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Apple's new iOS 11.3 update, here's all you need to know Apple's new iOS 11.3 update, here's all you need to know
- January 27, 2018

The iOS 11 .3 update will also introduce a handful of new Animoji for the iPhone X . The software update will bring a dragon, bear, skull, and lion to the existing characters. There is a small problem: all you can do with an Apple TV in the Home App is play and pause music. Download the update from the Software Update page and plug your iPhone or iPad in to load the update. (more...)
Samsung outs new Isocell camera technology, possibly for the Galaxy S9 Samsung outs new Isocell camera technology, possibly for the Galaxy S9
- January 24, 2018

Apart from the camera-centric features, the Galaxy S9 box showed that there will be stereo speakers tuned by AKG as well as AKG-tuned earphones. Samsung has confirmed that the phone will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month , and it's expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip in U.S. (more...)
What's the Tide Pod Problem? What's the Tide Pod Problem?
- January 19, 2018

The manufacturer of Tide detergent pods said it's working with social media networks to remove videos that show people appearing to eat the toxic laundry packets as part of a so-called " Tide Pod Challenge ". Now the government is getting involved to make the pods less attractive to children. Procter & Gamble, makers of Tide said in a statement , 'Nothing is more important to us than the safety of people who use our products. (more...)
Marketers in Singapore unnerved by Facebook's New Feed tweak Marketers in Singapore unnerved by Facebook's New Feed tweak
- January 16, 2018

In other words, the social media site will give priority to the posts from people you most care about, rather than flooding you with content from publishers. Facebook says its own research shows users are exposed to more divergent views on its platform than they would be otherwise. Sadly, that has led news organizations to use Facebook as a means to drive traffic, but not to create an established audience. (more...)
Google Positions Assistant At the Top of Its Hardware Pyramid Google Positions Assistant At the Top of Its Hardware Pyramid
- January 12, 2018

It's not about keeping them in the guarded realms of their own product lines. Why can't it be, for instance, your Google Home Mini conveying your instructions from a more distant place? While we long anticipated Google to answer the challenge presented by Amazon's Echo Show and its touchscreen smart speaker and home hub, we didn't think the company would rely on hardware from third parties. (more...)
Google wants your phone screen to double as a speaker Google wants your phone screen to double as a speaker
- January 12, 2018

On Redux CEO Nedko Ivanov's LinkedIn page , it shows that he left the company in August 2017. It is unclear when Alphabet - via an Ireland-based subsidiary of Google - acquired Redux, but the transfer of shares of Redux holding company NVF Tech Ltd.to the US tech giant was confirmed on December 13, according to United Kingdom regulatory filings. (more...)
Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership
- January 10, 2018

You can also watch previous matches through video-on-demand (including the preseason that's already up) on the official website . The skins aren't dazzling or anything, they're the equivalent of wearing a team jersey to a local game. Blizzard states that players are guaranteed a minimum salary of $50,000 ( close to Rs. 31 lacs) per year plus benefits, though some such as Jay "sinatraa" Won of San Francisco Shock signed a $150,000 (around Rs. (more...)
The new NOKIA 6 is the midrange device you've been waiting for! The new NOKIA 6 is the midrange device you've been waiting for!
- January 05, 2018

The device is listed with a 2MP rear camera , it misses out on a front-facing camera . Both phones have a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 screen, a 3,000mAh battery , a 16MP rear camera , an 8MP front-facing one, 32GB or 64GB of storage , a microSD card slot and now run Android Nougat. (more...)
Dangerously cold wind chills Dangerously cold wind chills
- December 31, 2017

Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says a cold front moved through Friday night and cold arctic air will take over into the New Year. Today: Partly cloudy. However, highs will slowly climb their way back up into the mid 20s (Tuesday) then upper 20s (Wednesday), with a lighter and less cold southwest breeze by the middle of the week allowing for a break from the bitter cold wind chills as well. (more...)
Humble Brag: Amazon Breaks Down Its Record Holiday Season Humble Brag: Amazon Breaks Down Its Record Holiday Season
- December 27, 2017

More than 2 billion items sold this way globally past year, according to Amazon , and 140 million items were sold this way from just Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. The Echo Dot , Fire TV Stick , and TP-Link Smart Plug Mini were the most ordered items via voice. Alexa customers used their device to turn on their holiday lights more than 1 million times. (more...)
The full, real, actual Civilization VI just came out on iPad The full, real, actual Civilization VI just came out on iPad
- December 26, 2017

For a limited time, it is available for $30 until January 4th however. And of course, the kinds of prices developers would need to charge in order to make ports of recent games feasible isn't really what most mobile game players are willing to spend. (more...)
Chrome is Going to Start Blocking Bad Ads on February 15
- December 20, 2017

Now in a statement , Google has confirmed they will start blocking all ads on websites who fail the Better Ads standard starting February 15. Chrome 64 is now scheduled to arrive on January 23 and Chrome 65 is slated to launch on March 6, suggesting Google will be turning on its browser's ad-blocker remotely, and possibly gradually for select users. (more...)
Happening Tonight: Geminid Meteor Shower Happening Tonight: Geminid Meteor Shower
- December 15, 2017

With the past few meteor showers, a full or almost full moon has not made for the best viewing conditions. For the best view, look at the eastern sky just after midnight and get away from urban areas to avoid light pollution. An image of the Geminid meteor shower in 2010. "They can be seen with the naked eye so there's no need for binoculars or a telescope, though you will need to adjust your eyes to the dark". (more...)
Google Assistant arrives on older phones running Android Lollipop and tablets Google Assistant arrives on older phones running Android Lollipop and tablets
- December 14, 2017

It's not just Android phone users that are getting the Google Assistant treatment. Google Assistant , the search giant's virtual assistant which is now available for smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above will soon be available for Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphones. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Tops 10 Million Units Sold Nintendo Switch Tops 10 Million Units Sold
- December 13, 2017

By coincidence, Sony also recently announced up-to-date figures for the PlayStation 4 (including PS4 Pro), which now stands at 70.6 million worldwide after nearly exactly four years. According to Nintendo's Polish distributor, the development team of the third entry in the series is pretty much the same as that of the previous game. (more...)
Donald Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to Moon Donald Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to Moon
- December 12, 2017

President Trump on Monday is expected to sign a directive meant to send American astronauts back to the moon, with an eye on eventually reaching Mars. "It's been 45 years since we've been to the moon, and a lot of people have a lot of ideas". President George W. Bush ordered a moon base to be built and for humans to live there for extended periods. (more...)
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Will Buy Shazam To Further Bolster Its Music Presence
- December 10, 2017

Shazam has been popular for almost 19 years of operation, and has over 1 billion downloads. Apple would obviously want to use Shazam to bolster its music business - and drive sales and subscriptions from users who " Shazam " songs. 20 million times a day. You might remember the commercial that Apple ran during the early days of the App Store. Over the years, Shazam has raised more than $ 143 million in funding, and in 2015 it reached a $1 billion valuation , which is ... (more...)
Supermassive black hole 'could hold answers to how the universe began' Supermassive black hole 'could hold answers to how the universe began'
- December 08, 2017

This massive object, 800 million times more massive than the Sun, is now the most distant quasar ever found, and as a result, it is the earliest one ever observed. While the black hole itself remains a mystery, its existence provided the team with another discovery: information about when the stars first turned on, Simcoe said. (more...)
HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835) HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835)
- December 06, 2017

Asus NovaGo also features Windows 10 features such as Windows Ink with stylus support, Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana, and Windows Hello for biometric authentication. The Windows on ARM PCs are part of a broader Always Connected PC initiative, but those cellular machines don't need to have an ARM processor. The Envy x2, in keeping with Microsoft's always-connected PC vision, purportedly sports long battery life, almost instant wake times from a sleep state, and ubiquitous LTE ... (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Micromax Bharat 5: The Clash between budget smartphones Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Micromax Bharat 5: The Clash between budget smartphones
- December 04, 2017

Micromax Bharat 5 smartphone has been launched in India. The features, specifications, and design in both the phones are nearly identical. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates! The Micromax Bharat 5 is powered by MediaTek's entry-level quad-core 1.3GHz processor paired with 1GB RAM . (more...)