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Logitech gives the coup de grace to his Harmony Link Logitech gives the coup de grace to his Harmony Link
- November 09, 2017

Given the Harmony Link's age, Logitech is pulling support for it, but beyond that, the company says that the device will no longer work after March 2018. I understand some of you have Harmony Links that are working perfectly fine right now. While that logic is somewhat understandable, if frustrating for users, it gets worse when you take a look at how Logitech has treated the Link. (more...)
Hulu Is on the Nintendo Switch Hulu Is on the Nintendo Switch
- November 09, 2017

There's been little fanfare around the announcement - in fact, it was first revealed when Nintendo sent out its weekly "Nintendo Downloads" email and Hulu was spotted quite far down the list of upcoming apps. The official page for the Hulu app on Nintendo Switch is now down, but once the eShop refreshes you should be able to see it. While Nintendo did not state that such services would never be available, they did deflect questions regarding streaming apps on the Nintendo Switch . (more...)
SpaceX's next-gen Falcon 9 engine explodes during 'qualification test' SpaceX's next-gen Falcon 9 engine explodes during 'qualification test'
- November 09, 2017

In connection with the incident the incident was temporarily suspended, all other tests of the rocket engine to ascertain the cause of the explosion. "We are now conducting a thorough and fully transparent investigation of the root cause". On Dec. 22, SpaceX has another Iridium flight, number 4, scheduled to take place. The testing for the current engines in operation will resume once the testing stand has been repaired. (more...)
Google's Files Go Smart File Manager has been Accidentally Leaked Google's Files Go Smart File Manager has been Accidentally Leaked
- November 09, 2017

Android 5.0 users would be able to download and install the app in near future. Called Files Go , the app apparently can transfer files between devices wirelessly without an internet connection. BankBot trojan malware waits twenty minutes after the app is used before moving to run its payload. The malware is capable of identifying a variety of financial and retail mobile apps on the infected devices and tailors the phishing attack to display a fake version of the banking app the victim ... (more...)
The simple hack which can improve your Wi-Fi's speed instantly The simple hack which can improve your Wi-Fi's speed instantly
- November 09, 2017

Wi-Fi is notoriously challenging for use indoors because of the frustratingly complex relationship between radio signals and environmental factors such as walls and furniture. The placement is created to stop signals from going in one direction and reflecting those trying to go elsewhere into an area where it's most desired. (more...)
Hot Mantle Plume Is Melting Antarctica From Beneath, NASA Study Finds
- November 09, 2017

The underground mantle plume is thought to be driving some of the melting seen beneath the ice, giving rise to lakes and rivers. They found that the flux of energy from the mantle plume must be no more than 150 milliwatts per square meter. (more...)
Intel hires AMD's Raja Koduri to work on high-end, discrete graphics Intel hires AMD's Raja Koduri to work on high-end, discrete graphics
- November 09, 2017

While this is a blow for AMD looking at previous events that have turned up in light of this news indicates that this is not the first time that Raja Koduri wanted to join Intel . Going forward under Koduri's leadership, the company will unify and expand differentiated IP across computing, graphics, media, imaging and machine intelligence capabilities for the client and data center segments, artificial intelligence, and emerging opportunities like edge computing. (more...)
Chrome going after shady site redirect tactics Chrome going after shady site redirect tactics
- November 09, 2017

We've been battling these ads ourselves (as documented here, here, here, and so on), as they have often infiltrated even "safe" ad networks like Google AdSense. The latest version of Chrome for Android has been released and allows you to view your saved passwords, which is a feature previously only available on the desktop variant of the browser. (more...)
Google Pixel 2: Burn-In Display Is Not LG's Fault! Google Pixel 2: Burn-In Display Is Not LG's Fault!
- November 09, 2017

Another Pixel 2 XL user vented his frustration in a Google+ post where he claimed to notice the issue within hours of purchasing it. Now the screen goes out, if a smartphone for a long time not to use it. In some posts, Pixel 2 XL users claim that the issue was seen when powering on the handset. But then again, the heavy trust placed on LG has resulted in some major controversies happening with the Pixel 2 and it is with the burn-in screen. (more...)
Zombie Star: Scientists Say Supernova Explosion Was Star's Second Death Zombie Star: Scientists Say Supernova Explosion Was Star's Second Death
- November 09, 2017

Such stars are expected to be much more common in the early Universe, but it's quite surprising to find them so nearby, like in the case of 14hls. Sure enough, that "ordinary" supernova wasn't so normal anymore. This star exploded over 50 years ago, survived, and somehow exploded again in 2014. An image of the supernova in 1954, compared to 1993 when it was dark . (more...)
Do you really need 280 characters? Twitter users react to increased limit
- November 08, 2017

Fortunately, Rosen promises more to come: "We'll continue listening and working to make Twitter easier for everyone while making sure we keep what you love". In addition, most English tweets have 34 characters, while Japanese tweets have 15. It stopped counting polls, photos, videos and other things toward the limit. (more...)
Apple's much rumoured Augmented Reality headset gets a name, OS Apple's much rumoured Augmented Reality headset gets a name, OS
- November 08, 2017

So saysBloomberg, which claims that the firm is in the process of "ramping up" its plans to launch an AR device which would take on rival products from the likes of Microsoft , Facebook's Oculus and HTC. He also believes that it could have the same impact as the smartphone. "We're already seeing things that will transform the way you work, play, connect and learn", he said in a recent company call. (more...)
Apple confirms iPhone X release date in Thailand
- November 08, 2017

Several of Apple's design choices for the iPhone X pushed up its price. In comparison, the 256GB version of the iPhone 8 costs $367.50 to make. It can even be known as the iPhone XS , with Apple returning to the convention that it seemingly dropped when it jumped from the iPhone 7 last year to the iPhone 8 this year. (more...)
Facebook teams up with Australian Government to fight revenge porn Facebook teams up with Australian Government to fight revenge porn
- November 08, 2017

Earlier this year, Facebook implemented a photo-matching tool in the United States to stop sharing of content tagged as revenge porn in the past. The "industry-first" implementation of the tool is being done in four countries. Once Facebook gets that notification, a community operations analyst will access the image and hash it to prevent future instances from being uploaded or shared. (more...)
Airtel broadband users can now carry forward unused data
- November 08, 2017

Though, under some schemes it was offering up to 15-16GB of data at the same price. The refreshed Rs 499 Infinity postpaid plan comes with free Airtel secure device protection plan for smartphones against physical damage and malware. Additional benefits of Airtel Infinity planThis plan also offers unlimited local and STD calls to customers. Airtel claims it has over 2.1 million broadband subscribers in the nation, ranking it second in the list for the biggest ISP for home networks. (more...)
Snap Inc. Shares Tumble 18% on Disappointing Growth
- November 08, 2017

Snap has had a tough few months. The share price dropped 14 cents this quarter, which is actually better than the 15 cents that were estimated for the quarter. Spiegel said on a call with analysts. The news led to an onslaught of extended tweets by users seeming to revel in the sudden doubling of their Twitter real estate. (more...)
OnePlus 5T To Be Launched On 16th November OnePlus 5T To Be Launched On 16th November
- November 08, 2017

Tickets for the show will be available for purchase beginning noon November 8 for $40. OnePlus fans will be able to get their hands on the OnePlus 5T on its release date of November 21 and will get their first official glimpse of it soon. (more...)
Watch Dogs will be free on PC for a limited time
- November 08, 2017

Check out the best stealth games on PC . While Watch Dogs wasn't the popular smash hit Ubisoft were hoping for it did have a sequel released that released to a much more positive critical reception. The free offer kicks off later today and will run until Monday 13 November. This means that you have an entire week to claim the game as your own. Still, as one of the first wave of big titles on the PS4/Xbox One, it sold extremely well , even setting the record for the most sales ... (more...)
Nvidia launches limited edition Star Wars Titan Xp GPUs Nvidia launches limited edition Star Wars Titan Xp GPUs
- November 07, 2017

The new Star Wars-themed Titan Xp Collector's Edition should be available for pre-order tomorrow with a price set at USA $1199.99/£1149. The Galactic Empire GPU on the other hand is clean for a more pristine look, reflecting the Empire's rich resources. (more...)
IPhone X is DxOMark's top smartphone for photos IPhone X is DxOMark's top smartphone for photos
- November 07, 2017

Compared to its cousin iPhone 8 Plus, the X improves noticeably on Zoom performance, but also does better in terms of Exposure, Color, Texture, Noise and Artifacts. The cameras also support phase-detection autofocus with touch focus, Quad LED True-Tone flash and Portrait Mode with Portrait Lightening. After Google announced that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL scored a record 98 in DxOMark - the highest ever for a smartphone - there was a lot of interest to see whether Apple could beat that ... (more...)

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