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Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium

Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium Qi and Powermat have been competing for wireless charging standards but now there seems to be a unification of sorts. Metal backs tend to interfere with the wireless charging technology. The major battle was between AirFuel Alliance , of which Powermat was a part, and Wireless Power Consortium, developers of the Qi wireless charging standard. [Full Article...]

Patch Notes released, FPP Solo mode and more after Server maintenance

Patch Notes released, FPP Solo mode and more after Server maintenance According to the official post from the dev team on the Battlegrounds forums, the patch will be available for all players after a roughly half hour period of maintenance, which is scheduled to start at 1 am PST/4 am EST on January 8. The Xbox version of the game that's still in Game Preview suffered from multiple crash problems that affected many players' games. Aim acceleration can now be adj... [Full Article...]

Google Pay launched, will be coming to Google Tez in India

Google Pay launched, will be coming to Google Tez in India Google, the tech giant recently announced that it will combine its primary payment option under Google Pay . "With Google Pay, it'll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google Account, so you can speed through checkout with peace of mind", VP of Product Management, Payments writes on Google's official blog. [Full Article...]

Warmer Waters Are Turning Green Turtles Babies Female

Warmer Waters Are Turning Green Turtles Babies Female Left unchecked, the lack of males in future could be detrimental to green sea turtle populations. Nearly the entire green turtle population in parts of the northern Great Barrier Reef is now female, and scientists are concerned about their future. [Full Article...]

U.S. investors urge Apple to address phone addiction among youth

U.S. investors urge Apple to address phone addiction among youth Apple Inc .is the largest holding in CalSTRS' domestic equities portfolio worth close to $1.9 billion (as of December 31, 2017). "We specifically ask that Apple form a committee of experts and specialists to research and study this issue and monitor ongoing developments in technology". [Full Article...]

Link Demonstrates New Connected Innovations at CES 2018

Link Demonstrates New Connected Innovations at CES 2018 Linksys also outlined its mesh Wi-Fi products and network management tools . D-Link claims these new products can provide connectivity needed to support many connected devices throughout a smart home and are dead spot free. Both cameras are capable of recording in 1080p to local storage or to the cloud, and both are compatible with third-party IoT services like Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTT... [Full Article...]

Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit to bring Alexa to earphones

Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit to bring Alexa to earphones Alexa is coming to smart glasses such as these. Throughout previous year, Alexa was added to non-Amazon devices including the HTC U11 , Huawei Mate 9 and a Moto Mod for the Motorola Moto Z series. Although the Alexa app is nearly certainly installed on the mobile of most Echo owners, who would want to fire up the Alexa app when they could just say "Ok Google" on Androids or "Hey Siri" on A... [Full Article...]

Facebook will kill its M personal assistant on January 19

Facebook will kill its M personal assistant on January 19 But M's secret sauce wasn't artificial intelligence - it was good old humans. Back then, Facebook pitched the idea as a "beta" test and made it available to a handful of users, but members of the team implied it would be expanded. Oh, M, we hardly knew ye! Facebook is removing the human element of the service. BuzzFeed was the first to report that M would no longer offer personal concierge... [Full Article...]

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

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February It'll come in two color options at launch in North America, Azure Silver and Deepsea Black, and a Sunlight Gold model will come to select markets later this year. Of course, a gargantuan 4130mAh battery headlines this "class-leading feature set", promising up to 26 days standby stamina, 26 hours of continuous 3G talk time, 21 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing, or up to 13 hours of endurance in video... [Full Article...]

Galaxy Note 9 rumored to have one feature the iPhone X lacks

Galaxy Note 9 rumored to have one feature the iPhone X lacks Evan Blass tweeted a render of the Doogee V on his Twitter account. If you have seen the iPhone X , or at least a photo or video of it, you'll find the Doogee V familiar. Doogee V sports a large 6.2-inch FullView display with an iPhone X like notch at the top. There are two cameras in its back along with dual LED set up. [Full Article...]

AT&T reportedly won't sell Huawei phones after all

AT&T reportedly won't sell Huawei phones after all An AT&T spokesman declined to comment, noting that the company hasn't commented on this rumor for the past few months. The Wall Street Journal mentions that, at the moment, AT&T's reasons for not going through with the deal are unknown. [Full Article...]

HTC announces Vive Pro with better specs for enterprise

HTC announces Vive Pro with better specs for enterprise What's more, the Pro has a new headstrap, dual microphones with active noise cancellation, and two front-facing cameras "designed to empower developer creativity". Now Playing: Watch this: HTC's Vive Tracker adds lots of accessories to your VR. "Wireless VR has been on almost every VR user's wish list since the technology was unveiled", Frank Soqui, GM of the virtual reality group at Intel, said i... [Full Article...]

Google Pay Unifies Android Pay And Google Wallet

Google Pay Unifies Android Pay And Google Wallet He said the products being brought together include Android Pay (Google's mobile payments and loyalty platform) and Google Wallet (its peer-to-peer payments app). And any credit, debit, gift, or loyalty cards you added to Android Pay or Google Wallet will stay saved. Google Pay will be replacing Android Pay branding everywhere, including in first-party apps, like Chrome and YouTube, as w... [Full Article...]

Charles Woodson to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Charles Woodson to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame Another University of Miami legend will be added to the College Football Hall of Fame. Virginia Tech became known for a style of play nicknamed "Beamerball", predicated on the idea that all three units (offense, defense, special teams) can put points on the scoreboard. [Full Article...]

Alexa To Power AR Smart Glasses

The AR glasses will reportedly arrive in the second quarter with a cost around $1,000 (approximately Rs. 63,400). Interestingly, Amazon is not the first company to launch a pair of digital glasses that are Alexa-enabled. Wearers must be Amazon customers or become Amazon customers to enable Alexa's capabilities for the glasses. These revolutionary smart glasses are a brainchild of a company nam... [Full Article...]

F-150 diesel to get 30 mpg, Ford says

F-150 diesel to get 30 mpg, Ford says Although the new engine will be branded "Power Stroke", like the bigger 6.7-liter turbodiesel found in F-Series Super Duty trucks, the 3.0-liter unit is more closely related to an engine offered in Europe and in the USA under the hoods of Land Rover SUVs. [Full Article...]

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 announced at CES 2018

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 announced at CES 2018 As far as the design is concerned, Sony has not made any noticeable change. As you may have guessed, these are successors to the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs that were unveiled at the MWC 2017, but the Xperia XZ1 Plus is a completely new name, though not unusual in the smartphone world. [Full Article...]

What's the difference: Nokia 6 vs Nokia 6 (2018)

What's the difference: Nokia 6 vs Nokia 6 (2018) Notably, Nokia 8 is the only smartphone from HMD Global that has already received stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo here. Like its predecessor, the Nokia 6 2018 will be a China exclusive device at launch. However, it seems the company, right now, is collecting feedback from the beta testers, and may roll out the final update in the next few days. The device boasts of a 5.5-inch FHD 1080p di... [Full Article...]

Apple: All Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre bugs

The researchers said Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp had patches ready for users for desktop computers affected by Meltdown. Daniel Gruss, one of the researchers at Graz University of Technology who discovered Meltdown, called it "probably one of the worst CPU bugs ever found" in an interview with Reuters. [Full Article...]

Intel unveils laptop chips with built-in AMD Vega graphics

Intel unveils laptop chips with built-in AMD Vega graphics To showcase its latest 8th gen Core i7 processor at CES 2018 , Intel has unveiled two flavors of a new NUC that fits in the palm of your hand and is said to be capable of running VR experiences and games. Its integrated Radeon Display Engine supports up to six displays, with support for 4K via DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0b. All features of AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver are ... [Full Article...]


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