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Facebook's Echo Show Rival May Cost $499 Facebook's Echo Show Rival May Cost $499
- January 10, 2018

Facebook reportedly plans to start shipping the device some time in the second half of this year. The Portal will be similar to Amazon's Echo Show smart speaker, which includes a 7-inch display. Cheddar reports that Portal will have a wide-angle lens with facial recognition that links to users' Facebook accounts. Facebook is making a hardware device called Portal that will cost $499, according to a news report citing anonymous sources. (more...)
Intel Advances Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing Research Intel Advances Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing Research
- January 10, 2018

He also provided an update on Intel's research into new types of computing: neuromorphic computing and quantum computing. Krzanich also detailed Intel Labs work on neuromorphic computing - a new area of hardware development which is inspired by how the brain works, and the work being done on the Loihi chip revealed late a year ago. (more...)
Microsoft pushes new devices featuring Cortana as Google, Alexa dominate CES Microsoft pushes new devices featuring Cortana as Google, Alexa dominate CES
- January 09, 2018

That's right, Qualcomm now has a kit and reference for smart speakers , where a smart speaker maker can easily make a smart speaker and choose which assistant they want on board. "Our Smart Audio Platform helps allow traditional speaker OEMs to more efficiently join and participate in the growing smart speaker segment", said Anthony Murray, senior vice president and general manager, voice and music at Qualcomm . (more...)
Details Regarding the Bayonetta Special Edition for Switch and Amiibo Details Regarding the Bayonetta Special Edition for Switch and Amiibo
- January 09, 2018

I really miss the Wii U option of playing on a TV and a GamePad, but alas that generation is behind us. The game will launch with a special edition, according to Nintendo UK. It's also possible to acquire them during regular play, so no need to sweat over it too much, although you'll need tons and tons of halos to purchase them. (more...)
First Android Oreo beta arrives for Honor 8 Pro First Android Oreo beta arrives for Honor 8 Pro
- January 09, 2018

Huawei has released Android Oreo updates for some of their products like the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro. Recently, the same Oreo update was made available for Huawei's Honor 8 Pro smartphone. It looks like Huawei phones are next. Both phones shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat , but now in January 2018, Huawei is rolling out an official Oreo beta. (more...)
CES 2018 Preview: What To Expect From CES 2018 CES 2018 Preview: What To Expect From CES 2018
- January 09, 2018

However at the CES 2018 - the company is stepping up. After the advocacy group Gender Avenger pointed out the absence of headlining female speakers, CES organizers said in a letter on Friday that they will redouble their efforts to expand women's voices throughout the conference and as featured speakers. (more...)
De Blob 2 coming to Xbox One and PS4 this February De Blob 2 coming to Xbox One and PS4 this February
- January 09, 2018

In de Blob 2 , Comrade Black is back and so is his war on color. In the announcement trailer seen at the top, players can see the multiplayer experience first hand, as well as the splitscreen capabilities and more on the cult that has taken over Prisma City. (more...)
Ranveer Singh gets hip-hopping with rappers for Gully Boy Ranveer Singh gets hip-hopping with rappers for Gully Boy
- January 09, 2018

As a pleasant surprise for his fans, our gully boy shared the sneak peak of the title song on his Instagram story as he was seen spinning the magic of his rapping skills for the title song of the film. Ranveer Singh has been frequently spotted outside the recording studio and rehearsing with the real life gully boys . Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is now working on her next titled Gully Boys . (more...)
Honor 7X to get face unlock soon Honor 7X to get face unlock soon
- January 09, 2018

Honor, a young, innovative and trendsetting brand, had a record year in 2017. The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1 and features a 5.93-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display. The Facial unlock function will be soon available to all Honor 7X users in 2018 Q1. After this OTA update , the Honor 7X would become the cheapest handset to come with this feature. (more...)
WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone gets better with improved features WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone gets better with improved features
- January 09, 2018

The update is now live for Windows Phone users and can be downloaded by clicking the below Microsoft Store link. After the installation of the WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone update, you will find a new tab adjacent to the GIF tab to enable you to open the Stickers section. (more...)
New Linksys Velop Dual-Band Mesh Router Is Smaller And More Affordable New Linksys Velop Dual-Band Mesh Router Is Smaller And More Affordable
- January 09, 2018

According to Linksys, the WRT32XB uses Killer networking technology which automatically prioritizes its connection with the Xbox One family of devices. Those of you suffering from intermittent wireless connectivity around your home or small business may be interested to know that Linksys as introduced a new dual-band Velop mesh router, equipped with the same features of the previous model . (more...)
CES 2018: Razer Announces Chroma Lighting For Philips Hue CES 2018: Razer Announces Chroma Lighting For Philips Hue
- January 09, 2018

And that is exactly what Philips and Razer have done with its first partnership that puts the Hue and the Chroma together into a dazzling and dizzying light show for gamers. From battle scenes and character selection to magical conquests, the new functionality creates a lighting experience that goes beyond the screen. Philips and Razer have partnered up to provide the ultimate Chroma lighting experience to gamers with a full-fledged ecosystem. (more...)
JPMorgan CEO Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a 'fraud' JPMorgan CEO Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a 'fraud'
- January 09, 2018

Dimon's comments were followed by a more tempered view from Chief Financial Officer Marianne Lake, who said the bank was "very open minded to the potential use cases in future for digital currencies that are properly controlled and regulated ". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) unveiled: 5-inch qHD screen in tow Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) unveiled: 5-inch qHD screen in tow
- January 09, 2018

The dimensions of the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) are 143.8 x 72.3 x 8.4mm and its weight is 153 grams. The specifications of the smartphone are mediocre at best, and they don't justify the asking price, but let's just call it as typical Samsung pricing. (more...)
Nokia's Sleep sensor wants to tell you all about your zzz's Nokia's Sleep sensor wants to tell you all about your zzz's
- January 09, 2018

What do you think of the Nokia Sleep? The mattress pad is WiFi-connected and it slides under your mattress and is expected to record the users sleep patterns. If you have smart lighting around your home, you can connect it to the Sleep, so that, for example, when you get into bed, the lights can automatically dim. (more...)
Corsair Unleashes Suite of Wireless PC Gaming Gear Corsair Unleashes Suite of Wireless PC Gaming Gear
- January 09, 2018

The pad also juices up any Qi-compatible device, and includes dongles for microUSB, USB Type-C and Lighting adapters, making it easy to charge up any compatible smartphone. All four accessories follow the same key principles, including fast 1 ms response times, advanced 2.4 Ghz wireless technology and low-latency Bluetooth connectivity. (more...)
Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Program Does Not Require a Failed Diagnostic Test Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Program Does Not Require a Failed Diagnostic Test
- January 09, 2018

But with "unibody" phone design and curved glass both on the back and front, replaceable batteries are a thing of the past. According to owners of devices like the iPhone 6s, their phones began slowing down after the iOS 10.2.1 update in early 2017. (more...)
Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) price revealed Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) price revealed
- January 09, 2018

Now, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1 ) is the latest variant in the lineup. The phone carries nearly all the latest and most advanced features to explore the world of technology well. The rear side is equipped with a dual 16MP and 8MP sensors with f/2.0 aperture, LED Flash and PDAF. The device will also be able to intelligently prevent battery overcharging. (more...)
Karnataka girl kills self after moral policing by BJP activitists Karnataka girl kills self after moral policing by BJP activitists
- January 09, 2018

Dhanyashree from Chickmagalur district committed suicide on January 6 after she was allegedly hounded by activists because she said on a WhatsApp group that she liked Muslims . "She was harassed by these people for roaming around with a Muslim man, after which she made a decision to end her life", Annamalai said. According to the complaint, the caller, who later identified himself as Santosh, a Bajrang Dal activist from Mangalore, also asked Dhanyashree why she was wearing a head scarf in ... (more...)
Razer's Project Linda imagines a laptop dock for the Razer Phone Razer's Project Linda imagines a laptop dock for the Razer Phone
- January 09, 2018

Connecting the Razer Phone to the dock powers the laptop, which apart from a battery and a few extra GBs of storage, entirely relies on the phone including the speakers. At the moment, in the early prototype stage, it simply mirrors what's being shown on the display, but it's clear Razer sees a lot of potential in further exploring the idea of a phone-powered laptop. (more...)