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Alexa Could Soon Suggest Appropriate Skills For Users To Use Alexa Could Soon Suggest Appropriate Skills For Users To Use
- June 03, 2018

The company's goal is to make Alexa friction-free. For this, the giant online retailer has requested developers to experiment with CanFulfillIntentRequest interface extensively, the Voicebot reports. The Amazon Alexa voice assistant knows countless skills. Context carryover and a new memory feature are on the Alexa roadmap, according to Sarikaya. (more...)
Schematics and Renders Show Off Apple’s 2018 iPhone Lineup Schematics and Renders Show Off Apple’s 2018 iPhone Lineup
- June 03, 2018

And a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X Plus, priced between $999 and $1,149. We can see all of the things we've come to expect from the middle-of-the-line iPhone this year, including the minimized bezels, the notch design, and the single camera on the back. (more...)
Alfa Romeo 8C, GTV and new SUVs arriving by 2022 Alfa Romeo 8C, GTV and new SUVs arriving by 2022
- June 03, 2018

The 8C revives the supercar Alfa built between 2007 and 2010. The new Alfa 8C - last seen as a front-engined V8 Coupe - will make its comeback, only this time it will be a two-seater, mid-engined supercar with a carbon fibre chassis and four-wheel drive delivering something over 700bhp. (more...)
Mary Meeker on the future of the internet: 9 things to know
- June 03, 2018

Meeker dedicated more than 50 of her nearly 300 slides to China. Internet user growth increased 7% in 2017, less than the 12% growth in 2016. A key takeaway from the report is that a "privacy paradox" has developed based on internet companies making low-cost and personalized services from data that consumers are embracing while regulators have different attitudes about what constitutes proper use of this data. (more...)
Mary Meeker: Google Shifting To Commerce, Amazon To Ads And Search 05/31/2018 Mary Meeker: Google Shifting To Commerce, Amazon To Ads And Search 05/31/2018
- June 03, 2018

According to the report , United States adults spent 5.9 hours per day on digital media in 2017, up from 5.6 hours the year before. The Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner told an audience at the CODE conference that there's a long-term deceleration of sales growth in USA physical retail, at the same time we're seeing a rise in mobile shopping, product and price discovery being driven by social media, gameification and video. (more...)
Fallout 4: New Vegas Devs Address Shutdown Concerns Following Fallout 76 Reveal Fallout 4: New Vegas Devs Address Shutdown Concerns Following Fallout 76 Reveal
- June 03, 2018

Long before there was anything such as a 24-hour teaser livestream for Fallout 76 , Brandan Lee began working on a mod called Fallout Project Brazil. The song being played during the trailer is Country Roads, which states West Virginia. The terminal in Fallout 3 we mentioned also placed in the vault in the nearby DC area, though Bethesda may avoid overlapping with the territory used in Fallout 3 . (more...)
Canon retires its last film camera Canon retires its last film camera
- June 03, 2018

Curiously, though, a vast proportion of Lightroom and other photo editing software presets focus on recreating the unique look and feel of different types of analog film. "Although it is truly selfish, thank you for your kind understanding of the circumstances", Canon wrote on its website . You might not be able to purchase a new EOS-1V but Canon is extending repairs for the camera until the 31st of October, 2025. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Finally Gets Oreo In The U.S. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Finally Gets Oreo In The U.S.
- June 03, 2018

Besides Malaysia, the duo Galaxy A9 Star phones will also be available in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. We got all of this information thanks to a video posted by SlashLeak on YouTube. The dual VoLTE support not only allows 4G networks to run on both SIMs at the same time but also use VoLTE on each SIM for HD calling services simultaneously. (more...)
Lego unveils 1:8 Bugatti Chiron assembly kit Lego unveils 1:8 Bugatti Chiron assembly kit
- June 03, 2018

Well now, thanks to LEGO , you can. Celebrate innovative engineering and design from one of the world's most prestigious auto manufacturers with this magnificent LEGO Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron model. LEGO says each model will get a unique serial number to identify it. It arrives enclosed in an exclusive box with a "coffee table" collector's booklet with comprehensive building instructions. (more...)
Even Google thinks Android tablets aren’t worth mentioning Even Google thinks Android tablets aren’t worth mentioning
- June 03, 2018

Google may be seeing the writing on the wall and has quietly removed the "Tablets" heading from its Android website . What took many people by surprise however, was fact that Google dropped the Tablets section of its website without any sort of announcement. (more...)
Samsung announces the launch date of Galaxy Note 9 Samsung announces the launch date of Galaxy Note 9
- June 03, 2018

The much-anticipated phone will be launched on August 9th. Being announced two weeks earlier than previous year, Samsung is aiming to release the device by the end of August, according to Bloomberg . Another surprising element is the presence of the 3.5mm headphone port, which most of Samsung's rivals have started. Speaking on the occasion, Samsung Pakistan President YJ Kim said: "The Galaxy line-up of smartphones is built for today's millennial". (more...)
Managing Your Phone Addiction Is the Next Frontier for iOS 12 Managing Your Phone Addiction Is the Next Frontier for iOS 12
- June 03, 2018

This year, Apple plans to focus on performance and stability improvements over major new features or UI overhauls. iOS 12 will likely include more ways manage your usage of your digital device usage. Regardless, it's noteworthy that Apple is continuing to enhance and refine software that enabled a throng of retailers to launch new AR apps just last fall. (more...)
Nintendo launches first Pokemon game for the Switch Nintendo launches first Pokemon game for the Switch
- June 03, 2018

The game was announced at a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday. Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokemon Company, appeared during Nintendo's presentation to tease the game. Just log in and head to your Base Camp and check around for a Pokemon with a word balloon sporting an exclamation point over its head. Right in the centre is a cooking pot - the player taps to put ingredients in the pot. (more...)
EA Teases Fans with Anthem Combat Reveal Trailer Prior to E3 2018 EA Teases Fans with Anthem Combat Reveal Trailer Prior to E3 2018
- June 03, 2018

You've seen a brief teaser and we've given you an idea of what you can expect when Electronic Arts brings Anthem to E3 this year. Specifically, that will include a brand new trailer that "delves into the unsafe world of Anthem ", and which will also show "a glimpse into the story, characters, and monsters that bring the game to life". (more...)
Facebook finally kills its bad Trending news section Facebook finally kills its bad Trending news section
- June 03, 2018

The biggest controversy came in 2016 when former Facebook staffers reported they regularly suppressed conservative news topics in the Trending section, calling into question the feature's legitimacy. Hardiman said that they are now exploring new ways to help Facebook users stay informed about timely, breaking news that's trustworthy and from quality sources. (more...)
Insomniac's Got an Open World Sci-Fi VR Game in the Works
- June 02, 2018

June 7 is presumably the reveal date for this forthcoming title, as the developer diary ends with a stinger that showcases this date, along with the phrase " Reclaim Your World " draped over some sci-fi imagery. "We made some interesting discoveries", explained Daly. "And for us, it was just the tip of the iceberg for how VR enhanced traversal in a way that couldn't be done before". (more...)
Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy Code-Repository GitHub
- June 02, 2018

Microsoft is reportedly finding this somewhat too high an asking price. GitHub has operated independently since its launch and was last valued at $2 billion. However, for Microsoft, the process may not be as easy as clicking the buy button. Unlock the stock market which, according to Nasdaq.com , had Microsoft stocks up two percent within minutes of the Business Insider report. (more...)
BBC To Stream World Cup In 4K But You’ll Need Fast Broadband BBC To Stream World Cup In 4K But You’ll Need Fast Broadband
- June 02, 2018

The BBC has announced two "cutting edge" trials that will see it bring this summer's FIFA World Cup live to viewers in ultra high definition (UHD) and virtual reality (VR). The Ultra HD stream will be visible on the iPlayer home screen when coverage begins, and remain there until it's fully subscribed. It recommends 40 Mbit/s for the full 3840-pixel Ultra HD or 20 Mbit per second for 2560-pixel Ultra HD. (more...)
Sync Your Philips Hue Lights With Movies, Game Sync Your Philips Hue Lights With Movies, Game
- June 02, 2018

With the new Philips Hue Sync software you can now enjoy lighting synchronisation with movies, music, and games on any PC or Mac . Hue Sync is easy to configure - simply fire up the app, connect to a Hue bridge, set up an "Entertainment area" (defined in the new Hue app), and you're good to go. (more...)
Facebook to pull plug on 'Trending' topics feature
- June 02, 2018

A 3D-printed Facebook like button is seen in front of the Facebook logo, in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. In the era of " fake news ", Facebook is doing away with its " Trending " news section. According to Hardiman, Facebook will soon have a dedicated section on Facebook Watch in the US where people can view live coverage, daily news briefings and weekly features that will be exclusive to Watch. (more...)