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IT HP recalls 50000 batteries from consumer notebooks after meltdowns are reported
Author: 0 HP recalls 50000 batteries from consumer notebooks after meltdowns are reported

HP has recalled batteries in 50,000 of its laptops in the USA and Canada because of a fire hazard, although it's only a voluntary recall, suggesting the risk isn't that high. The batteries were also sold separately for between $50 and $90. By placing it in Battery Safety Mode, the battery will discharge and be prevented from charging until the safety mode is disabled.

IT Google has sold a Home device every second since October
Author: 0 Google has sold a Home device every second since October

Google made a decision to brag a bit about how successful its Home speakers have been in a blog post published yesterday. After all, the Home Mini was on sale for $29 for most of the season. "As we've added more features-like Voice Match, Broadcast and Hands-Free Calling-the Google Assistant have become even more helpful". GearBrain's new compatibility checker - The GearBrain - can quickly help you discover which new smart devices will work with your new Google setup.

IT Ex-employees File Discrimination Lawsuit Against Claiming Google
Author: 0 Ex-employees File Discrimination Lawsuit Against Claiming Google

He also blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech. The memo, which cited women's "neuroticism" as a reason why there are fewer female workers in high-stress jobs, was published the following day by tech website Gizmodo and went viral.

Author: 0 Amazon Alexa heading to Windows 10 devices starting Q1, 2018

Initially available in the US, Alexa support will be available in the first quarter of 2018 via an update through the Acer Care Center software, with other locations getting Alexa support mid-2018. As of mid-December , Amazon was said to have a roster of an estimated 25,000 Alexa skills, while Cortana was said to be on 230. Since all of these devices have a screen or can be connected to a monitor, Alexa will be able to display information in addition to providing audio feedback.

IT Google Consolidates Its Payments Services Under Brand Google Pay
Author: 0 Google Consolidates Its Payments Services Under Brand Google Pay

While both these services functioned independently till date, Google now announced the Google Pay by combining Android Pay and Google Wallet . Most of Fandango's users - some 81% of those surveyed - already use some form of digital payment, so Google Pay presents another payment option.

IT Ford F-150 Won't Leave Diesel Fans Stranded
Author: 0 Ford F-150 Won't Leave Diesel Fans Stranded

With the Power Stroke 3.0 litre, the F-150 is expected to hit a targeted EPA-estimated 12.7 km/l ( 30 mpg) highway rating. It can tow up to 11,400 pounds and has a 2,020-pound payload capacity. According to Ford, 70 percent of F-150 owners tow with their pickups. "I would have never imagined in the past of getting 30 mpg on the highway in a medium-sized truck with this capability", Felipe said.

IT Sony to unveil Snapdragon 845 powered Xperia XZ1 Premium at MWC 2018
Author: 0 Sony to unveil Snapdragon 845 powered Xperia XZ1 Premium at MWC 2018

On the front of the phone you'll find an 8-megapixel camera with 120-degree field of view, so you can get more friends and family, or landscapes into your selfies . We spent a little bit of time checking out the Sony Xperia XA2 , the successor the Xperia XA1 , which shockingly was only released a short time ago back in the fall - soon after its official announcement at IFA 2017.

IT Zuckerberg's 2018 Personal Challenge: Fix Facebook
Author: 0 Zuckerberg's 2018 Personal Challenge: Fix Facebook

In a post to his Facebook page, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that every year he takes on a new personal challenge and so far has, "visited every USA state, run 365 miles, built an AI for my home, read 25 books, and learned Mandarin".

Author: 0 Most Promising Nintendo Switch Exclusives Of 2018

The sales figure surpasses that of the previous record holder, Nintendo's very own Wii console, that shipped roughly 4 million units in the same timeframe back in 2006. Within just nine months (the Switch released in March), Nintendo amassed a catalogue of exclusives that easily challenges Sony's, and you have to imagine made Microsoft balk, as the latter cancelled or delayed every project people were excited about.

IT Billion Messages Were Sent On WhatsApp On New Year's Eve
Author: 0 Billion Messages Were Sent On WhatsApp On New Year's Eve

This will lead to WhatsApp prompting users to press "send" to finally post it as a status. Currently, if you are an Instagram user, you can share your Instagram story on Facebook by linking your account. WhatsApp shares code in order to allow other apps and websites to integrate the popular messaging platform. The stories shared via Instagram on WhatsApp will also feature a small Instagram logo in the bottom right corner.

IT J&K Avalanche: 9 missing, search and rescue operations underway
Author: 0 J&K Avalanche: 9 missing, search and rescue operations underway

Multiple avalanches struck Khoni Nallah and swept away 7 to 9 persons. Amir Ali, who works with the State disaster management cell, said,"They [missing people] came under an avalanche at Khoni Nalla, near Sadhna Top en route to Karnah". "However, an 11-year old boy was rescued immediately and has been shifted to a Srinagar hospital for treatment". The passenger cab was hit by a huge avalanche of snow this afternoon on the Kupwara-Tangdhar road in Jammu and Kashmir , police said.

IT This Android malware mimics Uber to steal your login and password
Author: 0 This Android malware mimics Uber to steal your login and password

However, this time security researchers warn about new Android malware that uses a sneaky method to steal user credentials, including a phone number or credit card details . Once the fake app is downloaded on an Android device, the trojan takes over and repeatedly requests the user to activate administrative rights until it obtains the same.

IT Mad Catz Roars Back To Life After Bankruptcy
Author: 0 Mad Catz Roars Back To Life After Bankruptcy

The company, now under new ownership, will introduce three new gaming peripherals in the PC space: a mouse, keyboard and headset. However, it's back. This is a wireless mouse that will be powered via a " wireless activation gaming surface ", or through a USB cable, if required. There's a wireless power system involved-a growing trend , it seems , in the mouse world.

IT Jimmy Iovine Leaving Apple In August
Author: 0 Jimmy Iovine Leaving Apple In August

Apple declines to make a comment to Billboard . That success is, in part, due to Iovine's focus on content, including developing original programming. Spotify is a good example of this as it is run by a Swedish programmer, who initially had no exposure to the music industry, notes Recode . He began his career as a recording engineer working on Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" and Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell".

IT HP Computer and Workstation Batteries Overheat and Burn
Author: 0 HP Computer and Workstation Batteries Overheat and Burn

They were also sold online at places like Amazon and HP's own web store. The machines affected represent 0.1% of HP's computers sold globally between December 2015 and December 2017. If the validation tool indicates your battery is affected, HP said you should "discontinue use of the battery immediately by placing it in Battery Safety Mode ".

IT Monster Hunter World beta incoming as new trailer reveals Nergigante
Author: 0 Monster Hunter World beta incoming as new trailer reveals Nergigante

On top of the new trailer, we also get to see the English version of the first free DLC, featuring another well-known monster: Deviljho . More information will be announced on a later date. "There are plans for post-launch support of MHW with regular content updates, as well as major title updates for free". Capcom also premiered a brand new Monster Hunter World trailer in the live stream , showing off a selection of new monsters and areas.

Author: 0 Nintendo Sees Success With Nintendo Switch

It looks like Nintendo's - and more specifically, the Nintendo Switch's - string of good fortune and positive news continued right up until the end of 2017 as Nintendo of America have dished out a press release today, complete with accompanying tweet, claiming that their latest hybrid-console has now become the fastest-selling console in USA history.

Author: 0 Apple acquires Canadian software startup Buddybuild to woo app developers

Nearly three in 10 (29.0%) game developers considered app store promotions a priority for growing audiences. This deal also means an end of the Android app development that it just added in February 2017. It celebrated that fact by noting that it's a proud Canadian company. Dennis Pilarinos and Christopher Stott founded the startup in 2015. Basically, the company focuses on debugging and integration of mobile platforms.