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Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned off Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned off
- November 24, 2017

Responding to Quartz's investigation, a Google spokesperson told the publication: " In January of this year, we began looking into using Cell ID codes as an additional signal to further improve the speed and performance of message delivery ". (more...)
Now available] Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is coming to Android this Wednesday Now available] Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is coming to Android this Wednesday
- November 22, 2017

That means of course that it has microtransactions, but that seems understandable given Nintendo's attempt to do without them, with Super Mario Run , proved surprisingly unpopular. The camper is also customizable, and real-life friends can check out your camp and buy items you may have for sale. The game is free-to-play, but you can spend money on Leaf Tickets to speed up some of the wait times on building and crafting. (more...)
Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck tonight Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck tonight
- November 18, 2017

The new Roadster - a revamp of the original Tesla roadster launched in 2008 - can travel 620 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of 250 miles an hour. "It probably is, based on the specs provided, but this isn't necessarily a slam dunk". All Tesla Semi models come with Enhanced Autopilot to help avoid collisions, plus its centred driver position ensures maximum visibility and control, and a low centre of gravity prevents rollovers. (more...)
Electronic Arts have bought Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment Electronic Arts have bought Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment
- November 12, 2017

Electronic Arts is set to add another studio to its stable, with Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment joining its ranks. Alongside news of the acquisition, EA also revealed that a new Titanfall game is now in development at Respawn, as is a an untitled Star Wars game and a virtual reality game. (more...)
Facebook wants you to upload nude photos to combat 'revenge porn' Facebook wants you to upload nude photos to combat 'revenge porn'
- November 09, 2017

Obviously, Facebook users are feeling concern about what the social media platform will do with the intimate images once they are uploaded. At least that is what Facebook and the Australian government is saying to do in a new test aimed at cutting off potential revenge porn before it happens. (more...)
How To Get An iPhone X On Launch Day How To Get An iPhone X On Launch Day
- November 03, 2017

The iPhone X's lush screen, facial-recognition skills and $1,000 price tag are breaking new ground in Apple's marquee product line. Positive reviews for the new device and expectations that many users are on the verge of upgrading from older iPhones have sent Apple's stock to record highs, pushing it closer to becoming the first publicly listed company with a stock market value above $1 trillion. (more...)
ZOTAC leads with GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Extreme ZOTAC leads with GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Extreme
- October 28, 2017

The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is aimed at the high-end market and the graphics card is both 4K and VR Ready. The price of $449 or ₹39,000 is just a staring price as manufactures will launch their custom versions of the processor with other components. (more...)
IV Sasi to be laid to rest today evening IV Sasi to be laid to rest today evening
- October 26, 2017

In a career spanning close to four decades in which he also helmed some Tamil and Hindi projects, Sasi directed almost 150 films. Among Sasi's notable Hindi films were Patita (1980) starring Mithun Chakraborthy and the Kanamarayathu-remake Anokha Rishta (1986) with Rajesh Khanna in the lead. (more...)
When can I see the lovely Orionid meteor shower this weekend? When can I see the lovely Orionid meteor shower this weekend?
- October 20, 2017

The Orionid meteor shower will peak early in the morning Saturday October 21. To make it easier for the public to observe both the planet and the meteor shower, the museum said, it will allow exclusive access for the public to its high-power telescope between 7 p.m. (more...)
Google Assistant can now control your Chromecast from your phone Google Assistant can now control your Chromecast from your phone
- October 15, 2017

For now, it appears only Google's devices support the feature, but Google says it is working with carrier partners and Android OEMs to bring the integrated video experience to more devices in future. We hope may android include this feature as part of the system in next big update to Android 9. It is available through a separate icon above the exposure slider on the right side of the screen. (more...)
Car Infotainment Systems Lead To Increased And Deadly Driver Distractions Car Infotainment Systems Lead To Increased And Deadly Driver Distractions
- October 07, 2017

October 5, 2017; The National Safety Council applauds the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety on its new research highlighting the correlation between distraction and new vehicle infotainment systems. Worse: they tend to distract the driver. When it comes to this onboard technology , while almost 70% of U.S. adults say they want it, but only 24 percent feel that the technology works perfectly. (more...)
Street Fighter 5 arcade mode coming in January Street Fighter 5 arcade mode coming in January
- October 06, 2017

The highlight of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is an Arcade Mode that allows you to fight against computer-controlled opponents in a series of story-driven matches that change depending on the character you choose to play. Once the upcoming DLC is launched, all of the new game content can be earned for free through the completion of different in-game challenges and winning in-game currency called fight money. (more...)
Samsung announces new Windows-based virtual-reality headset at Microsoft event Samsung announces new Windows-based virtual-reality headset at Microsoft event
- October 04, 2017

According to Microsoft's listing, the Samsung Odyssey headset will begin shipping on the 6th of November, with a $499 price tag. Samsung's Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE competitor has officially been listed on Microsoft's store, detailing its specs and price. (more...)
Super Nintendo mini-console is your new must-have obsession Super Nintendo mini-console is your new must-have obsession
- October 01, 2017

Last year, Nintendo had underestimated the interest of players for this type of consoles and the shortage of NES Classic Mini had created some frustration among many players. More of a perk of the online service rather than the definitive way to play classic Nintendo games on the Switch. Z over at GeekDad reviews the system in depth, and mentions that Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime has promised that production for the SNES Classic was increased to keep the system from ... (more...)
Apple's iOS 11 has killed off almost 200000 old iPhone apps Apple's iOS 11 has killed off almost 200000 old iPhone apps
- September 22, 2017

These apps include some Disney products, games such as Enemy Within and Flappy Bird , and even financial service apps from the like of American Express. If you really want to get the most out of your iPhone you'll need to dig deeper to find the iOS 11 hidden features that unlock the ability to do more with your iPhone. (more...)
Britain says suspends training of Myanmar military following violence Britain says suspends training of Myanmar military following violence
- September 20, 2017

A military campaign by Myanmar's security forces has destroyed thousands of homes across Maungdaw and Rathedaung Townships, Human Rights Watch said . More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since then. "While it was positive to hear Aung San Suu Kyi condemn human rights violations in Rakhine state, she is still silent about the role of the security forces in this", James Gomez, Amnesty International's regional director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific , said in a statement. (more...)
Cassini on course into Saturn's atmosphere Cassini on course into Saturn's atmosphere
- September 15, 2017

Even then, Cassini will transmit new data about the planet's composition as long as its antenna remains pointed toward Earth, with the assist from small thrusters. But Friday's dive will be like no other. It is known as the Cassini-Huygens mission because it delivered ESA's Huygens probe to Titan - the "first descent and landing on a world in the outer solar system", according to NASA . (more...)
New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Starts at Only $850 New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Starts at Only $850
- September 12, 2017

Both models come with a dedicated video card in the form of the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 , which has 2GB of video memory. The notebook is Xiaomi's answer to the 2017 Apple MacBook Pro , and boasts a lighter, thinner design . The Mi Notebook Pro's 15.6-inch IPS display offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 300 nits peak brightness, 72% NTSC color space coverage, and a static contrast ratio of 800:1. (more...)
SpaceX to launch top-secret military vehicle SpaceX to launch top-secret military vehicle
- September 08, 2017

The X37-b sits in a payload fairing atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for launch . The booster's return to SpaceX's landing zone at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was broadcast live. In a sign of how long the X-37B can stay aloft, the third mission lasted 674 days while the fourth, which concluded in May, spent 718 days in orbit. (more...)
Microsoft has stopped selling the original Xbox One Microsoft has stopped selling the original Xbox One
- August 29, 2017

Digital Foundry , the same people who got an early look at the specs of the console , has managed to put together a side-by-side comparison of the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X to show the difference in the hardware. You can position the One S upright, and it sports a matte-white block on a black base. The original console has been officially discontinued. The company is no longer selling the original console in the United States . (more...)

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