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LG teases 2018 TV range with built-in Google Assistant


With this, customers will be able to interact with some of their smart home devices by speaking into the TVs remote. Though LG doesn't point toward Google Assistant specifically, instead saying that ThinQ will allow for "third-party AI services", it includes an image of one of its flat screen TVs with Google Assistant visible on the screen. Read More »

Tech giant could be planning bid for United Kingdom football streaming rights


Allegedly, the potential entry of Amazon into the Premier League arms race is one of the reasons why BT and Sky chose to do the decent thing as of next year and enable all Sky Sports channels to be served on the BT TV platform as well as making it easier to get BT Sport on Sky; you'll no longer have to subscribe independently to BT. Read More »

Taco Bell to sell Nacho Fries for $1


Beginning Jan. 25, the fast-food chain will add Nacho Fries to its menu, because there needed to be a simpler way to eat nachos and fries at the same damn time. If you also want to make a meal out of your fries, $5 will get you a box with fries, a Doritos Locos Taco, a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, and a medium drink. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 likely to have a new Dex Pad accessory


To recall, Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ was launched in South Korea in mid-December 2017. Samsung's woes into the new year continue with some users of Galaxy S8 reportedly complaining about an issue where their phone would wake itself up after the screen is turned off. Read More »

Latest Snowpack Readings Show Dry Start To Winter Season


Water Resources estimates total storage at 154 reservoirs it tracks amounts to 24.1 million acre-feet, or 110 percent of the average storage for the end of the year. The figures represent a snowpack that now sits at 3 percent of average. The San Diego County Water Authority says it has adequate supplies to last several years. Read More »

DTE Power aiding energy restoration effort in Puerto Rico


Half of 3.4 million USA citizens on the American territory are living without power three months after Maria made landfall on September 20 - and many will likely remain that way until May. In November, Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said she was working with the territory's education department on a plan to allow student evacuees a chance to graduate on time with Puerto Rican diplomas instead of trying to meet stricter state graduation requirements for a Florida diploma. Read More »

Micromax Bharat 5 Plus launched in India: Price, Specifications, Features, and more


It's not just worldwide smartphone makers that are getting active in the first week of the new year. The Bharat 5 Plus has a 16GB internal storage and a microSD card support of up to 64GB. Unfortunately, it's unclear which Android version will the smartphone run on. One of the USP of the Bharat 5 Plus is its 5,000mAh battery , which the company claims doubles up as a powerbank and can last up to 21 days on standby. Read More »

This fake Uber app hijacks your password and covers its tracks


A new variant of a long-running piece of Android malware now imitates parts of Uber's app to trick users into giving away their login credentials. To make the heist seem legitimate and avoid alarming the victim, the malware then uses the deep link URI of the real app to display a screen which shows the user's location, something that would be expected when using Uber and is unlikely to raise suspicion. Read More »

Idea cellular plans Rs. 3250 crore capital infusion


As part of the deal, Aditya Birla Group had agreed to buy a minimum of 2.5 per cent stake of the merged entity from Vodafone to own at least 26 percent of it. Vodafone India recently named Manish Dawar , former group chief financial offer of Den Networks, as its finance head and he will eventually take on the role in the merged entity. Read More »

Japan's foreign minister assures Pakistan of cooperation


The PM also welcomed Prime Minister Abe's statement on Japan's readiness to work with other countries in developing infrastructure projects and in availing business opportunities across Asia. He also met the Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa. "Japan has also been a major development partner of Pakistan". The two sides agreed to maintain the momentum in high-level exchanges between the two countries. Read More »

Cheap Replacement Batteries Expected to Hit iPhone Sales


Still, it's no secret that the company should have been more transparent about the practice. iPhone X is on the top due to its face ID, impressive display, new interaction methods and solid performance. Before wrapping things up, you should know that your iPhone may not have been slowed down despite a bad battery under the hood if it's running an older version of iOS. Read More »

Seven Asus Zenfone smartphones get a price cut in India


As such, let's have a look at the price cuts on the various smartphones. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and 3GB/4GB LPDDR3 RAM. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with eight cores running at 1.4 GHz. Onboard, it has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage which is expandable via microSD. Read More »

OnePlus Announces the Limited Edition OnePlus 5T Sandstone White


OnePlus did the same thing in the past too. Besides the color, the Sandstone White variant of the OnePlus 5T boasts the same features as the other models, including the 6.01-inch "Full Optic" AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a pair of cameras on the back, a fingerprint reader, and more. Read More »

Tag: Galaxy Tab A 7.0


A Samsung moderator with the handle "SamsungMel" on its US Community Forums explicitly acknowledged the issue and said,"This particular problem with the Note 8 not turning on is definitely something that we want to get addressed immediately". Read More »

Some HP laptops need battery replacements due to serious safety concerns


Additionally, HP is also providing a BIOS update that places the battery in "Battery Safety Mode" so that the notebook or workstation can be safely used without the battery by connecting to an HP power adaptor. "We are taking immediate action to address this issue including a voluntary recall and replacement of the batteries". HP is recommending customers to put their laptops and workstations on Battery Safety Mode. Read More »

Ten things we learned about the new Mercedes G-Class


While it's only a three and a half mile route in total, it takes you over some seriously arduous terrain. The 5.6 km "test track" includes gradients of up to 60 percent and lateral inclinations of up to 40 percent. A new transfer case is mounted directly to the transmission, and can give 40-percent of the drive torque to the front axle and 60-percent to the rear. Read More »

Pixel 2's 'Portrait Mode' unofficially makes it to non-Google phones

It's just one of the smaller problems to surface on the Pixel 2 XL , but for those who use the phone as a... well, a phone, this is a bug that just won't do. The users state that when they send a voice clip recorded on a Pixel 2 XL suffering from the bug, the recipient receives the same clip with a minimal volume. Read More »

Facebook Founder Considering Using Cryptocurrency On Facebook


In January 2017, even as criticism was growing about Facebook's role in spreading fake news and divisiveness during the USA presidential election, Mr. He noted that a lot of people got into technology because they believe it can be a decentralizing force that puts more power in people's hands. (The first four words of Facebook's mission have always been "give people the power".) Back in the 1990s and 2000s, most people believed technology would be a decentralizing force. Read More »

Google discovers 'serious' flaws in Intel and other chips

It affects both personal computers and cloud infrastructure. "You may find that patches aren't yet available or are not adopted from the Linux patches yet", he told the BBC. How big is the risk? How big is the problem? It is a matter of workload that slows processing, not the update , according to Intel. "In short, these vulnerabilities could allow a malicious actor to steal sensitive information from nearly any computer, mobile device or cloud deployment". Read More »

Microsoft releases build 16299.192 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update users

Microsoft has once again enabled the standard layout for 109 keyboards in touch keyboard. Addressed video playback issues, including in Microsoft Edge that prevented devices from playing video on multiple display configurations. We are in the process of deploying mitigations to cloud services and have also released security updates to protect Windows customers against vulnerabilities affecting supported hardware chips from Intel , ARM , and AMD. Read More »

All iOS and Mac devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre, Apple confirms


But the most recent operating system updates for Mac computers, Apple TVs, iPhones and iPads protect users against the Meltdown attack and do not slow down the devices. It was first discovered by Project Zero in June previous year. Firms often fail to update computer systems in a timely manner, which was one reason last year's WannaCry ransomware harmed so many businesses. Read More »

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Edition launched: Price, features, specifications


OnePlus has launched an all new Sandstone White colour variant of the OnePlus 5T because apparently fans had been asking for a sandstone OnePlus phone - like the company's yesteryear classic OnePlus One - for a long time now. OnePlus 5T Sandstone White variant has a textured Sandstone back panel, red alert slider along with black volume rocker keys and power button. Thank you for 4 years of support! Sorry, I couldn't resist. Read More »

Mad Catz Has Been Resurrected Under New Ownership


In September of the same year, Mad Catz sold its Saitek brand of flight, space and farm simulation controllers to Logitech for $13 million in cash . We thought we'd heard the last of Mad Catz and that would be that. We'll soon find out at CES 2018 . Much of the company's product nomenclature remains. Read More »

Paladins Gets New Battlegrounds Mode Trailer


The 100-player mode will introduce a massive Paladins map that Hi-Rez claims is 300 times the size of a regular Paladins siege map. Paladins: Battlegrounds will offer an unconventional twist on the increasingly popular battle royale genre. Read More »

Slow iPhones don't slow Apple App Store sales


So far, Apple has not disclosed any financial terms about the deal. The Apple-Buddybuild merger aims at achieving easement in the development of iOS apps process right from app building to the App Store launch for iOS . The number capped an extremely successful holiday period for Apple, where it noted users spending some $890 million on apps in the days between Christmas Eve and New Years Day (RM3.6 billion). Read More »

Former Uber CEO Kalanick selling part of stake


Mr. Kalanick, who was pushed out from his role as Uber's chief executive past year but remains on the board, plans to sell the stake of about $1.4 billion in the tender offer for Uber shares by a SoftBank-led consortium, the people said. The deal is part of a transaction with investors including Softbank Group Corp. and would bring Kalanick about $1.4 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing unidentified sources. Read More »