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HP Issues Recall of 50000 Laptop Batteries Due to Fire Risk

According to the CPSC, consumers should immediately visit HP's recall page to find out if their battery is among those affected by the issue . The technology company is providing free battery replacements. For more information, call HP toll-free at ...

Apple: App Store customers spent $890 million Christmas week

In essence, Buddybuild's tools enable developers to build apps through GitHub, BitBucket and GitLab. "We're excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build wonderful developer tools for the entire ...

Alexa turns personal chef with oven control

The seemingly big addition is Amazon's Alexa smart assistant. That'll change in early 2018, when Amazon broadly rolls out Alexa purchases and subscriptions. Instead of pressing multiple buttons to enable advanced microwave features, users can sim...

Google Pixel 2's Portrait Mode now works on some non-Google phones

At the time of writing, Amazon's Pixel XL discount is applicable on the Quite Black variant of the Pixel XL 128GB. Google Pixel 2 Portrait mode is one of the most notable features that makes the new Pixel 2 series best in the smartphone are...

'PUBG' On Nintendo Switch? CEO Wants Game On "Every Platform"

This means that the developer does plan to expand beyond the now available PC and Xbox One versions of the game. Chang Han Kim, CEO of PUBG Corp , reiterated that the game will be exclusively available on Xbox One "for some time", but revealed t...

Xiaomi Mi A1's Android Oreo Beta Adds Fast Charging Feature

It didn't say if and when the beta program will be expanded to other markets. It still hasn't confirmed when Oreo for the V30 is going to be released in other markets across the globe. LG launched the V30 back in September this year. The smartphone...

Apple apologized for slowing down iPhones. Here's what to know now

Do not let anyone other than Apple crack open your phone unless it is no longer under warranty. Basically, batteries get old and can not provide peak energy loads, which causes the device to shut down. Beyond those reasons, though, iFixit also notes ...

Winter Weather Exposes Design Flaw At Chicago Apple Store

The transparent building features a sleek silver roof that resembles a closed MacBook, as well as a public plaza intended as a community gathering space. It snows. The snow falls off the roof. Because the store is sited on the bank of the Chicago Riv...

WhatsApp to stop working on these phones come December 31

The company says Nokia S40 and Android 2.3.7 and older systems will also be unusable from specified dates over the next few years. " While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we n...

Authorities Arrest Intoxicated Man With Arsenal of Weapons Inside Houston Hotel Room

The scene inside the accommodation is reminiscent of the Las Vegas shooter earlier in 2017, who stockpiled weapons and ammunition inside his hotel room. Sunday, an officer at the Houston Police Department Command Center told HuffPost. Authorities...

Conte: Chelsea don't believe they can win title

Despite resting Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas with N'Golo Kante coming from the bench, Chelsea still thrashed Stoke 5-0 in their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. "I think that tomorrow we have a very hard game against Sto...

Kodi is now available on Xbox One

Kodi says that the alignment of all Microsoft devices to a common Universal Windows Platform was what allowed the team to bring the software to the Xbox One. We cannot promise to what extend we can get every feature working as it all depends on wh...

Lesbian couple, two children found slain in upstate NY home

Myers and Mells were in a relationship, Troy Police Chief John Tedesco said . "After being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person like this", he said. Once inside, the manager called 911. "This is not a...

Meet American Girl's 2018 girl of the year: Aspiring astronaut Luciana Vega

The Luciana Vega 2018 Girl of the Year doll is described as a "creative, confident 11-year-old girl and aspiring astronaut who dreams of being the first person to go to Mars". And all of her gear got a seal of approval from actual experts who hel...

OnePlus teases the first Android Oreo open beta for OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T features a longer display. Interestingly, OnePlus has recently rolled out Android Oreo update for its OnePlus 5 smartphone . The users of the LG V30 smartphones can also get the Android Oreo 8.0 update by connecting their comp...

First non-contact wireless charging approval from FCC issued to Energous WattUp

The technology used by Energous in its wireless charger is different from the resonant induction method used by the Pi wireless charging system . As the only technology that can do both contact-based and non-contact-based wireless charging , as w...

OnePlus 5 to be updated with Face Unlock feature

Well, even though there's no information on when the Face Unlock would make its way to the OnePlus 5 , it's good to see OnePlus listening to its customers and deciding to include a feature which is now only available on the OnePlus 5T . But OnePlus...

Google plans to launch stores in India to boost Pixel sales

Google has already hired a senior Apple executive to roll out the plan. Google recently did some experiment and setup close to a dozen pop-up stores in a few popular malls including Select Citywalk, Promenade, Mall of India in Delhi-NCR and Hi...

Wind chill advisory set for Wayne, Union counties

If you must be outside tonight, make sure to bundle up. Later on tonight, any cloud cover will fade like last night which will allow temperatures to tumble once again. Wind chill values as low as -15. Temperatures will trend warmer Wednesday , w...

Families volunteer at Salvation Army to serve Christmas Day dinner

For me it's just the joy you get of seeing folk enjoy themselves and seeing folk enjoy each other's company. An early snowfall and the timing of Christmas Eve are partially to blame for low collections in Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign this y...

Amazon buys smart-home start-up Blink, deepening its rivalry with Google

Blink further positions itself as the value smart doorbell provider with a promise of "free cloud storage", which shouldn't be confused with unlimited (you'll likely be restricted to just a few days or weeks of video). It's not hard to see, therefore...

Of Course Apple Is Getting Sued Over the Old iPhone Throttling Fiasco

For years I told people they were insane for thinking that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) was purposely slowing down older iPhones in an effort to force customers to upgrade to a new device. Two other lawsuits were filed in California , also Thursday. They'...

Customers sue Apple over slowed iPhones

From removing the headphone jack from its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stamping an exorbitant $999 price tag on the iPhone X, the tech giant knows how to get its name in the spotlight and not in a good way. The company said it added the fix past y...

Tidal will be completely free for 12 days starting on Christmas

On opening day, Rap Radar will welcome guest Nipsey Hussle. All you'll need to do is sign up to Tidal with your email address, then you can test out the streaming apps and all the features it supports. On January 5, the making of Rapsody's GRAM...

Apple will put an EKG reader on Apple Watch (I doubt it)

That would give the wearable predictive abilities related to cardiac medical conditions, building upon its existing basic heart monitoring functionality. "There's no reason to follow ECG in normal, healthy people". A spokeswoman for the company decli...

Apple Now Requires Games Offering Loot Boxes to Disclose Odds

A template service uploading thousands of apps at once under a single developer account could cause the App Store to crash. An example of a genre that will soon be affected by the change in Apple's rules is card collectible games (CCGs), impacting ti...

Award Winning Honor Smartphones Coming To Latin America In 2018

It falls into the mid-range smartphone category. As expected , the Honor 9 Lite has more in common with the 7X than the regular Honor 9 while handily beating the two's camera counts. Consumers in Latin America will now have access to Honor...

The opioid crisis is driving down USA life expectancy, new data shows

An American born in 2015 was expected to live about a month longer and one born in 2014 about two months longer than that. When deaths from drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and benzodiazepines are included, the overall increase was 21 percent.

You Can Now Watch Netflix in HDR on Windows 10

It started off with Intel and Nvidia developing GPUs that use the required 10 bits-per-channel for increased RGB colour support. "With this new hardware available in consumer PCs, Netflix and Microsoft partnered together to put the software piece...

Facebook lowers the flags

The company's own research, conducted over the a year ago, reached similar conclusions. The tech company admitted that a feature that flags that the veracity of an article is disputed by a group of fact checkers " buried critical information " an...

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OnePlus 6 Crosses 1 Million Sales Globally Within 22 Days of Launch

Older models like the OnePlus 5 and 5T took three months to sell so many units. OnePlus to celebrate this feat has announced 'Community Celebration Season' . The more expens...

OnePlus 6 goes on open sale today: Price, availability, offers and more

Furthermore, customers with SBI debit and credit card, buying OnePlus 6 from Croma stores will get a cashback of Rs 2,000. Priced at Rs 34999 for the 6GB RAM model, the OneP...

Melania calls on 'both sides' to end child separation policy

President Donald Trump has tried to blame Democrats, who hold no levers of power in the government, for a situation that has sparked fury and a national debate over the moral impl...

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 announced, coming to Best Buy on June 24

For the second-generation Chromebook Plus , Samsung is retaining the basic design of its predecessor: it's a premium 2-in-1 Chromebook with a 12.2-inch Full HD display. Ther...

Can I Take an Instagram Screenshot Anonymously?

However, users had mixed reactions to this as some appreciated Instagram for introducing a feature like this, and some disliked it. After testing a feature that would notify u...

Fortnite Battle Royale On Nintendo Switch Reached 2 Million Downloads

That means that if you created a Fortnite account through Epic to use on your PS4, you cannot switch over to the Switch without having to start all over again - you can, howeve...

Sony Continues Being Roadblock To A True Cross-play Gaming Reality

When trying to log in with their Nintendo devices, PS4 players were met by an error message telling them they had to start a new account. "We're always open to hearing what t...

Apple Fix Stops Police Accessing iPhones

Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang in his latest investor note says that Apple will be switching to an even faster charging circuitry for its 2018 iPhone lineup. Police fo...

Saudi coach feels the shame in heavy defeat by Russian Federation

Before Thursday, Russia had not won a game since October 2017 - a 2-0 win over South Korea, courtesy of two own goals. Golovin bagged two assists and scored a stunning 94th-min...

Where to watch across the world

Indian football fans can watch the game live on their smartphones and computer. So, if you are one of those die-hard fans of soccer who want to watch all the action on the ground...

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Classic Black Ops maps coming to Black Ops III and 4

Classic Black Ops maps coming to Black Ops III and 4

However, the bigger news is you can't buy the standard edition of the game and then buy the Season Pass separately. There is a slight feeling that maybe all the choices that Bla...

Intel will release its own graphics card in 2020

Intel will release its own graphics card in 2020

We've known that for a while, even if Intel itself has been mum on the details. The company chose Raja Koduri, who was an ex AMD and Apple GPU head to lead the project. Intel ...

Sony breaks locked Fortnite account silence, and fans are furious

Sony breaks locked Fortnite account silence, and fans are furious

Wait a second. It sounds to me like that they completely and utterly avoided giving a reason as to why players couldn't use accounts on both the PS4 and Nintendo Switch , by s...

Office 365 is getting fluent design, simplified ribbon, other design changes

Office 365 is getting fluent design, simplified ribbon, other design changes

Microsoft also explained in its blog , " Office 2019 for Mac also includes features for IT that will help simplify deployment and management". Updates include the roaming penc...

God of War Getting New Game Plus

God of War Getting New Game Plus

Sony noted that it's still developing New Game+ mode for " God of War " and that it will be available through a patch "at a later date ". "You have a huge list of features, and so...

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Trailer Confirms Jade is Back

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Trailer Confirms Jade is Back

Ubisoft labeled the in-game footage as pre-alpha, but it looks pretty damn good to be considered so early still. During the conference, Ubisoft also revealed the developing game...

Net neutrality rollback: FCC chairman Ajit Pai responds to critics

Net neutrality rollback: FCC chairman Ajit Pai responds to critics

ISPs formerly made the case that net neutrality failed to allow them to recoup the costs incurred in linking their networks to content providers, often citing Netflix , which co...

CD Projekt Red lifts lid on Cyberpunk 2077

Rowley believes that the first-person perspective will best allow the game to fully "immerse the player in that world", and that the huge detail and atmosphere will allow the play...

E3 2018: VR Title Transference Gets New Trailer and Release Window

ABOUT TRANSFERENCE: Imagine an escape room set in a deranged mind, in both VR and on traditional platforms. Those that want a more immersive experience will be happy to know that...