Following shocking finish, Apple Watch warns several Vikings fans about their heart

It was the kind of ending you would expect to only see from Hollywood. Trailing the New Orleans Saints 24-23 in their NFC Divisional Round playoff game, the Minnesota Vikings had 10 seconds left on the clock and were at their own 39 yard line. Case Keenum dropped back to pass and lofted a pass to Stefon Diggs, who caught the ball at the Saints 34, kept his balance, and ran into the end zone for the game winning touchdown as time expired.

Vikings fans at the stadium or watching on television had just witnessed a modern day football miracle, and their bodies were responding appropriately. …


Samsung Pay update includes an updated UI

What makes Samsung Pay different (at least until LG Pay hits the states in H1 of 2018), is the fact that the mobile payment system works with both NFC enabled check-out platforms, and with older POS registers that do not work with NFC. For the latter, Samsung Pay uses magnetic secure transmission (MST). This allows Samsung Pay to work on any POS system that accepts swiped credit cards, which includes just about any retailer. LG Pay also plans on using both a traditional NFC system and one that works with magnetic card readers.

The Samsung Pay app, found in the Google Play Store, has just …

Deal: Save $250 on a Google Pixel 2 XL, or $200 on a Pixel 2 (Verizon only)

At the end of 2017, for a brief period of time, Best Buy
allowed Verizon customers to save $300 on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. As
of this week, the retailer is back with a new Pixel deal, though a slightly
less generous one.

 

Right now, Best Buy lets you save $250 on a Google Pixel 2 XL, or $200
on a Google Pixel 2. The deal requires you to activate the phone(s) with a 24-month installment plan on Verizon, with
savings being reflected in reduced monthly payments – this means you’re not
getting a price cut if you want to buy the handsets outright. Both the 64 GB, and
128 GB variants …

Samsung Galaxy S6 might get Android Oreo by February, but don't get your hopes up

Samsung is hard at work trying to release the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for some of its flagship smartphones. The South Korean company is currently testing Oreo for Galaxy S8 and S8+ and is likely to start pushing it out very soon.

However, another ex-flagship might get the update around the same time. Samsung Galaxy S6’s last major Android OS update could be Oreo, according to the company’s technical support. Sadly, these statements that some Samsung reps issue while offering technical support are hard to confirm 100% since decisions related to important …

BlackBerry Power Center receives update

The BlackBerry Power Center app has received an update in the Google Play Store. The app helps you optimize the power usage of your Android powered BlackBerry handset, so that you can make sure that your phone has power when you need it the most. You can decide on a power configuration for each app, including those titles that constantly eat energy as though it were Cracker Jack out of a box.

With the BlackBerry Power Center, you will be told which apps will benefit from battery optimization. Those who install the app get notificatied when a settings change can result in immediate energy …

Honor fails to keep its promise, says Honor 8 will not receive Android 8.0 Oreo

Last month, Honor’s CEO, George Zao said in an interview that his company plans to release Android 8.0 Oreo update for Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro very soon. The first of the two, Honor 8 was very well received by the press and consumers alike, which made Honor’s decision to offer the update looks even smarter.

Unfortunately, it appears that the Chinese company changed its mind merely a month after the statement of its CEO. Honor India has just confirmed that due to “hardware and software limitations,” Honor 8 will not be getting Android 8.0 Oreo.

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Xiaomi resumes Android Oreo for Mi A1 roll-out, here's what's fixed

Xiaomi’s Android Oreo update for the Mi A1 was a bit rushed, which is why many users have experienced issues with some of the phone’s features, including battery drainage, GPS icon, fingerprint sensor, audio quality and many more.

Given the negative feedback received, Xiaomi pulled the update last week and promised to resume the roll-out after it patches the issues. It appears that it didn’t take too long for Xiaomi to fix all the problems in the first build, as the Chinese company confirmed Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the Mi A1 once again.

If …

Over 1,000 charged for sharing revenge porn on Facebook

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Over 1000 people have been charged for sharing sexually explicit content without consent on Facebook in the biggest case of its kind in Denmark.

According to Danish police, two videos and a sexually explicit image involving two 15-year-olds were originally posted to Facebook Messenger, the platform’s private chat service. The video was then shared hundreds of times across the platform, and now, a total of 1,004 young people have been charged — and about 800 are male, reports Bloomberg. While the content was posted by someone within Denmark, it’s unclear if everyone accused of sharing it are from the country. Read more…

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'Harry Potter' fan-fiction film about Voldemort's origin has over 4 million views

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It’s not the first time a fan-made film has blown up online, but ooh-wee, over 4 million views is a lot.

Tryangle Films has put out their unofficial Harry Potter fan-flick Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. The film acts as a fan-built origin story about Tom Riddle’s school career and early career as Voldemort, dark wizard extraordinaire.

All we want to know is, why wasn’t the title Tom Riddle: Misunderstood Genius? Read more…

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U.S. adults saw their ownership of smart speakers soar 128% in 2017

If we told you once throughout 2017, we told you a number of times that the smart speaker was having a great year. We also told you to expect the product to appear under many a Christmas Tree during the holiday shopping season. Now, a new survey from National Public Radio (NPR) and Edison Research reveals that 16% of American adults own a smart speaker and that is up a whopping 128% from last January. Sure enough, 7% received the device as a holiday gift, and 4% found their first smart speaker when they ripped the wrapping paper off their holiday present.

A rather simple device that combines …