• Qualcomm Announces VR Dev Kit, Leap Motion Integration
Qualcomm Announces VR Dev Kit, Leap Motion Integration

Qualcomm's newest flagship processor, Snapdragon 835, will be powering a lot of the new smartphones this year; however, based on the chipmaker's recent announcement, it seems that the system on chip (SoC) will find itself powering standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets as well.

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  • Uber hires Obama's law chief after sexual harassment claim
Uber hires Obama's law chief after sexual harassment claim

I expect them to conduct this review in short order. Fowler's record-keeping habits are perhaps the most infuriating part of her yearlong struggle with the company. HR said the manager in question would not be punished because it was his first offence and he was a high performer - "When I reported the situation, I was told by both HR and upper m...

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  • Twitter Introduces Custom Profiles To Personalize Customer Experiences In DM
Twitter Introduces Custom Profiles To Personalize Customer Experiences In DM

The social media site is experimenting with allowing businesses to direct message customers using employee profiles on the main account. Twitter's first partner on the project is T-Mobile. Of those who had an impersonal interaction, 66% are unlikely to recommend the brand. Customer service agents of the third largest wireless service provider in ...

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  • Lexus and Porsche top 2017 Dependability Study
Lexus and Porsche top 2017 Dependability Study

Scores are determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality. The study covers 177 specific problems grouped into eight major vehicle categories. Lexus and Porsche each received a score of 110, which was up 15 and 13, respectively, from their scores past year. Toyota was the...

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  • Disney builds living room that can wirelessly charge devices
Disney builds living room that can wirelessly charge devices

This could potentially mean that charging your cell phone or laptop wirelessly would be as simple, ambient, and unobtrusive as getting Wi-Fi from a router. The 1,900 watts of energy are under the limit of energy that the human body can absorb and does not represent a danger to those in proximity. The said amount of electricity could power over 30...

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  • Mobile LTE-U to use unlicensed spectrum to kickstart Gigabit LTE
Mobile LTE-U to use unlicensed spectrum to kickstart Gigabit LTE

More LTE capacity is always a good thing, as it enables you to get faster speeds while you're out and about. T-Mobile says it already has more capacity per subscriber than AT&T and Verizon, and the addition of LTE-U will extend that lead and further improve its "blazing-fast speeds", eventually making it possible for T-Mobile to bring its fort...

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  • National Zoo says farewell to Bao Bao; panda cub headed to China
National Zoo says farewell to Bao Bao; panda cub headed to China

Under the deal, all cubs born at the National Zoo must move to China by the time they reach four years old for breeding and research. Bao Bao, which means "precious" or "treasure" in Chinese, was born on August 23, 2013 at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C., the second panda to be born there.

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  • Vid of Pregnant Giraffe Yanked for Being Too Sexual
Vid of Pregnant Giraffe Yanked for Being Too Sexual

Thousands of people anxiously awaiting the arrival of a baby giraffe are furious after a live stream following the process was removed early Thursday morning. According to the park, April is 15 years old and is giving birth to her fourth calf. 'We are all on the same team. Fun fact: Giraffes give birth standing up - and when they're born, the c...

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  • NY animal park awaits arrival of baby giraffe
NY animal park awaits arrival of baby giraffe

Some people are ridiculous!", one person commented on the Facebook Live . The statement was viewed by almost 900,000 people. The video is meant for "educational purposes", and the earlier YouTube videos had 20 to 30 million views in about 12 hours, according to the zoo .

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  • NASCAR 2017: New Season, New Rules
NASCAR 2017: New Season, New Rules

Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. - teammates and sons of Hall of Fame drivers - will start 1-2 and should give a sagging series a sorely needed boost this week headed into its marquee event. Here's a bit of a recap as to what's happened over the offseason, minus the Carl Edwards sudden retirement since I covered that in a column last month.

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  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to step down, stay as chairman
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to step down, stay as chairman

Last year, following Mitsubishi's fuel efficiency scandal, Nissan bought a 34% stake in its rival, with Ghosn also assuming the post of chairman at both firms. After nearly two decades of leadership and saving the company from collapse, Ghosn has decided that this would be the right time for a new CEO to replace him.

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  • Project Prelude Rune is the next RPG from Square Enix
Project Prelude Rune is the next RPG from Square Enix

Square Enix says it will announce more details about the game in the near future. There are lots of wings. "Nurtured by the earth, the many peoples of this land dare to dream, fighting for what is just- and this is their tale ", Square Enix said in a press release .

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  • HTC U Ultra and U Play launched in India
HTC U Ultra and U Play launched in India

Despite launching them today, the two will be available for purchase by mid-March. HTC will also be screening the launch live via Facebook . The USP of both these smartphones is the inclusion of Sense Companion - an AI based software that learns user's daily activities to offer personalized recommendations.

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  • Wal-Mart scores solid USA sales; earnings dip
Wal-Mart scores solid USA sales; earnings dip

Wal-Mart's worldwide net sales fell by 5.1% to $31 billion, including currency fluctuations. Revenues were up 1.0 percent to $130.9 billion. That helped offset the hit from lower global sales due in part to the strong dollar. The decline in the worldwide business was more than offset by growth in sales at Wal-Mart U.S and Sam's Club divisions. Th...

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  • Emma Watson Declares Her Love For Belle & Beast's Love Story
Emma Watson Declares Her Love For Belle & Beast's Love Story

For the first public screening of Beauty and the Beast in Paris yesterday, again, Watson's entire outfit from head-to-toe featured organic, good-for-the-environment pieces - the Oscar de la Renta bustier and pants were made from organic silk and wool, and her Burberry pumps were handmade in Italy using organic silk too.

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  • Samurai Is Coming To Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
Samurai Is Coming To Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

The Japanese developer apparently gave fans hope when it said that the Switch version of the title is under "consideration". Final Fantasy XIV received quite a lot of coverage at the Frankfurt Fan Fest yesterday, out of which we got word of a PlayStation 4 Pro patch, and new information on the upcoming Stormblood expansion.

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  • Engineers Design An Origami Shield That Deflects Bullets
Engineers Design An Origami Shield That Deflects Bullets

At the moment, police SWAT team shields are flat and mostly made from steel, which makes them heavy and cumbersome to manoeuvre and move into position during a emergencies. "It goes from a very compact state that you can carry around in the trunk of a auto to something you can take with you, open up and take cover behind to be safe from bullets", ...

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  • Mobile Rises on Report SoftBank Open to Sprint Combination
Mobile Rises on Report SoftBank Open to Sprint Combination

While, T-Mobile went up by nearly 5.5 percent to achieve stability at$63.92, Sprint stock jumped by 3.3 percent to reach $9.30. In 2014, Chairman Tom Wheeler told Sprint and T-Mobile officials in a meeting that he was highly skeptical of Sprints bid for T-Mobile.

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  • AT&T expanding unlimited data plan to all beginning February 17
AT&T expanding unlimited data plan to all beginning February 17

The plan , which will be available starting tomorrow, offers unlimited data, talk, and text on four lines for $180 per month. The new option also includes calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and unlimited texting to 120 countries. By default, the "Stream Saver" feature is switched on, which means unless you turn it off your videos will be dow...

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  • IPhone 8 to ditch the home button for
IPhone 8 to ditch the home button for "function area"

Talks are at an early stage and it's unlikely to supply the next iPhone, but BOE is banking on outfitting the one in 2018 or later, the person said. Previously, Apple used LCD displays for the iPhone. When at full capacity, the plant will put out 48,000 substrates a month and work in conjunction with the plant in Mianyang when it is ready. The tw...

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