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Android P: All the new features and tools announced (so far)

Android P: All the new features and tools announced (so far) Unlike past year, there is no emulator for testing Android Wear on Android P. That means, for the third year in a row, Google is making a developer preview for the next version of Android available in March - months ahead of a consumer release in the autumn. [Full Article...]

In the next major Windows 10 update, AI will play center stage

In the next major Windows 10 update, AI will play center stage It was reported last month that Microsoft was planning to transition its education-focused Windows 10 S from a separate operating system into a "mode" in existing versions of Windows 10 . The Windows 10 S was meant to be somewhat of a "lite" version of the full Windows 10 system, with the company claiming that the "S" stood for "Simplicity". [Full Article...]

Washington governor signs first state law to protect net neutrality

Washington governor signs first state law to protect net neutrality A vote by the Federal Communications Commission on December 14, 2017 will decide the fate of net neutrality . Net neutrality requires internet service providers to treat all online content the same, meaning they can't deliberately speed up or slow down traffic from specific websites to put their own content at advantage over rivals. [Full Article...]

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture at Academy Awards

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture at Academy Awards The Academy has implemented the cheeky slogan "What could possibly go wrong?" in Kimmel's advertising spots (featuring Beatty) and on the official Oscar poster. "I opened the envelope and it said 'Emma Stone , La La Land .' That's why I looked at Faye, and at you". The Bonnie and Clyde stars will return to present the award for Best Picture. [Full Article...]

Apple is Reportedly Developing High-End Headphones Similar to AirPods

Apple is Reportedly Developing High-End Headphones Similar to AirPods Apple's AirPods earphones have been a surprise hit. Apple has sold over-ear headphones since it acquired Beats in 2014 but has yet to release an Apple-branded pair. Currently, the headphones are set to target the high-end of the market. Researcher NPD Group said previous year that sales of AirPods and Beats headphones gave Apple 27 percent of the wireless headphone market and nearly half th... [Full Article...]

A Lost 'Supercolony' Of Penguins Was Discovered In The Antarctic

A Lost 'Supercolony' Of Penguins Was Discovered In The Antarctic The islands are incredibly remote and surrounded by thick sea ice, which means they've been remained hidden from the world and somewhat protected from the effects of climate change and human activity. The existence of the supercolony could bolster support for Marine Protected Areas around Antarctica . This was an incredible experience, finding and counting so many penguins. [Full Article...]

Google Flutter Framework Beta Version Available for iOS And Android Developers

Google Flutter Framework Beta Version Available for iOS And Android Developers Flutter has been used in production apps with millions of installs, apps built with Flutter have been featured in the App Store and Play Store (for example, Hamilton: "The Musical ), and startups and agencies have been successful with Flutter ". [Full Article...]

Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 update to fix bug that crashes iPhone

Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 update to fix bug that crashes iPhone The problematic Telugu character quickly became every Android users' favorite character, with people adding it in their social media profile names, just to crash their friends' iPhones . Seeing as we've been inundated with a number of bug-related iOS updates, it's safe to say that Apple certainly hasn't been lucky when it comes to the usability of their software. [Full Article...]

Semifinalists for 2018 James Beard Awards include handful from KC

Semifinalists for 2018 James Beard Awards include handful from KC Award finalists will be announced in Philly on March 14. Finally, on May 7, the winners of the awards will be announced during a ceremony in Chicago. Good news: There are more women nominees this year . It's tricky for the Foundation to navigate talking about this. The list is then whittled down by a volunteer panel of more than 600 judges from across the country composed of restaurant criti... [Full Article...]

First COBRA KAI Teaser Hints At a KARATE KID Rematch

First COBRA KAI Teaser Hints At a KARATE KID Rematch The actors originally played the characters in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid , which was followed by two sequels, a spinoff, a remake and an animated series. The trailer begins with voiceovers from LaRusso and Lawrence, as they list the pros and cons of the Cobra Kai dojo's revival. " Cobra Kai will be a true continuation of the original films - packed with comedy, heart and thrilling fight sc... [Full Article...]

It's easier than ever to travel with Project Fi - The Keyword

It's easier than ever to travel with Project Fi - The Keyword Prior to today, Project Fi was already available in 135 countries. You'll still pay the usual $10/GB, no matter where you are and SMS usage is unlimited, too. Project Fi users have always benefited from free global text and data usage without the need to add an extra - and often costly - plan. And if you need some extra data when you travel, don't sweat it-your data is still just $10 per GB or ... [Full Article...]

Apple admits your HomePod might stain wooden surfaces

Apple admits your HomePod might stain wooden surfaces However, even then, make sure not to place it on a wooden surface. Pocket-Lint founder Stuart Miles told BBC that the HomePod left a white mark on his kitchen worktop after just being on there for 20 minutes. "If not, wiping the surface gently with a soft damp or dry cloth may remove the marks", said Apple in a support document. The integrated HomePod cable can be repaired for just £25, ... [Full Article...]

"Numbskulls!" --NASA: The Trump administration Wants to Privatize the International Space Station

In his 2019 budget for the US government, Trump on February 12 proposed to end NASA funding for the space station by 2025. The proposal also calls for spending $150 million in 2019 to "encourage commercial development" and tee up companies to take over. [Full Article...]

Snapchat-Like Stories Arrive in Google Mobile Search Results

Snapchat-Like Stories Arrive in Google Mobile Search Results Announced by the company today, AMP Stories are now available in developer preview form to websites already using AMP. They're supposed to deliver "immersive" stories to mobile readers across a range of content categories. Sahney cites the example of a contractor who can't see a client's online calendar being able to send email with an embedded questionnaire to find out when that client is ava... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm's X24 Modem Pushes 4G LTE to 2Gbps

Qualcomm's X24 Modem Pushes 4G LTE to 2Gbps This, in turn, opens the door to better performance than what we have now, though since your network speeds aren't just dependent on the modem in your phone, it might be best not to expect 2Gbps speeds from phones utilizing an X24 at all times. [Full Article...]

Apple to Charge $279 to Repair Out of Warranty HomePod

Apple to Charge $279 to Repair Out of Warranty HomePod A slew of reviews for Apple's new smart speaker HomePod dropped on Tuesday, and they all come to the same conclusion: It's good - if you can afford it and only use Apple products such as the iPhone and services such as Apple Music. Google Home war, and again one that the Amazon device deals with particularly capably. Not all offices feature conference room telephones (which can cost $1,000 or ... [Full Article...]

Florida man says Apple AirPods blew up while he was working out

Florida man says Apple AirPods blew up while he was working out Credit: Tom's GuideJason Colon didn't actually see his AirPod burst into flame, because he took the device out of his ear and left it on a piece of gym equipment to seek help. "But I'm sure that since it hangs down, it could've been my ear lobe, you know, my ear lobe could've been burnt". In 2016, South Korean manufacturer Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 was hit by a spate of exploding batter... [Full Article...]

Apple's new Battery Health featured in iOS 11 beta

Apple's new Battery Health featured in iOS 11 beta Here's where things get a little more complicated. If the test gives the result that the battery has a 100% then there is nothing to worry. Some users have also reported that, with the new beta version, they've actually had a few gigabytes of storage returned to them. [Full Article...]

These Are the New Emoji Set to Arrive in 2018

These Are the New Emoji Set to Arrive in 2018 In September, the independent senator sent a letter to the California-based Unicode Consortium pressing for the emoji, highlighting the crustacean's economic and cultural value to Maine. Yes, the new emoji list for 2018 has been published which will make redheads and more than 150 other emojis available for you to have fun with. One interesting fact is that the list includes emojis with differen... [Full Article...]

Todd Frazier and Mets Agree to Two-Year Deal

Todd Frazier and Mets Agree to Two-Year Deal Frazier signed a one-year, $12 million pact with the Chicago White Sox last season, before being traded to the New York Yankees . He finished last season with cross-city rival the New York Yankees . With Frazier now in the fold, the Mets can start Asdrubal Cabrera at second base and put Jose Reyes in a utility backup role, where he better fits at this point in his career. [Full Article...]


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