Wrap up on Technology News -- December 29 2017

in technology •  2 years ago  (edited)

This is just a highlight of today's Technology News. A brief one to be precise.

  • Xiaomi Mi A1 gets fast charging support with Android Oreo beta update

  • Amazon sells ‘tens of millions’ of Alexa devices worldwide in record holiday season

  • WhatsApp gets legal notice for ‘middle finger’ emoji, asked to remove within 15 days

  • Vodafone Will Finally Launch Its 4G VoLTE Service in January 2018

  • Chrysler Built Seven Different Turbine Engines for Cars

  • WeChat poised to become China’s official electronic ID system

  • Google’s New AI Can Score Photos on Technical and Aesthetic Quality

  • Apple faces nine lawsuits after admitting it slows iPhones down

  • Mercedes-Benz Urges Government to Not Rush With All-Electric Vehicles Push

  • Apple dominated the competition with new device activations leading up to Christmas

  • Microsoft Executive Hints Surface Phone as Patent Development Continues

  • Some Galaxy Note 8 phones not turning on after battery hits zero

  • Google Doodle puts Marlene Dietrich in the spotlight

  • WhatsApp will ditch Blackberry OS and Windows Phone by New Year’s

  • Samsung and LG say they don’t slow phones with older batteries like Apple

  • Drone collides with US Army helicopter, puts 1.5” dent in rotor

  • First supermoon of 2018 falls on New Year’s Day

  • Porsche’s stunning Tesla rival may be cheaper than expected

  • Several people were able to unlock the bootloader on the Verizon Pixel 2

  • Apple now offering iMac Pro for in-store pickup

  • Estonia’s Plans to Build a Digital Nation Using Blockchain Are Taking Shape

  • Chrome OS will allow Android apps to run in the background

  • Facebook deletes accounts of Chechnya leader hit with US sanctions


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