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Amazon unveils voice-controlled Echo smart power plug Amazon unveils voice-controlled Echo smart power plug
- September 22, 2018

And to complement the device's smart home features, the company also unveiled a new smart plug , aptly named the Amazon Smart Plug . The video screen-centric Echo, the new Show has been given the same smart home hub that appears in the Plus, making it easier to connect with other smart devices. (more...)
Amazon unveils new Alexa-powered gadgets: Redesigned Echo, wall clock & a microwave Amazon unveils new Alexa-powered gadgets: Redesigned Echo, wall clock & a microwave
- September 22, 2018

And, in true Amazon fashion, you can also use your smart microwave-and I already hate that phrase-to reorder products via Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service. It can control your Zigbee smart home devices, and it's packed full of Alexa. Just plug any of those devices into the Smart Plug and you're all set - the Smart Plug is Alexa-enabled so you can turn your lights on or off, for example, using just your voice, even though they weren't "smart lights" when you bought them. (more...)
Check Out the iPhone XS' Weirdo Battery Check Out the iPhone XS' Weirdo Battery
- September 22, 2018

The bevy of features and sensors onboard are likely to blame, and while the iPhone XS's A12 Bionic SoC should be more efficient, the smaller battery may mean that battery life is a bit worse. Camera components from the iPhone XS and XS Max . "I think Chinese people now are spoiled by multiple choices of mobiles phones". They said they were inside the coffee shop for about 10 minutes, but when they returned to the vehicle, the phones were gone. (more...)
Google expands Emergency Location Services in Android to the U.S. Google expands Emergency Location Services in Android to the U.S.
- September 22, 2018

Through a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile networks and sensors, Google's ELS is able to pinpoint the location of T-Mobile customer's smartphones and this data is then shared with first responders. This deal is an indication that smartphone OS providers are enhancing the quality of location data that they transfer when a user calls 911. This enabled fire crews to quickly report to the scene and take care of the fire - something that would have been exceptionally hard before ELS . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 unveiled with triple camera, Infinity Display Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 unveiled with triple camera, Infinity Display
- September 21, 2018

On the back, it has a 24-megapixel, F1.7 camera accompanied with an 8-megapixel, F2.4 ultra-wide, 120-degree sensor and a 5-megapixel, F2.2 depth sensor (for those portrait photos). The Galaxy A7 will be available in three colors, namely blue, black and gold. The SoC on the smartphone is Octa-core 2.2GHz processor and comes in three different memory configurations - 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB or 6GB/128GB; however the company does not provide the information about the chipset. (more...)
Trade War Challenges Alibaba Plan to Create 1 Million US Jobs Trade War Challenges Alibaba Plan to Create 1 Million US Jobs
- September 21, 2018

The businessman said the trade war is " against China " but also criticized Beijing's policies, urging authorities to view the pain inflicted by Trump's tariffs as an opportunity to " upgrade ". "The current state of affairs has already destroyed the premise the promise was made on", Ma said in an interview on Tuesday. "Trade is not a weapon and can not be used for wars", he added. (more...)
IPhone XS and XS Max reveals some battery surprises IPhone XS and XS Max reveals some battery surprises
- September 21, 2018

The first in line is Mr Le Than from Vietnam and he had started queuing since 6AM. "IOS is addictive; just the interface itself. everything is so integrated, it's ideal". Apple has an October surprise planned: Another new model, called the iPhone XR is coming Oct. 26 for $750. The iPhone XR 64GB is priced at Rs. 76,900, the 128GB variant is priced at Rs. (more...)
Capcom shutters Dead Rising studio, cancels all projects Capcom shutters Dead Rising studio, cancels all projects
- September 21, 2018

The studio also produced a mobile version of Puzzle Fighter , which did not last long before being shut down . All in all, the closing will leave 158 studio employees without a job. Capcom Vancouver's origins can be traced back to 2005, when the studio was founded as Blue Castle Games. The most recent news was that Capcom Vancouver would be focusing on Dead Rising going forward , but that seems to have been stopped in its tracks. (more...)
Things You Didn't Know Your Nintendo Switch Could Do Things You Didn't Know Your Nintendo Switch Could Do
- September 20, 2018

Nintendo Switch Online is now available for purchase following the launch of the 6.00 system update and completed maintenance of the Nintendo eShop. It's not quite simultaneous multi-platform-you can only play a particular game on one console at a time-a la Netflix streaming, but it should be enough to satisfy hardcore Nintendo fans. (more...)
Complete spec sheets for Apple's new iPhones revealed in China filings Complete spec sheets for Apple's new iPhones revealed in China filings
- September 20, 2018

Notably, this is the biggest battery yet in an iPhone. What's more, the report adds that Apple began strategizing for the iPhone XS ahead of the iPhone XR . For example, in the networks of AT&T Xs-version of the new iPhone showed the highest average download speed data: 72,24 megabits per second. "The amusing thing is though, the iPhone XS Max is thinner than all of those phones at just 7.7mm". (more...)
OnePlus 6T Rumour Roundup: Water Drop Notch, No Headphone Jack OnePlus 6T Rumour Roundup: Water Drop Notch, No Headphone Jack
- September 20, 2018

Although there's no official confirmation of a OnePlus 6T launch it appears something could be coming soon. The fingerprint sensor was later confirmed by OnePlus , and now commercials for the phone have started in India. The smartphone, going by the history of "T" line up of handsets, should come as an update over the OnePlus 6 instead of being a completely new smartphone. (more...)
Robots will take 75 million jobs by 2022 says WEF Robots will take 75 million jobs by 2022 says WEF
- September 20, 2018

According to a report released today (Monday) by the World Economic Forum (WEF) entitled Future of Jobs 2018 , automation is set to create more jobs than it destroys by 2022. "Workforce transformations are no longer an aspect of the distant future", WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab, said in a preface to the report. (more...)
Leak Tips 'Google Home Hub' Smart Display Leak Tips 'Google Home Hub' Smart Display
- September 20, 2018

The display is 7-inches in size with thick bezels around it. The Home Hub will be controlled by voice, like all the other products in the family, alongside few controls that can also be accessed by the display screen. The product will be offered in two colors, chalk and charcoal, and weighs in at about a pound. With dimensions of 7.02in × 4.65in × 2.65in (178.3mm × 118.1mm × 67.3mm), the Google Home Hub is significantly more compact than Lenovo's 8-inch Smart Display (9.3in × 5.6 in × ... (more...)
Samsung's triple-camera A7 smartphone is now official
- September 20, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018 ) is powered by a 3300mAh. The camera comes with Samsung's intelligent Scene Optimizer that categorizes the subject and adjusts the color, contrast, and brightness to optimize image quality. Connectivity options include 4G LTE , VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and a USB Type-C port. See how Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9 , compares to its stablemate, the Galaxy S9+, and two other premium Android devices, the OnePlus 6 and ... (more...)
Twitter brings back purely chronological timeline - your turn, Facebook and Instagram Twitter brings back purely chronological timeline - your turn, Facebook and Instagram
- September 20, 2018

You won't even see features like " In case you missed it " - a feature meant to catch you up on the latest by showing you the tweets everyone got the most mad at - or tweets liked by people you follow. The option to revert to chronological view is a welcome change, and makes sense for a site that works nearly like a chat room when at its liveliest and best. (more...)
Twitter horrified after finding link between Mario Kart and Trump Twitter horrified after finding link between Mario Kart and Trump
- September 20, 2018

After the extract was published Twitter was flooded with images of Toad and references to Mario Kart , causing the game to start trending. I'm glad she didn't name him. Speaking to CBS earlier this year, she revealed how she spanked Trump with a copy of Fortune magazine that had his face on the cover. In her book, Ms Daniels described a childhood of neglect, poverty and sexual abuse. (more...)
Red Dead Online Announced, But It Won't Be Available On Day One Red Dead Online Announced, But It Won't Be Available On Day One
- September 20, 2018

The mode is planned for launch in November 2018-after Redemption 2's October release date-and will start as a public beta. The online version of the game will launch in November in an open beta, but will not be included with the single-player Red Dead Redemption 2. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 Rumors: Everything We Know Google Pixel 3 Rumors: Everything We Know
- September 20, 2018

Not only has the URL changed from comingsoon2018jp.withgoogle.com to pixeljp.withgoogle.com but wording under Google Pixel has been addedwhich translates to "A new smartphone is coming" and "We will deliver the latest information on Google Pixel as soon as possible". (more...)
OnePlus is developing its own smart TV OnePlus is developing its own smart TV
- September 20, 2018

OnePlus will move beyond smartphones, and is likely to expand to the smart TV market soon with OnePlus TV . The company's founder Pete Lau said that the current TV is pretty ordinary in terms of use. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is still days away from its official release, however, it seems like a seller on ... But the company has today announced plans to make its first television, which could be due out at some point next year. (more...)
YouTube merges Gaming with main site after standalone app fails to impress YouTube merges Gaming with main site after standalone app fails to impress
- September 20, 2018

According to YouTube, over 200 million people watch gaming related content on their website everyday, but the platform on which they do so is about to change considerably. It included numerous Amazon-owned site's features, such as Game Pages and Channel Memberships, but while gaming was and is one of the most viewed topics on YouTube-over 200 million people watch related content every day-that popularity wasn't mirrored in the app. (more...)

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