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Google X To Bring Rural India Online Via FSOC Light Beams

Google's X plans to bring parts of rural India online via FSOC light beams, starting in 2018. The company already teamed up with a telecom operator in Andhra Pradesh and has big plans for the region.

Google December 17, 2017

Samsung To Launch Bixby-Powered Smart Home Speaker In First Half Of 2018: Report

Samsung is reportedly working on its own smart speaker and it's planning to launch it in the first half of 2018. The Bixby-powered speaker would fit somewhere between the Amazon Echo and the more expensive Apple HomePod.

Gadgets December 17, 2017

RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shuts Down After More Than 20 Years

AIM has officially shut down after more than two decades, marking the end of an era. Users can no longer access or sign into AIM services on any platform, and AIM data and Buddy Lists are gone for good.

Internet December 16, 2017

Microsoft Seeing AI App For The Blind Launches In 35 Countries, Can Now Decipher Handwriting And More

Microsoft's Seeing AI app got a major update with several new features like handwriting recognition. The app is also widening its reach, now available in 35 countries including the European Union.

Microsoft December 15, 2017

Teens Like Pot And Vaping, But Opioid Misuse Hits Historic Low: Study

A national survey found that teens like pot and vaping, but alcohol, cigarette, and drug use is otherwise low compared to other years. Opioid misuse has also hit historic lows among teens.

Public Health December 15, 2017

Mom Arrested After Subjecting Her Son To 13 Major Surgeries And 323 Hospital Visits: Munchausen By Proxy?

34-year-old Texas mother was arrested for injury to a child, after putting her son through 323 hospital visits and 13 major surgeries, all unnecessary. She is believed to suffer from Munchausen by Proxy.

Medicine December 15, 2017

Samsung Notebook 9 2018 Upgrades Bring New Models, Bigger Batteries, And More

Samsung just announced its 2018 Notebook 9 upgrades, consisting of a Notebook 9 Pen and three Notebook 9 ultrabooks. The devices will be at CES 2018 next month and should go on sale shortly after that.

Computers December 14, 2017

Apple Pours $390 Million In US-Made iPhone Laser Tech, Creating 500 Jobs In The Process

Apple announced that it will invest $390 million in optical communications components maker Finisar. The manufacturer will use the money to refurbish its Texas plant, create more than 500 jobs, and make laser chips for iPhones.

Apple December 14, 2017

Google Year In Search: Here's What People Most Googled In 2017

Google's 2017 Year in Search revealed the most prominent searches of the year and it has been a tough one. However, people searched for 'how to help' more than ever.

Google December 13, 2017

Apple's $4,999 iMac Pro To Go On Sale This Thursday, Dec. 14

Apple's first ever iMac Pro is ready to hit retail soon and launch on Dec. 14. The machine will start at $4,999 for the base model, with higher configurations available to meet various needs and preferences.

Apple December 13, 2017

Nintendo Switch Sold 10 Million Units In 9 Months And Will Meet Holiday Demand

The Nintendo Switch has already sold 10 million units in just nine months since its release, the company announced. Despite recent shortages, Nintendo said the Switch will meet demand this holiday season.

Video Games December 13, 2017

Huntington's Disease: Experimental Drug Marks Huge Breakthrough In First Human Trial

The first human Huntington's trial was successful, sparking hopes that the disease could one day have a cure. An experimental drug lowers the levels of harmful proteins in the nervous system and could slow down the progression of the disease.

Medicine December 12, 2017

Apple Improves iPhone X Availability: Shipping Dates Drop To Just A Few Days

Apple has been having trouble keeping up with iPhone X demand, but it seems better now. iPhone X availability has improved and shipping estimates are now down to 1-3 days in some markets.

Apple December 12, 2017

Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition For An Undisclosed Amount: What Now?

Rumors of an Apple acquisition of Shazam started circling last week, and Apple has now confirmed the deal. The company has not disclosed the financial details but says it has 'exciting plans in store.'

Business Tech December 12, 2017

Social Media Is Destroying Society, Says Former Facebook Exec

Social media plays a big part in our daily lives, but is it beneficial? A former Facebook executive warned about the negative impact it may have and recommended limited use.

Internet December 12, 2017

Man's Sunburn Swelling Got So Bad He Had A Dent In His Forehead: Wear Sunscreen!

Unprotected sun exposure can have some serious effects and one man found out the hard way. A 21-year-old from Texas got a sunburn so severe that the swelling caused a dent in his forehead.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2017

Metro Exodus Trailer Drops At The Game Awards: Get Ready For A Nuclear Winter

The Game Awards brought a new trailer for 'Metro: Exodus,' showing a post-apocalyptic world with little hope of survival. Everyone's gone, and mutated monsters are lurking at every corner.

Video Games December 8, 2017

$2999 Nvidia Titan V Launches As 'The Most Powerful PC GPU Ever'

NVIDIA officially launched 'the most powerful PC GPU ever created,' introducing the $2,999 Titan V GPU. The beastly device is the first consumer-grade GPU based on NVIDIA's Volta architecture.

Computers December 8, 2017

While Microsoft Stays Mum About Xbox Sales, Sony Says PlayStation 4 Sales Topped 70 Million

Sony may not have launched any new gaming hardware this year, but its existing one is still making waves. As of December 2017, Sony sold 70.6 million PlayStation 4 units.

Video Games December 8, 2017

General Electric To Cut 12,000 Jobs In Bid To Stabilize Its Power Unit

Amid dwindling demand for fossil fuel-based energy sources, General Electric is trying to refocus and stabilize its power unit. In the process, GE plans to cut 12,000 jobs from its global power business.

Business Tech December 7, 2017

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