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Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen announced with upgraded features Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen announced with upgraded features
- December 14, 2017

Samsung's new Notebook 9 Pen is probably the most interesting out of the three new laptops. The device makes use of the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor paired with up to 16GB RAM and up to 512GB storage space. Unfortunately, Samsung has yet to reveal a price for this handsome computing device. The rest of the line up comes with a 13.3-inch Full-HD screen and two 15-inch Full-HD screens. (more...)
Crytek sues Star Citizen studio in tangled lawsuit Crytek sues Star Citizen studio in tangled lawsuit
- December 14, 2017

You can head over to DSOG and read the list of complaints against the companies, but what is odd is that those games no longer use the Crytek engine, but Crytek is arguing that it is being rebuffed after considerable investments for the project. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) spotted online with FullView display, could come next year
- December 14, 2017

There's also a possibility we could see some Nokia-related news at CES this year on January 9-12. Current Nokia 6 was submitted nearly a year ago, in February 2017, before the boom in "frameless" all-in-ones, and because its screen has a traditional, now obsolete proportions. (more...)
Nintendo Looking to Strengthen Its Mobile Development Partnerships Nintendo Looking to Strengthen Its Mobile Development Partnerships
- December 14, 2017

As reported by the Wall Street Journal , Nintendo's original intention was to produce five smartphone games with DeNA by March 2017, after it bought a 10% stake in the company back in 2015. The point of these mobile games, according to Nintendo executives, is not to wring more revenue out of each game, but to bring fans to the console version. (more...)
Panasonic shares rise on news of Toyota battery partnership Panasonic shares rise on news of Toyota battery partnership
- December 14, 2017

The joint statement on Wednesday builds on an existing arrangement under which Panasonic - a global market leader for vehicle lithium-ion batteries - constructs batteries for Toyota's petrol-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Panasonic already has a major partnership with Tesla to jointly manufacture a competing battery technology that relies on different batteries relying on cylindrical cells. (more...)
Apple pours cash into Finisar, which makes facial recognition tech Apple pours cash into Finisar, which makes facial recognition tech
- December 13, 2017

In May, Apple awarded $ 200 million to Corning ( GLW ) to support that company's state-of-the-art glass processing and research and development. The company will invest in engineers, technicians and maintenance specialists. In the fourth quarter, Apple will purchase 10 times more VCSEL wafers than were previously manufactured worldwide over a similar time period, Apple said . (more...)
Google Reveals Top Searches In Ireland Google Reveals Top Searches In Ireland
- December 13, 2017

Sundar Pichai summarizes that in 2017 people " searched "How" more than ever before". The revamped Nokia 3310 , the sturdy Razer Phone, Oppo F5, OnePlus 5 and Nokia 6 round up the latter half of this year's top 10 most searched consumer devices. (more...)
Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), The Walt Disney Company (DIS)
- December 13, 2017

The stock ended last trade at 106.83 a share and the price is up more than 2.50% so far this year. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc increased Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (IVR) stake by 4.94% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. (more...)
Facebook AR Studio Now Lets All Developers Create World Effects Facebook AR Studio Now Lets All Developers Create World Effects
- December 13, 2017

First announced at the Facebook F8 conference in April , the platform was beta-tested with around 2,000 brands, publishers and artists prior to its public launch, with Facebook claiming that it is now putting "the power of augmented reality in the hands of all creators". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8 Reported To Have Dual Front-Facing Cameras Samsung Galaxy A8 Reported To Have Dual Front-Facing Cameras
- December 13, 2017

The fingerprint sensor is apparently the same size as in the Galaxy S8 but turned to landscape and positioned below the camera rather than next to it. One of the first phones to sport such technology could be the Galaxy S9 , which could be shown during CES in January. Yeah, the Galaxy S9 will probably look a lot like it. (more...)
Meteor shower expected to brighten sky today Meteor shower expected to brighten sky today
- December 13, 2017

The dust and grit burn up when they run into Earth's atmosphere in a flurry of "shooting stars". Rocks and dust particles that are about to collide with Earth's atmosphere are called meteoroids and those that enter the Earth's atmosphere are called meteors. (more...)
You can now preorder iPhone, iPad apps You can now preorder iPhone, iPad apps
- December 13, 2017

The developers would get to see the pricing and availability section of iTunes Connect to choose from, and to "make available for pre-order", and submit an app for review. Also, in these three months, developers can add or remove features and just flawless their work. According to a support page entry, which was earlier reported on by Digital Trends , if you have automatic downloads configured on your smartphone, your app will be downloaded to your device within 24 hours. (more...)
NASA's Juno probe unravels Jupiter's Great Red Spot roots NASA's Juno probe unravels Jupiter's Great Red Spot roots
- December 13, 2017

The spacecraft is nearing the end of its initial mission timeframe, but as its hardware appears to still be in great shape, it's likely that it will get a new lease on life with extended mission goals to follow. As if to hammer that point home the team also discovered something else pretty terrifying which is that Jupiter has an invisible band of radiation that's travelling close to the planet's surface at nearly light speed. (more...)
Ataribox Preorders To Open This Thursday Ataribox Preorders To Open This Thursday
- December 13, 2017

Ataribox is powered by a custom AMD processor, and would run on Linux , enabling players to play both classic Atari games and mid-tier PC games. The Ataribox , however, will also retain its ability to play brand new indie titles, PC titles to a varying degree of success depending on the requirements of each game and even standard PC functions such as applications and browsing the web. (more...)
Trump wants United States to return to the moon, then shoot for Mars Trump wants United States to return to the moon, then shoot for Mars
- December 13, 2017

Under the directive, the government is also expected to work closely with other nations and private industry. Gidley offered a comparable explanation, that Trump will "change our country's human spaceflight strategy to enable America to wind up plainly the main thrust for the space business, increase new information from the universe, and goad mind boggling innovation". (more...)
New Skins and more revealed New Skins and more revealed
- December 13, 2017

As with all seasonal events this includes new themed-maps, new skins, and a brand new playmode. 2016's winter skins cost 1000 credits for Legendary, 250 for Epic, 75 for Rare, and 25 for Common. Things get even more complicated with the addition of Ice Walls and Ice Blocks. Not to mention, the update also marks the return of Mei's Snowball Offensive . (more...)
Birth of new island could offer NASA clues about life on Mars Birth of new island could offer NASA clues about life on Mars
- December 13, 2017

The first - involving accelerated erosion caused by waves - would destabilise the remaining volcanic cone in six to seven years, leaving only a land-bridge between the two adjacent older islands. NASA's studies on the island were presented at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans this week. Scientists now want to understand why Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai hasn't just slipped into the sea and disappeared forever. (more...)
Instagram Lets Users Follow Hashtags To Keep Up With Interests Instagram Lets Users Follow Hashtags To Keep Up With Interests
- December 13, 2017

Instagram is now letting users follow hashtags in addition to the people and brands they already do, the social media company announced Tuesday . Who wants to search for hashtags when you can just succumb to the soothing motion of the endless scroll? This will lead you to the hashtag page (which also includes related hashtags - it's always key to have an open mind!). (more...)
Facebook's Irish tax move 'increases pressure on others' Facebook's Irish tax move 'increases pressure on others'
- December 13, 2017

Facebook has announced a change to its financial policy, meaning some advertising revenue will no longer be recorded in Ireland . But Facebook's accounts showed a loss of £28.5million under an arrangement which treated United Kingdom operations revenue as a payment for services from Facebook Ireland, where corporation tax is 12.5 per cent. (more...)
Scientists Studying 'Alien Comet' for Signs of Life
- December 13, 2017

This is a message from the people of Earth to the mysterious space rock Oumuamua (if you are not the mysterious space rock Oumuamua , please pass this on). Now a team of alien-hunting scientists, led by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner , will scan the comet before it sails beyond the reach of Earth's telescopes. (more...)

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