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Qualcomm Sues Apple's Contract Manufacturers in Rising Fight

Qualcomm Sues Apple's Contract Manufacturers in Rising Fight Tim Long of BMO Capital , who has a Market Perform rating on Qualcomm stock, and an Outperform on Apple shares, writes that the move by Qualcomm "is not unexpected, as we believe the breach of contract is not being disputed by either side". [Full Article...]

Vive Unveils New Wireless, Standalone VR Headset

Google worked with Qualcomm to develop the design for the standalone headset. Instead of sliding your phone inside the headset, the new Vive VR viewer already has the screen, power and room-mapping smarts packed in. The current HTC Vive requires the sizable headset to be tethered to a substantial PC rig - but the Taiwanese firm has now cut the cord with its more mobile Vive standalone offering. [Full Article...]

Teens dangle from Golden Gate Bridge by their FINGERTIPS

Teens dangle from Golden Gate Bridge by their FINGERTIPS However, the act of the thrill-seekers revealed to the authorities that the multi-million dollar security system of Golden Gate Bridge has some gaps. "These climbers' reckless actions could have caused immeasurable harm to those driving below". [Full Article...]

Apple Releases Security Updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple Releases Security Updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs The update brings iOS to 10.3.2, macOS Sierra to 10.12.5, watchOS to 3.2.2, tvOS to 10.2.1, iCloud for Windows to 6.2.1, Safari to 10.1.1, iTunes for Windows to 12.6.1. You can get the tvOS 10.2 update on your fourth-generation Apple TV via Settings System Software Updates Update Software. The update can be installed through the App Store. [Full Article...]

Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows

Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows Back in 2014, Microsoft announced its plans to bring Phantom Dust back with a complete re-make. After hiding in the shadows for months, Microsoft has suddenly dropped Phantom Dust Remastered on Xbox One and Windows 10 . So will you be playing Phantom Dust come tomorrow? The series then laid dormant until a re-release was confirmed in 2016, with a vague promise of a release before E3 2017. [Full Article...]

Netflix Blocking Rooted Phones Following Latest Update

Netflix Blocking Rooted Phones Following Latest Update With this change, only devices that are Google certified and meet all standard Android requirements will be able to download Netflix . The video streaming giant confirmed to Android Police that its app is not visible on Google Play to anyone with a device that has been altered or is not Google-certified. [Full Article...]

Instagram finally snags Snapchat's beloved selfie lenses with new face filters feature

Instagram finally snags Snapchat's beloved selfie lenses with new face filters feature TechCrunch spotted a test that Instagram is doing around place-based stories, so when you tap a location tag that someone has added to their Story, you can see other Stories added to that location. Awesome stuff! Instagram , it looks like you've done it again! Face Filters work not only with photos, but also with videos and Boomerangs. Elsewhere, the selfie sticker feature was created to uti... [Full Article...]

McKayla Maroney Denies She Was Hacked After Racy Video

McKayla Maroney Denies She Was Hacked After Racy Video Now Maroney is at the center of another viral sensation, because of an Instagram video she posted Saturday. "I didn't get hacked . unfollow if u need to. That ambition has made her an even stronger presence on social media, and she often posts photos of herself modeling crop tops and figure-hugging ensembles. [Full Article...]

Motorola Announces the Moto C and C Plus, Starting at Around $100

Yes, you heard that right. For Lenovo and Motorola , the smartphone business is in trouble, and the company is facing tough competition from players like Oppo, vivo, which are doing much better in a market like China, as well as India. The 3G and 4G variants of the Moto C will be backed by a 2,350mAh battery that might not last more than a day long usage. Motorola already sells the budget... [Full Article...]

First SLS, Orion flight delayed to 2019, no crew aboard

First SLS, Orion flight delayed to 2019, no crew aboard NASA will not send astronauts around the moon next year, space agency officials announced on Friday, despite a White House request to investigate a lunar flyby. The delay would push back the rocket's second flight beyond 2021, said NASA Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier. NASA has yet to formally reschedule the EM-1 flight date, but told the GAO it would do so by September 30, the end ... [Full Article...]

Astronaut duo conducting 200th ISS spacewalk

Astronaut duo conducting 200th ISS spacewalk Because of the decreased battery charge on both spacesuits, the astronauts focused on their most important task first for an abbreviated spacewalk. It provides power, cooling and communications capability to the spacesuit before the astronauts exit the space station, according to Rob Navias, the NASA TV commentator for Friday's excursion. [Full Article...]

What a Google Fuchsia preview reveals

What a Google Fuchsia preview reveals There's a split-screen mode as well, and the Home screen is a vertical list of cards (apps), with the User profile in the center. Android users can check out the progress right on their devices, and see what might be the demise of their current OS. [Full Article...]

Queso races, insane games bring NASCAR fans to Talladega infield party

Queso races, insane games bring NASCAR fans to Talladega infield party With the Ford of Darrell Wallace Jr. plowing into the inside backstretch wall behind him on the final lap, Almirola held the top spot to the finish, beating Sadler, the series leader, to the finish line by.142 seconds. The Big One on the Blvd has quickly become a popular tradition on race weekends at Talladega , with fans gathering for a Mardi Gras-style parade featuring NASCAR drivers that lea... [Full Article...]

What to Know About the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

What to Know About the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower It was at this time the Earth passes through a meteor shower high activity of ETA-Aquarids, peaking on those dates, but star rain will last until the end of the month. A front moving through South Florida today should clear the state by Saturday morning , leaving skies with 30 percent cloud cover and a 12 percent chance of rain. [Full Article...]

Mugabe slammed over 'Zim second to SA' remark

Mugabe slammed over 'Zim second to SA' remark Among the problems the country now faces are a budget deficit that leaves it struggling to pay civil servants and power shortages due to droughts hindering hydropower generation. "Our leaders say we rich, they say we are developed, they say we have resources, but the people do not see that". "We have a bumper harvest, maize, tobacco, and other crops". [Full Article...]

Honor 6X is getting an interface makeover with its Nougat update

Honor 6X is getting an interface makeover with its Nougat update People have taken the help of crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in order to venture the project and out of $300,000 they have already raised $125,000. It may not be suitable for watching video or playing graphics-intensive mobile games, but it should be more than decent as a communications device to handle calls, messages, emails, notifications and the likes. [Full Article...]

Full Bixby Vision now available on Verizon Galaxy S8 devices

Full Bixby Vision now available on Verizon Galaxy S8 devices While the feature is not automatically enabled, a quick scroll through the settings menu lets you turn it on. The burn-in seems to be triggered at the specific area on display where the new virtual button resides. The Galaxy S8 costs £689 from Carphone Warehouse , which is £90 more than the cheapest iPhone 7. It also means the camera is prone to some smudging so you better carry a clean... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to arrive with dual rear cameras

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to arrive with dual rear cameras The extent of the Samsung Galaxy S8 issue remains unknown, but the issue could post as another challenge for the tech giant after it went through a worldwide public scrutiny after Galaxy Note 7's battery exploding problem. Galaxy S8+ has a 12MP Primary Dual Pixel Camera, 8MP Front Camera and is fueled by a 3,500 mAh Battery. "The Galaxy S8 and S8+ provide heightened security and privacy, with bi... [Full Article...]

Baahubali 2 will break all records, expected to cross Rs. 1000 cr

Baahubali 2 will break all records, expected to cross Rs. 1000 cr Considering the fame and acclaim that the Bahubali actors tasted across India and even overseas, many filmmakers are entering into the zone of trilinguals. Team Baahubali is keen to make it a benchmark for future Indian premieres. The theatres are fast filling in the city as well as in the theatres. The sequel is expected to be screened at around 6,500 screens across India in various languag... [Full Article...]

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

Volkswagen Group of America was the first company to be granted a permit. "Executed properly under NHTSA's guidance, automated vehicles have the potential to greatly enhance the human experience - to prevent millions of auto crashes and thousands of fatalities each year and to give mobility to those without", said Kenner. [Full Article...]


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