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Apple to acquire Texture, the 'Netflix for magazines'


The service provides unlimited digital access to more than 200 magazines for a monthly fee. There is no word on what Apple intends to do with the purchase. It's no secret Apple isn't short on funds. With more than $280 billion in cash on reserve, Apple has been eyed as a potential suitor for Netflix - which is worth about $140 billion. Read More »

Valve's Gabe Newell Says They're Back To Making Games


That's according to a number of sources, including video games personality Geoff Keighley on Twitter (below) and PCGamer , who were at a briefing about upcoming DOTA 2 card game Artifact at Valve's offices in Bellevue, Washington. Newel didn't elaborate stating they are not "going to be talking about it today" but that Valve is looking to "develop hardware and software simultaneously". Read More »

Two Large Tesla Shareholders Support Musk's $2.6B Award


An American vehicle sold in China is said to be penalized via a 25-percent import duty, while a Chinese auto coming to the U.S. only pays 2.5 percent - "a tenfold difference", Musk points out. It's got to change'. "It is better if all countries lower tariffs", he wrote . Musk noted that a USA auto 'going to China pays 25% import duty, but a Chinese vehicle coming to the United States only pays 2.5%, a tenfold difference'. Read More »

Voicemail-like video messages are coming to Duo


The video messages can be 30 seconds in length and they disappear automatically after a day. Google says the update is rolling out to both Android and iOS users now. So if you want to make a video call to any of your friend on Duo and they have not installed the app. Video messages in the Duo app can be played by tapping on the sender's icon. Read More »

Jaguar I-Pace finally unveiled


The biggest is probably going to be the number of seats: Jaguar is only offering the I-PACE as a five-seater, whereas you can get the Model X in five, six, or seven seat configurations. Amazon Alexa Still is also loaded into the MMI, a world exclusive. I-Pace allows a 0 to 60 miles per hour sprint in 4.5 seconds. The I-PACE looks like Jaguar's best attempt to do a Tesla impression in more ways than the electric powertrain, however: The automaker is also promising over-the-air ... Read More »

Leaked: New 'Fornite: Battle Royale' content gets leaked by Amazon


The new Season 3 Battle Pass outfits is nonstop bangers , especially the just-short-of-copyright-infringement Rust Lord skin, which looks a bit cooler than its Guardians of the Galaxy inspiration if you ask me. The game will default to playing in 60 FPS mode. You can also turn on the option for Automatic Material Swapping , which, as the name suggests, will automatically switch between your resources if your current material runs out. Read More »

Spotify might be building its very own smart speakers soon


Although Spotify has yet to show off or even confirm any hardware in the works, the listings seem to point to a smart speaker. But it has also faced pressure from a few manufacturers who don't want to incorporate the Connect functionality into their products - notably Apple , which doesn't support native Spotify playback on either the HomePod or Apple Watch. Read More »

Website tracking 'Starman,' Elon Musk's Tesla on road to Mars

SpaceX's next mission is set for February 21 (that's tomorrow). Why not? The Falcon Heavy will give a boost to multiple planned space missions that were technologically not feasible until now, literally. Musk said that they are getting closer to recovering the payload fairings and have been experimenting with parachutes on its fairings. 'It's like a giant catcher's mitt, in boat form.I think it might be able to do the same thing with Dragon, ' he added. Read More »

Google is Offering "Loyal Nexus Owners" 20% Off the Pixel 2/2XL


In fact, recently called the Pixel 2 the best smartphone out there for stills photographers. Likewise, customers can also buy the Pixel 2 (128GB) at an effective price of Rs 50,999, down from its Market Operating Price (MOP) of Rs 58,999 following the cashback. Read More »

Europe space chief says privatising ISS unrealistic


The approach the administration has chosen is one that would end NASA funding of the ISS in 2025, while offering support for the development of commercial successors. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, which represents companies like Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, was open to the proposal, but said defunding the station before 2028 "would not allow sufficient time" for a private-sector transition. Read More »

(MSFT) Shares Sold by Ironwood Investment Counsel LLC

This is the price at which the trader or investor wants to exit his existing position so he can realize the most reward. While for the Next 5 years, the company could expect a growth of 11.08% per annum, whereas in the past Five years Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) showed a growth of 5.43 Percent per annum. Read More »

Google officially closes HTC acquisition deal


As for HTC, this deal might have come just at the right time, as according to the recent financial reports of the company, they didn't have a good standing. Google could push things even further and design a system-on-a-chip that meets its own needs. Imagination Technologies Group suffered a similar fate past year after Apple stopped buying the United Kingdom company's graphics chips in favor of in-house designs. Read More »

Prepare for a rare celestial trifecta: Super Blue Blood Moon

Supermoons appear about 7 percent larger than an average full moon and as much as 15 percent brighter, according to NASA . It's also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a "blue moon". The Virtual Telescope Project will also live stream the eclipse with source material in Australia and the U.S. beginning 6:30 a.m. EST (1130 GMT) until 11 a.m. Read More »

Get Ready For A Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31


This means western time zones will have a better chance of seeing the super blue blood moon in all of its glory. It's getting to be that we need a lunar scorecard! The moonrise time in the Qatar sky that Wednesday is 5.17pm, while the moon's setting time on Thursday morning in 6.50am, QCH has explained. Read More »

Apple releases Meltdown patches for macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan


Apple updated its entire suite of operating systems today with public releases of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5, and watchOS 4.2.2. Siri can provide news for specific categories, including sports, business, and music, but Apple apparently hasn't tweaked Siri's artificial intelligence to avoid reading you stories that will make your stomach hurt. Read More »

Original Range Rover Sets Template for High-Zoot SV Coupe


Just 999 of the SV Coupe will be made available, and it looks likely that the auto will bust through the top of the Range Rover catalogue with a price of around £200,000. Land Rover promises up-to-the-minute technologies utilized throughout the cabin as well. Just 999 examples of the Range Rover SV Coupe will be built; they'll be hand-assembled by Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations facility in Ryton-on-Dunsmore in Warwickshire. Read More »

Instagram Adds GIF Stickers into Stories with GIPHY Support


Instagram is also introducing another feature in the coming weeks. It is a pretty straightforward process: When you're creating a story , you can select the option to add a sticker and you will see an option to add a GIF. Now, the social media giant has confirmed the feature's rollout to all users. After you are done recording your GIF, you will then see a keyboard overlay. Read More »

Intel warns everyone not to download its Spectre and Meltdown patch


Intel says that it has root-caused the issue on Haswell and Broadwell systems and that it has already issued a version of the fix to hardware partners, which are now testing it. Instead, Intel asked customers to start testing an updated version of its patches that it began sending out on Saturday and Sunday. While this means that systems will be unprotected from Spectre and Meltdown , there are now no known attack vectors that are being actively used against PC systems (yet). Read More »

Get set for a clash of the showmen on Friday night


Kyrgios started well, breaking early on for a 3-1 lead in the first set, though it did not take Tsonga too long to break back to even up proceedings once again. Another said: "As if we don't see enough gambling advertisements, we now have Nick Kyrgios " brother acting as a human billboard in the player's box. Read More »

Nintendo Labo - Cardboard toys for Switch


You guessed it - Super Mario Bros. I don't want to think about how many Spyro figurines are buried in dumps around the world, all doomed to scream silently for a death that will never come. The concept is seriously intriguing: you can buy cardboard templates, playfully named "Toy-Cons", and build them. The Nintendo Switch then acts as the brain of the project. Read More »

SpaceX defends rocket's performance in secret satellite launch


SpaceX's review so far indicates that 'no design, operational or other changes are needed, ' Shotwell said. "For clarity: after review of all data to date, Falcon 9 did everything correctly on Sunday night", SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said in a statement emailed to HuffPost. Read More »

Vivo beats Apple and Samsung to the top smartphone feature of 2018

With the in-built fingerprint sensor technology, the smartphone will become a bezel-less phone and the display of the phone will be able to read the fingerprints. The only difference I experienced was that the Vivo handset was slower - both to learn the contours of my fingerprint and to unlock once I put my thumb on the on-screen fingerprint prompt - but not so much as to be problematic. Read More »

Huawei fails to seal USA sales partnership deal with AT&T


That placed Huawei's smartphones at a considerable disadvantage compared to Apple, Samsung and other phone makers whose products are readily available from mobile carriers' stores. So far there is no sign that Huawei is trying to strike a handset sales deal with any of the other major US mobile carriers, such as T-Mobile, Verizon or Sprint. Read More »

Huawei Honor View 10 goes up for sale in India


The Honor View 10 features the new Kirin 970 SoC, the world's most powerful mobile AI processor and architecture that truly understands what consumers do with their phones. Honor View 10 with Artificial Intelligence features launched in India is another gem in the hat of brand Honor. The AI-powered Portrait mode for selfies is also being outed. Read More »

HTC unveils 'Pro' virtual reality headset


It's a slight shame that HTC Vive hasn't jumped for a meaty 4K resolution, but seeing as even as Nvidia's GTX 1080ti would struggle to push out 4K per eye for VR, it's somewhat sensible to scale ambitions down. HTC said Vive Pro will be available to existing customers in Q1 2018, and a developer version will be available after. The Vive Pro's resolution is 2880x1600 (combined), a 78% increase from the standard 2160×1200 resolution shared by the original Vive and the Oculus Rift . Read More »

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger to Serve 3-Match Ban After Misconduct Charge


He has also been fined £40,000. Amazingly, that might not even be the last of the disciplinary action against Arsene Wenger . The nice thing is that the suspension starts immediately - he'll miss Sunday's Cup match against Forest and the Carabao Cup semifinal against Chelsea on Wednesday, and the only league game he'll miss is Bournemouth next Sunday. Read More »

Jio Happy New Year plan


Reliance Jio, the telecom operator that disrupted the market is back again with impressive bundled plans. However, you get 2GB of high-speed data every day, with speeds capped at 128Kbps post that, the same as in other plans. The benefits provided by this pack are 1 GB 4G data per day, unlimited local, STD, and roaming voice calls over all operators, and 100 SMS messages per day. Read More »

A Catherine remake to bring new content to PS4 and Vita

Catherine: Full Body has been announced with a new website (in Japanese), which is now promising a broadcast on December 22 with more details. Catherine: Full Body is now set for a release next year. Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino is in charge of the project - called Catherine FB (for Full Body ) - and Famitsu reports that there'll now be a third Catherine in the game (the original had two endings for two different paths the player could choose). Read More »

No white Christmas as rain and storm could hit UK


For now, the forecast for Christmas Eve is high temperatures in the 30s to lower 40s, with a chance of rain or snow showers or a mixture. BBC weather have issues a monthly outlook, and it looks like the cold frosty starts we've been having will give way to more unsettled conditions. Read More »