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Technology Consumers spend more time on Snapchat than Instagram
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That's changed now that The Daily Beast has shared a pile of internal data and graphs. When it launched last June, Snap Maps had over 30 million daily users. Snap declined to comment on the report. The redesign is meant to be more user-friendly for older Snapchatters and also allow easier access to content creators.

Technology Bulls plan to deal Nikola Mirotic
Author: 0 Bulls plan to deal Nikola Mirotic

Mirotic is reportedly willing to waive his no-trade clause, which would allow the Bulls to move him when he becomes eligible to be traded on January 15. Chicago traded Jimmy Butler and bought out Dwyane Wade's contract in the summer, making Mirotic their No.1 option on offense. Utah (16-24) sits 10th in the Western Conference, but is only 4 1/2 games behind the New Orleans Pelicans for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Technology US Senate Democrats propose fines for credit reporting agency hacks
Author: 0 US Senate Democrats propose fines for credit reporting agency hacks

Despite widespread outrage over the scale of the Equifax hack that was revealed in September - which exposed the private data of over 143 million Americans, more than 15 million Brits , and goodness knows who else - the firm has faced no fines or fallout, other than some tax-deductible clean-up charges .

Technology Nokia 6 (2018) Launch Expected in Early 2018
Author: 0 Nokia 6 (2018) Launch Expected in Early 2018

HMD Global is likely to launch the Nokia 6 (2018) in China this week on January 5 . The company is also prepping to unveil the Nokia 3310 4G variant that has been spotted on the certification websites such as FCC, Bluetooth SIG and TENAA revealing the possible specifications.

Technology Pandemic's Star Wars Battlefront II Gets a New Patch Update
Author: 0 Pandemic's Star Wars Battlefront II Gets a New Patch Update

This recovery could either be attributed to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi , or the fact that EA has done away with Battlefront 2's microtransactions (for now). Now if you want Vader in pink, he's all yours in Battlefront 2's PC version. While these mods can be installed to Battlefront 2 on PC quite easily, whether or not EA will allow them to be used without banning players is another question entirely.

Technology Seeing Samsung's 'The Wall' MicroLED TV Made Me a Believer
Author: 0 Seeing Samsung's 'The Wall' MicroLED TV Made Me a Believer

Here's a look at some of the flashiest TVs at CES this year. LG already supports Dolby Vision HDR in its OLED screens, and its latest televisions will now also support HDR10, the rival HDR specification used by Sony's PS4 Pro and Microsoft's Xbox One X consoles, as well as some streaming services.

Technology Saline shortage complicates flu treatment at hospitals nationwide
Author: 0 Saline shortage complicates flu treatment at hospitals nationwide

Connecticut's Democratic senators, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, are working as a tag team to keep Puerto Rico on the front burner since Congress nears a crucial deadline for providing financial and legislative changes that could alleviate the post-Hurricane Maria crisis on the island.

Technology Amazon's Alexa Is Coming to Some Toyota and Lexus Cars
Author: 0 Amazon's Alexa Is Coming to Some Toyota and Lexus Cars

Thus, soon Cortana will co-exist with Amazon Alexa . The smart display also includes Google Cast support for multiroom audio, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and IPX4 splash proof protection so you can take the display to the pool.

Technology Nintendo Switch Getting Remake of Classic DS RPG
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Dark Souls Remaster- May 25thThis was the big one. The demo will take you through the first chapter of the game. On the DLC front, the free Super Mario Odyssey content addition is titled Luigi's Balloon World and comes out next month.

Technology Samsung Becomes Latest Phone Manufacturer to Unlock the FM Chip
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Future Samsung phones will have a feature that many iPhone users can no longer access: FM radio . Users with unlocked FM chips can download NextRadio's app and tune into FM stations in their area. Recent widespread natural disasters in Puerto Rico and Houston have increased pressure on all smartphone manufacturers to unlock the FM chip as a matter of public safety.

Technology OnePlus to enter talks with U.S. carriers
Author: 0 OnePlus to enter talks with U.S. carriers

Other than that, he provided little information. Huawei, another China-based company that's much older than OnePlus , recently tried launching its Mate 10 Pro smartphone on USA carriers and was met with less than desirable results. It stated that OnePlus would be debuting the OnePlus 6 smartphone in June this year. If OnePlus smartphones will be distributed through a carrier, the brand has the potential for massive sales because of its bang-for-the-buck products.

Technology Tech firms rush out patches for 'pervasive' computer flaw
Author: 0 Tech firms rush out patches for 'pervasive' computer flaw

Google reported the first findings to the processor companies on June 1, 2017 and the fact that Intel , AMD and ARM are all referenced suggests that all forms of equipment from embedded applications up through smartphones to laptops and servers in data centers are vulnerable.

Technology Microsoft adds end-to-end encryption to Skype for secure conversations
Author: 0 Microsoft adds end-to-end encryption to Skype for secure conversations

It is important to note that no chat content from these conversations will be displayed in the chat list, or with other notifications - in order to keep any shared information private. That said, it's early days and the feature could get better as users start sending in their feedback. End-to-end encryption means not just the communication channel is secure but the messages stored on servers can only be read by those involved in the communications.

Technology Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Hits PC in February
Author: 0 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Hits PC in February

Well, Square appears to want to milk the game for as much as possible, as has been evident with all the DLC , but now there's a new Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition on the way, and it's leaving gamers asking what exactly it is. In addition, a Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age launch program will be held on YouTube at 12am PT/2am CT/3am ET on February 2, 2018. Compatible with 21:9 ultra-wide monitors - Up to three HD monitors can be used for a potential 48 (16×3):9 experience.

Technology Samsung's Galaxy S9 to be unveiled at MWC 2018
Author: 0 Samsung's Galaxy S9 to be unveiled at MWC 2018

What will change is the position of the rear fingerprint scanner. The setup includes a 16-megapixel fixed focus, f/1.9 image sensor and an 8-megapixel f/1.9 sensor. The last time we updated you on the status of the Galaxy C7 Pro's Android 7.0 Nougat update, we told you that it was in the works and the release is imminent.

Technology Google acquires UK-based sound tech startup Redux at an undisclosed amount
Author: 0 Google acquires UK-based sound tech startup Redux at an undisclosed amount

No financial details of the acquisition are presently known, though the deal may have ended up being worth north of $10 million, with Redux raising half of that sum in capital funding last March alone. While the external space a speaker demands is one thing, it also occupies room inside the phone. Hopefully, it won't be too long until Google integrates this technology into their system, because we'll be able to have even thinner devices with bigger batteries.