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Tim Cook: Barring of Black Teens From Apple Store 'Unacceptable' Tim Cook: Barring of Black Teens From Apple Store 'Unacceptable'
- November 16, 2015

This was the message that Mr. Cook included in a section of the company's website. The incident played out on Tuesday at Highpoint Shopping Centre, Maribyrnong, where Francis Ose and five of his friends walked into the Apple store . "It is not a message we would ever want to deliver to a customer or hear ourselves", wrote Tim Cook in the letter.  None of us are happy with the way this was handled. (more...)
Microsoft Lumia 950 to launch on November 20 Microsoft Lumia 950 to launch on November 20
- November 16, 2015

Carphone Warehouse is offering the best price so far for a Sim-free  Lumia 950, asking £419.99  and  £469.99 , for the larger screened XL, whereas other retailers have priced it at slightly over £500. It features a 5.2-inch WQHD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. That must be done before February 29, 2016. Once they're out of stock, you won't be able to get the Dock. (more...)
Verizon Wireless, Google, and Telus Offer Free Calling to France in Response Verizon Wireless, Google, and Telus Offer Free Calling to France in Response
- November 15, 2015

The tragedy has seen to 128 dead, and 180 more injured after a coordinated attack in six different locations across the French capital. T-Mobile said its Simple Choice postpaid customers can make free call and text to and from the United States, including Puerto Rico and France from Friday, November 13 through Monday, November 16, 2015. (more...)
5.5-inch version of HTC's iPhone clone revealed by Chinese regulators 5.5-inch version of HTC's iPhone clone revealed by Chinese regulators
- November 15, 2015

Besides this, an image with the HTC One X9 was spotted on social network Weibo, revealing the same design line as the one seen on the One A9. Rumors pertaining to the alleged  HTC One X9  smartphone are gathering momentum and close on the heels of the images of the iPhone-like device leaking, the handset has now been certified by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. (more...)
Renders of the BlackBerry Renders of the BlackBerry "Vienna", successor to the Priv
- November 15, 2015

Crackberry wrote that the BlackBerry Vienna features the popular BlackBerry layout, instead of the slider that the Priv had. BlackBerry did not respond to our request for a comment on either Priv sales or future Android phones. The device may launch with the Android 5.1 Lollipop or 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. BlackBerry's security suite will most likely be available on the Vienna, as it is one of the major selling points for choosing BlackBerry over other Android providers. (more...)
How Fallout 4's perk system improves on Fallout 3 How Fallout 4's perk system improves on Fallout 3
- November 15, 2015

I can't wait to see it done on the  console . Due to performance issues specific to the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the  game , those versions have both been given three stars out of five. This is a build that helps in exactly that. Even after finishing the  game , I never really figured out why all that base-building  stuff  is in there. (more...)
BlackBerry Priv pre-order shipments are getting delayed BlackBerry Priv pre-order shipments are getting delayed
- November 15, 2015

Codenamed Blackberry Vienna , the device sheds the slide-keyboard that was introduced in Blackberry Priv and replaces it with an ever-present physical keypad like the traditional Blackberry devices. It supports the microSD external expansion of up to 200 GB worth. The BlackBerry Priv is powered by a 3,140 mAh battery and boots on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box. (more...)
Walmart Workers Go On Hunger Strike Walmart Workers Go On Hunger Strike
- November 14, 2015

They now have a $57.00 price objective on the retailer's stock. Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT ) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 18th. now the company Insiders own 50.56% of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. shares, according to the proxy statements. Finally, Stephens lowered shares of Wal-Mart Stores from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and set a $58.00 price target on the stock.in a research report on Thursday, October 15th. (more...)
Bluetooth to gain longer range, faster speed in 2016 Bluetooth to gain longer range, faster speed in 2016
- November 14, 2015

According to the official Bluetooth site, Bluetooth Smart, a low-energy subset of the protocol aimed at facilitating networks for personal health devices, entertainment systems, and other domestic networks, will see a fourfold increase. "Bluetooth has been adopted by countless developers and manufacturers as their connectivity solution of choice for the IoT". Crackers and hackers will no longer need to get up close and personal with Bluetooth devices to launch attacks: the next iteration of ... (more...)
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820 processor Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820 processor
- November 14, 2015

Based on 14nm FinFET fabric, Snapdragon 820 features the new Kryo CPU along with Hexagon 680 DSP. The Kryo processor is the next generation of the Krait, which was the infamously overheating processor of the 810. This, in part, is helped by the firm's Spectra ISP, which supports the speed and performance necessary for "computer vision experiences". However, the engineers have been hard at work on the Snapdragon 820 , or so they claim, and it remains to be seen if the chip finally gets rid of ... (more...)
Apple to Release a 4-Inch iPhone 6C to Replace iPhone 5C Apple to Release a 4-Inch iPhone 6C to Replace iPhone 5C
- November 13, 2015

When the iPhone 6/6 Plus launched, Display Mate's Dr. Raymond Soneira called the display found on the iPhone 6 Plus the "best performing smartphone LCD display [sic] that [Display Mate has] ever tested". Apple's suppliers are still largely investing in LCD technology, with Foxconn set to build sixth generation LTPS TFT-LCD production lines in China. (more...)
Jeep Rolls Out Two New Special Editions Jeep Rolls Out Two New Special Editions
- November 13, 2015

The Jeep Wrangler Backcountry comes with a host of Wrangler's most capable off-road features. Jeep hasn't talked about prices yet, but the 2016 Wrangler Backcountry arrives in showrooms in late November while the Grand Cherokee SRT Night will be available in the first quarter of 2016. (more...)
John Legend Shows Wife Chrissy Teigen's Underwear Drawer to the World John Legend Shows Wife Chrissy Teigen's Underwear Drawer to the World
- November 13, 2015

Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Chrissy Teigen (left) and John Legend (right) teamed up to give fans a look inside the supermodel's closet. 8M followers on Tues. The expecting presenter - who turns 30 this month - joked: "I'm just pregnant sufficient to not take pleasure in seeing backstage pictures of the vs fashion show bombshells.'Chrissy & her spouse of two years of time of time John Legend - who met in 2007 - formally announced they have been expecting their 1st child on ... (more...)
Hyundai To Launch Augmented Reality Owner's Manual App For Cars Hyundai To Launch Augmented Reality Owner's Manual App For Cars
- November 13, 2015

The app lets you point your tablet at different parts of the vehicle 45 different parts, to be exact at which point 2D and 3D overlays on the display will identify what goes where. For example, scan the engine bay and click on "Engine Oil", and the app will begin a video showing how to measure the oil level by looking at the dipstick. (more...)
What You Need to Know About T-Mobile's Binge On Program What You Need to Know About T-Mobile's Binge On Program
- November 12, 2015

T-Mobile said YouTube isn't covered because the company couldn't reliably tell yet that it's video. A promise of additional free video streaming will also come up in the near future. Addressing the issues that tagged Binge On as a net neutrality problem, John Leger said, "This is not a net neutrality problem, it's free and you can shut it off, it's complete customer choice". (more...)
Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Interactive With Twitch Chat Features Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Interactive With Twitch Chat Features
- November 12, 2015

Such effects are silly (rainbow trail, big head), advantageous (headshots resulting in poison gas clouds, slowdown bubbles) or challenging (dying once ends the replay of the level). Those broadcasting Rise of the Tomb Raider through the Xbox One Twitch app will allow those participate in said streams to receive gifts from completed side missions, challenges, crypts or specific achievements. (more...)
IOS 9.2 Release Date Inching Closer IOS 9.2 Release Date Inching Closer
- November 12, 2015

Apple released tvOS 9.0.1 for the company's new Apple TV models though the update didn't come with patch notes. On Monday, Apple released its tvOS 9.0.1 update. Apple today announced that it has raised the TestFlight beta tester limit to 2,000. In the video embedded in his post, Benjamin was able to queue up multiple Apple Music search queries for songs, artists, album, playlists and Beats 1, all without opening the Music app on Apple TV . (more...)
Panasonic launches detachable laptop Toughbook 20 Panasonic launches detachable laptop Toughbook 20
- November 12, 2015

Sporting six different modes of use thanks to an attachable handle, the Toughbook CF-20 can be used in a standard tablet or laptop form, but also in clamshell, presentation and folded mode to ensure workers are never caught short. There are multiple options, including an IP55-rated digitiser pen, LTE mobile broadband, U-Blox 8 Global Positioning System, a fingerprint reader, smartcard and barcode readers, a vehicle dock, a desktop port replicator and a four-bay battery charger. (more...)
Fallout 4 Loading Times Improved When Using a PS4 SSD Fallout 4 Loading Times Improved When Using a PS4 SSD
- November 12, 2015

The New Xbox One Experience will no longer support the use of Kinect gestures because Microsoft says that only a very small number of users were interested in them. Both the Xbox One and the PSY render at 1080p and at 30 fps with VSync enabled, but Fallout 4 on Xbox One has seen some inexplicable stutters. (more...)
Amazon Launches Volley in Tablet Wars With Steep Black Friday Discount Amazon Launches Volley in Tablet Wars With Steep Black Friday Discount
- November 12, 2015

It comes after Argos announced that it would offer deals on every Friday in the lead-up to Christmas, rather than just the Black Friday weekend. Items currently up for sale include the Amazon Echo, which now sells with $30 off for $149.99, and the Kindle Paperwhite, now available for $99.99. (more...)

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