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Apple and Qualcomm become best pals... lol jk the sueballs keep flying

Apple and Qualcomm become best pals... lol jk the sueballs keep flying In January, Apple sued Qualcomm for almost US$1 billion in patent royalty rebates that Qualcomm allegedly withheld from Apple. APPLE HAS FIRED a countersuit in the direction of chipmaker Qualcomm, alleging the firm's Snapdragon chips infringe on eight of its battery patents. [Full Article...]

HDMI Forum Releases New HDMI 2.1 Specification Which Supports Higher Resolutions

HDMI Forum Releases New HDMI 2.1 Specification Which Supports Higher Resolutions HDMI 2.1 supports an insane 10K resolution which throws the pixels up to a huge 10240 x 4320, up from the 7680 x 4320 that 8K is capable of. Support for Dynamic HDR is also a nice addition. The new spec will be available to all vendors who have adopted HDMI 2.0 and is backwards compatible with previous HDMI versions. Variable Refresh Rate can reduce or even eliminate lag, screen tearing, and s... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available in flashy Burgundy Red

Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available in flashy Burgundy Red Featuring bright autumn themes, the new Burgundy Red variant of the Galaxy S8 is believed to have been launched in commemoration of the onset of autumn. And as is par for the course with these different color schemes, the new Burgundy Red option is similar in specs to all the other models, save for the color on the back of the phone. [Full Article...]

Epic Games Suing 14-Year-Old Boy for Cheating in Fortnite

Epic Games Suing 14-Year-Old Boy for Cheating in Fortnite Epic makes a teenager "scapegoat", because it is not able to cope with cheaters. Cheats for Fortnite are offered through the website Addicted Cheats , with two people accused of being "support personnel" for the site. While she confirms he did cheat, she also points out her son did not create the cheats, modify the game himself, or make any money from cheating. She points out what she beli... [Full Article...]

Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned off

Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned off Google said it had been collecting the tower addresses for 11 months "as an additional signal to further improve the speed and performance of message delivery". While this data is usually encrypted, it raises concerns for those who would be at risk from being tracked, with Quartz providing examples of "law-enforcement officials or victims of domestic abuse" who would otherwise feel safe just by... [Full Article...]

Budget Bond vehicle: 2019 Aston Martin Vantage has looks that thrill

Budget Bond vehicle: 2019 Aston Martin Vantage has looks that thrill The Vantage is company's most selling model which gets a new design and looks to beat the competitive world of cars. The new Vantage goes on sale immediately, priced from £120,900, and brings a twin-turbo V8 engine and a new level of technology to the popular Porsche 911 rival, which has proved to be Aston's best-selling model to date. [Full Article...]

Apple postpones launch of HomePod speaker until 2018

Apple postpones launch of HomePod speaker until 2018 AI Assistants are more used in smart speakers than phones. Amazon's Echo lineup and Alphabet Inc's Google Home speakers have been dominating the market and with a price tag of U.S. A Google Home Mini costs $49, but the company is also coming out with a higher-end version for $399. However, the tech giant has now said it will start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018. [Full Article...]

Apple Pushes HomePod Release to 2018

Apple Pushes HomePod Release to 2018 But the Cupertino, CA-based Apple says the device needs a little more tinkering. The company is touting the HomePod as a high-fidelity speaker programmed to learn people's tastes so it can become a digital disc jockey that can automatically play tunes that its listeners will like. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5T release date, price and flagship specs REVEALED

OnePlus 5T release date, price and flagship specs REVEALED The OnePlus 5T is available in three colour variants - Midnight Black, Slate Gray and Soft Gold. Also, the screen gets a 18:9 aspect ratio within a build similar to the OnePlus 5 , thanks to a 80.5 per cent screen to body ratio. For selfies, OnePlus has opted for a 16-megapixel sensor. With improved aperture, OnePlus claims the 5T is its best ever phone for low light photography. [Full Article...]

Newly discovered nearby planet could support life

Newly discovered nearby planet could support life In other words, the planet makes the star wobble as it rotates, astronomers were able to measure the wobble with HARPS, and that measurement revealed some key information about the planet, such as its mass and how far away it is from the host star. [Full Article...]

Essential offers up an Android Oreo beta for the Essential Phone

Essential offers up an Android Oreo beta for the Essential Phone However, this time, Google has been a bit late in sharing these details. HTC U11 has been listed on Geekbench running the Android 8.0 Oreo hinting that the software testing is in full swing and if previous release pattern is taken as any indication, the company might deploy the final version to the public en masse by this month end or early December. [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone X FaceID crack attempts; do they work?

Apple iPhone X FaceID crack attempts; do they work? And Bkav's claims do help to highlight one important security concern: The iPhone X only has one biometric modality for authentication. Although Apple says Face ID is more secure than Touch ID, this raises questions about the possibility of false positives not only happening with twins and siblings around the same age, but with people of different sexes and significantly different ages. [Full Article...]

Mini-shuttle glides to safe landing in desert test flight

Mini-shuttle glides to safe landing in desert test flight The Dream Chaser is 30 feet long, about one quarter the length of a space shuttle. But Saturday's first-ever successful test flight of a miniature, new-generation space shuttle was something of a coup for the Sierra Nevada Corp., which had been waiting years to fly. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom's $103B Takeover Bid

Qualcomm Inc . rejected Broadcom Ltd .'s unsolicited $105 billion offer, setting up a potentially hostile showdown between two giants of the chip industry over what would be the biggest technology takeover ever. Qualcomm, which makes the Snapdragon chips found in smartphones and tablets, is the world's No. 3 chip supplier, according to research firm Gartner. [Full Article...]

The Ninja Turtles Are Coming to Injustice 2

The Ninja Turtles Are Coming to Injustice 2 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. They could easily be a fun addition to the game, providing some offbeat style and humor, but with a number of big name DC characters still highly anticipated, the DC portion of the game's roster will need some attention in order to satisfy fan ex... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Hulu release is today

Nintendo Switch Hulu release is today This is despite the fact that the Nintendo Switch is a touchscreen device, and Hulu has used a touchscreen interface before. Out of the top three platforms in the US - Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu - the last of the three has always been considered an underdog. [Full Article...]

Apple finally fixes "i" autocorrect issue

Apple finally fixes The 44.8MB update also takes care issue causing Hey Siri commands to stop working for some users. Now, the page has been updated , instructing users to update to iOS 11 .1.1. Later, iOS will reinstall apps that it removed. Apple's new iOS 11 .1.1 update focuses primarily on bugs and issues which were previously discovered in iOS 11 .1. [Full Article...]

Facebook wants nude photos from Australian users - for a good reason

Facebook wants nude photos from Australian users - for a good reason To make use of the feature, a Facebook user has to fill out a brief form , then begin a Facebook Messenger conversation with themself, send the photo in the conversation, and flag it. The strategy, now in Australia , is to have individuals upload their own naked photos into the messenger app so Facebook can tag it as non-consensual explicit media. [Full Article...]

Apparently These Sheep Can Recognize Emma Watson and Barack Obama

Apparently These Sheep Can Recognize Emma Watson and Barack Obama EWE AGAIN Sheep were trained to recognize celebrity faces, demonstrating that the animals can recognize a familiar human face from a 2-D image. "We chose the celebrities nearly randomly", Morton said , as long as there were lots photos to choose from. [Full Article...]

Lamborghini, MIT Building 'Super Sports Car of the Future'

Lamborghini, MIT Building 'Super Sports Car of the Future' Lamborghini and MIT even said they are also looking into using the car's carbon fiber body as an energy storage medium. Each of the Terzo Millennio's wheels will incorporate an integrated electric engine, which the company says will give it four-wheel torque control and high reversibility. [Full Article...]


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