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Toyota unveils hydrogen-powered Toyota unveils hydrogen-powered "city of the future"
- January 08, 2020

Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda reveals plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan during the Toyota press conference at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 6, 2020. (more...)
CES 2020: Google Assistant adds new privacy and scheduling features CES 2020: Google Assistant adds new privacy and scheduling features
- January 08, 2020

For example, you can say, "Hey Google, run the coffee maker at 6 a.m". Along with this, Google has added support for various new smart device categories such as AC units, coffee makers, vacuums, and smart bathtubs, among others. That might sound dicey to anyone that doesn't trust the people who have access to their smart displays and speakers. With Scheduled Actions, Google will be adding more granular control over those connections, with the ability to set specific times for them to be used. (more...)
Nintendo will air a Pokemon Direct on January 9 Nintendo will air a Pokemon Direct on January 9
- January 08, 2020

Whether there will be announcements regarding any other Pokemon games either on Nintendo's console or other platforms is unknown. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee released in 2018 and was a sort of HD reimagining of the Kanto region, allowing veterans and newbies to relive the first Pokemon adventure with tons of quality of life changes. (more...)
Amazon Echo Auto Launched in India for Rs. 4,999 Amazon Echo Auto Launched in India for Rs. 4,999
- January 07, 2020

It is available for pre-order starting from today. For audio playback, the new speaker can connect to your auto stereo system using a 3.5mm auxiliary cable. It will use mobile data for Drop-in and making announcements on other Echo devices . Besides, users can also ask Alexa to give them directions to their destination, for which it relies on the default navigation app on the smartphone and its data plan. (more...)
Wireless Speaker Experts Sonos Suing Google Over Patent Infringement Wireless Speaker Experts Sonos Suing Google Over Patent Infringement
- January 07, 2020

A partnership the audio company says involved letting Google into the tent so that Sonos speakers could include Google Play Music support - before Google, the suit alleges, turned around and started using Sonos' technology in its Google Home smart speaker lineup as well as in Pixel phones. (more...)
Samsung's Ballie is an intelligent rolling ball that understands you Samsung's Ballie is an intelligent rolling ball that understands you
- January 07, 2020

During a presentation at CES 2020 , Samsung announced a new robot companion named Ballie . "In the Age of Experience , we need to re-think the space we have to accommodate our diverse and evolving lifestyles. The device is called Gems, which stands for Gait Enhancing and Motivating System. This time, Samsung added augmented reality glasses and a virtual personal trainer (reminiscent of Nintendo's Wii Fit Trainer) who monitors users via leg sensors. (more...)
Lenovo Joins Foldable PC Party With New ThinkPad X1 Fold Device Lenovo Joins Foldable PC Party With New ThinkPad X1 Fold Device
- January 07, 2020

As you'd expect, Lenovo spent a significant amount of time toying with the hinge design of the X1 Fold. However, the previous prototypes felt like that - unfinished. However, a future version is in the works that will run the upcoming Windows 10X, which Microsoft is developing for dual screen devices. That folding mechanism makes the computer easier to transport, but has also been tricky for some other companies to deploy well. (more...)
Facebook Bans Deepfake Videos, Okays Parody Clips Facebook Bans Deepfake Videos, Okays Parody Clips
- January 07, 2020

Created by artificial intelligence or machine learning, deepfakes combine or replace content to create images that can be nearly impossible to tell are not authentic. "So it is an open question how effective detection will be", he said. Photos, videos, and audio recordings that are not "deepfake" may still be removed from Facebook if they commit other community standards violations, such as featuring nudity, graphic violence, and hate speech. (more...)
Dell demoes dual-screen, foldable and Switch-like concept devices Dell demoes dual-screen, foldable and Switch-like concept devices
- January 07, 2020

However, Dell thinks it can create a Windows-based handheld contraption that would rival the Switch. Alienware will provide an extra controller grip to use the pair as a single controller too, but it doesn't seem like you can use the left and right sides of the Concept UFO for different players, as you can with the Switch's Joy-Con controllers. (more...)
Realme 5i announced with 6.5-inch display, quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery Realme 5i announced with 6.5-inch display, quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery
- January 07, 2020

The Realme 5i is a watered-down version of the earlier launched Realme 5 , but it is packed with powerful features. The phone measures 165.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm and the weight is 198 grams. The company claims that the main camera of the Realme 5i can shoot 4K video at 30fps as well as slow-mo video with 120fps. To give power to the phone, a 5000 mAh battery will be given. (more...)
Code for deepfake function found in TikTok, sister app Code for deepfake function found in TikTok, sister app
- January 07, 2020

The code appears in both TikTok and its Chinese sister app Douyin, and invites asks users to take a multi-angle biometric scan of their face, then choose from a selection of videos they want to add their face to and share. As noted by TechCrunch , however, TikTok has yet to explain why fragments of the code appeared in the app in addition to terms of service surrounding the feature which were written in English. (more...)
Samsung’s STAR Labs unveils ‘artificial human’ project Neon at CES 2020 Samsung’s STAR Labs unveils ‘artificial human’ project Neon at CES 2020
- January 07, 2020

The company set up a dedicated Twitter account eeking out various cryptic clues before announcing that it's something about an artificial human project. Or as STAR Labs states, NEONs create new realities. However we'll have to attend and see if Neon's avatars can reside as much as these expectations. (more...)
OnePlus 8 Lite May Sport Triple Rear Cameras, Suggest New Live Images OnePlus 8 Lite May Sport Triple Rear Cameras, Suggest New Live Images
- January 07, 2020

OnePlus is expected to launch a new "Lite" variant with the OnePlus 8 series in H1 2020. The "Lite" flagship model trend is back in full swing, it seems, as, after holding out for years with a single model, then moving on to "T" versions, OnePlus is now gearing up to announce the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and 8 Lite models. (more...)
Ronaldo Scores His First Hat-trick Of 2020 Ronaldo Scores His First Hat-trick Of 2020
- January 07, 2020

After a goalless first half, the 34-year-old Portugal worldwide, sporting a new-look top knotted hairstyle, began the year with a bang after rounding the visitor keeper Robin Olsen to firing home into an open net before adding the second from the penalty after spot Paulo Dybala fouled in the penalty box as he scored for the fifth league game in a row. (more...)
Sony Shocks - Announces Electric Car Sony Shocks - Announces Electric Car
- January 07, 2020

Sony's Vision-S prototype pulls together a lot of Sony's imaging and sensing technologies, as well as the company's developments in AI, telecommunication and cloud technologies. Mr O'Donnell said that such technology could aid assisted-driving systems in future vehicles, helping judge when to apply the brakes or adjust the steering but still leaving most decisions up to the motorist. (more...)
Uber partners with Hyundai to on flying taxi plan Uber partners with Hyundai to on flying taxi plan
- January 07, 2020

This gives the S-A1 vertical take-off and landing capabilities and keeps the craft quieter than a traditional helicopter, a combination that Hyundai and Uber think make it ideal for use in urban areas. Passengers might enjoy the services of a restaurant, coffee shop, hotel or even a clinic or pharmacy on the way to their destination. Initially, the S-A1 has been created to fly under pilot operation, though in time the vehicles will become autonomous, said Hyundai. (more...)
Bitcoin Price & Time: Bulls Aiming $7.8K and $8K Bitcoin Price & Time: Bulls Aiming $7.8K and $8K
- January 07, 2020

He added that having broken $7,525, Bitcoin may be rising to $8,100 or $8,700 before meeting the next critical resistance . The Bitcoin price is likely to be driven higher amid a backdrop of escalating tensions between the USA and Iran, according to Nigel Green, CEO and founder of deVere Group , an independent financial services and advisory company. (more...)
ASUS' Zephyrus G14 squeezes RTX graphics into a 14-inch notebook ASUS' Zephyrus G14 squeezes RTX graphics into a 14-inch notebook
- January 07, 2020

The display here is available in two options: a 15.6-inch FullHD display with a 240Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB coverage, and another 15.6-inch FullHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display. There will be options for a full-HD 120Hz screen as well as a 1440p 60Hz screen, aimed at gamers and content creators respectively. (more...)
Samsung Announces Galaxy Book Flex Alpha; Price Starting From US$829.99 Samsung Announces Galaxy Book Flex Alpha; Price Starting From US$829.99
- January 07, 2020

On the sides are a USB-C and two USB 3 ports, as well as HDMI, MicroSD and a 3.5-mm headphone jack. It is powered by a 10th generation Intel Core processor and comes with built-in biometric credentialing. South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced its latest Galaxy Book Flex α (alpha), a new variant of Galaxy Book Flex ahead of CES 2020 . The frame is made out of aluminium, and the battery capacity is at 54Wh. (more...)
CES 2020: Withings Unveils ScanWatch Featuring AFib and Sleep Apnea Detection CES 2020: Withings Unveils ScanWatch Featuring AFib and Sleep Apnea Detection
- January 07, 2020

Withings is now waiting for CE and FDA approval before ScanWatch can launch, but the company expects that to happen during the second quarter of 2020. Apart from all the sensors, the Withings ScanWatch comes with a battery that Withings says will last 30 days on a charge. It features the same signature minimalist look as previous offerings but with an even bigger focus on proactive health tracking. (more...)

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