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HP recalls 50000 laptop batteries globally

HP recalls 50000 laptop batteries globally The CPSC said the company is recalling about 50,000 batteries in the USA alone, used with specific HP laptops and mobile workstations. "We are taking immediate action to address this issue including a voluntary recall and replacement of the batteries", HP's statement says . [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch becomes fastest selling console in America

This is interesting as EA, Activision, and Take Two have yet to announce any further games for the Switch. Nintendo Switch is breaking records in the USA with over 4.8 million units sold in 10 months, since the release on March 3, 2017, and this is their second record in the USA, previously made with the Wii, with 4 million units sold. [Full Article...]

Samsung's next-gen chips point to Galaxy S9 face detection

Samsung's next-gen chips point to Galaxy S9 face detection Samsungs claims that the new technology will help the processor in recognising people more accurately and for fast image searching. It will also allow deep sensing to scan a user's face in 3D for hybrid face detection, utilising both hardware and software. [Full Article...]

First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years Coming This Month

First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years Coming This Month There was a partial eclipse of a Blue Moon on December 31, 2009, but the last total eclipse of a Blue Moon is dated March 31, 1866. For the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the eclipse will already be underway as the Moon rises. [Full Article...]

LG's tiny 4K projector puts a 150-inch screen in any room

With the global 4K projector market expected to grow rapidly, LG is confident that its leadership in the LED projector segment can be repeated in the 4K projector segment as well. For audio, there is a pack of two 7W speakers that can give a user loud and clear sounds. LG has also revealed that it will also showcase MiniBeam Projector during the tech show featuring webOS 3.5 and Full HD resolution... [Full Article...]

Sony's mid-range phones will reportedly use Snapdragon processors this year

Sony's mid-range phones will reportedly use Snapdragon processors this year This is pretty much a first from Sony and we can also add dual cameras to that list. There's speculation that Sony will introduce these new smartphones at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show up next week, or decide to hold it off until the MWC 2018 in February. [Full Article...]

Meltdown and Spectre patches and mitigations released

Meltdown and Spectre patches and mitigations released Intel denied that the patches would bog down computers based on Intel chips. The flaws were discovered over the last several months independently by several teams, including Google's Project Zero security team, researchers at Graz University of Technology in Austria, the University of Adelaide in Australia and the universities of Pennsylvania and Maryland, along with researchers at security fi... [Full Article...]

SpaceX pushes rocket launch back to Sunday

SpaceX pushes rocket launch back to Sunday The rocket uses three Falcon 9 boosters combined for maximum load capacity when leaving Earth's atmosphere, and it's looking to do its first test launch within the next few weeks from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The launch became a hit on social media with hundreds of people sharing their accounts on Twitter and Instagram. The first big launch of the year looks to be one shrouded in mystery - the... [Full Article...]

Amazon's Alexa Could Become a Digital Advertising Powerhouse

Amazon's Alexa Could Become a Digital Advertising Powerhouse Did you know that the Echo and other Amazon devices can read your local news to you, in addition to adjusting the lights, checking weather and playing music? While Whirlpool's expected to be the first to launch the new Alexa cooking capability for its connected microwaves (no exact date has been given), Amazon also announced Samsung, GE, Kenmore and LG are all working to bring the new ... [Full Article...]

Prank call leads to death of Kansas man

Prank call leads to death of Kansas man Tyler Barriss from South Los Angeles was arrested on a fugitive warrant Friday afternoon for allegedly making the so-called " swatting " call, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Barriss was arrested in 2015 for calling in fake bomb threats to CNN affiliate KABC, Glendale Police Sergeant Victor Jackson said. The officer who fired the shot has been placed on administrative leave, wh... [Full Article...]

Slow iPhone: Apple makes discounted battery replacement available immediately

Slow iPhone: Apple makes discounted battery replacement available immediately Apple has issued an apology to its customers after confirming that it had been slowing down the speed of iPhone models as their batteries aged as part of an effort to "prolong the life" of the smartphones. That's $50 less than the current price of a battery replacement. The belated mea culpa came after Apple initially said it believed such performance loss was caused by a combination of fa... [Full Article...]

Leaked list may reveal all the 2018 smartphones with Snapdragon 845

The handset may be launched by the first quarter of 2018. The new processor will power the upcoming Galaxy S9, S9+ and the Note 9. The list features all the most popular giants including, LG, Samsung , HTC, Google etc. The teaser for a new device from Samsung sounds unbelievable and increases curiosity among the smartphone users. The Nokia 9 is thought to be the flagship in Nokia's Android ph... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update

Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update The company officially rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Mi A1 on 31st December 2017. The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Mi A1 adds the December 2017 security patch alongside bringing all Oreo nuggets to Xiaomi's Android One phone. To install Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi A1 , you need to select the option " Yes, I'm in ". You can write notes while watching a YouTube video. Having said tha... [Full Article...]

Apple Issues Apology for Intentionally Slowing Down Some Older iPhones

Apple Issues Apology for Intentionally Slowing Down Some Older iPhones As we noted yesterday, Apple has supplemented its apology with more details on the reasons it made a decision to take the action. The company also says that there has been a lot of misunderstandings and that it would never maliciously reduce performance in order to compel users to upgrade. [Full Article...]

First supermoon of 2018 falls on New Year's Day

First supermoon of 2018 falls on New Year's Day In West Michigan, where snowfall is expected, skies might not be as clear. Mark your calendars and claim your prime stargazing spot, because two supermoons are heading to a night sky near you on January 1 and 31, 2018. This Supermoon is extra special. Director of Nehru Planetarium Arvind Paranjpye said, "The moon orbits Earth in an elliptical format and its distance from Earth keeps changing". [Full Article...]

Apple apologises over slowed iPhones, will offer cheaper replacement batteries

If it's not now under warranty, you will need to pay Apple. Both Samsung and LG released their own statements following Apple's public apology. Earlier, the company was facing criticism after admitting that changes and updates made by it are slowing the its older phones. [Full Article...]

The Nintendo Switch Won 2017, PlayStation 4 a Close Second

The Kyoto-based game giant, in announcing its fiscal 2016 earnings, said the Switch has sold 2.74 million hardware units worldwide since its launch. Outside of DLC, Takahashi mentioned that he was inspired by the many fan-created Joy-cons and suggested that Nintendo could make different Joy-con variations, or even new types of attachments, considering their detachable nature. [Full Article...]

Apple Sends An Apology Letter For Slowing Down Old iPhones

Apple confirmed it slowed down older iPhones in an effort to better handle the power output that aging batteries can offer. According to the letter Apple released , the company is "reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 - from $79 to $29 - for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January and available world... [Full Article...]

James Harrison tells his frustrated side of Steelers release story

James Harrison tells his frustrated side of Steelers release story Harrison signed with the Patriots earlier this week. Should the Patriots and Steelers meet in the playoffs, this will no doubt be a major storyline. JH: "I am going to go out whenever the coach puts me out there". The team moved defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois to another stall to align Harrison and Harris. [Full Article...]

Kodi Now Avaiable for the Xbox One

Kodi Now Avaiable for the Xbox One Finally, Kodi seems to have come full circle. It is one of the most popular multimedia streaming application and exists on nearly all the platforms, including Android and macOS. It's possible that some key Kodi features won't make their way to the Xbox One at all. For those unfamiliar with Kodi's history, it started as the Xbox Media Center on the original Xbox, although not an official Microsof... [Full Article...]


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