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Cape Town to Set Up Disaster Operations HQ for Water Crisis

Cape Town to Set Up Disaster Operations HQ for Water Crisis At the meeting, Zille assured them that schools would not run out. This means that most people in Cape Town - which is one of the largest cities in South Africa - would have to source water for washing, drinking, and other daily activities from one of the 200 communal points around the city that have water. [Full Article...]

Vivo XPlay 7 to feature SD 845 and in-display fingerprint scanner

Vivo XPlay 7 to feature SD 845 and in-display fingerprint scanner After Vivo's launch of the Xplay 7, we can expect smartphones with 10 GB of RAM to become mainstream. Included in the presentation were two images of the company's upcoming Xplay 7 smartphone. Talking about the cameras, the leaks reveal a dual rear camera setup with 4X optical zoom. The device is also expected to include FaceUnlock 2.0, the next generation of Vivo's facial recognition technolo... [Full Article...]

Waymo Orders Thousands Of Self-Driving Minivans

Waymo Orders Thousands Of Self-Driving Minivans Waymo has provided no information regarding what "thousands" means or the list of cities where it will bring these self-driving minivans. FCA has delivered 100 of the hybrid minivans specially adapted for autonomous ride sharing in 2016 and past year delivered an additional 500 vehicles. [Full Article...]

Kenya names opposition movement a criminal group

Kenya names opposition movement a criminal group It was not immediately clear if that would mean the arrest of Odinga or any other opposition leaders in the NRM. Last week, members of Odinga's coalition, the National Super Alliance, released what they said was evidence of vote-rigging showing that Odinga had actually won the August contest. [Full Article...]

Facebook decides it's time to ban all cryptocurrency and ICO ads

Facebook decides it's time to ban all cryptocurrency and ICO ads Facebook said in a blog post that such advertising could be "deceptive and misleading". This Facebook blog post says it all - and as we understand, this means no advertiser, even those who are legitimately running businesses that involve bitcoin and ICOs can not promote their cryptocurrency offerings. [Full Article...]

Russians get Winter Olympics nod as neutrals

Russians get Winter Olympics nod as neutrals There remained fears, though, that the number of Russians competing at Pyeongchang 2018 could still number almost 200 - only slightly less than the 214 who had taken part at Sochi 2014. "The official list of invited Russian athletes will not be released before the Delegate Registration Meeting on Saturday", he said. With Russia banned because of doping the real issue is of the growing fear of a nu... [Full Article...]

Apple's Is Reportedly Cutting Its iPhone X Production Target By 50%

Apple's Is Reportedly Cutting Its iPhone X Production Target By 50% Apple recently told suppliers that it plans on cutting the production of the new iPhone X in half, according to the Asian-based outlet Nikkei . Not only will Apple's decision to cut iPhone X production have an obvious impact on its earnings and sales outlook, but, according to this morning's report , it may also "have a domino effect " on the company's various supply chain partners, as well... [Full Article...]

Triple threat: 'Super blue blood moon' to rise January 31

While none of these events is particularly unusual on its own - and though the result will add up to little more than a glorified eclipse - scientists say the trifecta may be a once-in-a-lifetime affair in North America. The eclipse happens early in the Morning of January 31st and is the first lunar eclipse visible to us since September 27th 2015. So, people on the East Coast are scr. [Full Article...]

Trump, in a letter, says he 'deeply respects' African people

Trump, in a letter, says he 'deeply respects' African people The president has denied that he used the derogatory language, purportedly comparing Haiti and African nations to a dirty toilet. His visit comes after Mr. A State Department official said it was expected to include stops in four to six countries. An AU spokeswoman has said the organization was "frankly alarmed" by Trump's remark, and a number of African nations have spoken out or summoned USA... [Full Article...]

Billions of pieces of plastic trash are sickening the world's coral reefs

Billions of pieces of plastic trash are sickening the world's coral reefs Her group found increased risk of four diseases in coral in contact with plastic. It's thought that plastic allows diseases that prey on the marine invertebrates that make-up coral reefs to flourish. The study opens the door to further research on the marine-plastic microbiome and its effects on ecosystems, Mincer says. As well as documenting the plastic waste they saw, the scientists visual... [Full Article...]

Israel fossil rewrites human migration

Israel fossil rewrites human migration The oldest human fossils found outside of Africa suggest our species may have left that continent 200,000 years ago. Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the oldest fossil of a modern human outside Africa. In the last decade alone major discoveries have been made in Jebel Irhoud Morroco & Daoxian China that contest the oldest know Homo Sapien and the furthest known migration of our e... [Full Article...]

This Year Dead Cells Will Be Available for PS4

This Year Dead Cells Will Be Available for PS4 Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania action-platformer. Eve if Motion Twin has discussed bringing the Windows PC game on consoles as well, on January 25 they have announced the upcoming launch. However, Filby argues that their objective is to launch all the console versions and the new PC version together. He trusts his team, considering that they are on the right track. [Full Article...]

Twitter is Apparently Working on a 'Stories' feature

Twitter is Apparently Working on a 'Stories' feature Posting videos or pictures to Twitter involves opening the app, clicking on the compose button and then the camera button, taking the video or picture, and then clicking tweet. Then, of course, Tweeters have to decide to share what they've captured or written and actually send that Tweet out into the world. This change to Twitter's video-sharing process would cut down the number of steps it ... [Full Article...]

Apple's iBooks to get a revamp soon, report claims

Apple's iBooks to get a revamp soon, report claims The new ebook reader app will include a new interface for the iBooks Store, according to Bloomberg . Another sign that Apple is looking to breathe new life into its ebooks business was the December hiring of Kashif Zafar, the former senior VP of Amazon's audio book unit Audible. [Full Article...]

Falcon Heavy finally fires up for the first time

Falcon Heavy finally fires up for the first time SpaceX did not build the satellite's attachment mechanism, and the company insists the rocket performed normally. SpaceX is known for its lofty goals when it comes to timescales and its rocket launches, particularly when it comes to the Falcon Heavy . [Full Article...]

Legendary South African musician, Hugh Masekela dies

Legendary South African musician, Hugh Masekela dies Some of his hit jazz tunes include " Up, Up and Away " (1967), " Don't Go Lose It Baby " (1984) and " Bring Him Back Home " (1987) which was popularly known as the anthem for anti-apartheid movement and the movement to free Nelson Mandela . [Full Article...]

Jio Republic Day 2018 offer Brings 500 MB more data on recharges

Jio Republic Day 2018 offer Brings 500 MB more data on recharges Jio's Rs 448 plan will offer users with 2GB daily data and 84 days validity. Jio's Prepaid Recharge Plan priced at Rs 399Jio's prepaid recharge plan priced at Rs 399 will offer 126GBs of 4G high speed data for a period of 84 days with a daily cap of 1.5GB daily data. [Full Article...]

Microsoft exclusives coming to Xbox Game Pass - on release day

Microsoft exclusives coming to Xbox Game Pass - on release day The first three games that will arrive on Game Pass at the same time as their global launch dates are " Sea of Thieves ", " Crackdown 3 ", and " State of Decay 2 " - all Xbox One exclusive games, published by Microsoft . For more gaming deals check out our enormous gaming deals hub . If you're a dyed-in-the-wool Xbox One fan, the promise of launch day titles makes this tempting. [Full Article...]

Apple HomePod Hits Stores in February, Available to Pre-Order on Friday

Apple HomePod Hits Stores in February, Available to Pre-Order on Friday HomePod is available "at AU $499 in white and space grey and is available to order beginning Saturday, 27 January (AEDT), from apple .com/au and the Apple Store app". It can also be used as a speakerphone with iPhone , promising clear sound quality. With no Apple Music subscription , you can still listen to content purchased through iTunes and Beats 1 Radio. [Full Article...]

Apple has released Meltdown patches for older versions of macOS

Apple has released Meltdown patches for older versions of macOS The security patch notes for macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 specify 17 different security holes fixed in the update . But he also appears two more times, with two new vulnerabilities, which like the recently reported issues allowed someone to read restricted memory locations. [Full Article...]


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