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Echo Wall Clock Arrives in Time for Christmas

Echo Wall Clock Arrives in Time for Christmas Now, less than a month later, the wait is over: Echo users are seeing an Alexa mobile app update roll in that brings the new Apple Music support. The clock uses a digital 60 LED display to show the timers, and since it is synched to a compatible Echo device , it automatically adjusts for daylight saving time. [Full Article...]

Microsoft addresses faulty Surface Pro 4 firmware issue with device replacements

Microsoft addresses faulty Surface Pro 4 firmware issue with device replacements Also, it seems that the Windows 10 tablet will be exclusive to Flipkart . Anyway, if you want pre-order the device when it becomes available then you can do so by going to Flipkart. Surface Go brings to consumers: a productive 2-in-1 device that supports inking with the Surface Pen with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity; a 3:2 high-resolution PixelSense custom calibrated display which is crea... [Full Article...]

"We’re sorry", Facebook says, again-new photo bug affects millions

Users' photos were exposed over a 12-day period in September, according to the post. The disclosure is another example of Facebook's failure to properly protect users' privacy that may drew more criticism of its privacy policy. "It's stunning that Facebook has the ability to send user photos to third parties when the user has not fully uploaded the photo", said Marc Rotenberg, the execut... [Full Article...]

Reggie Reacts to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Nintendo Minute

Reggie Reacts to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Nintendo Minute It also brought a couple changes for online play as well. Preferred rules will now be prioritised during Super Smash Bros Ultimate matchmaking. This may cause matchmaking to take more time, and there's still no guarantee that you'll find a match that has your exact Preferred Rules. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant classes up its voice selection with British and Australian accents

Google Assistant classes up its voice selection with British and Australian accents Since previous year, Google has been using WaveNet AI technology from its Alphabet sibling DeepMind to make the Google Assistant's spoken voice sound a little more human and a little less croaky and robotic. Of course, you're under no obligation to switch to one of these new Commonwealth accents, and the existing selection of much more American-sounding voices remains. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm aims to ban iPhone XS and iPhone XR in China too

Qualcomm aims to ban iPhone XS and iPhone XR in China too However, Apple's newest models, the iPhone XS and XR, were not covered by the ban because they had not yet been introduced when Qualcomm filed its lawsuit late past year. As a result, Kuo anticipates that Apple during the first quarter of 2019 will sell anywhere from 38 to 42 million iPhones, a steep decline from his initial projection of 47-52 million units. [Full Article...]

China accused of taking 'hostages' after Meng's arrest in Vancouver

China accused of taking 'hostages' after Meng's arrest in Vancouver Canada has not officially raised the issue with the US administration, said the source, but Foreign Affairs Minster Chrystia Freeland will get the opportunity when she travels to Washington on Friday for a pre-arranged meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence James Mattis. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs OnePlus 6T: What's the difference?

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs OnePlus 6T: What's the difference? More specifically, OnePlus today announced the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition , which ships with a few interesting improvements over the standard 6T. The smartphone supports what OnePlus calls Warp Charge 30. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 10GB of RAM. At the back, the new OnePlus 6T McLaren edition boasts a carbon fibre pattern along with McLaren's... [Full Article...]

Fallout creators and Obsidian reveal new game The Outer Worlds

Fallout creators and Obsidian reveal new game The Outer Worlds As more information is released for The Outer Worlds including a confirmed launch date we will keep you up to speed as always. The latest Obsidian game is The Outer Worlds , as revealed at the Game Awards 2018 . You Wake up after hibernation on a spaceship of colonists. The comparisons to Fallout , BioShock, and Borderlands were immediate - but let's be real, it really is just Fallout... [Full Article...]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes Free-to-Play, Gains Battle Royale Mode

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes Free-to-Play, Gains Battle Royale Mode The matches typically last 10 minutes. CS: GO's guns have the same behavior and damage in Danger Zone as in other CS: GO game modes. By playing the game you will earn XP. The mode is fresh out of the box, so at face value, it should be taken as Valve looking to create a similar, yet unique experience in a Counter-Strike landscape. [Full Article...]

O2 'confident' full service will be restored by tomorrow

O2 'confident' full service will be restored by tomorrow O2's problems are seemingly worldwide, and the network have confirmed they are hard at work solving the current issues. In total, around 32 million customers are affected. Their technical teams are working on the issue as a "high priority" and updates will be given throughout the day. O2's internet service has gone down this morning, leaving people with phones on the network unable to acces... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm announces 5G-ready Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm announces 5G-ready Snapdragon 855 Samsung has stepped up to the plate. Per Verizon , "Verizon is working closely with Samsung (and Qualcomm ) to bring a 5G smartphone to market in the first half of 2019". There will also be a new, dedicated computer vision processor which will apparently be able to not only recognize who you're capturing with the capture, but what you're taking a picture of. [Full Article...]

Trai's `Do-Not-Disturb' app finally gets into Apple App Store

Trai's `Do-Not-Disturb' app finally gets into Apple App Store Apple's concern was that users will need to give away access to TRAI to read call logs and messages. The framework would share only specific details of spam calls with the authorities. Do Not Disturb app can now be downloaded by iPhone users in India. That means there is the potential for sensitive or personal information to be within those text messages. [Full Article...]

Nvidia's Titan RTX doubles down on extreme pricing

Nvidia's Titan RTX doubles down on extreme pricing If you are a gamer, all you need to know that this is a slightly faster RTX 2080 Ti with a shit-ton of VRAM which you probably won't need. For those that have been balking at the $1900 price tag of the RTX 2080 Ti cards, you might want to look away now, as Nvidia has now topped that with the new $3,999 Titan RTX . [Full Article...]

Hyundai Palisade Unveiled: 2018 LA Motor Show

Hyundai Palisade Unveiled: 2018 LA Motor Show Hyundai adds a new player to what was already a pretty full roster of SUVs , especially given that the manufacturer was already producing two variants of its Santa Fe model, one of them able to accommodate seven occupants. It is then linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and it sends power to all four wheels. Available in both 7 and 8-seater configurations, the Palisade is offered... [Full Article...]

New Jeep Gladiator unveiled at the LA motor show

New Jeep Gladiator unveiled at the LA motor show A Jeep truck existed from 1947 until 1992 under various different guises. Kuniskis said the Gladiator is created to be the truck that can "go anywhere, do anything and bring you home". Rubicon is the top trim level here, as it is on the Wrangler. Elsewhere, the mesh of the Gladiator's seven-slot grille is slightly larger to deliver more cooling air to the engine due to the demands of pic... [Full Article...]

Amazon is making the jump into blockchain at last

Amazon is making the jump into blockchain at last AWS CEO Andy Jassy told Forbes in an interview that customers want the same APIs, tools, hardware and functionality between their cloud and on-premise environments, the latter of which many aren't ready to retire yet. While the support for Hyperledger Fabric is already available, support for Ethereum is expected to be launched in the coming months. Over the past several years, AWS has... [Full Article...]

Honda Passport: Seven Cool Facts

Honda Passport: Seven Cool Facts All variants of the 2019 Honda Passport get Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive technologies and advanced safety features including road departure mitigation, collision mitigation braking system with forward collision warning, lane keeping assistance system, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Breaks Sales Records During Black Friday Weekend

Nintendo Switch Breaks Sales Records During Black Friday Weekend Did you manage to get out and grab any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals? The pick of the deals is the Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Neon Blue Console for £237.99. Nintendo announced Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii sold 13.29 million units, according to Nintendo. Considering how well the previous games have sold, it should have no problem giving Nintendo repeat success with the holidays ... [Full Article...]

Holy Cow! The internet is loving Knickers the giant steer from Australia

Holy Cow! The internet is loving Knickers the giant steer from Australia Knickers, now an internet sensation, will live out the rest of his life on Pearson's farm in the town of Lake Preston , just southwest of Perth. Naturally, after people learned of Knickers, they have not been able to stop talking about just how big he is. [Full Article...]


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