• HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang resigns
HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang resigns

Engadget received further confirmation of Chang's departure with a statement from HTC. HTC's been struggling to find a strong foothold in the smartphone space for quite some time now, and matters aren't going to be helped in this regard following the announcement that HTC's President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, Chialin Cha...

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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro quick review, camera samples & photo gallery
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro quick review, camera samples & photo gallery

It sports a super-slim design of only 4.9 mm and its mega 55-inch display is surrounded by very thin bezels. The Redmi Note 5 Pro becomes the first in the popular Redmi series to rock a dual-lens camera on the back. The phone features 12-megapixel primary lens with 1.25-micron pixel and f/2.2 aperture, while for the front, there is a 5-megapi...

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  • Africa bringing the heat to PyeongChang 2018
Africa bringing the heat to PyeongChang 2018

Korea's Joongang Ilbo suggests that adding her to the already " massive " North Korean delegation expected to be in PyeongChang for Olympics Opening Ceremonies on Friday could be "a possible sign of better ties ahead". In this May 10, 2016, photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , right, and his sister Kim Yo Jong watch a military parade at ...

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  • Hyundai's new Santa Fe revealed in Korea
Hyundai's new Santa Fe revealed in Korea

The new Hyundai Santa Fe is officially revealed in the first photos of the 2018 Santa Fe from Hyundai , showing an SUV with a bold new look and new technology. The 2019 Santa Fe will also be offered with a long list of driver assistance systems, like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane departure assistance, and frontal collis...

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  • Samsung heir walks free after court suspends jail term
Samsung heir walks free after court suspends jail term

His sentencing confirmed what had always been suspected: links between the nation's most successful and renowned company and the country's government. Commentators said today's decision was in keeping with past lenient legal treatment of their leaders. At the start of proceedings, prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term for Lee.

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  • Nintendo Will Continue Supporting 3DS Alongside The Switch
Nintendo Will Continue Supporting 3DS Alongside The Switch

The head of Nintendo has said he wants to support the Switch for much longer than the usual five or six-year console life. Everyone from "game fans to family gamers" will be included in Nintendo's slate of upcoming releases, which names a new Yoshi title alongside the self-assembly Nintendo Labo and action game Bayonetta 2 .

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  • Middle School Shoot Was Not Intentional
Middle School Shoot Was Not Intentional

The girl shot both a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl on Thursday, police said. A day earlier, a 15-year-old student was injured in a shooting in the Texas city of Italy. "The school has been declared safe at this point". Just yesterday, another shooting occurred in an American public school; however, this time authorities are concludin...

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  • How to keep local stories at the top of your Facebook newsfeed
How to keep local stories at the top of your Facebook newsfeed

Facebook identifies local publishers "as those that are clicked on by readers in a tight geographic area". The recent changes to Facebook and Instagram, which have led to lower users' reach through business posts , are expected to have a major impact on the marketing policies of travel agencies on social media.

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  • Humble Ubisoft sale live Assassin's Creed Origins, Ghost Recon and more
Humble Ubisoft sale live Assassin's Creed Origins, Ghost Recon and more

This is an interesting development, since previous Assassin's Creed games haven't tended to include new game+, but rather the option to replay missions. Developers have yet to indicate what their New Game Plus mode will feature, but again, players should find out more about that soon enough. Players will have access to four new Legendary weapon...

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  • Google took down over 700000 bad Android apps in 2017
Google took down over 700000 bad Android apps in 2017

That number was up 70 percent compared to 2016, but 99 percent of those apps were removed before anyone could install them. When Google says that automation is "aiding the human reviewers in effectively detecting and enforcing on the problematic apps", we believe this change of tack could perhaps be the most crucial bit.

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  • Strava app's fitness tracking data could harm USA military operational security
Strava app's fitness tracking data could harm USA military operational security

In warzones and deserts such as Iraq and Syria , the heatmap becomes nearly entirely dark - except for a few scattered pinpricks of activity. The fitness app Strava, available for both iOS and Android, launched a giant, updated map of its users' fitness activities this past November .

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  • Trump blacklists North Korea business interests in China, Russia
Trump blacklists North Korea business interests in China, Russia

The North and South will stand together at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang next month under one flag, as Korea. "What has enabled North Korea to skirt a lot of these sanctions is willing partners who are complicit in skirting the sanctions", Cruz said.

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  • US, South Korea, Look to Diplomacy to Tame Kim Jong Un
US, South Korea, Look to Diplomacy to Tame Kim Jong Un

The Trump administration has repeatedly said all options are on the table when dealing with the rogue state. At the same time, the report noted that the US Treasury Department had added the owner of one of the ships, the Ul Ji Bong 6, to a list of sanction targets on January 24 after the vessel delivered North Korean coal to Kholmsk on September ...

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  • IOS 11.3 to bring battery health status, new Animoji and more
IOS 11.3 to bring battery health status, new Animoji and more

Apple is embracing the trend to update its iOS regularly and has revealed some new features coming to iOS 11 .3. Users would also be able to see if the power management feature that prevents unexpected shutdowns is on and can choose to turn it off.

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  • Bungie plans on fixing Destiny 2's controversial shader system
Bungie plans on fixing Destiny 2's controversial shader system

On Thursday, Bungie announced that the January update for the game will come alongside the year's inaugural Iron Banner week. Destiny 2's Iron Banner tournament is coming back, and it'll arrive with new weapons and Ornaments for you to collect.

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  • Apple is revising iBooks app to better compete against Amazon
Apple is revising iBooks app to better compete against Amazon

Apple is ready to take on Amazon.com in the digital book market again, years after regulators forced the iPhone maker to back down from an earlier effort to challenge the e-commerce giant's lead. The online retailer won a big competitive advantage several years ago when the U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and several publishers for colluding ...

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  • Snapchat Update Now Lets Users Share Videos Outside App
Snapchat Update Now Lets Users Share Videos Outside App

As social media giants fight to keep their dominant market positions, Twitter is trying to keep up with the times by creating a new video sharing tool that shares similarities with Snapchat. Twitter recently doubled the number of characters allowed in a tweet in hopes of allowing users to be more expressive, along with a new threaded tweet feature ...

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  • Sir Elton John to Retire from Touring
Sir Elton John to Retire from Touring

He wrote on Instagram that "EltonJohn.com will be fully back online as soon as possible". American Express cardholders have access to a pre-sale that starts February 8. John made the announcement via a live, tech-infused event in New York, LA and London, with exclusive VR180 live stream supported by YouTube. "It will take three years pr...

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  • Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United brings 'pride' to Chile - Rueda
Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United brings 'pride' to Chile - Rueda

Mourinho said it was "a great deal for everybody" and confirmed Sanchez will be in the squad for United's FA Cup fourth round tie at Yeovil on Friday. "In big clubs, you have big players, competition and responsibilities - you have to try to go to every competition in a serious way". 'I believe that at this club it's possible to achieve anything.

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  • Snapchat will soon allow you to share its Stories outside the app
Snapchat will soon allow you to share its Stories outside the app

Eligible Stories include Official Stories created by celebrities and influencers, Our Stories curated by Snapchat's in-house team and Search Stories automatically cobbled together by Snapchat's computers. Attracting more eyes to the content within the app is one way to grow its user base. You can find Our Stories by swiping left to the D...

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  • Nintendo Labo: Future Toy-Con Kits Teased
Nintendo Labo: Future Toy-Con Kits Teased

Instead, Nintendo Labo are a pair of cardboard cutout kits that create inventive peripherals that can transform the Switch in weirdly wonderful new ways - or let you dress up like a robot in front of your telly. Turn your Joy-Cons into a working RC vehicle. SEE MORE: Is The Nintendo Switch A Knockoff Of Mobile Gaming Controllers? Th...

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  • How To Check Your iPhone's Battery Life
How To Check Your iPhone's Battery Life

Many customers had interpreted the move as a way to for Apple to juice demand for newer iPhone models, their suspicions fueled by the fact that the company didn't initially disclose the slowdowns or its reasons for them. In early 2018, Apple will provide an update on its iOS. iPhone owners who opted to replace their iPhone batteries will deter...

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  • Facebook Users Will Be Able To Rank News Source Trustworthiness
Facebook Users Will Be Able To Rank News Source Trustworthiness

Mr Zuckerberg has also flagged it will continue to fight fake news by using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation. After thinking up many possible solutions for delivering trustworthy news, Facebook is letting users judge for themselves. The social-media giant, a major source of news for use...

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  • Xbox Exec Comments on New Elite Controller Rumors
Xbox Exec Comments on New Elite Controller Rumors

Microsoft's original Xbox Elite controller launched back in 2015 and while many balked at the £120 price tag, it still ended up selling very well. An anonymous poster on the site said the second-generation controller will feature a USB-C port for charging, Bluetooth support for Windows 10, three-level Hair Trigger Locks, a three-profile switch, ...

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  • Another iMessage Bug Has Been Found
Another iMessage Bug Has Been Found

A new security flaw, described as a "text bomb", has been discovered on Apple's latest devices. He further wrote, "The bug I released was to get Apple's attention". "My main goal was to reach out to Apple and say, 'Hey, you've been ignoring my bug reports .' I always report the bug before releasing something".

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  • Take a look at Overwatch's new Pharah legendary skin coming next week
Take a look at Overwatch's new Pharah legendary skin coming next week

Epic memories can only be made in an epic world... Blizzard World will have plenty of fun easter eggs from The Lost Vikings and some of Blizzard Entertainment's other games, so players will be able to enjoy discovering the hidden fun. The new items will include emotes, player icons, skins, sprays, and more for all 26 heroes. Check out the sprays ...

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  • Google Denies Report It's Relaunching Maps In China
Google Denies Report It's Relaunching Maps In China

The company has now returned to the Chinese market - albeit in a tentative way - by reintroducing a localized version of Google Maps . Alphabet Inc's Google is relaunching its map service after being tightly limited in China after eight years, according to Nikkei .

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  • The 2019 Toyota Avalon is a love letter to land yachts
The 2019 Toyota Avalon is a love letter to land yachts

The 2019 Avalon features Wi-Fi hotspot, Alexa connectivity, Qi wireless charging, smartwatch integration, and of course Apple CarPlay as well as a insane 10-inch head-up display . The tiered dashboard is accented with either faux wood trim on the XLE, real aluminium on the XSE and Touring or Yamaha-sourced real wood trim on the Limited.

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  • Google to open five more datacentre regions across the globe in 2018
Google to open five more datacentre regions across the globe in 2018

It's a big investment, though a drop in the bucket compared to the $30 billion Google has spent to date on improving its infrastructure over the past three years. Google is also working with Facebook, subsea network manufacturer Aqua Comms, and industrial group Bulk Infrastructure on the Havfrue cable, which will connect the USA east coast to Den...

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  • Google's art selfies are the talk of Twitter
Google's art selfies are the talk of Twitter

It's the latest version of an app from Google that has gone viral because it can find "your portrait", or something that looks like you, hanging in a museum . Users should then open the app and choose what Google account they want to use. Once it's installed, fire it up and scroll down until you see "Is your portrait in a museum?" The company also...

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  • Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit
Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit

The big winners of the annual Detroit International Auto Show are here. The Auto Show is open to the public January 20-28, 2018. The Honda Accord won vehicle of the Year on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. Only vehicles that are all new or substantially changed for the 2018 model year were eligible to win. The Truck class proved somewhat ...

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  • Ford Will Invest $11 Billion In Electric Cars By 2022
Ford Will Invest $11 Billion In Electric Cars By 2022

On Jan. 13 General Motors said it has filed a safety petition with the U.S. Department of Transportation for its self-driving Cruise vehicle. "The 11 billion you're seeing means we're all-in now", Ford told reporters, adding that the only question is whether the customers will be there with them.

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  • Porn Malware Discovered in Google Play Game Apps, Some Aimed at Children
Porn Malware Discovered in Google Play Game Apps, Some Aimed at Children

Google Play is the only way to download and install applications on Android devices without changing the device's application setting to "allow the installation of non-market applications". Along with encouraging users to download scareware and pay for premium services, AdultSwine also stole users' credentials, according to Check Point.

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  • Facebook announces changes to News Feed to ensure users' time is well-spent
Facebook announces changes to News Feed to ensure users' time is well-spent

His net worth has dropped by 4.4%. . Zuckerberg has mentioned that for this year the mission is to "fix" the Facebook , by targeting the abuse and hate content and by ensuring that the time spent on the social giant is well spent and valuable.

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  • Vivo's new cellphone hides the fingerprint scanner beneath the display screen
Vivo's new cellphone hides the fingerprint scanner beneath the display screen

Simply place your finger on the icon and the phone unlocks.If you wake the phone with the power button, then the display will show a lock screen and will unlock the device straight into your home screen. Synaptics has said that the sensor takes just 0.7 seconds to recognize and authenticate the fingerprint. While it travels on the surface, it crea...

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  • Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Pre-Load Available on PS4, Xbox One
Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Pre-Load Available on PS4, Xbox One

Hit's signature attack is Time Skip, an ability that lets him jump forward in time by a tenth of a second. Fans who are keen to get their hands on the game will be able to play the beta version on PS4 and Xbox One from Sunday 14th January until Tuesday 16th January.

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  • Future Samsung devices will come with an unlocked FM radio chip
Future Samsung devices will come with an unlocked FM radio chip

Meanwhile, emergency information came via FM radio signals - which, in many cases, the victims couldn't access, because their chips were locked. According to an official statement , Samsung is the newest smartphone maker that supports NextRadio by unlocking the FM Radio chip in all the upcoming mobile phones in the United States and Canada.

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  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Announced For The Nintendo Switch
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Announced For The Nintendo Switch

Dark Souls is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 25, 2018. This one includes split Joycon play, but it also comes with a whole new character that seems to be an easy mode in and of himself. Mario Tennis Aces has been announced for the Nintendo Switch , launching spring 2018. Surprise hit Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is also getting new DL...

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  • Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Prioritize Personal Relationships
Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Prioritize Personal Relationships

It might end up being "the most controversial stuff" that generates heated conversations, she suggested, or simply content pulled in from group pages where users engage with others on specific topics. Product managers are being asked to "facilitate the most meaningful interactions between people", rather than the previous mandate of helping people ...

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  • Korea readies ban on cryptocurrency trading as police & tax agency raid exchanges
Korea readies ban on cryptocurrency trading as police & tax agency raid exchanges

Another ironic incident that pulled down crpytocurrencies world, is when a major cryptocurrency Conference in Miami, US organised by Bitcoin put up a notice on its site saying it has stopped accepting Bitcoin for conference ticket due to network congestion and difficulty in processing Bitcoins.

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