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Top Miss America Officials Resign After Leaked Emails Top Miss America Officials Resign After Leaked Emails
- December 26, 2017

The organization's CEO, Sam Haskell (main picture), resigned from his post Saturday, a day after he was suspended by the board. Sam Haskell's resignation as executive chairman and chief executive of the Miss America Organization was accompanied by the departure of the organization's president, the chairman of the board and a board member. (more...)
Google may open offline stores in India next year Google may open offline stores in India next year
- December 26, 2017

They launched with 1,000 offline stores, but it looks like Google will have to do a lot more to ensure steady sales of its flagship smartphones in the face of intense competition. "We don't comment on any rumours or speculation", a Google spokesperson said in an emailed response to ET. The stores could offer Google Home smart speakers, Chromecast devices, Pixel laptops, Daydream View VR headsets, and more. (more...)
Snapdragon 670 Specifications Leaked; Promises Flagship-Like Performance Snapdragon 670 Specifications Leaked; Promises Flagship-Like Performance
- December 26, 2017

The same report also discloses that Apple A12 chipsets will also be manufactured on the same technology. It could also end up being built on Samsung's new 10nm manufacturing process. Qualcomm doesn't really have much of a choice though, as Samsung isn't expected to be ready to produce 7nm chips next year. Samsung is losing Qualcomm orders to TSMC next year because the South Korean titan will not be able to churn out 7nm chips in 2018, according to one chip industry executive. (more...)
Apple Admitted it Slows Down Old iPhones. Now it Faces a Lawsuit Apple Admitted it Slows Down Old iPhones. Now it Faces a Lawsuit
- December 26, 2017

The ability to renew your device through software is exactly why iPhone owners see their phone choice as a good investment and hold on to it. Filed in the Northern District of the State of Illinois on Thursday, the complaint aspires to become a class action for the supposedly thousands of affected individuals in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina - the USA states of residence for the five named plaintiffs. (more...)
Apple Hit With Second Class-Action Lawsuit for Slowing Down Older iPhones Apple Hit With Second Class-Action Lawsuit for Slowing Down Older iPhones
- December 26, 2017

The suit was filed, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, by two people from IL, along with residents of Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, all of whom had a range of iPhone models between the 5 and 7. When contacted by The Verge for comment about the controversy, Apple pretty much owned up to it , though the company stated it enacted this measure in order to fix battery issues and hardware failure. (more...)
Oppo A75 & A75s with 6 inch display, unibody design launched in Taiwan Oppo A75 & A75s with 6 inch display, unibody design launched in Taiwan
- December 26, 2017

In recent times, Oppo has launched a number of smartphones in the A series including the A79, A75 and A75s . This smartphone comes with a 6.0-inch full-HD along with 1080x2160 pixels LCD display, and is powered by 2.5GHz MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763T) SoC. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Would Enable Fast-Charging
- December 26, 2017

Mi users might get the update within a few days or maybe in the first month of 2018. The report also notes that Oreo has made app loading much quicker and animations are much smoother now as well. According to the report , Mi A1's Android Oreo update brings fast charging to the device, which is something we will have to confirm once the official OTA update starts rolling out . (more...)
President and First Lady celebrate Christmas in Palm Beach President and First Lady celebrate Christmas in Palm Beach
- December 26, 2017

He was joined by most of his children and grandchildren as well as first lady Melania Trump and her parents. The Trumps Wednesday at the church in 2005. Trump and first lady Melania Trump then arrived at 10:37 p.m.at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, three miles north on Palm Beach island. Another asked the President what he would like for Christmas. (more...)
WhatsApp Is Going To Stop Its Service On These Phones
- December 26, 2017

Now, The devices running the BlackBerry 10 and the Windows 8.0 or older mobile OS are outdated and also hardware limitation makes them non-compatible to support future features of WhatsApp and hence, the decision has been taken to end the service. (more...)
Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones, lawsuit says Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones, lawsuit says
- December 26, 2017

Barney admitted he does wish Apple had shared what he considers an inevitable side effect with its users, but the discovery didn't boring his admiration for the tech giant. District Court for the Central District of California alleging that Apple has breached an implied contract and that Apple is guilty of "Trespass to Chattel", which means that they messed around with your property. (more...)
Super Meat Boy for Switch launches January 11 Super Meat Boy for Switch launches January 11
- December 26, 2017

Though worry not Switch owners, as on the official Super Meat Boy Twitter account, the team confirmed that the forthcoming Super Meat Boy Forever will soon be arriving on Nintendo Switch. But ads help us pay the bills. Both characters can kick and punch enemies in order to avoid deadly obstacles to find Nugget. Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from ... (more...)
Track Santa's journey with the help of NORAD Track Santa's journey with the help of NORAD
- December 26, 2017

Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the mission of aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning in the defense of North America. (more...)
Google releases its annual Santa Tracker Google releases its annual Santa Tracker
- December 26, 2017

To avoid disappointing the little ones, NORAD's director of operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, ordered his staff to check the radar to see where Santa might be and update the children on his location. You can also use it to call Santa, but he may be too busy to take your call on Christmas Eve. Last year, NORAD Tracks Santa received almost 154,200 phone calls and drew 10.7 million unique visitors to its website. (more...)
Apple might be slowing down old iPhones to preserve battery life Apple might be slowing down old iPhones to preserve battery life
- December 25, 2017

Damages from that behavior alone, based on lost productivity (wasted time, deprivation of use and depreciation), are to exceed $5 million. The allegations were in a lawsuit filed in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, all of whom say they never would have bought new iPhones had Apple told them that simply replacing the batteries would have sped up their old ones. (more...)
Apple sued in Chicago for slowing down older iPhones Apple sued in Chicago for slowing down older iPhones
- December 25, 2017

And while that slowdown avoids previous-generation iPhones unexpectedly shutting off, due to exhausting their tired batteries, it also means apps run sluggishly. Apple wasn't immediately available to confirm whether it had been notified about the suits. Apple has said it had already extended this feature for iPhone 6 , iPhone 6s and iPhone SE and the other models may also get it soon. (more...)
Heartland Advisors Inc. Sells 14712 Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
- December 25, 2017

About 7,842 shares traded. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) has risen 16.67% since December 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500. Intact Inv Mgmt Inc has 76,100 shares. Another trade for 121,390 shares valued at $3.89M was made by Robbins Charles on Monday, September 11. Canney Jacqueline P also sold $200,291 worth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (more...)
Analysts' Suggestions in the Limelight - Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY)
- December 25, 2017

Shares of Eli Lilly and Co ( NYSE LLY ) traded down $0.54 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $85.07. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) has risen 4.70% since December 25, 2016 and is uptrending. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 5 by KeyCorp. UBS maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $83.39 million activity. (more...)
Google Ramps Up Mobile Chipmaking With Talent From Apple Google Ramps Up Mobile Chipmaking With Talent From Apple
- December 25, 2017

This group is Apple's way of ensuring it stays ahead of other chipmakers in terms of performance. He worked on development of the Fusion line of chips, and also handled chip design at ATI. It's likely that Google will take some of that in-house experience in building AI chips to assist in the development of a consumer chipset, said Jim McGregor, principal analyst and founder of Tirias Research. (more...)
Reliance Jio Subscriber Base Hits 160 Million: Akash Ambani Reliance Jio Subscriber Base Hits 160 Million: Akash Ambani
- December 25, 2017

Addressing a large gathering of 50,000 people at the newly created stadium at Reliance Corporate Park , Ambani also recalled the contributions of his father's associates in the making of the company. Can Reliance and Jio partner and empower all Indians, small businesses and enterprises, so that India can become a global superpower? "Yes we can. And yes we will". (more...)
Tiger Woods splits with swing coach Como
- December 25, 2017

Woods did not name an immediate replacement, opting to continue his comeback on his own for now. Woods, it would be recalled returned from his latest injury setback in December with four rounds at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas; it was his first tournament since withdrawing from February's Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms. (more...)