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BlackBerry Motion Lands In The US January 12th

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For those interested in the product, the BlackBerry Motion is expected to land in the States on January 12 as a GSM unlocked model (will work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Sprint and Verizon). In addition, BlackBerry will start selling a new Bronze Edition Keyone later on in this quarter. Inside that body is an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot if you need even more storage. Read More »

DJI reveals handheld stabilisers for DSLRs and smartphones

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Not just stabilisation, a gimbal, like the Ronin-S helps videographers take better shots since it increases handleability of a camera. The two-way mobile clamp lets users easily pivot between landscape and portrait orientation so that they can choose the most engaging full-screen format for their audience. Read More »

PlayStation 4 holiday sales dip slightly

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It's also interesting to see that Sony seems to have sold roughly 3 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the month of December alone, since as of December 3 it had sold an estimated 70.6 million units . The sales figures reveal that more than 20 million PS4s were sold in 2017, besting the impressive first year sales of Nintendo Switch - which are thought to be in the region of 12 million. Read More »

Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month

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New content is on its way to Assassin's Creed: Origins this January. The first DLC for Assassin's Creed Origins ( our vote for best open world game of 2017 ) is due out this month. In addition, Heka chests will now have more items available as rewards, adding items from the Nightmare, First Civilization, Gladiator, and Wacky packs into the pool of items players can win. Read More »

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update 4 Out For Xbox One, Patch Notes Revealed

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That is why today it received a new update, which added the first person mode. The inclusion of FPP has been anticipated since the game's entry onto the console about a month ago, and the wait is finally over. The patch was deployed early on Monday morning, and is available now for all players on Xbox. "We will be opening Duo and Squad FPP on NA and European Union servers today at 12PM KST / 7PM PST / 4AM CET", the post reads. Read More »

Do Something About iPhone Addiction In Children, Urges Two Apple Investors

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We want to ensure stakeholders and experts have a seat at the table as Apple develops these new tools and options moving forward. On 1 hand, it is often theorized that they can be a tremendous tool for good: outputs on social media enable extensive and specific mental health research ; numerous smartphone apps have been developed and tested to improve mental health; and they can make counseling and psychiatrists far more accessible through telehealth interventions . Read More »

Intel will patch all recent chips by the end of January

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Intel's chips are invisible to most people, tiny components hidden inside desktop computers or data centers. "Security is job number one for Intel and our industry", he said. Smith insisted is working as it should. Security researchers have uncovered vulnerabilities , dubbed " Meltdown " and " Spectre ", that could compromise almost every modern computer, smartphone and table. Read More »

Status Orange warning as temperatures to dip to -6°C

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It will turn very cold tonight, with temperatures falling between -4°C and -6°C.There will be a severe air and ground frost, so caution should be exercised on roads. Southeasterly winds will increase fresh and along Atlantic coasts strong and gusty. "A few mist or fog patches may develop towards morning". Rain will be seen in the west, spreading over Munster and Connacht by noon, with highest temperatures reaching nine degrees. Read More »

Apparently Spielberg's Halo TV series is still happening

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It's been nearly five years since we've heard anything about the Steven Spielberg-helmed Halo live-action TV series, and if you think you're gonna get a release window well then you best HALO jump out of a spaceship because there is nothing of that sort to be had here. Read More »

Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) price revealed

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Elsewhere, the phone features a 5.7-inch 1,080 x 2,160 18:9 display, all metal body and dual-lens rear camera, with a 16MP f/2.0 lens partnering a 8MP wide-angle lens. Hey TechNavers, ASUS Malaysia is holding a New Year contest where everyone including you to stand a chance to win a new ZenFone Max Plus! Twelve safety checkpoints - including temperature monitoring and overvoltage protection - combined with automatic maintenance settings keep ZenFone Max Plus's battery running optimally, ... Read More »

Out-Of-State Social Media Threat Causes Mitchell School Lockdown

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In the Facebook post, Lancaster police said the department is working with the School District of Lancaster "to ensure the safety of students and staff at all schools within Lancaster city". Investigators identified and questioned a Belleville teen in connection with the incident. Campus and Derry Township police officials investigated the threat and found no link to Milton Hershey School. Read More »

Facebook and Xiaomi to Launch VR Headset in China

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The company now offers just one headset, a relatively expensive, hardcore unit designed primarily for gamers and other VR enthusiasts. Hugo Barra, a former Google employee, left Xiaomi for Facebook in January 2017 after a three-year stint at the China-based electronics maker. Read More »

Monster Hunter World Full Game Download Size Requirement Is Surprisingly Decent

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In the video update , Tsujimoto said: "As for the PC version, we're working hard on it right now, and aiming for an Autumn 2018 release". For those who don't know what that entails, the Monster Hunter franchise is famous for allowing players to carefully stalk and hunt big monsters with the help of weapons straight out of your favorite anime. Read More »

Microsoft Fix Freezes Some PCs With AMD Chips

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By now Windows users should have received the patches Microsoft released yesterday to plug the widespread Meltdown bug and its companion Spectre, which expose most computers and phones to speculative execution side-channel attacks that affect chips from Intel, AMD, and Arm. Read More »

Apple Releases Security Updates for Spectre CPU Flaw

Google disclosed the existence of these CPU flaws last week. The researchers responsible for discovering the bug, including Google's Jann Horn, are thanked in the acknowledgments. Now, Apple users can be protected against Spectre, too. "We are in the process of deploying mitigations to cloud services and released security updates on January 3 to protect Windows customers against vulnerabilities affecting supported hardware chips from Intel , Arm, and AMD", the company said. Read More »

Google has sold a Home device every second since October

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High broadband penetration, a keen proclivity to adopt new technologies and the lowering price barriers of smart speakers has accelerated adoption in the USA market. But aside from shedding more light on the staggering growth of the smart speaker market, the survey also highlights another interesting trend - owners of smart home speakers, such as the Google Home and Amazon Echo, tend to use their smartphones less, while at home least. Read More »

Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year

The new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit follows Amazon's AVS Device SDK launch from a year ago, which enabled device makers to offer connected devices with Alexa integration. Not only will it allow these other companies to compete, but it will help Amazon gain more traction in that market. Amazon says the gadgets merely need to transfer voice commands or requests to the Alexa app on a connected iOS or Android smartphone, which then passes it on to the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Read More »

Google launches Google Pay mobile payment service

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Google Pay will make it easier to use the different payment methods you have saved in your Google Account. You'll be able to use it online, in physical retail stores, in Google products like the Play Store, and you will be able to pay friends, too. Read More »

Amazon Alexa heading to Windows 10 devices starting Q1, 2018

While it's unclear how many customers will be enticed by these specific Windows PCs, Amazon should be very happy about having HP, Acer and Asus commit to supporting Alexa. Jerry Kao, President of IT Products Business of Acer Inc, stated that "Acer is excited to be among the first brands to bring Alexa to PCs... we're providing consumers the possibility to interact with multiple voice services on their notebook or desktop". Read More »

GoPro Karma drone axed as company struggles

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GoPro said it expects $340 million in Q4 revenue - a slight $10 million bump from its previous quarter. GoPro said it will exit the business once it sells off its remaining Karma inventory. Along with the job cuts and plans to get out of the drone business, GoPro released preliminary fourth-quarter results, which didn't do anything to inspire investors' confidence. Read More »

LG reveals 4K HDR projector

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The company claims that the device is nearly half the size of its 4K rivals now available in the market. Furthermore, unlike other 4K-ready projectors, which are normally massive and clunky to be considered as portable, The HU80KA boasts a smaller frame described to be half the size of its direct competitors. Read More »

Sony Xperia XA2 hands-on

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The Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia XA2 are mid-range smartphones and will be powered by Android Oreo 8.0. The images above have the fingerprint sensor mounted on the power button itself, which is a usual for Sony flagships, but also something that's not so welcomed in the US. Read More »

Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen and Baidu on driverless cars

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Buzz concept, shown at the North American International Auto Show a year ago, as an example of what future personal mobility will look like. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced that Nvidia's Drive Xavier autonomous compute platform would be used for Baidu's Apollo project, which aims to offer an open platform for self-driving cars in partnership with a wide variety of automakers, suppliers and tech companies. Read More »

Apple says its product chips flawed

The federal organization says that "fully removing the vulnerability " requires replacing the hardware already embedded in millions of computing devices. In the coming days we plan to release mitigations in Safari to help defend against Spectre. Mozilla has not yet announced when it will release the updated version for Android users. Read More »

LG's 65-Inch OLED TV Can Be Rolled Up, Hidden Away

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LG's images depict it descending into a little box the size of a sound bar, but the company also talks about making the display portable. The 2018 iteration also arrives with an Ultra HD resolution. In-Byung Kang, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at LG Display stated that the successful development of this screen is critical in the 8K scenery. Read More »

Burnout Paradise HD remaster leak hints at March release

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It was confirmed that the "Burnout Paradise" HD remaster will be available only in Japan. Burnout Paradise Remastered is set to be come out there on March 16. The site also predicted that the game will be released on March 1, 2018. Of course, plans often do change, and with Burnout Paradise being a true fan favorite, it wouldn't be surprising to hear that the company made a decision to bring back the game. Read More »

Samsung Reveals 8K QLED TV & Modular MicroLED Display

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Unlike a lot of the big-screen concepts on show at this year's CES, Samsung's The Wall is a simply colossal telly that's actually going to go on sale. But here the individual LEDs are far smaller than usual - down to the micrometer scale - and give The Wall a clearer picture in terms of brightness, color gamut, color volume and contrast. Read More »

Reggie Bush, other Saints favorites will be back for Sunday's playoff game

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The Saints rebounded with a 31-21 win at home over - surprise! - the Carolina Panthers . The Saints would appear to have the advantage this weekend. Carolina is best when they can keep the offense on the field with Newton opening things up with his legs. The Saints have rushed for nearly 300 yards in the previous two meetings combined and proved to be a major reason why they won. Read More »

Samsung to introduce refreshed version of Notebook 7 Spin

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From a hardware perspective, the new Spin is only seeing modest improvements. As far as the Spin's new productivity features go, the device is receiving Active Pen stylus functionality (although the Pen is sold separately) for easier note-taking, "secure fingerprint log-in" functionality, increased battery capacity, a "far-field microphone to capture every detail of important meetings" and a 2lb weight reduction. Read More »

Acer Unveils New Android App-Ready Chromebook 11 - CES 2018

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The company has promised more durability in the Chromebook 14 G5 and Chromebook 11 G6. The Acer Chromebook 11 provides access to the Google ecosystem including Google Drive, Gmail, and a variety of useful Chrome apps and extensions. Both the HP Chromebook 14 GS and Chromebook 11 G6 models are based on the 7th generation Intel Celeron N processors. Storage is up to 64GB and there are slightly improved Intel HD Graphics 500. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2018: Fix Facebook

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And during the company's earnings call in November, Zuckerberg warned investors that Facebook's investments in security to prevent abusive of its platform would hurt profitability. Facebook, of course, is one of those "big tech companies" with an huge amount of power. "That's nothing new, but it undercuts social media proponents who say Facebook is a more democratic news distribution forum". Read More »

Nintendo Switch makes history in the US

Nintendo announced yesterday that the Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in USA history. A strong library of games continues to fuel momentum for Nintendo Switch . The sales figure surpasses that of the previous record holder, Nintendo's very own Wii console, that shipped roughly 4 million units in the same timeframe back in 2006. Read More »

WhatsApp connects billions on New Years

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TechCrunch reports that a small number of users can now port their Instagram Stories to WhatsApp as a Status . Instagram recently confirmed the testing of a tool to cross-post Stories as a WhatsApp status. Also such as shared story will be encrypted like chats on the Whatsapp . While both Instagram and WhatsApp are Facebook-owned, that accessible code shortcut is what's now making the cross-posting possible for users who are included in the test. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Nine people missing after avalanche in Kupwara district

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Massive search was on for other missing passengers when reports last came in, reports said. Inclement weather hampered the search and rescue operations, he said, adding that the relief work will resume tomorrow morning. "A police party rushed to spot and started rescue operation with the help of locals". The missing people were reportedly on their way from Kupwara to Karnah in a Tata Sumo. Read More »

New Android hack steals Uber credentials, covers its tracks

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Enterprising hackers will seemingly stop at nothing to obtain users' personal information, and the fact that malware creators are now resorting to deep linking legitimate apps means that they may collectively be taking aim at a new form of social engineering created to keep a user from being alarmed or figuring out that something has gone wrong until it's too late. Read More »

Mad Catz is back from the dead

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Though there is no mention of fightsticks or gamepads in that lineup, it appears that Mad Catz is generally continuing where it left off, promising that it "will focus first on quality, committed to producing innovative gaming products, designed and engineered in-house to stand out amongst the competition and deliver superlative performance for gamers of all abilities". Read More »

HP issues safety recall for laptop batteries

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A spokesman told The Register the recall affected just 0.1 per cent of HP systems sold globally over the last two years (although it declined to give a figure that the percentage related to). HP received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury involving a first degree burn to the hand. Read More »

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Wants To Be The Next Selfie Phone!

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The phones are expected to be launched at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) or at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month in Barcelona. Remember about the leaked Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra photo we showed you ? Finally, the Xperia L2 (above), which is a budget smartphone, will get a 5.2-inch 720p display and lower resolution cameras. Read More »

Tesla exceeds EV delivery forecast, pushes back Model 3 production target

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Nonetheless, Model S and Model X deliveries were up 9 percent from their third-quarter totals, pushing Tesla over the six-figure mark for annual deliveries for the first time in its history. Heading into the report, Tesla slightly reduced production of the Model S and Model X "because of the reallocation of some of the manufacturing workforce towards Model 3 production, which also caused inventory to decline", it said. Read More »

Nintendo Switch becomes United States fastest-selling console

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 ownership rates are about 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively. By mid-December of 2017, the Switch had sold in excess of 10 million units worldwide, at which point Nintendo said it was targeting 14 million units by the end of March. Read More »

Apple App Store saw record-breaking holiday season

Apple also said it paid out developers $26.5 billion in 2017, up from $20 billion in 2016. Apple makes money on the App Store because it takes a 30% cut of software and digital goods sold through it, except for subscriptions. Going back even further, Apple notes that developers have earned more than $86 billion since the App Store first opened up for business way back in July of 2008. Read More »

LG to showcase its first ever 4K projector at CES 2018

The LG HU80KA projector, according to Android Headlines , offers a cinematic experience apart from its 4K picture quality and being portable. The company is launching its first 4K UHD projector HU80K series which company claims to be half the size of other 4K projectors available, Which are expensive, heavy and hard to install. Read More »

All Macs, iOS devices affected by chip security flaws - Apple warns

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Apple on Thursday confirmed that Meltdown and Spectre - the Google-discovered attacks that exploit a security flaw that affects nearly everything with a processor - can be used against its devices too. It said the AppleWatch is not affected by Spectre. There's no evidence that bad actors have yet exploited the bugs, but companies from Microsoft to Mozilla said they have worked to patch up vulnerabilities to their operating systems. Read More »