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Apple Finally Catches On Android Phones With This Feature Apple Finally Catches On Android Phones With This Feature
- August 26, 2017

According to media reports , Apple will price the upcoming flagship iPhone 8 starting at $999. Facial recognition and wireless charging - both features that have always been present on Android phones - may also be in store for Apple's upcoming device. (more...)
Reliance Jio temporarily discontinues pre-booking of Jio phone Reliance Jio temporarily discontinues pre-booking of Jio phone
- August 26, 2017

Due to an overwhelming response, Reliance Jio has blocked the booking for its ultra-budget JioPhone . If you have managed to pre-book a JioPhone on 25 August, then you can check the status of your pre-booking by dialling 1800-890-8900 and sharing your registered mobile number which you used for the pre-booking. (more...)
"Live" photos Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has unveiled the design of bezrabotnykh
- August 26, 2017

Today, we have a new photograph to pass along pertaining to the Mi MIX 2 . There have been rumors already surfacing about the MIX 2's eventual arrival, with a few leaked images of the device supposedly showing the phone's rear side, consisting of what looks like dual-cameras, but could be mistaken for a single camera with a fingerprint sensor below it. (more...)
Seeing 1 Solar Eclipse May Not Be Enough
- August 26, 2017

Annular solar eclipse seen in Australia in May 2013. During this phase of the eclipse, the sun's outermost atmosphere, or the solar corona, starts to become visible, creating an effect that looks like a ring embellished with sparkling diamonds. (more...)
Morgan Stanley Maintains Rating And Raises Price Target On Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK)
- August 26, 2017

The stock has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 6. On August 25 Canaccord Genuity kept the stock rating at "Overweight" and moved up the price target from $95.00 to $125.00. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by Nomura. The company has market cap of $9.59 billion. The company was maintained on Monday, December 14 by Barclays Capital. (more...)
Future of Confederate monument at Mount Hope Cemetery unclear Future of Confederate monument at Mount Hope Cemetery unclear
- August 26, 2017

An appropriate solution to the Confederate " statue crisis" is to relocate the statues to the many United States military parks located throughout the nation. That law probably won't be repealed until Georgia voters elect a Democratic governor and a Democratic-controlled legislature - something we are not likely to see for a while. (more...)
Here's Your First Look at the Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale Here's Your First Look at the Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale
- August 26, 2017

Obviously the biggest objection anyone would have about these two hooking up is that they're not-so-low-key related. The final episode of the seventh season will last 79 minutes and will be the longest in the show's history - 11 minutes longer than the final series of the sixth season of "Winds of winter". (more...)
DJI Spark owners must update firmware by 1st September 2017 DJI Spark owners must update firmware by 1st September 2017
- August 26, 2017

When you're in the app on a WiFi network you'll be asked to download and update the Spark's and battery's firmware. As The Verge recounts, reports started coming in that some Spark drones were mysteriously shutting down mid-flight and falling from the sky. (more...)
Google Chrome may soon have an option to keep websites muted Google Chrome may soon have an option to keep websites muted
- August 26, 2017

Eventually, the ability to mute websites until you undo the action will be very useful if you get annoyed with the auto-playing videos. They will be able to work rather more peacefully. In the dropdown that appears, users must select the "Sound" option at the bottom of the list, and choose one of the three settings. The switch making this possible is now being experimented with in Chrome's Canary branch, which is the most cutting edge of them all. (more...)
Yoenis Cespedes likely done for season after sustaining hamstring injury Yoenis Cespedes likely done for season after sustaining hamstring injury
- August 26, 2017

He missed 40 games with that injury, so Cespedes' season is very much in jeopardy. Cespedes is slashing.292/.352/.540 while cranking 17 home runs in 321 plate appearances, during an injury plagued 2017 season. Yo came up lame, unable or unwilling to put weight on his right leg. He met with the NY training staff on the field before being removed. "I've just had injury after injury". (more...)
Google Pixel 2 Releasing On October 5 Featuring Latest Snapdragon 836 SoC Google Pixel 2 Releasing On October 5 Featuring Latest Snapdragon 836 SoC
- August 26, 2017

Google is rumored to unveil its second generation Pixel phones on October 5th, exactly one year after the launch of the original Pixel, and we already know that the phones will be powered by the yet unannounced Snapdragon 836 system chip, a slightly faster chip than the 835 that is now found on most Android flagships. (more...)
Honda Jazz 'Privilege Edition' launched, starting at Rs 7.36 lakh Honda Jazz 'Privilege Edition' launched, starting at Rs 7.36 lakh
- August 26, 2017

Honda Jazz is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that develops a power of 90bhp with a torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm. The Privilege Edition has been given new features inside out and is based on the standard Jazz. The petrol engine returns a mileage of 18.2kpl when paired with the manual gearbox and 19kpl with the CVT gearbox. Talking about its exterior design, the Honda Jazz Privilege Edition comes with no visible exterior changes. (more...)
Sindhu, Srikanth enter quarters, Jayaram bows out Sindhu, Srikanth enter quarters, Jayaram bows out
- August 26, 2017

It had been a lengthy wait for the host nation's top contender in more ways than one since injury prevented her from making her annual appearance in the Scottish Open Grand Prix last season, while it was day three of this event before the women's seeds were brought into the fray after receiving first round byes. (more...)
Samsung smart TVs software update renders some unusable Samsung smart TVs software update renders some unusable
- August 26, 2017

When the issues came to light on Monday, customers were told that engineers were working on the issue, but that they would only be updated when the problem was solved. How long that will take to schedule and how widespread this glitch is isn't clear, but that could lead to more time without a working, brand new television and even more frustrated customers. (more...)
Astronaut urine may be recycled into nutrients, plastic Astronaut urine may be recycled into nutrients, plastic
- August 26, 2017

That's one of the ultimate goals of scientists who are developing ways to make long space trips feasible. Astronauts can't take a lot of spare parts into space because every extra ounce adds to the cost of fuel needed to escape Earth's gravity. (more...)
Telltale's Batman And Guardians Of The Galaxy Coming To Nintendo Switch Telltale's Batman And Guardians Of The Galaxy Coming To Nintendo Switch
- August 26, 2017

Nintendo of America has confirmed , via Twitter, that both Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy are heading to its console. A bunch of responses below the tweet are begging and asking for a crossover between Batman and Mario, or that Batman should appear as a DLC character (or part of the normal roster) in the next Super Smash Bros . (more...)
Former Valve Writer Publishes Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Former Valve Writer Publishes Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story
- August 25, 2017

Mossman (who you rescue from a Combine prison) manage to board the Borealis, and while there are pulled across both space and time, seeing things like the Seven Hour War, alien worlds the Combine were about to conquer and even the ship's origins at Aperture. (more...)
Gold prices little changed with Jackson Hole in focus Gold prices little changed with Jackson Hole in focus
- August 25, 2017

The index is pointing to a second successive quarter of quarterly growth of 0.6 percent. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are scheduled to speak on Friday, although the likelihood of new policy messages from either are slim. (more...)
Free DLC announced for the upcoming 'Monster Hunter
- August 25, 2017

Now, the developers "can rely on you being online whenever you're on" instead of trying to create a system where players can download the DLC and then play it offline elsewhere. What are you most excited for in Monster Hunter World? He went on to say that Monster Hunter world will be the meaty experience fans expect from the series, and that they don't want to let anyone down. (more...)
PlayStation Network Leak Reveals Yakuza 2 Remake PlayStation Network Leak Reveals Yakuza 2 Remake
- August 25, 2017

The local release date is marked as December 7th, and the game promises a more comfortable gameplay experience, handsome graphics, bold sound and a rich playground that will achieve the "ultimate entertainment created for adults". Unlike the first Yakuza , which received an english dub in the west, Yakuza 2 preserved the series' Japanese flavour, opting to subtitle the crime drama while retaining its original voice acting. (more...)
Watch the Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked 2017 live stream right here
- August 25, 2017

According to a recent leak, preorders for the Note 8 will go live on August 24th , while another leak claims that the phone will launch on September 15th . One of them is the 10-nanometer processor that has enhanced the phone's power efficiency by 30 percent. Now I can guarantee battery safety. The device, like Galaxy S8, may come with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. (more...)
These 3 HTC Devices are Getting Android Oreo These 3 HTC Devices are Getting Android Oreo
- August 25, 2017

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has confirmed that it will be rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its recent flagships. As noted, it was in June 2017 when HTC U11 received its very first update. It also brings new features such as picture-in-picture, which allows users to do two tasks simultaneously, like checking the calendar while planning a party on a Duo video call. (more...)
FCC listing reveals Moto X4 specs; launch imminent FCC listing reveals Moto X4 specs; launch imminent
- August 25, 2017

The model number in the U.S.is XT-1900-1, and you should check out the slideshow at the bottom of the story for some images taken from the FCC documentation. They also confirm reports that the Moto X4 is going to have a dual camera system at the back. Selfie and video calling duties are handled by a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens up front. (more...)
U.S. extends sanctions against North Korea U.S. extends sanctions against North Korea
- August 25, 2017

The new sanctions are part of a broader United States effort to disrupt the flow of cash funding North Korean weapons programmes. Kim Jong-un is reported to have ordered the execution of his uncle after finding out about a plan to topple him as leader of North Korea . (more...)
EA's Executive Vice President Wants to Return to Mass Effect EA's Executive Vice President Wants to Return to Mass Effect
- August 25, 2017

However, the executive says that with everything in the game today, it is "a game worth buying" and that in his personal opinion, "The game got criticized a little bit more than it deserved". But the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda back in March had sparked very different reactions from what the creators might have expected and even led EA to temporarily halt work on what could have been the Andromeda trilogy. (more...)