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Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Launching in India Soon: Expected Price, Specs…
- January 09, 2018

Both the smartphones will pack a 64GB of internal storage, which could be further expanded via micro SD card slot and both of them will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. Unfortunately, it seems that Samsung will not manage to integrate the fingerprint sensor into the screen just yet. The South Korean tech giant could take the wraps off its new smartphone models at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. (more...)
Watch the Dragon Ball FighterZ Goku Black Trailer Watch the Dragon Ball FighterZ Goku Black Trailer
- January 09, 2018

Fans were excited to learn that the game would have strong similarities to the early installments of the fan-favorite Marvel vs. Capcom franchise by utilizing a 3 vs. He then kicks off the battle by going Super Saiyan Rose and proceeds to absolutely wreck poor Trunks. A welcomed inclusion are a variety of characters who would be considered relatively low-level fighters by today's standards. (more...)
Facebook allowed the use of cryptocurrencies Facebook allowed the use of cryptocurrencies
- January 09, 2018

In his post , Zuckerberg said he meant to focus on "important issues", which he listed as "protecting our community from abuse and hate , defending against interference by nation states , or making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent". (more...)
Sennheiser HD 820 Headphones Push Fidelity Limits and Price Sennheiser HD 820 Headphones Push Fidelity Limits and Price
- January 09, 2018

Open-back headphones have a special place in any audiophile's heart, but sometimes a closed-back pair are more appropriate. Both HD 820 and HDV 820 feature Pentaconn connectors - the new standard for balanced outputs. Last but not least, you have quick charge support. Priced at just $99.95 (€99), the company says the earphones deliver "clear, detailed sound with an enhanced bass response". (more...)
AT&T Backs Off Deal to Sell Smartphones From China's Huawei AT&T Backs Off Deal to Sell Smartphones From China's Huawei
- January 09, 2018

This morning AT&T reportedly "walked away" from a deal with Huawei, a deal that might well have made Huawei a major smartphone force in the USA. Tomorrow, January 9, Huawei will officially announce its Mate 10 Pro smartphone in the U.S., during a CES 2018 press event. (more...)
Home Security Like Never Before Home Security Like Never Before
- January 09, 2018

Beams . The first gadget that we'll talk about is the Stick Up Cam , which is essentially a security camera . This camera can be used both indoor and outdoor, as it is weatherproof, says the company. Of course, Ring Alarm works with Ring's camera lineup. The Ring Beams LED lights come in pathway light, stairway light and spotlight flavors, and provide relatively easy to install, energy-efficient connected LED lights that can easily work with your exiting Ring devices, including ... (more...)
Is HTC About To Reveal Vive 2.0? Is HTC About To Reveal Vive 2.0?
- January 08, 2018

REUTERS/Tyrone SiuA pair of HTC's Vive Virtual Reality (VR) goggles, is seen during annual Computex computer exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan June 1, 2016. HTC is selling its Vive VR headset in India at a price of Rs 76,990. HTC Vive 2 features: What's new? It does give us a little bit of an indication of what to expect of the Vive 2's imminent CES announcement. (more...)
James Damore sues Google for firing him over his gender memo James Damore sues Google for firing him over his gender memo
- January 08, 2018

The lawsuit - filed in Santa Clara County in Northern California - is seeking monetary, non-monetary, and punitive damages. The suit alleges that Google employees who expressed views deviating from the majority at Google on politics or on employment practices including "diversity hiring policies, bias sensitivity, and social justice" were "singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google", in violation of their legal rights. (more...)
Asus Zenfone Max Plus makes its way to North America Asus Zenfone Max Plus makes its way to North America
- January 08, 2018

Asus has announced its new ZenFone Max Plus during CES 2018, which has a quite massive 4,130mAh battery . Asus said its previous series of ZenFone Max phones have been its best-sellers, shipping together over 5 million units. As mentioned, this model as a dual-rear camera module, which includes a 16MP PixelMaster main camera (f/2.0 aperture) alongside a 120-degree wide-angle camera with a 200%-wider FOV. (more...)
Intel CEO: Massive Stock Dump Before Security Flaw Disclosed Intel CEO: Massive Stock Dump Before Security Flaw Disclosed
- January 08, 2018

It emerged earlier this week that Intel was notified by Google last June of a flaw in its processor chips that could leave memory and data vulnerable to theft - leaving the company, and its rivals, scrambling to mitigate the risk. System updates are made available by system manufacturers, operating system providers and others. There has been speculation that the deployment of KPTI causes significant performance slowdowns. (more...)
Google sold over 6 million smart speakers in 2017 Google sold over 6 million smart speakers in 2017
- January 08, 2018

Even more impressive is that Google has sold one Google Home device every second since October, when Google Home Mini officially launched to the public . Users can broadcast their voice through Google Assistant on smartphones or voice-activated speakers like Google Home. That is more or less, it, the company did not announce any new gadgets at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), at least not yet, but who knows, maybe they will at a later date, there's still plenty of time for ... (more...)
AMD reveals Ryzen Pro mobile CPUs to power up business laptops AMD reveals Ryzen Pro mobile CPUs to power up business laptops
- January 08, 2018

But it's not where AMD is stopping. Although we'd expect no less, AMD teased the performance of the Ryzen 5 2400G by putting it up against the integrated graphics processor of Intel's Core i5-8400. What are the specs of these new chips? AMD will offer two such APUs next month: the Ryzen 5 2400G and the Ryzen 3 2200G. AMD hasn't disclosed anything about enhancements to either CPU or chipset, but we're expecting the company to use that 10 percent performance gain to push 2nd Generation ... (more...)
Google Pay combines Google Wallet and Android Pay Google Pay combines Google Wallet and Android Pay
- January 08, 2018

Google announced this morning that Google Pay has arrived to combine all of their payment options under a single brand. As for when-this is happening right now. Google Pay is already available on websites such as Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse and Instacart, the company said. Google Pay will soon be seen across platforms, services, and payment methods. (more...)
Google Is Struggling With Friendly Neighborhood Bike Thieves Google Is Struggling With Friendly Neighborhood Bike Thieves
- January 08, 2018

However, according to company estimates, its bikes consistently go missing from its campus-between 100 and 250 a week, typically costing $100 to $300 (roughly Rs. Some locals didn't realise the bikes were supposed to be for Google employees only, suggesting they regard Google as a benevolent part of the community. (more...)
Nvidia launches beta streaming service that brings high-performance games to underpowered laptops Nvidia launches beta streaming service that brings high-performance games to underpowered laptops
- January 08, 2018

The public beta is now available in North America and Europe, and you can see the full list of compatible games - which includes PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , Fortnite , Hearthstone , Call of Duty: WWII , Battlefront II and over a hundred others - right here on Nvidia's website . (more...)
Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs from HP, ASUS and others
- January 08, 2018

At home or on the go, with Alexa , users can perform thousands of tasks using intuitive and natural voice commands, including managing calendars and to-do lists, listening to music and audiobooks, controlling smart home devices and much more. (more...)
Meet the Byton concept vehicle, an electric SUV coming in 2019 Meet the Byton concept vehicle, an electric SUV coming in 2019
- January 08, 2018

The Byton will be available in two powertrain configurations, with either a single 268bhp electric motor driving the rear axle that produces 295lb ft of torque, or a four-wheel-drive version with motors driving each axle. On launch, it's a level three autonomous vehicle, but it's actually built for level four autonomy, meaning via updates it can become one. To be fair, the vehicle also looks pretty cool. (more...)
Ford picks Britain to build diesel engines for best-selling USA pick-ups Ford picks Britain to build diesel engines for best-selling USA pick-ups
- January 08, 2018

With hundreds of thousands of pickups sold in the US each year, it may be no surprise that Ford would consider adding more variety to its powertrain lineup. Ford executives say they are confident their diesel will comply with USA emissions rules. Felipe said the after-treatment should provide roughly 10,000 miles of driving range before replenishing. (more...)
You're Going to Droll Over LG's 4K HDR Projector You're Going to Droll Over LG's 4K HDR Projector
- January 08, 2018

The HU80KA is LG's new 4K projector. "LG engineers and designers took on the challenge of downsizing the 4K UHD projector without sacrificing image quality and came up with a premium device that is half the size of competing 4K projectors while still being easier on the wallet", LG wrote in their announcement , comparing their new 4K UHD projector to the other "heavy, expensive and cumbersome" offers now on the market. (more...)
Intel launches 8th Gen processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics Intel launches 8th Gen processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics
- January 08, 2018

Intel and AMD have been fierce rivals for decades and their joining hands to launch a new set of processors will lead to a new segment of consumer computing devices. Due to the EMIB structure, Intel managed to save space by reducing the silicon footprint compared to a device with discrete GPU. That having been said Intel did show off how the latest slew of processors annihilates a three year old system (i7-4720HQ with NVIDIA GTX 960M) giving gamers nearly twice as many frames in games like ... (more...)
Tech Firms Rush Out Patches For Major Computer Flaw
- January 08, 2018

However, at least the big cloud players seem to be claiming that the patches don't affect them too much . Intel is up 22% over the a year ago. The other, named Spectre , could affect chips from Intel , AMD and Arm. "While the vast majority of computing devices are impacted by these flaws, the sky is not falling". Apple did not release a statement , but researchers have found evidence of patches in macOS and iOS. (more...)
Status Orange warning as temperatures to dip to -6°C Status Orange warning as temperatures to dip to -6°C
- January 08, 2018

Met Eireann issued the alert at 1pm, stating that temperatures could plummet to -6 degrees, between 9pm and 10am on Monday. As for tonight, frost is to be expected with yet another night of minus temperatures. However cloud will increase during the afternoon and some light rain and drizzle is likely in the late evening. "Winds will be light to moderate south-east in direction; but will be fresh to strong and gusty along Atlantic coasts". (more...)
What you need to know about the latest hacking threat
- January 07, 2018

The separate security flaws, known as "Meltdown" and "Spectre", have caused computer companies and software giants to rush through upgrades before hackers start taking advantage. Google claims that it had briefed affected companies about the "Spectre" bug in June and the "Meltdown" bug in July a year ago. Intel Corp INTC.O said fixes for security issues in its microchips would not slow down computers, rebuffing concerns that the flaws found in microprocessors would significantly reduce ... (more...)
Furi Coming To Nintendo Switch On January 11th Furi Coming To Nintendo Switch On January 11th
- January 07, 2018

Nintendo is specifically claiming to be the quickest-selling home gaming system in the U.S. The company says it sold more units of its newest console during its first 10 months of availability in the United States than any other video game system in the country to date, including the Wii, of which it sold 4 million units during the same timeframe. (more...)
Switch Sales On Point - Nintendo Switch Declared the Fastest Selling Console
- January 07, 2018

From industry experts predicting it to be a dud to becoming the fastest-selling home console in U.S. history, the Nintendo's hybrid console's legacy is now assured. Apparently, more than 60% of gamers in the US own Super Mario Odyssey and more than 55% own Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild . "Part of the reason for the Switch's success has been its strong early lineup of games, including new installments of its " Super Mario", " Zelda ", and " Mario Kart " franchises. (more...)