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Android 8.0 Oreo update rolls out to Galaxy S8 finally
- February 09, 2018

With the upcoming Galaxy S9 series, the company will reportedly launch a new version of the docking station that will feature an improved design, and pack more functions. Samsung is also updating its "Samsung Experience" UI (formerly Touchwiz) with new features. It includes features like a new keyboard, improvements to Bixby, color lens for the display, and more. (more...)
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch in pictures
- February 09, 2018

As its payload, the test rocket carried Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and a dummy named " Starman " wearing one of SpaceX's spacesuits. The launch was broadcast on YouTube and treated audiences to an incredible view of the vehicle circling around earth . (more...)
Intel Releases New Spectre Microcode Updates For Skylake Processors Intel Releases New Spectre Microcode Updates For Skylake Processors
- February 09, 2018

On 22 January Intel said it had begun testing a fix for Haswell and Broadwell PCs, though Intel has not rolled that final patch code to its partners. "Ultimately, these updates will be made available in most cases through OEM firmware updates", Shenoy said in a blog post Wednesday. Spectre is not as easily exploited as the Meltdown flaw that affects Intel CPUs and ARM's A-75 processor, but it is still a bug that needs to be squashed otherwise given time hackers could find and ... (more...)
Musk's Falcon Heavy soars - but what about the core? Musk's Falcon Heavy soars - but what about the core?
- February 09, 2018

He noted that the preliminary work had been under way for some time but they still had to get the government's consent to continue it. Mr Musk's rocketing Roadster is shooting for a solar orbit that will reach all the way to Mars . The blastoff from Florida's Kennedy Space Center attracted throngs of spectators and was closely followed by the global aerospace industry. SpaceX says the Heavy can bring 141,000 pounds into orbit. (more...)
Jason Day in the mix at Pebble Beach Jason Day in the mix at Pebble Beach
- February 09, 2018

Playing at Spyglass Hill, Streelman recorded seven birdies without dropping a shot, while countryman Hossler also holed seven birdies at Pebble Beach to be clear of Matt Kuchar, Aaron Wise and Julian Suri. McIlroy's pro-am partner this week is his father Gerry. "It was a nice way to finish after not getting off to a great start", said Mickelson. The Ulsterman also got up and down from sand for a birdie at the first, then followed a bogey at the sixth with back-to-back birdies, chipping in ... (more...)
Tesla remains on track despite battery delays hitting production Tesla remains on track despite battery delays hitting production
- February 09, 2018

Tesla (TSLA) reported fourth-quarter earnings after the market close Wednesday that beat revenue and earnings estimates as it maintained production targets of its Model 3 sedan. Oppenheimer, one of Tesla's more optimistic research shops, says the company continues to "wade through the weeds" while production delays remain. (more...)
Facebook is testing a downvote button, but only for comment moderation Facebook is testing a downvote button, but only for comment moderation
- February 09, 2018

Hating on dumb Facebook comments may be on the verge of getting a whole lot easier. The test is running for 5% of English-speaking Android users in the U.S. Instead it rolled out "reactions", a range of emoji emotions , creating a new shorthand to express thoughts and feelings beyond the ubiquitous thumbs-up button. (more...)
OEMs and carriers are committed to the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem OEMs and carriers are committed to the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem
- February 09, 2018

Notably absent from the list, however, are Apple, Samsung, and Huawei - the world's top three smartphone vendors. At a 5G Day event this week, the company announced that it's already working with 18 major device manufacturers to create devices that use Qualcomm's 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50 5G NR, which will be released next year. (more...)
Tesla brought back to Earth by record quarterly loss Tesla brought back to Earth by record quarterly loss
- February 09, 2018

Compensation for Musk, 46, will be based on a new 10-year performance stock award that could give him billions worth of company shares, or nothing at all if the company fails to meet its targets. The company expects sales of energy storage products to triple in sales and gross margins to improve in 2018. If it reaches this output, CEO Elon Musk said in an earnings call that he expects Tesla's operating income to be in the black. (more...)
Rayquaza and Other Gen 3 Pokemon Coming to Pokemon Go Rayquaza and Other Gen 3 Pokemon Coming to Pokemon Go
- February 09, 2018

Niantic brought lots of bonuses online on Pokemon GO as trainers broke the Niantic's Global Catch Challenge and the 3BN Pokemon was caught. Fans of the third generation of "Pokemon RPGs", meaning "Pokemon Ruby" and "Pokemon Sapphire ", should be especially pleased with what developer Niantic is adding to the game on Friday. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8
- February 09, 2018

In the United States, T-Mobile is now testing its Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update which means a release for other major carriers like AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon should be in the works as well. To check if it's available for you, simply navigate to Settings Software Update on your device. The Oreo update should be about 487MB, although that will be smaller if you've been using the beta, and it comes with the February 2018 security patch. (more...)
Putting a auto in space changes everything Putting a auto in space changes everything
- February 09, 2018

However, the rocket's final burn, which was meant to put the auto on its final orbit, seemed to have worked too well. A first test flight could take place in 2019 with orbital tests in 2020 and the delivery of the first cargo to Mars in 2022. (more...)
The Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Position Boosted by Kelman Lazarov Inc The Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Position Boosted by Kelman Lazarov Inc
- February 09, 2018

Chartist Inc who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $156.01 billion market cap company. 9,322,270 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 8,636,835. (more...)
House Intel Republicans Plan to Partition Aides From Dems House Intel Republicans Plan to Partition Aides From Dems
- February 09, 2018

Nunes , chair of the House Foreign Intelligence Committee. "I swear to God I didn't know that", he said , before noting the partisan toxicity that has plagued the panel: "The level of trust and the level of everything down there is-it's poison". (more...)
Windows 10 S Will Let You Skip Passwords Forever Windows 10 S Will Let You Skip Passwords Forever
- February 09, 2018

Progressive Web Apps will be supported in Windows 10 and across all major browsers, and will offer a simpler way of developing cross-platform apps that work very similarly to native software. Microsoft usually announces dates for its annual developer conference Build in December. The news comes after Microsoft revealed some shock news which appears to show they're ramping up efforts to encourage PC users to upgrade to Windows 10. (more...)
Snap Inc. stock skyrockets after active user growth, strong earnings report Snap Inc. stock skyrockets after active user growth, strong earnings report
- February 08, 2018

When Snap reported Q3 results in November, it missed analyst revenue estimates widely, and didn't provide guidance for the fourth quarter . That was a marked improvement to what analysts had previously predicted-revenue around $252.9 million and a loss of 16 cents per share . (more...)
India's anti-trust regulator finds Google guilty in 'search bias' investigation India's anti-trust regulator finds Google guilty in 'search bias' investigation
- February 08, 2018

The country's antitrust watchdog said in an official statement that Google had "abused its dominant position in online general web search and web search advertising services in India". "We have always focused on innovating to support the evolving needs of our users". Based on findings of contraventions against Google, CCI imposed a penalty of Rs.135.86 crore uponGoogle after taking into account its revenue from its India operations only. (more...)
Vampyr Release Date Confirmed with New Behind-the-Scenes Video Vampyr Release Date Confirmed with New Behind-the-Scenes Video
- February 08, 2018

Dontnod's bloodsucking RPG Vampyr is due for release on PC in June, after being delayed from November previous year. Featuring chatter from Narrative Director Stéphane Beauverger, the Vampyr webseries concludes with info on exploration, investigations you'll undertake as newly-turned vampire Doctor Jonathan Reid, encounters you'll have with London's citizens, combat and the "hard-hitting" decisions you'll be faced with. (more...)
Redmi Note 5 To Launch On Feb. 14 Exclusively On Flipkart Redmi Note 5 To Launch On Feb. 14 Exclusively On Flipkart
- February 08, 2018

Previous year everyone was waiting for the release of the smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 on the background of the very successful fourth generation, but the device was never released - instead, it presented an interesting, albeit faceless Redmi 5 Plus . (more...)
China Police Officers Use Facial Recognition Glasses To Catch Criminals China Police Officers Use Facial Recognition Glasses To Catch Criminals
- February 08, 2018

In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds . In a report from The Wall Street Journal (via Gizmodo ), police in China have been given smart glasses that are being used to spot fugitives traveling through train stations. (more...)
Apple Watch, Android Wear Can Detect Early Diabetes Signs Study Says Apple Watch, Android Wear Can Detect Early Diabetes Signs Study Says
- February 08, 2018

With that information, Cardiogram was able to develop parameters for detecting the signs of diabetes , and train its deep learning network, DeepHeart , on those parameters. Once DeepHeart is integrated fully into Cardiogram, it will be able to collect data from the full measure of the app's wide user base across both iOS and Android . (more...)
Ayodhya dispute: Next hearing on March 14 Ayodhya dispute: Next hearing on March 14
- February 08, 2018

The bench had on 5 December, 2017, directed the listing of the matter on 8 February after senior lawyers Kapil Sibal , Rajeev Dhavan and Dushyant Dave, appearing for some of the petitioners, had pressed for postponing of the hearing, saying it would have repercussions on the country's polity. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update starts rolling out Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update starts rolling out
- February 08, 2018

The interesting part is that Samsung always updates its older devices after rolling out the updates to its flagship phone. Apparently, a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge user in the country has " accidentally " received an OTA update to Android Oreo complete with Samsung's Experience 9.0 skin. (more...)
Amazon begins offering Whole Foods deliveries via its Prime service Amazon begins offering Whole Foods deliveries via its Prime service
- February 08, 2018

Prime members, who pay a $99 yearly subscription, may place their order via the Amazon website or the Prime Now app. Inc said on Thursday it would start delivering Whole Foods groceries via its fast-shipping Prime Now service in select US cities, and plans to expand it across the country this year. (more...)
First Briton, 'Cheddar Man' had darker skin, DNA analysis First Briton, 'Cheddar Man' had darker skin, DNA analysis
- February 08, 2018

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One's Morning Ireland , professor of population genetics at Trinity College Dublin, Dan Bradley said that a project with the National Museum of Ireland has made similar findings for that of the earliest Irish populations. (more...)