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Bride Gets Wedding Of Her Dreams For 18 Hours

But on December 23, 2016, their fairy tale would reach a bittersweet moment when Heather announced she had breast cancer. "I left the plans as they were". "She was tough. Anyone else would have given up a long time ago". The doctors even said we don't know how she's still here, ' he added. 'She's my great love, and I'm going to lose her, but I'm not losing her forever, ' David explained. Read More

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Apple to replace iPhone batteries for $29 sooner rather than later

Apple to replace iPhone batteries for $29 sooner rather than later

The new out-of-warranty price is available "for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced", the site reads. It would seem the latter has been the option of a trio of plaintiffs in the United States who have filed lawsuits against Apple essentially claiming Tim Cook's crew failed to inform them about the processor throttling and that such enforced slowdowns were unethical and deceptive. Read More

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WhatsApp experiences brief outage as world brings in New Year

WhatsApp experiences brief outage as world brings in New Year

The cause of the outage was not immediately known . When the issue occurred previously in early November, Downdetector reported over 7 000 reports from South Africa alone and the problem then was due to a problem on a server. At the time of publishing this news article, WhatsApp servers were down and no user was able to send any messages or call via the App to their loved ones. Read More

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First Supermoon Of 2018 Happens On New Year's Day

First Supermoon Of 2018 Happens On New Year's Day

A super blue blood moon will rise in the sky on January 31, 2018, and the combination of not one but three extraordinary circumstances will make it one of the most interesting skywatching opportunities in years. Since the Moon's orbital path is oval, one side is approximately 50,000 km far from the Earth. And as a post by NASA on the "supermoon trilogy" explains , the January 31 supermoon will be definitely worth taking a look at. Read More

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The Galaxy Note 8 reportedly has a battery problem of its own

The Galaxy Note 8 reportedly has a battery problem of its own

He later talked to Samsung customer support who told him to try pressing various button combinations to reboot the phone, but none of the methods worked since the buttons naturally weren't responsive. In the video, he explains that he has tried a few things to see if the phone turns on, including a reset. Several users have complained on micro-blogging website Twitter too about the issue. Read More

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Gaming Disorder added to list of 2018 diseases

Gaming Disorder added to list of 2018 diseases

In a draft of WHO's 11th update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), gaming disorder has been included in the category of "mental, behavioural or neurodevelopmental disorders". The impetus to approach something compulsively might matter more than what that "something" is. This isn't the first time video game addiction has come up in an official capacity. Read More

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MINI gets ultra-personal with 3D printing

MINI gets ultra-personal with 3D printing

The new service will be rolled out during 2018 and will enable MINI fans to create their own patterns for their car's indicator surrounds, the door sills, interior features and the LED puddle lights. Buyers can go to the company's online portal and examine a variety of options and parts for customization. Already, MINI has said that the scope of the service will go as far as allowing different designs for each side of the auto to include the name of the driver and passenger. Read More

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PlayStation Plus January Lineup Revealed

PlayStation Plus January Lineup Revealed

First off we have Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for PlayStation 4. The 2016 release offers a mix of first-person action, stealth, and RPG-elements. The install base for Human Revolution was massive, however-to the tune of 2.18 million in the West alone-so there are sure to be players willing to continue the story for free. Read More

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Amazon's Happy Holiday: Over 4 Million Try Prime During A Single Week

Amazon's Happy Holiday: Over 4 Million Try Prime During A Single Week

And, with their popularity, the smart home was given a massive boost. The intelligent device comes packed with many helpful features. Just ask Alexa to pick some music from your favorite band and play that as your alarm. A better future would be where smart home devices use well-defined protocols, such as Zigbee and Z-Wave, and can all be fully controlled via a single integrated app. Read More

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Civilization 6 Is Now Available on iPad

Understandably, there are some compromises that had to be done in order to properly port the game to the mobile device. Civilization VI of course is a turn-base strategy game in which players compete alongside AI opponents to grow a civilization from tribe to world domination. Read More

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Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Some critics noted that slowing down phones using iOS updates, even if it elongated the life of the device, would likely convince customers to buy a new one, considering Apple comes out with new models at least once a year. For instance, Todd Haselton at CNBC says Apple should replace iPhone batteries at no charge as to guarantee users a "certain level of performance for the lifetime of a product". Read More

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Google is tightening the ship for Android app performance in 2018

Google is tightening the ship for Android app performance in 2018

Google believes that this upgradation will improve the performance of smartphones. Any apps that include a 32-bit library will need a 64-bit alternative, but apps which do not include native code are unaffected by the change. This is to further verify the authenticity of apps, and will happen without any action on the part of developers. Officially called the "Prime Video - Android TV", this app is optimized for Android TV devices and it is released just when Amazon and Google are feuding over ... Read More

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Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older Phones

Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older Phones

Speculation included Apple forcing customers to buy a new iPhone , another was the iOS was better optimized for new phones leaving the old ones in the dust. Currently, affected models are iPhone 7 , iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE , with other models potentially receiving the same feature in the future. Read More

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Apple to allow cross-platform Mac and iOS apps next year

Apple to allow cross-platform Mac and iOS apps next year

This means that developers will be able to release apps that are the same for the company's multiple devices. One reason for making this change may have to do with the Mac App Store. For its part, Apple hasn't said what its future app plans might be. Microsoft tried something similar with its Universal Windows Platform before bailing on its mobile strategy. Read More

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Amazon might be planning to take on YouTube

Amazon might be planning to take on YouTube

Google's decision to block YouTube content was a real kick in the trousers to Amazon as it got ready to launch its Echo Show device. The trademark request submitted by Amazon was first spotted by TV Answer Man . The company is protesting Amazon's policy not to sell Google-owned products that compete with Amazon devices such as the Chromecast and Google Home. Read More

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New look Jeep Cherokee revealed

New look Jeep Cherokee revealed

Jeep hasn't released all the details on it, but we can see a number of exterior changes from the official images. At this stage, Jeep has only said it will add more fuel-efficient engines to the Cherokee line-up with the 2018 auto. From the four images released overnight it seems changes at the rear are less extensive, including a less fussy bumper with a cleaner look, while interior revisions appear nearly non-existent. Read More

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Catherine: Full Body Announced for PS4, Vita

Catherine: Full Body is developed by Studio Zero, who are also working the Project RE Fantasy for Atlus, which is the next major JRPG from the developer. We also know that she is a pianist working at the bar where Vincent often goes, and she is a honest and kind girl who will show him new values. "While her speech and conduct give off an aura of considerably lacking in common, she is a very straightforward and gentle character". Read More

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Oldest known fossil is 3.5 billion-year-old

Oldest known fossil is 3.5 billion-year-old

That was the case for microscopic fossils found in Western Australia decades ago, which appeared to show evidence of life dating back nearly 3.5 billion years, but those findings have since been contested. "Their C-13-to-C-12 ratios are characteristic of biology and metabolic function". These lifeforms are believed to have existed when there was little or no oxygen in the atmosphere, as Schopf thinks that advanced photosynthesis hadn't evolved yet. Read More

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U.S. moves to roll back 'net neutrality' regulations

U.S. moves to roll back 'net neutrality' regulations

Congress should establish, by law, that the internet is a public utility, and that consumers must be protected through regulation by the FCC. In a November statement , Wicker said the repeal of the FCC net neutrality rules would "restore the light-touch regulatory framework that has allowed the internet to thrive since its creation". Read More

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New Samsung Galaxy S9 leak shows smartphone's design and dimensions

New Samsung Galaxy S9 leak shows smartphone's design and dimensions

It'll be the first time the company offers the flagship phone in purple if the reports prove accurate. Both the giants are going to unveil their low-end devices in the CES 2018. "While impressive, this puts the device far behind the iPhone X, which scored a single-core score of 4197 and multi-core score of 10051". Verizon: Customers can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from Best Buy for a $300 discount, which will make the entire phone cost you $636. Read More

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Surpasses 1 Million on Xbox One

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Surpasses 1 Million on Xbox One

Today, Microsoft announced that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds garnered more than 1 million players on Xbox One in its first 48 hours. " PUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X", wrote Eurogamer . "The public should be just as hard on this game as any other AAA product that launches with these sorts of bugs". PUBG has already surpassed one million copies sold on Xbox One alone in just its first few days on the market. Read More

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Synaptics unveils in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Synaptics unveils in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones

The site has also listed the specs it expects both phones to come with, and it appears to be a similar story as with the Galaxy S8 devices, whereby both will have the exact same specs except for screen sizes and potentially, cameras. "Iris scanner is the safest biometric authentication (among iris, fingerprint and face recognition ) and we will continue to improve the system for upcoming smartphones for safer banking transactions", a Samsung spokesperson told The Korean Herald. Read More

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Shawn Layden Hints That PSN Name Change Feature Could Come Next Year

Shawn Layden Hints That PSN Name Change Feature Could Come Next Year

Supporting both PlayStation Aim and DualShock 4 controller configurations, Firewall Zero Hour is all about realistic, organised, tactical firefights, based on strong team communication. Now, the game has the opportunity to find new life with a 4K remaster from the ground up. Though the news was certainly a surprise, it does fall in line with Sony's previous decision to remaster the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy. Read More

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3 dead in New Mexico high-school shooting

3 dead in New Mexico high-school shooting

The Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook that the school was put on lockdown and the students evacuated. They did not identify the suspected shooter as a student at the school or say how the suspect died. Officials say parents will be reunited with their children at McGee Park in nearby Farmington, New Mexico. It was also unclear from the report whether the three were injured or killed. Read More

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Student Victims Of Shooting Near Graham, Washington High School Expected To Survive

Student Victims Of Shooting Near Graham, Washington High School Expected To Survive

The two captured suspects are expected to be in juvenile court. The shooters were suspected of fleeing the area in a green vehicle. The sheriff's department says it was found overnight by a Tacoma police officer and impounded. In a prepared statement, district officials offered their " thoughts and prayers" for the students involved in the shooting and their families, and gave reassurance that students on the campus "are safe". Read More

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