Electronics

Chinese courts decide against Samsung in Huawei patent battle

Chinese courts decide against Samsung in Huawei patent battle

Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who played the title role in the 2017 Warner Bros. movie " Wonder Woman ", is the new celebrity sponsor of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. However, political maneuvering between countries over elections, technology products, access to information, and hacking is something to that should always be taken seriously, according to the anonymous channel partner . Read More

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Wind chill advisory issued for Wednesday morning

Wind chill advisory issued for Wednesday morning

The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 15 minutes to exposed skin. The NWS urges residents within the affected counties to bundle up in warm attire including gloves and hats. Wind up to 15 km/h. Northwest winds 5-10 miles per hour. The NWS may decide to add more counties to the watch later Tuesday . Southwest wind 5 to 15 miles per hour becoming north in the afternoon. Read More

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Apple hit with second class action lawsuit for throttling iPhones performance

Apple hit with second class action lawsuit for throttling iPhones performance

Following yesterday's revelation that it slows down older iPhones to help manage batter wear, Apple today has been hit with its first class action lawsuit over the tactic. Speaking with The Verge , battery experts Marca Doeff of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Venkat Srinivasan of Argonne National Laboratory explain how the process works and why Apple chose this course of action. Read More

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Kaka Retires: Former clubs and team-mates pay tribute

Kaka Retires: Former clubs and team-mates pay tribute

Posting a black and white image of himself wearing the famous "I belong to Jesus" t-shirt he sported in the Champions League final against Liverpool, Kaka issued a statement reflecting on his career. In conclusion Kaka confirmed that he has been in talks with former club Milan stating that: "It's true that recently Milan made me an offer, we will see". Read More

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Microsoft Releases Free Preview of Quantum Development Kit

Microsoft Releases Free Preview of Quantum Development Kit

Microsoft deeply integrated the dev kit into Visual Studio , making it familiar to people already developing applications in other programming languages. It might sound like this sort of technology is a way off in the distance, but there's some interesting news, and it's particularly curious if you've been keen to give yourself a project to do over the summer: you can now learn quantum computing. Read More

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Amazon Prime Video launches on Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video launches on Apple TV

All you have to do is install the app. The lack of an official Amazon Prime Video app on the Apple TV until now has often been attributed to Amazon and Apple's competing interests in the media player and streaming services market. Starting tomorrow, Prime members in the United States can enjoy Thursday Night Football on the Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Apple had announced the app was coming at WWDC in June, but it's taken a further six months to go live. Read More

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HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835)

HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835)

Availability of both systems is expected just before the end of the year and pricing for both will range from $600-800 depending on the specific configuration. Additionally, these type of PCs can run either Windows 10 or Windows 10 S: the first models from Asus and HP will actually run the more secure Windows 10 S out of the box, but customers will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free for a limited time. Read More

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Twitter to permanently double the length of tweets after experiement

Twitter to permanently double the length of tweets after experiement

Rozen said during the testing period, only 5% of tweets topped the 140-character limit, and only 2% went beyond 190 characters. The result is that users spend too much time trying to edit their tweets down, or abandon them altogether. "For reference, in the timeline, Tweets with an image or poll usually take up more space than a 190 character Tweet", Rozen added. The change was made to give people more space to express themselves in certain languages where the company felt the 140 ... Read More

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Qualcomm expected to keep their extra m and say no to Broadcom

Qualcomm expected to keep their extra m and say no to Broadcom

Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank has already agreed a deal to buy British semiconductor firm Arm, while Intel bought Altera, and Qualcomm has agreed a deal for NXP. That will help it avoid a cumbersome federal review process for a $5.5 billion deal for USA network provider Brocade Communications Systems. NXP is one of the largest makers of chips for vehicles and expanding into self-driving technology, and Broadcom also is open to acquiring NXP, according to one of the sources. Read More

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Chipmaker Broadcom plans unsolicited bid for Qualcomm

According to Bloomberg , the offer would be roughly $70 a share in cash and stock that could top $100 billion - though a final decision on the whether to make the bid has not been made. Five years ago, when smartphone demand was soaring, Qualcomm briefly overtook Intel in market value. Qualcomm, an early pioneer in mobile phone chips, supplies so-called modem chips to phone makers such as Apple, Samsung and LG that help the phones connect to wireless data networks. Read More

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Apple's sales rally may be 'short-lived'

This is Apple's best performance in China in the last eight quarters, where the growth of the company has slowed considerably since the launch of the iPhone 6S in September 2015. Ultimately, Apple believes China sales will return to growth. Excitement for the launch of the iPhone X is building in China. Though Mo feels that the iPhone X will enjoy a healthy market status, its popularity won't help Apple in the short-term. Read More

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Amazon wants customers to open homes to deliveries

Amazon wants customers to open homes to deliveries

And you can create all sort of scenarios in your head where someone can take advantage of this, probably from all the movies, TV shows and real-life incidents we've seen. The entire process is done without a key or code - and the entire delivery is recorded on a camera that uploads to the cloud. If your plans change, you can select "Block Access" up until the delivery time and the driver will follow a standard delivery procedure for your address. Read More

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Dow opens above 23000, powered by IBM (IBM, ABT, CVS, CMG)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 114.49 points, or 0.5 percent, to 23,111.93. The latest 1,000-point increase was covered in roughly half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. Second, unlike the S&P 500 , which is a market-cap-weighted index, the Dow is a price-weighted index. IBM shares, meanwhile, were up 7.8 percent at $158.74 in early morning trades after the tech giant disclosed it benefited from the United States dollar falling against the euro. Read More

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Google uncovers Russia-linked ad campaigns aimed at manipulating USA election

Google uncovers Russia-linked ad campaigns aimed at manipulating USA election

Sandberg said it was important to protect "free expression" on Facebook and that if the Russian ads had been bought by legitimate accounts instead of fraudulent ones, many would have been allowed to run on the site. "We know we have a responsibility to prevent everything we can from this happening on our platforms. and so we told Congress and the Intelligence committees that when they are ready to release the ads, we are ready to help them", she said. Read More

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Paramount Pictures Nab Rights to Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Paramount Pictures Nab Rights to Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog was initially confirmed as a live-action/computer animated hybrid film in 2014. Sonic uses his stature as world's fastest hedgehog to move at supersonic speed to protect his friends from their enemies. Sonic is a character who is versatile enough to work in any number of situations, and has a universal, dare we say it, Disney-esque appeal that many video game protagonists lack. Read More

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Upgrading to Apple Watch Series 3 Is a No-Brainer

Apple says it's "investigating a fix for a future software release". The watch is created to rely less on the iPhone, and lets users answer calls, get texts, talk to Siri and access third-party apps without being tethered. The new Watch appeared to try to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellular, when I was out and about without my phone. So until then, LTE connectivity problems are something to keep in mind if you want to purchase the Series 3. Read More

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