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Research Google Pixel 2 XL Owners Facing Flashing Screen Issue
Author: 0 Google Pixel 2 XL Owners Facing Flashing Screen Issue

Do you think that Pixel 2 XL's OLED panel by LG is of dismal quality? A user has reported that whenever the phone is unlocked a flashing screen appears before the display turns up. Google has always passed production tasks to an OEM and for the Pixel 2, the production duty is passed to LG. This isn't a totally new issue, but rather one we've been seeing off and on since the Pixel's launch.

Author: 0 Twitter Publicizes and Executes Character Limit Expansion

Twitter announced on Tuesday , Nov. 7 that they are stretching the 140-character limit to 280 characters in order to address the difficulty of cramming thoughts into a tweet. As for Twitter , the move to 280 characters was first started as a test in September. Aliza Rosen , product manager at Twitter , explained in a blog post that the social network was concerned that timelines "may fill up with 280 character tweets, and people with the new limit would always use up the whole space".

Research PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite Both Surpass 20 Million Players
Author: 0 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite Both Surpass 20 Million Players

Which is doubly astounding when you realise it has done so in just over seven months on sale as an Early Access game. Bear with us, change is coming! I can't even imagine what peak figures this game will hit! During the Xbox live stream when PUBG's release date was announced, Major Nelson a prolific influencer and Microsoft exec also noted that the battle-royale title will be receiving both HDR support and a 4K patch post-launch.

Research Xbox One X Is for Gaming Connoisseurs, Says Xbox Head
Author: 0 Xbox One X Is for Gaming Connoisseurs, Says Xbox Head

It is very early days to be thinking about the next PlayStation or Xbox as the new iterations of these consoles are quite new. Some lucky fans were blessed with not only an Xbox One X but an opportunity to challenge each celebrity to a game on the system.

Author: 0 Microsoft starts using Linkedin data to help you get a better job

Users can also signal to recruiters that they are looking for a job and connect to LinkedIn's freelance program ProFinder to get help writing and editing their resume. Your profile not only helps to establish connections, it ensures that recruiters can find you for new opportunities, and your network can provide the connection to the ones you're interested in.

Research NASA is working with Uber on its flying taxi project
Author: 0 NASA is working with Uber on its flying taxi project

Alex Comisar, Garcetti's press secretary, said discussions with the company operating the technology in the city are in the preliminary stages. At the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Uber announced that it has signed a deal with NASA in order to develop traffic systems for its flying vehicle project that it hopes to finally get off the ground in 2020.

Research Call of Duty WWII makes over $500 million in opening weekend
Author: 0 Call of Duty WWII makes over $500 million in opening weekend

In a press release sent to GamesBeat, Activision notes that this opening tops the starting weekends for Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman combined. In addition to that, the digital PlayStation 4 version of the game set the record for highest number of copies sold on its first day for all full PS4 games.

Author: 0 New 2018 iPad Pro concept imagines Face ID & bezel-less design

However, the report says that the new iPads will also drop the Home button/Touch ID, something that KGI's recent report didn't mention. But by removing the home button entirely, Apple will be able to further shrink the bezels around the screen.

Author: 0 IPhone X goes on sale in Thailand from Nov 24

It features Apple's first Super Retina display while also sharing the same A11 Bionic chip with the recently launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The OLED display costs the Cupertino, California, company $110 per unit, compared with $52.50 for the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus screen, which uses an older technology, according to IHS.

Author: 0 Baa-rack! Cambridge scientists train sheep to recognise Emma Watson, Barrack Obama

We should point out that this isn't because sheep have a secret TV viewing habit - it's because they were shown faces and given food rewards if they recognised the right one. Previous research had already shown sheep can recognize other sheep and familiar humans, but little was known if they can recognize unfamiliar faces from two-dimensional photographs.

Research OnePlus 5T To Be Launched On 16th November
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T To Be Launched On 16th November

This rumour was again fuelled by Evan Blass, who is known for his habit of leaking information about upcoming gadgets, when he posed a picture of the OnePlus 5T Smartphone on twitter. According to latest leaks, the OnePlus 5T looks set to feature a six-inch edge-to-edge display with a 2,160 x 1,080 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.

Research Lamborghini showcases first Electric supercar AKA Terzo Millennio
Author: 0 Lamborghini showcases first Electric supercar AKA Terzo Millennio

The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio , the concept of which was unveiled by the firm today, instead would get its electricity from a supercapacitor system. Speaking of which, last month during our chat Reggiani also vehemently snubbed the idea of artificial intelligence in Lamborghinis, so now we don't know what the hell to think.

Author: 0 Download Watch Dogs Free from Uplay for a Limited Time

The free offer kicks off later today and will run until Monday 13 November. Watch Dogs had a bit of a controversy behind it regarding the final product's visuals. It's free to download and if you want the chance to play Watch Dogs then, by all means, give it a whirl! This is a odd way to handle free copies of a game, but I assume that it is so the company can count the free unlocks easier.

Research Skyrim PlayStation VR Bundle Coming to North America; New TV Spot
Author: 0 Skyrim PlayStation VR Bundle Coming to North America; New TV Spot

The PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle includes the PS VR system, PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, and Skyrim VR - including the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn add-ons. The new version will also have a feature which allows stereo headphone cables to be integrated with PS VR. The software just isn't there. And the resolution issues limits the amount of play-time you get in with any of the games since the blurriness of it all creates a real strain on your eyes.

Research Huawie Mate 10 Lite launches in Germany for €399
Author: 0 Huawie Mate 10 Lite launches in Germany for €399

The company also revealed the Mate 10 Lite featuring trimmed down specifications compared to the flagship, but with an affordable price tag. The Huawei Mate 10 Lite is actually priced at €399 ($463) in Germany, and it comes with rather compelling specs, it might be a mid-range phone, but it's quite a powerful mid-ranger.

Research Fake Whatsapp Was Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times From Google Play
Author: 0 Fake Whatsapp Was Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times From Google Play

But, it's not just fake news these days, it's fake apps as well. For iPhone , search for WhatsApp in the App Store app and tap Update . Complicating the task for the average user of differentiating between the fake and real version of WhatsApp was the fact that the fake app had the exact same developer listed on its app page-or at least it appeared that way.

Author: 0 Apple's US$120m patent award from Samsung upheld by top United States court

Supreme Court declined Monday to reenter Apple and Samsung's long-running smartphone battle, rejecting Samsung's appeal of a lower court decision that it must pay $120 million for infringing the iPhone-maker's smartphone patents. About Making Comments on our Site: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit any comments. In that one, the justices threw out a $399 million damages award against Samsung to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs.

Research StarCraft II is going permanently free to play this month
Author: 0 StarCraft II is going permanently free to play this month

Blizzard confirms on its site that anyone who already owns that campaign will be granted access to the Heart of the Swarm at no cost. Blizzard will still be monetising Starcraft II with DLC like announcer packs and skins; which means there's still some content on the way for fans of the game .

Research Try Not to Drop That iPhone X
Author: 0 Try Not to Drop That iPhone X

In its full teardown of the iPhone X, iFixit found the device to be drastically reconfigured inside to maximize performance in the smallest space possible. The back drop resulted in significant shattering of the back panel, including shards of glass, according to 9to5Mac. Dunk Test: The iPhone X faired similar to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models, surviving 30 minutes under five feet of water with some audio muffling during playback.

Author: 0 New vehicle sales drop 12% in October

Declines were seen across all sectors, with fleet and business registrations at 88,255 units for the month, compared to 102,381 vehicles in October 2016 - a 13.5% fall. "Consumers need urgent reassurance that the latest, low-emission diesel cars on sale will not face any bans, charges or other restrictions, anywhere in the United Kingdom", he added.

Research With the Xbox One X around the corner, anticipation is high
Author: 0 With the Xbox One X around the corner, anticipation is high

For example, the updated "Halo 3" version only has partial support for HDR, and games like the Xbox One X version of "FIFA 18" still don't have the luminance data to make them really pop on HDR TVs. Loftis reveals that there are some exclusives that are yet to be revealed but ideally, the company would like to have around 20 plus exclusive titles.

Author: 0 Airtel checkmates rivals with 300GB data plan valid for 1 year

Reliance Jio Rs. 459 planFor Rs. 459, a Jio prepaid customer gets high speed data of 84 GB over a validity period of 84 days, with a daily usage limit of 1 GB. Once the limit is exhausted, then users will be charged 30 paise per minute. Apart from this plan, Idea is offering another tariff plan with 1GB data per day, 100 SMSes and unlimited calls for a total of 70 days.

Research PlayStation trophies can now earn you PSN credit
Author: 0 PlayStation trophies can now earn you PSN credit

The company's not giving out any cash, and the points system implies that you have to play hard to get significant wins. Sony announced that its rewards program, Sony Rewards, will recognize the great performance of PlayStation players as they can use their trophies to acquire new titles.

Research Koenigsegg sets new production vehicle speed record at 447 km/h
Author: 0 Koenigsegg sets new production vehicle speed record at 447 km/h

The final speed was a huge 277.9mph (444.6kmh) that destroys the previous record of 267.81mph, set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport at the Volkswagen Groups Ehra-Lessien test track. The Koenigsegg also managed to beat the former record-holding Hennessey Venom GT's run by more than 7mph. The Swedish supercar had to beat the 267.81 miles per hour (431 kph) achieved back in 2010 by an unrestricted version of the Veyron Super Sport with Bugatti's official test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel ...

Research Panasonic Eluga A4 smartphone with 5000 mAh battery launched
Author: 0 Panasonic Eluga A4 smartphone with 5000 mAh battery launched

Panasonic's virtual assistant helps users with contextual tasks by understanding their habits and providing relevant apps based on the time and their location. Apart from the large lithium polymer battery, the Panasonic Eluga A4 has a 5.2-inch display that comes with an HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution and 2.5D curved glass.

Research This fake WhatsApp app already has over a million downloads
Author: 0 This fake WhatsApp app already has over a million downloads

While one of the version shows about 5000 downloads, there's another version that has 1 million downloads. It's time! Our friends across the Tasman sea can, as of the latest update to Google's survey app, Opinion Rewards, start earning Google Play credit for simply responding to surveys.

Research 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988
Author: 0 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, said in a new report. Warmer-than-usual weather conditions in the stratosphere are to thank for the shrinkage since 2016, as the warmer air helped fend off chemicals like chlorine that eat away at the ozone layer, scientists said.