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Vivo Launches First In - Screen Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo Launches First In - Screen Fingerprint Scanner As expected, vivo is demonstrating the first smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor right here at CES 2018 . The technology is production-ready , according to Synaptics , which said it's been talking to vendors across the smartphone industry. [Full Article...]

Google patches for Meltdown, Spectre not slowing down systems

AMD shares have gained almost 20 per cent in the last week as investors speculated that the chipmaker could wrest market share from Intel, whose chips were most exposed to the security flaws . The biggest news in cybersecurity last week was the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in modern computer processors. In that test, every processor but one took more than a 10% hit to ... [Full Article...]

South Korea gets tough on bitcoin with plans to ban cryptocurrency trading

South Korea gets tough on bitcoin with plans to ban cryptocurrency trading Police and tax authorities of country have raided the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges of the country, Coinone and Bithumb for alleged tax evasion . Cryptocurrency prices plunged in response to the news as South Korea , along with China , has become one of the centres of the cryptocurrency boom. [Full Article...]

Google acquired speaker tech startup previous year

Google acquired speaker tech startup previous year It's not yet known when Alphabet - through an Ireland-based subsidiary of Google - bought the startup, but United Kingdom regulatory filings show that the transfer of shares was completed in mid-December. The actual deal was reportedly made in August 2017. Some of Redux's tech has already appeared in PCs and vehicle infotainment systems. Google did not say how it plans to implement Redux's t... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp, Signal group chats not as secure as users might believe

WhatsApp, Signal group chats not as secure as users might believe This is a big problem, because WhatsApp prides itself on end-to-end encryption for its messages. According to the researchers, in a pairwise communication, where only two users communicate with each other, the server has a limited role to pay, but in a group conversation, the role of servers increases to merge the entire process and it is here where the problem of vulnerability kicks in. [Full Article...]

Google Doodle marks the 96th Birth Anniversary of Har Gobind Khorana

Google Doodle marks the 96th Birth Anniversary of Har Gobind Khorana Khorana's love for science began at an early age and that was thanks to his father who believed in the value of education. In 1960 he moved to Institute for Enzyme Research at the University of Wisconsin. Har Khorana, a 20 century titan of science who was awarded the Nobel after showing how DNA formed a blueprint for life, was given a 21st century honor today: the daily Google Doodle. [Full Article...]

Sony Xperia XA2 vs XA2 Ultra: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XA2 vs XA2 Ultra: What's the difference? Lastly, the company also introduced an entry level Sony Xperia L2 along with the above-mentioned smartphones. Talking about the smartphones, the Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra differ in terms of some of the specifications. Sony Xperia XA2 comes in silver, black, blue and pink, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra replaces to pink with gold and the Xperia L2 offers black, gold and pink hue... [Full Article...]

Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Turn 2018 Golden Globes Into Date Night

Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Turn 2018 Golden Globes Into Date Night I love you so much". 'I'm so glad you clarified that because it was really awkward! She noted, "Also, I want to say, Laura Dern , Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz, we sat at a table, pledged allegiance to each other and commitment to each other and this is ours to share . [Full Article...]

Acer Chromebook 11 - Great for Content Consumption, Productivity, Fun

Acer Chromebook 11 - Great for Content Consumption, Productivity, Fun Both models come with two USB 3.1 Type-C ports which can be used for a variety of things. The Acer Chromebook 11 is powered by an unknown Intel Celeron processor which is paired with 4 GB RAM . To recall, the previously launched Chromebook 11 C771 was also shipped with the same resolution. The device already supports Android apps but there may still be limits on what apps can run. [Full Article...]

Alexa will cook your food for you in 2018

Alexa will cook your food for you in 2018 Expect to see the cooking features in use very soon. Whirlpool has developed an Alexa skill for its line of connected microwaves, which will allow users to "configure, start and operate" their devices entirely hands-free. Additionally, Amazon has also announced that Alexa Fund, the company's venture capital arm, has invested in June Life, makers of the June Oven , a countertop smart oven that mak... [Full Article...]

CES 2018: LG showcases 88-inches OLED display with an 8K resolution

CES 2018: LG showcases 88-inches OLED display with an 8K resolution LG Display is going to showcase its new display at CES 2018 which is an 88inch panel with 8K resolution. We're now seeing a growth 4K TVs and HDR content that is slowly but surely going mainstream. ChannelNews is also tipping that Samsung , Philips and several Chinese brands along with Japanese brand Sharp will reveal 8K TV's at CES. LCD 8K panels have backlights, so can therefore adapt brig... [Full Article...]

Snapchat's New Feature Lets You Look Back At 2017

Snapchat's New Feature Lets You Look Back At 2017 To end the closed nature of its platform, Snapchat is creating a new distribution method called Stories Everywhere , which would allow its content to be embedded on other platforms and pages. According to Cheddar , Snap also restructured its content division around four executives: Mike Su, who will oversee content-related product development; Michael DiBenedetto, who will lead content strate... [Full Article...]

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

'Tiger Zinda Hai' races past Rs. 100 crore at Box-Office East-West-North-South, the biz witnesses REMARKABLE growth... Also, the movie has surpassed the collection of Aamir Khan's Dangal movie which has collected around Rs 41.29 crores on its third day of the release. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, " Tiger Zinda Hai " brings together Salman and Katrina after a gap of 5 years. Friday 34.10 cr, Sat 35.30 cr, Sun 45.53 cr. [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio intros new Rs.199 and Rs.299 prepaid plans

Reliance Jio intros new Rs.199 and Rs.299 prepaid plans Earlier this month, telecom operator Idea Cellular revised its ₹198 prepaid plan to offer more data to its customers. As such, the plan only offers 4.2GB of 4G data for the entire 28 days validity period, with a daily limit of 0.15GB. The daily limit on Free Calls is 250 minutes and the weekly limit on free calls is 1200 minutes. The company announced that it will additionally provide surprise... [Full Article...]

Eric Schmidt steps down as Alphabet's executive chairman

Eric Schmidt steps down as Alphabet's executive chairman He resigned as chief executive in 2011, paving the way for Page to reassume the role of CEO. Schmidt joined Google in 2001 as CEO, three years after the search giant was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin . Schmidt joked when he stepped down in 2011 that "day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!" Alphabet's "Other Bets" businesses include self-driving vehicle company Waymo, a... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi riles BJP with 'Lie Hard' film barb

Rahul Gandhi riles BJP with 'Lie Hard' film barb Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] December 23 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said the "so-called" 2G scam was created out of fear by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Congress chief will talk to leaders from South Gujarat , North Gujarat, Central Gujarat and the Saurashtra-Kutch region and ascertain the reasons behind the party's defe... [Full Article...]

LG sharpens display colour with "Nano-IPS" in 2018

LG sharpens display colour with This technology involves the use of nanometer-sized particles to absorb excess light wavelengths on the screen. Unlike the Ultrafine 5K monitor which is 5120×2880, the extra pixels here over a 4K monitor are all horizontal, so it's still only 2160 pixels high, but you do get the 5120-pixel width that make the most difference for a lot of applications. [Full Article...]

It's going to be a long summer's day today, seriously

It's going to be a long summer's day today, seriously The Winter Solstice is being livestreamed from inside the Newgrange site in Co Meath. What does the sun do on the winter solstice ? The Google Doodle is available for most countries within the Northern Hemisphere since the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing its summer solstice . [Full Article...]

Apple admits it's making older iPhones slow down

But the good news is that it's not for the reason you might think. REUTERS/Jason ReedA new Rose Gold iPhone 7 Plus with dual cameras is shown in Australian's flagship Apple store in Sydney, September 16, 2016 as the iPhone 7 range goes on sale for the first time. [Full Article...]

Apple finally admits it deliberately slows down old iPhones

Apple finally admits it deliberately slows down old iPhones According to Futuremark, Apple has not been deliberately slowing the phones . The company went on to say that the iPhone 6 contains a feature that slows the phone down "only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down" due to a depleted battery. [Full Article...]


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