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Microsoft Outlook for iOS updated with support for iPhone X


Shortly after the iPhone X launched, users complained that the display became unresponsive when using the phone in cold weather. Apple has since released an update for iOS 11 which bumps it to iOS 11.1.2, and according to the changelog it seems that the update will fix the problem . Read More »

Meek Mill: FBI Launches Probe Into Judge After Controversial Prison Sentence


Meek is also officially demanding his release from prison and also wants his probation completely terminated, TMZ reported . According to TMZ , Brinkley is reportedly being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 'possible relationships she might have in Philly, including to a local music mogul, Charlie Mack , whom she asked Meek to sign with, as well as a possibly extortionate demand'. Read More »

Galaxy S9 Benchmarks Reportedly Leak, and It's No iPhone X


Leaks used to be very reliable, but with more unknown brands making phones that look remarkably similar to Samsung's signature designs (curved edges, narrow bezels, edge-to-edge displays, etc.), it's become more hard to separate the "probably real" from the "smells fishy". Read More »

Watch SpaceX launch the mysterious 'Zuma' spacecraft


SpaceX representatives have not announced an exact time for the launch, nor the exact nature of the Zuma mission, though the company did delay the launch by 24 hours Wednesday. That's the name given to the payload SpaceX is scheduled to blast into low earth orbit from Cape Canaveral sometime between 8pm and 10pm local time Thursday, and as CNET puts it, "just about all that is known about Zuma is that it's going to help the United States government do. Read More »

Skyrim Switch Guide: How to Use amiibo


It's so good it makes me mad, which I'll get to later. It is possible to climb up the mountain to the side of High Hrothgar and then drop in over the locked gate, but the stairs leading further up the mountain are blocked and require you have progressed a decent chunk into Skyrim's story. Read More »

Updated 2018 Mazda6 to debut at LA Auto Show


A turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-4 lifted from the larger CX-9 crossover will be slotted under the 2018 6's hood. Mazda has not specifically confirmed these outputs for the Mazda6 but we doubt there will be any changes. Mazda also supplied an interior picture, showing a redesigned dashboard that now features Japanese Sen Wood and other upgraded materials. The current-generation SKYACTIV-G 2.5 offers up to 35 mpg (6.7 l/100km) on the highway and the new cylinder deactivation is expected to ... Read More »

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro revealed in pictures


Some of the aero is visible in these early drawings: note the larger front and rear wings and Aston promises tweaked active elements which shape-shift depending on speed of entry and position on a track. Every single surface of the Valkyrie was reconsidered and optimized aerodynamically for the AMR Pro version, according to Red Bull. Items that are just unnecessary weight for track use, such as the onboard infotainment screen and heater, have been stripped out or replaced with more ... Read More »

Google Docs momentarily goes down


Minutes after reports of a problem flooded social media, the service responded that there was, in fact, a problem. A spokeswoman for Google would not confirm to the BBC how many users encountered the problem, but said she did not believe any customers who paid for extra storage were affected. Read More »

Game of Figures: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1


And, what's more, all of that power can be enjoyed via a seven-speed manual or, for the first time ever in a 'Vette carrying the ZR1 badge, an automatic transmission. High Wing - plus it's 60 percent of the downforce. The adjustable High Wing is part of the new ZTK Performance Package, which also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip. Read More »

Google Maps gets a new look


Also, Maps has been updated to sync coherently with Google Calendar and your mail. Google revealed Wednesday that it's going color-coding insane in Maps. Along with a new coat of paint, Google has also added several new features to make identifying points of interest easier. As we earlier reported, Google is also mapping out air pollution levels on Google Earth , which help researchers to measure the density of pollutants in the air. Read More »

AT&T network outage affects Central Florida customers


A Northern California AT&T representative acknowledged the wireless service problems telling ABC 7 News, "We are aware of an issue affecting some users ability to make certain wireless calls". According to AT&T, the outage should be fixed by Thursday. AT&T has not addressed the situation at this time but users on Twitter are recommending that customers turn off their phones and restart them. Read More »

Sprint to offer free Hulu service in bid to compete with rivals


In a falling-dominoes response to wireless/streaming tie-ups among competitors, Sprint (S +1.2%) is bundling free Hulu access with its Unlimited Freedom plans for new and existing customers. Hulu is a joint venture between Disney, 21 Century Fox , Comcast and Time Warner with a basic service that includes TV series, movies, original content and other programming with limited or no commercials. Read More »

Centre to launch BS-VI fuel in Delhi from 2018


OMCs have also been asked to examine the possibility of introduction of BS-VI auto fuels in the whole of NCR area from 1 April 2019. The Ministry of Petroleum and natural Gas has successfully introduced the BS-IV grade transportation fuels across the country from April, 1, 2017. Read More »

New planet could support life: ESO observatory


Astronomers have also discovered that Ross 128 b is roughly the same size as Earth and may have a similar temperature on its surface, though more observation is needed. "HARPS is a spectrograph specially created to measure the radial velocity of the stars", Nicola Astudillo-Defru, an astronomer with the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland and a member of the team that made the discovery, told Popular Mechanics in an e-mail. Read More »

Thousands protest in Yemen against Saudi-led blockade


Girls react as they stand near their damaged house at the site of a Saudi-led airstrike near Yemen's Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen , Saturday, Nov. The Houthis control most of the north, including Sanaa and its global airport, while the Saudi-led coalition dominates the airspace. McGoldrick was speaking to reporters in Geneva by phone from Amman, because he said flights into Sanaa were blocked. Read More »

Faster Firefox Quantum browser is now available


Mozilla claims that Quantum is faster than Google Chrome on a number of popular websites, including Google search, Google's login page, Wikipedia, Bing, Tumblr and Shutterstock. According to those news reports, Mozilla would still be due money, perhaps more than $1 billion although the amount was unclear, for the remaining two years of the contract. Read More »

Android Oreo runs on 0.3 percent of devices: Google

However, this time, Google has been a bit late in sharing these details. Android smartphone maker Essential promised that it would be releasing an update to Android 8.0 Oreo for its devices soon, and now there's a beta version of the update available through its developer portal . Read More »

United States regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

Abilify MyCite does outline some precautions when using it though stating that the smart pill should be not used to track drug ingestion in real-time or during an emergency as detection could be delayed. Patients can also allow their physicians and caregivers access to their data through the internet. The sensor "activates when it reaches stomach fluids and communicates with the patch", said the company. Read More »

California launch of new United States weather satellite postponed


Ball also built one of the five instruments on the spacecraft, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite. JPSS-1, which will be known as NOAA-20 when it reaches orbit, will join Suomi NPP, the joint NOAA-NASA weather satellite, giving the US the benefit of two, sophisticated polar satellites in the same orbit. Read More »

Jio Special Offer of 100GB Extra Data for Oppo Smartphone Users


Under the Rs 458 plan, Vodafone will offer unlimited local and STD calls, free roaming, 100 SMS and 1GB data per day. Amid high competition in the telecom market, Bharti Airtel - the country's largest telecom operator - is offering 300 GBs or gigabytes of mobile data for 360 days at Rs 3,999. Read More »

Ryan school murder: Accused teen allegedly researched use of poison, smudging fingerprints


Adding a fresh twist to the case, the Haryana Police had on Monday admitting that they have erred in probing the murder of the seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur . "There were many clues which a cop won't normally miss", a CBI officer said on Monday. We suspect that school had hatched a conspiracy along with police to save its administration and make my husband a scapegoat. Read More »

South Korea: North Korea Wounds Soldier as He Defects


A doctor treating the soldier - who was airlifted to a hospital for emergency surgery - said he had been shot half-a-dozen times and sustained a serious stomach injury. South Korean officials have yet to identify where the soldier came from or what his intentions were. The U.N. Command said Tuesday that an investigation into the incident was underway. Read More »

Messenger Day nixed as Facebook pushes Stories feature

While Facebook is streamlining many facets of Stories, there is one thing it is adding: collaborative Stories for events . How many people are now using Facebook Stories and the cross-posting feature isn't clear; it is clear, though, that many Facebook users aren't interested in Stories given how infrequently they show up (brands aside). Read More »

Use Google Assistant to broadcast messages to all your Google Home devices


The new Broadcasts are available and rolling out on assistant phones and speakers from today, however it may take longer for these services to arrive, because of Google's slower time-frames. Just say "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" and a dinner bell will ring on all Google Home devices . A help article notes that all Google Home devices must be signed onto the same Wi-Fi network and Google account. Read More »

BharatNet project - Empowering Gram Panchayats of India


Speaking on the occasion, Ravi Shankar Prasad described the launch of Phase II as a turning point to bring digital revolution that would bridge the digital divide between rural and urban India. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is also in the process of partnering with state governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh , Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand . Read More »