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Nintendo Switch Worldwide Sales Hit 2.4 Million Units Nintendo Switch Worldwide Sales Hit 2.4 Million Units
- April 16, 2017

It looks like Nintendo is set to make this a reality with a limited release of the standalone Nintendo Switch dock available starting May 19th. According to Citigroup, this is being developed to attract the young gamers, who find it a bit hard to handle the Switch. (more...)
Samsung's Bixby voice assistant delayed
- April 16, 2017

It would be a safe bet if you could remap the Bixby button to something useful until the voice assistant feature is officially released. "Key features of Bixby , including Vision, Home and Reminder, will be available with the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 on 21 April", Samsung said in a statement. (more...)
Nokia 9 May Be More Appealing Than Galaxy S8
- April 16, 2017

The Nokia 6, the first smartphone carrying the Nokia branding from HMD Global, has started receiving the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. According to reports, currently, the update for Nokia 6 is only being distributed in China and some other parts. (more...)
Apple granted DMV Permit for Self-driving Vehicles in California
- April 16, 2017

Bloomberg reported that the hiring of Mr. Dodge was part of its strategic changes within its Project Titan team to focus on a self-driving platform instead of developing a full-blown autonomous vehicle. This could send Apple for a loop, as the company is notorious for keeping all of their testing info a secret prior to launching new products. Apple is the 30th group to receive a permit in California, alongside carmakers Ford, Volkswagen and General Motors , suppliers including Delphi and ... (more...)
Nintendo Switch Mini Coming in 2019, Say Analysts
- April 16, 2017

Nintendo has revealed that the Switch sold 906,000 in its 28 days on sale in North America according to the NPD Group . The Nintendo Switch was officially launched at the start of March, and it's been enjoying quite a fair bit of sales. (more...)
Apple may start testing self-driving cars in California indicates permit
- April 16, 2017

The self-driving auto segment is among the most bitterly contested areas in emerging technology, with Apple joining 29 other companies that have received test permits in California alone. The permit does not necessarily mean Apple is building a auto. As per The Verge report, "Late a year ago, Apple submitted a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in which it said that it was " investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition can be bypassed: Here is how?
- April 16, 2017

This time, we're talking about the Samsung DeX Station, that new thingamajig that turns your Galaxy S8 into a desktop workstation - or at least, Samsung's idea of it. Moreover, the specs of the Microsoft edition Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are identical to the regular models. That followed last year's deal to put Windows software on some of Samsung's tablets and a 2015 agreement to pre-install mobile apps like Skype and OneNote on Galaxy phones. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8: Bixby AI voice assistant is being delayed
- April 16, 2017

The good news is that this is merely a delay as the feature will be arriving later this spring . Samsung has officially confirmed that the voice commands feature won't be ready by April 21, the day units of the device start shipping out to consumers in the US. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Sells 2.4 Million Units Worldwide, Beating Expectations- SuperData
- April 16, 2017

That is up from its original forecast of 5 million units- although it is still not particularly special, it does indicate that the Switch is performing better than anyone expected. At the same time, a game intended for Nintendo's home-and-mobile game device, Zelda Breath of the Wild, has sold more copies than its partner console. (more...)
'Fate of the Furious' on track for biggest global opening ever 'Fate of the Furious' on track for biggest global opening ever
- April 16, 2017

Star Wars: The Force Awakens holds the current worldwide opening weekend box office record, also set in 2015 at $529 million. This is Universal International's highest-grossing Friday of all time. " Fate " has nabbed the country's record for biggest single day ever and is projected to have the biggest three-day opening of all time in China as well. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Sells 2.4 Million Units in First Month, Research Firm Says Nintendo Switch Sells 2.4 Million Units in First Month, Research Firm Says
- April 16, 2017

According to Nintendo, these numbers make the Switch one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time. Then again, 460,000 people in the United States picked up a copy of Breath of the Wild for the Wii U, which seems like a better move if you simply can't wait for Switch hardware. (more...)
Samsung to engage in all-out promotional drive to woo consumers to S8
- April 16, 2017

When the device is first connected to Wi-Fi it downloads a whole host of Microsoft's Android apps including Office, Onedrive, Cortana digital assistant, Skype, LinkedIn and the to do list app, Wunderlist. Then you connect any Bluetooth-enabled, USB or RF-type keyboard and mouse, and then dock the Galaxy S8 in the DeX Station. Samsung's newest biometric security feature is certainly cool - but it has a critical weakness. (more...)
Apple Receives Permit to Test Autonomous Cars in California
- April 16, 2017

Some of the new hires came from companies such as Ford and Tesla, who are also researching self-driving technology. Lately, the autonomous vehicle project seems to be in flux. This suggests, as Gizmodo says, that Apple is likely more interested in keeping up with the technology itself than in actually producing a vehicle. (more...)
Apple to begin testing self-driving car tech in California
- April 16, 2017

Tesla and GM have more than 20 autonomous testing vehicles on California's roads. While Apple may have scaled back its research and development efforts with respect to developing and manufacturing its own auto - a herculean goal to say the least - it appears that the company is still interested in developing proprietary self-driving software. (more...)
Thousands Turn Out For Downtown LA Anti-Trump March Saturday
- April 16, 2017

He later said that voters don't care. The rally, which will also feature music and a 13-foot "Chicken Don" balloon, comes on a day of marches and demonstrations across the country , including NY and Washington D.C. Marchers took place in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and many other cities. Protesters from about 150 American cities joined in the so-called 'Tax March' this Saturday. (more...)
Samsung's Bixby To Support German Language In Q4 2017
- April 16, 2017

Later, Microsoft entered the game with its own version of an intelligent personal assistant - Cortana and previous year Google went full throttle with its AI-powered Google Assistant which was initially only available to Pixel devices. Samsung is planning to delay the launch of the English-language version of Bixby , reports The Wall Street Journal , due to performance issues discovered over the course of the last few weeks. (more...)
Samsung Bixby will not be fully ready yet at launch
- April 16, 2017

Samsung did not give any reason for the delay in Bixby Voice rollout, but it is certainly a letdown since Samsung hyped the feature so much at the time of launch. If Samsung wants its customers to use that feature to the full extent, it will need to roll out the Bixby voice assistant update as soon as users get their hands on the new device. (more...)
Will Nintendo release a Nintendo Switch Mini in 2019? Will Nintendo release a Nintendo Switch Mini in 2019?
- April 16, 2017

Per SuperData's projections, Switch will shift over 7.2 million consoles in 2017, putting it over halfway toward the Wii U's total install base that took four-plus years to accumulate. Nintendo fans can't get enough of the Switch. Nintendo has yet to comment on the story and is unlikely to officially announce a different version of hardware as the current Switch continues to fly off of shelves. (more...)
Google launches job application website, Google Hire Google launches job application website, Google Hire
- April 16, 2017

The Bebop website is now advertising a small number of positions at the hire.withgoogle.com domain, which is where you can sign in for the Google Hire service. Google Hire even references Green's startup "Bebop", which Google acquired back in 2015 for $380 million. But it's likely that it'll rival application management tools offered by the likes of LinkedIn, Indeed and Greenhouse. (more...)
As millions watch via webcam, giraffe gives birth in New York zoo As millions watch via webcam, giraffe gives birth in New York zoo
- April 16, 2017

If you remember, a live video feed of a very pregnant April was started back in February. Giraffe's go into labor after 15 months of gestation, and an infant giraffe can be up to 150 pounds when it is first born. The park's livestream was briefly interrupted in February when YouTube pulled the feed after someone reported that the images contained explicit material and nudity. (more...)

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