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Switch is the Fastest Selling Console in US History

The company has shipped over 4.8 million units in the U.S. since its launch in March. This is the highest amount of sales for any home console in the United States, claiming the title from its previous owner - also a Nintendo console - the Wii. Read More »

WhatsApp connects billions on New Years

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Facebook is to test Instagram Stories on WhatsApp in the latest attempt to combat social media rival Snapchat. People now have to share the same photos and videos on these social media platforms one by one. This will remove the messaging feature from the main app. Going by the screenshots shared by a local blog in Brazil, this new feature works by tapping the "Your Story" button on Instagram and then you will see WhatsApp icon with an option to connect it to Instagram by sharing ... Read More »

Passenger vehicle hit by avalanche in J&K, seven trapped

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In a first avalanche, two beacon officials came under a snow avalanche adjacent to Sadhna top. An official on Friday said that bad weather was hampering search and rescue operation. A passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow at Khooni Nallah near Sadhan Top on the Kupwara-Tangdhar road yesterday. He added that a child has been rescued alive during the rescue operation. Read More »

This New Android Malware Mimics Uber App To Steal Your Log

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Now the malware has set its sights on stealing the user IDs and passwords of Uber accounts. Similar to other banking malware, this one also sneaks into login data, SMS, contact lists and uploads them to a malicious server. While this type of obfuscation isn't necessarily uncommon, Symantec notes that the creators of the Fakeapp.Android variant "got creative" with the process. Read More »

Mad Catz Returns from the Dead

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The new CTO of the company is an American named Arnie Grever. A Chinese group that previously worked with the company on the manufacturing side has acquired the company name and its accessories. Well, the full answer to that question dates back to the early 2000s when the hardware manufacturer began experiencing some diminishing returns. At present, they have no plans to source any hardware. Read More »

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine leaving company, reports say

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The acquisition of Beats is still the largest in the company's long and storied history. The impending departure of Iovine was first reported by industry blog Hits Daily Double . "We have a lot of plans". The two then sold the entirety of the company to Apple. Apple did not comment on his sudden departure and Jimmy Iovine has been tight-lipped on the reports . Read More »

HP Recalls 50000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk

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According to TechRadar , HP is issuing battery recall notices for some of its laptops sold in the last 2 years. Three of those incidents resulted in property damage totaling $4,500, and in one instance a user suffered a "minor injury" from a first-degree burn to the hand. Read More »

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 renders and specs leaked

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Apart from the display, the upcoming Xperia Xa2 Ultra may see some major changes on the camera department, as renders hint at dual 16-megapixel cameras on the front. The Xperia XA2 may possibly arrive with a decent 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB of internal storage, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra will be more premium with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal or native storage. Read More »

Monster Hunter World Gets Elder Dragons, DLC Details and Third Beta Date

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In this event, Capcom has published the new sixth trailer for the game that confirms the additions of more Elder Dragons. Here's the forecast: the most exciting upcoming PC games . A PC version is also under development and will be released later in Fall 2018. Diners will be able to wash their hearty meals down with a complimentary drink, as well as getting hands-on with a demo of Monster Hunter: World , with in-built gaming consoles at each table. Read More »

Nintendo Switch officially now the fastest-selling video game console ever

At the beginning of 2017, Nintendo was in a precarious position. Nintentdo's Switch is a revolutionary hybrid device which enables users to play as a handheld item, or on their TVs. Adding to Nintendo's flawless storm for the Switch launch was a very strong - albeit fairly limited day one - titles including: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; Super Mario Odyssey; Mario Kart 8; Splatoon 2; Minecraft; Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim; FIFA 2018; Just Dance 2018; and L.A. Read More »

Apple buys the app development service Buddybuild

With this acquisition, developers will find it easier to develop and iterate their apps for iOS. The service will shut down in coming March. In 2014, Apple purchased the third-party service, TestFlight, which helps developers in testing and collecting the feedback for the iOS apps . Read More »

Paladins Announces Team Based Battle Royale Mode

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Paladins already combines some of the best of 2015's card battling gameplay and 2016's hero shooter mechanics, so the addition of 2017's battle royale gameplay makes some kind of sense. Hi-Rez says that Paladins: Battlegrounds was "designed from the ground up to be played in teams " and will use the same class-based team setup from the main game. Read More »

LG packs its first ever 4K projector for CES 2018

The HU80KA is a pretty impressive projector from LG, as the company had looked to solve some of the issues with other high-end projectors, which included difficulty in installing it. This projector also produces incredible sound as the South Korean tech company incorporated two 7W speakers for this device. LG is also claiming that the projector can be ceiling mounted, though we're struggling to work out exactly how you could do so while accommodating its height. Read More »

Apple says iOS is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre issues

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Apple says the fixes don't affect the performance of its devices. According to media reports and statements issued by cybersecurity experts, the hardware bugs could allow malicious software installed on the devices to get access to the information without responding to the operating systems that should prevent such software from doing this. Read More »

With Latest Android And Immersive Entertainment, Nokia 6 Launched Today

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Under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC with 2.2GHz Octa-core CPU and Adreno 508 GPU backed by 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and internal storage of 32GB/64GB. HMD Global , which is the company making phones under brand Nokia including the latest one, hopes these three characteristics are enough to help the Nokia 6 compete with devices like the Moto G5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8 Now Available To Pre-order

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The Galaxy S9 is will likely be announced in late February. Even though Samsung is not so keen on increasing shipments this year, it intends to strengthen the profitability of its handsets, especially its premium Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, as well as its highly anticipated foldable phone , which is now dubbed as "Galaxy X". Read More »

Wyre MP calls for 'extremism tax' of internet firms

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He also attacked "inaction" on removing terrorist content . That's costing millions. They can't get away with that and we should look at all the options, including tax, ' he said . He cited "encryption" and the "radicalization" of online content, which he said have led to a situation where "the cost of that is heaped on [Britain'] law enforcement agencies". Read More »

Horrific! Six murders within two hours in Palwal, one accused arrested

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However, the state police held a man, who is allegedly mentally unstable, for interrogation. Following the murders, the police issued high alert in Palwal . They said the man - identified as Naresh Dhankad - first murdered a woman in a hospital and then four other people between Agra Road and Minar Gate of Palwal , before killing his last victim, a security guard. Read More »

DeMar DeRozan Breaks Raptors Franchise Record with 52 Points

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Kyle Lowry had 26 points and Serge Ibaka added 11 for the Raptors , who also won 12 straight at Air Canada Centre between January 18 and March 6, 2016. He rumbled for 21 points in the opening quarter alone, just shy of the franchise-record 22 points Lowry had scored in a quarter against Atlanta in December of 2015. Read More »

Government in talks with Congress over Triple Talaq Bill: Ananth Kumar

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On August 22 previous year, the Supreme Court banned the practice of instant triple talaq , (the practice under which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by simply uttering the word "talaq" three times) calling it unconstitutional. "Hope the opposition, including the Congress, supports it", said Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. "This bill, I believe, will be passed in the Rajya Sabha", said Tomar. Read More »

Apple to cut cost of replacing iPhone batteries

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With the recent iOS 11.2 update , both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus got the same power management support as well. Following a host of lawsuits filed by disgruntled users, which we reported on here, Apple has now apologised and issued a statement on the issue. Read More »

New York Times is saying goodbye to Windows Phones

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WhatsApp is pulling support for the app on older smartphone models next week, the company announced. Some people who use WhatsApp on older phone models will see support for the app disappear as early as January 1, while certain Android users will no longer be able to use the app in 2020, according to an updated blog post on the platform's site. Read More »

Wisconsin vs. Miami Capital One Orange Bowl Predictions 12/30/17

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The Wisconsin Badgers play the Miami Hurricanes in the Orange Bowl tomorrow, and - believe it or not - I'm struggling to get amped for the game. Replacing him was going to be extremely hard for the Hurricanes until they stumbled upon junior quarterback Malik Rosier . With UM winning its first 10 games this season and Wisconsin winning its first 12, that's a combined 22-0 for these teams before a combined 0-3 - losses at Pittsburgh and to Clemson for Miami and the Big Ten title ... Read More »

Apple apologises to customers for slowing down older iPhones

However, that response doesn't appear likely to save Apple from user lawsuits over the operating system fix, which intentionally slows down processors and other components to dynamically manage device power usage. In Thursday's statement, Apple said in early 2018 it will release an iOS software update that will allow consumers to check if battery conditions are affecting performance. Read More »