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Sci-tech Pornography no longer a dirty word for millions of women
Author: 0 Pornography no longer a dirty word for millions of women

That's enough data over one year to fill the memory of every iPhone user around the world. She joined the likes of Lisa Ann and Mia Khalifa for the third time in a row. While most of the top comic book and video game porn searches were for female characters, Batman topped the list of most desired male comic book characters (possibly because he's a butch daddy in head-to-toe kink gear).

Sci-tech Turkey Urges Russia, Iran to Stop Syrian Army Offensive in Idlib
Author: 0 Turkey Urges Russia, Iran to Stop Syrian Army Offensive in Idlib

The Russian Ministry of Defence claims its forces in Syria were attacked a week ago by a swarm of home-made drones - the first time such a coordinated assault has been reported in a military action. According to an analysis by defence consultancy firm HIS Markit group, most Isis drones had a range of no more than 2km, making the terrorist group one of the unlikelier culprits.

Sci-tech CES 2018: Power Outage, Heavy Rains, and Traffic Creates Problems
Author: 0 CES 2018: Power Outage, Heavy Rains, and Traffic Creates Problems

According to reports , the power outage happened at around 11:30 PST in the Center Hall, where CES 2018 was being held. It was raining in Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday - rare for a desert city. "Even without power, #CES2018 still can't match the ideal black of an #LGOLEDTV ". According to a statement from CES organizers, power went out at around 11:15 in the morning on January 10.

Sci-tech Vivo's Groundbreaking Fingerprint Sensor is Changing the Smartphone World
Author: 0 Vivo's Groundbreaking Fingerprint Sensor is Changing the Smartphone World

This optical fingerprint sensor tech only works behind OLED screens because they're sufficiently thin and transparent. The screen would register the fingerprint digit, spinning up a spider web of the blue pattern. As the industry moves into a new era of full-screen displays, it is natural that the fingerprint scanning technology needs to evolve to accommodate new user habits and demands for bigger screens without sacrificing user experience.

Sci-tech Dark Souls remaster coming to PC, XO, PS4, and Switch
Author: 0 Dark Souls remaster coming to PC, XO, PS4, and Switch

Going back to the Nintendo DS, it announced that The World Ends With You will be getting a re-release on the Switch . Tag Team Frenzy has new moves called Dream Finishes, which seem to be the only way to defeat an opponent after most of their health is gone.

Sci-tech 'Clean Water' Found On Mars
Author: 0 'Clean Water' Found On Mars

Now, scientists have discovered such a site. In 2005, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) was launched to explore Mars. The scientists also learned that the ice, which was exposed due to erosion on hillside cliffs, contains little rock and dust particles, meaning it's "relatively pure water ice" that could be used be "readily accessible to future exploration missions", the Geological Survey agency said.

Author: 0 Watch the Nintendo Direct Mini here; All of announcements listed

The character will also be joining Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle , with the trailer showing DK pulling off a fastball special and tossing Rabbid Peach into the stratosphere in his big monkey arms. New outfits from Breath of the Wild for Link and Zelda will be included. The first of the two updates hits the Switch on January 31st. New content is coming to Super Mario Odyssey too! Ys VIII: Lacrimose of DANA will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch .

Sci-tech SpaceX scheduled to test fire Falcon Heavy rocket Thursday
Author: 0 SpaceX scheduled to test fire Falcon Heavy rocket Thursday

A senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Laura Grego, showed concern that the satellite might have stopped functioning near the orbit or failed to separate from the rocket during the second half of the mission. "Information published that is contrary to this statement is categorically false". Teams will watch closely as the three-core launch vehicle is loaded with propellant at pad 39A on Thursday, then briefly fire its 27 Merlin engines for the first time.

Sci-tech Assassin's Creed Rogue is Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in March
Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Rogue is Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in March

Unfortunately for PC gamers, the remaster is confined to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One , though if you have a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X , you'll be able to experience Rogue in 4K. Slowly Descend Into Darkness Witness Shay's transformation from an adventurous Assassin to a grim and committed Templar willing to hunt down his former brothers.

Sci-tech Apple iPhone explodes, injures a repairman in Zurich
Author: 0 Apple iPhone explodes, injures a repairman in Zurich

The company's admission came after a study in December concluded that Apple was intentionally slowing its iPhones down. In countries such as France, "planned obsolescence" is against the law. South Africa's iStore has announced its iPhone battery replacement prices for South Africa, reports Mybroadband. In fact, the company is now facing an extraordinary number of class-action lawsuits both in the US and overseas.

Sci-tech Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Switch on May 4
Author: 0 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Switch on May 4

However, that exclusivity will be ending later this year, as the critically-acclaimed platformer from Retro Studios is making its way to the Nintendo Switch with additional content. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will arrive for the Nintendo Switch on May 4th, 2018. The writers here at Nintendo Enthusiast are huge fans of Tropical Freeze , so this is a welcome announcement.

Sci-tech House headed for cliffhanger vote on NSA surveillance
Author: 0 House headed for cliffhanger vote on NSA surveillance

In a tweet , he linked the FISA program that his White House supports to the dossier that alleges his campaign had ties to Russian Federation, catching aides and Capitol Hill officials off guard. Supporters of the bill were furious with the Presidential whiplash over FISA. Having the leader of the free world engage in daily stream-of-consciousness tweets based on low-bar cable television news chatter might seem like a good idea - it's like improvisational jazz, only with a higher ...

Sci-tech The World Ends With You Final Remix Heading to Switch
Author: 0 The World Ends With You Final Remix Heading to Switch

Still, it's not a bad start for Nintendo fans hungry to know what they'll be playing soon. The Nintendo Switch has turned out to be a victor for the company. ACA NeoGeo Art of Fighting 2 hits the eShop today. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is out on the Nintendo Switch this summer. The Switch version of the game will include a timed-exclusive character name Joy, who's described as a "Japanese computer whiz".

Author: 0 Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition will be released for the Switch this Spring

Ports of two Wii U games have been announced - Hyrule Warriors and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze . These are both Wii U games that Switch fans should be stoked to get their hands on. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. If anything, these next few months will be just as busy as the holiday season for Nintendo, even if there are only a few completely new games coming to the console.

Sci-tech Facebook is testing local news and events section for local publishers
Author: 0 Facebook is testing local news and events section for local publishers

To make sure that the stories are relevant and authentic, Facebook will only source links from local publishers that have been manually vetted by the News Partnership team first. The company has tested and launched a handful of other news-related features this year as part of the effort, including a breaking news label for publishers and a label identifying stories disputed by outside fact-checkers .

Sci-tech Apple hands Chinese iCloud to Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry
Author: 0 Apple hands Chinese iCloud to Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry

Apple has made the move to obey the Chinese government's policies, which is that Chinese citizens data must be stored within the country. "There will be a series of customer communications over the course of the next seven weeks to make sure customers are well informed of the coming changes", it said.

Sci-tech Ford Edge ST Unveiled Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show
Author: 0 Ford Edge ST Unveiled Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show

That engine is a specially tuned 2.7L EcoBoost twin turbo that makes 335hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The entire 2019 Edge range comes equipped with a new eight-speed automatic transmission, but the ST trim gets paddle shifters and a Sport mode that alters shift points (as well as engine braking and throttle response).

Sci-tech Mobile's aggressive new smartphone promo includes high-profile iPhone X
Author: 0 Mobile's aggressive new smartphone promo includes high-profile iPhone X

To qualify for a BOGO deal, you'll need to purchase two of the aforementioned phones on a T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), port in a number, and trade in an old handset. It will pay off any remaining amount due, up to Dollars 650, on 13 popular smartphones, including the Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8, if the customer switches to the T-Mobile One Plus plan.

Sci-tech Total War: Three Kingdoms Announced For Release In Fall 2018
Author: 0 Total War: Three Kingdoms Announced For Release In Fall 2018

Creative Assembly appear to have jumped the gun in announcing Total War : Three Kingdoms , first by a quickly-deleted Tweet "announcing a new Total War era" which linked to a countdown pointing toward tomorrow, then by an early YouTube livestream revealing the trailer.

Sci-tech Twitch snags last-minute Overwatch League streaming deal
Author: 0 Twitch snags last-minute Overwatch League streaming deal

The first season of the Overwatch League will run until June, with playoffs and finals scheduled for July. Twitch will show every regular-season and postseason contest for OWL, which starts play tonight, and develop reward programs and new virtual merchandise for viewers.

Sci-tech CES 2018: Vuzix Blade AR glasses are the next Google Glasses
Author: 0 CES 2018: Vuzix Blade AR glasses are the next Google Glasses

The strategy is created to put Amazon's service, which generates revenue for the company, in as many places as possible to sell more products. The Blade is the first device Vuzix has developed which contains nearly all aspects of display and power source within the frame.

Sci-tech Call of Duty WWII Zombies continues with The Darkest Shore
Author: 0 Call of Duty WWII Zombies continues with The Darkest Shore

The next Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies map is The Darkest Shore , and there's finally a new trailer for us all to ogle and unpack before the DLC pack releases later this month. Titled " The Darkest Shore ", the new trailer will not fail to creep fans out. This serves as the next chapter in the Call of Duty Zombie saga. The new map is part of the upcoming The Resistance DLC , which is set to go live on January 30.

Sci-tech Pokemon GO Will Cease to Work on Older iPhones and iPads
Author: 0 Pokemon GO Will Cease to Work on Older iPhones and iPads

After that Trainers who are using affected devices will no longer be able to access their " Pokemon Go " accounts from their smartphone or tablet. Not only that, the 4th generation iPad, which was released in 2012 and all earlier iPad versions will also experience the support drop on the same date.

Sci-tech Toyota's bus of the future may deliver your pizza
Author: 0 Toyota's bus of the future may deliver your pizza

Toyota Motor Corp announced on Monday a self-driving electric concept vehicle that it will tailor for companies to use for tasks like ride hailing and package delivery, underscoring how automakers are no longer simply building cars but also providing services to go with them.

Sci-tech Razer's Project Linda is a notebook powered by the Razer Phone
Author: 0 Razer's Project Linda is a notebook powered by the Razer Phone

Yes, that company which makes some cool gaming laptops, keyboards, mice and other gaming peripherals. Gaming-focused computer veteran Razer has made a habit of demonstrating ambitious, droolworthy or just outright insane concepts at major trade shows like CES, so we can't say we're shocked to see Project Linda aiming to bridge the gap between mobile devices and laptops this year.

Sci-tech LG announces 65-inch OLED TV that rolls up like paper
Author: 0 LG announces 65-inch OLED TV that rolls up like paper

LG Display's demo showed a couple of neat uses of the tech: with the press of a button, the TV would sink down just enough to shift its aspect ratio from 16:9 to the cinematic 21:9, meaning you can enjoy your ultrawide movies without the need for any black bars at all.

Sci-tech New Dell Mobile Connect software brings your mobile apps to PCs
Author: 0 New Dell Mobile Connect software brings your mobile apps to PCs

Dell also promises to include it in most of its new PCs this year including next-gen XPS, Vostro and Inspiron series. Dell has also been trying to push improved integration amongst its devices, which is why they have shown off a new app at the CES that syncs notifications and certain functions between their Windows laptops and both Android as well as iOS smartphones.

Sci-tech DELL's Kaby Lake-G Powered XPS 15 has a MagLev Keyboard
Author: 0 DELL's Kaby Lake-G Powered XPS 15 has a MagLev Keyboard

The difference in focus is showcased by the two devices' differing specifications. Dell unveiled the new XPS 15 convertible at CES, complete with a design that resembles the original 15-inch XPS laptop while including upgraded processors and graphics chips.

Sci-tech Toyota adds Amazon Alexa to select Toyota and Lexus models
Author: 0 Toyota adds Amazon Alexa to select Toyota and Lexus models

Toyota hasn't announced which models will be able to connect to Amazon Alexa this year, but more Toyota and Lexus vehicles are expected to get the feature in 2019. Alexa is Amazon's intelligent virtual assistant, similar to Siri or Cortana, which can interact with users via voice, make lists, set alarms, provide news and weather information, as well as control smart devices connected via the internet.

Sci-tech Ring CES 2018: New Home Security Devices Announced
Author: 0 Ring CES 2018: New Home Security Devices Announced

Finally, Ring Alarm is Ring's $199 professional monitored security system that includes a base station, keypad, contact sensor (for windows and doors), passive IR sensor, and Z-Wave extender. Apart from providing protection and security, Ring Beams can simply be used to light pathways and as spotlights for either the backyard or the front yard.

Sci-tech Honor View 10 preorders open 8 January
Author: 0 Honor View 10 preorders open 8 January

Honor, Huawei's youth-focused smartphone brand, is bringing the artificial intelligence powers of the Honor View 10 to the U.S. Starting from the first day, the sale offers a ₹1,500 discount when you purchase the Honor View 10 from Amazon.

Sci-tech Google Assistant in 2018: Google reveals what to expect
Author: 0 Google Assistant in 2018: Google reveals what to expect

While Amazon has maintained an early lead in the battle to put a smart virtual assistant in every home, capturing 70% of the market, Google isn't going down without a fight. For now anyway, Google is not making its own Smart Display speaker. In an effort to keep you informed of all the goings-on at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week, SVG is compiling a roundup of the top stories from around the web.

Sci-tech SpaceX says rocket performed OK in secret satellite launch
Author: 0 SpaceX says rocket performed OK in secret satellite launch

The mission itself was shrouded in secrecy even before it failed to enter a stable orbit. The company doesn't anticipate any impact on its upcoming launch schedule, including a Falcon 9 mission in three weeks. The company chose SpaceX as the launch provider, noting late a year ago that it took "great care to ensure the most affordable and lowest risk scenario for Zuma".

Sci-tech Japanese astronaut grows 9cm taller after three weeks in space
Author: 0 Japanese astronaut grows 9cm taller after three weeks in space

Norishige Kanai wrote on social media he was anxious he would not fit into the seat of the Russian Soyuz vehicle that is due to bring him home in June. I've had physical measurements since I got to space, and, wow, I've grown by up to nine centimetres. He joked that he's anxious about fitting into his seat on the Soyuz capsule for the ride back to Earth.

Sci-tech Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 get big discounts and cashbacks
Author: 0 Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 get big discounts and cashbacks

The offer is now valid on Amazon India website as well as Amazon app. Furthermore, on buying the Nokia 8 using Amazon Pay customers can get Rs 2000 cashback. All the four colour options - silver, tempered blue, copper and matte black are available in the Nokia Mobile Week. Recently, HMD Global chief Juho Sarvikas announced that the company has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Nokia 8 smartphone.

Sci-tech CES 2018: ASUS Republic of Gamers showcases latest gaming lineup
Author: 0 CES 2018: ASUS Republic of Gamers showcases latest gaming lineup

The Hero Edition laptop is definitely merchandise meant for SKT T1 fans, because it also comes with an SKT jersey, mousepad, and posters of all the team members. Furthermore, it uses Aura Sync lighting, the same as the above gaming desktop, and offers a USB pass-through port, allowing gamers to connect a mouse (or other peripheral) via the keyboard.

Sci-tech Watch six minutes of Metal Gear Survive single-player
Author: 0 Watch six minutes of Metal Gear Survive single-player

Konami says that Metal Gear Survive will be holding a beta programme, on both PS4 and Xbox One, between January 18 and 21 (as yet, it has not detailed precise start and end times). That includes how you can summon or build things like a fence in the middle of the game world, which is used to delay a batch of enemies pursuing the player.

Sci-tech French prosecutor probes Apple planned obsolescence
Author: 0 French prosecutor probes Apple planned obsolescence

It has admitted slowing its flagship iPhones phones down, but says this was meant to extend their battery life. Despite the reassurances from Apple , French consumer watchdog DGCCRF launched an investigation on Friday 5 January looking into alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following complaints from a consumer organisation.

Sci-tech AMD details 2018 plans for Radeon GPUs
Author: 0 AMD details 2018 plans for Radeon GPUs

The existing X370 series motherboards is likely to support the 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs with BIOS updates from motherboard manufacturers but it is still not clear if there will be any performance benefits from the new 400-series chipsets.

Sci-tech Facebook 'Portal' to Compete With Echo Show
Author: 0 Facebook 'Portal' to Compete With Echo Show

Sources claim that Facebook will also equip the Portal video chat device with a wide-angle lens that will be capable of recognizing faces and syncing them up with their Facebook accounts automatically. Facebook's been looking to compete with Amazon, Apple, and Google in the hardware space for years, but it's faced internal challenges. Compared to the Echo Show, Portal will be much more costly.

Sci-tech Oldest supernova found in 5000-year-old rock carving in Kashmir
Author: 0 Oldest supernova found in 5000-year-old rock carving in Kashmir

As the carving can not represent two Suns or a weird Sun-Moon duo, the astronomers think that one of the objects depicted is a full Moon while the other would have been a Supernova in close proximity of our Solar System. The oldest settlement in Burzahama was found to have a history dating back to around 4100 BC. From that period, till the more historic period, there have been only a few records of any pre-historic reports of astronomical observations.

Sci-tech The Overwatch League app is now live
Author: 0 The Overwatch League app is now live

Home team skins, which are the more colorful variation, will be available for purchase ahead of the Overwatch League. The first match of the inaugural season of Overwatch is set for 4:00 pm PST to catch the kids on the West Coast as they get out of school, kids on the East Coast as they finish dinner, and kids in Asia as they get up in the morning.

Sci-tech Google has great news about fixing the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws
Author: 0 Google has great news about fixing the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws

Google also says the security vulnerability initially thought to be linked to most modern computers is actually a threat to smartphones and tablets as well. After patching its Linux computers on all its computers, Google observed "negligible impact on performance". Intel also said it doesn't expect a major performance hit to its processors when it launches the fix, which was a concern of Google's.

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