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BMW 7-Series leaked: Distinctive styling on the menu for flagship sedan BMW 7-Series leaked: Distinctive styling on the menu for flagship sedan
- January 10, 2019

Customers there typically prefer more aggressive vehicle design, so this new look is possibly also evidence of a design shift to cater to tastes in the world's biggest new auto market. We also expect a digital display and improved luxury over the existing models. There will also be a 745e iPerformance xDrive plug-in hybrid with a combined 388 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque on offer, which is 64 hp more than the current 740e offers. (more...)
Google's and Lenovo’s Smart Clock makes your morning alarm less very bad Google's and Lenovo’s Smart Clock makes your morning alarm less very bad
- January 10, 2019

Well, Lenovo is aiming to bring them back from the dead! Last year , we saw a bunch of brands launch smart speakers with touchscreens , including a revamped Echo Show from Amazon and several devices powered by Google Assistant. The Smart Clock has been created to adapt itself to its user's sleeping habits, so hopefully it won't turn on the lights at 3 am (unless you want it to) or play The Who's greatest hits at full blast while you're trying to catch forty winks. (more...)
Call to ARM: Huawei Claims Highest Performance ARM-based CPU Call to ARM: Huawei Claims Highest Performance ARM-based CPU
- January 10, 2019

One focuses on storage, the second on high density, and a third option attempts to balance the two. This puts Huawei in competition with Cavium and Qualcomm, producers of the ThunderX2 and Centriq Arm server processors, respectively, and with Amazon's Graviton CPU , which is only available as part of the EC2 offering on Amazon Web Services (AWS). (more...)
‘The Division 2’ Coming to Epic Games Store, Pulled From Steam ‘The Division 2’ Coming to Epic Games Store, Pulled From Steam
- January 10, 2019

That alone would have been big enough news, but the fact that The Division 2, and every other title in the Epic Games Store, will be a part of the Support-A-Creator program is yet another big move on Epic's part that will surely entice more companies to their platform. (more...)
‘Kirby’ and ‘Yoshi’ Get Release Dates in March ‘Kirby’ and ‘Yoshi’ Get Release Dates in March
- January 10, 2019

In a unique twist, you can play the stages backward, which not only gives the player a new perspective to explore, but unlocks a secret challenge to find Poochy-Pups that are hiding throughout the course. Top it all off with amiibo compatibility that gives Kirby new hats and abilities, and there's quite a bit "Extra" indeed! You can enjoy it starting on March 8 . (more...)
AMD's 3rd-gen Ryzen desktop CPUs are coming in mid AMD's 3rd-gen Ryzen desktop CPUs are coming in mid
- January 10, 2019

Celebrating the 50-year milestone AMD is to hit on May 1 this year, Dr. Su spent a little time in outlining how iterative, smart advances in architecture are likely to play a larger part in enhancing future performance than automatic gains from moving to ever-smaller processes, which have slowed down as manufacturing challenges and associated research and implementation costs have escalated. (more...)
Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps
- January 09, 2019

Google built a sprawling amusement park-style ride to demonstrate how its AI Assistant can be used in the home and on the go to make daily tasks easier. Google Assistant will likely be available on 1 billion devices by the end of January , and it looks like the company is gunning for the next billion. (more...)
Tesla Kills A Robot At CES: It’s Transformers All Over Again Tesla Kills A Robot At CES: It’s Transformers All Over Again
- January 09, 2019

The Russian company Promobot has released video showing one of its Model v4 robots being knocked over on Paradise Road, Las Vegas. Promobot was working as a consultant at the exhibition. When questioned, Caldera said, "There was nobody there, no men, no cars". 'I switched this Tesla into a self-driving mode and it started to move. (more...)
Acer debuts two Predator Triton gaming laptops with GeForce RTX graphics Acer debuts two Predator Triton gaming laptops with GeForce RTX graphics
- January 09, 2019

This essentially makes it a 2-in-1 gaming laptop , though you're not going to want to carry around a 17-inch tablet - even if it is just 23.75mm (0.94 inches) thick. Additionally, the laptop supports 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D metal fans for an increase in airflow by 45% and the Coolboost technology to avoid overheating during high usage. (more...)
Resident Evil 2 '1-shot' demo coming this week Resident Evil 2 '1-shot' demo coming this week
- January 09, 2019

If players succumb to the zombies during their 30 minutes, they can continue any number of times until the full 30 minutes have been reached. If you manage to complete the demo objective in that time, you'll be shown "brand-new cinematic trailer exclusive to demo participants". (more...)
Overwatch’s Soldier: 76 is gay - and it’s been hinted at for years Overwatch’s Soldier: 76 is gay - and it’s been hinted at for years
- January 09, 2019

You can read the short story Bastet in full via Blizzard . Vincent. "Vincent... I haven't thought about him in years", Ana said. Ironically, many at first disregarded Soldier 76 as Overwatch's only standard hyper-masculine white guy video game protagonist. (more...)
Honor 10 Lite India launch on January 15: Expected price, specifications Honor 10 Lite India launch on January 15: Expected price, specifications
- January 09, 2019

I will be posting a detailed review of the Honor Lite 10 in the coming week. A device page for the same is now live on Flipkart providing the users with a few images and key specifications of the device. Another thing to note about the Honor 10 Lite is its Kirin 710 chipset which is Honor's bet against the other phones which include the Snapdragon 6 series processor or the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset. (more...)
Unlike AT&T, Verizon says it won’t slap 5G label on 4G phones Unlike AT&T, Verizon says it won’t slap 5G label on 4G phones
- January 08, 2019

This past weekend, AT&T started rolling out software updates to Android phones that change the network indicator from "4G" to "5G E". "If network providers, equipment manufacturers, handset makers, app developers and others in the wireless ecosystem engage in behavior created to purposefully confuse consumers, public officials and the investment community about what 5G really is, we risk alienating the very people we want most to join in developing and harnessing this exciting new ... (more...)
ConsenSys and AMD team-up to develop Blockchain-Based Cloud Computing ConsenSys and AMD team-up to develop Blockchain-Based Cloud Computing
- January 08, 2019

W3BCLOUD is a cloud computing architecture that will be supported by the manufacturer's hardware specially designed for supporting all decentralized applications. AMD chips have been popular in running blockchain networks, in particular by retail customers looking to mine cryptocurrencies. At one point, as much as 10 percent of AMD's quarterly revenue came from the crypto mining space, the company reported a year ago. (more...)
Apple's CES ad takes aim at rivals with privacy boast Apple's CES ad takes aim at rivals with privacy boast
- January 08, 2019

The Apple promotion is a take on the popular Las Vegas slogan, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". The ad concludes with a link to Apple's privacy page. It's a not-so-subtle dig at the looser privacy practices of data-hungry rivals like Google and Amazon . Monorain cars with the lettering "Hey Google" - the alarm word for the Internet company's language assistant - drive past an Apple banner advertising the protection of privacy on the iPhone. (more...)
Bendgate 2.0: New Apple support page reiterates visible bends are Bendgate 2.0: New Apple support page reiterates visible bends are "normal"
- January 08, 2019

Apple claimed that the targeted flatness deviation is lower than prior generations of the iPad Pro , but the company said that the subtle differences in thickness may be more perceptible to customers due to the straight-edge corner design. (more...)
Withings announces the $70 Move smartwatch with 18-month battery life Withings announces the $70 Move smartwatch with 18-month battery life
- January 08, 2019

The company was bought by Nokia only to be re-acquired by its original owner Éric Carreel last May. Priding itself for being one of if not the first to put a fitness tracker in an analog watch, Withings is taking things one stop further with the Withings Move. (more...)
Ring unveils Door View Cam, smart lighting system, and new Alarm sensors Ring unveils Door View Cam, smart lighting system, and new Alarm sensors
- January 08, 2019

This is flawless for people who live in places like apartments, condos, rental houses or dorms who can't or are not able to do extensive changes in their doors. The Door View Cam will be officially available in the USA later this year for $199, and Ring also plans to bring it to the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Spain, Sweeden, Denmark, and Finland as well. (more...)
GitHub Free plan now includes unlimited private repositories GitHub Free plan now includes unlimited private repositories
- January 08, 2019

You can downgrade from Pro to free, and still keep your private repos, from your settings page . Yes, GitHub Free plan now includes unlimited private repositories. Now that people have the option to hide this behind a flawless shroud, will this harm GitHub's culture of shameless openness and candidness? "We really want our products to reflect the journey of the developer regardless of where they are in their career", said Kathy Simpson, senior director of product management at GitHub, in ... (more...)
The Humble Store now has Switch and 3DS games The Humble Store now has Switch and 3DS games
- January 08, 2019

Ultimate, and Pokémon Let's Go make up some of the titles on offer. Ocarina of Time 3D, Super Mario Bros . Breath of the Wild , and Splatoon 2 , while familiar Nintendo-published games like Snipperclips and several generations of Pokemon games have also shown up on the store. (more...)
CES 2019: HTC Vive Cosmos Is The Company's Next VR Headset CES 2019: HTC Vive Cosmos Is The Company's Next VR Headset
- January 08, 2019

It means that the images " follow " you wherever you look instead of being locked to the center of the screen. It will do this by rendering your images to where you're actually looking as opposed to the standard way headsets work. In the meantime, I'm going to continue being rather excited about a VR headset that uses eye-tracking. On the services side, HTC announced Viveport Infinity, a long-term VR subscription service giving customers access to over 500 apps, including "top games" ... (more...)
Honor View20 India launch scheduled for January 29; will be Amazon exclusive Honor View20 India launch scheduled for January 29; will be Amazon exclusive
- January 07, 2019

Going by an IANS report, the Honor 10 Youth, which was unveiled in China back in November 2018 is rumored to be brought to the Indian market as Honor 10 Lite. As you might expect, the display has a almost bezel-less design, giving it a screen to body ratio of 91%. I expect Honor to launch all three models in India. (more...)
CES: Razer's New Raptor Monitor, Updated Blade 15, And New Panels CES: Razer's New Raptor Monitor, Updated Blade 15, And New Panels
- January 07, 2019

The Razer Raptor is the company's first gaming monitor. The IPS display promises a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a 7-ms "typical" response rate with down to a 1ms Motion Blur reduction. Around back, Razer has included channels to route cables, and a company rep told us flat cables will come with the monitor in the box. Connectivity options include HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Type-C with charging capabilities, and two USB A 3.1 ports. (more...)
Alien: Blackout announced, is a mobile game
- January 07, 2019

Lurking in the shadows is the haunting Xenomorph that hunts you down as you try to outsmart it by making choices that can change the outcome. Sadly, we'll see none of this on console, as Alien: Blackout will only be coming to mobile devices. (more...)
Leaked Images of iPhone Xi Appear Leaked Images of iPhone Xi Appear
- January 07, 2019

Things will start to look interesting from here, and also the fact that the company's CEO has announced that Apple has lowered its guidance by up to $9 billion. Some previous rumors suggest that the third camera will be a 3D ToF sensor, but it's still all speculations for now. The ToF or Time of Flight technology is based on the time it takes for light to bounce off an object to create a 3D map. (more...)