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Unbelievably, Apple Admits It Slows Down Older iPhones Unbelievably, Apple Admits It Slows Down Older iPhones
- December 23, 2017

After iPhone users expressed online that their devices seemed to be slowing down, Apple told CNBC that the phone's battery is the reason. The company said its software updates for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 are created to "smooth out" peak power demands, prevent these surprise shutdowns and ultimately prolong the lifespan of batteries. (more...)
SpaceX launches 10 more satellites for Iridium SpaceX launches 10 more satellites for Iridium
- December 23, 2017

Judging by social media posts, the launch was visible at least as far away as Burbank to the north, Mexicali, Mexico to the south and Phoenix, Arizona to the east. In reality, what you saw was a multi-stage rocket launch. SpaceX did not attempt to recover the first stage again. SpaceX has sent 10 more satellites into orbit for the Iridium NEXT constellation, passing the halfway point in its 75-satellite launch contract. (more...)
Elon Musk is Serious About Sending His Tesla Roadster to Mars Elon Musk is Serious About Sending His Tesla Roadster to Mars
- December 22, 2017

SpaceX notes that only the Saturn V rocket , last launched in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit . As Musk writes in the post, mass simulators like concrete and steel are "boring", so the decision was made to "send something unusual, something that made us feel". (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is going to replace the Note 5 Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is going to replace the Note 5
- December 22, 2017

As noted, the Xiaomi Redmi 4X (launched in India as the Redmi 4) doesn't have a successor yet, if one considers the difference in form factor. Though the market was anticipating the arrival of Redmi Note 5, it has now been reported that Xiaomi has replaced the anticipated handset with the Redmi 5 Plus that was unveiled alongside the Redmi 5 earlier this month. (more...)
Face ID is the highly rated feature of iPhone X
- December 22, 2017

New to iPhone owners was the explanation: Rather than just a reflection of age, the slowing was deliberate, an after-effect of software created to prevent blackouts. They claimed to do this to "to protect its electronic components" as their batteries age and become less potent and, therefore, make the device last longer. (more...)
The Bear Case for Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
- December 22, 2017

The stock decreased 1.55% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $19.05. 16% of insider trades in the last 12 months were buys, and 84% were sells. They expect $0.13 earnings per share, down 51.85% or $0.14 from last year's $0.27 per share. Currently Tesla, Inc . (NASDAQ: TSLA)'s shares owned by insiders are 0.10%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 59.70%. (more...)
Top Democrat says Trump firing of Mueller could provoke 'constitutional crisis' Top Democrat says Trump firing of Mueller could provoke 'constitutional crisis'
- December 22, 2017

Sen. Mark Warner, Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, speaks to the media about a September 28 committee staff members meeting with two Twitter officials in Washington, DC. Warner called for Congress to make clear to the president that firing Mueller would have "immediate and significant consequences". Trump's White House lawyer, Ty Cobb, said in a statement on Wednesday that the administration "willingly affirms yet again, as it has every day this week, there is no consideration ... (more...)
Should You Hold Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC)
- December 22, 2017

Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Regal Entertainment Group in the second quarter worth approximately $48,366,000. Walleye Trading Limited Liability holds 0% in Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC ) or 13,315 shares. (more...)
EPS for Intel Corporation (INTC) Expected At $0.86
- December 22, 2017

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) has risen 19.47% since December 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It also increased its holding in Unitedhealth Group Inc Com (NYSE:UNH) by 1,590 shares in the quarter, for a total of 29,367 shares, and has risen its stake in Qorvo Inc. (more...)
Burnley's Tarkowski handed three-match ban over elbow Burnley's Tarkowski handed three-match ban over elbow
- December 22, 2017

While Tarkowski accepted the charge Burnley argued that a three-game ban would be excessive. Manager Sean Dyche also mentioned that Tarkowski injured his hand before the incident and has since had surgery. We put that to the panel, but they decided that it should not be reduced. Burnley have been the surprise package of this Premier League season, and their exploits have not gone unnoticed by some of the top flight's conventionally bigger teams. (more...)
Civilization VI is available now on iPad for free (for 50 turns) Civilization VI is available now on iPad for free (for 50 turns)
- December 22, 2017

For those who would like to take the king of 4X strategy on the go, Aspyr Media has announced that as of today Civilization VI will be available for iPad from the Apple App Store . The game will require iOS 11 to run properly, and will only run on an iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or iPad Pro. Although mobile ports are often cheaper than their PC or console counterparts, Civilization VI will retail for $60 on the App Store. (more...)
Where is the water on Mars? Recent study reveals the mystery Where is the water on Mars? Recent study reveals the mystery
- December 22, 2017

Plus, Mars is a much smaller planet, which would also have been a factor. As Mars's atmosphere thinned out, much of the water evaporated and escaped with other gases. It's not the only explanation for the disappearing oceans, but the particular geology and chemistry of Mars infers that, in its early years, the planet sucked up way more water than Earth did. (more...)
Two Confederate Statues Officially Come Down in Memphis Two Confederate Statues Officially Come Down in Memphis
- December 22, 2017

The sale, made to a nonprofit Memphis Greenspace, circumvents a state law that required the city to get approval from the Tennessee Historical Commission in order to seek the statue's removal. In September, the City Council passed legislation allowing the city to sell parkland to nonprofit groups for less than fair market value. The organization was incorporated after the law's passage in October, Strickland said. (more...)
Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries
- December 21, 2017

Reddit users have noticed that Apple appears to be slowing down old iPhones that have low capacity batteries. After a iPhone battery replacement. The company has long faced criticism from fix advocates for making its batteries hard for users to replace on their own. (more...)
NASA Announces Finalists for Future Solar System Mission NASA Announces Finalists for Future Solar System Mission
- December 21, 2017

The decided mission will be the fourth in NASA's New Frontiers portfolio, a list of principal investigator-led planetary science examinations that fall under a development value cap of almost $850 million. CAESAR's samples, the first ever taken of a comet nucleus, would include the volatile ices from its surface that are comets' signature feature. A robotic mission will visit either Titan , a moon of Saturn, or a comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (more...)
Huawei Honor 9 Lite launched, find out the details
- December 21, 2017

Honor 9 Lite will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5, LGQ6, Gionee A1 Lite, etc., in the mid-range smartphone category. First off, we once again witness a phone's conforming to the 18:9 display aspect ratio. The registrations for this device will start from Friday. Unlike the 7X , but similar to the Honor 9, the 9 Lite sports a shiny glass rear coated in your choice of four eye-catching colors: Navy Blue, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall (aka black), or Pearl White. (more...)
Call of Duty WW2 The Resistance release date set Call of Duty WW2 The Resistance release date set
- December 21, 2017

The third and final map of The Resistance is Occupation , which is a remake of Resistance from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 . For example, Valkyrie takes place near the bunker where the failed real-life mission to kill Hitler, Operation Valkyrie , took place. (more...)
Blizzard Hard At Work On A New Game - And It'll Have Vehicles
- December 21, 2017

The ad is for a software engineer who will specifically be working on vehicle gameplay. Blizzard is searching for a gameplay engineer to help the team create vehicles and "build vehicle handling features", according to the listing. What's clear right now is that Blizzard are concentrating very much on the current Overwatch game, which has proven to be one of the most popular games of the last couple of years, so a sequel could still be a couple of years away. (more...)
Facebook signs first-ever music deal with a record label Facebook signs first-ever music deal with a record label
- December 21, 2017

Facebook and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced a new global agreement which will see UMG license its music and publishing catalogues for video on Facebook and its affiliated platforms. This deal is a step in the right direction as it will tackle the prevalent copyright infringement issues related to music on the world's largest social network. (more...)
Holiday Chocolates No Treat for Dogs Holiday Chocolates No Treat for Dogs
- December 21, 2017

The ingredient risky for dogs is a caffeine-like stimulant called theobromine which causes dogs to have an upset stomach, increased heartbeat, dehydration, seizures, and at the worst, death. If you are anxious your dog may have eaten a toxic amount of chocolate, call your vet immediately and be prepared to describe the type of chocolate and the amount consumed. (more...)

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