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Global smartphone sales fell by 5.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017, the first time the market has seen a year-on-year (YoY) decline since tech research firm Gartner began tracking it all the way back in 2004. All five top vendors grew in global market share in the fourth quarter of the 2017, widening the gap between the leaders and the rest of the industry.
  • Apple Releases 3rd betas of iOS 11.3 with New Animoji's & AML support

    Apple Releases 3rd betas of iOS 11.3 with New Animoji's & AML support

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    Once here, the new update will show up in a matter of seconds. iOS 11.3 beta 3 has improved ARKit, 4 new Animoji characters for iPhone X users, New Battery health, Business Chat, Apple Music improvements, Stereo HomePod syncing support, new battery health and management features, ARKit improvements, messages in iCloud and more.
  • Apple is reportedly developing water-resistant AirPods

    Apple is reportedly developing water-resistant AirPods

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    In addition, they claimed that Apple will also release new AirPods with water resistance to capitalise on the rapidly expanding outdoor fitness market. The department that produced the HomePod speaker is said to be the designer of the AirPods, Bloomberg News reported past year. Apple is doing the right thing by putting AirPods on a similar update cycle as iPhone or its other popular products.
  • The Galaxy S9 arrives in stores on March 16, says report

    The Galaxy S9 arrives in stores on March 16, says report

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    The Galaxy S9 will be officially unveiled later this week, and based on the leaks and speculation we've heard so far, it appears that there won't be any surprise left. Over 20 images of the phone have been leaked online. For selfies, It comes with 8 Megapixel front camera . The real-world performance of the phones can not be predicted based on the specs leaked.
  • Tag: Mi Max 3 Launch

    Tag: Mi Max 3 Launch

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    The report further reveals that the smartphone will be backed by a 5,500mAh battery and interestingly, it could feature wireless charging . The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is expected to get launched sometime in June this year. The firmware files also revealed what sensors Xiaomi plans to use for its device. Xiaomi has not launched a smartphone with wireless charging just yet and it joined the Wireless Power Consortium late past year.
  • Battle of the Bands Goes Literal in Shining Resonance Refrain

    Battle of the Bands Goes Literal in Shining Resonance Refrain

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    You'll be able to pick the game up on Xbox One , PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or even PC, so you don't have to worry about having to skip out on the remaster if you're a Shining fan. system. If you've wrapped up Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and are in the mood for another huge anime-influenced RPG, Sega has you covered. Shining Resonance Refrain will be out sometime this Summer on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
  • Amateur astronomer captures supernova's first light

    Amateur astronomer captures supernova's first light

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    A powerful pressure wave from that explosion heated up the dead star's surface gas, causing it to brighten and emit light - the "shock breakout" that Buso captured. Amateur astronomer Victor Buso was testing his camera-telescope setup in Argentina back in September 2016, pointing his Newtonian telescope at a spiral galaxy called NGC613.
  • Man dies after apparently poisoning himself during police chase

    Man dies after apparently poisoning himself during police chase

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    Undercover investigators were planning to serve an arrest warrant on Hanks at around 7:30 a.m. when they asked the California Highway Patrol for help in stopping his vehicle, Kuey said. Authorities did not immediately provide details about the alleged rape. Both sides of the 101 Freeway were initially shut down between Sanjon Road to Seaward Avenue, but some lanes have since reopened, KABC reported.
  • Xiaomi 'Blackshark' benchmark and Mi 7 rumors include plenty of high-end features

    Xiaomi 'Blackshark' benchmark and Mi 7 rumors include plenty of high-end features

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    What lends a little more credibility to this rumored device is the fact that Xiaomi itself launched Black Shark, a daughter company that focuses on mobile gaming . Comments on the Weibo post indicate that this could be Xiaomi's answer to the Razer Phone , which hogged limelight previous year for being one of the best performance-oriented smartphones one can lay hands on.
  • Intel makes Spectre fixes for Intel Kaby and Coffee Lake available

    Intel makes Spectre fixes for Intel Kaby and Coffee Lake available

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    Intel has announced the release of production microcode updates to its manufacturing customers and partners for Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake-based platforms, as well as additional Skylake-based platforms. At any rate, this looks like good timing, seeing as last week we heard about new exploits targeting the vulnerabilities which have been put together by white hat security researchers.
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Delayed Again Due To Strong Winds

    SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Delayed Again Due To Strong Winds

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    The company is set to launch a payload for Hisdesat , a Canadian company. In a statement on Twitter , SpaceX said: 'Standing down today due to strong upper level winds. Mr. Steven is expected to save SpaceX millions of dollars. 'It's like a giant catcher's mitt, in boat form... The rocket's payload was a cherry-red 2008 Tesla Roadster electric vehicle with a mannequin wearing one of SpaceX's spacesuits.
  • Volvo XC40 Gets The Brand's First-Ever Three Cylinder Engine

    Volvo XC40 Gets The Brand's First-Ever Three Cylinder Engine

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    Furthermore, this 1.5-liter inline-three engine has been specifically created to integrate with Volvo's Twin Engine technology, meaning a plug-in hybrid XC40 is on the way. One thing we know for sure is coming for USA customers is Inscription trim, the highest level offered. The company is also adding a raft of new options - 18-, 19-, or 20-inch wheels, bespoke skidplates, side window and grill mesh chrome, and model-specific hues.
  • Lindsey Vonn bested by Italian in likely last Olympic downhill race

    Lindsey Vonn bested by Italian in likely last Olympic downhill race

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    Italy's Sofia Goggia won the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics Wednesday, making history with the first Olympic downhill gold for an Italian woman. Vonn noted that she's leaving the competition standing tall. And then she was gone. "I wanted to win so much because of him, but I still think I made him proud and our family never gives up".
  • Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal In Downhill At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

    Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal In Downhill At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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    Vonn, likely skiing in her last Winter Olympics , remains unrelenting in her stance, and hopes that social media is used in a more positive way. Vonn has dedicated these Olympics to her grandfather, Don Kildow, who died in November. This particular track suits Goggia's aggressive skiing. This first-person video will give you a gripping sense of the twists and turns that took Vonn and her fellow Olympic skiers from top to bottom of the legendary Mount Gariwang, on which South Korea spent ...
  • Investment summit in Uttar Pradesh attracts 4.28 lakh crore: Yogi Adityanath

    Investment summit in Uttar Pradesh attracts 4.28 lakh crore: Yogi Adityanath

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    We have completely reimagined and rebuilt the next-generation digital communication services because we want to benefit every farmer, every business, hospital, school, college and university. Mahindra Group chairperson Anand Mahindra announced Rs 200 crore investment for the creation of a 200-room time share resort in Varanasi. Speaking at the inaugural session of UP Investors Summit 2018, he also announced that TCS will build a new campus for 30,000 people in the state, while adding "We ...
  • Nest IQ Cam gets Google Assistant smarts and a cheaper subscription plan

    Nest IQ Cam gets Google Assistant smarts and a cheaper subscription plan

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    Google clearly has a goal of putting the Google Assistant just about everywhere. It's far and away the "smartest" home security camera you can buy today. The Nest Cam IQ is Nest's top-of-the-line indoor camera, with a 4K sensor and an outrageously powerful (for a camera) six-core processor. Nest has long offered two plans: a $10/month plan that lets you store the last 10 days of video history, and a $30/month plan that gave you 30 days of video history.
  • Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 845 VR Headset Reference Platform

    Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 845 VR Headset Reference Platform

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    When paired with a QCC5100 series based device and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus can help to reduce power consumption by up to an additional 10 percent, typically helping to deliver an extra hour of listening time before recharge is needed.
  • New Apple iPads will launch in March, leak suggests

    New Apple iPads will launch in March, leak suggests

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    Previous Apple products filed with the commission, such as AirPods, were launched the next day, and new MacBooks turned up a few weeks later. A regulatory filing shows that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) could release two new iPads soon. Those model numbers do not match any now available iPad.As 9to5Mac points out, previous Apple filings with the EEC have preceded a product launch by just a couple of weeks.
  • This is the new 2018 Volvo V60 estate

    This is the new 2018 Volvo V60 estate

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    But in addition to the regular petrol and diesel engines for the new V60 there will be a pair of plug-in hybrid options on offer too. Sitting on the same Scalable Platform as the 90 Series and new XC60, the new V60 looks pretty much as you would expect, with the overarching impression of a smaller, slightly more sporty V90, but with bits of the new XC60 in the mix to claim its credentials as a new 60 Series Volvo.
  • Apple Could Source Key Battery Components Directly From Miners

    Apple Could Source Key Battery Components Directly From Miners

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    There would be two benefits to Apple in striking such a deal ... While a lot of research is being done on alternatives to lithium-ion batteries for safety and environmental purposes, right now the majority of our electronic gadgets are powered using lithium-ion batteries and it is a reality that's hard to escape.
  • Portland General Electric (POR) PT Lowered to $41.00

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    The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $23.05. About 3.56 million shares traded or 10.04% up from the average. Quanta Services, Inc. Shares of American Electric Power Company Inc ( AEP ) opened at $67.26 on Monday. Ecofin Ltd holds 1.9% or 112,562 shares in its portfolio. Swiss National Bank raised its position in American Electric Power by 11.8% during the fourth quarter.
  • Canada's Brady Leman wins gold in Olympic ski cross

    Canada's Brady Leman wins gold in Olympic ski cross

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    For the latest news from South Korea, ask Google Assistant: "Play Olympic news from Postmedia' for exclusive audio updates from our team on the ground". "This one I really tried to enjoy a little more and be part of the Olympic experience and I used that on race day". Brady Leman earned Olympic gold for Canada, beating Marc Bischofberger of Switzerland and Russian athlete Sergey Ridzik.
  • India has the slowest 4G LTE speeds in the world

    India has the slowest 4G LTE speeds in the world

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    It shows an average 4G download speed in South Africa , across all networks, of 20.4 Mbps, well behind leader Singapore, with 44.3Mbps. However, the study said nearly all the countries have shown improvement in both 4G LTE availability and speeds over the last few years.
  • "Mr. Steven" joins the SpaceX drone ship fleet to catch rocket fairings

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    Mr. Steven will patrol the Pacific Ocean along with Just Read the Instructions for West Coast launches. That mission is now set for February 21 (Wednesday this week) after a couple of delays, and the goal will be to have the fairing return to Earth gently, assisted by geotagged parachutes that help guide it down to the Pacific Ocean, where Mr.
  • 'I Have Been Much Tougher on Russia Than Obama'

    'I Have Been Much Tougher on Russia Than Obama'

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    He called Representative Adam B Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, a "monster". Trump's morning TV pep team devoted a good-ish chunk of its timeslot to blaming former POTUS Obama for Kremlin's interference in the 2016 election , as detailed last Friday by Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein when he unveiled indictments against 13 Russians in Rob Mueller's ongoing investigation.
  • Porsche NEVER wanted to offer DIESEL engines - and now it doesn't

    Porsche NEVER wanted to offer DIESEL engines - and now it doesn't

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    Porsche has officially ended production of all diesel vehicles in the face of changing consumer demand and upcoming stricter emissions tests. The company had already chosen not to launch its redesigned third-generation Cayenne SUV without a diesel option, but it had been widely expected to run out the diesel versions of the other two cars.
  • Hackers turn the Nintendo Switch into a Linux machine

    Hackers turn the Nintendo Switch into a Linux machine

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    Complete with touchscreen and web browser support, the Switch's main body essentially becomes a fully-working tablet for browsing the web and - while not shown - watching movies. Hackers have found a Nintendo Switch hardware vulnerability and have found loopholes in order to run an alternative launcher. It says the bug can not be patched on current Switch hardware and says it didn't require a modchip to break in.
  • Redesign Reversal, New Tab, GIF Features

    Redesign Reversal, New Tab, GIF Features

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    It is now adding tabs to the Friends and the Discover screen and this will supposedly make things easier for the users. How? 'Tabs will make it easier for Snapchatters to keep up with the Stories they want, when they want them, ' a Snapchat spokesperson said in a statement.
  • Jupiter's Great Red Spot may soon be a

    Jupiter's Great Red Spot may soon be a "Great Red Memory"

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    The Great Red Spot is a result of powerful jet streams which spin in opposite directions, but they won't be able to keep churning forever. NASA believes it's possible that the Great Red Spot storm has existed for more than 350 years, and measures it at 10,159 miles in width which makes it 1.3 times wider than Earth .
  • Fortnite Battle Pass For Season 3 Revealed, Introduces New Cosmetic Types

    Fortnite Battle Pass For Season 3 Revealed, Introduces New Cosmetic Types

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    The great thing is that these now stack up, so you can complete any and all of them at any point during season 3 . In order to keep the community 'in-the-loop, ' Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite , continue to remain especially transparent via Twitter , Reddit , and their dedicated blog on up-and-coming additions, along with future fixes and updates.
  • Spotify Close To

    Spotify Close To "Creating Its First Physical Products"

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    Spotify looks like it could be making a move into hardware development, if a group of recent job listings from the company are anything to go by. "The new listings don't add any more details to the nature of the product, only describing it as" connected hardware" capable of impacting "the way the world experiences music".
  • Next SpaceX launch no earlier than February 25

    Next SpaceX launch no earlier than February 25

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    Ahead of this week's planned launch, the team decided more time was needed to check the upgraded payload fairing, leading to their decision to delay. "Payload and vehicle remain healthy". Along with that, a Spanish radar observation named Pax will also fly to space aboard the Falcon 9 rocket. What's In The Falcon 9 Payload? Together with the Paz on the mission, there will be two experimental Microsat satellites which will be used for a 20-month test of technology for Starlink , a ...
  • Drake's 'God's Plan' music video showcases his generosity to Miami

    Drake's 'God's Plan' music video showcases his generosity to Miami

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    Since Friday evening, the video for God's Plan has been viewed over 17 MILLION times (I'm probably responsible for at least 3000 of these). On February 16, Drake released a music video which is really emotional. Several families got stacks of cash - the recipients screaming when they saw Drake and crying when he hands them his donation. Finally, the homeless shelter Drake visits is the Lotus House of Miami, which is a shelter for women and children in the area.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut running back Doug Martin

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut running back Doug Martin

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released running back Doug Martin , per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times . Tampa Bay saves $6.75 million on their salary cap this offseason with no dead cap carried over from Martin, who started just 16 games over the last two seasons.
  • Why iPhone X

    Why iPhone X "weak demand" hits Samsung more than Apple

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    Now, it's said, it will only supply 20 million panels, or potentially even fewer. The news sent Samsung stock down 2.3% and while AAPL stock has yet to recover from its highs of last month, the reaction of investors to the news remains muted.
  • Sony teaser video reveals possible curved flagship smartphone

    Sony teaser video reveals possible curved flagship smartphone

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    The most obvious assumption is that Sony is getting ready to unveil a flexible smartphone. The new design shows the curved bottom, which ties in with Sony's earlier tease. It gave Sony Xperia a unique identity but it looks very dated today when compared to the latest crop of smartphones that has a "FullView" display. The two phones are the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Pro (also known as the Xperia XZ Pro).
  • Child missing from Florida found in Macon

    Child missing from Florida found in Macon

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    A missing child alert has been issued for an 11-year-old girl who was last seen in Orlando. The release says her phone was being tracked by the Orange County Sheriff's Office as she and 24-year-old John Peter Byrns, of IL, were making their way northbound to Macon.