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The new Echo smart speaker form factors will likely drive greater usage of Alexa .The development of new experiences that arise with the Echo Look and Fire TV Cube will help to expand Alexa's ability to complete more interactions and will likely help the voice assistant and these devices occupy a growing amount of consumers' time.
  • What Is IHOb? IHOP Restaurant Chain Announces Surprising Name Change

    What Is IHOb? IHOP Restaurant Chain Announces Surprising Name Change

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    IHOP tweeted and posted to its Facebook page this week that it plans to "flip" the "p" in its name June 11, sparking a flood of internet speculation about what the new "b" will stand for. Now, we're flippin' our name to IHOb. "For 60 pancakin' years, we've been IHOP", the initial tweet reads. "Find out what it could b on 6.11.18", the company wrote.
  • Microsoft is finally giving us a discount on the Xbox One X

    Microsoft is finally giving us a discount on the Xbox One X

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    If you've already got the console plugged in under your TV, Microsoft is also offering one month of Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Live Gold for $1. The 500GB Xbox One S console will also be $50 off ($199), while supplies last. Virtually everything Xbox will be discounted when the sale begins. One month Xbox Live Gold and/or Game Pass subscriptions can also be picked up for $1.
  • Google may face another European Union antitrust fine next month

    Google may face another European Union antitrust fine next month

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    The EU is set to slap Google ( NASDAQ:GOOGL ) with a multi-billion dollar USD fine in an antitrust ruling related to its widely popular Android mobile operating system. In 1998, Microsoft had the most popular operating system in the world with Windows. Eventually, the US government lawsuits against Microsoft helped pave the way for newfangled competitors to rise up in the realm of search-including Google.
  • Google Pixel 3 XL

    Google Pixel 3 XL

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    Now, fresh images of a Pixel 3 XL prototype have emerged online showing us the device from all angles. It's unclear whether that'll be the same with the Pixel 3 phones, but it's likely to be the case. Finally, the primary difference between the pair will remain constrained to their displays as the Pixel 3 XL will feature a display notch and a front dual camera setup.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders leak

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders leak

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    Aside from that, we can expect several familiar features in the Galaxy Note 9 . The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be the Android flagship of the second half of 2018, and while the device is rumoured to be only a minor tweak to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 , until the device is released we cant really be sure.
  • Everything You Need to Know About Hitman 2

    Everything You Need to Know About Hitman 2

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    It is a direct sequel to Hitman and the story will pick up where the last left off, with players travelling to exotic locations around the world. We really enjoyed Hitman's episodic format, but its successor will launch as a full game from day one.
  • IOS 12 Will ‘Fix’ The iPhone X’s Silly Screenshot Problem

    IOS 12 Will ‘Fix’ The iPhone X’s Silly Screenshot Problem

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    Apple just revealed what's next for the iPhone , Mac, Apple Watch , and Apple TV. While the first three have self-explanatory names, the Home app is meant for interacting and controlling HomeKit-enabled smart devices. Safari will also prevents advertisers from collecting characteristics specific to each user's mobile device so they can't identify your device and retarget ads to users.
  • Valve Makes Big Change To What Games Are Allowed On Steam

    Valve Makes Big Change To What Games Are Allowed On Steam

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    In short, it seems as though Valve will be making an effort to remove some of the worst or least valuable content from Steam , but that they will mainly be leaving it up to customers to decide for themselves what they do not want to be exposed to.
  • Facebook notifies 14M users of a bug that made status posts public

    Facebook notifies 14M users of a bug that made status posts public

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    The company said that it's informing 14 million of its users who may have accidentally shared their posts publicly because of this bug. Facebook said this privacy setting bug affected users posting between May 18 and May 27. "We'd like to apologize for this mistake", Egan said. Even if a user had set their default sharing option to "friends", the bug changed the setting for affected users to "public".
  • Rugged and chic: 2019 Jeep Renegade gets a stylish makeover

    Rugged and chic: 2019 Jeep Renegade gets a stylish makeover

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    Compared to the pre-facelift version, the 2019 Renegade receives a sleeker, more upmarket appearance. Around back the changes are subtler, but highlighted by a new taillight design that had already been teased , plus a new liftgate that now has a prominent opening handle instead of the old model's hidden handle, beneath the lower edge near the bumper.
  • Xbox One X prices SLASHED: Microsoft discounts revealed ahead of E3 2018

    Xbox One X prices SLASHED: Microsoft discounts revealed ahead of E3 2018

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    As reported on the Xbox News site , a massive Xbox sale in celebration of E3 2018 starts this Thursday, June 7. Of course, people will need games to play on their shiny new consoles. The Game Pass typically costs £7.99/$9.99 per month, along with a 14 day trial for new subscribers, but you can now pick up your first month for just £1 or $1, depending on whether you're based the United Kingdom or the U.S.
  • Samsung launched Galaxy J6 and other in Pakistan

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    The Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite are new additions to the Galaxy A-series lineup and bring with it Samsung's Infinity Display design. And with the Note 9 being one of the most anticipated phones this year, there are plenty of rumours to go around.
  • How to watch online unveiling of new BlackBerry phone

    How to watch online unveiling of new BlackBerry phone

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    Beneath it there's a reworked keyboard, with larger keys that are also 20-percent higher than on the BlackBerry KEYone . "Although there are many different smartphones for consumers to choose from today, most tend to offer very similar experiences without much distinction from one to the next", Alain Lejeune, senior vice president of TCL Communication and president of Blackberry Mobile , said in a statement.
  • Sony's RX100 VI compact hides a ridiculous zoom lens

    Sony's RX100 VI compact hides a ridiculous zoom lens

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    The new lens assembly uses fifteen elements in twelve groups for sharper image quality across the frame. Sony said the RX100 VI has the same processing system and algorithm as their sports-oriented a9 camera. Video features give professional cameras a run for their money - the RX100 VI is the first camera in the series with 4K HDR using Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG ) picture profiles.
  • New Apple tools to help parents manage kids’ screen time

    New Apple tools to help parents manage kids’ screen time

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    In the same vein, Apple is bringing more of its iOS apps to the mac. This will ensure that users of the current iPhones are able to upgrade quite easily as long as they are running iOS 11. So let's dive in to see some more details on the matter. "Some of us, we might not recognise how distracted we've become". The app switcher now allows you to swipe apps away without the need to hold down on them first.
  • MacOS Mojave is getting rid of integrated Facebook and Twitter

    MacOS Mojave is getting rid of integrated Facebook and Twitter

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    The Screen Time features work with Family Sharing and are account-based, so parents can configure the settings remotely for their child's devices. iOS 12 will be available for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and iPad Pro models, fifth and sixth generation iPads, iPad mini 2 and later and sixth-generation iPod Touches in September.
  • Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers

    Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers

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    A new report has revealed that Facebook may have given partners such as Apple , Samsung , Amazon , Microsoft , and BlackBerry far too much access not just to Facebook users' data but even those of their friends as well. On Monday, Facebook went on the offensive, echoing to politicians on Twitter Archibong's point that data was never integrated onto devices without users' permission.
  • MacOS Mojave Adds Dark Mode, Clears the Desktop Clutter

    MacOS Mojave Adds Dark Mode, Clears the Desktop Clutter

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    Apple is also redesigning the macOS App Store to take design cues from the iOS store, bringing a unified design to all its platforms. Apple's next version of macOS, Mojave , adds a " dark mode " that will change the bright silvers and grays across the program's windows into shades of black.
  • The new BMW X5 is much bigger than it used to be

    The new BMW X5 is much bigger than it used to be

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    It's obviously not apparent from images, but the new X5 is also larger than its predecessor, but not by much . The X5 has grown bigger in all three dimensions, with overall length having increased by 36mm, width by 66mm and height by 19mm, while the wheelbase takes a 42mm stretch to afford greater legroom.
  • Android June Security bulletin is out: here’s what got fixed

    Android June Security bulletin is out: here’s what got fixed

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    The devices covered by the factory images and OTA update include the Pixel , Pixel XL , Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . The previous version of the Android P developer's preview was missing the "Clear all" button in the task viewer. And then the first beta followed in May , bringing gesture navigation and other new features. There are also two new gender-neutral designs: Family and Couple with Heart.
  • Microsoft sinks data centre in sea near Orkney

    Microsoft sinks data centre in sea near Orkney

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    At the deployment site, a remotely operated vehicle retrieved a cable containing the fibre optic and power wiring from the seafloor and brought it to the surface where it was checked and attached to the data center before switching it on.
  • Crayfish Sacrificed Claw To Avoid Being Eaten

    Crayfish Sacrificed Claw To Avoid Being Eaten

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    China is in the grip of high demand for crayfish, with specialist restaurants proliferating across the country. The dramatic film was captured by social media user Jiuke, who posted it on the popular Chinese platform Weibo. Without a second thought, the crayfish clamped down on the disabled limb with its remaining good claw, and cut off the disabled claw like it was some meaningless dead weight.
  • Moto Z3 Play: Price, availablity and release date

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    The phone manages to score around 1,299 in single core, and 4,851 in multi-core, which are way more than the Z2 Play . But then, there's the price. It also supports the Moto Mods system for attachable accessories, which include external batteries and other options.
  • AMD's next Ryzen Threadripper processor will be a 32-core beast

    AMD's next Ryzen Threadripper processor will be a 32-core beast

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    However, as the first-generation of AMD Threadripper CPUs put pressure on Intel's top-tier CPUs, Threadripper 2 looks set to do much the same, with AMD debuting a 32-core CPU at this year's Computex show. As mentioned, with Threadripper Gen2 you can expect a refresh of the current line-up; an 8-core Threadripper 2900X, a 12-core Threadripper 2920X, a 16-core Threadripper 2950X and the new 32-core SKUs.
  • IOS 12 quietly brings multi-user support to Face ID

    IOS 12 quietly brings multi-user support to Face ID

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    The software is now available in beta for developers. The new system will work on a range of products that date back to 2013. Imagine you're the parent of a teenage daughter and you can shut off her access to Instagram or chat apps? If you waste too much time with unnecessary apps, iOS 12 will remind you that your iPhone use can sometimes get out of hand.
  • Take a look at some leaked photos of the BlackBerry KEY2

    Take a look at some leaked photos of the BlackBerry KEY2

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    The front of the smartphone has the regular BlackBerry-style keyboard and the touchscreen panel. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM. Specification-wise, the BlackBerry KEY2 does have a bunch of upgrades over last year's BlackBerry KEYone . We already knew that though, courtesy of the teaser trailer BlackBerry dropped recently.
  • New iPhone features to include ways to use it less

    New iPhone features to include ways to use it less

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    Users can track an unlimited number of apps and bundles, view daily sales reports , sales graphs, and much more. During that time, app notifications will be blocked from showing up on the home screen . As predicted, the next version of iOS is all about performance and stability, which means we aren't getting as many major new features as in years past.
  • Sony's First Pre-E3 PS4 Game Reveal: Tetris Effect

    Sony's First Pre-E3 PS4 Game Reveal: Tetris Effect

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    Sony will be announcing new games leading up to its E3 2018 press conference, and the first title has been announced. Tetris Effect doesn't have an official release date at this time, but it is now slated to launch sometime this Fall.
  • AMD's Jim Anderson discusses 32-core Threadripper 2

    AMD's Jim Anderson discusses 32-core Threadripper 2

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    For those keeping score, the current Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores/32 threads. We're looking at the same 12nm manufacturing process, and it looks like Threadripper 2 uses the same Zeppelin silicon as the first-gen version with performance tweaks and faster clocks.
  • Alfa Romeo Confirms New 700-HP 8C Supercar and GTV Coupe

    Alfa Romeo Confirms New 700-HP 8C Supercar and GTV Coupe

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    The Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV will be redesigned and gain long-wheelbase variants for the Chinese market. With a combined output of more than 700 horsepower, the supercar - which is set to feature a carbon fiber monocoque chassis - will hit 62 miles per hour (100 kph) from a standstill in less than three seconds.
  • Apple's New Group Facetime Feature Panned On Twitter

    Apple's New Group Facetime Feature Panned On Twitter

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    Apple faced a backlash late a year ago when it emerged that the company slowed down some older iPhones with flagging batteries. With iOS 12 , Apple has made a small but notable improvement here. Incoming notifications from the same source will now be grouped together for easier management. In a statement , Apple said iTunes will be home to the "largest collection of Dolby Atmos supported movies anywhere", and those titles will be updated for free.
  • Hands-On with macOS Mojave Developer Preview

    Hands-On with macOS Mojave Developer Preview

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    Another new feature is Desktop Stacks , which automatically arranges icons cluttered on your desktop into " Stacks " by filetype, tag, date and so on, while Finder is getting a new "Gallery" feature that'll show you a large preview of a selected file.
  • Apple's CarPlay to support 3rd party navigation apps, here comes Waze

    Apple's CarPlay to support 3rd party navigation apps, here comes Waze

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    Let us know in the comments. Apple CarPlay will finally get a much-awaited update that will see the inclusion of third-party navigation apps. Google's Android Auto, on the other hand, has always featured Google Maps . While the number of users who own cars with CarPlay support will still be relatively small right now, this is a change that has the potential to have larger ramifications further down the line as more and more people jump onto the CarPlay bandwagon, whether that is ...
  • Apple announces iOS 12 with app updates and performance improvements

    Apple announces iOS 12 with app updates and performance improvements

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    While Facebook wasn't mentioned during Monday's keynote, Apple has criticized the social network operator recently. "It empowers you with insight and control", Federighi said. Notifications will also be more interactive, allowing users to rate a driver or check into their flight right from the notification on their watch.
  • Asus ZenBook S UX391 Has Cool Hinge, Pretty Colors

    Asus ZenBook S UX391 Has Cool Hinge, Pretty Colors

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    At their press conference at Computex in Taipei, Asus has announced the ZenBook S (UX391), a new clamshell laptop with an ergonomic design and a variety of colors. As it is a much bigger touch surface it is even more flexible; the virtual keyboard location can vary depending on where the user places their fingertips, or it automatically switch to stylus mode when a stylus touches the lower screen.
  • Huge Xbox One Sale Announced To Celebrate E3 2018

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    Beginning June 7, the XboneX will be going for $449.99 directly from the Microsoft Store and " participating retailers ". Microsoft's E3 sale kicks off on June 7, so if you're an Xbox adherent, prepare your wallet. Games from $19.99: The most promising discounts in Microsoft's sale will be on actual titles. DLC and expansions will be discounted during during the sale as well.
  • Warner Bros Dons Its Overalls for New Announcement

    Warner Bros Dons Its Overalls for New Announcement

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    Another tweet which sparked more excitement, this time from WB Games, pictured a race vehicle. "One last crucial piece of evidence to prove that the new instalment is on the way was found on the WB Games" website . In case you're wondering, Square Enix released the latest Hitman game in an episodic form. Could this mean that the new release will go back to its conventional campaign routes and be a full game instead? Interactive Games to continue bringing fans titles starring Agent 47.