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New Moto Mods Introduced at CES 2018: Health and Keyboard Mods

New Moto Mods Introduced at CES 2018: Health and Keyboard Mods The company unveiled two new mods at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas earlier today. Motorola's parent company Lenovo has actually developed the first Moto Mod. This moto mod comes out into the markets at a price of $99. Although some thought this was just a gimmick that would only last one iteration of devices, Motorola and Lenovo proved everyone wrong and has continued... [Full Article...]

Dell's new Mobile Connect software puts your phone on your PC

Dell's new Mobile Connect software puts your phone on your PC Notifications - your phone and Android notifications will appear on your PC, enabling you to access them through your PC's mouse, keyboard, and touch screen. Dell doesn't ensure app compatibility with all smartphones, stressing that the device must be running at least Android 5.0 or iOS 10 to work with Mobile Connect. [Full Article...]

English Football Association tackles diversity shortfall with Rooney Rule

English Football Association tackles diversity shortfall with Rooney Rule The "Rooney Rule " is a policy drawn from the NFL in American football that requires the league's 32 teams to interview BAME candidates for head coaching and senior roles. The FA issued a public apology in October to Aluko and her fellow England women's global Drew Spence after comments deemed "discriminatory on grounds of race" were made to them by the team's former coach Mark Sampson. [Full Article...]

CES 2018: Dell's 'Maglev' XPS 15 2-in-1 hogs attention

CES 2018: Dell's 'Maglev' XPS 15 2-in-1 hogs attention Both have identical storage and memory options to last year's models . The key difference between the two stems from their differing CPUs and graphics. Secondly, the 7390 and 7490 will have anti-glare matte touchscreen options for business users who may want touch features without the distracting glare that often come with touch-enabled panels. [Full Article...]

Ring Is Making Smart Lights for Your Dumb House

Ring Is Making Smart Lights for Your Dumb House As for the new smart lighting, it's called Ring Beams, likely based off the company Mr Beams , which Ring just acquired . Ring Beams have their own motion sensors, so they can send users alerts when they detect suspicious movements nearby. [Full Article...]

France to probe Apple over iPhone battery slow down

France to probe Apple over iPhone battery slow down The investigation into possible "planned obsolescence" or "fraud" was opened on Friday and is being led by anti-trust and consumer protection specialists in the French economy ministry, the source said. HOP, which counts just one full-time employee and around 20 volunteers, is using Hamon's law to encourage manufacturers and consumers to fix their devices rather than throw them away. [Full Article...]

Norishige Kanai: Astronaut Grows 3.5 Inches in 3 Weeks in Space

Norishige Kanai: Astronaut Grows 3.5 Inches in 3 Weeks in Space An astronaut fears he's grown so much while in space he might not be able to fit into his transport back to Earth . "I'm a bit anxious whether I'll fit in the Soyuz seat when I go back", he said, prompting tens of thousands of reactions on social media. [Full Article...]

SpaceX defends rocket performance after loss of USA spy satellite

SpaceX defends rocket performance after loss of USA spy satellite SpaceX did not report any problems with the launch; however, while the company usually announces a successful launch regardless of the classification of the payload, no confirmation was given by SpaceX or Northrup Grumman, the company that manufactured the secret satellite. [Full Article...]

Google fires another shot at Amazon with four new 'smart displays'

Google fires another shot at Amazon with four new 'smart displays' The previous two editions of CES in 2016 and 2017 mostly featured Amazon Alexa as the virtual assistant of choice for smart home appliances, but Amazon did not have a booth at the expo, and this is what Google is taking advantage of this year. [Full Article...]

Facebook is Reportedly Releasing an Echo Show Competitor This Year

Facebook is Reportedly Releasing an Echo Show Competitor This Year Facebook plans a formal product introduction in early May at its annual developer conference and hopes to ship the device in the second half of 2018. Facebook is expected to charge $499 compared to the $230 Amazon charges for the Echo Show . [Full Article...]

U.S. astronaut John Young dies aged 87

U.S. astronaut John Young dies aged 87 Young's achievements were paired with a laconic style and a heartbeat that barely jumped after liftoff. On the Apollo 16 mission , Young landed the "Orion" lunar module on the moon in April 1972 with Charles Duke for almost three days as Thomas "Ken" Mattingly piloted the command craft. [Full Article...]

NBC will livestream the 2018 Winter Olympics

NBC will livestream the 2018 Winter Olympics Intel's ambitious plans for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang include producing the largest-scale virtual reality event with official broadcast rights partners such as NBC. Besides the live VR coverage, NBC Olympics will provide VR replays of all previously live-streamed events, a daily 360-degree video of a sport not available in VR the previous day and packaged daily highlights from the ... [Full Article...]

Takata adds 3.3M faulty airbag devices to largest recall in history

Takata adds 3.3M faulty airbag devices to largest recall in history Vehicle manufacturers are slated to give specific models in documents to be filed this month with federal regulators. The automakers listed above say they will be providing consumers with the specific models that are affected by the recall later this month. [Full Article...]

CES 2018: HP introduces Spectre x360 15, Envy X2 Hybrid and more

CES 2018: HP introduces Spectre x360 15, Envy X2 Hybrid and more The hybrid sports a 12.3-inch WUXGA+ display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The exterior of this notebook has a "leather-like" texture in Oxford Blue. This desktop machine has an LED light to tell users when Alexa is listening. That means the PC can hear you from any direction. This machine will be made available for a starting price of around $549.99 United States dollars. [Full Article...]

NASA's most experienced astronaut, John Young, dies at age 87

They took a corned beef sandwich from a Cocoa Beach deli and got in trouble for it; but that wasn't enough to deny Young a second Gemini flight, in which he rendezvoused with two other vehicles in space. In November 1983, he also piloted Columbia's sixth mission with a crew of five. Young, born on September 24, 1930, became one of the most accomplished astronauts in the history of the USA spac... [Full Article...]

Researchers find that ibuprofen tablets affect men's fertility

The condition arises when the body has to boost levels of testosterone because normal production in the testes has fallen. The doctors that led the study claimed that the disorder was temporary and mild among the subjects. "The risk is greater than the benefit". Men who take high doses of the common painkiller drug ibuprofen for months are exposed to a higher risk of infertility and other... [Full Article...]

French prosecutor probes Apple planned obsolescence

French prosecutor probes Apple planned obsolescence The investigation, opened on Friday, will be led by French consumer fraud watchdog DGCCRF, part of the Economy Ministry, the source said. Apple representatives didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. "It is our mission to defend consumers and the environment against this waste organised by Apple ". "We've always wanted our customers to be able to use their iPhones as long as po... [Full Article...]

New Xbox One update Adds The "Do Not Disturb" Option

New Xbox One update Adds The One new feature is that you'll be able to see " Next Achievements " from within the Guide. A new Xbox One update has begun rolling out to alpha testers today that bring about a whack ton of new features. Finally, the new firmware changes the layout of comments in the Community feed to make them easier to read, and adds a few more options to the Power and Startup menu when automatically turni... [Full Article...]

PlayStation 4 holiday sales dip slightly

PlayStation 4 holiday sales dip slightly It's down on 2016's console sales haul for the same period. The Nintendo Switch isn't the only hot item on the market. Sony wants the world to know sales of its PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro have been brisk, announcing today that as of December 31st, 2017 the console has sold through an estimated 73.6 million units worldwide . [Full Article...]

Shellshock: Sea turtle population on Great Barrier Reef 'turning female'

Shellshock: Sea turtle population on Great Barrier Reef 'turning female' The vast majority of green sea turtles in an area of the Great Barrier Reef are now female because of climate change , researchers report in Current Biology . Dermot O'Gorman, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund Australia, which helped facilitate the field study, said the Great Barrier Reef is " at the frontline of climate change ". [Full Article...]


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