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OnePlus 5 To Gain Popular Face Unlock Feature From Flagship OnePlus 5T

Well, that's because it hasn't been included in this update. The Chinese manufacturer announced on their forum that stable OxygenOS 5.0, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, will be rolling out via an OTA update ... There is also a Shot on OnePlus section, which is where you can upload your photos through. The Oxygen launcher will also be updated with a new user-interface as well. Read More

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Google to setup its own experience stores in India

Google to setup its own experience stores in India

According to a report in The Economic Times , Google is getting ready to open brick and mortar stores in India to improve the sales of its Pixel devices, said people who are familiar with the matter. It hasn't been selling all that well in India mainly due to the strong presence of Apple, Samsung as well as Chinese players Xiaomi , OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo , all of which sell online as well as offline. Read More

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Bitter Cold Blasts Chicago Area

Bitter Cold Blasts Chicago Area

A Wind Chill Advisory was issued for parts of the Chicago area Tuesday as a bitter blast brought values dipping well below zero. Unsafe wind chills are affecting 18 states from Montana to NY, with reports of temperatures as cold as 50 degrees below zero in the Northern Plains. Read More

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Salvation Army serves less fortunate with holiday meal

Salvation Army serves less fortunate with holiday meal

Wholegrains co-owner Naomi Hall said the meal was for people who wanted company at Christmas. It's not hard to find her. Before bell ringing, she worked full-time for more than two decades at a convenience store. She prays for people whiles she is working and said she likes to look up at the sky and trees. As well, we are grateful to the businesses that have allowed us to place kettles in their establishments, Halfway Motors Nissan who provided a vehicle, Tbaytel for the donation of a cell ... Read More

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Amazon acquires smart home video platform Blink

Amazon acquires smart home video platform Blink

Based in Andover, Mass., Blink was launched after a crowdfunding campaign raised more than $1 million for its wireless home monitoring system in 2014. The installation of connected devices needed on top of that trust only adds a further hurdle. Blink, for its part, said in a statement on its site that nothing is changing about the company's day-to-day operations, although it's likely that state of affairs won't last much longer. Read More

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Apple admits to slowing iPhones, you're not imagining it

Apple admits to slowing iPhones, you're not imagining it

The company said it was implemented on the iPhone 6 , 6S, SE and 7. Evidence of the software change could be seen in power-intensive tasks - such as creating Snapchat filters - that became slower to demand less of the system. Both plaintiffs in the case say they're owed compensation from Apple for "economic damages and other harm" they "suffered interferences to their iPhone usage due to the intentional slowdowns". Read More

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Tidal Offering Ad-Free Trial Subscriptions Through Holiday Season

The free trial begins on Christmas Day and wraps up on January 5th. In fact, you can score a free 30-day trial of Tidal as we speak. Earlier this week, lossless audio and high-definition music videos subscription service Tidal released its official apps for Apple TV and Android TV platforms and today, it has announced that it is opening up its platform to anyone and everyone for 12 days beginning on Christmas, The Verge is reporting. Read More

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App Store now requires games to share loot box odds

App Store now requires games to share loot box odds

The new section 4.2.6 also goes on to add that third-party template developers should "offer tools that let their clients create customized, innovative apps that provide unique customer experiences". After that date, the App Store Review team will start rejecting apps that are published by an app template company. It sounds like this rule applies to every time a loot box purchase is made, and not just a listing of the odds buried in the terms of service somewhere. Read More

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You can now stream Netflix in HDR on Windows 10

You can now stream Netflix in HDR on Windows 10

Netflix has supported both 4K and HDR on Microsoft's Xbox One family of devices for some time, and being a UWP app, PCs and Xbox should run similar builds, so you might be surprised that Windows 10 didn't support HDR already. " Windows Hello Face Authentication uses information from a special near-infrared camera (near-IR camera) and, depending on the Windows 10 version used, additional information from an RGB camera for user authentication". Read More

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Magic Leap's hi-tech augmented reality glasses revealed

Magic Leap's hi-tech augmented reality glasses revealed

Leap One will combine digital animations with the real world. After years of speculation, secretive tech firm Magic Leap has finally unveiled its highly-anticipated " mixed reality " headset. Lightpack does most of the heavy lifting for the AR headset, and it also includes on-device storage, Wi-Fi and other electronics. A previous Magic Leap demonstration showed a solar system appearing in front of a user. Read More

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Tax plan optimism propels Wall Street to record highs

Tax plan optimism propels Wall Street to record highs

The pending tax reforms in the USA have raised hopes of businesses around the country and the impact is directly visible on the Wall Street with major United States stock indexes hitting record highs in a broad rally on Monday. Six of the 11 major S&P sectors were lower, led by the tech sector. On Monday, investors were treated to a flood of deals. Chocolate maker Hershey announced a deal to buy Amplify Snack Brands. Read More

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Global weapons sales rise for first time since 2010

Global weapons sales rise for first time since 2010

The ongoing North Korean military threat helped drive the surge, with arms sales by South Korean companies reaching $8.4 billion in 2016-a 21 percent increase from the year prior. Faced with constant missile and nuclear threats from its belligerent northern neighbour, South Korea is boosting its arms sales and aims to become a major exporter, a study said on Monday. Read More

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NASA will announce new discoveries made by 'planet-hunting' telescope this week

NASA will announce new discoveries made by 'planet-hunting' telescope this week

The teleconference will be streamed on Thursday, December 14 at 1pm. Key researchers will discuss what has been learned using Google's machine learning approach to artificial intelligence to analyze data from Kepler. The telescope is presently on its second mission called "K2", and this time, it is more dedicated to discovering exoplanets on a limited basis. According to the press release, K2 is "introducing new research opportunities to study young stars, supernovae and other cosmic ... Read More

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Features Almost All the Street Fighter

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Features Almost All the Street Fighter

It's been 30 years since the first Street Fighter made its debut in arcades, setting the scene for a few dozen fights and a ton of memorable characters. You can save your progress and resume at any time for any of the 12 titles. Online play features include rewind capability as well. Audiophiles can also sit back and relax while listening to the most memorable Street Fighter tunes in the Music Player . Read More

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YouTube to launch a paid music service

Along with expanding the Amazon Music Unlimited, the company also revealed that the Echo would also begin shipping to these countries, "enabling customers who purchase devices at www.amazon.com/echo, the ability to experience Amazon Music Unlimited with the power and simplicity of natural voice controls in English, powered by Alexa, Amazon's cloud-based voice service". Read More

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Dyling Light Gets A Standalone Multiplayer Expansion

Dyling Light Gets A Standalone Multiplayer Expansion

Today, Techland announced Dying Light: Bad Blood , a new player vs. player (PvP) expansion which features more action than ever before. According to the developer, Dying Light : Bad Blood is a "multiplayer expansion set in the Dying Light universe which offers intense and dynamically changing online matches that creatively blend the distinction between PvP and PvE style of gameplay, while retaining the core of what made Dying Light and global success" which came about "as a ... Read More

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Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV Coming before New Year

Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV Coming before New Year

Has Amazon Prime arriving on Apple TV answered your streaming prayers? All you have to do is install the app. To find the app, users for now must search for "Amazon" in the tvOS App Store. Beyond that, the app will be immediately familiar if you've used it on any other streaming or mobile device recently. But the Cupertino company counteracted the attack by omitting any shows offered by Amazon in its iOS 10.2 update that included the TV app for its Apple TV - and the two have been ... Read More

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