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IPhone X Puts Samsung's Galaxy Phones to Shame in OLED Burn-in Test IPhone X Puts Samsung's Galaxy Phones to Shame in OLED Burn-in Test
- January 05, 2018

In an apology letter written last week, the technology company announced it would be dropping prices by almost two-thirds for anyone with an iPhone 6 model or later. Slower battery issues affect the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE , iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus . Battery apps aren't as reliable in reporting the health of your older iPhone's battery. (more...)
The new 'Sandstone White' OnePlus 5T is the best OnePlus phone yet The new 'Sandstone White' OnePlus 5T is the best OnePlus phone yet
- January 05, 2018

The Sandstone Black back panel was last seen on the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 , after which the Chinese phone maker shifted to a metal finish. You'll be able to buy the Sandstone White OnePlus 5T with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage from 9 January at 10am GMT. (more...)
Facebook Rolling Out Instagram Stories For WhatsApp Later This Year Facebook Rolling Out Instagram Stories For WhatsApp Later This Year
- January 05, 2018

The move does not come as a surprise knowing that the latter has joined the Facebook fold in late 2014 after Mark Zuckerberg's company acquired the instant messaging service for $19 billion. WhatsApp and Instagram don't have much to do with each other except for the fact that both are owned by Facebook. The features, which are the clones of rival app Snapchat, now boast numbers nearly twice the size of Snapchat that has 173 million daily active users. (more...)
Nintendo's Switch is the fastest-selling game console in United States history Nintendo's Switch is the fastest-selling game console in United States history
- January 05, 2018

Now, with some 4.8 million sales in the U.S. alone, the Switch has surpassed 10-month sales records set by the previous record holder, the Wii, which managed 4 million units over the same time period. It also boasts strong support from indie developers , who have brought games like Stardew Valley , SteamWorld Dig 2 , and Golf Story to the hybrid console. (more...)
Samsung to launch 'Galaxy On7 Prime' on Amazon Samsung to launch 'Galaxy On7 Prime' on Amazon
- January 05, 2018

The update comes with a build number G550FYXXU1CQL6 and is around 1GB in size. While Galaxy S9 camera improvements may not be as drastic as the implementation of a technology like Apple's iPhone X Face ID , it could definitely cement the company as the go-to option for smartphone photographers. (more...)
HP recalls laptop batteries due to overheating issues HP recalls laptop batteries due to overheating issues
- January 05, 2018

The batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the products above and the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation. Note that this is only the recall of the batteries and not the laptop itself. If the validation process identifies a battery as being eligible for replacement, the BIOS update should be applied and the system should be rebooted. (more...)
Zuckerberg flags up cryptocurrency boom as 2018 challenge Zuckerberg flags up cryptocurrency boom as 2018 challenge
- January 05, 2018

In his long Facebook post , Zuckerberg acknowledges the fact that there are problems with the internet which is getting too much centralized and controlled by a few huge companies that include Facebook itself. It isn't clear what it would take for his 2018 personal challenge to be met and a Facebook spokesman didn't respond to a request for more information. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz Reveals New Details About the Updated G-Class Mercedes-Benz Reveals New Details About the Updated G-Class
- January 05, 2018

While Mercedes-Benz isn't ready to officially unveil the 2019 G-Class yet, it has revealed that it features a ladder-type frame, three 100-percent differential locks and a low range off-road ratio. Beginning at the front, the G-Class gets a new set of headlights, a revised front grill and slightly reshaped fender flares. 18-inch alloys can be cost-optioned for the G-Class. (more...)
Slow iPhone battery replacements Slow iPhone battery replacements
- January 05, 2018

Apple has apologised for slowing down the performance of older iPhones in an attempt to preserve battery life. The slow down allows the devices to carry out tasks without unexpectedly shutting down. Following a report from French site iGeneration that Apple had told staff to ignore the 80 percent rule, the company confirmed to MacRumors that the $29 offer stands regardless of the result of the diagnostic test. (more...)
Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw
- January 05, 2018

Another reader has reported that their Samsung Chromebook Plus has also received the update which is good news for all three high-profile devices. An update from Apple on what is needed for its Mac computers and iOS devices is expected. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest Selling Console in US History Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest Selling Console in US History
- January 05, 2018

The previous record holder was the Nintendo Wii, which managed just over four million sales within the same time frame. So far, Nintendo has been fairly tight-lipped about the games , but that hasn't stopped some fairly credible rumors from leaking through the cracks. (more...)
Travis Kalanick reportedly plans to sell about 29% of his Uber shares Travis Kalanick reportedly plans to sell about 29% of his Uber shares
- January 05, 2018

The transaction would be part of the tender offer in which SoftBank Group agreed to buy shares in Uber valuing it at $48 billion, a huge discount from its last fundraising valuation . Kalanick has never before sold shares of the company he ran for nearly a decade, the source said. GV, Alphabet's venture capital firm, offered up significantly less than half of its stake in Uber even though Alphabet's self-driving vehicle subsidiary Waymo is suing Uber for stealing trade secrets. (more...)
OnePlus 5T's latest limited edition blends sandstone with metal OnePlus 5T's latest limited edition blends sandstone with metal
- January 05, 2018

After launching the Star Wars Limited Edition of the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus has now launched the Sandstone White variant of the phone. So, don't miss out on this Limited Edition version of the latest OnePlus flagship. OnePlus 5T gets a Face Unlock feature which let users to unlock the phone just by looking at the device. Sorry, I couldn't resist. The OnePlus 5T Sandstone White borrows similar finish like the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 with sandstone texture on the rear side prevalent in ... (more...)
Mad Catz returns with a new owner, new ideas and new products Mad Catz returns with a new owner, new ideas and new products
- January 05, 2018

Several months ago, the video game peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy , which led many to believe that the company had ceased operations altogether after years of financial troubles. Outfitted with RGB lighting and an aluminum frame, the STRIKE 4 should provide all that we've come to expect from mechanical gaming keyboards. Mad Catz Global Limited is a global provider of innovative interactive gaming and entertainment products. (more...)
Paladins announces free-to-play battle royale mode called Battlegrounds Paladins announces free-to-play battle royale mode called Battlegrounds
- January 05, 2018

Now, developer Hi-Rez wants the game to challenge the current most played game on the internet: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . Before that, a new content update coming out later this month (January 10 on PC and January 17 on consoles) will also bring Team Deathmatch. (more...)
Apple acquires Vancouver-based Buddybuild to build more tools for iOS developers Apple acquires Vancouver-based Buddybuild to build more tools for iOS developers
- January 05, 2018

Dennis Pilarinos and Christopher Stott founded the startup in 2015. Basically, the company focuses on debugging and integration of mobile platforms. How does the acquisition help Apple? It also means that a lot of new features likely will come to iOS in the future, both for those on the iPad and iPhone . (more...)
Amazon Lures four Million Prime Members as Echo Dot Dominates Amazon Lures four Million Prime Members as Echo Dot Dominates
- January 05, 2018

Customers are increasingly using voice user interfaces (VUIs) as a hands-free way to manage their lives, and hands-free control is especially valuable when cooking. Analysts with RBC Capital Markets estimated in a report last week that Amazon was on track to sell 33 million Alexa devices in 2017, up from 4 million in 2016. (more...)
LG unveils new 4K HDR projector LG unveils new 4K HDR projector
- January 05, 2018

On the audio side of things, HU80KA comes with two 7W speakers, but it can easily be connected to external speakers or soundbars via optical output, HDMI or Bluetooth. The projector can be kept on the floor, mounted to a wall, or simply hung from the ceiling, and perform equally well, regardless of the position. This is actually exceptional and was made conceivable by its mirrorless I-shaped engine. (more...)
Iran Moves To Block Social Media Apps, Mobile Networks As Protests Spread Iran Moves To Block Social Media Apps, Mobile Networks As Protests Spread
- January 03, 2018

Iranian authorities are wary of social media, which has fuelled prior protests, and a year ago declared their intent to eventually restrict the country's internet users to a national intranet . Social media platforms, like Instagram and Telegram , have been used by protestors to spread information about demonstrations over the last week or so. (more...)
Sumo Digital Acquires CCP Games' Newcastle Studio Sumo Digital Acquires CCP Games' Newcastle Studio
- January 03, 2018

In October 2017, CCP Games laid off almost 100 employees, shutting down their studio in Atlanta, Georgia and greatly reducing the staff at their now former Newcastle branch. Paul Porter, managing director of Sumo Digital, said: "As we continue to expand this was a great opportunity to bring an experienced, talented and tight-knit team on board". (more...)

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