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Samsung updates the Notebook 7 Spin with faster processors and stylus support Samsung updates the Notebook 7 Spin with faster processors and stylus support
- January 05, 2018

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced the new Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and three new versions of the Samsung Notebook 9 (2018 ), offering a mobile computing experience that matches how people are using their PCs: whether at work, on the go and everything in between. (more...)
Airtel Offers Cashback Worth Rs. 1500 on Select Samsung 4G Smartphones Airtel Offers Cashback Worth Rs. 1500 on Select Samsung 4G Smartphones
- January 05, 2018

Airtel said that itel's new 4G budget smartphones- itel A40 4G and itel A41- will come bundled with a cashback offer of Rs 1500 over a period of 36 months and a 100 day replacement warranty. The market price of itel A40 4G is Rs 4,599, while itel A41 is available at a price tag of Rs 4,699. "Postpaid customers need to opt into any one of Vodafone's attractive Red Plans". (more...)
Tech Giants Issue Fixes, Updates For Meltdown And Spectre Flaws Tech Giants Issue Fixes, Updates For Meltdown And Spectre Flaws
- January 05, 2018

The second, Spectre, affects Intel chips and those made by rival AMD , but also chips based on designs from ARM - which run in most smartphones and tablets. A PAIR of security vulnerabilities affect virtually all Apple products but are not now affecting users, the company said. And Microsoft has already released fixes for many of its services . (more...)
Now share your Instagram Stories directly on WhatsApp Now share your Instagram Stories directly on WhatsApp
- January 05, 2018

Then last month, Facebook launched a click-to-WhatsApp messaging button in Facebook ads, monetizing WhatsApp but not on WhatsApp itself. It is trying to connect all three together by introducing this new feature. The social media giant is basically using facial recognition technology to help you find photos you're not tagged in. Why Is Facebook Doing This? The first of all is to make it more functional and give more usage to Instagram Stories , and directly affecting the usage of the ... (more...)
The New ThinkPad from Lenovo Features Webcam Security Covers The New ThinkPad from Lenovo Features Webcam Security Covers
- January 05, 2018

Finally, Lenovo showed off some fresh monitors. Lenovo is prepping for a pretty serious overhaul of its product lineup for 2018, and the first wave of new product introductions starts with its mainstream ThinkPad lineup . The 2-in-1 will be available from January 2018, but pricing and availability have not yet been detailed. The new line-up includes the ThinkPad X280 and flagship ThinkPad X380 Yoga . (more...)
Sensex, Nifty close at record high, telecom shares rally Sensex, Nifty close at record high, telecom shares rally
- January 05, 2018

Asian shares inched closer to a record high after a report released on Thursday showed U.S. private employers added higher-than-expected 250,000 jobs in December. The beginning of 2018 has brought cheers to the market as Sensex and Nifty on Friday touched a new record. As per provisional data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 212.05 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) made purchases worth Rs 325.24 crore yesterday. (more...)
Star Wars Battlefront II Gets A New Patch Star Wars Battlefront II Gets A New Patch
- January 05, 2018

It also includes "minor bug fixes and optimized performance". The rollout of the new patch caught fans of Pandemic Studios' game off-guard. Surprisingly, this isn't the first update to the game within the past year. However, with Double Damage now revealing its own Star Wars space battle project, which was pitched to EA in 2016, we've now got to wonder whether DD could have done an even better job. (more...)
Upcoming LG ThinQ TVs will support Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Upcoming LG ThinQ TVs will support Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
- January 05, 2018

It will also provide the users with the facility to turn off the TV when the program ends. LG's integrated assistant strategy seems to be two-fold. With a dramatically streamlined setup process, viewers can easily and quickly connect to gaming consoles and external soundbars. (more...)
Amazon Eyeing Premier League Streaming Rights Amazon Eyeing Premier League Streaming Rights
- January 05, 2018

Amazon shares ended the US Thursday trading day higher, amid speculation the tech giant is planning to bid for the streaming rights of United Kingdom premier league football. Amazon declined to comment, but in a statement last November said: "We will continue to look to add content that Prime members want". In the US, where Amazon has the most Prime subscribers, members spend nearly twice as much per year as Amazon customers who aren't Prime members, according to Consumer Intelligence ... (more...)
Marketer's Brief: Taco Bell Finally Gives In, Sells Fries Marketer's Brief: Taco Bell Finally Gives In, Sells Fries
- January 05, 2018

There have been rumors about Taco Bell serving fries for several years now, especially since they used to serve them in Mexico back when they had locations there. A Taco Bell fries release has been rumored since buzzworthy tests with select audiences in West Virginia and Bakersfield, CA markets last spring. But the restaurants can profit if the discounts lure customers to higher-priced items, or bundles of low cost items offered at restaurants like Burger King, Wendy's and KFC. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 likely to have a new Dex Pad accessory Samsung Galaxy S9 likely to have a new Dex Pad accessory
- January 05, 2018

It has a dual front camera setup including a 16MP f/1.9 sensor and an 8MP f/1.9 sensor. Samsung introduced its mid-range Galaxy A8 series two weeks ago , with both phones now up for pre-order in Korea . The South Korean major has already been criticised for a battery issue on the Note 8 and S8 Plus . That's something you can't do with the current DeX Station , which is basically a smartphone dock. (more...)
Microsoft partners with Adaptive Biotechnologies for decoding immune system using AI Microsoft partners with Adaptive Biotechnologies for decoding immune system using AI
- January 05, 2018

The tech giant Microsoft is partnering with Seattle biotech company Adaptive Biotechnologies on a year-long project to build a universal blood test that can screen for dozens or even hundreds of diseases at a time, all by decoding the information in the immune system. (more...)
Android users being targeted by fake Uber app Android users being targeted by fake Uber app
- January 05, 2018

The malware tries to pass itself off as the Uber app, but it's not available in the Google Play store and users would have to download from another source. "This case again demonstrates malware authors' neverending quest for finding new social engineering techniques to trick and steal from unwitting users", said Dinesh Venkatesan, principal threat analysis engineer at Symantec . (more...)
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...)