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Industry Apple fix center linked to flood of false 911 calls
Author: 0 Apple fix center linked to flood of false 911 calls

The issue has been going on for months, with the devices calling 911 an average of 20 times per day since last October. Dispatchers told CBS News that they hear people talking about Apple devices , maintenance, and repairs, whenever they answer one of these calls, but it's unclear how these calls are being triggered so far.

Industry Intel ships Spectre fix for newer chips
Author: 0 Intel ships Spectre fix for newer chips

The consumer backlash over the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities has been strong, with Intel seeing the bulk of the wrath in the form of more than 30 class action suits . AMD HAS BEEN SLAPPED by more class-action lawsuits over its handling of the Spectre CPU flaw affecting its chips. In its statement written on their FORM 10-K of the U.S.' Securities and Exchange Commission, Intel said 30 customer and two securities class action lawsuits were filed as of February 15, 2018, before U.S.

Industry Twitter cracks down on bots with policy changes and mass purge
Author: 0 Twitter cracks down on bots with policy changes and mass purge

Social media site Twitter has announced new rules to prevent users from posting identical content to multiple accounts. For starters, TweetDeck previously allowed a user to craft a single tweet and simultaneously send it out to multiple accounts- some would have more than 100 accounts- just at the click of a button.

Industry PNB says transferred 1415 employees since 19 February
Author: 0 PNB says transferred 1415 employees since 19 February

It is alleged that Rs 11,400 crore of LOUs were fraudulently issued to the firms of Nirav Modi and Choksi. "The report, which was based on interviews of former employees of Modi's companies, revealed serious concerns around round-tripping and possible fraudulent transactions involving shell companies", said the second person briefed on the matter.

Industry Super Mario Odyssey's first content update might be coming tomorrow
Author: 0 Super Mario Odyssey's first content update might be coming tomorrow

Update: Luigi's Balloon World , the new minigame available after finishing Super Mario Odyssey , is now available. To start Balloon World, seek out the green-clad bro and have a nice chat with him. Entertaining filters have been added to Snapshot Mode. For coin hunters out there, Luigi's Balloon World is a dream come true, offering the chance to quickly earn dozens of the little gold fellas without much in the way of risk.

Industry Apple Said To Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners
Author: 0 Apple Said To Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners

Apple has previously left cobalt buying to the companies that produce its batteries . Apple is reportedly trying to buy several thousand metric tons of cobalt a year for at least five years. BMW is also close to securing a 10-year supply deal. Cobalt is a metal that is used in the making of batteries for all types of devices. Glencore Plc Chief Executive Officer Ivan Glasenberg late a year ago named Apple among several companies the miner was talking to about cobalt, without giving ...

Industry Olympics: Lindsey Vonn Gets Emotional After Medaling in Final Downhill Race
Author: 0 Olympics: Lindsey Vonn Gets Emotional After Medaling in Final Downhill Race

She also thanked her teammates for their encouragement and understanding in the face of serious injuries. There will be no repeat Olympic champion in this race, even though there were two winners - yes, two - in 2014. But it's always an honor to race with Lindsey Vonn ... "I'm proud to have competed for my country; I'm proud to have given it my all". "To have my family here as well, we're all very emotional".

Industry Xbox One X and Xbox One S 1440p Support Coming Soon
Author: 0 Xbox One X and Xbox One S 1440p Support Coming Soon

As reported by Windows Central , the Xbox One X targets 4K displays and, using supersampling tech, delivers some smooth visual upgrades on 1080p displays. Microsoft did promise that 1440p support is coming, though it didn't give a specific release date. This is the first we have heard of Microsoft officially addressing keyboard and mouse support in a long while.

Industry Microsoft to end push notifications for Windows 7.5, 8.0 Phones
Author: 0 Microsoft to end push notifications for Windows 7.5, 8.0 Phones

In addition to no longer receiving notifications, these handsets will also stop receiving Live Tile updates and no longer be localizable with Microsoft's online "Find my phone" feature. The "Find my phone" feature will no longer locate your phone. Past year in July, Microsoft ended all support to Windows Phone 8.1 and millions of devices running on this operating system.

Industry Swype Keyboard Android and iOS Apps Discontinued
Author: 0 Swype Keyboard Android and iOS Apps Discontinued

Nuance, the company that has been powering the app for the past seven years justified the move claiming they would henceforth be channeling all their resources in developing AI solutions. Back in the days, when Apple added support for third-party keyboards in 2008 with iOS 11, the app caught the eye of a lot of users. We hope you enjoyed using Swype, we sure enjoyed working with the Swype community .

Industry Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ latest leaks leaves nothing to imagination
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ latest leaks leaves nothing to imagination

This year, MWC 2018 runs from February 26 and March 1, so the most likely Samsung Galaxy S9 reveal date would be Sunday, February 25. You can expect the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus to have a stellar camera. Could the successor to the Galaxy S8 dethrone Apple as a tech fan favourite?Samsung Galaxy S9 price - how much will it cost you? In the past, Samsung has introduced the device and either launched it with carrier partners immediately, or waited several weeks before accepting orders.

Industry Donald Cerrone Sets Sight On Weight Class Change Following UFC Austin Win
Author: 0 Donald Cerrone Sets Sight On Weight Class Change Following UFC Austin Win

Cerrone was facing the toughest stretch of his career with three straight losses, but he didn't let that affect his performance at all as he looked as risky as ever with Medeiros on the attack from the opening bell. Medeiros trains alongside Nate Diaz , who was in the crowd and shown on television just before the main event encounter. The co-main event preceding Cerrone vs.

Industry Apple admits the HomePod leaves white ring stains on wood
Author: 0 Apple admits the HomePod leaves white ring stains on wood

The problem has spawned a couple of Twitter hashtags - #Ringgate and #Staingate - and more than a few references to a certain Beyonce song. "You'll love it, but don't put a ring on it". Apple has since acknowledged the issue, which is due to the speaker's silicone base reacting with oils that are used to stain timber furniture. "The marks can improve over several days after the speaker is removed from the wood surface", Apple told Wirecutter .

Industry Apple employees can't stop banging their heads against the walls
Author: 0 Apple employees can't stop banging their heads against the walls

Citing sources familiar with the problem, Bloomberg reports that employees keep bumping into the 45-foot curved glass walls which surround the building. Housing 13,000 employees, the building might as well be seen as a true wonder where people feel they are free to connect and go as they please. After the unveiling of the first look, the campus architecture was praised by fans and publications for its sleek appearance.

Industry Moto G6 release date, price, news and rumours
Author: 0 Moto G6 release date, price, news and rumours

Not all of them are high-end flagships either, as Motorola has found a niche in recent years with its mid-range Moto G family of devices. The major highlight of the smartphone is the ShatterShield display, which it claims to be shatterproof.

Industry Windows 10 Ultimate Performance Mode Is Coming To Insiders
Author: 0 Windows 10 Ultimate Performance Mode Is Coming To Insiders

Microsoft has noted in a blog post that presently the Ultimate Performance power scheme is not available on battery-powered systems, including notebooks and tablets. Windows has developed key areas where performance and efficiency tradeoffs are made in the OS. The new Windows 10 Ultimate Performance mode is an addition to the changes that were already announced .

Industry Strong quake shakes Mexico, no reports of damage
Author: 0 Strong quake shakes Mexico, no reports of damage

It had a depth of 15 miles (24 kilometers). Both the south of Mexico and the capital are still reeling from earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September. The Sept. 7 quake killed almost 100 people in Oaxaca and neighboring Chiapas, but was centered about 273 miles (440 kilometers) southwest of Friday's natural disaster, Earle said.

Industry Chipotle, Taco Bell Update Management Roles
Author: 0 Chipotle, Taco Bell Update Management Roles

He also introduced things like breakfast, mobile ordering and payments at Taco Bell. On the whole, analysts polled by Bloomberg think shares of Chipotle could reach $301 in the next year, 4% above Wednesday's prices. Tarantino said Niccol's hiring made his team "more optimistic about the long-term fundamental outlook for Chipotle". "On a spectrum of options, it's certainly a safer, more reassuring choice", Seaborn said.

Industry Nokia 7+ with Android One, entry-level Nokia 1 may launch
Author: 0 Nokia 7+ with Android One, entry-level Nokia 1 may launch

Notably, the Nokia 7 + will be an Android One smartphone which means you will get stock Android (likely Android Oreo ) with timely updates for at least two years. The model seemingly has rear Zeiss cameras with an LED flash and fingerprint sensors included just below the rear cameras. The Nokia 1 , from what we know so far, is expected to come with a 720p display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage much like the Nokia 2 which was launched a year ago in India at Rs 6,999.

Industry Japanese Saito tests positive in first doping case in Winter Olympics
Author: 0 Japanese Saito tests positive in first doping case in Winter Olympics

Acetazolamide is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of banned substances because it has been used by elite athletes to mask banned performance-enhancing substances. " I want to prove my innocence but I do not want to burden my team so I accepted this decision", he said. The Japanese Olympic Committee said Saito was tested at the athletes' village in Gangneung on February 4, and was informed three days later by the IOC that the results came out positive for an A sample.

Industry Galaxy S9 Will Reportedly Arrive With '3D Emoji' Feature, Dual Stereo Speakers
Author: 0 Galaxy S9 Will Reportedly Arrive With '3D Emoji' Feature, Dual Stereo Speakers

Aside from that, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + are expected to have almost identical designs to last year's Galaxy S8 line, with thin bezels around screens that measure 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches, respectively. The Galaxy S9 is one of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of this year and a slew of leaks so far indicated that it will come with top-notch specs and features all around.

Industry UK Government Websites Hit By Cryptocurrency Mining Malware
Author: 0 UK Government Websites Hit By Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been affected by the breach, security researchers have said . Hackers often seek to infect others' computers with cryptominers because the mining process requires vast amounts of computational power, which often dramatically slows the device.

Industry How Apple Hopes to Eliminate Those Annoying iPhone Bugs
Author: 0 How Apple Hopes to Eliminate Those Annoying iPhone Bugs

Compare that with 79 percent as of last February and it's easy to see why Apple is ready to start taking bugs more seriously. Independent reports from a few weeks ago said that Apple's software division has made a decision to focus on user experience in its next major software updates, rather than pushing out a ton of new features.

Industry Sonos One and Google Home Max Sound Better Than Apple HomePod
Author: 0 Sonos One and Google Home Max Sound Better Than Apple HomePod

After a series of tests with a in an untreated room, Alam found the HomePod to sound better than the KEF X300A, a generally well-regarded bookshelf speaker that. As a smart home hub, the HomePod is desperately lacking. "I think Siri could be expanded". And I haven't even gotten to how bad Siri is! It's not even close.

Industry New Zealand vs England T20I: New Zealand beat England by 12 runs
Author: 0 New Zealand vs England T20I: New Zealand beat England by 12 runs

The Black Caps have called up left-hander Henry Nicholls as back-up for Williamson. Beating Australia in the next match will put them in the final. If New Zealand beat Australia at Eden Park on Friday night, the two will meet again in the final on the same ground next Wednesday.

Industry New BMW X4 revealed for 2018
Author: 0 New BMW X4 revealed for 2018

When it goes on sale in July, the 2019 BMW X4 will cost more than $51,400, including destination, which is almost $3,000 more than the model it replaces. True, the X4 has been on the market for only four years, and models usually last around 6-7 years in one generation before being renewed. The seats have been redesigned with more aggressive bolstering.

Industry HTC smartphone business president leaves sinking ship ahead of U12 launch
Author: 0 HTC smartphone business president leaves sinking ship ahead of U12 launch

In the aftermath of that deal, HTC today announced that Chialin Chang is stepping down as President of the company's Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, effective immediately, with no one named as his replacement. However, it remains to be seen how active HTC will be in that sector, now that its talented mobile team is over at Google. The company is still expected to release a flagship smartphone this year, likely coming as the HTC U12 , boasting a dual camera setup and high-end ...

Industry YouTube Suspends Ads on Logan Paul Videos Over New Video
Author: 0 YouTube Suspends Ads on Logan Paul Videos Over New Video

In the new spate of videos posted as Paul returned from an extended hiatus following the suicide forest controversy, the 22-year-old also encouraged the risky Tide Pod challenge (swallowing dishwashing detergent capsules) that's been slammed as unsafe by health officials.

Industry Snowstorm expected to hit Thursday night
Author: 0 Snowstorm expected to hit Thursday night

More snow is then on the way Saturday , with an additional accumulation of 1-3 inches of snow expected. Freezing rain was responsible for numerous accidents, spinouts and crashes from Texas to Arkansas and into the Ohio Valley overnight as a potent winter storm moves into the Northeast on Wednesday.

Industry Square Enix unveils new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III featuring Monsters, Inc
Author: 0 Square Enix unveils new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III featuring Monsters, Inc

Probably for the best, considering how hard it can be to summarise the overall story of Kingdom Hearts in anything less than a seven-part novel. Kingdom Hearts III is set to release on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Firstly there's an exploration phase, which is thought to be open world based. According to Square, there are around 100 studio members working on Kingdom Hearts 3 .

Industry VLC 3.0 Released with HDR, Chromecast Support
Author: 0 VLC 3.0 Released with HDR, Chromecast Support

Supported platforms include Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Linux-however, the Linux version is not yet publicly available. If it doesn't find any, you can manually download VLC 3.0 for Windows here . Supports Chromecast discovery and streaming (including audio-only), even in formats not supported by Chromecast, such as DVDs. The major new addition is Chromecast support, which is present on all versions of the player, not just the Android port.

Industry Dow plunges 1033 points and sinks into correction
Author: 0 Dow plunges 1033 points and sinks into correction

USA crude oil fell 76 cents, or 1.2 percent, to close at $63.39 a barrel in NY. Traders are still braced for more volatility as they try to figure out if the swings of the past week are the start of a deeper correction or just a temporary blip in the US market's nine-year bull run.

Industry Google's Waymo, Uber Settle Battle Over Self-Driving Technology
Author: 0 Google's Waymo, Uber Settle Battle Over Self-Driving Technology

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi followed up with his own statement , admitting the acquisition of self-driving company Otto should have been handled differently. A separate investigation may be ongoing into Levandowski's actions. Levandowski has never publicly addressed the allegations of taking the documents and law enforcement has not charged anyone with their theft.