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Google Chrome Lands on the Microsoft Store As a Download Link

Even though we never thought we'd see it there, it appears that Google is looking to attract some Windows Store adherents to its web browser. Google is bringing its Chrome browser to the Microsoft Store in Windows 10. As such, 10 S can't make use of this Chrome installer; while the installer itself can be, uh, installed, it's not able to install the non-Store version of Chrome. Read More »

Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update Now Available

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You may have thought that physical smartphone keyboards were dead aside from BlackBerry's dogged releases like the KeyOne , but an upcoming Nokia device might also be bucking the touchscreen trend, at least according to a source who spoke with Nokia Power User . Read More »

Google buffs the Google Pixel 2's camera with new apps and features

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The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , both, do not have a 3.5mm headphone jack and Google has bundled a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter to help users connect their "legacy" headphones. This is not the first time that people have been facing problems with the Google Pixel 2 series smartphones, that were unveiled by the search giant in October. Read More »

Catherine remake is in the works for PS4, Vita

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There are also new story scenes featured for the two main characters: Katherine and Catherine . Atlus hasn't revealed a release date yet for Catherine: Full Body . It's also worth mentioning that Studio Zero was announced as the company's new RPG team that was also working on a new fantasy role-playing game, titled Project RE Fantasy . Read More »

The phone screen that can heal itself: Researchers reveal 'unbreakable' glass

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The scientists developed a new type of glass that can self-heal and fuse itself back together when it cracks. It's called " polyether-thioureas", which admittedly doesn't roll off the tongue as well as, say, Gorilla Glass . Polymers normally "heal" themselves at around 120 degrees Celsius. What also makes the glass unique is that it performs its self-adhering function at room temperature, whereas other self-healing materials often require heating to induce their bonding behaviour. Read More »

Samsung Announces Galaxy A8 And Galaxy A8+ With Infinity Display

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However, unlike this year's releases, the new flagship phones are expected to come at an earlier time , with an unveiling in late February and a release by March. It is touted that the smartphones can switch between the two sensors at the front to render the effect that is desired. The phone gets digital video stabilization to reduce shakiness in videos and has a Hyperlapse mode as well. Read More »

Sir Ian McKellen Wants to Play Gandalf Again in LotR TV Series

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Unless this series is meant to be a prequel to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, it would seem odd to cast McKellen as Gandalf again in what would essentially be a reboot. Gandalf is over 7,000 years old after all, still well within McKellen's age range. "I don't know if I'd want to go back into the Lord of the Rings realm", he said. Read More »

It's Too Late to Buy Apple AirPods Online For Christmas

Apple wasn't able to make enough to even have AirPods on store shelves for almost a year, and even when it did supplies were still limited. @XOCarynGraham tweeted: "Airpods are sold out anywhere". Since the launch of the iPhone 7, Apple's flagships have ditched the 3.5 mm headphone jack in favor of Bluetooth technology. That said, there do appear to be a handful of stores still stocking the product. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 - Expected Specifications & Launch Date

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The special edition red variant Mi A1 will be available in limited numbers from 20 December on the official online store of the company Mi.com and on e-commerce website Flipkart . The setup features a pair of 12MP cameras , with one 12MP wide angle camera and one 12MP telephoto lens. Apart from the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the Mi A1 also features an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Read More »

SCOLD WAR: Kaspersky drags Uncle Sam into court to battle AV ban

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It has unfairly called into question Kaspersky Lab's fundamental principles of protecting its customers and combatting cyber threats, regardless of their origin or objective. US officials have said that step, while welcome, would not be sufficient. The biz hopes to wield the US Administrative Procedure Act like a hammer and deliver a knockout blow to the directive on the basis that it is allegedly unconstitutional. Read More »

There's a fake version of 'Cuphead' on the App Store

Except it isn't - it's a "fraudulent" version of the game, according to the game's creators . The incredibly hard throwback-platformer Cuphead has been a rather big hit for developer Studio MDHR, so it stands to reason that knockoffs would happen. Read More »

White Nationalists, Alt-Right Members Banned By New Policies [List]

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In a company blog announcing Twitter's enforcement of new rules, the company said it would take action against "accounts that affiliate with organisations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes". Over the past year, there has been an increased rise of accounts on Twitter that promote far-right ideologies, belong to hate groups, or promote threats of violence against certain groups of people. Read More »

Apple increases iPhone prices in India after tax hike

The Indian government has raised the import duty on imported mobile phones, TV sets, digital cameras, microwave ovens, LED bulbs and other electronic products, The Economic Times reports . The one exception is the iPhone SE , which is locally manufactured. According to NDTV , the 64GB storage variant of the iPhone X is now priced at Rs. Read More »

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's official wedding date announced

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Prince William will probably be there but he'll have a busy day as there's another big event happening too - The FA Cup Final! In 1567, Queen Elizabeth I ordered the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots. Please contact HRH Duke of Cambridge c/o The FA'. So there will not be an additional bank holiday. The May wedding will also have been picked to give Kate time to recover after the birth of her third child, which is due in April. Read More »

"Hey Google" voice command widely rolling out in Google Assistant

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The company has also introduced a new platform to build voice-enabled solutions for the Google Assistant . Google is not known for throwing about discounts for its phones. The new kit for Google Store trade-ins. Now might be the flawless time for customers to buy the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL from the Google Store, to take advantage of the discounted prices. Read More »

Kepler-90: NASA announces discovery of solar system similar to ours

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The search turned up two new planets around different stars, Kepler 90i, and another world named Kepler 80g, the sixth planet now known to orbit its star. Using 15,000 previously confirmed exoplanet signals as flash cards, the neural network "learned" to correctly identify true planets. These planets may have migrated inward, toward their host star, over time, they added. Read More »

Soyuz spacecraft lifts new crew to ISS

While most flights to the ISS now take around six hours, the trio are taking the more circuitous two-day route due to the lab's position in space at the time of the launch. At the Station, the crew will work with Progress MS cargo ships, with the U.S. Dragon spacecraft, will make scientific research and experiments and will have a few spacewalks. Read More »

Samsung may unveil Galaxy S9 early in challenge to iPhone X

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If any of the three 2017 Samsung Galaxy flagships tickles your fancy, click on the sourcelink below. Also, there are claims that these smartphones will arrive with the Bixby features such as Bixby Home and Bixby Remind at least in Korea. Evidently, the bottom bezel on the Galaxy S9 will be non-existent, giving Samsung even a large panel to fit into the device. But with a shortage of OLED technology seemingly impacting on the smartphone marketplace in 2018, Samsung has clearly begun production ... Read More »

'Passive scrolling on Facebook may make you feel worse'

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The company has warned that passively browsing your News Feed could have a negative effect on your mood, citing research the found passive activities may lead to feeling bad whereas active participation - such as leaving comments on friends' posts - may be beneficial. Read More »

"Potentially Hazardous" Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Back Again, But Don't Worry

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The 3-mile wide spinning space rock is projected by NASA to make its closest approach to us on December 16, at just over some 6.4 million miles out, or about 27 times the 238,855-mile distance between the Earth and the moon. Astronomers from the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University have now published a video that tracks its path. Most asteroids are found orbiting in the Asteroid Belt, a series of rings located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Read More »

Revenue Estimates Analysis The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

About 15.95M shares traded or 103.68% up from the average. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a $125.00 target price on Walt Disney and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. Analysts await The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) to report earnings on February, 6. Read More »

We Can Play Pokemon Crystal On Nintendo EShop On January 26

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This might not mean much to those that already purchased Gold or Silver but those that want a better version of those two games should pick this up. Link Trades and Battles are available via the 3DS' wireless connection, and the Time Capsule feature will work with the eShop versions of Red/Blue and Yellow . Read More »