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Korean Official: Cryptocurrency Exchange Ban 'Not Finalized'

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To sum the situation up, hours after Park Sang-ki's comments, a representative of President Moon Jae-in told Korean media [ link in Korean ] that the Justice Ministry's position does not reflect that of the entire government. Ethereum , which is also very popular in South Korea , also dropped 14 percent on the news. Under the measure, only real-name bank accounts and matching accounts at cryptocurrency exchanges can be used for deposits and withdrawals, while the issuance of new virtual ... Read More »

Google could be heading for speaker-less future

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As expected the Redux website is now down and Google is expected to officially announce the acquisition. Google did not provide Bloomberg with any details, including purchasing price or other acquisition information. Some of Redux's tech has already appeared in PCs and vehicle infotainment systems. Component space is indeed at a premium now in smartphones, which is why both Google and Apple Inc. Read More »

Intel to ship 802.11ax chipsets in 2018

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The current 802.11ac standard introduced some features to divvy up network capacity between different devices, but the 802.11ax will take that ability a step further and while also accommodating devices that don't need to max out data-transfer speeds, Robinson said. Read More »

This is the new Acer Chromebook 11

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Powered by the latest 7th-generation Intel Celeron chipsets, both the devices ship with USB Type-C ports, and share a similar design as well. Acer says these new Chromebooks are ideal for everyday use with their super portable design and up to 10-hours of battery life . Read More »

Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Begins Later This Month

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Whether you end up playing the game or not, it would be sweet to have a glow-in-the-dark controller right? While players won't be testing the full game during the testing phase, Rare has "crafted a bespoke experience", which will offer testers a "true taste of what Sea of Thieve has to offer". Read More »

Vuzix and Amazon Partner To Bring Augmented Reality Glasses with Alexa Support

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If Amazon has its way, the artificial intelligence-infused Alexa digital assistant will be pretty much at your beck and call everywhere, and that means the bathroom, your computer and even in a product such as the see-through augmented reality glasses that a company called Vuzix will be showcasing this week during the mammoth CES tech show in Las Vegas. Read More »

Fired Googler James Damore files a lawsuit claiming "hostility for conservative thought"

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James Damore , the former Google engineer who was sacked after distributing a memo questioning the company's diversity policies, filed a class action lawsuit on Monday claiming racial discrimination by the technology giant. Months later, Damore has now decided that it was unfair for Google to fire him for his sexist rhetoric, so he's suing them for ... discrimination against white males. Read More »

Engineer killed, eight missing in J&K avalanche

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Meanwhile Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and sorrow over the burying alive of ten persons in a snow avalanche at the Sadhna Top in Kupwara district. Soon after the bodies of passengers travelling in the Sumo vehicle were recovered on Saturday morning, local people staged a protest against the government for not building a tunnel in the accident-prone area. Read More »

HP Recalls 50000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk

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HP is recalling about 50,000 consumer notebook batteries for free, which were originally sold as part of a HP notebook itself or as a standalone accessory. They were also sold online at places like Amazon and HP's own web store. If you do not meet those requirements, you can download the fully loaded battery validation utility (available here ), which will install the necessary frameworks. Read More »

You can now control your microwave through Amazon's Alexa

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The upgrades announced by Amazon, Thursday, will initially apply to microwaves before being extended to conventional ovens and other smart cooking appliances. You might, for example, tell Alexa to set the microwave for 3 minutes or ask Alexa to preheat the oven to 300 degrees. GE Appliances, Kenmore, LG, and Samsung will be next, Amazon says. Read More »

LG Display creates 88 inch 8K OLED

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Higher resolution is achieved by reducing the size of each pixel and in turn aperture ratio, unavoidably reducing brightness. In other words, this experimental new OLED UHD TV is an absolute monster of advanced technology. Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil a Micro LED TV at the trade show . Burn-in is a fact of life for OLED displays, including the iPhone X's Super Retina display. Read More »

Reliance Jio enhances cashback offer to up to Rs3,300 on Rs399 recharge

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As such, the plan only offers 4.2GB of 4G data for the entire 28 days validity period, with a daily limit of 0.15GB. Reliance Jio's latest "Happy New Year" plans will offer over 1 GB 4G data daily for 28 days at a starting price of Rs 199 along with unlimited free calls, SMSes and access to its mobile apps, as per market sources. Read More »

Schmidt resigning as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet

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Eric Schmidt has been part of Google since 2001 and presided over the company's transition to Alphabet, with Google itself being spun out as a subsidiary. Alphabet's "Other Bets" businesses include self-driving auto company Waymo, and other technology companies such as Nest, Fiber and Verily. Sundar Pichai was promoted to chief of Google, which includes leading online video-sharing service YouTube. Read More »

LG sharpens display colour with "Nano-IPS" in 2018

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If this turns out to be true, then this will be the first time that LG launches a Nano IPS-based monitor. There's also the LG 32UK950 (pictured below), which offers a 32-inch panel with a 4K resolution. The monitor is further supported by Thunderbolt 3 connections, which will allow users to connect two monitors on a single system. It's the first to offer the company's advanced Nano IPS technology. Read More »

Winter is here! Solstice marks shortest day of year

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The 21st is the shortest day of the year with only 9 hours, 12 minutes and 52 seconds of daylight. However, that's not the case for everyone. Summer is coming. So, when is it in 2017, how long will the day be, and what does it mean? This will give us our longest day. Exactly How Short Will The Day Be? After the solstice, the days slowly start to get longer again . Read More »

Isaiah Thomas Reportedly Nearing G League Stint in Recovery from Hip Injury

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Thomas is expected to be healthy enough to play by January after dealing with a hip injury, but Cleveland will have him play in the G-League for a short stint to make sure he is ready and prepared, ESPN .com reported . Though Thomas thinks he could play right now. When he does so, it will mark the first time he has participated in the full-court practice sessions since the Cavaliers acquired him via the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics . Read More »

Apple plans to unify iPhone, iPad, Mac apps for one user experience

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Apple has introduced new ways for developers to make their iOS apps more flexible and resolution-independent, unlocking support for new aspect ratios and screen sizes as the iOS ecosystem has evolved. Instead of creating two codebases-one for each platform-they'll be able to start with a unified codebase for both. It's worth noting that Microsoft tried a similar strategy with its Universal Windows Platform. Read More »

Twitter to issue warnings before swastikas, other hate images

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It coincides with the platform enforcing new rules and guidelines created to make Twitter a "safer environment". Several online civil rights groups, including the Center for Democracy and Technology and the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation , have questioned the power of tech giants and cautioned those who cheer corporate take-downs of far-right users and Nazi websites that they could be next. Read More »

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition goes up for sale in India

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The OnePlus 5T was introduced earlier this fall as the Chinese company's ultimate smartphone offering, boasting a 6.01-inch screen with an FHD+ resolution of 2,160 by 1,080 pixels. The device is powered by Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor along with Adreno 540 GPU, 128GB storage and 8GB of RAM. The coating feels slightly rough although nowhere close to the sandstone finish that OnePlus used in the past. Read More »

Why Apple is putting $400 million into lasers

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The iPhone X uses these advanced lasers to power the TrueDepth camera for Aminimoji, Face ID and bokeh-rich Portrait mode selfies. Recent rumors have suggested Apple is working on a laser-based 3D sensor for the 2019 iPhone models . Read More »

Twitter finally has an official thread tool for those serial tweets

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Third-party Twitter clients, like Tweetbot, will have to be updated to support Threads. Twitter has announced a new feature to make it easier for people to post and read "threads". Sometimes it will be a longer essay sometimes marked by numbers, like 1/10, and other times it might resemble more of a bullet list, with each tweet in the thread another bullet point. Read More »