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Rob Gronkowski responds to reports of his return with a cryptic tweet

Rob Gronkowski responds to reports of his return with a cryptic tweet During an appearance on Boston Sports Tonight on Monday , Curran said Gronkowski "didn't enjoy himself in 2017" and that hanging up his cleats was a real possibility. Gronkowski caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns, earning First Team All-Pro status for the fourth time of his Hall of Fame career. [Full Article...]

Nokia 8 Sirocco Unveiled With Dual Rear Cameras, Stainless Steel Frame

Following last year's relaunch of the 3310 candy bar , its 2018 blast from the past is the curved Nokia 8110 slider phone . The company also launched Nokia 8110 4G along with Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus , and Nokia 9. It also comes with a revamped Snake game. The Nokia 7 Plus comes with Black / Copper and White / Copper color variants, while all of its physical keys are located on the r... [Full Article...]

The ESRB Has Finally Taken Action on Lootboxes and In-Game Purchases

The ESRB Has Finally Taken Action on Lootboxes and In-Game Purchases With that in mind, the US ratings board intends to stick a new "In-Game Purchase" label on physical releases containing paid-for downloads and add-ons of any sort, including loot boxes . While the ESRB is not taking any direct action on the loot box controversy per se, this new initiative is created to be an adequate approach to tackling the loot box controversy. [Full Article...]

Unions Rally As US Supreme Court Hears Argument On Union Dues Case

Unions Rally As US Supreme Court Hears Argument On Union Dues Case The political impact of the case was not lost on the justices who did speak during yesterday's arguments. "That is going to be a great boost to allow us to at least access the people and ask them to join", said Dave Low, executive director of the California School Employees Association. [Full Article...]

New Samsung Galaxy S9 No Match for iPhone 8, iPhone X

New Samsung Galaxy S9 No Match for iPhone 8, iPhone X It is 0.5 mm thicker than its predecessor the Galaxy S8 , and a considerable 1.3mm thicker than the Galaxy S6. The Infinity Display screen comes with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a QHD+ resolution . The S9+ has an additional telephoto lens, but the S9's single lens camera is not to be underestimated. Just in case you weren't sure what an aperture is: It's like a shield behind the lens that ... [Full Article...]

Google Assistant actions expand to Android apps and 7 more languages

Google Assistant actions expand to Android apps and 7 more languages At MWC 2018 , Google dropped some information on new features for Google Assistant . I will grow from eight to 30 languages this year, including Hindi, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Thai, etc. Using Android Link , developers can create Actions that connect Assistant to information or tasks in their own apps. Google gives the Spothero Action as an example, and when you ask about your parking reserva... [Full Article...]

Comcast's $31B Sky Bid Could Start Bidding War

Comcast's $31B Sky Bid Could Start Bidding War The proposed offer pits Comcast against Murdoch, the 86-year-old media tycoon who helped to launch Sky in Britain, and also against Walt Disney which has agreed to buy a string of assets from Fox once the deal is done, including Sky . [Full Article...]

Asus introduces the new ZenFone 5 Lite, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5z

Asus introduces the new ZenFone 5 Lite, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5z Exact release dates and markets were not revealed by Asus , but we'll keep you posted on the phones' arrival in India at the earliest. The screen has Quad-HD resolution and is in 18:9 format. Now whether or not this will be the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite is something which remains to be seen. In the briefing experience, the ZenFone 5 Lite handled well and once again presented as a much more ... [Full Article...]

Fortnite Battle Royale Gets Jetpack In Future Update

Fortnite Battle Royale Gets Jetpack In Future Update A new mode has just gone live in Fortnite for a limited time. Well, if you logged into Fortnite last night, you'll have been met by an updates screen showing off images of upcoming new items including "Jetpack (Coming Soon)". As its name suggests, the mode features all Legendary weapons. Forget the slow burn and early game when everyone is using gray and green weapons, and forget the thrill ... [Full Article...]

Apple planning giant high-end iPhone, lower-priced model

Apple planning giant high-end iPhone, lower-priced model The body will be around the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus , the report says, but the edge-to-edge design will enable the larger display size without bolstering the physical footprint. The new lineup is created to meet the demands of all kinds of iPhone users from those that love the complex features of phablets to those looking for an iPhone that is less costly than the iPhone X . [Full Article...]

Hearthstone's Year of the Raven Looks to Change the Meta

Hearthstone's Year of the Raven Looks to Change the Meta This year the Hall of Fame will include Ice Block , a mainstay Mage secret; Coldlight Oracle , which is troublesome for designing new Battlecries and has created the deck-burning "Mill" archtype; and Molten Giant , which will revert to its pre-nerf cost upon rotation to Wild. [Full Article...]

Apple's China Lesson: Think Different, But Not Too Different

Apple's China Lesson: Think Different, But Not Too Different Given the Chinese government has a fairly draconian approach to state censorship and monitoring, there are plenty of concerns that iCloud data stored within a Chinese company could be open up to state snooping. The local partner (and by extension Apple) will have no choice but to comply with the order. There are also few penalties for breaking the rules for obtaining a warrant, and police are al... [Full Article...]

Pokémon Day 2018 adds fun to Alexa, Google Home, Snapchat, and more!

Pokémon Day 2018 adds fun to Alexa, Google Home, Snapchat, and more! On a specified day for a couple of hours, the spawn rate of a relatively hard to catch Pokemon gets increased so that players can have an opportunity to catch and evolve their favorite critters. Alexa users on most countries will have access to the skull, but Google Home users outside of the USA are getting frozen out for this one. Lastly, the Pokemon Center - which launched Pokemon Gal... [Full Article...]

Vivo's concept phone has a half-screen in display fingerprint sensor

Vivo's concept phone has a half-screen in display fingerprint sensor The Chinese company is showing off the Apex FullView concept smartphone, which takes the idea of bezel-less phones to the next level. The APEX just happens to take this goal to new heights. Second, its entire display also doubles as a speaker (a company called Redux , recently purchased by Google, showcased similar tech a year ago at the MWC). [Full Article...]

Nicer camera, static design, higher price — New Samsung phone

Nicer camera, static design, higher price — New Samsung phone Samsung has upgraded the cameras on the Galaxy S9 and S9 + with a lot of new features . The smartphones are equipped with Dolby Atmos speakers, fast wireless charging , and IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. As the name suggests, the sensors on the smartphones can scan the contours of a human face to create animated emojis. Samsung lets users create an emoji that looks, sound... [Full Article...]

From Nokia 8110 to Nokia 8 Sirocco: Everything HMD Global announced today

From Nokia 8110 to Nokia 8 Sirocco: Everything HMD Global announced today Nokia 8 sirocco comes with 128 GB of internal memory which can be expanded by a MicroSD card. The basic handset features a selection of apps, including Google Maps, Facebook , Twitter and Google Assistant, a 2MP rear-camera and comes into two shades: black and yellow. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn's criticism of the customs union

Jeremy Corbyn's criticism of the customs union The opposition leader is to declare his support during an upcoming high-level speech set to take place on Monday. "For manufacturing areas across the North and Midlands the customs union is really important in keeping the costs and burdens of trade low", Cooper said ahead of the meeting. [Full Article...]

Alleged official Galaxy S9 video accidentally leaks before reveal

Alleged official Galaxy S9 video accidentally leaks before reveal According to leaks , Galaxy S9+ will have dual rear cameras with 12MP+12MP sensors, while the S9 will sport a single 12MP camera at the back. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a minor upgrade to the S8, with no new smartphone features that leap the iPhone or the S8 for that matter. [Full Article...]

Samsung's Galaxy S9 arrives tomorrow: 5 things to know

Samsung's Galaxy S9 arrives tomorrow: 5 things to know We can expect the Galaxy S9 series to hit shelves by the second week of March. Meanwhile, a Nokia 9 is also likely. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will be the biggest highlights of the MWC exhibition. But there are chances that it is going to be a flagship phone and that the leaked schematics hint that it is going to resemble the iPhone X a lot. The Galaxy S9 - reported to include ... [Full Article...]

Women's Olympic Hockey Team Brings Home the Gold

Women's Olympic Hockey Team Brings Home the Gold After more than a year of negotiations and announcing their plan for the boycott, USA Hockey finally agreed to a four-year contract honoring numerous athletes' requests. After an absolute nail-biter of a match , which went to overtime and then a penalty shootout, the USA has finally broken Canada's stranglehold on women's Olympic hockey. [Full Article...]


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