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Research Microsoft Tests End-to-End Encryption in Skype Conversations
Author: 0 Microsoft Tests End-to-End Encryption in Skype Conversations

Signal is an open source project now found in WhatsApp , Facebook Messenger and Google Allo . Microsoft has finally acknowledged that it needed to address this gap, and today the company is introducing end-to-end encrypted Skype messages and audio calls for Skype Insiders on Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android.

Research Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'
Author: 0 Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'

In contrast, "passively reading articles or watching videos - even if they're entertaining or informative - may not be as good". Facebook is changing its news feed , which will now prioritise posts from friends and family , and show fewer posts from publishers or businesses.

Research Speculation Rampant As Secretive Zuma Spy Satellite Declared A 'Total Loss'
Author: 0 Speculation Rampant As Secretive Zuma Spy Satellite Declared A 'Total Loss'

Contradictory accounts are emerging in the wake of the apparent failure of the Zuma mission - a secretive multibillion-dollar spy satellite that was launched by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral, Florida this past weekend. Army Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis, the Pentagon spokesman for space policy, referred questions to SpaceX. The Falcon Heavy is perhaps the most important rocket ever created by SpaceX, as it is the one planned to be used for missions to the moon and Mars.

Research Google's point-and-shoot VR180 cameras from Lenovo, YI announced at CES
Author: 0 Google's point-and-shoot VR180 cameras from Lenovo, YI announced at CES

Alongside the Mirage camera , Lenovo unveiled the world's first Daydream standalone VR headset , the Mirage Solo . Similar to the Vive and the Oculus Rift , the headset also includes 6DoF functionality, which means a user can virtually move behind items in the space, or look around an object, ZDNet reported.

Research Razer Phone converts to laptop in Project Linda product concept
Author: 0 Razer Phone converts to laptop in Project Linda product concept

The phone's Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile platform and 8 GB of RAM deliver responsive performance, instantly transforming Project Linda into an Android laptop. I for one can't help but feel like this project is a bit of extra justification for the Razor phone's shortcomings and existence. We're accustomed to Razer's annual fun, brash CES prototypes turn into vaporware, and sometimes what the company shows us are barely functioning prototypes.

Research New Xbox features in the works; Next Achievements, Do Not Disturb, More
Author: 0 New Xbox features in the works; Next Achievements, Do Not Disturb, More

With this update, players will be able to use "Next Achievements" feature in the guide, which enables you to view and sort a cross-games list of upcoming achievements. Mini Game Hubs allow you to easily see friends who are now playing, upcoming Achievements, Looking for Group posts, and more. Also in the Guide will be new Mini Game Hubs , giving you access to content for games you've recently played without having to visit a whole new page .

Research Family Hub: Samsung latest's voice-controlled takes smartness to a next level
Author: 0 Family Hub: Samsung latest's voice-controlled takes smartness to a next level

That also sounds like a way for brands to buy their way onto your smart fridge. With four new models coming later in 2018, Samsung brings the total to 14 Family Hub refrigerators, though as of now they all cost over $3,000. Owners will also be able to browse new apps on the fridge, like Pinterest and Buzzfeed's Tasty. "We've been listening closely to current users and created a new Family Hub that's even smarter and more advanced than before", said John Herrington, Senior Vice President, ...

Research GeForce Experience Gets New Freestyle, Ansel Features
Author: 0 GeForce Experience Gets New Freestyle, Ansel Features

To ease that experience and somewhat standardize the process, Nvidia has updated its GeForce Experience with a new feature: post-processing effects. Select a game from our supported list and click "Install". You need to enable "Enable Experimental Features" in the GeForce Experience client after driver installation to enable the feature.

Research Honor launches
Author: 0 Honor launches "your first AI phone": the Honor View 10

The smartphone - exclusively available via Amazon India - is in fact the global variant of the Honor V10, which was launched in China in November. Last month, the company also launched the Honor 7X and Honor View 10 smartphones with FullView display and dual rear cameras .

Research DJI launches Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal for mobile videography
Author: 0 DJI launches Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal for mobile videography

Meanwhile, the updated gimbal has been upgraded with a spring clamp that can handle any phablet you throw at it. Users will also now be able to turn the clamp 90-degrees so they can shoot live - and **shudder** regular - videos in portrait orientation.

Research Engineers sue Google for allegedly discriminating against white men and conservatives
Author: 0 Engineers sue Google for allegedly discriminating against white men and conservatives

A Google engineer who was ousted for writing a controversial anti-diversity memo is suing his former employer, claiming that the tech giant routinely discriminates against white men and alienates conservatives in its ranks. A spokesman for Google did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. "Google has engaged in some shocking activities in my opinion". Unlike government employees, who have some free speech protections, private employees in the USA have little legal recourse if ...

Research HTC announces Vive Pro headset, wireless Vive adaptor
Author: 0 HTC announces Vive Pro headset, wireless Vive adaptor

Now Playing: Watch this: HTC's Vive Tracker adds lots of accessories to your VR. There is no price yet for the Vive Pro or the Wireless Adapter , but hopefully, HTC will keep these reasonable so existing users can upgrade without having to splash out too much.

Research NVIDIA unveils 65-inch 4K 'Big Format Gaming Displays' with G-SYNC
Author: 0 NVIDIA unveils 65-inch 4K 'Big Format Gaming Displays' with G-SYNC

Alternatively, users could tap into the Nvidia Shield features to stream PC games with just their TV as well as accessing streaming media with the help of Google Assistant . Powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC™, it's a whole new way for enthusiast gamers to take on today's top titles. But it's the Nvidia Shield integration that also makes for a unique proposition.

Research First SpaceX launch of 2018 carries a secret payload
Author: 0 First SpaceX launch of 2018 carries a secret payload

SpaceX launched Zuma from its SLC-40 launch facility at Cape Canaveral in Florida, which was used instead of its other launch facility at Cape Canaveral because that was being employed for preparations for the launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket.

Research Nasa confirms ozone hole shrinking due to CFCs ban
Author: 0 Nasa confirms ozone hole shrinking due to CFCs ban

While the ozone hole did shrink to its smallest size since 1988, scientists say it was thanks to an unstable and warm atmosphere - not a drop in harmful chemicals. However, their study found that hydrochloric acid concentrations in the ozone hole were declining by comparison, by an average of 0.8 per cent per year.

Research Third-party hardware accessory manufacturer Mad Catz is back in the game
Author: 0 Third-party hardware accessory manufacturer Mad Catz is back in the game

In fact the company has announced a trio of new hardware: the Rat Air mouse, the RGB-lit Strike 4 mechanical keyboard, and the Freq 4 gaming headset. The company is perhaps best known with gamers for its creation of third party controllers and other products of various shapes and sizes for PC and consoles, including everything from traditional controllers and memory cards through to more specialist products like racing wheels.

Research Apple Confirms Company Has Slowed Older iPhones Without Knowledge of Customers
Author: 0 Apple Confirms Company Has Slowed Older iPhones Without Knowledge of Customers

With such a huge number, the analyst believes that a huge number of iPhone users may just opt to replace their old batteries instead of spending more for the latest iPhone model in the market. That usually takes a year or two-or around the time you'd upgrade iOS and see it all slow down when the new iOS detects an aging battery and reduces processor output to "help" you.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch becomes USA fastest-selling console

We still need to see Nintendo's slate of games for 2018, but we may hear more news on that sooner than you think. In just ten months the Nintendo Switch has sold over 4.8 million units in North America, making it the fastest selling console in the region.

Research Samsung optimizes Exynos 9 Series 9810 for AI applications, multimedia content
Author: 0 Samsung optimizes Exynos 9 Series 9810 for AI applications, multimedia content

According to Samsung , Exynos 9810 now features stronger security and takes advantage of deep learning in order to improve the security features that we will eventually get to experience in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The Exynos 9 Series 9810, to give it its full title, is relatively sure to figure at the core of the forthcoming Galaxy S9. It also features a 1.2-gigabits-per-second LTE modem, which will make it easier to broadcast high-definition video, or videos in newer formats such ...

Research SpaceX Falcon Heavy towers over historic Apollo launchpad
Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon Heavy towers over historic Apollo launchpad

Back in 2014, SpaceX has already leased the facility of the next 20 years. As with the Falcon 9, the first stage of the rocket will return to Earth. Inside that cone-shaped faring rests Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster. However, the sort of single-use separation motors would run counter to SpaceX's primary pursuit of completely reusable rockets .

Research First 'Blue Moon' total eclipse in 150 years to occur this month
Author: 0 First 'Blue Moon' total eclipse in 150 years to occur this month

The first full moon for this year happened last January 2, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. The moon is called supermoon when it is visible full and is at at near its closest point in its orbit around Earth. This year's blue moon total lunar eclipse event is the first in more than 150 years .

Research Your iPhones, iPads and MacBooks are vulnerable to hackers, Apple warns
Author: 0 Your iPhones, iPads and MacBooks are vulnerable to hackers, Apple warns

A PAIR of security vulnerabilities affect virtually all Apple products but are not now affecting users, the company said. While initial coverage of the Meltdown vulnerability said that fixes could bring hits to performance, Apple says that neither macOS nor iOS suffer from a "measurable reduction in performance" in benchmarking or in web browsing testing.

Research Telegram Introduces Multiple Account Switching On Android
Author: 0 Telegram Introduces Multiple Account Switching On Android

A previous update rolled out to Telegram on Android earlier in the month, but we are most excited about the Telegram 4.7 update. Considering that the previous version of the app introduced a lot of new features for the messaging app, fans believe that this might be a big year for Telegram .

Research Analysts say there's a 40% chance Apple will buy Netflix
Author: 0 Analysts say there's a 40% chance Apple will buy Netflix

This is a good problem to have", Suva and Merchant wrote to clients. Before that upgrade, another analyst suggested there's a relatively high probability we will see Apple buying Netflix . Share your views in comments and stay with us for more updates on this market situation. As one of the richest companies in the world, Apple certainly has the financial clout to buy just about anything it sets its eyes on.

Research Time for a Switch? Nintendo dominated Amazon's best-selling games list for 2017
Author: 0 Time for a Switch? Nintendo dominated Amazon's best-selling games list for 2017

Until March 2018, the firm plans to sell 14 million units. While the new hardware started Nintendo's 2017 rise, it was blockbuster releases from its two venerable and massively successful franchises that carried the momentum. This time, however, Nintendo has the advantage of a solid base of gamers that will be looking for new content. Amazon placeholders hint at an upcoming Nintendo Direct that may see more than 16 games unveiled .

Research Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16 GB arrives in India
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16 GB arrives in India

It is known that Nokia 9 will come with a 5.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus will go on sale on the 6th of January. The absence of a unique mark sensor is the greatest downside in the iPhone X. Reports assert that Apple dumped the TouchID sensor in the iPhone X after they neglected to implant it underneath the show.

Research Review scores don't sell games on Steam
Author: 0 Review scores don't sell games on Steam

Taking all the games from Steam's 2017 Best-Sellers list that qualify for MetaCritic scores, we set out to determine whether there was any significant link between review scores and sales performance on Steam. The game will stay exclusive to Xbox One "for some time", Kim told InvenGlobal , though it sounds like you can expect it on PlayStation 4 and other systems later.

Research Woman with breast cancer dies 18 hours after hospital wedding
Author: 0 Woman with breast cancer dies 18 hours after hospital wedding

A CT woman's dream came true when she married the love of her life, although the joy lasted just 18 hours. "I am so in love and I am going to celebrate that love right now, '" Karas said. Shortly before the end of the year, the doctors advised the couple to advance the wedding date, initially scheduled for December 30th. Doctors spoke privately with David Mosher last week about the date of the wedding.

Research OnePlus 5 Gets Face Unlock with OxygenOS Beta Update
Author: 0 OnePlus 5 Gets Face Unlock with OxygenOS Beta Update

Oxygen OS Open Beta 1 will update the phone to Android Oreo, give you some unique, new OnePlus features and add December's security patch from the company. Now, in the latest beta update for the OnePlus 5, Face Unlock has finally been made available. The Face Unlock on OnePlus 5T is fast and accurate.

Research Apple's battery replacement programme for older iPhones goes live in India
Author: 0 Apple's battery replacement programme for older iPhones goes live in India

Apple has said that replacement batteries are available at any Apple Service Centre of iCare branch in Thailand. In the US, Apple reduced the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 - from $79 to $29. To counter this, Apple issued the update which downgraded the processor performance to ease the load on the battery. By not recognizing the battery-related performance problems earlier, Apple also basically acknowledged that it doesn't test new releases of iOS on iPhones ...

Research The Nokia 3310 4G Is Expected To Launch In Early 2018
Author: 0 The Nokia 3310 4G Is Expected To Launch In Early 2018

As earlier it was said that Nokia will launch four devices in 2018. It won't be until September until new 3G versions enabled AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers to use the phone with their network providers in the USA, as The Verge notes. New information has arrived to reveal two new phones coming this year. The TA-1054 model measures 8.15mm in thickness and weighs 172grams, which is slightly on the higher side compared to the 167grams original Nokia 6 .

Research Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Oreo Update Now Available
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Oreo Update Now Available

The new Android version started rolling out as a progressive over-the-air (OTA) update on December 31, fulfilling that promise. The smartphone was launched under Google's Android One programme with Android 7.1.2 Nougat back in September and was promised to receive an update to Android Oreo by the end of 2017.

Research When can you see the 'wolf moon' in New Orleans?
Author: 0 When can you see the 'wolf moon' in New Orleans?

New Year celebrations will begin with a touch of caution in Goa , with tourism authorities in the coastal state warning of unusual tidal activity and possible flooding of beaches on Monday due to the supermoon phenomenon on January 2. They typically occur around every 13 months, according to NASA . The moon will technically be considered 100 percent full a 9:24 p.m. PEEP OUT YOUR window and you might be able to spot a supermoon.

Author: 0 LG Preps an 88-Inch, 8K OLED TV for CES 2018

The company has claimed that its QLED TVs are better than OLED TVs. While that's not the largest television you can buy, the upgrade to LG's (now paltry-looking) 77-inch 4K display is the first big OLED display with more than 33 million pixels to play with-perfect for all the 8K content you can access, which is none.

Research OnePlus 5 Receives Face Unlock Feature Via OxygenOS Open Beta 3
Author: 0 OnePlus 5 Receives Face Unlock Feature Via OxygenOS Open Beta 3

OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock feature could come to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones as well, hinted the company co-founder Carl Pei, in a forum post. OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock that coexists with fingerprint scanner has received good reception from the users. This apparently helps the company expands the experience to devices other than the OnePlus 5T that grabbed some eyeballs, thanks to the custom facial recognition feature.

Research Winter Weather Advisory 12-28-17
Author: 0 Winter Weather Advisory 12-28-17

The snow may start falling as soon as Friday afternoon. Watch for areas of blowing & drifting snow from Belgrade to Three Forks and near Norris. Light snow will arrive in the area this morning, the weather service said. - If you're planning to go outside to ring in the new year this weekend in the District, you'll want to bundle up as a brutal cold front continues to sweep over the region.

Research Airtel offers RC 93 to rival with Jio RC 98
Author: 0 Airtel offers RC 93 to rival with Jio RC 98

Here, Idea tops the rankings at 6.5Mbps, followed by Vodafone at 5.9Mbps, Jio at 4.3Mbps, and Airtel at 4Mbps. Ina n attempt to tale on Jio's cheap and customer friendly data packs, telecom giants like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, all have reduced the tariffs on their plans.