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Sci-tech The new Apple Watch is getting awful reviews
Author: 0 The new Apple Watch is getting awful reviews

It's been a week since the Apple Watch Series 3 was revealed , and reviews of the wearable device have poured in - pointing out the good and bad. iPhones aside, KGI notes that the Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS + LTE is seeing "significantly stronger-than-expected pre-order demand" based on longer ship times of around 3-4 weeks.

Sci-tech Equifax suffered breach months before the massive hack
Author: 0 Equifax suffered breach months before the massive hack

In an email, Equifax Canada media relations said it "will share more information as soon as it is available". The investigation will involved Equifax CEO John Gamble, US Information Solutions head Joseph Loughran, and company workforce solutions chief Rodolfo Ploder.

Sci-tech Why That NES Game May Actually Be Built Into The Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 Why That NES Game May Actually Be Built Into The Nintendo Switch

As SwitchBrew points out, there is additional Switch criteria that needs to be met for this Easter Egg to be revealed, and so far no one has been able to figure out exactly what those are. Apparently, the code was telling Pluuto that a Joy-Con-enabled "secret handshake", in his words, unlocked something on July 11th on the Switch's home screen.

Sci-tech Annemiek van Vleuten storms to World Time Trial title
Author: 0 Annemiek van Vleuten storms to World Time Trial title

The Dutch national champion battled against a small shower of rain, but came across the line in a time of 28:50 to take the victory in front of her team-mate. The 34-year-old was tearful after topping the field of 54. The Women's WorldTour victor was second to roll off the starting ramp, and set the bar high for her competitors, completing the course in 29:02:51.

Sci-tech Fortnite Battle Royale Mode Will Be Free For Everyone Starting Sept 26
Author: 0 Fortnite Battle Royale Mode Will Be Free For Everyone Starting Sept 26

Likewise, Fortnite Battle Royale has a similar premise with 100 players dropping in on a single map in a massive PvP mode. This includes new modes and October content. Best of all, Epic is promising to avoid the common free-to-play pitfall of selling pay-to-win items, and instead only plans on selling cosmetics sometime in the future.

Sci-tech Tracking Jose - Tropical storm watch in effect for part of NJ
Author: 0 Tracking Jose - Tropical storm watch in effect for part of NJ

The hurricane Jose was about 480 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras in North Carolina on Saturday moving northwest at 9 mph with sustained winds of 80 mph. Rough surf and strong rip currents will continue to be a concern along the East coast this weekend, but the strongest of winds will stay well off shore.

Sci-tech OECD predicts Canada's economic growth to be best in G7
Author: 0 OECD predicts Canada's economic growth to be best in G7

The forecasts for India were cut significantly, with growth this year now seen at 6.7 percent, down 0.6 point from the forecast the OECD made in June. Canada is set to log the fastest growth among advanced economies this year with the country's projection raised to 3.2% from 3%. Japan's growth forecasts were raised by 0.2 points each to 1.6% and 1.2%, respectively.

Sci-tech FCA Announces Huge Recall of Heavy Duty Ram Trucks
Author: 0 FCA Announces Huge Recall of Heavy Duty Ram Trucks

The recall is associated with the water pump, which could cause a fire under certain conditions. Fiat Chrysler North America says that it is voluntarily recalling almost 500,000 of its popular heavy duty work trucks because of potential fires.

Sci-tech Amazon to launch smart glasses with Alexa voice assistant
Author: 0 Amazon to launch smart glasses with Alexa voice assistant

Under the hood, the device is powered by a quad-core processor with up to 1.8 GHz and 2GB of RAM - offering 2x the RAM and a 30% speed bump over the previous generation Fire HD 10 model. The smart glasses will be tethered to your smartphone and will most likely use the phone's data connection to use Alexa. Fire HD 10 now comes in three fun color options: Black, Marine Blue and Punch Red, and starts shipping October 11.

Sci-tech White House Signals Support for Graham-Cassidy
Author: 0 White House Signals Support for Graham-Cassidy

Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are likely to cast decisive votes on the latest GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act . President Trump would sign off on the bill if it is passed by Congress, CNN reported . "There is no question that this bill will undermine care for vulnerable seniors and individuals with disabilities who rely on Medicaid for their daily long-term care", Parkinson said.

Sci-tech The moon will block out three planets in a rare lunar occultation
Author: 0 The moon will block out three planets in a rare lunar occultation

Sky-watchers on Monday are being treated to lunar occultations of three planets, one star and two asteroids in a single day, according to the US Naval Observatory . The last time they appeared in a similar part of the sky was way back in 949, and it won't happen again until May 6, 2492-by which point many of today's biggest human cities may be beneath the ocean blue.

Sci-tech Mobile Bumps Unlimited Data Throttling Limit To 50GB
Author: 0 Mobile Bumps Unlimited Data Throttling Limit To 50GB

Well, free Netflix subscriptions mean increased data consumption, so naturally, the Un-carrier has chose to increase its unlimited throttling limit to 50 GB. If you use 50GB of data in a single month, your data usage will be deprioritized behind other users. All the carriers use some form of deprioritization limit on their networks.

Sci-tech Pixel 2 details leaked with APK teardown
Author: 0 Pixel 2 details leaked with APK teardown

Though these look like official press renders, it's important to keep in mind that these aren't images coming straight from Google, but they do match up with quite a few of the past leaked images, though the white and blue colors weren't seen in those past images.

Sci-tech Mockery Attack! Huawei Takes a Bite at Apple iPhone X
Author: 0 Mockery Attack! Huawei Takes a Bite at Apple iPhone X

The video shows how facial recognition could fail and promises better AI integration in the Mate 10 . Earlier today Huawei Mate 10 posed for a photo but luckily for all Huawei fanboys, the leaks keep pouring. "In the teaser, the mobile manufacturer makes fun of iPhone X's neural engine and asks people to wait for " #The Real AI Phone ". There is no official confirmation of the specs from the company, but rumors reported by Android Authority say it will have a 5.9-inch HD display, ...

Sci-tech TRAI Slashes Call Connect Charge to 6 Paise Per Minute
Author: 0 TRAI Slashes Call Connect Charge to 6 Paise Per Minute

The telecom regulator on Tuesday slashed termination charge on mobile voice calls to 6 paise a minute, from the current 14 paise per minute which would reduce cost of such calls. An earlier report claimed, Reliance Jio, Reliance Communications, Aircel, MTNL demanded scrapping of the IUC regime and moving to the Bill and Keep (BAK) regime under which no operator raises such demand.

Sci-tech Alexa-powered Amazon Tap is $50 off today
Author: 0 Alexa-powered Amazon Tap is $50 off today

Preorders for the new Fire HD 10 begin on Tuesday. This is the only tablet in the family that's created to use Alexa handsfree, whereas the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 both need you to long press the home button to activate it. If you've been thinking of picking up the Amazon Tap , now is the time to do so. Amazon has unveiled a new tablet computer where users can summon virtual assistant Alexa with just their voice for the first time.

Sci-tech Waymo is collaborating with Intel to build level 4 fully autonomous cars
Author: 0 Waymo is collaborating with Intel to build level 4 fully autonomous cars

The world leading chipmaker stated that it had worked with Waymo earlier on its computer platform design to enable autonomous cars for the processing of information in the real time. Intel stated that it has been working with Google since 2009 on the self-driving auto project. Those vehicles began test drives at the end of 2016.

Sci-tech Gmail now converts addresses and phone numbers to interactive hyperlinks
Author: 0 Gmail now converts addresses and phone numbers to interactive hyperlinks

This feature is coming to all G Suite editions, so everyone will have it. Google expects the full rollout to be complete in a few days. Many of us are used to checking emails and we regularly find numbers and addresses on our emails. An update has been rolled out by Google this time that enables it email apps the ability to turn phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses into hyperlinks.

Author: 0 Do Not Miss Out This Chance to Pre-order Xbox One X

It is still not known when Intelligent Delivery update will be released for the Xbox console, but considering Xbox One X will launch in November, everyone is expecting the new update to be released at the same time as well. If you haven't yet been to the Microsoft Store and are either a PC and Windows user, or an Xbox fan, or both, then it's definitely worth checking out for yourself.