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Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS
- February 17, 2018

After closing the Photos app and opening it again, you'll see a new option in the Import drop-down menu, letting you copy photos from your phone to your PC wirelessly. "We knew that students often captured on multiple phones or tablets, but leveraged a single "project" PC to assemble their media and create their final project". (more...)
HomePod white ring issue confirmed by Apple HomePod white ring issue confirmed by Apple
- February 16, 2018

The marks should be able to be cleaned off and will fade gradually anyway, the brand says. Apple has since acknowledged the issue and updated its support page for the HomePod with additional details about the smart speaker and how its silicone base interacts with certain surfaces. (more...)
Victoria Beckham says Spice Girls won't reunite for new tour Victoria Beckham says Spice Girls won't reunite for new tour
- February 15, 2018

Brooklyn wore a dark blue blazer, white shirt, dark trousers, olive green slip-on sneakers, a yellow beanie, and a silver chain necklace. But Brooklyn was instead seen in Los Angeles, where he's been helping Chloe to celebrate her 21st birthday. (more...)
Blackcaps look to keep tri-series finals hopes alive against England Blackcaps look to keep tri-series finals hopes alive against England
- February 15, 2018

England won the toss and elected to bowl Tuesday in the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series Twenty20 cricket global against New Zealand at the Wellington Regional Stadium. On a pitch that appeared worn and torn, Buttler won the toss and elected to bowl, only for Guptill and Williamson to put on 82 for the second wicket partnership. (more...)
There's no virtual reality on the horizon for Sea of Thieves There's no virtual reality on the horizon for Sea of Thieves
- February 15, 2018

Sea of Thieves will feature microtransactions, like most games released these days. Rare has announced that Sea of Thieves will not feature any loot boxes at all. A few months after launch, Rare is planning to drop its first major update, which will bring in a new system called Ship Captaincy. That update will introduce microtransactions to the game. (more...)
Google is bringing Instant one-tap replies to messaging apps Google is bringing Instant one-tap replies to messaging apps
- February 14, 2018

Reply is created to work with a number of popular messaging services, including Google Hangouts and Allo , Whatsapp , Facebook Messenger , Android Messages , Skype , Twitter direct messages and Slack . According to TechCrunch , there is a Do Not Disturb mode that can switch on when a user is driving, as well as a vacation responder that automatically checks your calendar to let others know you aren't working. (more...)
Apple's security challenged as former intern leaks iOS source code Apple's security challenged as former intern leaks iOS source code
- February 11, 2018

Plus, Apple said the leaked code is three-years-old, so there is no need to panic. The company wants its consumers to stay up to date with their iOS . "There are many layers of hardware and software protections built in to our products, and we always encourage customers to update to the newest software releases to benefit from the latest protections", Apple said in its statement. (more...)
New PS4 5.50 Update Makes Organizing Games Easier, Adds PS4 Pro Functionality New PS4 5.50 Update Makes Organizing Games Easier, Adds PS4 Pro Functionality
- February 09, 2018

Keep an eye on email regarding the details to get an access to this update. In system software update 5 .00 we introduced a range of parental control enhancements. We're adding a function that will allow you to hide certain applications under the "Purchased" tab in the Library. In addition, you can also prevent recurring ones coming back again. (more...)
OnePlus 5T available in Lava Red for a few days this February OnePlus 5T available in Lava Red for a few days this February
- February 06, 2018

Just in time for Valentine's Day, OnePlus has made a decision to unveil a Lava Red OnePlus 5T smartphone. The company has unveiled a "Lava Red"-coloured OnePlus 5T". Like the standard OnePlus 5T, there's an all-metal build with a matte texture and black accents (like the bezels around the screen). The metal casing and metal buttons are all one of two shades of red. (more...)
Snow and ice warning issued for Northumberland Snow and ice warning issued for Northumberland
- February 06, 2018

Both opportunities for spraying and drying will be limited in the coming days as a result of the cold, wintry weather. Met Eireann's general forecast states: " Today will be cold and frosty this morning with icy patches". "Sleet, snow and hail showers will affect the Northern Isles, northwest Highlands and Hebrides during Tuesday, while elsewhere it will be sunny". "Total snow accumulation by the end of the week expected to be 20 to 30 centimetres [12 inches] over the hills". (more...)
IPhone 2018 Release Date: Rumored to Come out in September? IPhone 2018 Release Date: Rumored to Come out in September?
- February 06, 2018

Only the iPhone SE remains unaffected by the price change which is now assembled in the country. There has been an increase of up to 3.6 percent in the prices of iPhone models and up to 8.3 percent for Apple Watch variants. Cupertino tech giant Apple seems to have landed in the soup as the $1,000 iPhone X owners are now complaining that they are experiencing screen delays on incoming calls. (more...)
The Latest Monster Hunter World Update Has Arrived with Fixes The Latest Monster Hunter World Update Has Arrived with Fixes
- February 05, 2018

As well as fixes for matchmaking and SOS flares, issues with the Hunting Horn have also been sorted, among other things. The new patch addresses many of these issues and Capcom says Xbox One owners should no longer have any trouble with filtered searches, matchmaking, SOS system or Squad sessions. (more...)
Essential Phone to skip Android 8.0 due to 'stability issues' Essential Phone to skip Android 8.0 due to 'stability issues'
- February 03, 2018

Android 8.0 Oreo is undoubtedly the most advanced Android update till date and for that very same reason, people around the world have been waiting for this update on their respective Android smartphones. You wouldn't want to end up in the same boat as users of a certain Android One device, right? By this we mean this small team might not be able to fix huge problems. (more...)
PS4 boosted in Japan after strong Monster Hunter debut
- February 01, 2018

The buzz leading up to the release of Monster Hunter World was considerable, and it seems like Capcom is now reaping the rewards. If you log in today and don't see it for some reason, you may just need to wait a few days for it to get to you. (more...)
World of Warcraft's new expansion available for pre-order World of Warcraft's new expansion available for pre-order
- February 01, 2018

You will discover the kingdom of Kul Tiras and the lands of the ancient empire of Zandalar, plunder uncharted islands, and be able to unlock six new race variants, including the Nightborne Elves , Highmountain Tauren , and Zandalari Trolls as part of the Horde , and the Void Elves , Lightforged Draenei and Dark Iron Dwarves if you join the Alliance . (more...)
Apple is reportedly slashing iPhone X production in half Apple is reportedly slashing iPhone X production in half
- January 30, 2018

Apple is believed to have started considering an increase to proportion of liquid crystal display iPhone models by reducing production of the OLED screen models scheduled for release this year. The iPhone X may have been the best-selling smartphone of the Christmas quarter, but sales momentum was apparently lost after that. The most-affordable version of the flagship starts at $999 in USA, while in other markets it is considerably more expensive even when accounting for the difference in ... (more...)
Monster Hunter World Ships 5 Million Copies In The First 3 Days Monster Hunter World Ships 5 Million Copies In The First 3 Days
- January 30, 2018

Both the Ryu and Sakura armours can be equipped by male or female hunters, switching your character's voice to match Ryu or Sakura. "Bring that, along with other necessary materials, to the Smithy and you got yourself a Ryu armor set!" Details are scarce right now, but a special event will be released in the near future so Xbox gamers can make their hunters look like Ryu as well. (more...)
US Mulls Building Nationalized 5G Network as Protection From China US Mulls Building Nationalized 5G Network as Protection From China
- January 30, 2018

Monday's response from the telecom industry to a leaked memo that revealed the US administration was considering building its own 5G network to bring super-fast Internet to consumers and businesses - a government effort created to thwart what the Administration and some lawmakers say is potential Chinese espionage - was fast and pointed. (more...)
Tory MPP Says She Shared Information About Brown To Campaign Brass Tory MPP Says She Shared Information About Brown To Campaign Brass
- January 29, 2018

In the wake of Patrick Brown's resignation , Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli has been named as the interim leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. Bennett said in an e-mail on Saturday to interim leader Vic Fedeli and several party members. Fedeli told reporters that he respects the decision and will be a candidate for the permanent leadership. (more...)
Apple details the energy use of its always-on HomePod speaker Apple details the energy use of its always-on HomePod speaker
- January 27, 2018

But what are their particular qualities, and what do they do well and badly? A speaker and a home assistant , it's a little on the pricier side of the scale for £320. There's no word on the device's potential availability in other countries yet. If your computer is a Mac and your smartphone is an iPhone - and you wouldn't have it any other way - then the HomePod's cost probably doesn't even bother you. (more...)
Controversial football league XFL set to return in 2020 Controversial football league XFL set to return in 2020
- January 26, 2018

The new version will have eight teams, like the first XFL, with a 10-game schedule. "Every city is on our radar", he said, adding that it only makes sense for the XFL to land in cities where "they play football". McMahon said the XFL would be "Football reimagined". We're not going to have any social issues involved. "The landscape for sports and entertainment has changed dramatically, I think you could argue, in McMahon's favor", Carter said, as digital media companies now compete to ... (more...)
Acer's New Chromebook Spin 11 Features A 360-Degree Hinge Acer's New Chromebook Spin 11 Features A 360-Degree Hinge
- January 25, 2018

The Acer Chromebook 11 C732 is IP41-rated, and drop tested up to 122 cm / 48 inches. Users also have the option to include LTE connectivity. The optional stylus powered by Wacom® EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) technology (2) can be used with the Chromebook to provide an excellent digital writing experience that mimics actual pen and paper. (more...)
Google Audiobooks Launches in 45 Countries Google Audiobooks Launches in 45 Countries
- January 25, 2018

We're also told, you can use an Android/iOS device , web browser or a smart speaker/device with Google Assistant on board to listen to the titles you've purchased. Just like Audible, which, of course, is owned by Amazon. The company is rolling out on Play and the Google Play Books app works with both Android and iOS. (more...)
Apple Backports Meltdown Patch to Older macOS Versions Apple Backports Meltdown Patch to Older macOS Versions
- January 25, 2018

These are created to tackle vulnerabilities with Meltdown and Spectre on older MacBooks that use macOS Sierra and OS X El Captain. As CNET spotted, Apple posted about the security updates on its support site. The Meltdown issue was first disclosed at the beginning of the month alongside another issue called Spectre that many companies have said is harder to exploit. (more...)
MX will fight tariffs on washers, solar panels
- January 25, 2018

President Trump continued his America-first agenda on Monday by passing a 4 year tariff on all solar panel imports from the Asian country. Instead, the USA would use a range of trade policy "sticks" to address the widening trade deficit with China such as anti-dumping actions and investigations into unfair trade practices and violations of intellectual property rights. (more...)
Klopp provides fitness update on Salah ahead of Swansea clash Klopp provides fitness update on Salah ahead of Swansea clash
- January 23, 2018

Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com earlier this week: "Virgil was back yesterday and completely fine". Reds' Captain Jordan Henderson and full-back Alberto Moreno have recovered from their respective hamstring and ankle injuries and could play some part, should Klopp require back-up tonight. (more...)
Intel recommends PC users avoid their Spectre patch Intel recommends PC users avoid their Spectre patch
- January 23, 2018

Earlier in January, Windows halted updates to computers with chips made by AMD when reports surfaced that some computers shut down and couldn't be rebooted after users installed the updates. That's because manufacturers deliver the Spectre and Meltdown updates to the chips through a different program. For more information on how to update a PC with a vulnerable chip, see CNET's guide on keeping Windows computers safe from Meltdown . (more...)
Google to Tighten the Standard for Showing Ads on YouTube Google to Tighten the Standard for Showing Ads on YouTube
- January 21, 2018

The policy in question features a controversial change to its monetization system and feeds growing concerns about the way YouTube treats it's content creators. These manual reviews are expected to be completed by mid-February in the U.S., and by the end of March in all other markets where Google Preferred is offered. (more...)
Canadian man's snow vehicle tricks police, gets 'ticket' Canadian man's snow vehicle tricks police, gets 'ticket'
- January 20, 2018

The work of art, which loosely resembles an iconic DeLorean, gained a finishing touch in the form of a real windscreen wiper, which Laprise found on the floor while crafting the project. Simon Laprise is a designer. A confused policeman stopped to see if it was real, as cars aren't allowed to be kept in a snow removal zone in Canada. (more...)
Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown
- January 20, 2018

Apple will give users the option to turn off a feature that temporarily slows down older iPhones in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns, chief executive Tim Cook has said. The resulting uproar saw the company accused of deliberately slowing down older devices to encourage users to buy new ones, a practice known as "planned obsolescence". (more...)
Apple vows to contribute $350 billion to United States economy, create 20000 jobs Apple vows to contribute $350 billion to United States economy, create 20000 jobs
- January 18, 2018

According to provisions in the tax bill, companies are required to pay a one-time tax on foreign-held income - regardless of whether they choose to bring that money back to the United States or not. The company has data centres in seven states. The company, which opened a new headquarters in Cupertino past year, said it also plans to open another site in the US focused initially on employees who provide technical support to Apple product users. (more...)
Homeland Security chief testifies she 'did not hear' Trump use vulgarity Homeland Security chief testifies she 'did not hear' Trump use vulgarity
- January 17, 2018

Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham , a Democrat and Republican respectively who were in the meeting, have confirmed to the press the reports that Trump said the words "sh-hole countries" to describe individuals from African nations and had disparaging remarks toward Haitians being part of an immigration deal - all as part of a conversation about how the USA accepts immigrants. (more...)
Ford Ranger To Feature Technology in the Body of a Midsize Truck Ford Ranger To Feature Technology in the Body of a Midsize Truck
- January 16, 2018

That's about to change though, as the all-new US version of the 2019 Ford Ranger has finally been launched in America at this year's auto show in Detroit . For the moment, the most beastly iteration of the 2019 Ranger will be the FX4 Off-Road Package, with its beefier tires, bash and skid plates, and off-road-tuned shocks. (more...)
Whatsapp Security Flaw Lets Anyone Spy On Private Chats Whatsapp Security Flaw Lets Anyone Spy On Private Chats
- January 14, 2018

Once an attacker with control of the WhatsApp server had access to the conversation, he or she could also use the server to selectively block any messages in the group, including those that ask questions, or provide warnings about the new entrant. (more...)
Dropbox files for IPO with potential $10bn valuation Dropbox files for IPO with potential $10bn valuation
- January 13, 2018

According to that report, Dropbox reportedly aims to list within the first half of 2018. Dropbox is additionally conversing with other banks for filling additional roles on its IPO . Having achieved a $ 10 billion valuation in 2014, hopes for the data-sharing business to go public rose further, pressuring the company to wait until it believes it could reach or close in on the market cap of the stock market. (more...)
LG Introduces 88-inch 8K OLED Display Ahead Of CES 2018 LG Introduces 88-inch 8K OLED Display Ahead Of CES 2018
- January 13, 2018

Any company that uses the technology can decide how to best hide the display when its off. You might want to start saving up now if you fancy one. LG is hosting its CES 2018 press conference today in Las Vegas and there's a lot to look forward to. (more...)
CES Tech Conference Hit with Major Power Outage CES Tech Conference Hit with Major Power Outage
- January 13, 2018

Parts of the connector between Central and South Halls were also affected. In a hilarious twist, the event lost power for nearly two hours, leading to some areas getting closed. Initial reports about the power outage began appearing on Twitter around 11:14 a.m. PT, but the lights turned back on sometime around 1:00 p.m. PT. (more...)
Kia Niro EV leads firm's electric vehicle charge Kia Niro EV leads firm's electric vehicle charge
- January 10, 2018

Alongside Kia's new concept , the brand will reveal a range of new in-car features and innovations at CES 2018 . In fact, with so many carmakers pledging a raft of new EV cars in the years to follow, surely we now have to think about the various noises each will have to make? After unveiling the new Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid in Los Angeles last fall, the South Korean automaker got to work on a new version of the model. (more...)
Razer's 'Project Linda' turns your phone into a gorgeous laptop Razer's 'Project Linda' turns your phone into a gorgeous laptop
- January 10, 2018

Gaming accessories company Razer has created a laptop extension that, when coupled with a Razer Phone , creates a working, LED lit Android laptop. The Razer Phone docks easily into Project Linda and connects with a simple key press, seamlessly integrating the devices. (more...)
Steve Bannon says he regrets comments about Trump Jr Steve Bannon says he regrets comments about Trump Jr
- January 08, 2018

Bannon concluded the statement, which was first published by Axios , by expressing regret for diverting attention away from the nuances of the President's accomplishment. "If they were stronger, hopefully, you would not have something like that happen", he said. Bannon says his support for the president is "unwavering" and he remains "ready and willing to stand in the breech for this presidency and the administration's effort to make America great again". (more...)
LG HU80KA 4K UHD Projecter All Set for CES 2018 Debut
- January 05, 2018

LG Electronics is committing to expanding its competitiveness in 4K UHD home projectors with the HU80K series, its first 4K UHD 1 projector, the recipient of CES' Best of Innovation award for delivering ultra-sharp video and a home cinema experience in a compact, handsome design. (more...)
Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw
- January 05, 2018

But it advised downloading software only from trusted sources to avoid "malicious" apps. However, Apple says that it has already released mitigations in iOS 11.2 that protect iPhone units, iPod touches and iPad tablets from Meltdown . Apple confirmed that its devices can be struck by bugs like Meltdown and Spectre . The company's full statement, available through a new support document covering Meltdown and Spectre , is below: Security researchers have recently uncovered security ... (more...)
Pregnant Kylie Jenner Has Reportedly Split From Boyfriend Travis Scott Pregnant Kylie Jenner Has Reportedly Split From Boyfriend Travis Scott
- January 02, 2018

While Jenner and her family remains mum regarding her rumored pregnancy, a source reportedly told HollywoodLife that Jenner's brother-in-law Kanye West talked to Scott to reiterate the importance of family, since the couple is rumored to be fighting because he is spending lesser time with her . (more...)
Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Moto Z2 Force on T Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Moto Z2 Force on T
- December 31, 2017

After the update, users can enjoy all the Android Oreo features such as Picture-in-Picture mode, revamped Settings app and quick settings menu, smart text selection, autofill and notification dots. People with other variants of Zenfone 4 can also share with us if they got any update or bot. Just to remind you, the Asus ZenFone 4 arrives with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display. (more...)
Nintendo Delays 64 GB Switch Card Launch To 2019 Nintendo Delays 64 GB Switch Card Launch To 2019
- December 28, 2017

The delay comes after it was announced that 10 million units of Nintendo Switch have been moved. It's no surprise that the Nintendo Switch has seen an extremely successful year since its debut on March 3. Super Mario Odyssey , Splatoon 2 , and ARMS are all games that take 2 to 8GB of internal memory in the Nintendo Switch . They said the notice disappointed some software makers, especially US -based publishers that often produce data-heavy games. (more...)
Google eyeing brick and mortar stores in India to push Pixel Google eyeing brick and mortar stores in India to push Pixel
- December 28, 2017

The report further highlights that at least two prominent malls in India said that they have received requests for space to set up Google stores. While, Google hasn't officially commented on this matter, the report cites sources claiming that these stores could come up sometime in the latter part of 2018. (more...)
Amazon acquires Blink, a home automation startup that builds connected homes Amazon acquires Blink, a home automation startup that builds connected homes
- December 26, 2017

The acquisition was announced on Blink's website , and although it hasn't been disclosed how much money Amazon paid for Blink, the fact that it's already been acquired just three years after launching its Kickstarter is mighty impressive. Blink's products include the recently announced Blink Video Doorbell , which requires no wires or cables so is easier to install than competitors and retails for $99. (more...)
Jeep shows new look of Cherokee SUV -- and it isn't as odd Jeep shows new look of Cherokee SUV -- and it isn't as odd
- December 22, 2017

Lots of manufacturers are now rushing to reveal previews of vehicles that will be refreshed or all-new at the upcoming 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. A new taillight design helps give the Cherokee a modern and slightly muscular look too. The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker released four photos of the SUV that showed its new design, wider headlights and some other changes. (more...)
Nokia 9 to feature dual selfie cameras with autofocus and FHD support Nokia 9 to feature dual selfie cameras with autofocus and FHD support
- December 22, 2017

In multi-core mode, the Nokia 6800 has earned nearly 9 points, whereas in single core, his assessment amounted to 1910 points, and it is entirely the merit of Qualcomm, most likely the new Snapdragon 845. HMD say that Nokia 8 devices will automatically update with Android Oreo and that customers will receive a notification when it becomes available. (more...)
Facebook improves how blind can 'see' images using AI Facebook improves how blind can 'see' images using AI
- December 21, 2017

Facebook is rolling out a new facial recognition feature so you can see photos of you that others have posted, even if they haven't "tagged" your name on them. That said, technology like this can be scary. The features demonstrate how Facebook is using a trove of facial recognition data, a type of data that has become a key focus for tech titans. (more...)

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