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Intel Launches 'Kaby Lake' 7th-Gen Core Processors
- January 06, 2017

Both the Core i3 and i5 chips have been benchmark-tested by AnandTech , with the chips performing steadily where they should in terms of gains over previous-generation Skylake chips. However, TDP doesn't seem to differentiate Intel CPUs any longer. The report indicated that there was no fresh attachment to several of chip maker's 15W and 28W CPUs. (more...)
Biden Tells Trump to 'Grow Up' and 'Be an Adult' After Tweets
- January 06, 2017

We're gonna get to debate it. Let the public decide, let them vote in Congress, [and] let's see what happens. "It's the human rights issue of our time", he said. This comes after Biden suggested, pre-election, that he would have liked to take Donald Trump " behind the gym " and fight him if they were in high school. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Is A Modular And Ridiculously Thin TV
- January 06, 2017

At the keynote, Hugo Barra, Global VP at Xiaomi , stressed that the Mi TV 4 is the company's thinnest TV to date. Xiaomi held their press event today at CES 2017 and among the things announced, was a new smartphone. And then there's the Mi TV 4 . What's more is that the Mi TV 4 is modular, which means its components, such as the display, motherboard and sound system, can be easily swapped later for upgrades . (more...)
Microsoft talks plans for 2017; Project Scorpio, Xbox Live updates, and more
- January 06, 2017

Microsoft has released some interesting numbers regarding player engagement across its Xbox brand. Microsoft has taken a retrospective look at the previous year, which included a huge boost in engagement on Xbox Live , reaching an "all-time high" of 3.9 billion hours during November and December. (more...)
A Second Nintendo Switch Presentation Showcasing Upcoming Games Announced A Second Nintendo Switch Presentation Showcasing Upcoming Games Announced
- January 06, 2017

Save a seat at your breakfast table for Nintendo on January 13 - you just might learn what games you'll want to buy with your new Switch console. The event will take place on January 13 at 9:30 AM EST, the day after Nintendo announces the major details regarding the hybrid console. (more...)
Samsung expects 50-per-cent rise in profit despite smartphone debacle Samsung expects 50-per-cent rise in profit despite smartphone debacle
- January 06, 2017

The surprise profit is also 1 trillion won higher than Korea's market consensus of 8.2 trillion won. Operating profit was expected to drop by about 2.6 trillion won to 5.2 trillion won. Samsung, which settles most component sales in USA dollars, also got a lift from a weaker Korean won. Investors pushed Samsung shares up 43% a year ago, betting the surge in demand for memory chips and organic light-emitting diode screens for smartphones will more than make up for the Note 7 setback and ... (more...)
CES on the go: new gadgets to strive for new connectivity CES on the go: new gadgets to strive for new connectivity
- January 05, 2017

CES will officially open its doors on Thursday in the Las Vegas Convention Center after two days of press briefings in which companies compete to grab public attention. Look for robots in all shapes and sizes at CES - even tech giant LG will have one at CES as well. That's the question that may be on the minds of every manufacturer of smart devices at this year's CES (and you can bet we'll ask). (more...)
Xiaomi says it crossed $1 billion in revenue in India during 2016
- January 05, 2017

Xiaomi entered the Indian market in June 2014 and within two years has managed to cross the $1bn mark, which is good news for the company which is facing challenges in other markets. Jain acknowledged that demonetisation post 8 November 2016 did lead to a slump, but things have picked up since as 90 percent of the sales took online in December. (more...)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild May Be A Nintendo Switch Launch TItle
- January 05, 2017

Nintendo has previously released a European version of a game and patched in languages later. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild could well be a launch title for the upcoming Nintendo Switch after all, according to the most recent murmurs doing the rounds. (more...)
HDMI Turns 2.1 at CES HDMI Turns 2.1 at CES
- January 05, 2017

The 8K resolution, which is 7680x4320 pixels (as opposed to the usual 1920x1080 found in most HD displays), is the top of the heap when it comes to ultra-high definition resolutions. Note that this cable is backward compatible, meaning you can use it with existing HDMI devices too. Any PC gamer who has used similar G-Sync and FreeSync technologies will tell you what a difference it can make to image clarity, and to have such functionality available to console gamers could be great. (more...)
Cruise firm All Leisure Holidays stops trading, leaving passengers stranded Cruise firm All Leisure Holidays stops trading, leaving passengers stranded
- January 05, 2017

Another member of the All Leisure Holidays Group, Page and Moy Travel Group Holidays, which operated the singles brand Just You and soft adventure firm Travelsphere, has been bought by G Adventures. The "vast majority" will be able to return to the United Kingdom using the scheduled airline tickets included as part of their booking, the CAA added. (more...)
The GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are going on a road trip The GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are going on a road trip
- January 05, 2017

GeForce Now is powered by NVIDIA's mighty Pascal architecture, and specifically its GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX 1080 graphics cards, which have been outfitted in the company's cloud data centers. "This means gamers can use GeForce NOW on a secondary laptop and pick up right where they left off playing on their primary gaming PC", NVIDIA says . (more...)
Top Trump aide shoots down report of plans to revamp intelligence agencies Top Trump aide shoots down report of plans to revamp intelligence agencies
- January 05, 2017

Gen. Michael Flynn, who Trump has appointed his national security adviser, and Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kentucky, Trump's choice for CIA director, are reportedly helping the president-elect finalize the agencies' changes. Officials with Trump's transition team have pointed to the CIA's botched assessment concerning Iraq's weapons programs that led the U.S.to war in 2003. (more...)
China's Didi, partners invest over $100 mln in Brazil's 99 company China's Didi, partners invest over $100 mln in Brazil's 99 company
- January 05, 2017

Didi Chuxing is teaming up with a major shared-mobility provider in Brazil via a strategic partnership as the Chinese mobile-based personal transportation giant further extends its global reach. "China and Brazil are the world's foremost emerging markets with enormous opportunities for our ride-share industry", said Cheng Wei, founder and president of Didi of the deal. (more...)
How to Follow the Senate's Hearing on Russian Election Hacking Today How to Follow the Senate's Hearing on Russian Election Hacking Today
- January 05, 2017

The Armed Services Committee hearing will feature James Clapper, the national intelligence director; Marcel Lettre, the under secretary of defense for intelligence; and National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers. Our elections should always belong to us. "In early September when I saw President Putin in China, I felt that the most effective way to ensure that that didn't happen was to talk to him directly and tell him to cut it out and there were going to be serious consequences if he ... (more...)
Pokémon Snap comes to Wii U - Virtual Console, that is Pokémon Snap comes to Wii U - Virtual Console, that is
- January 05, 2017

The title has since made its way to various consoles and platforms, most notably the Wii and Wii U Virtual Consoles. If you are a hardcore Pokemon fan and will get this game, let us know below how you find playing it on the Nintendo Wii U. (more...)
HTC Vive Tracker transforms real world objects into virtual reality HTC Vive Tracker transforms real world objects into virtual reality
- January 05, 2017

HTC plans to use the Tracker to lay a foundation for a future ecosystem of Vive accessories, and it's kickstarting that process by giving away up to 1,000 of them to developers. HTC is said to have delivered 1000 Vive Trackers for the developers, and according to the rumour it should be available for consumers on the later half of this year. (more...)
This Amazon Echo Lookalike Has Better Speakers (and It's Cheaper)
- January 05, 2017

In addition, Dish Network in collaboration with Amazon has announced to deliver Alexa voice control on its Hopper DVR. It looks very similar to the Amazon Echo, which was the first device to be enabled with Alexa. With Alexa now established in the market, it would have been a mistake for Lenovo to create their own smart home service. As the technology industry descended on Las Vegas for the world's largest innovation fair, scores of companies prepared to unveil speakers , robots, ... (more...)
Intel says standalone VR is coming by the end of this year
- January 05, 2017

He talked about how virtual reality and drone technology can be used in work environments, particularly unsafe ones or in search and rescue scenarios. The capabilities of the firm's Project Alloy headset , now in development, were demoed at the CES tech show in Las Vegas . Finally, with a demo that generated the most reaction, Krzanich showed a trailer for horror game Arizona Sunshine , which ended with a virtual zombie jumping at attendees. (more...)
Net Neutrality: TRAI releases consultation paper to finalise policy Net Neutrality: TRAI releases consultation paper to finalise policy
- January 05, 2017

Therefore, the question is will Trai be able to resolve the most critical aspects of net neutrality i. e. speed and access. The paper said telecom service providers (TSPs) have to adopt traffic management practices to ensure network efficiency but that these should not be misused. (more...)

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