Tech


New Mercedes-Benz CLA: second-generation model revealed! New Mercedes-Benz CLA: second-generation model revealed!
- January 10, 2019

Because the carmaker chose to show the new CLA at an electronics show ( CES 2019 ), the focus falls on the new, improved version of the MBUX infotainment system . In US market versions initially, the "Hey Mercedes" voice assistant can apparently handle more complex queries, even something like "Which child-friendly Asian restaurants are nearby which are neither Chinese nor Japanese?", as well as complex questions about sport, share prices and so on. (more...)
AMD Announces Radeon VII GPU During CES Keynote AMD Announces Radeon VII GPU During CES Keynote
- January 10, 2019

The Radeon VII goes on sale of Feb 7 for $699. Dominate your games and shatter records with the world's first 7nm gaming GPU, future-ready and built to meet the demands of high-performance gameplay. 250W - and lack any forward-looking ray tracing support, but the Radeon VII deal is sweetened a little with the knowledge it will ship with codes for upcoming Devil May Cry 5 , The Division 2 and Resident Evil 2 titles. (more...)
Huawei launches 'highest-performance' ARM-based CPU Huawei launches 'highest-performance' ARM-based CPU
- January 10, 2019

Huawei Technologies Co. unveiled a new processor chip for servers as the Chinese telecommunications gear giant pushes ahead with expansion despite closer scrutiny from overseas. "Intel will remain our most important strategic partner", insisted Xu, further claiming that the Kungpeng 920 would "definitely not [be] a replacement for Intel processors". (more...)
Google Is Blitzing CES With A Literal Rollercoaster Of Google Assistant Tech Google Is Blitzing CES With A Literal Rollercoaster Of Google Assistant Tech
- January 09, 2019

In the past year or so, every major consumer electronics exhibition is all about the Google Assistant or Alexa. Google Assistant is about to get smarter with a new Interpreter mode that would help users have a real-time conversation in almost 27 languages. (more...)
Acer's Predator Triton gaming laptops step up a level Acer's Predator Triton gaming laptops step up a level
- January 09, 2019

According to Acer , display mode is designed "for sharing the screen with friends during gaming sessions", the " Ezel mode " takes advantage of the screen's touch capabilities, " notebook mode" is for "traditional gaming scenarios", and a " stand mode " turns the Triton into " a tablet for gaming or using creator tools". (more...)
Intel announces new 9th Gen desktop CPUs at CES 2019 Intel announces new 9th Gen desktop CPUs at CES 2019
- January 09, 2019

Ice Lake will support adaptive sync technology and be capable of over 1 teraflop of performance, also integrating Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6. What's perhaps most intriguing about them is that five of the six new chips appear to be part of a brand new F-series of processors , which have removed (or most likely disabled) the integrated graphics chip that nearly every mainstream Intel processor now includes. (more...)
Resident Evil 2 '1-Shot' Demo Arriving This Week Resident Evil 2 '1-Shot' Demo Arriving This Week
- January 09, 2019

And you'll only have 30 minutes to play it. This demo will be different than the one that Capcom released last month and was exclusively playable on Xbox One. Kennedy as he arrives at Raccoon City Police Station in the ultimate worst first day on the job". If you finish them before the timer is up you can restart the mission to explore Raccoon City again to fill out the rest of the time. (more...)
Apple’s CES Ad Hits Google And Amazon Where It Hurts Apple’s CES Ad Hits Google And Amazon Where It Hurts
- January 08, 2019

The black and white image also includes an outline of an iPhone XS and Apple's privacy webpage address. Apple's ad was in a place where it could easily be seen by riders on Las Vegas monorail cars emblazoned with an ad reading "Hey, Google". (more...)
Eye-tracking Vive VR headset headlines HTC's CES 2019 showcase Eye-tracking Vive VR headset headlines HTC's CES 2019 showcase
- January 08, 2019

Today, at CES 2019 , HTC took the stage to launch several new products and upgrades in its popular Vive virtual reality division. In addition, HTC seemed to tease that in the future, wearers will be able to power the Cosmos with their mobile devices although no official announcements have been made in regards to this just yet. (more...)
GitHub Free plan now includes unlimited private repositories GitHub Free plan now includes unlimited private repositories
- January 08, 2019

GitHub, the code storage and developer data gold mine acquired by Microsoft previous year, has lowered the price it charges for private repositories from $7 per month to zero . Notably, free private repositories are a hallmark feature of GitHub rivals like Gitlab or Atlassian BitBucket . GitHub also announced that it's consolidated its existing products for the business under the GitHub Enterprise brand, which it will now sell as one subscription. (more...)
HP announces an AMD-powered HP Chromebook 14 HP announces an AMD-powered HP Chromebook 14
- January 08, 2019

For a while now, Intel has been controlling the gaming CPU market . If you're in the market for a mid-range or high-end Chromebook , this is not for you. Prices for the HP Chromebook 14 starts at $269 (roughly Rs. 18,706) for the base variant. It will be available in colors like white, blue and gray.it houses the same-sized display but supports a higher resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. (more...)
Alien: Blackout Finally Revealed for Mobile, It Isn’t a Sequel to Isolation
- January 07, 2019

Additionally, this title does, in fact, have 20th Century Fox behind it, so it appears as if there's no second Alien: Isolation on the horizon, at least not for the time being anyway. Lurking in the shadows is the haunting Xenomorph that hunts you down as you try to outsmart it by making choices that can change the outcome. Except that the official Alien Twitter account has started teasing something that stars Amanda Ripley and involves uncovering the secrets "left behind" by the ... (more...)
100 million devices sold with its Alexa smart assistant built 100 million devices sold with its Alexa smart assistant built
- January 07, 2019

The number was revealed in an interview by The Verge with Amazon's SVP of devices and services Dave Limp. While not all the devices included in the 100 million figure are made by Amazon, it does emphasise the public's trust in the company's AI voice assistant, Alexa . (more...)
Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 for $349; Coming January 15 Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 for $349; Coming January 15
- January 07, 2019

It is further made obvious by the GeForce RTX labeling on the pictures being used for the event. DLSS support isn't available in Battlefield V just yet, but that should arrive later this month alongside these new GPUs. It's impressive stuff, but of course these were just demos optimized to illustrate a point. We look forward to putting the next wave of RTX 2060-powered systems through their paces this year, as well as see our pals at Tom's Hardware put it through their thorough benchmark ... (more...)
Rumour: The Next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighter Has Been Datamined Rumour: The Next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighter Has Been Datamined
- January 07, 2019

A Dragon Quest DLC character looks plausible, but who is it? Jack is thought by some to be the code name for Persona 5's Joker , another character that was recently confirmed as one of the DLC fighters. There can be palette swaps but it can be a set of multiple heroes with costume variations that are taken from the Dragon Quest series. Other theories say that Jack is a reference to Jack Frost, a demon also from the Persona franchise. (more...)
Nintendo lets down Bowsette fans gently with Super Crown clarification Nintendo lets down Bowsette fans gently with Super Crown clarification
- January 07, 2019

But even without Nintendo's blessing, it's safe to say that fans have made Bowsette a permanent part of the Mario zeitgeist through sheer willpower. The possibilities really would be endless. Well, Nintendo aren't about to be that company, as they have seemingly ruled out any kind of official introduction of the fan-created phenomenon Bowsette . (more...)
Bethesda Settles Lawsuit Over Behaviour Interactive's 'Fallout Shelter' Rip-Off Bethesda Settles Lawsuit Over Behaviour Interactive's 'Fallout Shelter' Rip-Off
- January 06, 2019

One of the main focal points of these claims was that a glitch existed in Fallout Shelter that was reproducible in the exact same way in Westworld mobile. Bethesda originally worked with Behavior on Fallout Shelter . Entertainment, which is the publisher of the title. While this statement was shared yesterday, according to Polygon , a notice was filed in federal court on December 12, 2018 and stated that both sides agreed to pay for their own costs and attorney's fees. (more...)
Samsung unveils brand new 5120×1440 49-inch gaming monitor Samsung unveils brand new 5120×1440 49-inch gaming monitor
- January 06, 2019

Finally, Samsung's new " Space Monitor " has at least one novel feature - you can push this bad boy back and store it flat against the wall. The monitor has an integrated space-saving solution in the form of a fully-integrated arm that can clamp to the desk and free up space. (more...)
LG’s 88-inches 8K OLED TVs Range for 2019 Announced LG’s 88-inches 8K OLED TVs Range for 2019 Announced
- January 06, 2019

Furthermore, all 2019 OLED TVs and selected NanoCell TVs with ThinQ AI will support high frame rate (HFR) through HDMI 2 .1. The result will be a smoother and clearer motion for better rendering of fast-action content when watching sports and action movies. (more...)
AU urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote AU urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote
- January 05, 2019

He added that the first batch of troops arrived in the Central African country on Wednesday and additional forces could be sent "if necessary". Voters in the DRC, which isn't adjacent to Gabon but is separated by the Republic of the Congo, went to the polls on December 30 to choose their next president. (more...)