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Android 8.0 Oreo update coming to Samsung phones in early 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo update coming to Samsung phones in early 2018
- October 24, 2017

This update incorporates Android fixes for the present month that is October. According to the portal, Samsung has already started working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update and it will be rolled out in the beginning of 2018. While it's good to hear about a low-budget device like Galaxy J7 scoring Nougat, Samsung is also planning to bring Oreo update to its flagship devices. (more...)
Apple Pay Now Accounts for 90% of Global Mobile Contactless Transactions Apple Pay Now Accounts for 90% of Global Mobile Contactless Transactions
- October 24, 2017

In Sweden and Finland, Apple Pay will be supported by Nordea as well along with ST1 bank. Users will first need to add their credit card details on their iPhones and use the camera to capture the credit card information, followed by other easy instructions that will be explained on screen. (more...)
Game Cube Controller Support Sneakily Added for Switch Game Cube Controller Support Sneakily Added for Switch
- October 24, 2017

These were sold for Wii U and can be plugged into the Switch dock. The only other peripheral you'll need is the GameCube controller USB adapter Nintendo released for use with Super Smash Bros . Of course, this has mounted speculation that Nintendo are on the cusp of announcing something Super Smash Bros related for the Switch, as the Gamecube controller has nearly become synonymous with the Smash Community. (more...)
Tag: Bharat 2 Price
- October 24, 2017

This brings the down the cost of the device to Rs 999. Carried a sticker price of Rs. 2,899, the new Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra will be made available in India starting from the first week of November. Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra runs on a quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. All these launches are in response to Reliance Jio's 4G VoLTE feature phone , the JioPhone . (more...)
Engineers Work After-Hours For Beefier 2018 Mustang Performance Pack Engineers Work After-Hours For Beefier 2018 Mustang Performance Pack
- October 24, 2017

Ford Vehicle Dynamics Development Engineer Mike Del Zio put it more succinctly than that, even: "If you think of the GT with the Performance Pack as our modern-day Boss 302 , then the Level 2 is really our Boss 302 Laguna Seca", he said , referring to the special performance models offered on the last iteration of the Mustang from 2012 to 2013. (more...)
NBN makes first FTTC connection NBN makes first FTTC connection
- October 24, 2017

Complaints about NBN services jumped 160 per cent year-on-year. Asked if the project was a mistake, Turnbull said "yes", adding that it was a " big mistake " for Labor to have set up a new government company rather than splitting Telstra's retail and network operation and have the private network company build the NBN. (more...)
Minor change coming to Facebook with addition of Explore Feed on Desktop Minor change coming to Facebook with addition of Explore Feed on Desktop
- October 24, 2017

The social network last week officially launched its secondary news feed called Explore. Facebook is testing Explore Feed since Thursday. If Facebook were to roll out the test more widely, it would mean the average user's main feed would be more populated with posts from people they know. (more...)
Teenager escapes encounter with great white shark unharmed Teenager escapes encounter with great white shark unharmed
- October 24, 2017

There have been more than a dozen incidents with sharks off Australia's vast coastline this year, including the death of a 17-year-old girl mauled in full view of her parents in Western Australia. Chris Williams and his son immediately rushed over to pull Sarah out of the water and into the boat. His son Mitchell, aged 22, then dragged Sarah from the water, pulling her over the shark and into their tinny. (more...)
IPhone X pre-approvals for iPhone Upgrade Program customers now open IPhone X pre-approvals for iPhone Upgrade Program customers now open
- October 24, 2017

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners on Monday said the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus accounted for 16% of total USA iPhone sales in the September quarter. Both of these devices accounted for 58 percent of sales in the latest quarter, making them a popular device when compared against the iPhone 8. It comes with a major redesign, featuring a screen that almost entirely covers its face. (more...)
The Tdam USA Inc. Downgraded Position in Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS)
- October 24, 2017

About 5,000 shares traded. It is down 9.26% since October 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500. Blackbaud Inc had 21 analyst reports since October 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 7,000 shares were sold by BEVERIDGE CRAWFORD W, worth $779,660 on Wednesday, June 7. An increasing ROE indicates that a company is improving its ability to make profit without requiring as much capital. (more...)
Buhari Orders Maina's Dismissal, Queries Head of Service Buhari Orders Maina's Dismissal, Queries Head of Service
- October 23, 2017

This is especially as the Nigerian government only admitted recalling Maina after a report by an online portal revealed that the former civil servant sacked for alleged corruption has been recalled by the Federal Government. Dambazau however said he was not responsible for his recall to the service. The statement was however silent about Maina status as a wanted fugitive. (more...)
Animal Crossing mobile game details will finally be revealed on October 24 Animal Crossing mobile game details will finally be revealed on October 24
- October 23, 2017

During the broadcast, which will last around 15 minutes, it's expected that Nintendo will give fans their first look at exactly what the highly-anticipated Animal Crossing mobile game will involve. Will Tom Nook become the harbinger of microtransaction hell? It was previously scheduled to release in early 2017, a release timeframe that came and went without the game after Nintendo confirmed that it'd be pushed back. (more...)
Nintendo Is Bringing An SNES-Themed 3DS XL To The US Nintendo Is Bringing An SNES-Themed 3DS XL To The US
- October 23, 2017

But 24 years later the full vision of the game is finally being released with Super Turrican: Director's Cut. You can check it out and order it here to be playing with some New Super power on November 27th. According to Analogue's Chris Taber, the idea of re-releasing the game was actually pitched six years ago. It started with a Super Famicom-themed 3DS XL in Japan that it released previous year, followed by an SNES version in Europe this past summer. (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ release date announced for early 2018
- October 23, 2017

Players will first play the Super Warriors Arc from the perspective of the Saiyans, followed by the Super Villain Arc from the perspective of the enemies and finally the Android Arc from the perspective of the Androids. Players who can't wait to dive into the action in Dragon Ball FighterZ's won't have to wait long. Pre-orders have also opened on all platforms which will give players early access to the game's open beta. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Sony Xperia XZ Premium Gets Android 8.0 Oreo
- October 23, 2017

Sony has also assured that users in other markets will also be able to upgrade soon. While Sony didn't reveal when the update would be rolled out to its smartphones, it has now announced that the Oreo update has begun rolling out to the Xperia XZ Premium . (more...)
New Shin Megami Tensei Switch Information Coming This Week New Shin Megami Tensei Switch Information Coming This Week
- October 23, 2017

The trailer itself doesn't covey a whole lot about the game but it does show off some cool demon designs and gives us a general mood of the game. Atlus is also similarly keeping Persona series as a PlayStation console exclusive even though Persona is a spin-off based on the Shin Megami Tensei series. (more...)
NeoGAF Implodes After Owner Accused of Harassment NeoGAF Implodes After Owner Accused of Harassment
- October 23, 2017

The woman's post was published originally on Facebook, and some of her friends asked her to name the man. Popular video game forum Neogaf has gone offline following accusations of sexual misconduct. "I laughed because drinks here were all of two Euros", Malka wrote, referencing a trip to Spain in 2012 , "but consented and then grabbed her ass hard to show that I wasn't being taken advantage of , and she thought better of treating me as a mark and left without taking her drinks". (more...)
Speed Up Your Online Shopping Experience Using 'Pay With Google' Speed Up Your Online Shopping Experience Using 'Pay With Google'
- October 23, 2017

Are you interested in attending a Pay with Google hackathon in your city? But Google has lined up a long list of popular services that will offer the faster checkout to customers via their apps and mobile websites, when loaded in the Chrome browser . (more...)
Google Offers $1000 for Hacking Popular Apps
- October 23, 2017

Google did not reveal the funding for its program, but said it would start small. For now popular apps like Snapchat, Tinder, Dropbox, Alibaba, Headspace, Duolingo, Line and Mail.ru are eligible for rewards. Researcher identifies vulnerability within an in-scope app and reports it directly to the app's developer via their current vulnerability disclosure or bug bounty process. (more...)
Xbox One X TV Spot Released Xbox One X TV Spot Released
- October 23, 2017

Research director of IDC Lewis Ward was able to provide some insights regarding the console wars and how much these companies will able to grab market share. All Xbox One S games play on Xbox One, and your controllers work as well. There have been some speculations regarding whether or not the Xbox One X will allow Microsoft to close the gap with Sony and it seems that that might now be possible even with the enhanced hardware that the 4K capable Xbox One X has to offer. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7 catches fire mid-air on Jet Airways flight Samsung Galaxy J7 catches fire mid-air on Jet Airways flight
- October 23, 2017

Even though the situation was taken care of, the Galaxy J7 was still kept in a tray of water for the rest of the journey. Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone has been confiscated by Jet Airways for examining it and it would be returned to couple soon. (more...)
Screen Google Pixel 2 XL burn for a couple of days Screen Google Pixel 2 XL burn for a couple of days
- October 23, 2017

The issue with the Pixel 2 XL however isn't that it's happening. Sadly, the same can't happen for screen burn-in. One should be aware of the fact that screen burn-in can also happen on LCD panels and image retention can also occur on OLED displays. (more...)
Essential Phone is now $200 cheaper in U.S., going for $499 Essential Phone is now $200 cheaper in U.S., going for $499
- October 23, 2017

However, starting today, Essential Phone will have a new price. The high-end Android phone finally started shipping to customers in late August. The Essential Phone could be probably struggling to rival with these phones. According to a report on TechCrunch the company is providing a discount to take all the available space left in a market dominated by brands such as Apple and Samsung. (more...)
WhatsApp to Get Group Voice & Video Calling Feature Soon WhatsApp to Get Group Voice & Video Calling Feature Soon
- October 23, 2017

And, this comes from none other than WABetaInfo , known to keep track of WhatsApp updates. Regarding this new feature WaBetaInfo told that information regarding group voice calls is foggy however video calls are confirmed. Along with this feature, the update will also carry a new update that will help with an easy transition between phone numbers. This feature will work everyone a contact changes its contact number. (more...)
HTC U11 Plus leaked, along with more U11 Life details HTC U11 Plus leaked, along with more U11 Life details
- October 23, 2017

The HTC U11 Plus that has been the subject of quite a few leaks is purported to be a thin bezel phone. HTC has already started sending out press invite for the launch event, but as of now hasn't confirmed the name of the device. "The site confirmed the previous leak, stating the U11 Life will have a Snapdragon 630 CPU, 32GB of expandable storage, a 5.2" 1080p Gorilla Glass display, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Edge Sense , and 2600mAh battery. (more...)