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This life-size, drivable Bugatti is made out of 1 million Legos This life-size, drivable Bugatti is made out of 1 million Legos
- August 31, 2018

Motorvation is provided by 2304 power function motors, 4032 Lego Tchnic gear wheels and 2016 cross axles, for an estimated total of 3.9kW and 92Nm, and it has a top speed of a little more than 20km/h. In fact, from about 20 metres away it's not obvious that you are looking at a LEGO auto. The vehicle, which was first test-driven in June, made its public debut on Thursday at the Grand Prix Formula 1 event in Monza, Italy. (more...)
Google's FIDO Based Titan Security Key Now Available for $50 Dollars Google's FIDO Based Titan Security Key Now Available for $50 Dollars
- August 31, 2018

If you think that the two devices look identical to a pair of products by Feitian , it's possible that it is the OEM. Google believes so strongly in these keys that they have also added the ability for administrators to enforce their usage on the Google Cloud platform. (more...)
Microsoft Brings Video Transcription to OneDrive's Business Users Microsoft Brings Video Transcription to OneDrive's Business Users
- August 31, 2018

More importantly, users of all that audio and video content will get those services without leaving the Microsoft Cloud, so it is protected and is not passed through any potentially insecure third-party services, he added. "By leveraging Microsoft's industry-leading investments in AI we have made OneDrive and SharePoint in Microsoft 365 the smartest place to store your content", said Shahine. (more...)
First Look at the New iPhone & Apple Watch Series 4 First Look at the New iPhone & Apple Watch Series 4
- August 31, 2018

Second, there's that busy new watch face. Apple consumers are expecting other items to be announced as well, such as a new Apple Watch. Apple refers to these as "complications". Apple will give this handset a 6.1-inch screen and swap stainless steel for aluminum. However, Apple and carriers may have a solution on September 12 . (more...)
The Sony Xperia XZ3 Finally Launches The Sony Xperia XZ3 Finally Launches
- August 31, 2018

There is also another AI-powered feature called Side Sense that predicts what apps users want to use next in a menu that can be accessed just by tapping on either side of the Xperia XZ3 . Sony Xperia XZ3 comes in four colour options of black, white silver, forest green and bordeaux red. As for the battery, the Sony Xperia XZ3 has a 3,330mAh one, which is just a tiny bit bigger than the 3,180mAh battery in the Sony Xperia XZ2 . (more...)
Google teases dark mode for Phone app in Play Store update notes Google teases dark mode for Phone app in Play Store update notes
- August 30, 2018

To review, Duo and Allo were displayed at I/O 2016 as Google's solutions to Apple's FaceTime, Facebook's Messenger, and Microsoft's Skype applications. To recall, Google added a dedicated interface for Android tablets back in July. Interestingly, the revised OS version will offer a new dashboard to users to help them understand how they are spending time on their device, including an "App Timer", "Do Not Disturb (DND)' and 'Wind Down" features . (more...)
The Google Assistant can now speak two languages at once The Google Assistant can now speak two languages at once
- August 30, 2018

To start, Google has added bilingual language pairing for English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. After recently launching the Lenovo Smart Display and the JBL Link View , which combined the functionality of a Google Home smart speaker with a touchscreen, Google Assistant will now make use of what is likely the biggest screen in your house - your TV. (more...)
Dish, Altice USA weigh in in opposition to Fade/T-Mobile merger
- August 30, 2018

With filings having arrived on the FCC from opponents to the proposed merger of Fade (S +Zero.3%) and T-Mobile (TMUS -Zero.1%), Dish network (DISH +1.5%) says it be greater for shoppers and competition that the two companies agree with separated. (more...)
Apple confirms September 12th event, new iPhone models likely Apple confirms September 12th event, new iPhone models likely
- August 30, 2018

New iPhones are coming in September, and now we know exactly when. So we anticipate that Apple will be rolling out camera improvements to all three new iPhones so that it can catch up. Oh, and Apple will probably finally ship the AirPower wireless charger a year after it was announced. It's also possible that a new Apple Watch will be shown at the event. (more...)
HTC's U12 Life has a slick half-and-half texture finish HTC's U12 Life has a slick half-and-half texture finish
- August 30, 2018

On the front, it sports a 6-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. There is 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of UFS2.1 storage. The phone will be available in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in late September in Moonlight Blue and Twilight Purple. Other wireless connectivity comes via an 802.11ac module with NFC and Bluetooth 5 .0. (more...)
Google launches Google launches "Navlekha", to publish content in Indian languages
- August 30, 2018

Google is using its expertise in artificial intelligence for Project Navlekha , using which, it will quickly render any PDF with Indian language content into editable text, overcoming issues that usually occur when you try to copy text in Indian languages from a PDF. (more...)
Bose takes on the Apple HomePod with the new Home Speaker 500 Bose takes on the Apple HomePod with the new Home Speaker 500
- August 30, 2018

According to Bose, its new $400 smart speaker will eventually feature support for AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant , but it's not going to be available at launch. The Soundbar 500 measures 31.5 x 4 x 1.75 inches, has three drives in the front and one on each end, and uses what Bose calls ADAPTiQ technology to tailor the audio characteristics of the soundbar to match the room it's in. (more...)
Gboard App Can Now Create Personalized Stickers Gboard App Can Now Create Personalized Stickers
- August 30, 2018

Users can creates Minis of themselves in different moods and reactions, for them to share and play around with in conversations. Do make sure that Gboard app is up to date before you do this, and even though this feature should be available to all of you, we can not confirm that just yet, as the feature is still not available on our devices. (more...)
Nintendo Direct Dedicated to Dragalia Lost Airing Tomorrow; Release Date Announced Nintendo Direct Dedicated to Dragalia Lost Airing Tomorrow; Release Date Announced
- August 30, 2018

Miitomo crashed, Super Mario Run underperformed, and since Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp added loot boxes, the experience has taken a hit. That game is still going strong, and the sure-to-be-successful Mario Kart: World Tour is coming before the end of the fiscal year. (more...)
TPG and Vodafone announce $15 billion merger to take on the competition TPG and Vodafone announce $15 billion merger to take on the competition
- August 30, 2018

The "merger of equals" pertains to the split of shares and ownership with TPG shareholders owning 49.9% of the new merged group which will be called "TPG Telecom Limited" while VHA shareholders will own the remaining 50.1%. The Australian telecommunications market is characterised by the presence of Telstra and Optus. Berroeta will be chief executive of the merged business, while Teoh will be chairman. (more...)
Air Canada says 20,000 mobile app users affected by data breach Air Canada says 20,000 mobile app users affected by data breach
- August 29, 2018

In a notice on Air Canada's website, the country's largest air carrier said it detected unusual login behaviour on its app between August 22 to 24. People view the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. (more...)
Google unveils new and improved Wear OS user interface Google unveils new and improved Wear OS user interface
- August 29, 2018

Firstly, the notification menu is easier to navigate, more compact and adds a few nifty shortcuts. This won't even make you leave your notification stream. It's here that future users will be able to see hotel reservations, tracked packages, impending flight information, and more. It will warn you if you need to take an umbrella or if there is heavy traffic on the road. (more...)
Huawei leapfrogs Apple to No 2 ranking in global smartphone sales Huawei leapfrogs Apple to No 2 ranking in global smartphone sales
- August 29, 2018

Here's what's going on with Huawei , per a TechCrunch report today, which is going from strength to strength while the Samsung and Apple numbers show year-over-year decline: "In recent years Huawei has been one of a handful of Chinese OEMs bucking the trend of a slowing global smartphone market". (more...)
Tesla pulls its sleek $65 6,000mAh wireless charger from its website Tesla pulls its sleek $65 6,000mAh wireless charger from its website
- August 29, 2018

The Tesla Wireless Charger is a 6,000mAh battery pack that incorporates a sleek design and comes in two colors, black and white. A good portion of the money customers pay for the Tesla Wireless Charger will be for the cool design and the brand name. (more...)
Personal information of about 2 mn T-Mobile users leaked
- August 29, 2018

A company spokesperson told Motherboard that the breach potentially affected about 3% of T-Mobile's 77 million customers - about two million people. FOX Business reports the company is in the process of notifying customers affected by the breach. "If you don't receive a notification then that means your account was not among those impacted by this incident". (more...)
Intel finally announces its Amber Lake and Whiskey Lake mobile processors Intel finally announces its Amber Lake and Whiskey Lake mobile processors
- August 29, 2018

Intel today unveiled six new mobile processors split between the U and Y series of chips. The Intel 8th gen Core U-Series was formerly known as Whiskey Lake (WHL), and the Y-Series was codenamed Amber Lake (AML). Because in the very near future, laptops will have these Intel processors inside, and they'll be coming with new features that've not been offered in their respective form factors before. (more...)
Facebook tests a new feature to help you make new friends Facebook tests a new feature to help you make new friends
- August 29, 2018

Facebook will also let you know if the two of you are part of the same public group, or if you work for the same company, but are not friends on the network. The feature is part of Facebook's efforts to make public discussions on its network more meaningful. But "things in common" feature could be one step toward helping people identify new people outside of their circles they might want to connect with. (more...)
Functioning Apple computer built in 1970s up for auction in Boston Functioning Apple computer built in 1970s up for auction in Boston
- August 29, 2018

It is one of the 60 remaining models of the original 200 computers, designed and built by Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the years 1976 and 1977 respectively. It could get $300,000 or more at auction. "The Apple-1 is not only a marvel of early computing ingenuity, but the product that launched what is today one of the most valuable and successful companies in the world", the auction house said. (more...)
'God was with these guys': Tampa man recovering after Jacksonville mass shooting 'God was with these guys': Tampa man recovering after Jacksonville mass shooting
- August 29, 2018

As a teen he was hospitalized in psychiatric facilities at least twice. Williams said that Katz carried two handguns, including one equipped with a laser sight, into the tournament venue but only fired one of them. One is in serious condition and one is in good condition, the hospital said. "He loved football, and out of all the videogames he could play, he settled on and mastered 'Madden , ' " his cousin Brandi Pettijohn said in a family statement , according to The Associated Press . (more...)
LG G7 Fit price, specifications, features, comparison LG G7 Fit price, specifications, features, comparison
- August 28, 2018

Since the phone is on the Android One program, it has stock Android Oreo 8.1 and should be getting Android Pie 9 soon enough. The LG G7 One will be running Android One (8.1 Oreo) allowing users to regularly receive updates while running a clean version of Android. (more...)