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Asus lets loose a volley of ZenBooks and Vivo AIOs Asus lets loose a volley of ZenBooks and Vivo AIOs
- January 09, 2018

According to ASUS, the ZenBook 13 will support Windows Hello authentication as well via the fingerprint sensor located below the right side of the keyboard. It also features a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass for durability. It's also available in both black and white models. Like the ZenFone Max Plus (M1), the ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461 ) and NovaGo are not entirely new, finally getting official U.S. (more...)
LG's 2018 flagship could launch in April LG's 2018 flagship could launch in April
- January 09, 2018

LG Electronics' new flagship smartphone LG G7 is expected to be unveiled in March before its official launch in April, which is nearly a month-long delay compared to a year ago, according to industry sources on January 8. Then, an industry source leaked that LG has scheduled the release of the G7 on April 20 without further elaborating. "LG is unlikely to unveil the G7 at MWC", another official from a local telecom company. (more...)
Facebook says China's Xiaomi will make a VR headset using Oculus technology Facebook says China's Xiaomi will make a VR headset using Oculus technology
- January 09, 2018

In addition to announcing the Oculus Go, the company also announced the Mi VR Standalone headset which will be launched in China. The Oculus Go is set to release in early 2018, starting at a price of $199. Xiaomi is launching Oculus Go globally with Facebook/ Oculus , and Xiaomi is designing a headset that is specifically tailored for the Chinese market. (more...)
Asus Chromebox 3 announced with 8th Generation Intel Core processors Asus Chromebox 3 announced with 8th Generation Intel Core processors
- January 09, 2018

Asus didn't reveal all of the Chromebox 3's juicy details, but there's still enough here to get us excited. And with the new ASUS Tinker Board S , DIY enthusiasts can enjoy class-leading performance for turning their creative ideas into reality. (more...)
Rates to rise starting next week: big five banks Rates to rise starting next week: big five banks
- January 09, 2018

The fourth-quarter survey, conducted November 14 to December 8, said the share of firms reporting they would encounter "some" or "significant" difficulty meeting an unanticipated rise in demand rose to its highest level since the financial crisis and recession of 2008-09. (more...)
Custom Sea of Thieves Xbox controller is a thing of beauty Custom Sea of Thieves Xbox controller is a thing of beauty
- January 09, 2018

This controller really does look hecking nice. For more on Sea of Thieves , check out Rare's guide to how players will progress in-game , or read about why developer Rare thinks returning to old franchises would be the "worst thing to do" . (more...)
These Are ASUS's 3 Crazy-looking Wi-Fi Routers From CES 2018 These Are ASUS's 3 Crazy-looking Wi-Fi Routers From CES 2018
- January 09, 2018

Expandable network - Covr is a scalable solution. D-Link's 30th anniversary past year celebrated its heritage and passion to innovate in bringing people together, reflected in the company's mission statement: Building networks for people. ft. of space, and includes built-in compatibility for Amazon's Alexa. The DIR-2680 is easily set up with the D-Link Wi-Fi app and can be managed from anywhere with the McAfee Secure Home Platform app. (more...)
Toyota reveals next-gen autonomous prototype; Platform 3.0 Toyota reveals next-gen autonomous prototype; Platform 3.0
- January 09, 2018

Its Luminar LIDAR system has a 200-meter range and can cover the entire 360-degree perimeter around the vehicle, scanning for any potential obstacles. "It's exciting to integrate the components in harmony with the car's design ". This vehicle will start generation in the spring, as indicated by the organization, and is meant to be low volume to take into account more prominent adaptability regarding emphasizing on the stage, since TRI has just refreshed the stage with real changes twice in ... (more...)
Acer launches thinnest laptop with 4G, plus new convertible, Chromebook Acer launches thinnest laptop with 4G, plus new convertible, Chromebook
- January 09, 2018

This laptop is just 8.98 mm thin, runs on Windows 10 and boasts of all-day battery life. The ultra-thin laptop sports a seventh-generation Intel Core-i7 processor, though it would have been nice if Acer equipped it with the latest eight-gen Core-i7 processor. (more...)
802.11ax chipset race heats up with Intel and Celeno 802.11ax chipset race heats up with Intel and Celeno
- January 09, 2018

The Wi-Fi Alliance is still hammering out an official specification for 802.11ax. IEEE 802.11ac is the latest Wi-Fi standard and most of the consumer electronics with networking capability features its support. While the standard is not yet certified, Qualcomm announced the availability of 802.11ax chips as early as February of 2017. Intel is getting a head start on the eventual transition to 802.11ax. (more...)
OnePlus 5 starts receiving Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0.1 update OnePlus 5 starts receiving Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0.1 update
- January 09, 2018

The Oxygen 5.0.1 update is now live for the OnePlus 5 users, and is rolling out in a phased manner - this means that if you are a OnePlus 5 user and haven't received the update - hold on - as you may get it soon. Now we can tell you that the update will start rolling out again. Apart from the above mentioned bug fixes, OxygenOS 5.0.1 will include features like a new Launcher with optimisations for Shelf and the ability to upload photos through Shot on OnePlus. (more...)
Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers to Play Blossom in June Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers to Play Blossom in June
- January 09, 2018

As such, CitiĀ® cardmembers will have access to purchase USA presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 10 at 10am local time until Thursday, January 11 at 10pm local time through Citi's Private PassĀ® program. But apparently he was overruled. Keyboardist-singer Donald Fagen , Becker's longtime musical partner and the band's co-founder, sued the late musician's estate to be able to tour as Steely Dan . (more...)
Whirlpool Announces New Range of Apple Watch-Supported Smart Home Appliances Whirlpool Announces New Range of Apple Watch-Supported Smart Home Appliances
- January 09, 2018

Revealed at this year's CES in Las Vegas, the new range - which now consists of the Smart All-In-One Washer and Dryer, Whirlpool Smart Over the Range Microwave with Scan-to-Cook Technology and Smart Front Control Range - will support hands-free use for both Amazon's Alexa smart assistant and the Google Assistant. (more...)
Investors urge Apple to take action against child gadget addiction Investors urge Apple to take action against child gadget addiction
- January 09, 2018

Furthermore, once Apple has this research, they call for the company to create more granular smart parental controls on devices to help them limit their children's usage if they decide to. In developing a solution, the letter suggests parents should be involved in helping their children spend a developmentally optimal amount of time using such devices. (more...)
AT&T walks away from deal to sell Huawei smartphones AT&T walks away from deal to sell Huawei smartphones
- January 09, 2018

Huawei's efforts to jump into the US smartphone market took a huge hit after AT&T reportedly scuttled plans to sell the Chinese company's devices on the eve of their announcement. Huawei phones are available for purchase in the United States but have never been distributed by a major carrier. Despite these events, Huawei will likely still announce the Mate 10 Pro for the USA tomorrow in an unlocked variant, with availability through online and other retail channels. (more...)
Ring Stick Up Cam, Beams, Alarm round out home security lineup Ring Stick Up Cam, Beams, Alarm round out home security lineup
- January 08, 2018

Ring is back with several new devices on display at CES 2018 - the Stick Up Cam Elite , the Stick Up Cam 2 and Beam security LEDs. The Ring Beams product range constitute a number of outdoor security lights including pathway lights, step lights, and spotlights, which will work in conjunction with Ring's security cameras and doorbells. (more...)
Asus' new ZenFone Max Plus smartphones feature Face Unlock Asus' new ZenFone Max Plus smartphones feature Face Unlock
- January 08, 2018

The Zenfone Max Plus offers a 5.7-inch full-view HD display in a body that's no larger than many standard 5.2-inch smartphones, the company claims. ASUS doesn't name the processor inside the phone in its USA press release, but the company previously said the ZenFone Max Plus would have a MediaTek 6750T chipset. (more...)
Curiosity finds odd, tiny Mars feature: trace fossils possible Curiosity finds odd, tiny Mars feature: trace fossils possible
- January 08, 2018

Sadly, the figures are only markings etched onto a rock rather than being tall, thin alien creatures - although one expert suggested they may be fossilised traces of life. The scientists fund them angular in multiple dimensions. It may be some crystals in the rock or like crystal molds, Vasavada stated. "But I have to say, the imagery is really intriguing, and I hope Curiosity spends more time in the area to get to the bottom of this", Lee said. (more...)
Nintendo set to sell neon 'Splatoon' Joy-Con controllers in the US Nintendo set to sell neon 'Splatoon' Joy-Con controllers in the US
- January 08, 2018

The Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con gamepads are already available in a variety of hues, but Switch owners in the USA will finally be able to get their hands on last summer's Neon Green and Neon Pink controllers - by themselves - "later this month", Nintendo announced today . (more...)
United Kingdom parliament staff 'make 160 online porn requests daily' United Kingdom parliament staff 'make 160 online porn requests daily'
- January 08, 2018

Parliamentary network users include MPs, peers, staff and contractors of both Houses, who use a total of around 8,500 computers and personal devices logged in to Parliament's guest Wi-Fi, Business Insider says. Parliamentary authorities said a majority of the attempts were not deliberate. A different FoI request revealed 2,751,755 attempts to access any blocked websites between January and October. (more...)