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Industry Amazon Alexa is coming to $1000 smart glasses - and PCs
Author: 0 Amazon Alexa is coming to $1000 smart glasses - and PCs

Adding a digital assistant to a computer is nothing new and how often Alexa, and in what capacity, you'll call upon Alexa on such machines remains to be seen. Amazon is pushing for Alexa to be integrated into pretty much everything , from cars to fridges, thanks to providing developers with the tools to easily fit the virtual assistant into their devices.

Industry Closed Beta to Set Sail on January 24th
Author: 0 Closed Beta to Set Sail on January 24th

This time, to celebrate the upcoming action-adventure-pirating game Sea of Thieves , Microsoft will release a new controller with a glowing-in-the-dark skull in the middle. Microsoft is going all out for its support for " Sea of Thieves ", its upcoming big release set to come out on February 6. If you have pre-ordered a physical version of the game through a retailer, you will need to redeem the code for the Black Dog cosmetic pack.

Industry Here comes faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi
Author: 0 Here comes faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi

Current phones and laptops won't work on AX gear, but products will roll out throughout the year. "802.11ax offers a path to faster, more intelligent Wi-Fi to support an increasing number of connected devices, the growing popularity of streaming HD content and the proliferation of smart home appliances and security systems", Intel says.

Industry 3.3 million Takata air bags being recalled
Author: 0 3.3 million Takata air bags being recalled

Sources reveal that, in outcome of this scandal, the automakers will be liable to provide paperwork of the specific models, which will be further filed with the NHTSA. 18E-001 (2013 Models Only) Vehicles recalled: 1 million 2013 models from these automakers: General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Tesla, and Toyota.

Industry Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League
Author: 0 Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League

Each of the league teams competing this season will have thier skins made available for all platforms and will become available with an update launching today. Blizzard states that players are guaranteed a minimum salary of $50,000 ( close to Rs. 31 lacs) per year plus benefits, though some such as Jay "sinatraa" Won of San Francisco Shock signed a $150,000 (around Rs.

Industry Hyundai Nexo FCV Fuel Cell SUV Revealed
Author: 0 Hyundai Nexo FCV Fuel Cell SUV Revealed

Operating pressure is unchanged at 700 bar (10,153 psi), but fuel-system mass drops from 281 to 245 pounds, improving the system tank mass efficiency (kilograms of hydrogen per kilogram of storage system weight) from 4.4 to 5.7 percent. While the design is modern and inspired by Hyundai's latest products such as the Kona (especially the bug-eyed face), it's the improved fuel cell powertrain that steals the show.

Author: 0 South Korea: North Korea says it will send team to Olympics

Five senior officials from each side met at the three-storey Peace House on the South Korean side of the Panmunjom truce village from 10am local time (0100 GMT). The drills have long infuriated North Korea and been a sticking point with Pyongyang. The defense ministers also discussed the importance of strong worldwide support for diplomatic actions to resolve the North Korean threat, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman.

Industry Intel faces scrutiny as questions swirl over computer chip security
Author: 0 Intel faces scrutiny as questions swirl over computer chip security

The fear is that hackers could take advantage of the vulnerabilities - in chips known as processors - to steal data. "Want to thank the industry for coming together.to address the recent security research findings reported as Meltdown and Spectre ", Krzanich said, calling the response to the issues a "collaboration among so many companies ".

Industry Nissan's new vehicle is capable of READING YOUR MIND
Author: 0 Nissan's new vehicle is capable of READING YOUR MIND

Nissan is researching ways for vehicles to interpret signals from the driver's brain, redefining how people can interact with their cars. Our employees have developed new technology of Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V. By anticipating intended movement, the systems can take action - such as turning the steering wheel or slowing the vehicle - 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than the driver, while remaining largely imperceptible.

Industry Facebook M, the company's smart assistant, is retiring
Author: 0 Facebook M, the company's smart assistant, is retiring

After January 19, users will have access to Facebook's M suggestions that can be used for event planning, payment transfers and sending stickers through Messenger application. Yeah, at least Facebook didn't fire them all unexpectedly like they did to contractors working on the Trending Topics team. Facebook eventually got rid of the contractors and transitioned to leaning on its algorithms to power the product.

Industry Oklahoma high school addresses social media threat that caused concern
Author: 0 Oklahoma high school addresses social media threat that caused concern

A threat thought to be directed at Mitchell Senior High School students has been deemed a false alarm by police. They stated on their Facebook page that the juvenile was detained with charges pending. Although the threat originated in Virginia, officials in Mustang say it caused concern here in the Sooner State. There is "no reason for concern", but police have been working with the district to take precautions, Sgt.

Industry Kia Niro EV Concept makes its debut at 2018 CES
Author: 0 Kia Niro EV Concept makes its debut at 2018 CES

The safety system uses cameras to monitor for objects and is fitted with speakers to alert people who might be in the vehicle's way. The cabin features a wrap-around design and mixes silver, grey, and bronze colors. If the concept has any bearing on a future production Niro EV, it won't simply be a rebodied version of the Hyundai Ioniq EV, which has a 110-mile range .

Industry Facebook says China's Xiaomi will make a VR headset using Oculus technology
Author: 0 Facebook says China's Xiaomi will make a VR headset using Oculus technology

The news that Xiaomi gets involved in the manufacturing of the headset isn't a huge surprise, as Oculus works closely with manufacturers in making mobile VR headsets such as the Samsung Gear VR, Barra has also probably been working on such a product before his departure previous year and has also remained at Xiaomi as an advisor.

Industry Capcom to release Monster Hunter
Author: 0 Capcom to release Monster Hunter

Aside from the trailer and details about the Elder Dragons , Capcom confirmed that there are plans for post-launch Monster Hunter: World support with regular content updates , as well as free major title updates. Fans will also get a complimentary drink to wash down all the meat. Nergigante's addition as one of the main monsters of the game also signals the return of the Elder Dragons , which are some of the prime targets to be hunted in the " Monster Hunter " franchise.

Industry Status Orange Weather Warning in place for Offaly tonight
Author: 0 Status Orange Weather Warning in place for Offaly tonight

Looking ahead to today's forecast, a spokesperson for Met Eireann said: "Cold and frosty to begin this morning with frost lingering in parts of the northwest and midlands". The warning was issued for Munster, inland areas of Leinster, and Connacht, as well as counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan. Frost will clear, and most places will have a bright start with sunshine, but cloud will increase from the south and west.

Industry Windows Meltdown-Spectre patches: If you haven't got them, blame your antivirus
Author: 0 Windows Meltdown-Spectre patches: If you haven't got them, blame your antivirus

Although Microsoft officially ended the free Windows 10 upgrade offer a year ago, it is still possible to get the new operating system completely free of charge by using a simple trick. Customers with these platforms can install Microsoft Security Essentials. Installing the patch appears to prevent computers with AMD Athlon 64 X2 and Sempron processors from booting into Windows, users in multiple languages are reporting.

Industry One Google Home Device Is Sold Every Second: Google
Author: 0 One Google Home Device Is Sold Every Second: Google

For those who've received an Echo or Google Home as a gift this season, you've got a new, useful way to learn information, control smart home accessories, and play music in your abode. The survey also suggests that sales of smart speakers will have reached the third of the population of major markets, such as China, India, the US, Brazil and Mexico by the end of the year.

Industry Researchers uncover major security flaws affecting most devices
Author: 0 Researchers uncover major security flaws affecting most devices

Intel has highlighted its quick response to the exploits, which it learned about previous year but only acknowledged on Wednesday after the existence of the Meltdown flaw began to leak through news websites. The software update highlights security improvements and Apple "recommends for all users". Google said in a blog post Wednesday that its popular web browser Chrome , its cloud services and other applications have been or will soon be updated to protect against the newly disclosed ...

Industry Google Pay merges Android Pay and Google Wallet
Author: 0 Google Pay merges Android Pay and Google Wallet

Now, Google is streamlining all of its payment methods and apps into a single service called, you guessed it, Google Pay. Google has announced that "Google Pay" will soon be everywhere. Lastly, Instacart orders of at least $35 completed with Google Pay by January 16 score $10 markdowns. The new brand is supposed to give users a single, unified platform for their purchases across all their devices and in-store, while removing all the confusion that revolves around the Android Pay and ...

Industry Amazon Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs this year
Author: 0 Amazon Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs this year

The Verge are reporting that you can wake Alexa in one of 2 ways. That computer, like Acer's Amazon-supported PCs, also contains custom Intel audio processors that are meant to help Alexa better hear and respond to people's voices. In addition to coming to its first personal computer, on Friday Amazon released the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit to bring the AI assistant to more wearables, headphones, and smartwatches.

Industry LG's first ever 4K projector breaks cover ahead of CES 2018
Author: 0 LG's first ever 4K projector breaks cover ahead of CES 2018

The 4K image is achieved using Expanded Pixel Resolution technology, which features on a few other projectors on the market. LG's entire 2018 projector lineup can be experienced up close in LG's booth at CES in Las Vegas from January 9-12. LG's 4K UHD projector runs on the webOS 3.5 smart TV interface that has access to most of the in-demand online streaming services that offer 4K content.

Industry Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 get launched at CES 2018
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 get launched at CES 2018

Three has also confirmed it will be stocking the XA2 but will announce pricing and availability at a later date. The Xperia XA2 Ultra will be available soon in gold, black, silver and blue colour finishes. As while the standard Xperia XA2 features a 5.2-inch display, the XA2 Ultra features a larger 6-inch display. The Sony Xperia XA2 measures 142x70x9.7mm and weighs 171 grams, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra has 163x80x9.5mm dimensions and comes with 221 grams of weight.

Industry Nvidia's Xavier SoC will power Uber's self-driving vehicles
Author: 0 Nvidia's Xavier SoC will power Uber's self-driving vehicles

Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang announced the new platforms during his Sunday night keynote address at CES . Drive IX is its intelligent experience software development kit, while Drive AR is Nvidia's augmented reality SDK. Xavier was teased a year ago. It just began shipping. The software also blends in with NVIDIA's self-driving auto solutions, meaning that Drive AR can highlight points of interest whilst your not driving.

Author: 0 NZers not immune from Intel computer chip flaw

Yesterday it was revealed that the large majority of the devices that we use powered by Intel, AMD and ARM processors are vulnerable to attacks via two security flaws - named Meltdown and Spectre . However, no such update has been issued by Mozilla for Firefox for iOS. Microsoft said in a statement Thursday that it is not aware of any of these vulnerabilities being used against its customers.

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Author: 0 "LG Unveils Rollable 65" OLED TV

There's not a wealth of further information beyond the basic fact of its existence, but this 65-inch prototype from the future will be here at CES and we'll be making an effort to go see it for ourselves very soon. This new technology is claimed to enable the panel to emanate sound directly from the panel. LG Display, the display division of LG, also claims to be improving the existing IPS technology by implementing IPS nano-colour and U-IPS.

Industry Burnout Paradise HD Remaster spotted, out in March in Japan
Author: 0 Burnout Paradise HD Remaster spotted, out in March in Japan

EA has not revealed its intentions to remaster Burnout Paradise , or any of the many requested games in its back catalogue. It was confirmed that the "Burnout Paradise" HD remaster will be available only in Japan. Burnout Paradise was the series' first open-world game, and received very positive reviews (the game has an 88 on Metacritic ). In any case, the " Burnout Paradise HD" remake will be a good way for EA to test the waters.

Industry Samsung unveils its Notebook 7 ahead of CES 2018
Author: 0 Samsung unveils its Notebook 7 ahead of CES 2018

Samsung Electronics America will unveil at CES the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018), a notebook designed for working professionals, students and those looking for entertainment. The S Pen can recognize 4,096 levels of pressure with a fine 0.7 mm tip and convenient tilt detection to allow for a natural writing and drawing experience.