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Electronics Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the updated C-Class
Author: 0 Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the updated C-Class

While retaining its robust ladder-frame construction, the big Benz has lost some performance-muzzling weight with the introduction of several grades of steel into the bodyshell as well as new aluminium fenders, bonnet and doors - all while torsional rigidity's been increased by 55 percent.

Electronics Ortom Absent As Buhari Hosts APC Governors In Daura
Author: 0 Ortom Absent As Buhari Hosts APC Governors In Daura

It was no clear what the meeting's agenda was, some of the governors insisted that they came to condole the President over the death of two of his relatives and not about the possibility of his seeking a second term next year. Unfortunately, a number of APC governors invited for the event failed to turn up, even as the state's lawmakers walked out in anger. "Today, under Buhari, Nigeria has taken the lead in the agricultural production and the nation is operating on a stable economic ...

Electronics LG to unveil 6.1-inch flagship with Snapdragon 845 in June, report
Author: 0 LG to unveil 6.1-inch flagship with Snapdragon 845 in June, report

With a 6.1-inch, 18:9 Full Vision display, it's significantly larger than its predecessor, the 5.7-inch LG G6 (though it will apparently not be branded as the G7 ). On the camera front, Judy is said to sport a dual rear camera setup with two 16-megapixel image sensors with each supporting f/1.6 aperture and glass optical elements.

Electronics Nokia could sell digital health arm
Author: 0 Nokia could sell digital health arm

This linked with products including a wi-fi connected scale, Nokia Body , and Nokia BPM+, a blood pressure monitor, to provide an holistic view of a user's health. Haidamus left Nokia a few months later. Finnish network gear maker Nokia has started a strategic review of its digital health business and announced more than 400 job cuts in its home country.

Electronics Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to US$125 million
Author: 0 Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to US$125 million

Facebook, which will be fined 250,000 euros ($392,000) a day or up to 100 million euros in the event that it doesn't agree to the court's judgment, said in an announcement it would advance the decision. Now the court has again agreed with the findings of the CPP. It also ruled that Facebook's "real names" policy is illegal and demanded changes in the way that German citizens' personal data is handled.

Electronics Welp, looks like the Sonos One also damages furniture
Author: 0 Welp, looks like the Sonos One also damages furniture

When I learned yesterday that Apple's HomePod speaker-which I had been testing-can damage oil-stained wood, I was more than a little concerned, as it had been sitting on my cabinet for quite some time. According to a Sonos spokesperson, this is the first time that such an incident has been raised with one of its devices , and that the company is now investigating the situation.

Electronics Kia Cerato 2018 hatchback revealed
Author: 0 Kia Cerato 2018 hatchback revealed

Powertrain choices include Kia's successful - now updated - 1.0-litre T-GDi ( Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) engine, good for 120 hp, a new 1.4-litre T-GDi with 140 hp and even a lowly 1.4-litre MPi (Multi-Point injection) with 100 hp.

Electronics Militants escape from encounter site in Palhallan
Author: 0 Militants escape from encounter site in Palhallan

However, security forces and state police personnel deployed in the area immediately swung into action and prevent the demonstrators to enter the cordoned off area. Security forces, however, retaliated strongly, forcing the militants to flee. The gunfight erupted at Palhallan-Pattan village in Baramulla district, about 32 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Electronics Sony Announces New PlayStation VR Deals and Bundles
Author: 0 Sony Announces New PlayStation VR Deals and Bundles

Since the PSVR headset launched a couple of years ago, Sony has shifted over 2 million headsets, making it the most widely adopted full VR experience now on the market. The full Monty is the PlayStation VR Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Bundle, it will be on sale for $349.99. The Gran Turismo bundle is by far the best option here since it's the cheapest way in.

Electronics Galaxy Note 9 will not Feature In-Display Finger Print Scanner
Author: 0 Galaxy Note 9 will not Feature In-Display Finger Print Scanner

Ltd. will unveil its latest and long-awaited flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9 . Firstly, they got the Oreo update on their devices after nearly six months from its release . However, it's also a possibility that Samsung will also use their proprietary chips - at least in parts of the world. Camera would be the smartphone's key feature as the Galaxy S9's tagline is "The Camera".

Electronics Taylor Swift Wins the 'Shake It Off' Copyright Suit Against 3LW Songrwriters
Author: 0 Taylor Swift Wins the 'Shake It Off' Copyright Suit Against 3LW Songrwriters

Last fall, the songwriters behind the 2001 hit " Playas Gon' Play " sued Taylor Swift because the lyrics in her song " Shake It Off " closely resembled theirs. Hall has subsequently written and produced for artists such as Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 , while Butler has worked with artists including Backstreet Boys and Luther Vandross .

Electronics Google removes the button
Author: 0 Google removes the button "View Image" from Image Search

Whether Google has also changed the search algorithm of the reverse image search engine could not be verified as the search giant mostly prefers not to elaborate such alterations in detail. The copyright notice alongside each snap will also be made more obvious. For some users, it may have been the only reason to visit Google Images , for instance, to download wallpaper images directly from the site.

Electronics Kim Jong-un vows to continue reconciliation between Koreas
Author: 0 Kim Jong-un vows to continue reconciliation between Koreas

Regarding the invitation, the White House told Yonhap News that Washington is closely cooperating with the South in order to produce a "united response" to Pyongyang. Japanese officials took pains to stress there was no daylight between Japan, the US and South Korea on their approach to dealing with North Korea. Moon's chief of staff held a farewell dinner for the delegation before the delegation attended a performance by a North Korean orchestra, the last item on their ...

Electronics Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is Coming This Spring
Author: 0 Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is Coming This Spring

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn's crowdfunding campaign launched in March 2014 and raised over $473,000 by the time it wrapped two months later. Master the devastating combos and wonderful abilities of Shaq's secret martial art style, Shaq Fu .

Electronics A single character can crash your iPhone's messaging apps
Author: 0 A single character can crash your iPhone's messaging apps

All someone with malicious intent has to do is send you a specific Telugu character to your iOS device to ruin your day. The Messages app will no longer open as it will try to load the character without success. As far as Apple is concerned, Shah says that by shifting the PAD filter orders from Broadcom to Qorvo in the LCD iPhone model, Apple will shave off $100 million in component costs.

Electronics Steam's Lunar New Year sale is supposed to kick off today
Author: 0 Steam's Lunar New Year sale is supposed to kick off today

Users can also filter games between those on sale , on discount for 50 percent or more, or with at least a 75 percent price cut. Along with sorting by discount, users can also choose from various tiers of price, or filter to only see item price matching the Steam Wallet balance.

Electronics A Newly Discovered iOS Bug Can Crash Your iPhone
Author: 0 A Newly Discovered iOS Bug Can Crash Your iPhone

It isn't known how many Apple users have been affected by the bug. Existing apps can continue to be built with some older versions of the iOS and watchOS SDKs, but Apple will stop accepting apps built with the watchOS 1 SDK on April 1, as well.

Electronics Google Launches Light Gmail Go App
Author: 0 Google Launches Light Gmail Go App

Download and install the latest modified Google Phone (v16.0.183307769) app from this XDA forums thread . The APK file size of the Gmail Go app is significantly smaller than the regular Gmail app; it's 9.51MB versus 20.66MB. The parent's version of the Family Link is compatible with all devices running on Android 4.4 KitKat or newer OS. Yes, just like normal smartphones, with every Gmail you attach to the services, you will get 15GB of free space on the Google Drive so you can store up ...

Electronics Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today
Author: 0 Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today

It's still early days for the app, and Facebook is keen to point out that it's very attentive to parents' feedback, which you can give via its feedback form . Further, the kids can also use masks for video callings which is kind of fun. For the kids there's stickers, GIFs and they can attach frames to pictures or send emoji just like usual chat apps.

Electronics Newcastle Plans to Sign On-Loan GK Martin Dubravka Permanently
Author: 0 Newcastle Plans to Sign On-Loan GK Martin Dubravka Permanently

Rafa Benitez's side claimed their first home Premier League win in nearly four months on Sunday. The Magpies' boss added: "Hopefully, we will have bigger wins than this one". "You could see their centre-halves on the ball and they didn't really know what to do with it." . Newcastle United started this game totally opposite of their approach against Manchester City .

Electronics GOP congressional candidate Paul Nehlen banned from Twitter for racist image
Author: 0 GOP congressional candidate Paul Nehlen banned from Twitter for racist image

DNA evidence showed that Cheddar Man had brown hair, blue eyes and "dark to black skin". "You're a sad and sick man with no sense of shame or class", Adams wrote in a tweet addressed to the GOP politician. Earlier this year, the social media site cut Nehlen's access to his account for a week after he made a series of anti-Semitic posts. The Wisconsin Republican Party has cut ties with Paul Nehlen of Delavan who is challenging Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville in the 1st District ...

Electronics Quarterly Sales at Uber Rose by 61% Amidst Big Loss
Author: 0 Quarterly Sales at Uber Rose by 61% Amidst Big Loss

Meanwhile, the total value of fares grew to $11bn that quarter. Khosrowshahi also offered more of an explanation on Wednesday on last week's decision to settle the lawsuit filed by Alphabet over whether Uber stole self-driving technology secrets from Waymo, Alphabet's subsidiary.

Electronics Nokia's first dual-camera Android One smartphone appears ahead of MWC 2018
Author: 0 Nokia's first dual-camera Android One smartphone appears ahead of MWC 2018

These renders were leaked by popular leakster Evan Blass . It will have a will have a 6 inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio hence, the "Plus" moniker. While a lot of them are ready for the cookie update , Nokia seems to be thinking of using Android One . It's also believed that the upcoming smartphone will be supported by major USA mobile carriers.

Electronics Microsoft officially announces the Windows App Preview Program
Author: 0 Microsoft officially announces the Windows App Preview Program

Skip Ahead users will receive a different branch of updates which will focus on the cutting edge, not created to represent a stable update. Well, there's nothing huge here, with some emoji getting an update, and the expansion of Windows app permissions to let the user decide which UWP apps get access to Windows 10's full file system.

Electronics Tinder Is Planning Feature For Women That Stops Men From Messaging First
Author: 0 Tinder Is Planning Feature For Women That Stops Men From Messaging First

Tinder Passport is a feature allowing users to change their location to anywhere in the world to connect with more people. Mark Brehaut, a Rutgers alumnus, felt that as the popularity of apps like Tinder and Grindr surge through the millennial generation, the depth of actual interest in and communication with a match declines.

Electronics Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Android 8.0 Oreo rollout stopped
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Android 8.0 Oreo rollout stopped

However, there's no specific timeline mentioned by the company as of yet. Unfortunately, despite the lengthy testing period, the update didn't arrive without issues. Now Samsung is revealing why: it was causing some phones to randomly reboot, according to a statement given to SamMobile . While Samsung investigates the matter, the rollout has been paused and a new version of the update is being worked on.

Electronics US Flag-Bearer Erin Hamlin Misses Out On A Medal In Luge
Author: 0 US Flag-Bearer Erin Hamlin Misses Out On A Medal In Luge

Hamlin, a native of upstate NY, was named the flag-bearer for the US squad as they entered Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony last Friday. Emily Sweeney, of Suffield, Connecticut, is sitting in 15th in her Olympic debut. "The [dress] that I got is not something I would have ever imagined that I would pick".

Author: 0 Gmail Go Now Available On Android Devices

Essential has just announced that Android 8 .1 Oreo is now available for the Essential Phone in the beta form. This Gmail Go is designed for the low end devices running on Android Go edition platform based on Android 8.1 system. The Gmail Go app comes with an advanced inbox that categorizes social and promotional emails under different tabs and shows the most important emails first.

Electronics USA vehicle dependability improved 9 pct over 2017
Author: 0 USA vehicle dependability improved 9 pct over 2017

The 2018 average problem figure came to 142, against the previous year's 156, showing a decline for the first time in five years, J.D. Power said. Porsche of Germany's Volkswagen AG, which tied with Lexus past year, came second, followed by Buick of US auto giant General Motors Co.

Electronics Sicario 2 Director In Talks For The Call Of Duty Movie
Author: 0 Sicario 2 Director In Talks For The Call Of Duty Movie

Plenty of great war dramas have a fantastic cast to pull you in to the sheer agony of being on the frontlines of war, so if Call of Duty can pull that off, maybe there's hope for something special. It has been suggested however that Activision is looking to create a Marvel Cinematic Universe-style beast out of Call of Duty , featuring multiple connecting story arcs.

Electronics South Korea approves record $3.5m budget for North Koreans' Olympic visit
Author: 0 South Korea approves record $3.5m budget for North Koreans' Olympic visit

Olympic organizers and South Korea had been fearful North Korea would do something to disrupt the games. "They shouted something in Korean, I wasn't sure what it was", Howard, who says he's from Australia and lives in Hong Kong, told Yahoo Sports , "and then the police got involved and they dragged me away - they said for my own safety".

Electronics Facebook To Start Allowing In-App Subscriptions For iOS Devices
Author: 0 Facebook To Start Allowing In-App Subscriptions For iOS Devices

Today onstage at Code Media , Facebook's head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown , said that publishers wanted to give away five free Instant Articles, not 10, so Facebook is switching to that lower threshold as an option before asking users to pay, and that includes bringing the test to iOS .

Electronics Study Finds Gender, Skin-type Bias in Commercial AI Systems
Author: 0 Study Finds Gender, Skin-type Bias in Commercial AI Systems

The systems were slightly less-accurate for lighter-skinned women, offering up an incorrect assessment in up to seven percent of photos. But the darker the skin, the more errors arise - up to almost 35% for images of darker skinned women, according to a new study that breaks fresh ground by measuring how the technology works on people of different races and gender.

Electronics Play 'Rocket League' IRL with a Hot Wheels RC vehicle kit
Author: 0 Play 'Rocket League' IRL with a Hot Wheels RC vehicle kit

Rocket League is one of the most popular video games released in recent memory thanks to it essentially being a game about soccer, but you play as cars instead of humans using their legs and feet. If you're interested, just follow the steps above and get ready for some action! This trial begins February 21, and it runs through February 23. Psyonix will be collecting feedback on the beta on the game's Subreddit in addition to their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Electronics Microsoft announces Windows Defender Security Solution support for Windows 7 and 8.1
Author: 0 Microsoft announces Windows Defender Security Solution support for Windows 7 and 8.1

The behavior-based EDR for Windows 7 and 8.1 will give customers better insights into threats on their endpoints. A good portion of businesses using Windows are either running Windows 7 or are in the process of transitioning to Windows 10 , and with the end of support for Windows 7 nearing, Windows Defender ATP will come in handy for large businesses where the migration process tends to be quite lengthy.

Electronics Choi Soon-sil jailed 20 years for corruption
Author: 0 Choi Soon-sil jailed 20 years for corruption

Given the harsh sentence handed down to Choi, and given that most of the charges against her confidante are also levied against Park, the disgraced president's legal outlook does not look bright. The court ruled that Choi abused the presidential power and forced large conglomerates to donate tens of millions of USA dollars to two nonprofit foundations controlled by her.

Electronics Japanese Short Track Skater Disqualified After Failing Doping Test
Author: 0 Japanese Short Track Skater Disqualified After Failing Doping Test

The positive test is the first ever by a Japanese athlete at the Winter Olympics . It has been urging discipline among Japanese athletes after a kayak racer was found to have laced a rival's drink with a banned substance. "I am extremely shocked by the test results that have come back", Saito said in a statement, according to Kyodo News . According to CAS, Saito has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for acetazolamide, a diuretic and masking agent.

Electronics Facebook Messenger to Bring New Filters and More on Valentine's Day
Author: 0 Facebook Messenger to Bring New Filters and More on Valentine's Day

The features available to them include "a heart shower" that will cascade down their screen. The custom emoji found in the lower right hand corner will also be the one with heart eyes. There's falling Love Hearts, Queen of Hearts effects, etc., which are also available in Messenger video chats. The app also has your significant other appear at the top of Messenger's Active tab, which is great for those who chat the most with their significant other.

Electronics Amazon paid $90 million for energy-efficient chip technology
Author: 0 Amazon paid $90 million for energy-efficient chip technology

The camera maker announced its takeover by Amazon with scant details in a December 21 blog post. The company claims its cameras can last up to two years with just two AA batteries. "Battery life is a big issue in connected devices". The group originally targeted the laptop industry with video conferencing chips, later switching to making its own cameras after laptop makers continued to buy more affordable chips from other suppliers.

Electronics Snapdragon 845 shows off incredible GPU and CPU at Benchmark's listing
Author: 0 Snapdragon 845 shows off incredible GPU and CPU at Benchmark's listing

It has recorded a score of 8894 in the multi-core test. On the other side, the SM-G9650 Galaxy S9 + powered by Snapdragon 845 and 6 GB of RAM has scored 2214 and 8296 respectively on single-core and multi-core tests in Geekbench . However, it is most probably the default screen resolution supported by the smartphone's display. That's because the latter is an nearly comically common component in the premium smartphone arena: nearly every Android flagship launched in the past year, save ...

Electronics Apple HomePod: Space Gray outpaces White in sales
Author: 0 Apple HomePod: Space Gray outpaces White in sales

You'd think everything Siri can do on an iPhone or iPad could be done on the HomePod . Sure, the HomePod has the basics. Though this interface is limited compared to your voice control options, it's super hand when it comes to music controls.