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Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks
- January 23, 2018

Though we already have milliseconds, microseconds, and even nanoseconds, it appears none of this meets Facebook's requirements. The new unit of time developed by Facebook will be called a "Flick" which hints towards "frame-tick". The problem was that nanoseconds don't let for the flawless division of the very common frame rates, however flicks do. For instance, one frame at 1/30 fps has a duration of 23,520,000 flicks. (more...)
Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to join online lender SoFi Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to join online lender SoFi
- January 23, 2018

Regarding Noto's Twitter departure, CEO Jack Dorsey expressed respect and appreciate for the departing executive's work at the social network, and sadness at his leaving. " Twitter is grateful to Mr. Noto for his almost four years of service and wishes him the best in his future endeavors". "On behalf of the entire team, I want to thank Anthony for his passion and his impact, and congratulate him on his new role". (more...)
Free Xbox One games news for Microsoft reveal Free Xbox One games news for Microsoft reveal
- January 23, 2018

As per Microsoft, the Xbox One games that usually run on 900p and 1080p should be rendered at native 4K on the Xbox One X and increase in performance while playing the Xbox One gaming titles should also be noticeable. Select retailers (including GameStop) will begin selling six-month subscription cards for $59.99 on March 20. When the console first launched, some gamers were appalled at an initial concept where games would be licensed to their accounts, with physical discs acting as ... (more...)
HomePod Pre-Order starting this Friday - Hitting stores on Feb 9
- January 23, 2018

Apple has responded to Google Home , and Amazon Echo as the company joins the smart-speaker-producers market with HomePod - a smart speaker that wants to be at the center of your music life. Express.co.uk was lucky enough to hear the HomePod past year and there's no doubting that its sound credentials are impressive. Most notably, Apple says Siri can control Apple Music seemingly confirming earlier reports users will not be able to use voice controls to control third party music services ... (more...)
Integral announces world's first 512 GB memory card Integral announces world's first 512 GB memory card
- January 23, 2018

Integral Memory is a memory specialist that continues to challenge the ones in the market by releasing better, faster, and with increased capacity. MicroSD card is an external removable memory card that is used in a variety of electronic devices for storing information. (more...)
Google adds a dedicated GIF button in its Gboard app for iOS Google adds a dedicated GIF button in its Gboard app for iOS
- January 23, 2018

However, the rollout of the new update to iOS users strongly suggests that the modified placement of the GIF button is rolling out to Android handsets soon. We assume the app will eventually make its way to the Google Play Store . The GIF recorder button allows users to record their reactions and convert them into GIFs from both, the front and the rear camera. (more...)
Tom Brady getting stitches out this week Tom Brady getting stitches out this week
- January 23, 2018

Super Bowl LII will be played at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4. The New England Patriots were down 20-10 early in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's AFC Championship game, but the noise and cheers inside Billy's Sports Bar and Grill in Manchester were loud enough to be heard in the parking lot. (more...)
Overwatch League Pro Suspended for Homophobic Insult against Opponent Overwatch League Pro Suspended for Homophobic Insult against Opponent
- January 23, 2018

Shut your fucking mouth. "I mean, he would like that". Back in April, an Overwatch pro who competed with Toronto Esports (before the Overwatch League started) went on a racist tirade on stream , which prompted the team organization to fire him, basically ending his esports career before it had a chance to get off the ground. (more...)
Student Hospitalized After Eating Tide Pod Student Hospitalized After Eating Tide Pod
- January 23, 2018

Earlier this month, doctors warned people not to eat the laundry pods due to health concerns. There have been incidents reported in Ottawa, but thus far no cases in the Valley so there's time to have that talk. Two years later, in March 2017, College Humor published a satirical video about eating the pods. In 2017, US poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 children younger than 5 who were exposed to the capsules. (more...)
Airtel revises Rs 399 pack again, now offers 84GB data Airtel revises Rs 399 pack again, now offers 84GB data
- January 23, 2018

Earlier, the same recharge provided a validity period of 70 days. Now, the Airtel Rs. 399 prepaid pack - which offers 1GB of 3G/ 4G data per day, unlimited local, STD, and roaming voice calls, as well as 100 SMSes per day - has been upgraded to offer a validity of 84 days. (more...)
Android 8.1 allows you to see speeds of public Wi-Fi networks Android 8.1 allows you to see speeds of public Wi-Fi networks
- January 23, 2018

Accompanying the tweet is a GIF showing the network speed labels at work (see below). The speed label feature was first spotted last month, but it is just seeing the expanded roll-out. OK: You can read webpages, use social media, and stream music . This feature was part of the Android 8.1 changes announced back in December previous year but there were no signs of its rollout save for a premature announcement on Twitter earlier this month. (more...)
Bayek's Story Continues in Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones Bayek's Story Continues in Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones
- January 23, 2018

The Hidden Ones takes place four years after the events of the main game. Titled ' The Hidden Ones , ' the name makes reference to the first steps of the Assassins brotherhood in the Sinai peninsula, where the occupying Roman forces fight against a rebel faction. (more...)
Falcon Heavy test-fire on hold due to government shutdown Falcon Heavy test-fire on hold due to government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Updated | The U.S. government shutdown will impact a planned static fire of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, the company has confirmed. According to a report in Inverse, a recent FAQ from NASA says that all non-essential employees should stay at home during a government shutdown unless they receive alternative guidance. (more...)
Once-in-a-blue-moon treat for Kolkata Once-in-a-blue-moon treat for Kolkata
- January 23, 2018

In any umbral lunar eclipse , the moon always passes through Earth's very light penumbral shadow before and after its journey through the dark umbral shadow. Skywatchers will get a rare triple treat January 31, with a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse . Eastern North America can see beginning stages of the partial umbral eclipse low in the west before sunrise January 31, whereas portions of the Middle East and far-eastern Europe can view the ending stages of the partial ... (more...)
Intel advises users to stop installing Spectre microcode patches Intel advises users to stop installing Spectre microcode patches
- January 23, 2018

Intel recommends that its customers stop distribution of the current version, as these patches may introduce unwanted behavior, including frequent reboots. Intel has identified the root cause of the rebooting problem for Haswell and Broadwell chip models, Shenoy said. At least for Windows users, patches such as the one Intel issued typically come through the Windows Update feature, not from Intel itself. (more...)
Microsoft partners with Lenovo for cheap school laptops Microsoft partners with Lenovo for cheap school laptops
- January 22, 2018

Microsoft said it's developing several updates for Windows 10 and Office 365 which will make the combination more attractive to teachers and students. Microsoft is also offering professional development to train teachers to get the most out of the devices, but this is only available in the U.S. The training is included with the purchase of Microsoft 365 Education , as long as at least 30 A1 licenses are purchased between February 1 and December 31, 2018. (more...)
Exquisite Beauties Slay At 2018 Filmfare Awards Red Carpet Looking Breathtaking Exquisite Beauties Slay At 2018 Filmfare Awards Red Carpet Looking Breathtaking
- January 22, 2018

Bollywood came together to raise a toast to the best in the industry at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018 in Mumbai. The starry event, which was hosted by Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, saw content-driven films and human-dramas take home top honours. (more...)
This Mobile Carrier Has the Fastest Network, According to New Study This Mobile Carrier Has the Fastest Network, According to New Study
- January 22, 2018

In the 4th quarter, we measured AT&T's average LTE download at 13.3 Mbps, almost a megabit short of its February high of 14.2 Mbps. In LTE availability, Verizon actually beat out T-Mobile by winning outright in 11 markets and tying them in another 22. (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ Trailer Highlights New Character Android 21 Dragon Ball FighterZ Trailer Highlights New Character Android 21
- January 22, 2018

This should be a goodie. Dragon Ball FighterZ launches this week in all regions on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. GameSpot's Dragon Ball Fighter Z review-in-progress is now online. Fan-favourite Android 21 joins the game's roster, and plays an important role in its story mode - with her inclusion supervised by Dragon Ball creator, Akira Toriyama. (more...)
LEAKED: Xiaomi Mi 7 render hints at bezel-less design, wireless charging LEAKED: Xiaomi Mi 7 render hints at bezel-less design, wireless charging
- January 22, 2018

A render of the phone's back surfaced last week , and even though it resembles this design, the two designs are definitely not identical. The latest render come from a Nigerian site Ninjatech which shows off the back side of the phone. (more...)

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