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Google Assistant can now match voices to specific Netflix profiles Google Assistant can now match voices to specific Netflix profiles
- January 25, 2018

Google is offering discounts of up to 50% on the first set of audio books. "You can pick up where you left off no matter what device you're using, with the Assistant or the Google Play Books app-on Android , iOS, Chromecast, Android Wear, Android Auto or even your laptop", Hartrell wrote. (more...)
Japan Display unveils new in-screen fingerprint scanner for LCDs Japan Display unveils new in-screen fingerprint scanner for LCDs
- January 25, 2018

Its metal body measures in at a slim 7.35mm. The phone arrives with a 6.43” screen of 18:9 ratio and FullHD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels). The new variant can be availed in single color option of black with gold aesthetics. Usually, the same can be said for experimental or new technology debuted at CES, as devices often never make their way to release or get held up for an extended period of time. (more...)
Irdeto acquires Denuvo in order to increase security for video-games Irdeto acquires Denuvo in order to increase security for video-games
- January 24, 2018

The infamous anti-piracy and anti-cheat company Denuvo has been purchased by Irdeto . Denuvo will continue to operate as normal post-acquisition, with Irdeto confirming that all staff have been retained. "Hackers and cybercriminals in the gaming space are savvy, and always have been". In joining with Irdeto, we are bringing together a unique combination of security expertise, technology and enhanced piracy services to aggressively address security challenges that customers and gamers face ... (more...)
Minecraft hits 74 million monthly active players Minecraft hits 74 million monthly active players
- January 24, 2018

Chiang is on track to help make Minecraft the best it can be going forward after previous head Matt Booty, who recently went to work in place of Phil Spencer at Microsoft . The second is expanding the features in the game that the players love, so we have the update Aquatic coming out pretty soon. Chiang describes what really makes the update important for the game. (more...)
ONGC ties up 18k cr loan to buy HPCL ONGC ties up 18k cr loan to buy HPCL
- January 24, 2018

The government will sell its entire stake in state-run refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd to public sector explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) for Rs36,900 crore ($5.78 billion), ONGC said today. Shanker had said the company paid less than the acquisition price recommended by the company's valuation adviser, EY. The Rs473.97 per share ONGC is paying to the government is 14 per cent higher than Friday's closing price of HPCL and over 10 per cent of the 60-day weighted average ... (more...)
Mi 6X to be powered by Xiaomi's Surge S2 octa-core processor Mi 6X to be powered by Xiaomi's Surge S2 octa-core processor
- January 24, 2018

Xiaomi's Mi A1 was an Android One smartphone when it launched in India a year ago breaking the company's own tradition of loading its phones with the highly customised MIUI. It is unclear whether the Surge S2 will be a part of various new Xiaomi smartphones. Notably, another report had suggested that the smartphone will sport a proprietary face unlock feature and abandon the traditional fingerprint scanner. (more...)
Android 8.1 hits the smartphone market with Google's Wi-Fi speed labels Android 8.1 hits the smartphone market with Google's Wi-Fi speed labels
- January 24, 2018

No other consideration is being made by the company regarding what additional features will be rolling out and at what time. We have demoed all major Android 8 .1 Oreo features/changes including the UI changes. They can compare the available Wi-Fi network and later connect with them accordingly. Fast connections will let you stream "most videos", while Very Fast connections are capable of streaming high-quality videos. (more...)
Good Morning messages eating up smartphone space in India Good Morning messages eating up smartphone space in India
- January 24, 2018

According to reports , the Good Morning image messages start getting shared even before sunrise and reaches a crescendo before 8 am. Pinterest has also witnessed a ninefold increase in the number of people from India downloading such images. (more...)
Japan books 3.25 bln United States dollars goods trade surplus in December Japan books 3.25 bln United States dollars goods trade surplus in December
- January 24, 2018

Container trucks leave a cargo terminal at a port in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Wednesday's data comes after the Bank of Japan offered a more upbeat view of inflation expectations on Tuesday, showing its conviction a strengthening recovery will gradually push price growth to its 2 percent target. (more...)
Researchers Say Tinder's Limited Encryption Makes It Ripe for Hackers Researchers Say Tinder's Limited Encryption Makes It Ripe for Hackers
- January 24, 2018

However, when it comes to to user's profile images, Tinder still uses HTTP, the older, less secure communications protocol, something which "in 2018, isn't justified any more" Erez Yalon, Manager of Application Security Research at Checkmarx told ZDNet. (more...)
Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS
- January 24, 2018

Patching against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities has turned out to be problematic for vendors. 9to5Mac reports the new update fixes other security vulnerabilities such as an issue that could cause an application to run arbitrary code using kernel privileges by exploiting a vulnerability on the IOHIDFamily API. (more...)
Apple Begins 2018 13-Inch MacBook Development Ahead Of Second Half Launch Apple Begins 2018 13-Inch MacBook Development Ahead Of Second Half Launch
- January 24, 2018

Apple was not immediately available to comment on the report. Apple's MacBook Air could be nearing the end of its life as a 13-inch MacBook could be on Cupertino's cards to replace it. As of now, there is no clear idea on form the new MacBook Air would take, but Apple would clearly make efforts to distinguish it from the existing models. (more...)
RED Hydrogen One Phone with Holographic Display Confirm to Launch This Summer RED Hydrogen One Phone with Holographic Display Confirm to Launch This Summer
- January 24, 2018

Since then, we've heard relatively about the device. Founder of the company, Jim Janard said in a forum post that he and the President of the company, Jarred Land, are both using working prototypes of the HYDROGEN One with serial numbers EVT1-0001 and EVT1-0002 respectively. (more...)
Future Microsoft Studios games to launch on Xbox Game Pass Future Microsoft Studios games to launch on Xbox Game Pass
- January 24, 2018

Microsoft announced via a press release that all of its Microsoft Studios games will be playable on Xbox Game Pass the same day it releases in stores. This card should be purchasable at major retail partners of Microsoft in March. Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service launched back in February of previous year, promising users constant access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for $9.99 a month. (more...)
US Adopted Safeguard Measures against S. Korean Washers and Solar Panels US Adopted Safeguard Measures against S. Korean Washers and Solar Panels
- January 24, 2018

Whirlpool had claimed the South Korean firms gained market share in the United States by illegally "dumping" washing machines by selling at well below their production costs. LG Electronics strongly criticized the safeguard measures, saying it would only threaten American jobs at its new plant under construction in Tennessee. (more...)
Google Brings Audiobooks to Google Play Google Brings Audiobooks to Google Play
- January 23, 2018

Google has announced that it's now selling audiobooks on the Google Play Store , filling out its offerings of movies, music, TV, and ebooks . Google-purchased audiobooks can be accessed through Google Play Books on the web, apps for Android and iOS devices or through Google Assistant in speakers, Android smartphones and "soon" cars with Android Auto, Hartrell wrote. (more...)
The iPhone X could soon be discontinued The iPhone X could soon be discontinued
- January 23, 2018

As the debate over sales of Apple's iPhone X continues to brew, a research firm released data today that's sure to provoke another round of thumb-sucking. An excerpt of Kuo's research note obtained by the tech site that lowering the price of the iPhone X would be a negative brand value given 3D sensing and OLED display are features of Apple's most expensive smartphone to date. (more...)
Microsoft (MSFT) Receives "Outperform" Rating from Credit Suisse Group
- January 23, 2018

Duquesne Family Office Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $706.73 billion market cap company. MMSI's profit will be $16.07 million for 36.52 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. Analysts await CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI) to report earnings on January, 30. (more...)
Facebook Invents New Unit of Time Facebook Invents New Unit of Time
- January 23, 2018

Facebook has launched a new unit of time called "flick". On GitHub, flicks is linked to the Oculus VR division of Facebook, which would suggest that it could be a good tool and measurement to help get frames in order when producing 360 videos and content for virtual reality (VR) use. (more...)
'CHOOSE FRANCE' Emmanuel Macron tries to SNATCH enterprise from United Kingdom after Brexit 'CHOOSE FRANCE' Emmanuel Macron tries to SNATCH enterprise from United Kingdom after Brexit
- January 23, 2018

Probably. In a similar context", he said , when challenged directly by interviewer Andrew Marr. But our context was very different, so I don't want to take any bets . "As soon as you decide not to join the [EU] preconditions, it's not a full access". "There should be no cherry-picking in the single market because that's a dismantling of the single market", he said. (more...)