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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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Google+ to shut down over security breaches

The Google + flaw could have allowed 438 external apps to scoop up user names, email addresses, occupations, gender and age without authorization. Google claims it didn't repor...

Samsung Galaxy A9 with quad cameras, 3,800mAh battery launched

Late last month, South Korean tech giant Samsung announced Galaxy A7 (2018 ) - its first smartphone with triple rear cameras . Today, this device is finally available for purch...

Samsung picks Kuala Lumpur to reveal first-ever four-lens smartphone

To recap, this smartphone features a 6-inch Super AMOLED display pushing a Full HD+ resolution of 2220×1080 pixels. The Galaxy A9 isn't out yet, and in fact you've got a litt...

Huawei teases a gaming smartphone; might launch alongside Mate 20

New images revealing the front and back of the upcoming flagship device have surfaced on social media platform Weibo . However, you should know that the current score could be the...

We're protesting over Pentagon's $10bn winner-take-all JEDI cloud deal — IBM

The company earlier this year won a ruling by the GAO over another $950m defense deal awarded to a partner of Amazon Web Services . "Finally, we are bringing an array of new h...

Samsung launches A9 smartphone with four cameras for the 'Instagram generation'

LG now hold the record for the most cameras on a smartphone with the V40 ThinQ and its seems Samsung has made a decision to take it a step further. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018 ) ...

Sony is finally going to let you change that bad PSN ID

Sony announced today on the PlayStation blog that they will soon begin testing the long-awaited ID change feature. The gist is that the first hit is free, and after that you'll h...

The Pixel Slate is Google’s new tablet offering

This is where the new innovations have concentrated, as Google and its ilk focus on features and possibilities that can be generated from its artificial intelligence, machine lea...

Google shutting down Google+ after covering up privacy bug

Although Google discovered and patched the potential data leak in March 2018, the company initially opted not to publicize it . The data breach does not include any other dat...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Requires 50GB Day One Patch

This Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 day one update is needed to access the game's multiplayer and Zombies modes along with what's being described as the Specialist Headquarters. The o...

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Microsoft Fixes and Explains Lost Files Issue with Windows 10 Version 1809

Microsoft Fixes and Explains Lost Files Issue with Windows 10 Version 1809

Microsoft may be in a pickle right now due to the hiccupy rollout of its latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update , but that's not stopping the company from supporting the previous...

IOS 12.0.1 fixes iPhone XS charging and WiFi glitches

After the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max went on sale from September 21, some users reported that they were facing issues with regard to charging on the devices. "For the iPad , ...

Alphabet to shut Google Plus social site after user data exposed

Per the Wall Street Journal , Chief Executive Sundar Pichai was briefed on the plan to not disclose the data breach. Google further stated that there was "no evidence" that the ...

Made by Google Event Kicks Off at 11AM Eastern!

Made by Google Event Kicks Off at 11AM Eastern!

The new Pixel Slate will be available in four flavors , with Intel Celeron, m3, i5, and i7 processor options. Undoubtedly, Google Pixel 3 stands in one of the most leaked ...

Intel introduces new 9th generation Core i9 processor for desktop gaming

Intel introduces new 9th generation Core i9 processor for desktop gaming

Now, our attention turns to the 9th Gen processors themselves, with Leo acting as our man on the ground at Intel's launch event in NY today. " Intel said that the 9th Gen In...

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL launch

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL launch

The Google Pixel 2 ran on the older Snapdragon 835 chip, but Qualcomm says its latest version is 25 per cent faster - which means the Pixel 3 could be noticeably more powerful....

Facebook launches video device, says privacy is 'very, very, very important'

Facebook launches video device, says privacy is 'very, very, very important'

Portal also enables shared activities like listening to music together or watching some of your favorite shows. Because the screen pivots, you can have chats in both landscape and...

It's confirmed: OnePlus 6T is set for official launch on this date

It's confirmed: OnePlus 6T is set for official launch on this date

Purchase the OnePlus 6T smartphone on 2nd November or 3rd November 2018. OnePlus is hosting an event in New York City for it's new flagship, and the show is set to kick off at 11...

Microsoft halts Windows October 2018 update due to missing user files

Microsoft halts Windows October 2018 update due to missing user files

There's been speculation the issue is linked to OneDrive, Microsoft's online file hosting and synchronisation service, or somehow linked to a bug in user profile settings . Micros...