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Google unveils Android 8.0 Oreo ahead of iOS 11/iPhone 8 launch Google unveils Android 8.0 Oreo ahead of iOS 11/iPhone 8 launch
- August 25, 2017

HTC is one of the first companies to have announced an official timeline. HTC U11 offers a bunch of advance features which makes it a unique smartphone. And today, a new report suggest that HTC U11 will get Android 8.0 Oreo at the end of this year i.e.in Q4. Treble essentially separates manufacturer implementation processes from the Android framework by adding a new vendor interface to streamline operating system updates, according to Project Treble team lead Iliyan Malchev. (more...)
Huawei teaser confirms Mate 10 launch date, Leica-branded dual-rear cameras Huawei teaser confirms Mate 10 launch date, Leica-branded dual-rear cameras
- August 25, 2017

Huawei have previously released the Mate 9 along with its own Pro version as well, so it will not be surprising that the Chinese company chose to take this route once again.previously released the Mate 9 along with its own Pro version as well, so it will not be surprising that the Chinese company chose to take this route once again. (more...)
Mysterious Babylonian Tablet Could Hold Mathematical Secrets For Today's Researchers — Ancient Science Mysterious Babylonian Tablet Could Hold Mathematical Secrets For Today's Researchers — Ancient Science
- August 25, 2017

Turns out the Babylonians invented trigonometry - the mathematical study of triangles - more than a thousand years before the Greeks. But Dr Mansfield said their research revealed it was a "novel kind of trigonometry " that was based on ratios, rather than angles and circles. (more...)
Facebook now lets you shoot 360-degree photos inside its app Facebook now lets you shoot 360-degree photos inside its app
- August 25, 2017

Starting today, both the iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app will allow users to create 360-degree photos without requiring a third-party app or camera. Since that capture process isn't instantaneous, the update only applies to 360-degree photos for now. However, for taking 360-degree videos, you will need a 360 camera to shoot the videos and upload them separately. (more...)
China condemns new U.S. sanctions over North Korea China condemns new U.S. sanctions over North Korea
- August 25, 2017

The Treasury's enforcement arm announced the sanctions Tuesday, which target 10 entities and six individuals from China and Russian Federation. US President Donald Trump has urged China to step up pressure on its turbulent neighbour. Meanwhile, Japan imposed new sanctions on North Korea following continuous nuclear threats. Major producers from Mongolia are looking to boost shipments to China in the wake of a ban on coal purchases from North Korea and as China's largest producer ... (more...)
Two arrested in Morocco over suspected links to Barcelona attackers Two arrested in Morocco over suspected links to Barcelona attackers
- August 25, 2017

La Vanguardia said Moroccan authorities had arrested a man who had been in touch with Moussa Oukabir, one of the suspects killed by police in Cambrils, and may have played a role in connecting the Catalonia-based cell with Islamic State. A fourth man, Mohammed Houli Chemlal, was pulled from the ruins of the suspected bomb factory before being arrested. However, the man was killed in the warehouse explosion in Alcanar. (more...)
A's Trade Rajai Davis to Red Sox for Minor League Outfielder A's Trade Rajai Davis to Red Sox for Minor League Outfielder
- August 25, 2017

We pegged Rajai Davis as a possibility for an August trade after the non-waiver mania had concluded , as he's been traded at or after the non-waiver trade deadline before (starting in 2007 with the Giants ). Davis, 36, is batted.233 with 17 doubles, two triples, and five home runs in 100 games with the A's this season. Last year, of course, he led the league in stolen bases with 43 and was a hero in Game 7 of the World Series, hitting a homer off of Aroldis Chapman to tie the game and ... (more...)
Samsung's New Smartwatch Possibly One For Swimmers Samsung's New Smartwatch Possibly One For Swimmers
- August 25, 2017

He, however, feels that the health care applications could help grow the smartwatch market. Granted, all of this is speculation based on an unverified leak at this point in time, but it's not going to be long before Samsung officially unveils this device . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 spotted with Single camera and 4GB of RAM Samsung Galaxy Note 8 spotted with Single camera and 4GB of RAM
- August 24, 2017

According to Samsung Malaysia Electronics , the Galaxy Note8 will be available for pre-order from Sep 5 to 10 complete with a special pre-order packages. The Note offers many additional features like taking notes on a locked screen using S-Pen and other business oriented features . Mostly Samsung Gear S4 watch also will adopt all the features from its smaller one Gear S3 watch. (more...)
Toshiba, Western Digital eye $18bn figure for memory arm Toshiba, Western Digital eye $18bn figure for memory arm
- August 24, 2017

Western Digital was offering around 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) and plans to form an alliance with US private equity firm KKR & Co as well as the two Japanese state-backed funds that were part of the preferred bidder group, sources said, adding Western Digital was likely to take a stake of around 15 percent in the chip business. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV and Assassin's Creed Collaboration Announced Final Fantasy XV and Assassin's Creed Collaboration Announced
- August 24, 2017

Then on 31st August Final Fantasy XV receives free DLC, Assassin's Festival . At Gamescom this year Ubisoft revealed a colloboration between Assassin's Creed and Final Fantasy XV , that is as awesome as it sounds! It features gameplay elementes from the Assassin's Creed series, mini-games, and a chance to obtain exclusive items, such as the "Medjay Assassin's Robes" for Noctis, Gladiolus, and Ignis. (more...)
KFC is Using Virtual Reality to Train Cooks KFC is Using Virtual Reality to Train Cooks
- August 24, 2017

Colonel Sanders asks the player. Blending virtual reality with real reality, KFC is using VR technology to teach its cooks how to make Original Recipe fried chicken in an entirely unique, hands-on and modern way. In the experience, trainees will have to play through the five-step cooking process that KFC's chicken supposedly goes through. WWE EVP of Global Sales and Head of International John Brody said in a statement made available to Marketing Dive that the promotion was the second ... (more...)
Elon Musk reveals new SpaceX spacesuit Elon Musk reveals new SpaceX spacesuit
- August 24, 2017

SpaceX chief Elon Musk shared the first picture of his company's spacesuit with the world on Tuesday. "It needs to both look like a 21st century spacesuit and work well", said Musk in a Reddit question and answer session in 2015. Both Boeing and SpaceX are expected to launch their first crewed missions at around the same time, possibly next year. In 2014, NASA signed a contract with SpaceX and Boeing to once again launch astronauts from USA soil at a cost of $2.6 billion ... (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Saw a 52-Week High Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Saw a 52-Week High
- August 24, 2017

The Wyoming-based Friess Associates Llc has invested 1.83% in the stock. The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $0.49, according to consensus of 23 analysts. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. raised its stake in Activision Blizzard by 504.6% in the first quarter. (NASDAQ:ATVI) was sold by Morhaime Michael. (more...)
New BMW M5 Model Revealed in New BMW M5 Model Revealed in "Need For Speed Payback"
- August 24, 2017

Well, at least virtually. The firm believes it's the ideal opportunity to reach new, younger audiences - although it's not the first time BMW has officially featured in video games: the 1999 M5 was part of the garage for the original Need for Speed , and BMW's featured in every edition since. (more...)
Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 revealed ahead of Frankfurt Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 revealed ahead of Frankfurt
- August 24, 2017

Given that the MQB-based Tiguan is here, it could only be a matter of time before the T-Roc too comes to India. At 1819mm wide, it's only 20mm narrower than the second-generation, mid-size crossover and, at 1573mm high, its roofline is 70mm lower. (more...)
Germany: Microsoft Agrees to Stop Forcibly Downloading Windows Upgrades Germany: Microsoft Agrees to Stop Forcibly Downloading Windows Upgrades
- August 24, 2017

Though Microsoft seemingly wound down the new Fall Creators Update with its earlier bug bash, it's now official. "But don't worry! Once the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is released, Skip Ahead goes away and all Insiders in the Fast ring will get moved back to the RS_PRERELEASE branch for RS4". (more...)
Elon Musk unveils SpaceX spacesuit in Instagram post, saying 'this actually works' Elon Musk unveils SpaceX spacesuit in Instagram post, saying 'this actually works'
- August 24, 2017

SpaceX designed the spacesuit to look sleek and stylish while retaining its essential functions, something Musk said was "incredibly hard". While not technically a true " spacesuit ", SpaceX's creation is meant to protect crew aboard its Dragon 2 spacecraft in the unlikely event of depressurization while in orbit or following an abort after launch. (more...)
JioPhone pre-booking starts today: all you need to know JioPhone pre-booking starts today: all you need to know
- August 24, 2017

At 5:30 p.m. on 24th August, you will see a banner on the top as the shortcut and from there, you can start the prebook process by entering the details and paying Rs. The handset is priced at Rs zero; subscribers, however, have to plonk down a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500. The company has priced the TV pack for Rs 309 per month. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 will debut October 5, sport the Snapdragon 836 processor Google Pixel 2 will debut October 5, sport the Snapdragon 836 processor
- August 24, 2017

It comes coupled with Adreno 540 GPU and Hexagon 682 DSP. This is evident mostly due to the disparate design language between the two handsets with the Pixel 2 flaunting notable forehead and chin bezels while the Pixel XL 2 features a display very similar to the newer generation "tall" 18:9 aspect ratio panels found on the LG G6 and Samsung's entire flagship Galaxy range. (more...)

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