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Zuckerberg Announces New Changes to Facebook

Zuckerberg Announces New Changes to Facebook Until this point, Facebook has been increasingly emphasizing video content in its News Feed. For the first time, Mark Zuckerberg is making a major decision that goes against one of his long-held beliefs: any change to the network must have the goal of improving engagement. [Full Article...]

Google Buys UK Audio Startup Redux

Google Buys UK Audio Startup Redux At the time, it said the sound quality was 'decent'. So they are turning displays into speakers, which is pretty damn cool. Currently, most implementations of haptics use a short buzz of the notification vibration motor to give a general indication that an on-screen control has been successfully tapped. [Full Article...]

Here's Why Cryptocurrency Markets Took A Bad Turn Late Last Night

Here's Why Cryptocurrency Markets Took A Bad Turn Late Last Night According to Justice Minister Park Sang-ki in a report today, the justice ministry is preparing a bill that would outlaw crypto trading through exchanges. Cryptocurrency markets at home and overseas responded quickly and radically Thursday on signals by South Korea's Ministry of Justice that it would seek to shut down all exchanges for digital assets. [Full Article...]

German security researchers say WhatsApp group chats not secure

German security researchers say WhatsApp group chats not secure New research from a team of German cryptographers presented Wednesday at the Real World Crypto conference in Zurich, Switzerland zeroed in on group messaging to show that security for a one-on-one conversation is far ahead of group chats. The application has been designed in such a way that the group messages can not be sent to any hidden user. "The privacy and security of our users are incredi... [Full Article...]

Today's Google Doodle honors a Nobel Prize-winning DNA researcher

Today's Google Doodle honors a Nobel Prize-winning DNA researcher By 1960, he moved to University of Wisconsin's Institute for Enzyme Research. Today's (Jan. 9) homepage artwork has been transformed to celebrate the achievements of the late Dr. -Married to Swiss Esther Elizabeth Sibler , Khorana's biography praised Sibler for bringing a "consistent sense of purpose.at a time when, [Har] Khorana felt out of place everywhere and at home nowhere". [Full Article...]

Sony unveils selfie-centric Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 smartphones

Sony unveils selfie-centric Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 smartphones Sony also launched the L2 smartphone with an 8MP front camera . Sony fit a 3,300 mAh battery that is 40 percent larger than before. The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a big screen, triple camera-toting, affordable smartphone that will try and tempt those not able to afford the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro . [Full Article...]

Nicole Kidman hails power of women during Golden Globes speech

Nicole Kidman hails power of women during Golden Globes speech Maisel " won Golden Globes last night and are now available for streaming. On a night when women were demanding to be heard, the cast of " Big Little Lies " said it was extra gratified that the female-centric HBO show garnered the Golden Globe for limited TV series. [Full Article...]

Acer launches budget-friendly Chromebook 11

Acer launches budget-friendly Chromebook 11 Under the hood is 7th generation Intel Celeron N processors paired with 8GB of RAM . Packing 11.6-inch displays , they're completely fanless and offer up to ten hours of battery life , Acer says. Out of the box you'll have support for Android apps, along with the regular Chrome apps and extensions. It also has a microSD card reader. Actually, the OS is a full Linux distribution that is both e... [Full Article...]

Alexa Gets Cooking With Microwave & Oven Support

Alexa Gets Cooking With Microwave & Oven Support According to CNBC , Amazon "has been in talks with several companies about letting them promote products on the best-selling Echo devices, which are powered by the Alexa voice assistant, according to several people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because the discussions are private". [Full Article...]

LG Display creates 88 inch 8K OLED

From what we have heard so far, the display boasts 33 million pixels, four times that of 3,840x2,160 ultra high definition and 16 times more pixels than 1,920x1,080 full high definition. LG Electronics' upcoming V30 smartphone will be the firm's first flagship to sport an OLED display. We've reviewed OLED 4K HDR TVs here at 4K.com repeatedly and nearly without variation, our analysis of them has b... [Full Article...]

Snapchat memories 2017: Here's how to see your "year in review" story

Snapchat memories 2017: Here's how to see your Twitter had made a similar move in 2011, allowing the users to take their tweets off-platform. That's why Snapchat announced a redesign . While the company continued to flail around, maybe they will even consider a Windows app, or will this only be well after its too late to matter? When it becomes available, you can use it to share stories from outside of the platform. [Full Article...]

'Tiger Zinda Hai' crosses Rs. 100 crore in opening weekend

'Tiger Zinda Hai' crosses Rs. 100 crore in opening weekend Metros and beyond metros, plexes and single screens - it's creating HAVOC... Friday 34.10 cr [updated], Sat 35.30 cr. The film has been faring equally well at the global box office, having made a total Rs 4.12 crores in the US. After all, their chemistry is just wow! Salman and Katrina's Tiger Zinda Hai is based on the issue of terrorism on the global level. In this sequel, RAW agent Tiger and... [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio enhances cashback offer to up to Rs3,300 on Rs399 recharge

Reliance Jio enhances cashback offer to up to Rs3,300 on Rs399 recharge Hence, before doing the recharge, we suggest you take a look at the data benefits that are on offer as the prices of tariff plans vary from circle to circle. However, the massive letdown with this plan is the daily voice calling FUP. Local, STD and roaming calls are free and unlimited. Airtel and Idea Cellular customers can also avail similar benefits for Rs 199 as the operators have added ben... [Full Article...]

Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet

Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet No reason was provided for the change. "Larry, Sergey, Sundar, and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet's evolution for this transition", Schmidt said in the statement. Schmidt has been a key figure at Google for some 17 years. CNBC reports that Schmidt's new role will likely include advising "the company's urban development arm, Sidewalk Labs, its deep learning efforts, and ... [Full Article...]

BJP is 'Lie Hard' - Rahul takes pot shot a la Hollywood

BJP is 'Lie Hard' - Rahul takes pot shot a la Hollywood Rahul Gandhi on Friday chaired his first CWC meeting after being elected as the party chief . Interacting with mediapersons here at his party office here, Mr Owaisi said the temple politics of both parties indicated that they were deliberately attempting to politically marginalise Muslims. [Full Article...]

LG 5K Ultrawide Monitor to be unveiled at CES 2018

LG 5K Ultrawide Monitor to be unveiled at CES 2018 With its lovely signature Edge-ArcLine Stand and stunning 4-Side Edge Borderless Design where the picture literally drops off the edge, there is no mistaking this LG monitor for anything else. It too comes with its own Thunderbolt 3 port, which will actually let you hook up a second 4K monitor to it if you wanted to daisy chain rather than plugging them directly into your graphics card. [Full Article...]

Winter solstice 2017: What to know about the year's shortest day

Winter solstice 2017: What to know about the year's shortest day The amount of hours in the day during the winter solstice all depends on how far away you are from the equator, with the hours in the US averaging around nine. Boston's sunlight period ends a bit earlier, at 4:15 p.m., with nine hours and four minutes of daylight. EarthSky said: "You might notice how low the sun appears in the sky at local noon". [Full Article...]

Apple confirms: Your iPhone does get slower with age

We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future". However, Apple said in a statement to The Verge that it is slowing down processors not to push customers to upgrade to new phones, but because it makes it easier for older batteries in iPhones to continue performing after they started aging. [Full Article...]

Apple Admits To Slowing Older Phones Because Of Battery Issues

Apple Admits To Slowing Older Phones Because Of Battery Issues On Dec. 21, attorneys with the Sulaiman Law Group Ltd., of suburban Lombard, filed suit in Chicago federal court against Apple on behalf of a group of plaintiffs, all of whom said their iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 had been "throttled" after downloading operating system updates, causing their phone's performance to suffer. [Full Article...]

Isaiah Thomas Looks to Make Cavaliers Debut First Week of 2018

Isaiah Thomas Looks to Make Cavaliers Debut First Week of 2018 Fans will not see Thomas play against the Warriors, but interestingly, the Cavaliers are scheduled to take on the Boston Celtics on January 3. According to McMenamin, the Cavaliers do have a practice session schedule on Christmas Eve, but they are unlikely to play him in the game against the defending champions. [Full Article...]


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