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Nintendo Adds Almost $1.4 Billion In Value Thanks To Labo Project

Nintendo Adds Almost $1.4 Billion In Value Thanks To Labo Project After a vague announcement , Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Labo , a typically Nintendo-innovative and weird way to play with your Nintendo Switch . "Simply hit the ignition button, turn the right handle to engage the accelerator and watch your adventure unfold on the Nintendo Switch screen, as you race to new destinations". [Full Article...]

Apple apologises after outcry over slowed iPhones

Apple apologises after outcry over slowed iPhones Apple admitted to those certain changes it made to its software, saying that the changes were indeed slowing the phones with older batteries like iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and iPhone SE. While Apple tried to make things right, lawyers are descending with a pile of class action lawsuits against the company for intentionally slowing down old devices. [Full Article...]

Morgan Stanley outshines Wall Street rival

Morgan Stanley outshines Wall Street rival Like most other big US banks, Morgan Stanley took a fourth-quarter charge due to a USA tax overhaul signed into law in December, but analysts have been looking past those one-time hits to focus on the long-term benefits of lower tax rates. [Full Article...]

Text bug can crash your iPhone or iPad, software developer warns

Text bug can crash your iPhone or iPad, software developer warns The bug, while annoying, doesn't appear to be able to steal data or cause any long term harm to devices. A new bug that targets the iMessage feature on iPhones called " chaiOS " is now floating around. After posting about the "chaiOS" bug on the GitHub page, it was taken down by administrators before being restored a few hours later. chaiOS was first uncovered by Abraham Masri , who ... [Full Article...]

New legendary Pharah skin turns the Overwatch rocketeer into a golden snake

New legendary Pharah skin turns the Overwatch rocketeer into a golden snake Well, Blizzard World is nearly here now! Epic memories can only be made in an epic world... More information on the new map Blizzard World is available in the cinematic trailer . Only 6 more days until our cosmetics update arrives in Overwatch! With all the excitement around the Overwatch League, teases about the 27th hero maybe being ready sooner than we might expect, and some meta-c... [Full Article...]

Performance updates from Intel chip fix

Performance updates from Intel chip fix The lawsuits aim to acquire compensation from AMD for the damage it has caused with its misleading statements about the supposed safety of its CPUs against the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws . On Wednesday, the chipmaker confirmed that the security patches are causing higher than expected reboot for computers with newer chips. The impact appears to be minimal in most cases, with ... [Full Article...]

Amazon Echo devices are headed to Australia and New Zealand in February

Amazon Echo devices are headed to Australia and New Zealand in February Following the launch of Amazon Australia late past year, Amazon has announced that its "Echo" suite of smart speakers is now available to purchase in Australia - a move set to intensify competition within the smart speaker market, and provide rival Google a run for its money. [Full Article...]

Toyota Avalon (2019): new saloon breezes into Detroit

Toyota Avalon (2019): new saloon breezes into Detroit The fifth-generation Avalon's front and rear overhangs are shorter than on the outgoing fourth-gen model; side-quarter glass is elongated, and the C-pillar is more tapered at its downward angle. The old rear suspension setup of a dual-link MacPherson strut has been replaced by a multilink setup, which has widened the track and lowered the Avalon's center of gravity. [Full Article...]

Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables

Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables Our cable systems provide the speed, capacity and reliability Google is known for worldwide, and at Google Cloud , our customers are able to make use of the same network infrastructure that powers Google's own services. Since Google controls the design and the construction of the cable, the company has full say over the technical specifications, he noted. This is a 2400 mile cable that will run f... [Full Article...]

Is Your Portrait Stored in Any of World's Top Museums? Ask Google

Is Your Portrait Stored in Any of World's Top Museums? Ask Google I use it myself, and find it a refreshing change of pace from the grid that shows pages you've previously opened. However, do not open the app immediately after downloading. If you've seen photos of your friends next to famous portraiture on your favorite social networks, it's not because your friends have suddenly become art buffs: it's all Google. [Full Article...]

Honda Accord Takes North American Car of the Year Award

Honda Accord Takes North American Car of the Year Award The 2018 Lincoln Navigator took the top truck honor, while the 2018 Volvo XC60 took top utility honor. Larger than models from previous years, the Accord edged out the Toyota Camry and the Kia Stinger for the honor presented in Detroit . [Full Article...]

Hyundai Veloster Turbo revealed

Hyundai Veloster Turbo revealed Hyundai caused a stir in the sports-car world when it introduced the Veloster, a fun little vehicle with such original ideas as having one door on the left side and two on the right. This should offer improved fuel economy at the expense of power, producing a reasonable, though hardly Earth-shattering, 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. [Full Article...]

Ford Motors to boost investment in electric and hybrid cars

Ford Motors to boost investment in electric and hybrid cars This happened when shares of Tesla overtook Ford as the second largest auto company in the US after General Motors. The company identifies only one model by name that will come out in 2020 and is called Mach 1. The Detroit-based company previously said that it would invest 4.5 billion USA dollars in electric products by 2020, and on Sunday it said that this number would rise to 11 billion dollar... [Full Article...]

Vivo introduces world's first in-display fingerprint sensor smartphone

Vivo introduces world's first in-display fingerprint sensor smartphone Back in December we heard that Synpatics in display fingerprint scanner had entered production and now Vivo has shown off a new smartphone with the technology at CES. The process takes a little time longer than other smartphones since the sensor has to read the fingerprint through the display. As you touch the screen, the lit-up fingerprint is then reflected into an in-display fingerprint... [Full Article...]

Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered sets sail in March

Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered sets sail in March It's coming to PS4 and Xbox One (with Pro and X enhancements) on March 20. Rogue Remastered will run in 4K on the beefier consoles with better environment rendering, visual effects, and textures than the original PS4 and Xbox One models. The big difference? You're playing as a baddie Templar hunting down Assassins - the only game in the series where you can do this. Assassins Creed Rogue is ... [Full Article...]

South Korea's Crackdown on Cryptocurrency

South Korea's Crackdown on Cryptocurrency However, bitcoin and other currencies paired some losses after the South Korean Presidential office said a ban hasn't yet been finalized, it is among several options to be considered. He added that it was a misleading idea that virtual currency trades contribute to the development of blockchain technology. Just as the year started, it was reported on January 2 that US-based entrepreneur ... [Full Article...]

Researchers claim WhatsApp group chats vulnerable, company denies

Researchers claim WhatsApp group chats vulnerable, company denies Reacting to the report , Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos tweeted: "Read the Wired article about WhatsApp - scary headline!" In Signal's case, the same group chat attack in WhatsApp is also found in the app. WhatsApp said it had "carefully looked" at the flaw and reassured users that their encrypted messages were safe. "The WhatsApp server can therefore use the fact that... [Full Article...]

Google acquires United Kingdom technology start-up Redux

Google acquires United Kingdom technology start-up Redux The transfer of shares of Redux's holding company NVF Tech was confirmed by United Kingdom regulatory filings on 13 December, but Crunchbase says the deal happened in August. So far, Redux has only been able to use its technologies inside PCs and some vehicle infotainment systems - but that could be about to change. We hope Google can take advantage of it soon. [Full Article...]

New Sony Phones Arrive In The US With Active Fingerprint Sensors

New Sony Phones Arrive In The US With Active Fingerprint Sensors Sony is yet to embrace the bezel-less craze and the XA2 and XA2 still come with traditional 16:9 displays with sizeable top and bottom bezels. The new handsets aren't flagship devices, but rather mid-range phones that Sony has dubbed "super mid-tier smartphones". [Full Article...]

Nicole Kidman hails power of women during Golden Globes speech

Nicole Kidman hails power of women during Golden Globes speech Kidman also thanked her other " Big Little Lies " co-stars Shailene Woodley , Zoe Kravitz, and Laura Dern and said that this award is not just "hers", rather "theirs" to share as a unit. With last year's expensive rings obviously left at home, the 50-year-old was free to slap her hands together however she damn well pleased at this year's Golden Globes ceremony. [Full Article...]


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