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Dwyane Wade Credits Kevin Hart For Outstanding Game In Heat Vs. Sixers Dwyane Wade Credits Kevin Hart For Outstanding Game In Heat Vs. Sixers
- April 18, 2018

But Wade is no dummy. For one, it will be hard for Wade to play that well again. Embiid told ESPN that he could also sit out Game 3 in Miami. In what was likely his biggest play of the night, Wade forced a steal just as the Sixers had cut the Heat's lead down to two points with just four minutes to play. (more...)
Amazon Launches Alexa Intercom Feature for Echo Devices in Canada, USA Amazon Launches Alexa Intercom Feature for Echo Devices in Canada, USA
- April 06, 2018

Those with more than one Echo can say "Alexa, announce..." in order to send an audio message transmitted to every Echo device on the same network. The downsides (outside of the power constraint) are that since the tablets do not have the far field microphone arrays that proper Echo devices have. (more...)
Google reportedly looking to expand hardware-wise in India
- April 03, 2018

Specs for the mid-range Pixel 3 phone were not mentioned, but the report does note that the mid-range model could be launched in India as soon as July or August. Very recently, some Indian retailers took part in Google's trade meet for its future prospects in the Indian offline market. With a Pixel phone along with some of its exclusive features (if not all), Google might be able to attract a wider customer base in countries like India. (more...)
China plans to hit United States with tariffs following Trump trade sanctions China plans to hit United States with tariffs following Trump trade sanctions
- March 25, 2018

A 25 percent tariff on pork and aluminum imports is also being considered. Though, it has shown its readiness to negotiate an agreement with the U.S. Betty Wang, an economist at ANZ bank, said China's reaction is "relatively mild". Mr Trump has made good on his election promise to confront China - and reduce the US$500 billion trade deficit between the rival superpowers. (more...)
YouTube Plans To YouTube Plans To "Frustrate And Seduce" Users To Pay For A Subscription
- March 22, 2018

The service is kind of a bargain for the small businesses, too. Most of those changes involved pulling ads from categories of videos. But YouTube is basically doing it for free - well, free with a catch . "The only depictions of such activities that we may allow need to be educational or documentary in nature and shouldn't be created to help or encourage others to imitate them". (more...)
Alexa's random creepy laughter is freaking out Echo users Alexa's random creepy laughter is freaking out Echo users
- March 11, 2018

With Follow-Up Mode turned on, your Echo device will continue to listen for five seconds after responding to your original query. There are potential problems here, though. Once there, select the specific device, and then tap on the Follow-Up Mode toggle to turn it on. It'll be toggled off by default, so users need to manually set it on to try follow-up commands. (more...)
Valve is Going to Start Shipping Games Again Valve is Going to Start Shipping Games Again
- March 10, 2018

With Valve's new expertise in software and hardware development, it will be interesting to see how the company plans to take a leaf out of Nintendo's book, hopefully, the wait won't be too long. Not Half-Life 3 confirmed good, but good all the same. "Hearthstone is a great game ", Newell told us during yesterday's presentation. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. (more...)
Google Assistant to gain multilingual support, more languages & deeper device integrations Google Assistant to gain multilingual support, more languages & deeper device integrations
- February 24, 2018

Finally , Google announced today that more languages are gaining support in Assistant this year (more than 30, actually). This way, if you speak English at home, but German in the office, the virtual assistant will be able to understand you in both locations. (more...)
Nest's indoor Cam IQ security camera now features Google Assistant Nest's indoor Cam IQ security camera now features Google Assistant
- February 22, 2018

The Cam IQ will get the Google Assistant via an update to the Nest app, and while it's now the only product in Nest's lineup to support this feature, it's expected to expand to more Nest hardware as time goes on. The move comes just two weeks after Nest moved back under Google's direct control after spending almost two and a half years as a separate company owned by the same parent, Alphabet Inc. (more...)
Samsung Launches World's Largest Capacity SSD with 30.72TB Storage Space Samsung Launches World's Largest Capacity SSD with 30.72TB Storage Space
- February 20, 2018

Not only has the new Samsung drive dramatically increased in capacity, its performance has improved significantly as well. Further, each 1TB NAND flash package comprises of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. For example, Samsung's own 960 Pro SSD boasts 3,500MB/s reads and 2,100MB/s writes. The drive also has Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology to interconnect 8GB DDR4 chips, creating 10 4GB TSV DRAM packages (totaling 40GB). (more...)
Snapchat Redesign Change.org Petition crossed 1million Signatures Snapchat Redesign Change.org Petition crossed 1million Signatures
- February 16, 2018

In fact, a Change.org petition asking Snapchat to scrap the latest update has garnered more than a million signatures. The changes were meant to separate interactions with friends from branded content - including that of celebrities and influencers. (more...)
Google's Area 120 Testing Smart Reply Feature for Android Text Messages Google's Area 120 Testing Smart Reply Feature for Android Text Messages
- February 14, 2018

The experimental project not only provides simple Smart Replies , it also recommends a specific ETA when users are asked what time they'll arrive to their destination. The new project is still in its early development and Google may not even make it widely available outside of its Area 120 testers. Smart Reply has become one of the most useful features in Gmail, especially for those with a lot of inbound, or who answer a lot of their emails on the go where typing out responses is more ... (more...)
IOS 11.3 Public Beta 2 for iPhone and iPad Released IOS 11.3 Public Beta 2 for iPhone and iPad Released
- February 11, 2018

Hindsight being 20/20, Apple said it will now give owners full control of their phones, meaning they can use a new UI tool to turn off the power management feature that slows down older phones. Apple's statement comes from a question Senator Thune asked on whether customers should get a rebate if they didn't pay the reduced price for the battery . (more...)
Manchester City defender Danilo looking forward to 'important' rest period Manchester City defender Danilo looking forward to 'important' rest period
- February 06, 2018

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Morocco Defeats Nigeria To Clinch African Nations Championship Title Morocco Defeats Nigeria To Clinch African Nations Championship Title
- February 06, 2018

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ASUS is launching its new dual-camera smartphone lineup at MWC 2018 ASUS is launching its new dual-camera smartphone lineup at MWC 2018
- February 03, 2018

The launch event will take place at Mobile World Congress ( MWC) 2018 in Barcelona where we can expect the smartphones to be showcased throughout the entire exhibition. As usual, Asus will launch a plethora of new devices under the Zenfone 5 lineup. The new phones are arriving just five months after the Zenfone 4 versions hit the market. (more...)
Coming Soon! The Latest Trailer For 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Coming Soon! The Latest Trailer For 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'
- February 03, 2018

Synopsis: In the aftermath of " Captain America: Civil War ", Scott Lang ( Rudd ) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. This means that the film might play in the parallels between Ant-Man and The Wasps predecessors who also have a romantic connection as was shown at the end of the first "Ant-Man" movie. (more...)
LINE lines up cryptocurrency trading on its app LINE lines up cryptocurrency trading on its app
- February 03, 2018

After initially struggling to maintain investor enthusiasm, strong sales of advertising space on its messaging app have seen its stock gain nearly 60 percent from its IPO price. The company will provide, to more than 200 million users, a new and unique experience related to cryptocurrencies and its interesting market. Line has over 70 million users in Japan alone, but is also very popular in Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. (more...)
Leslie Jones Will Return To NBC For Winter Olympic Coverage Leslie Jones Will Return To NBC For Winter Olympic Coverage
- February 02, 2018

In 2016, the " Ghostbusters " star turned her attention towards soccer, admitting she'd started watching the game as part of her push to find a new boyfriend. Her tweets included videos of her enthusiastic and wild reactions to the performances of Team USA in the games, as well as her raucous cheering for them. (more...)
Samsung Q4 earnings close out 2017 at record high profit Samsung Q4 earnings close out 2017 at record high profit
- February 02, 2018

Samsung is making sure it doesn't miss out on the cryptocurrency craze. Mining computers like this one use specialized chips to run complex equations used to authenticate cryptocurrency transactions. Right now, it's unclear how exactly Samsung will be going about this, but reports from Korean media suggests that the company will be working with Taiwanese firm TSMC . (more...)
Alexa Can Send SMS Messages Now Alexa Can Send SMS Messages Now
- February 01, 2018

In order to use the SMS feature, one needs to follow the instructions which appear on a pop-up in the Alexa app . That's the one caveat. Other voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Google Assistant can send SMS texts from iOS and Android smartphones. (more...)
Apple Wants More Ebook Market, Hire's Amazon's Audible VP Apple Wants More Ebook Market, Hire's Amazon's Audible VP
- January 26, 2018

Apple has been quiet in the digital book market ever since it was hit with a $450 million fine in 2016. Gurman pointed out that the "Apple Books Store" rebranding appears to be a strategy by which Apple hopes to regain its footing in the the e-books market - a category dominated by e-commerce giant, Amazon - in the wake of its previous fallout with the U.S. (more...)
IPhone X 'world's best-shipping smartphone' during holidays, Canalys reports IPhone X 'world's best-shipping smartphone' during holidays, Canalys reports
- January 25, 2018

In such a scenario, discontinuing the iPhone X instead of cutting its price by the customary $100 might make a lot more sense for Apple . Overall, Apple is looking at its best quarter till date as the sales figures of other iPhone models - iPhone SE , iPhone 6s , iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7 , iPhone 7S Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - are also estimated to remain impressive in Q4 2017. (more...)
Apple to release $349 HomePod smart speaker on February 9th Apple to release $349 HomePod smart speaker on February 9th
- January 25, 2018

At long last, Apple has reveled its smart HiFi speaker - meet the HomePod! Not only that, Siri on HomePod will enable users to send messages; set a timer or alarm; search and play a podcast; and give you the news, sport, traffic and weather. (more...)
Chip makers find patches for Meltdown and Spectre not so simple Chip makers find patches for Meltdown and Spectre not so simple
- January 19, 2018

Shenoy noted that Intel has now delivered firmware updates to 90% of CPUs launched in the last five years, but one side effect of that roll out is that users have been experiencing frequent reboots. This means AMD might not have been as secure as it had been claiming since the Meltdown and Spectre issue blew up for Intel. Another test that simulated online transactions at a stock brokerage showed a four percent slowdown, the company said. (more...)
Hyundai Veloster Turbo revealed Hyundai Veloster Turbo revealed
- January 16, 2018

To distinguish it from the regular Veloster on the road, the Veloster N packs an N-design fascia and grille, dedicated brake-cooling air ducts, rocker side sills, and a large rear spoiler. Veloster Turbo gets a quicker steering rack, with local tuning already finished on Veloster and Veloster Turbo meaning that Australian cars will get a bespoke suspension and steering set up. (more...)
Google Arts & Culture App Can Match Your Selfie to Fine Art Google Arts & Culture App Can Match Your Selfie to Fine Art
- January 16, 2018

Because we didn't have enough pointless procrastination tools at our disposal already, Google has updated their Arts and Culture app to allow people to find their artistic doppelgänger. Social media has blown up with people posting their results and hilarious reactions. The Google Arts and Culture app boasts a pretty large catalog of classic artwork, which helps explain. (more...)
Xbox One Sold More Than PS4 in December, Switch Surpasses Overall Sales Xbox One Sold More Than PS4 in December, Switch Surpasses Overall Sales
- January 13, 2018

One of the handful of games under the EA Originals label created to foster indie game development, Fe is heading for release across PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC on 16th February. Nintendo's innovation seems to have paid back with the Nintendo Switch console having the possibility of matching the massive success of its predecessor, Wii . (more...)
Super Mario Odyssey DLC Introduces Luigi's Balloon World Super Mario Odyssey DLC Introduces Luigi's Balloon World
- January 12, 2018

Once the free update has been downloaded and players have completed the main story, Balloon World will become available. The update will also include some new outfits for Mario to wear on his journeys through the different kingdoms. As you find balloons you earn points to move up in a global leaderboard. There will also be three new costumes added to the game, as well as several new filters for the games Snapshot Mode. (more...)
Intel adds gaming, VR performance Intel adds gaming, VR performance
- January 09, 2018

According to Intel Newsroom, Dell and HP will be the first companies to launch latest 2-in-1 laptops featuring these processors. The collaboration is created to help Intel and AMD compete with their biggest rival in the world of high-end laptops, which is Nvidia. (more...)
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea win over Stoke City caps off a great year' Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea win over Stoke City caps off a great year'
- January 01, 2018

Tom Edwards and Josh Tymon - both just 18 - were handed rare starts in defence and both endured a hard afternoon against the reigning champions. Yet the absences of Eden Hazard , Cesc Fabregas and Andreas Christensen in the interest of squad rotation went nearly unnoticed against a hapless Stoke. (more...)
Risky chills, followed by more snow Risky chills, followed by more snow
- December 27, 2017

The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 15 minutes to exposed skin. NWS urges residents to wear warm attire such as hats and gloves. Add a wind chill, and it will feel like the single digits. Northwest winds 0-5 miles per hour. "Very cold wind chills expected", reported the weather service. (more...)
Didi Chuxing secures $4bn to fund worldwide expansion Didi Chuxing secures $4bn to fund worldwide expansion
- December 23, 2017

Didi said it plans to use the funds to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence in areas such as big data analysis, to expand its overseas operations and to build a transportation network with "new energy vehicles", as electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are called in China. (more...)
Vivo Will Offer First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Vivo Will Offer First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
- December 18, 2017

Placing the fingerprint sensor on the rear is vaguely generic. "Consumers prefer fingerprint authentication on the front of the phone, and with the industry quickly shifting to bezel-free OLED infinity displays, the natural placement of the fingerprint sensor is in the display itself", Kevin Barber, senior vice president, and general manager, Mobile Division, Synaptics said in a statement. (more...)
Google reveals what searchers wanted most in 2017 Google reveals what searchers wanted most in 2017
- December 16, 2017

Late South African actor and singer Dumi Masilela has topped the 2017's biggest Google searches in South Africa. What were the trendiest search terms in Boston during 2017? Hurricanes Irma and Harvey took the first and eighth spots in the Top 10, and August's much-hyped solar eclipse came in at No. (more...)

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