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HP at CES 2018: Envy x2 with 6W Core-Y and LTE


Customers have a choice to buy the device in two options - 8th Gen Intel Core i7 8705G processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics offering up to 12 hours of battery life with Fast Charge Technology or Quad core 8th Gen Intel Core processors with NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 graphics with up to 13.5 hours of battery life with Fast Charge Technology. Read More »

John Young - The Passing of a Legend

He then served three years at the Navy's Air Test Center before deciding to become an astronaut when President John F. Kennedy proposed sending Americans to the Moon in 1961. "He was in every way the 'astronaut's astronaut.' We will miss him". The first spaceship to land like an airplane was landed by Young, who pumped his fists in exultation after yet another first in a lifetime that ended this weekend at 87. Read More »

Men who take ibuprofen are at risk fertility problems, study says

The studied was performed with the help of 31 volunteers (males) with ages between 18 and 35. One group was given 600mg of ibuprofen twice a day while the other group was given a placebo. This is because the pituitary gland at the base of the brain had ramped up levels of another hormone that drives the production of extra testosterone. Read More »

French Prosecutor Launches Probe Into Apple Planned Obsolescence: Judicial Source


France is thought to be the only country in the world to have passed legislation banning planned obsolescence via a 2015 law named after former education minister and green campaigner Benoit Hamon. In another headache for Apple in France, the company announced last week that it has filed a lawsuit against the Attac activist group after about 100 of its supporters occupied the tech giant's flagship store in Paris last month, protesting alleged "wide-scale tax evasion" by the firm. Read More »

Next Xbox Update Adding New Achievement Features and Mini Game Hubs


With this feature, you'll be able to access great content for the games you've played recently from a Game Hub without ever having to leave the action. The update will allow the player to not be bothered by the messages, invites, and other notification. 'Sometimes all you want to do is avoid all distractions and focus entirely on your game. Read More »

The PS4 Sold 5.9 Million Units During the Holidays


Overall 73.6 million consoles and 645 million games have been sold in total as of 31 December. Sony are no doubt full of late festive cheer as the PS4 had yet another Merry Christmas with almost 6 million consoles sold over the holiday period. Read More »

Climate change turns sea turtle embryos female


Warmer ocean temperatures are leading to the nearly total feminisation of Green Turtle populations in the northern Great Barrier Reef , with more than 99 per cent of eggs producing females. Lead author Dr. Michael Jensen, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ), said northern GBR green turtle rookeries have been producing primarily females for more than two decades resulting in "extreme female bias". Read More »

Samsung to bring SmartThings control to its Gear smartwatches


And he's speaking some truth. "IOT is still frustrating to a lot of people, but it doesn't need to be", said Yoon Lee, senior vice president at Samsung Electronics. Mobility: Samsung is leading the transition to 5G networks that will usher in a new set of connected experiences. It brings loads of clever new tech but one of the most interesting is that it's modular. Read More »

Intel CEO addresses Spectre and Meltdown bugs in CES keynote

But he didn't offer an apology or an explanation of how Intel and other leading chipmakers failed to spot these problems that have been around for decades. There have been no confirmed cases of Apple devices been directly targeted by the Spectre or Meltdown flaws. This is not a full-blown fix, as you might expect, but Apple promises that it will "continue to develop and test further mitigations for these issues and [.] release them in upcoming updates of iOS, macOS , and tvOS". Read More »

Oculus Go built by Xiaomi, packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 821


Xiaomi is also Facebook's manufacturing partner for Oculus Go , the Silicon Valley company said. The company, however, is still providing technology to Xiaomi for its upcoming Mi VR Standalone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. There aren't any more specifics on the Oculus Go just yet, but we should have pricing and more details in the coming weeks. The news that Xiaomi gets involved in the manufacturing of the headset isn't a huge surprise, as Oculus works closely with ... Read More »

Samsung projects record $14.1B profit in fourth quarter


The firm did not disclose further details of October-December operations, and will disclose full results at the end of January. Fourth-quarter sales were projected to have jumped 23.8 percent year-on-year to 66 trillion won. Samsung has had to overcome a bribery scandal that saw the company's de-facto head Lee Jae-Yong thrown into jail as well as a damaging recall past year of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over exploding batteries. Read More »

Republicans urge investigation into Trump dossier author


Graham said in a separate statement that "after reviewing how Mr. Steele conducted himself in distributing information contained in the dossier and how many stop signs the DOJ ignored in its use of the dossier, I believe that a special counsel needs to review this matter". Read More »

AT&T Backs Off Deal to Sell Smartphones From China's Huawei


Chinese smartphone vendor Huawei appears to have encountered a major stumbling block in its plans to expand its USA smartphone business, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that AT&T has discontinued plans to sell Huawei phones. Since most phones are purchased through carriers, it's nearly impossible for a manufacturer to gain serious market share without support from AT&T or Verizon, the two largest U.S. Read More »

What's the difference: Nokia 6 vs Nokia 6 (2018)


HMD Global Oy, a month ago, kicked off the global Android Oreo beta programme for Nokia 6 and now, the company has finally commenced rolling out the software to registered Nokia 6 testers in India. On the camera front, the smartphone flaunts a 16-megapixel camera with PDAF, 1.0um sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. Making good on its promise, the company announced on Saturday that a beta version of Android Oreo is now available for the Nokia 6, adding that owners residing ... Read More »

Honor to launch a smartphone with four-cameras by month-end


Consumers can enroll for these offers exclusively on starting Sunday midnight. The new Honor View 10 will compete against the likes of OnePlus 5T , Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and Nokia 8, among others. For 3D face reconstruction, it uses sub-millimetre reconstruction accuracy, and can deliver a 300k-pointcloud reconstruction in 10 seconds. The device runs on Huawei's EMUI 8.0 OS which is based on Android 8 .0. Read More »

AMD Ryzen 2 will introduce the smallest and fastest desktop processors yet


The chips will higher clock speeds than their predecessors and offer support for Precision Boost 2 technology. So we're getting down to sizes almost 1000 times smaller than a human hair. While the Ryzen 3 2300U has four cores without multi-threading and six Vega compute units, the Ryzen 3 2200U will be a dual-core, four-threaded part with three Vega CUs. Read More »

CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built


Like Amazon Alexa, Bixby can be controlled by your voice, and can help you out with daily tasks. In the Samsung Family Hub fridge, Bixby will activate when you say something like, " Bixby , add grapes to my shopping list". New for 2018, Meal Planner takes food management to a more personalized level by providing recipes for the family based on food preferences, dietary restrictions and food expirations dates. Read More »

Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming service reaches beta status on PC


NVIDIA has a new GeForce Game Ready Driver out today, v390.65 which is WHQL certified. The company first announced GeForce Now for the PC and Mac at last year's CES , and the service has just now reached beta status on PC. There will even be a color blind mode for those who find themselves unable to play certain games because its coloring makes it too hard to differentiate different aspects of the game's aesthetics. Read More »

Acer and HP unveil new Chromebooks ahead of CES


Just like any other Chromebook it runs on ChromeOS and is now also compatible with Android apps. That is, the Chrome OS booting device will possess a Google Play Store pre-installed out of the box. The Acer Chromebook 11 provides access to the Google ecosystem including Google Drive, Gmail, and a variety of useful Chrome apps and extensions. Read More »

HTC announces Vive Pro with better specs for enterprise


The adaptor will ship worldwide in Q3. In addition to the improved screens the HTC Vive Pro will also feature integrated speakers for the first time. " Viveport is moving to a VR first experience model, and with the all-new Viveport VR , we are changing the way consumers discover, experience and acquire VR content", said Rikard Steiber, president, Viveport . Read More »

Byton Concept At 2018 CES: Is It The Future Of Driving?


The SUV is expected to come with Level 3 autonomous capabilities. On the surface, the Byton Concept is pretty understated. The company has recruited the former head of BMW's electric vehicle division, Carsten Breitfeld, along with ex-Apple Mac designer Jeff Chung, to design the electrified SUV concept, reports BBC News . Read More »

GoPro Cuts Hundreds of Jobs, Stock Falls 25 Percent


To put it another way, it's hard to make money selling drones, especially when the pool of people looking to buy one is relatively small, and the authorities don't really like them. "If there are opportunities for us to unite with a bigger parent company to scale GoPro even bigger, that is something that we would look at", Woodman said in an interview with CNBC . Read More »