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Tech Strava's Fitness App Might Have Revealed Secret Military Bases
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While in the US, Europe and other developed countries the heatmap lights up to illuminate a great deal of activity, in conflict zones it becomes nearly entirely dark. The problem lies among a portion of the Strava user base. Both the USA military and Strava say they are addressing the problem. Chinese, Taiwanese, and other nations' bases were exposed too, but as the USA has the biggest global presence, it stands the most to lose.

Tech Microsoft Patch Nukes Bad Intel Firmware
Author: 0 Microsoft Patch Nukes Bad Intel Firmware

Intel may be in hot water following revelations that it disclosed information about the risky Meltdown and Spectre flaws to certain Chinese customers before notifying the U.S. Intel dodged a bullet when its latest earnings report showed minimal financial impact from Spectre and Meltdown . They have been drawing criticism recently for their decision to tell Chinese companies including Alibaba and Lenovo before alerting the USA government.

Tech International Olympic Committee confirms Russian athletes eligible for PyeongChang
Author: 0 International Olympic Committee confirms Russian athletes eligible for PyeongChang

The U.S. Olympic team for PyeongChang announced Friday is 242 athletes, making it the largest Winter Olympic team for any nation in history. Among them are Sochi gold and silver medallist figure skater Ksenia Stolbova and ice dancer Ivan Bukin as well as Olympic champion short-track speed skater Viktor Ahn, none of whom had been sanctioned for doping in Sochi.

Tech Karnataka bandh: Schools, offices may remain closed on 25 January
Author: 0 Karnataka bandh: Schools, offices may remain closed on 25 January

Meanwhile BJP state President BS Yeddyurappa said "They have decided that when Rahul Gandhi comes to Karnataka, we will call for a complete bandh in those districts he will be visiting". Karnataka has been asking Goa since 2001 to release 7.6 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water. Since the NDA government was in power at the Centre, Parrikar's arguments were given precedence and the project was stalled.

Tech Demo in Islamabad to mark Indian Republic Day as Black Day
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However, during her extensive questioning, the school dropout turned out to be having radical thoughts who had fallen prey to false propaganda on social networking site about alleged suffering of the Kashmiri people at the hands of security forces, officials said.

Tech Apple's new iOS 11.3 update, here's all you need to know
Author: 0 Apple's new iOS 11.3 update, here's all you need to know

Before you dive right in with the pre-release version of iOS 11 .3, note that early iOS software isn't for everyone. One of the most anticipated features of iOS 11.3 is the option to disable device throttling to save the battery .

Tech Apple's 6.1-inch iPhone Will Feature 18:9 2160×1080 LCD Display
Author: 0 Apple's 6.1-inch iPhone Will Feature 18:9 2160×1080 LCD Display

Apple is scheduled to report its first quarter results on February 1. This also suggests that the 6.1-inch iPhone may sport a taller display, although not as tall as the iPhone X which comes with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Apple typically releases its latest iPhones in September. Likely to be known as the iPhone 9, this model is expected to have a traditional Retina display with roughly 330 PPI, and a single rear camera.

Tech Apple may discontinue iPhone X around mid
Author: 0 Apple may discontinue iPhone X around mid

The iPhone X's new design notwithstanding, a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) relays that Apple's flagship iPhone was not the most popular iPhone model during the recent holiday quarter. There is hope on the horizon however, iPhone X fans. Instead, we could have the iPhone and iPhone Plus late 2018, just like we see with the Mac and iPad product lines.

Tech Apple Inc. (AAPL) Will Finally Take HomePod Orders Beginning On Friday
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Apple announced Tuesday that its HomePod speaker device - the company's version of Amazon Echo or Google Home - will be released february 9 for $349. With the latest news, will you buy now or hold out? The speaker will only work with Apple Music at launch, a subscription service that costs $10 per month.

Tech Xbox One X launched in India
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Xbox fans have already known about a new Forza and Halo game on the horizon, but a potential Gears of War 5 is a new one. The trouble with subscription-based unlimited games and movie services is that the content generally resembles that of a petrol station's "reduced to clear" bin.

Tech IPhone Update Will Allow Users To Stop Battery Slowdown, Tim Cook Says
Author: 0 IPhone Update Will Allow Users To Stop Battery Slowdown, Tim Cook Says

Developer updates, or betas, are how Apple tests out new features and software updates before broadly rolling them out to the public. "You can literally send a text message to any iPhone user on iOS 10 right now, it doesn't matter if it's Obama, it doesn't matter if it's your best friend...

Tech Project Fi Gets Unlimited Data With Bill Protection
Author: 0 Project Fi Gets Unlimited Data With Bill Protection

Bill Protection seems to be Google's take on unlimited data plans from the big four, which were all launched early previous year in quick succession. If you're on Google's MVNO Project Fi, you're about to get an opt-out feature called Bill Protection from next billing cycle onwards that will cap costs for your data usage as well as your speeds at a point.

Tech Ford plans to invest 11 billion Dollars in development of electric cars
Author: 0 Ford plans to invest 11 billion Dollars in development of electric cars

Ford will shell out $11 billion on new electric technologies. As battery prices rapidly decrease and regulators starting to crack down on the internal combustion engine, auto companies are capitalising on electric vehicle models. Ford had previously said that it wanted to invest $4.5 billion into its electric vehicle ambitions by 2020. The company will begin production of a hybrid version of its popular F-150 truck at a plant in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2020.

Tech HTC U11 EYEs with bezel-less display, dual front cameras launched
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The U11 EYEs features the same liquid shiny design as other U11 handsets , including HTC's flagship U11 +, which the firm released in November. Engadget says HTC claims the U11 Eyes' camera can distinguish between a real human face and those shown on a photo or video.

Tech Ford Mustang Bullitt: Five neat features on the revived Steve McQueen classic
Author: 0 Ford Mustang Bullitt: Five neat features on the revived Steve McQueen classic

Pretty cool stuff, huh? The HVA's historic documentation program of the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (" Bullitt ") has been underwritten in part through the generous support of Ford Motor Company, Hagerty , Shell, Pennzoil, LKQ Corporation, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, and The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage.

Tech Facebook to roll out drastic changes to your news feed
Author: 0 Facebook to roll out drastic changes to your news feed

Zuckerberg already signaled this would happen late past year, when he said the company's planned investments in preventing abuse would hurt profitability. Zuckerberg thinks the site will take a hit as a result, saying: "I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement will go down".

Tech Samsung's Galaxy X speculated to be launched in December this year
Author: 0 Samsung's Galaxy X speculated to be launched in December this year

That, however, has been proven to be inaccurate and the media in Samsung's native country was speculating a launch date of the Galaxy S9 on February 26, the day the MWC 2018 kicks off. However, rumor mongers were busy convincing others of Samsung's plans to push ahead with the launch of its "S" series flagship early so that a CES launch of the phone could be a distinct possibility.

Tech Google purchased a company that turns displays into speakers
Author: 0 Google purchased a company that turns displays into speakers

While no one was paying attention at the end of 2017, Google swooped in and purchased a company in the United Kingdom called Redux that has a couple of pretty unique ideas around display panels. It could also improve waterproofing for future phones since it eliminates the need for speaker holes. Its main Google division started selling its own smartphones in 2016, so new engineering talent from Redux may help the company develop handsets with better sound.

Tech TiVo DVRs will take commands from Alexa and Google Assistant
Author: 0 TiVo DVRs will take commands from Alexa and Google Assistant

The basic and most noticeable feature once these integrations arrive for TiVo is controlling playback through voice commands, and most people who own a Google Home or Amazon Echo already know how to do that. "And in the vehicle a true automotive assistant, which knows what drivers want and how cars work, is probably a better choice for the "driving" end of that interface than a general objective assistant coming from the home environment".

Tech Bitcoin blow-out continues as South Korea launches cryptocurrency ban
Author: 0 Bitcoin blow-out continues as South Korea launches cryptocurrency ban

South Korea is a crucial source of global demand for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin . South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinone and Bithumb were raided by police and tax agencies this week for alleged tax evasion. Chinese regulators began their own crack down on cryptocurrency exchanges in 2017 . Bitcoin, for instance, has traded at a more than 40% premium on exchanges in the country relative to United States exchanges.

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