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Sci-tech Apple iMac Pro Shipping in Two Days, Here's the First Hands-On
Author: 0 Apple iMac Pro Shipping in Two Days, Here's the First Hands-On

These emails ask for specific customizations, including storage, RAM, and GPU needs. Apple's announced starting price for the system is $4,999. Either way, the new iMac Pro is here. Apple gave the new machines to some of these types of users to try out for a week or so before the launch. The high price of iMac Pro is the only barrier which can stop people from moving to Windows where they can get many useful features at pretty low prices.

Sci-tech Google Maps is now a transit guide that will poke your shoulder
Author: 0 Google Maps is now a transit guide that will poke your shoulder

You will find a "start" button at the bottom of the screen with the details about your transit journey. According to the Tech Crunch report, which seems to be based on insider-information, these updates would appear in the app, but also on the lock screen, allowing you to keep track of your current location at a glance.

Sci-tech NASA To Reveal Kepler Breakthrough
Author: 0 NASA To Reveal Kepler Breakthrough

The Kepler mission, NASA's most productive exoplanets finder in history, touched a paramount quantum leap with the assistance of AI. Kepler is NASA's most successful planet discoverer, having identified over 2,500 exoplanets in its two missions over eight years.

Sci-tech Google Shuts down Chrome Apps Web Store on Mac & Windows
Author: 0 Google Shuts down Chrome Apps Web Store on Mac & Windows

Chrome Apps came in two varieties: "packaged apps" and "hosted apps". Developers were told past year that non-Chrome OS instances of Chrome Apps would die in the first quarter of 2018. You might have already seen some of these on your mobile device: they're sites that get a full-screen immersive interface, push notifications , and an icon on your home screen.

Sci-tech Supermassive black hole 'could hold answers to how the universe began'
Author: 0 Supermassive black hole 'could hold answers to how the universe began'

Our understandings of the formation and beginnings of the universe suggest that a black hole with such a huge mass shouldn't actually have been able to form, scientists say. When the matter falls into the black hole, it heats up and allows the quasar to emit light, Simcoe said. The astronomer who found the odd black hole said that there's no way of explaining how a black hole would be able to pick up such mass, and that it might challenge out current understandings of how black holes form.

Sci-tech Huawei launches Honor 7X, to sell via Amazon in India
Author: 0 Huawei launches Honor 7X, to sell via Amazon in India

This is, essentially, a cheaper version of the Huawei Mate 10 , with a few tweaks made to facilitate that price drop. The new Honor View 10 will launch on the 18th of January 2018 in selected markets, this will include the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, India, Malaysia and United States.

Sci-tech Facebook announces new Messenger app for kids on IOS
Author: 0 Facebook announces new Messenger app for kids on IOS

In doing so, Facebook immediately reignited a furious debate about how young is too young for children to use mobile apps and how parents should deal with the steady creep of technology into family life. The NSPCC said the app was "a step in the right direction" because it discourages kids from lying about their age to get an account on Facebook, which has a minimum age of 13.

Author: 0 Amazon launches Prime membership in Singapore to attract customers

Finally, to use Prime Now you'll need to be a member of Amazon's $99-a-year Prime service, which beside delivery perks also offers access to streaming movies, TV shows, music, and more. This will largely be of interest to merchants who sell on Amazon .com, as Prime Singapore offers free 2-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items but more importantly free global delivery on millions more items from Amazon US.

Sci-tech NY AG Calls for Probe, Delayed Net Neutrality Vote
Author: 0 NY AG Calls for Probe, Delayed Net Neutrality Vote

Schneiderman says the FCC had been unwilling to help investigate who is behind the misused identities but reversed course on Monday saying they would help. The chairman's office did not respond when asked for comment on the calls to delay the net neutrality vote. "There's no way with this set of corrupted records...[we can] have a vote based on what the American people really think", Schneiderman said.

Sci-tech Google Sends 60-Day Warning To App Developers, Brands
Author: 0 Google Sends 60-Day Warning To App Developers, Brands

If this requirement isn't met, warnings may be shown on users' devices. More importantly, this policy will extend to apps that have not been downloaded from the Google Play Store. It also can't be placed in a privacy policy or terms of service and must not be bundled with non-privacy disclosures. To gain consent, the user will need to tap to accept or tick a check-box.

Sci-tech Apple hits Qualcomm with countersuit for infringing on battery patents
Author: 0 Apple hits Qualcomm with countersuit for infringing on battery patents

Apple filed a new countersuit against Qualcomm, targeting the Snapdragon chips that power some of the most important iPhone rivals out there. To view the full article, register now. It's all very complicated, but this is common practice in the courts; deny a claim and then put forward a paper trail which proves there was no basis for the claim in the first place.

Sci-tech Microsoft Edge steps out of beta; now out for Android and iOS
Author: 0 Microsoft Edge steps out of beta; now out for Android and iOS

Microsoft Edge for Android is available in the United States (English), Australia (English) Canada (English and French), China (Simplified-Chinese), France (French), India (English) and the UK (English). The company has announced that it does plan to support the feature in the near future, as well as bringing a fully equipped Edge browser to Apple's iPad to.

Sci-tech Black Friday online sales rise, but footfall dips
Author: 0 Black Friday online sales rise, but footfall dips

Overall, shoppers spent an average $335.47. Many retailers started sales the Monday before Thanksgiving - though H&M and Amazon kicked off markdowns before that - and let them bleed into the weekend, through Cyber Monday , and into today .

Sci-tech Amazon Black Friday Sale on Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Battery Pack
Author: 0 Amazon Black Friday Sale on Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Battery Pack

It original price was $50 and it is also available at Best Buy . Two of the largest discount retailers in the country - Target , and Best Buy - have a promotions on the PS4 1TB console at deep discount for only $199.99. Microsoft's luxury option for gaming controllers has proven itself to be a favourite among Xbox One gamers as well as PC users, as the pad works on both of these formats.

Sci-tech Android Collected User Location Data Even When Asked Not To
Author: 0 Android Collected User Location Data Even When Asked Not To

According to Google, Cell ID codes help the cell tower to improve speed and performance of message delivery on Android phones. The company claims it did not put this information into the sync system though, which means it was allegedly discarded immediately.

Sci-tech Rainbow Six Siege teases a cooperative zombie mode for Year 3
Author: 0 Rainbow Six Siege teases a cooperative zombie mode for Year 3

In many cases, that single disheartening moment could have cost the entire series, but Ence somehow managed to claim that round, as well as the next three, taking the match to overtime. For the first time in a Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges , a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy's position.

Sci-tech Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement
Author: 0 Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement

Elon Musk's company Tesla has revealed its eagerly anticipated heavy goods vehicle and an unexpected sports auto, both of which run on electric power. Then Tesla announced a new roadster , which Tesla says will go from zero to 60 in 1.9 seconds, has a top speed of 250 miles per hour and has a 620-mile range.

Sci-tech Watch SpaceX Launch
Author: 0 Watch SpaceX Launch "Secret Payload" Known Only as Zuma

Meet Zuma, the United States government's mystery satellite and the latest player in a global race to protect national security in space . " SpaceX is now targeting Thursday, Nov. The aerospace corporation test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket on November 11th with the intention of launching the mission on the 15th. There are few clues in the launch's mission patch.

Author: 0 'Star Wars Battlefront II' Players Outraged Over Progression System, Microtransactions

Now, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will cost 15,000 credits; Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa will run 10,000 credits; and Iden will be 5,000 credits. EA tried to respond to that thread on the Star Wars Battlefront subforum on Reddit, but in a collective outcry, fans turned EA's statement into the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit .

Sci-tech Xbox One X hits 80,000 United Kingdom sales in first week
Author: 0 Xbox One X hits 80,000 United Kingdom sales in first week

The Xbox One X just came out and it has already sold 80,000 units in the first week in the UK. The $189 Xbox One S console is the 500GB version and comes with 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial, Xbox Wireless Controller , and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Author: 0 Qualcomm rejects $130 billion Broadcom bid

Qualcomm's board concluded that "Broadcom's proposal dramatically undervalues Qualcomm and comes with significant regulatory uncertainty", said Tom Horton, Qualcomm's presiding director, said in the company's statement . A combination with Broadcom would not have propelled it past industry leaders Intel and Samsung. The board has not made any official statements, but has allegedly met on Sunday to discuss the offer.

Sci-tech Call of Duty: WWII is getting some much needed updates
Author: 0 Call of Duty: WWII is getting some much needed updates

Sledgehammer wants to return to dedicated servers as soon as possible, and is hoping to fix the Headquarters social space. If you thought that you were leveling up a bit too quickly in Call of Duty: WWII , you were right-the game was accidentally launched with double XP active, according to Michael Condrey, the chief operating and development officer of Sledgehammer Games.

Sci-tech Twitter suspends handle verification, says it created confusion
Author: 0 Twitter suspends handle verification, says it created confusion

Kessler has used his account to spread white supremacist propaganda and, following the Charlottesville rally, a tweet was sent from his account branding Heyer a "fat, disgusting Communist" and saying her death was "payback time". Milo Yiannopoulos , former contributor for the right-wing site Breitbart, was also verified and then "un-verified" by Twitter , according to Vanity Fair, before he was permanently banned from the site.

Sci-tech Nintendo Switch adds Hulu to its library in the US
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch adds Hulu to its library in the US

This is despite the fact that the Nintendo Switch is a touchscreen device, and Hulu has used a touchscreen interface before. The Nintendo Switch Hulu app is now live from the Nintendo Eshop. It's somewhat surprising to see Hulu hit Switch before the more-ubiquitous Netflix, but the streaming service is on the rise, featuring much-discussed exclusives like The Handmaid's Tale , and a variety of favorites that were once Netflix-exclusive, like The X-Files, Bob's Burgers, and 30 Rock .

Author: 0 Humans to vet Facebook revenge porn photos

Adults who have shared nude or sexually explicit photos with someone online, and who are anxious about unauthorized distribution, can report images to the Australian government's eSafety Commission. The new program is being tested in Australia where Facebook is partnering with a small government agency called e-Safety to curb sexual images from being shared without permission.

Sci-tech Facebook trialling system to combat revenge porn
Author: 0 Facebook trialling system to combat revenge porn

Facebook will then prevent that particular photo from being shared. The same hashing technology has been used for years to prevent the spread of child porn , and is also used by internet companies to share and block terrorist images. Facebook will store these images for a short period of time before deleting them to ensure it is enforcing the policy correctly, the company said.

Sci-tech Study shows sheep can recognize celebrity faces
Author: 0 Study shows sheep can recognize celebrity faces

Humans and monkeys can now extend a warm welcome to sheep for joining us in being able to recognize human faces from photographs. The sheep even recognized Emma Watson at a different angle. " Humans do tend to underestimate the ability of sheep", Morton said by email. Results said that the sheep were able to spot the right face on more than one occasions.

Author: 0 Google Maps and Search will soon tell you wait times at restaurants

In addition to the popular times feature, though, googling a restaurant when it's already opened will give you a live, real-time estimate of the wait there. In this modern age, it seems like nearly all technological advances have a privacy trade-off. And while businesses in general have been supported for awhile to show wait times within Google Search , restaurants have been missing up until now.

Sci-tech Broadcom considering bid to acquire San Diego's Qualcomm
Author: 0 Broadcom considering bid to acquire San Diego's Qualcomm

Why are stockholders happy? Qualcomm , an early pioneer in mobile phone chips, supplies so-called modem chips to phone makers such as Apple, Samsung and LG that help the phones connect to wireless data networks. Its competitor Qualcomm finds itself in a weakened state. Broadcom recently announced it would move its corporate headquarters from Singapore back to the U.S., in a move championed by President Donald Trump.

Author: 0 Qualcomm sues Apple AGAIN in new row over chip code

According to commentators, Apple moving over to Qualcomm rival products would be a big change. In its complaint to the ITC, Qualcomm asked the body to ban 'iPhones that use cellular baseband processors other than those supplied by Qualcomm ´s affiliates'.

Sci-tech Microsoft readies Surface Pro with LTE Advanced for road warriors
Author: 0 Microsoft readies Surface Pro with LTE Advanced for road warriors

Microsoft's Surface Pro with added LTE goodness is due to land in the United Kingdom on 1 December, just in time for enterprise punters to request one from the local Santas residing in their procurement and IT department. That will change in December when the company ships Surface Pro devices with built-in LTE Advanced modems capable of pushing data at up to 450 Mbps.

Sci-tech NASA releases audio of what space REALLY sounds like - and it's TERRIFYING
Author: 0 NASA releases audio of what space REALLY sounds like - and it's TERRIFYING

U.S. space agency NASA has shared a playlist of spooky space sounds that will make your skin crawl in time for the traditional Halloween celebrations. The sounds recorded are very similar to the radio emissions from Earth's auroras. The whistling emission is the sound of lightning moving away from the planet and into the magnetized plasma above.

Author: 0 New sign points to November launch of OnePlus 5T

Going against the tradition of front fingerprint scanner, the OnePlus 5T will sport the scanner below the dual rear camera due to the bezel-less display. It is likewise three-dimensional than the OnePlus 5 , measuring in at 164 grams. The OnePlus 5 doesn't offer microSD support for storage expansion and the OnePlus 5T isn't expected to either.

Sci-tech IPhone X Selling Out Fast
Author: 0 IPhone X Selling Out Fast

As expected, the iPhone X is hard to find. iPhone X pre-orders sold out nearly completely and the device's shipping dates have been pushed back into November and beyond. It will be available in two colour options i.e. silver and space grey. However, the extra $199 upfront may save you from spending much more money down the line if you tend to be clumsy with your smartphone.

Author: 0 Microsoft Crosses $80 On Top- And Bottom-Line Q1 Beat

With no new console on sale, revenue is sure to be hard to come by as the company looks to invigorate its smaller user base into more digital transactions. As you can see from the image above, the biggest areas of growth, in terms of percentage, are Azure, Dynamics 365, and Office 365 commercial. Although enterprise services revenue increased by 1 percent with growth in Premier Support Services offset by declines in custom support agreements.

Author: 0 Dividend Spotlight on Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)

It has underperformed by 12.00% the S&P500. Walnut Private Equity Partners Llc increased its stake in Oneok Inc New (OKE) by 10.58% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 33,504 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,407,262.40. It also reduced its holding in S&P Global Inc by 5,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 145,131 shares, and cut its stake in Eversource Energy.

Sci-tech Apple Pay arrives for Nordea's customers
Author: 0 Apple Pay arrives for Nordea's customers

The Apple VP also provided a long list of new stats that speak to new retailers that are now accepting Apple Pay, and older partners that are seeing strong use of the service. The service is available on Macs that are 2012 or newer for online payments as well as iOS devices such as the iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch .

Author: 0 Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra: Vodafone's Bundled Smartphone For Rs. 999!

With Micromax and Vodafone partnering, this will provide both the companies a major boost in their quest for market supremacy. After Reliance JioPhone , Airtel A40 and BSNL's Micromax Bharat 1 , it's Vodafone's turn to launch an ultra cheap internet phone.

Sci-tech Select Xbox 360 Games to Received the Xbox One X Enhanced Treatment
Author: 0 Select Xbox 360 Games to Received the Xbox One X Enhanced Treatment

Microsoft, with this incredible ad, wants to get your blood pumping, so that you can preorder an Xbox One X . The console is all set to release on November 7 , 2017. For instance, games that supported system link play - such as Crimson Skies - will still support system link play. All 13 games on the above list are now available on the Xbox Store for approximately $9.99 each.

Sci-tech Destiny 2 Maintenance Incoming, 4 Hours Downtime Expected
Author: 0 Destiny 2 Maintenance Incoming, 4 Hours Downtime Expected

At launch on October 24, players can play the full campaign and Crucible multiplayer mode, while the Nightfall Strike's normal and Prestige modes will be available, too. This drew a response from Bungie community manager Chris "Cozmo" Shannon, posting via his account on Reddit 's Destiny forum: "We have seen the reports that an ammo exploit was used today in the Prestige Raid".

Sci-tech 'Women of NASA' Lego's Set Coming Nov. 1
Author: 0 'Women of NASA' Lego's Set Coming Nov. 1

Which Lego set ideas would you like to see become a reality? As well as figures of these trailblazing women, LEGO Women of NASA includes builds related to their careers, from a posable Hubble Space Telescope to a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger with three removable rocket stages.

Author: 0 Qualcomm triumphs in world's FIRST mobile 5G test

The demo device was a Qualcomm reference design and not a production phone. While Qualcomm states that the modem obtained gigabit speeds, it is capable of 5Gbps speeds after 5G deployments have been completed. When 5G networks will hopefully launch in 2019, Qualcomm foresees its X50 chips inside Android phones that will lead the transition. Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 636 features the Qualcomm Kryo 260 CPU, which delivers a 40 percent increase in device performance over the Snapdragon 630 , ...

Author: 0 Facebook acquires teen-favourite polling app tbh

The app, an acronym for "To be Honest", allows users to anonymously answer multiple choice questions about friends, who then receive the poll results as compliments. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to TechCrunch , the cost was less than $100 million since it will not require regulatory approval.

Author: 0 Facebook enables ordering food deliveries from platform

Once a restaurant has been selected, hitting Start Order will link Facebook to the ordering system. The new feature centralizes ordering from national delivery services like Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Zuppler, EatStreet, Slice, and Olo , as well restaurants with in-house ordering systems such as Wingstop, Papa John's Pizza, and Chipotle.

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