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HP Canada recalling certain lithium-ion batteries

HP Canada recalling certain lithium-ion batteries The website also has instructions for customers to initiate the validation utility to check their battery and what to download if their battery is included in the recall. This mode will discharge the battery and prevent it from being recharged until the battery is replaced. "For this reason, it is extremely important to check whether your battery is affected". [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch is now the fastest-selling game console in U.S. history

The Wii previously held the record with around four million units sold in the same time frame, and in comparison the PS4 sold 3.95 million units in the first 10 months, so the hybrid console is doing very well against its competitors, it would seem. [Full Article...]

Snap Inc (SNAP) Developing New "Stories Anywhere" Feature Outside Of App Itself

Snap Inc (SNAP) Developing New No doubt, Snapchat was the most popular app for its stories feature. The decision to make Stories available outside of Snapchat arrives as the app's user growth has stalled in the wake of its massive IPO. This is the first time that Snapchat has offered such a feature. It's understandable that Snap would be playing on our nostalgia by getting into the retrospective game, though it's ... [Full Article...]

Google might set up Pixel 2 retail stores in India

Google might set up Pixel 2 retail stores in India The Pixel range offers the best of software and hardware right from the house of Google, but it hasn't been able to keep up the pace when compared to Apple or Samsung in terms of sales. The positive response from these pop-up stores is being cited as one of the main motivating factors to open permanent stores. At least two prominent malls in India said they have received requests for space t... [Full Article...]

TZH: Salman Khan film smashes records!

TZH: Salman Khan film smashes records! Superstar Salman Khan's latest outing 'Tiger Zinda Hai' has smashed the Box Office with minting huge moolah. This is quite significant in many ways as the combination has indeed emerged as quite lethal and now one waits to see what does the trio comes up with next. [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio vs Vodafone vs Airtel vs Idea

Reliance Jio vs Vodafone vs Airtel vs Idea The operator is also offering a Rs 198 plan with same benefits and 28 days of validity, but if users recharge via My Idea app or Idea website, they get 1GB additional benefit. This prepaid recharge plan of Jio is valid for 49 days. This is what Airtel and Idea Cellular are also offering. The validity of this prepaid recharge plan is 84 days. [Full Article...]

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Alphabet's Executive Chairman

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Alphabet's Executive Chairman On his next journey as technical advisor Schmidt said , " The time is right in Alphabet's evolution for this transition". CNBC reports that Schmidt's new role will likely include advising "the company's urban development arm, Sidewalk Labs, its deep learning efforts, and its healthcare spin-offs, Verily and Calico". [Full Article...]

Asaduddin Owaisi: Why didn't Rahul Gandhi visit masjid?

Asaduddin Owaisi: Why didn't Rahul Gandhi visit masjid? The Congress will analyse in detail why it failed to dislodge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled Gujarat for 22 long years, and the road ahead. "The party will vigrously carry forward its legacy of struggle", he said. "At every step, they were trying to polarise". BJP, particularly Mr Narendra Modi , Mr Arun Jaitley and their stooge, Vinod Rai created a "fallacious web of a... [Full Article...]

Google celebrates the winter solstice with new Doodle

Google celebrates the winter solstice with new Doodle The 21st is the shortest day of the year with only 9 hours, 12 minutes and 52 seconds of daylight. Summer is coming. For the past six years, the Twitter account Here Comes the Sun has tracked the growing daylight from the winter solstice up to the spring equinox. [Full Article...]

Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries

This year's iOS 11.2 extended the feature to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus . "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices", Apple said in a statement to TechCrunch. [Full Article...]

Apple should replace old batteries instead of slowing down aging phones

If your handset is out of warranty, you can have your iPhone battery replaced through Apple for a $79 charge. In a statement , Apple said it does slow old devices down - in order to prolong their life. Apple also says iPhones work best at room temperature, or between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit . Maybe if Apple wants to slide in a "feature" that decreases the performance of a phone without ... [Full Article...]

Apple plans to unify iPhone, iPad, Mac apps for one user experience

Apple plans to unify iPhone, iPad, Mac apps for one user experience Bloomberg says, "The secret project, codenamed, 'Marzipan, ' is one of the tentpole additions for next year's Apple software road map". The goal of the project is to make it possible for iOS developers to easily bring their apps to macOS . [Full Article...]

Magic Leap's mysterious AR headset gets revealed

Magic Leap's mysterious AR headset gets revealed The headset will come in two sizes and is controlled by a wireless controller, called Control. As well as several adjustable components around the forehead, nose, and temple, Magic Leap is apparently going as far as taking into account prescription details so it can adapt the lenses for users who wear glasses. [Full Article...]

Google's Chrome browser to get ad-blocking February 15, 2018

Google's Chrome browser to get ad-blocking February 15, 2018 According to Google, the goal is to stop showing ads from sites that use intrusive advertising experiences starting February 15. The ad-blocker will be available for both desktop and mobile, and it'll be quite interesting to see how the online landscape changes following its release. [Full Article...]

You Can Manage Your Identity on Facebook Using Face Recognition

You Can Manage Your Identity on Facebook Using Face Recognition Facebook will also notify you when someone else uses a photo of you for a profile picture. It applies only to newly posted photos, and only those with privacy settings that make an image visible to you. Facebook is also using facial recognition to create new tools for those with visual impairments. The goal of the scanning, according to Facebook, is to alert you if someone has publicly uploaded a ... [Full Article...]

US Senator John McCain to miss key tax vote

US Senator John McCain to miss key tax vote His daughter Meghan said her father would be spending the holidays in Arizona. In a brief statement, the senator's office provided an assessment from Mark Gilbert, chief of neuro-oncology at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute. [Full Article...]

Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

The planet was discovered in data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope . The star and her family of planets were already known after being discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope. Kepler has produced an unprecedented data set for exoplanet hunting. "There are simply too many weak signals to examine using the existing methods", Shallue said. [Full Article...]

Apple invests $390 million in VCSEL maker Finisar

Apple invests $390 million in VCSEL maker Finisar Still, Finisar stock is up 30 percent today, and this is a big deal for the company, which is nearly 30 years old and survived the dotcom bubble and crash experience. The company runs a plant in Allen, just outside of Dallas. The design process at Apple balances creating ground-breaking technology against the manufacturing challenge of finding suppliers who can provide the number of componen... [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Here are some collectibles that you could buy to satiate the Star Wars fan inside you. Red is, after all, the color of Star Wars traditionally, similar to the alert slider, which has been the long standing feature of OnePlus devices. The special edition device obviously takes a cue from the Star Wars movie, and it shows. It's been inspired by the planet Crait, which makes its appearance in... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Adds Artificial Intelligence Features To Bing

Microsoft Adds Artificial Intelligence Features To Bing Bing Intelligent Search, which shows Reddit results for AMAs, questions, and communities. The problem is that the exodus away from Google never really happened, leaving Microsoft working hard to compete in the search market. The integration of Cortana into Cheetah Mobile Inc.'s CM Launcher will provide voice control features like making calls, searching the web and more. [Full Article...]


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