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Microsoft vision for the future - patent pending
- January 17, 2017

A patent filing granted to the company for a foldable design has shown that the new device could blend together the best of both the phone and tablet worlds. However, for the Surface devices, the company has continually refrained from any traditional form factors. Consumer tech firms have faced a growing challenge as smartphones become increasingly feature-rich: how to pack in as many capabilities as possible while keeping their devices compact enough to be truly mobile. (more...)
Congress approves initial measures to repeal Affordable Care Act Congress approves initial measures to repeal Affordable Care Act
- January 17, 2017

Now that the timeline has sped up, Republicans are going to have to determine what can be repealed and what can be replaced under reconciliation's strict guidelines. He says the repeal and replace transition will happen "essentially simultaneously ". The Democrats argue the law has helped slow the growth in healthcare spending and brought health care coverage to the poor. (more...)
WhatsApp messages can be read by exploiting security backdoor WhatsApp messages can be read by exploiting security backdoor
- January 16, 2017

Introduced in April 2016, the end-to-end encryption in WhatsApp means that only the recipient and the sender will be able to view the messages. It was reported that the issue was first identified by a security researcher and upon reporting it to Facebook, it was found out that the company was not actively working on fixing the bug. (more...)
Former astronaut Gene Cernan dead at 82, NASA reports
- January 16, 2017

America's space agency Nasa said it was "saddened by the loss" of the retired spaceman. After retiring from the Space Program in 1976, Cernan worked as an executive vice president of Coral Petroleum, Inc.in Houston , Texas. Cernan was originally a backup crew member, but was enlisted for the mission when Elliot See and Charles Bassett were killed in a training mission. Cernan is survived by his wife Jan, three daughters and one grandchild. (more...)
Accident claims firms are UK's worst nuisance callers Accident claims firms are UK's worst nuisance callers
- January 16, 2017

More than a quarter of people are concerned about their parents or grandparents getting nuisance calls in case they are conned. The former telecoms state monopoly was keen to stress that it was bringing in a free service-dubbed BT Call Protect-that was "the first of its kind in the United Kingdom". (more...)
18atcskd2w was one of the most popular passwords in 2016 - really! 18atcskd2w was one of the most popular passwords in 2016 - really!
- January 16, 2017

The top 10 reads like a who's who of crappy passwords: 987654321, 123123, password, 1234567, 1234567890, 111111, 12345678, qwerty , 123456789 and, of course, at number one 123456. "After years of data breaches due to weak passwords, website operators are still not enforcing password best practices". "While it's important for users to be aware of risks, a sizable minority are never going to take the time or effort to protect themselves", Keeper continued. (more...)
Free NFL Playoff Parlay Picks and Start Times: Texans vs. Patriots Free NFL Playoff Parlay Picks and Start Times: Texans vs. Patriots
- January 16, 2017

That's just what's in the water down in Foxboro . That coincidence wasn't lost on Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Sometimes, after a good win, the self-criticism can be eye-rolling. As a rusher, eight of Lewis' 13 carries increased the team's expected points for the drive, something we can track with numberFire's Net Expected Points (NEP), the metric that calculates the expected points a player adds or subtracts each time he touches the ball. (more...)
Ford Kuga SUVs Are Spontaneously Bursting Into Flames
- January 16, 2017

The company's SA CEO, Jeffrey Nemeth, was expected to make the announcement on Monday afternoon at a media conference‚ along with the National Consumer Commission (NCC). Built between December 2012 and February 2014. The recall, which Ford refers to as "voluntary", involves replacing affected components in the cooling system, verifying and updating the software and conducting an oil leak check on the cylinder head. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez reaction 'not a problem', says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
- January 16, 2017

Referee Mike Jones marched up to Ki, booked the South Korean for what he felt was a dive and duly awarded Arsenal a free kick. In their last league fixture, they were forced to come from behind and settle for a 3-3 draw against AFC Bournemouth . (more...)
Android App Stores in China to face Government Regulations Android App Stores in China to face Government Regulations
- January 16, 2017

The post read, "Many apps have been found to spread illegal and fraudulent information, violate user rights or contain security risks". In some cases, the app store will collect money and information from consumers and shut down before users can take advantage of their services. (more...)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Announced For Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Announced For Nintendo Switch
- January 16, 2017

Millions of people wanted to play "Mario Kart 8", but they didn't have the chance because not all of them have the Wii U. Now, the "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" will be released for Nintendo Switch on April 28 with new additional content that its Wii U version doesn't have. (more...)
BMW will open Mexican factory in 2019 despite Trump: executive BMW will open Mexican factory in 2019 despite Trump: executive
- January 16, 2017

A BMW spokesperson has said that their factory in San Luis Potosi in Mexico will manufacture the 3 Series from 2019. Its plant will open in 2019 and make 3-series sedans for the global market, coming alongside existing production in Germany and China. (more...)
Trump Has Lowest Ever Approval Rating Going Into Office
- January 16, 2017

Outgoing U.S President Barack Obama has given some advice to President-elect, Donald Trump as he prepares to hand over next Friday. By contrast, a slim majority, 51 percent, disapprove of his transition. Obama noted that Trump "ran sort of a improvisational campaign" but cautioned him against running an "improvisational presidency", saying it will be a test to see if Trump can build an organisation and execute the vision he laid out during the campaign. (more...)
SpaceX makes successful rocket launch SpaceX makes successful rocket launch
- January 16, 2017

PST (1754 GMT) to deliver 10satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc. Six more Iridium missions are planned, deploying ten Iridium NEXT satellites at a time. The return to flight is an important step for SpaceX, billionaire Elon Musk's California-based company that has about 70 launches in line, worth more than $10 billion. (more...)
Apple Shares New Ads Showcasing its Truly Wireless AirPods
- January 16, 2017

Apple has released their first set of television commercials for AirPods , highlighting the capabilities of their new wireless earphones. Two of the ads are focused on AirPod features, like Siri and instant pairing, while the third ad is centered on showcasing the device's design. (more...)
LG Elec enhances safety and strength features in upcoming G6
- January 16, 2017

The tests are done for smartphone parts including the application processor , display , camera and fingerprint scanner. "We will significantly improve the safety and quality of our new flagship smartphones as more consumers seek safe smartphones ", Lee Seok-jong from LG Electronics' mobile communication operation group said. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Complete Specs - 720p Screen, 6 Hour Battery Life & More
- January 16, 2017

We put together a Nintendo Switch pre-order guide to help you navigate the retail waters.With the success of the NES Classic Edition, people are anxious that the Nintendo Switch will also encounter some similar problems with the NES Mini, which is a shortage of supply. (more...)
Australian populist anti-Islam politician Pauline Hanson to skip Trump inauguration
- January 16, 2017

The protest march is less risky, particularly for Democrats who attend the inauguration, because it shows "respect for the office of the presidency" while also responding to constituents' concerns about Trump, Mackowiak said, adding, "It's a hedge, but it's probably a smart hedge". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Can Support 2TB Micro SDXC Cards Nintendo Switch Can Support 2TB Micro SDXC Cards
- January 16, 2017

Today, we bring you the image showing Nintendo Switch Cartridge for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . We have the pride in Game Boy (selling) over 100 million units, the Wii having sold over 100 mill units, the Nintendo 3DS on a global basis over 70 million units. (more...)
Japan launches world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket Japan launches world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket
- January 16, 2017

It fell into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Uchinoura. About the size of a utility pole - 10 meters long and 50 centimeters in diameter - the rocket has been developed as a possible vehicle for launching minisatellites, a growing segment of the space business worldwide. (more...)

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