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Overwatch League Inaugural Season Begins Today

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Nevertheless, all the match-ups happening in North America, South Korea, and France will be broadcast throughout Twitch. The Atlantic Division teams take the stage at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles on Thursday. "We wanted to drive significant viewership of the Overwatch League in its inaugural season and beyond", said Armin Zerza, COO of Blizzard Entertainment. Read More »

Lenovo mixes smartphone features into its all-day Miix 630

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There's a configuration with 4 GB of memory and 128 GB of UFS storage available, though Lenovo didn't say if the Miix 630 would be available with more RAM or different storage options. In terms of imaging, you get a 13MP resolution rear camera and an IR-enabled 5MP resolution webcam with Windows Hello support. The Lenovo Miix 630 comes with the Lenovo digital pen with 1,024 levels of sensitivity so you can draw, sketch or annotate with Windows Ink for a natural pen-on-paper experience. Read More »

CES 2018: Vivo Demonstrates In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology

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We've been talking about in-display fingerprint readers for what feels like quite some time now , but at long last, the tech is starting to catch up with our imagination. If you want to get Clear ID into your hands, the Vivo device will be hard to come by in the United States (unless you're into the import game), but we'll certainly be on the lookout for other Android OEMs to incorporate this exciting tech. Read More »

Call of Duty: WWII's New Nazi Zombies Map Revealed in Latest Trailer

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Many dangers await Marie, Drostan, Olivia, and Jefferson as they assault the island to discover its secrets and try their hardest to overcome its heavy defenses. The Resistance DLC will be made available January 30 to Call of Duty: WW2 players on PlayStation 4. Call of Duty: WWII 's first major DLC, Resistance, launches later this month, and Activision has shared another new preview video for the expansion ahead of its release. Read More »

Pokemon GO Ending Support for More iPhones and iPads

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While dropping support from older phones will probably affect only a small portion of Pokemon Go players, the announcement was not met with much enthusiasm from current players. The company says that the reason behind taking away support for older systems is that the game has been upgraded and is now being pushed "beyond the capabilities of the operating system on such devices". Read More »

Driverless trucks to deliver pizza

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Unveiled at CES , the new e-Palette Alliance will leverage Toyota's proprietary Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) to develop a suite of connected mobility solutions and a flexible, purpose-built vehicle. The move comes close on the heels of Domino's testing of its own self-driving vehicles launched in September previous year - in partnership with Ford. Read More »

SanDisk unveils world's smallest 1TB USB flash drive at CES 2018

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More storage solutions at CES 2018 , this time from WD and by extension, SanDisk . The 256GB version will have write speeds of around 40 MBps and read speeds of up to 130 MBps. It is similar to the other My Passport Wireless devices that we have seen before, with an emphasis on PC-free operation. A DLNA server is also integrated. Read More »

LG 65-Inch UHD Rollable OLED, 88-Inch 8K OLED Display Showcased

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If you have bought yourself a brand new 4K TV you might regret that by now and we will highly recommend you to stop reading this article forthwith. This can be a problem for OLED screens as, unlike LCD displays which have own backlight, the light for an OLED screen is created by the pixels themselves - which, in the case of an 8K display, are tiny. Read More »

New Dell PCs Will Sync Messages, Calls With iPhone and Android

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Interestingly, Dell notes that notifications will even work with iOS devices, which traditionally are locked down into other devices within Apple's own ecosystem. There is a pro version of Pushbullet, which removes the limit on sending messages, increases the maximum file size for sharing, gives you 100 GB of cloud storage and adds actionable notifications as well as universal copy and paste. Read More »

Nokia 6 Smartphone Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update

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As such, offers will be valid for Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 handsets. The offer is valid across Amazon India website as well as Amazon app. If you are a Nokia fanboy and were waiting to buy the Nokia 6 or the Nokia 8 then you can do so now. Another highlight of the smartphones is that they run on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, and are due to get Android 8.0 Oreo update soon, and Android P update after Google announces it, later this year. Read More »

Hands on: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review

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When Intel announced its brand-new 8th Gen Core G-series processor earlier this week which features AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics, the company mentioned that the chip will appear in new 2-in-1 laptops from two manufacturers including Dell. Read More »

Selena Gomez's Instagram revamp

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The social media snub was thought to possibly be related to a TMZ report that said Teefey was hospitalized after having a "heated convo" with Gomez about the 25-year-old's recent reconciliation with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber . On Jan. 7, Hollywood Life told readers that Gomez had revamped her Instagram account with her mother's photo, which may be her way of begging her mother to make peace. Read More »

Ring debuts new indoor/outdoor security cameras and LED lighting

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The other announcement is Ring's attempt to make garden lighting a little more security-focused, thanks to the recent purchase of company Mr. Beams . The standard Stickup Cam is still battery powered and works with Ring's Solar Panel Charger. Finally, Ring Alarm is Ring's $199 professional monitored security system that includes a base station, keypad, contact sensor (for windows and doors), passive IR sensor, and Z-Wave extender. Read More »

Celebrate Kate Middleton's 36th Birthday With Her Best Looks Through The Years!

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It will be quite a low key party'. The mother-of-two, whose third child with William is due in April, is reportedly spending her special day with a party of eight before she officially resumes her royal duties tomorrow. Kate's ability to recycle her wardrobe pieces and make them new and fresh again has always been a reason many fans find the royal so relatable. Kate's BFF and Princess Charlotte's godmother Sophie Carter was apparently also there, and it's believed her sister Pippa ... Read More »

Qualcomm partnership may bring Google Assistant to your next video conference

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JBL , Lenovo, Sony and LG are all making smart displays similar to (but hopefully less fugly than) the Amazon Echo Show which are, effectively let's face it, static tablets but with oh-so-much more. Products include switches, outlets, thermostats and light bulbs, as well as devices made by other manufacturers. "Our products will learn from users to provide intelligent services, not the other way around", Park said. Read More »

Apple Facing Huge Fines in French Probe Over Planned Obsolescence in iPhones

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A French watchdog agency has launched a probe into whether Apple deliberately phased out older iPhones to force customers to upgrade to a newer model, according to worldwide media outlets. Many iPhone owners are less than impressed with Apple's explanation and the company is now facing a number of lawsuits in the US. Apple has apologised to customers while denying it consciously built in obsolescence, adding: "We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down". Read More »

AMD to unveil faster processors, graphics chips in 2018

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In addition, the company has announced a pair of low-priced desktop APUs that combine a Zen core with Vega graphics, new mobile processors with Vega graphics, and more. Yes; many current Ryzen-based chips will be dropping in price. AMD even calls the multithreaded performance of its sub-$200 Ryzen chips "disruptive" when compared against similar Intel chips. Read More »

Facebook is Reportedly Releasing an Echo Show Competitor This Year

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Facebook's Portal would sell for $500 starting this summer of 2018, according to Cheddar , the digital streaming news service that first reported the story, citing unidentified people familiar with the situation. Facebook could decide to lower the price when the device is first released in order to help it get some traction from consumers. Meanwhile, Cheddar reported that Portal will be part of a "suite of consumer products" Facebook is cooking up in a hardware lab called Building 8 to ... Read More »

The Lenovo Mirage Solo takes Google Daydream to the next level

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This is a standalone VR headset , which means you don't need a phone or a computer to enjoy virtual reality on the headset. Right on the heels of yesterday's unveiling of an HTC Vive Pro VR headset , today Lenovo reveals it is nearly ready to release its own VR offerings with the Mirage Solo and the Mirage Camera with Daydream . Read More »

Blizzard's official Overwatch League app now live on the Play Store

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This new resource is Blizzard's own Overwatch League app, and it's available as of today through Apple and Google's respective app storefronts. The announcement by Twitch also stated that they were working with Blizzard to develop "new rewards for fans, including exclusive in-game items". Read More »

Intel boss sold $25m in shares before chip security flaw disclosure

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Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Google and Microsoft (MSFT) have reported seeing "little to no performance impact" from the software patches and firmware updates , Intel said in a news release . Intel shares fell almost 2% on Thursday as investors were anxious about the potential financial liability and reputational damage from the recently disclosed security issues. Read More »

Astronaut John Young dies at 87

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Young flew to the moon twice, walked on the surface of the moon and flew the first space shuttle mission. On our route to the convention center from Orlando International Airport, we passed John Young Parkway, prompting one of the staffers to ask, "Who is John Young?" While walking on the moon, Young and Duke received word that Congress had approved the funding to develop the space shuttle. Read More »

Small study links ibuprofen with male infertility

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While the study sample was a relatively small one, the researchers noted that its findings have been independently confirmed from isolated cells, and earlier studies had suggested potential issues with men's sexual health and the drug. The authors speculate that this could have health implications for such men, given the known links between the disruption of such hormones and cardiovascular disease, diabetes and infertility. Read More »

"Do Not Disturb" Mode Coming to Xbox One

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All you need to do is head over to Kodi's Google Forms page , input the email address (no, not the password) linked to your Microsoft/Xbox account, then you're good to go to receive the next Kodi update ahead of time. Finally, the new firmware changes the layout of comments in the Community feed to make them easier to read, and adds a few more options to the Power and Startup menu when automatically turning off the console after a period of inactivity. Read More »

French Prosecutor Launches Probe Into Apple Planned Obsolescence: Judicial Source

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Behind France's criminal investigation into Apple's deliberate slowdown of its iPhones lies a tiny consumer rights organization that has the world's biggest technology groups in its sights. Planned obsolescence was declared illegal in France in 2015, carrying the penalty of up to two years in jail and fines equal to 5 percent of total revenue. Read More »

BlackBerry announces U.S. availability for the Motion and a bronze-colored KeyOne

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While it is unclear what these new smartphones will be or offer, one thing for certain is that they are going to be smartphones which place a focus on their security benefits. For those interested in the product, the BlackBerry Motion is expected to land in the States on January 12 as a GSM unlocked model (will work on AT&T and T-Mobile , but not Sprint and Verizon). Read More »

Sennheiser CX 6.00BT Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Announced

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The downside is that because of the open design, everyone around you can hear what you're listening to, and you can hear them as well, which is less than ideal. Last but not least, you have quick charge support. "The company's proprietary speaker system powers the CX 6.00BT and delivers clear, detailed sound with an enhanced bass response", an Android Police report. Read More »

Nicole Kidman snubs her adopted kids

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And it's not the first time she's omitted the latter two from a public thank you speech. However, Kidman didn't bring up her two adopted children, Isabella and Connor, that she shares with her ex-husband, Tom Cruise . The HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief also suggests that David Miscavige , the leader of Scientology, helped create distance between Kidman and her kids after she left the church. Read More »

Is there a 'toxic' link between iPhones and children?

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TWO large shareholders have urged Apple to study whether iPhones are addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health , Bloomberg News reported today. The shareholder letter cites research claiming that digital technologies are distracting students in the classroom and increasing depression among youths. Read More »

Climate change Great Barrier Reef Turtles all women

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Warmer ocean temperatures are leading to the nearly total feminisation of Green Turtle populations in the northern Great Barrier Reef , with more than 99 per cent of eggs producing females. The lead author, Dr Michael Jensen from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the research provided a new understanding of what the turtle populations were dealing with. Read More »

CES 2018: All Samsung devices will be internet-enabled by 2020

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However, the new version brings the full capabilities of Samsung's voice assistant. To make it easier for all the gadgets coming to homes, SmartThings Cloud creates a single point of control for everything, Samsung said. And Bixby will be in Samsung's 2018 range of televisions. So why the need for an AKG speaker at the front? Further, the tech also allows users to stream music directly from their phone. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime coming soon to India, specs revealed

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While all the prime details remain unknown, an IANS report citing industry sources claims that the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime will be priced around Rs. Nothing more has been mentioned about the smartphone as of yet. The Galaxy On7 Prime will be available in two variants - one with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and another with 4GB RAM and 64GB of memory. Read More »