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Samsung to Supply Additional 60 Million OLED Panels for iPhone 8

The smaller version of Apple's iPhone 8 could pack as much battery capacity as the iPhone 7 Plus, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said according to MacRumors . According to this rumor, the tech company won't be including a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter with the device. Maybe Apple thinks including the $9 adapter in the box was necessary for only one year.

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SpaceX reignites historic launch pad that sent NASA astronauts to moon

The California-based company is getting ready for a planned February 18 liftoff from LC-39A, which is part of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX's Falcon 9 will launch from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39A as soon as Saturday. Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida seen in November 2015 as it was undergoing modifications to adapt it to the needs of SpaceX's Falcon rockets.

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Steam Greenlight shutting down to make way for Steam Direct

The company notes that Steam Greenlight did lead to over 100 games that made over one million dollars. Valve is making some major changes to the way games are published through Steam , starting with the removal of the Greenlight system.

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Ford Invests $1B In Argo AI Startup Founded By Google, Uber Engineers

Ford aims to recruit 200 employees to the unit by the end of the year. The Argo deal marks the next step in Ford's journey toward building a vehicle without a steering wheel or brake pedal by 2021 - a vision that Ford chief executive officer Mark Fields laid out in summer previous year.

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Nintendo President: Backward compatibility for controllers 'may be considered' for Switch

Kimishima made it clear he believes "parents will opt to choose Nintendo 3DS as their children's first video game system". These links leave Siliconera. Take-Two Interactive supervisor Strauss Zelnick has at the end of the day emphasized his longing to see Nintendo Switch do well. In 1-2-Switch's Table Tennis you'll play a mock game of table tennis with a friend.

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Windows 10 Creators Update is Now 'Feature Complete'

There are quite a few fixes in this build, itemized in today's post , including some that improve games performance, app resizing and more . Since the current build of the SDK is 15021, released back on 03 February , that means the latest Fast Ring build being tested by Insiders, 15025 on both PC and Mobile, is also feature complete.

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Romanian government survives no-confidence motion over graft debacle

Dragnea said that his party will fully support Grindeanu in the upcoming no-confidence motion. Some 2000 people are estimated to have taken part. Protesters said they are concerned about the government's plan to re-write the law and to send it to Parliament for debate.

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Sony stacks CMOS image sensor with DRAM: full HD readout at 1000fps

Sony points out that this is four times faster than the competition and it's made possible by 4-tier construction on the circuit section which converts analog video signals to digital signals as well as the high-capacity DRAM. It can shoot video up to 4K (3840 x 2160) at 60fps. "Sony has made the most of the expertise in stacked image sensor manufacturing technology, which it pioneered and developed over the years, to ensure that quality and reliability remains high despite the complex ...

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Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 Gets Updated with Samsung Pay App

We are aware of the fact that Samsung has the ability to make a truly great phone. Samsung made 5 trillion won ($4.3 billion) in operating profit from its semiconductor division alone, thanks to higher demand for memory chips from mobile device makers and server operators.

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Lawsuit against Apple alleges the company broke Facetime on iOS 6

However, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users weren't all upgrading to iOS 7, so Apple had to continue paying to support that version of FaceTime. As detailed by AppleInsider , much of the basis for this lawsuit was made public in Apple's patent battle with VirnetX.

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Top Trump security advisor: USA 'officially putting Iran on notice'

According to the report , Ali Akbar Velayti - a senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - said Iran "needs no permission from any country for defending itself" and "pays no attention to American threats ". The White House also said Thursday it would respond to Iran's ballistic missile test . Iran shot back saying that these missiles do not count since they can not "carry a nuclear warhead".

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The Nintendo Switch Already Has 100 Games In Development

Now, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has weighed in, acknowledging that some people see the launch slate as "weak", but stressing that launch is just the start for the hybrid console. The Nintendo Switch price has been a point of contention for some customers. That helped Kyoto-based Nintendo , which creates Super Mario games, report a better-than-expected October-December profit of 64.7 billion yen ($569 million), more than twice its same-period profit in the previous year.

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Clean-up begins at Dakota pipeline protest camp

Now, if two North Dakota Republicans are to be believed, the U.S. People walk through the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., January 24, 2017. Opponents of the project, including the Standing Rock Sioux, claimed on Tuesday that Hoeven and Cramer were jumping the gun and that an environmental study underway must be completed before the permit can be granted.

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Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Electrics Fall Short in Crash Tests

With those criteria in mind, the IIHS reports that the Model S earned a rating of good in all of its evaluations, except for the small overlap front crash test, which simulates running into a narrow object. The rating is based on a strength-to-weight ratio. The P100D has the same roof structure as other Model S variants, IIHS said , but noted that because the auto has a larger, and heavier, battery it earned only an acceptable rating for that test.

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Nintendo Switch Bundle Will Not Have Any Pack-in Game

The financial report from the previous yearsaid 12.6 million units of the Wii U had been sold. The handheld 3DS, which is an ageing console, saw sales of 6.45 million units in the nine months to December, a 10 percent year-on-year increase .

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UK MPs launch inquiry into the impact of 'fake news'

The committee cited Internet information in advance of the 2016 USA presidential elections, and the 2016 referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union, as examples of inaccurate data which may have altered the course of the voting.

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Snapchat parent Snap plans to list shares on the NYSE

Meanwhile, Snap is expected to file for an IPO this very week and make a public debut sometime in march. The fact that Snapchat is going public hasn't been kept a secret. Recent PitchBook Data research found that, although the US venture capital industry raised the most money in 2016 since it did in 2001, actual investments were down.

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Apple's iPhone Activation Lock status checker has gone AWOL

Apple appears to have disabled a tool that helps buyers of pre-owned iOS devices check to see if the devices have been lost or stolen. The process is demonstrated in the video below. This was especially useful for anyone who purchased a used iOS device online and would let you check it before purchasing. That means you won't be able to use the phone unless that person (or Apple ) either deletes that device from their iCloud account or disables the service, thereby rendering the lock ...

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New leaked Galaxy S8 photos finally reveal its headphone jack status

New reports and image leaks about Samsung's Galaxy S8 suggests the Korean smartphone giant doesn't want to be left out of the party. Samsung , by tradition, usually unveils its next flagship phones on February, but it looks like the next Samsung Galaxy phone will be delayed - as the company would not be having an appearance at the Mobile World Congress next month.

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Kyocera launches its second washable smartphone

Kyocera's Rafre measures approximately 5.5 inches, and its plastic body resists both soap and water. Under the hood it is running the latest Androidâ„¢ 7.0 (Nougat) with an internal memory of 16GB ROM / 2GB RAM and the external memory can be boosted up to 200GB, needless to say, it is a 4G LTE phone.

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Mobius Final Fantasy coming to PC in February

But because it will now be on playable on PC, gamers can expect the standards to be of higher quality. It will release for Steam on PC on February 6th. On Square Enix's website, project leader Naoki Hamaguchi said it features support for up to 4K. Progress can be shared between the mobile and PC versions, letting you move back and forth between platforms.

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Nintendo Switch is okay with you playing in the bathroom

There have been concerns around the launch day line-up and price point, but Nintendo Switch pre-orders have opened strongly in Japan. "It's really exciting - we are all looking forward to the launch of the Nintendo Switch here at GameSeek and not only myself but many staff members will be purchasing one".

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Ford GT Official Boasts 647 HP, 217-MPH Top Speed

According to Raj Nair, the boss at Ford, the new Ford GT will be a performance model so there is a lot you can expect from this vehicle. "The Ford GT is all about performance", said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice-president, in a statement .

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Tostitos' New Chip Bag Will Tell You When You're Drunk

This might be the most courteous bag of chips in human history. When you exhale into the empty bag, the steering wheel on the front will stay green if you're good to go, or turn an angry red if it thinks you should stay on the couch or take an Uber instead.

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Resident Evil 7 Gets Launch Trailer - And It's Slightly Spoiler-y

Fans are still expressing sheer interest in their new take in the franchise. The series has been around for 20 years but for many , the last good resident evil game was Resident Evil 4, in 2005. What do I need to play it? None of those extra modes support PlayStation VR, with Capcom supporting the PS4 first with DLC then Steam and Xbox One afterward.