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Apple admits to slowing older iPhones to save battery life

Apple admits to slowing older iPhones to save battery life According to techcrunch writer Matthew Panzarino, older iPhones were shutting down because they were hitting "peaks of processor power". Apple has been intentionally slowing down older iPhones, and some of its users aren't happy about it. [Full Article...]

NASA May Send a Drone to Titan in 2025

NASA May Send a Drone to Titan in 2025 According to a NASA release , the conference to announce the nominees will be attended by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington; Jim Green, director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington;Curt Niebur, New Frontiers program scientist at at NASA Headquarters and the contestants themselves. [Full Article...]

Huawei Honor 9 Lite launches with dual-camera setup and Android Oreo

The new mid-range Honor 9 Lite will have an 18:9 5.65-inch IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. As expected , the Honor 9 Lite has more in common with the 7X than the regular Honor 9 while handily beating the two's camera counts. [Full Article...]

'Call of Duty: WW2' DLC news: 'The Resistance' adds new content

'Call of Duty: WW2' DLC news: 'The Resistance' adds new content The third map " Occupation " is a remake of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 map Resistance where players can battle through the streets of German-occupied Paris during WWII . While there's only three maps for the standard multiplayer mode, there will also be a new War mode map, and a new chapter in the Nazi Zombies mode called " The Darkest Shore ". [Full Article...]

May speaks to Trump, expresses opinion on Jerusalem

It was approved by 128 countries, with 35 abstaining from the vote and nine countries voting against. Fourteen council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-sponsored resolution that would have demanded that Trump reverse course on the decision. [Full Article...]

Chocolate poisonings in dogs peak during the holidays, experts warn

Chocolate poisonings in dogs peak during the holidays, experts warn Dog owners have been urged to keep festive treats away from their pets, as vets prepare for a spike in cases of chocolate poisoning. Chocolate contains theobromine , a stimulant similar to caffeine, which dogs can not process the same way as humans. [Full Article...]

Shortest Day Of The Year....True Or False?

Shortest Day Of The Year....True Or False? And one of the most well-known winter solstice celebration is Yule , the pagan tradition of welcoming the sunrise with gratitude. We generally think of the first of December as the beginning of winter, but as far as the Earth and the Sun are concerned, it's the 21st. [Full Article...]

Nokia 9 specs list gets revealed in leaked FCC filing Video

Nokia 9 specs list gets revealed in leaked FCC filing Video A new handset, purportedly from HMD Global , has leaked from FCC's database which features a 5.5 inch OLED screen similar to the one on the iPhone X. Nokia 9 [VIDEO ] is expected to get a launch soon, possibly in January next month. The Nokia 9 will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Besides the possibility of housing dual seflie cameras, the smartphone is also expected to feature two r... [Full Article...]

Amazon is killing off its Music storage subscriptions

Amazon is killing off its Music storage subscriptions You can do the same thing with artist names if you want to listen to songs which are similar to those coming from a particular artist. The changes will only impact music that's been imported. The Unlimited package gives you access 40 million songs, compared to Prime's 2 million. You can download and play the remaining 250 songs for one (1) year after your subscription expires, when the remaini... [Full Article...]

Winter solstice, the 'shortest' day of the year, arrives Thursday

Winter solstice, the 'shortest' day of the year, arrives Thursday National Weather Service . While the shortest day can be kind of a bummer, it has a little silver lining: It means that from here, sunlight will stick around longer and longer. Because of these two factors, the solstice holds a lot of spiritual value . The most famous solstice celebration is associated with Stonehenge , a giant stone circle constructed in England around 2500 BC at a site... [Full Article...]

Amazon Has Applied For Trademarks On Names That Sound Like YouTube Competitors

Now, it's been revealed that Amazon has filed two trademark requests (via Engadget ) for " Amazontube " and "Opentube". If my Legalese-to-English dictionary is up-to-date, that description identifies AmazonTube as an on-demand streaming video hub - which is exactly what YouTube is. [Full Article...]

First pictures of Falcon Heavy

First pictures of Falcon Heavy The rocket's maiden launch should be quite a spectacle, whether it's a success or failure. Should all go well, the Falcon Heavy will take off from Cape Canaveral at some point in January 2018. Following the launch, all three cores can return to the surface for landing. In other words, we are potentially no more than 40 days out, the closest SpaceX has ever been to a Falcon Heavy launch. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Could End Up Being Nintendo's Most Popular Console

Nintendo Switch Could End Up Being Nintendo's Most Popular Console If this sounds like a recipe for a fantastic evening of local multiplayer, then you'd be right. If that does happen, I believe many games will be developed upon narrowing their target platform to Switch. Super Mario Odyssey became the fastest selling Mario game ever in both Europe and U.S., flogging 2m units within just three days of its launch. Regardless of the game being an RPG or not, if man... [Full Article...]

Worst passwords of the year revealed

Worst passwords of the year revealed You would think that year after year, people would learn to improve their password habits. If you're using any of these passwords, we strongly recommend you change them immediately. Then there are the people who made "loveme" the 23rd most used password in 2016. Taking the top spot is the easily guessed "123456", followed by the all-too-obvious "password". [Full Article...]

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality headset looks like cyberpunk sunglasses

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality headset looks like cyberpunk sunglasses Unlike current VR headsets, Magic Leap is a " mixed reality " device. On a new version of its website unveiled Wednesday, Magic Leap showed images of an nearly retro-looking pair of black, google-like glasses called Magic Leap One, which it says will mix digital images with reality in a way that appears extremely realistic and is comfortable to view for a long time. [Full Article...]

Apple might be slowing down old iPhones

Diving into the matter, Geekbench founder John Poole recently chose to do some testing of his own by measuring system performance on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 running various iterations of iOS . As for why that might be the case, though some will be quick to accuse Apple of trying to nudge people into upgrading, there's a less nefarious option which makes a lot of sense. [Full Article...]

Apple will reportedly unify iOS and macOS apps in 2018

Apple will reportedly unify iOS and macOS apps in 2018 We constantly find Cuphead ripoff games on the iOS storefront, but this is the first time someone has tried to directly sign up under our actual company name and sell a fraudulent version of our game. Apple is working on removing it. For now, be warned that despite what the store page says, this isn't an official port of one of Xbox's best games . [Full Article...]

Why minor accused in Pradyuman case will be tried as an adult

Why minor accused in Pradyuman case will be tried as an adult The class XI student who was accused of killing seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur on the premises of Ryan International School will be exhausted as an adult, the Juvenile Justice Board said today. According to the reports, the family lawyer of Pradyuman, Sushil Tekriwal, had also said that there will be no leniency shown to the accused. But the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is n... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Benchmarks and Design Leaked

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Benchmarks and Design Leaked According to a report from Forbes, the Galaxy S9 with radical changes failed to pass the Samsung's internal tests and thus was killed by the company. Synaptics says that Samsung could put the fingerprint sensor beneath the display but there are not many rumours that say so. This will be good news to fans of the 3.5mm audio jack. [Full Article...]

Android Apps to Support 64-bit by August 2019

Beginning in early 2018, Google will automatically insert security metadata in each APK to verify that it was officially distributed by Google Play. Now that Android app developers have no choice but to step up their game, you should see the overall feature support improve. Google notes that it want to "proactively reduce fragmentation in the app ecosystem". [Full Article...]


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