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Xbox One's October Update Rolls Out With Long Awaited Avatars Overhaul

Xbox One's October Update Rolls Out With Long Awaited Avatars Overhaul The Xbox Skill expands voice navigation beyond a headset and the (dearly departed) Kinect, allowing you to adjust the volume, start a game, capture screenshots, or power on your console with an Echo (or other smart speaker). At the moment, Dolby Vision will only work in the Netflix app for Premium subscribers, but in an Xbox Wire post about the October update, Microsoft confirmed other apps will... [Full Article...]

Essential turns focus to AI-driven phone with virtual agent

Essential turns focus to AI-driven phone with virtual agent The phone will have AI built-in to automatically get real-world tasks done for the user, including things like replying to texts, booking appointments, responding to emails, and more. In an interview with Bloomberg past year, Rubin suggested a benevolent incentive for embarking on a project along these lines. "I think I can solve part of the addictive behavior". [Full Article...]

Google Chromecast Gets an Upgrade, Google Home Support

Google Chromecast Gets an Upgrade, Google Home Support During its 2018 "Made by Google" event, Google announced its seven-inch Assistant-powered smart display, Google Home Hub . And that's exactly what the Google Home Hub is all about. But Alexa's market leadership in the USA has seen it adopted by a good many smart-home companies and recently audio companies too - it can be used to control HEOS devices from Denon and Marantz, for example, and ... [Full Article...]

Stardew Valley Coming to iOS this Month

Stardew Valley Coming to iOS this Month If you're a fan of Stardew Valley , why not head on over to our YouTube channel where you can find our video series which follows our doomed-to-fail attempt at making a successful farm. Best of all, the game is free from the tyranny of micro-transactions. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan ... The mobile port is being developed by The Secret Police, a mobile studio out of London. [Full Article...]

Huawei unveils new AI chips for servers - Hardware

Huawei unveils new AI chips for servers - Hardware The cloud services accounted for slightly over 9% of Huawei's revenue in 2017, with a 35% growth year-on-year. "AI will help us to find more efficient solutions to problems we already know how to fix". "This requires so much labour", said Xu. The full-stack portfolio also includes tools to accelerate and simplify AI development, including an automated development toolkit and a unified framewor... [Full Article...]

Facebook launches AI-powered video chat devices

Facebook launches AI-powered video chat devices Gadgets out in a competitive market, where they will face the foremost smart column display Echo Show from Amazon , says Bloomberg. Facebook Portal has a screen diagonal of 10.1 inches and Portal + has a screen diagonal of 15.6 inch. [Full Article...]

Users, shutting down social network

Users, shutting down social network The bug was reported to have potentially allowed app developers to access profile data from even private accounts. "None of these thresholds were met here.", she said. A flaw was discovered in March that exposed personal information of up to 500,000 people. In fact, 90%of Google + user sessions only last less than five seconds. [Full Article...]

Microsoft embraces open source community by joining Open Invention Network

Microsoft embraces open source community by joining Open Invention Network The Open Invention Network is funded by Google , IBM , NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, SUSE and Toyota. We began this journey over two years ago through programs like Azure IP Advantage, which extended Microsoft's indemnification pledge to open source software powering Azure services. [Full Article...]

Borderlands 2 VR Gets Release Date

Borderlands 2 VR Gets Release Date Borderlands 2 VR seems to be doing roughly the same thing with some quality of life improvements that you'd need for virtual reality. Your speed and reflexes speed up, allowing you to pull off 360 no-scope headshots and dodge bullets, and use your action skill to add insult to injury. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy A9 launched with four rear cameras: Specifications, features

Samsung Galaxy A9 launched with four rear cameras: Specifications, features SAMSUNG'S CLEARLY GOT A CHUBBY for smartphone cameras given it's revealed the Galaxy A9 with four cameras stuck on to its backside. It can be availed in color gradient options such as Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink. Only Samsungs premium phones have tele cams and they all had 12MP sensors, so this is a brand new camera module. We'd appreciate it more if the last sensor was a... [Full Article...]

Google Home Hub is Just Another Smart Display

As for the Google Home Hub itself, I don't see what all the fuss is. We've covered Smart Displays before and the entire concept dates all the way back to CES 2018 back in January. We've been covering all of them on the website, but if you're looking for a quick roundup, here's one ... Other smart displays will get these features with a software update. [Full Article...]

Samsung unveils Galaxy A9

Samsung unveils Galaxy A9 The upper bezel of the Galaxy A9 (2018 ) houses a 24-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. Samsung has also included a number of flagship features in its Galaxy A9 device, such as its Infinity Display , Bixby assistant, and support for Samsung Pay . [Full Article...]

Nokia 3.1 Plus, reloaded 8110 now in India

Nokia 3.1 Plus, reloaded 8110 now in India The lenses with the dual setup in Nokia 5.1 Plus are horizontally present in the middle. Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.86-inch HD+ IPS LCD, 19:9 display with 1,520 x 720 resolution. All of this is powered by a generous, 3,500 mAH battery that should let you get more than a day of heavy use. As for the Nokia 5.1 Plus, it features a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB of... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy A9 Quad-Camera Mid-Range Phone Image And Benchmarks Leak

Samsung Galaxy A9 Quad-Camera Mid-Range Phone Image And Benchmarks Leak A 3,800mAh battery powers the phone. Putting two and two together and coming up four makes us fairly positive that the leaks are legitimate. When is the Samsung Galaxy live stream? There is also a 24-megapixel sensor on the front of the A9. [Full Article...]

Google drops out of Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud competition

Google drops out of Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud competition Final bids are due October 12. "We are making major progress in delivering this cloud created to meet the regulatory and compliance requirements of the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community", the exec wrote in a blog post today. [Full Article...]

Huawei Mate 20 impresses in Antutu, can run National Basketball Association 2K18 at 60fps

Huawei Mate 20 impresses in Antutu, can run National Basketball Association 2K18 at 60fps We are not sure if the device would carry a rugged design pattern, similar to most other gaming smartphones like Razer Phone, Xiaomi Blackshark, ASUS ROG Phone, Nubia Red Magic, etc. The HUAWEI P20 Pro also features a color temperature sensor with f/1.8, f/1.6 and f/2.4 wide aperture to capture clearer, and more vibrant photos in low light. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Rumored to Buy Fallout: New Vegas Developer Obsidian

Microsoft Rumored to Buy Fallout: New Vegas Developer Obsidian Microsoft is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to purchase indie RPG developer Obsidian Entertainment based on three anonymous sources who spoke to Kotaku . While these deals sometimes fall apart at the last minute, one source told Kotaku that it was merely "a matter of when, not if". It seems that Obsidian Entertainment might make that six soon. [Full Article...]

PSN Name Changes Officially Coming, Entering Preview Soon

PSN Name Changes Officially Coming, Entering Preview Soon If this is an issue, you can revert back to the original name for free at any time (but just once during the preview program). Subsequent changes will cost £7.99/$9.99, or £3.99/$4.99 if you have PlayStation Plus. To make the change from xxxSniperJoe420xxx to "MyWifeIsMyLife2012" you'll merely need to head to the settings menu or profile section of the PS4. "For PlayStation Plus members, it will c... [Full Article...]

Market Outlook: China cuts reserve requirements

Market Outlook: China cuts reserve requirements Analysts say the yuan's decline has been driven mostly by China's slowing economic growth and the divergence between USA and Chinese interest rates. The stock market declined Monday taking its cue on Asian trading, as another strong United States jobs reading further fanned expectations the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at a quicker pace. [Full Article...]

Engadget gets hands-on with unreleased Pixel 3 XL

Engadget gets hands-on with unreleased Pixel 3 XL When the original Pixel launched it was only available to buy in the United Kingdom as a carrier-exclusive phone but the specifics of this year's release are unknown. There is one area though, where the Pixel 3 XL does seem to be miles ahead of others: the camera performance. It's highly likely the two phones will be powered by Qualcomm's new and powerful Snapdragon 845 smartphone proces... [Full Article...]


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