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Research Apple's HomePod speaker delayed until next year
Author: 0 Apple's HomePod speaker delayed until next year

Although Siri was early to the voice assistant party, the company is late to the smart speaker trend. From Amazon's new Echo lineup to Google Home and Google Home Mini , there's no shortage of more affordable smart speakers on the market, many of which will be discounted for Black Friday .

Research Apple pushes back its HomePod launch until
Author: 0 Apple pushes back its HomePod launch until "early" 2018

Apple HomePod will be its first big new hardware product since the Apple Watch. Tim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies, called Apple's decision is a "smart move", that buys the company time to get it right. Apple sets no firm date and just states vaguely that they are planning a release for early 2018. You better come up with another gift, because HomePod won't be released in time.

Research OnePlus officially unveils the OnePlus 5T smartphone
Author: 0 OnePlus officially unveils the OnePlus 5T smartphone

Apparently, the back panel of the phone undergoes two lots of sandblasting before receiving an anti-fingerprint layer. Pair all that with the price of Rs 32,999, which is unchanged from their last flagship OnePlus 5 . There is no wireless charging. It's the latter which makes the OnePlus 5T particularly enticing. OnePlus 5T features a 6.01-inch, 18:9 ratio, 2,160×1,080 pixels, Full Optic AMOLED display that looks handsome with the all-aluminum, sleek body.

Research New Planetary Discovery Is An Important Step For Finding Another Earth
Author: 0 New Planetary Discovery Is An Important Step For Finding Another Earth

Ross 128b orbits its host star once every 9.9 days and is 20 times closer to its host star than Earth is to the sun . Those wobbles shift stars' spectrums, and by tracking these shifts, HARPS can infer planets are present. Flaring stars can blast nearby planets with lots of radiation, stripping away their atmospheres and making them uninhabitable. But even if solar flares billions of years ago stripped away the planet's atmosphere, it could have been replenished by gases emanating from the ...

Author: 0 Android distribution numbers for November show nearly no change for Oreo

Google has been trying to tackle the crippling issue of Android fragmentation for years now, but the latest evidence seems to prove the firm's efforts are futile . Now some of you might be confused as, phones like OnePlus, Samsung and some Android skins will indicate to you which app is draining your battery, but with this new update, it will become a feature included with the Android operating system rather than manufacturer enabled feature.

Research IPhone X Face ID Spoofed By Composite Mask
Author: 0 IPhone X Face ID Spoofed By Composite Mask

As mentioned at the time, Apple assured those interested that Face ID can't be fooled by photos or masks and is so secure that it is enabled to authorise Apple Pay. The new technology has passed nearly all the security tests with flying colours; until a security firm called Bkav allegedly created a mask to beat the FaceID.

Research Dream Chaser successfully completes glide flight
Author: 0 Dream Chaser successfully completes glide flight

The previous one took place in October 2013 but was marred by a landing gear failure, which caused the Dream Chaser ETA to skid off the runway. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center said in November 11 statement that the glide flight "verified and validated the performance of the Dream Chaser in the critical final approach and landing phase of flight".

Author: 0 Qualcomm rejects $103bn takeover bid from rival Broadcom

Broadcom itself has yet to close its $5.5bn acquisition of Brocade which was announced in November a year ago, while Qualcomm is still wrangled in regulatory processes following its $38bn deal for Dutch semiconductor NXP. The combined company would be third-largest chipmaker behind Intel and Samsung. Qualcomm has been facing a series of investigations around the world linked to its dominance in the smartphone chip segment.

Research Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 3 Trailer Reveals Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Author: 0 Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 3 Trailer Reveals Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The next characters coming to Injustice 2 via the Fighter Pack 3 DLC have finally been revealed and it's safe to say that nobody saw this one coming. The best thing is that their appearance is based on the '90s films. The PC release will include all previously released DLC for the game on the console versions available at purchase.

Research Hulu and Nintendo bring streaming service to the Switch
Author: 0 Hulu and Nintendo bring streaming service to the Switch

While Nintendo did not state that such services would never be available, they did deflect questions regarding streaming apps on the Nintendo Switch . This will be the very first video streaming app on the Nintendo Switch , though it'll only be available for North American users as Hulu is a US-based service.

Research Apple finally fixes
Author: 0 Apple finally fixes "i" autocorrect issue

Thankfully, the company is pushing out an update to iOS 11 today that should solve the problem. Not only did the bug frustrate many people, some complained on social media that Apple was taking too long to fix the issue. The feature is now available to developers and members of the public using the latest iOS 11 .2 beta. You can update your iPhone to iOS 11 .1.1 by going to Settings General Software Update .

Research Facebook wants your nude photos
Author: 0 Facebook wants your nude photos

If you're anxious someone might try to spread nude photos of you, Facebook has a possible solution for you: Send your nude photos to them first. The Australian government's Office of the eSafety Commissioner announced it is joining a pilot program with Facebook to prevent intimate images of users from appearing against their will on the world's largest social network.

Author: 0 Scientists: Sheep recognize faces as people

Recognizing a person that is familiar from 3-D life requires "complex image processing", the authors say, because the sheep must translate their memory of the person to a 2-D picture. And humans use faces for more than recognition, he wrote: "Our emotions, the open and instinctive emotions that Darwin wrote about, as well as the hidden or repressed ones that Freud wrote about, are displayed on our faces, along with our thoughts and intentions".

Research Lamborghini introduced supercar the future of 2040
Author: 0 Lamborghini introduced supercar the future of 2040

In addition to its highly anticipated Urus SUV, Lamborghini is now developing an electric sports vehicle in a joint venture with two Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT ) laboratories. In fact, there's nothing really conventional about how power is developed in the Terzo Millennio . Another innovative feature of the Terzo Millenio is the integration of energy storage technology into its carbon fiber body and structures.

Author: 0 Data Enables Google Search To Serve Estimated Restaurant Wait Times

The fact that a restaurant is busy at 3PM on a Thursday afternoon doesn't necessarily mean you'll have to wait ages for service - there may be more staff working, for instance. Wait times are calculated based on "anonymized historical data" pulled from Google users who have opted into Google's (somewhat creepy ) smartphone location history program.

Research Texas church shooting: What we know about alleged gunman
Author: 0 Texas church shooting: What we know about alleged gunman

A law enforcement official who was briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press that more than 20 people were killed in the shooting. He did not know if the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot or was killed by deputies. "We are hearing names of the victims, and it's devastating", Matula said. President Trump tweeted from his trip to Asia: "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas".

Research Qualcomm up after rumor of Broadcom interest
Author: 0 Qualcomm up after rumor of Broadcom interest

As for Broadcom , its CEO Hock Tan has a huge appetite when it comes to acquisitions and states that he is interested in more deals, which could be halted thanks to the intervention of US regulators since Qualcomm is a USA -based technology company.

Research Tesla Inc. (TSLA) PT Lowered to $195.00
Author: 0 Tesla Inc. (TSLA) PT Lowered to $195.00

Tesla stock closed at $321.08 Wednesday, down 3.15%, and was falling further in after-hours trading. That's the message this week from Nomura Instinet, which reiterated its Buy rating on the electric automaker, noting Tesla will eventually figure out its production issues with the new Model 3 sedan.

Author: 0 Airtel Q2 profit plunges 76.5% to Rs 343 cr on tariff wars

These factors will eventually force consolidation among operators and exits as the industry has witnessed in the recent past, he added. "The consolidated revenues for Q2'18 at Rs 21,777 crore, Y-o-Y drop of 10.4% (reported drop of 11.7%) on an underlying basis (viz.

Research Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Pro LTE coming this holiday season
Author: 0 Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Pro LTE coming this holiday season

And Microsoft is making some bold claims for the device as well. There's a catch though - it will only be available for business customers, at least initially. If that timing sounds familiar, it's because a Microsoft employee accidentally revealed it during an Ignite session last month . The new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced , comes with a purpose-built state of the art LTE architecture for a new class of always on connectivity from nearly anywhere on the planet.

Author: 0 Razer Phone With 8GB RAM, 120Hz Display, Dual Cameras, and More Leaked

If this display is similar to existing phones with 120Hz screens from Japanese OEM Sharp, it may sport a sort of adaptive refresh-sync technology to eliminate tearing and provide smoother motion. However, rumors from the past also suggest that the smartphone could possibly house an 8-megapixel selfies camera. Instead of going for a compact body and curvy lines, Razer seems to have adopted the out-of-date design ideas of Nextbit , the smartphone startup it purchased .

Research NASA Reveals All The 'Spooky' Sounds Of The Solar System
Author: 0 NASA Reveals All The 'Spooky' Sounds Of The Solar System

USA space agency NASA has shared a playlist of spooky space sounds that will make your skin crawl in time for the traditional Halloween celebrations. However, it sounds more like a creature rapping at the window sill or scurrying across a hard floor. The interaction causes the rhythmic sound heard on the recording.

Research India now 2nd-largest smartphone market; Xiaomi catching up on Samsung
Author: 0 India now 2nd-largest smartphone market; Xiaomi catching up on Samsung

Today, India is celebrating yet another milestone: according to Canalys , the country's smartphone market has officially surpassed that of the U.S. On the other hand, Xiaomi is close to Samsung with 9.2 million units, growing a surprising 290 percent compared to the same quarter in 2016. Redmi India's Twitter page has revealed Xiaomi is working on a selfie-centric smartphone series.

Author: 0 OnePlus 5T might arrive on November 16

The device is expected to come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with Adreno 540 GPU. An official-looking image of the OnePlus 5T is also shown on the leaked slide, along with the tagline: "Larger display". This may not be true as Android Oreo is still in the beta phase in OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 devices. The OnePlus 5T will be quite similar to the OnePlus 5 in terms of hardware (expect for the screen and back mounted fingerprint reader).

Research Nintendo Reveals Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Set for Next Month
Author: 0 Nintendo Reveals Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Set for Next Month

Look out for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to mobile devices this November. Nintendo's on the verge of releasing its next major mobile game . In-app purchases are available, and there's Leaf Tickets in-game currency that you can use for getting resources or speed up build times. From there you can do all sorts of things while you pay it off....make furniture, fish, do chores, chat with animal neighbors, shop, gather materials by visiting beaches and islands, and create ...

Research Apple Lowers Face ID Accuracy to Bump Shipments Up
Author: 0 Apple Lowers Face ID Accuracy to Bump Shipments Up

It seems that some of these deals may close soon and could ramp up the iPhone X production in the new year. Regardless of whether or not these allegations are true, Apple has seemingly done its due diligence with design and testing of the Face ID system.

Research IPhone X pre-booking has already started at a few stores
Author: 0 IPhone X pre-booking has already started at a few stores

Both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus got a cost cut after the dispatch of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus , in this way prompting increased deals. The survey found, "The excitement surrounding the iPhone X appears to be magnitudes higher than actual purchase intent - 48 percent of respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they were 'excited for the iPhone X".

Research Air scare: Cell phone catches fire on Delhi-Indore Jet Airways flight
Author: 0 Air scare: Cell phone catches fire on Delhi-Indore Jet Airways flight

Now, the South Korean tech giant is again in the news story for something bad as the latest incident has occurred in India in the mid-air last week. This is a question of safety of passengers in flights. Adding more stress to the situation was the fact that the fire extinguishers that did not work, the couple said.

Research Google is investigating reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn
Author: 0 Google is investigating reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn

Google issued a statement to The Verge saying it is "actively investigating" users' reports . Following the October debut of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , early reviews for the Pixel 2 XL began to call out issues with the display. In a statement to The Verge , a Google spokesperson said: "The Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED technology, including QHD+ resolution, wide color gamut, and high contrast ratio for natural and lovely colors and renderings".

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch adds video capture and USB headphone support

DOOM , the latest entry in the series developed by id Software, is hitting Nintendo Switch ( Amazon, $299.99 ) in all regions next month, but it's been confirmed that the game will not be taking advantage of all of the console's unique features, such as motion controls.

Author: 0 Google Chrome 62 is now rolling out with changed security behaviors

Chrome users have previously been able to use the standalone Chrome Cleanup Tool to remove harmful software. The first is related to extensions and sees Chrome now detect when user settings have been changed without a user's consent. It may be a good move to get rid of the malicious software, however, it will have a negative impact on the performance, Chrome has been already criticized for the RAM usage and this move will only make it worse.

Research Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 636 with Kryo cores
Author: 0 Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 636 with Kryo cores

At its annual 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong past year, Qualcomm revealed its first 5G modem , the Snapdragon X50. Talking of the 5G reference smartphone, it will be helpful for companies in testing 5G modems, networks and radios. Qualcomm revealed details of its milestone at its 4G/5G Summit, now underway in Hong Kong, at which it also announced enhanced support for devices operating in the 600MHz spectrum; a new Snapdragon mobile platform with improved gaming and display features; and a ...

Research Mobile drops unlimited LTE perk for trips to Canada and Mexico
Author: 0 Mobile drops unlimited LTE perk for trips to Canada and Mexico

You won't keep running into overages (this is T-Mobile), however, you'll need to manage with speeds as low as 128 Kbps on the off chance that you go over your fast allotment. Once the 5GB limit is used, customers will still get unlimited data, but it will throttled to " Simple Global speeds ", which is about 128Kbps. Additionally, those with topped plans can never again utilize their Data Stash while in Canada or Mexico.It's not surprising that T-Mobile would do this.

Research Russian Federation 2018 World Cup ticket applications pass 2 million mark
Author: 0 Russian Federation 2018 World Cup ticket applications pass 2 million mark

Didier Deschamps' side avoided any final day slip-ups as they saw off Belarus 2-1, courtesy of first-half goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud. In Africa, there are still three places up for grabs as the third and final round of qualifying enters the last two group games. The finale of this round of qualification also saw the play-off places finalised, which will decide the remaining four spots from the continent, joining Russian Federation and the nine group winners in ...

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