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JBL launches Google Assistant headphones and new wireless speakers JBL launches Google Assistant headphones and new wireless speakers
- January 09, 2018

And at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, JBL joined the party with its Everest headphones, which also have the Google Assistant . All three Everest headphones share a couple of core features in common, though, including Bluetooth 4.1, JBL Pro audio optimization, JBL's ShareMe 2.0 wireless audio feature, and fast charging. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition rated by ESRB Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition rated by ESRB
- January 09, 2018

While there's no firm confirmation about what the " Royal Edition " exactly is, the most likely candidate would be a "Game of the Year Edition" of Final Fantasy XV that (presumably) would include the original title and its post-launch DLC and updates. (more...)
Smart toy maker VTech settles privacy charges with FTC Smart toy maker VTech settles privacy charges with FTC
- January 09, 2018

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act requires that companies collecting personal data take reasonable precaution to protect it and get parental consent for children under 13. According to the complaint, VTech violated children's privacy laws by collecting personal information without parents' consent and did not do enough to protect children's sensitive information. (more...)
Metal Gear Survive Single-Player Gameplay Trailer Revealed Metal Gear Survive Single-Player Gameplay Trailer Revealed
- January 09, 2018

Konami has deployed a new trailer showing off five minutes of footage from the single-player mode in Metal Gear Survive . Ever since Metal Gear Survive was first announced, the game has been heavily criticized by fans of the franchise, both for being a major departure from series norms as well as the lack of involvement by Hideo Kojima. (more...)
Halo TV Show Halo TV Show "Still in Very Active Development"
- January 09, 2018

It's been almost five years since Microsoft announced plans for the Steven Spielberg-backed Halo TV show, though it's still yet to grace our screens. He continued with, "It's still live action, and it will definitely satisfy the fans of Halo and I think also satisfy the drama audiences of Showtime". (more...)
Jabra's third-gen wireless earbuds add Alexa support, cheaper pricing Jabra's third-gen wireless earbuds add Alexa support, cheaper pricing
- January 09, 2018

Announced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the Elite 65t Bluetooth buds are joined by a sportier iteration called the Elite 65t Active. Jabra's Elite Sport Wireless earphones were a top option in 2017 to remedy that situation, and by the end of this year, consumers will have three more evolved from that original design, as Jabra announces new variants, with two that are cordless and one that is still corded. (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ: Goku Black Gets Official Gameplay Trailer Dragon Ball FighterZ: Goku Black Gets Official Gameplay Trailer
- January 09, 2018

The character was previously released as a pre-order bonus for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 . Aside from the game's story campaign, it is also said to feature a 3 versus 3 character battle mode that allows different team formation strategies to be discovered, and an "ultra-fast battle mode" that is said to incorporate the "thrill of battle". (more...)
Zuckerberg vows to 'fix' Facebook in 2018 Zuckerberg vows to 'fix' Facebook in 2018
- January 09, 2018

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said that his goal for 2018 was to put the business he co-founded on a more solid footing and break away from his longstanding practice of setting a purely personal annual goal. At the time he was more focused on growing the social media platform. This results in people getting banned when they should not be, while others are free to use the platform even if they clearly exhibit inappropriate behavior. (more...)
BottleRock Napa Valley Reveals 2018 Lineup BottleRock Napa Valley Reveals 2018 Lineup
- January 09, 2018

Prices are as followed: 3-Day General Admission Pass are $349, 3-day VIP Pass are $749, 3-Day Skydeck Pass are $1,500, and 3-Day Platinum Pass are $3,900. It seems that year after year, the headliners get better and the wine finer. Heading into its sixth year, BottleRock will again present its Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage, featuring mashups of renowned chefs and rock stars in popular cooking demonstrations. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Patch Offers 'Slightly' Better Frame Rate PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Patch Offers 'Slightly' Better Frame Rate
- January 09, 2018

That is why today it received a new update, which added the first person mode. "Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback and support as we transitioned into 2018". Below you will find quality of life fixes, as well as our efforts to resolve known memory crashes, and incremental improvements to performance. "We know there is still work remaining in order for us to reproduce and address all remaining issues", reads the patch notes' intro. (more...)
Sennheiser announces new wireless earbuds and HD 820 cans at CES 2018 Sennheiser announces new wireless earbuds and HD 820 cans at CES 2018
- January 09, 2018

Sennheiser's HD 800 have always been one of the go-to picks for audiophiles looking for stunning detail in a set of headphones - including us. The HD 820 headphones are slated to go on sale early this summer, and will be priced at $2,400. (more...)
Alexa Will Be Expanded To More Devices In 2018 Alexa Will Be Expanded To More Devices In 2018
- January 09, 2018

Or maybe you picked up an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and are curious about smart locks that lock - and unlock - your front door by talking out loud. Next week, during the Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas, a company named Vuzix will introduce a new pair of AR smartglasses that will feature Amazon's virtual personal assistant Alexa . (more...)
Panasonic Launches Four New OLED TVs Panasonic Launches Four New OLED TVs
- January 09, 2018

That TV has been important not least because its remarkable picture quality - rich, detailed and consistently reliable - has seen it become the screen of choice for several Hollywood post-production houses wanting a large-screen reference monitor. (more...)
IPhone X Inspired Doogee V Announced With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner IPhone X Inspired Doogee V Announced With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
- January 09, 2018

There are a few differences between the two designs shared by both leakers but they both have a almost identical front. While it's not uncommon for smartphone vendors to borrow a few design elements from one another from time to time, sometimes Chinese vendors go beyond all the barriers of copying other phones' designs shamelessly. (more...)
HTC Unveils New Higher-Resolution Vive Pro VR Headset, Wireless Adapter HTC Unveils New Higher-Resolution Vive Pro VR Headset, Wireless Adapter
- January 09, 2018

This is not believed to be the fabled HTC Vive 2, however. The company also announced a Vive Wireless Adapter. This is a clear hint for an updated HTC Vive VR headset with improved screen resolution, Road to VR reported . The nebulous tease suggests a new headset that will give the current model's two 1080x1200 resolution eye panels a boost, as rumors have been circulating that 4K resolution was in the works. (more...)
Google sold over 6 million smart speakers in 2017 Google sold over 6 million smart speakers in 2017
- January 08, 2018

It seems fairly safe to guess that the Home Mini was by far the most popular, since it was on sale for $29 for most of the holiday season. Home Max was launched in mid-December at $399 -- so it's clear that it makes up a small portion f those million of sales. (more...)
GoPro to cut more than 250 jobs after disappointing holiday quarter GoPro to cut more than 250 jobs after disappointing holiday quarter
- January 08, 2018

Shares of GoPro fell 30 percent Monday after the company announced it was shuttering its drone division, laying off roughly 20 percent of its workforce and lowering guidance on a weak holiday season. The forecast is down from its prior estimate of $460 million-$480 million, according to Bloomberg . While strict regulations on drones are nothing new, GoPro says that they will eventually "reduce the total addressable market in the years ahead". (more...)
GeForce NOW Cloud Gaming for Mac GeForce NOW Cloud Gaming for Mac
- January 08, 2018

Windows systems require Windows 7 or better, Intel i3 at 3.1GHz or faster, 4GB RAM, and a minimum DX9 GPU; NVIDIA lists the GeForce 600 series or newer, AMD Radeon HD 3000 series or newer, and Intel HD Graphics 2000 series or newer. Probably the biggest new feature of the GeForce Experience is Nvidia Freestyle. Sadly, you'll have to wait your turn as the list is already backed up - but for the price of free (while the beta is on, of course), it'll certainly be worth your time. (more...)
AMD's 2018 Roadmap For Zen+, Desktop & Mobile APUs, Vega On 7nm AMD's 2018 Roadmap For Zen+, Desktop & Mobile APUs, Vega On 7nm
- January 08, 2018

Ryzen 3 2300U drops the multithreading capability of its bigger brothers and reduces the RX Vega graphics complement from a possible 10 CUs (640 shaders) to six (384). The new X470 chipset is mentioned, still bearing the AM4 socket, and being lower powered, but no specifications are mentioned beyond that, and quite frankly I do not expect to see anything earth-shattering that would push you to move to a second generation Ryzen CPU and motherboard if you are now using a Ryzen system. (more...)
Rumor reveals Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ memory configurations Rumor reveals Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ memory configurations
- January 08, 2018

Recently, Samsung Galaxy S9 series' cover case images surfaced online revealing that the standard Galaxy S9 will have just one primary shooter on the back, whereas the S9+ will have a dual-camera sensor similar to the Galaxy Note8. As you can see, there's also a reference to 512. Samsung Galaxy S9 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor in the United States, while in India and other global markets, it will come with the company's own Exynos 9810 processor. (more...)