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Hisense is adding an OLED TV to its 2018 range

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Hisense confirmed a few days back that some of its upcoming TVs are going to feature Amazon's Alexa digital assistant. While they have launched many TVs with Amazon Alexa, they have launched two top of the line models called Hisense H10E and Hisense H9 Plus with Google Assistant virtual assistant. Read More »

HP reveals Intel-powered Envy x2 to take on Surface Pro series

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With all of that power, HP is promising up to 13.5 hours of battery life, and it also includes HP's Fast Charge technology. At only 7.9 mm thickness and a weight of 1.65 lbs., it will come bundled with the HP Digital Pen and keyboard. The durable, brilliant Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display is strong and scratch-resistant for when on the go and using a touch display. The screen is now made of Gorilla Glass 4 with the bezel reduced to 4 millimetres. Read More »

Belkin announces its 2018 lineup of charging solutions

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It's a Qi charger that supports up to 10W total output, accepts input via USB-C, and comes in five different colors of soft-touch fabric that looks nice and shouldn't scratch my phone (there's also a silicone ring that should keep devices from sliding off). Read More »

2 militants killed in Kokernag encounter

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As per ANI report, the encounter is still underway between the militants and the security forces in Kokernag area. "The exchange of fire between the two sides is going on and five more terrorists are believed to be trapped" he added. Internet services have been suspended in south Kashmir. Two militants reportdely escaped from Monday's encounter. Almost 220 militants were killed in 2017, which was highest in the last eight years. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz clocks highest-ever yearly sale of 15330 units

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The Stuttgart-based group reported sales of about 2.3-million cars in 2017, an increase of nearly 10% on the figure for 2016 and its seventh record year in a row. The vehicle maker had sold 1,585 units in 2016. "The decision to introduce long wheelbase E-Class was strategic and highly successful". In 2018, Mercedes-Benz will introduce new products, many without a predecessor in India. Read More »

Samsung intros new Family Hub smart fridge in Las Vegas

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Samsung is bringing its Bixby beyond the mobile devices. Bixby was previously added to Family Hub , but it only handled basic voice commands. The 2018 Samsung Family Hub also includes software updates. And, if that wasn't enough to help you with your meal plans, the touchscreen centre also has access to two food apps, one for meal planning and recipes, and another to help you find the best bargains when shopping. Read More »

Oculus taps Xiaomi to make its first standalone VR headset

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Facebook will try to "get a billion people in virtual reality ", by appealing to a company in the world's most populated country: China. But it made a decision to also carve out some time during CES 2018 to announce how it's partnership with Xiaomi is going. Read More »

Curbside Christmas Tree Pickup Starts Monday

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You've probably been to a food, movie or music festival before. The city of Edmonton will begin collecting natural Christmas trees beginning next Tuesday and transform the seasonal plants into wood chips. Due to this past weekend's extreme cold, the city Parks Department has extended MulchFest 2018 to Sunday, Jan. 14 - giving Staten Islanders more time to early dispose of their Christmas tree. Read More »

IPhone X wireless charging forces Powermat into Qi's embrace

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The source also told us that the upgraded iPhone SE might support wireless charging and hence the implementation of glass back makes a lot of sense. Rather than splitting its attentions between two standards, Apple chose to pick Qi wholeheartedly. The problem was that while the Qi wireless charging standard was the most popular, it wasn't the only standard knocking around. Read More »

PUBG: FPP Solo arrives on Xbox One

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The PUBG Development and Community Team posted the announcement along with other patch notes on the PUBG Forums . The title launched for Xbox One last month but attracted plenty of groans from critics and players alike, chiefly due to the problems with the frame rate - though the full PC release got a positive response . Read More »

One Google Home Device Is Sold Every Second: Google

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While Google is claiming to have sold millions of Home speakers, it didn't give a breakdown of how those sales were split between the Home, the Home Mini , and the Home Max . People can now broadcast their voice from Google Assistant on smartphones or voice-activated speakers like Google Home . We're expecting the company to introduce more features for the United States market. Read More »

Disney defends controversial decision to 'brown up' white actors in Aladdin

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Despite the filming location's proximity to London, Disney said the company was forced to use white actors to play background roles such as stunt performers, "camel handlers", and dancers. He added: "Failing to hire on-screen talent of the right ethnic identity to meet the clear needs of this production is just plain wrong". The UK based production now features over Four Hundred extras of Indian, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean or Asian. Read More »

TRAILBLAZER: Sterling K. Brown makes Black history at Golden Globes

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Then he thanked his kids before showing some love to his cast mates: 'I want to thank my cast which is absolutely awesome and we take turns leading and supporting each other. "Throughout the majority of my career, I have benefited from color blind casting, which means, 'Hey, let's throw a brother in this role, ' right?" And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I'm being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am. Read More »

No, the Halo TV show is not dead

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Regardless of the cost, any Halo series is likely to be a big draw if they can ensure it's done properly. It has been nearly five years since Microsoft brought Steven Spielberg on stage to announce a full-fledged Halo TV series. It's been years since the Halo TV series was announced and since that time we've had a total of three Halo games, Halo : MCC, Halo 5: Guardians and Halo Wars 2. Read More »

Takata Expands Air Bag Recall By 3.3 Million

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At least 20 people have been killed and more than 180 injured across the world because of the malfunction, which causes spontaneous and violent combustion, according to CBS . The parts have been linked to 13 deaths in the USA and hundreds of injuries, and mounting liabilities from the recalls pushed Takata to file for bankruptcy in June. Read More »

Amazon announces Alexa integration for headphones and smartwatches

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Alexa has made quite a name for itself in the health industry through the Echo , and the company has also been working on smart glasses powered by Alexa . But it is interesting to see how Alexa would get into this same nascent space. Each of these have started developing Alexa Mobile Accessories for full hands-free integration with Amazon's virtual assistant. Read More »

Monster Hunter World File Size Revealed by Japanese Box Art

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The final beta will be available to PS4 gamers from January 18 to January 22. In addition to the previously released Great Jagras, Anjanath and Barroth quests, players will now be able to battle against the game's terrifying and challenging flagship monster Nergigante . Read More »

Is there a 'toxic' link between iPhones and children?

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Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System wrote to Apple's board of directors on January 6 requesting that the company consider offering parents more choices and tools to help them control the amount of time their children spend on iPhones and other electronic devices. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 Rumored To Come With 4GB Of RAM

Other than screen size, what's the difference between the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, you ask? The leaked photo was spotted on Reddit , and it shows the welcome screen of the smartphone that appears during the initial setup. We think Samsung will play it safe though, in light of 2016's Galaxy Note 7 debacle, so don't hope for anything too out of the ordinary. The chipset will also come with onboard AI and support 3D facial recognition for biometric authentication. Read More »

Rose All Day With Goku Black in Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Without spoiling too much from the saga if you haven't caught up yet, Goku Black is connected to the green-skinned Supreme Kai apprentice Zamasu, but that much can be seen from the Dragon Ball FighterZ trailer. Despite the name and his getup, Goku Black is not an evil Goku. He can team up with his Dragon Ball Super ally, Zamasu, for a giant orb of energy that could be his version of Goku's Spirit Bomb technique. Read More »

AMD reveals full line-up of Ryzen chips with integrated graphics

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In the meantime, PC World reports that an interim update, Zen +, is planned for later in 2018, but official details are light. We've seen reduced Ryzen CPU prices at places like Amazon and Newegg for a while now, but AMD has now officially reduced the price of every Ryzen model to keep them highly competitive with Intel. Read More »

Sennheiser HD 820 closed-back headphones are made for audiophiles

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The new earbuds are created to take on Apple's BeatX in-ear headphones with their lightweight design and a proprietary speaker system that is compatible with Qualcomm's apt-X audio and supports Bluetooth v4.2 connectivity. There are four different tip sizes to ensure proper fit for different ears. The company's proprietary speaker system powers the CX 6.00BT and "delivers clear, detailed sound with an enhanced bass response". Read More »

Proposal would allow offshore drilling in 90% of United States waters

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The Interior Department released a new five-year drilling plan on Thursday that Secretary Ryan Zinke said would open 90 percent of the nation's offshore areas to leasing. Roy Cooper called it "a critical threat to our coastal economy". Thursday's proposal is a draft. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in a statement . Read More »

Honor View 10, Honor 7X US-bound for under $500 and $200

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The Honor View 10 is priced at ₹29,999, however, you can get it for ₹28,499 effectively. You'll be hard-pressed to find many competitors with a 5.9-inch display and dual rear cameras (other than the Motorola G5 Plus ). Will it be a hit in the U.S? Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Later this month, it will be made available in Malaysia and Russian Federation. Read More »

Ring Debuts New Stick Up Cams And Smart Lighting

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The first gadget that we'll talk about is the Stick Up Cam , which is essentially a security camera. It's really a traditional-style mounted outdoor camera, except that it's battery-powered. Ring Beams , including spotlights, pathway lights, and deck lights, will be available in mid-2018. Pricing and exacting release timing for the new cameras and the Ring Beams weren't revealed beyond sometime in 2018. Read More »

Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Coming To The US

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The 5.7-inch device will include facial recognition functionality as well as a sizable 4,130mAh battery. However, it will launch with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The device also comes with a 4130 mAh battery which offers up to 26 days of standby. The second rear camera is half the resolution of the first but allows for 120-degree, wide-angle recording. Read More »

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Update [Download]

The three updates make changes to iOS , macOS and the Safari browser itself. Analysis of these techniques revealed that while they are extremely hard to exploit, even by an app running locally on a Mac or iOS device, they can be potentially exploited in JavaScript running in a web browser. Read More »

Google faces a lawsuit over discriminating against white men and conservatives

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The memo that vaulted Damore into the headlines was posted on an internal message board and went viral through that network before being shared with the public. The suit alleges that Google employees who expressed views deviating from the majority at Google on politics or on employment practices including "diversity hiring policies, bias sensitivity, and social justice" were "singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google", in violation of their legal rights. Read More »

Google Pay combines Google Wallet and Android Pay

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Fandango will now accept Google Pay for ticket purchases made online and through its app. Meanwhile, the new Google Pay will integrate the Google Wallet feature for making friend-to-friend payments like Venmo or Apple Pay Cash. Google Pay is already available on websites such as Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse and Instacart, the company said. Such an integrated solution was long overdue given the rise of competing integrated solutions and was telegraphed by such efforts as " ... Read More »

These Acer PCs will get Amazon Alexa starting from Q1 2018

This app will be available for users from April. If this sounds like Alexa on steroids, there are caveats; PCs and laptops running the app will forego some of the software's functionality, including messaging, calling, Spotify, Amazon video and controlling security cameras and other smart home devices. Read More »