investorschatroom.com

Sci-tech

Apple admits to slowing iPhones batteries as they age

You have already had the impression that your iPhone was getting slower and slower? People anxious about performance could replace batteries, which Apple does for free for iPhones covered by warranty or for $79 if that is not the case. "Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions", Apple said in an emailed statement to Reuters .

Sci-tech

Google's Most Searched Terms for 2017: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer

Globally, the top search was for Hurricane Irma . Former " Today " show host Matt Lauer was the second most searched term in the US because of the prominent journalist's firing in November over sexual harassment allegations. Chicken breast recipes were the most searched recipes in the world, beating out ground beef recipes, and more people asked Google how to make slime than how to make solar eclipse glasses.

Sci-tech

Trump Wants Weigel Fired Over Inaccurate Tweet

Weigel was responding to Trump's claim that the arena had been "packed to the rafters ". Trump claimed in his tweet that the stories have been incorrect on goal. Another leftist anti-Trump publication to the north, the New York Times , tried to turn the tables on Trump over the Pensacola incident, insisting that it was another swipe by the president to "discredit" the mainstream media.

Sci-tech

Apple TV app for Europe

Once your app is approved and you're ready to make it available for pre-order, return to Pricing and Availability, confirm the date your app will be released for download , and click Release as Pre-Order in the upper-right corner. Devs should keep in mind they can't put an app up for pre-order more than 90 days in advance of a commercial rollout, or with a shorter than 48 hours notice.

Sci-tech

Ready Player One Sequel Being Developed By Author

Miller ("Deadpool", "Silicon Valley"), with Simon Pegg (the " Star Trek " movies, the "Mission: Impossible" movies) and Oscar victor Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies", upcoming "Dunkirk"). What scene from the book are you most excited to see in the movie? Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline . The Oasis begins March 30, in theaters everywhere.

Sci-tech

Bayonetta 3 for Nintendo Switch Revealed at The Game Awards 2017

Incredible news for fans of stylish fighters from Platinum Games, Bayonetta 3 has been announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch . Developed by Platinum Games, Bayonetta is an action-adventure hack and slash video game. Bayonetta started out as a multi-platform release. This Special Edition comes complete with steelbook, 22 art cards and three sticker sheets. Bayonetta 2 was originally a Wii U exclusive so it is nice to see it being available to a new audience since the Wii U was so ...

Sci-tech

Apple is buying Shazam at a big discount

The deal will be announced next week, according to reports. Artists on Shazam lets you follow famous people and see what music they are Shazamming. A spokesman for Apple declined to comment, and representatives of Shazam could not be immediately reached. In 2016, the company added a new augmented reality feature, allowing users to scan branded Shazam codes to unlock deals and games on the app.

Sci-tech

OnePlus 5 Soon to be Discontinued in Favor of The OnePlus 5T

The secondary camera at the back is now optimized for low-light shooting conditions. Now the new OnePlus flagship has also received its first durability test from a YouTuber, JerryRigEverything . Both OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 have the same price tag. It weighs 162 grams and measures 156.1x75x7.3mm. Given that the company had practiced the same business model previously as well, it does not seem surprising that the OnePlus 5 will soon be retracted.

Sci-tech

FCC plans to repeal net neutrality rules for Internet service providers

With three Republican and two Democratic commissioners, the move is all but certain to be approved. In May, the FCC approved Pai's proposal to review the Open Internet order passed under the previous U.S. Nearly six out of 10 Americans favor keeping the current regulations, while only 16 percent said they wanted to overturn net neutrality, according to a phone survey from Consumer Reports.

Sci-tech

Apple's HomePod Smart Speaker Delayed Until 2018

With Apple's delay, "there will now be some people who make a different choice". But the Cupertino, CA-based Apple says the device needs a little more tinkering. Smart speakers from Google and Amazon let users give voice commands to play Spotify, but Apple Music does not work on the rival devices. Amazon created Alexa for the Echo, and the virtual assistant has gone on to be the big breakout tech star of 2017.

Sci-tech

Some Apple iPhone users on AT&T can't make or take calls

The website Downdetector .com has received more than 12,000 reports of issues making and receiving calls from AT&T customers since 3 p.m. Wednesday. If you are an AT&T subscriber with an Apple iPhone, you might have found it hard to make or answer a phone call today on your device.

Sci-tech

The doctor will know if you're not taking your meds now

The drug will help doctors in monitoring if their patients are taking their medicines on time . The treatment, called Abilify MyCite, is essentially a clever delivery system for the antipsychotic aripiprazole, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Sci-tech

Early orders of Google Pixel Buds are now shipping

Pixel 2 users have been complaining on social media about the device's Bluetooth overall, although it's not clear if the issues are related. Then Google Assistant won't work. However, a user shared in a recent post that the problem may be resolved by blowing into the bottom speaker. As of now, it is still unclear whether this is a hardware related issue and whether a majority of Pixel 2 XL owners have been facing the issue.

Sci-tech

Netflix email scam targets millions of users

According to MailGuard , which is private Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud security company, the fake Netflix webpage that is being used in the scam was created on a compromised Wordpress blog. You can do this by hovering over the sender's name, though some email clients will display the actual address as well. Mailguard , a company that protects businesses against scammers and phishers took a screenshot of the email scam .

Sci-tech

Starcraft 2 will go free-to-play later this month

The award-winning StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty story campaign is free in its entirety. Free to play is here, bringing a wealth of options for new and returning StarCraft II players. For those of you who have already purchased any of the three campaigns as of October 31, we'll soon be sending you a small thank-you in the form of an exclusive Ghost skin as well as three new portraits.

Sci-tech

Suspect sought after shooting at University of Utah

Austin Boutain surrendered without incident Tuesday afternoon at a city library several miles away, about 15 hours after Guo was found. ChenWei Guo, an global student from China, was shot and killed during an attempted carjacking near Red Butte Canyon on Monday night, according to police.

Sci-tech

Man arrested after 9 bodies, 2 severed heads found in Tokyo flat

A police official said a toolbox and saw found in Shiraishi's apartment may have been used to dismember the bodies. A bloodcurdling discovery was made in the apartment in Zama, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, during an investigation into the disappearance of a young woman who went missing earlier in October.

Sci-tech

Apple Releases iOS 11.1 And macOS 10.13.1 To Fix KRACK

Apple also fixed an annoying bug in its calculator app that was introduced with iOS 11. It's been through many rounds of beta testing, too, so we sort of already knew that it was coming and what it might feature. There's also a scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, hedgehog, and more. Beyond the merriment of new emoji to play with, iOS 11.1 delivers an important patch for the worrying Krack Wi-Fi vulnerability .

Sci-tech

Steam Digital Gift Cards Now Available

The launch does come with a couple of restrictions, however. These cards first appeared in the United Kingdom back in December 2013 , though even before that you could pop into some games retailers to hand over cash for steam wallet codes - in a similar way that you might have topped up a PAYG phone.

Sci-tech

Group Voice Calls On WhatsApp Soon! Get Ready For Conference Calling

With the Delete for Everyone " feature, those messages you send in the in the heat of anger to your friends, or those you meant to sent to your girlfriend, which you mistakenly sent to you mum, can be deleted from from their Whatsapp timeline using "unsend' button.

Sci-tech

Egyptian police officers killed in shootout in Giza

The gunbattle took place at the al-Wahat al-Bahriya area in Giza governorate. The militants opened fire on the group - a mix of police and armed forces - during a raid on their hideout near the Bahariya oasis, south-west of Cairo , the Interior Ministry said.

Sci-tech

Garmin Speak integrates Alexa: Now the navigation is even smarter

Garmin - a brand known for its Global Positioning System fitness watches - has unveiled a new smart device which is said to be the first in-car gadget to offer drivers hands-free access to Alexa , as well as provide navigation through Garmin's own tech.

Sci-tech

WiFi WPA2 Krack Attack, Flaw: Microsoft, Apple Addresses Security Flaw

They could also modify intercepted traffic, injecting it with ransomware and other malware. This attack technique bypasses established network defenses, including encryption, and works against all modern protected WiFi networks. In the meantime, treat every Wi-Fi connection like it's the public network at Starbucks. The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that represents hundreds of Wi-Fi technology companies, said the issue "could be resolved through a straightforward software update".

Sci-tech

Top LeT terrorist Waseem among 2 killed in Pulwama

IG Khan said that Shah and one of his close aides were killed during a joint operation launched by the J&K Police, Army and the CRPF after specific info was received about there presence in the Litter village in Pulwama. The latest encounter comes just five days after a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammed, Umer Khalid, a Pakistani national was killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir's Sopore area.

Sci-tech

Offense lets Pittsburgh Steelers down, again

On the road facing a team expected to play deep into January and perhaps beyond, the Jaguars instead served notice their best start in almost a decade is hardly a fluke. "Had good ones too, so you just find a way to move on and play better". A week that began with Ben Roethlisberger chiding Antonio Brown for his behavior in the Steelers' previous game ended in disaster for the Pittsburgh quarterback and his team.

Sci-tech

Google Assistant will now support Spotify

Of course, Google will be continuously improving the Assistant's abilities at being more intuitive over the course of more updates. Google Assistant is getting more integrations with Nest , which is also owned by Google. And in Google's own nod to gender equality, the Assistant will now come with a male voice option as well, but it's so far restricted to English only.

Sci-tech

'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie zooms to Paramount

Moritz, Miller, and Fowler have stuck with the project since it was first being developed by Sony , which acquired the film rights from SEGA in 2013. Paramount Pictures picked up the project after Sony Entertainment put the project at the backburner, according to The Hollywood Reporter . Sonic the Hedgehog hits theaters on 2019.

Sci-tech

Jaish-e-Mohammad's 'Afzal Guru Squad' Behind BSF Camp Attack in Srinagar

After all three were killed by Tuesday afternoon, Inspector-General of Jammu and Kashmir Police (Kashmir Range) Muneer Khan made a candid admission: "such attacks will keep on happening". The three injured security personnel are being treated in hospitals. The third terrorist of the fidayeen squad, wearing combat uniform like the other two, had taken position with the forces and had trained his gun in the same direction as the soldiers.

Sci-tech

Leaked: Pixel 2 Smartphone With New Homescreen

Google fanatics have been eagerly waiting for the release of the second version of the infamous Google Pixel series. The last thing this render confirms is the rumored Pixel Launcher redesign, with a Google search bar showing up in between the app dock and the navigation buttons.

Sci-tech

John Kodera To Replace Andrew House As Sony Interactive President

Sony will soon launch an updated version of the PlayStation VR headset. As such, we can expect to see the older model phased out with Sony concentrating on its more capable successor; people expecting to see a true second-generation PS VR headset may need to wait a little longer though.

Sci-tech

IPhone users excited for iOS 11 launch

One can individually go to WhatsApp and clear out all those forwarded photos, videos, which are not needed from each chat. Yes, no longer will you need to ask your friends for their passwords when going over their house. Once you're running on iOS 11 you should have the screen-recording feature. Users should keep in mind this is a 1.89 GB update and it is best to do this over WiFi , rather than mobile connection.

Sci-tech

Facebook agrees to release information about Russian-purchased ads to Congress

The platform with 2 billion users announced earlier this month that pages linked to the former Soviet Union spent $50,000 buying political ads on issues such as immigration and gun rights. "That's not what we stand for", Zuckerberg said in a video statement. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been seeking to bring Facebook executives before their committee since the company first revealed the existence of the ads two weeks ago.

Sci-tech

Pixel XL 2 Manufacturer Confirmed In FCC Filing

Ask more of your phone. However, this handset was one of those phones that had high initial quality, but it seems that it has failed to stand the test of time. We are not sure as to how long Google will be offering the Pixel XL as an alternative option though. As the competition has already heated up in the flagship segment with the launch of Note 8 , LG V30 , and iPhone 8 .

Sci-tech

Bungie confirms Destiny 2 clan support won't be live at launch

The game welcomes new players to the universe, as well as those who have been devoted to the universe since the beginning, with an array of modes and activities to explore. We can't wait to share it with you. The game's servers are live everywhere, meaning that you can hop into the game's world and experience everything it has to offer and team up with others.

Sci-tech

Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa to Work Together

The timing might seem weird with Cortana-powered devices like the Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker launching this fall. In that same vein, Echo smart speaker owners will be able to say " Alexa , open Cortana " to call upon Microsoft's digital assistant.

Sci-tech

Google debuts AR software ARCore for Android devices

Google is aiming to have ARCore up and running on more than 100 million devices at the end of the preview . AR is a far more interesting platform than VR, if for no other reason than you don't need any additional hardware to use it. Are there examples of ARCore? The new software development kit for ARCore enables developers to work in Java/OpenGL, Android Studio , Unity and Unreal .

Sci-tech

Ways The PS4 Has Systematically Destroyed The Xbox One

Kotaku UK reports that while the original Xbox One has vanished from the United States store, Microsoft's UK store simply lists the old console as " sold out ". But let's pour one out for the original Xbox One . However it's not until now that the last Xbox One's that have been shipped to retailers have begun to sell out.

Sci-tech

Fitbit fights to stay relevant with new entry into smartwatch market

The new smartwatch also includes Global Positioning System, heart rate tracking, water resistance , battery that will last more than 4 days, on board music, Fitbit Pay, and multiple clock faces. The fitness-minded consumer electronics company dipped its toes in the smartwatch waters with the Fitbit Blaze in early 2016 but that wasn't really a "true" smartwatch.

Sci-tech

Samsung heir appeals his 5-year jail sentence

Lee's lawyer has steered media inquiries to Samsung, whose spokeswoman did not have any immediate comment about the appeal. The court said on Friday that Lee hoped bribes for Park at the time she was president and her close friend Choi Soon-sil would secure government support for a merger that strengthened Lee's control at a crucial time.

Sci-tech

Sarahah app uploading users' contacts to company's servers

Also the researcher has shown, if the app is not used for sometime, it again re-uploads the contact, so clearly this is a feature that was known by the developer. "The database doesn't now host contacts and the data request will be removed on next update", he continues. However, the Sarahah app doesn't have any such feature at this moment.