• Amazon YouTube rival may break Alexa's Google handcuffs
Amazon YouTube rival may break Alexa's Google handcuffs

First noticed by the blog Domain Name Wire , the descriptions include a few things that sound an terrible lot like YouTube , such as "Providing non-downloadable pre-recorded audio, visual and audiovisual works via wireless networks on a variety of topics of general interest".

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  • Apple iPhone performance woes linked to battery issues, iOS updates: GeekBench developer
Apple iPhone performance woes linked to battery issues, iOS updates: GeekBench developer

In short, Apple seems to be doing the right thing by letting you use your phone till its last dying breath by optimising the iPhone's performance to suit the needs of the degrading battery. The reason why Apple might have done is is based on the Reddit post , where a user kadupse argued that the company did this because many iPhone 6s ph...

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  • Government Wants More And More User Data From Facebook
Government Wants More And More User Data From Facebook

As part of the transparency report , Facebook also showed government requests for account data , content restrictions and internet disruptions. The figure was up from 26,014 requests concerning 41,492 accounts in the second half of 2016. In a foreword to the report, the company stated: "If a request appears to be deficient or overly broad, we pus...

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  • Facebook's face recognition AI is totally not scary, says Facebook
Facebook's face recognition AI is totally not scary, says Facebook

But computers are getting better at recognizing us, and now Facebook has chose to use that to spot photos you're not tagged in. Facebook still respects the privacy settings of people posting photos, so you won't get a notification for photos when you're not in the audience.

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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 expected to launch in January
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 expected to launch in January

The Mi A1 with Red Colour option is priced at Rs 12,999 and will go on sale from December 20. It packs in a 5.5inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Last month, Xiaomi expanded the Mi A1 colour range by adding a Rose Gold option. It is powered by a 2GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor with 4GB RAM ...

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  • 32 pastors arrested in India for singing Christmas carols
32 pastors arrested in India for singing Christmas carols

Eight priests who later went to inquire about the detained priests and seminarians were also taken into custody, CBCI says in a statement, adding that the situation outside the police station in Satna "was allowed to be so hostile that even those who wanted to approach the detained persons could get no access to them".

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  • India vs Sri Lanka third ODI: India wins toss; elects to bowl
India vs Sri Lanka third ODI: India wins toss; elects to bowl

India lost their captain Rohit early but that did not hurt the hosts much as young Shreyas Iyer has once again showed his skill partnering Dhawan. Meanwhile veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga continued to be kept out of Sri Lanka's Twenty20 squad that will play three matches against India starting Wednesday in Cuttack.

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  • Botnet Creators Who Took Down The Internet Plead Guilty
Botnet Creators Who Took Down The Internet Plead Guilty

The Rutgers University computer science student was originally publicly identified as a likely suspect in January 2017 by Brian Krebs , a well-known independent computer security journalist. The two other men are: Josiah White, 20, of Washington, Pennsylvania, and Dalton Norman, 21, of Metairie, Louisiana. Between December 2016 and February ...

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  • Injustice 2 Time-Limited Free Trial Begins December 14
Injustice 2 Time-Limited Free Trial Begins December 14

As of right now, Nether Realm hasn't confirmed if there will be a free weekend for PC player or not. If you're yet to play one of the greatest fighting games of this year, now is your chance. Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announce the free trial of Injustice 2 , the brawler game of NetherRealm Studios dedicated to...

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  • DirectD has open pre-orders for the OnePlus 5T starting from RM2449
DirectD has open pre-orders for the OnePlus 5T starting from RM2449

The phone's back cover skips on the lead black colouring on the standard OnePlus 5T and goes with a bright white coating that at first glance appears to be a replication of the stormtrooper uniform (or suit). At the bottom end of the coated metal back is the Star Wars logo painted in red. Plus, there's a special Kylo Ren case that comes with the ...

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  • LG V30+ smartphone first impressions
LG V30+ smartphone first impressions

LG V30 + comes with very powerful camera features. The phone has an internal memory of 128GB as mentioned above and the memory can be expanded to upto 2TB using a microSD card. Users can also unlock the device via voice-recognition and facial unlock methods. It is powered by a 3,300mAh battery . It also features MQA audio codec for high-resolution...

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  • Google opens Chinese AI centre
Google opens Chinese AI centre

China is clearly a hotbed of artificial intelligence research and Google would be foolish to not dip into that pool. Seven years ago, Google pulled a few of its core services out of China, at the time saying it felt the government's surveillance and censorship didn't align with its commitment to a free and open internet.

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  • Upcoming Google Maps Feature Reminds You When to Get Off the Train/Bus
Upcoming Google Maps Feature Reminds You When to Get Off the Train/Bus

What's new is that you'll be able to tap a "start" button at the bottom of the screen (near the details about your transit journey) and you will then receive live updates as you walk or ride on your local buses and trains. The best part of the drill is that users not required to keep the Google Maps open for receiving updates. This update makes t...

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  • Mobile to acquire Layer3 TV, aiming to launch TV service in 2018
Mobile to acquire Layer3 TV, aiming to launch TV service in 2018

Similar to services like YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue, Layer 3 carries the signals of most USA cable networks and pay channels like HBO, Showtime, and ESPN, but bundles them with a straightforward HD decoder and PVR set-top box that connects to a television in your living room.

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  • Congress must make children's health a priority
Congress must make children's health a priority

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services includes CHIP in its Healthy Montana Kids program, which covers a total of 123,000 kids across the state. "Resources are almost exhausted and some states already have begun to inform families that their children's coverage may end on January 31", the governors wrote.

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  • Microsoft Previews Quantum Computing Language Q#
Microsoft Previews Quantum Computing Language Q#

While quantum computing is complex, to say the least, Microsoft says its kit is created to be used by all developers, including those who aren't experts in the field of quantum mechanics. The programs written in Q# can be tested on a simulation environment on a local machine, with debugging support. Quantum computers also are expected to help...

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  • IMac Pro Release Slated For December 14
IMac Pro Release Slated For December 14

As for connectivity and storage, the iMac Pro comes with up to 4TB of SSD storage and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. Apple is offering "ballpark prices" for configurations, although no figures have been offered other than the already known $4,999 entry price.

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  • Twitter launches new threads feature to make posting tweetstorms easier
Twitter launches new threads feature to make posting tweetstorms easier

Whether it's a tirade about an issue or a amusing or touching story that they're telling, Twitter threads are a good way to express your thoughts or tell a story. You can add to your published thread by tapping the "Add another Tweet" button. In order to create a tweet thread , you press the small + button at the bottom right of the tweet...

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  • Nintendo has sold more than 10 million Switch consoles since launch
Nintendo has sold more than 10 million Switch consoles since launch

Nintendo thinks that the success of the Switch is thanks in part to the hybrid nature of the console. That's a pretty impressive milestone to reach in just nine months. Does this spell disaster for the Switch? Current Switch sales in just the last 9 months have even seen it surpass the total sales of the Wii-U in that consoles entire li...

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  • San Francisco's first Asian-American Mayor, Ed Lee, dies at 65
San Francisco's first Asian-American Mayor, Ed Lee, dies at 65

He was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:11 a.m., officials said. Lee was the 43rd mayor of San Francisco and the first elected mayor of Chinese descent in a city steeped in Chinese American history.

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