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Tech Sony adding Assistant to latest wireless earbuds, neckbuds, & older models via update
Author: 0 Sony adding Assistant to latest wireless earbuds, neckbuds, & older models via update

This case can charge the battery and provide up to nine hours of battery life. The included "one-touch open" case holds two additional charges for a total of 9 hours before you need to recharge everything. The price for these earbuds is set at $150. The WI-SP600N have a more conventional neckbud design with a rather large pill underneath the left bud.

Tech 7.3-inch Foldable Samsung Galaxy X Could Launch in December 2018
Author: 0 7.3-inch Foldable Samsung Galaxy X Could Launch in December 2018

Anonymous sources also revealed to the publication that the phone's foldable OLED display will measure 7.3 inches, and will allow users to fold it inward and outward to use it as a phone and a tablet, respectively. It is evident that Foldable Galaxy X will cost higher that existing premium smartphones that Samsung sells. Those "durability issues" might have to do with the actual folding display.

Tech To-Play 'Paladins: Battlegrounds' Will Combine 'Overwatch' And 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'
Author: 0 To-Play 'Paladins: Battlegrounds' Will Combine 'Overwatch' And 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'

In Paladins: Battlegrounds , players will see their characters dropped into a big map, where they will gather resources by looting outposts and fighting over legendary gear coming down from zeppelins. As a hero shooter, the normal 100 players in battle royale will have special powers and abilities that give them unique advantages. Hi-Rez Studios apparently follows the trend, as at the Hi-Rez Expo 2018, the developer announced Paladins: Battlegrounds .

Tech French prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns
Author: 0 French prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns

France's consumer fraud watchdog has opened a preliminary investigation of Apple over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complaint from a consumer organization, Reuters reported Monday citing a judicial source.

Tech CES 2018: Alexa AR Glasses Features Stock Prices, Weather Updates
Author: 0 CES 2018: Alexa AR Glasses Features Stock Prices, Weather Updates

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. Enjoy The GearBrain and let us know if you don't see a product listed - but are searching for a solution that works specifically with either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Tech Iheanacho needs to improve, says Leicester coach
Author: 0 Iheanacho needs to improve, says Leicester coach

Super Eagles technical adviser, Genot Rohr has advised Super Eagles duo of Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho to exploit January transfer window to look for new clubs. "Also it is hard because he is a player behind Jamie Vardy and it means he doesn't get many opportunities". "I hope he can have some game time in the future", he concluded.

Tech Microsoft Outs New Glow-in-the-Dark Xbox One Controller
Author: 0 Microsoft Outs New Glow-in-the-Dark Xbox One Controller

The first major wave of that testing, a closed beta, is going down January 24 to January 29 and the development team has revealed the specific times that it will run. Whether you end up playing the game or not, it would be sweet to have a glow-in-the-dark controller right? Once it pops up, just download and install it.

Tech Facebook Is Hoping You'll Drop $500 on Its Smart-Home Device
Author: 0 Facebook Is Hoping You'll Drop $500 on Its Smart-Home Device

Assuming the sources are correct, this will be the first time Facebook launches its own hardware product, a move said to be directly competitive with Amazon and its Echo products. The sources did say that Facebook expects to charge $499 United States dollars for Portal, which would make it far more expensive than the Echo Show ($230 USD).

Author: 0 Sony's 2018 4K TVs keep the focus on OLED, HDR and Android

The AF8 and XF90 series are the latest Sony options to utilise 4K high dynamic range (HDR ) picture using the company's proprietary technology. The Sony A8F Series consists of 65-inch and 55-inch OLED 4K TVs , while the X900F Series has 85-inch, 75-inch, 65-inch and 49-inch 4K HDR TVs.

Tech Intel has announced 802.11ax chipsets for faster Wi-Fi
Author: 0 Intel has announced 802.11ax chipsets for faster Wi-Fi

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. This essentially means that if infrastructure devices based on Draft 1.0 are networking with Draft 2.0 client devices, they may experience poor performance.

Author: 0 Vivo is the first Smartphone Manufacturer to use Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Synaptics unveiled the first in-display fingerprint scanner late a year ago and the company also revealed that the first phone to sport the new technology would would be launched at CES 2018, in Las Vegas. It has been designed for smartphones with infinity displays. Vivo was not alone as another company, Doogee, has incorporated a fingerprint sensor underneath a 6.2 inch display on the Doogee V.

Tech Newcastle U23s boss Peter Beardsley given leave amid bullying probe
Author: 0 Newcastle U23s boss Peter Beardsley given leave amid bullying probe

The former England global, whose position has been under threat for some time due to concerns about the lack of players emerging from the Academy into the first team squad, is fighting to save his job and subsequently released his own statement to deny he is guilty of any offence.

Tech Tougher WiFi security will keep you safe at the coffee shop
Author: 0 Tougher WiFi security will keep you safe at the coffee shop

The new wireless network security standard will replace WPA2 eventually. New features will rely on Protected Management Frames, which are already "broadly adopted in the current generation of Wi-Fi Certified devices", according to WFA, for protecting mission-critical networks.

Tech CES 2018: HP introduces Spectre x360 15, Envy X2 Hybrid and more
Author: 0 CES 2018: HP introduces Spectre x360 15, Envy X2 Hybrid and more

The OMEN PC acts as the host, connected to the internet, streamed to a second PC (also connected to the web.) This will likely prove similar to what we've seen in the past with Steam game streaming and NVIDIA GameStream. HP is offering the Envy x2 with the Y-Series version of Intel's 7th generation Core i CPUs. Its detachable keyboard gives it three modes for flexibility of use in laptop, reading, and tablet modes.

Tech Huawei releases Honor View10, updates Honor 7X with face recognition
Author: 0 Huawei releases Honor View10, updates Honor 7X with face recognition

With the help of the face unlock capability, the handset will be unlocked automatically without having to press the power/lock button. The feature is not as secure as the fingerprint scanner is, but it will be convenient way for unlocking the phone rather than entering the passcode.

Tech JBL announces three headphones with Google Assistant built
Author: 0 JBL announces three headphones with Google Assistant built

Available for purchase "starting spring" in exchange for $199, the Harman Kardon Allure Portable is, well, smaller and sleeker than the original model, taking hands-free voice commands courtesy of one of the world's most popular digital assistants, and producing "superb sound to fill up any room", thanks to 20W 2 x 1.75 inch full-range drivers and 2 passive radiators.

Tech TCL Alto Smart Roku Soundbars Debut At CES 2018
Author: 0 TCL Alto Smart Roku Soundbars Debut At CES 2018

The new whole-home entertainment licensing program will enable manufacturers to build soundbars and smart speakers, surround sound, and multiroom audio systems that use Roku Connect software to work together as a home entertainment network.

Tech Lenovo X1 Carbon 2018 Launched at CES
Author: 0 Lenovo X1 Carbon 2018 Launched at CES

It's a professional notebook that aims to blend ThinkPad's legacy with all new Intel 8 gen Core processors. If you want raw power and a solid keyboard, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the device to buy. The Carbon opts for a more traditional laptop clamshell, whereas the Yoga opts for a 2-in-1 hinge that lets you flip the display 360 degrees backward for tablet mode.

Tech ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February
Author: 0 ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February

No details have yet been released regarding when the phone will be released in the United Kingdom, nor whether it will be the 3GB or 4GB variant. Another big selling point of ASUS' new phone is the large 4,130 mAh battery , which according to the company can sustain up to 13 hours of video playback and 21 hours of web browsing over Wi-Fi.

Tech Hyundai Unveils Nexo Fuel-Cell SUV With New Driver Aids at CES
Author: 0 Hyundai Unveils Nexo Fuel-Cell SUV With New Driver Aids at CES

The Korean auto maker has just debuted its next-generation fuel cell vehicle at 2018 CES in Las Vegas and has announced that 20 NEXOs will be supplied to the ACT Government in 2019 as part of its Hornsdale Wind Farm project. At the core of Nexo's technology is an electric motor that generates 160 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque. It can also start at temperatures below minus-20 degrees Fahrenheit, which the Tucson fuel cell couldn't do.

Tech France launches investigation into Apple 'planned obsolescence'
Author: 0 France launches investigation into Apple 'planned obsolescence'

The investigation, confirmed by Paris prosecutors on Tuesday, comes just weeks after the United States technology giant apologised to customers for software changes it says unintentionally reduced the performance of older smartphones to prevent unexpected shutdowns.

Author: 0 Ouch! Microsoft's Spectre security update bricks some AMD-powered PCs

AMD processors do not have the Meltdown design flaw, and, while they are affected by Spectre, this flaw is thought to be far harder to exploit in an attack. After Microsoft recently confirmed that it is mitigating the Meltdown vulnerability with automatic updates, reports have fallen in that Microsoft's fix for the bug, may be crocking AMD-powered PCs.

Tech Million PlayStation 4's Were Sold Over Christmas
Author: 0 Million PlayStation 4's Were Sold Over Christmas

In total, 645 million copies of PS4 games have been sold to date. Even with increased competition from Xbox One X and the Nintendo Switch this holiday season, it would seem PS4 is on a steady course to become one of the few lucky consoles to register 100 million units sold.

Tech Person servers are coming to PUBG on Xbox
Author: 0 Person servers are coming to PUBG on Xbox

The mode has been added for North America, Europe, and Oceanic servers. PUBG's developer was keen to point out that this Xbox One update isn't anything too major, and given the number of issues with the game right now on Microsoft's machine, it's likely to be the first of many.

Tech Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month
Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month

This update will be free to all owners of Assassin's Creed: Origins and is meant to get you excited to play more of the game in its upcoming story expansion. There are also players who are not quite ready to leave ancient Egypt just yet even though they have already finished the game, and they would like to have more reasons to hang around.

Tech Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad
Author: 0 Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad

Even though the holes were only announced publically last week, tech companies have known about them since they were discovered by Google's Project Zero in June of previous year. Apple (AAPL) said last week all of its iOS and Mac devices were affected by the flaws, and it already released updates to mitigate against Meltdown.

Tech Southampton boss Pellegrino confirms he wants Arsenal attacker Walcott
Author: 0 Southampton boss Pellegrino confirms he wants Arsenal attacker Walcott

With a World Cup coming up in the summer, Walcott will need as much game time uner his belt as possible, and a move away from Arsenal seems to be the best method of achieving that. Southampton will try to negotiate with Arsenal over the signing of Theo Walcott during the January transfer window. The Three Lions boss said back in November, in reference to Walcott's Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere, that playing consistently at club level was essential to be considered for England, ...

Author: 0 Intel CEO thanks industry for coming together to address Meltdown and Spectre

What are Meltdown and Spectre? But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird numerous world's smartphones and personal computers. Last week , industry blog The Register reported that a patch for the security flaw in Intel chips could impact their functioning. But the solutions are far from ideal.

Tech Samsung to bring SmartThings control to its Gear smartwatches
Author: 0 Samsung to bring SmartThings control to its Gear smartwatches

Now here's the problem for Aussies, SmartThings hasn't launched in Australia. There is no details on the price yet, but the new fridge should be available this spring. At the CES 2018 , the Korean company showcased the Family Hub 3.0 refrigerator with advanced Bixby voice control. The Family Hub enabled refrigerators will offer features including food tracking, enabling easier meal preparation, as well as voice recognition to display personalised news and information like calendar ...

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus RAM and Storage Variants Leak

Specifically, there will be a 4 GB RAM with 64 GB of internal storage, as well as a 4 GB RAM with 128 GB of internal storage. Similarly, the S9+ will be available in 6GB+128GB and 6GB+256GB variations. Based on other leaks, Samsung has also moved the fingerprint sensor below the camera module. The announcement came right in time for the Galaxy S9 launch, so we naturally assumed that Samsung is toying with the idea of launching a 512GB Galaxy S9 flavor this year.

Tech Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime Goes Official, Coming Soon to India via Amazon
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime Goes Official, Coming Soon to India via Amazon

The cheapest of the two smartphones recently introduced by Samsung , Galaxy A8 (2018 ) isn't cheap at all, as customers will have to come up with no less than €500 to buy this one. The Galaxy A8 + (2018) features curved glass design on the back and front; and it has a metal frame on the side. Galaxy On7 Prime will support Samsung Pay Mini for mobile payments.

Tech Tech Bro Translator: Zuckerberg's new year's resolution, annotated
Author: 0 Tech Bro Translator: Zuckerberg's new year's resolution, annotated

This follows a year in which the company was criticised for the live streaming of several suicides and murders on Facebook Live and found itself obliged to give testimony about how "fake news" spread through its platform might have facilitated Russian interference in the U.S.

Tech Hackers make first strikes at Winter Olympics over Christmas period
Author: 0 Hackers make first strikes at Winter Olympics over Christmas period

Hackers are targeting the upcoming Winter Olympics with a phishing and malware campaign directed at the organisations that provide infrastructure and other support for the Games. Analysis of the implant suggests its goal is to establish an encrypted channel to the attacker's server - with the PowerShell implant set to automatically start daily at 2am in order to carry out scheduled tasks, providing the hackers with the ability to execute commands and install additional malware.

Tech Apple vows new parental controls amid child addiction fears
Author: 0 Apple vows new parental controls amid child addiction fears

Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System wrote to Apple's board of directors on January 6 requesting that the company consider offering parents more choices and tools to help them control the amount of time their children spend on iPhones and other electronic devices.