• Apple to release microphone-equipped HomePod smart speaker on February 9

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    However, in recent years, voice assistants have started to appear in standalone speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home , and the HomePod is Apple's response to this trend. A $10 per month Apple Music subscription is also required to request music through HomePod. "We're so excited for people to get HomePod into their homes, apartments and businesses to hear it for themselves".
  • Epps pulled from space station, brother blames racism

    Epps pulled from space station, brother blames racism

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    Epps' dreams of becoming the first African-American ISS crew member were cut short after the space agency announced Thursday, Jan. 18, that she'd been axed from the crew . Henry Epps said his sister served her country and trained for the mission. It's also possible, he said, that her skill set no longer made her the best-suited astronaut for the mission."Dr.
  • PC survival title Rust is leaving early access after four years

    PC survival title Rust is leaving early access after four years

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    So, we find ourselves caught between Early Access (where it's important to have a price that reflects the current game) and the eventual release of the full game with increased scope (which we believe reflects a traditional retail game). This change will also see an increase in price from the early access cost of $19.99 United States dollars to $34.99 USD. The core idea of what Rust is has now been solidified and updates will come a little slower, but will be more thought out.
  • Patriots' Brady throwing without glove before AFC title game

    Patriots' Brady throwing without glove before AFC title game

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    Amendola also set up the Patriots' second touchdown drive of the fourth quarter with a 20-yard punt return that gave New England possession at Jacksonville's 30-yard line. A viral image showing a referee smiling after a Patriots touchdown right before halftime had many Jaguars fans outraged. They are 1-11 all-time against New England, the lone win coming in a January 1999 home playoff contest.
  • Utah State University student hospitalized after eating Tide Pod

    Utah State University student hospitalized after eating Tide Pod

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    Ingestion accounted for 91 percent of reported exposures. While some of the Tide Pod Challenge social media posts are pranks and the actual number of actual incidents may be low, it's a viral meme that appears to be dying down. WFLA reported that several retailers began to place laundry detergent pods behind locked glass doors after the challenge grew in popularity. Through the cookies Geer, a former medic, was able to open up a dialogue with the kids and inform them of the dangers of ...
  • Android 8.1 Wi-Fi Speed Labels rolling out now

    Android 8.1 Wi-Fi Speed Labels rolling out now

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    This feature was part of the Android 8.1 changes announced back in December past year but there were no signs of its rollout save for a premature announcement on Twitter earlier this month. If for some reason you prefer not to see those labels, you can also turn them off from the Settings app under Network & Internet  Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Preferences  Advanced  Network rating provider and set it to " None ".
  • Once-in-a-blue-moon treat for Kolkata

    Once-in-a-blue-moon treat for Kolkata

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    It's the first time since 1866 that a blue moon total lunar eclipse has occurred. On January 31, a "super blue blood moon" will be visible across the country's skies, comprising a total lunar eclipse , a super moon , and a blue moon all at once.
  • The government shutdown is delaying SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test and other launches

    The government shutdown is delaying SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test and other launches

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    SpaceX has confirmed that the test will be affected by the United States government shutdown , and it will not take place until operations have resumed. Because of the pad's location, SpaceX relies on support from the Air Force's 45th Space Wing, which oversees launches and operations at both KSC and the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • Milwaukee Bucks Fire Jason Kidd

    Milwaukee Bucks Fire Jason Kidd

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    Kidd finishes with the Bucks with a record of 139-152 over three-plus seasons with the team. Antetokounmpo is being held out as a precautionary measure as the Bucks try to manage their young superstar's workload after suffering a knee injury during the offseason that forced him to withdraw from competition with the Greek national team.
  • First Ford Mustang Bullitt sells for $300000

    First Ford Mustang Bullitt sells for $300000

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    Buy or sell your exotic vehicle at duPontREGISTRY.com and check back with Autofluence.com for more supercar news. The new version is a faithful tribute to the iconic movie vehicle, featuring a more powerful version of the Mustang's 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that produces 475-horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a top speed of 163 miles per hour.
  • Yuji Naka has joined Square Enix, working on a new game

    Yuji Naka has joined Square Enix, working on a new game

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    The studio went on to develop for a whole host of platforms including the Nintendo DS, 3DS, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360, iOS, and even the oft forgotten Windows Mobile. He also programmed all of the main Sonic games until 1994's Sonic & Knuckles. It is uncertain what will happen to Prope after this, but the wording of the message suggests that Naka has joined Square Enix on its own, instead of being a collaboration of both companies.
  • Intel Continues To Struggle Delivering Stable Spectre And Meltdown Fixes

    Intel Continues To Struggle Delivering Stable Spectre And Meltdown Fixes

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    Intel said in the post that it has "now identified the root cause for Broadwell and Haswell platforms, and made good progress in developing a solution to address it". But the impact to older CPUs is known to be harder than on newer chips, and we're still waiting for patches to roll out for the major variants (there are three subtypes of Meltdown and Spectre attacks as of this writing) and to see how users are going to be impacted in common workloads.
  • Overwatch League player suspended after homophobic slur

    Overwatch League player suspended after homophobic slur

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    In a statement from Dallas Fuel , the team stated that they support the Overwatch League's decision and will be removing him for the duration of Stage One. Prior to his league-level suspension, the Dallas Fuel said it would take disciplinary action against xQc, including benching the player from Friday's match against the London Spitfire.
  • Microsoft Unveils Lower-Cost K-12 Devices in Fight for School Market

    Microsoft Unveils Lower-Cost K-12 Devices in Fight for School Market

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    Microsoft is partnering with the world's largest education company, Pearson, to bring a new range of VR and AR educational experiences to the HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Microsoft also is expanding the company's Immersive Reader assistive technology to Word for Mac, iPhone, Outlook Desktop, OneNote iPad and OneNote Mac.
  • Mobile gets the fastest 3G and 4G network title

    Mobile gets the fastest 3G and 4G network title

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    On the six measurements made by network monitoring firm OpenSignal , T-Mobile ranked first in five, while AT&T Inc. The nation's third largest carrier took the blue ribbon for 4G and 3G Download Speed, Overall Download Speed, 3G Latency and Availability.
  • Is HMD Global working on a Nokia smartphone with five cameras?

    Is HMD Global working on a Nokia smartphone with five cameras?

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    In fact, the same source also mentions that this phone will have a Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is a top-end chip, likely to be used in many of this year's most powerful phones. That is very important since HMD is working closely with Foxconn to launch new Nokia smartphones, so the collaboration between the two companies is strongly related to the Finnish brand.
  • No eavesdropping in this house: Apple's HomePod might feature mutable microphones

    No eavesdropping in this house: Apple's HomePod might feature mutable microphones

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    Whenever Apple launches a brand new product, it's guaranteed to be popular and shift millions of units. However, Apple delayed the release to "early 2018" saying more work was needed to ideal the tech. The company has already introduced the pricing of this HomePod during the announcement of the speaker in the last year's WWDC. Initially, Apple targeted a launch date somewhere in December 2017 but several certification delays led to pushing the date even further, However, a report ...
  • Nike PG-2 Sneakers Are Inspired By Sony's PlayStation Console

    Nike PG-2 Sneakers Are Inspired By Sony's PlayStation Console

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    They have the same light colors as the buttons on the PS controllers: blue, green, pink and red. Ever since his father gave him a PS2 for Christmas years ago, Paul's been loyal to the Playstation franchise. The other tongue features George's own logo. For more on the shoes and how to procure a pair, visit the official PlayStation blog on the announcement.