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Pet Valu to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Pet Valu to Celebrate Chinese New Year

We'll keep you posted on what this new Overwatch event entails. Outside of a brief trailer released on Twitter, little else is known about the Chinese New Year event. Personally I'm hoping they surprise us with a new game mode, but I'll be glad to see a repeat of new skins, emotes and sprays. Mercy's Valkyrie ability has also been dialled back, as Blizzard continues to balance the fan favourite character. Read More

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Nintendo to launch paid subscription for Nintendo Switch online services in September

Nintendo to launch paid subscription for Nintendo Switch online services in September

Although Switch players have had no problem going online and engaging with other players worldwide, the console's online infrastructure is still missing key features, especially its monthly subscription plan thanks to a delay. Players will be able to purchase membership per month, per three months or per twelve months. And the Switch train isn't about to stop anytime soon with Nintendo set to launch the Labo line of cardboard accessories for the Switch. Read More

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Latest Galaxy S9 Leak Highlights Battery, Rear Camera And Fingerprint Sensor

Latest Galaxy S9 Leak Highlights Battery, Rear Camera And Fingerprint Sensor

Hence, Samsung Galaxy S9 flagship model will have a 3000mAh battery, even though 3000mAh is considered to be a below-average capacity. The smartphones will support a nominal voltage of 3.85V and a charge voltage of 4.4V. The Galaxy S9 would be a minor upgrade over its predecessors. But each image highlights different features Samsung could be planning for the Galaxy S9. Read More

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The Battle For Azeroth Launches Summer 2018

The Battle For Azeroth Launches Summer 2018

Horde players can unlock the Highmountain Tauren and Nightborne Elves , while the Alliance gains access to Lightforged Draenei and Void Elves . World of Warcraft: Charge into battle astride the Seabraid Stallion ( Alliance ) and Gilded Ravasaur ( Horde ) mounts, and explore new frontiers with Tottle, the baby Tortollan pet, at your side. Read More

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IPhone SE 2 Is Not Coming

IPhone SE 2 Is Not Coming

Apple will still stick with a production target of 30 million units for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus , which would suggest there's still some appetite for the lower-priced iPhones . That's going to consume a lot of Apple's internal resources, Kuo says - so much so that an iPhone SE successor appears to be the odd phone out. Read More

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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour Coming to Blossom in July

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour Coming to Blossom in July

The tour will cross the country throughout the summer over Fridays and Saturdays to give fans one last memorable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll. The tour derives its name from their new song, " The Last of the Street Survivors " and the band's fifth studio album Street Survivors that is certified multi-platinum by the RIAA and includes the platinum-certified single, "What's Your Name". Read More

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The Potentially Life-Saving Feature Added in iOS 11.3

The Potentially Life-Saving Feature Added in iOS 11.3

Apple also updated its other devices including Macintosh computers, the Apple Watch and Apple TV . This allows you to stream videos inside the app, rather than having to store them inside your videos app. Another feature coming to Messages is something called Business Chat. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are not "yet" included in the power managment system, so will we be able to see our battery health? The software update will also tell users when they should get their battery ... Read More

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Apple sold 29 million iPhone X units during the holiday quarter, report

Apple sold 29 million iPhone X units during the holiday quarter, report

The newest consumer study from CIRP reveals that the iPhone X , iPhone 8 , and iPhone 8 Plus captured almost 61 percent of the total iPhone sales in the U.S. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners that the iPhone X accounted for 20% of all iPhones sold during the October-December quarter past year. Nomura lowered its March iPhone estimate by 3 million units to 60 million, compared with the consensus estimate of 62 million. Read More

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Samsung struggles to fend off twin attacks from Xiaomi and Jio

Samsung struggles to fend off twin attacks from Xiaomi and Jio

Xiaomi has managed to surpass Samsung , and become India's top smartphone manufacturer. According to Canalys , Xiaomi shipped 8.2 million smartphones in India during the period between October and December past year (Q4 2017). A Samsung spokesperson added that the company was Indias Most Trusted Brand in 2017, making a quick recovery after the Galaxy Note7 incident pushed it down the ranks. Read More

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Snapchat now allows stories to be read by people without the app

Snapchat now allows stories to be read by people without the app

You can now share Snapchat Stories with anyone, regardless of whether they have the app. The new Story-sharing feature will be limited to some of the public Stories appearing in Snapchat's redesigned Discover tab, though not all. Both of the platforms have stayed in news owing to the features war Facebook started after one by one cloning SnapChat unique features in its application. Read More

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Apple and Google reroute employee shuttle buses after attacks

Apple and Google reroute employee shuttle buses after attacks

The buses suffered broken windows. The report quoted Montiel as saying that if someone has targeted the buses, they will be on screen soon; they can not hide themselves for so long. Since-deleted post from Twitter user describing shuttle attack. "As always, the safety of our employees is our first priority", the email reads. Following the incidents Apple sent an e-mail to its employees, saying that its coaches had been temporarily rerouted. Read More

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WhatsApp launches its Business app for Android

WhatsApp launches its Business app for Android

This exclusive app will have features like quick replies to provide fast answers to frequently asked questions, greeting messages and away messages to let them know that you are busy. WhatsApp Business , however, is meant to open a new channel of communication between businesses and their customers. WhatsApp Business is available for download today on Google Play in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Read More

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Intel Firmware Updates and Initial Performance Data

Intel Firmware Updates and Initial Performance Data

Intel promised to be transparent about its progress to address the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws, but it has been quite a bumpy road so far. Now that it has managed to reproduce the problem internally in an effort to fix it, the company found that a similar behavior can occur in platforms powered by Skylake and Kaby Lake , which are newer than Haswell and Broadwell . Read More

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Google to Deploy Three New Undersea Cables for Cloud Infrastructure

Google to Deploy Three New Undersea Cables for Cloud Infrastructure

The current share price indicates that stock is 1.03% away from its one year high and is moving 39.23% ahead of its 52-week low. Google said in 2019 it will be involved with the commissioning of three sub-sea cables: Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the USA to Denmark and Ireland; and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable, connecting major subsea communication hubs in Asia. Read More

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First in-screen fingerprint sensor announced in a smartphone

First in-screen fingerprint sensor announced in a smartphone

Instead, it's Chinese firm Vivo which has beaten the likes of Apple and Samsung to the punch, and we got hands-on with its yet-to-be-named smartphone at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. "Meanwhile, in-display fingerprint sensors are expected to make breakthrough this year, and vendors like Samsung , LG, OPPO, Vivo , Xiaomi, Huawei are likely to embed this technology, bringing the global fingerprint sensor penetration rate in smartphones to 60%". Read More

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WhatsApp flaws could allow uninvited guests into group chats

WhatsApp flaws could allow uninvited guests into group chats

Now researchers have found a vulnerability in encrypted group chats on WhatsApp and Signal messaging apps that could allow an outsider to access and even manipulate personal conversations. However, the platform told Wired the bug didn't qualify for the bug bounty program run by Facebook, which owns WhatsApp . Of course, this doesn't excuse the presence of a security hole. Read More

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Super Mario Odyssey update will add minigame and other cool features

It looks pretty cute, and it'll be free so I'm sure players will get their fill or at least have some fun with it. New filters for Snapshot mode will also be introduced. In case you're wondering what the new outfits are, the Nintendo Direct showed at least three of them (we're not sure if that's all of them or not), and they are: Sunshine Shades & Outfit, Musician Hat & Outfit, and Knight Helmet & Armor. Read More

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Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018

Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018

Google also reported the Home usage increased by 9 times during the holiday season, maybe from everyone at home trying to show their friends their new toy. While not yet as widespread as embedded voice assistant devices, stand-alone DVA devices are used more often and users are more satisfied. In India though, we get limited features, and it's also disappointing that the company is yet to announce a Google Home product in the Indian market. Read More

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Amazon Alexa to launch on Windows 10 PCs this year

These devices will reportedly use a new Alexa Windows 10 app that's being developed and will be released later this year. The integrations, announced at CES in Las Vegas, will allow PC users to interact with Alexa in much the same way as they do on Amazon Echo speakers and third-party devices - to control the lights, get flash briefings, or anything else Alexa normally does. Read More

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HP recalls battery packs due to burn, fire hazards

HP recalls battery packs due to burn, fire hazards

You can download a tool to verify if your battery is susceptible to the issue here. One person received a burn on their hand, according the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. That might sound like a small percentage, but given how many devices HP shifts in a year, it's still likely to be a fairly substantial figure. Impacted customers should put their laptops in "Battery Safety Mode" and turn in the batteries for replacement as soon as possible. Read More

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Italian Clothing Company Allowed To Use Steve Jobs Name

Italian Clothing Company Allowed To Use Steve Jobs Name

Italian brothers Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato have won a prolonged battle against Apple in an Italian court, which enables them to call their company " Steve Jobs ". According to Business Insider Italia , Apple focused on the logo and because the J isn't a fruit, the brothers told the outlet, the chunk can not be a bite, as in the Apple logo. Read More

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'Tiger Zinda Hai' races past Rs. 100 crore at Box-Office

'Tiger Zinda Hai' races past Rs. 100 crore at Box-Office

The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, which is backed by Yash Raj Films ( YRF ), is a sequel to Kabir Khan-directed " Ek Tha Tiger ". It revolves around the Superstar Salman Khan who is playing a role of Indian RAW agent Tiger. Tiger Zinda Hai has shown tremendous growth over the weekend. It made Rs 33.75 crore on Friday, Rs 31.25 crore on Saturday and Rs 42.50 crore on Sunday, totalling to Rs 107.5 crore, despite a slight fall on Saturday from Friday. Read More

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Amazon buys Blink wire-free connected camera startup

Amazon buys Blink wire-free connected camera startup

While Blink's tech isn't necessarily that exciting - though there's a good price and convenience to it all - the big story here is how it fits into Amazon. Amazon had recently announced a delivery service where packages can be dropped off inside of homes, a service that requires security cameras. It also launched a new Amazon Key service for people in some United States cities to allow a door to be unlocked when they're not home so packages can be left inside. Read More

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