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Standalone virtual reality ( VR) headsets have a lot of appeal. Lenovo claims it's the "world's first" standalone Daydream VR headset, so doesn't require a smartphone or PC to run. You get the benefit of a wireless headset, but the dedicated processing power to do things like WorldSense; optical tracking of the world instead of being reliant of fickle accelerometers.
  • CES 2018: Sennheiser launches wireless earbuds that simultaneously connects to 2 devices

    CES 2018: Sennheiser launches wireless earbuds that simultaneously connects to 2 devices

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    We typically find three ear tip sizes on most affordable headphones, but having four ensures more precise fit. "Included in the box is a ¼" (6.35 mm) stereo jack plug, 4.4 mm Pentaconn stereo jack plug, USB flash drive (SD-U16L version) with instruction manual (as PDF file) and individually diffuse-field frequency response curve, microfiber cloth and XLR-4 connector.
  • Viewers outraged as Nicole Kidman fails to mention her adopted kids

    Viewers outraged as Nicole Kidman fails to mention her adopted kids

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    However, it's always been rumored that Kidman's kids have been estranged from their mom ever since she left the Church of Scientology and they stayed along with their dad. "We did this because of our friendship, our creative union and our support of each other. It's true. I love you so much". Actress Leah Remini discusses this in her A&E documentary series that chronicles life after being a part of the controversial religion, and specifically wrote about Kidman and Cruise's children in her ...
  • Microsoft pulls Windows 10 KB4056892 and Windows 7 KB4056894 for AMD PCs

    Microsoft pulls Windows 10 KB4056892 and Windows 7 KB4056894 for AMD PCs

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    There are ways to bring an affected machine back into bootable state, so make sure to check out Microsoft's support site in case you're one of the unlucky ones. Microsoft is, however, pausing the rollout of these emergency patches for devices with AMD chipsets until the company figures out a workaround. In its blog post, the software giant said the patches had caused computer screens to freeze up, or have so-called "blue screen errors" on Windows 10 , Windows 8 .1 and Windows 7 .
  • Warmer Waters Are Turning Green Turtles Babies Female

    Warmer Waters Are Turning Green Turtles Babies Female

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    More than 99 per cent of eggs produce females off spring now. ESCAPE: Discovering Maui's mountains and underwater world story, Kara Murphy - Ho'okipa Honu.Green Sea Turtles . As with some other reptiles, temperatures can determine the sex of offspring. "Realizing what the sex proportions in the grown-up reproducing populace are today, and what they may look like five, 10 and quite a while from now when these youthful turtles grow up and move toward becoming grown-ups, will be ...
  • A Mix Of iPhone X, Galaxy S9 With Optical Fingerprint Sensor

    A Mix Of iPhone X, Galaxy S9 With Optical Fingerprint Sensor

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    As per the picture and video, the Doogee V has an on-screen fingerprint sensor - making it the first phone in the world to have one. As of now, we have seen fingerprint scanners embedded on the Home button, Power button, and on the back. However, the major trend for 2018 will be under-display fingerprint scanners. Besides these details, there's nothing much available about the Doogee V on the web.
  • Link unveils high-speed and mesh options for its router lineup

    Link unveils high-speed and mesh options for its router lineup

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    It's also not actually quite finished, with the Wi-Fi Alliance not actually planning on product certification for the new standard until next year. Smart homes are only getting more complex, so D-Link have taken it upon themselves to bring all your smart devices and appliances under the mydlink Connected Home System, created to bring control of all a user's non-router devices under a single app.
  • Google Taking Measures to Stop Stolen Bikes

    Google Taking Measures to Stop Stolen Bikes

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    The company started using the multicolored bikes - about 1,100 of them - as a perk for employees to get around to different locations on its grounds without having to hop into a auto or take a bus. Local gang kids use the bikes as well. According to Wired , Google takes cycling very seriously and there's a noticeable bike culture at Google headquarters.
  • Facebook kills its 'M' AI assistant on January 19th

    Facebook kills its 'M' AI assistant on January 19th

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    Though M has seen its last days, Facebook will keep its M "suggestion" feature, which jumps into conversations on its own, in order to suggest relevant stickers or to offer to schedule a meeting. The company invested serious resources in the project - M and the contractors behind it spent more than two years responding to queries 24/7. M showed signs of real potential, and while it might be disappointing to some users to see it die, we're anxiously awaiting to see how Facebook uses this tech ...
  • ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February

    ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February

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    The new ZenFone Max Series is now a dedicated range of high-capacity smartphones. The rear camera has a 120-degree wide-view lens, an improvement over the ZenFone Max's single 13MP sensor. In the camera department, the ZenFone Max Plus has a 16MP front camera with a f/2.0 aperture and dual rear cameras , both of which are 16MP. The handset is powered by an octa core processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of included storage .
  • AT&T Backs Out of Huawei Partnership

    AT&T Backs Out of Huawei Partnership

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    For several months now, Huawei has been rumored to enter the USA market in a significant way thanks to a partnership with AT&T to sell the Mate 10 Pro . The deal would have helped the number three phone maker compete even more with Samsung and Apple. There's no word of any other United States. carriers partnering with Huawei, so for now the company may have to keep selling its devices unlocked.
  • CES 2018: Viveport VR Overhauls Platform With Interactive Content Catalog

    CES 2018: Viveport VR Overhauls Platform With Interactive Content Catalog

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    If you want to experience VR untethered, HTC says that its newly unveiled Vive Wireless Adapter will work with both the Vive and Vive Pro . It will be available in the summer. The headset also interestingly now features dual-front-facing cameras accessible to developers, who can presumably use them for inside-out tracking and mixed reality applications.
  • NVIDIA Launches GeForce NOW Game-streaming Service PC Beta

    NVIDIA Launches GeForce NOW Game-streaming Service PC Beta

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    Since GeForce NOW supported games must be owned or purchased on the appropriate digital store (Steam, Ubisoft Uplay, Blizzard Battle.net), those libraries must be connected to the service, though game patches and drivers are automatically installed.
  • Google unifies its payment platforms under the new 'Google Pay' branding

    Google unifies its payment platforms under the new 'Google Pay' branding

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    Google officially announced Google Pay today, marking the amalgamation of Android Pay and Google Wallet into this one new service. Consumers can now use the payment information saved in their Google accounts for all the company's pay offerings under one product, Google Vice President Pali Bhat said in a blog Monday.
  • CES 2018: Alexa AR Glasses Features Stock Prices, Weather Updates

    CES 2018: Alexa AR Glasses Features Stock Prices, Weather Updates

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    In order to benefit from Alexa assistance, users will be required to have an Amazon account. Executives from Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant will be seeking new partners and other big technology companies, including Apple Inc. The Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit eliminates the need for OEM development teams to perform the bulk of the coding for integrating Alexa into their devices.
  • The Byton Electric SUV is the auto future - and it's incredible

    The Byton Electric SUV is the auto future - and it's incredible

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    BYTON , a start-up auto company founded by former employees of Apple , Google , Tesla and BMW , has unveiled its first vehicle - an electric intelligent SUV. The large screen that will feature in the Byton. Built-in hardware synchronizes with user's other devices, enabling BYTON to track the user's health status, including weight, heart rate, blood pressure; and synchronize user's data to give fitness advice.
  • Samsung adds Bixby voice control to its Family Hub smart fridge

    Samsung adds Bixby voice control to its Family Hub smart fridge

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    All of it comes as Samsung - and its competitors - continue their efforts to secure their footing in the still-emerging market for dedicated smart home platforms. Our best guess is that Samsung means the devices will rely on Bixby and other artificial intelligence, though it sounds just a tad unsettling. Most notably, Bixby will soon be able to distinguish between different voices and offer personalized results based on the user, similar to Alexa and Google Assistant .
  • Sony announces Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2 phones

    Sony announces Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2 phones

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    In terms of the imaging chops, there is a super wide-angle 8MP front shooter as well as a 13MP F2.0 rear camera present in the L2. It features a large 6-inch FHD 1080p display along with a slim form factor and a sleek case that comes in four colors including Silver, Black, Blue, and Gold.
  • Intel launches new Core processors with integrated Radeon RX Vega M GPUs

    Intel launches new Core processors with integrated Radeon RX Vega M GPUs

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    The NUC8i7HVK is the most powerful of the pair and comes packing Intel's 8 Generation Core i7-8809G, running at 3.1GHz to 4.2GHz Turbo, Quad Core, 8MB cache, 100W, with Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics at 1063MHz -1190MHz. "Expect to see more from Intel on the high-end performance notebook segment, the Intel Core H-series, Intel Optane memory coming to 8th Gen Intel Core mobile devices for the first time and more details on 8th Gen Intel Core vPro platform for businesses".
  • Nvidia teams up with Uber, VW for self-driving, AI tech

    Nvidia teams up with Uber, VW for self-driving, AI tech

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    Buzz concept, shown at the North American International Auto Show a year ago, as an example of what future personal mobility will look like. But the company has been diversifying new technologies, notably artificial intelligence and self-driving cars.
  • NVIDIA's new 65-inch 4K gaming displays also run Android TV

    NVIDIA's new 65-inch 4K gaming displays also run Android TV

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    Once you've played games on a 144Hz or higher refresh rate display, going back to 60Hz can be painful. This effectively would make BFGDs the one of the biggest displays you can hook your PC gaming rig to. The displays are 65 inches, and PC makers like Acer , Asus , and HP will be manufacturing them as 4K HDR displays. Ever wondered why high-performance, low-latency gaming monitors can't be huge? With the integration of G-SYNC for ultra-smooth PC gaming, we're also able to display ...
  • SpaceX Launches Zuma Mission, Lands First Stage at the Cape

    SpaceX Launches Zuma Mission, Lands First Stage at the Cape

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    It's also SpaceX's third such launch for the United States government, with previous payloads including a spy satellite and the X-37B space plane. This launch also included a recovery of the first stage booster used with the Falcon 9, which returned to Cape Canaveral and landed at its LZ-1 landing pad after deploying and separating from the second stage.