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Qualcomm's new X24 LTE modem features 2Gbps peak download speeds

Qualcomm's new X24 LTE modem features 2Gbps peak download speeds So, how does this new, bonkers-fast LTE modem fit in with Qualcomm's strategy to launch its X50 5G modem next year? Qualcomm expects its 2Gbps modems to pull down real-world averages between 200 and 600 megabytes per second, or Mbps. The new modem follows the 1.2Gbps X20, which is the modem in the Samsung Galaxy S9's Snapdragon 845 chipset. By being able to support both 5G and super-... [Full Article...]

Sonos Trolls Apple on HomePod Launch Day with a Popular Meme

Sonos Trolls Apple on HomePod Launch Day with a Popular Meme While an Apple ID is required to activate HomePod, every request made of Siri is not only encrypted, but also anonymised, before being sent to Apple's servers. However, Alexa delivers a more flexible package than either the Google Assistant or Apple HomePod . Siri doesn't know any, while Google's Assistant and Amazon's Alexa both tie for groaningly terrible dad joke of the year. [Full Article...]

Florida Man Says His AirPods Blew Up, Apple Investigating

Florida Man Says His AirPods Blew Up, Apple Investigating Jason Colon was exercising at LA Fitness in Tampa, Florida, when he noticed smoke coming out of his headphones . "And then I saw white smoke start billowing out". Such reports have continued to plague Samsung, which first issued a voluntary recall of its Galaxy Note 7 phones because of a " battery issue" on September 2, offering to give replacement phones to customers who had bought the dev... [Full Article...]

When To Expect The New Release

When To Expect The New Release According to a Reuters report , Apple in a letter sent to US lawmakers also added that it had seen "strong demand" for replacement batteries . After the big scandal involving performance reduction on the iPhone 6 , 6 Plus , SE, 6s, 6s Plus , 7 and 7 Plus with old batteries , many users wondered if the same "defect" could affect the newer models released by Apple company. [Full Article...]

Here are all 150+ new emoji coming in 2018

Here are all 150+ new emoji coming in 2018 The final list for Emoji 11.0 has been finalized and it features 157 new emoji. Lobster and microbe characters are among the more interesting animal emoji in Unicode 11, while useful food items include leafy greens, bagel and salt. King, who has been known to sport a lobster tie on the Senate floor, had pushed the consortium to approve the emoji so that "people who fish, process, serve, eat, o... [Full Article...]

Defending champ Matsuyama 5 strokes back at Phoenix Open

Defending champ Matsuyama 5 strokes back at Phoenix Open He'll face some stiff competition this week, including from Jordan Spieth , Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas . While the Phoenix Open is known as a party thanks to the par-3 16th, Spieth doesn't prepare any differently for this tournament than he does his other events. [Full Article...]

South Korea Government 'Will Not Ban Or Suppress' Cryptocurrency - Minister

South Korea Government 'Will Not Ban Or Suppress' Cryptocurrency - Minister Bitcoin prices tumbled on Thursday, following news that South Korea's government is considering a ban cryptocurrency trading. If the plans succeed, WMP will become the first major online shopping platform in Korea to allow customers to pay for their purchases using cryptocurrencies, the newspaper noted. [Full Article...]

Kenya govt: Opposition 'resistance movement' is criminal group

Kenya govt: Opposition 'resistance movement' is criminal group According to Kenyan broadcaster KTN, Raila Odinga declared himself the "people's president" in front of thousands of his supporters in the capital, Nairobi. Kenya's Attorney General Githu Muigai declared in December that swearing in an alternative president would constitute an act of treason for everyone "facilitating the process", without naming Odinga specifically. [Full Article...]

Korea | Pyongyang cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event

Korea | Pyongyang cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event The Court of Arbitration for Sport is due to announce its verdict on 39 Russian athletes appealing against lifetime Olympics bans at 08:00 GMT on Thursday. Seoul and Washington are believed to have agreed the chartered Asiana Airlines plane transporting the Korean athletes won't be subject to USA sanctions, News 1 reported. [Full Article...]

Hyundai Santa Fe Shown in New Renderings Ahead of Geneva Show

Hyundai Santa Fe Shown in New Renderings Ahead of Geneva Show Last year, the factory turned out 58,481 Santa Fe Sports, as demand was higher for sport utility models. HyundaiA promotional image for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe . Pre-orders for the new SUV start February 7. It keeps an eye on "the rear seats to detect passengers and alerts the driver when leaving the vehicle". [Full Article...]

Turkish General Staff talks elimination of over 700 terrorists in Syria's Afrin

Turkish General Staff talks elimination of over 700 terrorists in Syria's Afrin The United States has around 2,000 military personnel in northern Syria supporting the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is an alliance of militias in northern and eastern Syria and largely dominated by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). [Full Article...]

Eclipse 2018: What time is the super blue blood moon in India?

The first supermoon of the month appeared on 1 January , which was the second member of a trilogy that started with last month's supermoon and will end with the one on 31 January. It will also appear 30% brighter than when the moon is farthest from earth (or about 16% brighter than an average full moon ). "For the (continental) USA, the viewing will be best in the west", said Gordon John... [Full Article...]

Super Blue Blood Moon This Wednesday the 31st

Super Blue Blood Moon This Wednesday the 31st Avid stargazers will be treated to a very unusual lunar event next week - a super blue blood moon . That's not all. Full Moon occurs only about a day from perigee, the moon's closest approach to Earth, so this will also be a supermoon . So, here's a breakdown of what is going on and what you can expect to see here in CNY. At the same time, the moon will be passing through the darkest part of t... [Full Article...]

Tiny pieces of plastic cause 'gangrene' on coral reefs

Tiny pieces of plastic cause 'gangrene' on coral reefs In order to assess how much plastic there is in the reefs, worldwide researchers surveyed more than 150 reefs for four years (from 2011 to 2014). "This is associated with the globally devastating group of coral diseases known as white syndromes", said Dr Lamb. [Full Article...]

Video game developers like the Nintendo Switch a lot, says GDC survey

About 12 percent say they're now developing games for the platform (that's up from three percent last year ). When asked, thirty-six percent of respondents placed Nintendo's console as the platform for which they were most interested in creating games. [Full Article...]

Inch iPhone X With LCD Display Coming Later This Year

Inch iPhone X With LCD Display Coming Later This Year Analyst Daniel Ives tells The Sun that predictions of the iPhone X being culled this year are probably false. The Wells Fargo analyst also remains below consensus on March quarter sales at $66.5 billion and $2.71 per share in earnings. Later this year, Apple is expected to introduce three new iPhones: a 5.8-inch OLED model, a 6.5-inch OLED model, and a 6.1-inch LCD model. Here's a good n... [Full Article...]

Intel calls for pause to Meltdown, Spectre patch rollout

Intel calls for pause to Meltdown, Spectre patch rollout The announcement of the alternative update doesn't inspire confidence that this reboot issue will be fixed shortly. Intel now thinks it knows why and is making "good progress" on a solution. "We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors and end users stop deployment of current [patch] versions", reads the statement, "as they may introduce higher than ex... [Full Article...]

Space Startup Rocket Lab Has Reached Orbit For the First Time

Space Startup Rocket Lab Has Reached Orbit For the First Time Operators of tiny satellites don't have many options to get to space, and typically have to hitch rides on launches of much bigger probes. The Electron rocket carried three small satellites into orbit for Rocket Lab customers. The company's first test launch took place on May 25, 2017 , reaching space but not achieving orbit. In December, Electron missed its 10-day window after delays fro... [Full Article...]

A Blood Test For Common Cancers Could Be In The Works

A Blood Test For Common Cancers Could Be In The Works The blood test, called CancerSEEK hunts for both the mutated DNA and the affected proteins in the body. A research team headed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has developed a multianalyte blood test that can screen for eight common forms of cancer and help to identify the tumor location. [Full Article...]

CT doctor weighs in on dangers of 'Tide Pod Challenge'

CT doctor weighs in on dangers of 'Tide Pod Challenge' Some videos showed people cooking with them. The trend has gone viral on social media with videos and memes showing people eating laundry pods. Jokes about the temptation to bite into the colourful pods have existed for years on social media, says Snopes . [Full Article...]


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