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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 full specs leaked, launch possible in January 2018 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 full specs leaked, launch possible in January 2018
- December 15, 2017

As a part of the flash sales, Xiaomi Redmi Y1 or Y1 Lite users will be receiving up to 280GB of additional 4G data. These two are entry-level phones with price under Rs 10,000 and they will be on sale at Amazon India and at Xiaomi Mi Store. (more...)
'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule 'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule
- December 15, 2017

That's considered the "edge of space", the border between Earth's immediate atmosphere and outer space, where space tourists will be able to briefly experience microgravity before parachuting back to Earth inside the capsule. The capsule, for the first time, has actual windows rather than windows painted on the side, as was the case for previous test flights. It'll do that with the help of the new Crew Capsule. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ designs reportedly revealed in leaked images Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ designs reportedly revealed in leaked images
- December 15, 2017

With the popularity of the iPhone X , many expected Samsung to trim down the bezels of the Galaxy S9 even further to provide a better challenge against rival Apple's smartphone. The fingerprint scanner will be placed below the dual rear cameras. The LED flashlight and heart rate sensor are still retained but it is now positioned on the right side of the camera lens. (more...)
Google X to Bring High-Speed Internet to Andhra Pradesh Google X to Bring High-Speed Internet to Andhra Pradesh
- December 15, 2017

The state government is snapping up 2,000 of the hubs, which rely on Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) tech, from Alphabet's X innovations lab. It claims this is better in terms of saving time, cost, and there is no need for digging trenches or string cable along poles. The high-bandwidth FSOC links will form the "backbone of [that] network", said Erkman. (more...)
Facebook Could Soon Show 6-Second Ads Before Some Videos Facebook Could Soon Show 6-Second Ads Before Some Videos
- December 15, 2017

Instead, Facebook will encourage Live News Feed video broadcasters to use branded content sponsorships and mid-roll ads. Now that Facebook has you hooked on videos, it's not going to keep delivering them to you entirely free. Meanwhile, Facebook is investing more money in video. "While pre-roll ads don't work well in News Feed, we think they will work well in Watch because it's a place where people visit and come back to with the intention to watch videos", said Facebook . (more...)
Fossilized remains of a monster penguin discovered in New Zealand Fossilized remains of a monster penguin discovered in New Zealand
- December 15, 2017

The species is believed to have lived during the Paleocene epoch 55 million years ago, making it among the oldest penguin fossils ever discovered. Tennyson further explained that fragments of fossils previously found in Antarctica indicated that there could be penguins that measured about 2 meters high such as the Palaeeudyptes klekowskii , but the fossils found of the Kumimanu biceae are more diverse and prove that the proportions were more consistent with the calculated height of 1.65 ... (more...)
Samsung smart speaker with Bixby to launch in first half of 2018 Samsung smart speaker with Bixby to launch in first half of 2018
- December 15, 2017

However, as we near the end of 2017, new details have finally emerged to give us a better idea of what to expect from it. DJ Koh, the president of Samsung's mobile division, told CNBC that Samsung is making a speaker and wants to create a "fruitful user experience at home with Samsung devices", but, technically, he didn't specify whether Samsung's speaker would feature Bixby . (more...)
Giants owner John Mara wants Eli Manning back for 2018 Giants owner John Mara wants Eli Manning back for 2018
- December 15, 2017

Why does Apple think he has been inactive the last four games? You do what you can, but it's support. "I had a sit-down with him - a couple of us had a sit-down with him - and we just said, 'Man regardless of the situation, we got your back". (more...)
Laffer Investments Acquires 6835 Shares of Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)
- December 15, 2017

Texas Instruments Inc. ( TXN ) has an annual dividend of $2.48, while its annual dividend yield is 2.51%. Closing price generally refers to the last price at which a stock trades during a regular trading session. Its down 0.06, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 43 investors sold TXN shares while 349 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 324 raised stakes. (more...)
DSS, NIA DGs snub Magu at Senate hearing DSS, NIA DGs snub Magu at Senate hearing
- December 15, 2017

The Senate had on November 23 set up the panel to probe into the clash between operatives of the DSS and the EFCC for over 13 hours on November 1, when the operatives of the commission stormed Ekpenyong's home to effect his arrest but were resisted by the operatives of the service. (more...)
Pokemon Crystal Formally Announced for 3DS Virtual Console Pokemon Crystal Formally Announced for 3DS Virtual Console
- December 15, 2017

This omission led us to wonder where Crystal Version was at. The only major gameplay difference between this version of Crystal and the original is a new encounter with Celebi - the legendary Pokemon that was previously only accessible through an extra accessory. (more...)
Google Assistant is coming to ageing Android smartphones and tablets Google Assistant is coming to ageing Android smartphones and tablets
- December 14, 2017

While phones running Android 5 .0 and above will get the Assistant, Google says that only tablets running Android 6.0 and above will get the Assistant. Even though Android 5.0 was released 3 years ago back in 2014, a substantial amount of Android devices are still running the outdated version of the operating system, mostly because of Android fragmentation. (more...)
Coming to tablets and more Android phones Coming to tablets and more Android phones
- December 14, 2017

Supported languages include English and Spanish. It's also rolling out to devices in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. Google Assistant was introduced some time previous year when the company launched its first ever Pixel smartphone line up. (more...)
Apple reveals $5000 iMac Pro will go on sale on Thursday Apple reveals $5000 iMac Pro will go on sale on Thursday
- December 14, 2017

Compressor has also been updated to let 'users deliver 360-degree video with industry-standard spherical metadata'. Apple has finally launched its long-awaited Intel Xeon and AMD Vega-powered iMac Pros . "Editors can output video to HDR monitors using I/O devices from AJA and Blackmagic with brightness levels up to 10,000 nits". Motion 5 .4 enables users to create immersive 360-degree VR titles and effects that can be instantly accessed in Final Cut Pro . (more...)
Analysts' Review to Watch: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)
- December 14, 2017

Finally, Federated Investors Inc. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 286,842 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $10,326,312. They set a "buy" rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) opened the session with a $37.3 price tag, later ranging from $37.2856 to $38.03, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. (more...)
The drone database is back, and most owners must register their details The drone database is back, and most owners must register their details
- December 14, 2017

Meanwhile, drone sales continue to climb, more than doubling in the past year . The sudden reversals of the FAA registration program - from required to optional and back again - have caused some confusion among hobby operators. However, if this Christmas eve you are planning to gift a drone to your friends, cousins, relatives or colleagues in the United States, you might have to reconsider or tell them to get the drones registered with the Federal Aviation Authority ( FAA). (more...)
Honor 7X Review | The Upgrade to Your Honor 6X Honor 7X Review | The Upgrade to Your Honor 6X
- December 14, 2017

The Honor 9 Lite sports a full-screen design with minimal bezels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. As far as the pricing of Honor 9 Lite is concerned, the device will be priced at 1,299 Yuan for the 3GB RAM variant and 1,599 Yuan for the 4GB variant. (more...)
Jaguar F-Pace SUV Secures Five-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating Jaguar F-Pace SUV Secures Five-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating
- December 14, 2017

Though that might not come as a big surprise taking into account the third-generation model has been around for more than a decade, specifically since the end of 2005. Attached below are 13 crash test videos and a collection of 101 images from the latest evaluation . The rating is so bad that despite getting zero stars from the NCAP, Google's results page still shows it to have one . (more...)
Shark born before Shakespeare discovered Shark born before Shakespeare discovered
- December 14, 2017

A shark captured by a research vessel may have been born when James I was on the throne of England - and when William Shakespeare was still alive. This was the very year when King Henry VIII canceled his engagement with Catherine of Aragon and Martin Luther turned to a monk too. (more...)
LG will introduce new gram laptops at CES 2018 LG will introduce new gram laptops at CES 2018
- December 14, 2017

The LG Gram series will come with either Intel Core i7 or i5 processors and SSD storage. The new LG Gram laptops come in 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch display size variants. LG will show off the Gram at CES 2018 , with the laptop going on sale in USA in January; more countries are set to get the Gram soon after. The precision touchpad enhances fingertip control with a smoother and more accurate pointer system. (more...)