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Cortana can command your smart home devices on Windows 10 Cortana can command your smart home devices on Windows 10
- October 06, 2017

The page also mentions that the speaker requires a Wi-Fi connection, and that works with any Windows 10 PC, iPhone (iOS 8.0 or higher) or Android Phone (version 4.1.2 or higher) running the Cortana app. If you're in need of a musically talented smart home speaker, and nothing from Apple or Google have caught your eye yet, Harman Kardon Invoke might be exactly what you've been waiting for. (more...)
Xbox One X has an adorable little Master Chief hiding inside Xbox One X has an adorable little Master Chief hiding inside
- October 06, 2017

The Xbox One X is now available to preorder for $499 or equivalent depending on your region. The Xbox One X , which brings 4K quality video and more powerful hardware, is available for pre-order for $500 now, and will be available on November 7. (more...)
Sensex Surges Over 200 Points, Nifty Firm Above 9950 Sensex Surges Over 200 Points, Nifty Firm Above 9950
- October 06, 2017

BSE Sensex was up by over 125 points or 0.40% at 31,717.14 while the wider NSE Nifty was up by over 27 points or 0.28% at 9,916.45. The Sensex has so far touched a high of 31,814.36 points and a low of 31,632.81 points during intra-day trade. (more...)
AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on December 15th AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on December 15th
- October 06, 2017

Only support staff were left, and they kept AIM alive in the same way that a hospice unit might watch over a patient with not much time left. AOL Instant Messenger, a popular form of communication in the early days of the internet, goes dark on December 15, AOL, now a unit of Verizon's Oath, said on Friday . (more...)
Destiny 2: Xur location and Inventory for Week 4 Destiny 2: Xur location and Inventory for Week 4
- October 06, 2017

It is joined by the armor pieces An Insurmountable Skullfort for Titans, Nezarec's Sin for Warlocks , and Foetracer for Hunter . Warlocks get the void boosting Nezarec's Sin while the Titan helmet , An Insurmountable Skull Fort, is good if you like arc damage and punching. (more...)
Elon Musk says Tesla's batteries could replace Puerto Rico's electrical system Elon Musk says Tesla's batteries could replace Puerto Rico's electrical system
- October 06, 2017

Focusing on the Tesla system's lack of redundancies - backup sensors to take over in case one malfunctions and mis-reads traffic - Miller said: "Do you really want to trust one sensor measuring the speed of a vehicle coming into an intersection before you pull out?" Miller's claim is that Tesla can not see everything around a auto, and accurately gauge the speed of approaching vehicles, with just radar and video cameras hooked up to the Tesla's computer. (more...)
Mattel withdraws kid-focused Mattel withdraws kid-focused "smart hub" from market after complaints
- October 06, 2017

In essence, it was an AI that could act as an extra parent in the home . Indeed so, the baby monitor would sit in a room constantly listening and learning. The device was also criticised by two United States senators - Edward J. Markey and Joe Barton - who recently sent the company a letter asking for it to elaborate on its data retention policies. (more...)
Google's New Earbuds Instantly Translate 40 Languages Google's New Earbuds Instantly Translate 40 Languages
- October 06, 2017

With a not so popular feature and that too with exclusivity, in an industry where the companies that play it safe by immediately blending in, Google and Apple's divisiveness has become its secret weapon. The feature also will be coming to last year's Pixel models in an update. The Lens uses AI to detect images and provide relevant information. This is also the first Pixel with a Quad-HD AMOLED display , which offers better colors and a higher contrast ratio. (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII is Bringing Back The Classic Map, Carentan Call of Duty: WWII is Bringing Back The Classic Map, Carentan
- October 06, 2017

Carentan is so popular that it keeps popping up in other Call of Duty games. The Season Pass for Call of Duty: WWII is already bursting at the seams, but the addition of Carentan puts it over the top. Before Call of Duty: WWII releases, Sledgehammer will be preparing a series of improvements and one of which will be something to address cheaters. (more...)
The Toyota TJ Cruiser introduces the SUV van genre The Toyota TJ Cruiser introduces the SUV van genre
- October 06, 2017

Instead, the concept gets the Toyota Hybrid System-Racing, the electrified drivetrain technology used in the TS050 racer Toyota enters in Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship . The GR HV Sports Concept will also be joined on the Tokyo stage with the TJ Cruiser concept, an urban off-roader that puts as much emphasis on being a workshorse as it does a plaything. (more...)
Kenya: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Comes to Kenya Kenya: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Comes to Kenya
- October 06, 2017

Green highlights will let users confirm that something is in focus. The revised review scoring scale includes zoom and bokeh performance as a couple of cores and, in at least the first aspect, the Pixel 2 pales in comparison to phones with zoom lenses like the iPhone 8 Plus , though noise is slightly less than expected at 2x zoom levels. (more...)
Europe ETF FTSE Vanguard (VGK): Tracking the Indicators
- October 06, 2017

Shares of S&P 500 Growth ETF Vanguard (VOOG) touched a high of 129.31 and dipped down to a low of 129.03 before settling at 129.31 in the most recent session. A CCI closer to +100 may provide an overbought signal, and a CCI near -100 may offer an oversold signal. Presently, the 14 day Williams %R is -21.24. (more...)
Microsoft Launches Edge Browser for iOS and Android Microsoft Launches Edge Browser for iOS and Android
- October 06, 2017

The company has also stated that it is bringing along the Microsoft Launcher for these OS. The iOS version of Microsoft Edge is now available in beta and you can test a preview of the App via Apple test Flight. This was also accompanied by the rebrand of Arrow Launcher app for Android , now Microsoft Launcher . They have also added support for sketching using the new pencil texture. (more...)
Koenigsegg Agera RS Shatters Bugatti Chiron 0-400-0km/h Record: 36.4s! Koenigsegg Agera RS Shatters Bugatti Chiron 0-400-0km/h Record: 36.4s!
- October 06, 2017

Earlier in September, Bugatti showed off the Chiron's performance credentials by doing a 0-400 km/h and a 0-400-0 km/h run. Koenigsegg even brags a little by saying the 0-400-0 km/h record is something they have been planning for the Regera, their current top model, but ended up "trying" it with the Agera RS instead. (more...)
Destiny 2's First Iron Banner Event Announced, Includes These Armor Rewards Destiny 2's First Iron Banner Event Announced, Includes These Armor Rewards
- October 06, 2017

After the reset is completed, players will find a new invitation from Emperor Calus to join him and all of the challenges he carries.ne thing is for sure though, it will definitely make an already hard event infinitely more so. Bungie's Iron Banner announcement confirms previously leaked details on the multiplayer event. The Iron Banner will return on 10th October as part of the the regular weekly reset. (more...)
Amazon ramps up competition in smart speaker market Amazon ramps up competition in smart speaker market
- October 06, 2017

The Manhattan was supposed to have been launched in 2018, but with Echo Show being a surprise hit, Google will be pressured into releasing it before the end of the year. Google could be hard at work building an Amazon Echo Show-like Google Home device with an integrated screen. For example the EchoSpot is a spherical alarm clock that displays information, streams video and lets the user command Alexa from nearby. (more...)
Google Touts New Pixel Smartphone as It Bets Big on Hardware Google Touts New Pixel Smartphone as It Bets Big on Hardware
- October 06, 2017

Google has also claimed that the Pixel 2 series has the best camera in the market, just like the original Pixel and Pixel XL . This will be in stores on Halloween. The company's new connected home devices come in two different sizes. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC powers both Android 8.0.0 Oreo-based phones . It also launched a new version of its Daydream VR headset. (more...)
Technical glitches in GSTN to be set right by October-end: GoM
- October 06, 2017

The GST Council is expected to announce a mechanism whereby exporters can receive refunds sooner on the basis of interum summarised return (GSTR 3B) itself. Today, the refund platform on the GSTN is not yet enabled. " Infosys has already deployed their persons to each and every State, but we have asked for more technically qualified persons", he added. (more...)
Walmart's Google Home shopping partnership goes live
- October 06, 2017

Google says it does not serve ads on its Home speakers, but in May, when some Google Home users said, "Ok Google, tell me about my day", they didn't just hear the usual information about the weather and their upcoming appointments. It should be a lot more convenient when you're at home, though. Google is yet to confirm the exact specifics of these drivers. Aside from differences in hardware, the three speakers will offer near-identical access to Google's voice assistant. (more...)
North Korean ship smuggling huge weapons cache seized in Egypt North Korean ship smuggling huge weapons cache seized in Egypt
- October 06, 2017

A United Nations investigation uncovered an arrangement between Egypt and North Korea in which Egyptian business executives ordered millions of dollars worth of rockets from North Korea for their country's military, according to United Nations officials and Western diplomats familiar with the findings, The Washington Post reported . (more...)
The Pixel 2 beats the iPhone 8 Plus' camera on DxOMark
- October 06, 2017

The device also scored 81 in exposure and contrast, 87 in colour, 85 in autofocus, 50 in texture, 68 in noise, 80 in artifacts, and 91 in stabilisation, taking the video score to 91. That's because its display is a near bezel-less, edge-to-edge screen. These phones will provide users with adapters to connect your existing 3.5mm headphone, so there is nothing to worry about. (more...)
Samsung HMD Odyssey Headset Comes with New Features Samsung HMD Odyssey Headset Comes with New Features
- October 06, 2017

The HMD Odyssey has two AMOLED displays, a microphone to talk to Cortana, Windows controllers for motions, and inside-out tracking. The Gear VR sells for $40 to $130. The Redmond, Washington, company's emphasis on its PC operating system isn't surprising, given that its own attempts to expand into smartphones have flopped so far. (more...)
American consumers may indirectly aid North Korea: AP report American consumers may indirectly aid North Korea: AP report
- October 06, 2017

Meanwhile, up to 70% of their salaries go straight to Kim Jong-Un's government. AP said Hunchun was part of a broader effort by Pyongyang to disperse tens of thousands of workers around the world in various industries, bringing in an estimated $200 to $500 million annually and bolstering North Korea's nuclear program . (more...)
Google Introduces Home Mini and Max Smart Speakers Google Introduces Home Mini and Max Smart Speakers
- October 06, 2017

Pixel 2 has a 5-inch screen and will cost $649 and up. The devices don't have any headphone jack. The Google Home Mini was briefly available for pre-order on the following pages at WALMART Google Smart Home Page (release date October 19 or October 29) and BEST BUY Google Smart Home Page . (more...)
Sonos just launched a $199 Alexa enabled smart speaker Sonos just launched a $199 Alexa enabled smart speaker
- October 05, 2017

In India, Alexa will provide a customized Indian experience with local pronunciations, support for music titles, names and places in English and non-English languages. "You can imagine more sophisticated things like, Alexa , 'play The Beatles here, ' if you think of the tech that has to go into figuring out what here means". (more...)