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Oculus taps Xiaomi to make its first standalone VR headset Oculus taps Xiaomi to make its first standalone VR headset
- January 09, 2018

The partnership with Xiaomi isn't completely unprecedented. Tang boasted that his company's headset would allow Oculus developers to reach the Chinese market. According to Xiaomi , it's already working with Oculus developers to localize existing content and bring it to the Mi VR Store in China. Details are hard to come by right now, but Xiaomi's headset packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, runs the company's in-house Mi VR platform, and supports Oculus's Mobile software ... (more...)
Bank of Canada Business Outlook Elevated on Capacity Constraints Bank of Canada Business Outlook Elevated on Capacity Constraints
- January 09, 2018

On balance, the survey said, firms expect export growth to accelerate, in part due to an improved USA economic outlook after lawmakers in Congress passed a tax-overhaul package that delivers rate cuts to American businesses. Some firms predicted USA growth and the low Canadian dollar to help their sales over the coming 12 months. The report is the last major data point before a January 17 rate decision, and could be the deciding factor for a hike following a stellar jobs report last week ... (more...)
ASUS unveils Chromebox 3, Tinker Board S, and Mini PCs for 2018 ASUS unveils Chromebox 3, Tinker Board S, and Mini PCs for 2018
- January 09, 2018

The small desktop PC can be equipped with a processor as powerful as an Intel Core i7-8650U and supports up to 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and up to 64GB of M.2 SSD storage. "The PN40 machines are also built around Intel eighth-gen Celeron and Pentium Silver SoCs, but appear to be a bit smaller, measuring 4.5" (11.4 cm) on each side and just 2" thick (5 cm). (more...)
Microsoft Outs New Glow-in-the-Dark Xbox One Controller Microsoft Outs New Glow-in-the-Dark Xbox One Controller
- January 09, 2018

It seems like the flawless controller for a modern pirate cruising the high seas of Microsoft's console. The front face of the controller has as its centrepiece a glow-in-the-dark skull wearing an eyepatch, and continuing with the nautical theme, the left control stick has the appearance of a compass. (more...)
Apple's iOS App Store broke records this holiday season Apple's iOS App Store broke records this holiday season
- January 09, 2018

The report published recently by SensorTower confirm a 13% growth of the global first-time app installs, which amassed 91.5 billion. What is surprising is that Apple's App Store has a much higher profitability than Android's Google Play Store, much higher than some may have thought. (more...)
Qualcomm Powers Advanced Connected Car Technologies in the 2018 Honda Accord Qualcomm Powers Advanced Connected Car Technologies in the 2018 Honda Accord
- January 09, 2018

Using the automotive platform's integrated global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and automotive dead reckoning, future vehicles are expected to have the increased capability to effectively be aware of its surroundings. From 2019, BYD will utilise the Snapdragon 820A Automotive Platform to support its cars' infotainment and digital cluster platforms. Qualcomm's tech will provide support for personalization, infotainment systems (such as auto dashboards), and telematics in the Accord. (more...)
These Are ASUS's 3 Crazy-looking Wi-Fi Routers From CES 2018 These Are ASUS's 3 Crazy-looking Wi-Fi Routers From CES 2018
- January 09, 2018

Smart Home and Internet of Things products are gaining momentum these days, instead of just having a computer or two and maybe a few smartphones connected to our WiFi network, many have a whole lot more connected, including gaming consoles, security cameras, smart speakers, thermostats and so much more. (more...)
Toyota Platform 3.0 self-driving vehicle prototype has better vision, sleeker looks Toyota Platform 3.0 self-driving vehicle prototype has better vision, sleeker looks
- January 09, 2018

See Toyota's CES exhibit first-hand in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center beginning Tues., Jan. 9. They can detect low-lying objects like road debris, or children who may have wandered into the road, according to Toyota. As part of its continuing efforts to bring self-driving vehicle technology to the roads of the world, the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will be taking a next-generation Platform 3.0 automated driving vehicle to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas ... (more...)
Acer refreshes its Swift, Nitro, Spin and Chromebook ranges Acer refreshes its Swift, Nitro, Spin and Chromebook ranges
- January 09, 2018

The Swift 7 also features Acer Color Intelligence, and a Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touchscreen and touchpad. Among all the new offerings, the new Acer Swift 7 is perhaps the most interesting one. Acer hasn't released the full specs yet, but we do know the Spin 3 arrives in February and will start at $599. In addition to that, Acer is also bringing improvements to the Nitro 5 and Spin 3. (more...)
Faster Wi-Fi: Intel 802.11ax chipsets arrive this year Faster Wi-Fi: Intel 802.11ax chipsets arrive this year
- January 09, 2018

There's good reason for the industry's enthusiasm about 802.11ax. With these new chips comes a whole host of upgrades and improvements from the predecessor, 802.11ac. Nearly one year following this announcement, Intel has unveiled its 802.11ax chips as well. While the promise of consumer retail devices with the new 802.11ax chipsets in 2018 sounds exciting, mass adoption of the new standard isn't expected to take place until product certification begins next year, and even then, it will take ... (more...)
'All damn night': Bella Thorne opens up about childhood sexual abuse 'All damn night': Bella Thorne opens up about childhood sexual abuse
- January 09, 2018

Unless you have been on deserted island somewhere, you know that the end of 2017 was marked by victim after victim of sexual harassment and assault in the industry which brought about the decision to form group like Time's Up . "I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till [sic] I was 14". Thorne - who portrayed CeCe Jones in Disney series Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013 - came out as bisexual in 2016, thanking her fans at their time for their ... (more...)
Whirlpool Smart Kitchen Announcements Include Cooking Automation And Yummly 2.0 Whirlpool Smart Kitchen Announcements Include Cooking Automation And Yummly 2.0
- January 09, 2018

No local availability or pricing for the new products has yet been announced. Consumers will be able to remotely communicate with ovens , washers and dryers via Apple Inc.'s Apple Watch, with the roll out to more than 20 Whirlpool brand appliances. (more...)
Panasonic adds to its 4K OLED lineup with FZ800 and FZ950 TVs Panasonic adds to its 4K OLED lineup with FZ800 and FZ950 TVs
- January 08, 2018

The FZ950 and FZ800 TVs will be the first OLED screens available in 2018 to support HDR10 +, after being further certified by the HDR10+ Alliance. More details will be released in the spring. The primary difference between the two series? The range-topping FZ950 ships with a new version of the Dynamic Blade soundbar, tuned by Technics. (more...)
ASUS' latest laptop embraces eSports with help from a top team ASUS' latest laptop embraces eSports with help from a top team
- January 08, 2018

The Hero Edition laptop is definitely merchandise meant for SKT T1 fans, because it also comes with an SKT jersey, mousepad, and posters of all the team members. The ROG G703 is available now for $3499 Dollars. The ROG Strix Flare is an RGB backlit mechanical gaming keyboard that uses Cherry MX RGB switches. (more...)
LG CLOi robot coming to a home near you by June LG CLOi robot coming to a home near you by June
- January 08, 2018

LG CLOi is LG's brand created to deliver both emotional interaction and innovative convenience to customers utilizing AI technology. The firm, which is demonstrating new products at the CES technology show in Las Vegas, also revealed three new concept service robots and AI-powered TVs which can be voice controlled. (more...)
Nasa spots 'stick-like figures' on Mars which resemble alien fossils Nasa spots 'stick-like figures' on Mars which resemble alien fossils
- January 08, 2018

The first new batch of 2018 photographs taken Curiosity Lens Imager (MAHLI) could be similar to Ordovician trace fossils. It could be a ground-breaking discovery, he told the website Inside Outer Space. Talking more about this, Ashwin Vasavada, scientists of NASA's Jep Propulsion Laboratory, California sated that, this thing are very small. Speaking to Space.com, SETI planetary scientist said that "a strictly mineral origin is, of course, the most plausible". (more...)
Ring's Stick Up Cam Elite doesn't bother with batteries Ring's Stick Up Cam Elite doesn't bother with batteries
- January 08, 2018

Ring has just announced a bunch of new IoT products at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The first gadget that we'll talk about is the Stick Up Cam, which is essentially a security camera . The Ring Beams product range constitute a number of outdoor security lights including pathway lights, step lights, and spotlights, which will work in conjunction with Ring's security cameras and doorbells. (more...)
Nintendo is now selling its colorful Splatoon 2 Joy-Con controllers separately
- January 08, 2018

Speaking of left and right, Nintendo's tweet shows the left controller as pink and the right as green, which is the opposite setup of Splatoon 2 Switch bundle Joy-Cons. Nintendo doesn't talk pricing either, but it seems safe to assume that this pair will cost the same $80 the company charges for other sets of Joy-Cons. (more...)
Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Coming To The US Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Coming To The US
- January 08, 2018

A 3GB version of the Zenfone Max Plus with 32GB of storage will arrive in February in the USA for $229 (around £170/AU$290). The phone will be available in February in a 3GB/32GB configuration for $229 in two colors for North America: Azure Silver and Deepsea Black. (more...)
Alonso chasing more pace after finishing P12 Alonso chasing more pace after finishing P12
- January 08, 2018

Felipe Nasr set the fastest overall time so far of the Roar Before the 24 in Session 5 under the lights of Daytona International Speedway. What is every team working on? "First of all try to learn different driving techniques and to learn from the specialists of endurance races and be a better driver when the 24 Hours finishes". (more...)
Micro Focus half year profits soar 28.7% as HPE buy kicks in Micro Focus half year profits soar 28.7% as HPE buy kicks in
- January 08, 2018

Chief Executive Chris Hsu said the firm, which licenses legacy software to major corporations, was "disappointed with sales execution primarily in our Americas region" for the HPE business. It was achieving core earnings margins of more than 46 percent before the deal, but the lower margin HPE business dragged them down to 42.9 percent for the period. (more...)
Sgnl Watchstrap Transmits Sound Through Your Fingertip For Private Phone Calls Sgnl Watchstrap Transmits Sound Through Your Fingertip For Private Phone Calls
- January 08, 2018

Sgnl is a smart strap made by Innomdle Lab , a Korean company. Clip the - fairly chunky - band on in place of whatever bracelet or strap you're now using, pair it to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and you get the best of both worlds. What's great about it is that you can easily attach it to your watch to combine old and new devices. Sgnl is created to work with the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Apple Watch , but can be used with any regular watch as well. (more...)
Intel Says Chip Update Does Not Affect Performance
- January 08, 2018

Researchers at Google's Project Zero, academic institutions and private companies published their findings on the vulnerabilities Wednesday. The other, Spectre , is harder to fix, but also harder to exploit, making it less of an immediate threat to consumer devices. (more...)
Bail Denied to Class XI Student in Pradyuman Thakur Murder Case Bail Denied to Class XI Student in Pradyuman Thakur Murder Case
- January 08, 2018

On Saturday (January 6), the bail plea of a 16-year-old student accused of murdering 7-year-old, Pradyuman at Ryan International School was deferred till January 8 by a Gurugram court. The probe agency had arrested the juvenile after its investigation revealed that he had allegedly killed Pradyuman hoping that the murder of a student on the school's campus would force a postponement of a scheduled parent-teacher meeting and exams. (more...)
CES 2018: AMD Drops Ryzen CPU Prices By Up to 30 Percent CES 2018: AMD Drops Ryzen CPU Prices By Up to 30 Percent
- January 08, 2018

The current Ryzen 1st Generation CPUs are built with a 14 nanometer FinFET process, the 2nd Gen will be transitioning to 12nm FinFET, which has been dubbed "Zen+" on the slides above. The Ryzen 3 2200G is better still value. That is cheaper than the Ryzen 3 1200, but packs a faster CPU and integrated graphics as well. Multi-threaded performance of both the new 2000-series SKUs against the competition and 1000-series Ryzen CPUs is shown on the right. (more...)
Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 Revealed In A Leak Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 Revealed In A Leak
- January 08, 2018

The new handsets aren't flagship devices, but rather mid-range phones that Sony has dubbed "super mid-tier smartphones". Both are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 processor and share the same general design, as well as main 23MP camera with support for 4K video, 120fps slow-motion capture, and improved low-light photography. (more...)
Honor View 10 Goes On Sale In India Honor View 10 Goes On Sale In India
- January 08, 2018

The Honor View 10 price in India has been set at Rs. 29,999, which is rather exceptional for the specifications the smartphone is offering. It is available in Midnight Black and Navy Blue colour variants. It comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB with microSD. Honor View 10 will be able to sense who is using the phone, translate messages as per preferred language of the owner without the need to connect with Internet, sense functionality ... (more...)
Windows 10 Mobile gets Spectre and Meltdown protection with new Cumulative Update
- January 08, 2018

Microsoft yesterday released the Meltdown and Spectre fixes as part of cumulative update for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, labelled KB4056892, which brings the OS Build up to 16299.192. "During our testing process, we uncovered that some third-party applications have been making unsupported calls into Windows kernel memory that cause stop errors to occur", Microsoft said in a statement. (more...)
Ford F-150 diesel aims for 30 mpg at EPA Ford F-150 diesel aims for 30 mpg at EPA
- January 08, 2018

With hundreds of thousands of pickups sold in the USA each year, it may be no surprise that Ford would consider adding more variety to its powertrain lineup. Felipe said the after-treatment should provide roughly 10,000 miles of driving range before replenishing. Rival Fiat Chrysler began offering a diesel version of its pick-ups in 2013. (more...)
NVIDIA's new 65-inch 4K gaming displays also run Android TV NVIDIA's new 65-inch 4K gaming displays also run Android TV
- January 08, 2018

NVIDIA is showing off BFGDs at CES , and we plan to get a look at them soon. If you are exhausted of that puny 27-inch gaming screen on your desk and you want a more immersive gaming experience on a really big screen - say 65-inches - then Nvidia has something new for you. (more...)