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A better way on health care
- January 22, 2017

Republicans in Congress are split over whether Obamacare repeal can begin in earnest before a replacement plan is clearly outlined. President Trump signed the order in the Oval Office late Friday, flanked by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, Vice President Mike Pence and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. (more...)
Alleging Misinformation, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Defends Hawaii Property Lawsuits Alleging Misinformation, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Defends Hawaii Property Lawsuits
- January 21, 2017

But that's not accurate, Zuckerberg wrote Thursday in a Facebook post . "Whether or not it's moral, everything Zuckerberg is doing now is legal". Marian Tavares, who reportedly has a 0.5 percent stake in the land, didn't know about either the land or the lawsuit and "didn't know what to make of the situation offhand", according to the Star-Advertiser. (more...)
Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio set to stay Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio set to stay
- January 21, 2017

The Independent has even reported that West Ham's players deleted the former hero from a group WhatsApp chat and told him he was not welcome at a team meal. Reports suggest that the 33-year-old is set to meet with the Hammers in the coming 24 hours, as they look to complete the deal prior to their clash with Middlesbrough this weekend. (more...)
Qualcomm faces FTC charges over monopolistic 'no license, no chips' claim
- January 21, 2017

The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that Qualcomm used its dominance in supplying baseband processors used in smartphones and tablets to extract elevated royalties for patents in what the complaint dubbed a "no license-no chips" policy. (more...)
Donald Trump Picks Jets Owner Woody Johnson For Ambassador To U.K.
- January 20, 2017

After Trump references @ woodyjohnson4 as ambassador at luncheon today, transition official confirms his role as ambassador to the United Kingdom . The appointment has not been formally announced, but Johnson was considered a favorite for the job. (more...)
Arizona Wildcats star guard Allonzo Trier suspended for PED use
- January 20, 2017

The NCAA agreed that I had no knowledge of receiving the substance and my eligibility was restored. The saga surrounding the 6-foot-5 guard, who made a decision to return to school for his sophomore season rather than jump to National Basketball Association, has been one of the more compelling storylines surrounding the No. (more...)
Microsoft's Latest Purchase Can Help Windows 10 Enable Microsoft's Latest Purchase Can Help Windows 10 Enable "3D for Everyone"
- January 19, 2017

The way the Creators Update speeds things up for Xbox One users is fairly straightforward - the Guide overlay will be adjusted and improved to handle more tasks like recording gameplay video, making edits, and showing off your latest screengrabs without ever having to leave the Guide menu. (more...)
How many hours did you spend on apps in 2016? How many hours did you spend on apps in 2016?
- January 18, 2017

It's not just £0.79 apps that are going up by 25 percent or more , either. The result of the increase will push the cost of apps up to £0.99 from £0.79-now nominally matching the $0.99 cost in the United States. "These increases stemmed from a combination of exploding user bases and increases in time spent per user (the latter of which also occurred in developed markets)". (more...)
Huawei P8 Lite with 3GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat Announced Huawei P8 Lite with 3GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat Announced
- January 17, 2017

The design is unlike anything in the P8 and P9 series, but very similar to a few Honor handsets of late. Discussing Huawei P8 Lite 2017 specs, it features a 5.2-inch Full HD display of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Huawei P8 Lite (2017) is a big upgrade from the original P8 Lite in all departments. Connectivity options of the device include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1. (more...)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket returns to flight with 10-satellite Iridium launch
- January 15, 2017

The Iridium-Next network will be the second 66-satellite constellation operated by the Virginia-based company. SpaceX launched 10 satellites to orbit today (Jan. Cheers and applause took over the mission control room as the rocket succeeded in its secondary mission by hitting its landing target, aboard the " Just Read the Instructions " barge, less than nine minutes after initial lift-off. (more...)
YouTube's Super Chat allows users to monetise live streams YouTube's Super Chat allows users to monetise live streams
- January 14, 2017

We launched Fan Funding in 2014 to let viewers make voluntary payments to support creators directly. Your Super Chat is highlighted with a color. The feature is now available for Android, while iOS users would get the Super Chat tool later, but YouTube didn't specify exactly when. Does Super Chat cost money? YouTube offers a new way for users to connect with their favorite content creators on the platform. (more...)
Ex-serviceman files PIL in Delhi HC seeking status report of paramilitary forces
- January 13, 2017

Constable Jeet Singh of 87 Batallion urged PM Narendra Modi to look into the deplorable conditions of the force, which serves the nation with all heart and soul. The Army has pension, our pension has been stopped. "What are the duties that the CRPF jawans don't do?" Yet, the difference in facilities available to personnel of Indian Army compared to those available to CRPF and other paramilitary personnel is vast... (more...)
We're Finally Saying Hello To Ford Bronco Again
- January 11, 2017

The automaker made the announcement at the 2017 North American International Auto Show at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit . In it, the alleged designer claims the 2020 Bronco and 2019 Ranger will be basically refreshed versions of the Ford Everest and Ranger, an SUV and truck sold in other markets. (more...)
Samsung aims to ship 60 million Galaxy S8s Samsung aims to ship 60 million Galaxy S8s
- January 10, 2017

As rumoured, it has slimmer bezels, a dual-curved-edge screen and no home button. Samsung is also planning to move away from the 3.5mm audio jack for the Galaxy S8 detailed here on iDigitalTimes . The same source also added that Samsung will be launching its smartphone in mid-April, which falls in line with previous rumours about the smartphone. (more...)
First non-Google smartphone to get update REVEALED
- January 07, 2017

Not only does it give the Nexus 6 the latest software and features, it also guarantees security updates until November 2017. Sony Xperia X will be updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat this month, it has been revealed. Yesterday evening, Google started pushing out its complete set of security updates for the month of January, patching dozens of security vulnerabilities found in supported versions of Android. (more...)
Razer Project Valerie launch details Razer Project Valerie launch details
- January 06, 2017

The compact chassis fits in your laptop bag so you can have a triple display desktop experience anywhere, anytime. Called " Valerie " for some reason. While Razer aims most of its products primarily at gamers, it says that Valerie is the ideal choice for mobile productivity too, offering you "the expansive workspace and flexibility to tackle any task". (more...)
Honor 6X announced at CES 2017 with dual camera and metal body Honor 6X announced at CES 2017 with dual camera and metal body
- January 05, 2017

You can get it for even less if you snag one during a flash sale, during which the Honor 6X will be available for $199.99. Now, the smartphone will be available in the USA and Europe and later, in India. The Honor 6X was announced with Android 6.0 and Huawei's lumpy EMUI 4.1 UX layered on top of it. The Honor 8 has an USB Type-C port, but the Honor 6X still has a microUSB port on the bottom for charging up the device. (more...)
Panasonic reveals EZ1002 OLED TV ahead of CES 2017, Sony expected next Panasonic reveals EZ1002 OLED TV ahead of CES 2017, Sony expected next
- January 05, 2017

Of course, the hyper-competitive consumer electronics market yielded same-day competition for LG: Panasonic debuted its own OLED TV at CES on Wednesday. Then again, if you're splashing out money for a next-gen 4K HDR TV, you can probably afford to have someone do a proper installation job and run the cables for you. (more...)
Washington Post Corrects Story of Russian Hack of Vermont Utility
- January 03, 2017

He said people should be "alarmed and outraged" that Russian Federation "has been attempting to hack our electric grid, which we rely upon to support our quality-of-life, economy, health and safety". Ukraine has accused Russian Federation of hacking into its electrical utilities and turning off power to several regions. Rep. Peter Welch, a Democrat from Vermont, said the incident proves Obama's response was warranted. (more...)
Apple to cut iPhone production in first quarter of 2017
- January 01, 2017

Wistron, a Taiwanese OEM manufacturer for Apple , is setting up a facility in the city's industrial hub of Peenya to manufacture iPhones. This will give a big boost in the sales of Apple devices, especially iPhones which still have not made much of a mark in a big smartphone market like India. (more...)