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Huawei Honor 9 Lite launches with dual-camera setup and Android Oreo Huawei Honor 9 Lite launches with dual-camera setup and Android Oreo
- December 21, 2017

As far as the availability is concerned, the handset is set to hit the retail shelves in China on December 26 followed by India, Russia, and the United Kingdom in the coming months. The device features nearly all types of useful sensors such as accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer and proximity sensor. Talking about the phone's pricing and is availability, the Honor 9 Lite smartphone is an affordable Android powered smartphone. (more...)
Apple Plans Combined iPhone, iPad, & Mac Apps to Create One User Experience
- December 21, 2017

Apple already has an app store for Macs, but these apps run differently than the mobile iOS and receive fewer updates. That's a lot more work. With a single app for all machines, Mac, iPad and iPhone users will get new features and updates at the same time. (more...)
Facebook modifies the way it alerts users to fake news Facebook modifies the way it alerts users to fake news
- December 21, 2017

Further, Facebook says research shows that displaying a red icon to indicate fake news could actually further entrench someone's beliefs - the opposite of what the flag was created to do. Facebook worked with third-party fact checkers such as PolitiFact and Snopes to go through and individually mark stories as disputed - a process that was slow and only scratched the surface of fake content on the network, people in the programme have told Bloomberg. (more...)
Traders Buy Shares of Apple (AAPL) on Weakness
- December 21, 2017

Sunbelt Securities Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $902.05B market cap company. Hefty Wealth Partners now owns 804 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 174 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
3GPP declares first 5G NR spec complete 3GPP declares first 5G NR spec complete
- December 21, 2017

It's the first 5G specification to be ratified . The decision by the 3GPP TSG RAN meeting to finalize the first implementable 5G NR specification means that the telecoms industry can now start preparing for the rollout of a standardized technology. (more...)
Winter solstice 2017: It's the shortest day of the year Winter solstice 2017: It's the shortest day of the year
- December 21, 2017

On winter solstice , the Northern Hemisphere is leaning the most away from the sun meaning it receives the least amount of possible daylight hours and the longest night. From religious references, to spiritual symbolism, the winter solstice marks an important shift in the year. The meteorological beginning of winter is December 1. (more...)
NASA is set to uncover finalists for future solar system mission NASA is set to uncover finalists for future solar system mission
- December 21, 2017

The other option, CAESAR, a rendering of which is shown below, would fly back to a comet that the European Space Agency first explored in 2004 with its Rosetta mission. Squyres noted that past studies have confirmed comets contain water as well as organic compounds that could serve as life's building blocks. It would be able to explore the moon for hundreds of kilometres, flying from location to location. (more...)
Amazon Music Ending Cloud MP3 Storage, Streaming Option
- December 21, 2017

From there, swipe left in the app to find Media, click on Amazon Music , and log in with your Amazon credentials. Audi driver who have purchased or stored tunes via Amazon Music can stream their library in the auto, sans a membership or subscription. (more...)
Watch the magical Winter Solstice live from Newgrange Watch the magical Winter Solstice live from Newgrange
- December 20, 2017

Now every year on the winter solstice people flock from across the globe to Newgrange in County Meath , to feel closer to their ancestors and catch a glimpse of their ancient Ireland's engineering expertise. And that's why, for millennia, humans have celebrated the solstice-for the return of the sun that it marks. This also means the first day of winter has arrived, but if you're not a winter lover, then the countdown to spring has also begun. (more...)
SpaceX shows off Falcon Heavy SpaceX shows off Falcon Heavy
- December 20, 2017

Let's hope that Musk's intention to hit the Falcon Heavy's January 2018 deadline is a bit more honest. Musk has noted repeatedly there is a "non-zero" chance that the Falcon Heavy will explode on its maiden voyage. One core is under the first stage, and two are strapped to the sides. Musk said recently that the Falcon Heavy's first payload will be his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster. (more...)
The most popular passwords of 2017, from 'football' to 'jordan23' The most popular passwords of 2017, from 'football' to 'jordan23'
- December 20, 2017

We can likely extrapolate SplashData's findings to assume that many people who use passwords like this aren't using unique passwords across their various online identities. To make it more complicated, you can also use symbols and can make a rhythmic meaning of that to make it easy to memorise. With fervent anticipation and excitement surrounding the recent premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi , SplashData said even "starwars" managed to make it to its annual list. (more...)
Twitch announces 'Stream On': A 2018 streaming reality show Twitch announces 'Stream On': A 2018 streaming reality show
- December 20, 2017

Successful applicants will face challenges created to test their streaming skills. The selected contestants will compete from home in challenges that Twitch describes as testing out "important streamer skills", with the audience getting a say in who gets to advance in each round. (more...)
The Escapists 2 making a break for Nintendo Switch The Escapists 2 making a break for Nintendo Switch
- December 20, 2017

Unlike the Wii U, which sold just 13.56 million units in 5 years, the switch has exceeded all expectations by achieving 10 million units' sales in 9 months. The PS4 was the best-selling video game hardware platform in the US through November, Piscatella said. But for now, it looks like Nintendo is on the track for a dramatically better fiscal year in 2017 when compared to 2016. (more...)
Fake Cuphead game was briefly available on the App Store for $5 Fake Cuphead game was briefly available on the App Store for $5
- December 20, 2017

Also look for typos or sloppy writing in the app description, promises of shopping discounts, or a full website URL as the app's name-these are all dead giveaways that the app is fake. The fake website was then tracked to someone named Walter Gregor who resides in Washington, as was seen on the profile of the website. One of 2017's best games, " Cuphead ", is out now on iPhone and iPad! The main character was shown within the fake Cuphead app page. (more...)
Get your first look at Magic Leap's mixed reality headset Get your first look at Magic Leap's mixed reality headset
- December 20, 2017

The company also isn't talking about a price tag yet, and it only goes so far as to say that its hardware will ship sometime next year. Then last month the Magic Leap One name started making the rounds after a trademark application filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office. (more...)
Microsoft has wonderful news for fans of The Witcher 3 Microsoft has wonderful news for fans of The Witcher 3
- December 20, 2017

The 1.60 patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now for the Xbox One X, and brings 4K resolution and HDR support to the console. Xbox One or Playstation 4 (not Pro) owners, buy the Xbox One X if you have the cash to splash and you really want top-notch graphics, better framerates and improved load times. (more...)
Is Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones With Degraded Batteries?
- December 20, 2017

Poole says, 'This fix will also cause users to think, "My phone is slow so I should replace it", not, "My phone is slow so I should replace its battery"'. The decrease in performance can be seen in the iPhones, even when the Low Power mode is not enabled. A phone that's functional when you need it is clearly better than one which runs out of battery quicker. (more...)
Why minor accused in Pradyuman case will be tried as an adult Why minor accused in Pradyuman case will be tried as an adult
- December 20, 2017

Pradyuman's father Varun Thakur, who was demanding the trial of the accused student as an adult, expressed satisfaction over the board's decision. Juvenile Justice Board has transferred the case to District And Sessions Court and hearing will begin from December 22. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ specs surface on Geekbench Samsung Galaxy S9+ specs surface on Geekbench
- December 20, 2017

Looking ahead to 2018, Samsung said in its Q3 financial results, released October 31, that it plans to "strengthen its leadership in the high-end market with flagship smartphones and improve profitability through optimizing product lineups". (more...)
Jeep Cherokee Gets a Fresh Mug for the New Year Jeep Cherokee Gets a Fresh Mug for the New Year
- December 20, 2017

There will likely be some new wheel designs and color options, but as this is a midcycle facelift, we don't expect too many alterations to what is already one of Jeep's bestselling models. Jeep's press release does hint at more efficient powertrain options, so there could be some updates to the transmissions or engines. By getting rid of the split headlights from the existing Cherokee, the updated model brings a more integrated look to the Jeep range. (more...)
Google to bid old Android Apps a fond farewell next August
- December 20, 2017

The 64-bit requirement won't magically lead to faster or more powerful apps, but it could encourage developers to fine-tune their apps if they've been overly cozy with 32-bit software. Android has supported 64-bit apps ever since Lollipop arrived in 2015, but they haven't been necessary. Existing apps that don't get updated will be allowed to stay, and the development tools will still allow the creation of apps targeted for old versions. (more...)
Destiny 2's Controversial Three Of Coins Item Clarified And Will Be Fixed
- December 20, 2017

If you were thinking that the level of distrust between Destiny 2's player base and developer Bungie couldn't get any higher, think again. However, many players were confused about how, exactly, it works-and, it turns out, it hasn't been working properly, either. (more...)
Pentagon's UFO truth is finally out there Pentagon's UFO truth is finally out there
- December 20, 2017

The multi-million-dollar investigation was kept hush-hush from when it was established in 2007 up until 2012. Retired Senator Harry Reid is a Man in Black. He quit the Pentagon in October and went to work at a private UFO research company, co-founded by Blink 182's Tom Delonge. Mr. Elizondo wrote in a resignation letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. (more...)
Facebook Introduces New Tools To Prevent Harassment Facebook Introduces New Tools To Prevent Harassment
- December 19, 2017

With these new tools in place, Facebook is aiming to recognize when someone does that and prevent them from a sending a message or friend request to you. Now, the latest tool will let you tap on the message and ignore the conversation. The other feature will enable you to move messages from a harasser out of your inbox without blocking them-so they don't get notified that they've been blocked, but you don't have to see their dumb messages. (more...)
Twitter INC (TWTR) Position Maintained by Slate Path Capital Lp Twitter INC (TWTR) Position Maintained by Slate Path Capital Lp
- December 19, 2017

Twitter had 199 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Staley Capital Advisers Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Twitter during the third quarter worth approximately $173,000. The Iowa-based Cambridge Invest Rech Advisors has invested 0.03% in Twitter, Inc . (NYSE: TWTR ) or 10,846 shares. Legal & General Gru Public Limited Com has invested 0.04% in Twitter, Inc . (more...)