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Huawei announces AI Cube smart speaker and Huawei Locator Huawei announces AI Cube smart speaker and Huawei Locator
- September 03, 2018

The new AI Cube has a 4G LTE Cat 6 300Mbps router built into it meaning that it can work completely free from any wireless network. That means answering questions, controlling your smart home, playing music, and linking with thousands of third-party Alexa skills. (more...)
Apple self-driving vehicle rear ended during road testing Apple self-driving vehicle rear ended during road testing
- September 02, 2018

A Nissan Leaf rear-ended one of Apple's autonomous test vehicles, according to a filing with California's Department of Motor Vehicles. "The Apple test vehicle was travelling less than 1mph waiting for a safe gap to complete the merge when a 2016 Nissan Leaf contacted the Apple test vehicle at approximately 15mph". (more...)
Google Assistant Goes Multilingual, Can Now Understand Two Languages at Once Google Assistant Goes Multilingual, Can Now Understand Two Languages at Once
- September 02, 2018

With the advanced speech recognition, one can speak two languages interchangeably with Google Assistant using phones and smart speakers, the blog added. Google Assistant already supports several languages, but users have to switch back and forth between languages. With that in place, the company's researchers then had to build a system that could turn spoken queries into actionable results in all supported languages. (more...)
Titan Security Key android app is now available on Play Store Titan Security Key android app is now available on Play Store
- September 02, 2018

Google's product also uses the FIDO authentication protocol, which other tech giants and security key makers have all adopted. This firmware is sealed permanently into a secure element hardware chip at production time in the chip production factory. (more...)
TCL Announces The BlackBerry KEY2 LE, Arriving Next Month - IFA 2018 TCL Announces The BlackBerry KEY2 LE, Arriving Next Month - IFA 2018
- September 01, 2018

The handset's connectivity options are GLONASS, USB Type-C with OTG, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, 4G LTE, GPS/ A-GPS and NFC. BlackBerry may call the Key2 LE entry-level, but it's closer to what we'd consider midrange in the unlocked market . (more...)
Huawei shows off 7nm Kirin 980 SoC Huawei shows off 7nm Kirin 980 SoC
- September 01, 2018

Huawei has also improved the graphics capabilities of its mobile processor by including the powerful Mali-G76 GPU on its Kirin 980 chipset. As seen with Huawei in recent times, the Kirin 980 boasts of numerous Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities. (more...)
IPhone XS leaked image shows off larger display and gold finish IPhone XS leaked image shows off larger display and gold finish
- September 01, 2018

Both models resemble the current iPhone X . Read all the news about the new iPhone for 2018 here . There's also speculation that Apple will build on its laptop lineup with a lightweight, entry-level MacBook aimed at students and others looking for a more budget-friendly option. (more...)
Nintendo to show off new mobile game Dragalia Lost Nintendo to show off new mobile game Dragalia Lost
- September 01, 2018

But before that lands on smartphones, Nintendo is releasing Dragalia Lost . Dragalia Lost is a "vast multiplayer RPG in the palm of your hand" that is being co-developed by Cygames and Nintendo (thanks Nintendo Everything ). Naturally, this will be one of the in-game currencies that we see in all free-to-play mobile games. The tweet specifically mentions Dragalia Lost , an upcoming action RPG for the mobile platform (presumably iOS and Android). (more...)
New Pixel 3 photos show battery specs and variable aperture front camera New Pixel 3 photos show battery specs and variable aperture front camera
- September 01, 2018

The new Pixel 3 will be the smaller version of the Pixel 3 XL and will have the similar specs as Pixel 3 XL. In addition to some shots of the phone itself, there are screenshots of the specs. One of the two front cameras has an 8-megapixel sensor with two apertures, including f/1.8 and f/2.2. The images are also accompanied by screenshots seemingly confirming numerous rumoured specs, including the 5.5-inch display. (more...)
Air Canada says mobile app breach may affect up to 20000 customers Air Canada says mobile app breach may affect up to 20000 customers
- August 31, 2018

Some 20,000 Air Canada customers woke up Wednesday to learn their personal information may have been compromised after a breach in the airline's mobile app that prompted a lockdown on all 1.7 million accounts until their passwords could be changed. (more...)
Tesla pulls its sleek $65 6,000mAh wireless charger from its website Tesla pulls its sleek $65 6,000mAh wireless charger from its website
- August 31, 2018

It's the latest addition to Tesla's branded smartphone chargers , which Tesla says are "powered by the same cell found in numerous batteries of our vehicles". "What was at best a premature announcement has generated three weeks of distraction from one of Tesla's most important quarters to date", said analyst Jed Dorsheimer in a note, according to CNBC. (more...)
Guess Who's Back? Eminem Just Dropped A New Album! Guess Who's Back? Eminem Just Dropped A New Album!
- August 31, 2018

The new project is 13 tracks long, and sees Eminem throwing punches at pretty much everyone that talked shit about Revival: "They've been painting my album to death/So I've been giving the media fingers" he sings on opener " The Ringer ". (more...)
Apple Buys Maker of Augmented Reality Lenses Apple Buys Maker of Augmented Reality Lenses
- August 31, 2018

Founded in 2012 by holography scientists, Colorado-based Akonia calls itself the "world leader in systems and materials for holography". "Apple buys smaller companies from time to time, and we generally don't discuss our goal or plans", Apple said in a statement. (more...)
Size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron actually drives Size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron actually drives
- August 31, 2018

The interior has been precisely recreated in Lego Technic elements - from the seats to the dashboard, the working speedometer (all in Lego !) the detachable steering wheel and the brake pedal. The auto, which was first test-driven in June, made its public debut on Thursday at the Grand Prix Formula 1 event in Monza, Italy. Stores and parks will feature the exciting design for viewers to see in person and it will be officially unveiled first at the Grand Prix Forumla 1 race in Monza in ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star goes on sale on Amazon Samsung Galaxy A8 Star goes on sale on Amazon
- August 31, 2018

Connectivity features include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G and 4G. It's useful for handwriting notes and signing documents on the screen. Most flagships from Samsung and Apple come with optical scanners. Does the Note9's camera actually suck? NextRadio is not only available in the USA and Canada but also in Mexico. However, one should consider that Note 9 has bigger needs for a bigger display, and S-Pen. (more...)
This year's iPhones will be announced on September 12 This year's iPhones will be announced on September 12
- August 31, 2018

The larger model will boast a 6.5-inch OLED screen - dwarfing the iPhone X's 5.8 inches and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 8 Plus, according to Bloomberg . Documents filed at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unsealed earlier this year showed Apple had sought approval for a gold version of its iPhone X, but it never released the color. (more...)
Samsung Unveils 8K Resolution QLED TV with 8K AI Upscaling Samsung Unveils 8K Resolution QLED TV with 8K AI Upscaling
- August 31, 2018

Like the concept display showcased at CES, the Q900R 8K TV will support AI upscaling in order to address the current lack of 8K content. The company says that Q900R is also capable of 4000 nits peak brightness, which is about double of the current Samsung TVs and more than quadruple compared to OLED TVs. (more...)
New Intel Whiskey Lake Mobile CPUs Come With Optimization For Connectivity New Intel Whiskey Lake Mobile CPUs Come With Optimization For Connectivity
- August 31, 2018

The highlight of these processors is the integration of Gigabit Wi-Fi support (Wireless-AC 160 MHz) that facilitates up to 12 times faster connectivity speeds especially in low-priced, mainstream laptops. But these new U- and Y-series chips are intended for super thin devices in which space is at a premium. Together, the fusion of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos transform PCs into entertainment powerhouses. (more...)
Apple to unveil new iPhones in coming weeks Apple to unveil new iPhones in coming weeks
- August 30, 2018

We assume that the gold is just one of a number of color options - either that, or Apple has decided that the world needs a lot more bling. Apple is getting ready to launch three new iPhone smartphones this year , Bloomberg reports . The study, which focused on both Android and iPhone users, found that 19 percent of Android users are planning to switch to an iPhone within the next year. (more...)
Google Gboard for iOS Launches Customized Stickers Based on Your Selfie Google Gboard for iOS Launches Customized Stickers Based on Your Selfie
- August 30, 2018

Google attributes this feature to a combination of machine learning, neural networks and artist illustrations, and claims that there are more than a quadrillion possible designs for the new stickers. Earlier this year, the standalone feature was spotted in a teardown of version 7.4 of the app . "Allo-specific Google Assistant features, for instance, might be heading to Android Messages, based on XDA Developers' investigation", the site also notes. (more...)