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Windows 10 proves a victor for enterprises, says Forrester Windows 10 proves a victor for enterprises, says Forrester
- November 21, 2015

We're also saying that only applications that take advantage of Windows will be competitive in the long run."IBM was notably absent from Microsoft's announcement, and by late 1984 the press reported a "war of the windows " between Windows, IBM's TopView, and Digital Research's GEM". (more...)
Exposure Of Bees To Neonic Pesticides Linked To Poorer Apple Crops Exposure Of Bees To Neonic Pesticides Linked To Poorer Apple Crops
- November 21, 2015

This suggests that bumblebees exposed to pesticides must somehow behave differently on flowers". As per the study's findings published in the journal Nature , bumblebees are very important pollinators for several important crops, such as beans, berries, tomatoes and oilseed rape. (more...)
Mobile Binge On doesn't violate net neutrality rules, says FCC chairman Mobile Binge On doesn't violate net neutrality rules, says FCC chairman
- November 21, 2015

Just the opposite, Mr. Wheeler praised the program as "innovative" when a reporter asked if it raises any net neutrality red flags. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai earlier this year said he thought T-Mobile US' similar Music Freedom program violated the Open Internet order . (more...)
BHP commits to paying progressive dividend despite headwinds, but balance BHP commits to paying progressive dividend despite headwinds, but balance
- November 21, 2015

Seven people are confirmed dead and 15 are still missing in the wake of the catastrophe, considered the worst mining tailings dam disaster ever because of the scope of the environmental damage being caused on the giant mudslide's messy journey to the sea. (more...)
Aaron Rodgers unhappy with 'prejudiced' fan comment Aaron Rodgers unhappy with 'prejudiced' fan comment
- November 21, 2015

And Rodgers says he doesn't have an answer yet to appease panicking Packers fans. This season , Rodgers' passer rating of 100.7 against the blitz ranks 10th. The fact that the Vikings are at home ( and plenty of tickets are still available ) could play heavily into the outcome. He said he will wear a protective glove and be mindful of the stitches when he faces his former team. (more...)
My night with virtual reality — Samsung Gear VR My night with virtual reality — Samsung Gear VR
- November 21, 2015

Overall, Samsung Gear VR is the second best product I've tried having used more than a dozen different kinds of mobile and tethered virtual reality experiences in the past year. If you don't have any one of those four phones, you won't be able to use Gear VR . Several Reddit users are livid with Amazon over not only failing to ship the Gear VR on time, but the lack of communication. (more...)
Public To Weigh In On EPA's Clean Power Plan Public To Weigh In On EPA's Clean Power Plan
- November 20, 2015

Also, 26 state governments have filed lawsuits against the plan. Two Republican state lawmakers are joining Florida's Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi to fight what they view as an over-reaching plan by President Barack Obama's administration to combat the effects of climate change and reduce the nation's carbon footprint. (more...)
Lamborghini has revealed its Lamborghini has revealed its "serious" new Huracan
- November 19, 2015

While cost savings are a benefit, the rear-wheel-powered Huracan is created to put more fun - and a few would say, danger - into a world of sports cars that is increasingly being dominated by hyper-controlled and electronically operated speedsters. (more...)
Sprint Launches Half Price Plans for Switchers Sprint Launches Half Price Plans for Switchers
- November 19, 2015

Along with a few other things, including Data Stash and activation fees. RootMetrics is recognizing Sprint for substantial improvements in overall, reliability, speed, data, call, and/or text network performance. The company is undergoing a major reconstruction right now, with an eye on cutting $2.5 billion in costs - budgeting moves that include slashing staff across the company. (more...)
DNA of ancient tooth sheds light on distant human relatives DNA of ancient tooth sheds light on distant human relatives
- November 19, 2015

The new discovery, though, is also unique in that the teeth suggest these Denisovans had large chompers and a strangely diverse gene pool. The discovery of the Denisovan species has led to speculation about other unknown human relatives such as the origins of a human-looking tooth recently unearthed in China. (more...)
Chicago Bulls Stuck With Handicapped Derrick Rose for a While Chicago Bulls Stuck With Handicapped Derrick Rose for a While
- November 19, 2015

He was walking on the ankle under his own power, though noticeably limping, coach Fred Hoiberg said. If Rose can continue to prove he can make that shot consistently, it should allow him to get to the rim much easier. It's still preseason for me, the (ninth) game. "Everything else will come". "But [my vision] is still blurry when I look certain ways". "It's an easy shot", Rose said. (more...)
VW Emissions Cheating Scandal Spreads to Sports Cars VW Emissions Cheating Scandal Spreads to Sports Cars
- November 19, 2015

The latest revelation follows US allegations that the cheating software was also found in a few cars with larger engines, including Volkswagen's elite Porsche brand. Dobrindt said of the 800,000 vehicles found to have excessive Carbon dioxide emissions, 98,000 had gasoline engines. Porsche called them "unexpected", and said that it believes the Cayenne Diesel was never out of compliance with emissions rules. (more...)
Appception: Android's Google Search app can now stream other apps within it Appception: Android's Google Search app can now stream other apps within it
- November 19, 2015

Well, that ends today. The streaming feature will be available for nine apps off the bat: Hotel Tonight, Weather, Chimani, Gormey, My Horoscope, Visual Anatomy Free, Useful Knots, Daily Horoscope, and NY Subway. Download the Gadgets 360 app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with the latest tech news, product reviews, and exclusive deals on the popular mobiles. (more...)
Apple wireless charging dock supposedly leaked in photos Apple wireless charging dock supposedly leaked in photos
- November 19, 2015

The watch will automatically activate Nightstand mode when it's in the 90-degree position, turning the device into an alarm clock and the Digital Crown into a snooze button. If that's the price, I'll be passing; the charger that came with my Apple Watch is just fine, thank you. Apple watch can sit on the dock horizontally around the middle disk. (more...)
United States city loses famed chewing gum wall United States city loses famed chewing gum wall
- November 19, 2015

Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority is going to weigh all the gum before it's tossed, the Seattle Times says. A worker uses a high-temperature pressure washer to clean layers of gum from Seattle's famous " gum wall " at Pike Place Market, Tuesday, November 10, 2015. (more...)
Fiat Presents Euro-Spec 124 Spider With Downgraded 140HP Turbo Fiat Presents Euro-Spec 124 Spider With Downgraded 140HP Turbo
- November 19, 2015

The new edition is the product of a joint project between Fiat and Mazda, and it shares the same platform as the latest generation of the Mazda MX-5. You'll have to wait until summer 2016 before this rambunctious roadster shows up inside Fiat "studios" (dealerships) in North America. (more...)
Galaxy Note 5 Gets Stylus Warning Because People Are Dumb Galaxy Note 5 Gets Stylus Warning Because People Are Dumb
- November 19, 2015

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a stunner - it delivers superb processing performance, lovely design and ergonomic features all in one package. When the news of the design flaw went viral a few months ago, the largest smartphone supplier in the world told users to read the instruction manual that comes with the new device to avoid "unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S Pen in the wrong way around". (more...)
Facebook launches dedicated 'fundraiser' pages for nonprofits Facebook launches dedicated 'fundraiser' pages for nonprofits
- November 19, 2015

There's also the fact that Facebook launched a Donate Button in 2013, then a Buy Button in 2014, meaning that it could easily do something similar with Fundraisers , like become a competitor to Kickstarter . The Donate button will be a constant presence on the organizations' pages, located under the cover photos. On Wednesday the company announced a new feature called Fundraisers, a tool to help non-profits to raise money directly from their Facebook page. (more...)
Humanoid robot for Mars proposals from two universities selected by NASA Humanoid robot for Mars proposals from two universities selected by NASA
- November 18, 2015

But now NASA wants to reequip it for performing physical tasks and for meeting challenges in outer space. Robots will go to Mars before any humans and they will make sure that everything is okay for humans arrival in planet. "Advances in robotics, including human-robotic collaboration, are critical to developing the capabilities required for our journey to Mars", said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA's space technology mission directorate. (more...)
India's internet user count to exceed United States by December India's internet user count to exceed United States by December
- November 18, 2015

According to the findings, with a hike of 49 percent as compared to a year ago, India will have 402 million Internet users by December 2015, while, the figure was 317 million, last month. As on October 2015, 69 per cent of users are using Internet on a daily basis. Among the rural users, 88 per cent are males. The online user base still remains dominated by men. (more...)
Kia Optima PHEV driven Kia Optima PHEV driven
- November 18, 2015

Our new model is created to offer buyers everything they could want from a compact SUV in terms of practicality and styling, while providing the typically low running costs associated with a dedicated hybrid powertrain. The range will cover plug-in hybrids through battery-powered cars, to a Kia hydrogen auto. Previewed by a namesake concept back in 2013, the Niro is just about ready to show its production face as Kia has released a couple of teaser images along with preliminary technical ... (more...)
NVIDIA SHIELD tablet is back for the holidays, now just $199 NVIDIA SHIELD tablet is back for the holidays, now just $199
- November 18, 2015

Any tablet can do that pretty well. The new version of the tablet is being dubbed the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 and unlike the predecessor, this one does not come equipped with a stylus. Here's our thoughts on the Shield Tablet K1. Just after launching the tablet, the company had recalled the certain set of tablets over the battery issue. (more...)
Leonid meteor shower peaks November 17 and 18 Leonid meteor shower peaks November 17 and 18
- November 18, 2015

A meteor storm versus a shower is defined as having at least 1,000 meteors per hour. The Leonid shower, however, isn't as striking as the Preseid meteor shower, which dazzled UAE skywatchers earlier this year in August. The shower will peak November 17-18, with the best viewing at about midnight local time, according to NASA . Meteor Shower Quiz: How Well Do You Know 'Shooting... (more...)
Hands-on with Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 Hands-on with Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4
- November 18, 2015

This basically means that it's a tablet with a really good keyboard, which uses magnets to secure the tablet, either for use in laptop form, and also when it's closed like a laptop. The first ten times we docked or reattached, we instinctively put our thumbs near the top corners and pressed down-pressing the power button and putting the Surface Book to sleep. (more...)
France to Assess COP21 Safety After Paris Terror Attacks France to Assess COP21 Safety After Paris Terror Attacks
- November 18, 2015

On Tuesday morning, Paris time , representatives of a coalition of 130 environmental groups met with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to argue that the rallies should be allowed to take place alongside the upcoming United Nations climate summit-and to hear the government's security concerns. (more...)