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Apple Manufacturing Products in India 'Almost a Done Deal'
- January 26, 2017

Apple also released a statement confirming that it had met with government officials in India to discuss "further expanding our local operations". The government is yet to take any decision on the matter, said the same people quoted above, adding that the company's proposal would be examined by concerned government departments, including the department of revenue, which is the nodal body for any duty waivers. (more...)
Court won't reconsider DOJ argument in Microsoft customer data case Court won't reconsider DOJ argument in Microsoft customer data case
- January 25, 2017

Microsoft argued in the complaint that its customers have the right to know when the government obtains a warrant to read their emails, and Microsoft has the right to tell its customers about it. So the government tried to escalate its case, and requested an en banc hearing. "This decision puts the focus where it belongs, on Congress passing a law for the future rather than litigation about an outdated statute from the past", Smith said in a statement. (more...)
This Credit Card Sized PC Plays 4K Video This Credit Card Sized PC Plays 4K Video
- January 24, 2017

Engineers and educators use these "credit-card-sized computers" to create everything from LEGO robots to modified vintage Macs. "The measurements of Tinker Board, i.e., 3.4" x 2.1", make it a little more like Raspberry Pi 3. So the Tinker Board should easily outperform the Pi while also supporting the 4K resolution your new (or next) monitor boasts. In terms of connectivity, we find on the map of Asus the classic connectors: Wifi, Gigabit Ethernet, 4 USB 2.0 and GPIO. (more...)
Dual Audio Not Supported By The Legend of Zelda Dual Audio Not Supported By The Legend of Zelda
- January 24, 2017

Once we see it on paper in a guide or walkthrough video somewhere it'll be so simple, but for now, everyone is on a level playing field. You are logged out. "Each individual person might be working on just one part of that world, but if they're working without a broader context, within isolation, then they might think, 'I'm creating this particular area or feature or object'". (more...)
The Gambia awaits new era of democracy under Adama Barrow
- January 23, 2017

Jammeh now has the full support of his army chief West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Jan.14 asked Gambia's long time leader Yahya Jammeh to step down ahead of Jan.19 inauguration. "They were neutralised", he said, without elaborating. "A country must have a government, but the security conditions required the troops we have sent to secure Banjul and other towns", De Souza said. (more...)
WikiLeaks' Assange says he's willing to return to US
- January 22, 2017

The soon-to-be-released Manning is a former intelligence analyst that went by the name of Bradley during her time in the army. Obama on Tuesday commuted Manning's sentence for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, leading many to wonder whether that meant Assange was ready to surrender to the Department of Justice. (more...)
Ford Mustang: Greater Power After Dropping An Engine Ford Mustang: Greater Power After Dropping An Engine
- January 21, 2017

The new Mustang comes with Ford's first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen, which acts as the instrument cluster. The 2018 Mustang drops the V-6 engine but will tweak the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to improve torque. The new Mustang gets a fresh set of C-shaped taillights, while the GT model has a revised rear diffuser. With a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration - improving responsiveness and performance. (more...)
Samsung to reveal cause of Note 7 explosions January 23 Samsung to reveal cause of Note 7 explosions January 23
- January 21, 2017

We're finally going to learn what caused the unprecedented Galaxy Note 7 recall a year ago. The first being the irregular battery size and the second being the manufacturing flaws in the finished product. Independent experts who carried out their own investigations into the Note 7 fiasco will be presenting their findings as well. Unfortunately, the problems didn't stop. (more...)
Stuff That Sucks: Nintendo Switch
- January 20, 2017

Until now, this feature was only illustrated with the interaction of the operating system, leaving aside the field in a playful implications. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's map will be the largest in the series, but details circulating the internet this week suggest that the map will "dwarf" the likes of Skyrim , potentially falling just short of Xenoblade Chronicles X's massive world. (more...)
Microsoft is begging you to ditch Windows 7 for Windows 10 Microsoft is begging you to ditch Windows 7 for Windows 10
- January 20, 2017

Basically, this is similar to the Continuum shell that already provides a consistent experience across Windows 10 PCs, laptops, and tablets. Some sources argue that Microsoft has been uncharacteristically persistent about getting everyone upgrade to Windows 10 for multiple reasons. (more...)
Thousands of Guard Members Partner With Civilian Agencies to Support Inauguration
- January 20, 2017

When Donald Trump is sworn in as president January 20 in Washington D.C., members of the Kansas National Guard will be on hand to support inaugural activities. "We are all really looking forward to interacting with the local populace, and local law enforcement has shared that they appreciate having all of the extra help for such a largescale event". (more...)
Open mind on Apple request
- January 19, 2017

With Apple's China sales falling, of late the company has been turning its attention to India. "If a structured request comes from them, we will surely consider with a open mind", Mr. IT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan told ET that India is looking at Apple's as a "marquee investment" as part of the government's efforts to rope in large-sized companies that invest somewhere between Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 crore as a part of phase- II of the electronics manufacturing initiative that has ... (more...)
McLaren's New P14 Supercar Has a Very Technical-Looking Tail McLaren's New P14 Supercar Has a Very Technical-Looking Tail
- January 19, 2017

The vehicle will also benefit from advanced aerodynamics that should see its aerodynamic efficiency come in at more than double that of the 650S. "We have also markedly improved cooling efficiency, with a 15% gain overall and a particular focus on airflow to the engine's high temperature radiators through a unique new design of dihedral door". (more...)
Nioh Last Chance Demo launches January 21 in the west Nioh Last Chance Demo launches January 21 in the west
- January 19, 2017

Running from 21st through 22nd January, this demo of the near final build will encompass the same content revealed at the PSX event from December. The Last Chance Trial demo will be available for download "later today", allowing you to have it ready to go once the trial unlocks this weekend . (more...)
The Lines are Redrawn in the new Injustice 2 Story Trailer The Lines are Redrawn in the new Injustice 2 Story Trailer
- January 18, 2017

He is described as a huge, slow-moving character able to withstand severe damage. " Injustice 2 " features playable characters as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, and Gorilla Grodd, with arenas in DC Universe locations like Gotham City, Metropolis and Atlantis. (more...)
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg set to defend Oculus in court
- January 18, 2017

Zenimax has accused Oculus executives of knowingly stealing its software and trade secrets through the hiring of Carmack and five of his employees from id Software . The company said that Zenimax is bitter because it had turned down a potential partnership and investment opportunity and now they want a piece of what could have been theirs. (more...)
Comment: Apple isn't price-gouging Brits Comment: Apple isn't price-gouging Brits
- January 18, 2017

Britain's decision to leave the European Union, known as Brexit, has resulted in currency fluctuations that ultimately translate to higher prices in some cases. Since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have earned over $60 billion, creating fantastic app experiences for App Store customers across iPhone®, iPad®, Apple Watch®, Apple TV® and Mac®. (more...)
Super Mario in the real world would be way too real Super Mario in the real world would be way too real
- January 18, 2017

The resulting Super Mario Odyssey-GTA 4 mashup is equal parts hilarious and terrifying. '. So we're going to show at E3 "he said?" The game is scheduled to release this holiday season for the Nintendo Switch , while the system launches March 3 for $299. (more...)
HTC 10 Android 7.0 Nougat Delayed Due To Bugs HTC 10 Android 7.0 Nougat Delayed Due To Bugs
- January 17, 2017

Interestingly, as announced earlier past year, HTC promised users of the A9 that Nougat would roll out to their device within 15 days of Google's Nexus device getting the new software. As per a known HTC leakster , the company will restart the process in three weeks from now. For the moment, there is no indication of when the other major U.S. (more...)
GameStop's Preorders For Nintendo Switch are Sold Out
- January 17, 2017

For a very long time, Nintendo didn't require you to pay for a subscription to play online multiplayer. As it turns out, Nintendo opted for this style of hardware for a reason- they have a vision of what they aim to do with the Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Alec Baldwin Clowns Donald Trump's Alec Baldwin Clowns Donald Trump's "Pee-Pee Party" Press Conference on SNL
- January 16, 2017

The golden shower jokes sort of took over the sketch, as Baldwin's Trump calls on reporters and each one eventually devolves into giggling about the alleged sex act. (Yeah, OK.) "And it wasn't as cool as it sounds". He also touts "huge A-List actors coming, like Angelina Jolie, Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Lawrence. courtesy of Madame Tussauds" waxworks. (more...)
New report claims to confirm key Galaxy S8 details New report claims to confirm key Galaxy S8 details
- January 15, 2017

However, for the larger Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus variant, it has the dual rear camera setup which is a first in the Samsung smartphone range but is similar to the new iPhones. Someone in possession of a prototype J7 (2017) has run Geekbench 4 on it, and as usual this has resulted in some information about the phone being available through the benchmark's results database. (more...)
SpaceX to launch first rocket since Falcon 9 explosion
- January 15, 2017

SpaceX officials say they identified all possible causes of the September 1 accident during prelaunch testing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and took corrective action. The Wall Street Journal reports today the Elon Musk-led company went from small profits to hemorrhaging $250 million previous year. Altogether, these satellites will deliver mobile voice and data coverage all over the planet, including over the ocean and at the poles, according to Iridium. (more...)
Chinese exports fall as Beijing braces for Trump Chinese exports fall as Beijing braces for Trump
- January 14, 2017

China's annual trade surplus contracted to United States dollars 510 billion in 2016 from USD 594 billion in 2015. China's exports in December fell by a more-than-expected 6.1 per cent year-on-year to US$209.4 billion, while imports beat forecasts slightly, growing 3.1 per cent to US$168.6 billion on its strong demand for commodities, which helped buoy global resources prices. (more...)
YouTube introduces 'Super Chat' feature to help video streamers make money YouTube introduces 'Super Chat' feature to help video streamers make money
- January 14, 2017

If the comment eventually gets pushed off, creators will be able to click through Super Chats at the top of their chat window to see them all. It's called Super Chat , and the more a viewer pays, the longer their comment would appear pinned in the live-stream's companion chat room. (more...)