Samsung now offerings in-person service for Galaxy phones in the US

Cracked your Galaxy S9 display, or broken the headphone jack on your Galaxy Note 8? Apparently, more than 300 uBreakiFix locations across the country will open their gates starting March 15 to all Samsung customers who own Galaxy devices .

Almost half of Canada's Paralympic team has ties to BC

The 10-strong Team of three Paralympians and seven support staff become the latest additions to an expected global contingent of 670 Para athletes from 45 countries, gathering to compete across six Para sports. Two competitors - both of them taking part in cross-country skiing - along with four observer athletes and 18 officials crossed the land border north of Seoul before heading for the venues .

Android P Developer Preview released by Google with notch support, notification improvements

Other notable Android P features/tools include: rich messaging notifications that highlight who is messaging, shows full conversations, and allows attachments of photos and stickers and even suggested smart replies; and the ability for developers to take advantage of indoor positioning in their apps so that they can track users indoors - with permissions - using a technology called Wi-Fi Round-Trip Time (RTT).

Apple Working on Largest iPhone Ever

Two new leaked images posted on the MacX forums purport to show the screen size for the larger " iPhone X Plus " rumored to be coming later this year. According to the report, the smartphones will also come with an upgraded version of the existing iPhone X but it would be less expensive. However, dual-SIM smartphones are certainly popular in Asia and also with road warriors who regularly flit between their home territory and different Asian countries.

Met Office issues yellow warning for snow in Lincolnshire

Overnight temperatures will drop significantly to -5C. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow for London and South East England next week. The Met Office's chief forecaster said: "There is a lot of uncertainty in the extent and timing of snow during Tuesday". Snow is also possible with the a risk of some wintry showers in some eastern and southern coastal counties and some may be of snow, but mainly dry elsewhere.

Google Pay for Android Goes Live Today

The Android Pay app on the Play Store is being changed to Google Pay , and while there's a new logo and tweaked UI, all of Android Pay's core functionality is still here. Rather than process payments, the Google Pay API will pass the credentials to a payments processor such as Braintree or Stripe. "We give developers a very simple API to implement Google Pay ", Bhat noted, "The API is simple because we are not processing that payment".

FBI Confirms Warning About School Shooting Threat From YouTube User

The FBI likely didn't follow up with YouTube a year ago to determine the identity and location of a person who posted that " I'm going to be a professional school shooter " under a vlogger's video. The comment was posted to a video uploaded by MS blogger Ben Bennight. Bennight said he received a voicemail from FBI Special Agent Ryan Furr at the Miami field office at around 4:30PM on Wednesday, half an hour after the shooting incident began.

WordPress plugin hacked to mine cryptocurrency: government, ICO, NHS sites hit

Over 4,200 websites are in the victims list [ link ], including The City University of NY, the USA court information portal (, Lund University, the privacy watchdog The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO ), and several other government, health and educational websites across the world.

Xiaomi's 4K Mi TV 4 arrives in India at just Rs 39999

The company is calling Redmi Note 5 Pro as "India's Camera beast". The handset tags a price starting at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM model and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM version. The phone features 12-megapixel primary lens with 1.25-micron pixel and f/2.2 aperture, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and Beautify 3.0.

Heads Up, Earthlings: Asteroid Close Encounter Ahead

It will pass by Earth within one-fifth of the distance between the Earth and the moon. The planet Earth is set to have a close encounter with a small asteroid today. An asteroid , estimated to be between 15 and 30 metres in size, will safely pass by Earth on Friday, National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) has said.

Upcoming PlayStation 4 update includes play time management

Family managers/guardians can apply playtime restrictions in two ways. If parents are feeling generous, they can extend play time from a smartphone or computer. With Background Music on PS Now , you'll be able to listen to your favorite tracks while streaming a game on PS Now. When you're on the Media Player or the USB Music Player, "triangle" will work as the shortcut for play or pause, and the "square" button as the volume control.

Police warn against sharing explicit video

Federal authorities have been alerted to the video and are investigating its origin. "The sharing of child exploitative images - regardless of intention - is harmful and illegal", Facebook's media team said in a statement. She sharing the video only makes the issue worse. After the video began circulating Facebook, several law enforcement agencies throughout the country began investigating.

All-new Hyundai Santa Fe gets previewed in first official sketches

Several powertrain packages are likely, with an emphasis on a V-6 for the bigger model and an inline-four for the Santa Fe Sport. Ladies and gentlemen, these are the first official design sketches of the all-new Santa Fe SUV, which is scheduled to debut later this year - most likely at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Sen. Nelson says he's ready to fight for International Space Station funding

Sen. The United States has spent almost $100 billion on the orbiting laboratory and has continually looked for ways to keep it flying. Since 1993 the United States has spent over $87 billion to build and operate it, with ongoing costs until 2024 estimated at between $3 and $4 billion per year.

SpaceX Completes Falcon Heavy Initial Static Fire Test

American Eastern Standard Time for about 10 seconds, spewing violent exhaust and steam, a video on SpaceX's official twitter showed. The company is scheduled January 30 to launch a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida, the report added.

Apple previews the upcoming iOS update, improvements to ARKit, battery, animojis

Apple devices have a reputation for being hard to hack, Slotkin said . Despite Apple's contrition, the company is still facing an investigation by French authorities, a series of questions from U.S. Third-party speaker manufacturers, including Sonos, have announced compatibility support for AirPlay 2 , though none have released products that support the standard.

NTSB Gathers Info on Tesla Autopilot Crash with Fireplace Engine

Of course, as Tesla quickly noted, Autopilot (despite the name) is a driver assistance system that is no substitute for an attentive, er, human pilot. Quite a few other drivers have lodged complaints regarding this model of auto undergoing an accident while on Autopilot Mode. Tesla's autopilot system, however, is still progressing and requires drivers to be prepared to grab the wheel and react to circumstances at all times.

Facebook selfie showing evidence of murder

The cause of death was strangulation. The now convicted killer said she hit Gargol and then strangled her with the belt. "It shouldn't have ever happened", she said in a statement through her lawyer. Antoine also reportedly lied to police and told them that she was with Gargol the night of her murder but left to go visit her uncle. According to BBC, Antoine has pleaded guilty and been given 7 years in prison for manslaughter.

Nintendo Dominated December With Big Switch and 3DS Sales According to NPD

We already know that the Switch was the best selling hardware in December followed by the Xbox One , and now Nintendo has confirmed that Switch sold 1.5 million units in December alone. It is setting new sales record for Nintendo which should prove to be good news for them after the lackluster sale of the Nintendo Wii U. Ahead of the release of the monthly USA sales report from the NPD Group , Nintendo issued a press statement today confirming that more than 2.6m units of hardware were ...

Find out everything Google Assistant can do in this directory

There are smart Samsung and LG fridges that can provide that info, but there's no easy way to plug that into my chosen Google ecosystem. The Google Assistant integration will happen when you pair your set top box with a Google Home , Android phone , or iPhone .

SpaceX says rocket worked fine as spy satellite reported lost

But Shotwell reiterated in a statement Tuesday morning that "after review of all data to date, Falcon 9 did everything correctly on Sunday night". The nature of the mission remains shrouded in mystery. When SpaceX has had mishaps in the past, it's grounded the company for months. SpaceX typically supplies such an adapter but reportedly did not for this mission .

Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League

Skin tokens can be purchased through Blizzard . Speaking in a press release, Blizzard COO Armin Zera said that the new partnership is a way for fans to stay connected with the Overwatch League brand over the coming years. Overwatch publisher Activision-Blizzard's in-house platform will show half of the regular-season contests, but the dominant share of the audience will come via Twitch, which will stream in Korean, English and French everywhere except China.

Intel CEO sold $24 million worth of shares before Chip Vulnerability

Although Intel notes that the data can only be viewed and not modified or deleted, it does not make the vulnerability any less alarming. We are calling it fishy because this week we learned about massive security flaw on Intel chips. Intel says the stock sale was unrelated to the vulnerability, but came as part of a planned divestiture program. Intel's CEO saw a $24 million windfall November 29 through a combination of selling shares he owned outright and exercising stock options.

The Nokia 6 (2018) is smaller and fiercer than its predecessor was

The original Nokia 6 had a front-mounted fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button. The 2018 version has a 16MP rear camera sensor with dual-tone LED flash and PDAF lens. New Nokia 6 (2018) will keep the screen frame, which will also receive a Full HD resolution and a diagonal of 5.5 inches, although this format is in 2018 is no longer relevant.

The First Supermoon of 2018 Arrives on New Year's Day

In a happy coincidence, New Year's Day will feature a supermoon , which will appear bigger and brighter than a typical full moon. The best time to check out a full moon is when it's low on the horizon, during moonrise or moonset. Blue Moons aren't unique as they happen around once every 2.7 years because the number of days in a new moon to new moon is a bit less than the usual calendar month.

Amazon Merchants Sell One Billion Items Worldwide this Holiday

Exact numbers haven't been given, but Amazon does say that the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick were the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon . Mobile shopping helped push Amazon sales: Customers shopping on the Amazon App increased almost 70%, and more than 1,400 electronics products were ordered per second on a mobile device this holiday season, the company said.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI Is Now Available For iPad

Aspyr Media further explained that it optimized the game for the iPad platform, adding new features such as a battery life indicator, settings for map movement inertia and zoom sensitivity, options to have the game confirm certain actions (combat, movement, and harvesting), and adviser messages to explain how the controls have changed for the iPad versus PC.

Chrome will start blocking 'intrusive' ads starting February 15

Starting on February 15, Chrome will automatically block all ads on sites don't meet industry guidelines , VentureBeat reports . When those annoying ads will be eliminated, the users will never have to install an ad blocker, which stops all ads from loading, thereby, crippling the ad businesses.

Huawei Enjoy 7S launch rumors: Everything you want to know

Huawei is expected to introduce two storage variant of the Enjoy 7s - one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There will be a combination of 13 Megapixel and 2 Megapixel at the back panel. The official render of this phone shared or we can say leaked by a popular leaster on Twitter , @evleaks.

Clear Bay Area skies to offer great view of Geminid meteor shower

The best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Thursday, Dec. 14th, when the constellation Gemini is high overhead. A stunning light show put on by the Geminid meteors illuminated the crystal-clear night sky over the Changbai Mountains in northeast China on Wednesday.