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Black Caps thrash West Indies thanks to Trent Boult

Black Caps thrash West Indies thanks to Trent Boult Milne did not play in the first ODI that New Zealand won by five wickets, but would have had a chance for the remainder of the series for which Tim Southee has been rested . Nicholls, given out lbw on 22 but reinstated on review when replays showed the ball would have missed the stumps, went on to be unbeaten on 83 at the close. [Full Article...]

Apple faces class action over deliberate slowing of older iPhones

Apple faces class action over deliberate slowing of older iPhones Furthermore, the company claimed that its software updates for the iPhone 6 , iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 are created to "smooth out" peak power demands, prevent these surprise shutdowns and ultimately prolong the lifespan of batteries. [Full Article...]

Apple admits slowing down older phones

Apple admits slowing down older phones So what Apple is doing instead is controlling the processor speed of older phones, to prevent the entire device from failing by drawing too much power. John Poole, the founder of Primate Labs, said in his analysis of the Geekbench data that "users expect either full performance or reduced performance with a notification that their phone is in low-power mode". [Full Article...]

Is Your iPhone Slowing Down? We Have The Reason Why

The litigant has a point of view that Apple's decision of slowing older iPhones to preserve battery health, was " never requested or agreed upon " by the company. However, in Apple's case, battery degradation also gave birth to a much bigger issue. According to USA Today , the proposed class-action breach-of-contract suit was filed by two consumers through a Los Angeles lawyer. [Full Article...]

Cong 'choreographed' 2G chargesheet,verdict no clean chit:BJP

Cong 'choreographed' 2G chargesheet,verdict no clean chit:BJP Asked whether he felt vindicated, he said, "I don't want to boast". At an election rally in Gujarat, Modihad hinted that Singh, Ansari and Kapoor held a meeting with Pakistani diplomats at the residence of Mani Shankar Aiyar to conspire to install Congress veteran Ahmed Patel as chief minister. [Full Article...]

Apple sued in Chicago for slowing down older iPhones

New to iPhone owners was the explanation: Rather than just a reflection of age, the slowing was deliberate, an after-effect of software created to prevent blackouts. We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future. iPhone users for years have speculated that Apple was responsible for their phones acting up after the release of a... [Full Article...]

Amazon Acquires Blink, Maker of Wi-Fi Security Cameras and Video Doorbell

Amazon Acquires Blink, Maker of Wi-Fi Security Cameras and Video Doorbell Blink announced the acquisition on its website, telling customers that nothing will change for the company in the near-term. Blink's products include the recently announced Blink Video Doorbell , which requires no wires or cables so is easier to install than competitors and retails for $99. [Full Article...]

Android-Powered Gionee S10 Lite Out In India With 4GB Of RAM

Android-Powered Gionee S10 Lite Out In India With 4GB Of RAM Additionally, there is a 3100 mAh battery on-board the smartphone. The USP of this phone is its 16MP front camera alongwith selfie flash to spread light onto faces more evenly and softly for clicking better selfies. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 chipset, which is also known as Snapdragon MSM8920 Mobile Platform. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with the h... [Full Article...]

Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds App Permission Monitor

Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds App Permission Monitor Apart from the new standard, Google will also make some additional changes to its security protocols so as to make sure malware-affected apps don't enjoy space on the PlayStore's shelves. In general, the API levels that become mandatory for new and updated apps will be around a year old, so in August 2018, the mandatory targeting API level for new apps will be level 26, which corresponds to Androi... [Full Article...]

'Civilization VI' now available on iPad at 50% off the regular price

'Civilization VI' now available on iPad at 50% off the regular price The pricing is essentially unprecedented, even for a mobile port of a full PC/console game. According to Aspyr's blog post announcing the release, Civilization VI requires "iOS 11 on an iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro". The game is now priced at $30 which is actually a 50% discount on the regular asking price, although note that this is a limited time offer. For its iPad release, C... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy X it isn't, Rugged it is

Samsung Galaxy X it isn't, Rugged it is Unfortunately, a boatload of high-quality leaked renders hint at nearly no perceivable visual change from the 4.7-inch Galaxy J2 (2017), while screen resolution is tipped at a cringe-worthy 960 x 540 pixels. To recall, this year's J2 phone comes with a 2-megapixel selfie camera and 5-megapixel camera at the rear side. The leaked image shows that both the rear and the front camera will be a... [Full Article...]

Future Apple Watches could have an EKG reader to detect heart illness

Future Apple Watches could have an EKG reader to detect heart illness An EKG would make it easier to establish the health of a user's heart, and potentially spot some cardiac problems early. Whether you're a healthy individual or experience irregular heart rhythms, organizations like Stanford Medicine (which Apple partnered with on this study) can use that data to inform their research, learn more about how our hearts work, and then better diagnose, treat, and preve... [Full Article...]

Apple Now Requires iOS Games to Disclose Loot Box Odds

Apple Now Requires iOS Games to Disclose Loot Box Odds The Apple App Store is home to a plethora of different games. A new change in policy from Apple have brought some new changes to games that offer loot boxes. An app created with templates can now be accepted in the App Store as long as it's been "submitted directly by the provider of the app's content". Previously, the company completely banned apps from its App Store if they were created from a... [Full Article...]

Woman shots boyfriend dead after failed YouTube stunt

Woman shots boyfriend dead after failed YouTube stunt If convicted of second-degree manslaughter during a trial, Perez could have been slapped with a decade behind bars. In a bid to gain popularity, they planned to make a stunt video outside Perez's home, during which the Ruiz got shot. According to the plan, Perez would shoot at a large, hardcover book that Ruiz was holding in front of his chest. Ruiz convinced Perez to do the stunt after he pract... [Full Article...]

Eminem Uses Tinder-and Grindr?!-to Find Dates

Eminem Uses Tinder-and Grindr?!-to Find Dates Don Jr. said it's pathetic that a Grammy-winning rapper is foaming at the mouth, practicing snarky comebacks against a senior citizen. Eminem's tolerance for Trump is at an all-time low; that much was made clear on a slew of Revival's deep cuts including "Like Home" ("Time to bury him, so tell him to prepare to get impeached") and "Offended". [Full Article...]

Facebook Ditches Another Fake News-Fighting Initiative

Facebook Ditches Another Fake News-Fighting Initiative Now Facebook has made a decision to stop appending the " Disputed " label to links. In a post on Medium , Facebook product designer Jeff Smith said disputed flags buried important information relevant to debunking the hoax and required at least two fact checkers to dispute the article. [Full Article...]

Samsung announces plans for DDR5, HBM3, and GDDR6 RAM

Samsung announces plans for DDR5, HBM3, and GDDR6 RAM The 8Gb DDR4 RAM is claimed to have a 30 percent productivity gain over its predecessor, while boosting performance and efficiency levels by 10 and 15 percent respectively. The new 8Gb DDR4 can operate at 3,600 megabits per second (Mbps) per pin, compared to 3,200 Mbps of the company's 1x-nm 8Gb DDR4. The company says that it's finished validating its second-generation 10nm-class DDR4 modules wi... [Full Article...]

3GPP Completes First 5G NR Specification For Release 15

3GPP Completes First 5G NR Specification For Release 15 They will also have to approve the Standalone (SA) 5G specs. Look for the files beginning with 38xxxxx.zip, such as 38.101 for the 5G NR devices specification or 38.104 for 5G NR cell towers. NSA 5G NR will use the existing LTE radio and evolved packet core network as an anchor for mobility management and coverage while adding a new 5G NR radio access carrier to enable certain 5G use cases startin... [Full Article...]

A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition

A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition Facebook Inc shares were unchanged in premarket trading Thursday. Keep it locked for more from Facebook and give us your thoughts in the comments. The new features were being rolled out on Facebook everywhere except Canada and the European Union, where face-recognition technology is not employed, according to Candela. [Full Article...]

LG's Nano IPS monitors to make Las Vegas debut

LG's Nano IPS monitors to make Las Vegas debut This technology involves the use of nanometer-sized particles to absorb excess light wavelengths on the screen. There will be a number of different monitors in the range and they will come with Thunderbolt 3 support. The second 2018 monitor that LG introduced is the UltraWide 34WK95U. The 34GK950G has a 34-inch screen, again using the new Nano IPS technology, and it offers a QHD resolution. [Full Article...]


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