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The investigation into possible "planned obsolescence" or "fraud" was opened on Friday and is being led by anti-trust and consumer protection specialists in the French economy ministry, the source said. Apple , naturally, hasn't commented, but instead pointed to a statement made on 28 December in which it "apologised" for its handling of the throttling issue.
  • Razer's Project Linda is a Razer Phone-powered 13-inch laptop hybrid

    Razer's Project Linda is a Razer Phone-powered 13-inch laptop hybrid

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    That screen will be used as sort of secondary display/touchpad. The 5.7-inch Quad HD LCD display is plenty sharp, and the industry-first 120Hz display is a joy to look at. The Razer Phone , created by a lifestyle brand for gamers, comes with an HDR10-enabled display as well as front-facing dual Dolby-optimized speakers, and if you prefer to use headphones with it, it also supports THX connectivity.
  • Intel Announces 802.11ax Chipsets for Faster Wi-Fi - IT Peer Network

    Intel Announces 802.11ax Chipsets for Faster Wi-Fi - IT Peer Network

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    But even though Intel says it's going to start shipping 802.11ax chips for routers and "consumer retail devices" this year, it'll be a while longer before most (or even many) of us are connecting to the internet on faster Wi-Fi. The new Intel chipsets will be based on Draft 2.0 of the 802.11ax standard and it is important for all infrastructure devices to adhere to Draft 2.0 and not Draft 1.0, to ensure interoperability.
  • Southampton Interested In Walcott

    Southampton Interested In Walcott

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    For us it's not easy'. 'Hopefully we can bring somebody that can help us be stronger, ' he said. This is our target now. We know the market is hard but we are working on that'. But beleaguered Wenger said before Sunday's FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest , in which Walcott played: "I want him to stay". The likes of Southampton , West Ham, Newcastle, Everton and even Italian giants Inter Milan and Juventus were touted as potential destinations for the 47-time capped English global, ...
  • HP's Spectre x360 15 gets the usual upgrades and a fingerprint reader

    HP's Spectre x360 15 gets the usual upgrades and a fingerprint reader

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    The new devices, which launched at CES 2018 , join a lineup of always-connected PCs from Google Pixelbook with Instant Tethering to Samsung's Galaxy Book 12 via Verizon in the United States and Xiaomi's Mi Notebook Air in China. Acer* introduced the Intel Core i7 processor-powered Swift 7. The hybrid runs Windows 10 Home OS and is claimed to have a battery life of up to 17 hours.
  • Huawei releases Honor View10, updates Honor 7X with face recognition

    Huawei releases Honor View10, updates Honor 7X with face recognition

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    Now, the company announced that the limited edition Red Huawei Honor 7X will reach several markets just in time for Valentine's Day. Honor ispartnering with Monster, one of the world's largest headphone manufacturers, to give the first 100 purchasers of Honor 7X Red in each country/region the red co-branded Honor-Monster AM15 headphones as a special gift.
  • JBL adds Google Assistant to its Everest line of headphones

    JBL adds Google Assistant to its Everest line of headphones

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    The JBL Xtreme 2 is the most exciting speaker among the bunch. There are large passive radiators at the sides of this speaker in order to deliver enhanced bass frequencies. That being said, we've managed to check out some of Harman's and JBL's gadgets at CES, including the Harman Kardon Allure speaker, JBL Clip 3 speaker, JBL Endurance headphones and the JBL Go 2 speaker.
  • TCL unveils its voice-enabled, Roku-connected Smart Soundbar

    TCL unveils its voice-enabled, Roku-connected Smart Soundbar

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    The Dolby Vision HDR TVs' HDR Performance Package Pro set features the following: Contrast Control Zone technology - a local dimming solution that ups the zone number to 96 from 72 on the smaller set and to 120 zones on the larger, the iPQ engine (eliminating the need for custom tuning); and HDR Pro Gamma tone map technology, for more accurate detail reproduction.
  • Lenovo's refreshing their best no-frills laptops with HDR displays

    Lenovo's refreshing their best no-frills laptops with HDR displays

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    It handles up to a quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB solid state drive. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has got a fingerprint scanner that will leverage the biometric security of Windows Hello. The monitors come with Full HD IPS display which provides a wide viewing angle and 96 percent RGB colour gamut. The 14-inch laptop comes in a convertible format as the Yoga sports a 360-degree hinge.
  • TCL Communication Promises At Least Two New BlackBerry Smartphones Coming In 2018

    TCL Communication Promises At Least Two New BlackBerry Smartphones Coming In 2018

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    In addition to new Alcatel phones, the folks at TCL are prepping some new BlackBerry hardware. Separately, TechRadar was told that we can expect "new keyboard phones" this year - note the plural on phones. TCL said today that it's got two new BlackBerry smartphones coming in 2018. There's also USB-C and NFC in there, and like the Motion, the KEYone comes with Android 7.1 but will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo .
  • Asus Zenfone Max Plus makes its way to North America

    Asus Zenfone Max Plus makes its way to North America

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    On the pricing, the phone will cost you $229 for the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB Memory Storage version. ASUS doesn't name the processor inside the phone in its United States press release, but the company previously said the ZenFone Max Plus would have a MediaTek 6750T chipset.
  • Hyundai reveals Nexo fuel cell-powered SUV at 2018 CES

    Hyundai reveals Nexo fuel cell-powered SUV at 2018 CES

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    Besides being better packaged, the new electric motor switches from an induction type to a permanent-magnet type, with output jumping from 100 kW (134 hp) and 221 lb-ft to 120 kW (161 hp) and 291 lb-ft. Rounding out Hyundai's future technology demonstrations will be a reimagined view from the driver's perspective inside the Intelligent Personal Cockpit, featuring artificial-intelligence-enhanced voice recognition and vital sign-based wellness care, all from the comfort of the driver's seat.
  • Apple Facing Huge Fines in French Probe Over Planned Obsolescence in iPhones

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

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    Apple also offered a public apology in a letter addressed to customers and confirmed that it does not intentionally slow down devices or aims to drive iPhone upgrade by limiting performance. Emile Meunier, a lawyer for Halte à l'Obsolescence Programmée (HOP), the consumer and environmental protection association that lodged the complaint, said in an e-mail he will share statements from clients that were "wronged" with investigators.
  • PS4 Sales Fall This Holiday Compared To Last Year

    PS4 Sales Fall This Holiday Compared To Last Year

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    On the software front, the console giant flogged a not-too-shabby 55.9 million PS4 digital and physical games during the same period, bringing total game sales on the system to an eye-watering 645 million. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and president John Kodera also said that the company now has 31.5 million PlayStation Plus subscribers. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our community and our partners for helping us achieve such phenomenal milestones.
  • PUBG'S Xbox One Patch Now Live

    PUBG'S Xbox One Patch Now Live

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    Duo and Squad play is now live on Xbox One as a server-side update, meaning a downloadable update isn't required. The latter includes slight increases to Server and Client FPS and VFX "optimizations". Hopefully this patch at least makes PUBG playable on the Xbox One, instead of a glitchy nightmare. Similarly to PUBG , 100 players will be able to take place in the game at any one time, though the initial offering will be team-based.
  • Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month

    Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month

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    That begins this month when a free update and the first DLC expansion will be released alongside the return of a limited-time event on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. An update to the Heka chests item pool, which will add the items from the Nightmare and First Civilization packs, along with the Gladiator and Wacky packs to the pool.
  • Intel CEO addresses Spectre and Meltdown bugs in CES keynote

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    It was supposed to be about the future, but things haven't exactly been going as planned for chip manufacturer Intel. On the eve of the opening of CES 2018 to the public, Intel Corp . blurbs that say that everything works as designed". "We created a microprocessor monoculture", said Bryan Cantrill, chief technology officer at Joyent, a cloud service owned by Samsung.
  • Samsung joins the race to make all your appliances smart

    Samsung joins the race to make all your appliances smart

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    IoT, or making everyday objects smart and connected, is an ambitious idea. When asked how Samsung views other Bixby rivals, Kim Hyun-suk said, " Bixby can not be directly compared with others because the starting point is different". If turning your fridge into a giant jukebox doesn't excite you then there is at least one feature we can get on board with. If you don't fancy hearing all the bad meetings you have coming up then you might want to use the speaker system, which can stream ...