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Bruce McCandless, immortalised in famous spacewalk photo, dies age 80

Bruce McCandless, immortalised in famous spacewalk photo, dies age 80

McCandless died Thursday in California, NASA's Johnson Space Center announced Friday. He logged 13 days and 31 minutes off the planet, including 12 hours and 12 minutes conducting two spacewalks. As it turned out, a spacewalk was not needed - problems with the telescope's mirror were discovered later - and Discovery's crew returned to Earth after a five-day mission.


OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock feature is coming to OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock feature is coming to OnePlus 5

Apart from an edge-to-edge display, the OnePlus 5T got another new notable feature called Face Unlock , which unlocks the device by looking at it. Earlier this year, we heard the official news about the OnePlus 5 receiving Oreo updates sometime early in January next year.


Shoppers fearless the madness to snag last-minute Christmas gifts

Shoppers fearless the madness to snag last-minute Christmas gifts

Last-minute online Christmas shopping involves buying bedding for festive guests and batteries for new gadgets. Argos' head of fast-track delivery, Darren Frost, said: "We know Christmas is a busy time for families so it's easy to forget essential items, or be surprised with late additions to a Christmas guest list".



Apple is being sued for intentionally slowing down its older iPhones

Elsewhere, Kuo also suggests that Apple could not only launch iPhone X's successor next year, but also a bigger model having a 6.5-inch OLED display. "Phones no longer shut down, but, according to users, they did slow down", Vox reported. The company said it added the fix past year to prevent shutdowns on iPhone 6, 6s and SE models, then added it to the iPhone 7 with plans for more devices in the future.



Chromebook model in 2018 could be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC

The commits were first spotted by the folks over at XDA Developers . We said that a Chrome OS device powered by Qualcomm is bad news because most of these chipsets get updated for no more than two years, as other chipsets are supposed to get 5-6 years of updates for the Chrome OS devices.


Oprah warns social media users about scam accounts posing as her

Oprah warns social media users about scam accounts posing as her

There is only one Oprah Winfrey - and she took to her social media accounts Thursday to remind her millions of followers just that. According to BBC, they also claimed to be affiliated with OWN , #Oprah Winfrey's TV network and asked their followers to send money to Jamaica to cover taxes and fees.