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Apple Music kingpin Jimmy Iovine is reportedly planning his exit Apple Music kingpin Jimmy Iovine is reportedly planning his exit
- January 05, 2018

The former Interscope CEO joined Apple in 2014 after selling Beats, the the music service and electronics business that he and Dr. Dre co-founded, to the tech giant for $3 billion. It is unclear what is Iovine's next step if he does plan to move, or who would be replacing him. Cupertino's streaming service gained 30 million subscribers under Iovine, and he was responsible for the video series Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke . (more...)
Major hardware flaws make computers, smartphones a security risk
- January 05, 2018

It's up to OEMs to release the relevant Intel firmware updates, and support information for those can be found at each OEM support website . They said the flaws were discovered previous year. It's an analogous problem to vulnerabilities in the once-dominant Microsoft Windows operating system - or, in the agricultural world, to a disease affecting a widely used crop variety, like the preponderant but under-threat Cavendish banana. (more...)
Mercedes G-Class proves it's no off-road wimp Mercedes G-Class proves it's no off-road wimp
- January 05, 2018

Beginning at the front, the G-Class gets a new set of headlights, a revised front grill and slightly reshaped fender flares. Unlike Jeep's "Trail Rated" which doesn't necessarily mean a vehicle has completed the legendary Rubicon Trail, every G-Class during its development must travel at least 2000km on Schöckl . (more...)
New LG 4K UHD Projector Launching At CES
- January 05, 2018

The projectors feature two 7W speakers clubbed with connectivity options like USB, Ethernet, HDMI, and wireless support for peripherals such as keyboard and mouse. LG doesn't go into specifics about how compact the HU80KA is, only to say it as portable and about half the size of its competitors. LG says that its the design and build "gives the projector the capability to show ideal images whether it is placed on the ground, mounted on the wall or hanging from the ceiling". (more...)
Remember Mad Catz? They're Making A Comeback Remember Mad Catz? They're Making A Comeback
- January 05, 2018

Although the full list of products has not been revealed, Mad Catz confirmed that it would be previewing its first line of gaming peripherals at this year's Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ). According to the manufacturer, the R.A.T. AIR does not require an unreliable battery pack to function, but functions by harnessing power from a wireless activation gaming surface, which is available when you purchase the product. (more...)
Paladins to get a PUBG-like battle royale mode called Battlegrounds Paladins to get a PUBG-like battle royale mode called Battlegrounds
- January 05, 2018

Check out the debut trailer for Paladins: Battlegrounds in the video above. During the exploration, they will need to loot outposts and track airborne zeppelins that can drop legendary gear. Players will also find a new Team Deathmatch mode with a new Trade District map. Of course, players could not expect a major event to go by without mention of a new champion. (more...)
Apple Acquires Buddybuild & Android Accessibility Dropped Apple Acquires Buddybuild & Android Accessibility Dropped
- January 05, 2018

However, after the acquisition, the start-up would no longer offer Android and Free Starter services starting March 1. That service today operates as Apple's online service for over-the-air installation and testing of mobile applications offered to developers in the iOS Developer Program. (more...)
RSF Condemns Restricting Internet In Iran RSF Condemns Restricting Internet In Iran
- January 03, 2018

Durov replied a few hours later, saying they would block such a channel, "regardless of its size and political affilitation" due to it calling for violence. However the Iranian government has been pushing for control over foreign messaging platforms - including, in 2016, calling for companies to move their servers to Iran, sparking privacy fears. (more...)
Samsung is working on glasses that help the visually impaired Samsung is working on glasses that help the visually impaired
- January 03, 2018

The Relúmĭno app was actually shown off at last year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and now we will get to see the hardware that it'll be housed in. GoBreath further offers web and cloud service for doctors to monitor patients" progress and to set reminders for practice. A project at the company called Relúmĭno had previously revealed an app that uses a phone in a headset - similar to the Samsung Gear VR - to help those with visual difficulties see better. (more...)
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- January 03, 2018

Washington Trust Company bought 2,953 shares as the company's stock rose 8.22% with the market. Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ:OMER) has risen 42.59% since January 2, 2017 and is uptrending. Westend Ltd reported 4.57% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Acadian Asset Mgmt Lc has 0% invested in BCB Bancorp, Inc. Ar Asset Mgmt holds 52,192 shares or 3% of its portfolio. (more...)
These are Steam's most lucrative video games of 2017 These are Steam's most lucrative video games of 2017
- January 02, 2018

Following suit from 2016's expanded year end charts, this annual report of best-selling and top performing Steam games also includes charts for titles still in Early Access, the top VR games , and more. PUBG is obviously a no-brainer for this list, as are titles like CS:GO and Dota 2 , which are consistently among the top games played on Steam. MetaCritic score isn't the only metric that varies greatly between Steam's best-sellers. (more...)
Apple slashes price of iPhone battery replacement a month ahead of schedule
- January 02, 2018

All iPhone 6 and above users are eligible to get their batteries replaced. The company said in a statement, " We expected to need more time to be ready , but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away". Last week, it was discovered that Apple was slowing down older iPhones on goal. Apple recently got a lot of flak from its users after admitting that it does in fact slow down old iPhones (by throttling the CPU) with old lithium-ion batteries in order to prevent ... (more...)
Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown, announces discounted battery replacement program Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown, announces discounted battery replacement program
- January 02, 2018

The older phone was noticeably worse than the iPhone 6s. Apple said it aims to "deliver the best experience for customers", and that's why it uses power management features to adjust performance and lengthen the lifespan of batteries. They also revealed that they are slashing the price of a replacement battery.by $50 - from $79 to $29, for everyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs replacing, starting in late January and available worldwide through to December 2018. (more...)
UK tax threat to Google and FB
- January 02, 2018

He struck out at " ruthless profiteers " who he said were putting money before public safety and would not "get away" with leaving police and law enforcement to fix the damage done by radicalised content. We are committed to being part of the solution and we are doing more every day to tackle these issues. The group has worked with other, smaller tech companies to share best practices on tackling extremism, Google said in a blog post. (more...)
Apple might buy Netflix Apple might buy Netflix
- January 02, 2018

According to Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant, Citi analysts, there is a. Apple is now believed to be sitting on a cash pile of as much as $252 billion, much of which is held in foreign jurisdictions. "This is a good problem to have", Suva and Merchant told clients. Well, Apple has tried to enter the streaming TV and movie services market with minimal success. (more...)
Nokia 3310 May Soon Have LTE Version
- January 02, 2018

HMD Global has since worked on bringing the retro phone to modern standards, with LTE support looking to follow its recent upgrade to 3G. The early online appearance of the new Nokia phone also highlights YunOS 5.2.0. While NOKIA 2 isn't exactly getting the perks of an Android Go such as curated Go Edition apps on the Google app store, it's a good thing that HMD is keeping their promises. (more...)
Android 8.0 Oreo update now available for these phones Android 8.0 Oreo update now available for these phones
- January 02, 2018

The mobile is coming up with Android Oreo 8.1 version. The device at that time, came featuring Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system. The smartphone was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat, but the company promised to release Android Oreo update by the end of this year. (more...)
The Pixel 2's Portrait Selfie Now Available For Older Phones The Pixel 2's Portrait Selfie Now Available For Older Phones
- January 02, 2018

Ports of Google Camera with the HDR+ technology have been shown to dramatically improve the picture quality of budget phones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and flagship phones like the Essential Phone . Click on it to start shooting in the new portrait mode on your older Android device. Therefore, since the very beginning, the company has gone on to focus on image quality in its smartphones i.e. (more...)
National Football League coaching carousel: Tracking the hirings, firings for 2018 National Football League coaching carousel: Tracking the hirings, firings for 2018
- January 02, 2018

Four coaches are out: John Fox of the Chicago Bears , Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions , Jack Del Rio of the Oakland Raiders , and Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts . Jim Caldwell , Lions: General manager Bob Quinn informed Caldwell he was sacked after the Lions posted a 9-7 record in 2017. Caldwell finished his tenure 36-28, with his only losing season coming in 2015 at 7-9. (more...)
Telegram for Android gets new update with Multiple accounts feature Telegram for Android gets new update with Multiple accounts feature
- January 01, 2018

The new version 4.7 brings a bunch of features for iOS and Android users. While the iOS app remains a step behind its Android sibling and still can't support multiple accounts, the company has something for Apple users, as well. You can also tweak different accent colours under the Day theme and change the appearance of the app. What I mean by this is the fact that Telegram has finally brought Themes support for iOS. (more...)
Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb Receive Knighthoods in Queen's New Year's Honors Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb Receive Knighthoods in Queen's New Year's Honors
- January 01, 2018

Lennon often used Starr's common original expressions - fondly referred to as Ringoisms - such as A Hard Day's Night and Tomorrow Never Knows and turned them into songs. Lennon was shot dead in 1980 and Harrison died in 2001. Could Keith Richards be next? Barry Gibb , the last surviving member of the Bee Gees , said he was dedicating his knighthood to his late bandmates, twin brothers Robin Gibb, who died in 2012, and Maurice Gibb, who died in 2003. (more...)
Rain washes out 2nd T20I between New Zealand and West Indies Rain washes out 2nd T20I between New Zealand and West Indies
- January 01, 2018

Eventually, he notched 66 off 23 balls which consisted of 11 fours and three sixes. Still searching for their first win of the tour after six worldwide matches and two tour games, West Indies made two changes. Munro's quick runs in the second T20I helped New Zealand to score 86 runs in the power play. The Black Caps had gone from 78-1 to 97-4, but just three more balls were possible before the players were sent from the field. (more...)
A grandmother's cute reaction to Google Home Mini goes viral A grandmother's cute reaction to Google Home Mini goes viral
- January 01, 2018

The woman is seen taken aback as the tiny assistant is being used. YouTube user Ben Actis uploaded the video of his 85-year-old grandmother learning to use the device, Fortune .com reported on Saturday. Smart speakers like Google Home Mini that can hear you and respond are kind of creepy, no? She asks the device what the weather will be tomorrow, and when it answers in a woman's voice, the grandmother is apparently startled. (more...)
Apple apologises for slowdown of older phones Apple apologises for slowdown of older phones
- January 01, 2018

We apologise", Apple wrote in a statement . There has been a growing number of iPhone users who noticed that their devices seemed to be performing slower from time to time. The steep $50 discount on battery replacement marked a rare public apology for the company, and many users are likely to jump on the opportunity to breathe a little extra life into their phone. (more...)
Samsung and LG Confirm That They Haven't Slowed Down Phones Samsung and LG Confirm That They Haven't Slowed Down Phones
- January 01, 2018

But, the consumers weren't too convinced about the Apple's excuse and accused it of being greedy and coercing them to buy newer iPhones. A number of posts on message boards claim that they would have preferred to be told to replace their batteries, rather than have their phones slowed down to the point of becoming an annoyance. (more...)