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Nokia 9 Specifications Leaked; OLED Display & A Bigger Battery Than Nokia 8! Nokia 9 Specifications Leaked; OLED Display & A Bigger Battery Than Nokia 8!
- December 21, 2017

The Nokia 8 , its predecessor faired quite well in the market. The display will be that of OLED which is manufactured by LG. While the listing didn't confirm the RAM size, we do know the Nokia 9 includes UFS 2.1 storage of 128GB and also support microSD card expansion. (more...)
Things You May Not Know About the Winter Solstice Things You May Not Know About the Winter Solstice
- December 21, 2017

The axis of the Earth is tilted 23.5 degrees relative to the Sun and the ecliptic plane. That means that for half the year, the north pole is tilted a bit toward the sun (and experiences summer) and that for the other half of the year, the south pole is tilted a bit toward the sun, giving the northern hemisphere winter. (more...)
Amazon is killing off its Music storage subscriptions
- December 21, 2017

The Amazon Music Storage subscription plans (free and paid) are being retired. Amazon accepts new subscriptions to Amazon Music Storage until January 15, 2018. If your current storage plan expires without being renewed, you won't have the option to re-start your subscription. If you plan on uploading songs on your Amazon storage, you can still do so as long as you are subscribed to the service. (more...)
Winter Solstice, Daylight Relief in Sight Winter Solstice, Daylight Relief in Sight
- December 20, 2017

And now, for the first time ever people from all the world can tune in live to watch this magical phenomenon created by the early Irish some 5000 years ago. Spring and fall mark when the sun's rays are directly over the equator. It's also the day when the Northern Hemisphere has the shortest amount of day (least amount of sunlight). (more...)
Amazon might be planning to take on YouTube
- December 20, 2017

The YouTube TV app will land on the Apple TV , Roku devices, and older Linux-based smart TVs from Samsung and Sony sometime in the first quarter of 2018, a Google spokesperson told Gizmodo today. Users sharing photos, video, text, data and images. If Amazon actually launches Amazon Tube or Open Tube, it would likely prompt a legal challenge from Google. (more...)
Second-gen Samsung DDR4 runs faster and sips less power Second-gen Samsung DDR4 runs faster and sips less power
- December 20, 2017

Samsung says it will continue production of its first-generation parts alongside the new stuff, too, an unsurprising move given the seemingly insatiable demand for DRAM right now. Samsung has finished validating its 2nd-generation 10nm-class DDR4 modules with CPU manufacturers, and next plans to work closely with its global IT customers in the development of more efficient next-generation computing systems. (more...)
Elon Musk shares first photos of Falcon Heavy rocket Elon Musk shares first photos of Falcon Heavy rocket
- December 20, 2017

According to Musk, the Falcon Heavy is on-location at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (57 metric tons) into space. Musk announced the SpaceX plans to build the Falcon Heavy, which will be capable of taking people or cargo to the International Space Station, the moon or even Mars. (more...)
The Top 100 Worst Passwords of 2017 [List] The Top 100 Worst Passwords of 2017 [List]
- December 20, 2017

As you'd expect, "123456" takes the top spot, along with the classic popular choice of idiots "password", followed by a new yet exceptionally unique entry "12345678". New entrants into SplashData's list include "123456789" (No. 6) and "letmein" (No. 7). You can create such password with the use of numbers, alphabets, uppercase and lowercase. (more...)
Apple Unveils Flagship Project For Melbourne's Federation Square…& It's A Bloody Stunner Apple Unveils Flagship Project For Melbourne's Federation Square…& It's A Bloody Stunner
- December 20, 2017

The two-storey building, which Apple has billed as their most important store in the Southern Hemisphere , will replace the Yarra Building alongside Fed Square's southern edge. The US technology giant has revealed plans for an ambitious project in Federation Square, Melbourne, with construction expected to commence around the middle of 2019. (more...)
Germany Warns Facebook Of 'Abusive' Data Collection Germany Warns Facebook Of 'Abusive' Data Collection
- December 20, 2017

Presenting preliminary findings of a 20-month-old probe, the German Federal Cartel Office found fault with Facebook's requirement that it gain access to third-party data when an account is opened, as well as how it tracks which sites its users access, the report said. (more...)
Pokemon Go to Add New Way of Catching Pokemon
- December 20, 2017

By sneaking up on a Pokemon, you'll be able to catch it without worrying about it knocking away PokeBalls or fleeing. Pokémon GO on iPhone 6s or later models now leverages Apple's ARKit Framework, allowing for more in-depth visuals. (more...)
The Escapists 2 Finally Releasing on Nintendo Switch in January The Escapists 2 Finally Releasing on Nintendo Switch in January
- December 20, 2017

This is especially likely as it expects to have even better sales over the holidays (Christmas/New year). If you take a "stroll" on Youtube, you'll find people that managed to hack into their device and make the LED under the Nintendo Switch Home Button light up manually. (more...)
IPhone slowdown blamed on controversial fix for aging batteries
- December 20, 2017

Writing in a blog post on Geekbench , Mr Poole revealed results of tests carried out on thousands of Iphones to analyse their performance. A similar change appears to have been added in iOS 11 .2.0 for the iPhone 7 , he claims. Apple has just been accused of intentionally slowing down the performance of older iPhone handsets so users will be more likely to upgrade to the latest model out of sheer frustration. (more...)
Cuphead Port On iOS. Gets Pulled For A Being Fake Cuphead Port On iOS. Gets Pulled For A Being Fake
- December 20, 2017

Secondly, the app developer contact website is a carefully cloned version of the real developer's website, with the addition of references to an iOS release. In this case, there was no mention of an iOS release on any website or profile officially connected to Cuphead's developer. The A and B buttons seemed to be controlling the character. (more...)
Xbox One X South African launch date revealed Xbox One X South African launch date revealed
- December 20, 2017

That day is finally here. In 4K mode The Witcher 3 runs at native 4K (supersampled for those playing playing on non-4K displays) with stable 30 fps gameplay, while in performance mode dynamic resolution scaling is applied to target gameplay at 60 fps. (more...)
Pradyuman Murder case: Teenage convict to be tried as adult Pradyuman Murder case: Teenage convict to be tried as adult
- December 20, 2017

If convicted, he will stay in a correctional home till he is 21 and then be transferred to a jail. The accused in this case is 16 years and five months old, when the crime was committed. Pradyuman, a class II student of the school, was found dead with his throat slit by a sharp-edged weapon on the morning of September 8.The weapon used in the crime has been seized."We have come to the conclusion on the basis of CCTV, forensic evidence and scientific evidence". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ benchmark scores look promising Samsung Galaxy S9+ benchmark scores look promising
- December 20, 2017

This new leaked image of the case of the new smartphones confirms earlier leaked design which shows the single rear camera on the Galaxy S9 and dual rear camera setup on the S9 Plus. Has Samsung found the answer to take on the competition below the high-end flagships? This will be good news to fans of the 3.5mm audio jack. The attempt by the majors to provide some of the special features in the mid-segment phones also is being followed by Samsung too. (more...)
Uber can be regulated, European Union court rules Uber can be regulated, European Union court rules
- December 20, 2017

The decision can not be appealed. In short this means Uber has now been officially recognised as a cab company rather than a technology company, as the company had argued. But it did not convince the court, which said in a statement that Uber must be classified as "a service in the field of transport". One implication of the ruling is that the company will now be regulated as transport company, meaning that rules can be set at country level. (more...)
Android apps must have 64-bit support by August 2019: Google
- December 20, 2017

In August 2018 , new apps will have to target Android Oreo's programming interface. To ensure a high level of security and performance among Android apps, Google has announced that it will only allow 64-bit apps in the Play store by August 2019. (more...)
Google Chrome will start blocking the most obnoxious ads on February 15 Google Chrome will start blocking the most obnoxious ads on February 15
- December 20, 2017

Giant banner ads that fill up a smartphone's screen could also get a site in trouble. For the past year, Google engineers have worked on a new feature called the Ad Experience Report . The company also provided more details on how the process for blocking ads will work for website owners, with violations of the above standards being reported to Google's Ad Experience Report. (more...)

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