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Verizon Could Face Headwinds With Pixel 2 from Google, T

The 5-inch Pixel 2 (starting at $649) is a clean, good-looking Android phone built by HTC that fits well in one hand and should run speedily on all USA networks. The selling point most hyped by Mario Queiroz, Google's vice president of product management at a splashy media event on Wednesday, was the phones' cameras. [Full Article...]

Moon used to have an atmosphere — NASA scientists

Moon used to have an atmosphere — NASA scientists They collected the samples which not only provided the ages of the eruptions, but also contained evidence of the gases produced from the erupting lunar lavas. Researchers believe some of the volatiles released during magmatic episodes could have become trapped in icy deposits near the lunar poles, remaining frozen in shadowed craters. [Full Article...]

HP Inc reportedly discontinuing Windows 10 Elite X3 smartphone

And while rumors persist that Microsoft is working on a so-called "Surface Phone", giving the company one last shot at challenging the iPhone and Android smartphone duopoly, we're nearly certain not to see it before 2018 at the earliest. [Full Article...]

Samsung Note 8 finally hits the Kenyan market

Samsung Note 8 finally hits the Kenyan market Last week , DxOMark rated the iPhone 8 Plus' camera as the best smartphone camera the site has ever tested. But perhaps users can take the DxOMark score as an indication that they'll get the performance they'll pay for, unlike the Essential Phone, which has come under fire for having a camera believed to be lackluster. [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about the Amazon Echo Connect

Everything you need to know about the Amazon Echo Connect As with the regular Amazon Echo , the Echo Show houses eight microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation to help the unit pick up your voice no matter where you are. The Echo Connect will release on December 13 for $35. At the heart of them all is Alexa, the voice-activated software used to control the devices, which have few, if any buttons. [Full Article...]

Harvest Moon 2017: When and how to see October's full moon

Harvest Moon 2017: When and how to see October's full moon This particular moon is named for its importance to farmers who may have relied on the bright moon to bring in the last of the crops. When the harvest moon rises on October 5, it will look very large, and it will likely be reddish-orange in color. [Full Article...]

Encrypt your Galaxy Note 8 's microSD card!

Encrypt your Galaxy Note 8 's microSD card! Appointment to 18h for our test of the Galaxy Note 8! Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 Plus wins in terms of rendering high-dynamic-range scenes, thanks to Apple's AutoHDR. If you love iOS, you would go for the new iPhones. It should be noted that Google Pixel has got a score of 90 and HTC U11 has also got a score of 90 in the same DxOMark tests. [Full Article...]

Huawei Mate 10 to come with a massive 4000 mAh battery

Huawei Mate 10 to come with a massive 4000 mAh battery The Galaxy Note 8 has 3,300 mAh battery, the S8 has 3,000 mAh, the iPhone X will have 2,716 mAh (oh) and the Pixel 2 XL has a bit better 3,520 mAh battery. The image shows it's three color variants, Blue, Copper and grey and also a vertical dual camera setup at the back along with LED flash. The optics could be the premium Leica Lens sensors that adorn the Honor 8 Pro, but we are not sure about ... [Full Article...]

'Game of Thrones' season 8 likely won't premiere until 2019

The actor also explained that the reason for the lengthened shooting window is because each of the six episodes will be longer than the standard 60-minute runtime. But the show could be delayed until 2019, according to a new report by The Hollywood Reporter. Filming for those still left alive in the realm starts later this month, yet while a usual Thrones shoot would only take until Apri... [Full Article...]

Another swollen Apple iPhone 8 Plus battery discovered in China

Another swollen Apple iPhone 8 Plus battery discovered in China There are now a total of six reported incidents of the iPhone 8 Plus splitting open. Lastly, compared to the explosive Galaxy Note 7 that resulted in fire and property damage, there have so far been no reports of an iPhone 8 Plus unit going up in flames. [Full Article...]

Suspected bee-killing pesticide found in honey samples

Suspected bee-killing pesticide found in honey samples While the authors emphasize that the concentrations of neonicotinoids were below levels that the European Union authorizes in food and feed products, they do cite some emerging studies on the effects of neonicotinoids in vertebrates, such as impaired immune functioning and reduced growth, which may result in a re-evaluation of these restrictions. [Full Article...]

Every Xbox One X Includes Halo's Master Chief Riding a Scorpion

Every Xbox One X Includes Halo's Master Chief Riding a Scorpion Except, it's the actual creature instead of a tank from the Halo series. This isn't the first time Microsoft's included a little Easter egg in an Xbox. but hold on. Get your stingers ready baby scorpions; the Xbox One X comes out on November 1. Since then, Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders have opened . [Full Article...]

Taxpayers spent more than $800000 on Treasury Sec. Mnuchin's military flights

Taxpayers spent more than $800000 on Treasury Sec. Mnuchin's military flights Although the report notes that it was often not "explicit" whether president Trump really had directed Mnuchin's trips, it concluded that no laws had been broken. Also: that flight to Fort Knox to see the eclipse had nothing to with the eclipse. This "single boilerplate statement constituted the whole analysis and justification for designation and use of military aircraft", Delmar wrote. [Full Article...]

Spec Sheet: Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X vs 2017 Flagship Smartphones

Spec Sheet: Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X vs 2017 Flagship Smartphones Many people on Twitter were quick to spread the news about Google's latest invention - saying it was proof "we are living in the future". If you are in the market for a black Pixel 2 64GB or 128GB, you are in luck. In India , Pixel 2 will go on sale starting November 1 on Flipkart , while Pixel 2 XL will hit the shelves beginning November 15. A lot has been made of them not suppo... [Full Article...]

New feature on the road with IOS 11.1

Also, did I tell you about the new carling emoji? In total Apple is adding 56 new symbols, as well as updates for some of its current emojis . While the official release of iOS 11.1 is a little further down the line, developers and users of the iOS public beta will be able to get hands-on with the new emoji starting next week. [Full Article...]

Uber app can secretly record everything on your iPhone's screen, researchers find

Uber app can secretly record everything on your iPhone's screen, researchers find Speaking to ZDNet , Apple expert and jailbreak author Luca Todesco said that Uber's access to screen-recording was an "extremely risky use case" that adds a "significant weakness" to security for iOS Uber users. The company claims it has now removed the API (aplication program interface) from the app. "So they can potentially draw or record the screen", security researcher wrote. [Full Article...]

Lenovo ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Laptop Officially Launches For $1899

Lenovo ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Laptop Officially Launches For $1899 The ThinkPad 700C was first unveiled on October 5 1992, with a design inspired by a Japanese bento box. Lenovo has introduced the ThinkPad anniversary Edition laptop to celebrate the occasion of its 25th Anniversary of the ThinkPad line-up. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2's Iron Banner and Prestige raid mode arrive next week

Bungie closed its blog with mention of Destiny 2's "seasons" - which sound like they will cap your clan and Iron Banner progress. Iron Banner is back baby! While Destiny 2 fans are likely excited to earn this new armor, it's worth noting that not everyone with the game can automatically throw their hat in the ring. [Full Article...]

Vegas shooting: Girlfriend may provide clue to motive

Vegas shooting: Girlfriend may provide clue to motive She said she was initially pleased when Stephen Paddock wired her money in the Philippines to buy a house for her family, but she later feared it was a way to break up with her. Sheriff Lombardo believes Paddock saw the security officer and realised he was "about the be breached", adding: "He was doing everything possible to figure out how he could escape at that point". [Full Article...]

Apple issues update to patch password vulnerabilities in High Sierra operating software

Apple issues update to patch password vulnerabilities in High Sierra operating software Apple has released a supplemental update for macOS High Sierra incorporating various bug fixes for Macs. Your password might be displayed instead of your password hint if you used the Add APFS Volume command in Disk Utility to create an encrypted APFS volume, and you supplied a password hint. [Full Article...]


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