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Alexa support comes to 2018 TVs from Sony, Hisense and LG Alexa support comes to 2018 TVs from Sony, Hisense and LG
- January 09, 2018

You'll be able to use your Hisense television to control appliances, smart things and manage content on your television, including volume control through voice. It's interesting to see these TV makers taking a hybrid approach to how their sets will work with smart speakers and voice technology. " Hisense aims to provide our customers with the latest technologies and the introduction of OLED in our TV lineup is yet another example of how we are responding to consumer demand by offering a ... (more...)
Paladins will appear in the mode of Paladins will appear in the mode of "battle Royale"
- January 09, 2018

Of course, the Paladins mechanics of hero abilities and mounts will also be brought over to Paladins: Battlegrounds to add more flavor to the game. Similarities here, though, might be forgiven - after all, games in the same genre are likely to look similar, and you wouldn't criticise Tekken for looking like Street Fighter now, would you? Releasing a game mode called " Battlegrounds " in the midst of all the PUBG hype is a particularly risky move, but both Harris and Hi-Rez President ... (more...)
CES 2018: Sony announces new wireless noise cancelling sports headphones CES 2018: Sony announces new wireless noise cancelling sports headphones
- January 09, 2018

The $179.99 (around £130, AU$230) WF-SP700N are the flagship true wireless pair, and feature noise-cancellation in addition to the range-wide splash-proofing (an industry first). The three earphones heading our way include the WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N and the WI-SP500, though the SP500 earphones don't appear to include the Google Assistant support. (more...)
AMD rebukes Intel, says flaw poses 'near-zero risk' to its chips
- January 09, 2018

Sort of. While Meltdown can be patched , Spectre will be much more hard to defend against long-term because of the way that CPUs are designed - and that's worrying, because it's the vulnerability that affects a far wider range of chips. (more...)
HP Spectre x360 15 and ENVY x2 introduced at CES 2018 HP Spectre x360 15 and ENVY x2 introduced at CES 2018
- January 09, 2018

The Intel processor is seventh-generation Y-series, which is really just because Intel hasn't yet announced the eighth-generation Y-series. The leather-like textured case in Oxford Blue integrates an adjustable stand to transform the device into laptop, reading and tablet modes. (more...)
GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation
- January 09, 2018

Grassley, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, earlier called for a Justice Department investigation of Fusion GPS, suggesting the firm was involved in a Russian-linked lobbying campaign to undermine the 2012 U.S. The committee is not alleging that Steele intentionally misled federal law enforcement but that they believe the discrepancy needed to be reviewed nonetheless. (more...)
Mercedes India sales climb 16% Mercedes India sales climb 16%
- January 09, 2018

Market leader Mercedes-Benz is headed to retain the top spot in the luxury segment as it has built an unassailable lead with a 20 per cent jump in sales to reach the 11,869 units mark during the first nine months of 2017, which was 90 per cent of its 2016 volume. (more...)
Destiny 2's second holiday event could be Crimson Days Destiny 2's second holiday event could be Crimson Days
- January 09, 2018

The files in question are a series of new ornaments for some of Destiny 2's exotic weapons, specifically Sweet Business, Graviton Lance, Wardcliff Coil, and Prometheus Lens . Mayhem made a return for the Dawning event , so it's not insane to think that this new event will bring with it a new game mode, although that would be an odd message for Bungie to send, linking a free-for-all game type with a holiday that is supposed to be about couples. (more...)
CES 2018: Qualcomm Introduces QCC5100 Series Low Power Bluetooth SoC CES 2018: Qualcomm Introduces QCC5100 Series Low Power Bluetooth SoC
- January 09, 2018

Besides these improvements, the minuscule chip has double the processing capability of Qualcomm's former solution, which was found in popular headphones like the Jabra Sport Elite and Bose Free Sport . Low power, high-performance quad-core processing: The QCC5100 series is created to offer OEMs the freedom and flexibility to innovate, with a dedicated application processor sub-system, dual DSP architecture and next generation ADK software with enhanced development tools. (more...)
Hyundai Nexo FCV Debuts At CES With 370 Mile Range Hyundai Nexo FCV Debuts At CES With 370 Mile Range
- January 09, 2018

A Blind-spot View Monitor shows on a center cluster screen the rear and side views of the Nexo using cameras while changing lanes in either direction. It is being designed as the next step in Hyundai's plans to accelerate low-emissions vehicles. But this auto is more than just zero-emissions: it's also equipped with autonomous driver-assist features, including a remote parking system that allows the vehicle to drive itself to and from a garage or parking space at the push of a button. (more...)
Samsung Gear S3 and Sport get SmartThings wrist-mounted smart home control Samsung Gear S3 and Sport get SmartThings wrist-mounted smart home control
- January 09, 2018

Samsung has announced third-party device support for Bixby , but it's unclear if that initiative will reach critical mass. However, the new version brings the full capabilities of Samsung's voice assistant. "Since Family Hub's introduction in 2016, consumers have embraced it as their home's digital command center to help manage food, family and fun". As for those speakers, you can use them to play content from one of the built-in apps like Pandora, or instead stream content from your ... (more...)
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich opens CES keynote on security issues Intel CEO Brian Krzanich opens CES keynote on security issues
- January 09, 2018

Meltdown, in particular, affects almost every Intel processor, including the chips used in laptops and servers. When Brian Krzanich , Intel CEO, took the stage he had one option really; address the issue. The announcement followed the disclosure of massive security vulnerabilities last week that affect Intel chips. Intel said last week that it has issued updates for more than 90% of the processor products introduced in the last five years. (more...)
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Once Again Crushed Google In App Revenue Last Year Apple Inc. (AAPL) Once Again Crushed Google In App Revenue Last Year
- January 09, 2018

While Google Play is certainly no slouch, the App Store almost doubled up its market share, continuing a years-long trend. Although App Store at about every category, there's one where Google Play is far ahead of Apple's applications store: first-time app installs. (more...)
BMW Figured Out How to Refuel While Tandem Drifting BMW Figured Out How to Refuel While Tandem Drifting
- January 09, 2018

In order to achieve car-to-car refueling, BMW got rid of the old M5's rear seats to make room for the auxiliary fuel tank necessary to feed the record-breaking vehicle. Do you think this refuelling technique will be enough for BMW to take back the world's longest "drifty" title? While this stunt may not be as wild as Shell's 1997 airborne Ferrari F1 refueling in the desert, it involved just as much precision driving from the team, who will no doubt claim the world record once again. (more...)
Kalyan Ram's next is Naa Nuvve Kalyan Ram's next is Naa Nuvve
- January 09, 2018

The teaser of the film, which is titled Naa Nuvve is all about school romance. Buzz is that the makers of this romantic drama have readied a video bit consisting of heroine Tamannah's characterisation and hero Kalyan Ram's getup. Last year, he produced his brother Jr NTR's Jai Lava Kusa under his home production banner NTR Arts. Kalyan Ram, Tamannah, Tanikella Bharani, Posani Krishna Murali, Vennela Kishore, Praveen, Bitthiri Satti, Priya and Surekha Vani are some of the important ... (more...)
Smart Home Devices to Look for in 2018 Smart Home Devices to Look for in 2018
- January 09, 2018

From there we'll send you to a page with smart devices, appliances and gadgets that work with an Alexa-enabled smart speaker, or one with Google Assistant baked inside. Users can broadcast their voice through Google Assistant on smartphones or voice-activated speakers like Google Home . In India though, we get limited features, and it's also disappointing that the company is yet to announce a Google Home product in the Indian market. (more...)
Facebook Announces M Will No Longer Serve Your Every Whim Facebook Announces M Will No Longer Serve Your Every Whim
- January 09, 2018

Eventually, Facebook hoped that those humans would help train the artificial intelligence model to rely less and less on humans. Facebook said Monday it is shutting down M, an automated personal assistant once thought to be the social network's text-based answer to services like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. (more...)
Markets Right Now: Stocks close mostly higher on Wall Street Markets Right Now: Stocks close mostly higher on Wall Street
- January 09, 2018

The Nasdaq biotech index fell 1.4 per cent, on track for its biggest one-day percentage decline since mid-December, led by a 3.7 per cent drop in Biogen Inc and a 3.3 per cent decline in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. The S & P 500 (SPX) rose a little less at 0.70 percent. The FTSE 100 closed earlier 27 points down. Finally, the Nasdaq composite (COMP) was also up, gaining 58.64 points to 7,136.56. (more...)
Takata add 3.3M air bag inflators to massive recall Takata add 3.3M air bag inflators to massive recall
- January 09, 2018

Notices of the expanded recalls were posted Saturday on the agency's website . The automakers listed above say they will be providing consumers with the specific models that are affected by the recall later this month. The total number of recalls caused by the potentially unsafe airbags is now approaching 50 million and may reach as many as 70 million next year, Takata says. (more...)
Wireless Charging Just Overcame Its Biggest Obstacle Wireless Charging Just Overcame Its Biggest Obstacle
- January 09, 2018

Up until this point Powermat and Qi were two opposing wireless charging standards. With this joining, Powermat has become one of the over 360 companies which support the Qi standard including technology giants like Apple , Samsung, LG Electronics, Delphi among others . (more...)