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Wolfenstein 2 launch trailer appears early with a call to arms Wolfenstein 2 launch trailer appears early with a call to arms
- October 18, 2017

That's what the Wolfenstein franchise has always been about, and it's great to see they're keeping up the tradition. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus rockets the action and chaos to new heights. The launch trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has been released online, and it is very NSFW. It'll be coming to Nintendo Switch - yes, Nazis on a Nintendo console, who'd have thought? - sometime in 2018. (more...)
Garmin launches vehicle navigation device with Amazon Alexa
- October 17, 2017

Alexa can easily search music by artist, title, or genre. The latest of these is the Garmin Speak, and it finally brings Alexa right into your auto. The Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa has a small OLED screen that displays arrows to tell the driver which way to go, and an LED ring which glows green shortly before a turn is required. (more...)
Google's strongest security, for those who need it most
- October 17, 2017

Sometimes even the most careful and security-minded users are successfully attacked through phishing scams, especially if those phishing scams were individually targeted at the user in question. Google notes it's been testing the program for a few weeks - with beta testers including Andrew Ford Lyons, a technologist at Internews, an global nonprofit organization that works to support the development of media outlets worldwide. (more...)
Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter
- October 17, 2017

Google Maps is removing a new calorie counter feature that sparked controversy online. Google has chose to remove an update to Maps that shows users how many calories they would burn if they walked to their destination. She also criticised it because it could not be turned off, and for being "wildly inaccurate" because it failed to take into account general health information. (more...)
Motorola Moto X4 India launch re-scheduled for November 13, confirms company Motorola Moto X4 India launch re-scheduled for November 13, confirms company
- October 17, 2017

Amazon has already confirmed that it will be launching Alexa and Echo range of speakers on November 1 with the Indian accent. Though there is no clear indication as to the price of Moto X4 in India, it's Europe price is Euro 399 which makes it approximately Rs 30,300. (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 Pro with FullView display, dual rear cameras announced Huawei Mate 10 Pro with FullView display, dual rear cameras announced
- October 17, 2017

The devices will start shipping starting November for EUR 699 (approximately about Rs. 53,400) for the Mate 10 , EUR 799 (about Rs. 61,000) for the Mate 10 Pro and EUR 1,395 (approximately about Rs. Huawei claims that its Mate 10 series smartphones are the "world's fastest smartphone supporting super-fast LTE connectivity and download speeds". "Less than a year after the launch of the Mate 9, the arrival of the 10 is a sign that Huawei is bullishly prepared to take advantage of these ... (more...)
Google Maps now lets you explore more planets and their moons
- October 17, 2017

This is stated in the company blog. "For extra fun, try zooming out from the Earth until you are in space!" Using the iconic pictures captured by Cassini nearly 20 years ago Google has now added a total of 12 worlds and asteroids that you can now explore in ultra-fine detail. (more...)
The Polestar 1 is a 600bhp hybrid BMW M4 rival The Polestar 1 is a 600bhp hybrid BMW M4 rival
- October 17, 2017

But despite the promise of terrific performance, Polestar say the "1" will also have an EV only range of getting on for 100 miles - which will be very useful, even if it's more like 70 miles in the real world. The stylish derriere has clear connections to the Volvo Concept Coupe - and the teaser also delivers the model's name to be Polestar 1. The 1 is based on Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture, and owes a lot to the S90 in terms of styling. (more...)
Qualcomm performs first 5G test on a mobile device Qualcomm performs first 5G test on a mobile device
- October 17, 2017

It will use this design to test the 5G modems and networks with the smartphone makers in a year as 5G is expected to launch at the start of 2019. The Snapdragon 636 supports ultra-wide 18:9 Full HD+ displays so we could see bezel-free designs like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 in cheaper mid-range phones very soon. (more...)
Miami politician running for Congress believes she was abducted by aliens
- October 17, 2017

A Florida congressional candidate is in the news for her history of going on talk shows and claiming she was once abducted by stylish, long-haired aliens, with whom she discussed everything from the existence of God to the beginning of the universe. (more...)
Google Photos now recognizes your pets as people, like it should Google Photos now recognizes your pets as people, like it should
- October 17, 2017

Just like people, you can label your pet by name, so you can quickly find photos of them in the future; this also makes it easier for you to create albums and movies of your beloved pet. This isn't flawless. Google was quick to acknowledge to BuzzFeed that Photos might get confused if you have different pets from a similar breed, so don't expect it to tell the difference between your golden retrievers. (more...)
Backlash in 'Big Bang Theory' star's sexual assault interview Backlash in 'Big Bang Theory' star's sexual assault interview
- October 17, 2017

If many actresses who have shared their experience in Hollywood around the case Harvey Weinstein have benefited from the empathy of the public opinion, it has not been the case of Mayim Bialik. "The only people I think who can turn this around are going to be the kind of women who have been coming forward and sharing their experiences as well as men who want to join this conversation with us about in particular the way women and men treat each other and in particular in Hollywood ... (more...)
Airtel Offers iPhone 7 at Rs 7777 Down Payment
- October 17, 2017

Through its digital store Airtel now offers the iPhone 7 (32 GB) at a down payment of Rs 7777 and 24 monthly installments of Rs 2499. Bharti Airtel on Monday launched its Online Store that will offer a line-up of premium smartphones with affordable down payments, instant credit verification financing and bundled monthly plans. (more...)
Sony Reveals Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront 2 PS4 Bundles Sony Reveals Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront 2 PS4 Bundles
- October 17, 2017

First up is a Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 Pro bundle which includes a sleek, glossy PS4 Pro with an assortment of appropriate emblems, a retail copy of Star Wars Battlefront II Deluxe Edition and a matching DualShock 4 for $449.99. (more...)
Mercedes recalls 400000 United Kingdom cars over airbags
- October 16, 2017

The company said the fault was not related to the scandal at Japanese airbag manufacturer, Takata , which has been linked to at least 19 deaths worldwide. The core of the problem is said to be a malfunctioning clock spring in the steering column, which could cause accidental detonation of the airbag system. (more...)
Watch astronauts goof off on the ISS with a fidget spinner Watch astronauts goof off on the ISS with a fidget spinner
- October 16, 2017

How long will it take to spin? The whole video might include some Newton's laws of motion and the friction lessons but honestly, that is the least any fidget spinner enthusiast might be thinking. Astronauts have many creative ideas they can implement when they feel bored. Explaining the fidget spinner's unusual behaviour, Bresnik wrote: "Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the central ring and outer spinner to equalize, and the ... (more...)
Chinese runaway space station will crash to Earth within months, expert warns Chinese runaway space station will crash to Earth within months, expert warns
- October 16, 2017

With regular launches from the likes of SpaceX, fantastic photos of far-away worlds sent straight to Earth by high-tech spacecraft, and the very real discussion of Mars colonization, it's easy to forget that humans aren't actually all that great at this whole "going to space" thing. (more...)
First visual proof of gravitational wave event First visual proof of gravitational wave event
- October 16, 2017

Detection of the ripple in space-time sent off a cascade of discoveries detected by scientists using the space-based telescopes called Fermi , Integral and Hubble. The researchers also noted the incredible good fortune of the detection's timing. "That was very satisfying", said Columbia University theoretical astrophysicist Brian Metzger, whose work involves predicting the electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational waves. (more...)
DOOM Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced DOOM Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced
- October 16, 2017

Doom for Nintendo Switch already will hit this holiday season, while Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches in 2018. Interestingly, anybody who buys the retail edition will have to download the multiplayer section of the game separately. (more...)
Huawei go big on AI, announce Mate 10 + Mate 10 Pro
- October 16, 2017

The regular Mate 10 features a 5.9-inch 2K LCD panel, while the Mate 10 Pro comes with a Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) OLED screen. The Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design also features a 6-inch display UHD FullView display with no physical home button and 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. (more...)

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