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Egypt's ex-PM rescinds decision to run for presidency

Egypt's ex-PM rescinds decision to run for presidency Shafiq, who fled Egypt after narrowly losing to the ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in the 2012 elections, announced in the United Arab Emirates in November his intention to run for president. Shafik, 76, was reported to have received an offer from the Egyptian government, brokered by Abu Dhabi, to return to Egypt without being convicted of any charges. [Full Article...]

Acer just unveiled the thinnest laptop in the world

Acer just unveiled the thinnest laptop in the world In addition to a Nano SIM card slot, the Swift 7 features eSIM technology, allowing download and activation of eSIM profiles. The laptop carries a 14-inch Full HD display, Intel's 8th-generation Core processor, up to 12 hours of battery life, and two front-facing speakers. [Full Article...]

CES 2018: Amazon's Alexa to challenge Cortana

CES 2018: Amazon's Alexa to challenge Cortana Asus also announced that select 2018 models of its ZenBook and VivoBook laptops will support Amazon Alexa, allowing users to use their voices to control the devices. This could be a huge win for Amazon, which is now trying to stay ahead of Google with regard to in-home digital assistants. Perhaps, most interestingly, the newly integrated PCs will show findings on screen, as well as audibly del... [Full Article...]

You're Going to Droll Over LG's 4K HDR Projector

You're Going to Droll Over LG's 4K HDR Projector But the way LG sees things, the 4K projectors have generally been too expensive, too heavy, and too tricky to install. The projector's portable size and unique upright design is only made possible by the mirrorless I-shaped engine which allows the projector to show ideal images whether it's placed on the floor, mounted on the wall or hanging from the ceiling. [Full Article...]

Samsung adds Bixby voice control to its Family Hub smart fridge

Samsung adds Bixby voice control to its Family Hub smart fridge Samsung is fulfilling its promise of spreading Bixby beyond mobile devices - it just unveiled a Family Hub 3.0 refrigerator whose star attraction is (you guessed it) Bixby voice control. So the morning readout that happens when you ask "Hi Bixby, what's new?" will theoretically feature the correct calendar appointments and not someone else's. [Full Article...]

Shanghai Shenhua Terminate Tevez's Contract

Shanghai Shenhua Terminate Tevez's Contract Tevez has long wanted to get away from China and move back to his boyhood Boca Juniors , with that dream now a reality. "Tevez has come home!" the club said. He joined Shanghai Shenhua in January 2017 and although he won the Chinese FA Cup past year, he never looked settled in Asia and failed to add to his 76 worldwide caps. [Full Article...]

LG's 65-Inch OLED TV Can Be Rolled Up, Hidden Away

LG's 65-Inch OLED TV Can Be Rolled Up, Hidden Away This huge 4K TV is a 65-inch OLED panel, which is nearly as thin as a sheet of paper and can be rollable. Being flexible enough to roll, the display panel becomes more organic and natural. By then, there ought to be more competition in terms of panel makers, as Chinese OLED fabs come on stream. According to LG , future LCDs boasting 8K resolution will be heavier and thicker because backlight ... [Full Article...]

Weather warning issued as temperatures set to fall to -6 degrees

Weather warning issued as temperatures set to fall to -6 degrees It is in place from 9pm on Sunday night to 10am on Monday morning. Overnight frost will gradually clear during the day. A number of sporting fixtures were cancelled because of frozen pitches. Along the east coast, it's said temperatures will not be as cold and stay slightly above freezing in the onshore northeasterly breeze. This follows a Yellow cold weather warning by the experts, when tem... [Full Article...]

The Wall is a 146in Samsung TV that'll fill your entire room

The Wall is a 146in Samsung TV that'll fill your entire room Why Samsung, who is making also OLED , is stubbornly improving LED technology is not quite clear. If this is all sounding a bit too familiar, it's because this was a technology that Samsung had demoed at last year's CES - but at the time was only referred to as a prototype that wouldn't likely see the light of day anytime soon. [Full Article...]

Google pays tribute to Fearless Nadia with doodle on birth anniversary

Google pays tribute to Fearless Nadia with doodle on birth anniversary By her mid-twenties, she made her Bollywood debut in filmmaker Jamshed Boman Homi Wadia's film Desh Deepak in 1933, where she played a small role of a slave girl. Later, Nadia started working in Indian cinema and got famous with her stage name "Fearless Nadia" due to her risky and hard stunts. Her talent was first spotted by Eruch Kanga, a Lahore-based cinema owner and recommended her to JBH W... [Full Article...]

Lonzo Ball Has Cryptic Response To LaVar Ball Thrashing Luke Walton

It would be interesting to find out who LaVar Ball thinks should coach the Lakers, but he'd more than likely say himself. Ball, father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, made the comments to ESPN from Lithuania, where younger sons LiAngelo and LaMelo have signed to play with Vytautas in the small southern town of Prienai. [Full Article...]

Trump Faces Opposition in Florida Over Offshore Drilling

Trump Faces Opposition in Florida Over Offshore Drilling Obama later reversed course following an outcry from environmentalists, including in Maryland, concerned about the effect a spill would have on beaches and the fishing industry. That includes nearly the entire Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, as well as the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. "This new offshore leasing plan is an important step towards harnessing our nation's energy potential for the benefi... [Full Article...]

Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre

The scramble to harden a broad array of devices comes after researchers found two significant vulnerabilities within modern computing hardware, one of which can not be fully resolved as of yet. Intel also said it doesn't expect a major performance hit to its processors when it launches the fix, which was a concern of Google's. So all devices from computers to smartphones to tablets are impacted... [Full Article...]

Apple Store Saw $300 Million In Purchases On New Year's Day

Apple Store Saw $300 Million In Purchases On New Year's Day The steady growth in App Store revenue is great news for Apple , which increasingly relies on digital and service sales. iPhone sales plateaued for a time in early 2016, presaging market saturation for the devices that have made Apple a goliath. [Full Article...]

Google is running customer surveys in the Pixel 2's settings page

Google is running customer surveys in the Pixel 2's settings page At this moment, only Pixel 2 XL devices have been reported to be bugged, with the smaller Pixel 2, Pixel, Nexus devices remaining unaffected. While they do have their similarities, ... There is also a box where you can type in other comments, in case the questions didn't cover it. Right now, it's not clear how Google is selecting potential participants for the survey. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Is (Allegedly) Hacked For Good

Recently we heard that the Nintendo Switch has been selling faster than Sony's PS 2 in Japan. With no Mario or Zelda game in sight, it will be interesting to see how it maintains momentum after having a fantastic first year, selling over 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles. [Full Article...]

Microchip Meltdown As Experts Uncover Serious Flaws

APPLE HAS CONFIRMED that all Mac and iOS devices are affected by the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws, that experts say could allow hackers to access sensitive data. "In the coming days, we plan to release mitigations in Safari to help defend against Spectre". The vulnerabilities - which exist at a hardware level - put the onus on system creators such as Apple , Microsoft and Google to ... [Full Article...]

4 powerlifters killed, world champion Saksham Yadav injured in Delhi vehicle crash

4 powerlifters killed, world champion Saksham Yadav injured in Delhi vehicle crash Two other players including a world champion who bagged the title for India in Moscow a year ago, were injured in the accident. The accident took place on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. All the six athletes were taken to the Raja Harish Chandra hospital by a PCR team where four of them were declared dead on arrival while Yadav and Baali were referred to the Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh. [Full Article...]

Tech Giants Issue Fixes, Updates For Meltdown And Spectre Flaws

Meltdown , Spectre chip level flaw: Intel says it is rapidly issuing updates for all computers, servers powered by its processors. Apple Watch is not affected by Meltdown . "Check with your operating system vendor or system manufacturer and apply any available updates as soon as they are available", the company said. For now, users can enable an experimental security feature in the Chrome web... [Full Article...]

Who's affected by computer chip security flaw

These exploits make most of the world's devices vulnerable to potential attacks from cyber-criminals. There is now no evidence anyone has abused either of the exploits. Major software makers have not issued patches to protect against Spectre , which affects almost all computer chips made in the last decade. Google's operating system, primarily found on low-cost laptops, will be protected agai... [Full Article...]


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