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Sony's 2018 OLED, LED made for 4K excellence

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Over at Sony, that appears to be the rough thought process going on, as the company keeps the A1 in pole position, but works on a new series based on similar hardware, albeit with a different design. The X85F series, available in 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch models is a lower end series than the X9000F but still features the same HDR processor as the others. Read More »

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit

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Larger than models from previous years, the Accord edged out the Toyota Camry and the Kia Stinger for the honor presented in Detroit . The awards, first given in 1994, are unique in North America since they are given by automotive journalists instead of by a single publication, website, radio or television program. Read More »

Ford will invest $11bn in electric vehicles by 2022

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He said the firm would offer 16 fully electric vehicles by 2022 and 24 plug-in hybrids. It plans to begin production of a hybrid version of its F-150 truck at a plant in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2020. 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. Read More »

Google Duo update allows you to call people without the app installed

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The malware then uses the number to register for premium services. In a statement to the Financial Times , a spokesperson for Google said the company will notify users that they've downloaded the malicious apps. While the AdultSwine malware games only seem to display ads they receive from the C&C, there could be other unknown intentions of the attacker that are now unknown, possibly, credential theft. Read More »

On Facebook's News Feed

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The goal of the product teams will be to help Facebook's users find content that will lead to more meaningful social interactions, he said. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will soon roll out its first major change to its signature News Feed in several years, and many investors and analysts are anxious that the revamp could damage its business. Read More »

Dragon Ball FighterZ PC requirements revealed

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The event showcased all kinds of cool Dragon Ball cosplay and displays. Bandai Namco has released yet another Dragon Ball FighterZ trailer today, showcasing "legendary assassin" Hit as he beats the living crap out of blue barneted Super Saiyan God Goku . Read More »

Samsung Will Reportedly Unlock FM Chip in Future Smartphones

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Samsung has partnered with NextRadio , which means that future Samsung-branded smartphones in the USA and Canada will have a working FM radio chip. will not have their FM Radio chips enabled. Many smartphones in the world are manufactured with hardware capable of receiving free FM radio signals. Read More »

On-demand: Watch the Nintendo Direct Mini here

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Nintendo's recent Nintendo Direct Mini disappointed some folks by being short and skimpy on the details. Mai, Yuri, Kula, and more are all back in SNK Heroes: Tag Team Frenzy , a fighting game featuring all the main gals of King of Fighters . Read More »

Korean Official: Cryptocurrency Exchange Ban 'Not Finalized'

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To sum the situation up, hours after Park Sang-ki's comments, a representative of President Moon Jae-in told Korean media [ link in Korean ] that the Justice Ministry's position does not reflect that of the entire government. Ethereum , which is also very popular in South Korea , also dropped 14 percent on the news. Under the measure, only real-name bank accounts and matching accounts at cryptocurrency exchanges can be used for deposits and withdrawals, while the issuance of new virtual ... Read More »

Google could be heading for speaker-less future

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As expected the Redux website is now down and Google is expected to officially announce the acquisition. Google did not provide Bloomberg with any details, including purchasing price or other acquisition information. Some of Redux's tech has already appeared in PCs and vehicle infotainment systems. Component space is indeed at a premium now in smartphones, which is why both Google and Apple Inc. Read More »

Intel to ship 802.11ax chipsets in 2018

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The current 802.11ac standard introduced some features to divvy up network capacity between different devices, but the 802.11ax will take that ability a step further and while also accommodating devices that don't need to max out data-transfer speeds, Robinson said. Read More »

This is the new Acer Chromebook 11

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Powered by the latest 7th-generation Intel Celeron chipsets, both the devices ship with USB Type-C ports, and share a similar design as well. Acer says these new Chromebooks are ideal for everyday use with their super portable design and up to 10-hours of battery life . Read More »

Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Begins Later This Month

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Whether you end up playing the game or not, it would be sweet to have a glow-in-the-dark controller right? While players won't be testing the full game during the testing phase, Rare has "crafted a bespoke experience", which will offer testers a "true taste of what Sea of Thieve has to offer". Read More »

Vuzix and Amazon Partner To Bring Augmented Reality Glasses with Alexa Support

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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 »

Fired Googler James Damore files a lawsuit claiming "hostility for conservative thought"

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James Damore , the former Google engineer who was sacked after distributing a memo questioning the company's diversity policies, filed a class action lawsuit on Monday claiming racial discrimination by the technology giant. Months later, Damore has now decided that it was unfair for Google to fire him for his sexist rhetoric, so he's suing them for ... discrimination against white males. Read More »

Engineer killed, eight missing in J&K avalanche

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Meanwhile Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and sorrow over the burying alive of ten persons in a snow avalanche at the Sadhna Top in Kupwara district. Soon after the bodies of passengers travelling in the Sumo vehicle were recovered on Saturday morning, local people staged a protest against the government for not building a tunnel in the accident-prone area. Read More »

HP Recalls 50000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk

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HP is recalling about 50,000 consumer notebook batteries for free, which were originally sold as part of a HP notebook itself or as a standalone accessory. They were also sold online at places like Amazon and HP's own web store. If you do not meet those requirements, you can download the fully loaded battery validation utility (available here ), which will install the necessary frameworks. Read More »

You can now control your microwave through Amazon's Alexa

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The upgrades announced by Amazon, Thursday, will initially apply to microwaves before being extended to conventional ovens and other smart cooking appliances. You might, for example, tell Alexa to set the microwave for 3 minutes or ask Alexa to preheat the oven to 300 degrees. GE Appliances, Kenmore, LG, and Samsung will be next, Amazon says. Read More »

LG Display creates 88 inch 8K OLED

Higher resolution is achieved by reducing the size of each pixel and in turn aperture ratio, unavoidably reducing brightness. In other words, this experimental new OLED UHD TV is an absolute monster of advanced technology. Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil a Micro LED TV at the trade show . Burn-in is a fact of life for OLED displays, including the iPhone X's Super Retina display. Read More »

Reliance Jio enhances cashback offer to up to Rs3,300 on Rs399 recharge

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As such, the plan only offers 4.2GB of 4G data for the entire 28 days validity period, with a daily limit of 0.15GB. Reliance Jio's latest "Happy New Year" plans will offer over 1 GB 4G data daily for 28 days at a starting price of Rs 199 along with unlimited free calls, SMSes and access to its mobile apps, as per market sources. Read More »

Schmidt resigning as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet

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Eric Schmidt has been part of Google since 2001 and presided over the company's transition to Alphabet, with Google itself being spun out as a subsidiary. Alphabet's "Other Bets" businesses include self-driving auto company Waymo, and other technology companies such as Nest, Fiber and Verily. Sundar Pichai was promoted to chief of Google, which includes leading online video-sharing service YouTube. Read More »