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Is Snapchat Shutting Down by the End of 2017?

Is Snapchat Shutting Down by the End of 2017? An earlier tweet from Snapchat stated that the company's support team is looking into reports of Snapchatters having trouble. "We recommend staying logged into your account". DINKLE PIC transfer service Snapchat has been suffering problems for the past twelve hours, leaving users unable to flaunt their junk. Snapchat users have taken today to Twitter to voice their frustration at the late... [Full Article...]

Amazon Launches Low-Cost Fire TV for Non-Alexa Markets

Amazon's Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, a streaming media player, is now available in over 100 countries - including South Africa. Up until now, customers in most markets have been limited to watching Prime Video through an app on mobile phones and tablets, smart TVs, or through the Prime Video website. [Full Article...]

Lamborghini partners with MIT for electric super sports vehicle

Lamborghini partners with MIT for electric super sports vehicle Lamborghini has worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to come up with a futuristic auto that uses technology not even invented yet. It is made for future super sports vehicle enthusiasts. This, Lamborghini said , would take all of the mechanical components of the motor out of the chassis and give it more room to play with. The design is brutally purposeful, similar in a way to the... [Full Article...]

Skyrim PSVR bundle announced

Skyrim PSVR bundle announced In a recent livestream, Bethesda assistant community director Matt Grandstaff confirmed that The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim VR will have no mod support at launch, but it might receive it if something can be figured out. As the Dragonborn , the prophesied hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand amongst them. And the resolution issues limits the amount of play-time... [Full Article...]

Huawei Mate 10 Lite comes to Germany for €399

Huawei Mate 10 Lite comes to Germany for €399 Locally, Huawei is also embarking on a partnership with Standard Bank, with a focus on the Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 , which will be featured in VIP financial offerings for Standard Bank customers who purchase Huawei devices on various offerings. [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger P2P payments arrive in the UK

Facebook Messenger P2P payments arrive in the UK To use it, go into a chat with a friend and tap the plus button, and it will then let you select the option to pay them. Or maybe you've taken a cab with a friend and had to split the fare with cash. The Messenger payments system is simple to figure out. "The fact that you have to click and from there set up your account and from there pay someone doesn't scream mass adoption to me", fintech exp... [Full Article...]

Malicious fake application WhatsApp got a million devices

Malicious fake application WhatsApp got a million devices A fake version of Whatsapp was downloaded over one million times by unsuspecting users, the BBC reported. Over the weekend, however, several users on Reddit flagged the deceiving app , warning others that it was meant to serve users with ads to download other apps. [Full Article...]

Paradise Papers: Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed

Paradise Papers: Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed In contrast, the United States in 2017 has $124 billion in foreign currency reserves, less than half of Apple's, according to the BBC . The watchdog found the arrangements dating back to the early 1990s were illegal under state aid rules and gave Apple favourable treatment over other businesses. [Full Article...]

Renault Captur variants explained

Renault Captur variants explained The diesel engine is a 1,461cc, 4-cylinder unit that churns out 108 BHP @ 3,850 rpm and 240 Nm of torque @ 1,750 rpm. Renault also offers customization options for the auto, which include Diamond Deck and Urban Connect personalization packs. [Full Article...]

IPhone X Is the 'Most Breakable Ever' According to Test

IPhone X Is the 'Most Breakable Ever' According to Test In this case, the iPhone X cracked on both the back and the front, and Face ID stopped functioning. However, after several stabs and attempts to crack the screen with the knife, the iPhone X held up. The team even tried a so-called " shot test ", created to simulate an iPhone X falling off the roof of a vehicle, with the results being none too favorable. [Full Article...]

Xbox publishing head talks Xbox exclusives, teases games "in the works"

Xbox publishing head talks Xbox exclusives, teases games Assassin's Creed Origins is already stunning on PS4 and Xbox One, but it will look even better in 4K using the full capabilities of the Xbox One X Scorpio engine. Do I need a 4K TV to benefit from the Xbox One X? What is the Xbox One X? The game was developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. [Full Article...]

You Can Now Buy Games For Earning Trophies With Sony Rewards Program

Platinum Trophy: Get 10 Platinum Trophies while you game and earn 1,000 points. You can redeem 100 silver trophies for 100 points, 25 gold trophies for 250 points, and 10 platinum trophies for 1000 points. In response to the new reward system, Xbox Boss Phil Spencer wrote on Twitter "Sounds like a cool feature, I'm going to give it a try". Microsoft will be releasing the Xbox One X in just a f... [Full Article...]

Koenigsegg breaks production vehicle speed record

Koenigsegg breaks production vehicle speed record The speed in other, uphill, upwind direction was 271mph. It turns out the Koenigsegg Agera RS is quite fast. "All data recorded and verified on site by Racelogic ". Previously the world record was held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which clocked 269.86mph in 2010. The latest Bugatti Chiron is now limited to 261mph, but still has untapped potential. [Full Article...]

Salman Khan spends leisure time at a restaurant

Salman Khan spends leisure time at a restaurant The tagline of the film is "This Christmas, there will be peace" and it will be a sequel to the 2012 release Ek Tha Tiger which was directed by Kabir Khan . Struthers further explained, "We've had to create a lot of explosions for the film". The sequel will pick up their story where we left it four years ago. [Full Article...]

Google Play Store APK v8.3.75 is now available for download

Google Play Store APK v8.3.75 is now available for download Several users have complained about the software posing as WhatsApp Business , yet to be launched as a standalone service. To be fair, it is very easy to fall for the dupe app. The fake app was spotted by a Reddit user just yesterday. Head over to Google Play and download it now - or check it out in a bit more details on their site . [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5T name, 3.5mm headphone jack get confirmed

OnePlus 5T name, 3.5mm headphone jack get confirmed When the OnePlus 3T was launched, it had the same design and hardware except for a bigger battery and a new chipset. The OnePlus 5 was one of the most-anticipated smartphones of this year. OnePlus parent company, Oppo, yesterday launched the Oppo R11S and R11S Plus smartphones in China, and the OnePlus 5T is expected to be a revamped version of the Oppo R11 with subtle changes such as the aler... [Full Article...]

Hunter's Moon: When and where to see supermoon this weekend

Hunter's Moon: When and where to see supermoon this weekend It will reach the peak of its full phase at 5.23am on Saturday. The Hunter's Moon will rise just after sunset and will set around sunrise, making this the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. It sees the moon orbit closer, at 226,182 miles compared with its average of 238,900. At some points the moon is about five per cent closer to Earth than average, known as... [Full Article...]

Ozone Layer Hole Shrinks to Smallest Size Since 1988, Scientists Say

Ozone Layer Hole Shrinks to Smallest Size Since 1988, Scientists Say He said scientists haven't quite figured out why some years are stormier - and have smaller ozone holes - than others. Warmer air temperatures high above the Antarctic led to the smallest recorded seasonal ozone hole in 30 years. This helped minimize polar stratospheric cloud formation in the lower stratosphere. A team of scientists at NOAA monitors the thickness of the ozone layer relative to... [Full Article...]

Hearthstone's Next Expansion Includes A Free New Single-Player Mode

Hearthstone's Next Expansion Includes A Free New Single-Player Mode A new expansion called Kobolds & Catacombs is on the way to Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone , and it includes a new single-player mode. Blizzard will also be delivering new single-player content, a roguelike mode that has players venturing through a dungeon, defeating bosses. [Full Article...]

BMW Recalls 1.4M Vehicles for a Variety of Issues

BMW Recalls 1.4M Vehicles for a Variety of Issues Some of the vehicles mentioned above are included in both of the widespread recalls. The recall will officially be in effect on December 18th, 2017 and BMW dealers will fix impacted vehicles for free. The Associated Press reports that a spokesperson for the automaker said the heater is meant to prevent the valve from freezing in cold weather situations. [Full Article...]


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