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Microsoft Begins to Pitch Windows 10 S for the Enterprise

Microsoft Begins to Pitch Windows 10 S for the Enterprise Folks at Neowin report that the company announced a new range of hardware at its Ignite event yesterday, that will be aimed squarely at the "frontline workers" aka businesses. Meanwhile, the new Microsoft 365 F1 plan "represents a significant next step towards our vision of involving the Firstline Workforce in digital transformation by empowering every worker with technology", Bryan Goode, gener... [Full Article...]

WSJ details 3D sensor delays for iPhone X

WSJ details 3D sensor delays for iPhone X Apple added that the probability of someone's face unlocking another device is unlikely. Once that intent has been established, the phone's TrueDepth camera system attempts to authenticate your identity by creating a model of your face. If the scan generates a partial match (although what that means exactly is unclear) and you enter the correct password immediately thereafter, Face ID will use sa... [Full Article...]

Delta flights to offer free in-flight texting

Delta flights to offer free in-flight texting As airlines turn to technological enhancements to compete for customers, Delta also has been expanding in-flight Wi-Fi and free in-flight entertainment on seat-back screens. In order to text using the specified apps, passengers can go to use the same WiFi portal at airborne.gogoinflight.com. 1, the airline says it will offer free mobile messaging on its Wi-Fi-enabled planes via iMessage ,... [Full Article...]

Microsoft and Facebook's transatlantic subsea internet cable is now complete

Microsoft and Facebook's transatlantic subsea internet cable is now complete For the past two years, Microsoft and Facebook have been working with telecoms infrastructure company Telxius on a huge 4,100 mile long sub-sea cable for high-end data transmission. It's "open" design allows the cable to evolve with technology, particularly the rapid growth of internet users which is expected to increase eight-fold by 2025 according to McKinsey . [Full Article...]

Vimeo Acquires Livestream, Launches Own Live Service

Vimeo Acquires Livestream, Launches Own Live Service Users can take advantage of Livestream's Mevo camera and Studio switcher, but will need to wait for future integrations to access their live streams directly through Vimeo . Regardless, if you prefer Vimeo over YouTube (or Facebook, etc), it is now an option for broadcasting video live to an audience. Livestream co-founder and CEO, Mark Kornfilt added, "We're thrilled to join Vimeo's... [Full Article...]

Minister shot in church: 'I thought I was dying'

Minister shot in church: 'I thought I was dying' Nearly 50 people were inside and the gunman wounded six. The woman also said Samson took her phone "to look at whom she had been talking to", the report states, so she went to a neighbor's to call the police. In addition to his role as pastor of the church, where he's a minister, and a teacher and basketball coach at Nashville Christian School . After the attack, the nearby New Beautiful Gate Chu... [Full Article...]

This Is Why Your iPhone Keeps Dying Since Your Last Update

This Is Why Your iPhone Keeps Dying Since Your Last Update There are other complaints people have had about iOS 11 that you should not expect to be addressed here, though. Not that they're wrong to complain, because these battery-life issues are real. However, given problems the company has had with initial iOS releases in the past, this rollout is as smooth as they come. The decay rate for iOS 10 is 0.006958 percent per second and for iOS 11 it's 0... [Full Article...]

Fortnite's free-to-play Battle Royale mode is now available standalone

Fortnite's free-to-play Battle Royale mode is now available standalone By August, it had overtaken Dota 2 , an extremely competitive, lucrative, free eSports title developed by Steam owner Valve, and become the platform's most played game based on concurrent player counts; by September, it had taken the all-time record for simultaneous players. [Full Article...]

Microsoft gets ready for quantum computing with its new programming language

Microsoft gets ready for quantum computing with its new programming language They also announced modular apps for Dynamics 365 , which they say will help customers transform high-impact processes by integrating with existing systems and augmenting them with workflow and insights from Dynamics 365, LinkedIn and Office 365 . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation urges Facebook to comply with law or face ban in 2018

Russian Federation urges Facebook to comply with law or face ban in 2018 Twitter has already agreed to move its servers to Russian Federation. "In 2018, we will think about it, and maybe we will check", he said. In accordance with the requirements of the law, any Russian or foreign company that targets Russian users should ensure the recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, and specification of personal data of Russian users be conducted with the use of d... [Full Article...]

Twitter to Test 280-Character Tweets

Twitter to Test 280-Character Tweets We see that a small percent of Tweets sent in Japanese have 140 characters (only 0.4%). As a nine-year veteran Twitter user myself, I've never felt limited by the 140-character format, and would not vote to raise it. "Twitter is about brevity", the company wrote in its blog post. In the hope that it will encourage more people to post, Twitter is doubling the number of characters that some user... [Full Article...]

Ataribox gaming console will run Linux on AMD

Ataribox gaming console will run Linux on AMD Atari trickled out some more details in an email Tuesday about its much anticipated Ataribox , a modernized take on its popular Atari 2600 , which turned the big four-O on September 11. " Ataribox is an open system, and while our user interface will be easy to use, people will also be free to access and customise the underlying OS". [Full Article...]

White House says 'absurd' to claim war declared on N Korea

White House says 'absurd' to claim war declared on N Korea The Trump administration also clarified Monday that it is not seeking to overthrow North Korea's government after the president tweeted that Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer". bombers and fighter escorts flew Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. [Full Article...]

Russian Football Fans to Meet Liverpool, Manchester Counterparts With Gifts

Russian Football Fans to Meet Liverpool, Manchester Counterparts With Gifts Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp chose to end his press conference early after the line of questioning left him baffled. Liverpool's recent away record in the Champions League won't imbue their travelling fans with much confidence but when it was pointed out to Klopp that the Reds have won just three times on the road in their last 13 matches, he said: "Records like that are a problem when ... [Full Article...]

Bottleneck In iPhone X Production Allegedly Being Caused By TrueDepth Camera

Bottleneck In iPhone X Production Allegedly Being Caused By TrueDepth Camera Now that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have hit the store shelves, experts at the research firm IHS Markit estimate that the jump in base price has mainly to do with the increased iPhone 8 component cost. Additionally, Apple is also anticipating preorders for the iPhone X before increasing shipments and hastening the production process. Pre-booking for the two phones, which started being sold in t... [Full Article...]

Nokia 8 Powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC launched at Rs. 36999

Nokia 8 Powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC launched at Rs. 36999 A definite highlight of the Nokia 8 is its dual rear cameras . Until now HMd has confirmed Nokia 8 6GB RAM availability in Germany, Italy, and Scandinavia . On the imaging front, this phone is mounted with Dual primary cameras of 13MP (RGB) with OIS + 13MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0 aperture, 76.9 degree wide-angle lens, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash. [Full Article...]

Texas Immigration Crackdown Can Move Forward, Judges Rule

Texas Immigration Crackdown Can Move Forward, Judges Rule Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez ordered her office to start honoring all federal immigration detention requests placed on local jail inmates after a federal appeals court ruling Monday allowed parts of Senate Bill 4, the controversial "sanctuary cities" ban, to go into effect. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 Server Maintenance Extended By 2 Hours, New Timing Confirmed

Destiny 2 Server Maintenance Extended By 2 Hours, New Timing Confirmed During its launch week, Destiny 2 also suffered from an extended period of maintenance although Bungie has been rather quick to issue updates if this turns out to be the case. Have big plans in Destiny 2 today, Guardian? Once you choose a faction, you can earn Faction Tokens by completing in public events, Lost Sectors, Strikes, the Raid, or by playing Crucible. [Full Article...]

Attack on Titan 2 Headed to Nintendo Switch

Attack on Titan 2 Headed to Nintendo Switch Attack on Titan 2 will be released in Europe in 2018 for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC. As many expected, it's skipping the PS Vita version coming only to Japan , since Koei Tecmo appears to consider the platform pretty much dead in the west. [Full Article...]

Ditching Microsoft: Apple is now using Google to power Siri search

Ditching Microsoft: Apple is now using Google to power Siri search The tech giant confirmed the swap earlier today in a statement to TechCrunch . Though this move may come as a surprise to some, Apple's primary reason for their decision involves their desire to provide their users with a more consistent search experience. [Full Article...]


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