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Microsoft lets cautious users try more of Windows 10's leading edge
- February 12, 2016

Apart from Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.107, Microsoft has also announced the addition of the new Release Preview Ring to its Windows Insider Program. The Slow Ring, on the other hand, receives builds at a slower pace, but when more bugs have been ironed out so there's less risk to the user's device. (more...)
Apple Says Controversial iPhone-Breaking 'Error 53' Is For Your Own Good Apple Says Controversial iPhone-Breaking 'Error 53' Is For Your Own Good
- February 12, 2016

Some users haven't had issues after damaging their phone and have continued to use it, and the same is true for those who sent their devices for fix to a non-Apple technician. "I returned to the shop, and the repairer put in my original home button". In case there is unauthorized Touch ID Display, it fails the test leaving the handset bricked. (more...)
Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, .NET Framework
- February 12, 2016

Specifically, the report pointed to how a new update will be added to the Fast ring once it passes automated testing within Microsoft . "If you would like to try the latest update experience out on your device - you can use Windows Device Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then re-enroll your device into receive Windows Insider Preview Builds". (more...)
Apple faces lawsuits over iPhone haptic feedback Apple faces lawsuits over iPhone haptic feedback
- February 12, 2016

Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim that Apple's latest software update permanently disables the phone if it is detected that a fix has been carried out by a third-party technician. Finally, Cochran notes of how lax Apple has been in its response to the Error 53 issue. MacRumors has, however, heard from a retail source that certain Apple Stores have received the go ahead from Apple to replace third-party screens and other components to resolve the issue. (more...)
Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money _ and Obama Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money _ and Obama
- February 12, 2016

Mrs Clinton said the donations did not mean she was in Wall Street's pocket, and noted that President Barack Obama had taken donations from Wall Street during his campaigns. Throughout the "PBS NewsHour " debate, the former secretary of state portrayed herself as an experienced pragmatist who would get things done and Sanders as a starry-eyed idealist who couldn't deliver on his promises. (more...)
Windows 10: Microsoft gives in and begins publishing release notes
- February 12, 2016

The notes will keep users get information about all the new features, changes and improvements that have been introduced with each update of the latest operating system. Fixed issue that didn't allow simultaneous install of apps from the Windows Store and updates from Windows Update. That Microsoft has made a decision to be more public about what's contained in every Windows 10 Cumulative Update is certainly good news. (more...)
New Microsoft App Helps You Find The Perfect Dog New Microsoft App Helps You Find The Perfect Dog
- February 12, 2016

Microsoft has released Fetch!, a new app for iPhone that can identify a dog's breed from a photo. It shows the potential for Microsoft researchers' advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver interesting results. "We wanted to bring artificial intelligence to the canine world". "We wanted to show that object recognition is something anyone could understand and interact with". (more...)
Twitter's new re engineered timeline: Here is everything you need to know Twitter's new re engineered timeline: Here is everything you need to know
- February 12, 2016

Excluding those who follow Twitter using text messaging, the user base declined slightly to 305 million from 307 million in the previous quarter. On a Periscope chat with analysts, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said its new timeline feature has shown "real promising growth" in user engagement. (more...)
Need for Speed coming to PC in March, 4K and unlocked framerate Need for Speed coming to PC in March, 4K and unlocked framerate
- February 12, 2016

There's no word yet on which wheels have made the cut, though. "The extra development time has allowed us to create the definitive NFS PC experience", says Ghost Games. (They're getting manual transmissions too, by the way, in a future update.) The exclusion makes sense in a way, since technology has far surpassed human ability when it comes to shifting gears, but players apparently wanted it, and so now they're getting it. (more...)
Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid revealed at Chicago motor show Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid revealed at Chicago motor show
- February 12, 2016

It is a hybrid, of course, but one that carries what Kia calls an "Un-Hybrid" look, referring to the Niro's strong and confident, nearly aggressive, design that is more typical of CUVs, which it also is, of course. Kia doesn't disclose the combined power output, but its platform mate, the Hyundai Sonata PHEV, produces 202 hp from the same powertrain, so I expect the same from the Optima PHEV. (more...)
Toyota reveals rugged Tacoma TRD Pro Toyota reveals rugged Tacoma TRD Pro
- February 12, 2016

For the 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro, Toyota will feature an all-new 16-inch TRD black alloy wheel that will be fitted with Goodyear Wrangler Kevlar all-terrain tires. Up front, the TRD Pro will greet the world with what Toyota labels a heritage-inspired TOYOTA front grille that cues off the FJ Cruiser. This package also includes Toyota's 4WDemand four -wheel drive system with an electronic transfer case and an automatic limited slip differential, the V6 tow package with a class 4 hitch receiver and ... (more...)
Opel Announces Ampera-e (Chevrolet Bolt EV) For 2017 Opel Announces Ampera-e (Chevrolet Bolt EV) For 2017
- February 11, 2016

GM promises a 200-mile range for the Bolt EV in the USA, though the rated range will likely rise under the test cycles used under the more lax European testing protocol. The new Opel Ampera-e is created to be as aerodynamic as possible - thereby improving all-electric range - as well making extensive use of aluminium to keep weight down. (more...)
"Always ON" Feature confirmed for the LG G5
- February 11, 2016

Making an always-on display such as this one, without utterly destroying battery life, is something that nearly surely confirms that LG has switched to using OLED display technology. LG's upcoming device, G5 will feature a display that never sleeps, reported The Verge. Sources familiar with the matter said the LG G5 is actually a full-screen version of the V10's second screen , rather than an Amoled display. (more...)
Galaxy S7 Edge to have 3600 mAh battery
- February 11, 2016

With Apple Pay having launched in the United Kingdom in July 2015, it's about time Samsung whipped its payment service into order to keep on top of the competition. If Evan Blass, serial tech tipster and writer is to be believed this is what the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will look like. While Blass did not specifically mention the name of the device, but judging from the looks of it, we could already know that he is referring to the Galaxy S7 Edge. (more...)
India Bans Facebook's Free Basics
- February 11, 2016

Many people in India have opposed the service, claiming that by controlling and dictating what internet services users can access, Facebook is going against net neutrality - the idea that internet service providers should treat all users and data the same. (more...)
Disappointed by India's decision on Net Neutrality: Mark Zuckerberg
- February 11, 2016

Facebook has introduced "Free Basics" in partnership with wireless carriers in dozens of emerging nations, where the company hopes to get more people online. Meanwhile in a statement, Facebook said it would continue with its efforts in India. Facebook has been criticized for trying to manipulate the public, and this policy had been openly challenged by many major campaigns such as SaveTheInternet. (more...)
Twitter tweaks its timeline to look a bit more like Facebook
- February 11, 2016

Twitter hopes that the new feature will stop you missing important updates , and said that the firm found during testing that it generates more retweets and interaction on the microblogging site. The social media player has been doubling down on changes to its timeline in recent days. But before you freak out, know that the algorithmic timeline is optional. (more...)
Here's Why Free Basics in India didn't Work Out
- February 10, 2016

Now, a person can not be charged differently on the basis of which site he or she is browsing. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who had earlier voiced support for net neutrality , welcomed TRAI's decision, calling it a "big win" for Internet users in India. (more...)
India blocks Zuckerberg's free net app
- February 10, 2016

But the picture is still not clear on internet.org and still speculations are building up in the market on whether Facebook will shift away from Free Basics outside of India as it seems like the company may face the similar music in other countries as well. (more...)
Almost 3000 operations cancelled as junior doctors strike
- February 10, 2016

The talks broke down in January, with the two sides unable to agree over the terms for working on Saturdays and changes to the pay structure. "The contract proposals prioritise patient safety and offer junior doctors' safer working hours, with the majority seeing a pay rise and nobody working legal hours seeing their pay cut". (more...)

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