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Ozone Layer Hole Is Healing, According To Research Ozone Layer Hole Is Healing, According To Research
- January 05, 2018

The yearly changes in the ozone hole, which is positioned over Antarctica, are the result of variations in weather patterns and seasonal changes that can either help the ozone recover or aid in the chemical reactions that break it down further. (more...)
Infant skeleton sheds new light on early Native American populations Infant skeleton sheds new light on early Native American populations
- January 05, 2018

In a landmark discovery at an archaeological site in Alaska, researchers have uncovered the first-ever direct genetic evidence of the earliest Native Americans . From this they have determined that the ancestors of all Native Americans descended from a single founding population that split from East Asians around 25,000 years ago. (more...)
Has Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani's 'Baaghi 2' been preponed? Has Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani's 'Baaghi 2' been preponed?
- January 05, 2018

In the poster which was released earlier in May past year, Tiger is seen flaunting his chiselled bareback and a gun in his hands, speaking volumes about his daredevil act in the Ahmed Khan directorial. #SajidNadiadwala's #Baaghi2 to release on March 30 2018. Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have always kept mum about their relationship status, but their chemistry tells another story. (more...)
HP issues recall for notebook computers, workstation batteries HP issues recall for notebook computers, workstation batteries
- January 05, 2018

The machines affected represent 0.1% of HP's computers sold globally between December 2015 and December 2017. This time, HP and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimate about 50,000 U.S. It also provides the instructions and software to enable HP's "Battery Safety Mode". The US Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) says about 50,000 units are affected. (more...)
Nintendo's Switch Is The Fastest Selling Gaming Console Ever
- January 05, 2018

Even without the official word from Nintendo , it was clear that the Switch was going to be the console people were going to snap up in the run-up to Christmas 2017. Noire from Rockstar Games, NBA 2K18from 2K Games, Sonic Mania from SEGA, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom, Rocket League from Psyonix and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and DOOM from Bethesda. (more...)
New leak shows off the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 New leak shows off the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2
- January 05, 2018

The device was first mentioned back in August previous year and it is said to come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Interestingly, the company has skipped the fingerprint sensor, which was present on the power button. It's getting the 21-megapixel rear camera with 4K capabilities too, and it boasts dual 15-megapixel front cameras that shoot video in 4K. Although we are quite disappointed with the fact that Sony has decide to retain the same old design, the flagship Xperia XZ Premium ... (more...)
SpaceX Falcon Heavy towers over historic Apollo launchpad SpaceX Falcon Heavy towers over historic Apollo launchpad
- January 05, 2018

Elon Musk , the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, took to social media Thursday to share posts of the company's rocket going vertical and an update on when it's expected to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It is expected to blast off soon after on an unmanned mission with a unique payload - Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster vehicle, which will be launched toward Mars. (more...)
Experience Rare Lunar Eclipse With Blue Moon on January 31st Experience Rare Lunar Eclipse With Blue Moon on January 31st
- January 05, 2018

The duration of the total phase is 77 minutes, with the moon tracking through the southern part of the Earth's shadow. The next total lunar eclipse this year will occur on 28 July and will be a micro moon, which occurs when a full moon or new moon coincides with the point in the moon's orbit farthest away from Earth. (more...)
Lawbreakers is officially a flop and PUBG is being blamed Lawbreakers is officially a flop and PUBG is being blamed
- January 05, 2018

Nexon has released its investor presentation Q3 2017 report that states Bluehole Studio's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has made it tough for FPS games in the current market. What's more, it has never actually been denied that the Sony game box might host the hugely popular Battle Royale title in the future. LawBreakers , Cliff Bleszinski's hero shooter that initially targetted the PC audience only before coming out on PS4, is not looking good at all. (more...)
Hisense's 2018 4K Smart TVs will feature Amazon's Alexa smart assistant Hisense's 2018 4K Smart TVs will feature Amazon's Alexa smart assistant
- January 05, 2018

Amazon doesn't publish exact figures of device sales, saying only that during the holiday season it sold "tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices" worldwide including the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. There are now 10,000 skills available for Alexa and the list continues to grow. In the past, Amazon has suggested that it's looking to release a paid advertisement service for Alexa. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) official teaser poster released ahead of launch Nokia 6 (2018) official teaser poster released ahead of launch
- January 05, 2018

This was the deal breaker, but with the Nokia 6 2018 , you can expect a significant upgrade in performance . The original Nokia 6 is an all-metal cellphone carved out of 6000 series aluminum with chamfered edges and has a curved 2.5D Gorilla glass on the front. (more...)
Samsung Officially Unveils Exynos 9810 with 2x Performance boost and Enhanced AI Samsung Officially Unveils Exynos 9810 with 2x Performance boost and Enhanced AI
- January 05, 2018

It also comes with the hybrid face detection feature that provides realistic face-tracking filters and stronger security while unlocking the device with one's face. To keep your personal data safe, it will store your facial, iris and fingerprint information in a separate security processing unit. Samsung Electronics has announced it will mass produce a mobile application processor (AP) with enhanced features for multi-tasking as well as artificial-intelligence capabilities. (more...)
Germany cracking down social media hate speech and fake news Germany cracking down social media hate speech and fake news
- January 03, 2018

The German Justice Minister will make forms available on its website which citizens can use to file complaints of social media sites violating NetzDG. Facebook has reportedly already begun recruiting hundreds of content moderators in Germany to watch out for extremist content on their platform and deal with reports of content that violate the NetzDG. (more...)
Eve: Valkyrie Studio Grabbed by Sumo Digital Eve: Valkyrie Studio Grabbed by Sumo Digital
- January 02, 2018

Just a few days ago, the company announced development had begun on a new MMORPG. In their announcement, Sumo Digital Managing Director Paul Porter had the following to say. Sumo Digital and CCP Games are both heading in radically different directions. However, it's the near future where Sumo Digital will likely receive its most recognition to date. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8 pre-orders have started Samsung Galaxy A8 pre-orders have started
- January 02, 2018

The Galaxy S9 Plus' Geekbench scores are impressive, but lag far behind the iPhone X . Samsung's upcoming flagship with model number SM-G965U1 scored 2422 points in single-core and 8351 points in multi-core tests. Let us once again clarify: this is an imaginary concept based on rumors, previous Samsung devices and pure fantasy, but it is in no shape or form "real" or " leaked ". (more...)
PUBG Corp CEO Talks PlayStation Release PUBG Corp CEO Talks PlayStation Release
- January 02, 2018

But what about PlayStation? "Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release, so they don't have a restriction on quality". The total number of people on Steam at any one time usually fluctuates between about 11 - 17 million, and PUBG now accounts for a huge portion of that, especially given how many thousands of games there are on the platform. (more...)
EPS for Intel Corporation (INTC) Expected At $0.86
- January 02, 2018

The stock increased 0.96% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $46.6. About 793,468 shares traded. City Com Fl holds 0.16% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) or 12,009 shares. INTC's profit will be $4.02B for 13.56 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.69 actual EPS reported by Otonomy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.90% EPS growth. (more...)
Trump on Twitter (Jan 2) - Iranian regime, Huma Abedin Trump on Twitter (Jan 2) - Iranian regime, Huma Abedin
- January 02, 2018

The president's accusation came via Twitter, telling the Justice Department it "must finally act" against Huma Abedin, an aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , and against former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , whom Trump fired previous year. (more...)
Two-wheeler segment witnesses significant surge in December sales Two-wheeler segment witnesses significant surge in December sales
- January 02, 2018

The company's domestic sales stood at 119,286 units, up 12.1% from 106,414 units in December 2016, Maruti Suzuki said in a statement. Hyundai Motor, however, reported only a marginal increase in domestic sales in December and utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) saw a decline of 7 per cent in its domestic passenger vehicle sales last month. (more...)
Factory Mode on OnePlus 3, 3T triggering Google Play Protect warning Factory Mode on OnePlus 3, 3T triggering Google Play Protect warning
- January 02, 2018

The system utilises "over 100 identifiers on your face such as the distance between your eyes or between your nose and upper lip", according to OnePlus , which also promises that the feature works in different lighting conditions and when you're wearing glasses. (more...)
IPhone battery slowdowns: Everything you need to know IPhone battery slowdowns: Everything you need to know
- January 02, 2018

Apple last week announced a new battery replacement programme after the company drew flak from customers for deliberately slowing down older iPhones. The company's Korean unit said Tuesday users of the iPhone 6 and its successors will be able to replace their batteries for around 32 USA dollars, or a little over a third of the original cost. (more...)
Airtel announces revised Rs. 799 pack for subscribers Airtel announces revised Rs. 799 pack for subscribers
- January 02, 2018

Additionally, you can check out a list of all packs offering 1GB 4G data per day as well as prepaid packs offering 2GB per day benefits to its users. But if you are more concerned about the data benefit than anything else, the revisions to the Airtel Rs.799 pack definitely make it more appealing than the Jio Rs.799 plan. (more...)
LG Announces The World's First 88-inch 8K OLED Display LG Announces The World's First 88-inch 8K OLED Display
- January 02, 2018

Every year LG blows our minds by pushing the boundaries of what is possible with TV technology at the Consumer Electronics Show, and CES 2018 will be no different as the South Korean giant is teasing an incredible 88-inch OLED TV with a native 8K resolution. (more...)
Amazon Listing Nintendo Switch Titles That Have Yet To Be Announced Amazon Listing Nintendo Switch Titles That Have Yet To Be Announced
- January 02, 2018

The setback, according to one anonymous source, aims to ensure the quality of more data-heavy games. However, with the Switch having some issues (Namely their storage and support). However, since they are listed on Amazon , one can assume that they are full-fledged retail releases and not just smaller indie titles. "Box art coming soon". (more...)
Apple offers $29 battery replacement as apology for intentionally slowing iPhones down Apple offers $29 battery replacement as apology for intentionally slowing iPhones down
- January 01, 2018

The company explained that in order for older iPhone models to work smoothly, it introduced a power management feature previous year that would "smooth out" peak power draw that would affect older lithium-ion batteries which would cause unexpected shutdowns. (more...)