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Amazon refreshes the Fire HD 8 with better hands-free Alexa support

Amazon refreshes the Fire HD 8 with better hands-free Alexa support Pricing for the new Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018 ) is the same as a year ago - £79.99/$79.99. Amazon offers the Fire HD 8 in four colors - Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, and Canary Yellow. The Kids Edition will begin shipping October 4. Magnets align the tablet when you put it in the dock and Show Mode is switched on automatically when you do so. [Full Article...]

Nokia’s upcoming Penta-lens camera phone receives MIIT Certification

Nokia’s upcoming Penta-lens camera phone receives MIIT Certification It can be seen that the notch has space just to house the selfie camera and earpiece. We know this because another teaser has been provided and it could belong to the Nokia X7. Even a patent from Zeiss , which is now an HMD partner, talked about such a camera setup. Just like any other Nokia smartphone, there is a Zeiss branding just below the top camera. [Full Article...]

Fortnite v5.40 goes live with brand new High Stakes mode

Fortnite v5.40 goes live with brand new High Stakes mode Those are due to launch on Friday, September 7. Fortnite developer Epic Games had planned to release the mode, known as High Stakes , as part of an update on Wednesday, but a critical controller issue has forced the company to push it back to Thursday instead. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Relents, Confirms Extended Support Option for Windows 7

Microsoft Relents, Confirms Extended Support Option for Windows 7 While mainstream support for Windows 7 was axed in 2015, the end of extended support is fast approaching for the 9-year-old operating system. Windows 7's support cycle is quickly coming to an end, with about 15 months before that operating system will no longer receive security updates, I'm betting that Microsoft made these changes to help customers who refused to migrate because of the update... [Full Article...]

Hey BMW: BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant Is Proprietary In-Car AI

Hey BMW: BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant Is Proprietary In-Car AI Users will be able to control their car's functionality with voice commands, and the assistant will be able to link to smartphones and smart speakers for external accessibility. And it is capable of linking to Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business, to interact with teleconferences when on the move, read out emails and more. [Full Article...]

Apple might just ditch the 'Plus' model for the iPhone Xs 'Max'

Apple might just ditch the 'Plus' model for the iPhone Xs 'Max' However, it turns out that might not be the case after all. So the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs will likely be called iPhone Xs Max , while the regular 5.8-inch model will be called iPhone Xs . The event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the company's new headquarters in Cupertino. It's said to have a giant 6.5-inch display, so the "Max" moniker is fitting for what will be Apple's largest smar... [Full Article...]

Tesla's stock is hit after Musk is filmed smoking and executives leave

Tesla's stock is hit after Musk is filmed smoking and executives leave After taking a puff from a blunt, which Rogan claimed was a blend of tobacco and marijuana and legal in California , Musk said "I'm not a regular smoker of weed ". " Tesla's board needs to build a team around Elon". Musk, 47, who has repeatedly accused a British diver of being a paedophile , spent two-and-half hours on the streamed podcast late on Thursday discussing everything from artifici... [Full Article...]

Isco happy with new Spain boss Luis Enrique introducing mobile phone ban

Isco happy with new Spain boss Luis Enrique introducing mobile phone ban They endured a nightmare World cup campaign when they were knocked out by unfancied hosts Russian Federation after Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament . "I don't know what's going to happen in the future but that's a position I haven't had any doubts about", the Spain coach said. Spain won three major tournaments in a row at Euro 2008 and 2012 either side... [Full Article...]

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire, focus on philanthropy

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire, focus on philanthropy That fuelled his net worth to more than $40 billion, making him China's richest man. "I can never be as rich, but one thing I can do better is to retire earlier", he said. Alibaba later rolled out Alipay, an online payment service, to facilitate transactions in a country where few people had credit cards. It owns a stake in China's hugely popular Twitter-like Weibo platform and in 2015 it bought... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk Smoking Weed with Joe Rogan

Elon Musk Smoking Weed with Joe Rogan Musk spoke to Rogan for more than two-and-a-half hours, in the latter stages of which the presenter offered Tesla's CEO a drag on the joint, which was rolled with tobacco. Musk eventually abandoned his plan to go private on August 25 after CNBC reported Morgan Stanley was planning to be retained to seek financing for a transaction, suggesting funding for a deal hadn't been secured. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk smokes cannabis live on YouTube with podcaster Joe Rogan

Elon Musk smokes cannabis live on YouTube with podcaster Joe Rogan The two-and-a-half hour interview covered everything from artificial intelligence to Tesla , his private space company SpaceX and love. Rogan lit up first and then offered the joint to Musk . Tesla's stock is down more than six percent to $262, the lowest level since April. "I don't actually notice any effect.I don't find that it is very good for productivity". [Full Article...]

Uber is releasing new safety features

Uber is releasing new safety features If the system believes a crash has occurred, notifications are sent to the user's phone, including the option to call 911, Uber said in a statement. Meanwhile, Uber plans to beef up privacy by hiding specific pickup and drop-off addresses in a driver's trip history. Going forward, after the trip ends, the Driver app will only show the general area where a trip started and ended, not the addr... [Full Article...]

Apple finds defect in iPhone 8, offers free repairs

Apple finds defect in iPhone 8, offers free repairs We now know that the largest phone Apple is going to announce, at 6.5-inches, will be called the iPhone XS Max . According to a report on macerkopf .de, which had earlier revealed the September 12 launch date, the iPhone Xs will have a price of €909, while the iPhone Xs Max will have a price tag of €1,149. [Full Article...]

British Airways investigating data breach from 380000 card payments

British Airways investigating data breach from 380000 card payments Customers who made bookings through ba.com or the airline's app are being urged to contact banks and credit card providers. The airline said it would release more information "when appropriate". The National Crime Agency (NCA) said: "We are aware of reports of a data breach affecting British Airways and are working with partners to assess the best course of action". [Full Article...]

Samsung will add new features to mid-range phones before flagships

Samsung will add new features to mid-range phones before flagships When unfolded, the device will offer a different experience than a tablet. "If the unfolded experience is the same as the tablet, why would they (consumers) buy it?", pondered Koh during IFA 2018. To quote Koh he said, "So we are very much focusing on millennials who can not afford the flagship". To review, a foldable OLED smartphone was already additionally declared to be a piece of Samsung's ... [Full Article...]

United States charges North Korean man linked to Sony hack and WannaCry

United States charges North Korean man linked to Sony hack and WannaCry The hack of the central bank of Bangladesh saw at least $81 million stolen and transferred between a number of accounts in the Philippines and elsewhere, rendering most of it unrecoverable. "The United States is committed to holding the regime accountable for its cyber-attacks and other crimes and destabilizing activities". "Linking the DPRK to the Sony hacking is another fabrication targeting... [Full Article...]

1-inch iPhone 9 leaks in three dazzling colors

1-inch iPhone 9 leaks in three dazzling colors For the past few months, rumors, speculation, and leaks have given us some insight into what we should expect when Apple CEO Tim Cook and company take the stage next week to announce the new iPhones. With the iPhone X, Apple changed how it distributed review units to journalists. Apple has scheduled an event on September 12th at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 6T box leaked, appears to be based on OPPO R17 Pro

OnePlus 6T box leaked, appears to be based on OPPO R17 Pro Well, if the images are genuine, then the OnePlus 6T will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, a feature that might not be immediately clear to some users. The focus on the speed of the fingerprint sensor is evident from their new tagline - 'Unlock The Speed '. If the depiction is accurate, it's most similar to the Oppo R17 we saw back in July. [Full Article...]

Battlefield 5's Battle Royale Mode: First Firestorm Details, Including 64-Player Max

Battlefield 5's Battle Royale Mode: First Firestorm Details, Including 64-Player Max Titled Firestorm , the Battlefield 5 Battle Royale mode will take place on the biggest map the series has ever seen. The new mode is called Firestorm , and it supports a maximum of 64 players. Plus, all players will get free content under what DICE calls Tides of War . When Battlefield V developer DICE confirmed that the game would feature a battle royale mode , fans were mixed. [Full Article...]

Brief Facebook outage after 'networking issues'

Brief Facebook outage after 'networking issues' Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. Social media users around the world reported Facebook outages on Monday afternoon. said in a statement. The official Twitter handles of Facebook or Instagram has not confirmed the exact cause of the outage yet. Please try again in a few minutes .'Another... [Full Article...]


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