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Trump just torpedoed his own administration's position on FISA

Trump just torpedoed his own administration's position on FISA By midmorning, in a followup tweet , the president appeared to step back from supporting the limits that his own administration has been encouraging lawmakers to reject. The biggest sticking point for privacy advocates , including the ACLU, has been a policy allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to bypass getting a warrant before accessing emails and other communications of Americans coll... [Full Article...]

January 2018 Nintendo Direct Mini Covers Upcoming Switch Games

January 2018 Nintendo Direct Mini Covers Upcoming Switch Games After weeks of rampant speculation, a Nintendo Direct Mini unveiled a number of unexpected reveals, the biggest being a remaster of Dark Souls . This was followed by a tweet from publisher Bandai Namco on its Spanish account, stating that Dark Souls Remastered is set to arrive on May 25th for PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , PC as well as the Nintendo Switch. [Full Article...]

Cambridge-based Redux bought by Google

Cambridge-based Redux bought by Google Redux has technology that can turn your phone's display into a speaker and also offer a better haptic feedback experience. The transfer of shares between NVF Tech Limited, the holders of Redux and Google was confirmed on the 13th of December, last year. [Full Article...]

Facebook shuts down personal assistant service M

Facebook shuts down personal assistant service M The few people that used M will be disappointed, because Facebook is now shutting it down. Finally, the company has said in a statement to The Verge that the whole human-supervised project was an experiment from the beginning and that it now plans to relocate the personnel who worked at the back-end of M to other posts inside the company. [Full Article...]

What Went Wrong With the Launch of the Secretive Zuma Satellite?

What Went Wrong With the Launch of the Secretive Zuma Satellite? A highly classified and multibillion-dollar US spy satellite atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is presumed to have been destroyed, never reaching orbit on its Sunday launch, according to news reports. The satellite was lost, said one of the aides, who asked not to be named because the matter is private. The satellite was said to have fallen back to Earth along with the second stage of the rocket. [Full Article...]

Facebook 'Portal' to Compete With Echo Show

Facebook 'Portal' to Compete With Echo Show Facebook's Portal would sell for $500 starting this summer of 2018, according to Cheddar , the digital streaming news service that first reported the story, citing unidentified people familiar with the situation. The company recently signed sweeping music licensing deals with Sony/ATV and Universal Music Group. Compared to the Echo Show, Portal will be much more costly. [Full Article...]

US Longest Serving Astronaut Dead at 87

US Longest Serving Astronaut Dead at 87 As part of those missions , Young also flew to the moon twice. The retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield echoed that on Twitter , saying: "John Young is one of my heroes, an astronaut's astronaut, a fearless individual and a good friend ". [Full Article...]

PUBG PC Update Replaces Energy Drink, Adds New Loot Crates

PUBG PC Update Replaces Energy Drink, Adds New Loot Crates At the end of 2017, PUBG hit three million concurrent players and simultaneously announced it has banned 1.5 million cheaters since Early Access launch last March. Throw in PUBG's new limit of six crate purchases a week, and it's easy to see how rare items from the game will be able to be sold on its Steam Marketplace for a pretty penny. [Full Article...]

CES 2018: Project Linda Turns Razer Phone Into A Laptop

CES 2018: Project Linda Turns Razer Phone Into A Laptop The concept isn't new - we've seen Samsung's DeX dock provide the same functionality, as well as the Motorola Atrix back in the day. What if you didn't need two different devices to stay connected on the go and be productive at your desk? Razer Phone is also getting HDR10 video support. [Full Article...]

Vivo Showcases the World's First Smartphone with an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Synaptics unveiled the first in-display fingerprint scanner late past year and the company also revealed that the first phone to sport the new technology would would be launched at CES 2018 , in Las Vegas. Vivo says that the device indicates when it needs you to place your finger on the display, the company says that a fingerprint image will appear on the display where you need to place your fin... [Full Article...]

Nvidia unveils 65-inch 4K gaming monitors

Nvidia unveils 65-inch 4K gaming monitors The displays are packed with embedded technology including NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology, which eliminates screen tearing and built-in Shield functionality. Nvidia has created this display technology in partnership with its hardware partners - Acer , ASUS , and HP. But we're certain they'll be very expensive. [Full Article...]

Bringing it all together with Google Pay

Bringing it all together with Google Pay We also send freebies and lots of other goodies exclusively to our email subscribers. More information about Google Pay can be found over here. Google Pay definitely sounds better as a way to unite the company's payment solutions. Those include Airbnb, Dice, Fandango , HungryHouse and Instacart. Like the distinction between Google's similar instant-messaging apps Allo and Duo, or the repurp... [Full Article...]

HTC rolls out Viveport VR and Vive Video user interface updates

HTC rolls out Viveport VR and Vive Video user interface updates Aside from the improved screen resolution , the HTC Vive Pro has also had a lick of paint, this time sporting a rather fetching metallic blue finish. The company also announced a Vive Wireless Adapter. More details on Vive Pro availability and price will be made available soon. Available in the second half of 2018, the adaptor features Intel's WiGig technology and operates in the interference... [Full Article...]

SpaceX to launch mysterious Zuma spacecraft from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX to launch mysterious Zuma spacecraft from Cape Canaveral This will be SpaceX's first launch of 2018. "The U.S. government asked the aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman to procure a launch vehicle, in this case the Falcon 9, for the Zuma launch", a company spokesperson said in November. [Full Article...]

The Mysterious Zuma Mission, SpaceX's First Launch of 2018, Is Tonight

The Mysterious Zuma Mission, SpaceX's First Launch of 2018, Is Tonight SpaceX has previously launched a pair of national security-related missions, a spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office and the robotic X-37B space plane for the U.S. An exact date for the inaugural launch has not been set, but Musk wrote on Instagram last week that SpaceX is looking to do it before the end of the month. [Full Article...]

FCC's Ajit Pai cancels CES appearance following 'death threats' over net neutrality

FCC's Ajit Pai cancels CES appearance following 'death threats' over net neutrality While the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not immediately respond to Recode, a spokesperson for the Consumer Technology Association, which hosts the event, declined to comment, and an FCC spokesman for Pai said the agency does "not comment on security measures or concerns". [Full Article...]

Airtel and Idea revamp their plans to compete with Reliance Jio's offers

Airtel and Idea revamp their plans to compete with Reliance Jio's offers The first one on the chopping block is Jio's Rs 199 tariff which will now go for just Rs 149. Under the plan, Jio will offer 84GB of data for 84 days. People simply couldn't get enough of the free 4G data offering for an extended period of time, which eventually lasted six long months. The plan also gives free and unlimited SMS benefits, said Jio website. [Full Article...]

Deviljho Is Monster Hunter

Deviljho Is Monster Hunter For a sneak peek at Monster Hunter: World , check out both new trailers then hit the comments and let us know if you're going monster hunting later this month. The second trailer is a sneak peek at the Deviljho Update, the first of several free patches - featuring new quests, monsters and armor - set to debut in 2018. [Full Article...]

Samsung officially launches Exynos 9810 SoC with AI capabilities and more

Samsung officially launches Exynos 9810 SoC with AI capabilities and more The one convoluting factor with Samsung is its ongoing utilization of Qualcomm's chips in a few nations, which, on account of the Galaxy S9, will most likely mean the organization will depend on the Snapdragon 845 close by its most recent Exynos. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Finally Revealed

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Finally Revealed Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, which is a section of the same area which sent the Apollo missions to the moon. That static fire test is not expected to take place until after the Falcon 9 launch of a classified payload codenamed "Zuma" from nearby Space Launch Complex 40. [Full Article...]


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