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Amazon unveils new Alexa-powered microwave Amazon unveils new Alexa-powered microwave
- September 22, 2018

Amazon's vision for the smart home is clear: get as many people to use Alexa-powered devices. Your speakers can also connect to the new Wall Clock (US$30) to provide you with Internet-powered time accuracy. But Amazon is trying to shorten that gap. This microwave can be found sold by Amazon for approximately $60 United States dollars. The Echo Wall Clock means you won't have to worry about the switch to daylight savings time again, Limp said . (more...)
HMD Global may launch Nokia 7.1 Plus on October 4 HMD Global may launch Nokia 7.1 Plus on October 4
- September 22, 2018

But looking at how HMD Global recently priced its Nokia 6.1 Plus (Nokia X6) in India, the company will again price Nokia 7.1 Plus very competitively. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is also on Android 8.1 Oreo and is expected to get the Pie goodness by the end of 2018. While the Nokia 7 Plus is still selling like a hot cakes, the Finnish company appears to be planning to raise the competition by releasing the Nokia 7.1 Plus. (more...)
Amazon Echo Subwoofer and Smart Plug Devices Leak Ahead of Announcement Amazon Echo Subwoofer and Smart Plug Devices Leak Ahead of Announcement
- September 22, 2018

Amazon appears to have leaked info about two of its new Alexa powered devices on the U.K. Amazon website. It's billed as an "Echo companion device", which means you'll still need an Echo of your own to pair it with. But the new Echo Show and Echo Plus devices, which feature a built-in smart hub, will still be able to control your smart devices locally even if they can't access the cloud to tell you what the weather's going to be like on Friday. (more...)
China trade war could last 20 years, warns Jack Ma China trade war could last 20 years, warns Jack Ma
- September 22, 2018

But Mr Ma told Xinhua that his pledge had been made on the basis of continued co-operation and trade growth between the U.S. and China, and would now be hard to fulfil. Chinese firms with factories in the United States would also face higher costs as they ship US -assembled products back home. The new round of tariffs by Beijing will affect over 5,000 United States goods, ranging from meat, chemicals, nuts, alcoholic drinks, clothes, machinery, furniture and automobile parts, in a move ... (more...)
IPhone fans courageous bad weather to get new phone, Apple Watch IPhone fans courageous bad weather to get new phone, Apple Watch
- September 22, 2018

Meanwhile, across the border in Hong Kong, the story is a different one. Elsewhere, as you'd expect, the XS and XS Max share a lot of engineering and design traits with the iPhone X. Next is the head height drop , which is meant to simulate the potential damage from dropping your iPhone XS, either accidentally or otherwise, while its held up against your ear during a phone conversation. (more...)
Google's 'Emergency Location Service' for Android comes to US Google's 'Emergency Location Service' for Android comes to US
- September 22, 2018

Google's ELS pinpoints the location of a T-Mobile customer's handset through a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile networks and sensors, in much the same way Google Maps provides location data, Google said . The company spent several years working closely with thousands of public safety officials across the United States to develop a universal data link into 911 and first responder networks. (more...)
Google Maps is now available on Apple CarPlay Google Maps is now available on Apple CarPlay
- September 21, 2018

For users who use Waze, we'll announce it here once it becomes available, meanwhile start beating the traffic today with Google Maps and let us know what you think about it. However, the update can be expected soon along with support for a few other popular third party turn-by-turn applications. Now in beta, the app is expected later this month. (more...)
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Google tie up for vehicle infotainment system Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Google tie up for vehicle infotainment system
- September 21, 2018

However, both BMW and Mercedes Benz have had issues creating systems as good as Google Maps, which is part of the reason this deal has been struck. "The system will also be compatible with devices running other operating systems, such as Apple iOS". (more...)
China urges USA to show sincerity, correct behavior in trade actions China urges USA to show sincerity, correct behavior in trade actions
- September 21, 2018

Ma met with United States president Donald Trump past year in a high-profile meeting where he promised to create 1 million USA jobs linked to small merchants selling items on Alibaba platforms. Alibaba announced a development roadmap for artificial intelligence and quantum computing as part of the company's initiative to develop disruptive technologies that will support its cloud, internet of things and other commercial applications. (more...)
Galaxy A7 Brings Samsung’s First Triple Camera Setup & Side Fingerprint Galaxy A7 Brings Samsung’s First Triple Camera Setup & Side Fingerprint
- September 21, 2018

This puts to rest rumours that claimed the Galaxy S10 Plus may be Samsung's first triple-camera smartphone. Open the Samsung Pay app on your phone to get started. The model also comes with Bixby and Samsung Health. "It's the era of 6-inchers, leaning towards the 7" mark, and the Galaxy A7 , doesn't disappoint. (more...)
IPhone XS teardown shows few changes aside from the battery IPhone XS teardown shows few changes aside from the battery
- September 21, 2018

The iPhone XR is the new budget iPhone, customers can possess. Yes - Apple would be in serious trouble if it wasn't. Some users want to know more than how much longer it will last than last year's iPhone X . 91,900. We will soon start our iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max review coverage. If you recall, the iPhone X is IP67 rated for water/dust resistance, while the iPhone XS family bumps that up to IP68. (more...)
Google's Family Link expands its features to include teens Google's Family Link expands its features to include teens
- September 21, 2018

Early previous year, Google tried its hands on job recruitment services by introducing Google Hire. Teens are able to turn off the Family Link supervision when they want to, but a notification is sent to the parent that it has been turned off but Google want each family to have the discussion about what suits them best. (more...)
Play Games on Multiple Consoles With Nintendo Switch Online Play Games on Multiple Consoles With Nintendo Switch Online
- September 21, 2018

Presumably this was due to fan outcry over the original idea of offering one classic game per month to subscribers. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN and has already signed up for Nintendo Switch Online and will go back to playing Super Mario Bros . (more...)
Nokia 7.1 Plus details leaked, includes Snapdragon 710 and dual cameras Nokia 7.1 Plus details leaked, includes Snapdragon 710 and dual cameras
- September 21, 2018

At the India launch event in New Delhi last month, Nokia did not reveal exact pricing information however it did mention that the phone has a global average price of Euro 199 (roughly Rs. The device features a 5.86-inch HD+ display with a 720x1520 pixels resolution. The pricing of the smartphone will be announced on the same day at 2 pm. (more...)
Dead Rising studio Capcom Vancouver has been closed Dead Rising studio Capcom Vancouver has been closed
- September 21, 2018

This could also mean that some of the work will be salvaged and moved over to one of Capcom's other studios. "Capcom is now reviewing the allocation of its development resources that support the production of world-class content", reads the statement to GI . (more...)
Here's how much Apple's new iPhone range will cost in South Africa Here's how much Apple's new iPhone range will cost in South Africa
- September 20, 2018

Tim Cook said that the device is worth it as it replaces many other gadgets one might need. Ok, the launch hasn't generated the same heat that the iPhone X launch got past year but getting any new device is an exciting occasion in itself. (more...)
OnePlus 6T Rumour Roundup: Water Drop Notch, No Headphone Jack OnePlus 6T Rumour Roundup: Water Drop Notch, No Headphone Jack
- September 20, 2018

We already know that the OnePlus 6T is set to drop the headphone jack and include an in-display fingerprint scanner, but until now we are yet to learn much about the rear camera. It is worth adding that earlier this month OnePlus confirmed the arrival of a fingerprint sensor to CNET in a statement. It will be interesting to see which special edition 6T OnePlus will be launching. (more...)
Robots to do 52% of jobs by 2025, says WEF report Robots to do 52% of jobs by 2025, says WEF report
- September 20, 2018

Robots will carry out 52 percent of current work tasks performed by humans by 2025 - in the meantime, 58 million net new jobs will possibly emerge in the next five years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) reported in its latest study on Monday. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2's Online Mode Launches In November As A Beta Red Dead Redemption 2's Online Mode Launches In November As A Beta
- September 20, 2018

Rockstar has taken the wraps off of its plans for Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode, named simply Red Dead Online . In an exclusive interview with IGN , Rockstar representatives said that they're taking a lot of inspiration from GTA Online , and are looking at ways to apply the template acquired from there on Red Dead Online . (more...)
Google Home Hub: What's the story so far? Google Home Hub: What's the story so far?
- September 20, 2018

We've known for a little while that Google Assistant would work on displays, but only third-party manufacturers have actually started to develop such systems. The display is 7-inches in size with thick bezels around it. The rear of the device looks like a large speaker and is covered in fabric. There are a few hints as to how Google is going to differentiate its Home Hub from smart displays made by partners like Lenovo. (more...)