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OH man indicted for creating malware

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His presentation focused on creating a custom command-and-control system for someone else's malware in order to better analyze it (see Mac "Fruitfly" Infections More Numerous Than Believed ). The US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of OH said that 28-year-old Phillip R. Durachinsky faces 16 counts including the production of child pornography, aggravated identity theft and violations against the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Wiretap Act. Read More »

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi launches $1 billion corporate venture capital fund

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Through Alliance Ventures , the world's leading automotive alliance plans to support "open innovation" over next five years by committing $200 million a year or $1 billion in investments. With the investment the Alliance has agreed to help out with research and development as the Massachusetts-based company looks to bring its solid polymer electrolyte to market. Read More »

Samsung announces DRVLINE autonomous vehicle platform

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It hasn't been a year since HARMAN International became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and the two companies have already leveraged their combined teams and resources to drive future mobility forward. Read More »

Ford Edge ST is Ford's Performance SUV

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The new 2019 Ford Edge will come equipped with the standard 2-liter engine, offering enhanced performance and fuel economy compared to its predecessor. Revealed ahead of a public debut at this month's Detroit Motor Show, the titivated Edge isn't actually expected to arrive in the United Kingdom and Europe until 2019, but the reveal gives us a pretty clear idea of what Ford will be offering in the UK's Edge facelift then. Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront II Gets A New Patch

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As for other mods in the collection, there are tweaks to remove lens flare effects and add retro character stylings that call back to 2005's Star Wars Battlefront 2 . However, with Double Damage now revealing its own Star Wars space battle project, which was pitched to EA in 2016, we've now got to wonder whether DD could have done an even better job. Read More »

This Huge New TV Takes Up An Entire Wall

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AI assistants have cropped up several smart TV's at CES this year, including Philips' 7703 Series 24in Android TV, which comes perched on a Bluetooth speaker and is designed for kitchen worktops. The Wall is possibly the first large television from this or any brand to, supposedly, come equipped with a technology called modular Micro LED, in which LEDs on the display can be lit up individually with colors appearing more vibrant than ever before and with ideal infinite contrast due to a ... Read More »

Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered Gets A New Trailer, Coming March 20

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Keep in mind that Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered will not only be a relaunch with visual improvements since it will also include all post-release content that came to the PS3 and Xbox 360 version. Become The Ultimate Assassin Hunter Experience the Assassin's Creed universe from the perspective of a Templar. There are two key factors that made Assassin's Creed: Rogue stand out. Read More »

Paladins: Battlegrounds Moniker Explained As Hi-Rez Studios Doubles Down On Name

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It's the "first-ever hero shooter battle royale", according to Hi-Rez, with a gameplay style of combining ability-driven combat with survival gameplay. This is the first Battle Royale, where you fight characters with different abilities, and different characters . As evidenced on the Steam store page for Paladins , not a lot of people are keen on the whole thing because they feel it's a rip off other games. Read More »

Everything You Need To Know From Today's Nintendo Direct Mini

Though it wasn't quite the spectacle I thought it might be, they did deliver on the hype-worthy news. Whether or not this new control scheme using motion controls or traditional button inputs has yet to be clarified, however. The DLC pack will release in spring and will be available for purchase individually, or as part of the Season Pass or Gold Edition of the game. Kirby also can hurl new friend hearts at enemies to win them over with love and add them to his party. Read More »

Cruise AV: GM Removes the Steering Wheel

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Cruise isn't just showing this of as a concept of what's to come - the company is submitting a petition to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration to be able to actually deploy it in 2019 , the year when GM and Cruise revealed they wanted to start operating their commercial service late last year. Read More »

Soon you can listen to the radio directly from your Samsung phone

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A company called Tagstation, which manages the Next Radio app, has announced that Samsung is planning to turn on the FM radio chips in its future smartphone releases. NextRadio says that "upcoming [Samsung] smartphone models" sold in the U.S. and Canada will ship with their FM chip unlocked, though some reports suggest that a few Samsung devices already have this functionality. Read More »

Leaked Retail Box of Samsung Galaxy S9 Unveils Specs

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That said, what's interesting here is the Super Speed Dual Pixel 12 MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization that has an aperture of f1.5/f/2.4. Rumors have it that the smartphone will come with bezel-less Infinity display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Thanks to the leaked retail box, we now know that the device will come with a 5.8-inch form factor and a 5.6-inch display. Read More »

Short Supplies Means Apple Can't Replace Old iPhone 6 Plus Batteries

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There is extra 5 per cent off if you buy the phone using Axis Bank Buzz Credit card. Also, the ICICI Bank EMI cashback offer is not applicable for ICICI Bank Corporate Card, Business Card and ICICI Bank-American Express Cards. However, it mentions that there would be a shorts wait of "approximately two weeks" for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus battery replacements as well, though the batteries for all other affected models, including the iPhone 6s , iPhone 7 , iPhone 7 Plus , and ... Read More »

PUBG Strikes Console Gold with Over 3M Players

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is off to a roaring start on Xbox One . In development for PC and Xbox One , using Unreal Engine 4, the standalone game will expand the core Battle Royale experience enjoyed by millions of players into a highly competitive player vs. Read More »

OnePlus' next flagship launch confirmed for Q2 2018, will have Snapdragon 835

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CEO, Pete Lau , said that the company may stop selling exclusively through its website in favour of using local networks to distribute the handsets as other manufacturers do. It stated that OnePlus would be debuting the OnePlus 6 smartphone in June this year. OnePlus smartphones are available in the USA, but the company doesn't have a partnership with any leading mobile carrier. Read More »

Honda Insight Prototype Detailed, Gets Over 50MPG

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New Honda Insight Prototype 2019 will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 next week. The new Insight will take a shape of a sedan, positioned above the Civic and just below the Accord . Honda's target is for the auto to achieve a 50 mpg combined fuel economy rating when it's rated by America's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The production model is expected to go on sale in the USA in the summer of 2019, but at the moment there are no plans to offer the Insight in ... Read More »

Skype partnering w/ Signal for new 'Private Conversations' encrypted messaging feature

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Microsoft says it plans to work on improving the user experience around invitations to join private conversations, and to bring this to the Universal Windows Platform Skype client. Now these conversations are limited to two people at a time. "You can switch the conversation to any of your devices, but the messages you send and receive will be tied to the device you're using at the time". Read More »

Vuzix Blade AR Glasses With Alexa: Interview With Vuzix COO Paul Boris

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The company still does not offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration to its touchscreens, despite almost every other major automaker already offering it. "We're thrilled that Toyota and Lexus will bring Alexa to customers on the road", said John Scumniotales, head of Product for Amazon Alexa Automotive. Read More »

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age hits PC in February with Optimizations

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There could be new Final Fantasy games announced too like Final Fantasy XVI, as the previous game came out in 2016 and it's due for a new mainline Final Fantasy game. Introducing a brand new function, "Maximise License Points and Gil" allows players to utilise maximum points from the configuration screen. This is in addition to Steam Trading Cards. Read More »

Hyperkin Announce Development Of Tentatively-dubbed "Ultra Game Boy"

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Tech site Gizmodo were the first to break the news about the return of the Game Boy and they say that the reboot product is now being called the Ultra Game Boy while it's in the process of development. The reason for stereo speakers is for allowing musicians to create modern chiptunes using the handheld. Nintendo followed it up with the SNES Classic Edition in 2017, and despite having significantly more stock, still managed to sell out at virtually every retailer. Read More »

Flaw in WhatsApp and Signal exposes group chats to 'extremely difficult' hacks

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The researchers from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany announced this big news at the "Real World Crypto Security Conference" which was held in Zurich, Switzerland, on January 10. All group members are deemed administrators, and can thus add a new group member by sending an encrypted group management message to the other participants. Read More »

LG's take on the Google Assistant-powered smart display is pretty tiresome

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The recent CES 2018 held in Las Vegas was mostly about Google Assistant powered speakers and headphones . LG made a decision to use Meridian Audio and add an 8-inch touchscreen display and a front-facing camera on this device. Dish Network customers who have the company's Wally, Hopper, or Joey DVR will soon have access to Hands-Free TV via Google Assistant support. Not much more is known about the specifications of the LG ThinQ WK9, and the official product page on the LG page ... Read More »

Cyberpunk 2077's Official Twitter Breaks Silence [1st Message Since 2013]

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After Wild Hunt released to critical and commercial success, the expectations for Cyberpunk 2077 could not be any higher. That's why fans are now going insane over a recent tweet - regardless of how nonsensical that tweet actually is. Alternatively, the tweet could mean that a big reveal is coming our way. The last we heard about Cyberpunk 2077 was in November 2017 when CD Projekt RED announced that the engine powering the game was up and running. Read More »

Jimmy Iovine Disputes Rumors He's Leaving Apple

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Iovine became a billionaire on arrival at Apple in 2014 with his longtime friend and business partner, rapper-producer Dr. Dre , after the company paid the duo $3 billion to purchase Beats Electronics - $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock (the deal was announced in May and closed in August). Read More »

Apple iPhone explodes, injures a repairman in Zurich

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It was only a matter of time before the USA government made a move against Apple. Thune then also questions if Apple considered offering free battery replacements to affected customers or rebates to those who had already paid full price for a battery replacement. Read More »

Microsoft and Qualcomm partner to boost Cortana adoption

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Harman and Lenovo are working with Qualcomm Technologies on home products including the new Lenovo Smart Display using the Qualcomm Home Hub platforms. Microsoft envisages Cortana being built into all manner of devices, including phones, Xbox, mixed reality headsets, computers, intelligent smart speakers and more. Read More »

Google Assistant is now on Android Auto, because apparently it wasn't before

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These actions can span a range of wide capabilities from language translation to online purchasing to games for kids and much more. Sorted by categories, it really is a comprehensive thesaurus of all the interactions Google's useful piece of software is capable of, and it's enough to supercharge the experience of even the most devoted fans. Read More »

New Metal Gear Survive trailer shows just the right amount of jank

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While many have already written Metal Gear Survive off, those willing to give it a chance will have an opportunity next week, more than a month before its official launch. You will see what smokelocke in the fight against local zombies, looks like base building and crafting, and also look at some other gameplay elements. Read More »

JBL announces their Google Assistant-enabled headphones

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Additionally, a quick recharge feature enables users to quickly juice up the battery to maximum capacity. Now, JBL has updated its headphones line, and announced three new Bluetooth headphones with the Assistant functionality. JBL does not disappoint buyers who are tied to a budget. JBL is even touting that the speaker has "legendary JBL sound quality". The inside of the carbineer now boasts a JBL patterned-rubber lining, giving the speaker the ability to grip onto slippery surfaces. Read More »

WhatsApp Android beta gets new feature to switch from voice to video

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In 2016, WhatsApp added video call functionality to their app but there was no update to that option until now. The same procedure applies in switching between a video call to voice call. At the moment, it' still unknown on when WhatsApp is going to introduce this feature in the stable version. This new feature on Whatsapp will let you switch voice to video calls! This is particularly useful if you send a message to the wrong chat or if the message you sent contains a mistake. Read More »

A Cadbury's Creme Egg TRIFLE exists and wow, we're totally drooling

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The news of the enormous trifle comes just one day after Cadbury revealed their white chocolate version of their beloved Creme Egg - which could win you £2,000 if you are lucky enough to find one. The traditional confection consists of a milk chocolate shell around a creamy orange and white filling that resembles a raw egg white with a yolk. Read More »

Sony unveils Google Assistant-enabled headphones, new and old

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The WF-SP700N is Sony's flagship Bluetooth headphones with a contoured, pill-shaped design that features noise cancellation and a splash-proof design rated at IPX4. The availability of Sony MDR-1AM2 is set for this spring and the price for these headphones is $299.99. On the other hand, if you're doing sports outside turn on the ambient sound mode so that you can be aware of the surrounding sounds. Read More »

Vuzix Making Alexa-Enabled Smart Glasses, to Debut at CES 2018

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If Amazon has its way, the artificial intelligence-infused Alexa digital assistant will be pretty much at your beck and call everywhere, and that means the bathroom, your computer and even in a product such as the see-through augmented reality glasses that a company called Vuzix will be showcasing this week during the mammoth CES tech show in Las Vegas. Read More »

The Sea Of Thieves Closed Beta Sets Sail On 24th January

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As for who is eligible for joining the closed beta, only Xbox One and Windows 10 players that have pre-ordered the game as well as those who joined the Sea of Thieves Insider Program before December 1 will have access. Additionally, anyone who has pre-ordered the game will get access to this month's closed beta. Those who pre-ordered a physical version copy through retail will need to redeem the code for the Black Dog cosmetic pack. Read More »

Fox Studios collaborates with Ajay Devgn Ffilms for Total Dhamaal

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In fact, Aamir turned up at the mahurat of the film and even did the " mahurat clap". Helmed by Indra Kumar, the film will be co-produced by Ashok Thakeria. #TotalDhamaal is our latest collaboration with Ajay Devgn FFilms to give you your next dose of rib-tickling comedy". Total Dhamaal is expected to hit the screens in December 2018. Read More »

Intel has announced 802.11ax chipsets for faster Wi-Fi

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That's why Intel has always committed our technical and commercial expertise to the development of Wi-Fi standards and to offering leading Wi-Fi products. That could result in a suboptimal experience in which consumers could see degraded throughput, decreases in network efficiency and increased interference. Read More »

BMW M5 breaks world record for the longest drift

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How impressive is BMW's new drifting world record? The answer for the most recent attempt involved sticking an extra fuel tank in the record vehicle - a Toyota GT86 - but BMW has come up with a more interesting answer to the question. "We knew going-in that if we were going to recapture the world record for longest sustained drift and set the bar as high as possible, we would need to find a way to keep the M5 going without stopping to refuel", Schwartz said in a statement. Read More »

Sony unveils 4K OLED TVs with HDR

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Sony has unveiled its new Bravia A8F Series TVs . Sony needs to bring down the price of its OLED line-up to make a dent in LG's OLED TV sales. The display features 4K resolution, with support for HDR, including the Dolby Vision format. The model has a strong family resemblance to the 2017 sets we've reviewed, with a slim bezel and full array backlighting. "The new XF90 series, equipped with the X1 Extreme processor, will be available in 75", 65", 55" and 49" screen sizes. Read More »

Collection of natural Christmas trees to start Tuesday

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Temporary drop-off locations, which were used in the past, have been permanently closed. MulchFest is done in partnership with NYC Department of Sanitation and GreenNYC, and supported by Whole Foods and Cabot. Crews will stop in each neighbourhood once to collect the trees which will then be chipped and composted. After handing in your tree, you get to take home a bag of mulch for your garden or potted plants. Read More »

Android Laptop/Phone Hybrid Concept

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The keyboard has full functionality on Android and features Chroma RGB backlighting. Razer , the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, today revealed " Project Linda ", a 13.3-inch laptop design powered by the Android-based Razer Phone . Read More »

Vivo Showcases World's First Under-Glass Fingerprint Reading Smartphone at CES 2018

The subsidiary of BBK Electronics exploited the auspicious occasion of CES 2018 to showcase the revolutionary optical fingerprint sensor embedded on a smartphone display. Vivo says it will announce the availability of its first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone in early 21018. The fingerprint scanner will be placed between the glass panel and the OLED panel: when the finger will touch the glass panel, the OLED panel will illuminate the finger and the small chip will process the ... Read More »

CES 2018: HP unveils five new exciting products for consumers

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HP's Spectre x360 15 packs fast performance and powerful discrete graphics. It is also available with an Intel Kaby Lake-R processor, coupled with an NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 GPU. The hybrid runs Windows 10 Home OS and is claimed to have a battery life of up to 17 hours. They can stay productive on Wi-Fi, in sync with Connected Modern Standby , and connect with a LTE-Advanced support option with Intel XMM LTE modems. Read More »

Now Google is searching: Where are our bicycles disappearing?

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The company, though, has no concrete idea how many bikes it has lost outrightly. Some of the bikes have been recovered around town; being found in neighborhoods, at schools, and in local parks. The bikes are designed for employee use only, but locals and workers alike have made a decision to run off with the freebies. In 2015, they launched a program to provide US$5 million in matching grants for cities who had a plan to make the California tech hotbed more connected via bike routes. Read More »

Toy Maker Settles Suit Over Hack of Kids' Personal Data

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As of November 2015, around three million USA children were registered with Learning Lodge and 630,000 with Kid Connect, while 130,000 kids had Planet VTech accounts set up, the FTC revealed. Personal information of children - including email addresses, names and gender - were stolen during the breach. "Following the cyber attack incident, we updated our data security policy and adopted rigorous measures to strengthen the protection of our customers' data". Read More »

Link's triband mesh Wi-Fi impresses with range, flexibility

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The Wi-Fi dies and there's hell to pay. D-Link also announced two new products in its next generation Covr whole home Wi-Fi solutions powered by the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform, the the AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi System (COVR-2202) and AC1200 Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (COVR-C1203). Read More »