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YouTube to launch Spotify rival streaming music service in 2018 YouTube to launch Spotify rival streaming music service in 2018
- December 10, 2017

Neither has made much progress gaining paid subscribers - at least compared to Spotify , Apple , or Amazon. According to a source of Bloomberg , YouTube is now working on a new music subscription service known internally as Remix to compete with Apple Music and Spotify . (more...)
Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaked Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaked
- December 10, 2017

This is the first time we've seen the Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo update and it appears to be an early release. The new commands included in the Android Oreo 8.1 update include some necessary improvements in autofill functionality. The device features a dual camera and other similar specifications as the Xiaomi Mi 5X that is available in China. Android 8.0 Oreo, the new Android 8.1 brings a variety of new options with all bug fixes on the devices. (more...)
Bayonetta Special Edition Coming to Switch in Europe and Japan Bayonetta Special Edition Coming to Switch in Europe and Japan
- December 09, 2017

There hasn't been a Bayonetta game out since Bayonetta 2 came out exclusively for the Wii U in 2014, three years ago. It shows that developer Platinum Games is creating the game and that it will once again star the game's namesake, Bayonetta . (more...)
Watch your Amazon Prime video content on your iOS device Watch your Amazon Prime video content on your iOS device
- December 08, 2017

Google offers other manufacturers its own software for streaming devices called Android TV. If you have an Apple TV or similar device, you can use the iOS app to stream content directly to your TV, whilst we wait for the native Apple TV Prime Video app . (more...)
Drake, Moana Top Apple Charts in 2017 Drake, Moana Top Apple Charts in 2017
- December 08, 2017

It's also hardly shocking to see crowd pleasers and essentials like Bitmoji , Snapchat , YouTube , Facebook Messenger , Instagram , Google Maps or Netflix among the iOS App Store's most popular 2017 apps. For Apple Music , the most popular album was Drake's More Life and Ed Sheeran snagged the most popular song with Shape of You . Apple also listed the top movies in the Apple Store, with Disney's Moana ranks first followed by Wonder Woman , and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the ... (more...)
Honor 7X United States of America release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus Honor 7X United States of America release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus
- December 06, 2017

Since the company isn't shy about making comparisons to the $499 OnePlus 5T , we expect the View 10 to launch at a competitive price. It packs 3340 mAh battery . For selfies, there is an 8MP camera . And gender detection for portraits lets the phone enable different kinds of beauty enhancements for men and women. (more...)
Is Facebook Down, FB messenger down for many users Is Facebook Down, FB messenger down for many users
- December 06, 2017

Messenger kids allows children to talk, send photos, videos and text messages to friends who are approved by their parents and adult relatives. Facebook's existing Community Standards apply to Messenger Kids, the company says, but beyond that, specialised "reviewers [for Messenger Kids] will also look for other signs of potential abuse and take appropriate action, whether it's removing specific messages or entire accounts for repeated abuse". (more...)
Paul Pogba sees red over Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny reaction to dismissal Paul Pogba sees red over Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny reaction to dismissal
- December 04, 2017

While Pogba's red card in north London did not prove costly, it was the heroics of David de Gea which allowed United to collect all three points. They comfortably held on despite Paul Pogba being sent off for a risky challenge late on, punishing Arsenal for early defensive mistakes. (more...)
Alabama opens as slight favorite over Clemson Alabama opens as slight favorite over Clemson
- December 04, 2017

To fill out the field, the selection committee chose Alabama (11-1) over Big Ten champ Ohio State (11-2), giving the SEC two teams among the quartet. In the four seasons of the College Football Playoff, there has never been a two-loss program make the four-team field, including a deserving Big Ten champion Penn State last season. (more...)
Google launches mobile app Datally to help users limit mobile data usage Google launches mobile app Datally to help users limit mobile data usage
- December 01, 2017

Additionally, there is a "Find Wi-Fi" button in Datally that lists all nearby hotspots being provided by restaurants and other businesses. You can download Datally from Google Play free of charge. It will show you your location and the place so you can navigate your way to the place where Wi-Fi network is available. You can track in real time the data consumption of each and every internet connected app on your Android smartphone. (more...)
YouTube Community Expands To More Creators, Adds 'Stories' YouTube Community Expands To More Creators, Adds 'Stories'
- December 01, 2017

YouTube has announced that they're working on their own version of Snapchat or Instagram Stories, and is calling it Reels . The YouTube Community expansion comes a few days after YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan confirmed that the feature was set to hit more YouTube content creators soon. (more...)
Microsoft to Spend Billions Modernizing Redmond Campus Microsoft to Spend Billions Modernizing Redmond Campus
- November 30, 2017

Apple Inc. opened its sprawling new main campus in Cupertino, California, earlier this year, while Amazon .com Inc.is now looking for a city to host a second headquarters projected to cost more than $5 billion. The buildings will be closer together, and parking that is now adjacent will be moved underground. The construction of the new campus should require 2,500 construction and development jobs, and Smith explained that it should be a boon for the Puget Sound area. (more...)
BMW i8 Roadster, Updated i8 Coupe Debut in LA BMW i8 Roadster, Updated i8 Coupe Debut in LA
- November 30, 2017

However, in the case of the convertible , the weight has also increased on account of the extra chassis reinforcement and bracing case - specifically, 60kg, to reach a total of 1,593kg. And what Honda has cooked up is a proper supercar priced not a whole lot higher than an i8 Coupe. The rear window, which doubles as a wind deflector, also is altered, allowing it to be closed or opened separately from the roof. (more...)
Donating on Giving Tuesday is as easy buying on Cyber Monday Donating on Giving Tuesday is as easy buying on Cyber Monday
- November 29, 2017

However, because the holiday season is supposed to be a time of charitable donations, Giving Tuesday has become a staple of the shopping mad dash that kicks off after Thanksgiving. With #donate, there's no long donation form or complicated sign-up process. All you have to do is put in your home address, and you'll get a list of organizations for you to choose from. (more...)
OnePlus 5T launched in Lava Red colour in China OnePlus 5T launched in Lava Red colour in China
- November 29, 2017

The 64 GB OnePlus 5T with 6 GB RAM costs Rs. 32,999 (~$512) in India. The OnePlus 5T also keeps the 3.5mm headphone port, which remains with OnePlus stating its users want this popular way of connecting headphones. The secondary sensor is a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376K which replaces the 20-megapixel Sony IMX350 sensor which came paired with a telephoto lens. This is all right, but wireless charging has become a must in flagship smartphones nowadays, so the fact that the latest OnePlus ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders with Infinity display leaked ahead of launch Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders with Infinity display leaked ahead of launch
- November 24, 2017

It hasn't ever been that Samsung would post its model number by itself. Although now limited to a select few smartphones, it looks like Samsung is ready to introduce the new voice assistant on more devices. For at least the past two years, there have been rumours that Samsung is close to showing off its first smartphones that can be folded. Some Apple iPhone X users will probably say that there is also a way to multi-task on the device but the majority is likely to stick to opening one ... (more...)
China's Tencent Surpasses Facebook To Become World's Fifth Largest Company China's Tencent Surpasses Facebook To Become World's Fifth Largest Company
- November 23, 2017

Tencent's share price was lifted by the announcement that the company set to launch WeChat payment service in Malaysia next year. Since then, it has rallied 11,251 per cent. Supercell is the company that is behind the very popular mobile game Clash of Clans. The company's key product is popular messaging service WeChat, which is closing in on 1 billion users overall (but hasn't seen that same success overseas). (more...)
FCC chairman confirms net neutrality vote planned for December FCC chairman confirms net neutrality vote planned for December
- November 22, 2017

The proposal puts Pai, who was appointed by President Donald Trump , into position to kill a rule that survived a court challenge from broadband providers previous year. On Tuesday, the company issued a statement saying it opposes Pai's plan. The Internet Association had also said that the repeal will actually harm investment in the tech industry as "in a world without net neutrality protections, startups would face discrimination from ISP owned or preferred content that's granted a speed ... (more...)
I 'Should Have Left' UCLA Players In Jail Over Father's Comments I 'Should Have Left' UCLA Players In Jail Over Father's Comments
- November 20, 2017

Like I told him, "They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes". The younger Ball , along with fellow freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley , aren't with the rest of the No. "Who?" LaVar Ball answered. Trump said in two tweets. While all three thanked Trump in a press conference after the fact, LaVar Ball's resistance to acknowledge that his son received help led to the Twitter storm. (more...)
OnePlus 5T Specs - Breaking Down New Features & Hardware OnePlus 5T Specs - Breaking Down New Features & Hardware
- November 18, 2017

Since no one expected the OnePlus 5T to arrive just five months after the OP5 with a radical redesign and major performance improvements, we're glad to see the 6-inch phone priced aggressively enough for what it does bring new to the table. (more...)
Aston Martin Valkyrie: Track version of auto designed by Adrian Newey Aston Martin Valkyrie: Track version of auto designed by Adrian Newey
- November 17, 2017

The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will reach customers in 2020 and all 25 have already been sold. To help it achieve those lofty specs, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will also get some aerodynamic upgrades with larger wings on the front and rear. (more...)
United States approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it (4578, MDT) United States approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it (4578, MDT)
- November 16, 2017

Then, before it disintegrates, it sends a signal to a patch the patient wears on their abdomen, which sends a signal to an app that patients or doctors can track. This sensor is the "size of a grain of sand , and is made up of ingredients found in food", according to Otsuka . Andrew Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Proteus , said in a news release that "consumers already manage important tasks like banking, shopping, and communicating with friends and family by using ... (more...)
HTC and Google cancel United States launch of Vive-brand Daydream VR headset HTC and Google cancel United States launch of Vive-brand Daydream VR headset
- November 15, 2017

In other news, HTC and Google have just announced that they will be cancelling their plans to bring the Vive-branded Google Daydream headset to the United States market. Developed for standalone headsets like the HTC Focus, Google WorldSense is essentially Google's way to track the world around you and apply the movement to the digital world. (more...)
Sony Reveals Skyrim VR PSVR Bundle, New TV Spot Sony Reveals Skyrim VR PSVR Bundle, New TV Spot
- November 14, 2017

PlayStation is also throwing in a demo disc with 13 other VR games they are featuring. Time to get your FUS RO DAH on, because Skyrim VR is available to pre-order now (Amazon Prime members can save 20-percent). In a way, if you already have a PS4 and you had a choice between a PS4 Pro and PSVR bundle, you're definitely getting a lot more with the VR bundle than you would with a PS4 Pro, and I'm saying this as someone who doesn't like VR very much. (more...)
IPhone X bug causes touch problems in cold weather IPhone X bug causes touch problems in cold weather
- November 12, 2017

One user reported Face ID fails outside as well. Luckily, there seems to be a workaround, where locking and immediately unlocking the handset seems to restore functionality of the screen. I try swiping on websites and it doesn't register my finger. Low- or high-temperature conditions might cause the device to change its behaviour to regulate its temperature. (more...)
Pixel 2 XL Screen Flashes When Locking or Unlocking, Some Users Report Pixel 2 XL Screen Flashes When Locking or Unlocking, Some Users Report
- November 12, 2017

The thing to note here is that the "screen flashing" is not an isolated issue and a number of users joined to comment about the problem on Pixel User Community on Google Product forums . Google is yet to acknowledge the issue but we can expect some sort of software patch to fix the issue. I was able to replicate the issue by blowing into the bottom speaker. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Is Getting Its First Video Streaming App in Hulu Nintendo Switch Is Getting Its First Video Streaming App in Hulu
- November 11, 2017

Hulu said in a statement sent to Cord Cutters News. Switch users will be able to take advantage of Hulu's standard subscription, which costs $7.99 a month, or its more robust offering with Live TV, priced at $39.99 a month. The press release lists this URL as Switch's Hulu webpage, but the page was not yet working as of publication time. The Hulu app will be free to download, but you'll either need to have an active subscription or start a free trial to watch anything. (more...)
The OnePlus 5T WILL NOT Feature Wireless Charging The OnePlus 5T WILL NOT Feature Wireless Charging
- November 10, 2017

Wireless Charging, on the other hand, only produces 15W of power, and, the devices can only leverage that much of output when they are placed properly on wireless charging pads. Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom. The device is set to be launched on 16th November in NY. However, Apple had released the iPhone 8 series including iPhone X with Qi standard-based wireless charging technology. (more...)
Redesigned iPad with Facial Recognition Slated for 2018
- November 09, 2017

An Apple spokeswoman declined comment. Would Face ID and a new bezel-less display be enough on their own to upgrade? Now the iPad may be having something of a comeback. (I think I'd value that more than Face ID, personally.) Bloomberg estimates that the launch is about a year out, so we might not see it until fall 2018, and the report warns that Face ID integration could be nixed due to supply issues between now and then. (more...)
Freakish iOS bug turns Freakish iOS bug turns "I" into "A" with a symbol
- November 08, 2017

While this bug is persistent throughout several different apps not everyone is affected, but Apple has provided a temporary fix for those who are. "We know you knew what would happen with this update @Apple@AppleSupport" took center-stage on Twitter . (more...)
Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal of patent loss to Apple
- November 08, 2017

Apple initially sued Samsung in April 2011, claiming infringement of patents, trademarks, user interface and style, and Samsung immediately countersued, claiming infringement of mobile-communications patents. But here's the amusing part: all the original phones involved in the battle have already been phased out of protection. Apple argued that there was nothing "novel or important" in Samsung's additional data regarding the case. (more...)
Nintendo Announces Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Season Pass For Game Nintendo Announces Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Season Pass For Game
- November 08, 2017

Curiously, the various content drops will not be available individually, meaning that players will have to pay the full price upfront, even if they only want access to one of the expansions. Toward the end of the presentation, Nintendo revealed an "Expansion Pass" for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 . Aside from this, the game's Expansion Pass was announced, which is available for pre-purchase starting today for $29.99. (more...)
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is now the world's fastest auto The Koenigsegg Agera RS is now the world's fastest auto
- November 07, 2017

Bugatti is expected to attempt an official top speed record with its Chiron in the near future, using a new tyre design from Michelin. After making a joke of the Bugatti Chiron's record, Koenigsegg has made a decision to take on the just announced Hennessey Venom F5 . (more...)
Nokia 5 3GB RAM version launched in India for Rs. 13499 Nokia 5 3GB RAM version launched in India for Rs. 13499
- November 07, 2017

Other than RAM, rest of the specifications are similar to the original Nokia 5 . After the first sale, Nokia 5 will also be made available in select retails stores. It also has 8 megapixels front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. "Now we have added more memory so fans can get enhanced performance in the same precision-engineered design", Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global , said in a statement. (more...)
StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play this month
- November 06, 2017

Also to become free to players are all co-op commanders in StarCraft II , up to level five, as well as the online ranked competitive multiplayer mode. Multiplayer updates will come to StarCraft II after Blizzcon concludes. You have to log in between November 8 and December 8 to claim that upgrade though. (more...)
World of Warcraft Will Expand Legion's Levelling System Across the Whole Game World of Warcraft Will Expand Legion's Levelling System Across the Whole Game
- November 05, 2017

Neither was given a release time frame, though Brack's comments about the classic server in particular, "It's gonna take some time, but it will happen" suggested it was not imminent. Blizzard announced World of Warcraft Classic during its BlizzCon 2017 keynote, which is a " classic " server option for WoW. To start with, players will gain access to 6 new playable sub-races, 3 for each faction. (more...)
New Overwatch hero Moira and new map revealed New Overwatch hero Moira and new map revealed
- November 04, 2017

Creative director Jeff Kaplan described the character something of a hybrid character, which is something a bit unusual for Overwatch , but was looking forward to seeing the character in the hands of players-even jokingly describing the characters as "OP AF". (more...)
Utah nurse arrested by police reaches $500K settlement Utah nurse arrested by police reaches $500K settlement
- November 02, 2017

Authorities are trying to figure out how a longtime criminal recently released from an Alabama prison ended up in a Utah canyon where he's suspected of killing a 23-year-old devout Mormon immigrant from China. The couple also were wanted for questioning in connection to the death of a man several days ago in Golden, Colo., according to University of Utah Police Chief Dale Brophy. (more...)
Zero Dawn Crossover on PS4
- November 01, 2017

Monster Hunter: World will be releasing a PlayStation 4 exclusive DLC called " Horizon Zero Dawn " that will give owners access to Aloy from the game Horizon Zero Dawn along with Aloy's bow and armour. The full armor set will make any player character look like Aloy from head to toe, including facial likeness. Watch the new trailers below to see more of this monster filled world . (more...)
Next Microsoft Surface Could Be Foldable, Make Calls
- October 31, 2017

The sources stopped short, however, have called Andromeda a smartphone and instead said it's best characterized as a "digital pocket notebook". It all ultimately comes down to the apps and services it runs and whether users find them compelling. (more...)
Google's Cheeseburger Emoji Has One MAJOR Flaw Google's Cheeseburger Emoji Has One MAJOR Flaw
- October 31, 2017

Mr Pichai responded to the controversy by saying that Google would drop everything to sort out the cheese dilemma on Monday. A user recently pointed out the inaccuracy of Google's cheeseburger emoji. And so, that's what got burger lovers cheesed off. The topic of discussion was the placement of cheese in a burger where Apple's iOS chose to place the cheese slice above the patty and lettuce, Android's cheeseburger emoji placed the cheese on the bottom of the patty. (more...)
First Legitimate iPhone X Impression Videos Surface Online First Legitimate iPhone X Impression Videos Surface Online
- October 31, 2017

Peterson said made an "innocent mistake". YouTuber Brooke Amelia Peterson, who was visiting her father at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, filmed her father using the iPhone X to pay for a meal inside a company cafeteria. The Apple engineer was reportedly fired by Apple. Apple has not yet commented on the whole incident and employee dismissal. Outlets that were tracking the sales in live time noted that within a matter about 10 minutes, the shipping date for the iPhone X moved past ... (more...)
Unlocked Sony Xperia XZ drops to just $315 on Amazon and B&H Unlocked Sony Xperia XZ drops to just $315 on Amazon and B&H
- October 28, 2017

The freshly launched Xperia devices will be available for pre-registration starting today (October 27, 2017) on Amazon India. Speaking of the difference, the smaller Xperia R1 packs 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, whereas the Xperia R1 Plus bundles an upgraded 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. (more...)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Release Date Announced For Early November Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Release Date Announced For Early November
- October 27, 2017

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed their NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card with Pascal GPU technology inside. The GTX 1070 Ti's TDP is rated at 180W, and Founders' Edition cards will require a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. (more...)
Xbox Games with Gold Revealed for November 2017 Xbox Games with Gold Revealed for November 2017
- October 27, 2017

Do you have what it takes to post the fastest lap time? You can also race up to 99 other players simultaneously. According to Major Nelson , for the entire month of November, Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download Trackmania Turbo , normally $$39.99. (more...)
National Party found guilty of Eminem copyright breach
- October 26, 2017

A New Zealand political party is to pay more than $400,000 to a U.S. rapper, Eminem , for using music similar to his in a television commercial to help win an election. "The music was licensed with one of New Zealand's main industry copyright bodies, the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society [AMCOS]". The case could have implications for other organizations that use so-called "sound-alike" tracks sold by commercial operators. (more...)
BJP leader tweets 'truth' about Vijay's religion, gets it from actor's fans BJP leader tweets 'truth' about Vijay's religion, gets it from actor's fans
- October 24, 2017

While the producers of the film have offered to delete the scene that has also gone viral on the Internet because of the 'factual inaccuracies' pointed by Tamil Nadu BJP , the reactions have led to a great surge in the demand for tickets. (more...)
Indian team announced for T20 series against Kiwis Indian team announced for T20 series against Kiwis
- October 24, 2017

It should be noted that the Men in Blue have never beaten New Zealand in a T20I in five head-to-head games. "I will make it very clear and candid - we have clearly communicated to the player and the team management, that we are only looking at him till the New Zealand series", he said. (more...)
Porsche 911 T Removes Dead Weight, Adds Raw Performance For Motoring Nirvana Porsche 911 T Removes Dead Weight, Adds Raw Performance For Motoring Nirvana
- October 24, 2017

The slight weight cut alone isn't enough to make the auto measurably faster, but with shorter ratios in the manual gearbox (hooray!) it's a cheeky tenth of a second quicker to 62mph, at 4.5 seconds. Opt for the dual-clutch PDK gearbox, though, and acceleration will drop by 0.3sec, as will the top speed, to 180mph (290km/h). It can also be distinguished from the normal version thanks to the sportier exterior design, such as a new front splitter, sports exhaust system and distinct "911 ... (more...)
PayPal And Facebook Partner For Peer-To-Peer Payments In Messenger
- October 22, 2017

This announcement came today after the two companies teamed up to integrate PayPal payment services with the Messenger's platform. It doesn't end there-PayPal is also introducing its first customer service bot for Messenger app. (more...)

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