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Acer to unwrap Google Play Store featuring Chromebook 11 at CES 2018

Acer to unwrap Google Play Store featuring Chromebook 11 at CES 2018 The Chomebox G2 has a microSD card slot, a single HDMI port, a USB-C port, 3 USB 3.0 ports, and an Ethernet hookup. The HP Chromebook 11 G6 EE is quite similar to the Acer Chromebook 11 in terms of the specifications - It will feature a 11.6-inch screen with 1366x768p resolution with both touch and non-touch version on sale. [Full Article...]

Microsoft details impact of Meltdown/Spectre fixes for Windows, warns of performance slowdowns

Microsoft details impact of Meltdown/Spectre fixes for Windows, warns of performance slowdowns It lies in AMD's documentation for its CPUs, Microsoft asserts, which is erroneous in some respects, and whatever differences there are between the documents and reality of AMD's processors are serious enough to have caused affected machines to fail to boot. [Full Article...]

Google Memo Author James Damore Sues Company For Discrimination Against White Males

Google Memo Author James Damore Sues Company For Discrimination Against White Males In his memo, Damore had claimed that the disparity in payment of wages between men and women existed because the latter was "biologically" less capable than the former. James Damore was sacked as an engineer after a manifesto questioning the benefits of diversity programs was widely passed around the company. At a news conference Monday afternoon, Damore's attorney alleged that Google encourag... [Full Article...]

HP recalls batteries for notebook computers and mobile workstations

HP recalls batteries for notebook computers and mobile workstations Affected laptops include the HP Probook 65x, HP x360 310 G2, HP ENVY m6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11 notebook computers, and HP ZBook mobile workstations. "We are taking immediate action to address this issue including a voluntary recall and replacement of the batteries". They were sold separately as replacement batteries. [Full Article...]

The Switch is now officially the fastest-selling console in USA history

Nintentdo's Switch is a revolutionary hybrid device which enables users to play as a handheld item, or on their TVs. The Switch's success in its first 10 months can also be partly attributed to popular Nintendo-exclusive games, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey . [Full Article...]

We reject the legislation on criminalising triple talaq: Karnataka minister Tanveer Sait

We reject the legislation on criminalising triple talaq: Karnataka minister Tanveer Sait On August 22 past year, the Supreme Court banned the practice of instant triple talaq, (the practice under which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by simply uttering the word "talaq" three times) calling it unconstitutional. Ahead of the introduction of the bill in the Rajya Sabha today, the opposition parties are slated to meet today morning to decide the course of action on the bill. [Full Article...]

Italian Brothers Start "Steve Jobs" Company and Apple Can't Stop Them

Italian Brothers Start Yes, as reported by the New York Daily News , the Italian fashion company Steve Jobs has won a lawsuit brought by Apple over their use of the name Steve Jobs , the late founder of Apple whom the company once pushed out and then brought back once they realized he was the only person in the building with any good ideas. [Full Article...]

Miss America CEO Sam Haskell Resigns Amid Email Controversy

Miss America CEO Sam Haskell Resigns Amid Email Controversy And New Jersey officials are reviewing their Miss America Organization contract, in which the state still owes $4 million toward the cost of next year's pageant. Dick Clark Productions, which has a three-year deal with the Miss America Organization to produce the TV pageants, said the company was "appalled" by the content of the emails and that after being made aware of allegations of sexual misco... [Full Article...]

Katrina skips, Iulia attends Salman Khan's TIGER ZINDA HAI screening

Katrina skips, Iulia attends Salman Khan's TIGER ZINDA HAI screening Tiger Zinda Hai is a sequel to Kabir Khan's 2012 blockbuster " Ek Tha Tiger " that has same lead pair of Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan . Interestingly, Salman Khan has three of his films in Top-5 while Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have a film apiece. [Full Article...]

Eric Schmidt to Step Down as Executive Chairman of Google Parent

Eric Schmidt to Step Down as Executive Chairman of Google Parent Alphabet's "Other Bets" businesses include self-driving vehicle company Waymo, and other technology companies such as Nest, Fiber and Verily. He served as the company's CEO from August of that year through April 2011 , when he became executive chairman of the board of directors at Google. [Full Article...]

Gujarat: Independent MLA declares support to BJP

Gujarat: Independent MLA declares support to BJP The Congress will analyse in detail why it failed to dislodge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled Gujarat for 22 long years, and the road ahead. "At every step, they were trying to polarise". "How prime minister Modi, Arun Jaitley and the BJP stands exposed today with the 2G verdict by special CBI Court". [Full Article...]

Today's Google Doodle is an Ode to the Winter Solstice

Today's Google Doodle is an Ode to the Winter Solstice The organisers of the event write on their website : "The Winter Solstice is the most important day of the year at Stonehenge and a truly magical time to be there". You would think our temperatures will be at the coldest on the Winter Equinox but the truth is that there is a lag time in the cold. Fáilte Ireland and the Office of Public Works have teamed up for the broadcast on the shortest day ... [Full Article...]

Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones

Are you having issues with your older model Apple iPhone where it just slows down out of nowhere? However, Apple said in a statement to The Verge that it is slowing down processors not to push customers to upgrade to new phones, but because it makes it easier for older batteries in iPhones to continue performing after they started aging. [Full Article...]

Apple finally admits it deliberately slows down old iPhones

Modern technology changes so rapidly that the fancy phones that debut on a yearly basis become obsolete pretty much just as quickly, with companies like Apple touting new hardware that is sometimes multiple times more powerful than even recent iterations. [Full Article...]

These New Smart Glasses Promise a New Reality

These New Smart Glasses Promise a New Reality You can see an example of this on our article about Graeme Devine . That's the concept behind AR or " mixed reality ". Magic Leap had kept its prototype firmly under wraps until the reveal Wednesday. Magic Leap One is a more than just a pair of AR glasses with a camera on it (see: Snapchat Spectacles and its less-than-a-year popularity span). " This is a self-contained computer ", MagicLeap ... [Full Article...]

Google Chrome will start blocking bad ads in February 2018

Google Chrome will start blocking bad ads in February 2018 Google will begin blocking ads in line with the Coalition for Better Ads' "Better Ads Experience Program". Google will notify websites that contain these ads of a potential blocking through its Ad Experience Report tool . Now we have a date to circle on the calendar for a launch, which is something to look forward to in the new year. It is likely that most companies who want the freedom to... [Full Article...]

Facebook's face recognition AI is totally not scary, says Facebook

Facebook's face recognition AI is totally not scary, says Facebook The new feature is based on the same technology Facebook has used to suggest friends you may want to tag in photos or videos. If you're in someone's profile photo which is always public, you'll always be notified. Finally, the company is also going to use facial recognition to describe pictures to the visually impaired; someone looking at a photo using a screen-reader can hear which of their fri... [Full Article...]

Republican Sen. John McCain returning to Arizona following complications with cancer treatment

Republican Sen. John McCain returning to Arizona following complications with cancer treatment In a statement provided by Mr. McCain's office on Sunday, Dr. Mark R. Gilbert, chief of the neuro-oncology branch at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute, offered an upbeat assessment of the senator's health. "They've headed back, but I understand he'll come if we ever needed his help, which hopefully we won't", Trump said. According to CBS News , John McCain's son-in... [Full Article...]

Scrutiny of sky, data finds kindred system

The Kepler space telescope searches for these exoplanets -those planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system - by measuring how the brightness of a star changes when a planet transits, or crosses in front of its disk. The find sets a new record for the most exoplanets around a single star and, for the first time, ties with our own. Machine learning had not been applied to data acquired by ... [Full Article...]

Apple pours cash into Finisar, which makes facial recognition tech

Apple pours cash into Finisar, which makes facial recognition tech That's a move straight out of Tim Cook's playbook - see prior examples like cornering the market for flash memory, which helped the iPod and iPhone dominate over the past 15 years, and also helped Apple hit its insane profit margins. Apple just invested in a new, high-tech facility to be located in Sherman Texas and run by Finisar to the "iTunes" of $390 million (about £292m, AU$512m). [Full Article...]


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