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Research Apple buys cobalt to secure long-term battery supplies
Author: 0 Apple buys cobalt to secure long-term battery supplies

The challenge is that with the growth of electric and hybrid vehicles gobbling ever larger amounts of the metal, Cupertino fears a shortage that could hurt its sales figures. BMW is also close to securing a 10-year supply deal with an unnamed supplier in February. About 62 per cent of the world's cobalt supply is now controlled by China, and more than 90 per cent of that comes from Congo, according to metals consultancy CRU.

Research Poor iPhone X Sales Prompt Samsung To Slash OLED Panel Production
Author: 0 Poor iPhone X Sales Prompt Samsung To Slash OLED Panel Production

This follows another Nikkei report from last month that states Apple will halve its iPhone X production target for the first three months of 2018 to around 20 million units. Unofficially dubbed the iPhone X Plus, the smartphone is believed to keep the overall design of the current model but increase in both physical and screen size, replacing the iPhone 8 Plus in the process.

Research New iOS update fixes the iPhone's latest crash bug
Author: 0 New iOS update fixes the iPhone's latest crash bug

The bug affects all of Apple's devices and nearly all versions of its current iOS operating systems . Apple started rolling out iOS 11 .2.6 that was exclusively released to deal with the Telugu bug, which crashes iPhones and iPads .

Research Cobra Kai teaser trailer reignites the Karate Kid rivalry for sequel series
Author: 0 Cobra Kai teaser trailer reignites the Karate Kid rivalry for sequel series

The actors originally played the characters in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid , which was followed by two sequels, a spinoff, a remake and an animated series. " Cobra Kai will be a true continuation of the original films - packed with comedy, heart and thrilling fight scenes". That doesn't sit well with Daniel, who has since been leading a picture-perfect life as a family man and successful vehicle dealer.

Research Apple HomePod Leaves Its Mark - On Furniture
Author: 0 Apple HomePod Leaves Its Mark - On Furniture

Despite fading over several days, the reviewer could still see the blemish. The thing should start shipping next week, so maybe keep the HomePod in a safe space until then. Here are a few tip that the Cupertino giant has published for the HomePod users. But the verdict on the rest of the HomePod's features hasn't been quite so enthusiastically good, and now a new problem with the design has emerged.

Research Europe space chief says privatising ISS unrealistic
Author: 0 Europe space chief says privatising ISS unrealistic

NASA spends about $3.5 billion annually on the ISS, including launches of cargo and astronauts. The proposal doesn't say what companies would take over or what private enterprise might want to do with the station. SpaceX and Boeing, meanwhile, are developing crew capsules to fly astronauts to and from the space station within the next year. A complete transfer to the commercial sector is a different matter, however.

Research Instagram-Like Stories Coming to Google
Author: 0 Instagram-Like Stories Coming to Google

Ads are not yet available on the new format, but plans for them are in the works, says a spokesperson for Google , adding that additional details regarding advertising in AMP Stories should arrive in the coming weeks. "Because AMP for email is an open spec, we look forward to seeing how other email clients will adopt it, too", added Sahney. Google has announced it is bringing its (AMP) technology to in order to make emails a lot more engaging and interactive.

Research HomePod: The secure smart speaker that's big on music
Author: 0 HomePod: The secure smart speaker that's big on music

When using Apple Music though, the HomePod can display an impressive level of knowledge. Amazon pitches the Echo as a smart home assistant that happens to play music. The overall aesthetic is what my co-worker referred to as cat scratching post chic. The set-up process is less cumbersome than for the Echo or Google Home, which use a companion app and require some WiFi network selection.

Research Man claims his Apple AirPod implode at Florida
Author: 0 Man claims his Apple AirPod implode at Florida

Although, Colon didn't actually see his AirPod burst into flame, he claims that by the time he got back, his right side AirPod had popped open leaving it charred with parts of white plastic turning grey. "That's the craziest thing I ever went through". "I didn't see it happen but it was already fried. You can see fire harm", he told WFLA . "My ear lobes could've been burnt", he said.

Research Wednesday Apple Rumors: Second iOS 11.3 Beta Available to Public Testers
Author: 0 Wednesday Apple Rumors: Second iOS 11.3 Beta Available to Public Testers

After almost two years, the iOS 11 .3 beta 2 has finally introduced a Battery Health feature for battery-challenged iPhone users. " Apple has also promised the committee some follow-up information, including an answer about additional steps it may take to address customers who purchased a new battery at full price", Thune said.

Research Maine Senator Rejoices After Announcement of New Lobster Emoji
Author: 0 Maine Senator Rejoices After Announcement of New Lobster Emoji

A formal request was submitted to the Unicode Consortium by King himself in September 2017, The Hill reported . King signed the tweet with cow (Angus) and crown (King) emojis. One of its responsibilities is controlling the emojis that smartphone users can add to their texts and other messages. Unicode, a nonprofit organization that promotes consistency in computer coding, said Wednesday the lobster emoji was among more than 150 picked to be added in the next round of emojis.

Research PlayStation 4 firmware 5.50 beta released: Here's what's inside
Author: 0 PlayStation 4 firmware 5.50 beta released: Here's what's inside

In theory, this is also a way for adult gamers to control their own playtimes. The " This PS4 " tab will list all the applications that are installed on the PS4 system. Music controls for Spotify, the media player and USB music player apps are coming to the quick menu. Oh well. There will always be another PS4 update! Just go to Notifications and press the "triangle" or "OPTIONS" button to open up a menu that will allow you to select a single or multiple notifications you'd like to ...

Research Creepy Tailed Spiders Found In A Fossil
Author: 0 Creepy Tailed Spiders Found In A Fossil

The spider species was frozen in amber during the middle of the Cretaceous geological period - when dinosaurs ruled the Earth - in what is now Myanmar. It belongs to a group of arachnids (spiders, scorpions and the like) that were related to true spiders. This latest collection of finds ended up with two different research groups at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.

Research Windows 10 Finally Beats Out 8-Year-Old Operating System
Author: 0 Windows 10 Finally Beats Out 8-Year-Old Operating System

The latest figures from Microsoft showed there were 600 million active monthly users of Windows 10 , and some estimates are starting to indicate the overall Windows 10 userbase may be overtaking that of Windows 7 . The company also extended support for Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions 1607, 1703 and 1709 by another six months. Microsoft at its Ignite Conference past year confirmed that it will be launching Office 2019 in the second half of 2018.

Research NASA telescopes relay live feed of rare super blue blood moon
Author: 0 NASA telescopes relay live feed of rare super blue blood moon

The event was organized in five other cities, namely Chennai, Bengaluru, Surat, Dehradun, and Meerut. Hundreds of people, including young children and adults, have turned up at Delhi's India Gate to view the event. For those looking ahead, the next supermoon is in February, the next blue moon is in March and the next total lunar eclipse is in July, according to NASA.

Research Streaker steals the show at PGA Tour event
Author: 0 Streaker steals the show at PGA Tour event

Hideki Matusyama is looking to make it three wins in a row in the Waste Management Phoenix Open this week. In terms of scoring, Simpson ranks 15th in Birdie or Better and 3rd in Bogey Avoidance, so we are not too anxious about him finding birdies at a tournament where the winning score dipped to 17-under a year ago.

Research Hyundai To Launch Its First Electric Vehicle In India Next Year
Author: 0 Hyundai To Launch Its First Electric Vehicle In India Next Year

Hyundai's new full-size Santa Fe is a critical product at the South Korean automaker continues to play catch up in the sport-utility segment. Klaus Köster, Hyundai's director of high-performance vehicles explains, "It would be very nice if in 10 to 15 years we can have people on the street seeing Hyundai as a brand that makes cars that are fun to drive".

Research Kurdish footballer barred from playing in Turkey
Author: 0 Kurdish footballer barred from playing in Turkey

Turkey has reportedly detained hundreds of people who voiced their disagreement with its ongoing military operation against Kurdish forces in Afrin, northern Syria. The Syrian government and a war monitor said on Sunday that Turkish shelling of the Kurdish-held Afrin region of Syria had seriously damaged an ancient temple.

Research Nintendo Switch outsold Wii U in less than a year
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch outsold Wii U in less than a year

This means that the Switch has, in under ten months, exceeded the Wii U's lifetime sales by over a million. Super Mario Odyssey is one of the best selling games on Switch, around 9.07 million copies are sold it is release in past year.

Research A 16-Year-Old Female Orca Imitates Human Speech
Author: 0 A 16-Year-Old Female Orca Imitates Human Speech

Abramson to get her to speak. High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name " Amy " is unmistakable. The killer whale that we studied in captivity was capable of learning vocalisations of other killer whales and also human vocalisations by imitating them, therefore this result suggests this is also a plausible explanation for how killer whales in the wild learn the vocalisations of other killer whales and how they develop their dialects.

Author: 0 Sky gazers, don't miss the super blue moon lunar eclipse Wednesday morning

To complete the trifecta, this super blue moon will also coincide with a lunar eclipse, or blood moon . The eclipsed Moon will be dimly illuminated by the refracted light of the sunrises and sunsets occurring around the rim of the Earth, giving it a reddish hue, and thus the reference to blood.

Research 'Super blue blood moon' to appear Wednesday
Author: 0 'Super blue blood moon' to appear Wednesday

The moon's orbit is tilted by about 5 degrees relative to the earth's orbit. However, because they are only visible from one side of the earth, seeing a lunar eclipse in totality or full view is not common. For those of us in the Northeast, it will be a partial eclipse visible in the early morning hours of January 31. Sunlight squeaks around the edges of the Earth because the atmosphere acts like a prism and bends or refracts sunlight into the shadow.

Research Reliance Jio unveils Rs 49 recharge offer, exclusively for JioPhone users
Author: 0 Reliance Jio unveils Rs 49 recharge offer, exclusively for JioPhone users

Although, with the aggressive newly launched New Year and Republic Day Plans within the two weeks, the flagship marked himself again in the telecom market. Same thing will go with plans offering 1.5 GB of data. Reliance Jio plans to cover 99 per cent of India's population in the coming years, and it plans on doing that by opening as many as 10,000 offices and 10 lakh outlets for physical distribution of its services, including devices like the JioPhone.

Author: 0 Survey suggests loot boxes are here to stay

Almost 4,000 polled developers say that have an interest in the Switch. In terms of sales, the GDC 2018 survey showed that 28% of third-party developers indicated that their games sold better on Switch; 23% said that their sales were average and 16% reported that they were below the expectation.

Research Don't download Intel's latest Spectre and Meltdown patch, Intel warns
Author: 0 Don't download Intel's latest Spectre and Meltdown patch, Intel warns

There have been numerous reports of issues with the various patches issued by vendors, including Intel . Instead, these partners should "focus efforts on testing early versions of the updated solution so we can accelerate its release". In a post today , executive vice president Neil Shenoy announced that Intel had located the source of some of the recent reboot problems and is recommending users skip the patches entirely until a better version could be deployed.

Research January 31 Brings Triple Celestial Treat that is Rarely Seen
Author: 0 January 31 Brings Triple Celestial Treat that is Rarely Seen

The event will start in the early hours on January 31 and last into the morning of February 1. The world is waiting to witness Blood Moon on January 31, a rare phenomenon appearing in the sky after 150 years, the time when Earth's very own moon will be red in colour during the eclipse.

Research New blood test 'can screen for eight different cancer types'
Author: 0 New blood test 'can screen for eight different cancer types'

The study was led by a team of United States researchers from Johns Hopkins University and involved 400 patients from Melbourne's Footscray Hospital. The scientists said that their test was aimed at detecting eight different and common forms of the deadly disease. "There are still no effective screening tests for many major tumour types and available tests can each only screen for one cancer at a time, it said".

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