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Amazon said to launch new touchscreen video Echo
- May 10, 2017

The video screen can also be used in conjunction with Alexa-compatible cameras, enabling the Echo Show to display a live video feed. The Echo Look is the first time Amazon has put a screen on an dedicated Alexa device, which have historically been voice-controlled. (more...)
The rival awe of Macbook Air is called Surface
- May 10, 2017

With its Surface Laptop, Microsoft hopes to get you to zap the MacBook Air of 13 inches, a computer whose days already seem counted. Microsoft claims it sports thinnest LCD touch module put into a laptop. So if you want to be able to switch between Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Pro, you'll need to pay $50. It basically functioned as a watered-down version of Windows 8 that was not able to run traditional software. (more...)
The French Election Results Aren't as Clear as They Seem The French Election Results Aren't as Clear as They Seem
- May 10, 2017

Addressing a rally outside the Louvre museum later, he added: "I will do everything in the next five years so that they have no more reason to vote for extremes". She divorced her husband in 2006 and married Macron the following year. "The Socialist Party is dead, it is behind us", Mr Valls, a reform-minded prime minister from 2014 to 2016 when Mr Macron was economy minister, told RTL radio. (more...)
The Amazon Echo Show is the first Echo with a built-in display
- May 10, 2017

That was how Amazon snuck its Alexa voice assistant into the home - by piggybacking on the popularity of cheap Bluetooth speakers. We'll have a lot to say about the newest Amazon Echo in the coming weeks, including publishing a review. (more...)
Microsoft Is Quick To Fix "Crazy Bad" Windows Bug Found By Google
- May 10, 2017

Windows 10 1507 LTSB - the "Long-term Servicing Branch" version of the original release - will continue to receive security updates, Microsoft has said. Microsoft will lay out its plans for the future of Windows 10 when it holds its annual Build developer conference on Wednesday. To recap how big and how "crazy bad" the Windows Defender bug was; it was possible for a hacker to craft a file that would have its malware payload executed by the built-in Windows anti-malware solution scanning it. (more...)
Amazon reportedly to launch Echo with touchscreen and video calling on Tuesday
- May 10, 2017

So says the Wall Street Journal , which has it on good authority that the new Amazon Echo gagdget will tout a 7in touchscreen display that will show information relevant to the most recent voice command or voice search, such as weather information or Amazon shopping results, naturally. (more...)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Releases First Surface Laptop to Defeat Rivals
- May 10, 2017

That means users can install and run anything outside of the Windows app store on the Surface Laptop. However, Microsoft said, the new system exclusively runs applications, or apps, from the online Windows Store and uses Microsoft Edge as its default web browser. (more...)
Amazon unveils $230 'Echo Show' touch-screen device and Alexa voice calling
- May 10, 2017

In the battle for control of your home, Amazon has opened a new front. "Now Alexa can show you things" - the tagline for Amazon's new Echo device, get your mind out of the gutter. It only costs $230, which is an astounding price point considering the speaker-only version of the Echo has always costed $180. In addition to its voice-recognition tech, the Echo features a 2-inch tweeter and a 2.5-inch woofer to produce well-balanced audio . (more...)
Box Office Weekend: Guardians of the Galaxy Sequel Owns Box Office
- May 10, 2017

The American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team "Guardians of the Galaxy" is a crowd pleaser. Even though the MCU was firmly established when we first met the Guardians , the characters were far from well known, so it was a fairly sizable risk on Marvel's part to put them in their own movie. (more...)
Apple acquires sleep-tracking app 'Beddit' Apple acquires sleep-tracking app 'Beddit'
- May 10, 2017

It collects data right from the basics like heart rate, sleep time, movement in sleep to tracking snoring habits, respiration during sleep as well as room temperature and humidity. Its hardware also has a serious price tag: $149 (£129, AU$224). "Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy", it writes. (more...)
What you need to know about Microsoft's new, sleek Windows
- May 10, 2017

The latest 13.5-inch addition to the company's Surface lineup is created to work with the company's new Windows 10 S operating system that was also unveiled alongside the device. Laptops running Windows 10 S will start at around $229, from companies like HP, Samsung, and Acer. It's called Windows 10 S , and it's a trim, lightweight version of Windows 10 that's tuned for the budget, business, and education sectors. (more...)
Bioware's New IP to be Delayed to Fiscal Year 2019 Bioware's New IP to be Delayed to Fiscal Year 2019
- May 10, 2017

The new Bioware IP does not have a release date, nor have Bioware announced any plans to reveal the project at E3 2017. Early reports of BioWare's new IP, codenamed Dylan, say that it takes elements from games like Destiny and The Division in order to compete within the growing MMO-lite market. (more...)
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh minister's son and friend die in auto crash Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh minister's son and friend die in auto crash
- May 10, 2017

Based on the preliminary investigation it came to light that Nishith was driving at a very high speed and was allegedly in an inebriated condition, the DCP A Venkateshwar Rao told PTI . He said "In deep anguish over the tragic death of Narayana Garu's son Nishith in a road accident". Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu expressed condolences. (more...)
WhatsApp users now making 55 million video calls a day! WhatsApp users now making 55 million video calls a day!
- May 10, 2017

The video call icon will now appear right next to the voice calling menu within chats for Android users. And after the introduction of the new video calling feature in November a year ago, it is now pitched against the Microsoft's Skype, Apple's FaceTime and Google Duo app which also offer easy video calling via their platform. (more...)
Samsung Elec flags stronger earnings from chips, phones after first quarter jump
- May 10, 2017

A new smartphone model that would bring the name "Galaxy Note" in it might be a bad idea for the company. January-March operating profit for Asia's most valuable company by market capitalisation was 9.9 trillion won ($8.75 billion), compared with Samsung's earlier guidance of 9.9 trillion won. (more...)
Should Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Worry About Microsoft Surface Laptop?
- May 10, 2017

Here's the trick: Consumers who buy the Surface Laptop can pay a one-time $49 upgrade fee to move from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro. Are you looking for a new laptop? At 2.76 pounds, or 1.25 kilograms, and 14.47 millimeters at its thickest point, the laptop comes with a 13.5-inch display and a latest-generation central processing unit (CPU) from Intel Corporation. (more...)
Championship Series pro league offers $600k prize pool Championship Series pro league offers $600k prize pool
- May 10, 2017

The Injustice 2 Pro Series will start on May 26 and will be broadcasted live on Twitch , and there will be four months of online and offline competition which will come down to the top 16 players from across the world. The Injustice 2 Pro League is similar to the Mortal Kombat Pro League, so expect it to get just as heated and exciting as we've seen with past Mortal Kombat events. (more...)
Amazon Just Launched the First Echo With a Screen
- May 10, 2017

It goes live for pre-orders today, and the shipping will begin around the 28th of June. Amazon officially announced the Echo Show ($230 ), the newest member of its Alexa-enabled family. It's a great way to keep in touch with grandma and grandpa, because they can see you on a bigger screen, and turn on the closed captioning. Just recently Amazon launched the Echo Look that incorporates a webcam to help buyers shop, especially for fashion goods. (more...)
Alexa Calling: Amazon Adds Voice Calling to Echo, Echo Dot Alexa Calling: Amazon Adds Voice Calling to Echo, Echo Dot
- May 10, 2017

Amazon hasn't just announced a new Echo device today, the first ever with a display, it has also launched a couple of great features for existing Alexa-powered devices. However, because Alexa works without user names or numbers, the device itself won't be where your contacts are stored. Well when a call is incoming a green light ring will appear on the Echo device and, users will be able to answer, ignore or hang up the call using their voice. (more...)
What do you think of Fuchsia's UI so far?
- May 10, 2017

The final one will get released most possibly by the end of third quarter 2017. So what is going on? Last year, we introduced you to Google's new operating system in works, which is called Fuchsia. Scroll up and you see the apps or "stories" that you've accessed recently. It enables cards to be dragged around and used in a split-screen format. (more...)

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