• Xposed Framework adds Android Oreo support with new beta
Xposed Framework adds Android Oreo support with new beta

As it turns out, .5% of those phones were powered by Android 8.0 and.2% had Android 8.1 installed. Overall, the total share of Android Oreo stands at 0.7 percent compared to 0.5 percent in December . The last quarter of 2017 saw a consistent increase in Nougat usage, while the same quarter also saw the first dip in the usage of Android Marshmallow...

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  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro goes official
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro goes official

The South Korean giant, Samsung has silently unveiled J2 Pro (2018) a budget smartphone, and the successor of J2 Pro (2017). Those who installed it found that it came with a feature that we've not seen before on Samsung's smartphones. The smartphone has a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipsets. While the hardware ...

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  • Do Not Disturb Feature Coming to Xbox One
Do Not Disturb Feature Coming to Xbox One

In other words, you won't be bothered by those annoying messages that a friend is online, and so on. Mini Game Hubs will soon be available right in the Guide. Sometimes all you want to do is avoid all distractions and focus entirely on your game. The update will also add a " Do Not Disturb " online status, to let friends know you're now unava...

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  • Meltdown and Spectre: What They Are and How to Deal with Them
Meltdown and Spectre: What They Are and How to Deal with Them

This is a low-level hardware issue affecting many models of Intel , AMD and ARM CPUs. Within, Intel states that its next batch of security updates to its processors will grant them immunity to the exploits. That assessment is consistent with early reports from Intel , which had said slowdowns would be "highly workload-dependent and, for t...

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  • Razer's new Project Linda is a Laptop Dock for the Razer Phone
Razer's new Project Linda is a Laptop Dock for the Razer Phone

The key difference here is where there would normally be a touchpad, there is a perfectly-sized void for the Razer Phone to drop into. Using the Razer Phone as a touchscreen can take some getting used to - especially as this editor is the type that turns off tap to click - but it feels every bit smooth as any glass-lined trackpad we've used o...

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  • SanDisk unveils new 1TB and 256GB flash sticks
SanDisk unveils new 1TB and 256GB flash sticks

One of them will hopefully be the 1TB USB-C flash drive that SanDisk showed off at the event, which is about as big as a regular memory drive. This 1TB flash drive is still in prototype stage, but you can expect it to ship by end of this year or early 2019.

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  • Oldest ever supernova record found in almost 5000-year-old rock carving
Oldest ever supernova record found in almost 5000-year-old rock carving

Though it is extremely hard to depict the exact time of a rock art but Mayank Vahia and his team of other Astrophysicist from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research had a very clear starting point. In Burzahama, where oldest settlements date back to about 4325 (+/-115) BCE (Sharma, 2000), a stone carving has been unearthed (Khazanchi, 1969). In...

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  • Apple investigated for
Apple investigated for "planned obsolescence"

Opened on January 5, the investigation aims at finding facts of "deception" and is led by the national investigation service of the Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Repression of Frauds (DGCCRF) under the French Ministry of Economy.

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  • PS4 sold less hardware, more software over holiday season
PS4 sold less hardware, more software over holiday season

Within the holiday season alone, 55.9 million PS4 titles were sold both in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads, pushing the total amount of copies sold as of December 31, 2017 to 645 million. Sales-wise, the PS4 appears to have comprehensively won the console battle with Microsoft's Xbox One. These sales numbers imply that 20.2 ...

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  • Maruti Suzuki to showcase new compact vehicle design at Auto Expo
Maruti Suzuki to showcase new compact vehicle design at Auto Expo

A steeply raked front windscreen, flat bonnet and chunky shoulders give it that SUV quotient. A few design cues from the sketch reveal an upright stance, commanding higher seating and ground clearance, and a horizontal hood, giving it an aggressive stance and posture.

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  • Google unifies its payment platforms under the new 'Google Pay' branding
Google unifies its payment platforms under the new 'Google Pay' branding

However, I bet you'll continue seeing payment kiosks with the Android Pay branding on them for years to come. In the past, Google has launched multiple competing services in the same space as payments, messaging (any Google Wave fans?), voice calling and even operating systems.

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  • JBL Everest headphones feature built-in Google Assistant
JBL Everest headphones feature built-in Google Assistant

The on-ear and around-ear models have a curved headband aimed at lessening the pressure on the ears, and the ear cushions are made of memory foam. Depending on the model, the wireless series are available in a variety of colours including Gunmetal and Mountain Silver.

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  • Trump Says Willing To Talk To North Korean Leader, With Conditions
Trump Says Willing To Talk To North Korean Leader, With Conditions

Asked by reporters at Beijing airport, Chang Ung said the participation of a North Korean figure skating pair will probably happen, the reports said. According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, South Korean and USA defense authorities reached a tentative deal "months ago" to hold the command-post, simulation-oriented training in...

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  • CES 2018 : Vivo Displays Fingerprint Scanner On Smartphone Display
CES 2018 : Vivo Displays Fingerprint Scanner On Smartphone Display

The company announced at the time that its technology allows users to unlock the device even when it's sitting on the table at an awkward angle, or while in a auto mount. It also has security features like adaptive fingerprint template matching and authentication and anti-spoofing technology. Synaptics claims that the over 70 million units of this ...

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  • Warmer Waters Are Turning Green Turtles Babies Female
Warmer Waters Are Turning Green Turtles Babies Female

ESCAPE: Discovering Maui's mountains and underwater world story, Kara Murphy - Ho'okipa Honu.Green Sea Turtles. Temperatures during incubation affect which sex the sea turtles become, and as temperatures rise globally the turtles could become entirely female.

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  • Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime to be launched soon on Amazon India
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime to be launched soon on Amazon India

Today, however, Amazon India confirmed that the upcoming device will indeed be the Galaxy On7 Prime , as suggested by an IANS report from last week. There is also no word on where it will be used, but it is not much of a stretch to think it will be the Samsung Galaxy S9 who gets to debut this new feature.

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  • Pennsylvania Police Chief Charged With Sex Crimes
Pennsylvania Police Chief Charged With Sex Crimes

The 40-year-old police chief was arrested on Friday at a spot where he allegedly hoped to meet with the girl he thought he'd been communicating with on the messaging app Kik, where he went by the user name 'Kurecop4U'. However, the Times quoted court records showing Diebold told investigators he knew it was wrong to have sexual contact with a 14-...

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  • Link has announced new 802.11ax Ultra Wi-Fi Routers
Link has announced new 802.11ax Ultra Wi-Fi Routers

Fortunately, D-Link isn't just showing off these two insane routers on the show floor, as the company has launched dual-band and tri-band wireless packs for its Covr mesh wireless system, and a AC2600 dual-band 802.11ac router that is protected by Intel's McAfee security software, which aims to protect IoT devices and offers better parental control...

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  • Faster next-gen 802.11ax WiFi coming this year from Intel
Faster next-gen 802.11ax WiFi coming this year from Intel

That's why Intel has always committed our technical and commercial expertise to the development of Wi-Fi standards and to offering leading Wi-Fi products. You've seen us in the past show you the Wi-Fi certification awarded to a new device by the Wi-Fi Alliance . This is mainly because product certification does not begin until next year, and acc...

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  • OnePlus Resumes Oreo-Based Oxygen OS 5.0 Roll Out For OnePlus 5
OnePlus Resumes Oreo-Based Oxygen OS 5.0 Roll Out For OnePlus 5

OnePlus gave their OnePlus 5 users a Christmas present of a "stable" Oreo build. This will be a staged roll out, as per usual with OnePlus - so a number of territories will get the update first before it rolls out to other areas. The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have already received the latest OxygenOS 5.0.1 update last week. Not only do you get t...

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  • Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers coming to New Orleans
Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers coming to New Orleans

Holmdel tickets go on sale Jan 12 at 10 a.m. and Camden tickets go on sale January 12 at noon, with various pre-sales before then. Citi cardholders can access a presale beginning 10 a.m. Steely Dan last played in Madison at a sold-out show at the Overture Center in 2014. Steely Dan released such hits as "Reelin" in the Years", "Rikki Don't Los...

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  • Apple Watch Users Will Soon Be Able To Control Whirlpool Appliances
Apple Watch Users Will Soon Be Able To Control Whirlpool Appliances

Companies have been expanding their reach through the wearable tech as well, adding features that you can directly control through your wrist. What are your thoughts on Whirlpool releasing an app that can control more than 20 appliances later this year? Whirlpool's new product range - which now consists of the Smart All-In-One Washer and Dryer ,...

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  • NASA Rover Finds Mysterious 'Stick-Like' Fossils On Red Planet
NASA Rover Finds Mysterious 'Stick-Like' Fossils On Red Planet

This thing was discovered by NASA's Curiosity rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). "They look remarkably similar to Ordovician trace fossils I have studied and photographed here on Earth", Barry DiGregorio, a researcher at the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology in the United Kingdom, told Inside Outer Space.

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  • Apple releases new security update to protect Safari against the Spectre attack
Apple releases new security update to protect Safari against the Spectre attack

Apple will release an update for Safari on macOS and iOS in the coming days to mitigate these exploit techniques. All compatible machines can download the supplemental update for free from the Mac App Store, and a Safari 11.0.2 update is available for Macs running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6.

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  • Ring's Stick Up Cam Elite doesn't bother with batteries
Ring's Stick Up Cam Elite doesn't bother with batteries

For the new Stick Up cameras, you have two: Stick Up Cam and Stick Up Cam Elite . Ring , the company behind the successful smart doorbells and other connected security products, has announced new devices coming to the U.S. Ring say they'll begin shipping the product in late 2018, debuting at an RRP of $289. Both cameras can be used ins...

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