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South Korea, Italy also calling out Apple for slowing iPhones

CEO Tim Cook revealed that the developer beta including these features will be released next month, with a public release to follow after. Older iPhone handsets had been slowed down by Apple so their batteries could cope with the latest software.

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Before the Storm is Getting a Physical Release

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is getting a physical release on March 6. The Limited Edition comes bundled with an artbook and soundtrack CD for $39.99/€39.99/£34.99. Players also receive three new outfits for Chloe (including the Hawt Dawg Man t-shirt) and the first episode of the first season of Life is unusual. If you pre-order any of the boxed editions from selected retailers, you'll also get figurines of Chloe and Rachel that will make you cry every time you look at them.

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Intel's Spectre-Meltdown Patch Reboot Issue Affecting Newer Chips, Too

The rebooting problem was initially believed to be limited to Intel's older chips but the company has now confirmed that it has been able to reproduce similar behavior on Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake, and Kaby Lake-based machines as well.

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It's official, Amazon's Echo speakers hit Australia in Feb

The country has been behind the smart home curve, though research firm Telsyte predicts that by 2021 the average household will have 14 smart home products connected. Australian diners can now make restaurant reservations without picking up the phone, thanks to a new partnership between Dimmi and Amazon's smart assistant Alexa.

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Israel PM Netanyahu to hold business seminar with CEOs, in Mumbai today

Netanyahu held discussions with top Indian CEOs, industrialists and bankers at the iconic Hotel Taj Mahal Palace. Netanyahu's remarks came on the heels of a recent report which said that a new Tel Aviv-New Delhi air route would be launched in the near future which would include flying over Saudi Arabia .

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Amazon Echo Spot comes to the UK, Germany and Austria

With the Echo Spot's arrival, in a choice of white or black, the Amazon Echo family continues to grow at a rapid pace, like the family that lives on the end of your street. In my opinion- no. The Echo Spot has a camera for video calling to other Echo devices or the Alexa app on smartphones, can play video, music and other smart speaker-associated features.

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Facebook Shares Plummet After News Feed Announcement

Facebook users contacted on Saturday said their news feeds - the list of posts you see right when you log into the Facebook webpage or load the social networking app - were dominated by posts from friends and family members. That's because even if people read such content on Facebook , they don't necessarily comment or interact with it in other ways. "I wish that Facebook would not just connect us with the people we know and agree with - our social filter bubbles - but also would ...

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Ford unveiling new Ranger in Detroit

Ford has continued selling the Ranger overseas; it's the best-selling pickup in Europe and New Zealand. That is not the case. It's a real truck. It has a new full boxed frame, which includes a new study mounting location for the steel bumpers.

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Pokemon Go Will Soon Stop Working On Older iPhones And iPads

It is also worth mentioning that the older devices will be dropped to accommodate improvements to Pokémon GO that pushed the application outside the capacities of the OS on such devices. "As players migrate from older operating system versions to newer ones, we periodically update our supported device requirements to focus on the devices our player base use".

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Acer Chromebook 11 hands-on review

Taiwanese technology conglomerate Acer has announced a new Chromebook at the ongoing CES 2018 tech show in Las Vegas, US. It claims to offer 10 hours of battery life in a single charge. There is a microSD card reader to expand the onboard 16 GB or 32 GB storage . The Acer Chromebook 11 is powered by an unknown Intel Celeron processor which is paired with 4 GB RAM .

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HP joins Nvidia's big effing display game with Omen X 65

The new BFGDs bring a home cinema type quality to a home gaming setup. BFGDs also supports company's remote and gaming controller. According to a blog post , Nvidia says it has been working closely with panel maker AU Optronics, in order to create the flawless 4K resolution panels with HDR and G-Sync.

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Google is Merging Android Pay and Google Wallet into a Single Service

Movie ticketing service Fandango is adding Google Pay as a new digital payment option for movie ticket purchases across its online, mobile, and social ticketing platforms. The launch of Google Pay is an attempt to create some brand cohesion, but there's no clarity on how long that might take, he said. Android Pay, Google Wallet, and transactions on the web are some of the areas that will shift over to Google Pay over the coming weeks.

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Intel Officially Launches New 8th Gen Core Processors With AMD Radeon Graphics

Intel also announced its most powerful and VR capable NUC in two variants, the NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK. It's also the only one of these processors that has the CPU, GPU, and HBM2 unlocked; possibly making it one of the only unlocked Intel processors without the -HK suffix.

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Whatsapp To Stop Operating On Some Smartphones From January 1st

The company announced this news via its official blog post . The app is in principle similar to Continue on PC which lets you transfer web links and pictures from their Android or iOS device to their Windows 10 PC using Microsoft's apps like Cortana, Microsoft Edge , and Microsoft Launcher (Android only).

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Leaked by Danish Retailer

Coolshop is a popular video game chain and they have Red Dead Redemption 2 listed on their site with a June 8, 2018, release date. Of course, any retailer listing posted prior to a Rockstar confirmation should be taken with a grain of salt.

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At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt

Police inspect the site of an attack on a church in the Helwan district south of Cairo, Egypt December 29, 2017. Two other bombs are said to have been defused near the church. Authorities closed off the area around the church. Egypt's Copts have been subject to several deadly attacks over the past few years, which has raised questions about the Egyptian state's ability to protect its Christian population from terrorist threats.

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Instagram is adding a 'recommended' post on to your feed

With these new changes, Instagram users will not only see stories and posts from accounts they follow but additional, relevant content from their wider network. However, they were not pushed to the users' home feed. While you're here. check out The JOE Show "Best Of" special, where we look back at some of our favourite JOE Show moments from 2017! To go a step further and hide your Suggested searches too, go to the search page, tap and hold the account you want to hide , and ...

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Google may open offline stores in India next year

According to The Economic Times , these traditional stores are now being evaluated, with the locations possibly being branded as "experience centres". This will be Google's second stab at physical outlets in the country. For those of you who didn't know, Google had, in fact, tried its luck at opening retail stores in India back in 2013.

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Amazon acquires connected camera maker

Amazon has expanded on their smart camera technology by buying the small startup, Blink. As of writing, Amazon hasn't issued a press release on the matter. "As one of their distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems", Amazon said in an emailed statement .

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Amazon patent reveals its own video streaming service called Amazon Tube

The company filed the trademark the same day Google announced its intention to block YouTube from Amazon products. Amazon is apparently gearing up to match its steps with Google with a YouTube rivaling video service. If that's not a dead giveaway that they're referring to something similar to YouTube, the names " Amazontube " and "Opentube" should be a huge clue. It's yet to arrive on the third-gen Fire TV probably due to a new version of Amazon Fire OS.

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A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition

The complaint was filed in IL under the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, a law that prohibits the collection of biometric data without prior consent and one of the few legal barriers to using facial recognition in the US. The California-based company was also putting the technology to work to give visually impaired people more information about images at Facebook. Yet, privacy advocates are concerned that things could run out of control, and the tech could be used to detect Facebook ...

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Apple confirms its slowing down old iPhones - here's why

Others have suggested that Apple should make the operating system more proactive about alerting users to their battery issues, so they at least know they can try a battery replacement to speed up their phone before plunking down even more money for a brand new one-or at least so they understand why their phone seems slower.

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Google's Chrome browser to get ad-blocking February 15, 2018

That has changed today, though, with an official announcement revealing that Google Chrome's built-in ad blocking will launch on February 15, 2018. According to Venturebeat , Google's strategy is to use Chrome to choke off revenue from low-quality ads on websites. This is also where alleged violations can be appealed by website owners.

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Pixel 2 usb-c headphone adapter not working

Some people Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting that the supplied USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter isn't working. If you're thoroughly embedded in the Google ecosystem, you will definitely know what I'm talking about when I say that running multiple devices with Google Assistant on them is super problematic.

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Six Dead, 77 Injured in Washington State Amtrak Crash

Injuries have been reported in the derailment of a passenger Amtrak train near Olympia. The locomotive and several of the train's passenger cars landed on the interstate. Moments before the derailment, the train was going 81.1 miles per hour, according to transitdocs.com, which maps train speeds using data from Amtrak's train tracker app.