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Tech Steam Lunar New Year Sale
Author: 0 Steam Lunar New Year Sale

Is there anything you are hoping to grab in the Steam sale today? Some of the globally top selling games at the moment that are now on sale include Grand Theft Auto V , Nioh: Complete Edition , Human: Fall Flat , Slay the Spire , Dark Souls III: Complete Edition , The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GotY Edition , ARK: Survival Evolved , Assassin's Creed: Origins , Counter Strike: Global Offensive , and Rocket League .

Tech Apple shifts approach on feature development, report says
Author: 0 Apple shifts approach on feature development, report says

According to people familiar with the matter, Apple will focus on the next two years of updates of iOS on the iPhone and iPad. Software chief Craig Federighi laid out the new strategy to his army of engineers last month, according to a person familiar with the discussion.

Tech Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro Launched, Mi TV Next
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro Launched, Mi TV Next

It is the first Redmi phone to feature 18:9 display and dual rear cameras. The Redmi Note 5 comes with 12 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel front camera which is supported by LED selfie flash. The phone supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and packs a 4000mAh battery. People are shown looking at a slim device from various angles fuelling speculations on the launch of its Mi TV.

Tech Google Wants To Bring Smart Replies To More Chat Apps
Author: 0 Google Wants To Bring Smart Replies To More Chat Apps

The Area 120 team is aiming for the app to have support among major messaging apps such as Hangouts , Allo, Whatsapp , Facebook Messenger , Android Messages , Skype , Twitter DMs, and Slack . Since it has not yet been availed for all of the users of Android Messages service till the date. It scans the message you are replying to and takes into account other factors like your current location, what's in your Google Calendar , the time of day, and even the weather, and then suggests ...

Tech Kia Mohave showcased at Auto Expo 2018
Author: 0 Kia Mohave showcased at Auto Expo 2018

With a view on the governments vision for all electric vehicles by 2030, Tata Motors is displaying an extended range of six EV products in personal and mass mobility segments. The company displayed its Soul EV along with plug in hybrid models, Optima and Niro, while also unveiling its SP Concept , the conventional India-specific SUV which will be launched next year.

Tech Alleged images of HTC's unannounced U12 surface showing off slim bezels
Author: 0 Alleged images of HTC's unannounced U12 surface showing off slim bezels

Though HTC refused to confirm if it is the U12 model, acclaimed smartphone tipster Evan Blass tweeted the phone is indeed HTC U12 or HTC Imagine. As per a report by Taiwanese publication Sogi , HTC said that the new smartphone with fast data access would be launched sometime this year. In the images below the HTC U12 has achieved a 809.58 Mbps download speed, which points to the zippy Qualcomm X20 LTE modem that will premiere with the Snapdragon 845.

Tech LAPD: Shooting by 12-year-old girl at school 'not intentional'
Author: 0 LAPD: Shooting by 12-year-old girl at school 'not intentional'

The other three, including two students and a 30-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries that were not caused directly by the shooting. A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head was in critical condition, and a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the arm was listed as stable, Los Angeles police said late Thursday.

Tech Want Office 2019? Microsoft has a condition for you
Author: 0 Want Office 2019? Microsoft has a condition for you

Microsoft revealed last fall that it will soon introduce a new version of its super popular office suite. The writing may have been on the wall when Windows Vista was released to the public, but it's only after many, many years we're starting to hear the stories of those who worked on the ill-fated operating system , providing insight into exactly what went wrong.

Tech Oreo-powered Galaxy S8 Active passes certification, update imminent?
Author: 0 Oreo-powered Galaxy S8 Active passes certification, update imminent?

Alongside these models, Samsung will release the Oreo update to the newly released smartphones- the Galaxy A8 (2018), the Galaxy A8+ (2018). But each image highlights different features Samsung could be planning for the Galaxy S9. According to the renders seen on the website, the design of the Galaxy S9 is similar to last year's Galaxy S8 . We can expect the rugged S9 Active to feature a slightly bigger battery than 3000mAh.

Tech Nokia 3310 to take on JioPhone with its 4G VoLTE variant?
Author: 0 Nokia 3310 to take on JioPhone with its 4G VoLTE variant?

HMD has quietly pushed out a 4G model of the Nokia 3310 giving the budget retro remake access to speedy mobile broadband. Nevertheless, we can expect the announcement of the remaining details at the company's event which will happen at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Tech Now send messages with Alexa
Author: 0 Now send messages with Alexa

Then, go into the Conversations tab (that's message icon next to the home button). However, by switching over to SMS, you can send texts to anyone in your contacts . If the person you're sending the message to is saved in your Android phone's address book, just say their full name when prompted. In the ad, Amazon's solution to their Alexa woes is to replace her with celebrities donning customer service headsets and helping users out themselves.

Tech LG expands color options to LG G6 and LG Q6 smartphones
Author: 0 LG expands color options to LG G6 and LG Q6 smartphones

To some consumers disappointment, the new colours are not met with the release of a major new software update. The LG G6 will get the Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet , and Raspberry Rose variants. The phones will first roll out in Korea in February, and then make their way to other global markets. Currently, this color is only available for the latest flagship models in LG's G and V lineup.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

Like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 , it is expected that Microsoft will also be offering it at its Microsoft Stores. Like the S8 , this new flagship's screen looks set to cover nearly the entire front of the phone .

Tech Apple Spotlights Key iOS 11.3 Features
Author: 0 Apple Spotlights Key iOS 11.3 Features

The iOS 11 .3 Health app update will allow you to pull up this type of data with just a couple of taps. However, the company did not specify exactly when that update would be available , saying only that it would come after the planned release of iOS 11.3 this spring that adds a slew of new animojis and features for its health app.

Tech Jose Mourinho signs extension with Manchester United
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho signs extension with Manchester United

YEOVIL Town will take centre stage on Friday evening as they play host to Manchester United in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup. Mourinho added: "I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager". Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been tipped to play a key role in 2017/18, beginning tonight in Macedonia. It's a great, satisfying night for us because we managed to beat a strong team and I felt that in January we paid a heavy price for uncertainty that was existing in our ...

Tech Snapchat to allow Stories on Twitter, Facebook
Author: 0 Snapchat to allow Stories on Twitter, Facebook

Our Stories are the collaborative, crowdsourced variety of Stories that Snap launched back in 2014 and let users publicly contribute snaps to a shared group that anyone on the app can view. Official Stories , are those posed by famous people and you can recognise these because a special emoji will appear next to the name of the person who posted them.

Tech Nintendo Labo kits are available to pre-order
Author: 0 Nintendo Labo kits are available to pre-order

Here's how it works: "With each Nintendo Labo kit , kids can transform modular sheets of cardboard - specially created to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers - into creations called Toy-Con". The second package is called Robot Kit and, as the name implies, includes everything necessary to assemble a robot suit. Coming out of the blue (and surprisingly missing a perfectly timed announce window at CES 2018), Nintendo's cardboard Labo idea will be coming ...

Tech Apple bumps up timeline of $29 battery replacement price, now in effect
Author: 0 Apple bumps up timeline of $29 battery replacement price, now in effect

Once the battery is replaced, there will be no need to throttle the phone, at least until the new battery starts getting older and can't handle certain tasks without the risk of shutting down the whole device. Which is likely what has forced Apple into having to take measures to placate its demanding customer base. The company agreed to cut $50 from the cost of replacing an out-of-warranty iPhone battery, to $29, for iPhone 6 and newer models.

Tech House releases transcript of interview tied to Trump dossier
Author: 0 House releases transcript of interview tied to Trump dossier

Trump's business career had evolved over the prior decade into a lot of projects in overseas places, particularly in the former Soviet Union, that were very opaque, and that he had made a number of trips to Russian Federation, but said he'd never done a business deal there", Simpson said.

Tech Backlash: YouTube Faces Partner Rage Over Monetization Changes
Author: 0 Backlash: YouTube Faces Partner Rage Over Monetization Changes

After months of complaints from advertisers over their messages appearing alongside inappropriate or exploitative videos, YouTube has announced a new set of policies created to improve how it vets content. YouTube has been facing advertiser unease because of a series of negative stories over the past few months noting the disturbing quality of many videos aimed at children, linking the site to child endangerment, and highlighting the questionable media ethics of some of the largest ...

Tech ChaiOS Bug Crashes iPhones and Macs
Author: 0 ChaiOS Bug Crashes iPhones and Macs

A new flaw which can make your iPhone crash from just receiving a message has been discovered and has been dubbed "text bomb". One of his testers (@aaronp613 ) confirmed the bug worked, saying: "The device will freeze for a few minutes".

Tech Overwatch's Blizzard World Map Has Its Grand Opening on January 23
Author: 0 Overwatch's Blizzard World Map Has Its Grand Opening on January 23

The map in question is an interesting one that's called "Blizzard World" and has been created to resemble a theme park of sorts. It's not clear if there will be hero balance changes in the update but we do expect new loot box items, including at least eight new skins.

Tech Intel admits Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chips
Author: 0 Intel admits Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chips

Navin Shenoy is executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel Corporation . "We further recommend that OEMs, Cloud service providers, system manufacturers and software vendors begin evaluation of Intel beta microcode update releases in anticipation of definitive root cause and subsequent production releases suitable for end users".

Tech Amazon Music Launches in Australia, New Zealand Feb. 1
Author: 0 Amazon Music Launches in Australia, New Zealand Feb. 1

Amazon's Alexa powered range of devices have been incredibly popular in a number of countries like the U.S., the United Kingdom and Europe, it will be interesting to see if the devices are also popular in Australia and New Zealand. The Echo Plus ($269) is taller, has a better speaker and includes tech that makes it easy to set up a smart home. A job seeker can start by saying "Alexa, enable SEEK Jobs", and then say; "Alexa, ask SEEK Jobs for Project Manager roles in Melbourne", to which ...

Tech Toyota Avalon: a Small Revolution in the History of Evolution
Author: 0 Toyota Avalon: a Small Revolution in the History of Evolution

Three variants will be offered, including XLE, XSE and Limited, and it's worth mentioning that the hybrid version is still reserved for the USA market. "It took us awhile folks, you've all been asking for it, but it's here". The interface will display on a 9-inch touchscreen. The 2019 Avalon and Lexus models boasting of Apple CarPlay support represents Toyota's baby steps into adopting smart vehicle features that involve third-party systems provided by Apple , Amazon, or Google.

Tech Google to Build New Data Centers Around the World
Author: 0 Google to Build New Data Centers Around the World

In addition to the new cables, Google this year will also add five new cloud regions in Los Angeles, Montreal, Finland, the Netherlands and Hong Kong . When deployed, the cable will increase Google's network capacity in the Hong Kong region and deliver better performance and response times between Australia and major hubs in Asia, Treynor said.

Tech Google Arts & Culture's art selfies are bringing fun back to the internet
Author: 0 Google Arts & Culture's art selfies are bringing fun back to the internet

As it turns out, all those photos are from a Google app that's over a year old: It's called the Google Arts & Culture app, and it's free on Google Play and the Apple App Store . In all seriousness, the processing time is minimal and there's a hilarious moment of suspense as you wait for the app to tell you which art work your face most closely resembles.

Tech Hello, Are You The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N?
Author: 0 Hello, Are You The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N?

Veloster N was born in Namyang, Hyundai's global R&D center, and was thoroughly honed at its Nurburgring-based testing center in Germany. The aggressive roofline-lower for 2019-and flared wheel arches still dominate the profile, while an odd third door sticks out on the passenger's side like a vestigial limb.

Tech Honda Accord names North American car of 2018
Author: 0 Honda Accord names North American car of 2018

Accord's win marks the third consecutive year that a Honda model has received top honors from the North American jury of automotive journalists, with the Honda Civic and Honda Ridgeline winning the vehicle and truck awards in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Tech Ford will unveil 40 hybrid, electric vehicles within 4 years
Author: 0 Ford will unveil 40 hybrid, electric vehicles within 4 years

At present Ford is spending $5 billion over the five years to 2020, having increased it by $500 million last October. According to Ford executives, the company plans to add 16 electric and 24 hybrid vehicles to its global lineup by 2022. "For us, it's not just compliance". Ford has been lagging behind in all-electric vehicle programs since its first vehicle created to be electric from the ground up is only planned for 2020.

Tech Vivo's on-display fingerprint scanner works great
Author: 0 Vivo's on-display fingerprint scanner works great

BGR quotes a release from TrendForce saying that " Fingerprint sensors will still be the first choice for most Android phones in 2018, since other biometric authentication methods available for Android phone makers can not completely replace fingerprint identification yet".

Tech Twitch Deal Costing £66 Million For Overwatch League Rights
Author: 0 Twitch Deal Costing £66 Million For Overwatch League Rights

The League itself is separated into two distinct divisions: Atlantic and Pacific. Tomorrow's games starts at 8:00AM Philippine Standard Time, with the London Spitfire taking on Florida Mayhem , followed by Philadelphia Fusion facing off against the Houston Outlaws .

Tech WhatsApp end-to-end security of group chats can be easily hacked: German researchers
Author: 0 WhatsApp end-to-end security of group chats can be easily hacked: German researchers

In the meantime, a team of cryptographers from Germany claims to have uncovered flaws in the security of WhatsApp . "But there is no [sic] a secret way into WhatsApp groups chats", he tweeted. According to the paper , anyone who controls WhatsApp's servers can insert new people into an otherwise private group even without the permission of the administrator.

Author: 0 Balloon World Competitive Mini-Game

In the "hide it" mode, you race against the 30-second timer to conceal balloons in the hardest to find places on the board. It's not a new kingdom or anything wild and expansive like that, but it is a new competitive mini-game that does look pretty fun and fits in very well with what makes playing Super Mario Odyssey enjoyable: exploration.

Tech Sony Unveils 3 Mid-Tier Xperia Smartphones Ahead Of CES 2018
Author: 0 Sony Unveils 3 Mid-Tier Xperia Smartphones Ahead Of CES 2018

Xperia XA2 is composed of anodised aluminium on the sides, with a diamond-cut finish on the top and bottom, accentuating the industrial beauty of metal. The rivalry is intense in the mid-range selfie smartphone race, but the Japanese tech giant aims to break into the competition with its Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 smartphones.

Tech Where To Watch 'Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' And More — Golden Globes
Author: 0 Where To Watch 'Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' And More — Golden Globes

The first award taken home by the hit not-so-limited-anymore series was for Best Actress, with Nicole Kidman taking home the trophy for her stellar work as the abused and maligned Celeste Wright. She has previously won Golden Globes for her roles in films To Die For, Moulin Rouge and The Hours. In January 2005, Kidman met Urban and by the following year, they tied the knot during a ceremony in Manly.

Tech Hands On With Acer's New Chromebook 11 - CES 2018
Author: 0 Hands On With Acer's New Chromebook 11 - CES 2018

It runs Intel Celeron N3350 or N3450 7th-gen processors and support RAM up to 8GB. Just looking at the image gallery below, you will be impressed with the simple yet stylish design of the new Acer Chromebook 11 . It comes in two models CB311-8H and CB311-8HT. " Chromebooks are widely known as a fast, easy and secure way to work and play both online and offline".

Tech TCL Debuts Alto Roku Smart Sound Bar
Author: 0 TCL Debuts Alto Roku Smart Sound Bar

The TCL Roku Soundbar will be the first of the firm's Alto lineup of audio products. Likewise, the 5-Series models eequipped with iPQ Engine also offers precise color replication and HDR Pro Gamma to significantly improve HDR performance in any setting.

Tech Vuzix targets mass market with new Blade AR glasses
Author: 0 Vuzix targets mass market with new Blade AR glasses

Instead of adding a bulk of code to enable Alexa integration, Amazon claims that the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit enables OEMs to connect their Bluetooth audio-capable devices directly to the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) via the Amazon Alexa app on end users' mobile devices.

Tech Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of unbootable PCs
Author: 0 Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of unbootable PCs

The PC industry is still trying to come to grips with the fallout from the revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities . But the TL;DR is simple; the fixes impact system performance. Myerson noted that Microsoft is now performing its own benchmark studies and plans to publish the results when done. Additional benchmarks will be published in the weeks ahead, Microsoft said.

Tech Conservative white men sue Google for discrimination
Author: 0 Conservative white men sue Google for discrimination

The memo highlights some of the reasons, aside from bias, why there may be a disparity between the amount of men and women working in the tech field and non-discriminatory solutions to fixing the gap. At a news conference Monday afternoon, Damore's attorney alleged that Google encourages employees to "harass other employees into submission" and that it is "acceptable at Google to threaten violence" against employees with conservative views.

Tech Samsung Built a 146-inch Modular TV Called 'The Wall'
Author: 0 Samsung Built a 146-inch Modular TV Called 'The Wall'

The Wall of Samsung is not restricted to resolution or form either, being a "self-emitting" TV having micrometer scale LEDs that are way smaller than present LEDs. This AI technology upscales standard definition content to 8K resolution. With a name like " The Wall ", you expect Samsung's new 146-inch home cinema display to be big and imposing.

Tech HP Canada recalling certain lithium-ion batteries
Author: 0 HP Canada recalling certain lithium-ion batteries

Affected models include HP ProBook , HP ZBook , HP x360, HP Envy m6, HP Pavilion x360 laptops and more. Among the incident reports were three reports of property damage, totalling US$4,500, as well as one case where a customer suffered a first-degree burn to the hand.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch officially now the fastest-selling video game console ever

And in terms of recovery from the Wii U era, Nintendo's previous home console sold 7.3 million units over its first 10 months. We already know that new Kirby and Yoshi games are now planned for the first half of the year along with a new Fire Emblem game still in development, but minus series that haven't officially been unveiled or announced yet - such as the much-rumored fourth Pikmin title - we still don't know what, that is if, Nintendo can bring a steady stream of first-party titles ...

Tech NASA helps American Girl to create aspiring astronaut doll
Author: 0 NASA helps American Girl to create aspiring astronaut doll

To help ensure the accuracy of Luciana's story and product line, American Girl says they worked with a four-member Advisory Board who were integral to Luciana's development, including Dr. Behnken said. As NASA's human spaceflight focus shifts to deep space, including a return to the Moon, and ultimately, Mars , the collaboration with American Girl is timely.

Tech Apple Loses Legal Battle Against Italian Clothing Company
Author: 0 Apple Loses Legal Battle Against Italian Clothing Company "Steve Jobs"

Two Italian brothers who started a fashion company called Steve Jobs have defeated Apple in a trademark dispute. The courts, however, ruled in the brother's favor and responded to Apple by saying the "J" in question is not edible. They had spent years designing clothing products for other brand names, but they made a decision to begin the process of setting up their own clothing company after becoming fed up with producing products for others.

Tech Miss America President Reportedly Resigns After CEO's Vulgar Emails Surface
Author: 0 Miss America President Reportedly Resigns After CEO's Vulgar Emails Surface

While the board approved Haskell's resignation, Randle and Weidner will remain in their positions for a transition period. Yashar Ali, who wrote the Huffington Post article, defended its accuracy on Friday night, saying he was given the emails by two sources "who felt that Mr Haskell's behaviour was egregious".

Tech Boxoffice Zinda Hai: 2017 ends with a big bang!
Author: 0 Boxoffice Zinda Hai: 2017 ends with a big bang!

Big films bombed, star vehicles came cropper and it was left to middle-of-the-road cinema to bring in the money. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film is also doing pretty well in the global market, having made Rs 57.58 lakhs on its first two days in the USA.

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