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Apple announces third generation smartwatch with LTE


The third-generation Apple Watch is an wonderful health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance 50 meters1 and a new barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will also sport improved cameras, a glass back for the wireless charging, and a better-quality "Retina HD" display that Apple says is better able to handle ambient light. Read More »

Destiny 2: What to Expect from the First Month


As we near the release dates for Destiny 2's expansions and future content, more details should become available. For a series first it's also coming to PC via Blizzard's launcher, but not until October 24. So, you'll get the game when it's 12 AM on 6th September in your country. Understandably, Bungie and Activision have been rather coy about what Destiny 2's story is really all about. Read More »

Google announces ARCore, its answer to Apple's ARKit


Today, ARCore runs on the Google Pixel and Samsung's Galaxy S8 . While ARKit's capabilities are far from those of Google's now essentially dead Tango platform , the fact that the development tool has the potential to reach a wider audience when compared to competitors gives it an advantage in the burgeoning augmented reality space. Read More »

Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana team up to take on Google


HomePod will take Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have been building momentum in the market for voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, fetching content from the internet and more. With Cortana as a guest on Alexa , Alexa users will have access to some of Cortana's most useful productivity capabilities that help people stay organized and on top of what's important to them. Read More »

Microsoft Is No Longer Selling The Original Xbox One


Take care, old friend. The first Xbox One had resembled a VCR unit back then and was $100 more than Sony's PlayStation 4, may be this is why Sony was a step ahead than Microsoft when it came to console. The retail versions Xbox One X and Xbox One S are available in their online stores and for those who still want to settle for the Xbox One - refurbished models of Xbox One are available for $199. Read More »

Walmart And Google Partner On Voice-Based Shopping


Amazon , whose voice-controlled aide Alexa allows users to shop from the retailer, has the lion's share of the United States' voice-controlled device industry , with its Echo devices accounting for 72.2 per cent of the market previous year, far ahead of the Google Home gadget's 22 per cent, according to research firm eMarketer . Read More »

This Is How You Can Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Event


Samsung touts that you can even use the S Pen to write on the Note 8 when the display is wet. This is all backed up by a 3300mAh battery , being a few hundred mAh less than the 3600mAh Galaxy S8 +. This time, both the device and the S Pen get IP68 certification, which makes them both water resistant and dust proof. It is said to have a finer tip and better pressure sensitivity. Read More »

Here's What's New With Android 8.0 Oreo

These leaks directly suggest that the Google has settled on the choice of Oreo for the Android O . Google announced today that it would unveil Android O on Monday, 21st August 2017. Similar to notifications in Apple iPhones, Android O-powered smartphones too will now show the notification count in top corner of the app icon. It should be noted here that Google had concluded the beta test of Android Nougat last week and said the beta test of Android O will begin soon. Read More »

Samsung Updates Bixby Globally Days Before The Launch Of Galaxy Note 8


The accessory available with the smartphone will enable users in taking notes, writing messages and sharing them as a GIF with friends. As far as the camera hardware is concerned, Galaxy Note8 is expected to come packed with two 12 MP cameras (Wide-angle lens with f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus + Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 2x Optical Zoom) with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), and on the front, a wide-angle 8MP snapper with f/1.7 aperture. Read More »

Apple Forays into Original Video Content with $1 Billion Investment


These include the critically panned Planet of the Apps , an app-focused take on " Shark Tank " starring celebrity mentors and Jessica Alba and the delayed Carpool Karaoke , which launched this month. Some producers are eager to work with Apple , sensing a first-mover advantage. Both are housed inside the Apple Music silo, but this new initiative will nearly certainly feature as part of the company's Apple TV platform. Read More »

Man charged for throwing rifle into water used in deadly shooting


McCarthy's next appearance will be in October. Officer Michael made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a registration violation. The suspect drove a few blocks before crashing the vehicle and fleeing on foot. Noble told the officers he "panicked" when he returned home on Monday - the day after the shooting - and found the rifle leaning against an inside doorway, the statement said. Read More »

HomePod Firmware Leak Tips IPhone 8 5.8-inch Screen


The latest tidbit to surface from the leak is that the iPhone 8 will rock a massive 5.8-inch screen. It doesn't look like Apple will be abandoning those users any time soon either, as reports this week claim that an upgraded iPhone SE 2 is on the way. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to go on sale from September 15

Earlier in the week, Evan Blass unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 technical sheet. One reason behind this decision is Samsung's chief rival Apple dropping plans to integrate fingerprint sensor under the display in the iPhone 8 . Apple is turning the heads and break the records with the iPhone 8 , iPhone Pro, iPhone X later this fall. The cutouts for the sensors and selfie camera corresponds with the leaked images of the front panel of the Galaxy Note 8 that have surfaced in the recent ... Read More »

Google launches fourth and final Android O developer preview

Developers can look forward to incremental updates to the SDK, tools, and Android Emulator system images are said to be coming in the next few days. The as-yet-named Android O (Oreo, anyone?) includes a number of new features such as autofill, adaptive launcher icons, picture-in-picture, improved notifications, support for Wi-Fi Aware and more. Read More »

Spielberg reveals an overview of the virtual world of "Ready Player One"


When Halliday dies, he leaves his vast fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis , sparking a contest that grips the entire world. But, Steven Spielberg not only had a talent search. "This film will expose a lot of people to the concept of virtual reality, and I think that this will change the speed of adoption" of this tool, has added Ernie Cline . Read More »

Samsung Signs Deal to Build US Home Appliance Plant


Doosan Group will invest $790 million in expanding its US plant as well as on research and development of next generation goods like fuel cells. The company already operates a call center in Greenville County, which employs 800 people. "With this investment, Samsung is reaffirming its commitment to expanding its US operations and deepening our connection to the American consumers, engineers and innovators who are driving global trends in consumer electronics". Read More »

N.Korea warns ex-S.Korean president of death 'any time'


McMaster said Moon's visit would include discussions on a new approach to North Korea. "This is an issue that must be considered, and that South Korea and the United States must work closely on". But some leading North Korea experts in the United States are urging Trump to rethink his position on preconditions, possibly sending a high-level presidential delegation to North Korea in exchange for a freeze on ballistic missile and nuclear tests. Read More »

Nintendo Super Famicom Classic Mini Edition Announced


Star Fox went on to reappear a few years later in 1997 in the classic Star Fox 64, but for years, fans have been left wanting to play Star Fox 2 for themselves. And they made it a true bonus game: The only way to unlock the new game is through playing (and hopefully beating) the original StarFox game. The miniature console will also ship with a USB power adapter and an HDMI cable. Read More »

National Football League suspends former Browns bust Justin Gilbert for a year


After testing positive again, Gilbert was suspended for at least a year by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport . Gilbert played sparingly in his one year with the Steelers, appearing in 12 games and starting in none of them. He was released on February 6th and it stands to reason the team knew some sort of suspension was coming down the pike. Read More »

Hyundai Motor plays catch up with new subcompact SUV


The five new SUVs are an all-electric Kona , a fuel cell vehicle, a SUV larger than the Santa Fe and two smaller-sized crossovers, the company said. "We will launch electric vehicle Kona EV model by next year", said Chung. Hyundai New Zealand is aiming to launch the vehicle during the fourth quarter of this year, but this will depend on global demand. It's matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Read More »

Yahoo shareholders approve sale to Verizon


Following the merger, AOL and Yahoo will be rebranded as "Oath," with AOL CEO Tim Cook at the helm. Verizon Communications Inc . plans to cut about 2,100 jobs after completing its $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo! But it will be competing against a slew of other companies also looking to break in. Read More »

Nest's New Security Camera Can Distinguish Between People and Pets


You can set up notifications such that the camera notifies you only when it sees people that it doesn't recognise, meaning that your phone won't notify you just because someone in your household has headed home early from work. If it determines the person is a stranger, the 4K image sensor is put to use as the camera zooms in for a close-up, snaps a shot of the intruder and sends that to the homeowner. Read More »

IS group claims responsibility for terror attack in downtown Kabul

Afghan insurgents have stepped up their attacks since the drawdown of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops from Afghanistan in 2014, devastating the capital of Kabul with increasingly deadly and brutal assaults and leaving Afghans feeling embattled and exhausted following 16 years of war. Read More »

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

In the post, which will worry security agencies and companies around the world, the Shadow Brokers said: "In June, TheShadowBrokers is announcing " TheShadowBrokers Data Dump of the Month " service". Sean Dillon, a senior security analyst at RiskSense, said the group has proven they possess highly effective tools so people, particularly criminals, are very willing to pay for what them. Read More »

Cyber experts found older virus while tackling threat to hospitals


The Health Service she said, had identified "minimal" disruptions, and service delays were managed without impacting patient care to a "significant level" she said. Northern Ireland computer networks may have been infected by a virus that plunged parts of the NHS elsewhere in the United Kingdom into chaos, police have said. Read More »

IPad Pro 2 Release Will Be in June? That's What Sources Indicate


While the iPad Pro 2 will be the second generation of the tablet , it will not necessary carry that name, but will instead use the moniker, iPad Pro 2017. "We forecast 10.5" iPad shipments of 5.0-6.0mn units in 2017F, accounting for 15 percent of total 2017F iPad shipments". Dan Provost, the co-founder of Studio Neat , says a 10.5 inch screen (10.47 inch, to be precise) on the iPad Pro makes flawless sense since the width of the new iPad would be the same as the height of the iPad mini. Read More »

Google Announces Treble for Manufacturers to Launch Android Updates Faster


Silicon manufacturers, the companies that make the chips that power Android devices, modify the new release for their specific hardware. Who knows when a significant portion of Android devices will be updated to Android O to benefit from the initiative? Trebles are threes, and the project's name brings about a three-tier architecture for Android that's all about ensuring compatibility between versions now and into the future. Read More »

Andy Murray beaten again as he goes down in Madrid


The player, who is now ranked 49th in the world, outplayed Murray, who has been in poor form of late and only recently lost in the semi-finals in the Godo Tournament in Barcelona. Despite the pressure of serving for the match, Coric remained cool to seal victory in just under 90 minutes on court when Murray fired wide to set up a quarter-final clash with Thiem. Read More »

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' blasts off with $145M debut

In China, Vol. 2 launched to $48 million, 75 percent bigger than Guardians of Galaxy, which debuted in August 2014. Across the weekend, the #MCU's space-set story featuring Star-Lord and friends also made $124 million in foreign markets, adding to an already impressive $106 million opening overseas . Read More »

Why Apple is going to make an Echo killer


Like those speakers, Invoke will let people use their voices to cue it to play music, read the news, and schedule reminders. Microsoft, Cortana and Skype are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies . Microsoft and Harman Kardon are yet to release pricing information for the speaker, which launches in the USA fall. That should make for sound quality more in line with a premium, high-end speaker than its competitors. Read More »

Android O Beta Is Coming Soon, Says Google

While security vulnerabilities in the Android platform are nothing unusual, low distribution of Android 7 makes it more hard to shield the OS from malicious software. · Gingerbread (2.3 - 2.3.7): 0.9%. In its report G Data emphasised the increasing importance of having an antivirus or security app installed on your device that will help you keep out malware, trojans, viruses and phishing attacks. Read More »