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Apple HomePod smart speaker launch delayed until 2018

Apple HomePod smart speaker launch delayed until 2018 The high-end sound system is priced at Dollars 349 and will take on other products from rival companies such as Sonos , as well as smart assistants like the Amazon Echo and Google Home . The Apple HomePod has been delayed to early 2018, giving rivals Amazon and Google a huge advantage in the smart speaker race. The former get sound flowing throughout the room; the later detect voice comman... [Full Article...]

Chipmaker Broadcom bids $130bn for rival Qualcomm

Qualcomm shares rose up by 3.6 percent in premarket trading this Monday in NY. Such a massive deal has the potential to invite scrutiny from regulators, but Broadcom CEO Hock Tan said in a letter to Qualcomm that he was confident that the transaction would not raise any red flags for antitrust enforcers. [Full Article...]

Broadcom believed to be eyeing deal for chip maker Qualcomm

Qualcomm has a market cap of around $92 billion as of writing while Broadcom is worth almost $113 billion. Stockholders could be the reason for this jump in the price but the reason why they might be going through with this plan is that Qualcomm is now in a legal dispute with Apple, who has been a long-term client of the chipmaker for its modem business. [Full Article...]

Sprint Parent to Back Out of T-Mobile Merger Talks

In the past three days, the companies have been unable to get past differences over valuation, according to a person close to T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom AG, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. Shares in the provider of satellite television Dish Network Corp that had hugely been considered an active partner for the Sprint or T-mobile of its spectrum holdings, shut d... [Full Article...]

Apple's iPhone Sales Are Up In China After iPhone 8 Launch

The analyst firm recorded 40 percent annual growth for Apple in Q3 2017 with 11 million shipments during the three-month period. The iPhone 8 launch has seen Apple return to growth in China after six consecutive quarters of declining sales in the world's most populous country. [Full Article...]

FREE Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco November 1

FREE Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco November 1 First, he ended up scoring the go-ahead run against the Dodgers when George Springer followed him with a homer to right field in extra innings. On Wednesday, Cameron Maybin of the Houston Astros stole second base in the 11th inning of Game Two. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp testing group calling feature; Unsend, money transfer coming soon

WhatsApp testing group calling feature; Unsend, money transfer coming soon According to WABetaInfo , WhatsApp's group voice calls feature should roll out before the group video calls option now being planned by Facebook called Bonfire. As faster internet connectivity is available to the masses now, people are using video calling a lot more than ever. You can now use the popular messaging app to ring up your individual contacts, but the voice and video call optio... [Full Article...]

Ben Roethlisberger Threw Five Picks Against The Jaguars

Ben Roethlisberger Threw Five Picks Against The Jaguars While stressing he wasn't going to panic, Roethlisberger knows he needs to play better going forward if the Steelers want to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders. They lost all three games. "I've had bad games before, had bad stretches". "The latest wrinkle in the Seahawks" neverending struggle to create a functioning offense is the seven-lineman formation, with backup blockers like Matt Tobi... [Full Article...]

Playtex voluntarily recalls children's plates, bowls because of possible choking hazard

Playtex voluntarily recalls children's plates, bowls because of possible choking hazard About 3.6 million clear plastic plates with designs like superheroes, giraffes and cars are being recalled because the clear plastic layer over those graphics can peel off and pose a choking hazard. If you own any of these plates or bowls, you should immediately stop using them and keep them away from young children. Playtex has issued a recall on some of its children's plates and bowls, citin... [Full Article...]

Top Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed in Uri encounter

Top Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed in Uri encounter Najar, 39, who had been an active part of terror operations since 1999, was killed near Zorawar Post of Lachiproa in Uri. A resident of Sopore in Baramulla, 43-year-old Qayoom was trying to enter the Valley from Lachipora in the same district along the Line of Control . [Full Article...]

Apple says its new watch has cellular connectivity problems

Apple ( AAPL ) on Wednesday admitted to cellular connectivity problems with its upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatch, but said it is working on a software fix. With watchOS 4 , Dexcom will allow the Watch to now talk directly to the wireless Bluetooth sensor I wear; even if I am not near my iPhone, my blood glucose reading on the watch will always be live. [Full Article...]

Google's new mobile payment service officially goes live in India

Google's new mobile payment service officially goes live in India Google's Tez app developed for UPI-based digital payments in India just went official today. This is the Government's service to integrate banks to such applications. Soon, the app will dominate the entire Asian countries. To "cash" in on this trend, Google has introduced its own payment app made especially for India. [Full Article...]

LG-made Google Pixel XL 2 passes through FCC

Until now that is. The Google Pixel 2 is now being manufactured by HTC , meanwhile the larger XL version will be made by LG. "Ask more of your phone", the otherwise blank canvas reads, with Google's stylised "G" logo and the October 4 date at the bottom. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 now available

Destiny 2 now available And we might have even more in store there, too, but we want to save some stuff for our players to discover". "The cornerstone of that is a great cinematic story that's been a real focus with a great cast of memorable, relatable characters, coupled with some very nice ways to make the game more accessible to a casual player", he continued. [Full Article...]

Rajiv Pratap Rudy says his resignation was Centre's 'decision, prerogative'

Rajiv Pratap Rudy says his resignation was Centre's 'decision, prerogative' Textiles Minister Smriti Irani is holding additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, while Rural Development Minister Narendra Tomar has additional charge of the Urban Development Ministry, after Vice President M. Railways minister Suresh Prabhu, who has been under the spotlight following several derailments, might be reassigned as Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minist... [Full Article...]

Instagram Notifies Verified Users of Security Breach

Instagram Notifies Verified Users of Security Breach The social media company said they thought a "low percentage" of their 700 million monthly active users could have been affected - potentially several million accounts . The team from Instagram also added that, no passwords were compromised and the company has already dealt with the situation swiftly and that they are already running a thorough investigation. [Full Article...]

Smartphones to watch out for in September

Smartphones to watch out for in September The biggest feature of the Mi 5X smartphone is its front camera . Xiaomi's gen-next Mi 5x smartphone comes out into the markets with a 5.5 inched full-HD display . However, the most exciting feature of the upcoming phone is its camera . The A1 is expected to offer the same specs as the Mi 5X but with stock Android on the software front, with a promise of direct updates from Google. [Full Article...]

Sarahah app uploading users' contacts to company's servers

Sarahah app uploading users' contacts to company's servers Like most iOS and Android apps that want access to your personal information (including contacts), Sarahah prompts you to accept this request (although the app will still function if you decline). Despite claiming on iOS to use contact data to show the user who in their address book is on Sarahah , the app does not actually do so, Julian said, judging from his testing. [Full Article...]

Xbox Games with Gold for September 2017 confirmed

Xbox Games with Gold for September 2017 confirmed For Xbox 360 and Xbox One players, if racing top end racing cars on the world's best tracks wasn't enough for you then enjoy some racing on water in Hydro Thunder Hurricane from the 1st to 15th August. Meanwhile, Oxenfree , a paranormal adventure, will be free from September 16 through October 15. In the second half of the month, you can pick up Battlefield 3 for free from September 16 throug... [Full Article...]

Overwatch Reporting System Coming To Consoles With Patch 1.14

Overwatch Reporting System Coming To Consoles With Patch 1.14 There are no concrete details on what we'll be seeing, but we know that the new map will be revealed in a preview video being shown on Monday, August 21, while the new short will arrive two days later during a livestreamed Blizzard Reveal Ceremony on Wednesday, August 23 . [Full Article...]


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