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Android Oreo Fails To Reach Even 1% Share Android Oreo Fails To Reach Even 1% Share
- January 09, 2018

It's been over four months since Google made Android 8.0 Oreo official, and the update is yet to reach 1 per cent of total active Android devices out there. The last quarter of 2017 saw a consistent increase in Nougat usage, while the same quarter also saw the first dip in the usage of Android Marshmallow - current king of Android versions. (more...)
SanDisk unveils new 1TB and 256GB flash sticks SanDisk unveils new 1TB and 256GB flash sticks
- January 09, 2018

SanDisk's 1TB will be a lot more affordable than that, but it'll still cost you a pretty penny given that we're still looking at 1TB of flash storage. Can you ever have enough digital storage space? That said, when it comes to dimensions, the SanDisk flash drive is indeed much smaller compared Kingston's. (more...)
Microsoft temporarily blocks AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches Microsoft temporarily blocks AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches
- January 09, 2018

Microsoft said in a support blog that it was working with AMD to resolve the issues and would resume Windows operating system software updates to affected AMD devices via its Windows Update process as soon as possible. The problem was initially thought to affect only Intel CPUs, but has since been confirmed that ARM chips, including those manufactured by Qualcomm and Apple , as well as AMD x86 chips, are also vulnerable to different extents. (more...)
Ancient Rock Art Found in India Could Be Oldest Depiction of Supernova Ancient Rock Art Found in India Could Be Oldest Depiction of Supernova
- January 09, 2018

Mayank Vahia and his colleagues at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research have mentioned in their study that after research, a Supernova took place between 4100 BC to 2100 BC. "They can not be Sun and Moon since, with such proximity to the Sun, the Moon would be in a partial phase around the new and hence not very bright", the study said. (more...)
The PS4 Sold 5.9 Million Units During the Holidays The PS4 Sold 5.9 Million Units During the Holidays
- January 09, 2018

According to Sony, PS4 game sales were up year-on-year with 55.9 million games sold during the 2017 holiday season, bringing total PS4 sales up to 645 million copies. We promise our unwavering commitment to bring more awesome experiences to our fans, including exclusive games and innovative network services, as PS4 continues to flourish as the best place to play. (more...)
Sgnl Watchstrap Transmits Sound Through Your Fingertip For Private Phone Calls Sgnl Watchstrap Transmits Sound Through Your Fingertip For Private Phone Calls
- January 09, 2018

Developers have initially designed this wristband as a concept for the C-Lab of Samsung . Even if this gadget may seem like a insane idea, it is not insane if it works. Invest in a Sgnl wristband , however, and you're going to be jabbing your digit in your lughole a lot more often. You can sift through these contacts by using a set of navigation buttons. (more...)
Android Pay and Google Wallet fall under new Google Pay moniker Android Pay and Google Wallet fall under new Google Pay moniker
- January 09, 2018

Google just announced that it is merging all of its payment services into a single service dubbed as " Google Pay ". The tech giant on Monday said with Google Pay, users can access payment information saved to their Google Account for speedy checkout and payment. (more...)
New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon packs Alexa, Dolby Vision HDR display New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon packs Alexa, Dolby Vision HDR display
- January 09, 2018

Lenovo offers new 13-inch form factor for X1 Tablet with a 3K display that is compatible with HDR2. The ThinkPad notebook series is one of the most iconic lineups in the segment. The new features are similar to the Carbon variant, such as 360-degree microphones and Alexa support, ThinkShutter, fingerprint scanner, and up to 15 hours of battery life. (more...)
Romney treated for prostate cancer Romney treated for prostate cancer
- January 09, 2018

Sources told CNN and other outlets that Romney, who's 70, was "successfully treated". The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said. During his 2012 USA presidential campaign, Romney released a letter about his health from his longtime personal physician, Dr Randall Gaz at Massachusetts General Hospital, who described the then-candidate as a "healthy appearing, energetic, strong, physically fit male". (more...)
Steam Smashes Concurrent User Record, Hits 18 Million Players Steam Smashes Concurrent User Record, Hits 18 Million Players
- January 09, 2018

Earlier today, Steam had a total of 18.5 million concurrent players, 4.5 million more users than it did this time previous year when the site had 14 million concurrent players. Rainbow Six Siege continues to impress with its healthy playerbase and is in fifth place, followed by ARK: Survival Evolved and Team Fortress 2 . It is now available on the Xbox One, and there are rumors that PlayStation 4 won't be far behind. (more...)
North Korea names delegates for inter-Korean talks North Korea names delegates for inter-Korean talks
- January 09, 2018

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he hopes rare talks between North and South Korea will go "beyond the Olympics", with Washington joining the process at the "appropriate time". The hotline of direct dialogue between the two nations was reopened earlier this week for the first time in nearly two years. He said that some dialogue or direct conversation with Kim Jong Un was not beyond the realm of possibility. (more...)
How to Cross-play using Xbox One and Nintendo Switch How to Cross-play using Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
- January 09, 2018

You can check out the last trailer below for Mutant Football League which will be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 19th January. It's like Conker's Bad Fur Day for sports fans! This game is a parody of professional American football and aims to introduce a new generation of gamers to what was once a classic bestseller back in the early '90s. (more...)
CES 2018 : Vivo Displays Fingerprint Scanner On Smartphone Display
- January 09, 2018

With the fingerprint scanner a part of the screen itself, there would be no need to have a scanner on the back. "Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensors are faster, more convenient, and more secure than alternative biometrics, and this optical technology represents a major innovation shift and opportunity for the smartphone market", Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics' mobile division, said in a statement. (more...)
Apple INC (AAPL) Stake Maintained by Alliancebernstein Lp
- January 09, 2018

Meru Capital Group Lp who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $890.24 billion market cap company. Apple Inc . The stock of Pfizer Inc. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 12 by Jefferies. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, September 11. (more...)
Honor Blockbuster Days Sale: Discounts up to Rs. 4000 on Honor devices Honor Blockbuster Days Sale: Discounts up to Rs. 4000 on Honor devices
- January 09, 2018

The sale will run until January 12 on Amazon .in and Flipkart . Under the "Honor Blockbuster Days" sale, the company's Honor 7X will be available at No cost EMI option for up to 12 months on Amazon India . There's a 12MP camera on the front. The phone is backed by a 3750mAh battery and comes with fast charging support. Honor 8 Pro offers a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime coming soon to India, specs revealed Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime coming soon to India, specs revealed
- January 09, 2018

In 2015, the company launched the affordable Galaxy On smartphone series in India in order to better compete with Chinese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and Samsung now sells the Galaxy On5 Pro, the Galaxy On7 Pro, and the Galaxy On Max in India. (more...)
Royal Enfield Himalayan camouflage colour scheme to be launched on January 12 Royal Enfield Himalayan camouflage colour scheme to be launched on January 12
- January 09, 2018

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is presently the country's most affordable adventure tourer and despite its niggles, the bike is quite popular at those looking for a no-nonsense adventure motorcycle. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed transmission. Royal Enfield does not offer a kick start on the Himalayan, instead choosing to operate with an electric-start only. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Shares Bought by Calamos Wealth Management LLC
- January 09, 2018

About 178,271 shares traded or 9.44% up from the average. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE:CBD) has risen 80.03% since January 7, 2017 and is uptrending. Citigroup maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Monday, October 23 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 23 with "Sell". (more...)
CES 2018: Sony open-ear sports earbuds, MDR-1AM2 headphones launched CES 2018: Sony open-ear sports earbuds, MDR-1AM2 headphones launched
- January 09, 2018

Recently, Sony launched the flagship WH-1000MX2 and WH-H900N in India, and these new headphones build on the range, to further assert Sony's dominance over the Bluetooth headphone space. Battery life here is better because of the form factor: you get up to 6 hours of continuous playback. Sony's WI-SP600N neckbuds feature noise cancellation and IPX4 sweat and water resistance. (more...)
ASUS announces the world's thinnest 2-in-1 laptop with high-performance graphics ASUS announces the world's thinnest 2-in-1 laptop with high-performance graphics
- January 09, 2018

The company calls it the world's thinnest two-in-one with discrete graphics. Specifically, the half inch thick notebook is powered by an 8 Generation Core (KBL-R) Core i7-8550U quad core (4 core / 8 thread) processor clocked at 1.8 GHz base and up to 3.7 GHz Turbo with Intel UHD 620 graphics (1.1 GHz), up to 16 GB LPDDR3 (2133 MHz) RAM, and up to 512 GB of PCI-E x4-based NVMe solid state storage. (more...)
LG's 2018 flagship could launch in April LG's 2018 flagship could launch in April
- January 09, 2018

LG Electronics' new flagship smartphone LG G7 is expected to be unveiled in March before its official launch in April, which is nearly a month-long delay compared to a year ago, according to industry sources on January 8. An LG spokesperson declined to address the statements from the sources. Now, a report by ET News states that the G6's successor, the LG G7, will be unveiled in March ahead of an April launch. (more...)
Scientists fear climate change is affecting Great Barrier Reef green sea turtles Scientists fear climate change is affecting Great Barrier Reef green sea turtles
- January 09, 2018

The paper warned that climate change could threaten the green sea turtle's future. The research examined two genetically distinct groups of turtles, called rookeries, that live in and around the Great Barrier Reef. Jensen also called the findings "a bit alarming". This team instead studied more than 400 turtles at foraging grounds, gathering information on the sex of turtles from multiple generations. (more...)
Rising Temperatures And Melting Glaciers Affect Seafloor Rising Temperatures And Melting Glaciers Affect Seafloor
- January 09, 2018

This correction brings tide gauges into a geocentric reference frame, and hence, the resulting global and regional sea level rise estimates may be biased due to ocean bottom deformation in the same way satellite-based estimates are. Over 1993-2014, the resulting globally averaged geocentric sea level change is 8% smaller than the barystatic contribution. "We wanted to see how large is the difference". (more...)
Facebook's Oculus to partner with Xiaomi to build VR headsets Facebook's Oculus to partner with Xiaomi to build VR headsets
- January 09, 2018

Xiaomi is working directly with Oculus developers to localize some of the most popular content from the Oculus Store and to bring it to the Mi VR Store in China. If it's priced anything like Oculus Go, it'll likely cost around $199. In addition to its partnership with Facebook Oculus , Qualcomm also announced its new audio SoC for earbuds, the QCC5100. (more...)
Rate hike argument builds as poll shows companies to hire, invest more Rate hike argument builds as poll shows companies to hire, invest more
- January 09, 2018

On balance, the survey said, firms expect export growth to accelerate, in part due to an improved US economic outlook after lawmakers in Congress passed a tax-overhaul package that delivers rate cuts to American businesses. Also, the survey period comes after talks toward revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement hit a stalemate over US demands on the automobile sector and the pact's dispute-resolution process. (more...)
Volkswagen partners Aurora for self-driving cars Volkswagen partners Aurora for self-driving cars
- January 09, 2018

Aurora Innovation is the brainchild of Chris Urmson, former CTO of Google's self-driving vehicle project; Sterling Anderson, a former program manager for Tesla's Autopilot team; and Drew Bagnell, former autonomy architect and perception lead at the Uber Advanced Technology Center. (more...)
Inspired Valkyrie Joins Marvel Comics Exiles Team Inspired Valkyrie Joins Marvel Comics Exiles Team
- January 09, 2018

But as it turned out, Thompson was playing an entirely new character, who just so happened to also be one of the Norse pantheon's legendary female warriors. As you can see, this version of the character is heavily influenced by Tessa Thompson from Thor: Ragnarok . An alternate cover to Exiles #1 featuring Valkyrie. (more...)
ASUS announces Chromebox 3 with 8th-gen Intel Core processors, USB-C ASUS announces Chromebox 3 with 8th-gen Intel Core processors, USB-C
- January 09, 2018

This model comes with 8th-generation Intel Premium Silver and Celeron processors, a changeable I/O port for COM or VGA, as well as USB-C. This third iteration of the "small form factor solution" running Chrome OS features the latest 8th generation Intel Core chips and is launching later this year. (more...)
Custom Sea of Thieves Xbox controller is a thing of beauty Custom Sea of Thieves Xbox controller is a thing of beauty
- January 09, 2018

I'm a bit of a sucker for attractive custom controllers themed around games, and this Sea of Thieves controller is the coolest I've seen in a while. Set to release on February 6, the Sea of Thieves controller debuts a full month and a half earlier than the game itself, which will become available on March 20. (more...)
Smartphone app market saw 35% growth in 2017 Smartphone app market saw 35% growth in 2017
- January 09, 2018

However, Apple is the one pulling in the most revenue, the report found - at almost double that of Google Play. The report published recently by SensorTower confirm a 13% growth of the global first-time app installs, which amassed 91.5 billion. (more...)