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Nexus 9 LTE users start receiving official Android Nougat udpate Nexus 9 LTE users start receiving official Android Nougat udpate
- October 09, 2016

Now, according to a report in Android Police , Nexus 9 LTE has finally started receiving Android Nougat update as well. Regardless the timing for update, Nexus Android Nougat update will be across the global range. As for Android 7.1, it's unclear just what devices that aren't of the Pixel variety will be getting out of it, as it appears the Google Assistant will remain a Pixel exclusive feature until 2017 at the very least. (more...)
Backpage attorney blasts raid, CEO's arrest
- October 09, 2016

The CEO of Backpage.com, a classifieds website that allows users to post escort ads, was arrested Thursday on felony pimping charges. Ferrer was arrested when he landed in Houston after returning from the Netherlands. California authorities said numerous ads on the site include victims of sex trafficking including children under the age of 18. They were awarded $3.75 million in the suit for being falsely arrested. (more...)
Walmart To Slow Store Openings and Focus More on Online Growth
- October 09, 2016

And it faces competition from dollar stores and traditional grocers like Kroger, which are ramping up promotions. And it has paired them with a round of investments in e-commerce companies and a planned expansion of warehouses for online sales, in what many market analysts describe as a model geared toward "the consumer of the future". (more...)
Watch out Apple: Google unveils its Pixel smartphone
- October 09, 2016

There's no way around it: the Google Pixel will be an expensive phone, especially when compared to some of its Nexus predecessors. Google's previous phones, dubbed Nexus, had limited distribution. And now, the company that organized the world's information is turning its attention to the most important device in your life: your phone. The OnePlus 3 is one of them and Xiaomi's new Mi 5s is another , and I doubt that a Google-branded alternative would manage to top them in that ... (more...)
Facebook Unveils Price for Oculus Connect 3: Touch Controller Facebook Unveils Price for Oculus Connect 3: Touch Controller
- October 09, 2016

Oculus Connect 3: What was announced? There's a bundle now available for pre-order on the Oculus website that packages the Oculus and the Touch together for $798, bringing it in line with the HTC Vive . SOCIAL media morgul Mark Zuckerberg took selfies with his wife and visited Mars at the unveiling of a new piece of hardware which will help step-up the effort to integrate virtual reality with Facebook . (more...)
E-commerce the star at Wal-Mart investor meeting
- October 09, 2016

Industry experts had expected Walmart to have just eight warehouses by the end of 2018. Simultaneously, the retail store chain operator also in the a year ago installed new equipment which was automated to sort the products and also helped in tracking the items. (more...)
Facebook-owned Oculus Working on Standalone Virtual Reality Headset Facebook-owned Oculus Working on Standalone Virtual Reality Headset
- October 09, 2016

You can also watch on NextVR , if you already have a virtual reality headset. For those who want room-scale VR with the Touch controllers, additional sensors will begin shipping on December 6 as well. "Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures", Says Zuckerberg, in a blog post . The package also comes with two games: VR Sports and The Unspoken . (more...)
McLaren Unveils Their First Electric Car The P1TM McLaren Unveils Their First Electric Car The P1TM
- October 09, 2016

Unfortunately for chequebook-wielding supercar fans, the new McLaren is a replica of its exclusive P1 model that is only suitable for drivers under the age of six. This is an open-top McLaren P1 which is not available in the real P1. Yep this fully electric McLaren P1 will be available in October with Aussie pricing still to come. (more...)
Google will provide Android updates to Pixel phones for 2 years
- October 09, 2016

Unfortunately, this is a feature that is only going to be on phones that ship with Nougat, meaning Pixel (and other new Android devices) will utilize this feature while Nexus phones can't. When Google unveiled the Pixel & Pixel XL on Tuesday, they also revealed that Verizon is the exclusive carrier partner for the phone. The conformation that the forthcoming Pixel and Pixel XL handsets will be available for purchase from Verizon has come via a statement released by Google to 9to5Google. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew less intense, still a threat Hurricane Matthew less intense, still a threat
- October 09, 2016

A fast-weakening Hurricane Matthew continued its march along the Atlantic coast overnight, lashing two of the South's most historic cities and some of its most popular resort islands, flattening trees, swamping streets and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands. (more...)
Sprint Offering Samsung Galaxy Note7 Exchanges
- October 09, 2016

Airlines in the U.S. chose to play it safe by preventing passengers from carrying phones on flights amid fears of a fire hazard from batteries. It exempted the new Note 7 from the earlier order banning flyers from carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and 2 in check-in bags and from switching them on or charging in flight. (more...)
Google Predicted To Sell 4 Million Pixel Phones This Year
- October 09, 2016

Here are five things to know about it. As seen in an early unboxing, every Pixel smartphone comes with a small USB-C to USB-A adapter. Certain oversights make sense. Well it's not in the league of what the iPhone 7 has or what the Pixel (or for that matter even the Nexus 6P) has. Of course, it can also make calls and send text messages. (more...)
Verizon to manage Android updates to Pixel phones it sells Verizon to manage Android updates to Pixel phones it sells
- October 09, 2016

Users can chat with the Assistant and command it to search for topics or create to-do-lists, among others. Google is aggressively stepping into the hardware industry. It depends on a litany of marketing and technological factors so Google isn't publicly saying what or when just yet. All of the chatter about a Google-made phone in the lead up to the event has been justified. (more...)
Powerful Puck, Google Chromecast Ultra Streams 4K Video And HDR For $69 Powerful Puck, Google Chromecast Ultra Streams 4K Video And HDR For $69
- October 09, 2016

Google points out that the device will be compatible with a number of streaming services including Spotify, BT Sport, YouTube 4K, Now TV, iPlayer, 4OD, Deezer, Google Play, and of course the Google Chrome browser. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) kicked-off its exciting October event yesterday, October 04, where the US-based tech giant made a host of expected announcements which included the highly anticipated Chromecast Ultra 4K. (more...)
US turns up heat on Russia as ties deteriorate
- October 09, 2016

Of the four countries officials cite as the U.S.'s key adversaries in cyberspace - Russia, North Korea, China and Iran - Russia was the only one against whom the USA had not yet taken some kind of public action over its cyber activity. US accusations that Russia was responsible for cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations lack any proof and are an attempt by Washington to fan "unprecedented anti-Russian hysteria", the Foreign Ministry in Moscow has said. (more...)
Facebook rolls out pared down Messenger app for emerging markets Facebook rolls out pared down Messenger app for emerging markets
- October 09, 2016

Facebook has announced a "slimmed down" version of its Messenger app for countries where older smartphones and slower net speeds are more common. It has all the core experiences that full Messenger offers such as messaging, sending and receiving photos and links, and receiving stickers. (more...)
Google starts big advertising push around new Pixel phone
- October 09, 2016

Google has now confirmed that some of the new features it has detailed for the Pixel and Pixel XL phones running Android 7.1 will NOT be coming to other Android phones (including its own Nexus series) when a 7.1 update lands. As with previous major Android platform updates, the new Nougat 7.0 download comes via an over-the-air notification. There is no doubt that this is an enticing exclusive feature for Google Pixel and Pixel XL users, however, it is such a pity that non-Google phones ... (more...)
Google's new Pixel phones spell the end of the Nexus line
- October 09, 2016

Like its name suggests, the commercial does its best to illustrate the fact that Pixel is a Google-made device, not a result of collaboration with an Android OEM like the Nexus product line was. But because these new phones ship with Android Nougat, they push things a step further. If you were hoping for Google Assistant or that sweet unlimited photo upload, you might rightly feel a little underwhelmed right now. (more...)
The Oculus touch controllers have been announced
- October 09, 2016

In addition to Zuckerberg, the event featured many Oculus executives - but not Palmer Luckey, the founder. He also announced alliances with laptop makers Lenovo and Asus to certify those kinds of computers for Oculus. Zuckerberg says the company is working on the new headset now, but it's "still early" in the development cycle. Releasing on December 6 with pre-orders on October 10, the Rift Earphones are set to coincide with the launch of the company's greatly anticipated Touch ... (more...)
No one should buy a Pixel smartphone from Verizon
- October 09, 2016

Unlike a centralised router, Google Wifi has the same high connection throughout the whole home. Definitely making the Pixel or Pixel XL purchase from Best Buy a good looking deal. Well, this might be a good news for many who are still locked to the carrier but it might not be a great idea if you one of those who wants to be first in line for the system updates. (more...)

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