Twitter has announced it is pulling its Mac desktop app and will stop supporting it in 30 days. This will allow the company to focus on a consistent experience across all platforms.
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Lecturer in science with a strong background in cancer research. Technology has always been a part of my life from a young age and this stems from a love of video games. I still enjoy playing all the latest games and from time to time dabble in a more retro game. Although never taking up electronics, computer science or physics in academia, I have always kept them as a hobby and have learnt a significant amount from reading around the subject. I have spent countless hours delving into the many realms of computer science, from building and fixing desktop PCs and laptops to developing a few applications and building custom ROMs. At the same time, I have read a considerable amount on the inner workings of CPUs and GPUs, and about the underlying architectures, how they differ, the benefits and disadvantages of each and developments in the field. Further, I follow unique developments of the use of often bespoke technologies in the field of research and in particular biology.
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 reference device has been run through 12 benchmarks and the upcoming CPU and GPU combination is showing massive gains compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 835.
Broadcom and Qualcomm have agreed to meet on February 14th to discuss the $121 billion acquisition offer. Qualcomm turned down a meeting for last weekend but now have had a change of heart.
The latest Microsoft Launcher update integrates Cortana into the experience. This latest offering brings the launcher up to date with Google's Pixel launcher and Samsung's Bixby infused TouchWiz.
TinyBuild games is porting six games to the Nintendo Switch. The Final Station, ClusterTruck, Punch Club, Party Hard, Streets of Rogue and Hello Neighbor will be released individually throughout 2018.
The battery packs in some models are a potential fire hazard. The batteries present in ceratin Celsius and Lifebook models can overheat and cause damage although there has only been one case so far.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 will be an octa-core chip in two+six configuration, with a 600 series GPU, according to a report. More details about the SoC may be announced at MWC in February.
Having initially rolled out a buggy Spectre patch, Intel has now released an updated patch for Skylake CPUs. The updates will be made available through OEM updates so make sure to update soon.
At the age of 70, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation John Perry Barlow has passed away in his sleep. Barlow always advocated for an open internet and was a supporter of net neutrality.
Developers behind the much loved S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series are working on a battle royale style game called Fear the Wolves. The game is slated for a 2018 release on consoles as well as PC.
Makers of budget Android phones Wileyfox, announced on Reddit that they have gone into administration. Their phones will no longer receive updates and ongoing support will be limited.
Huawei has announced the release of its new mid-range smartphone offering for western markets, the Honor 9 Lite. The phone comes with a much-improved front-facing dual camera for that perfect selfie.
With an update to the Pixel Visual Core, you'll be able to take better pictures in apps that take advantage of the API. The built-in camera app on the Pixel 2 already utilises the dedicated core.
A bug in Grammarly discovered by Google's Project Zero team allowed any website to login to the Grammarly service as the user. The bug was patched within hours of Grammarly receiving the report.