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MWC 2018: ASUS showed the ZenFone 5 smartphones and 5Z

MWC 2018: ASUS showed the ZenFone 5 smartphones and 5Z Both dual-camera 6.2-inch smartphones, the headliners are the first ASUS phones with AI capabilities, according to the press release. ASUS showcased their 2018 ZenFone 5 series at Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) on Tuesday. Judging by the looks of the device, it is clearly one of the main USPs of the Asus ZenFone 5 Lite. The device has two five-magnet stereo speakers and "smart" amplifier... [Full Article...]

For some reason, Snap is working a newer version of Spectacles

For some reason, Snap is working a newer version of Spectacles See Cheddar's report here. Snap Inc. really wants to make its " Spectacles " a thing. Sources familiar with the matter tell Cheddar that Snap is now manufacturing a second version of Spectacles for launch this fall. If Snap can successfully work the bugs out of the camera system and software, then hide it all in already-accepted frame styles, it may have a powerful new input to its... [Full Article...]

Senate Intel Committee Finds House Intel GOPers Leaked Warner Texts

Senate Intel Committee Finds House Intel GOPers Leaked Warner Texts Ryan's spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, said the speaker "heard the senators on their concerns and encouraged them to take them up directly with their counterparts ". According to the report in question, Mr. Burr and Mr. Warner were angered that text messages were published by Fox News last month between Mr. Warner and lobbyist Adam Waldman, whose firm reportedly has ties to former Democratic presid... [Full Article...]

Local Steel Company Owner Disagrees With New Tariff

Local Steel Company Owner Disagrees With New Tariff Australia's Trade Minister Steven Ciobo leaves after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks during APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, November 9, 2017. Some key United States trading partners may be made exempt from the tariffs - but it's not clear which countries, if any, will be spared. Along with the 10 percent tariff on imports of aluminum , there would be a 25 percent tariff on imp... [Full Article...]

Storm hits US east coast; five killed, over 90000 left without power

Storm hits US east coast; five killed, over 90000 left without power Dozens of flights were canceled Friday at T.F. Green Airport, and the cancellations persisted into Saturday morning, when things were starting to return to normal, according to spokesman Bill Fischer. "I have a new washer, and my boyfriend just built a wooden platform for it". "If you live in an area that is told to evacuate, we strongly encourage you do so first thing Friday AM. [Full Article...]

Apple will release three new iPhone

Apple will release three new iPhone But the larger device and the next-gen iPhone X are expected to feature new A12 processors and maintain the same stainless steel edges as the current model. On the other hand, the iPhone 7 32GB variant is listed at Rs. 41,999, iPhone 6s Plus 32GB variant at Rs. 40,999, iPhone 6s 32GB model at Rs. 32,999, iPhone 6 32GB version at Rs. [Full Article...]

Overwatch Just Got A New Hero And It's Torbjörn's Daughter

Overwatch Just Got A New Hero And It's Torbjörn's Daughter That comes courtesy of her ultimate ability, a move called Rally that both quickens Brigitte's pace and grants armor for those around her. And her fix pack is a big, targeted heal that applies temporary armor to allies who are already at full health; don't worry old-school Symmetra players, the armor only lasts for a few seconds so it won't be a return to the old " shield everybody all the ti... [Full Article...]

Facebook is expanding its job application functionality to 40 new countries

Facebook is expanding its job application functionality to 40 new countries The job posts feature has been rolled out in 40 countries as part of the company's goal to play a more meaningful role in people's lives. According to Facebook , 1 in 4 people has already used Facebook to search for or find a job on the social network. [Full Article...]

Google Has Received 2.4 Million 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests

Google Has Received 2.4 Million 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests In the past two years, celebrities requested more than 41,000 delistings and politicians and government officials requested nearly 34,000. These figures are part of Google's latest annual Transparency Report , which details the requests that the search giant receives to delist pages from results. [Full Article...]

LG Previewed The Cancelled LG G7 With A Notch At MWC

LG Previewed The Cancelled LG G7 With A Notch At MWC Assuming LG's Judy has any resemblance to the G7 Neo, are you looking forward to what we see from LG later this year? On the back is a glossy blue finish with a dual camera system, both of which are 16 megapixels. According to reports , LG chose to drop the in-development device after its CEO said that there are not enough technology developments worthy of it being pushed as a flagship. [Full Article...]

This is Sony's answer to Galaxy S9

This is Sony's answer to Galaxy S9 It also shares the all-glass build, personal assistant 'Bixby' and a 3000 mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is generally covered the most in terms of exposure, as Samsung is the top dog when it comes to Android flagships. The fingerprint scanner has also been relocated to the back and can now be found below the camera. Three will offer the phone on pre-order from March 16th. [Full Article...]

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Turning colder with windy conditions

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Turning colder with windy conditions The National Weather Service has placed Wilkes and surrounding counties under a high wind warning from 6 p.m. today ( Thursday ) until 11 a.m. Saturday . Chilly weather develops for midweek next week, with the chance for a little wintry mix, with morning low temperatures in the lower 30s, and afternoon high temperatures in the lower 40s. [Full Article...]

Walmart Raises MInimum Firearm and Ammo Purchase Age to 21

Walmart Raises MInimum Firearm and Ammo Purchase Age to 21 The company's statement also said it would remove items from its website that resemble assault-style rifles, including airsoft guns and toys. Walmart in 2015 ended sales of "modern sporting rifles", including the AR-15 model that was used in the mass murder of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida on February 14, setting off impassioned calls for strict... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S9 Has the Best Smartphone Camera, Too

Samsung Galaxy S9 Has the Best Smartphone Camera, Too And whatever is next for Apple's flagship phone is still months away. That device's screen , which DisplayMate tested past year, also earned an A+ grade from the company and performed exceedingly well in almost all metrics, and it could keep pace with the Galaxy S9 in a variety of areas, including color accuracy and brightness. [Full Article...]

No, Diablo is Not Coming to the Nintendo Switch

No, Diablo is Not Coming to the Nintendo Switch We hear you. Actually, we agree with you. According to Amazon reviewers , it's not even that good of a night light. On one hand, Blizzard giving assurance that it's not clever enough to tease a Switch announcement in such a manner suggests that this was in fact just a fun engagement piece, and not a cryptic announcement. [Full Article...]

Holi festival: History behind the colourful event

Holi festival: History behind the colourful event Each colour carries a symbolic meaning: red signals love and fertility, yellow the healing spice tumeric, blue represents the Hindu God Krishna and green means new beginnings. 'Can I get the coloured powder off my skin?' Holi was also described in detail in a 7th century Sanskrit play called Ratnavali - which was written by the Indian emperor Harsha. [Full Article...]

Internet outages take down Alexa, Slack, other web services

Internet outages take down Alexa, Slack, other web services Alexa will also be mindful of the Japanese culture, which is more formal and conservative than American culture. "Asking the virtual assistant, "Alexa, what do I say to the father of the bride at a wedding in Japan?" would solicit a different response and tone from Alexa than if you asked the assistant "What do I say to the master of ceremonies at a wedding in Japan?", the report says". [Full Article...]

European Union proposes 'one-hour rule' for removing violent, illegal web content

European Union proposes 'one-hour rule' for removing violent, illegal web content The EU announced websites, including giants like Google and Facebook , will have one hour to remove terroristic content from their site. The EU said it would pursue formal regulation should the guidelines prove ineffective. When it comes to unsafe content online, the European Union is not messing around. The Commission plans to monitor the issue and decide if further steps, including new... [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel's Second Year as Oscars Host

Jimmy Kimmel's Second Year as Oscars Host The thing you have to keep in mind is that Academy members are voting, and when someone like Roger Deakins makes a film like "Blade Runner" that was just beautifully shot and really speaks to his ouvre and his abilities, I think it's going to win. [Full Article...]

Instant Pot recalls melting cookers

Instant Pot recalls melting cookers Around 104,000 cookers are included in the recall. This comes after reports from Instant Pot users last month who said they were having the same problem that the recall mentions. The models are sold exclusively at Walmart, according to Instant Pot's Facebook post . Gem 65 Cooker Recalled After Overheating Reports The recall announcement, published on March 1, 2018, instructs consumers to st... [Full Article...]


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