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Elon Musk launching Tesla Roadster in giant SpaceX rocket's first test Elon Musk launching Tesla Roadster in giant SpaceX rocket's first test
- December 27, 2017

This will be the inaugural flight of the Falcon Heavy, a rocket that SpaceX has been planning for years. Musk shared the photos on his Instagram account providing proof that the "midnight cherry" electric sports auto is indeed heading to the final frontier. (more...)
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
- December 27, 2017

If I had to take a punt on where the future of smart home control lies, I'd have to point to Amazon . From setting timers and alarms to finding out information and converting units and measurements, Alexa can be useful in many situations (especially when cooking). (more...)
Social media buzzing after SpaceX launch Social media buzzing after SpaceX launch
- December 26, 2017

Many believed the plume to be an alien or UFO of some sort and reportedly, many cars stopped on freeways to take photographs and videos of this freaky sight. That time, the first stage landed on a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean. "All 10 Iridium satellites have deployed right on time into the desired orbit". (more...)
Steam Winter Sale is here, so what's worth getting?
- December 24, 2017

Along with all the games that are on sale, voting for the annual Steam Awards is also live once again. These include the Season Pass that allows players to access a number of post-launch downloadable contents for only $38.24, a 55 percent discount . (more...)
Civilization VI Now Available On IPad For $60 Civilization VI Now Available On IPad For $60
- December 24, 2017

Watch below the Civilization VI iPad trailer. According to Aspyr's blog post announcing the release, Civilization VI requires "iOS 11 on an iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro". Otherwise, the port should play the same on iPad as it does on PC. For the uninitiated, Civilization VI is the latest in a long line of turn-based strategy games. (more...)
Apple sued in Chicago for slowing down older iPhones
- December 23, 2017

The suit was filed Thursday by two Illinoisans along with Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina residents, who had a range of models from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 7. A day after Apple acknowledged that their software updates slow down older iPhone models, five customers have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago against the tech giant for what they're calling "deceptive, immoral and unethical" practices that violate consumer protection laws. (more...)
Prime Video app for Android TV launched by Amazon
- December 22, 2017

But, it now seems that Google is going the Apple way of implementing the new standard for all the apps. Whoa, Amazon published an official Prime Video app for Android TV yesterday to Google Play and I'm kind of speechless about it. (more...)
2 biggest reasons why older Apple iPhones become slow
- December 21, 2017

The cluster of benchmark results under 2,500 when running iOS 10.2.1 suggests that Apple's software update caused a decrease in phone performance compared to iOS 10.2. Aging batteries may also not be able to support more complex processors because they produce less of a current. A Reddit poster hypothesised the issue may have arisen from the iPhone 6s battery replacement program of 2016. (more...)
Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash transactions over insider trading fears Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash transactions over insider trading fears
- December 21, 2017

He plans to terminate any employee found violating company policy and take appropriate legal action. The exchange did this to ensure a "fair and orderly market". The Coinbase launch was a huge boon for Bitcoin Cash investors, but it didn't come without its share of controversy. Shortly after trading opened, the price of bitcoin cash rocketed to a high of $8,500, more than double what it had been on Monday. (more...)
Facebook data requests shows 2.6% increase through June 2017 Facebook data requests shows 2.6% increase through June 2017
- December 20, 2017

The number of user data requests Facebook received from governments around the world in first half of 2017 reached an all time high of 78,890, up 21 percent on the 64,279 requests it received in the second half of 2016. If a request appears to be deficient or overly broad, we push back, and will fight in court, if necessary. "Fifty-seven per cent of the data requests we received from law enforcement in the USA contained a non-disclosure order that prohibited us from notifying the user, up ... (more...)
You Can Manage Your Identity on Facebook Using Face Recognition You Can Manage Your Identity on Facebook Using Face Recognition
- December 20, 2017

The objective of the scanning, according to Facebook , is to alert you if someone has publicly uploaded a photo of you that you don't know about, especially if they are trying to impersonate you. The new features are launching worldwide except in Canada and the European Union where Facebook now doesn't offer facial recognition technology. According to Sherman, this option will "completely turn off face recognition technology" for a user's account. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 expected to launch in January Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 expected to launch in January
- December 19, 2017

The Xiaomi Mi A1 Special Edition Red has been priced at Rs. 12,999 and will be available from mi.com starting at 12PM on December 20. Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on the Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) out of the box and Android 8.0 Oreo beta for this phone is already rolled out. (more...)
SpaceX to launch first reused rocket for NASA SpaceX to launch first reused rocket for NASA
- December 18, 2017

As a result, it needed to conduct "full inspections and cleanings". What goes up, must come down, and SpaceX is proving that again and again with their rockets. The crewmembers on ISS will use a 57.7-foot robotic arm to reach out and capture the Dragon spacecraft and attach it to the station on December 17. (more...)
Union Cabinet clears Bill on instant triple talaq Union Cabinet clears Bill on instant triple talaq
- December 17, 2017

Under the draft law, triple talaq in any form -spoken, in writing or by electronic means like email, SMS and WhatsApp--would be illegal and void. It would be a non-bailable, cognisable offence. Differences over practice of Triple Talaq exist in the Islamic Sharia since the tenure of second Caliph Omar (RA). It is on this basis, the practice of concurrent talaq has been termed invalid in most of the Muslim countries. (more...)
Sean Spicer not really sure why Omarosa was in the White House Sean Spicer not really sure why Omarosa was in the White House
- December 16, 2017

The Secret Service said it had deactivated a pass granting her access to the White House complex, though White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Manigault Newman would be on staff through the administration's one-year mark. Omarosa left her position as a White House aide this week, and was escorted off the grounds after a confrontation with chief of staff John Kelly . (more...)
Facebook now lets you mute annoying friends or groups for 30 days Facebook now lets you mute annoying friends or groups for 30 days
- December 16, 2017

For example, if you've had enough of someone's political rants or baby photos, you can temporarily opt to see less of them in your News Feed. Of course, you can re-follow or re-friend someone on Facebook , but the problem here s that you will easily forget to ever do this once you've done it once. (more...)
How To Improve Performance In PUBG On Xbox One How To Improve Performance In PUBG On Xbox One
- December 16, 2017

It's maybe the most fun game I've ever played. It's an Early Access game, meaning the studio is working on finishing it while also selling it, as is its PC Early Access counterpart, but that isn't stopping people from buying and playing. This will effectively be the first Xbox One X game bundle. Still, the blog post mentions how the game will soon receive new enhancements, content updates such as the desert map Miramar which recently debuted on PC, and optimizations. (more...)
Injustice 2 Closes Its Year with a Free Trial Injustice 2 Closes Its Year with a Free Trial
- December 15, 2017

Not only was it critically-acclaimed, but it also managed to be one of the top-selling games of 2017, selling over a million and a half units. Sadly, there is no free trial for PC players. Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title's larger-than-life showdowns. The game is now available for PlayStation 4 , Xbox One and PC via Steam or Microsoft Store with the characters such as Red Hood, Sub-Zero, Starfire, Black Manta, Raiden, Hellboy ... (more...)
Download: Wallpapers From the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Download: Wallpapers From the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition
- December 15, 2017

To add a cherry on top, the company has also bundled a rugged case along with the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition . Red is, after all, the color of Star Wars traditionally, similar to the alert slider, which has been the long standing feature of OnePlus devices. (more...)
LG V30+ flagship smartphone launched; Here is what is packs LG V30+ flagship smartphone launched; Here is what is packs
- December 15, 2017

It also supports wireless charging. The internal memory of the LG V30 + stands at 128GB and since it is going to be enough storage, LG has not included a microSD card slot. The phone has security measures such as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face recognition security along with other features such as PIN and pattern lock measures to unlock the phone. (more...)
Google will launch an AI research center in China Google will launch an AI research center in China
- December 15, 2017

But Google has been looking for a way back into China. China is on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence and it makes sense that Google would want to harness the country's already deep and growing AI talent pool for its own projects. (more...)
Mobile acquires Denver's Layer3 TV, aims to disrupt industry Mobile acquires Denver's Layer3 TV, aims to disrupt industry
- December 14, 2017

Building on its about-to-be-acquired startup Layer3 TV , now available in five markets, the planned T-Mobile service extends on its prior offerings of "unlimited" pay music services and Netflix to phone subscribers, but T-M TV will not be limited to T-Mobile's network. (more...)
President Trump signs law banning Kaspersky from U.S. government agencies President Trump signs law banning Kaspersky from U.S. government agencies
- December 14, 2017

This law is long overdue". "Considering the grave risk that Kaspersky Lab poses to our national security, it's necessary that the current directive to remove Kaspersky Lab software from government computers be". The company contends all anti-virus software could contain vulnerabilities that malicious cyber actors can exploit. Kaspersky Lab said it has serious concerns about the act and accused Congress of failing to take a comprehensive look at how existing statues could be improved to ... (more...)
Life is odd is Coming to Mobile Devices Life is odd is Coming to Mobile Devices
- December 14, 2017

According to the developer, Dontnod's beloved and emotional adventure, Life is odd, is making its way to iOS December 14, 2017, and Android devices later in early 2018. The first episode is $2.99 and players can purchase Episodes 2 and 3 in-app. Today, they revealed that game would finally be coming to iOS devices, specifically the iPhone and iPad. (more...)
Twitter now lets you create tweetstorms before tweeting Twitter now lets you create tweetstorms before tweeting
- December 13, 2017

The product changes are part of Twitter's effort to address concerns that its network is hard to use, which analysts have said is one reason why it's not picking up users as quickly as investors would like. In November, Twitter launched 280-character tweets for all its 330 million users, up from the past limit of 140 characters. People will also be able to add tweets to already-published threads. (more...)