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Roku Streaming Stick+ has 4K HDR and a rather appealing price tag

Roku Streaming Stick+ has 4K HDR and a rather appealing price tag Still, for their ultra-low prices, the two have quite a few things going for them, like "five times more power than their predecessors" and, in the case of the Express +, both HDMI and composite A/V compatibility. Both offer a quad-core processor and 802.11 AC dual-band MIMO for wireless connectivity, and both now come with a voice-controlled remote that can power up compatible TVs and change the... [Full Article...]

Google makes a major change to boost online publisher subscriptions

Google makes a major change to boost online publisher subscriptions For news to appear in Google search , it had required that publishers show at least three articles each day to readers for free before they hit the paywall and were asked to sign in or subscribe. In an attempt to smooth over tensions with media groups, Google began collaborating in August with the New York Times and the Financial Times , both of which rely on paywalls , to run trials ... [Full Article...]

Dyson to build 'radically different' electric auto by 2020

Dyson to build 'radically different' electric auto by 2020 According to Dyson , there's already a considerable team - and budget - working on the problem. The important thing here is that the auto won't be "aimed at the mass market", meaning that Tesla can possibly expect some competition, but don't expect Dyson's new car-if it ever gets built at all-to be the silver bullet for the rest of us. [Full Article...]

Jio Phone Delivery Started

Jio Phone Delivery Started Jio had earlier said that it aims to deliver 100-150 million phones in the next six months (five million a week), but sources close to the firm had then said it was bracing for competition from other feature phone makers as well. The mass-market phone that is being offered for free effectively - the company takes a three year interest-free refundable deposit of Rs 1,500 - is key to Jio's bid to qu... [Full Article...]

China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea

China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea South Korea's meteorological agency said early indications suggested it was a natural quake because no soundwaves specific to man-made tremors had been identified. It said the operation showed the seriousness with which it took North Korea's "reckless behavior". Nuclear tests have earlier caused earthquakes in the Communist-dominant country. [Full Article...]

Ninety7 LOFT gives Google Home battery power

Ninety7 LOFT gives Google Home battery power LOFT battery only brings portability to the Google Home smart speaker; you will still need to connect it to a Wi-Fi to use its smart features. After the VAUX , a clever battery-powered speaker dock for the Amazon Echo Dot comes LOFT , a way to turn Google Home into a portable assistant. [Full Article...]

HTC U11 Plus with bezel-less display to launch on November 11

HTC U11 Plus with bezel-less display to launch on November 11 HTC recorded worst revenue ever in August 2017 in the last 13 years, which made the company sell its smartphone team to Google for $1.1 billion. This is a strong indicator that the HTC U11 Plus will have a bezel-less design. However, a different rumor presents information related to the hardware side of things in the U11 Plus and if they turn out to be true, the phone will be a beast. [Full Article...]

Tesla working with AMD to develop AI chips for Autonomous Cars

Tesla working with AMD to develop AI chips for Autonomous Cars According to CNBC , Tesla, Inc . The source has said that Tesla "has received back samples of the first implementation of its processor and is now running tests on it", according to CNBC . Interestingly, Tesla's head of AI, Jim Keller, is an ex-AMD CPU ar- chitect having designed Zen (used in Ryzen and EPYC), and has surrounded himself at Tesla with several key AMD players, which may h... [Full Article...]

Facebook will provide Congress contents of 3000 ads bought by Russian agency

Facebook will provide Congress contents of 3000 ads bought by Russian agency Facebook has briefed members of Congress and also provided the ads and other information to Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russian Federation investigation, the company said . "As a general rule, we are limited in what we can discuss publicly about law enforcement investigations, so we may not always be able to share our findings publicly", he said. [Full Article...]

Amazon Working on First Wearable Device: Alexa-Powered Smart Glasses

Amazon Working on First Wearable Device: Alexa-Powered Smart Glasses Amazon has also added dual speakers to the system with support for Dolby Atmos. Alexa is the key to shine in the mobile device market for Amazon . Amazon has never been the type to fix what is not broken, so the 2017 Fire HD 10 tablet looks just about the same as the previous version. Alongside a traditional app interface is a " For You " page created to reflect how customers use their ... [Full Article...]

Apple introduces Apple TV 4K

Apple introduces Apple TV 4K However, Apple isn't the first smartwatch maker to feature LTE modem in its device. Apple has unveiled its Watch Series 3 at the company's iPhone 8 event, with built-in LTE connectivity. The new OS also has an enhanced hear rate measuring app that lets users measure resting, workout, recovery, walking heart rates and notifies when it crosses a certain threshold. [Full Article...]

US Treasury Secretary wanted military jet for European honeymoon

US Treasury Secretary wanted military jet for European honeymoon A spokesman for the treasury told ABC that Mnuchin, 54, a former Goldman Sachs banker, sought the military jet to ensure he had a secure line of communication but aborted the request after it became clear there were other ways to maintain contact. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy C8 Launched in China, Comes with Dual-Camera setup

Samsung Galaxy C8 Launched in China, Comes with Dual-Camera setup The smartphone also marks its arrival of the dual rear camera setup to the company's popular Galaxy C lineup. It will be made available in Black, Pink and Gold colors and no further information about the price is revealed. Talking about its software front, the Galaxy C8 runs company's proprietary TouchWiz custom UI skin, based on Google's Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. [Full Article...]

Bank of Canada surprises with interest rate hike

But particular focus, it said, will be given to labor market conditions, and given Canadians' high level of indebtedness, "to the sensitivity of the economy to higher interest rates". "While an argument could be made that holding off a few weeks for the opportunity to more fulsomely explain how the outlook for the economy has evolved, this clearly did not hold sway in Ottawa today". [Full Article...]

Commentator in meltdown as Syria continue their World Cup dream

Commentator in meltdown as Syria continue their World Cup dream A last-gasp equalizer from Omar Al Soma booked Syria an unlikely place in the World Cup playoffs. It seemed the ban on women attending men's football matches had been lifted on Saturday, when an option for women's tickets for a World Cup qualifier against Syria appeared online. [Full Article...]

Pokemon Go Adds New Traveling Legendary Beasts and EX Raid Battles Today

Pokemon Go Adds New Traveling Legendary Beasts and EX Raid Battles Today Raikou , an Electric-type, can be battled throughout the Americas . Niantic says that players will have "advance warning" before an EX Raid Battle begins to give them "ample time to coordinate with other trainers ". In addition to the announcement of the new monsters, it was also revealed that the company will be testing out a new and improved version of the Exclusive Raid Battles, which... [Full Article...]

'He doesn't have a weakness' says Rod Laver about Roger Federer

However, for tennis romantics, Murray's withdrawal came after the draw was made leaving top seed Nadal and third- seeded Federer in the same half, thereby ruling out a collision in the final. An all-time great, the reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champion is chasing a 20th Grand Slam title to further extend his lead as the most successful male player throughout history in major compet... [Full Article...]

You Can Now Group Up Multiple Echo's For Music Playback

You Can Now Group Up Multiple Echo's For Music Playback It seems to be the current OEM trend, with the success of Amazon Echo devices, Google Home , Apple HomePod , etc. The new feature is now limited to US, UK, and German residents. You can now group up multiple Echo's for music playback thanks to a new feature that Amazon has started to roll out to its Alexa software . Amazon has confirmed today that its Echo devices now have support for multi... [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 PC open beta launches on Battle.net

Destiny 2 PC open beta launches on Battle.net The Destiny 2 open beta will begin today at 10am PT, joining the players enjoying the early access period since yesterday. The Destiny 2 Beta on PC has launched , and among the many saxophones and chives, PC players have finally managed to get their first taste of Destiny . [Full Article...]

Similarities Between Indians And Native Americans On The Eclipse

Similarities Between Indians And Native Americans On The Eclipse Many children visited with representatives from The Fleet to observe science demonstrations. Besides being a lovely event to witness, the total solar eclipse also had tremendous significance for the physics community. For those who missed totality this year, the next total solar eclipse will be viewable from the continental United States in 2024. A total solar eclipse on March 7, 1970 crossed o... [Full Article...]


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