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Some HP laptops need battery replacements due to serious safety concerns

Some HP laptops need battery replacements due to serious safety concerns Affected models are the HP Probook 64x (G2 and G3); HP ProBook 65x (G2 and G3); HP x360 310 G2; HP Envy m6; HP Pavilion x360; HP 11 notebook; and the HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4 and Studio G3) mobile workstations. If so, there are also instructions on how to put your notebook into "battery safety mode" for the time being - effectively discharging and disabling the battery, meaning you'll have to use ... [Full Article...]

Zuckerberg Pledges To Fix Facebook in 2018

Zuckerberg Pledges To Fix Facebook in 2018 Facebook previous year told U.S. lawmakers that 126 million of its users might have seen content produced and circulated by Russian operatives during the 2016 USA election. For instance, in past years he has promised to run every day, start a book club, and, most memorably, to only eat meat that he killed with his own hands. [Full Article...]

Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Off-road details, more pics revealed

Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Off-road details, more pics revealed While it's only a three and a half mile route in total, it takes you over some seriously arduous terrain. With all that, you'd expect something special under the angular bodywork, and you'd not be wrong. All-wheel drive is permanently engaged. The gear ratio of the transfer case is then changed from 1.00 in high range to 2.93 which is shorter than its predecessor's 2.1. [Full Article...]

Pixel 2 XL Users Report Voice Messaging Issue, Google Promises Fix

The low volume persists regardless of whether the listener is using headphones or the speaker on the receiving phone. Some Google Pixel 2 XL users have reported a volume flaw that reduces the sound level of audio clips sent through messaging apps such as Google Allo , Instagram , and Telegram among others. [Full Article...]

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to know

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to know That means if you use a desktop, laptop, smartphone or cloud service from Apple , Google , Amazon or Microsoft you might be vulnerable. Apple on Thursday confirmed that Meltdown and Spectre - the Google-discovered attacks that exploit a security flaw that affects nearly everything with a processor - can be used against its devices too. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch fastest selling console of all time — Tech Trendspotting

You can be playing a game in the vehicle on the way home, then continue playing on the TV once you get home. If the Switch stuff doesn't quite do it for you, then this is a good week to pull your Nintendo 3DS out. Back when the Wii launched, it sold around four million units in the same amount of time, so the Switch has beat it out. The classic "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim " and " Doom ... [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Limited Edition Breaks Cover

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Limited Edition Breaks Cover Now, aside from the Lava Red OnePlus 5T , the company had also introduced the Star Wars Edition of the device, and also the Sandstone variant of the phone. The design language is similar to the standard edition, but few facets are influenced by the "planet Crait" from the movie. The volume rockers and power button remains black, and the alert slider has red shade. [Full Article...]

After Filing For Bankruptcy, Peripheral Maker Mad Catz Is Making A Comeback

After Filing For Bankruptcy, Peripheral Maker Mad Catz Is Making A Comeback After filing for bankruptcy past year, third party peripheral maker Mad Catz has announced a surprise return. More from Mad Catz is expected then. In addition to an overview of some new accessories it has on the way, it plans to further showcase them at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place next week. [Full Article...]

Paladins is Getting PUBG Style Battle Royale Mode

Paladins is Getting PUBG Style Battle Royale Mode In related news, Hi=Rez also announced a new Team Death Match mode, a new map and there 's also the keynote speech from the expo (see videos below). The update will include a new champion, Moji . The Paladins spin on the mode will come, of course, in the variety of abilities employed by their roster of champions. [Full Article...]

App Store 2017 Sales Set New Year's Day Record of $300 Million

App Store 2017 Sales Set New Year's Day Record of $300 Million Android app developers will no longer have the access to Buddybuild beginning in March. "For iOS developers, Buddybuild can take care of all the work associated with code signing, and managing provisioning profiles for you". Basically, the company focuses on debugging and integration of mobile platforms. Mobile game developers are certainly not ruling out ads as a way to drive adoption ... [Full Article...]

How Apple Inc. Stock May Be Affected By Battery Replacements, Tax Reform

How Apple Inc. Stock May Be Affected By Battery Replacements, Tax Reform Due to the rush, Fowler had one recommendation for people who want to replace their device's battery: "Just hurry up and do it". Unfortunately, once they get there, they are facing long lines and being told their stores are out of batteries. [Full Article...]

Uber ex-CEO Kalanick plans to sell 29 per cent of stake

Uber ex-CEO Kalanick plans to sell 29 per cent of stake The transaction would be part of the tender offer in which SoftBank Group agreed to buy shares in Uber valuing it at $48 billion, a huge discount from its last fundraising valuation . GV, the venture arm of Google parent company Alphabet, is selling "significantly less" than half its stake, according to Bloomberg's sources. In October 2017, another Alphabet investment firm, CapitalG, said tha... [Full Article...]

Amazon in Talks to Push Advertisements Through Echo Devices

Amazon in Talks to Push Advertisements Through Echo Devices Breaking down the numbers, CIRP estimates that in the US, the average annual spending at Amazon.com for Amazon Prime members is approximately $1,300; the average annual spending for Amazon Echo owners is approximately $1,700; and overall, all US Amazon customers spend approximately $1,000 annually. [Full Article...]

LG announces a 4K UHD projector that will debut at CES

LG announces a 4K UHD projector that will debut at CES On top of that 4K resolution there is also support for HDR meaning a wider range of colours and contrast can be displayed. Just in case that's not enough for the users, they can also connect their own own speakers or a soundbar through the optical output, HDMI or via Bluetooth. [Full Article...]

Iranian Government Blocks Internet, Social Media in Attempt to Shut Down Protests

Iranian Government Blocks Internet, Social Media in Attempt to Shut Down Protests Iranian authorities are wary of social media, which has fuelled prior protests, and previous year declared their intent to eventually restrict the country's internet users to a national intranet . We are proud that Telegram is used by thousands of massive opposition channels all over the world. In that post , he stood by the app's use in arranging the demonstrations, writing: "We consider free... [Full Article...]

How To Check Your iPhone's Battery Life

Last week, it was discovered that Apple was slowing down older iPhones on purpose. Apple's power management monitors a combination of the iPhone temperature, battery charge, and the battery's impedance (the company does not say how it can monitor the impedance of a battery). [Full Article...]

Amazon says it shipped 5 billion items to Prime customers in 2017

Amazon says it shipped 5 billion items to Prime customers in 2017 Notably, among all manufacturers and categories, the Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot were the best-selling products purchased by Prime members in the US. Amazon notes that the Instant Pot was also the most gifted item in 2017 while also being the item users most frequently added to their wish list. [Full Article...]

Samsung Is Making AR Glasses To Help The Visually Impaired

Samsung Is Making AR Glasses To Help The Visually Impaired When it debuted at Mobile World Congress previous year, Relúmĭno used a Samsung smartphone coupled with a Gear VR headset to enhance real-life images for those that struggle with their sight. Doctors may also be able to access a web and cloud service to monitor patients' recovery remotely. Pair the glasses with a smartphone and they'll translate video from a built-in camera into easier-to-see ... [Full Article...]

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Throws $4M Party For Employees

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Throws $4M Party For Employees Spiegel acquired the necessary permits to host almost 5,000 guests months ahead of December 31. According to TMZ , Spiegel and Snap rented out " Microsoft Theater and virtually every venue facing Microsoft Square - Katsuya , Lucky Strike , Tom's Urban, Conga Room and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill". [Full Article...]

Germany to fine social media firms that don't remove hateful content

Germany to fine social media firms that don't remove hateful content The NetzDG law has technically been in place since October 2017, but large companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were given a three-month grace period to prepare themselves. Facebook's system for NetzDG compliance exists outside of its regular reporting frameworks, and it involves screenshotting offending posts and choosing one of 20 options that most closely matches the problem with the sp... [Full Article...]


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