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Amazon stops selling physical Dash buttons Amazon stops selling physical Dash buttons
- March 02, 2019

In the four years since their launch , new technologies have taken the place of the Dash buttons . The Dash buttons were created to make it easier to reorder products such as laundry detergent or toothpaste. The buttons don't show the product's price, and the fact that Amazon's prices fluctuate frequently means that customers don't know how much they'll be paying when they hit it, or if they could get a better deal elsewhere. (more...)
Chrome Dark Mode and how to get it Chrome Dark Mode and how to get it
- March 01, 2019

Another thing to note about the new Google Duo web app is that although it is under a broad rollout, some users might have to wait to access the Google Duo web version. When it comes to using Google Duo on the web, you should visit https://duo. google .com. After opening the link, the existing and active users are shown a list of their contacts and a search/ input box, where they can search a contact to ping or directly dial a contact's number. (more...)
Machine learning boosts wind farm efficiency
- March 01, 2019

Google's DeepMind is using machine learning to predict the performance of its wind turbines 36 hours in advance. Google's DeepMind AI program can predict wind power output 36 hours before the turbines start spinning, allowing one to make delivery commitments to the power grid up to a day in advance. (more...)
Rocket with satellites for a global Internet started Rocket with satellites for a global Internet started
- March 01, 2019

The six OneWeb satellites separated from the rocket in two batches. Placed in low-Earth orbit at an altitude of 1,000 km., the constellation will provide high-speed, low latency services to a wide range of markets, including aviation, maritime, backhaul services, community Wi-Fi, emergency response services and more, delivering high-speed access around the world  by air, sea and land. (more...)
Huawei P30 Pro leak puts rear quad camera front and center Huawei P30 Pro leak puts rear quad camera front and center
- March 01, 2019

They show the P30, kitted out with a new triple rear camera array, and P30 Pro in three colours: two new gradient finishes and a prosaic black. All these teasers and leaks certainly build the hype ahead of the official launch, but the biggest secrets will be revealed at the event next month. (more...)
OnePlus 7 won't support wireless charging: CEO Lau OnePlus 7 won't support wireless charging: CEO Lau
- March 01, 2019

In the year 2014, OnePlus launched its smartphone devices in the Indian market and it collaborated with Amazon marketplace in order to distribute the mobile. The wireless charging feature has been incorporated by big players like Apple, Google, Samsung and Huawei in all their flagship smartphones. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said in an interview at MWC 2019 that " OnePlus charging is one of the best", and that "wireless charging is far inferior". (more...)
EVO Officially Retires Super Smash Bros. Melee EVO Officially Retires Super Smash Bros. Melee
- March 01, 2019

Melee has been part of EVO for many years, and while other titles in the series have stepped in its shoes in the past, none seemed capable of completely replacing it. Since then, Melee has been a highlight of every EVO. After almost two decades dominating global fighting game events, the 2001 GameCube release will not be featured at this year's EVO, with organisers opting to fill the 2019 line-up with much newer games and some that aren't even out yet. (more...)
Amazon rolls out Project Zero, a three-pronged approach to curbing counterfeits Amazon rolls out Project Zero, a three-pronged approach to curbing counterfeits
- March 01, 2019

This information also feeds into our automated protections so we can better catch potential counterfeit listings proactively in the future". The Verge reported that the project , for now, is an invite-only program, meaning only Amazon's chosen brands will be allowed to participate. (more...)
The Redmi Note 7 goes through JerryRigEverything\'s bend test, fails narrowly The Redmi Note 7 goes through JerryRigEverything\'s bend test, fails narrowly
- February 28, 2019

The side-rails of the phone, which are made from plastic in contrast to the higher-end glass of the rear and front panels, also let the Redmi Note 7 down during this testing. Design-wise, the phone is quite similar to the Redmi Note 7 , but the internal is very different. The device is powered by Android TV 8.1, and come with Xiaomi's PatchWall UI that offers over seven lakh hours of content in many languages. (more...)
Mercedes-AMG GLE53 arrives with 429bhp mild-hybrid straight-six Mercedes-AMG GLE53 arrives with 429bhp mild-hybrid straight-six
- February 28, 2019

While performance SUV enthusiasts are patiently waiting for a new GLE 63 , Mercedes-AMG is sneaking in a warm version that carries the "53" suffix. The output of the mild-hybrid drivetrain is put at a nominal 435hp at 6,100rpm and 519Nm of torque between 1,800rpm and 5,800rpm, with an additional 22hp and 249Nm provided by the starter motor, which acts as an electric motor for brief periods under acceleration. (more...)
March lineup for PlayStation Plus revealed March lineup for PlayStation Plus revealed
- February 28, 2019

The second game is Jonathan Blow's mind-boggling first-person puzzle adventure The Witness , which is definitely a nice gem for those who missed it when it was released. It kind of stinks that we're only going to be getting two titles moving forward, but hopefully the reduction in quantity means an increase in quality. (more...)
AdDuplex: Windows 10 version 1809 crossed 20% usage share in February AdDuplex: Windows 10 version 1809 crossed 20% usage share in February
- February 28, 2019

Updates are released on the second Tuesday of each month and sometimes out of schedule. Still, the rollout of the October 2018 Update remains painfully slow , and the April 2018 Update is present on the vast majority (71.6%) of Windows 10 PCs out there, at least going by AdDuplex's stats (which obviously present a fairly limited viewpoint on the different versions of Windows 10 installed on computers out there). (more...)
USB will soon be twice as fast and twice as confusing USB will soon be twice as fast and twice as confusing
- February 28, 2019

There is no concrete date for when USB 3 .2 devices will arrive. Don't panic, though - we'll spell out the details below. And that's before you consider the fact that anyone who sees a USB 3 .2 cable or device will have absolutely no idea what speeds it is capable of. (more...)
Anthem’s loot mechanics are getting some major changes Anthem’s loot mechanics are getting some major changes
- February 28, 2019

It's gotten to the point that a former Diablo 3 designer, who plays Anthem , laid out a plan for how to fix them . Posting to reddit , lead producer Ben Irving acknowledged recent player feedback on the matter of inscriptions and masterworks, and the slow grind associated with these. (more...)
Arrivederci, 488GTB: welcome to the Ferrari F8 Tributo Arrivederci, 488GTB: welcome to the Ferrari F8 Tributo
- February 28, 2019

The front fascia of the F8 is characterized by the S-Duct, a feature that made its debut on the 488 Pista and contributes an impressive 15% to the overall increase in downforce compared to the 488 GTB. Ferrari has not disclosed the transmission, but we suspect it will be a version of the seven-speed dual-clutch found on the F8 Tributo's predecessors. (more...)
Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield announced for Switch Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield announced for Switch
- February 28, 2019

More specifically, the Galar Region seems to be based primarily on England. We already know that there's a brand new Pokemon Switch RPG coming some time this year, but it looks like today might be the day that it's finally revealed. (more...)
Google adds an AI-powered grammar checker to G Suite apps Google adds an AI-powered grammar checker to G Suite apps
- February 28, 2019

There is no word yet on when exactly you can expect Google's grammar loving artificial intelligence will be available in Docs. The company says a new AI-powered grammar suggestion tool is coming to Docs for all G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise users. (more...)
Free and PAID for DLC reveal, critical mode confirmed Free and PAID for DLC reveal, critical mode confirmed
- February 28, 2019

There are two types of DLC that are confirmed for Kingdom Hearts 3 and that's both free and paid DLC. Well, they're doing it for Kingdom Hearts 3 and their plans sound fairly expansive. We don't know when the Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC will take place for sure but we do have some details. There is all sorts of speculation in regards to the Secret Movie, but it isn't so simple that it can be understood at this point in time. (more...)
Moto's Foldable Phone Sounds Like It's a Go Moto's Foldable Phone Sounds Like It's a Go
- February 28, 2019

Given that the Galaxy Fold is launching in mere months, perhaps we'll see Motorola's mystery device around the same time. The latter actually confirmed in an interview that its first foldable handset would hit the market as soon as the first half of the year. (more...)
Samsung's new 512GB chip is twice as fast as its predecessor Samsung's new 512GB chip is twice as fast as its predecessor
- February 28, 2019

The latest eMMC 5.1 standard was able to reach only 250Mbps sequential read and 125 Mbps sequential write speeds, while the second generation UFS standard was able to nearly double those numbers. "As we expand our eUFS 3.0 offerings, including a 1TB version later this year, we expect to play a major role in accelerating momentum within the premium mobile market". (more...)
OnePlus says no wireless charging for the OnePlus 7 OnePlus says no wireless charging for the OnePlus 7
- February 27, 2019

OnePlus' CEO Pete Lau , however, is concerned there might not be many 5G-centric apps to use on the device once it does launch. OnePlus did tell CNET that it's working on accelerating the delivery of wireless charging, but it hasn't been able to do it without generating too much heat. (more...)
Sprint’s 5G wireless launch, planned for May, could be the country’s first Sprint’s 5G wireless launch, planned for May, could be the country’s first
- February 27, 2019

Sprint isn't launching its 5G service on millimeter wave as it lacks licenses to broadcast on the airwaves, instead opting for the 2.5GHz mid-band spectrum, which is faster than LTE but doesn't reach as far, per The Verge . At Samsung Networks MWC 2019 booth, the company will showcase its commercial 2.5GHz 64T64R Massive MIMO unit (MMU), as well as a video of the 5G field testing with Sprint in Chicago. (more...)
Microsoft Reporting Dropping Two New Xbox Systems By 2020 Microsoft Reporting Dropping Two New Xbox Systems By 2020
- February 27, 2019

It all began past year when Microsoft decided that it would offer State of decay as a free-to-play game with Windows build no. 18334. This prompted a trio of Twitter users to dig a bit deeper and what they uncovered looks to be a major step forward for Microsoft's gaming ambitions. (more...)
Microsoft CEO defends US Army HoloLens contract meant to Microsoft CEO defends US Army HoloLens contract meant to "increase lethality"
- February 27, 2019

On the heels of unveiling the new product, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is defending the contract that the software giant has landed with the US military that will see it supplying augment reality hardware; a contract worth $479 million. (more...)
[Rumor] Cuphead playable on Switch thanks to Xbox Game Pass [Rumor] Cuphead playable on Switch thanks to Xbox Game Pass
- February 27, 2019

Xbox Game Pass would presumably work in much the same way. What are your thoughts on Xbox Game Pass coming to the Switch? With the large power discrepancy between the two consoles, how would Xbox games be playable on Switch? This is not a totally outrageous statement, considering the details Microsoft unveiled on Project xCloud late a year ago. (more...)