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Earth sweltered again in 2017: hottest year without an El Nino

Earth sweltered again in 2017: hottest year without an El Nino Last year was indistinguishable, so far, from 2015 as the second or third warmest behind 2016, making 2017 "the warmest year without an El Nino", the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. According to NASA , the planet's average surface temperature has increased about 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last century, mostly driven by man-made emissions into the atmosphere. [Full Article...]

Bharti Infratel down 5% as Q3 revenue misses estimates

Bharti Infratel down 5% as Q3 revenue misses estimates Bharti, which competes with operators such as Vodafone, Idea Cellular and newcomer Reliance Jio in the highly competitive domestic telecom market, saw its overall revenue decline 13 per cent to Rs 20,319 crore. ICICIdirect also sees a 10 per cent drop in ARPU to Rs 130 for the quarter in question, potentially impacted by downtrading. However, in terms of Indian rupees, the Africa revenue declined ... [Full Article...]

Google says fix for WiFi issue with Chromecast built-in devices coming today

Google says fix for WiFi issue with Chromecast built-in devices coming today The company said a glitch caused a WiFi network to become temporarily unresponsive or disconnect from other devices that were connected to the network. Google has announced that today that a solution for the problems with the Android Cast WIFI issues to be solved, the problem resides in the fact that a network will be flooded with data, creating drop-outs with the router and Wi-Fi connection falli... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi 7 Render Leaks With A Glass Back, Dual Cameras

Xiaomi Mi 7 Render Leaks With A Glass Back, Dual Cameras Many fans were disappointed past year as Xiaomi didn't include a dual camera setup on the Mi Mix 2. Check that, they're already pretty outlandish and hard to believe, calling for a Mi MIX 2S announcement in Barcelona next month rather than a first Mi 7 showing. [Full Article...]

Huawei and Google team up to integrate Android messaging

Huawei and Google team up to integrate Android messaging A year later, Google advanced its cause further when it rebranded its SMS Messenger app as Android Messages, and reached an agreement to make it the default messaging app on devices from LG, Motorola, Sony, HTC, ZTE, Micromax, HMD Global (Nokia), Archos, among others. [Full Article...]

Trump on Twitter After 'S***hole' Remark: 'America First!'

Trump on Twitter After 'S***hole' Remark: 'America First!' Jeb Bush, a Roman Catholic and former Governor of Florida, reacted to Trump's remarks about those countries. "This effort, which Congressman McCarthy, whom I respect, is trying to initiate has a long way to go". "I'm proud of the work we've done on this important cause", stated Rep. Love. As NPR and other outlets reported last week , it was Trump who rejected a tentative agreement reached b... [Full Article...]

ChaiOS Bug Causes An iPhone Crash When This Link Is Texted

ChaiOS Bug Causes An iPhone Crash When This Link Is Texted The flaw has been named ChaiOS - a play on the words chaos and iOS , Apple's mobile operating system - but is regarded by security experts as a "nuisance" rather than unsafe. The message also causes the Safari browser on macOS to crash, and causes other slowdowns, according to the report . The code has now been removed from GitHub, disabling the "attack". [Full Article...]

YouTube making virtual rinse of videos portraying 'Tide Pod Challenge'

YouTube making virtual rinse of videos portraying 'Tide Pod Challenge' But in the past month, people - often kids - have transitioned to actually eating them and posting videos to social media. A YouTube spokesperson sent us the following statement on this: "YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit content that's meant to encourage unsafe activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm". [Full Article...]

Increases Holdings in American Tower Corp (AMT)

The Broad Run Investment Management Llc holds 2.42M shares with $331.09 million value, down from 2.43M last quarter. In light of the many issues surrounding this company, we thought it was a good time to take a close look at the numbers in order to form a realistic perspective on the fundamental picture for this stock. [Full Article...]

Honor 9 Lite First Impressions

Honor 9 Lite First Impressions On this episode, we talk about the Honor 9 Lite - an aggressively priced budget smartphone made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei . In one way, the glass back can attract fingerprints but the camera area on the back is oleophobic. Here we mention Android 8 .0 Oreo and Huawei's Emotion UI, which is based on Google's OS. Like it has always been, the Honor 9 Lite will be available via flash sa... [Full Article...]

We're rejecting scared women, claims Simon Harris

We're rejecting scared women, claims Simon Harris Minister Harries reiterated his point that women who travel to the United Kingdom for abortions are not faceless, they are "our friends and neighbours, sisters, cousins, mothers, aunts, wives", he said. And that's just one provider", he said. "Can we just pause and picture what this is telling us?" "From that perspective, I think we do need that clarity very quickly. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi to Have Presence at MWC 2018, Mi 7 Launch Anticipated

Xiaomi to Have Presence at MWC 2018, Mi 7 Launch Anticipated At the launch event of the Mi Mix 2 in India , Jai Mani, Xiaomi Product Lead said that the company explored the option of adding a notch on the top, but they again chose to go against it as it will take a lot of time for users to get used. [Full Article...]

Asteroid longer than world's tallest building to pass Earth

Asteroid longer than world's tallest building to pass Earth The celestial object , known as the 2002 AJ129 asteroid , has officially been classified as " potentially hazardous " by Nasa . To give you a sense of the distance, the Moon orbits earth at a distance of around 240000 miles. The chances of the asteroid striking Earth, however, are remote. Hypothetically, if the asteroid were to impact Earth, scientist warn that there would be a "very seve... [Full Article...]

Snow and ice weather warning for West Midlands as temperatures fall

Snow and ice weather warning for West Midlands as temperatures fall Forecasters warned the winds could reach 70mph across northern England and Wales on Wednesday evening - and potentially could be another named storm. Snow warnings remain in place for much of Scotland through till Friday. For northern parts, even in lower levels, snowfall is expected towards the evening. Gritters were out in force across Scotland, with pictures on social media showing particul... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi acknowledges 'WhatsApp Obsolete' issue, here is a fix to resolve it

Xiaomi acknowledges 'WhatsApp Obsolete' issue, here is a fix to resolve it While WhatsApp in a statement did say that it was a problem with how their app was distributed and something that wasn't under their control, there was no word from Xiaomi on this matter. "We apologise for any inconvenience faced by our Mi Fans, and promise to be more vigilant going forward", it added. The WhatsApp version has been refreshed to the new version on Mi App Store. [Full Article...]

3 things you need to know about Apple's $38bn U.S. tax payment

3 things you need to know about Apple's $38bn U.S. tax payment This is great news for the American economy and for America's workers. Apple - over the last decade - has invested billions of dollars in data centers and co-located facilities in seven USA states, including North Carolina, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and a recently announced project in Iowa. [Full Article...]

Alleged Moto G6 Plus prototype unit pictures leaked online

Unlike the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones that came with metallic chassis, the upcoming Moto G6 series smartphones will be sporting metal and glass design. Among other models, the Moto G6 is rumoured to have a 5.7-inch FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 3GB and 4GB RAM options. [Full Article...]

Apple's Suppliers Start Shipping The New Apple HomePod

Apple's Suppliers Start Shipping The New Apple HomePod So far the United Kingdom and Australia are confirmed, but there could be other countries the feature is also live in. Apple today released the sixth beta of iOS 11.2.5 for testing on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new feature is being primarily developed for Apple's upcoming HomePod speakers, the report stated. In the meantime, give it a try for yourself by asking Siri to play you the ne... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin slumps down nearly half its peak value

Bitcoin , the famous crypto currency has been reported at a 24 hour low of $9,450 when it fell to a sub $10,000 mark on both Coinbase and Bittrex exchanges at 3:33 AM Pakistan time. China has also moved to crackdown on cryptocurrency but instead looking into banning trading and miners , causing a huge shakeup in the market. [Full Article...]

Apple to pay $38 billion on overseas cash pile

Apple to pay $38 billion on overseas cash pile Made public just ahead of its February 1 earnings call , Apple's new plan anticipates over $30 billion in US capital expenditures over the next five years, including the opening of a new Apple campus in a new location, initially housing technical support for customers. [Full Article...]


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