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Apple iPhone SE 2 Set to Debut at WWDC 2018

Apple iPhone SE 2 Set to Debut at WWDC 2018 For instance, it is likely that the new iPhone SE 2 will rock a 4.2-inch display, a marked upgrade from the 4-inch display that we saw and liked on the original iPhone SE . In fact, iPhone SE is the only Apple smartphone whose prices didn't go up after after the government increased import duty on mobile phones to 20% from 15% in the Union Budget earlier this month. [Full Article...]

Spotify's music hardware could be right around the corner

Spotify's music hardware could be right around the corner A job posting on the company's website indicates just that, although it provides few details about what kind of hardware is being created. According to one job description, Spotify is on track to create "its first physical products and setting up an operational organization for manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing". [Full Article...]

Gigaba raises Value-Added Tax to 15%

Gigaba raises Value-Added Tax to 15% The Public Servants Association, which represents hundreds of thousands of public-sector employees said it was concerned about the detrimental, ripple effect on especially middle- and low-income earners of the Value-Added Tax increase and a 52-cents increase on the fuel levy. [Full Article...]

Snap to Haters of Snapchat Redesign: 'We Hear You'

Snap to Haters of Snapchat Redesign: 'We Hear You' Numerous new features, the petition argues, are "useless or defeats the original purposes Snapchat has had for the past years". Although we blame Snapchat for cloning Instagram, these GIFs in stories are only the best thing ever, so we don't exactly mind it so much. [Full Article...]

Fortnite's Season 3 Battle Pass Content Revealed: Here's What To Expect

Fortnite's Season 3 Battle Pass Content Revealed: Here's What To Expect There are also 30 more reward tiers for Season 3, making 100 in total , while simply purchasing the Battle Pass instantly unlocks a batch of in-game rewards. The Fortnite team broke down what Season 3 will bring us, and there are a lot of new things coming to Battle Royale . Anyone who purchases the season pass will be granted a bunch of content up front too, so if you want to be one of the fi... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Pushes Back Starlink Satellite Launch To Feb. 21 For Further Testing

The primary mission on Wednesday is the launch of the PAZ satellite to low Earth orbit. Payload and vehicle remain healthy. The fairing is basically the shell at the top of the rocket that protects whatever cargo's being launched (for instance, it housed the Tesla Roadster and SpaceX's Starman mannequin during the recent Falcon Heavy test launch). [Full Article...]

Anyone Need OLED Panels? Poor iPhone X Sales Leave Samsung with Surplus

Anyone Need OLED Panels? Poor iPhone X Sales Leave Samsung with Surplus Essentially, Apple approached its South Korean competitor to order a large bulk of OLED panels, which led it to increase production. And while Apple stock has the rapidly growing iPhone ASP to help reduce the sting of lower than expected iPhone X sales, Samsung stock is already feeling the effects of the letdown. [Full Article...]

Swype Keyboard now discontinued

Swype Keyboard now discontinued Brings back memories, right? The news was reported earlier by the Xda developer blog, which spotted a Reddit post by a user and says it got confirmation from Nuance that development for both the Android and iOS apps has been discontinued. [Full Article...]

Google makes a cross on the function, See the image

Google makes a cross on the function, See the image If you were upset about the recent removal of the "View Image" button on Google's image search engine, you'll be happy to know a workaround has recently popped up. "They are created to strike a balance between serving user needs and publisher concerns, both stakeholders we value". Reverse image search allows users to drag and drop a picture directly into Google Images' search bar, and have... [Full Article...]

Scientists have discovered almost 100 new planets outside of our solar system

Scientists have discovered almost 100 new planets outside of our solar system They were discovered using research from National Space Institute (DTU Space) at the Technical University of Denmark. 'By increasing the number of planets discovered with K2 by nearly 50 percent, this work will help astronomers dive much deeper into analysing and learning about individual planets, particularly smaller exoplanets, ' Dr Mayo told Gizmodo . [Full Article...]

Natalie Portman Responds to 'Annihilation' Whitewashing Claims

Natalie Portman Responds to 'Annihilation' Whitewashing Claims Annihilation's cast is undeniably diverse - it includes Gina Rodriguez , Tessa Thompson , Sonya Miznuo, Oscar Isaac , and Benedict Wong - but the film is still following in the unfortunate footsteps of Doctor Strange , Iron Fist , and Ghost in the Shell . [Full Article...]

Game Changer! Snapchat Now Offering User Analytics

Game Changer! Snapchat Now Offering User Analytics The Change.org petition , started by Australian Snapchat user Nic Rumsey four weeks ago, said that many users were now resorting "risky" methods to try and reverse the update or reinstall older versions of the app . The move was part of a deliberate strategy to set Snapchat apart from rivals like Twitter and Facebook's Instagram . The app is now divided between content created by friend... [Full Article...]

NASA Glenn Would See A Funding Boost Under Trump Budget

NASA Glenn Would See A Funding Boost Under Trump Budget Lightfoot said commercial ventures could provide low-Earth-orbit capabilities "either at the ISS or on standalone platforms that both private sector and NASA can use". Boeing , which operates the ISS for NASA , also opposes Trump's plan. A Russian resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was automatically aborted at the last minute. [Full Article...]

Facebook to post first-ever decline among young users in the US

Facebook to post first-ever decline among young users in the US Facebook and Snapchat have been embattled adversaries ever since Facebook attempted and failed to acquire the messaging app in 2013. Meanwhile, Snapchat is trying to expand its audience beyond younger demographic groups with a redesigned app that is meant to be easier to use. [Full Article...]

HMD slash price on flagship Nokia 8 ahead of MWC

HMD slash price on flagship Nokia 8 ahead of MWC The newest Oreo update includes features such as battery saving navigation buttons, revamped Power menu, Bluetooth battery percentage, and a new Setting menu, as per the changelog. As per Counterpoint's data, in Q4 2017 Nokia sold more phones than most of its rivals, including but not limited to HTC, Sony, Google , Alcatel, Lenovo, OnePlus , Gionee, Meizu, Coolpad, and Asus among all others. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi rolls out Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro in India

Xiaomi rolls out Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro in India Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 pro in India on Wednesday unveiling the company's first MI TV alongside. The 20MP selfie camera also relies on AI power to take bokeh portraits, just like the Google Pixel 2 - this gives the Redmi Note 5 Pro a huge advantage over its rivals. [Full Article...]

NASA Monitoring Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster En Route To Mars

NASA Monitoring Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster En Route To Mars The presence of a second drone ship will give SpaceX much more flexibility in plotting out future Falcon Heavy launches and recoveries, with it then possible to have the side boosters land at sea simultaneously. "Fix is pretty obvious". The space-faring company is working on a new vessel capable of supporting booster landings, Teslarati reports , one they will call A Shortfall of Gravita... [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter World Now Fastest Capcom Game to Ship 6 Million Units

Monster Hunter World Now Fastest Capcom Game to Ship 6 Million Units Unfortunately, Capcom says that players who created a Squad and were affected by this will have lost any Squad data. Capcom also made some changes to the Light and Heavy Bowguns, increasing the power of some basic ammo while decreasing the power of the slicing ammo. [Full Article...]

NASA Probe Captures Farthest Images Taken Away From Earth

NASA Probe Captures Farthest Images Taken Away From Earth The imager is one of seven instruments aboard the New Horizons spacecraft that reached Pluto in 2015. Along the way, New Horizons broke the record for the farthest image captured away from our home planet. New Horizons is still on an active mission to visit the Kuiper Belt. This belt is home to three officially recognized dwarf planets- Pluto, Haumea and Makemake. [Full Article...]

Facebook's NEW dislike button lets you 'downvote' bad comments

Facebook's NEW dislike button lets you 'downvote' bad comments A select few users noticed Thursday a " downvote " option appeared underneath comments on posts, next to the "like" and "reply" buttons . The new downvote button is available on certain public pages for about 5% of Android users . The functionality of the button is quite close to long wished " Dislike button". Martin Garner at CCS Insight notes that the new button could be a part of Face... [Full Article...]


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