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Honda Insight hybrid ousts Civic Hybrid for upscale EV

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Roomy and with the latest technology onboard, the 2019 Honda Insight aims to offer a premium compact experience above the best-selling Civic. Honda says the Insight will feature a long wheelbase to offer class-leading passenger space, so there should be plenty of room to bring friends and family along for the ride. Read More »

Microsoft starts testing encrypted Skype conversations with Skype Insiders

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After the recipient accepts your invite, all calls and messages in that conversation will be encrypted end-to-end until you choose to end it. Currently, the Private Conversation feature is available in the Skype Insider program, which is the platform Skype uses to test features before rolling them out to the general public. Read More »

Kia teases 2019 Forte sedan with renderings ahead of Detroit debut

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While the third-generation Cerato retains its sporty and youthful image, it has graduated with a more sophisticated appearance thanks to a number of sleek and dynamic styling cues inspired by the Stinger fastback sport sedan. The sedan is just one bodystyle in the Forte family, but we can expect that potential successors to the Forte Koup and Forte5 hatchback will follow the four-door's lead. Read More »

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age hits PC in February with Optimizations

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This sounds like the way to play, at least on paper. The game is now compatible with 21:9 ultra-wide monitors, reaching a potential 48 (16×3):9 experience if we use up to three HD monitors. It will debut on the PC on February 1, 2018. Don't worry, as always there are plenty of Final Fantasy characters to go around for everyone. Square Enix's schedule is well known to most gamers. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 Confirmed To Debut At MWC 2018: What To Expect

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Samsung Galaxy S9 , as we will get the Qualcomm processor 845, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, as well as screen Quad HD+ 5.8 inches single-module and a main camera of 12 MP. The Galaxy S8 belonged to the tick cycle of design refresh while Galaxy S9 will be the tock model. Galaxy S9 series will continue with the dual curved edge display as well on both phones. Read More »

Google Inc (GOOG) looks to have acquired United Kingdom startup Redux

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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. The sound quality is said to be "decent". The company raised $5m back in March 2017. So far, Redux has only been able to integrate its technologies inside PCs and some infotainment systems for vehicles, but none have made its way to commercially available mobile devices yet. Read More »

First official Cyberpunk tweet in over 4 years posted

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Simple as the tweet itself may be, its timing does have some significance; it was sent five years to the day after Cyberpunk 2077's first and only teaser trailer was published. While we don't know if we'll see another entry in The Witcher franchise once again, we do know what the company's next game will be and it's Cyberpunk 2077 . Read More »

Jimmy Iovine calls predictions of his departure 'fake news'

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The executive said he is committed to doing whatever Eddy Cue, Tim Cook and Apple need him to do to take the service all the way. Variety is reporting that longtime friends and business partners Jimmy Iovine and Dr. If Iovine exits Apple , they could risk losing one of the driving forces of their continued success in the music field. That's why those articles annoyed me, because it had nothing to do with reality. Read More »

Dish is getting Google Assistant voice control soon

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Alexa users will be able to control their TiVo with a new TiVo skill for Alexa, which will listen for specific voice commands like Select, Play, and Record. Dish doesn't want its customers to concern themselves as much with a lost TV remote, as the company has announced that it will be adding Google Assistant capabilities in the coming months. Read More »

Game Boy is respawning thanks to Hyperkin

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The volume and contrast dials that appeared on the original will also feature here, but they'll be joined by a third dial that'll be used to adjust the new backlit LCD display. There's a USB-C port for charging, stereo speakers, as well as left and right audio-out connections. And unfortunately, it doesn't come with any pre-installed games. Read More »

Total War: Three Kingdoms takes the strategy series to China

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Total War: Three Kingdoms is the first full historical Total War game we've seen in a few years, marking a fresh step after both the fantastical Warhammer games and the smaller Saga titles. It is a brutal and oppressive regime, and as Dong Zhuo's power grows, the empire slips further into the cauldron of anarchy. He is but a figurehead; a mere puppet for the tyrant warlord Dong Zhuo. Read More »

IPhone battery catches fire in Zurich store: Apple Genius suffers burns

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Despite "stellar" iPhone X performance in Great Britain, China, and Japan, iOS performance has been mixed for the three months ending November 2017, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Apple apologized recently when it was revealed that the company was slowing down older iPhones that have degraded batteries. An iPhone 6 during an Apple event on September 9, 2014, in Cupertino, California. Read More »

Walt Disney (DIS) Upgraded by Vetr to Buy

The stock traded on impressive volume of 5.84 Million comparing to the average volume of 8385.34 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. Therefore 10% are positive. Apple Hospitality REIT had 16 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with "Hold". Read More »

Here's nearly an Hour of Paladins: Battlegrounds Gameplay Footage

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And that's not easy with 100 players all fighting to win. Though some may notice a lot of similarities between Paladins: Battlegrounds and other games on the market, the game mode makes a name for themselves with a host of different mechanics and an entirely different team-oriented strategy. Read More »

Razer unveils Project Linda that turns your Razer Phone into a laptop

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The Razer phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 8GB of RAM . Check out the full review of the Razer Project Linda on our sister site CNET . One example is with gaming, where you'll be able to play the game on the laptop screen and then access the menu on the phone screen. The keyboard is full-sized, but is optimized for the Android OS, with dedicated keys for selecting specific apps, as well as those for search and navigation, the release noted. Read More »

HTC announces VIVE Pro VR headset at CES 2018

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It does so by incorporating Intel's WiGig technology, though we'll have to wait a little longer for the Pro (and existing Vive headsets) to cut the cord: the Vive Pro is expected to launch before the end of March while the Wireless Adaptor is expected during the third quarter of 2018. Read More »

Motorola presents new mod to check vital signs

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The catch here is that we'll have to wait a bit longer before being able to get ahold of this new Moto Mod . Motorola is also starting a new contest to collect ideas for Mods. Lenovo has branded this Moto Mod as the " Lenovo Vital Moto Mod ". Results of the company's Moto Mods Developer Program, they are the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod for checking vital signs and the Livermorium Slider Keyboard. Read More »

Microsoft and Qualcomm partner to boost Cortana adoption

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At the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Qualcomm also announced plans to make Cortana part of its Smart Audio platform . "With support for both Linux and Android Things operating systems, as well as voice services from major cloud providers, the Smart Audio Platform offers manufacturers a variety of choices to help them participate in the growing smart speaker opportunity", Qualcomm said in a statement. Read More »

Google Assistant Now Supports Over 1 Million Actions

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It's already lending a helping hand in speakers like Google Home , Mini and Max . Sorted by categories, it really is a comprehensive thesaurus of all the interactions Google's useful piece of software is capable of, and it's enough to supercharge the experience of even the most devoted fans. Read More »

Metal Gear Survive Single Player Trailer Released

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Fans of the Metal Gear series have been largely doubtful about the quality of the upcoming title, particularly in the wake of Hideo Kojima's departure from Konami. Then head down to the comments and let us know if you plan to participate in the MGS beta when it begins in a few weeks. Konami says that Metal Gear Survive will be holding a beta programme, on both PS4 and Xbox One, between January 18 and 21 (as yet, it has not detailed precise start and end times). Read More »

WhatsApp brings quick switch to video call in the latest beta update

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WhatsApp launched a new feature that will let users switch from a voice call to a video call or vice versa. This button is visible when you are in a voice call: when pressed, WhatsApp will send a request to the recipient, asking if he wants to "convert" the current voice call in a video call. Read More »

Samsung to unveil Galaxy S9 at MWC in February

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In the past few launches, Samsung had revealed their Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series at their own Samsung Galaxy Unpacked events in NY. Another interesting piece of information that has been unearthed by the report is, Samsung will show this new technology to the industry insiders in September, but behind closed doors. Read More »

Hands-On With Harman's And JBL's Audio Products - CES 2018

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The JBL Everest 310GA is the first on-ear headphones for Assistant, while the around-ear 710GA provides an alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and the 110GA to Google's Pixel Buds . So, we can expect such more new smart headphones in future as like the smart speakers. These devices use Bluetooth connectivity and supports Google Assistant, which will require the Assistant app. Read More »

Mercedes most successful premium carmaker in 2017

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And the results can be seen in the sales numbers. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz will introduce products, many without a predecessor in India. By registering record sale of 15,330 units in the January to December 2017 period, Mercedes-Benz grew its sales volumes by a robust 15.9 percent, firmly maintaining its strong hold on the dynamic Indian luxury vehicle industry. Read More »

Amazon Alexa is coming to $1000 smart glasses - and PCs

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As the year goes on, expect more Alexa-powered wearables. Or maybe you picked up an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and are curious about smart locks that lock - and unlock - your front door by talking out loud. "With the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, [original equipment manufacturer] development teams no longer need to perform the bulk of the coding for their Alexa integration", Amazon's Gagan Luthra explained in the announcement. Read More »

Sea of Thieves Beta Will Close Out January

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You will also get a 14 day trial for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. Beginning on January 24th 12PM GMT the closed beta for Sea of Thieves will run until January 29th. If you happened to have pre-ordered a physical copy of the game you'll need to redeem your code for the Black Dog cosmetic pack. The obvious drawback is if you don't play games in the dark, then you can't enjoy those sweet glowing features. Read More »

Watch BMW break a drifting record thanks to car-to-car refueling

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To complete this task the auto had to be refuelled five times while in mid-drift, for which another M5, driven by BMW Performance Center Chief Driving Instructor Matt Mullins, had to be used as a support vehicle. "In the end, the refueling system worked flawlessly and the M5 performed as expected". The custom dry break fuel system, capable of refuelling the BMW M5 mid-drift, was made by North Carolina-based automotive fabricators Detroit Speed. Read More »

New Sony AF8 4K OLED TVs Announced At CES

Unlike the traditional, mediocre side or bottom speakers usually found on a TV, Sony's Acoustic Surface makes it seem as though audio emanates from specific areas of the screen - such as the mouths of people speaking. If you've got a Sony TV from 2017, you'll be pleased to know that Sony plans to add Dolby Vision to the higher-end models from a year ago via an upcoming firmware update. Read More »

Here comes faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi

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Next year (2019 in case you still think that we're in 2017), the current 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard will be replaced by the new 802.11ax that will offer faster internet speeds. Intel will expand its home Wi-Fi portfolio with new 802.11ax chipsets for mainstream 2×2 and 4×4 home routers and gateways for cable, xDSL, fiber and consumer retail devices. Read More »