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Atleast 136 people killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

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The conflict in Syria is far from over. The ministry urged the two sides to force the USA -led coalition to stop its crimes and attacks that have claimed the lives to thousands of civilians over the past three years. The Syrian government launched a military offensive in December 2017 to retake territory within Idlib governorate. As the Syrian regime continues its intense airstrikes against the population in rebel-held eastern Ghouta and Idlib governorate, the United Nations has ... Read More »

IOS 9 Source Code Posted to GitHub in Unprecedented Leak

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Interestingly, the same source code was also published on Reddit four months earlier by a user named apple_internals. However, that's no longer possible on new devices that have a Secure Enclave Processor on board.
The iBoot leak could bring back tethered jailbreaks too, the kind that require the phone to be connected to a computer when booting. Read More »

Get Your Fix of Metal Gear Survive With the Upcoming Second Beta

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The open beta features a co-op multiplayer mode in which up to 4 players can team up together in two stages, Wrecked Base and Deserted Mine, featuring three different missions. Some may want to dismiss Metal Gear Survive as a sort of cash grab by Konami, but it's clear that a lot of effort has gone into making this a worthwhile spin-off. Read More »

New study claims Apple Watch to accurately detect diabetes symptoms

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Cardiogram said it earlier used the Apple Watch to detect arrhythmia with 97% accuracy, sleep apnea with 90% accuracy, and hypertension with 82% accuracy. What's important about the study, said Cardiogram Cofounder and CEO Brandon Ballinger via email, isn't to change the way diabetes is now diagnosed but to reduce the number of people unaware that they have the chronic condition or may be at risk for developing it. Read More »

Use My Nintendo Gold Points on Switch eShop to discount games

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Of course, you can also continue to redeem your points for existing My Nintendo rewards for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS systems. Regular digital buyers are about to get a boost from My Nintendo . Now that may sound like a rip-off, and for now it certainly is. During the company's latest financial call, the company's president Karl Slatoff was quoted as saying, " We are impressed with the growth, we're impressed with the units that have been sold into the market so far, so we're very ... Read More »

Ford adds diesel option to Transit Connect line

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Since then the concept has also inspired competitors: the Chevrolet City Express , Nissan NV200 , and Ram ProMaster City , all available in cargo van and passenger editions. Both come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to interior redesign elements, including new seats, other updates fall under the headings of connectivity and active safety features. Read More »

Instagram could soon allow users to share others' posts on Stories

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For those lucky enough to already have the feature on their Instagram app, the new " Add post to your story " option should appear when users tap on the share icon underneath a post, according to The Verge . Users should see the option now for " Allow Resharing to Stories " if you go to Settings Story Settings . Right now, Instagram is just testing the feature likely with a select number of users. Read More »

UAE- Bought full-price iPhone batteries? Get a rebate

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Apple has argued that execution throttling won't be obligatory on latest phones such as the iPhone X and iPhone 8 , gratitude to hardware advancements that allow for " more advanced performance management ". "You can't turn this back on until you get another unexpected shutdown, at which point it will automatically be re-enabled". 6 by the committee, was a response to a set of questions Thune sent on January 9, asking the company about its reimbursement plans and customer service ... Read More »

Blue-eyed and dark: Meet the early Briton

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UCL geneticist Mark Thomas said Cheddar Man's genetic profile "places him with several other Mesolithic-era Europeans from Spain, Hungary and Luxembourg who's DNA has already been analysed". Their process and findings will be featured in an upcoming documentary called First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man. As research finds that the early Britons likely had dark skin, so too could populations on the other side of the Irish Sea. Read More »

Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk's Grail, Remains a Costly Pursuit

However, the brand's performance exceeded analysts' forecasts, giving confidence to shareholders and backing Tesla's claims that it is on track to resolve recent production issues . The Model 3 will be the key to Tesla's success - or failure - in 2018. Using that accounting method, Tesla lost almost $2 billion a year ago. At one point Tesla had more than 500,000 customers on a waiting list for the Model 3. Read More »

Kia SP Concept debuts, to kickstart India sales in 2019

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The primary factor distinguishing this year's expo will be the kind of technology on display. Tata will also supply the chassis and body shells of these electric vehicles. However, the Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 launch remains to be the highlight event for the company as it has been one of the most anticipated launches in the Indian vehicle market for more than a year now. Read More »

Huawei's Paris Invitation heavily hints triple camera set for the P11/P20

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The P20 Lite's notch might house the front-facing camera, earpiece, and other hardware, though the certification documents did not say more on this front. Further, it shows that the device will have a 2900mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. Powered by Kirin 960 quad-core SoC along with 4GB of RAM, the tablet also supports Cat.4 LTE and runs Android 8.0 Oreo . Read More »

Stock Market Slump Looking More Like a Healthy Correction

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 349.46 points, or 1.44 per cent, to 24,695.21, the S&P 500 gained 26.12 points, or 0.99 per cent, to 2,675.06 and the Nasdaq Composite added 92.51 points, or 1.33 per cent, to 7,060.04. The global rout in equity prices hit Europe on Tuesday, with major indices across the continent taking big losses in early trading. U.S. interest rate markets are now pricing in only two Federal Reserve rate hikes this year, a big shift from only a few days ago when they ... Read More »

Samsung And Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable To Hacking Alleges Consumer Reports

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Roku , of Los Gatos, responded in a blog post Wednesday, saying that Consumer Reports "got it wrong" with how it described the ease by which someone could hack into its TV from TCL. "It's less of a locked door and more of a see-through curtain next to a neon 'We're open!' sign". "This is a mischaracterization of a feature", says Roku's Gary Ellison. Read More »

SpaceX 'Starman' travels toward asteroid belt in Tesla Roadster

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A "Starman" at the wheel. The auto itself, however, successfully made it into orbit, at which point Musk and SpaceX revealed that it had been decked out with a suite of cameras sending a live feed back down to Earth. "And I think the imagery of it is something that's going to get people excited around the world", Musk said. "I mean, it's a unsafe trip, you want to look good", Musk said. Read More »

SpaceX Successfully Launches the Falcon Heavy-And Elon Musk's Roadster

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But let's not mince words: holy sh*t, was the launch an incredible thing to witness. View from SpaceX Launch Control. The moment of the launch is deemed historic for SpaceX, which has been aiming to build and launch the rocket since 2011, as various delays and setbacks hindered the project from kicking off as targeted in 2013. Read More »

BC won't boycott Alberta beef amidst trade spat with our neighbours: Horgan

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In 2009, Alberta and B.C. agreed to an inter-provincial agreement allowing the trade of wine. "We need to stop this wine war, as it doesn't benefit anyone and only threatens more jobs", said Ben Stewart, the opposition B.C. On Tuesday, Alberta premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate halt of wine imports from its western neighbour. "I think that asserting their federal jurisdiction in whatever manner they determine is most effective and most appropriate is something I'll be looking ... Read More »

Former Uber CEO Kalanick says relationship with 'big brother' Google soured

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Uber is accused of using what Waymo considers secret information, including research about LIDAR, a laser and sensor technology that helps cars navigate on their own. The jury will have to decide whether the documents were indeed trade secrets and not common knowledge, and whether Uber improperly acquired them, used them and benefited from them. Read More »

Look for a lobster emoji to surface this year

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As in the past, various vendors will use their own images to fit their existing emoji designs. That usually lands in October, so iPhone and iPad users should get the new emoji before the end of 2018. Internet arbiter of teen cool The Unicode Consortium has published the new list , which contains superheroes, red-headed people, and a brand-new party face. Read More »

Reddit Bans AI-Powered Fake Porn

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Further videos are also available on a subsection of Reddit, where a user under the name deepfakes has created a desktop app visitors can download to create their own face-swap porn videos. "We will suspend any account we identify as the original poster of intimate media that has been produced or distributed without the subject's consent", a Twitter spokesperson told me in an email. Read More »

Despite lagging smartwatch market, Apple Watch shipments jumped in 2017, says report

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Apple shipped almost 9 million units of Apple Watch Series 3 - the latest version which adds for the first time standalone cellular connectivity - making up almost half of total Apple Watch shipments for the year, Canalys said. The company's Series 3 smartwatch with optional cellular LTE connectivity, which just hit the market this past September, was "the key growth driver", Canalys said. Read More »

Cases of Galaxy S9 leaked affirming Samsung new design

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In any case, we won't have to wait long to find out the truth: Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S9 will be revealed on February 25, 2018. But a mysterious phone carrying model number SM-C9150 has recently paid AnTuTu a preliminary performance-measuring visit, and the benchmarking authority itself suggests this could be proof a Galaxy C10 Plus is still in the pipeline. Read More »

Sen John Thune quizzes Apple on iPhone battery issue

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Apple has been under fire for a software update that slows down the CPU speed on certain iPhone models when their batteries wear down, which first came to light in December. However, if you experience another shutdown due to the battery performance, it will again turn on automatically. Hogan said Apple is "seeing strong demand" for the discounted battery replacements so far. Read More »

The Surge 2 announced, coming in 2019

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This expansion added some new locations that were accessible through the main game and featured a different setting in the form of a theme park. Now pencilled in for release next year, The Surge 2 promises to adhere to numerous concepts that players loved about the original (which itself was a spiritual successor to Lords of the Fallen ), chiefly the "deep character progression" and dynamic limb targeting shenanigans. Read More »

Infinix Hot S3 Launched, Prices Start At Rs 8999

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On the optics front, the phone is bestowed with a 13-megapixel rear sensor with the inclusion of features like PDAF, 5P lens, f/2.0 aperture, and a dual LED flash. 10,999 (~$170). It runs on the company's own XOS 3.0 on the top of Android 8.0 Oreo. The company has already launched a series of smartphones in India including the flagship Infinix Zero5 and Zero5 Pro, now adding a selfie phone to its stable. Read More »

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege gets another free to play weekend

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The free weekend starts February 15 and you have until February 18 to play for free. You get a decent while to determine if you do. It kicks off on February 15th, 2018, and runs right the way through to February 20th. Operation Chimera will mark the beginning of the third year of Rainbow Six Siege . The free Outbreak event officially begins on March 6 and will be available until April 3. Read More »

Hyundai Kona showcased at Auto Expo 2018

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It also happens to be the only auto to be offered in three powertrain choices: fully electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. With the Auto Expo 2018 starting today (for the press), the world is eagerly waiting for the new vehicle launches, concept showcases and the future of mobility. Read More »

EU regulators say they'll probe Apple's acquisition of Shazam

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Apple will be told to file the transaction to the Brussels-based antitrust authority, who will take over the merger review from Austria, where it was originally declared. Apple is a U.S. based global technology company which designs, manufactures and sells mobile communication, media devices, portable digital music players and personal computers. Read More »

Kia reveals new compact SUV concept in India

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On the electric vehicles (EV) front, he said,"I am very happy to share that in line with the governments vision, we will launch our first Electric Vehicle in 2020 in India which will be locally manufactured". Despite being a late entrant, Park said, "Even though we have arrived late, we have come fully prepared". "The SP Concept provides a glimpse of what's in store for motoring enthusiasts once Kia kicks off retail sales in India in the second half of 2019", the company said. Read More »

Jaguar restarts D-type racer production

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Jaguar's justification for re-starting D-Type production? Production of this latest auto has started and it will be an exact copy of the original D-type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times from 1955 to 1957. Of the 25 new cars, buyers can request they be built in either a 1955 Shortnose or 1956 Longnose specification. Twenty-five will be made-considerably more than the six Lightweight E-Types Jaguar built in 2014 and the nine XKSS's it built in 2017. Read More »

House Intel Committee Votes To Release Dem Countermemo. Will Trump Go Along?

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While the Nunes memo reveals nothing about abuses within the FISA process, it reveals a lot about the President and House Republicans who released it. White House officials and a source close to the process insist the document will face the same level of scrutiny and undergo the same interagency review as the Republican memo did last week. Read More »

Lenovo recalls flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon over fire hazard

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The recall covers the fifth-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon model , and concerns an unfastened screw that could lead to battery damage causing the laptop to overheat an increase the risk of a fire. There have also been no reports of overheating in Canada or the U.S. The company hasn't received reports of injury or property damage. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard . Read More »