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Following the Germany display, a new Guinness World Records title was attained at CES 2018 when the highest number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were airborne indoors at the same time, with the use of a single computer. The company even went as far testing the drone performance in Finland ahead of the Olympics to make sure the fleet could handle the weather. But there really is no bigger stage than the Olympics, and the event also provided the team at Intel with some new challenges to ...
  • Steps to Get Old Version of Snapchat Back

    Steps to Get Old Version of Snapchat Back

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    Prior to the update, the Snapchat app had three tabs - Chat, Stories, and Discover. In this particular instance, the idea is for users to stay on the old version of Snapchat , before it was redesigned. "Updates as big as this one can take a little getting used to, but we hope the community will enjoy it once they settle in." The app, which is popular with teens and Millennials , previously featured content from friends, publishers and celebrities on one page.
  • The Apple HomePod Sounds Good, But Other Smart Speakers Sound Better

    The Apple HomePod Sounds Good, But Other Smart Speakers Sound Better

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    Answering them is another matter entirely, though, as the smart speaker was able to answer just 52.3 percent of them correctly. One thing the tap controls won't let you do it mute the HomePod . And of course, she can control any HomeKit device in the home. More often than not, the Sonos Ones were the preferred option. You know something is durable when it takes a hacksaw for the iFixit team to tear it down.
  • Rita Ora Lands Role In Legendary's DETECTIVE PIKACHU

    Rita Ora Lands Role In Legendary's DETECTIVE PIKACHU

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    THR doesn't have any additional news as to whom Ora will be playing in the upcoming Detective Pikachu film. Ora is set to join a cast led by Ryan Reynolds and includes Justice Smith , Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Suki Waterhouse (via The Hollywood Reporter ).
  • BSNL offers 1GB data per day, unlimited calling at Rs 999

    BSNL offers 1GB data per day, unlimited calling at Rs 999

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    Since the Republic Day 2018 Offer went live, the Mukesh Ambani-promoted company is giving subscribers 2GB of 4G data at Rs. 98, up from 1GB. The Nirvana 499 plan offers 40GB data with rollover benefit up to 200GB. However the plan comes with a validity of 90 days which is less than BSNL . The Rs 649 Nirvana Plan now offers 50GB of data, up from the previous offering of 45GB high-speed data.
  • New details emerge on Amazon's Blink acquisition

    New details emerge on Amazon's Blink acquisition

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    Analyzes current consumer demand for smart home devices based off results from BI Intelligence's proprietary survey. This will allow your new device to handle speech recognition and data processing locally instead of shipping it off to the cloud first.
  • AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega APUs now available

    AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega APUs now available

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    The processors are the first consumer desktop APUs, or accelerated processing units - a term AMD uses to refer to a processor with tightly integrated graphics . AMD Ryzen Desktop APUs are a ideal example of the innovation we bring to market for consumer and commercial PC users. The duo come with improved AMD SenseMI technology that is said to enable lower power usage at higher frequencies and reduced memory latencies.
  • Years of Data Shows We Missed Something Important About Sea Level Rise

    Years of Data Shows We Missed Something Important About Sea Level Rise

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    A study using satellite data found that not only are sea levels rising - but the rate is accelerating . The predicted sea level rise of 2 feet by century's end may not be catastrophic for wealthier countries, but it will be devastating for those without the money to deal with impacts of global warming .
  • "There are no plans to move HearthStone to the Nintendo Switch" — Blizzard

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    At the time, our company had only just been established, and we weren't properly equipped for multiplatform development, so after discussing with Sega, we chose to develop the game exclusively for Xbox 360. Kamiya says that "Without their help, we would not have been able to kick off this project". All of the rights still belong to Sega and Nintendo. It made sense, the portable on-the-go nature of the Switch makes it an ideal platform for a game like Hearthstone .
  • Apple Inc. Considering Making Big Changes To iOS Release Cycle

    Apple Inc. Considering Making Big Changes To iOS Release Cycle

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    Apple's decision for delaying a handful of new features and shifting its focus to under-the-hood changes is that the fast-paced schedule of adding new come at the expense of performance and buggy software. Apple might also make it possible for developers to release apps which work on the iPad, Mac, and iPhone, starting with macOS 10.14 and iOS 12 , which will be unveiled at WWDC 2018.
  • Facebook Lists are about to make your news feed way more annoying

    Facebook Lists are about to make your news feed way more annoying

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    The Lists can have coloured backgrounds and emojis can be used in the list title. Facebook is continuously improving its News Feed to provide users with the most relevant content. If people make lists as much as they did on Myspace and early versions of Facebook , Zuckerberg may not only stimulate better interactions among users but also get them to spend more time on the platform.
  • Snapchat Redesign Under Criticism Among Users

    Snapchat Redesign Under Criticism Among Users

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    Late past year, as part of CEO Evan Spiegel's planned update to Snapchat , the company said that it would build monetization and distribution options that would encourage creators to continue to use the app. The Snapchat redesign might not seem so bad for users who are just now trying out the app, but existing users find it annoying, confusing, and cluttered.
  • Spyro Trilogy reportedly coming to the PC in 2019

    Spyro Trilogy reportedly coming to the PC in 2019

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    Activision is now working on a remastered version of the " Spyro the Dragon" trilogy, according to reports. It is under development by Vicarious Visions, the same studio that developed last year's Crash Bandicoot N. What better way to release an improved version than to release it on the game's ten-year anniversary. Well now it looks like Activision is doing the same thing for the Spyro the Dragon trilogy too.
  • Partial Solar Eclipse To Occur This Week - How To Watch It?

    Partial Solar Eclipse To Occur This Week - How To Watch It?

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    The Surya grahan comes two weeks after the rare Super Blue Blood moon . On Sunday, while the SDO was checking out the sun it captured a total solar eclipse in space when the Earth passed between the SDO and the sun. It will also be visible from some areas of the Antarctica, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. While the partial solar eclipse will not be visible to Indians, they can enjoy the LIVE web stream of NASA that will showcase this spectacle on NASA's website, Youtube channel and ...
  • Galaxy S9 could mimic iPhone X's Animoji

    Galaxy S9 could mimic iPhone X's Animoji

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    This also brings their latest Samsung Experience 9 .0 which brings a couple of new UI improvements. The report states a number of companies have been supplying the tech but the plug was pulled recently due to technical difficulties and the Note 9 will have the sensor placed at the rear of the device too.
  • HTC's Smartphone Chief Chialin Chang Resigns

    HTC's Smartphone Chief Chialin Chang Resigns

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    So far, HTC has not named a successor to Chang. HTC is losing its smartphone chief as Chialin Chang , the company's President for the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, announces his resignation effective immediately. As for the smartphone market of HTC, it has not completely ended its business. KitGuru Says: HTC's smartphone sales have been dwindling for years and now with most of the company's smartphone team gone, it wouldn't be surprising to see them drop out of the phone ...
  • New SpaceX Drone Ship Confirmed By Elon Musk

    New SpaceX Drone Ship Confirmed By Elon Musk

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    As far as the two boosters that did touch down successfully, SpaceX revealed that they are not planning to reuse those in the future. Officially called autonomous spaceport drone ships (ASDS), the drones take their name from space-going vessels from the Culture series of novels written by Iain M.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE

    Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE

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    By being able to support both 5G and super-fast LTE connections, devices will be able to more seamlessly make that tradeoff between 5G and LTE since the speeds will - hopefully - be more comparable. At MWC, Qualcomm will demo those first steps towards a unified 5G framework, but also innovative ways that carriers can share spectrum to make for a more efficient internet in general.
  • Here's how Chrome will filter annoying ads

    Here's how Chrome will filter annoying ads

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    Good news for those still not using an adblocker, and bad news for sites that repeatedly display annoying ads. As I pointed out earlier, this isn't a real ad blocker. Those sites with a failing status will be subject to what Google calls ' ad filtering ', which will come into effect 30 calendar days from the date it sends an email to the site owners.
  • BMW unveils sleeker X4 ahead of Geneva debut

    BMW unveils sleeker X4 ahead of Geneva debut

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    This latest production anniversary also marks the start of the final sprint for the first-generation BMW X4 . The boot has a capacity of 525 litres and the load space can be expanded to a maximum of 1,430 litres in a 40-20-40 split. If the range-topping 360hp petrol version also comes to India in the form of the X4 M 40i, this model will rival the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe, which was launched at Rs 74.8 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
  • Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions With its First Major Update

    Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions With its First Major Update

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    So Rare could see Sea of Thieves become immensely popular because players across Xbox One and PC have a very low, £7.99 barrier to entry. In fact, Rare also mentioned that the first inclusions in the premium shop include virtual pets that you can place around your ship, and other players will be able to interact with them as well.
  • Google Announces AMP Stories for Creatives

    Google Announces AMP Stories for Creatives

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    This new format allows publishers to build image-, video- and animation-heavy stories for mobile that you can easily swipe through. While AMP isn't everyone's cup of tea, with Google acting as the intermediary in between publishers and end users, the speed at which content is delivered can't be argued.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Benchmarked Forward of Debut, Reveals Off Spectacular Scores

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Benchmarked Forward of Debut, Reveals Off Spectacular Scores

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    Starting off with the basics, the Snapdragon 845 comes with four Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75) and four Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55) cores. It was really enhanced when compared to devices running on last year's leading processor. Apple has historically fielded some of the best gaming GPUs, but both the iPhone X and iPhone 8 now throttle so severely, Apple can't maintain its performance crown - and the iPhone 8 is noticeably worse than the iPhone X in this regard.
  • Next Android called Pistachio Ice Cream, will embrace the notch

    Next Android called Pistachio Ice Cream, will embrace the notch

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    I own both the iPhone X and Essential PH-1 and those notches aren't even noticeable, although I am sure that won't be the case for everyone. For one, that includes Android P , which will be changing things up yet again. Would you like to see an Android phone with a notch? It seems Google is confident that the notch design will catch up among consumers despite some users finding it obnoxious while watching videos in landscape mode.
  • NASA released incredible images of dwarf planets

    NASA released incredible images of dwarf planets

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    The piano-sized probe then turned to the Kuiper Belt. Launched in 2006 , the spacecraft made headlines in 2015 when its flyby of Pluto sent back vivid, high-definition images of the cold, icy dwarf planet that used to be but a smudge on telescopes.
  • Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics Draws 28.3 Million Viewers

    Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics Draws 28.3 Million Viewers

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    President Moon Jae-in declared the Games open and watched as South Korea's 2010 Olympic gold medallist, Kim Yuna, lit the Olympic cauldron which will burn throughout the Games. It's important not to overestimate the significance of all this. The sentiments about North Korea's participation in the South Korea-hosted Winter Games are not being shared across the political spectrum.
  • Instagram Enables Screenshot Alert to Align With Snapchat

    Instagram Enables Screenshot Alert to Align With Snapchat

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    Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories. Those participating in the trial don't get a specific notification when someone takes a screenshot, but they can see a new camera shutter logo in the list of names of story viewers. Now, these Stories feature on Instagram is very popular and has been used by most of the Instagram users to post the quick photos or videos that can be viewed for a limited time.
  • Australian government also hit with crypto mining malware

    Australian government also hit with crypto mining malware

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    According to the Register , all of the afflicted websites ran British tech company Texthelp's Browsealoud plugin, which reads out websites for people with visual impairments like full or partial blindness or conditions like dyslexia. "There are easy ways to make sure they don't do that". "The exploit was active for a period of four hours on Sunday". "The company has examined the affected file thoroughly and can confirm that it did not redirect any data, it simply used the computers CPUs ...
  • NASA Is Planning To Privatize International Space Station

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    That's according to The Washington Post , which says it's obtained a NASA document that outlines plans for privatization when the US government stops funding the station in 2025. But some questioned who would want to take over the station. The plan does not elaborate on which companies might be interested in the station or how the station might be used in the future.
  • Trump Asks For Due Process As Staffers Resign Amid Abuse Allegations

    Trump Asks For Due Process As Staffers Resign Amid Abuse Allegations

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    He's the White House staff secretary who resigned after allegations emerged that he abused two ex-wives. A spokeswoman for Le Page told the Post in a statement that the governor and his staff were unaware of any accusations against Sorensen, and the governor "has a zero-tolerance policy regarding domestic abuse ".
  • Trump signs spending bill into law, ending short shutdown

    Trump signs spending bill into law, ending short shutdown

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    Those conservatives were mainly angry about non-military spending increases. I can't.in good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits. In Washington's latest display of governance by brinkmanship, a bipartisan accord bolstering military and domestic programs by $400 billion and deepening federal deficits became law Friday - but not before the government technically shut down.
  • Don't think for one second that Elon Musk is an AI fear-monger

    Don't think for one second that Elon Musk is an AI fear-monger

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    The head of SpaceX compared the Falcon Heavy architecture with modern computer systems used by Google or Amazon, in which the failure of one device does not affect the performance of the whole system. The United States hasn't had a spacecraft capable of sending humans to orbit since NASA's Space Shuttle program retired in 2011. It has many private-sector uses, including communications satellites.
  • WhatsApp UPI payment feature: How to get it right now

    WhatsApp UPI payment feature: How to get it right now

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    WhatsApp has more than 200 million users in India. UPI is a digital inter-bank peer-to-peer fund transfer system developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). You can then select your preferred bank account to connect with UPI. Moreover, the WhatsApp payments feature seems to be coming exclusively to India.
  • Pence mum on North Korea's invitation to South

    Pence mum on North Korea's invitation to South

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    Hundreds of anti-North Korea protesters scuffled with riot police not far from the stadium before the opening ceremony began, with some banners reading "Moon regime is leading Korea to destruction". The visual was important, a USA official said. South Korea showed off its technical expertise with a dazzling gala opening ceremony on Friday which included hi-tech special effects and augmented reality to add extra impact for TV viewers.
  • Trump signs budget agreement, ending USA govt shutdown

    Trump signs budget agreement, ending USA govt shutdown

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    Only 73 Democrats voted for the bill; 67 Republicans voted against it. He called that decision plus opposition by many Republicans "inhumane and indecent". But Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said anyone supporting the spending measure was "colluding with this president and this administration to deport Dreamers".
  • Astronomers observe Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster flying through space

    Astronomers observe Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster flying through space

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    He had warned that "There are a lot of risks associated with Falcon Heavy , a very real possibility that the vehicle can not reach orbit". The Falcon Heavy rocket took off at 3:45pm ET Tuesday, with all 27 engines firing. President Trump tweeted his congratulations, saying "this achievement, along with @NASA's commercial and worldwide partners, continues to show American ingenuity at its best!" Another scientist interviewed for the article mostly agrees with Carroll, but thinks it is ...
  • Falcon Heavy changes the game

    Falcon Heavy changes the game

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    On Tuesday the rocket did just that, with cargo not quite that heavy but perfectly created to get everyone talking - on board was one of one of Elon Musk's electric sportscars. Musk's Space X launched an interesting rocket and we are wide-eyed with amazement. The company said in February past year that the rocket would send two people on a trip around the moon, but Musk said there's been a change of plans.
  • Vonn ready to bow out on a high

    Vonn ready to bow out on a high

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    It's really hard for me not to cry. "The career she's had, the focus and energy that she puts into this sport", said the younger Shiffrin, who studies video of Vonn's downhill runs. "I've had a lot of ups and downs since Vancouver but I feel like I am coming into these Olympics on a hot streak, I am skiing exceptionally well and I have a lot of confidence".