and unlimited SMS benefits, said Jio website. Local, STD and roaming calls are free and unlimited. Its FRC plan of Rs 229 offers 1GB 4G/3G/2G data per day.
  • Eric Schmidt to Step Down as Alphabet's Executive Chairman

    Eric Schmidt to Step Down as Alphabet's Executive Chairman

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    No reason was provided for the change. "Since 2001, Eric has provided us with business and engineering expertise and a clear vision about the future of technology", Alphabet CEO Larry Page said in a statement. "In recent years, I've been spending a lot of my time on science and technology issues, and philanthropy, and I plan to expand that work", Schmidt added.
  • LG announces its first Nano IPS tech PC monitors with HDR600

    LG announces its first Nano IPS tech PC monitors with HDR600

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    Both screens will be capable of current-specification HDR technology, delivering richer colors and blacks, though there are competing standards for what that means so you will definitely want to learn a little more about it before throwing your money at your old, dingy monitor.
  • Winter Solstice, Daylight Relief in Sight

    Winter Solstice, Daylight Relief in Sight

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    And if you happen to live north of the Arctic Circle, you'll get none. However, that's not the case for everyone. When does the winter solstice occur? Each year, the OPW runs a Winter Solstice Lottery - in 2017, it says, over 33,000 people applied from as far afield as Austria, Italy and the US.
  • Isaiah Thomas Looks to Make Cavaliers Debut First Week of 2018

    Isaiah Thomas Looks to Make Cavaliers Debut First Week of 2018

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    Thomas has been out since May and is yet to take part in a full practice session with the team, mainly due to the fact that they very rarely practice. Thomas has been out all season as he recovers from a hip injury. Fans will not see Thomas play against the Warriors, but interestingly, the Cavaliers are scheduled to take on the Boston Celtics on January 3.