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WhatsApp down: Mysterious outage in Europe, Asia, America WhatsApp down: Mysterious outage in Europe, Asia, America
- Декабря 01, 2017

Many users took to Twitter to express their outrage as the app has become number one trend on Twitter within less than an hour with more than 280 thousands of tweets. "We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to fix the issue as soon as possible", a spokesperson for the app said, according to the publication. (more...)
PUBG to run at 60 FPS on the Xbox One X PUBG to run at 60 FPS on the Xbox One X
- Декабря 01, 2017

We do know that PUBG will support HDR on the Xbox One S/X. We've had several inside looks at what's to come for the record-breaking battle royale title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ( PUBG ), and now it looks like we'll get to see the new desert map in action - and soon! At the same time, Greene acknowledged that frame rate "isn't that important" for a game like PUBG compared to a twitch-based shooter like Call of Duty. (more...)
Scientists: To save the environment when need to pass on the glitter Scientists: To save the environment when need to pass on the glitter
- Декабря 01, 2017

Microplastics are simply pieces of plastic smaller than five millimeters. Glitter may be a popular decoration, in leiu of that, but multiple online sites are now claiming that scientists want it banned. Some British schools have gone as far as to ban glitter because of the danger they can cause the environment. The majority of these microplastics come from microbeads found in beauty products such as shampoos and soaps. (more...)
The First FDA-Cleared EKG Reading Apple Watch Strap Is Here The First FDA-Cleared EKG Reading Apple Watch Strap Is Here
- Декабря 01, 2017

The FDA has approved an EKG monitor as an accessory for the Apple Watch - the first certified medical device for the increasingly popular wearable, medical tech company AliveCor announced Thursday. Although AliveCor offers a standalone device called the Kardia Mobile , you must consider connecting the KardiaBand to Apple Watch to make EKG readings entirely on its own. (more...)
Google Says Apps Can No Longer Put Ads on Your Lock Screen Google Says Apps Can No Longer Put Ads on Your Lock Screen
- Декабря 01, 2017

To record calls on Skype, WhatsApp and Viber. Recording ambient audio through the microphone. Sending and intercepting SMS messages on infected devices. If you choose to install apps from "Unknown sources" outside of the Google Play Store , Google Play Protect may send unknown apps to Google. During this process, they found even more Tizi-infected apps, some of them going as far back as October 2015. (more...)
Google Home Can Perform Two Task At Once Google Home Can Perform Two Task At Once
- Декабря 01, 2017

Priced at $399, it's even more expensive than Apple's forthcoming HomePod (at $349), but it packs all of the power of Google's Assistant an improved listening experience for folks who want to listen to music more often than not. Best Buy has the Home Max listed on its website with a "coming soon" label attached to it, but next to the model and SKU information, there's also a release date of December 12, 2017. (more...)
Prehistoric women were stronger than today's competitive rowers Prehistoric women were stronger than today's competitive rowers
- Ноября 30, 2017

A new study looked at remains from Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Iron Age cemeteries and compared them with bones from modern female athletes . The Neolithic women (between 7,400 and 7,000 years ago) analyzed in the study had similar leg-bone strength to rowers now, but their arm bones were 11%-16% stronger for their size compared with the athletes. (more...)
Samsung starts mass producing 2nd-gen 10nm processors, may power Galaxy S9 Samsung starts mass producing 2nd-gen 10nm processors, may power Galaxy S9
- Ноября 30, 2017

In the USA Samsung uses its own Exynos processor. For its Galaxy S8 series and the Note 8, Samsung made use of the Exynos 8895 chipset. "Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that its Foundry Business has commenced mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) products built on its second generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 10LPP (Low Power Plus)", says the company. (more...)
Samsung starts Exynos 9810 production, chip to be 15 % power effective Samsung starts Exynos 9810 production, chip to be 15 % power effective
- Ноября 30, 2017

At the very least, Samsung will be using them in the production of the Galaxy S9 . For its Galaxy S8 series and the Note 8, Samsung made use of the Exynos 8895 chipset. According to Ryan Lee, Vice President of Foundry Marketing at Samsung, the company will continue with its "long-living 10nm process strategy" and will continue to work on upcoming 7nm chips. (more...)
Microsoft Edge is now available for all iPhone users Microsoft Edge is now available for all iPhone users
- Ноября 30, 2017

Microsoft has just released its famed Edge browser on the App Store , allowing you to move content and pick where you left off on your PC or iPhone . Edge for Android is available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, India, and the UK. On November 30, Microsoft officials are announcing that these apps are no longer in preview and are generally available for users in select markets . (more...)
Sunday's supermoon will be biggest and brightest full moon this year Sunday's supermoon will be biggest and brightest full moon this year
- Ноября 30, 2017

That's because the moon will look larger in comparison to objects at the horizon as it rises. The moon will become full at 10:47 a.m. EST Sunday. So you can fully appreciate this rare moment in space and time. North America is due to see its first and only supermoon of 2017, which is what happens when a full moon coincides with at least 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth. (more...)
FDA clears first EKG band for the Apple Watch FDA clears first EKG band for the Apple Watch
- Ноября 30, 2017

Apple Watch has already implemented the machine learning technology to recognize when heart rates spike abnormally, but this customized approach is stepping a pace forward. This study is being conducted by Standford Medicine and Apple is working with the FDA . "Apple deserves kudos for building such a platform that allows us - I mean, I think we are the most advanced app ever built for the Apple Watch". (more...)
Nissan Kicks debuts in LA Nissan Kicks debuts in LA
- Ноября 30, 2017

Nissan has unveiled a new crossover that is the first step into its SUV range called the Kicks. Or should we say a new pair of Kicks? The 2018 Nissan Kicks will start "well under $19,000". The Nissan Intelligent Around View Monitor is also optional on the vehicle. Powering the 2018 Kicks is a 1.6-liter I-4 with 125 hp and 115 lb-ft of torque paired exclusively to a CVT. (more...)
Google's getting sued for snooping on millions of iPhone users Google's getting sued for snooping on millions of iPhone users
- Ноября 30, 2017

Led by the former executive director of Which? , Richard Lloyd , the group have launched a class action lawsuit, with the hope of "making an example of one of the world's biggest companies and showing them that they need to follow the rules like everyone else" and compensating anybody in England and Wales that owned an iPhone at the time . (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5 appears at TENAA ahead of launch Xiaomi Redmi 5 appears at TENAA ahead of launch
- Ноября 30, 2017

However, Xiaomi is offering an additional discount of Rs 1,000 for the first 1 million customers of the 2GB/16GB variant, bringing its price down to Rs 4,999. The device will come with Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI Global 9.1 stable build out of the box along with the usual bunch of MIUI apps including a separate "Apps" store along with Google Play Store. (more...)
Lexus LX 570 drops $5000 in new 2-row trim Lexus LX 570 drops $5000 in new 2-row trim
- Ноября 29, 2017

However, the RX L does have tri-zone automatic climate control with heating and air conditioning vents for the third row. This changes the appearance of the vehicle's rear: The C-pillars are still blacked out to provide the floating roof aesthetic, but the added length has also elongated the dipping roofline. (more...)
Google's new tech can spot and shame people peeping at your phone Google's new tech can spot and shame people peeping at your phone
- Ноября 29, 2017

Well, you might not have to worry about that in the future: Google's researchers have developed an AI tool that can spot when someone is sneaking a peek at your screen. Plus, it identifies them with a Snapchatty-looking puke rainbow, which is all kinds of cool. In the demo, the phone switches from Hangouts nearly immediately to warn the user that a "stranger is looking". (more...)
Nintendo to start offering in-game power-ups via cereal boxes Nintendo to start offering in-game power-ups via cereal boxes
- Ноября 29, 2017

After Cerealously reported on the rumors, they received a response from Kelloggs stating, "We hope you'll keep an eye out for the new Super Mario Cereal that is hitting store shelves now". It seems Nintendo has found yet another way to "milk" the game, after all. "This star-shaped cereal features Super Mario-inspired marshmallows, and a limited number of packages will have an Amiibo powerup sticker that can be used on the Super Mario Odyssey game with the Nintendo Switch gaming ... (more...)
Google Has Finally Fixed Its Burger Emoji Google Has Finally Fixed Its Burger Emoji
- Ноября 29, 2017

Microsoft had revised its burger emoji in Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Anniversary update and again in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, with the most recent update about the burger lacking vegetables. The incorrect version of a single beer glass emoji showed it half empty but with the froth magically dripping from the top. As it turns out, the beer emoji was problematic as well. (more...)
Snapchat CEO blames rival social networks for fake news Snapchat CEO blames rival social networks for fake news
- Ноября 29, 2017

Snap touted the move as a philosophical departure from rival Facebook Inc. While social media giants continue struggling with trying to put a check on the constant influx of fake news without much success , Mr. Having feeds based on usage and interests is a major shift from Snapchat's last six years of ordering snaps chronologically. The update is being introduced first to a small portion of Snapchat's user base later this week, with wider availability in the coming weeks. (more...)
Uber to be sued $2000 per violation after data breach Uber to be sued $2000 per violation after data breach
- Ноября 29, 2017

When a data breach puts people at risk, businesses must inform them, " Ferguson said in a news release. Washington Attorney-General Bob Ferguson said that because the drivers' information that was accessed included names and license numbers, state law required Uber to notify them and his office within 45 days. (more...)
Scientists determined the age of the tomb of Christ Scientists determined the age of the tomb of Christ
- Ноября 29, 2017

For the first time ever, scientists have reportedly dated what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ . ReutersVisitors stand near the newly restored Edicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on March 20, 2017. (more...)
Scientists Have Used DNA To Solve The Mystery Of The Yeti Scientists Have Used DNA To Solve The Mystery Of The Yeti
- Ноября 29, 2017

A DNA study that looked at the mitochondrial genome of the purported samples of the Yeti revealed that the specimens belong to animals. A new study into the creature - aka the Yeti - analyses the DNA of purported samples of its bone, teeth, skin, hair and faeces and discovers majority to be from bears. (more...)
Subaru unveils 2019 Ascent, its largest SUV Subaru unveils 2019 Ascent, its largest SUV
- Ноября 29, 2017

Subaru sold 532,893 vehicles in the US through October, up 6.4 percent from the year-earlier period, placing the automaker well on track to surpass last year's record of 615,132 total sales. It's paired with a new version of Subaru's continuously variable transmission. Fuel economy ratings are not available yet, but the automaker claims the big SUV will cover more than 500 miles on a full tank. (more...)
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 breaks Nurburgring four-door vehicle record Jaguar XE SV Project 8 breaks Nurburgring four-door vehicle record
- Ноября 29, 2017

And this model showcased for the lap record is the one that'll go into production. Its codename: Project 8. "The hand-assembled XE SV Project 8 takes that principle to the limit, extracting supercar-beating performance from Jaguar's most compact four-door sedan". (more...)

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