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UNICEF chief calls Syria's Ghouta "hell on earth" for children

UNICEF chief calls Syria's Ghouta Activists on social media shared videos and photos of people with signs of breathing difficulties being given oxygen masks. A previous delivery of aid to the region was cut short amid shelling. The working class towns and farming villages of the East Ghouta suburbs are home to an estimated 400,00 residents . As a result of the violence a Red Cross convoy due to carry aid into the besieg... [Full Article...]

Frances McDormand had her Oscar stolen at an after-party

Frances McDormand had her Oscar stolen at an after-party Bryant is due back in court on March 28. His attorney Daniel Brookman had argued that the previous bail amount of $20,000 was unnecessary, calling the Oscar situation a momentary aberration. One photographer didn't recognize him as an Oscar victor and followed and confronted him. McDormand smiled and laughed as she entered the party and her son carried her Oscar into the party, the footage shows. [Full Article...]

Bears give CB Fuller transition tag

Bears give CB Fuller transition tag For Fuller, that means a 2018 salary of $12.971 million instead of $14.975 million this season. Chicago used the transition tag on Fuller, giving him a guaranteed salary of nearly $13-million for 2018 and the ability to match any offer sheet he signs with another team. [Full Article...]

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture at Academy Awards

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture at Academy Awards Unfortunately, the presenters only realised there was a problem after it was too late. The Academy has implemented the cheeky slogan "What could possibly go wrong?" in Kimmel's advertising spots (featuring Beatty) and on the official Oscar poster. [Full Article...]

Apple could release its first noise-canceling, over-ear headphones this year

Apple could release its first noise-canceling, over-ear headphones this year That would ostensibly put them in direct competition with the company's Beats by Dre subsidiary, which now sells its own pair of noise-cancelling headphones for $350. Bloomberg says the headphones will also include "similar wireless pairing functionality" to Apple's AirPods earbuds , suggesting they will likely include Apple's W1 wireless chip (or its successor) and connect to iPhones and iPad... [Full Article...]

Apple to launch the cheapest Macbook Air this year!

Apple to launch the cheapest Macbook Air this year! So far we know that Apple, much like past year is planning to launch three iPhones in 2018 as well. He now returns to claim that Apple is planning a cheaper MacBook Air, a move he believes could help Apple push MacBook shipments up by 10-15 percent this year. [Full Article...]

Amazon might give Alexa more intelligent real-time translation powers

Amazon might give Alexa more intelligent real-time translation powers More changes will happen to Alexa. Alexa can already translate short phrases and words in Spanish, German, French and Italian but cannot decipher more meaningful or contextual situations that languages often need. Like with the Pixel Buds , Bragi's own device wasn't met with much success, as pointed out by The Verge . For years people have dreamed about creating the real-world Babel Fish, th... [Full Article...]

MWC 2018: Alcatel launches an Android Go phone

MWC 2018: Alcatel launches an Android Go phone Along with the companies new series of smartphones, Alcatel is also releasing two new Android tablets: the 7-inch Alcatel t7 and the 10-inch Alcatel t10. The camera game on the back outfits a 12-megapixel main sensor with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor for depth of field (bokeh) style effects. Up front, there's a 5-megapixel sensor. [Full Article...]

'Black Panther' pounces to box office glory over holiday weekend

'Black Panther' pounces to box office glory over holiday weekend But director Ryan Coogler weaves in these political issues elegantly and without detracting from the overall entertainment. "It's meaty, it's different, and it's ideal for new readers just coming to the world of T'Challa and Black Panther ". [Full Article...]

Season 3 Begins for Fortnite, New Battle Pass Announced for Battle Royale

Season 3 Begins for Fortnite, New Battle Pass Announced for Battle Royale Players will have roughly two months for this upcoming season which may seem like a long time but keep in mind the Season 3 Battle Pass has increased from 70 tiers to 100 tiers. There's a new turbo building feature, you can now build through nearly anything (move over huge trees) and your materials will auto switch when you run out of the one you're currently using. [Full Article...]

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Gets a New Map This Summer

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Gets a New Map This Summer Having a high ping in PUBG typically results in a awful experience for the high ping player's opponents more than anything else, creating uneven and unpredictable fights. This will be done "by splitting the matching pool rather than restricting connection depending on ping", the developers are confident that this feature will improve the playing experience. [Full Article...]

Apple considering buying cobalt directly amid booming demand

Apple considering buying cobalt directly amid booming demand Although Bloomberg has cited an anonymous source, the news of Apple looking to buy cobalt for their batteries makes a lot of logical sense. Bloomberg reports that smartphone batteries use around eight grams of refined cobalt, but a battery for an electric vehicle needs more than a thousand times that amount. [Full Article...]

Canada Selling Game-Worn Olympic Hockey Jerseys

Canada Selling Game-Worn Olympic Hockey Jerseys By all accounts, the United States is peaking at the right time in this tournament, a resounding win over the Finns - a team the U.S. grappled with in its first preliminary game, coming away with a 3-1 win after trailing, 1-0 - proving the offense has found its rhythm. [Full Article...]

Sajjan asks PM to meet with Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy

Sajjan asks PM to meet with Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy He also famously hugs his foreign counterparts. Taking a variety of questions both from TV journalist Shereen Bhan as well as students, Trudeau defined himself as a feminist and emphasised the need to empower women to create a more successful society. [Full Article...]

The Swype keyboard app for Android has been discontinued

The Swype keyboard app for Android has been discontinued The app was really popular for years even despite its privacy issues. Endless third-party keyboards populate the Android and iOS ecosystem; some purely meant for the fastest typing experience, while others that play around with GIFs and quick searches. [Full Article...]

Gmail Go for Android arrives at Google Play Store

Gmail Go for Android arrives at Google Play Store Other Go apps that have been recently released include Files Go, Gboard Go , Google Go, Maps Go, and YouTube Go . So, Gmail Go is almost half in size than the regular Gmail app that we have been using for the past so many years. Interestingly, with Gmail Go you can read and respond both online & offline. The current Android 8.0 Oreo software, which released after the Essential Phone hit the ... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blocks opposition leader's website just before election

Russian Federation blocks opposition leader's website just before election If YouTube were to comply with the government agency it would block the video from YouTube's Russian domain, but not from the site globally, reported the New York Times . According to Navalny, the video shot by Rybka shows her, Deripaska, and Prikhodko talking about how the deputy prime minister met Victoria Nuland, at the time the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Hoping to Privatize International Space Station, Report Claims

Trump Administration Hoping to Privatize International Space Station, Report Claims Last week, the administration chose to ask for another $300 million, bringing the total to $19.9 billion, NASA chief financial officer Andrew Hunter said. Putting $150 million toward commercial development for the space station would be a "great indication" the administration is confident in what the private sector can do, CSF executive director Tommy Sanford told CNN. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sampling started

Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sampling started With this, Qualcomm also revealed a list of 18 OEMs who will be using the x50 modem and 5G technology in their upcoming hardware. The X24 does this through 7x carrier aggregation , bonding seven different 20MHz slices of radio spectrum and enabling 20 data streams at once. [Full Article...]

NASA released incredible images of dwarf planets

NASA released incredible images of dwarf planets According to NASA , New Horizons is now the fifth spacecraft to fly beyond the outer planets of our solar system. " New Horizons has always been a mission of firsts - first to explore Pluto , first to explore the Kuiper Belt , fastest spacecraft ever launched". [Full Article...]


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