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ZTE Axon 7 receiving Android Nougat update, Daydream support included
- February 07, 2017

True enough, the Nougat for the Axon 7 is now ready together with Daydream. In addition to the Nougat update, the Axon 7 also now supports the use of the optional Daydream View smartphone virtual reality headset. Now the ZTE phone will be able to access Hiya's proprietary data set of 1.5 billion active mobile and landline phone numbers in order to detect unwanted scam calls via the auto-blocking feature. (more...)
'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' (ALL) Goes Gold 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' (ALL) Goes Gold
- February 07, 2017

YouTuber Gehab had a request from a fan to check The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for any HUD options when he visited the Nintendo event. If you zoom the picture you can see a person wearing Link's iconic green hat and this person is standing right next to Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto. (more...)
O Panneerselvam meditates at Jayalalithaa's memorial
- February 07, 2017

Jayalalithaa told me to take oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister when she was in hospital. He continued, "I was given the CM post but insulted continuously". Strongly opposing the elevation of Natarajan, Pandiyan said, "The way she was elected as the general secretary in a hotchpotch manner, however, by the blessings Jayalaithaa and M.G. (more...)
Super Bowl Ads That Got Political Super Bowl Ads That Got Political
- February 07, 2017

The 84 Lumber ad aired during the Super Bowl ended up being even more of a success than its creators intended. "Even President Trump has said there should be a 'big lovely door in the wall so that people can come into this country legally, '" Magerko says . (more...)
How Was Ancient Mars Warm Enough For Keeping Water Unfrozen?
- February 07, 2017

To help solve this mystery, scientists examined data collected from the Red Planet's surface by NASA's Curiosity rover as it traversed the lower slopes of the mountain Aeolis Mons (known informally as Mount Sharp), which rises about 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) high from the center of Gale Crater. (more...)
Shedd's 'Grandad' - world's oldest aquarium fish - dies
- February 07, 2017

Granddad was euthanized on Sunday due to a rapid decline in quality of life associated with old age, the aquarium said in a statement . Help make The Marshalltown better today! The fish had been acquired from a Sydney aquarium in 1933, and was taken to Chicago in anticipation of the 1933-34 World's Fair. (more...)
Twitter unveils new steps to counter hate speech and abuse Twitter unveils new steps to counter hate speech and abuse
- February 07, 2017

Ed Ho, Twitter's VP of engineering, teased in a thread of tweets (naturally) in January that "making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus and we are now moving with more urgency than ever". Finally, Twitter is changing its timeline to identify "potentially abusive and low-quality replies"; It's created a mechanism that collapses them. "That's put in jeopardy when abuse and harassment stifle and silence those voices". (more...)
Apple might secretly start iPhone 8 production earlier than expected Apple might secretly start iPhone 8 production earlier than expected
- February 07, 2017

They have good reason to believe that the iPhone 8 will sell fast because of some new features or hardware that Apple is sure that consumers will like. While Apple is gears up to start making iPhones here in India, the Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP) is yet to take a decision on certain duty waivers which Apple has been requesting for quite some time now. (more...)
Jackson Park Capital Cuts Position in QUALCOMM (QCOM) by $2457780
- February 07, 2017

Together with RF360 Holdings, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will be ideally positioned to design and supply products with end-to-end performance and global scale from the modem/transceiver all the way to the antenna in a fully integrated system. (more...)
New leak points to first 2017 cards and deck launch New leak points to first 2017 cards and deck launch
- February 07, 2017

Aside from Golakka Crawler, these card names might be placeholders, as they are too short, or they could be tokens generated by another card. While we're still quite far out from the usual time we see a new Hearthstone expansion launch, it appears that new information may have been leaked early. (more...)
Dodge Durango SRT is a Performance People Hauler
- February 07, 2017

So yes, have your cake and eat it, too. Buyers will receive a full day of instruction at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Arizona to learn proper handling of such a large and powerful vehicle, the company said. There are also embossed SRT logos in the first two rows of seats. A 7-inch customizable thin-film transistor display sits in the instrument panel alongside a speedometer that runs all the way up to 180 miles per hour. (more...)
Google Partners with H&M for a Data Driven Fashion Line Google Partners with H&M for a Data Driven Fashion Line
- February 07, 2017

Ivyrevel is now beta testing the application with select global style influencers, and reportedly giving away some digital dresses for free, although The Verge pointed out that the pricing for the dresses will start from $99 (INR 6,700 approx). (more...)
Enormous Black Hole Chews Star For a Decade Enormous Black Hole Chews Star For a Decade
- February 07, 2017

The limit was first calculated for stars by astronomer Arthur Eddington, but it can also be applied to compact objects like black holes and neutron stars. But such massive stars are rare (less than 1% of the stellar population), so an alternative is more likely: the black hole simply took its time to make the kill, ripping the star apart completely before devouring it. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Official Cases, Pricing Leaked
- February 07, 2017

There is also rumoured to be an 8-megapixel front-facing camera on both the S8 and S8 Plus, which is claimed to have iris scanning capabilities and auto-focus rather than fixed. Samsung independently launched a global program to replace the devices, but was criticized for not working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the traditional procedure for recalls in the United States. (more...)
Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 2 for Apple Watch
- February 07, 2017

We will keep an eye out for the new switch once the iOS 10.3 beta expands to the public beta and cover it here; now developers are the only users who have access to it. This will enable you to see all the devices that you can connect and toggle them on or off individually. With the update, developers can no longer ask users to leave a review multiple times. (more...)
Large-battery Asus Zenfone 3S Max launched in India for Rs 14999
- February 07, 2017

The Zenfone 3s Max is a departure from the design equilibrium the Taiwanese company struck with last year's Zenfone 3 phones. It is now embedded in the physical home button on the front. It has a 5.2 inch HD IPS display with 2.5 D contoured Arc glass on the top, lending it a premium look. It is said to unlock the device in 0.5 seconds and expands its recognition ability for up to 5 fingers. (more...)
Japan's Space Junk Collection Mission Ends In Failure Japan's Space Junk Collection Mission Ends In Failure
- February 07, 2017

Koichi Inoue, Japan's leading researcher on the tether, told reporters ."It is certainly disappointing that we ended the mission without completing one of the main objectives". It said the floating garbage is a potential danger to the International Space Station, space shuttles and other spacecraft carrying people. Since the first object, Sputnik One, was launched into space 53 years ago, mankind has launched thousands of spacecraft, satellites and rockets into space. (more...)
Scott Morrison is forcing foreign owners to sell another 15 Australian properties
- February 07, 2017

The government is ramping up enforcement of overseas investment rules that have until a year ago been rarely applied. The properties are located in Victoria and Queensland and have a combined purchase price of more than A$14 million ($11 million), Treasurer Scott Morrison said in a statement Monday. (more...)
Kiwis uniting for a safer internet Kiwis uniting for a safer internet
- February 07, 2017

This year the focus is on images and videos, including the pressures they may put on young people about body image. Today forces across the country will show their support for Safer Internet Day, a national campaign to raise awareness of the potential dangers online. (more...)
SC asks Centre to make policies to check misuse of SIM cards SC asks Centre to make policies to check misuse of SIM cards
- February 07, 2017

AG Rohatgi also informed the bench that the matter is complicated as 90 percent of the mobile subscribers have prepaid SIM cards which they can recharge at infinite kiosks spread across the country. Now there is no mechanism to access the sim card owner's identity in India. The court was acting on a petition filed by the New Delhi-based Lok Niti Foundation, which said mobile phones could be used for anti-national and criminal activities in the absence of a 100% verification mechanism. (more...)

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