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LG, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC claim they don't slow down older phones LG, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC claim they don't slow down older phones
- January 01, 2018

Apple's statement explained to its mostly loyal followers how aging lithium batteries begin to deliver power unevenly that could lead to unexpected shutdowns of the phone putting the phone's delicate circuitry at risk. Apple is the only major smartphone vendor to control every aspect of its product design, both hardware and software. Single-threaded performance is the one area where Apple clearly stands alone. (more...)
Vance Joseph will be fired as Broncos coach
- January 01, 2018

Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian , Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler all started games this season for the Broncos, whose eight-game losing streak from October 15 to December 3 was their longest since 1967. The Broncos have been plagued by poor quarterback play this year. He then headed over to the Houston Texans, where he served as defensive backs coach from 2011 through 2013, and he then landed a position as the Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach in 2014 and held it for two years. (more...)
On New Year's Eve, Whatsapp Faces Global Outage On New Year's Eve, Whatsapp Faces Global Outage
- January 01, 2018

As usual, people have been dusting off their Twitter accounts to check that WhatsApp is in fact down, and it's not just their phones. The outage appears to have hit much of United States and some other countries like India. At the time of publishing this news article, WhatsApp servers were down and no user was able to send any messages or call via the App to their loved ones. (more...)
The First Supermoon Of 2018 Will Appear On New Year's Day The First Supermoon Of 2018 Will Appear On New Year's Day
- January 01, 2018

This will be the largest and brightest Full Moon for the entire year as it will be only four hours from its closest approach to Earth for all of 2018. "It will be extra special", NASA said. "The Moon's orbit around our planet is tilted, so it usually falls above or below the shadow of the Earth". The lunar eclipse , as Quartz reports, will begin at 11:48 am UTC and reach its maximum at 1:30 pm UTC. (more...)
"Heeey, Goo Goo!" Italian Grandmother Learns How to Use Google Home
- January 01, 2018

Many thanks to Ben Actis for this treasure. As Grandad asks everyone, "What is this thing?" Initially, the woman in the video is confused by the tiny-looking gadget and says, "OK, Goo Goo ( Google )". Let's be honest, many people are wowed and alarmed by voice search devices such as Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Intent on exploring the Home Mini further but forgetting how to activate it, she bellows, "Hey, OK!" Sure, her accent might get in the way, but she seems to have a hard time ... (more...)
What's in Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM) After Decline in Shorted Shares?
- December 31, 2017

FMR LLC now owns 12,220,784 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $224,251,000 after purchasing an additional 2,408,799 shares during the period. Another trade for 31,000 shares valued at $3.43M was sold by JOHNSON JAMES WILLIAM. Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.17, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. (more...)
Xiaomi rolls out stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo for Mi A1 Xiaomi rolls out stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo for Mi A1
- December 31, 2017

Apart from upgrading to Android 8.0 Oreo as base version, the update also brings latest December security update. It is coming with a fantastic feature of Rescue Party Feature which helps the device to recover from boot loops. Xiaomi lived up to its promise by rolling out the Android Oreo to the Mi A1 before the end of 2017. The finished update is gradually rolling out, which probably means many phone owners won't get it before the end of the year (considering that's... (more...)
Do You Own Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Shares?
- December 31, 2017

Checchi Capital Advisers Limited Liability Co has invested 0.04% in Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ). Prudential Public Ltd reported 0% in Activision Blizzard, Inc . Activision Blizzard has a 1-year low of $35.95 and a 1-year high of $67.40. The institutional investor held 8,184 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $781,000, up from 4,969 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
EPS Forecast Revision Trends: Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC)
- December 31, 2017

It improved, as 47 investors sold Henry Schein, Inc. shares while 15 reduced holdings. The Shufro Rose & Co Llc holds 13,650 shares with $1.12M value, up from 6,525 last quarter. Another trade for 248,984 shares valued at $42.50 million was sold by Zuckerberg Mark. Tradition Ltd Liability Co holds 8,375 shares. AlphaOne also assigned media coverage about Henry Schein an impact score of 34 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company's share ... (more...)
Apple to offer discounts on new iPhone batteries as lawsuits pile up
- December 31, 2017

Customers are upset with the company over a software update that deliberately slowed down older phones in some situations to extend battery life . But some have viewed it as a strategy to frustrate customers and get them to buy a new Apple device. (more...)
Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown, announces discounted battery replacement program
- December 31, 2017

However, this decision doesn't go into effect until late January and other companies are already picking up the slack - specifically, device fix tool seller iFixit. Writing on its website on Thursday, Apple apologised for how it handled the battery issue, adding that it would make the changes for customers "to recognise their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apple's intentions ". (more...)
Louisville vs. Mississippi State Louisville vs. Mississippi State
- December 30, 2017

In Friday's Belk Bowl, Texas A&M and Wake Forest combined for 107 points. "I think you're seeing that in a lot of the bowl games , offenses are scheming up certain things to create big plays". With 8,872 passing yards, 3,974 rushing yards and 116 total touchdowns, what else does he have to prove? He joined former Florida and Nevada quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick as the only others to accomplish that feat. (more...)
Jay-Z Confesses his Sins to Beyonce Jay-Z Confesses his Sins to Beyonce
- December 30, 2017

In a teaser clip put out on Tidal's Twitter account, the 48-year-old is first scene walking into a huge church with the couple's first child, daughter Blue Ivy . The rapper made the admission at the end of last month during an interview with the New York Times , having previously hinted about it on his latest album 4:44. (more...)
LG, Samsung confirm they don't slow down older phones LG, Samsung confirm they don't slow down older phones
- December 30, 2017

In an apparent effort to smooth over the whole debacle, Apple will reduce the price of out-of-warranty iPhone batteries from $78 to $29 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later that needs their phone's battery replaced. To rectify the situation, iFixit has chose to cut the prices of all of their iPhone battery replacement kits to $29 or less, effective immediately - directly matching or even undercutting Apple's solution. (more...)
Apple offers discount battery replacement for secretly slowing down iPhones Apple offers discount battery replacement for secretly slowing down iPhones
- December 30, 2017

In response to the company's statement that it would never degrade performance to drive replacement purchases, one user on Apple's support forums yesterday wrote, "You mean like making it very hard for people of average technical skill almost impossible to replace the battery and not using a generic battery form factor?" Apple also says it will cut the price of a battery replacement by $50 to $29. (more...)
Bucks beat Thunder on game-winning basket by Antetokounmpo Bucks beat Thunder on game-winning basket by Antetokounmpo
- December 30, 2017

On the ensuing possession, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo drove baseline and dunked to give Milwaukee the lead with 0.9 seconds remaining. Russell Westbrook scored his game-high 40th point on a 3-pointer that tied the game at 95-all with 5.7 seconds left after the Thunder trailed by as many as 22 points. (more...)
Chrome OS will finally let you run Android apps in the background Chrome OS will finally let you run Android apps in the background
- December 30, 2017

This, importantly, means access to the Google Play Store on your Chromebook . Perhaps that shouldn't be all that surprising, but it leads to some weird interactions you wouldn't expect from a notebook OS. Currently, if you are running an app or game that needs real-time data like Google Analytics, the second you click away from that app it pauses. For some background, Android apps pause their state when not in focus. (more...)
Are you ready for Amazon Digital Day on Friday? Are you ready for Amazon Digital Day on Friday?
- December 30, 2017

Today Amazon launched its Digital Day Sale which, as you can probably guess, sees it discounting a variety of digital products. Thank you for your support. Save up to 80% off in-game items for Playrix games like Homescapes, Gardenscapes, Township, and Fishdom. Get three free audiobooks when you sign up for an Audible trial. (more...)
This Nintendo Switch Lookalike Is The Perfect Way To Play SNES Titles This Nintendo Switch Lookalike Is The Perfect Way To Play SNES Titles
- December 29, 2017

Also available to download for the Switch this week is a pair of side-scrollers that previously appeared on other platforms. Playing the vast open world of Zelda at home, then taking it with you on your commute to work is a obvious yet deep thrill that never really wears off. (more...)
Porsche Mission E May Suffer Tesla Delays If Volume Exceeds Expectations! Porsche Mission E May Suffer Tesla Delays If Volume Exceeds Expectations!
- December 29, 2017

All-wheel drive will initially be standard equipment, but Porsche might later offer an entry-level rear-drive version. Another option that will likely be offered will be a limited-slip differential at the rear. The Porsche Mission E will be smaller than the Panamera, but the company aims to offer the same amount of room in the cabin with a auto from the class above; using an electric powertrain frees up a lot of space but Porsche goes even further, creating a recess in the floorpan where the ... (more...)