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IPhones and children are a toxic pair, say two big apple investors

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The "growing societal unease" over the intensive use of smartphones by children is "at some point is likely to impact even Apple", they warned. The news website reports that France is to ban smartphones in its primary and middle schools. As well, USA teenagers spending five hours or more per day on electronic devices are 71 per cent more likely to have a risk factor for suicide than those who spend less than an hour. Read More »

Link Is Trying To Make Smart Homes Less Annoying

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Developed in response to the growing number of the devices connecting to the internet and the need to keep these IoT networks safe, this dual-band 802.11ac router uses McAfee's Global Threat Intelligence to identify and correct malware and other malicious attacks before it has a chance to infect the devices connected to your network. Read More »

Samsung Electronics Expects Another Record Quarter

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While it reported operating profit of about 14.53 trillion won in the third-quarter. The outlook for smartphones and other mobile devices, which analysts expect to contribute about 17 percent to Samsung's fourth-quarter earnings, is also uncertain due to competition from Chinese rivals in markets like Europe and Asia, analysts said. Read More »

Amazon Partners With Panasonic To Bring Alexa To Your Car

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As described by the company, the new kit is "a new way to bring Alexa to portable, on-the-go devices such as wearables, headphones, smart watches, fitness devices, and more ". "Customers who connect their devices with the Amazon Alexa app can take advantage of all the great features available through AVS, including streaming media, smart home capabilities, thousands of Alexa skills, calendar management, weather updates, and more ", said Gagan Luthra, Head of Developer Marketing, ... Read More »

Facebook updates 'M' - removing humans from virtual assistant

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The service, as originally conceived, differentiated itself from the crowded field virtual assistants by fulfilling more advanced tasks like booking appointments, ordering flowers and dealing with customer service. Jarvis was voiced by Morgan Freeman, and helped run Zuckerberg's household. Yeah, at least Facebook didn't fire them all unexpectedly like they did to contractors working on the Trending Topics team. Read More »

Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Coming To The US

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It'll sit alongside the rest of the ZenFone lineup available in places like the United States which includes the ZenFone 4 Max and Max Pro, ZenFone 3 Max, and ZenFone Max . It'll come in handy when taking a picture of, say, a group or a landscape. This is the first ZenFone model to sport ASUS's Face Unlock feature, which takes a page out of Apple's book by allowing users to easily unlock the handset using their face instead of their finger. Read More »

Could this be the first smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor technology?

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Evan Blass (@evleaks) also took to Twitter this morning to show us a render of the Doogee V. There are a few differences between the two designs shared by both leakers but they both have a almost identical front. Pricing and availability haven't been leaked yet, but we could understand more as time proceeds. The phone has a vertically arranged dual camera system on the back, similar to the leaked images of the Galaxy S9 Plus. Read More »

AT&T reportedly dumps plans to sell smartphones from Huawei

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Huawei had been expected to announce Tuesday at a Las Vegas trade show that it had struck an agreement with AT&T, marking its first partnership with a major USA mobile carrier. This pullback by AT&T comes as Huawei has been on an online and physical advertising spree to advertise its devices. Huawei is the world's No. 3 smartphone maker but only has a scant presence in the USA market due to a lack of agreements with domestic carriers. Read More »

Alexa To Power AR Smart Glasses

He also confirmed that these will be the first augmented reality glasses to support Amazon's digital assistant Alexa. Third-party smart speakers, aside from the Amazon Echo lineup, such as Harman Kardon Allure and Logitech UE Blast and UE Megablast also included Alexa integration. Read More »

Michigan Heisman victor Woodson selected for Hall of Fame

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Woodson is the only player who played primarily on defense to win the Heisman Trophy when the cornerback won the award and later helped the Wolverines win a share of the national championship. He finished his National Football League career with 731 catches for 11,619 yards receiving and 83 touchdowns. "Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to have ever played or coached the game, and we look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments". Read More »

Ford to offer diesel truck to gain fuel economy edge

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Although the new engine will be branded "Power Stroke", like the bigger 6.7-liter turbodiesel found in F-Series Super Duty trucks, the 3.0-liter unit is more closely related to an engine offered in Europe and in the US under the hoods of Land Rover SUVs. Read More »

Samsung Family Hub smart fridge now has Bixby voice control

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The new line-up of Family Hub refrigerators is expected in the United States by May 2018. It can help you stay connected, organized, and entertained. Family Hub is also more intuitive and intelligent with the addition of Bixby voice control and its integration with Samsung's SmartThings IoT ecosystem. Read More »

Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia L Designs and Specifications Leaked

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Rumors about Sony's 2018 smartphone lineup have been circulating for a few weeks now. The Xperia XZ1 Plus reportedly features a 5.5-inch display with the screen resolution density of1080p. The smaller Xperia XA2 also features just one front-facing camera - the 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter - rather than dual front-facing cameras. The Xperia L2 is the third new phone Sony unveiled on Monday. Read More »

Nokia 6 (2018) with 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 630 SoC announced in China

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The new Nokia smartphone is the successor to the last year's Nokia 6 and is debuting in China. However, the smartphone is quite likely to go on sale in India following the initial availability in the Chinese market. The handset is also expected to receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo sometime in the future. The company says that it will soon roll out the stable version of the latest update as well. Read More »

Tech giants scramble to fend off chip security flaws

Its chief competitor, AMD , which has been gaining ground on Intel, said in a blog post that its chips are not vulnerable to Meltdown and there is a "near zero risk" from one variant of Spectre and zero risk from another. It is working on updates for Safari to protect users against Spectre and expects to release them "in the coming days". The release cited comments from Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc's and Microsoft Corp, which said that they had seen no significant impact to ... Read More »

Intel, AMD announce 8th-gen processor with Radeon Graphics

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EMIB acts as a high-speed intelligent information bridge between the GPU and HBM2 and reduces the usual silicon footprint to less than half that of discrete components implemented separately, the company claimed . According to Intel, laptop manufacturers will also be able to tweak the power management balance in order to suit the designs of their products. The HNK is bundled with the lower-end Vega GL chip, which isn't quite as fast, but works with Core i5 as well as i7 processors, and ... Read More »

Welcome to the new world of 65-inch PC gaming

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In collaboration with Acer, Asus and HP, the GPU maker will produce 65-inch, 4K 120Hz HDR displays with integrated Nvidia G-Sync technology and Nvidia Shield functionality. As far as other screen technology goes, they feature full-array backlighting, a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, and full DCI-P3 color gamut support. The displays will also have Nvidia's Shield integrated into them, so there will be plenty of streaming apps and support for the Google Assistant . Read More »

Nintendo Switch makes history in the US

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If you bought or received a Nintendo Switch for Christmas - or got one long before the holidays - you're not alone. Within just nine months (the Switch released in March), Nintendo amassed a catalogue of exclusives that easily challenges Sony's, and you have to imagine made Microsoft balk, as the latter cancelled or delayed every project people were excited about. Read More »

The Mysterious Zuma Mission, SpaceX's First Launch of 2018, Is Tonight

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The payload will be delivered to low Earth orbit, per the mission parameters, but we don't know anything else about its objective, design, or intended mission, because it's all classified. What's particularly mysterious about Zuma is that spy satellites are usually claimed by the military agency that oversees them, known as the National Reconnoissance Office. Read More »

DJI Announces Two New Products As CES Approaches

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On the new products, Senior Product Manager at DJI Paul Pan says, "With the introduction of these two stabilizers, DJI now offers gimbal technology to help unlock the creative storyteller in everyone no matter what camera they're using". Also, a USB port that will enable you to charge your phone during use. In the companion DJI GO app there's an ActiveTrack feature to lock onto and follow subjects, while Motion Timelapse supports up to five different camera positions. Read More »

SpaceX to launch mysterious Zuma payload Sunday

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After a almost two-month delay, the rocket is set to blast off sometime during a two-hour launch window, which opens at 8 p.m. Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV. SpaceX is slated to launch the top-secret government mission Zuma from Cape Canaveral Sunday night. But Sunday's launch is perhaps the company's most secretive yet. Read More »

Helena Bonham Carter May Be Joining 'The Crown' as Princess Margaret

Because Margaret is the ultimate naughty little sister, the hungover, chain-smoking next-in-line, who drops further down the ranks as her goodie-goodie sister commands the Commonwealth and gets on with her duty-bound breeding. This post contains mild spoilers for The Crown's second season . Let us know @BritandCo ! The star is tipped as the frontrunner to replace Vanessa Kirby in the role following creator Peter Morgan's re-casting of the current stars playing younger versions of the ... Read More »

Half-ton butter sculpture unveiled at Pennsylvania Farm Show

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While most people spent December 24 preparing for Christmas, Jim Victor and Marie Pelton shivered in a refrigerated case while creating the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Admission is free but parking is $15 a vehicle. Her family milks 500 cows three times a day, provides milk to Oregon Dairy, farms 1,000 acres and operates a grocery store, restaurant and bakery. Read More »

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Appearance at CES Canceled

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Pai was scheduled to sit down Tuesday with the head of the Federal Trade Commission , fellow Republican Maureen Ohlhausen, as part of a conversation moderated by Consumer Technology Association President Gary Shapiro. In turn, many were hoping, perhaps naively, that Pai would finally address numerous longstanding net neutrality concerns he conveniently ignored over the past few weeks. Read More »

Hot Tickers: Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV), Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)

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Credit Suisse maintained it with "Buy" rating and $3900 target in Thursday, May 25 report. The rating was initiated by Buckingham Research with "Neutral" on Monday, October 19. The New York-based Bamco New York has invested 0.01% in Acceleron Pharma Inc. Redwood Investments Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 131,722 shares. Read More »

More Burnout Paradise HD Remaster rumors surface

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However, in December, Brazilian site GamePress spotted a PS4 and an Xbox One listing for Burnout Paradise in the database of a local supplier. Priced at 4104 yen (~$36.28), the HD re-release might be set for a March launch date across both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Read More »