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by | December 15, 2017 | 12:26

Interestingly, Amazon added Prime Video support for the Apple TV just last week, which might also be the reason for them to restart the sale of Apple TV in their store now. Apple did not respond to a request for comment. It intensified this fall, when Google began to block YouTube on Amazon's new Echo Show smart speaker with built-in display - a move that was ostensibly about Amazon violating YouTube's terms of service.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:13

Fortunately, there's still hope that Net Neutrality can be saved. The rules, which were passed during the Obama administration in 2015, barred internet service providers from blocking websites or content in favor of others. "There would be a great deal of resistance" to any type of discrimination, says Doug Brake, a policy analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington think tank.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:15

The smart speaker project is being led by an executive named Patrick Chomet, who had joined Samsung previous year. It will synchronize with TVs, Galaxy smartphones and other Samsung devices. Last we heard, Samsung had confirmed that it's working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker, saying that it'll be launched soon. It will also work with the SmartThings service and product network, the company Samsung acquired back in 2014.

by | December 15, 2017 | 03:41

The trial will also contain the Multiverse mode, where trial players can get their hands on select DLC characters. Players will get a chance to experience every facet of the game, including Chapters 1 through 3 of the game's immersive Story Mode, all multiplayer and online modes, and the full roster of the game's base characters, with the exception of Brainiac.

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:56

The most powerful iMac ever is now available in Malaysia. Which means that we will only get to see the new iMac Pro this year and according to the Apple website , it should be available starting 14 December, well at least in the USA and some other regions minus India.

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:28

NASA's Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter. Despite being long-lived, Jupiter's Great Red Spot hasn't been a model of consistency. Jupiter's Great Red Spot comprises of a huge red oval radiating a crimson color over the clouds located in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter.

by | December 14, 2017 | 17:14

The distrust - at least publicly - that the U.S. shows for Russian Federation is well-known. President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the US government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence.

by | December 14, 2017 | 14:44

Cortana: Microsoft will bring the Cortana virtual assistant to its Android launcher app and to Cheetah Mobile's Android launcher . The search engine will now be able to pull information from multiple sources, rather than just one. The company has added new AI features to Office 365 which will enable the users to make their daily work easy and fast. The AI research aims to provide better nuance to search query answers.

by | December 14, 2017 | 12:17

Now we don't know whether Crytek and Cloud Imperium settled things when the latter chose to move to the Lumberyard. This lawsuit, filed in USA district court in California, has the potential to disrupt development of a game that is already more than five years in development and has yet to deliver on many promises to its backers.

by | December 14, 2017 | 10:51

Sometimes the company makes haste in an update for fixing bugs and it goes all wrong . iOS 11.2.1 update will fix the bug in HomeKit for you, which allowed hackers to get access to your smart home gadgets such as smart locks. It's recommended to download the OTA update over Wi-Fi. There's also the usual bug fixes. Apple Watch users should keep in mind that once you install beta software, you can not downgrade back to the public release.

by | December 14, 2017 | 05:19

Advocates to keep net neutrality said that they will fight the FCC decision if the federal agency chooses to repeal Obama's rules. The FCC is made up of five members and is now chaired by Trump appointee Ajit Pai . It is a setback for Google parent Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc, which had urged Pai not to rescind the rules. "Changing the rules around net neutrality will have major implications for commerce and nearly every aspect of modern life", Rosenblum said.

by | December 14, 2017 | 05:08

Once the update hits your device, you will be given the option to opt-in. Google once said that it had no plans to bring the voice-enabled Google Assistant to tablets , but it has reversed the decision today. Tablet users are said to represent 53.1% of users. One caveat that Google notes is the Assistant will only be coming for users using English in the US.

by | December 13, 2017 | 21:34

Christmas at Sandringham is likely to be the first of many for the American, who will Wednesday Harry sometime in May in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The couple plans to Wednesday at Windsor Castle next May. Fans start queuing up early to greet the Royals as they walk the 330 yards to the 16th-century church, normally led by Prince Philip.

by | December 13, 2017 | 21:30

EU regulators are especially anxious about a likely dominance of Lufthansa in European skies following the takeover. Meanwhile, Niki's aircraft have continued to fly as it is not subject to the same bankruptcy conditions as Air Berlin. Lufthansa had already offered to give up numerous precious takeoff and landing slots it originally wanted under the deal. The European Commission "has clearly indicated that an acquisition of Niki and its integration into the Eurowings group would now not be ...

by | December 13, 2017 | 21:15

Inspired by a Telugu movie " Yevadu ", in which a plastic surgeon gives an injured youngster another man's face, Swathi Reddy (27) hatched a plan to kill her husband with the help of her lover B Rajesh , who is a physiotherapist. The pair then disfigured her husbands face and dumped his body in the nearby Nawabpet forest after partially burning it to prevent identification, investigating officer Inspector Srinivas Rao said .

by | December 13, 2017 | 20:00

Bezos says it had "a great ride". On Tuesday, Blue Origin finally put the revamped New Shepard system to the test. Blue Origin hopes to fly people onboard its aircraft by early 2019, so expect next year to be a very active one for the company in terms of testing and preparations.

by | December 13, 2017 | 17:06

The bird is thought to have stood at around 5ft10in tall and weigh 223lbs. Once grounded, some penguin species became much larger, growing from about 80cm tall to twice the size. Penguins share a common ancestor with flying birds from which they diverged millions of years ago, losing the ability to get airborne but becoming accomplished swimmers instead.

by | December 13, 2017 | 17:05

Other notable top searches included the Bus Éireann strike, Harvey Weinstein and Netflix's controversial TV series " 13 reasons why ". The Samsung Galaxy S8 is perhaps unexpectedly the company's lone Google search standout, in fourth place, followed by the Xbox One X, Nokia 3310, Razer Phone, OPPO F5, OnePlus 5, and Nokia 6.

by | December 13, 2017 | 16:19

OnePlus 5T also offers an 18:9 edge-to-edge display. LG V30 + is one of the smartphones from the company to offer a "FullVision" display with an OLED panel. Voice Recognition uses a combination of the user's voice and user-defined keywords (optimally three to five syllables) to unlock the V30. The phone was first unveiled during the IFA Berlin and was launched later in company's homeland, South Korea.

by | December 13, 2017 | 16:07

Today, Dragon sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station filled with almost 4,800 pounds of crew supplies, station hardware and new research gear. (2,177 kilograms) of food, supplies and science gear - and maybe even some Christmas presents - for the station's astronaut crew. Both previously flown - the booster in June 2017 and Dragon in April 2015.

by | December 13, 2017 | 10:25

Initially oval, the island's southern shore eroded rapidly, allowing the Pacific Ocean to break through into the lake at the center of the island. NASA researchers are studying the formation of a new Pacific Ocean island in order to find clues for where to search for past life on Mars.

by | December 13, 2017 | 10:12

Make this year more memorable, get ready to encounter the picturesque meteor shower tonight. "It's either a near-Earth asteroid or an extinct comet, sometimes called a rock comet". In addition to the Geminid meteor shower , several lovely pairings of the crescent moon with the planets Jupiter and Mars can also be viewed on the morning of Dec-ember 15 at around 4am, stated the group.

by | December 13, 2017 | 10:08

The top five OEMs are Samsung , Apple, Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo, according to IDC. This particular Clear ID in-display fingerprint sensor is best for infinity displays as it activates only when needed. Lookin at a user manual that was uploaded to Samsung's website , it gives us some minor details as to what will be coming in next year's Galaxy A-series phones.

by | December 13, 2017 | 09:47

So while yes, it appears Apple does intentionally slow down older iPhones, it does so with only older batteries. "I did a Geekbench score, and found I was getting 1466 Single and 2512 Multi". An analysis by Futuremark has proved that an older iPhone with a fully functioning battery is no slower than it was at the time of launch . Less than six weeks is too short of a time frame for me to draw definitive conclusions about the success of the company's new high-end device.

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:53

A new page will open with the option to follow the hashtag. Which also means you're going to want to know how to unfollow hashtags on Instagram , because finding the flawless balance of familiar and new content is definitely going to take some fine-tuning.

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:23

There's Microsoft's new Q# quantum programming language, a quantum simulator that can run on "a typical laptop" and a set of extensions for Microsoft's Visual Studio development software. But applications in fields such as drug design and catalyst development are likely to materialize sooner, as they're able to make use of smaller quantum computers with hundreds of qubits, compared to the thousands required to break cryptography.

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:09

Pushing all the graphics on the 5K display is the AMD Radeon Pro Vega with 8GB of HBM2, enabling the device to fetch data at up to 400GB per second and pushing up to 11 teraflops of power. Whether this means it'll launch this week or next, at least we're getting close. All of those screens connect using the four Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C ports on the back of the machine.

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:06

Twitter said on Tuesday it would make it easier for users to build "tweetstorms" by linking together posts in " threads " to expound at length at the famously short-form messaging service. Twitter tells us there's now a limit of 25 entries in a thread , but that number may be subject to change depending on how the feature is adopted by the wider user base.

by | December 13, 2017 | 02:29

While that may sound like word salad to some, Google is working on what it calls " appsperiments ", which are photography experiences built using experimental technology. The new feature has started rolling out to those who use the Google Phone app. It produces a "contact sheet" of photos with a monochrome filter, then you can save the entire sheet or individual photos.

by | December 13, 2017 | 00:26

Taking all of this into account, the fact that Detective Pikachu was well received in Japan upon its launch previous year, and that a second chapter to the story has already been promised by developers, diehard Pokemon fans in the West will likely be elated to have the chance to play it.

by | December 13, 2017 | 00:21

The Switch has a hit a major milestone after just nine months on sale, and will probably outsell the Wii U in just one year. The company sold 13.56 million Wii Us in total, in its four-and-a-half-year lifespan. In that instance you simply lift the Switch unit out of its dock and you can continue your game on the go without any interruption. Sony announced that the PS4 had sold over 10 million units in August 2014, nine months removed from its November 2013 launch.

by | December 13, 2017 | 00:17

The technology is now in mass production "with a top five OEM", and a live demonstration will be taking place at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in just a few weeks on a "full-production, soon to be announced Tier 1 customer phone".

by | December 12, 2017 | 18:40

By issuing the correct voice commands, Alexa will wake up users with the song, playlist, or news channel of their choice. Some are certainly too good to miss out on: the discounted Amazon Fire TV with 4K and Alexa Voice Remote for starters.

by | December 12, 2017 | 18:22

When the discussion is about the best Geminids Meteor Shower 2017 locations in India, the first destinations that come to mind are the hill stations in different parts of the country for the abundance of open spaces and clear skies, thus making the views of the spectacle a memorable one.

by | December 12, 2017 | 15:45

You can play around with Eleven, the Demogorgon, and your other favorite characters from Netflix's " Stranger Things; " use Foodmoji and 3D Text stickers when you're feeling hungry; or shoot a celebratory video at your New Year's party with AR balloons and champagne.