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Apple iPhone owners a nice surprise

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Planned obsolescence is illegal in France, and if found guilty, Apple faces hefty fines and its employees possible jail terms. Apple maintains that the slowdowns are to save battery life and not to encourage consumers to buy new iPhones. With the recent iOS 11.2 update, both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus got the same power management support as well. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over ... Read More »

Honda Insight prototype previews 50 mpg 2019 Insight hybrid sedan

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Arriving later in 2018 as the fifth electrified vehicle launched by Honda over the past year, Insight will join the Clarity series (Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid) and the all-new 2018 Accord Hybrid , arriving at dealerships nationwide early this year. Read More »

The House Says 'No' To The FISA Amendment

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At issue is a law passed in 2008 - known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) - that allows the NSA to collect texts and emails of foreigners overseas without an individualized warrant, even when they communicate with Americans in the U.S. Read More »

Comey urges reauthorization of FISA provision ahead of House vote

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The House is still scheduled to vote later on a bill that would reauthorize the program, set to expire January 19. In a letter to Congress signed by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the heads of the NSA, FBI, Central Intelligence Agency, officials said losing the authority to run these surveillance programs would put the country's national security in danger. Read More »

The Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set Looks Gorgeous

There isn't too much information at this time, beyond the usual release date, which is May 25th, and marketing spiel, but the below image has found its way onto Discord. Chances are it's going to be a similar sort of affair to Dark Souls , Demon's Souls and Bloodborne , but who knows. Bandai Namco promises that Dark Souls Remastered is going to provide players with the same great gameplay, online mechanics, and environmental storytelling that they're fans of. Read More »

Final Remix Coming To Nintendo Switch With New Content

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You can play with up to three friends thanks to the CRIME.NET, but only with other Nintendo Switch versions. Nintendo has said that Mario Tennis Aces is going to be released in Spring 2018. Dark Souls: Remastered - All the frustration you loved from FromSoftware's original Dark Souls (complete with the Artorias of Abyss DLC), but in a portable form. Read More »

The Wold Ends With You Final Remix Heading to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's Mini Direct aired earlier today and, whilst being short, featured loads of awesome new games for Switch owners to get excited for such as Dark Souls Remastered , Payday 2 , and Mario Tennis Ace. 'If you love the Warriors series then you'll love the Hyrule spin. Nintendo is giving Hyrule Warriors one last release, following the Wii U and 3DS versions. Read More »

With 'Today In', Facebook wants to be your new local news reporter

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CNET reported today that the test is now live for a new section called " Today In " across six United States cities. A machine learning (ML) software will power the " Today In " section, helping a team find local content. While this is far from Facebook's first foray into trying to make the Facebook experience more locally focused, the tiny batch of city-specific rollouts and at least sort of hands-on curation efforts suggest that Facebook is trying to move cautiously. Read More »

'Twisted' radio waves from deep space

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When these polarised signals travel through a magnetic field, they become twisted - the stronger the field, the greater the twist. By measuring Faraday rotation using data from the Arecibo Observatory (Puerto Rico) and the Green Bank Telescope (West Virginia), the scientists showed that the polarization of the radio light from this FRB must have travelled through an ultra-highly magnetic area of space dense with plasma . Read More »

The Switch version of Bayonetta 2 has Amiibo support

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As we previously noted, both games in the series will run at 720p and at a crisp 60 frames per second on the Nintendo Switch. Grab a pre-order discounted for the Switch Bayonetta bundle. Even more, there will be a multiplayer feature for Bayonetta 2 , dubbed " Tag Climax " multiplayer mode. According to the official United Kingdom site, you can play Tag Climax mode both online and locally. Read More »

Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Account Comes to Life After Years of Silence

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Unfortunately, that was the extent of any official details regarding the game. As it has been nearly 3 years since the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it would make sense for CD Projekt RED to start the hype wheels turning on what could possibly be the most anticipated video game in existence. Read More »

Mobile US starts 2-for-1 offer on latest iPhones

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Meanwhile, 128 and 256GB iPhone 7 Plus configurations, as well as the 256 gig iPhone 8, 8 Plus versions and the iPhone X each come with $700 savings on a second handset of equal or lesser value for a limited time starting January 12. For example, you'll need to trade in a qualifying device , purchase the new phones on an equipment installment plan and port in at least one new voice line onto an eligible rate plan to be used on one of the new devices. Read More »

Gal Gadot Announced As The Face Of A Major Beauty Brand

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It's becoming increasingly hard to separate Gal Gadot from her iconic character, Wonder Woman . Her new role was also announced at a press conference in New York City, during which Revlon bosses explained they chose Gadot to front the campaign because she represents strength and is an "advocate for women". Read More »

Total War: Three Kingdoms Announced

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Having recovered the same ground a few times over the last few main Total War entries, this looks like a great new setting and era for the game to explore. As such, the developers made a decision to just go ahead and release the trailer for Total War: Three Kingdoms . Speaking of legendary soldiers, it seems likely that Three Kingdoms will retain the Legendary Lords mechanic utilized in the Total War: Warhammer series. Read More »

Music superstars Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper to perform in Louisville

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Pre-sale tickets will be available on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Tickets will go on sale for the general public beginning Friday at 10 a.m. Fans will be dancing to hits like "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" and "Time After Time" during Cyndi's set! Sir Roderick David "Rod" Stewart , is well known for having sang at The Jeff Beck Group and Faces. Read More »

Jimmy Iovine denies that he's leaving Apple

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But Iovine said his "stock vested a long time ago". "We need Donald Trump here to call it "fake news"," he added. "I am nearly 65, have been with Apple for four years and in two-and-a-half years the [ Apple Music] service has gotten to well over 30 million subscribers and Beats has continued its successful run", he said. Read More »

Vivo unveils in-display fingerprint scanning phone

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Synaptics - the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens - announced in December 2017 that it has started mass production with its first optical in-display fingerprint sensors. The smartphone is a demonstration of the company's continued commitment to providing its consumers an extraordinary user experience. It can also be used to authenticate payments. Read More »

GAME BOY is Coming Back-in "Ultra" Form!

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With the working title of "Ultra Game Boy", Hyperkin's creation - now on display at CES 2018 in Las Vegas - is an attempt to bring the jaunty Tetris music into 2018. The original only had mono sound, but interestingly Hyperkin want their hardware to appeal to chiptune musicians - which is not something you can imagine Nintendo doing. Read More »

Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates' net worth, becomes richest person ever

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The Amazon founder passed Gates in October with a net worth of US$93.8 billion and his fortune crossed US$100 billion for the first time a month later when the holiday shopping season kicked off on Black Friday. Bezos also holds shares in the Washington Post and Blue Origin , a privately-owned space travel business he eventually intends to take willing tourists to space. Read More »

Maruti Suzuki raises prices across models

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Here are some of the cars we know will show up for sure, and are the ones you need to look out for. Compact is lovely, #ConceptFutureS beautifully carries forward this Suzuki slogan and creates its own positioning by breaking away from the conventional proportions of a compact auto. Read More »

Acer Swift 7 world's thinnest notebook finds room for 4G LTE

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Acer has also launched the updated versions of Nitro 5 and Spin 3. Acer's Swift 7 is the device in question, which was unveiled in Las Vegas a couple of days before CES 2018 actually kicked off. It also includes the Nitro Sense GPU/CPU monitoring software, which provides real-time metrics for those components. It still runs at Full HD resolution, and can twist around on the convertible's dual-torque hinges between laptop, tablet, and tent modes. Read More »

Apple forced to pay extra GBP 136 million tax in UK

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A Financial Times report late on Tuesday says "an extensive audit" from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs revealed the startling shortcoming in tax receipts. The tax adjustment was made after "an extensive audit" by HRMC, Apple wrote in documents filed to companies house. In 2016, the European Commission ordered Ireland to recoup 13 billion euros in unpaid taxes from Apple . Read More »

OnePlus 5T Lava Red color variant to launch in India tomorrow

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The OnePlus 5T has already been launched in Midnight Black and Star Wars Limited Edition in India, so the Lava Red option will be its third version. The OnePlus 5T features a 6.01-inch Optic AMOLED display with full HD+ (2160×1080 pixels) resolution and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. Read More »

NASA Releases Stunning Pictures Of Jupiter

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NASA reports Juno's mission is to try and determine how much water is in the planet's atmosphere and to measure its composition, temperature and cloud patterns. To effectively document the atmospheric conditions of the planet, the spacecraft was fitted with a specialized camera called the JunoCam, which was particularly built to capture images of the planet's polar regions. Read More »

Engineer sues Google for discriminating against Trump-voting white men

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In a press conference on Monday , Damore and Gudeman's attorney Harmeet Dhillon said the lawsuit isn't just about preserving the rights of conservative white men. He also says his peers were given bonuses for touting political views in-line with Google's. Damore was sacked in august for writing an anti-diversity manifesto. Read More »

Motorola introduces a new QWERTY keyboard Moto Mod and more

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The Slider Keyboard Moto Mod, developed by a third-party company called Livermorium , was the victor of Motorola and Indiegogo's Transform the Smartphone Challenge , after which it was put through Motorola's Accelerator Program where the cellphone company worked on the device alongside Livermorium. Read More »