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Google Is On the Verge Of Taking Over HTC's Mobile Division Google Is On the Verge Of Taking Over HTC's Mobile Division
- September 10, 2017

Originally a Windows Mobile contract phone manufacturer, HTC now produces Google's Pixel phones, a relationship which is expected to continue. In the late 2000 and the early 2010s, HTC had a thriving smartphone business; it was one of the most popular brands in US and in other developed markets. (more...)
Facebook says likely Russian-based operation spent money on ads on issues Facebook says likely Russian-based operation spent money on ads on issues
- September 10, 2017

In that case, some 470 inauthentic accounts spent that money on roughly 3,000 advertisements on hot-button issues, like gun control and immigration, Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said in a blog post Wednesday. So far Facebook has searched mainly for the most easily found accounts traceable to Russian Federation, but not those that may have been created using LLCs and other entities whose origins are more hard to track. (more...)
Forza Motorsport 7 Gets an Unnecessarily Long Commercial Forza Motorsport 7 Gets an Unnecessarily Long Commercial
- September 10, 2017

The Forza 7 demo also includes the Porsche 911 GT2 RS which is on the game's cover, and the Mercedes-Benz Tankpool racing truck. Turn 10 and Microsoft's Forza Motorsport 7 , this year's entry in Microsoft's flagship racing game franchise, has now gone gold- this means that development on the game has concluded, and the master disc has been sent to be duplicated and mass produced. (more...)
Dolphin attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants Dolphin attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants
- September 10, 2017

The researchers said that Amazon's Alexa , Siri by Apple and Google's Assistant, as well as similar products from Huawei and Samsung are affected by the so called Dolphin Attack . And a United States team was also able to activate the Amazon Echo smart speaker in the same way. To commandeer assistants like Amazon Alexa , Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana, the researchers recorded commands and then raised them to frequencies higher than 20 GHz, making them inaudible to humans, but still ... (more...)
Mobile Mocks Verizon For Network Slowdowns Mobile Mocks Verizon For Network Slowdowns
- September 10, 2017

You'll recall that it was added competition from T-Mobile that forced Verizon Wireless to bring back unlimited wireless data plans , after spending years telling consumers they neither wanted nor needed such an option (they did). This Ookla's report is published after plenty of tests in various locations around the entire United States. In general, the overall speeds in the U.S. (more...)
Whatsapp Now Has PIP Video Calling And Texts Status Updates Whatsapp Now Has PIP Video Calling And Texts Status Updates
- September 10, 2017

WhatsApp started the testing of PIP features on Android earlier this year. After the roll out of picture-in-picture (PIP) video calls to beta users of its app, WhatsApp has now rolled out the feature to everyone, which means that both Android and iOS users would be now able to minimise video calls to a corner as they browse through other messages in the instant messaging app. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat in India Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat in India
- September 10, 2017

A special "Parental Control" option that restricts access to certain type of content will come pre-installed on the device. Samsung has used a premium metal design this time which makes it look a lot more premium than other mid-range Galaxy tablets. (more...)
Google To Shut Down Drive Desktop App By March 2018 Google To Shut Down Drive Desktop App By March 2018
- September 09, 2017

It's official: the rollout of the new Google Backup and Sync app has deprecated the Google Drive syncing app for PC and Mac . IT departments of companies would see settings for Drive File Stream to appear in the Admin Console for their G Suite . (more...)
TVR unveils new Griffith TVR unveils new Griffith
- September 09, 2017

The formula is familiar TVR territory. Indeed, the Griffith looks like a TVR but it's the use of Gordon Murray's iStream structure that set this thing apart from any TVR that's gone before it. Note also that TVR has determined to keep the auto agile and alert to the driver's command by keeping the rubber relatively modest: 275/30 tyres on 20in rims at the rear, 235/35 on 19s at the front. (more...)
The Sun Just Released The Biggest Solar Flare In 12 Years The Sun Just Released The Biggest Solar Flare In 12 Years
- September 09, 2017

They often follow solar flares , and can cause geomagnetic storms. Another flare blasted off the Sun three hours later, measuring in at X 9.3 - the most powerful flare since 2005. History shows that most recent flare that displayed a similar intensity was an X9 flare which about 12 years. As NASA pointed out , when magnetic fields rise up from below the sun's surface, they eventually poke through, creating cool, dark patches on the sun. (more...)
Putin calls tougher N.Korea sanctions senseless, warns of 'global catastrophe' Putin calls tougher N.Korea sanctions senseless, warns of 'global catastrophe'
- September 07, 2017

Mr Trump said: "President Xi would like to do something". He warned that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has calculated that the survival of his regime depends on its development of nuclear weapons. Beijing has said reining in North Korea is not chiefly its responsibility, and has expressed doubts that United Nations economic sanctions, which it has backed, will resolve the situation. (more...)
What We Know About The Secretive Space Plane SpaceX Just Launched What We Know About The Secretive Space Plane SpaceX Just Launched
- September 07, 2017

As of today, the launch is still set for Thursday, although the event will face a 50 percent chance of violating weather rules, according to the Air Force's 45 Weather Squadron. The confidential program is based in two old space shuttle hangars near the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center . After the launch, SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage booster on land, at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (more...)
LA Noire Announced for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, VR Edition Revealed
- September 07, 2017

Originally released back in 2011, Rockstar Games has announced new versions of L.A. Noire are coming November 14, 2017. This will bring HD rumble, gyroscopic and gesture-based controls to the game, while players can also utilize touch screen controls in order to solve crimes across 1940s Los Angeles. (more...)
Huawei Leaps Over Apple To Emerge World's Second-Largest Smartphone Company
- September 07, 2017

By product, Counterpoint Research said Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the most-sold smartphones in July with market shares of 4 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively. Chinese brands with their dominant position in key markets such as China, Europe , Asia and Latin America have restricted the growth prospects for leading global brands such as Samsung and Apple. (more...)
Samsung Kicks Off Preorders for Galaxy Note 8
- September 07, 2017

Rising from the setback caused by the Note 7, Samsung unveiled its flagship Note 8 on 23 August. A large section of Samsung diehards who had pre-ordered the Note 7 soon after launch but failed to receive it would be eagerly waiting for the new Note 8. (more...)
Nasa captures the strongest solar flares of the past decade Nasa captures the strongest solar flares of the past decade
- September 07, 2017

On Wednesday, one of those sunspots unleashed two huge flares. Just after 5 a.m. EDT, the first flare, an X2, discharged from the sun's surface. The merger of the two largest groups of sunspots was the most powerful flare in the past 12 years . (more...)
Destiny 2: All Microtransactions and How Much They Cost Destiny 2: All Microtransactions and How Much They Cost
- September 07, 2017

As the clock struck midnight last night, countless gamers from all around the world logged into Destiny 2 for the first time to embark on a new adventure. The process isn't quite as simple as it sounds, so we've detailed the steps for you below. The vehicle helped you travel long distances in the game, however, in Destiny 2 , players will have to get from one place to another by foot or quick travel. (more...)
Myanmar stops N. Korean coal export to China due to sanctions Myanmar stops N. Korean coal export to China due to sanctions
- September 07, 2017

Seoul estimated the blast's yield at 50 kilotons, more than three times the size of the bomb detonated over Hiroshima in 1945. "But we won't do that for now", he said. The Obama administration said it was retaliating for Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election. In the waning days of his tenure, Barack Obama hit out at Russian Federation by expelling 35 diplomats and closing two of Moscow's diplomatic compounds in the US. (more...)
2017 iPhone Pre-orders May Begin on September 15 2017 iPhone Pre-orders May Begin on September 15
- September 07, 2017

New drone footage shows Apple's massive headquarters in the final stages of construction just before the expected unveiling of new iPhones at a media event there next week. The OLED unit cost is estimated as $120-130 versus $45-55 for LCD panels. There've been consistent rumors that the iPhone 8 will have new color options available, and new colors sell well - the jet black options of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were incredibly hard to come by for months. (more...)
Apple to launch iPhone 8 on 12 September in California Apple to launch iPhone 8 on 12 September in California
- September 07, 2017

Aside from the aforementioned OLED display, other iPhone 8 features to look forward to include improved battery life, improved internals, wireless charging, improved water resistance, facial recognition and more. Well, it was added that instead of the Apple iPhone 7s, the lower range device will be called the Apple iPhone 8 instead. The new iPhone will go on sale in the United Kingdom on 22 September, according to one of the technology industry's most high-profile leakers. (more...)

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