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Google Launches Voice-Controlled Smart Home Device
- October 09, 2016

Google Home and the newly unveiled Pixel phone are the first devices to have the Google Assistant built natively into the hardware. Google's previous phones, dubbed Nexus, had limited distribution. The Google Assistant is a two-way conversation; a dialogue between Android users and Google . Google Home will cost $129 and will start shipping November 4, The Pixel phone starts at $650, and you can pre-order it and Google Home starting Tuesday. (more...)
Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry for creators of world's smallest machines
- October 09, 2016

Jean-Pierre Sauvage of the University of Strasbourg, France; Sir James Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and Bernard Lucas Feringa of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines ". (more...)
Radar images detect birds in the eye of Hurricane Matthew Radar images detect birds in the eye of Hurricane Matthew
- October 09, 2016

Weather radar images show the birds trapped in the eye of Matthew and flying along within the eye that is surrounded by the storm's maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour. "They've been riding out hurricanes for centuries, but anyway, as soon as they can, they're going to head back to the coast". According to the National Wildlife Federation, hurricane Hugo wiped out 60 percent of 500 groups of birds and 87 percent of trees where the birds lived were destroyed. (more...)
Android Angst: Verizon's Google Pixel Phones Will Require Carrier Managed OS Updates Android Angst: Verizon's Google Pixel Phones Will Require Carrier Managed OS Updates
- October 09, 2016

Carphone Warehouse will sell the Pixel and Pixel XL SIM free with a starting price of £599 for the 32GB version (£699 for 128GB). A Snapdragon 821 CPU and 4GB of RAM also allows images to process twice as fast as previous models. The Pixel phones feature a Siri-like virtual assistant, flashy camera features and are the first to boast Android's new Nougat 7.1 operating system. (more...)
Google introduces its own smartphone, the 'Pixel'
- October 09, 2016

The device was trailed at Google I/O earlier this year, and will compete directly with the more established Alexa ecosystem from Amazon by using the newly announced Google Assistant AI which succeeds Google Now. Google leads the world in AI, but has a troubled history with hardware, from the defunct streaming device Nexus Q to operational problems with the Nest thermostat, noted Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Patrick Moorhead. (more...)
Facebook And Oculus Go Beyond The VR Headset Facebook And Oculus Go Beyond The VR Headset
- October 09, 2016

Arguably the biggest news to come out of Oculus Connect 3 was the reveal of a new wireless VR headset prototype. If you want a room-scale VR experience like the Vive offers, you'll need to pony up an additional $79 for a third camera, which does make the Oculus + Touch + third sensor more expensive than the Vive's base price ($879 versus $800). (more...)
Google Pixel 3 with Andromeda OS said to launch in 2017 Google Pixel 3 with Andromeda OS said to launch in 2017
- October 09, 2016

Aside from a new Nexus tablet, there is also word from independent sources that Google is also prepping to launch a laptop that is now called "Pixel 3" though it is codenamed as " Bison " within Google's headquarters. Could these pair of Google Pixel devices be the best manufactured yet? The Pixel will reportedly come in two variants. Earlier this week, reports came flooding in that Google may unveil its Android-Chrome OS merger - a new operating system codenamed as Andromeda . (more...)
Top 5 Late Night Jokes About Vice Presidential Debate
- October 09, 2016

Tuesday night's vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, roughly an hour from Kaine's home in Richmond, was the first time the two candidates had ever met in person. And the thing is, they weren't often arguing about policy. A Monmouth University poll released Wednesday showed Clinton with a 2-point edge over Trump in OH, where he had been running strong; Monmouth surveys this week have also shown Clinton leading by double digits in Colorado and Pennsylvania. (more...)
Yahoo spied on users' emails
- October 09, 2016

Less than two weeks after its disclosure of a security breach involving at least 500 million customers, the internet company is seemingly confirming, albeit it in an indirection fashion, a Reuters report that it developed a program past year to search its customers' emails for specific information sought by USA intelligence officials. (more...)
Candice Swanepoel Shares First Photo Of Newborn Baby Boy Candice Swanepoel Shares First Photo Of Newborn Baby Boy
- October 09, 2016

A sweet Instagram post showed her hand holding Nicoli's to her stomach. Candace Swanepoel is officially trading her angel wings for baby bottles! Pictures posted online from her baby shower showed her posing in front of a attractive table of animal-themed goodies as well as a toy giraffe and tiger. (more...)
NGO seeks police probe in minor girls death NGO seeks police probe in minor girls death
- October 09, 2016

A Child Rights Association in India has already lodged a police complaint against the girl's parents, alleging that they forced Aradhana into taking the fast after being told by a religious guru that it would help bring prosperity to the family's business as her father, Laxmichand Sansadiya , had recently suffered huge loss in his jewelry business. (more...)
Verizon responsible for Pixel system updates, according to Google
- October 09, 2016

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL took the tech world by storm earlier this week. It's likely that if the company can get the Pixel off the ground, the Pixel 2 will be an even bigger deal. The other area where the Pixel and Pixel XL differ from one another is in battery capacity. Google just can't seem to get out of its own way when it comes to fragmentation among its Android platform. (more...)
Dolphins offices closed Thursday in anticipation of Matthew
- October 09, 2016

In Tennessee's four games, the former Heisman victor has thrown for 925 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions, but his team has scored just 62 points, tied for the fewest in the NFL. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said there was no deadline for making a decision on their end. University of Miami officials reportedly met around 7 a.m. (more...)
Bangladesh kills 11 members of Islamist group blamed for cafe attack Bangladesh kills 11 members of Islamist group blamed for cafe attack
- October 09, 2016

Neo-JMB is said to be ideologically linked to the ISIS which had claimed responsibility of the attack on Dhaka's Holey Artisan restaurant on July 1 in which nine Italians, seven Japanese, an American, an Indian and five Bangladeshis, including two police officers, were killed. (more...)
Microsoft is building redesigned Paint app for Windows 10
- October 09, 2016

This is one of the minor updates, but the Photos app has been revamped to include larger photo previews, light viewing mode and horizontal navigation bar uptop for easy navigation. Nonetheless, the new Windows 10 update will be a huge welcome for many out there who are already using the OS as it will help with creating more storage room for other apps and files. (more...)
Poland concerned about Russian missiles sent to Kaliningrad Poland concerned about Russian missiles sent to Kaliningrad
- October 09, 2016

The Iskander-M, the Persian name for Alexander the Great, is a ballistic rocket system created to destroy strategic targets, and its stationing is arguably in breach of the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty. Moscow also sent Iskanders to Kaliningrad in 2015 as part of a series of mammoth military drills amid heightened tensions with the West over Ukraine. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew forces Disney Cruise Lines to change some cruise itineraries Hurricane Matthew forces Disney Cruise Lines to change some cruise itineraries
- October 09, 2016

Murray said they are all built to withstand hurricanes and most were filled to assist with regional recovery after the storm passes. Cruise lines that operate from the ports include Royal Caribbean , Carnival, Disney, MSC, Norwegian and Princess Cruise Lines. (more...)
Google launches its Pixel smartphone and VR headset
- October 09, 2016

Why this matters: The bottom line is that you should buy the Pixel from the Google Store. New York City is full of hustle and bustle and human life unmatched by any other city in the world, and it is for this reason that companies feel they must maintain a healthy, active presence in the Big Apple. (more...)
'Final Fantasy' Art Director Ends his Service on Square Enix 'Final Fantasy' Art Director Ends his Service on Square Enix
- October 09, 2016

Back in February some traces of a PC version were discovered in the source code of the game's official website and then in March, Square Enix said that it would be "looking into" bringing Final Fantasy XV to PC after it comes out on consoles. (more...)
Cosplay Photos from the 2016 New York Comic Con! Cosplay Photos from the 2016 New York Comic Con!
- October 09, 2016

Matt's the Doctor I worked with the most, so it was hard. He will be joined by Pearl Mackie, who plays the Doctor's new companion Bill. They're out in full force, and over the course of the show's first day, we saw DC comics fans dressed up for the con. (more...)

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