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HMD Global is eying for a big 2018, and the company is reportedly looking to launch four smartphones on January 19 in China- Nokia 9 , Nokia 8 (2018), Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia E41 feature phone. Nokia's smartphones have also been well received in the market making it grow rapidly in recent quarters. However, there is no official confirmation on the January 19 launch event.
  • CONFIRMED: The 'Face Unlock' feature is coming to the OnePlus 5

    CONFIRMED: The 'Face Unlock' feature is coming to the OnePlus 5

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    After two stages of Beta , OnePlus released the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo, i.e., Oxygen OS 5.0 to all its OnePlus 5 users who were waiting for the software. We expect the feature to be rolled out to OnePlus 5 users in the next few weeks. The Oreo bring in several new features in addition to improvements.
  • Reliance Communications announces new debt cut plan, with no write-offs

    Reliance Communications announces new debt cut plan, with no write-offs

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    Shares of Reliance Communications (RCom) today surged almost 32 per cent after the company announced yet another debt revival plan claiming full debt resolution by March. "It has engulfed many, many people and many many companies". Ambani said that enterprise value of the new RCom is around Rs 15,000 crore as per projections by Credit Suisse.
  • Reliance Jio Surprise Cashback: upto Rs. 3300 cashback, shopping coupons, more

    Reliance Jio Surprise Cashback: upto Rs. 3300 cashback, shopping coupons, more

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    The telecom company is offering a surprise cashback of up to Rs 3,300 on the recharge of Rs 399 and above. The cashback offer, which is called " Surprise Cashback Offer", will give a cashback to those Prime subscribers who recharge their accounts with Rs 399 or above from MyJio or Jio.com will get cashback of Rs 400 in the form of eight vouchers.
  • Eerie skull-shaped 'Halloween death asteroid' will return to Earth next year

    Eerie skull-shaped 'Halloween death asteroid' will return to Earth next year

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    The asteroid in the shape of the scary skull will fly by our planet exactly 36 months after the frightening space rock was discovered floating through space during the Halloween period. Asteroids are fairly terrifying things at the best of times. The experts think that the Halloween asteroid could, in fact, be a lost comet that lost its volatile compounds after orbiting the sun various times.
  • Pennsylvania woman gets $284 billion electric bill

    Pennsylvania woman gets $284 billion electric bill

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    She wondered if her family had put up the Christmas lights incorrectly. A Pennsylvania mom was briefly terrified that her family's Christmas lights might have led to a whopping $284 billion electric bill. Horomanski's son called Penelec, his mother's electricity provider, who said the amount was an error. They assured her that it was only an error. Penelec spokesman Mark Durbin said somehow the decimal point was in the wrong spot.
  • Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones, lawsuit says

    Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones, lawsuit says

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    The allegations were in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, all of whom say they never would have bought new iPhones had Apple told them that simply replacing the batteries would have sped up their old ones.
  • Theleme Partners Llp Maintains Stake in Tesla INC (Put) (TSLA)

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    The stock decreased 1.75% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $36.45. About 13.66M shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA ) news were published by: Investorplace .com which released: "Musk's Magic: Why Tesla Inc Stock Skeptics Keep Losing Money" on December 19, 2017, also Investorplace .com with their article: " Tesla Inc Stock Has Its Detractors, but Look at the Bigger Picture!" published on December 22, 2017, Usnews.com published: " UPS Bets Big on the ...
  • OnePlus 5T Face Unlock Feature Confirmed For OnePlus 5

    OnePlus 5T Face Unlock Feature Confirmed For OnePlus 5

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    This comes as a part of the OxygenOS 5.0 update. The icing on the cake came in a while ago when OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei, tweeted that the Face Unlock feature on the OnePlus 5T is so popular, and there was a lot of demand from the OnePlus 5 users for this.
  • Nvidia to cease producing new drivers for 32-bit systems

    Nvidia to cease producing new drivers for 32-bit systems

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    Version 390 of Nvidia's graphics drivers, likely to arrive in January, will be the last to contain support for 32-bit versions of Windows (7, 8/8.1, and 10), Linux, and FreeBSD. Using 32-bit operating system users can face some legacy constraints. "Driver enhancements, driver optimizations, and operating system features in driver versions after Release 390 will not be incorporated back into Release 390 or earlier versions", NVIDIA said .
  • How to Track Santa Tonight

    How to Track Santa Tonight

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    Tracking opportunities are also offered through social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. NORAD's "Santa Cams" will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations. The joint US-Canadian command is based at Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. They even track Santa's progress in their cars if they have an OnStar subscription.
  • Apple Confirms It Slows Down Old iPhones As Their Batteries Age

    Apple Confirms It Slows Down Old iPhones As Their Batteries Age

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    Apple has stated that the software feature that was released in 2016 is created to combat problems found in aging lithium ion batteries. Apple's iPhone batteries have always been a bone of contention for long time users, but in the past these problems have usually been isolated to grumbles about how batteries don't hold their charge for long enough, or take ages to charge.
  • Apple slows down older iPhones, faces lawsuit

    Apple slows down older iPhones, faces lawsuit

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    However, they never told consumers this until now and some have been complaining that the practice, even though it elongated a phone's life, would likely convince customers to buy a new one. Last week, the blog Primate Labs, a company that makes an app for measuring the speed of an iPhone's processor, has reportedly published data that appeared to show slower performance in the Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 models as they aged.
  • Vodafone offers new tariff plans for Rs 198

    Vodafone offers new tariff plans for Rs 198

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    After Reliance Jio launched the Rs 199 and Rs 299 plan last week, BSNL and Vodafone have been quick to catch up on the offering. The offers also allow excess to Jio apps such as MyJio, JioChat, JioCinema, JioTV, JioMusic, JioXpressNews, JioMoney, and more.
  • People Are Suing Apple After It Admitted To Slowing Down Older iPhones

    People Are Suing Apple After It Admitted To Slowing Down Older iPhones

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    To recall the technical explanation offered by Apple, the company confirmed that when either the old battery is low on charge or is in a cold condition, then whenever the phone or any particular app's use leads to a spike in the power requirement, if the slowdown is not initiated, it may even result in the battery getting damaged and in the process, the phone's processor itself could be damaged.
  • Steam's Winter Sale is up!

    Steam's Winter Sale is up!

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    So if you're having trouble deciding, check out the voting processes for The Steam Awards , which lets you vote as part of a different category every day. Other big titles such as Bethesda's "The Evil Within 2 " and "Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus ". Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , victor of Best VR/AR Game, is now $23.99.
  • Future Chromebooks might be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845

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    However, commits recently discovered in the Chromium repository suggest that the Snapdragon 845 might soon power future Chromebooks. When it comes to Snapdragon 845 powered Chromebooks, Google will have to put in more efforts to ensure that the Chrome OS runs smoothly with all the new features like VR, AR or biometrics.
  • Nokia Signs Multi-Year Patent License Pact With Huawei

    Nokia Signs Multi-Year Patent License Pact With Huawei

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    The patent licensing division is highly profitable and should help Nokia somewhat alleviate an industry-wide slump in the network business. Nokia is now taking home more than 90 percent of its revenue from telecoms network equipment, but the licensing payments are highly profitable.
  • IPhone owners sue Apple for intentionally slowing down devices

    IPhone owners sue Apple for intentionally slowing down devices

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    What do you make of this tactic and Apple's reasoning for it? After these allegations the tech giant responded actively and Apple Revealed why iPhones with Older Batteries are Running Slower. Some even argue that Apple should leave it to the consumer to decide what they want. In a statement this afternoon, Apple explained that this "feature" was first implemented with the iPhone 6 , iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE past year and most recently came to the iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2.
  • India's SA ODI squad announced: Jadhav, Thakur in; Umesh, Rahul out

    India's SA ODI squad announced: Jadhav, Thakur in; Umesh, Rahul out

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    Meanwhile, the selectors continue to ignore Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the limited-overs fixtures. Apart from Shami and Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the other two specialist fast bowlers in the squad . The two notable omissions are the name of KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav. The first match will be played in Durban. Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane , Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav , Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), ...
  • Of Course Apple Is Getting Sued Over the Old iPhone Throttling Fiasco

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    Apple has argued that the Lithium-ion batteries in older iPhones lose their maximum capacity with time, thereby reducing the amount of power which can be supplied to the processor. Beginning with the iPhone 6 , Apple started to reduce the performance of handsets to avoid problems that could be caused by aging batteries. It even said , the latest iOS 11.1.2 update adds this function to last years iPhone 7 .
  • Ex-NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, first to fly untethered in space, dies

    Ex-NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, first to fly untethered in space, dies

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    McCandless died on Thursday. 'I was just anxious to get out there and fly. He also served as the Mission Control communicator for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's moonwalk on the Apollo 11 mission. The Arizona Republican and McCandless were classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy. He was a naval aviator who participated in the Cuban blockade in the 1962 missile crisis.
  • Apparently Apple is being sued for slowing down its older iPhones

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    Two separate lawsuits were filed against Apple on Thursday after the revelations, with plaintiffs arguing that Apple's iOS updates were created to "purposefully slow down the performance speeds" of the phones "fraudulently forcing iPhone owners to purchase the latest model offered by Apple, " reported The Guardian ".
  • Apple admits it deliberately slows down iPhones as they get older

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    But the updates can also lead to disappointing speeds. The culprit, according to Apple, is the battery in your old phone that loses charge as it ages. Apple has said that the reason it is slowing down the processors on handsets where the battery is degraded is to stop random shut downs. The second question comes to regard to as why it came to the issue in the first place as this should be a universal issue affecting a greater number of smartphones, not just Apple iPhones.
  • Unusual light appears in skies after SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket

    Unusual light appears in skies after SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket

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    The second stage, meanwhile, boosted 10 Iridium NEXT spacecraft into a preliminary orbit around Earth's poles. The vapor trail from the SpaceX rocket over Carmel Valley. At first some Twitter users were concerned that the sight was extraterrestrials, but by 5:50 p.m. #SpaceX was trending on Twitter. This is the private space flight company's final planned launch of the year.
  • North Korea vows to retaliate over 'reckless' U.S. ransomware accusation

    North Korea vows to retaliate over 'reckless' U.S. ransomware accusation

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    North Korea said Thursday (20 December) that a United States accusation it was behind a major ransomware attack was a "grave political provocation", and vowed to retaliate. The latest accusations against the communist government only heighten the tensions between the USA and North Korea, which have been battling for months over North Korea's nuclear and missile program.
  • (NYSE:FDX) Stake Decreased by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc

    (NYSE:FDX) Stake Decreased by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc

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    Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 1,706 shares of the shipping service provider's stock worth $385,000 after buying an additional 926 shares during the last quarter. Whittier Of Nevada Inc holds 0.11% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:ICE) for 39,399 shares. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twenty-four have assigned a buy rating to the stock.
  • Arms 5.0 Introduces Dr. Coyle

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    New fighter "Dr. Coyle" is now available. The new stage added in the update is based off of Dr. Coyle's lab is called [NAME REDACTED]. "But all her pain and hard work will be worth it if she wins the ARMS Grand Prix!" reads Dr. Previously hinted at in older story updates, we are now officially bearing witness to the rise of Dr. Coyle. Seen flying, sprouting copies of her ARMS and even turning invisible, this inventress has more tricks up her sleeves than Lola Pop and more mysteries ...
  • Have a grip on these -:- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL)

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    Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in Paypal by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. The credit services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.03. ( PYPL ) was a Moderate Buy - from a survey of 32 analysts.
  • Civilization VI is available now on iPad for free (for 50 turns)

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    Civilization VI - the latest game in the immensely popular Civilization series and one of our best games of 2016 - is arriving on iPad today. However, iOS games are a new adventure for the developer. You'll need to pay a full $60 if you want to own this port on iPad, which is probably far more than most mobile users are willing to pay. Civilization VI now costs $29.99 on the iOS App Store as part of a launch discount, with it slated to go up to its regular price of $59.99 on January 4.
  • Apple 'Slowing Down' Older iPhone Models

    Apple 'Slowing Down' Older iPhone Models

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    Performance testing done with the help of specialized applications have confirmed that there is indeed a difference between two similar devices, one powered by a battery that is aging, and the other, with a new battery. By doing so, the company says they are preventing random shutdowns. The Cupertino, Calif. -based company has been under fire from consumers who complain that their iPhones slow down as they upgrade their devices' software - a move seen by many as a way to push customers to ...
  • Where is the water on Mars? Recent study reveals the mystery

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    Today, it's red, dead and totally barren after the water disappeared, potentially killing off any lifeforms which lived on the Martian surface or swam in its alien seas. He was also the lead author of the study. This resulted in the rocks absorbing the water, which reacted with the rocks to form a variety of water-bearing minerals.
  • Facebook strikes music deal with Universal

    Facebook strikes music deal with Universal

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    Tamara Hrivnak , Head of Facebook's Music Business Development and Partnerships, said of the deal: "There is a magnetic relationship between music and community building". The announcement comes two days after Universal inked a separate licensing agreement with YouTube, which has always been an irritant to the music industry which says the video site pays too little in compensation.
  • Apple plans unified apps for iOS and Macs

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    Developers now must design two different apps - one for iOS , the operating system of Apple's mobile devices , and one for macOS, the system that runs Macs. "The plans are still fluid, the people said, so the implementation could change or the project could still be canceled". I think think a universal development system for mobile and computer apps will be huge.