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Everything You Need to Know About GIPHY Stickers on Snapchat Everything You Need to Know About GIPHY Stickers on Snapchat
- February 20, 2018

It made the app very complicated and not at all user friendly. In the coming week, Snapchat is rolling out new tabs on the Friends and Discover pages. GIF-lovers everywhere, get excited: as of February 20, every single photo and video you create in Snapchat will come with the option to be adorned with a GIF Sticker, plucked straight from GIPHY's massive repository of the best internet images available today. (more...)
United Kingdom to install telecoms equipment on church spires
- February 20, 2018

There are more than 10,000 rural Anglican churches in England and at present, more than 100 are being used to boost broadband signal in local areas. Church spires across the United Kingdom could be used to boost broadband and wi-fi signals in rural areas following an agreement between the government and the Church of England. (more...)
BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre - the name is self-explanatory BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre - the name is self-explanatory
- February 20, 2018

Three hundred are being released worldwide, although the United Kingdom will only get 30 of these. Visual cues that signal the special status include the Macao Blue metallic paint, which is a direct link to the model's source of inspiration, while the Mandarin II is a relative to the Dakar Yellow hue seen on the second-generation M3 Convertible. (more...)
Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' may die in 10 to 20 years Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' may die in 10 to 20 years
- February 20, 2018

The many thousands of miles of atmosphere surrounding Jupiter allow these storms to persist for hundreds of years, unlike on Earth . Jupiter's Great Red Spot imaged by Voyager 2. NASA has been studying Jupiter and the fascinating giant storm wider than our planet closer than ever thanks to its Juno Spacecraft. "The GRS is stable and long-lived because it's 'wedged" between two jet streams that are moving in opposite directions'. (more...)
Hackers convert the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet Hackers convert the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet
- February 20, 2018

The group had posted a still image on Twitter that displayed the Nintendo console running the Debian Linux distro and user login, along with a serial adapter that was connected to one of the Joy-Con terminal on the right side. The hacker collective, which goes by the name fail0verflow, first showed off its attempt of it on Twitter in a picture back in 6 February 2017. It is only known that the hackers have exploited a vulnerability in the boot ROM grouping. (more...)
What You Need to Know About SpaceX's Next Rocket Launch What You Need to Know About SpaceX's Next Rocket Launch
- February 20, 2018

Now that it's been some time since that launch, it's time for the company to return to its regular routine. Make sure to check out SpaceX website to watch a livestream of the Falcon 9 launch on February 21. PAZ , when on orbit, will perform both military and civil operations, such as troop movements, environmental observations and more. "Back in 2015, Facebook decided against spending up to $1 billion on a satellite that would provide Internet to under-served regions in Africa and other ... (more...)
Tampa Bay Bucs release RB Doug Martin Tampa Bay Bucs release RB Doug Martin
- February 20, 2018

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offseason purge of high-priced and underperforming veterans began on Tuesday, with the team announcing it released running back Doug Martin . However, the 2012 first-round pick regressed badly thereafter, averaging less than three yards per carry in both of the past two seasons while missing time due to injury and an untimely four-game suspension, which delayed the start to his 2017 campaign. (more...)
Fable Fortune Launches for Free This Week Fable Fortune Launches for Free This Week
- February 20, 2018

Before we can get to a full-fledged role-playing game, we have a card collecting game. In it, you take on the role of one of six Heroes in the ultimate battle for Albion. It's all strictly tactical, of course. Fable Fortune is now available on the Microsoft Store for $14.99 but this isn't the free-to-play version. For £9.99 / $14.99 / 12,99€, you get over $40 worth of in-game items, including 20 card packs, the exclusive Flaming Fowl Trophy Card , and the very rare (you might even say ... (more...)
The iPhone X's Sales Are Allegedly Sinking Much Faster Than Reported The iPhone X's Sales Are Allegedly Sinking Much Faster Than Reported
- February 20, 2018

For the past three months of 2017, Apple sold over 77 million iPhones, recording an absolute record of profits and revenue in corporate history. A fresh report today says that the reduction in iPhone X production may be even greater ... According to reports back in mid-2017, indeed, Apple was investing in LG Display's OLED production to bring the technology up to speed for its needs. (more...)
Alleged Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype appears online Alleged Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype appears online
- February 20, 2018

Although we wouldn't be surprised if Sony goes on to adopt a curved design language for all its smartphones. That wouldn't explain the rippling effect though. It was a giveaway, likewise, that the announcement turned up on the Sony Xperia Twitter page, strongly suggesting that whatever the Japanese company plans to present on February 26, it has to do with an Xperia handset . (more...)
Spotify smart speaker could be on the way following job listings Spotify smart speaker could be on the way following job listings
- February 20, 2018

The first of those adverts states that "Spotify is on its way [to] creating its first physical products and set-up an operational organisation for manufacturing, supply chain, sales and marketing". It's focusing on "creating innovative Spotify experiences" by deeply integrating its streaming software with purpose-built hardware. It's certainly not hard to see why Spotify might be exploring the space. (more...)
Swype Keyboard Has Been Discontinued; No Future Updates Coming Swype Keyboard Has Been Discontinued; No Future Updates Coming
- February 20, 2018

A search for the Swype app on iOS now results in suggestions for rival keyboard apps. What this means is that while the keyboard is still usable, just don't expect it to be updated anymore in the future with new features or bug fixes, but if you think that it works fine for you now, you can go ahead and keep using it. (more...)
Sony Is Launching Japanese Ride-Hailing Service As Uber Ponders Similar Action Sony Is Launching Japanese Ride-Hailing Service As Uber Ponders Similar Action
- February 20, 2018

Sony's ride-hailing service will be based on its artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the company said in a press release. Building a taxi-centric platform only makes sense for Sony because of Japanese legislation that bans any ride-sharing services that uses private cars. (more...)
Microsoft urges Windows Phone diehards to move on as it kills notifications Microsoft urges Windows Phone diehards to move on as it kills notifications
- February 20, 2018

Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1 in July a year ago but for now notification services will continue to work for it, as well as for phones on Windows 10 Mobile. The verdict isn't out on Microsoft just yet as they continue to push towards a Windows Surface Phone. Joe writes, "Of course we'll continue to support the platform.bug fixes, security updates, etc". (more...)
Holocaust also involved Jewish perpetrators, says Polish PM Holocaust also involved Jewish perpetrators, says Polish PM
- February 19, 2018

Bregman spoke of his mother, a Holocaust survivor born in Poland, and asked the prime minister whether the fact that he would talk about this subject would lead to him facing criminal charges. The legislation sparked outrage in Israel, with some lawmakers accusing the Polish government of outright Holocaust denial. Some Israelis have accused the mostly Catholic Poles of being driven by anti-Semitism and of trying to deny the Holocaust. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 XL may charge significantly slower when cold Google Pixel 2 XL may charge significantly slower when cold
- February 19, 2018

It looks like Google are having their feet held to the fire after the users reported that, following the February security patch that activated the Pixel Visual Core , its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets were overheating and battery life suffering as a effect. (more...)
Idea launches Rs 109 pack with 1GB data, unlimited calling Idea launches Rs 109 pack with 1GB data, unlimited calling
- February 19, 2018

The plan, for now, is limited to select circles only, however, will reportedly be available for all customers in the forthcoming days. Rs 93 prepaid tariff plan of Idea Cellular provides 1GB of 3G/4G data, unlimited voice calls including roaming calls to any network and 100 SMS per day for 14 days. (more...)
Asus ZenFone 5 live image leaked; looks identical to iPhone X Asus ZenFone 5 live image leaked; looks identical to iPhone X
- February 19, 2018

It's only a week more before the MWC embarks on to give us the biggest stars of this year in the smartphone market. Having said that, this leaked live image of what's allegedly the ZenFone 5 shows off the design of the phone that's in-line with the sketch of the ZenFone 5 (attached above) that leaked earlier. (more...)
1440p support coming soon to Xbox One S and Xbox One X 1440p support coming soon to Xbox One S and Xbox One X
- February 19, 2018

As noted on Windows Central , the Xbox One X has supersampling for 1080p displays when you attempt to run games at 4K on televisions that aren't 4K. Many questions recently around the timing of our 1440p support. It'll be interesting to see how the Xbox One X performs at that resolution though. As previously mentioned, this promotion is being offered for a limited time so those who have been meaning to purchase an Xbox One X should get one now as they will also end up with a free ... (more...)
Bharti Airtel offers Rs 2000 cashback on select Nokia smartphones Bharti Airtel offers Rs 2000 cashback on select Nokia smartphones
- February 19, 2018

Nokia 1, which is said to be an entry-level Android Go phone series, is said to come with bare minimum hardware such as 1GB RAM (or less), 8GB internal storage, 8MP-5MP front and back cameras and probably around 2,000mAh of battery capacity. (more...)