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Southampton confirm interest in Arsenal star

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Speaking after Southampton's 1-0 win over Fulham in the third round of the FA Cup , Pellegrino confirmed that Walcott was among the players he was looking at but added that signing the England worldwide could prove to be a hard task. The Italian newspaper explain that, as things stand, Walcott is now waiting for the Serie A club's answer to his "offer", and wants to know if there's any chance of him transferring to the club in the near future. Read More »

Less Than 1% Of Android Devices Run Android 8 Oreo

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It will likely be 2 more quarters in 2018 before we see significant changes in the numbers for Android Oreo . Android's latest 8.0 Oreo update seems to be stuck at 0.5 per cent from last month . The latest iteration now commands a 0.7 percent share of the Android pie, up from 0.5 percent last month. This is primarily driven by new smartphones like the Honor 7X , OnePlus 5T , and the Moto X4 which launched with Android Nougat out of the box. Read More »

Lenovo's Refreshed ThinkPad X1 Line Brings Dolby Vision HDR and Amazon Alexa

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Lenovo is also bringing a multi-touch FHD display option for the X1 Carbon today without compromising the weight of the device. The ThinkPad notebook series is one of the most iconic lineups in the segment. Other features include two USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 4-in-1 microSDXC reader, HDMI, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and integrated LTE-A. Lenovo has also showcased its latest ThinkPad X1 Series of laptops along with its 2-in1 PC Lenovo Miix 630 . Read More »

Newcastle United release official statement on Peter Beardsley situation

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It's believed the club has begun its own investigation and that Beardsley attended a meeting today where he was given the chance to respond to the allegations. He was accused of bullying during his first spell at Newcastle in 2003 but was cleared of the claims. Beardsley returned to the club, initially in an ambassadorial role before working at the Academy again. Read More »

Apple's iPhone SE 2 Could Offer Wireless Charging

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Someone took to Chinese microblogging site Weibo to leak a photo showing what appears to be back covers of the next-generation iPhone SE and a Chinese-language literature containing information about the panels. Shortly after hitting store shelves back in March of 2016, Apple was caught off guard by demand for the iPhone SE, even leading to some brief supply shortages. Read More »

Honor 7X to get a red colour variant and facial unlock function

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In addition, Honor said an over-the-air update for all 7X customers in Q1 will introduce facial recognition abilities on the phone. The smartphone's simple design is certainly going to impress a lot of people, especially in Red. The FullView Display gives gamers a competitive edge with a broader viewing range than standard displays. On the front panel, the Honor 7X comes with an 8-megapixel camera as a selfie shooter. Read More »

TCL Alto Smart Roku Soundbars Debut At CES 2018

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Both series support Dolby Vision HDR technology and, through a software upgrade later in 2018, will offer a more versatile iteration of the Roku TV platform than a year ago, adding Roku Connect and Roku Entertainment Assistant capabilities. Read More »

Asus Zenfone Max Plus Announced With Big Battery & Dual-Lens Rear Camera

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It'll sit alongside the rest of the ZenFone lineup available in places like the United States which includes the ZenFone 4 Max and Max Pro, ZenFone 3 Max, and ZenFone Max. In terms of connectivity, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1 ) offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and Micro-USB. It also features microUSB 2.0. Read More »

Hyundai unveils Nexo fuel-cell SUV

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The 161hp SUV has a fuel cell capacity of 95kW and a range of 805km. It will replace the Tucson Fuel Cell (a.k.a. ix35 Fuel Cell in some markets) in Hyundai's lineup, and it comes with plenty of visible and invisible improvements. "In a matter of minutes you can have full power", he says". Except the Nexo doesn't need jungle juice to move, but hydrogen. That's enough, Gregeois notes, to drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas without refueling. Read More »

Million PlayStation 4's Were Sold Over Christmas

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Sony has announced a new sales milestone for the PlayStation 4 today ahead of their CES 2018 press conference. The Xbox 360 also managed to sell 85 million units globally, so the PS4 still has some work to do to catch up. The total software sales for the PlayStation 4 now stand at 645 million units as of December 31st, 2017. 'Thanks to the continued support from our fans across the globe, we are honored to announce remarkable sales during the holiday season, ' beamed Sony Interactive ... Read More »

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) for Xbox One receives new first-person modes

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The game is a part of the Xbox Game Preview program that allows developers to release the game in early access state. The game is available for PC and Xbox One. There have even been some adjustments to the balance of the game, as they have chose to increase the damage dealt against vehicles. Similarly to PUBG , 100 players will be able to take place in the game at any one time, though the initial offering will be team-based. Read More »

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Update [Download]

Analysis of these techniques revealed that while they are extremely hard to exploit, even by an app running locally on a Mac or iOS device, they can be potentially exploited in JavaScript running in a web browser. Google's Project Zero team, which allegedly identified Spectre and Meltdown months ago, revealed that that these bugs use speculation execution to attack computer systems. Read More »

Meltdown & Spectre: Intel's 'worst ever' security flaws

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Apple on Monday rolled out an updated version of its operating system software to fix a major microchip security flaw that affected almost all computer chips made in the last decade. Knowing Apple , those updates will be rolled out as quickly as possible and to the vast majority of users too. Intel Corporationâs 49-qubit quantum computing test chip, code-named âTangle Lake, â is unveiled at 2018 CES in Las Vegas. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg is challenging himself to fix Facebook this year

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In the past, he has challenged himself in areas like running a mile a day, reading a book every other week and eating only what he kills. "If we're successful this year", he said, "we'll end 2018 on a much better trajectory". What is the company going to do differently in 2018? He planned to gather experts to delve into topics such as politics, civics, media, and technology in pursuit of his goal. Read More »

Doogee V - stylish clone Apple iPhone X

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Will Doogee V beat Vivo in optical fingerprint sensor race? Doogee V has become the first smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, in time for the official unveiling of Synaptics' in-display fingerprint solution at the CES 2018. Read More »

Winter Olympics threatened by hacking campaign

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McAfee states targets including ski suppliers and ice hockey teams received an email that claimed to be from South Korea's national counter-terrorism council. These phishing emails, sent in Korean, contain a brief message talking about a report from a South Korean government agency and the Pyeongchang Olympics. Read More »

British politicians are trying to enter pornographic sites 160 times a day

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The data - revealed amid an ongoing government investigation linked to inappropriate sexual behaviour - covers the period immediately after the general election. The figures also show a sharp decrease in the number of attempts to access pornographic websites in recent years. Figures could not be obtained for January and February 2017 because of changes in technology and the way the data is held. Read More »

Oculus taps Xiaomi to make its first standalone VR headset

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Facebook Inc. and Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi Corp. are teaming up to launch a virtual-reality headset in China that would give the American tech giant a toehold in a growing market where its main business has always been blocked. But Oculus is clearly trying to appeal to a much broader audience with the Go and the Mi VR. According to Xiaomi , it's already working with Oculus developers to localize existing content and bring it to the Mi VR Store in China. Read More »

Ethereum becomes second biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, overtaking Ripple

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Bitcoin increased in price by more than 1000 percent during 2017, whilst the value of Ethereum increased by about 700 percent. Bitcoin's market cap, meanwhile, was $259.6 billion on Tuesday. The move followed a South Korean government crackdown on cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin remains by far the world's largest cryptocurrency, with a market capitalization of about $255 billion. Read More »

Mulchfest 2018: Here's what you can do with your old Christmas tree

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That means saying goodbye to your christmas tree. If you do not have a front garden place your tree on the pavement directly in front of your home if your front door opens directly onto it. Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins Garden Centres, said: "A large proportion of real trees end up in landfill year on year, so we're encouraging our customers to do the planet a favour and recycle their tree". Read More »

Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit to bring Alexa to earphones

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Since Bose does not have a digital assistant division of its own, using Alexa's features will increase the competitiveness of its Bluetooth speakers against similar AI-powered offerings such as the Apple AirPods and Google Pixel Buds. Although the Alexa app is nearly certainly installed on the mobile of most Echo owners, who would want to fire up the Alexa app when they could just say "Ok Google" on Androids or "Hey Siri" on Apple devices? As Ars Technica noted, one of Amazon's existing ... Read More »

Samsung projects $14.1 billion Q4 operating profits

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The company's operating profit is estimated at 366.8 billion won ($343 million) for the October-December period. Sales are estimated to have increased 14.8 percent over the cited period to 16.9 trillion won, it added. The firm did not elaborate on the details for its business divisions. Samsung forecast another record quarterly profit for the fourth quarter amid continued strong demand for its memory chips and other smartphone components. Read More »

CES 2018: Whirlpool Whips Up New Smart Appliances

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That's why the Whirlpool® Smart Front Control Range is created to cut out routine steps to get dinner on the table quickly, allowing families to care smarter for their loved ones. In addition to this, the smart wearable from the iPhone-maker has gathered in quite a hefty number of users who are taking advantage of the functionalities associated with it. Read More »

Monster Hunter World File Size Revealed by Japanese Box Art

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Players will be able to put their hunting skills to the test against this brute. Monster Hunter World is grand scale Monster Hunter adventure. The biggest reveal is that the game will cross over with Horizon Zero Dawn . That version of the game will be released this Fall. To celebrate the upcoming release of Capcom's Monster Hunter: World on the 26th January, Capcom are opening up - come the end of January - at the Flat Iron Square in London, the Monster Hunter Meat Shack . Read More »

Showtime swears 'Halo' TV show is still in 'active development'

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Gary Levine, Showtime's President of Programming, said that the series is "absolutely" still in development. At this point, many were speculating whether the TV series had fallen apart similar to when Microsoft was trying to make a Halo movie with Neill Blomkamp which later became District 9 . Read More »

Nokia Unveils Second-Generation Nokia 6 w/ Improved Specs

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Unlike the original Nokia 6 model that was launched back in January past year with a front-facing fingerprint scanner, the Nokia 6 (2018 ) features a fingerprint scanner on the back. Despite this change, the top and bottom bezels remain quite chunky and the phones still feature the less modern 16:9 aspect ratio. The Nokia 8 is now the only phone from the HMD bandwagon to get a stable build for Android 8.0 Oreo in India. Read More »

AMD's New Desktop Processors for 2018: What You Need to Know

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The new Ryzen 2000 series Pinnacle Ridge chips will feature the new Zen + architecture and use the 12nm production process, and they're already sampling out to manufacturers. The chips will higher clock speeds than their predecessors and offer support for Precision Boost 2 technology. There are no plans for a Ryzen 7 APU model in 2018. Read More »

Honor View 10 Coming To US, How Will It Perform?

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Honor View 10's Kirin 970 SoC powers several AI apps, that can recognise different scenes while taking photos, translate languages in real-time even when a user is offline, and optimise View 10's performance based on user's behaviors. It sports 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the rear and front of the device. The Honor 9 Lite offers with either 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage depending on the variant, both of which are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM ... Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day schedule announced

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The 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Greenville, presented by the Corporation for Cultural Diversity (CCD), is scheduled Saturday starting at Market Square in downtown Greenville. At the church, the celebration program will begin at 4 p.m. Prayer Breakfast at Quality Inn & Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley. $25. The Rev. Jeanette Holt will be the guest speaker, along with other ministers. Read More »

Apple release iOS 11.2.2 update to address Spectre

This is a small, security-focused update, and Apple explains that it includes "security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre". It's still unclear whether Apple's A-Series processor will require a separate patch. This isn't something you need to debate about, get the update. Microsoft has also issued an update for Windows users - KB4056892 - although some users are reporting problems after installing it on AMD-powered PCs. Read More »

James Damore sues Google for firing him over his gender memo

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After he was sacked, he became a cult hero of the political right. Damore also suggested that Google pushes a leftist agenda and silences conservative voices. The suit charges that Google's management "goes to extreme-and illegal-lengths to encourage hiring managers to take protected categories such as race and/or gender into consideration as determinative hiring factors, to the detriment of Caucasian and male employees and potential employees". Read More »

Nvidia starts new Windows beta for GeForce Now cloud-gaming service

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With a high-speed internet connection, gamers can enjoy games streaming at 1080p resolution and up to 120 frames per second. The public beta is now available in North America and Europe, and you can see the full list of compatible games - which includes PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , Fortnite , Hearthstone , Call of Duty: WWII , Battlefront II and over a hundred others - right here on Nvidia's website . Read More »