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New Vauxhall Grandland X SUV revealed New Vauxhall Grandland X SUV revealed
- April 20, 2017

Of course, with Vauxhall now under PSA ownership, they'd better get used to Vauxhalls being re-badged or re-skinned Peugeots and Citroens. Is the Grandland X appealing enough to tempt buyers away from the class favourites? With a sporty design and off-road looks, the Grandland X has seating for five people, generous luggage space, good all-round visibility and a raft of safety technologies. (more...)
Apple vows to end mining and use only recycled materials
- April 20, 2017

Apple has made a decision to use only renewable materials in its products from now on. Often the supply chains for these resources stretch back to conflict-riven countries or states where environmental protections are not well enforced. Apple's Vice-President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives told Vice News that now, only a small amount of the materials that goes into making an iPhone comes from recycled minemals. (more...)
Sharp Aquos R Smartphone With Snapdragon 835 Announced Sharp Aquos R Smartphone With Snapdragon 835 Announced
- April 20, 2017

Sharp Mobile has unveiled a new smartphone in Japan called the Sharp Aquos R. The smartphone is now listed on the company's official website and it comes in black and silver colour options. As far as the storage space is concerned, the device comes with a default storage of 64GB. The Aquos R flaunts a 22.6MP rear camera with high-speed autofocus and LED flash as well as a 16.3MP camera with a wide-angle lens at the front. (more...)
Lenovo Announces The Flex 11, A Budget Chromebook Lenovo Announces The Flex 11, A Budget Chromebook
- April 20, 2017

The Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook comes powered by a quad-core ARM processor (clocking at 2.10 GHz), includes a battery that is said to offer up to 10 hours of usage before needing to be recharged, and weighs in at less than 3 pounds. The Flex 11 does not have Google Play support yet, but it promises to bring it soon. Lenovo engineered the Flex 11 to handle up to 330 ml - about 1 cup - of liquid without damage. (more...)
Samsung blocks Bixby button remapping on Galaxy S8 Samsung blocks Bixby button remapping on Galaxy S8
- April 20, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup comes as a major upgrade over the previous Galaxy S7 series and also borrows some elements from the Galaxy Note 7, which never launched in India. Samsung has finally gone ahead and un veiled its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in India. Both the phones also have a separate dedicated button to trigger Bixby - Samsung's response to Google Assistant and Apple Siri. (more...)
LG Elec says Q1 operating profit likely up 82 percent
- April 20, 2017

The company's stock is trading near historic highs, despite Lee's troubles and the scrapping a year ago of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to fire-prone batteries . Samsung has denied any wrongdoing and Lee has pleaded not guilty to the charges, with his lawyer contending the prosecution case is "full of contradictions". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Sells 906000 Units In March 2017 For North America
- April 20, 2017

This makes the Switch the fastest selling console from Nintendo to date, though these numbers are within a "nontraditional month". These individuals could have factored into the game's over-100% attach rate with the Switch. Also, Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Switch users will be able to purchase the dock for the console separately starting next month. Finally, Nintendo frankly acknowledged that "shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand". (more...)
Voters in Indonesian Capital Choose Governor Voters in Indonesian Capital Choose Governor
- April 20, 2017

Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan garnered a considerable lead on Wednesday in a run-off gubernatorial election in Jakarta . Early vote tallies from private pollsters due to be released in the afternoon should give an indication of how the candidates have performed although official results will not be announced until early May. (more...)
Eggs abound: Easter egg hunts set for area starting Saturday Eggs abound: Easter egg hunts set for area starting Saturday
- April 20, 2017

Her co-organizer, Canlan program/sales co-ordinator Laura Albert, says this children's event was extremely fun and popular previous year, especially for a first-time event, and drew about 125 children, plus their parents. Then the hunt begins at 7 p.m., with separate age divisions for children ages 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12 years of age. "Being able to do the egg hunt independently as blind individuals was liberating", says Godwin. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Launch Event In India
- April 20, 2017

The best thing is that the phones can be pre-booked from 19 April. Several users uploaded pictures of their devices on social media , asking others if they thought that the screens on their phones were too red. The connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, NFC and more. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was expected to rescue the company from the chaos that emerged after the Galaxy Note 7 crisis. (more...)
McDonald's employee recognized Steve Stephens as he was ordering at drive-thru McDonald's employee recognized Steve Stephens as he was ordering at drive-thru
- April 20, 2017

According to employees at the restaurant, Stephens ordered a 20-piece McNuggets and a large order of fries in the drive-thru. The manager said employees tried to stall Stephens by telling him the fries weren't ready, but he took the chicken and drove away. (more...)
Facebook focuses on the developer community at F8
- April 20, 2017

On his Facebook page, Zuckerberg said this feature was act one. "Over time, I think this is going to be a really important technology that changes how we use our phones", Zuckerberg predicted. According to TechCrunch , he criticised other apps for keeping their AR tools to themselves. In another example, Zuckerberg demonstrated how people can leave special digital messages on the tables of their favorite dive bars. (more...)
HTC U launch confirmed for May
- April 20, 2017

HTC has uploaded a 5-second video on its Twitter handle with the tagline " Squeeze for the Brilliant U" suggesting the rumored pressure-sensitive frame HTC U will come with. The U Ultra only managed a Snapdragon 821. The company has been known for their innovative design and good-looking smartphones. In addition, HTC U will also feature a fingerprint sensor and a physical home button which will be accompanied by two capacitive keys. (more...)
NatGeo says no decision on O'Reilly book NatGeo says no decision on O'Reilly book
- April 20, 2017

O'Reilly's attorney, Marc Kasowitz, charged that his client was being subjected to a "brutal campaign of character assassination" and that there is a smear campaign orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O'Reilly for political and financial reasons. (more...)
Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 In India
- April 20, 2017

The pre-order process will continue until Monday. It has been quite some time since Samsung has announced the launch of their latest flagship device. 18) and will arrive via FedEx on Wednesday, two days before AT&T and Samsung promised the handset would arrive. Both phones have the IRIS scanner. It also comes with Super AMOLED screen. (more...)
Facebook unveil ambitious plan to bring augmented reality into your daily life Facebook unveil ambitious plan to bring augmented reality into your daily life
- April 20, 2017

Facebook F8 is an annual conference held by Facebook for developers and entrepreneurs who develop products and provide services on the website. "The big takeaway, put simply, is that Facebook has copied Snapchat as far as it can, and now it's going to try and outpace them", said Molly Wood, senior tech correspondent. (more...)
Facebook's AR camera platform to empower developers
- April 20, 2017

Facebook will raise the bar by doing so, especially to compete against Snap Inc, the maker of Snapchat. "We're building further out beyond augmented reality, and that includes work around direct brain interfaces that one day will let you communicate using only your mind, although that stuff is pretty far out", he said. (more...)
Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone 8 Facing a Resurgent Samsung (SSNLF)
- April 20, 2017

And that alone could actually spell wonderful news for Apple, as its upcoming flagship has been rumored to debut featuring minimal bezels - as thin as just 4mm from edge-to-edge, according to recent reports . The 10th anniversary iPhone is going to feature an all-new, premium design that is expected to kick off a massive upgrade wave. There was another prototype which had a steel frame, little-curved front, and back made up of glass with curves on top and bottom. (more...)
Finally, Buhari Suspends SGF, Oke, NIA DG Finally, Buhari Suspends SGF, Oke, NIA DG
- April 20, 2017

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina , on the issue in Abuja on Wednesday, said the men will be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. He said, "Now, it is very clear that the President has heed the call of Nigerians for him to do what he needs to do". "I believe we still have a job to do". (more...)
Bose headphones spy on listeners: lawsuit Bose headphones spy on listeners: lawsuit
- April 20, 2017

Bose's Connect app, which is marketed as an optional companion to some of Bose's wireless products including the QuietComfort 35 headphones , allows the user to set up and control certain aspects of their listening experience from their smartphone. (more...)

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