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Man gets £85000 for live-streaming Anthony Joshua's fight Man gets £85000 for live-streaming Anthony Joshua's fight
- January 09, 2018

Wilder is the WBC heavyweight champion and looks ready to take on the victor of the Parker-Joshua fight, potentially set to be announced this week. He reportedly paid £19.95 to watch the fight, which was aired in April past year, but claimed his inebriated friend used an iPad to show the sold-out bout on Facebook Live. (more...)
Intel will patch all recent chips by the end of January
- January 09, 2018

The cause of the new public relations crisis is the disclosure last week of two new ways to filch data from the microprocessors inside almost all of the world's computers; they are known as Meltdown and Spectre . Intel chips are used in around 90% of the world's personal devices. Meltdown and Spectre were identified by a team at Google , with their work augmented by researchers from other organizations. (more...)
Google has great news about fixing the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws Google has great news about fixing the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws
- January 09, 2018

Intel and ARM said that the problem was not a designed one, but it will need the user to download a patch and update their operating system to fix. Responding to early reports of the threat, Intel said in a statement that the issue affected many chip vendors and denied it was a "bug". (more...)
Hisense is also bringing Google Assistant to its top 2018 TV models Hisense is also bringing Google Assistant to its top 2018 TV models
- January 09, 2018

Last week, Hisense announced that it'd be bringing Amazon's Alexa smart assistant to some of its 2018 TV lineup . All of them are Amazon Alexa enabled with voice control access, while the Android models also support Google Assistant. (more...)
Paladins: Battlegrounds grew from Paladins' old Survival mode Paladins: Battlegrounds grew from Paladins' old Survival mode
- January 09, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , the Internet's biggest and most popular battle royale style game, has become so well known that it is hard for new games to come on the scene. However, the new mode will be out this year, and will be released on PC and consoles. Chisam explained that " battlegrounds " is a generic term that simply describes a type of game and that's exactly why it can't be trademarked. (more...)
HP announces Spectre 15 X360 with Kaby Lake, RX Vega M HP announces Spectre 15 X360 with Kaby Lake, RX Vega M
- January 09, 2018

Even with the increase in performance, HP has rated the device as having up to 15 hours of battery life. The Intel x2 is for consumers unwilling to go down the ARM-Windows path. The chassis is constructed of CNC-machined aluminum. The Notebook 9 comes in three versions whose screens range from 13.3 inches to 15 inches, with the Core i7 chip and up to 16GB of RAM, 1080p displays and 720p cameras. (more...)
2 militants killed in Kokernag encounter 2 militants killed in Kokernag encounter
- January 09, 2018

Authorities have recovered the body of one of the militants, but they did not reveal their identities. Soon after the news about the encounter spread, the people mostly youth took to streets and pelted stones on forces. (more...)
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Group Increases 2017 Vehicle Sales by 8.8% Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Group Increases 2017 Vehicle Sales by 8.8%
- January 09, 2018

BMW has yet to release full-year sales figures for 2017, but the latest release from November shows the group lagging significantly behind Mercedes-Benz. "In spite of that we could sell a record 15,330 units", Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director & CEO Roland Folger told PTI . Mercedes-Benz launched around 12 new models during the year with its AMG range taking centrestage. (more...)
Sony unveils AF8 Series of 4K HDR OLED TVs Sony unveils AF8 Series of 4K HDR OLED TVs
- January 09, 2018

Sony has new 4K Android TVs on the way as part of its new lineup of TVs which feature a range of different options including both OLED and LCD panels for the display type, as well as HDR support. Of course, you'll still get the best results if you stick with native 4K HDR content, and in that regard the A8F has you covered with a Dolby Vision compatible display that should squeeze every bit of detail from the right source material. (more...)
Hyundai's Nexo Previews Fuel Cell Future Hyundai's Nexo Previews Fuel Cell Future
- January 09, 2018

Sibling brand Kia will share the underlying fuel-cell system for a new model of its own before the end of the decade. Hyundai claims the Nexo has an estimated driving range of up to 595 km thanks to a larger battery, eclipsing the Tucson FCEV's 426 km. (more...)
CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built
- January 09, 2018

Samsung's Bixby - the company's answer to Siri and Google Assistant and the like - got off to a bit of a rocky start when it launched back in 2017 , but they're forging ahead with it. The new Family Hub can connect to and control third-party devices that are part of the SmartThings smart home ecosystem such as lights, thermostats, home video cameras, and more. (more...)
Recycle your natural Christmas tree beginning Tuesday Recycle your natural Christmas tree beginning Tuesday
- January 09, 2018

As the Christmas trimmings are put back in the loft for another year and all the festive cards are taken down, South Holland residents may be pondering what to do with their real Christmas tree. The department says this gives the trees longer lives after the holidays are over. All residents that drop by on the 13th can pick up seedlings, as well as vegetable and flower seeds, while our supplies last. (more...)
David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' Demo released on his birthday David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' Demo released on his birthday
- January 09, 2018

Today is also what would have been Elvis Presley's 83rd birthday, and Graceland have been celebrating the event with a public exhibition entitled "Hollywood Backlot". He had an acoustic guitar in his hands and exclaimed, "Nile, darling, I think this is a HIT!" Rodgers and Bowie made a decision to record some demos with a makeshift band put together with the help of Montreux Jazz Festival organizer Claude Nobs. (more...)
Bottlerock Announces Full Lineup Bottlerock Announces Full Lineup
- January 09, 2018

The sixth annual installment, which is set for May 25-27, will also feature Snoop Dogg , The Chainsmokers , Halsey , Phantogram, The Revivalists, Bleachers, E-40, Oh Wonder, LANY, Manchester Orchestra, COIN, Jacob Banks, Missio, Mondo Cozmo, Alice Merton, Flor, Mt. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition rated by ESRB Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition rated by ESRB
- January 09, 2018

But apparently, there's more to come according to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. An official announcement wouldn't have been much of a surprise anyway, but it could end up being a decent package for those who haven't played the open world action role-playing title yet. (more...)
Here's How PUBG Runs On Xbox One X After The New Update Here's How PUBG Runs On Xbox One X After The New Update
- January 09, 2018

The team has been working diligently to elevate the overall player experience, as well as listen and react to our community feedback. PUBG was heavily criticized when it released on Xbox One, via the Xbox Game Preview program, due to performance issues. (more...)
Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018 Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018
- January 09, 2018

However, the Google Home Mini which is priced at just $49 in the USA must have sold in millions. As we all know, smart home companies can integrate into Google Assistant/Home in one of two ways. The company today has taken wraps off its large booth and unsurprisingly it is mostly focused on the Google Assistant . But aside from shedding more light on the staggering growth of the smart speaker market, the survey also highlights another interesting trend - owners of smart home speakers, ... (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 Challenge: Fix Facebook Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 Challenge: Fix Facebook
- January 09, 2018

In other years, Zuckerberg has undertaken overtly personal quests that align vaguely with Facebook's business priorities, including learning Mandarin (which could help Facebook break into the Chinese market), building his own artificial intelligence bot (when Facebook had made AI a priority), and vowing to wear a necktie to work every day (when Facebook was trying to signal to investors and employees that it was serious about making money). (more...)
Facebook is killing M, its personal chatbot assistant Facebook is killing M, its personal chatbot assistant
- January 09, 2018

The company is shutting down M's services without even letting it leave the testing phase, where it had operated since 2015. The service, as originally conceived, differentiated itself from the crowded field virtual assistants by fulfilling more advanced tasks like booking appointments, ordering flowers and dealing with customer service. (more...)
Takata recall grows by 3 million more faulty airbag inflators Takata recall grows by 3 million more faulty airbag inflators
- January 09, 2018

These automakers include Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla. That can hurl hot shrapnel into unsuspecting drivers and passengers. Older models and those in states with high humidity and temperatures are getting priority. (more...)
Alexa Is Coming to Wearables Thanks to Amazon's New Developer Kit Alexa Is Coming to Wearables Thanks to Amazon's New Developer Kit
- January 09, 2018

Unlike Google that took their mobile phone search app and started to build their ecosystem around that, Amazon started with their Amazon Echo smart speaker device and has slowly been expanding where and on what the Alexa software is capable of running on. (more...)
Rumor: iPhone SE 2 will feature glass back, possibly for wireless charging Rumor: iPhone SE 2 will feature glass back, possibly for wireless charging
- January 09, 2018

Unlike that of Qi, Powermat's system relied on a public network of around 12,000 chargers in the U.S. and Europe, and it simply updated all of them to support Qi when Apple's latest iPhones came out. In the immediate future, Powermat will contribute its technology to the WPC. Both Qi and PMA are inductive charging technologies. The final blow seems to be the introduction of the iPhone 8 , 8 Plus, and X. (more...)
VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy
- January 09, 2018

Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), companies are required to disclose information collection practices and obtain consent from parents when collecting information from children under age 13. The FTC alleges that VTech collected "personal information of hundreds of thousands of children" through its KidiConnect mobile app "without providing direct notice and obtaining their parent's consent". (more...)
Monster Hunter World gets final beta on PlayStation 4 Monster Hunter World gets final beta on PlayStation 4
- January 09, 2018

The image shows that Capcom's upcoming action role-playing game will only take up 16GB of HDD space on PS4 at launch. Nergigante's addition as one of the main monsters of the game also signals the return of the Elder Dragons, which are some of the prime targets to be hunted in the " Monster Hunter " franchise. (more...)
Doogee V - stylish clone Apple iPhone X Doogee V - stylish clone Apple iPhone X
- January 09, 2018

Trusted tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) has tweeted a picture of an upcoming smartphone by Doogee that will have an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is 6.2-inches in size with a notch at the top just like the iPhone X. Its rear panel is made out of glass. On the back, it looks similar to some Galaxy S9 renders that surfaced earlier in which two camera sensors sit vertically with an LED flash to the left. (more...)