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Cardboard Origami and a Switch? Introducing Nintendo Labo

Cardboard Origami and a Switch? Introducing Nintendo Labo The Variety Kit includes five Toy-Con projects: two RC cars; one fishing rod; one house; one motorbike; and one piano. Each kit contains cardboard peripherals that a Nintendo Switch easily slides into. Nintendo Labo launches on April 20th and will be available in two different versions. With Nintendo Labo , Switch players will be tasked to build cardboard versions of various items, l... [Full Article...]

Apple offers replacement iPhone batteries effective immediately

Apple offers replacement iPhone batteries effective immediately On Saturday, Apple announced that it would offer discounted replacement iPhone batteries and make them available in January . While Apple tried to make things right, lawyers are descending with a pile of class action lawsuits against the company for intentionally slowing down old devices. [Full Article...]

Revealed! Trust, familiarity indices to determine news ranking on Facebook

Revealed! Trust, familiarity indices to determine news ranking on Facebook Facebook Inc will begin to prioritize " trustworthy " news outlets on its stream of social media posts as it works to combat "sensationalism" and "misinformation", Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. "We will now ask people whether they're familiar with a news source and, if so, whether they trust that source". The site is taking steps to push more personal content - so you may b... [Full Article...]

Preview the Overwatch New Skins, Sprays, Emotes & Player Icons, Coming January 23

Preview the Overwatch New Skins, Sprays, Emotes & Player Icons, Coming January 23 Blizzard will be revealing the Overwatch cosmetics over the next week until release, starting with chibi-styled hero sprays. While all players can actually download the map for free as soon as it gets launched, if you want to feel like you are going to enjoy going to an amusement park, you can choose to grab those tickets. [Full Article...]

Text bug can crash your iPhone or iPad, software developer warns

Text bug can crash your iPhone or iPad, software developer warns Masri link takes you to a site that contains hundreds of thousands of unnecessary characters within its metadata. It can also cause the Safari internet search tool on the company's Mac laptops and desktops to crash. All users have to do is send a link to a web page hosting a piece of JavaScript code that attempts to send an SMS message . He added: "Nasty. But, thankfully, more of a nuisance tha... [Full Article...]

Intel admits that Meltdown and Spectre patch problems affect newer CPUs

Intel admits that Meltdown and Spectre patch problems affect newer CPUs As I noted in my blog post last week, while the firmware updates are effective at mitigating exposure to the security issues, customers have reported more frequent reboots on firmware updated systems. Remember the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that affect all computers and mobile phones out there? The company has issued a new warning about the stability issues and recommends system manufacturer... [Full Article...]

Amazon finally brings Alexa to Aussie shores

Amazon finally brings Alexa to Aussie shores Australian and New Zealand users can subscribe to all three tiers: The Echo-only $5AUD monthly entry plan, the Individual for $12AUD and the upcoming Family Plan that splits an $18AUD bill between up to six people. To use hipages - Find a Tradie via Amazon Alexa , owners of an Amazon Echo device are invited to simply enable the hipages "Skill" on their Amazon Alexa app via their phone, from 1 Fe... [Full Article...]

Detroit Auto Show: New Toyota Avalon Revealed

Detroit Auto Show: New Toyota Avalon Revealed The fifth generation Toyota Avalon was introduced in 2018, being based on the Toyota New Global Architecthre platform and coming with a host of new features. The auto will also showcase a bevy of new safety features and systems created to increase handling capabilities. Toyota reported that the new Avalon will go on sale in late spring of this year. [Full Article...]

Google building three underwater cables to expand Cloud, compete with Amazon

Google building three underwater cables to expand Cloud, compete with Amazon The team claims it has pumped $30 billion into cloud infrastructure over the last three years, and announcements like this imply the big spending will continue. Microsoft and Facebook worked together to build a massive oversea data cable connecting Virginia Beach in the U.S. to Bilbao, Spain. When deployed, the cable will increase Google's network capacity in the Hong Kong region and deliver... [Full Article...]

Google Arts and Culture app adds new 'face match' feature

Google Arts and Culture app adds new 'face match' feature The Google Arts & Culture app comes in quite handy for those interested in viewing exhibits from global museums , institutions and galleries around the world. Next, download a VPN app, where it is possible to switch location and choose US as the option. It's as simple as scrolling down until you see the "Is your portrait in a museum?" box. [Full Article...]

Hyundai Veloster N wants to eat the Golf GTI

Hyundai Veloster N wants to eat the Golf GTI Veloster N was born in Namyang, Hyundai's global R&D center, and was thoroughly honed at its Nurburgring-based testing center in Germany. A lower roofline contributes to coupe-like proportions. The Hyundai gets a short-throw, close-ratio six speed manual transmission with downshift rev-matching, and a sport exhaust system which allows for some over-run crackle during upshifts and downshifts. [Full Article...]

Ford commits $11bn to cleaning up cars by 2022

Ford commits $11bn to cleaning up cars by 2022 Ford Motor has announced it will significantly increase its investment in the development of fully electric and hybrid vehicles. Ford added that of the 40 electric vehicles, 16 models will be all-electric. Since then, however, Ford has becoming increasingly focused on electric and smart vehicles. So far, the name is just about all we know about that vehicle. [Full Article...]

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit Last year, judges for the prestigious awards added a utility category. The award program, now in its 24th year, has twice gone to the Honda Civic. The Car of the Year award is reserved for models that are new, or significantly updated, for 2018. [Full Article...]

Vivo Launches First In - Screen Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo Launches First In - Screen Fingerprint Scanner As expected, vivo is demonstrating the first smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor right here at CES 2018 . The technology is production-ready , according to Synaptics , which said it's been talking to vendors across the smartphone industry. [Full Article...]

Google patches for Meltdown, Spectre not slowing down systems

AMD shares have gained almost 20 per cent in the last week as investors speculated that the chipmaker could wrest market share from Intel, whose chips were most exposed to the security flaws . The biggest news in cybersecurity last week was the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in modern computer processors. In that test, every processor but one took more than a 10% hit to ... [Full Article...]

South Korea gets tough on bitcoin with plans to ban cryptocurrency trading

South Korea gets tough on bitcoin with plans to ban cryptocurrency trading Police and tax authorities of country have raided the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges of the country, Coinone and Bithumb for alleged tax evasion . Cryptocurrency prices plunged in response to the news as South Korea , along with China , has become one of the centres of the cryptocurrency boom. [Full Article...]

Google acquired speaker tech startup previous year

Google acquired speaker tech startup previous year It's not yet known when Alphabet - through an Ireland-based subsidiary of Google - bought the startup, but United Kingdom regulatory filings show that the transfer of shares was completed in mid-December. The actual deal was reportedly made in August 2017. Some of Redux's tech has already appeared in PCs and vehicle infotainment systems. Google did not say how it plans to implement Redux's t... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp, Signal group chats not as secure as users might believe

WhatsApp, Signal group chats not as secure as users might believe This is a big problem, because WhatsApp prides itself on end-to-end encryption for its messages. According to the researchers, in a pairwise communication, where only two users communicate with each other, the server has a limited role to pay, but in a group conversation, the role of servers increases to merge the entire process and it is here where the problem of vulnerability kicks in. [Full Article...]

Google Doodle marks the 96th Birth Anniversary of Har Gobind Khorana

Google Doodle marks the 96th Birth Anniversary of Har Gobind Khorana Khorana's love for science began at an early age and that was thanks to his father who believed in the value of education. In 1960 he moved to Institute for Enzyme Research at the University of Wisconsin. Har Khorana, a 20 century titan of science who was awarded the Nobel after showing how DNA formed a blueprint for life, was given a 21st century honor today: the daily Google Doodle. [Full Article...]

Sony Xperia XA2 vs XA2 Ultra: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XA2 vs XA2 Ultra: What's the difference? Lastly, the company also introduced an entry level Sony Xperia L2 along with the above-mentioned smartphones. Talking about the smartphones, the Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra differ in terms of some of the specifications. Sony Xperia XA2 comes in silver, black, blue and pink, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra replaces to pink with gold and the Xperia L2 offers black, gold and pink hue... [Full Article...]


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