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LG reveals 4K HDR projector LG reveals 4K HDR projector
- January 08, 2018

This year though, LG has made a decision to sneak a couple in early, first we saw the largest 8K OLED TV unveiled and today, LG has begun showing off its new 4K HDR projector ahead of next week's event. LG's new Ultra HD projector might look like a trash can with its hinged lens protector, but it is also claimed to be half the size of its rivals and capable of beaming a 150-inch image onto your wall. (more...)
Acer to add Amazon Alexa to PCs
- January 08, 2018

Amazon will release a special Alexa app in the spring, and laptop builders are tapping Intel's Smart Sound tech to make sure that the app can pick up your voice when you're not right next to your PC. Amazon Alexa has spread from the company's Echo speakers into a growing number of third-party devices, in settings ranging from the auto to the bathroom. (more...)
Investors say Apple should address youth phone addiction Investors say Apple should address youth phone addiction
- January 08, 2018

Two large investors have urged the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple's iPhones. The letter cited various studies and surveys on how the heavy usage of smartphones and social media negatively affects children's mental and physical health. (more...)
Rumor reveals Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ memory configurations
- January 08, 2018

The launch date would indicate a return to the S series' original pattern of releases that was broken by the S8, which came at the end of March 2017 following a crisis over problems with batteries of the Galaxy Note 7. Recollecting some key specifications, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are reported to arrive with Snapdragon 845 or Samsung's recently unveiled Exynos 9810 chipset both of which are built on 10nm process. (more...)
Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year
- January 08, 2018

Amazon has also announced that it is already working with some of the biggest accessory OEMs like Bose, Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Bowers and Wilkins to develop and offer Alexa-powered mobile accessories. Last year, Amazon introduced the AVS Device SDK, enabling OEMs to integrate Alexa directly into their connected products. Amazon describes the new kit as an alternative solution for those who are looking for an easier, lighter solution to build on-the-go devices and experiences. (more...)
HTC teases a 4K Vive headset for CES 2018 HTC teases a 4K Vive headset for CES 2018
- January 08, 2018

The tweet says "New Year's Resolution" on top. "New Year's" is blurred, whereas the "resolution" part of the phrase is clear, leading us to believe that a new headset with improved image resolution is on its way. The original HTC Vive - which was revealed at MWC 2015 - has a 2,160 x 1,200 display, so an upgrade to 4K would make a significant difference. But it doesn't end there. (more...)
Maruti's new design language will seek SUV imprint on compact cars Maruti's new design language will seek SUV imprint on compact cars
- January 08, 2018

New Delhi : Maruti Suzuki India ( MSIL ) is all set to have the global premiere of its new compact vehicle known as Concept FutureS at the Auto Expo in February 2018, according to a BSE filing. It will get a high bonnet, nearly vertical A-pillars and chunky proportions making it look more like an SUV than a hatchback. "We always look at large volumes and want to be the leaders in whatever segments we get into" says Raman. (more...)
Nintendo Switch makes history in the US Nintendo Switch makes history in the US
- January 08, 2018

The news comes from Nintendo Norway so it is credible enough. If you bought or received a Nintendo Switch for Christmas - or got one long before the holidays - you're not alone. Of course, it could be a mistake on Nintendo Norway's part so take it with a grain of salt. This is the year that your Nintendo Switch purchase really pays off. (more...)
Jake Paul Drops N-Word in Freestyle Rap Jake Paul Drops N-Word in Freestyle Rap
- January 08, 2018

A source tells the publication that clip is from 2017 during a Coachella weekend and 20-year-old - best known for playing Dirk in comedy series Bizaardvark -regrets his actions. since the source pointed out Jake just did a collab with Slim Jxmmi for Jake's Christmas album. Haven't we all. Shockingly, this is not the first time Jake Paul has been accused of casually saying something racist: Last August, the internet briefly came after him for an offensive joke at the expense of a ... (more...)
Apple: All Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre bugs
- January 08, 2018

The good news is researchers and companies said there is no evidence of these flaws being exploited in the wild. "All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected , but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time", Apple said . (more...)
Srinagar, Jammu record season's lowest temperatures Srinagar, Jammu record season's lowest temperatures
- January 08, 2018

Gulmarg - the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir - recorded a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius, down from minus 9.4 degrees Celsius the previous night. Kargil town in frontier Ladakh region witnessed bone chilling minus 18.8 degrees Celsius, while mercury in neighbouring Leh town plummeted to minus 16.8 degrees, he said. (more...)
Hawks misfire early and often in loss to Portland Hawks misfire early and often in loss to Portland
- January 08, 2018

Thunder star Russell Westbrook had 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 14th triple-double of the season. CJ McCollum led seven double-figure scorers for Portland (20-18) with 20 points, adding six assists and four rebounds. With 5.9 seconds to play in the fourth quarter, CJ McCollum hit what would be a game-winning floater in traffic to give the Trail Blazers a 111-110 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 19,393 at the Moda Center. (more...)
Samsung just announced a 146-inch modular TV Samsung just announced a 146-inch modular TV
- January 08, 2018

Samsung wouldn't even specify how many modules were in the concept set shown at tonight's First Look event in Las Vegas. Whatever final form The Wall takes, you can count on it being exorbitantly expensive and aimed at high-dollar home theater installations. (more...)
"LG Unveils Rollable 65" OLED TV
- January 08, 2018

LG's ThinQ TVs also function as smart home hubs, offering access to other compatible smart home products such as robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, air purifiers, smart lights, smart speakers and many other devices that can connect to the TV via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. (more...)
Samsung Unveils Next Generation Family Hub Refrigerator With Bixby and SmartThings Integration Samsung Unveils Next Generation Family Hub Refrigerator With Bixby and SmartThings Integration
- January 08, 2018

Up first: better support for SmartThings, the connected home platform Samsung purchased back in 2014 . So from this fridge's screen, you can adjust a SmartThings-compatible thermostat or view what's happening outside your front door or in another room of the house with a SmartThings-compatible camera. (more...)
Smartphone Users Beware: Chip Flaw Affects Mobile Devices
- January 08, 2018

The scramble to harden a broad array of devices comes after researchers found two significant vulnerabilities within modern computing hardware, one of which can not be fully resolved as of yet. Intel has said that it's now rendered Intel-based PCs "immune" to both Spectre and Meltdown . " Intel is committed to responsible disclosure". Intel has disputed that claim, saying in a statement , "Contrary to some reports, any performance impacts are workload-dependent, and, for the average ... (more...)
Retail giant Macy's announces 5000 job cuts and more store closures Retail giant Macy's announces 5000 job cuts and more store closures
- January 08, 2018

Both Macy's and Penney have struggled with falling sales as shoppers make fewer trips to malls and do more of their spending on smartphones. Not all chains are faring better. On Thursday, Macy's raised its adjusted earnings guidance for fiscal year 2017 to be between $3.59 and $3.69 a share given the effect tax reform will have on the company's yearly tax rate. (more...)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) Insider Sells $4400224.07 in Stock
- January 08, 2018

It has outperformed by 7.70% the S&P500. It worsened, as 23 investors sold Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc . shares while 162 reduced holdings. Ifrah Financial Services Inc sold 6,962 shares as the company's stock rose 6.96% with the market. (more...)
Ahmed Shafik pulls out of Egypt presidential race Ahmed Shafik pulls out of Egypt presidential race
- January 08, 2018

After losing a 2012 election to Mohamed Morsi , Shafik fled to the United Arab Emirates. "I have realized that I would not be the ideal person to run the state affairs during the coming period". Shafiq apparently upset his UAE hosts after claiming in an interview on Al-Jazeera that he was being prevented from leaving the country. While in Abu Dhabi, he was placed on trial in absentia in Egypt and found guilty of corruption charges. (more...)
Palestinians protest Greek Orthodox patriarch for land deals Palestinians protest Greek Orthodox patriarch for land deals
- January 08, 2018

Due to a difference in calendars, many Orthodox churches mark Christmas Eve on January 6 and Christmas is celebrated on January 7 and not December 25. The protest was not the first of its kind in Bethlehem - visits by Theophilus III to the biblical town have been boycotted in the past. Palestinians have been demanding his resignation for allegedly selling church land to Israelis in sweetheart deals. (more...)
Battery recall for HP notebook computers do to fire hazard Battery recall for HP notebook computers do to fire hazard
- January 08, 2018

HP said this week that it's recalling about 50,000 consumer notebook batteries for free, which were originally sold as part of a HP notebook itself or as a standalone accessory. HP ended 2017 as the world's largest PC vendor by shipments and the only vendor that actually increased shipments amid shrinking sales across the industry. (more...)
Companies scrambling to protect networks from chip security flaw
- January 08, 2018

How anxious should you be as tech giant Apple confirms all of its products are "vulnerable" to hacking through the Meltdown and Spectre bugs? According to the tech giant , despite the issues being present, there have been no known exploits to hit any Apple product users so far. (more...)
BTIG Research Begins Coverage on Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
- January 07, 2018

BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 39,335 shares of the company's stock worth $2,886,000 after buying an additional 16,224 shares in the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP lifted its holdings in shares of Take-Two Interactive Software by 1,063.4% in the 2nd quarter. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) with 4GB RAM, better processor launched: Price and specification Nokia 6 (2018) with 4GB RAM, better processor launched: Price and specification
- January 07, 2018

Nokia 6 (2018) will be available in 32GB and 64GB storage variants, priced at CNY 1,499 (Rs 14,600 approximately) and CNY 1,699 (Rs 16,600 approximately) and in black and silver colour options. The smartphone sports 5.5 inch full HD display. Internally, the processor has been bumped from the Snapdragon 430 in the 2017 edition to a much more powerful Snapdragon 630, with 4GB of RAM included. (more...)
International Business Machs (Call) (IBM) Share Price Declined While Twin Tree Management LP Has Decreased Its Position by $28.01 Million
- January 07, 2018

Koshinski Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $57.81B market cap company. Citigroup owns 830,017 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Finally, Nadler Financial Group Inc. increased its position in International Business Machines Corp.by 0.4% in the second quarter. (more...)
Switch is the Fastest Selling Console in US History
- January 07, 2018

Fortunately for Nintendo, those people were completely wrong and the Nintendo Switch did very well. "I always look for designers who aren't super-passionate game fans", Miyamoto in an interview with The New York Times. For instance, in the U.S., more than 60% of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55% own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . (more...)
LG's little HU80KA projector can cast a big 4K picture
- January 07, 2018

LG is hoping to change that by debuting their portable 4K UHD projector at CES this week. "LG's first-ever 4K UHD projector represents the pinnacle of innovation in the portable entertainment market", stated by Tim Alessi, LG Electronics USA's head of product marketing. (more...)
Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw
- January 07, 2018

According to Apple , it is working on software updates to fix a pair of vulnerabilities which affect Apple gadgets as well as "all modern processors and affect almost all computing devices and operating systems". "Intel has already issued updates for the majority of processor products introduced within the past five years", an Intel spokesperson said. Apple's statement comes just two days after it was reported on Wednesday that all Intel chips produced over the last decade feature a ... (more...)
Apple says iOS is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre issues Apple says iOS is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre issues
- January 07, 2018

The issues affect billions of devices worldwide, and Spectre is particularly hard to mitigate, according to the researchers. Major companies including Apple , Google , Microsoft and Amazon.com have quickly patched their technology to mitigate against the threat from Meltdown, which only affects machines running Intel chips. (more...)
Tifton native ready for Georgia-Alabama championship game
- January 07, 2018

Payne is ready to get back to doing what he does best after a Sugar Bowl interception and touchdown catch. Nick Saban will be coaching in his 7th national championship game, while Kirby Smart will be coaching in his first title game. "Once we lose one man, it's the next man up", Tide defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs said. "This game isn't really about me". He's 11-0 and none of them have come closer than 17 points against his Tide teams. (more...)