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Microsoft Lumia 650 Certified Specs and Release Date
- January 07, 2016

Yusuf Mehdi , Senior Vice President of Microsoft, recently said, "One of the ways we measure our progress with Windows 10 is looking at how people are using Windows". Microsoft say that customer satisfaction is a lot higher than with previous versions, too. The devices need to have at least the version 8.10.14219.341 in order to get the Windows 10 update. (more...)
PSN Down: Sony Confirms PlayStation Network Outage PSN Down: Sony Confirms PlayStation Network Outage
- January 05, 2016

PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita gamers already knew that their online capabilities had been shut down by an outage. PlayStation users are reporting a mass outage on the PSN network affecting key functions such as being able to play online with friends and unable to purchase or download new titles on the PlayStation Store. (more...)
More than 45000 register drones in 2 days More than 45000 register drones in 2 days
- December 25, 2015

Local law enforcement will handle the bulk of enforcement for now. The system isn't onerous, and it shouldn't prevent anyone from flying a new drone right away. Baldwin emphasized, though, that drones would still be banned at parks whether they are registered or not. He had already been providing his customers literature about the do's and dont's of flying drones, in an effort to help them avoid problems with the law. (more...)
FCC Shines Light on Mobile Carriers' Free-Data Offers FCC Shines Light on Mobile Carriers' Free-Data Offers
- December 19, 2015

Wheeler said last month that the agency would be "keeping an eye" on T- Mobile's Binge On offer of free data for some online video that doesn't count against a customer's limited-data plan. In the case of T-Mobile's Binge On program for video, companies must meet T-Mobile's technical requirements to get the exemption. The Comcast service attracting the attention of the FCC is Stream TV , a new video service that does not count against the data cap the provider imposes in some ... (more...)
Clarify Stand on Diesel Vehicles: NGT to Centre, Delhi Government Clarify Stand on Diesel Vehicles: NGT to Centre, Delhi Government
- December 16, 2015

The proposals so far are that the apex court is mulling at doubling the environment compensation charge on vehicles entering Delhi. It also suggested that the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) be reconstituted with experts from the Delhi government, the Centre and other stakeholders. (more...)
Jesus's Face Drawn by Medical Artist Based on Forensic Anthropological Jesus's Face Drawn by Medical Artist Based on Forensic Anthropological
- December 16, 2015

Depictions of Christ predominantly show a white, clean shaven man with long, flowing blonde locks. While believers and historians alike accept and agree that Jesus existed and died on a Roman cross sometime around 33 A.D., scholars regularly disagree over what he may have looked like. (more...)
Draft agreement at Paris climate summit 'ready' Draft agreement at Paris climate summit 'ready'
- December 13, 2015

Thomas Coutrot of advocacy group Attac said the accord is an optical illusion that "masks" a lack of serious policy changes like abandoning oil altogether. That doesn't necessarily mean all 196 parties approved it; Fabius, who serves as the president of COP21, had the authority to decide if a consensus had been reached. (more...)
Apple releases Smart Battery Case for iPhones Apple releases Smart Battery Case for iPhones
- December 11, 2015

Years later, some of the advantages Apple denied to third-party developers have appeared in the iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case ($99 ), Apple's first battery case for iPhones. For now those questions remain unanswered, but the line of questioning shows that Steve Jobs' still haunts Apple Inc . "Intelligent battery status" will be displayed on the iPhone's lock screen and its notification center. (more...)
Maybe Microsoft's weird app strategy is working after all Maybe Microsoft's weird app strategy is working after all
- December 10, 2015

While the Cortana app is fully-featured, there are some things Cortana can do on Windows phones that aren't now possible with iOS or Android*. Like Siri and Google Now, Cortana allows users to perform voice activated functions and helps with various tasks, like setting reminders and looking up the weather. (more...)
Final Fantasy VI is coming to Steam
- December 09, 2015

Well, the studio behind the Naruto fighting games, CyberConnect2, is apparently helping develop Final Fantasy VII Remake . The Final Fantasy 7 Remake will releasing first on PS4 as a "multi-part series", though it hasn't been specified how big each part will be. (more...)
Japan's Venus probe fires thrusters on 2nd attempt to enter planet's orbit Japan's Venus probe fires thrusters on 2nd attempt to enter planet's orbit
- December 08, 2015

To date, there are no probes or spacecraft orbiting around Venus where the European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter ended its mission December last year after eight years, on a death dive to the thick and tumultuous Venus atmosphere, where it performed its last maneuver to exhaust its fuel supply. (more...)
Orbital to Fly First Space Cargo Mission Since 2014 Explosion Orbital to Fly First Space Cargo Mission Since 2014 Explosion
- December 03, 2015

The forecast isn't as good if the launch slips to Friday, with only a 40 percent chance of acceptable conditions. NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK has set Thursday, Dec. That was the company's third mission; Orbital took some time off after that to figure out what went wrong and also make some changes to its rocket and vehicle designs. (more...)
Adobe moves away from the Flash brand Adobe moves away from the Flash brand
- December 02, 2015

Inan announcement last night, Adobe said that it will now "encourage content creators to build with new web standards", such as HTML5, rather than Flash. The end of Flash has been a long time coming - Adobe scaled back on the development of its Flash Player plug-in for mobile browsers years ago to focus on HTML5, the new industry standard. (more...)
Can Lions upset Michigan State? Can Lions upset Michigan State?
- November 29, 2015

Since then, they have won four straight heading into the Ohio State game. Ohio State is 4-2 against MI the last six times it entered the game coming off a loss, with the wins coming in 1987, 2001, 2004, and 2007. Without elaborating, he mentioned a couple of times that he has dealt with personal battles, including his suspension for the season opener. Expect the Spartans to load up the box to stop Barkley and force QB Christian Hackenberg and the inconsistent Penn State passing game ... (more...)
Transparency Report: Google Approves Half of Transparency Report: Google Approves Half of "Right to be Forgotten" Requests
- November 28, 2015

Google also revealed the top sites where URLs have been removed from searhc results relating to an individual who has successfully exercised the Right to be Forgotten. Meanwhile, the report indicated that Google granted about 38% of the 43,101 requests submitted in the United Kingdom; 37% of the 33,106 requests in Spain, and just shy of 30% of the 26,186 requests made in fifth-placed Italy . (more...)
Volkswagen under investigation for tax evasion Volkswagen under investigation for tax evasion
- November 27, 2015

In Germany, vehicles that pollute more are charged higher taxes. As Germany's auto tax is rated according to a vehicle's fuel consumption, the prosecution is now looking into whether owners of the affected Volkswagen vehicles underpaid on taxes, a matter which the prosecution's spokesman said was "not small". (more...)
Drinking coffee while pregnant won't affect your child's IQ, study suggests Drinking coffee while pregnant won't affect your child's IQ, study suggests
- November 23, 2015

Mark Klebanoff, principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research. The study found that consuming caffeine while pregnant , won't affect the child's IQ level. Researchers examined 2,197 pregnant women and the children immediately upon birth. Based on a hunch, experts collaborated to shatter the many myths associated with pregnancy and coffee drinking. (more...)
USA says more cars included in VW diesel cheating USA says more cars included in VW diesel cheating
- November 22, 2015

Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal has widened after the Environmental Protection Agency said that software allowing six-cylinder Volkswagen diesel engines to cheat on pollution tests is on more models than originally thought. Among other things, the company said it would postpone a new design center in Wolfsburg and the introduction of an all-electric Phaeton sedan. "We're driving cautiously over the coming months, but we know where we want to go and we want to ensure that the ... (more...)
Scott Kelly on board ISS tweets Photo of UFO Scott Kelly on board ISS tweets Photo of UFO
- November 22, 2015

NASA has not commented on Sunday’s alleged UFO sighting, but on Thursday morning Kelly tweeted another photo from the ISS that appears to capture the same UFO. While Kelly brushed aside the outcry saying it was just a tail-end of the ISS that surfaced into the picture frame, others point out no connecting rod in the image to justify it. (more...)
New images show a day in the life of Pluto New images show a day in the life of Pluto
- November 22, 2015

NASA scientists intend to use photographs like these to find out more regarding Pluto's surface, but the images do have their limits. New Horizons is now many hundreds of thousands of miles away from Pluto, pushing into the Kuiper Belt and setting its sights on even more distant and mysterious objects at the edge of the solar system. (more...)
Mollusk Has Eyes in Its Shell Mollusk Has Eyes in Its Shell
- November 22, 2015

This particular mollusk, called Acanthopleura granulate , has circumvented a characteristic evolutionary trait that all mollusks have, mainly their loss of eyesight in favor of better defense provided by the shell armor that covers most of their body. (more...)
Google wants to launch its Play Store in China next year Google wants to launch its Play Store in China next year
- November 22, 2015

As one of the largest markets on the planet, Google has apparently decided China is simply too big to ignore. But most Android phones sold in China don't have the Google Play Store or other apps such as Gmail, Maps, or YouTube. A Singapore-based Google spokesman declined comment. "We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China", noted David Drummond, SVP, corporate development and chief legal officer, Google. (more...)
Man charged with rape, murder of Allen Co. girl Man charged with rape, murder of Allen Co. girl
- November 22, 2015

Within a half-hour, her body was found in a creek behind the school. Her mother reported her missing . Gabriella's mother alerted police in the south-central Kentucky town of Scottsville that the girl had gone missing during a football game Saturday night. (more...)
IPad Pro: Apple confirms wake issues, offers solution IPad Pro: Apple confirms wake issues, offers solution
- November 21, 2015

The Apple Pencil is built very strongly with wonderful technology that it is close to impossible to break. Chris Liscio, the creator of Capo, an app for music production and instruction, said: "I think what a lot of people are anxious about is the lack of upgrade pricing for those of us who want to keep incrementing these apps over the years". (more...)
Tesla recalling all Model S sedans for seat belt issue Tesla recalling all Model S sedans for seat belt issue
- November 21, 2015

Palo Alto-based Tesla has earned solid ratings for its vehicle safety features. Tesla began delivering the Model S to customers in June 2012. CEO Elon Musk said this month many of those problems have been fixed. Shaming recall calculators of other, larger companies, Tesla has made a decision to do a full recall of the vehicle. The electric vehicle producer reported ($0.58) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.50) by $0.08. (more...)