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by | December 26, 2017 | 11:21

Or, at least, it feels like it. Apple's iPhone X took all the headlines with Face ID , and other devices like OnePlus' 5T have also incorporated a Face Unlock feature of their own. The update additionally comes bundled with the December Android security patch. The user interface of the camera has been refreshed with a new design with enhancements to photo.

by | December 24, 2017 | 16:41

The latest plan 299 of Jio comes with 56GB 4G data with high-speed. India's second largest telecom operator Vodafone has announced a new pre-paid offering for existing users with unlimited voice calls and 1GB data a day at Rs 198. 199 plan offers 1 GB of 3G/4G mobile data. However, the massive letdown with this plan is the daily voice calling FUP. Like Reliance Jio and Vodafone , Airtel has introduced a new Rs 199 plan for its prepaid customers.

by | December 24, 2017 | 09:08

They use radars to see when Santa and his reindeer leave the North Pole, high-tech Santa Cams which are positioned around the world, and satellites which can detect Rudolph's red nose. But, a misprint actually placed the NORAD phone number on the advert and in 1955 Children were constantly calling to ask where Santa was. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief's operations "hotline".

by | December 24, 2017 | 02:07

For starters, "Tekken 7 " is on sale for US$24.99 (AU$32.56); that's a 50% discount. The Steam Winter Sale will be open for two weeks, until January 4, 1 p.m. Other big titles such as Bethesda's "The Evil Within 2 " and "Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus ". Although not exactly game deals, some Steam hardware has been discounted quite heavily this sale as well.

by | December 23, 2017 | 23:32

While recording live videos, you will see a Direct icon . Instagram has added several new direct messaging features in recent months as it considers spinning out its Direct product into a standalone app , Techcrunch reports , including photo and video replays, support for links, and new photo orientations.

by | December 23, 2017 | 21:00

Both lawsuits are claiming the same thing, that Apple did not have user consent to slow down their phones. After Apple released its official statement where the tech giant detailed that it was slowing down iPhones in exchange for better battery life , it did not take long for a lawsuit to be aimed at the company.

by | December 23, 2017 | 10:03

North Korea has labeled the USA accusation a "grave political provocation". A spokesperson for North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday reportedly responded to the Trump administration's accusations that it was responsible for the WannaCry cyberattacks , via the state-owned Korean Central News Agency (KCNA ), calling them "absurd".

by | December 23, 2017 | 04:57

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader . One of SpaceX's biggest accomplishments this year has been making routine the recovery of the Falcon 9's 16-story-tall boosters, which carry nine engines and can generate more than 1.8 million pounds of thrust.

by | December 22, 2017 | 22:15

The stage is one of the smaller stages in ARMS now and has moving obstacles. She defines herself the "Empress of the ARMS Laboratory" and she is able to use stealth to her advantage. For Grand Prix LV6 and lower, the computer will now get stronger as you get deeper into the Grand Prix. She is called Dr. Coyle and she is a radical scientist.

by | December 22, 2017 | 19:36

Reliance Jio , the telecom operator that disrupted the market is back again with impressive bundled plans. Priced at Rs. 309, this postpaid plan has benefits including unlimited 4G data (high speed limit of 1GB per day, followed by unlimited usage at 64 Kbps), unlimited SMS messages, unlimited voice calls (local, STD, roaming) to all national operators, and access to the Jio suite of apps.

by | December 22, 2017 | 18:20

Even though the 125 vehicles represent almost one-third of all Tesla pre-orders, these vehicles will still be considered a sort of test fleet for UPS as it works out the logistics of incorporating charging stations. "We look forward to expanding further our commitment to fleet excellence with Tesla", said Juan Perez, UPS chief information and engineering officer.

by | December 21, 2017 | 23:22

The tech giant maintains that demoting fake news in people's news feed - which it says leads to an 80 per cent drop in traffic - is one of its "best weapons". That method was time consuming. The company made the change after academic research suggested that marking a story as false, or "disputed", can backfire "and further entrench someone's beliefs." Though the design is changing, much of the experience is staying the same.

by | December 21, 2017 | 22:43

More than any other gaming trend in recent memory, the rise of loot boxes seems to be the most controversial. Apple has revised its App Store guidelines on template-based apps, TechCrunch reports, providing much-needed clarity and a more balanced approach following a report earlier this month that many small businesses were being pushed off the App Store.

by | December 21, 2017 | 22:39

Apple's admission to slowing down older iPhones isn't sitting well with one California man.so he's going after the tech giant on behalf of all his fellow outdated iPhone users. " Geekbench reports that iOS 11.2.0 introduces similar throttling for iPhone 7 units with older batteries". Introduced a year ago for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE, the feature is aimed at preventing unexpected device shutdowns, the company said.

by | December 21, 2017 | 22:07

That spacecraft, similar to a quadcopter drone, would be able to fly to several locations on the surface, tens to hundreds of kilometers apart, to study its composition and habitability. The two finalists, called Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return ( CAESAR ) and Dragonfly , were selected from a set of 12 proposals submitted in April.

by | December 21, 2017 | 21:56

As with 4K support on Windows 10, the HDR support comes with a handful of provisos. Netflix says that "With HDR enabled, fans can immerse themselves in the delicious colours of Chef's Table , the terrifying depths of the Upside Down in Stranger Things 2 , and enjoy the upcoming Netflix film Bright starring Will Smith".

by | December 21, 2017 | 21:25

While Universal was first, according to Variety , Warner Music may be next to sign on. Universal Music Group and Facebook agreed on a multi-year deal that lets Facebook host content with the label's licensed music across its network, including the main app, Instagram, and Oculus.

by | December 21, 2017 | 21:04

T-Mobile is among a handful of major tech companies named in an age-discrimination lawsuit accusing the businesses of limiting recruitment ads to specific age groups on Facebook. In a statement, Facebook acknowledged ProPublica has turned up other instances of "serious failures on our part" in its advertising systems. Goldman says the differentiator is that marketing is "broadly based and inclusive", and that requirements for certain employers may involve age registrations that go both ways, ...

by | December 21, 2017 | 20:12

Samsung Electronics started mass producing what it calls the industry's first 2nd-generation of 10-nanometer class (1y-nm), 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 DRAM. The company stated that the improvements in its DRAM production is possible due to usage of "new technologies" - specific details were not given.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:47

HaleyHaley: "Open question" if United States athletes will attend Olympics amid North Korea tensions Haley: Trump isn't deciding who controls east Jerusalem Emergency UN Security Council meeting called after Trump's Jerusalem announcement: report MORE warned Thursday that a U.N.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:57

The Winter Solstice will occur at 11:28 AM. During the winter solstice, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted at its farthest distance from the sun, bringing less light and colder temperatures. The word " Yule " - used to describe the Christmas season - is believed to have come from the Norse word "jol" which referred to the winter solstice festival.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:41

While the first sensor comes with f/2.4 lens, the second one has f/2.0 aperture. Nokia 8 owners will now enjoy all the Oreo goodies including Picture-in-Picture mode and background activity limits along with their Dual-Sight mode which allows you to stream your reaction to events on social media in real time using both the front and back cameras.

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:55

One such miracle is the winter solstice , which is also known as midwinter. It's Thursday , Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.at The Jam Handy in Detroit. A solstice is when the sun either reaches the highest or lowest point in the sky depending on where you are in the world.

by | December 20, 2017 | 22:46

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.55% of the company's stock. The hedge fund held 87,260 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.40 million, down from 128,907 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

by | December 20, 2017 | 22:06

After years of planning and a handful of delays , the massive rocket is just a few weeks away from launch. Following the successful completion of the WDR and static fire, Falcon Heavy's inaugural launch will be imminent: as of the release of the first photos, SpaceX's official photographer Ben Cooper has reiterated a planned launch no earlier than January 2018.

by | December 20, 2017 | 21:25

What this new version of AR aims to do is deliver an even more immersive experience. Well, first off, with AR+ the Pokemon are fixed to a point in space, so you can walk up real close to them and see how they look from a few inches away. One of the most ignored elements of Pokemon Go is finally getting the upgrade it deserves. This means that you'll be able to approach a Pokemon up close, and get a better idea of their actual size.

by | December 20, 2017 | 21:09

As usual, the list contains 100 passwords that no internet user should ever use unless they enjoy getting hacked, and comes courtesy of SplashData , who has yet again confirmed what we are told every year: we never learn. In addition to " starwars ", other new entries for 2017 include " whatever ", "trustno1", and "qazwsx". The passwords rounding out the top 10 don't instill much in way of confidence in our fellow humans, with passwords like "qwerty" and "football" making appearances.

by | December 20, 2017 | 11:58

It is using signals like IP address to identify the blocked users and preventing them from sending messages to the user who has blocked them. Let's suppose someone sent you a friend request, and then he sent you a letter to connect with you, and you don't want to communicate with that person, and you blocked him.

by | December 20, 2017 | 11:13

You can download the browser from the Google Play Store. The blog goes on to state how future versions of Android will restrict the access older apps have that don't target a recent version of Android. It's also detailed new target API level requirements, which will come into effect late next year. The search gaint has been working hard on improving the Google Play experience for Android users.

by | December 20, 2017 | 08:02

Google was rumoured to be adding a built-in ad-blocker to its Chrome browser since the start of the year, and we finally know when the ad-blocker will be available to all users. As Venture Beat highlights, Google's timing is interesting as it doesn't coincide with the launch of a new version of Chrome (Chrome 64 is set to arrive on January 23 followed by Chrome 65 on March 6).

by | December 20, 2017 | 07:35

New Dragon Ball Super characters will be joining the fight in Dragon Ball FighterZ with Beerus, Hit , and Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black being officially added to the games roster. Now, however, anyone who downloads the beta can take part in FighterZ's awesome fast-paced Dragon Ball fights. Dragon Ball FighterZ launches January 26, 2018 on PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

by | December 19, 2017 | 23:39

But it was only in the form of an app that opened a browser tab so you could download it the regular way. The listing is just a download link for the Chrome browser. Those users will find that this Google Chrome Installer app doesn't help at all: While users can download the file, Windows 10 S won't let them run the software.

by | December 19, 2017 | 23:36

Just as it did with the new Wrangler , Jeep is showing off images of a new product before its debut. Last week the company introduced a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler and most observers expect to see a new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup in Detroit. This is why this new Cherokee follows the same design language and displays a much more conservative and rugged look, giving it a family resemblance with its little brother, the Compass .

by | December 19, 2017 | 21:42

It will have premium features and performance for mainstream auto buyers. The 2019 Honda Insight will go on sale in the summer of 2018, the company said. Those cars were, respectively, a tiny two-seat hatchback (2000-2006) and a subcompact five-door hatchback (2010-2014). Most of the sales will be driven by gas-powered trucks and SUVs.

by | December 19, 2017 | 21:17

Much like I would say RoboCop is one of the great comic book movies despite not being based on a real comic book, this might be the best video game movie so far despite not being based on an actual video game. 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' starlet Madison Iseman takes us inside the movie and spills on her character's journey, the movie's Robin Williams tribute , and more! With this one, a big piece to this as well was working with these really talented actors and hilarious people.