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From Shark Tank reject to a billion dollar sale


Amazon has agreed to purchase video doorbell maker Ring. A built-in motion detector alerts users when a visitor arrives at their stoops, and gives them the option to see, hear and speak to guests before they let them in. The e-commerce company previously invested in Ring through its Alexa Fund, which exclusively invests in companies that help scale its Alexa voice-technology. Read More »

ASUS ZenFone 5's notch looks a lot like the iPhone X's


At their hearts, the ZenFone 5 and 5Z are powered by Qualcomm's ubiquitous and powerful silicon, using the Snapdragon 636 and 845 respectively. The ASUS Zenfone 5 and 5Z are powered by Qualcomm's latest high-end processor , the Snapdragon 845. Read More »

Status red weather warning extended until 6pm on Friday


Batten down the hatches - Ireland is on status red alert. While conditions have yet to seriously deteriorate locally, heavy snow showers and winds up to 100km/h are forecast for later tonight and into tomorrow with the possibility of temperatures dropping as low as -7. Read More »

AGU: New Model Suggests Moon Formed Inside Vaporized Earth


A new explanation for the Moon's origin has it forming inside the Earth when our planet was a seething, spinning cloud of vaporized rock , called a synestia. More collision angles are plausible for a synestia than for the older collision theory involving a young Earth and a Mars-size object smashing into each other. Read More »

Australia issues mandatory recall for vehicles with airbag defect


Mr Sukkar said the compulsory recall "places requirements on vehicle manufacturers, dealers, importers and other suppliers to ensure that risky Takata airbags are located and replaced as quickly as possible". Faulty inflators are the root cause of the very big worldwide Takata airbag recall. "Due to the safety risk, do not ignore or delay responding to a letter from your vehicle manufacturer asking you to have airbags replaced", he said. Read More »

App hailed as 'new Instagram' making name for itself


But like most social networks, you probably want to check out the action before blasting out new content to your zero followers. Here's everything you need to know. It is now the top free social networking app on Google Play (with 500,000 downloads) and the iOS App Store , surging ahead of Instagram , Snapchat and Facebook. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz S 350d and S 450 launched in India


These include the latest generation of radar-based driving assistance systems, and enhanced comfort options via Rear Seat Comfort Package. German luxury vehicle maker Mercedes-Benz today said it has launched the enhanced version of its flagship product Mercedes-Benz S-Class - S 350 d diesel, and also the S 450 petrol - in India at a price starting from Rs 1.33 crore. Read More »

Amazon buys smart doorbell maker Ring for a reported $1 billion


The e-commerce giant needs to master fast shipping and thwart package thieves to ensure success. Amazon has bought Ring, a smart home tech company that makes video doorbells and other security devices. The smart doorbell offers live visuals and audible feeds. Likewise, you can intercom with guests who arrive at your home via the Ring app. That's a problem Google didn't have, as its ownership of Nest meant that it could enjoy selling the devices users want to power their homes, ... Read More »

Nokia 8110 Reloaded: The Banana Phone Is Back!


Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Euros399 (Rs 31,700 approx), and will be available starting April 2018. During this year's MWC, which takes place in Barcelona until 1 March, Nokia also announced a series of new handsets at different price points: including the entry-level Nokia 1 , mid-range Nokia 6 and 7 Plus and a new version of the Nokia 8 named 8 Sirocco . Read More »

Huawei's P20 smartphone may sport an iPhone-style notch


In addition, the leak also hints that Huawei will follow in Apple's footsteps and carve out a notch for its camera sensors in the front panel of the P20. The image shows that the handset will feature two cameras on its back and a bezel-less design. This may come as a shock to some people, but this isn't actually the first time the notch has appeared on a Huawei P20 leak. Read More »

Here's Why You Shouldn't Buy Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+


The Galaxy S9 features a 5.8-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display . Both the devices are dust and water resistant. In terms of specifications, Galaxy S9 and S9 + are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor . And, the F1.5 wide aperture for dark photos is the widest aperture in a smartphone . The S9 has a dual aperture camera . One of the key features is Super Slow-Mo video, which records 720p at 960fps. Read More »

Google announces multilingual version of Assistant


Google announced that by the end of 2018, Google Assistant will become multilingual by supporting 30 languages, covering a base of 95 percent of Android users. Google showcased this feature by asking the Assistant regarding a parking reservation with Spot Hero. Routines for Assistant will be rolling out " in the coming weeks " according to Google, so really the only thing you can do is wait. Read More »

Hands on with the Android smartphone with a notch

This new smartphone got iPhone X style top notch and high-end specifications. It's the same size as previous 5.5-inch Asus devices, so it really doesn't feel like a large screen device. This brings its pixel density up to a good 400 PPI which means the phone will be suitable for most media consumption. But Taiwanese giant Asus will be launching its next-generation ZenFone 5 smartphone series tonight. Read More »

A Larger iPhone X Plus This Year Is Possible


This is a bigger screen size than any iPhone so far, with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus both sporting a 5.8inch screen. Apple believes the new device will tap into demand for larger form factors, which they perceive is driven by users who want to be able to multitask and from business users. Read More »

New Xbox 360 Games Are Now Getting Xbox One X Enhancements

It is a testament to the work done by Playground Games and the emulation capability of the Xbox One X. Microsoft has announced another batch of Xbox 360 games that can be enhanced on the Xbox One X. But with the launch of the more powerful Xbox One X console, Microsoft has gone a step further. "They can decide whether they want to be on the Xbox One", adds Mohapatra. Read More »

Apple's China Lesson: Think Different, But Not Too Different


Until now, such keys were exclusively stored in the U.S. for all users. Chinese authorities will now be able to run requests directly through their own legal system. But, by default, Apple uploads a backup of your phone data to iCloud if you activate iCloud during the iPhone on-boarding process. That means iMessages that haven't been deleted are also stored on Apple's iCloud servers in a form that could potentially be accessed by authorities. Read More »

Samsung unveils new flagship Galaxy S9, S9+ smartphones at MWC


Both the devices come with the same processor , storage specification, IP Rating and even the color variants. Sure companies can continue to add faster CPUs, more RAM, and more storage space but for the size and average usage scenarios of most users, options like screen size and resolution are more than adequate. Read More »

United Airlines, Delta are latest big names to cut ties with NRA


Several vehicle rental outfits followed suit. The attrition of NRA corporate partners began on Thursday when three rental vehicle brands owned by Enterprise Holdings Inc said they were ending discount programmes, and First National Bank of Omaha said it would not renew the NRA's contract to issue a co-branded Visa card. Read More »

Limerick bracing itself for 'Beast from the East'


Snow is forecast across Surrey and Hampshire from Monday (26 February) - and it's set to last all week. Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers. "And then as we go into Tuesday night, Wednesday , Wednesday night into Thursday , the snow will become more widespread across the country, and there will be more significant and potentially disruptive accumulations at lower levels". Read More »

Nokia 7 Plus, New Nokia 6 bring 2017 to the present


On a combined basis, Nokia now ranks as the No. 6 mobile phone seller, Counterpoint calculates. The smartphone is equipped with 64GB of internal storage also. The smartphone is fueled by a removable 2,150mAh battery claimed to offer a full day's juice with normal usage. In fact, the recently launched Nokia 3310 was its best selling feature phone and helped HMD Global get a place in markets like India. Read More »

Photography Equipments Sales Market Latest Industry Trends 2018


The key details related to Photography Equipments Sales Industry like the product definition, cost, variety of applications , demand and supply statistics are covered in this report . The Fiber Coatings market analysis is provided for the global market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions development status. Read More »

Samsung's Galaxy S9 launch event in South Africa


Last year, Samsung blew fans away with an absolutely stunning device that kick-started a trend of edge-to-edge displays . Samsung Electronics said the Galaxy S9 will also come with AR features. The Galaxy S9 Plus has two 12MP ones, one of which is a telephoto one with a fixed aperture of f/2.4, while the other is a wide-angle one which cleverly lets you switch between an f/2.4 aperture and an f/1.5 aperture - the latter being good for low light. Read More »

Rhode Island Politician Wants To Tax 'Violent Video Games'


Representative Robert Nardolillo hopes to introduce new legislation that would place an additional 10 percent sales tax on video games sold in Rhode Island with a "Mature" rating our higher. This news comes on the heels of Hawaii legislators looking to curb loot boxes in the state, which is a topic that also continues to plague the video game industry. Read More »

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance

QUALCOMM's payout ratio is presently -93.06%. The company's stock had a trading volume of 6,756,041 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,300,000. New Jersey-based Bessemer Group has invested 0.7% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Schwartz Counsel invested in 0.04% or 13,750 shares. National Asset Management reported 5,234 shares. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Launch, Price, Features & Specs in India


Of course, a number of people downloaded the Galaxy S9 video before it was pulled, and you can watch the full thing below. We don't yet know all the details regarding the launch but from what we have seen so far it's highly likely that it will have an augmented reality component, from the leaks coming from Samsung. Read More »