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by | December 27, 2017 | 15:31

Qualcomm and Synaptics are already working on their native variants of under-display fingerprint technology by with the latter expected to come out with 70 million units of the sensors will be available in the market next year. What this means is that OnePlus 6 will stick to the same near bezel-less design or perhaps go all bezel-free like in the case of the Apple iPhone X .

by | December 27, 2017 | 15:26

Energous is a company that has been working on what many people have lusted after for years: true wireless charging of devices. This ushers in a new era of wireless charging for devices like smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, fitness trackers , earbuds , smart speakers and more.

by | December 27, 2017 | 14:55

Both the smartphones run on ColorOS 3.2, which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat and both of them packs a 3200mAh battery. The Oppo A75 is powered by 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM . OPPO also doesn't mention if it supports payments which is a bummer. Sensors like proximity sensor, accelerometer, and compass sensors are very well available on the device.

by | December 26, 2017 | 22:07

Amazon enjoyed its "biggest" Christmas yet, powered by a holiday sales surge of its Amazon Echo products, the company said Tuesday. Prime membership continued to grow this holiday; in a single week, more than four million people started Prime free trials or began paid memberships, to benefit from the service's free two-day, one-day or same-day shipping.

by | December 26, 2017 | 21:54

Its real estate assets include Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City near Mumbai , and a 1.6-hectare property in New Delhi. Around Rs 10,000 crore will go towards non-recourse, long-term debt to the special goal vehicle (SPV) set up to develop the land parcels at DAKC.

by | December 26, 2017 | 16:56

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty , which had closed at 10,493 points last Friday, was quoting at 10,502.70 points, up by 9.70 points or 0.09 per cent. Mumbai: The rupee edged up 3 paise to 64.02 against the dollar today as the United States currency lost some muscle overseas. Minutes into trading, Sensex was quoting at 33,974.72 points, up by 34.42 points, or 0.10 percent.

by | December 26, 2017 | 12:38

The animation of the smartphones have also improved after the update, say initial reports . The Mi A1 is the first device Xiaomi with a stock Android and a promised upgrade. I'm unable to verify if the charger included with the A1 supports quick charging (I had to send my review unit back), so you may have to buy a new adapter/cable to take advantage of the faster speeds.

by | December 26, 2017 | 11:22

OnePlus 5T was launched last month , and the phone brought some incredible features, amongst them, bezel-less OLED display, dual rear camera sensors and Face Unlock features were a fascination for many users. In addition to OnePlus' proprietary offerings, the OxygenOS 5.0 update for the OnePlus 5 brings all the core Android Oreo features. It is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and includes the Android security patch update for the month of December.

by | December 24, 2017 | 17:12

As telecom companies revamp their prepaid recharge offers to bring the festive cheer to their customers, Vodafone has released a new "never before Unlimited Plan". Rs. 98 4G Recharge pack: Free calling (local, STD & roaming) with 2.1 GB of high-speed 4G data & 140 SMS (local, STD & Roaming) & the validity of the pack is of 14 days.

by | December 24, 2017 | 09:11

The NORAD Tracks Santa website is celebrating its 62nd Anniversary. The American tradition of leaving a snack for Santa on Christmas Eve is said by some to date to the Great Depression , when parents wanted to teach their children the value of giving selflessly to others.

by | December 24, 2017 | 02:06

Steam usually offers the big list of games that can be purchased at a discount . Additionally, the Steam Link and Controller can be had for $34.99. EA is providing deep discounts to PC gamers this holiday season via its Origin Store . The sale ends on January 4, 2018 at 1PM EST. Valve is not just offering big gaming deals.

by | December 23, 2017 | 23:35

And now, they bring a new option to send live videos in direct messages . Right? Well, to share your live video through direct messages , all you have to do is tap on the Direct icon (that paper plane icon ) that appears at the bottom-right corner of the screen while live broadcasting, select the friends you want to share it with, and tap Send.

by | December 23, 2017 | 21:01

Two people from Chicago, along with residents of Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, claim that Apple's iOS updates were created to "purposefully slow down the performance speeds" of the phones "fraudulently forcing iPhone owners to purchase the latest model offered by Apple".

by | December 23, 2017 | 04:55

Blastoff at dusk served as a backdrop for watching key milestones as the rocket climbed away from the Central Coast. The satellites, among 75 to be launched by SpaceX, will provide mobile communications around the globe. The mission with a top-secret National Reconnaissance Office payload was delayed from December. There are three more Iridium launches planned for 2018, which is swapping out about 70 old satellites with new ones.

by | December 22, 2017 | 19:36

Kicking in the new year in the manner it's famous for, Reliance Jio has announced two new offers for its prepaid users. This is slightly more expensive than the most popular Rs 459 plan that prices data at Rs 5.46 per GB (see chart at the bottom).

by | December 22, 2017 | 18:19

The order comes from the company operating one of the largest private alternative-fuel fleets in the U.S., Kallanish Energy learns. What seemed like a frivolous idea just a short while ago is looking more and more like a very viable future for transportation fleets, and although Tesla, as always, gets the most coverage for its heavy-duty Semi solution , there are a number of other companies building their own electric cargo haulers.

by | December 22, 2017 | 17:06

Inward- and outward-facing cameras captured video of the accident but were damaged in the crash, so they've been sent to the board's laboratories in Washington, D.C., for data retrieval. Experts say it is likely the technology would have prevented the derailment that killed three people. Crews have been working through rainy and windy conditions Tuesday to move the train cars to a secure staging location on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

by | December 22, 2017 | 16:48

Planes are projected to be full over the winter holiday period. USA travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said on Thursday.

by | December 21, 2017 | 23:22

One of these is the disputed flags stamped on articles identified as false - first spotted back in March. The social network has long struggled with fake news on its platform. Facebook will still continue using other methods to crack down on what they call fake news, such as using fact-checkers to verify stories and reduce the number of false articles shared on the platform, as well as sending alerts to users that share disputed articles with extra content providing context to the story ...

by | December 21, 2017 | 22:43

Loot boxes - variously known as loot crates or prize crates - are virtual items which are bought without the purchaser knowing exactly what could be inside. Apple will force all apps offering "loot boxes" to disclose just how likely you are to get each possible item, addressing rising criticism of the in-app purchase that it's a gateway into gambling.

by | December 21, 2017 | 22:42

The research reveals that iPhones "of different ages" experience significant dips in performance when they require large amounts of processing power , The Guardian reports. You have already had the impression that your iPhone was getting slower and slower? Users can purchase a new battery for their older model, if they don't want to purchase an entirely new phone.

by | December 21, 2017 | 22:09

After a launch in 2025, the mission would arrive at Titan in 2034 and explore for a few years. The mission, called the Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return ( CAESAR ), will be led by Steve Squyres of Cornell University and managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

by | December 21, 2017 | 21:54

As with 4K support on Windows 10, the HDR support comes with a handful of provisos. "With HDR enabled, fans can immerse themselves in the delicious colors of Chef's Table , the terrifying depths of the Upside Down in Stranger Things 2 , and enjoy the upcoming Netflix film Bright starring Will Smith", Netflix wrote in a blog post .

by | December 21, 2017 | 21:25

And for Universal, the deal means that the company now has a significant new revenue source - neither side is commenting on financials for now, but industry sources assume Facebook wrote the music a label a very large check as an advance, and that Universal can make more over the course of the multiyear deal.

by | December 21, 2017 | 21:05

The complaint also included various images of these recruitment ads which when clicked would open a screen that targets the particular age group. Meanwhile, some of the companies that placed the ads (including Amazon, Northwestern Mutual, and the New York City Department of Education), said they'd changed their recruitment strategies after being contacted by ProPublica and The Times .

by | December 21, 2017 | 20:09

Electronics giant Samsung has become the first silicon vendor to start production of second generation DDR4 RAM chips, built on the 10nm process. The company stated that the improvements in its DRAM production is possible due to usage of "new technologies" - specific details were not given.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:51

This was followed by President Trump's Thursday's statement where he declared that the U.S. may cut financial support to the countries who vote against its position Jerusalem. The 193-nation assembly will decide on a draft resolution reaffirming that Jerusalem is an issue that must be resolved through negotiations and that any decision on its status must be rescinded.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:56

It's the shortest day of the year because, during the winter solstice, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun and the sun's position is at its most southerly point, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn - right across the middle of Australia.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:40

The Taiwanese Chicony site states that this module will comprise of two 5MP autofocus sensors with FHD 1080p video recording and f/2.4 and f/2.0 aperture. Overall Nokia 8 is really good phone but it still lags behind in terms of features such Water proofing, Wireless Charging or Bezel-less display. This alleged Nokia feature phone has also received Bluetooth SIG Certification indicating that its arrival is expected anytime in the near future.

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:54

Here's everything you need to know about the December solstice , the day the sun "stands still". This is known as the winter solstice , marking the dingy day of the year with the fewest sunlight hours. The solstices , and the seasons they mark, are the result of a celestial coincidence. Now every year on the winter solstice people flock from across the globe to Newgrange in County Meath , to feel closer to their ancestors and catch a glimpse of their ancient Ireland's engineering ...

by | December 20, 2017 | 22:07

The new rocket is set to debut with a Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A liftoff in January. The white material on the left and right engines are indicative of flight-proven boosters. SpaceX has lifted the veil on its upcoming behemoth Falcon Heavy rocket. After years of planning and a handful of delays , the massive rocket is just a few weeks away from launch.

by | December 20, 2017 | 21:25

The upgrade piggybacks off of Apple's ARKit framework to deliver a more immersive experience for trainers. Unfortunately, Android users will not initially have access to the AR+ mode. Trainers can now get closer to a Pokémon to receive a special capture bonus, but Pokémon are aware of the physical proximity of Trainers, so they must approach carefully as it may flee if a person comes too close too quickly.

by | December 20, 2017 | 19:14

It takes a while before activities start to show up on Task View once you upgrade your machine to a version of Windows 10 that supports Timeline . CNET reports that if your device is running Windows 10 Technical Preview, you can access the new Timeline feature by switching your computer's default setting from Slow Ring to Fast Ring.

by | December 20, 2017 | 11:58

That said , Facebook will be using various signals like IP addresses to proactively recognize fake accounts and prevent the owners of those accounts from sending friend requests or messages to the person who blocked their original account.

by | December 20, 2017 | 11:12

While the company has finally improved the performance, the Edge browser now feels smooth on low-end Android phones. App developers are still free to support older Android versions by setting the minimum SDK version, or ignore 64-bit. This is quite the achievement considering the rather short time it took to hit the 10 million mark and the limited availability of the app. YouTube Go is a lighter version of the popular YouTube app , which enables users to watch videos even when they have ...