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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...)
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...)
PUBG on Xbox One Makes Compromises, But Runs Well PUBG on Xbox One Makes Compromises, But Runs Well
- December 15, 2017

The video below is a real-life rendition of the tense plane ride on the way to the " PUBG " island, which Xbox One players can fight on soon this Tuesday, Dec. Hey, just like PUBG on PC until recently. That being said, you will likely want to wait a bit for before diving in as the version available today is not providing a quality gaming experience. (more...)
Reviewers Hail Video Performance of Apple's New iMac Pros Reviewers Hail Video Performance of Apple's New iMac Pros
- December 14, 2017

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North Korea threats spark S. Korean arms sales North Korea threats spark S. Korean arms sales
- December 13, 2017

US companies on the list increased their share of arms sales to 57.9 percent, with a combined total of $217.2 billion in 2016, boosted by military operations overseas and the acquisition of large weapon systems by other countries, according to the report. (more...)
Overwatch Winter Wonderland event is back with an exciting game mode Overwatch Winter Wonderland event is back with an exciting game mode
- December 09, 2017

Kaplan also hinted at the arrival of a new, "long-awaited" Hanzo skin, previously seen in one of the Overwatch comics. The return of Overwatch's Winer Wonderland event has officially been announced by developer Blizzard and we already got a small taste of what we can expect. (more...)
Apple TV Finally Addresses Shortcoming, Adds Amazon Prime Video Apple TV Finally Addresses Shortcoming, Adds Amazon Prime Video
- December 07, 2017

Starting today, Apple says the Amazon Prime app will finally be available for Apple TV. However, the latest development has revealed that Apple TV will add the Prime video app. Will Amazon start selling Apple TV again? This is good news for Amazon and Apple customers who have had to forego a less than friendly relationship between the two companies. (more...)
Amazon launches web-based tool for developing VR and AR experiences Amazon launches web-based tool for developing VR and AR experiences
- November 28, 2017

Any browser supporting WebGL, Web VR or ARKit graphics renderings will run apps created with Sumerian. It includes a web-based editor for constructing 3D scenes, a library of pre-built objects and templates, a selection of customizable 3D characters that can serve as narrators for your scene, an asset import tool that lets you upload your own 3D components, and more. (more...)
Apple's HomePod speaker delayed until next year Apple's HomePod speaker delayed until next year
- November 20, 2017

The Siri-powered smart speaker will not be rolled out in time to be part of the holiday shopping season, which means that the Amazon Echo and the Google Home will have one less competitor this year. However, Apple has been keen to market the HomePod as an upgrade on home music systems rather than just its built in assistant, calling it a system that will "reinvent" music listening at home. (more...)
Qualcomm expected to keep their extra m and say no to Broadcom
- November 07, 2017

Broadcom president and CEO Hock Tan called the proposal "compelling for stockholders and stakeholders in both companies", and claims a deal would position the combined company as "a global communications leader". It is said that if Broadcom merges with Qualcomm , combination of Broadcom with Qualcomm will make Broadcom third largest Chip makers in the world. (more...)
Mobile US, Sprint Working To Salvage Merger Mobile US, Sprint Working To Salvage Merger
- November 06, 2017

T-Mobile USA and Sprint today finally gave a definitive answer about whether they will merge. The failed merger could also keep wireless prices low as all four providers have been heavily discounting their cellphone plans in a battle for consumers. (more...)
New Star Wars trailer teases epic Skywalker scene in The Last Jedi New Star Wars trailer teases epic Skywalker scene in The Last Jedi
- November 04, 2017

It features new scenes. At this point in the hype cycle, every single new shot can be something to fawn over, and this trailer has a great one: Luke Skywalker stepping back into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Readers seeking more movie TV commercials can visit our Movie TV Commercial Page . Aside from the Death Star , the Falcon is probably the most famous spacecraft from the Star Wars universe , and was a home away from home for Skywalker in the original trilogy. (more...)
With Sprint T-Mobile Merger Called Off, What's Next?
- November 01, 2017

According to tentative terms of the deal that Reuters was first meant to report last month, Sprint Shareholders and SoftBank would have received near about 40% or bit extra with the joined company. This time around, Softbank is supposedly passing off the proposed end-of-talks to Deutsche Telekom, but until either company makes an official announcement, then the merger talks will be hanging in limbo. (more...)
Apple's sales rally may be 'short-lived' Apple's sales rally may be 'short-lived'
- October 31, 2017

The report stated that the mix of the iPhone 8 series at launch is also higher than the corresponding mix of the iPhone 7 series at launch previous year. "The iPhone X will enjoy a healthy grey market status, but its popularity is unlikely to help Apple in the short term", Jia predicted. Apple's AAPL executive team has continued to say that China is critical to the company's future . (more...)