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Tech Mercedes-Benz G-Class a Lot Like Old G-Class, Now Bigger
Author: 0 Mercedes-Benz G-Class a Lot Like Old G-Class, Now Bigger

One of the prerequisites for the improved off-road handling characteristics is the new "G-Mode". There will also be a new "G-Mode", which engages automatically as soon as one of the three differential locks is engaged or low range is selected.

Author: 0 LG's tiny 4K projector puts a 150-inch screen in any room

Fear not as the HU80KA has a plethora of connectivity options ranging from optical, HDMI, and Bluetooth. Of course, the only way to know if it can truly deliver is to see it for yourself. Traditionally, projectors that support 4K images tended to be heavy, expensive and cumbersome to install in the home. Also there is the Auto Cord feature, allowing the cable to quickly wind up so that it makes moving the projector even easier.

Tech Mad Catz Emerges From Bankruptcy
Author: 0 Mad Catz Emerges From Bankruptcy

A odd teaser released in December hinted rather strongly that peripheral maker Mad Catz was coming back from the bankruptcy it filed for in early 2017. The original company was headquartered in San Diego, while this new iteration is based out of Hong Kong. Mad Catz are also planning a new RAT mouse, the Air.

Tech New 'Battlegrounds' Battle Royale Game Mode Pits 100 Players Against Each Other
Author: 0 New 'Battlegrounds' Battle Royale Game Mode Pits 100 Players Against Each Other

The 100-player mode will introduce a massive Paladins map that Hi-Rez claims is 300 times the size of a regular Paladins siege map. In addition to the Battlegrounds game mode, Hi-Rez also announced several other upcoming updates for Paladins , including a new Flank Champion named Moji , a new map, the addition of a Team Deathmatch mode and a new mount type: the Battle Cat.

Tech Apple Acquires Buddybuild & Android Accessibility Dropped
Author: 0 Apple Acquires Buddybuild & Android Accessibility Dropped

At the same time, it will remain available for its existing customers and its Android app development venture will end in the coming March. Many Industry experts continue to argued that since IOS is a closed operating system, it won't exactly dominate the app market like Android, which is an open source operating system.

Tech Alexa can now control microwaves, ovens; Amazon invests in smart oven startup
Author: 0 Alexa can now control microwaves, ovens; Amazon invests in smart oven startup

Amazon doesn't publish exact figures of device sales, saying only that during the holiday season it sold "tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices" worldwide including the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. The Alexa announcement pertains to the TVs running the maker's own platform, not the Roku Smart TVs. Ads can be of sponsorship opportunities within Alexa skills or use data about a buyer's shopping history to suggest products.

Tech Iran shuts down Instagram, Telegram apps amid protests
Author: 0 Iran shuts down Instagram, Telegram apps amid protests

Since Thursday, groups of protesters have held rallies in several cities across the country to voice their anger over rising prices, unemployment and corruption. It happened in many states in India and many other countries internationally. The regime also appears to be cranking up the public pressure on Durov to police content it doesn't like - such as the now suspended @ amadnews channel - though the Telegram founder has been quick to point to counter-examples where the platform has ...

Tech Google addresses error that labeled LaVar Ball the founder of the National Basketball Association
Author: 0 Google addresses error that labeled LaVar Ball the founder of the National Basketball Association

When coming up with a description for a person who is searched, Google's algorithm accounts for a variety of web pages, a source familiar with the workings of the company's process said. Lonzo plays for the Lakers. LaVar may not have invented the NBA (which in fact can not be credited to just one person although Naismith invented the sport of basketball) but he is working on the creation of a Post-High School basketball league for the top High School athletes in the country.

Tech Samsung's latest C-Lab projects include private portable speakers
Author: 0 Samsung's latest C-Lab projects include private portable speakers

The S-Ray seeks to combine the private sound of a personal pair of headphones with all the advantages conventional, directional speakers can offer. Comfort carry, proper directional attributes, and no bother to others around - are three highlights of Samsung S-Ray.

Tech 'Gaming Disorder' recognized as worldwide mental health condition
Author: 0 'Gaming Disorder' recognized as worldwide mental health condition

The WHO is planning to add the term "Gaming Disorder" to its official list of diseases in 2018, according to a draft of the organization's 2018 International Classification of Diseases . While such patterns may be "continuous or episodic and recurrent", symptoms must be present for at least a year before earning such a diagnosis. Just swap the word "alcohol" for "gaming".

Tech The Biggest PC Games of 2017, According to Steam
Author: 0 The Biggest PC Games of 2017, According to Steam

Steam has revealed which games made the most money on its platform in 2017, kind of. On their own, these lists paint a telling picture of the gaming landscape in 2017, with the rise of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and the continued popularity of Grand Theft Auto V contextualising the actions of studios like EA in their shift from single-player, story-based games to multiplayer-focused games-as-a-service .

Author: 0 Apple slashes price of iPhone battery replacement a month ahead of schedule

The company said it would lower the price by $50 by late January but abruptly began offering discounted replacements on December 30. If you've got a bad battery, you could always replace it at the Apple Store. iPhone 6s and iPhone 7). "About a year ago in iOS 10.2.1, we delivered a software update that improves power management during peak workloads to avoid unexpected shutdowns on iPhone 6 , iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE".

Author: 0 Old Republic International Corp Boosted Qualcomm INC (QCOM) Stake

Sandhill Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Armstrong World Inds Inc New C for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.20 billion market cap company. Piper Jaffray reinitiated Armstrong World Industries, Inc. The stock of Praxair, Inc. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on QUALCOMM from $70.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th.

Tech Apple Issues an Apology (and a Discount) Over iPhone Battery Debacle
Author: 0 Apple Issues an Apology (and a Discount) Over iPhone Battery Debacle

The apology comes after the Tim Cook-led company admitted it slowed down older iPhones to help save battery life due to the limitations of lithium-ion batteries. We got confirmation from HTC and Motorola yesterday, and today we now have LG and Samsung also saying that they have never done this for their older devices.

Tech UK may tax tech giants to fight extremists
Author: 0 UK may tax tech giants to fight extremists

We have spent millions of people on Pond's and technology so that terrorist content can be removed. Such a tax would be similar to the windfall tax imposed on excess profits of privatised utilities by the Blair government in 1997, or the levy Margaret Thatcher's government placed on banks in 1981, the newspaper said.

Tech Apple to Acquire Netflix: CITI Analysts
Author: 0 Apple to Acquire Netflix: CITI Analysts

The note was written before Disney's acquisition of Fox's studio and TV assets. "With over 90 percent of its cash sitting overseas, a one-time 10 percent repatriation tax would give Apple $220 billion (roughly Rs. Apple has most of its cash overseas due to the high taxation if it decides to move it into the US. Suva and Merchant ranked potential Apple M&A targets in a note to clients sent in December.

Tech Face Unlock Now Available on the OnePlus 5
Author: 0 Face Unlock Now Available on the OnePlus 5

It is still in the testing phase and a stable version is expected to be out by the end of January or early February 2018. Google Play Protect warns OnePlus 3/3T owners on OxygenOS 5.0.1 that FactoryMode may be harmful. It does, however, use the smartphone's front-facing camera. The new beta build also includes an app shortcut on the OnePlus launcher , optimisations for vibration and OnePlus has fixed connection issues on 5GHz Wi-Fi.

Author: 0 Nokia 3310 4G Specifications Surface on Updated TENAA Listing

The Nokia 3310 4G isn't meant to be a competitor to high-end luxury flagships, but rather serves as a hybrid device - a combination of basic phone with some elevated features. There is no info as to when anyone of the two phones will hit the market. Photos of the upcoming Nokia 3310 were obtained from TENNA, and seem to indicate that the design won't be a major departure from previous version.

Tech Amazon Leaks 18 Possible Nintendo Switch Games
Author: 0 Amazon Leaks 18 Possible Nintendo Switch Games

But it actually could hurt your chances. This news comes via a presentation that took place at a 34C3 hacking conference, Germany, where the trio explained what steps they took to bypass Nvidia's security, and how they opened up the Switch to take the necessary steps in order to execute hardware glitches to bypass the ARM Trustzone on Nintendo's hybrid gaming hardware.

Tech Xiaomi Mi A1 finally starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi A1 finally starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update

The Android Oreo update also includes the December Security patch from Google . Xiaomi Mi A1 with Android Oreo brings changes to the battery usage display in settings . A user can just swipe in the middle of the home screen and the app drawer will appear. Android 8.0 Oreo brings a handful of new features and enhancements, including the autofill API, smoother animations, ability to snooze notifications, picture-in-picture, improved performance, and much more.

Tech Pixel 2 Portrait Mode unofficially on OG Pixel, Nexus 6P, 5X
Author: 0 Pixel 2 Portrait Mode unofficially on OG Pixel, Nexus 6P, 5X

Turns out, Google uses PD data to calculate portrait effect on the Back lens while use software method on the Front lens. The Google Pixel XL 128GB which was launched in India a year ago for Rs 76,000 has now received a massive price cut of Rs 36,000 on Amazon India.

Tech LG unveils world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display
Author: 0 LG unveils world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

A good point from this is that 4K OLED panels will now be cheaper and more and more people will be going towards 4K. LG Display's latest accomplishment comes with not one by two impressive claims. As such, if price alone isn't the factor, the lack of quality content shot in native 8K resolution should be another reason not to opt for the TV just yet.

Tech Apple Sorry for iPhone Slowdowns, Offers Battery Discounts
Author: 0 Apple Sorry for iPhone Slowdowns, Offers Battery Discounts

Despite the company's assurances, however, eight class action lawsuits have been filed against the company so far due to battery and slowdown complaints. The initial discovery was made by Geekbench developer John Poole who had been mapping the performance of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 over time. To solve the problem, Apple chose to crank down the devices' computing power, but only when needed.

Tech Telegram receives major update that adds multiple accounts support, themes, quick replies
Author: 0 Telegram receives major update that adds multiple accounts support, themes, quick replies

The last update of the year brings Telegram users themes, support for multiple accounts, as well as quick replies. Now, for Android users, Telegram has brought support for multiple accounts. You'll get notifications for all of your numbers by default, but you can turn these on and off in your notification settings. Telegram is a really good alternative to WhatsApp that has more features and is more secure.

Tech Apple sorry for deliberately slowing down old iPhones
Author: 0 Apple sorry for deliberately slowing down old iPhones

Perhaps most importantly, Apple conceded to a crucial fact that "when a chemically aged battery is replaced with a new one", the iPhone returns to a "normal", if not optimal, performance level. To do so, owners of the said iPhones will have to either send their smartphones to Apple, bring them to the company's stores, or bring them to an Apple authorized service provider .

Tech Apple issues apology for battery woes in older iPhone models
Author: 0 Apple issues apology for battery woes in older iPhone models

In a blog post , iFixit claimed Apple's proposed fix is "only temporary", noting that battery prices will simply increase again a year from now, leaving many iPhone owners in the same situation they're in now - not to mention the pickle iPhone owners who still use devices older than the iPhone 6 will find themselves in.

Tech LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out today
Author: 0 LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out today

That's tweaks have now been made and LG V30 users can upgrade their devices wired or wirelessly. The update is rolling out over the air (OTA) and is initially available on South Korean units. It came as a bit of a surprise earlier this year when Xiaomi announced that it would be joining Google's Android One program with the Mi A1 . The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB which will expandable to 2TB via microSD card.

Tech Apple's $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Accelerated, Available From Today
Author: 0 Apple's $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Accelerated, Available From Today

Apple admitted to those certain changes it made to its software, saying that the changes were indeed slowing the phones with older batteries like iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and iPhone SE. The company claims that at times its processors demand a higher peak current than a degraded battery can provide. While an iPhone is guaranteed to make an emergency call, its aged battery may not provide required performance for all the third-party applications needed.

Tech Chicago Apple store's snow, ice hazards call for 'fine-tuning'
Author: 0 Chicago Apple store's snow, ice hazards call for 'fine-tuning'

But designers failed to account for something integral to the Chicago way of life - the weather. First pointed out by Matt Maldre in his blog Spundart, the Chicago store garnered earlier attention for its roof which was designed in the shape of a Macbook, even emblazoning an Apple logo on top - just like on the actual devices.