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Google Pixel Smartphones Introduced And Aiming At Apple And Samsung
- October 08, 2016

At a starting price of roughly $650, the new Pixel phones are aimed at the same markets as Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy flagship phones. Android 7.1's changelog was found by Android Police , which revealed Google Assistant would remain exclusive to Pixel products in the next upgrade . (more...)
Oculus Connect 3 Live Stream Starts Soon, Here's What To Expect
- October 08, 2016

One possibility is that we'll finally learn the release date and price for the Oculus Rift's Touch controllers. With a host of leading tech companies now selling VR products, Facebook's Oculus division is hoping to distinguish its offerings with more interactive and social experiences. (more...)
Facebook and Oculus Plan to Make VR Cheaper
- October 08, 2016

Among them are Arktika.1, where you'll take the role of a mercenary set in a post-apocalyptic ice age, Killing Floor: Incursion where you'll shoot, stab and punch zombies, top-down shooter Landfall, among others. Zuckerberg, however, added that you can add up to three cameras in a room and suddenly, room-scale VR becomes a reality! No word on cost, though Zuckerberg did note it'll be cheaper than the Oculus Rift ($600). (more...)
New phone, new branding, new marketing
- October 08, 2016

In recent smartphone news, Google finally unveils their newest device, Pixel. Google has launched its first voice-powered speaker/assistant Home, issuing a challenge to Amazon's Echo line of speakers. And Apple only began touting the iPhone's full life cycle after a few generations. The search giant and creator of the Android operating system debuted its two newest flagship phones-the Pixel and the Pixel XL-at an event in San Francisco, CA today. (more...)
Facebook's Oculus to Start Selling Hand Controllers
- October 08, 2016

According to Brendan Iribe, they are designed for a "deeper sense of presence in VR". Generally speaking, virtual reality now forces users to choose between basic, budget headsets such as those supported by Google Cardboard, and the high-fidelity yet costly experiences afforded by devices like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. (more...)
Phone Wars - Google VS Samsung Free Gifts on Purchase
- October 08, 2016

However the question is, will it eventually arrive to other carriers? If you buy your Pixel through Verizon, however, it appears that it might be business as usual when it comes to Android updates. According to the source, when they reached out to Verizon to confirm the same about the software updates, it was reported by the carrier that the system updates for these Pixel smartphones which you will be buying from the carrier will be handled by the carrier themselves. (more...)
Google's next smartphone expected at October 4 event
- October 08, 2016

In addition to being available for preorder from Google directly, Pixel can be bought at all Verizon retail outlets, including Best Buy stores. However, would the new Google Pixel smartphones suffer the same fate that other Android devices do when it comes to latest software updates? The reason is so Verizon can add its own tweaks and test compatibility. (more...)
What to expect at Google's big event
- October 08, 2016

For now the Google Home will be available in the USA at a price of $129. It will be available for pre-order in November at the Google Store , Amazon, Best Buy and Wal-Mart. The smart speaker runs on Assistant, which is Google's latest virtual assistant. Google is introducing a new line of smartphones in its most aggressive challenge yet to Apple and Samsung. (more...)
Google will show off Pixel, Daydream at NY pop-up store
- October 08, 2016

Monthly security updates will come from Google (for all models), and system updates will be managed by Verizon for Verizon models, and Google for unlocked models bought from Google Store. So while the phones enjoyed some spectacular initial reviews, the news about being exclusively partnered with Verizon did raise some questions from the public. (more...)
Asus Launches ZenFone 3 Series, ZenBook 3 Notebook Asus Launches ZenFone 3 Series, ZenBook 3 Notebook
- October 08, 2016

Asus will launch the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe and its sibling stateside, which means it's time to rehash our memories with those specs. That's a lot of new products for the last quarter of the year. ZenBook 3 is an ultra-lightweight notebook with a 12.5-inch screen . Mini comes with a detachable keyboard and weighs only 1.75lbs. This is features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, 2.5D curve Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 400 x 400 resolution, 287 ppi, Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor, Bluetooth 4.1, ... (more...)
VW Atlas (VW Teramont) SUV to be revealed on October 27 VW Atlas (VW Teramont) SUV to be revealed on October 27
- October 08, 2016

Volkswagen has not revealed any images to show the finished version of the vehicle. As standard, the Crossblue production model will have front-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive available as an option and possibly standard on the most powerful models. (more...)
Tech giant remains mum on Note 7 recall cost
- October 08, 2016

Following the Galaxy Note 7 fire incident that canceled a Southwest Airlines flight on Wednesday, wireless carriers have now chose to allow their customers to switch to a different smartphone as precaution to the risks of Samsung's faulty phablet. (more...)
Sprint Letting Samsung Galaxy Owners Replace Their Replacements
- October 08, 2016

It remains to be seen whether the global recall will have an effect in future quarters, but according to analysts, Samsung's chip and display business might continue to offset such an impact, as these divisions are primed to push the company's profits into great heights. (more...)
Pre-order Google Pixel on Flipkart from October 13
- October 08, 2016

According to a Computerworld report , Google says carriers (in this case Verizon) will have the authority to certify updates for any device on its network. The Pixel devices will also get a few exclusive camera features like - Electronic Image Stabilisation 2.0, HW-accelerated HDR+ image processing and Smartburst. (more...)
Power Rangers: Mega Battle Reveal Trailer Is Pure Nostalgia
- October 08, 2016

Adept use of martial arts, weapons, and giant Megazord™ battles will play crucial roles in ensuring players' victory against evil. The "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle" also features Classic Power Ranger DNA Intact, Intuitive and Deep Battle System, as well as Leveling and Customization. (more...)
Russia lawmakers mull indefinite military presence in Syria Russia lawmakers mull indefinite military presence in Syria
- October 08, 2016

He said Moscow and Damascus "owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities, children and women". On Thursday, de Mistura urged fighters from the Fatah al-Sham Front, previously known as the Nusra Front, to evacuate to another part of the country to save the ancient city from complete destruction. (more...)
Google Releases New Smartphone Called Pixel
- October 08, 2016

Stay tuned to SWR for more updates and latest news related to Google Pixel launcher . Google has confirmed that Android 7.1, the version that ships with the Pixel and Pixel XL, will indeed eventually make its way to Nexus devices and the Pixel C. (more...)
D'oh! Now Samsung Washing Machines Are Exploding
- October 08, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning regarding Samsung's top-loading washing machines made between March 2011 to April 2016. Samsung insists that the affected washing machine models have flawlessly performed "hundreds of millions" of loads of laundry without incident. The company recommends that those with affected machines should wash those loads using the delicates setting. (more...)
Kerry Says Strikes By Russia, Syria 'Beg For' A War Crimes Investigation Kerry Says Strikes By Russia, Syria 'Beg For' A War Crimes Investigation
- October 08, 2016

Kerry has been increasingly harsh in his criticism of the Russian government in recent weeks for its intervention in Syria, where Moscow is backing President Bashar al-Assad in the brutal, five-year-long civil war. Tension between the both countries increased last month after the United States reportedly killed 83 Syrian soldiers in an airstrike, an incident the U.S. (more...)
Gears of War 4 may be delayed for some Amazon customers Gears of War 4 may be delayed for some Amazon customers
- October 08, 2016

Nvidia's latest driver package also includes a pair of new SLI profiles for Battlefield 1 (re-enabled) and Iron Storm, and a handful of 3D Vision Profiles, including Ashes of Singularity (excellent), Gears or War 4 (fair), Mafia 3 (not recommended), and Shadow Warrior 2 (not recommended). (more...)