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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Galaxy Note8

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Galaxy Note8

However, this build has been confirmed to be a proper stable release that's now rolling out to Galaxy Note 8 units in France. Unlike the Oreo update that has been rolled out for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ by Verizon in the United States, this particular release brings the March 2018 security patch. Read More

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Microsoft's leaning in on cloud gaming

Microsoft's leaning in on cloud gaming

The concept of cloud gaming is nothing new. However, rival platforms like Nintendo and PlayStation 4 are certainly not going to invite Microsoft on-board anytime soon, which is why it is already looking at other devices. By delivering the comprehensive, intelligent Microsoft Cloud - comprising Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 - from data centres in a given geography, the company offers scalable and resilient Cloud services for enterprises. Read More

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Vladimir Putin announces flight to Mars to take place in 2019

Vladimir Putin announces flight to Mars to take place in 2019

We'll be able to explore the further space from the Moon, and then we can explore Mars . The mission will build on the achievements of the Curiosity rover and other Mars Exploration Program missions, and offer opportunities to deploy new capabilities developed through investments by NASA's Space Technology Program and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate , as well as contributions from worldwide partners. Read More

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Facebook Lite Will Be Making Its Way To The US

Facebook Lite Will Be Making Its Way To The US

In addition to the U.S., Facebook Lite is also coming to Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, and Ireland. However it seems that these "Lite" apps are no longer exclusive to emerging markets. However, even though most of the USA doesn't face the same connectivity challenges present in other parts of the world, there are other reasons why you might want to use the app stateside. Read More

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Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Meanwhile, for much of his adult life until he died, Hawking was restricted to the wheelchair and could only communicate electronically through a sensor attached to his cheeks which activated his thoughts into the recognisable characters that automatically materialised on a keyboard attached to his device. Read More

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Microsoft Teams to have Cortana integration, other features

Microsoft Teams to have Cortana integration, other features

And meeting attendee sharing of live video streams, photos or screens from mobile devices. One of the most significant additions is a call recording tool that Microsoft says can be used to transcribe a call with one click. Meeting videos will also be available for playback, and Microsoft said facial recognition will be coming in the future, allowing transcriptions to have speaker attribution. Read More

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Larry Page's Air Taxi Takes Flight

Larry Page's Air Taxi Takes Flight

We had designed an air taxi, affectionately named Cora , that could take off like a helicopter and transition to flying like a plane. Christchurch Airport Chief Executive, Malcolm Johns, says innovation of new transport technology is actively being encouraged in the South Island. Read More

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Fitbit Launches Fitness Tracker for Kids

Fitbit Launches Fitness Tracker for Kids

For all else, the Fitbit Versa seems well equipped. On Tuesday, Fitbit announced the latest addition to its fleet of wearable fitness trackers: the $199 Versa. If that's something you need, we'd recommend the Fitbit Ionic . If the design looks familiar, that's because it's a redesign of the company's old fitness tracker, the Fitbit Ultra. Read More

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Samsung unveils 2018 lineup of QLED 4K TVs

Samsung unveils 2018 lineup of QLED 4K TVs

Last year, Samsung innovated how consumers connected their devices to the TV. In promo pics, Samsung shows the tellys seamlessly blending into both brick and painted walls. This now extends to Samsung's newest TVs, which can be used to control any smart device that can connect to the SmartThings system, like Amazon Echoes, Ring doorbells, and Philips Hue lights. Read More

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Kentucky Senate Opts Not to Vote on Pension Reforms Friday

Kentucky Senate Opts Not to Vote on Pension Reforms Friday

Senate President Stivers said the decision not to vote on the bill had nothing to do with the demonstration of teachers rallying against it in the hallway but the people screaming those chants found that hard to believe. "This puts it back to being a constitutional piece of legislation, whether you like the bill or not", he said. "If the court rules it is a violation, there's no savings". Read More

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3 hostages held by armed individual at California veterans home

3 hostages held by armed individual at California veterans home

Brenda Espinoza talked to friends inside the home and said they told her a suspect has not yet been caught. Authorities know the gunman's identity, he said, but were not disclosing his name publicly. Witnesses reported hearing up to 30 shots being fired on the sprawling grounds of the property, as well as someone shouting get down. The Veterans Home of California in Yountville is pictured in an undated image made from video posted to the home's Facebook page. Read More

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Galaxy Note 9 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Still Facing 'Technological Difficulties'

Galaxy Note 9 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Still Facing 'Technological Difficulties'

After launching the Galaxy S9 series last month at Mobile World Congress 2018, the next flagship device from Samsung will be the next-gen Note series phone, which is expected to be called the Galaxy Note 9 . The manufacturer may reserve it for their flagship model Galaxy S10 set for launch in the first half of 2019. It was applied successfully in the Vivo X20 Plus UD . Read More

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Oculus Addresses Issues With The Current Rift Problem

Oculus Addresses Issues With The Current Rift Problem

An Oculus staffer on the company's forums further confirmed the issues, apologizing on behalf of the company. According to an update from Oculus , a lapsed security certificate is the cause for the unplanned downtime. Oculus users report that the issue remains after walking through the usual troubleshooting steps, and that restarting computers and Rifts have yielded no results either. Read More

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Chinese space lab might fall back to Earth this month

Chinese space lab might fall back to Earth this month

Several pieces of the 170,000 pound space station fell on Western Australia, but didn't hit anybody. However, ESA acknowledges they won't be able to pin down an exact date because of the space lab's out-of-control route. "But we will only know where they are going to land after after the fact". "Yes there's a chance it will do damage, it might take out someone's vehicle, there will be a rain of a few pieces of metal, it might go through someone's roof, like if a flap fell off a plane, but ... Read More

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Amazon Will Stop Selling Nest Smart Home Devices

Amazon Will Stop Selling Nest Smart Home Devices

The decision from Amazon's retail team was reportedly relayed through a conference call late a year ago and they were informed that the decision came from the top (and we assume it's CEO Jeff Bezos they were pertaining to). Google then blocked the Echo Show and Fire TV devices from accessing YouTube due to "lack of reciprocity". The company also just purchased the video doorbell company Ring , for $1 billion to expand on its smart home line of products. Read More

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Nintendo More Interested in New Peripherals Than 'Switch 2.0'

Nintendo More Interested in New Peripherals Than 'Switch 2.0'

According to The Wall Street Journal 's sources, Nintendo's focusing on better manufacturing and shipping of its current Switch model, to keep up with demand. Add your Nintendo Switch console to power it up and...hold a recital, catch a fish, or win a race. Even Nintendo itself has said that Switch's second year will be "crucial" in determining how successful it is. Read More

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MWC 2018 preview day: Business as usual in the home of smartphones

MWC 2018 preview day: Business as usual in the home of smartphones

It will be a feature phone that runs on Smart Feature OS rather than Android. As for the inside, CNet noted that the device will run on the Snapdragon 660 chipset from Qualcomm, with 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of internal storage . The all new Nokia 8110 4G variant comes with 512MB of RAM . The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an Android One smartphone, is regarded as the best phone which is the use of the stock Android and Nokia 8 Sirocco is also promising swift updates anyway. Read More

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Facebook Removes Shooting Game 'Out of Respect for' Parkland Victims

Facebook Removes Shooting Game 'Out of Respect for' Parkland Victims

The demo featured Facebook's Oculus virtual reality headset, making the scenes particularly realistic for players. " Our demos come w [ith] a standard set of content, some are action games w [ith] violence ", Barra added. Many social media users were offended that the shooting game was included at the conservative event, where numerous attendees would be strong 2nd Amendment advocates. Read More

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Sandy Hook Promise Statement on Listening Session at the White House

Sandy Hook Promise Statement on Listening Session at the White House

Cech's husband Michael said she scrambled 18 children and four adults into a small closet and locked the door as gunshots rang out. Because if any person thinks this tragedy could have been avoided if the faculty or staff had been armed, I remind them to think about Fort Hood: a 2009 shooting spree on a military base with highly trained personnel that left thirteen dead. Read More

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Alcatel's new smartphones start at under $100

Alcatel's new smartphones start at under $100

Alcatel 3V comes with a larger 6-inch 2K (2160 X 1080 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is now available in select markets, in Metallic Black or Metallic Gold, for 229.99 Euro ($283). With EUR 150 price tag, the device offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. In the camera department, the 5's selfie shooter is 12-megapixels, while the front shooter comes in at 13-megapixels. Read More

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Modi launches projects worth Rs 1000 cr in Daman & Diu

Modi launches projects worth Rs 1000 cr in Daman & Diu

He flagged off Pawan Hans helicopter services from Daman to Diu through a video link. Somnath temple and Gir forest are located around 80 km from Diu. The Prime Minister said how historic reforms like GST and those in the banking sector have boosted India's economy. he added that his government has taken a number of measures that have uplifted the lives of millions of Indians. Read More

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Dropbox files to raise $500 million in IPO

Dropbox files to raise $500 million in IPO

Dropbox on Friday disclosed reams of financial information in its S-1 filing as it prepares at long last to go public . One of the company's most interesting risk factors is the shifting state of net neutrality regulation in the U.S. "As we strive to grow our business, we expect expenses to increase in the near term", Dropbox said. The company also impressively posted $305 million in free cash flow in 2017 - far better than Box, which had only a positive free cash flow of $6.3 million in ... Read More

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Trump Jr. Retreats as Planned Indian Policy Speech Draws Critics

Trump Jr. Retreats as Planned Indian Policy Speech Draws Critics

In the past 10 years, the 40-year-old Donald Trump junior has made around 7 trips to India, which is the biggest global market for The Trump Organisation, with 4 major real estate projects underway. Trump Jr. attended a similar dinnerin Kolkata and a glitzy reception in Mumbai earlier in the week, drawing criticism from ethics experts that he was mixing business and politics. Read More

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Samsung sold the most phones in Q4 2017 despite market decline

Samsung sold the most phones in Q4 2017 despite market decline

It's also expecting a boost for Samsung in Q1 as it unpacks its successor Galaxy flagships. It reported in April 2016 that its iPhone unit sales fell for the first time ever , and they ended up declining for that full year. The combined market share of the Chinese vendors in the top five increased by 4.2 percentage points, while the market share of top two, Samsung and Apple, remained unchanged. Read More

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