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Apple HomePod release date and price confirmed: 9 February for £319
- January 23, 2018

The Cupertino brand has also confirmed that the HomePod will cost £319 when it launches in the UK. Apple is, perhaps obviously, preferring to talk about the quality of the audio that HomePod produces compared to its rivals. Use Spotify. Apple hasn't done that here though there is a developer program called SiriKit. Apple is trying to catch up with Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., both of which have offered smart speakers for years. (more...)
Acer announces new Chromebox, two new Chromebooks Acer announces new Chromebox, two new Chromebooks
- January 23, 2018

The C732 also promises all-day battery life, with a pair of USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports, and processor options include the dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 and the quad-core Celeron N3450. The IPS display itself, meanwhile, has a resolution of just 1366 x 768. Chrome OS works best with an internet connection, and the C732 offers an optional 4G LTE modem as well to remove the requirement of Wi-Fi access, and if you've got Wi-Fi available, it has a 2x2 802.11ac network adapter for wireless LAN. (more...)
Integral Will Begin Shipping Its 512GB microSD Card This February Integral Will Begin Shipping Its 512GB microSD Card This February
- January 23, 2018

These cards aren't just to use on your smartphone. A U.K.company called Integral Memory will be the first to market with a 512GB microSDXC card. Very obviously that has changed thanks to the advancement in technology which has resulted in memory getting larger in terms of capacity, but getting smaller in terms of physical size. (more...)
The first African American Destined for ISS The first African American Destined for ISS
- January 23, 2018

Epps' Facebook post has since been removed. She spent seven years at the CIA where she served as an intelligence analyst and participated in missions to Iraq. NASA said she would be considered for assignment to future missions. The brother of Black astronaut Jeanette Epps claims racism is why his sister got booted from the International Space Station mission. (more...)
Microsoft Xbox One X officially launched in India for Rs 44990 Microsoft Xbox One X officially launched in India for Rs 44990
- January 23, 2018

The Xbox One X lacks dedicated Kinect port and comes with just the HDMI-in port. Microsoft will now start shipping the Xbox One X in black color with 1TB of storage. There are also two HDMI ports, an Ethernet port, S/PDIF port and three USB 3.0 ports. Despite the powerful hardware, Microsoft says that the Xbox One X is slimmer and lighter compared to the Xbox One. (more...)
Amazon, Flipkart sale on: Check out these deals Amazon, Flipkart sale on: Check out these deals
- January 23, 2018

Additionally, they are also offering a cash back of up to Rs 200 on purchases above Rs 250. The original price of this LED TV is Rs 91,900. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is a bargain with a beginning cost of Rs 8,999. It also offers 10 per cent instant discount on IndusInd Bank and Standard Chartered debit and credit card transactions, 20 per cent SuperCash with payments through Mobikwik and 5 per cent cashback through Vodafone m-pesa payments. (more...)
Google Tweaks GIF Creation Button Google Tweaks GIF Creation Button
- January 23, 2018

As of now, it seems that the feature is only available on the iOS app, and hasn't made its way on to Android yet. The keyboard's highlighted "Make a GIF" feature is now easily accessible with a shortcut button on the top right of the iOS keyboard, next to the word suggestion bar. (more...)
Nurses treat ThunderRidge student who bit into Tide Pod Nurses treat ThunderRidge student who bit into Tide Pod
- January 23, 2018

Stephanie MacDonald, a Wentworth student, described the Tide-pod trend as "possibly the dumbest thing I've heard of, but such is the Internet in 2018". In March 2017, College Humor posted a video about eating laundry pods. Tide also released a video on January 12th across social media featuring the New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski. (more...)
Android 8.1 can now display Wi-Fi speeds before connecting Android 8.1 can now display Wi-Fi speeds before connecting
- January 23, 2018

As we've seen, some Oreo-compatible phones such as the OnePlus 5T are resistant to Google's "Project Treble," which allows Android users to update their devices to the most current version of the popular operating system. Thanks to Google's support page , we know that Android will label open Wi-Fi networks somewhere between very fast and slow . While Fast and Very Fast labels will suggest better suitability for streaming video. (more...)
Who's your artwork doppelganger? Google app's fashionable function involves Canada Who's your artwork doppelganger? Google app's fashionable function involves Canada
- January 23, 2018

Since its first roll-out, people have used the feature by taking over 30 million selfies. Using the computer-vision technology, the selfie feature lets users connect with more than 6,000 exhibitions from over 1,500 museum partners across 70 countries . (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones DLC Receives its Launch Trailer Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones DLC Receives its Launch Trailer
- January 23, 2018

Ubisoft announced The Hidden Ones release date and detailed what it will entail, as well as a roadmap for future DLC. For those that don't know, The Hidden Ones is the first expansion to be released for Assassin's Creed Origins . A flawless epilogue for one of the most spectacular entries in the series. Assassin's Creed Origins , the latest release in the iconic history-bending series, has been spinning inside player's systems for about three months since its release last October. (more...)
'Super Blue Blood Moon' visible January 31st 'Super Blue Blood Moon' visible January 31st
- January 23, 2018

A "Supermoon" is generally defined when the moon is slightly closer to the Earth and appears slightly larger in the sky (although this is hard to see with the naked eye.) A " Blue Moon " is when there's a second full moon in a month. "Unfortunately, eclipse viewing will be more challenging in the Eastern time zone". On the other hand, if you live in the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, Australia or New Zealand, this lunar eclipse will happen in the evening hours after sunset on January 31. (more...)
Milwaukee Bucks fire head coach Jason Kidd Milwaukee Bucks fire head coach Jason Kidd
- January 23, 2018

General manager Jon Horst says "a fresh approach and a change in leadership are needed to continue elevating our talented team towards the next level". Devin Booker scored 30 points in that game. Kidd ends his three-plus years in Milwaukee with a 139-152 record. "I think when you, you know, become 25 or, you know, in the 28 range, you tend to think about the game". (more...)
Facebook admits social media is bad for democracy, sometimes Facebook admits social media is bad for democracy, sometimes
- January 22, 2018

With the exception of some early employees , there's been relatively minimal public hand-wringing over the possibility that Facebook and other social-media platforms could have a net negative impact on society-a question that is so far unresolved. (more...)
The Creator of Sonic Has Joined Square Enix The Creator of Sonic Has Joined Square Enix
- January 22, 2018

Yuji Naka has been a major name in game development since he joined SEGA in 1983. Naka is working as a game developer once again and hopes his next game is enjoyable for fans, but it's way too soon to know what exactly Naka-san is working on. (more...)
Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage says show end is 'bittersweet' Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage says show end is 'bittersweet'
- January 22, 2018

Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lannister on the show has said "it's time" for the show to end, before it " jumps the shark ". Dinklage spoke to Variety at the Sundance Film Festival promoting Reed Moreno's film, I Think We're Alone Now with co-star Elle Fanning. (more...)
Meltdown: Intel now asking everyone to skip flawed firmware updates Meltdown: Intel now asking everyone to skip flawed firmware updates
- January 22, 2018

It also comes after Microsoft was forced to withdraw AMD's patch for the Spectre bug after causing users similar problems. Intel will be supplying the patched patches for Haswell and Broadwell CPUs to OEMs and component vendors, not directly to end users. (more...)
IPhone X deals? Don't hold your breath IPhone X deals? Don't hold your breath
- January 22, 2018

Moreover, it is believed that the original version of the iPhone X will "go to end of life around mid-2018" to give a space to its next-generation models that would include a cheaper, 6.1-inch LCD version. In terms of company financials, bigger-screened iPhones are also more expensive contributing to higher iPhone ASP and revenue. However the bad news is that it looks like only devices that are eligible for whole-device repairs will get the replacements, and even then Apple does not ... (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 7 render leaked, shows fingerprint scanner on the back Xiaomi Mi 7 render leaked, shows fingerprint scanner on the back
- January 22, 2018

Confirming the leak , Slashleaks posted case renders of the Mi 6X which shows edge-to-edge display and a vertical dual-camera setup. Interestingly, the report speculates that the Mi 7 might feature wireless charging support. Meanwhile, there is also a circular hole in the middle of the rear panel, which could be the placeholder for a fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Mi 6 didn't have the fingerprint sensor on the back, so this could be a major change on the upcoming device. (more...)
Shutdown means SpaceX can't test its Falcon Heavy rocket, creating further delays Shutdown means SpaceX can't test its Falcon Heavy rocket, creating further delays
- January 22, 2018

Private space launch company SpaceX is the latest victim of the Democrat-led government shutdown . SpaceX has confirmed that the test will be affected by the U.S. However, the test keeps getting pushed, making a February launch more likely - and now the furlough could push the flight even further. If this were to happen, it will have far-reaching effects on future SpaceX flights that rely on Air Force personnel. (more...)
Apple HomePod smart home speaker: Should I buy this $349 device? Apple HomePod smart home speaker: Should I buy this $349 device?
- January 22, 2018

Apple's HomePod is priced at $349, which certainly isn't cheap, especially since it's compared to rival smart speakers from companies like Google and Amazon . Apple hasn't laid out plans for selling the HomePod in India as of now. We are expecting Apple to launch their new Siri powered speaker some time next month and now we have some more details about the device. (more...)
PlayStation characters get amiibo-like figure range
- January 22, 2018

An individual commented on Polygon's news about Totaku said, "I'm really curious who decided on this lineup, because it's not great for a first impression". Imitation is the sincerest form of making some quick cash, as the saying goes, so here is a range of PlayStation characters in the form of figurines like Nintendo's amiibo . (more...)
Apple announced 20000 new jobs investing $30 billion over forthcoming years
- January 22, 2018

Overall, Apple stated the repatriation of profits would see the company contribute $US350 billion ($440 billion) to the United States economy over the next five years. The plan, however, did not result in many new jobs or investment and instead mostly benefited shareholders, . The sum is expected to be the biggest payment under the reforms, which slash the U.S. (more...)
New Galaxy S9 hardware details rumored New Galaxy S9 hardware details rumored
- January 22, 2018

Apple's iPhone has traditionally led in this area, but the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 have been winning rave reviews for their cameras - even if the LG-made OLED displays on the Pixel 2 XL made for a launch headache for Google . A new patent is shedding light on what Samsung could be planning for the Galaxy Note 8's successor. Perhaps the most disappointing rumor is the Galaxy S9 Plus retaining the same battery size as the S8 Plus, although the handset is still said to feature ... (more...)
Apple to contribute $350B to economy, hire 20000 workers Apple to contribute $350B to economy, hire 20000 workers
- January 21, 2018

The tech giant also plans to build a new campus and create 20,000 new jobs in the US. The company also said it will build a new campus and spend $10 billion on data centers around the country. Reflecting on Cook's comments, Cramer said Thursday that he felt the Apple CEO was reaffirming "the idea that this is a new regime, and certainly there's lots of money to go around". (more...)