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Okay, Google: why does Chromecast clobber WiFi connections?

Okay, Google: why does Chromecast clobber WiFi connections? The IoT connected devices, used for a vast array of daily activities, suddenly started to cause problems. TP-Link offers two solutions to the problem: Firstly it says to perform a reboot of the router to release the memory. The Cast feature normally sends packets of information at regular intervals to keep a live connection with products like Google Home. The root cause of the issue seems to b... [Full Article...]

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 Volvo XC60 won North American Utility Vehicle of the Year - a category that was won by the Chrysler Pacifica last year. "Not only is this 10th-generation Accord far sleeker and more decisively styled than its predecessor, it's somehow roomier inside, too". The awards, on their 24th year, are handed out based on inn... [Full Article...]

All-new Ford Ranger debuts

All-new Ford Ranger debuts This package includes Ford's Terrain Management System , which is similar to what's found in the F-150 Raptor. The 2019 Ranger will start out in XL trim, stepping up through XLT and then Lariat; both SuperCab and SuperCrew cab configurations will be offered. [Full Article...]

On Facebook's News Feed

On Facebook's News Feed Over the next few months, we'll be making updates to ranking so people have more opportunities to interact with the people they care about. "But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable". However, during that time , Facebook's unique audience has continued to grow. Facebook will soon give more weight to posts from friends, family members, and those that spur... [Full Article...]

Google Play takes down 63 children's apps after malware discovered

Google Play takes down 63 children's apps after malware discovered Checkpoint's on the malware warns it shows pornographic ads which would obscure the actual game, including one featuring a picture of Kim Kardashian - fittingly, the code is called AdultSwine. Infected apps include Five Nights Survival Craft (with over 1 million downloads), Mcqueen Car Racing Game (over 500,000 downloads) and Addon Pixelmon for MCPE (over 500,000 downloads). [Full Article...]

January 2018 Nintendo Direct Mini Covers Upcoming Switch Games

January 2018 Nintendo Direct Mini Covers Upcoming Switch Games AegisSlash and Mimikyu from Pokemon Sun and Moon, and Mega Rayquaza from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be coming to Pokken Tournament DX as part of the Battle Pack. This latest installment of a critically acclaimed series is coming to the Nintendo Switch this Summer. The DLC pack will be available this spring. Notable for both games is that they are exclusive to the Switch, unlike most bl... [Full Article...]

Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes It's understood this will be in addition to local news that already appears in Facebook's News Feed and on publishers' pages. Facebook , which owns four of the world's most popular smartphone apps including Instagram, has for years prioritized material that its complex computer algorithms think people will engage with through comments, "likes" or other ways of showing interest. [Full Article...]

Proposed Ban On Cryptocurrency Trading, Exchanges In South Korea

Proposed Ban On Cryptocurrency Trading, Exchanges In South Korea The proposed legislation will need a majority vote of all 297 members of the National Assembly in order to ban trading outright. The local price of the cryptocurrency dropped as much as 21 percent, but still trades with a 30 percent premium compared to other countries. [Full Article...]

Google Acquires Company With Tech That Turns Displays Into Speakers

Google Acquires Company With Tech That Turns Displays Into Speakers The Verge was actually able to try out the startup's technology previous year on a tablet. "When it comes to mobile phones, we are not only saving valuable real estate and creating a waterproof housing, we are eliminating the need for additional speaker holes and most importantly, improving the audio quality". [Full Article...]

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 officially selfie obsessed

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 officially selfie obsessed The 3,300 mAh battery and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform means you can do more of what you love for longer with smooth and speedy performance . The report highlights that the device will come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor . The rivalry is intense in the mid-range selfie smartphone race, but the Japanese tech giant aims to break into the competition with its Xperia XA2... [Full Article...]

"Acer announces their latest 11" Chromebook ahead of CES 2018

The biggest change is the addition of two USB-C ports, which will allow it to use USB-C displays , be charged with a standardized USB-C charger, and also quick-charge the latest Android phones. Actually, the OS is a full Linux distribution that is both extremely secure and easy to use. It will feature three different processor options (Intel Core i5-7300U, Core i7-8650U, or Celeron 3865U), up to ... [Full Article...]

Kanye West fulfills fan dying of cancer's final wish

Kanye West fulfills fan dying of cancer's final wish Kim says she actually received "millions of '90s photos with tiny little glasses" from Kanye. 'This girl in my town had cancer and Kanye called her a couple days ago to rap for her. A seemingly related TMZ report claims that West and the fan talked for a while over FaceTime before, to the girl's delight, he agreed to rap " I Love Kanye " for her. [Full Article...]

Sea of Thieves getting Closed Beta on Xbox One and PC

Sea of Thieves getting Closed Beta on Xbox One and PC GMT on January 24 to 8 a.m. GMT on January 29 (4 a.m. PST on January 24 to 12 a.m. PST on January 29), which gives pirates a full five days of sailing, shanties and shenanigans". You will need to download and install it. The beta will not be covered by an NDA, which means all content in the Closed Beta can be streamed, captured, clipped or screenshot. [Full Article...]

First Assassin's Creed: Origins DLC due out this month

First Assassin's Creed: Origins DLC due out this month The expansion will take place after the game ends, bringing Bayek to a new region ruled by the Roman Empire, who featured in the original game. Now players can look forward to the biggest addition yet as the developer has announced the game will receive its first major story expansion, titled The Hidden Ones , sometime this month. [Full Article...]

CES 2018: Acer's rolls out wafer thin Switch 7

For this comparison, Acer has considered the clamshell laptop designs in the market with macOS and Windows. The ultrabook has also upgraded its 13.3-inch screen to 14-inch, although still with a 1080p resolution. Finally, Acer is also updating its line of Chromebooks with the new Chromebook 11. "We're extremely proud to make the world's thinnest laptop even thinner with the new Swift 7", said ... [Full Article...]

Fired Google engineer's suit claims reverse discrimination

Fired Google engineer's suit claims reverse discrimination Photo James Damore's lawsuit against Google, which fired him past year after he criticized its diversity efforts, said , "Google's open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender". [Full Article...]

Vikings will play Panthers-Saints victor in divisional round

Vikings will play Panthers-Saints victor in divisional round Eighteen seconds later, Brees responded with an explosive shot, an 80-yard strike to former Carolina receiver Ginn, who caught the ball behind cornerback James Bradberry and raced in for a 7-0 New Orleans lead. The referees ordered Newton into the sideline tent to be evaluated for a concussion, but a few minutes later, he bounced out with ice on his forehead and looked ready to return. [Full Article...]

J&K: Avalanche kills 11 in Kupwara district

J&K: Avalanche kills 11 in Kupwara district A few passengers managed to survive as the rescue operations progressed in full swing with rescue teams comprising of the police, Army, Mountain Rescue and State Disaster Response Force. Among dead include a couple as well as Mother-daughter duo. A passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow at Khooni Nallah near Sadhan Top on the Kupwara-Tangdhar road on Friday. [Full Article...]

HP Issues Recall of 50000 Laptop Batteries Due to Fire Risk

HP Issues Recall of 50000 Laptop Batteries Due to Fire Risk HP is recalling 50,000 computer batteries because of reports of overheating. HP Probook 640 G2, HP ProBook 640 G3, HP ProBook 645 G2, HP ProBook 645 G3, HP ProBook 650 G2, HP ProBook 650 G3, HP ProBook 655 G2, HP ProBook 655 G3, HP ZBook 17 G3, HP ZBook 17 G4, HP ZBook Studio G3, HP x360 310 G2, HP Pavilion x360, HP ENVY m6, HP 11 Notebook PC. [Full Article...]

Deviljho Is Monster Hunter

Deviljho Is Monster Hunter In case you still want to dive into Monster Hunter: World prior to the release, Capcom has scheduled a third open beta on PlayStation 4 . The action-packed trailer gives us a glimpse of the Elder Dragons, some new and some old favourites who return. [Full Article...]


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