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Lenovo ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 laptop launched at $1899 Lenovo ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 laptop launched at $1899
- October 06, 2017

The line's signature trackpoint is on board, as are a backlit seven-row keyboard and dedicated volume buttons. However, you'll be pleased to know the design is where the similarities with the 1992 model end. Ever since the ThinkPad series was launched, over 130 million units of the laptops were sold. It's official: Lenovo is marking twenty-five years since the launch of the first ThinkPad with something special. (more...)
Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons over decades, planned attack Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons over decades, planned attack
- October 06, 2017

Danley said Paddock bought her a ticket for the Philippines to visit her family and later sent her money - $100,000 - to buy a house. She returned late on Tuesday from a family visit to the Philippines. Guns And Guitars, a store where Stephen Paddock purchased his guns. . The high-stakes gambler purchased the 33 firearms - a lot of them rifles - since October 2016, officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms told CBS News on Wednesday. (more...)
Apple Updates macOS High Sierra To Counter Keychain Vulnerability Apple Updates macOS High Sierra To Counter Keychain Vulnerability
- October 06, 2017

Encrypted APFS volumes that you created using any other method are not affected. All Mariano had to do in a demonstration was set up a new encrypted volume from within Disk Utility, unmount and remount the volume to force a password prompt, and hit "show hint". (more...)
Trump Urges US Intel Panel to Investigate American Media Spreading 'Fake News' Trump Urges US Intel Panel to Investigate American Media Spreading 'Fake News'
- October 06, 2017

This week's story has Trump particularly riled up at NBC, which reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron" after a meeting on July 20. Last month, Facebook announced it had uncovered $100,000 in fake ad spending tied to Russian operatives during the election, producing nearly 3,000 ads which were connected to about hundreds of inauthentic accounts and pages, according to the social media giant. (more...)
BlackBerry's upcoming all-touchscreen phone has leaked BlackBerry's upcoming all-touchscreen phone has leaked
- October 06, 2017

The tweet says, " Goodbye Krypton. The BlackBerry Motion , pictured above, is yet another all-touchscreen phone from the Canadian technology company. At the right side, we have the volume and power button and placed. It may also be IP67-rated for water and dust resistance. The rumor mill has suggested the Motion will feature a 1080p HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, and 4GB of RAM. (more...)
Amazon turns up the volume on Echo Amazon turns up the volume on Echo
- October 06, 2017

You can now apparently make free calls on all Echo devices in the US, Canada and Mexico. And, Echo Dot is part of new Fire TV bundles: Dollars 79 with the new Fire TV, and USD 59 with Fire TV Stick. If you happen to be outside of the U.S., only the United Kingdom and Germany have been slated for availability early next year. Using your voice to enjoy content and interact with your auto makes a great driving experience even better. (more...)
Dust, not aliens, behind mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star Dust, not aliens, behind mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star
- October 06, 2017

The star, known as KIC 8462852 or Tabby's Star, first came to attention two years ago when citizen scientists sifting through data from NASA's Kepler space telescope noticed some unusually drastic dips in its brightness. AstroLAB Iris, a ground-based 27-inch (68-meter) reflecting telescope, viewed the star in visible light. Such small particles could not remain in orbit around the star because pressure from its starlight would drive them farther into space. (more...)
Top moment from each game in win streak over Miami Top moment from each game in win streak over Miami
- October 06, 2017

Putting the game in question was a tropical depression that began to threaten the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, turned into Tropical Storm Nate and then was forecast to possibly become Hurricane Nate, which originally appeared to be heading right smack at Tallahassee, site of the big game. (more...)
Amazon Echo Spot Features Video Conferencing and Other Business Tools Amazon Echo Spot Features Video Conferencing and Other Business Tools
- October 06, 2017

The Echo's popularity prodded Google to introduce its own internet-connected speaker, Home, with a digital assistant a year ago. This device is named as Echo Plus. This updated version is about half the size of the original Amazon Echo. So, from now on your clock is not only gonna talk to you but also tell you to commute time, get the weather, show your calendar or even dim the lights for you! Much like how Microsoft proliferated with the mass adoption of Windows on computers, Amazon ... (more...)
Senate update on Russian Federation investigation expected Wednesday Senate update on Russian Federation investigation expected Wednesday
- October 05, 2017

Warner revealed that the committee still sees "strains and threads" they feel they must pursue in the Russian Federation investigation. After conducting more than 100 interviews and reviewing over 100,000 pages of documents, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee still can not rule out the possibility that Donald Trump's presidential campaign colluded with Russia's cyber operation aimed at helping him win the White House. (more...)
OnePlus 5 with Android Oreo spotted on GeekBench
- October 05, 2017

Tell us your thoughts down in the comments. Nokia 3 is the cheapest among all Nokia Android smartphones. First up, HMD Global has revealed that all of its current Nokia-branded devices will be upgraded to Android P , the yet-to-be-announced next major Android update. (more...)
New Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon trailer and details New Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon trailer and details
- October 05, 2017

Along with the previously revealed UB-Burst and UB-Assembly , Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will feature at least one more completely new Ultra Beast, this one codenamed UB-Adhesive. But in Ultra Sun and Moon you can travel to their world and see where they are from. Plus, there's another new Ultra Beast on the scene to go with the other two new ones we saw weeks ago. (more...)
Fortnite to add Horde Bash mode on quest to become every game Fortnite to add Horde Bash mode on quest to become every game
- October 05, 2017

Clearly being cobbled together by taking the core elements of BattleGrounds and smashing them with the combat system that already existed in Fortnite's PvE mode, Battle Royale is very much a foundation and a stepping stone for a more robust game to come. (more...)
Amazon testing its own delivery service for some products Amazon testing its own delivery service for some products
- October 05, 2017

Seller Flex is being tested on the West Coast before rolling out nationwide. Amazon is taking on a greater role in how third-party sellers ship to customers.Robert Galbraith / REUTERSAmazon is taking delivery seriously. Others concur: RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahoney noted that Amazon's shipping and fulfillment costs continue to rise faster than its sales. FedEx said business-to-customer deliveries like the kind of service performed on Amazon's behalf is only a small portion of the ... (more...)
Vegas gunman was 'sick' and 'demented' Vegas gunman was 'sick' and 'demented'
- October 05, 2017

The sister of the Filipina-Australian girlfriend of Las Vegas mass-killer Stephen Paddock says she was sent to the Philippines two weeks before the massacre so she couldn't interfere with his plans. It was not known whether the money was for her or her family or for another goal. "He was so rude to her in front of us, ' Mendoza said, adding that Paddock always looked 'like he never slept because of the large bags under his eyes". (more...)
Instagram finally lets you post your Stories directly to Facebook Instagram finally lets you post your Stories directly to Facebook
- October 05, 2017

After being tested in Portugal last month, the feature appeared for US users and Facebook confirmed it would now be rolled out globally. After testing in Portugal last month, the option to syndicate Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories has now also appeared for United States users. (more...)
International Space Station Crew Gearing Up for Three October Spacewalks International Space Station Crew Gearing Up for Three October Spacewalks
- October 05, 2017

In the first of three planned spacewalks, NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei will go outside the International Space Station to fix the ISS main robotic appendage . Once they arrive at the robotic arm worksite on the station's truss backbone, Bresnik and Vande Hei will attach themselves to foot restraints on each side of the end effector. (more...)
Mozilla drops support of Firefox on Windows XP and Vista Mozilla drops support of Firefox on Windows XP and Vista
- October 05, 2017

Mozilla has been a constant supporter of Windows PC since long with its Browser being a part of Firefox 52 Extended Support Release Channel. It is designed primarily for organizations who want more time when it comes to browser updates. We strongly encourage our users to upgrade to a version of Windows that is supported by Microsoft. Similarly, Windows Vista also went out of the extended support cycle in April 2017. (more...)
Hands on with Pixel Buds: the power of Google in your ears
- October 05, 2017

For more information about the insane features this guy is packed full of (and believe me he is packed full of them, including Optical Image Stabilization) please check out their release event. Design is subjective, but Google wins when it comes to the front of its latest phone and Apple edges out the Pixel for the iPhone X's shimmering glass back. (more...)
Xiaomi Set To Launch Mi Mix 2 In India On Oct 10 Xiaomi Set To Launch Mi Mix 2 In India On Oct 10
- October 05, 2017

The launch date has been confirmed by the teaser that has been shared by the company recently, which claims that the Xiaomi phone will be launched officially at an event held in New Delhi. The phone Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was launched in China in September. In terms of specifications, the device features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. (more...)
Google announces wonderful devices on its Wednesday conference
- October 05, 2017

Two new smartphones , running on Android , will have OLED screens, fingerprint sensors and a more powerful rear camera than before. The smaller version of the Google Home speaker functions identically to its predecessor, including voice recognition, but is supposed to be smaller than a doughnut. (more...)
Feral Cats Are Killing Millions Of Native Aussie Birds Each Year Feral Cats Are Killing Millions Of Native Aussie Birds Each Year
- October 05, 2017

A contemporary study by researchers at National Institution in Canberra - Australian National University and Public institute in Australia - Charles Darwin University has affirmed that 377 million birds killed yearly across the country. They have wiped out entire populations since being introduced by Europeans who settled in the country two centuries ago, with efforts to cull or sterilise them so far failing to slow their march. (more...)
SpaceX plans to send 100 passengers to Mars by 2024 SpaceX plans to send 100 passengers to Mars by 2024
- October 05, 2017

Elon Musk said Friday that his space-flight company SpaceX could transport human flight crews to Mars and that he is willing to "cannibalize" all its other flight vehicles and product lines in order to fund it-including its vehicles that now fly missions to the International Space Station. (more...)
Google's new Pixel smartphones to be priced at $649 and $849
- October 05, 2017

The Pixel 2 will come in three colors - "kind of blue", "just black", and "clearly white". What else new, though? Google has revealed its newest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , as the company takes another valiant stab at toppling Apple and Samsung . (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins Story Trailer Shows The Birth of the Brotherhood
- October 05, 2017

Each package will also include a one-month Xbox Game Pass subscription, which gives you access to over 100 different highly rated Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for download, along with a 14-day Xbox Live Gold subscription, so you can enjoy the multiplayer benefits right out of the box. (more...)