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No Cross-LoC Raid by Indian Army

No Cross-LoC Raid by Indian Army Interestingly, the military spokesperson chose not to respond to the allegations levelled by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz that the army was involved in his ouster. He said such actions lead to quid pro quo responses and may lead to escalation of tension on the LoC causing undue harassment to the local residents. [Full Article...]

Arecibo Radar Returns with Asteroid Phaethon Images

The 3200 Phaethon, named after a mythical Greek character credited with nearly destroying the sun, came within 10.3 million kilometers of Earth on December 16. Newsweek reported that in April 2029, another asteroid will come far closer to Earth, at only one-tenth the distance to the moon. The encounter is the closest the asteroid will come to Earth until 2093, but it came a little closer in 1974 a... [Full Article...]

Slower-than-expected iPhone X sales fuel rumors of price cut

Slower-than-expected iPhone X sales fuel rumors of price cut Apple fanatics were given many gifts this year with the launch of the iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus and the commemorative iPhone X . In order to understand their impact on device adoption and holiday sales, Flurry broke down the top 10 Apple smartphone device activations for the week leading up to Christmas. [Full Article...]

Arctic invasion continues with even more cold on the way

Arctic invasion continues with even more cold on the way Presuming we don't reach 30 degrees before the end of the year, we will have six straight days with highs in the 20s between Tuesday and Sunday . That's risky cold for people and pets to be outside for more than 15 minutes or so. We'll certainly monitor this closely because if we were to get accumulating snow that would affect temperatures. [Full Article...]

South Korea to ban anonymous bitcoin and digital asset trading accounts

South Korea to ban anonymous bitcoin and digital asset trading accounts The minister said that the government will also strengthen requirements of local exchanges to prevent money-laundering, and toughen punishments for crimes related to virtual currency. Mati Greenspan, a Tel Aviv-based analyst at investment firm eToro, said it would be too early to gauge the impact of the rules, but they sounded "ominous". [Full Article...]

LG unveils its first smart speaker with Google Assistant

LG unveils its first smart speaker with Google Assistant The range will include the new LG SK10Y sound bar which supports 5.1.2 channels and Dolby Atmos, and it comes with 550W of power. LG's partnership with Meridian Audio benefitted the SK10Y speaker with innovative audio enhancements created to deliver an unsurpassed listening experience. [Full Article...]

New "Recommended for You" Posts Are Coming To Your Instagram Feed

New The new feature, which is labeled to distinguish it from your home feed, will contain three to five suggested posts, TechCrunch reports . The Facebook subsidiary will start showing you recommended posts. We saw the feature tested earlier this month, but it is now rolling out to users on Android and iOS. You will start seeing top posts from that hashtag in your feed and some of the latest st... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Falcon 9's mysterious trail even caused vehicle collision [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

SpaceX Falcon 9's mysterious trail even caused vehicle collision [PHOTOS, VIDEOS] The launch of a SpaceX rocket into orbit from California on Friday - the 18th and final launch of 2017 for SpaceX - left behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. Someone asked Musk on Twitter if the Roadster was up for grabs if it was found in the Mars orbit, and he just said "Yes". The three boosters making up the first stage of SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket,... [Full Article...]

Mini Yours parts-ordering service lets you personalize your vehicle

Mini Yours parts-ordering service lets you personalize your vehicle From 2018 onwards new and existing Mini owners will be able to design their own exterior and interior trim components via a dedicated online configurator. All the Mini Yours Customised products are built at a production facility in Germany. Given the cost and complexity of 3D printing, Mini teamed up with computing giant Hewlett Packard to refine the process. [Full Article...]

Huawei's 2018 roadmap leaked, P20 to launch early next year

Huawei's 2018 roadmap leaked, P20 to launch early next year A new leaked 2018 product roadmap reveals that the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's next P-series smartphone may be called the P20. Next devices in line are Maya and Salina, which are scheduled to launch soon after that. The image of the roadmap also shows Huawei B525, that could be a wireless router. According to a new leak, it looks like we could be getting a detailed look at what might be ... [Full Article...]

Rumor: OnePlus 6 To Arrive In March With Synaptics' Clear ID

Rumor: OnePlus 6 To Arrive In March With Synaptics' Clear ID Having already launched the OnePlus 5T , which was the company's first smartphone with a 6.01-inch display and the bezel-less screen, it will be of interest what more improvements, incremental changes the OnePlus 6 will sport. Many users prefer the fingerprint sensor at the front and an under-glass fingerprint sensor is an upcoming trend that is being experimented by the manufacturers. [Full Article...]

Samsung J2 (2018) May Offer AMOLED Screen On Budget

Samsung J2 (2018) May Offer AMOLED Screen On Budget They will be backed by 6GB RAM , 64GB/128GB storage. Tech informants on Slashleaks shared an image of what they claim are circuit boards for the Galaxy S9, which reveal 3.5mm headphone jack and USB-C placements. Another report by Tommaso Sacco went on to suggest that Galaxy S9 smartphone cases had also shown up on Amazon as well. Integrated camera that combines both iris recognition camer... [Full Article...]

Musk: Tesla Planning Electric Pickup Truck

Musk: Tesla Planning Electric Pickup Truck As outrageous as the concept may look, Musk noted in a tweet that the design and engineering elements for the all-electric Tesla pickup has, in fact, been in his mind for almost 5 years. However, the crossover vehicle has not been revealed yet, even though they have unveiled the Tesla semi and the next-generation Roadster already. While Tesla won't begin to make the truck for a few more years,... [Full Article...]

N Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war'

N Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war' The sanctions also order the repatriation of North Korean workers sent overseas to earn much needed revenue for Kim Jong-Un's regime. "It sends the unambiguous message to Pyongyang that further defiance will invite further punishment and isolation", U.S. [Full Article...]

Amazon unveils the top holiday gifts this season

Amazon unveils the top holiday gifts this season A day after Christmas , Amazon is boldly proclaiming it celebrated its "biggest" Christmas yet behind a holiday sales surge of its Amazon Echo products. The Echo Dot, a hockey-puck-shaped smart speaker, was the best-selling Amazon device during the holiday season and "the best-selling product from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon", the e-tailer said. [Full Article...]

Reliance Communications asset sale speeds India telecom shakeout

Reliance Communications asset sale speeds India telecom shakeout Crippled Reliance Communications (RCom) announced yet another debt revival plan today claiming full debt resolution by March but without involving any conversion of debt into equity and exiting the SDR framework, apart from coming on-board of a strategic investor. [Full Article...]

Sensex, Nifty turn flat after hitting all-time highs

In a historic day for Indian markets, the Sensex and Nifty closed at record highs three sessions ahead of the New Year on upbeat investor sentiment in metal and healthcare stocks. "Mid and small-cap outperformed on expectation of improvement in rural demand supported by continued government reforms", he added. The index was trading 39.20 points, or 0.12 per cent, up 33,979.50 at around 9.20 am... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi A1 Set to Receive Wireless Charging Feature After Oreo Update

Xiaomi Mi A1 Set to Receive Wireless Charging Feature After Oreo Update At this price and with the upcoming Android Oreo update, the Mi A1 will be in a better position to trump its competition like the Nokia 6 and Moto G5S Plus. As per the report , post the update, the Mi A1 charges from zero to 100 percent in 92 minutes, as compared to the earlier two hours of charge time. The absence of fast-charging despite having a USB-C port was a definite let down and Xia... [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5 gets better with OxygenOS 5.0 update

OnePlus 5 gets better with OxygenOS 5.0 update The feature proved to be so successful and popular amongst the users that the company has finally chose to update the software on its predecessor, OnePlus 5 , and introduce the feature of Face Unlock on the previous model as well. We can expect this feature in an OxygenOS update next month. Furthermore, alarm calendar feature has also been updated in Clock. The latest update brings a host of new ... [Full Article...]

How To Track Santa Tonight!!

How To Track Santa Tonight!! Some of the games featured in Google's Santa Tracker include the "Santa Dive", which lets users skydive as Santa through hoops or a "Wrap Battle" game that requires users to hit the right notes at the right time. It all started in 1955 when a local media advertisement directed children to call Santa direct. NORAD's predecessor started tracking Santa in the mid-1950s after an ad telling kid... [Full Article...]


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