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Citing an internal document describing Amazon's plans, CNBC states that Amazon is expected to reveal some of these devices at an event later this month. The world could have an Alexa-enabled microwave before 2018 is finished-yes, a microwave. All of which underscores how the company, pun very much intended, is certainly at home sniffing out opportunities wherever it can to put new Alexa-powered gadgets in the hands of consumers.
  • You Can Pre-Order The iPhone Xs In Australia Right Now

    You Can Pre-Order The iPhone Xs In Australia Right Now

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    Wearables, AI, augmented reality and smart home devices are coming into their own, and Apple is certainly an important player to keep an eye on in these spaces if you care about the future of tech. It's nearly the exact same size as the iPhone 8 Plus, but with a significantly larger screen thanks to the lack of a home button (like its iPhone X predecessor).
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Variant to Feature 5 Cameras

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Variant to Feature 5 Cameras

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    So, guys, this was our take on How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Charging so slowly. What does seem like a surety, however, is that the upcoming smartphone will be touted as a camera-centric Galaxy device. Either way the focus with this phone will be on the camera. The invite was posted on Twitter with an image written "4X fun" with the caption "Let the fun times begin" and the date that is October 11, 2018.
  • More To Blame Than Mary Jane As Musk Inhales Tesla's Woes

    More To Blame Than Mary Jane As Musk Inhales Tesla's Woes

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    In addition to removing the two colors, Tesla also made a decision to raise prices on two other paint options, Pearl White Multi-Coat and Red Multi-Coat. Quality is more important than speedIn the near term, Tesla is going to focus on the more profitable models, Acevedo said. Shares of the company were down 3.5 percent at US$275.56 on Tuesday.
  • Apple ditches free headphone adapter with new iPhones

    Apple ditches free headphone adapter with new iPhones

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    With the new iPhones , however, that adapter is no longer in the box. You'll be able to preorder the iPhone XS and XS Max here . The devices don't have a home button and feature Face ID in lieu of a Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The iPhone XR will be shipped with a standard charging adapter, a USB-to-Lightning cable and a pair of Earpods. But that kind of real-time processing requires massive computing power, which the rest of us will find pretty useful when playing a favorite online ...
  • Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Can Get Some NES Controller Joy-Con

    Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Can Get Some NES Controller Joy-Con

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    So... A year and a half after launching, the Nintendo Switch is finally getting an official online service. The information on Switch Online, however, still refers to voice chat only in reference to the app, meaning Nintendo might stick with this asinine idea in spite of the better options.
  • Apple's cheaper iPhone XR rocks bright colours

    Apple's cheaper iPhone XR rocks bright colours

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    The iPhone XS will cost you €1,179, the iPhoneXR, the price will be €879, and the iPhone XSMax, which is the most expensive, will set you back €1,279. Overall, Beavis feels that "the "cheap" iPhone certainly doesn't feel that way", and he came away from its design and build quality impressed. With Apple killing it, the iPhone X becomes the shortest living iPhone that Apple has ever introduced.
  • Nintendo will charge you to play Mario Kart online from next week

    Nintendo will charge you to play Mario Kart online from next week

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    However, it looks as if Nintendo will be shedding some more light on the matter tomorrow , when it will be hosting a new Direct presentation. All newcomers to the service can test it out with a one-week free trial via the Switch eShop. Nintendo will also offer a family bundle for $34.99 that allows up to eight people to use the same subscription. We already know some of the titles that were scheduled to be shown, like Civilization 6 and the new Yoshi game .
  • Meet Apple’s iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr: Specs, Price, Release Date Announced

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    Now, the operator won't sell you the handset itself, and the $400 markdown actually represents a combined 24 monthly bill credits. We have colors people; White, Black, Blue, Coral, Yellow and (PRODUCT) RED. In camera, iPhone features a 12 megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture size with wide angle lens. This year's three top phones are all more expensive than last year's models.
  • Google is shutting down its Inbox app

    Google is shutting down its Inbox app

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    This update brought more of Inbox's features to Gmail, adding to those that had already made their way across. Numerous features we know and love from Inbox were brought into Gmail proper when they launched a much needed re-design back in April this year .
  • Verizon launching its 5G home internet service on October 1st

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    The monthly fee seems fair: US$50 for existing Verizon customers and US$70 for new customers. If you sign-up, not only do you get the first three months free, but you get free YouTube TV for three months too and a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra .
  • These Mac apps have been secretly collecting your data

    These Mac apps have been secretly collecting your data

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    Adware Doctor and Komros Adware Cleaner (same developer behind them), Open Any Files and Adblock Master relied on the same technique to lift the information from users. Apple, having revamped its rules earlier this year to prioritise user privacy, began removing Trend Micro's apps once alerted to the complaints two days ago - with all apps now off the store at the time of writing.
  • Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR: Your First Look

    Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR: Your First Look

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    It'll cost about $1,100, topping the iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time. A larger version of last year's iPhone X with a almost 6.5-inch screen. You'd think that the yearly iPhone update would be the big news, but it really wasn't-the new Apple Watch has a bigger display with curved edges, and the software has been dramatically updated with new watch faces that take advantage of the new display .
  • Apple Watch Series 4 is Compatible with Series 1, 2, 3 Bands

    Apple Watch Series 4 is Compatible with Series 1, 2, 3 Bands

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    Where the Apple Watch Series 3's display felt like it was surrounded by some indiscernible bezel, the Series 4 adds over 30% more screen real estate to the Apple Watch without making it feel cumbersome. In its short existence, Apple Watch has gone from a niche wearable to become the most popular watch in the world. The EKG, also known as the ECG or electrocardiogram, checks the electrical activity of your heart.
  • Free Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience Arriving During the 2018 Holiday Season

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    The Big Hero 6 characters in this Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer all look remarkably like their big screen counterparts, and I couldn't be any more excited. The other juicy bit of Kingdom Hearts news is the Big Hero 6-focused trailer that dropped. Kingdom Hearts fans looking for that elusive final chapter of the game's trilogy won't have to wait much longer.
  • New iPhone could make history

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    Wall Street is targeting a price of $1,049 or $1,099 versus the current $999 base price for the iPhone X . Apple's Phil Schiller introduced the new iPhones at their annual event. The company plans to introduce new Apple Watches with larger screens that go almost edge-to-edge, showing the user more information. The file also confirmed the rumour about the Apple Watch Series 4 having two new watches that are bigger - 40mm and 44mm, respectively.
  • Apple's newest iPhone could have big screen and big price

    Apple's newest iPhone could have big screen and big price

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    With a 5.8-inch screen, it will be an advanced version of the iPhone X, which was launched in September, 2017. The new top model is expected to have a 6.5-inch screen with an edge-to-edge display and be called the iPhone X Plus or Max. However, the product has buoyed revenue from Apple's "Other Products" segment, which also includes the Apple TV, HomePod, and AirPods. A recent post from Chinese microblogging site Weibo, via The Inquirer , further claims this to be the case with new ...
  • Verizon 5G Home Service Launches Oct. 1: Here's All the Details

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    Verizon will begin rolling out the service, called Verizon 5G Home , initially in four cities: Houston , Indianapolis , Los Angeles , and Sacramento . Mayor Darrell Steinberg said in a press release 5G service will "expand digital access for underserved communities and boost the city's efforts to establish itself as a center for autonomous vehicle testing".
  • Apple unveils new iPhones today

    Apple unveils new iPhones today

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    If it's a new iPad you want then we could see the unveiling of a new Pro model which could get one of its most radical updates in years. It is now said that the tech giant Apple will be able to introduce a new iPad Pro , with the so-called USB-C type port.
  • Musk ditches two vehicle paint options to simplify Tesla production

    Musk ditches two vehicle paint options to simplify Tesla production

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    On the one hand, anything that streamlines production ability has to be a good thing, particularly for a company like Tesla which seems to be fighting to convince investors each quarter that it can pump enough cars off the line. While paint stocks of those two remain, special ordering them will set you back $2,000, the same as Pearl White or Red multi-coats. But Musk has courted controversy as of late.
  • Chinese telcos tease dual-SIM support on the upcoming iPhone

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    All reports point towards the launch of three new models - an iPhone X successor with a 5.8-inch OLED display (iPhone Xs), a larger 6.5-inch OLED model ( iPhone Xs Plus ), and a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD variant ( iPhone Xc ). I don't know about you, but I am more pumped than ever put the rumours behind us on Thursday morning. The word on the Apple Boulevard is that we're going to get five new products - which would be one of the biggest launches for years - and they'll all add something ...
  • IPhone 2018 launch: what to expect from Apple

    IPhone 2018 launch: what to expect from Apple

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    Another interesting snippet of news is that Apple could make the iPhone XC with dual-SIM slots, meaning you can run two numbers from the same handset. Two of them - the smallest and biggest - will have OLED screens; OLED screens have been in smartphones for some years now, though Apple only made a decision to use it for the first time last year on the iPhone X .
  • Google to Unveil Next-Gen Pixel Phones October 9

    Google to Unveil Next-Gen Pixel Phones October 9

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    The Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will be among the first devices to launch with Google's latest operating system, Android P, which is now in its final developer preview stage. It'll also have a larger (compared to Pixel 2 ) 5.5-inch display, but the extra tall aspect ratio will ensure the smartphone's fairly easy to use with one hand.
  • Elon Musk smokes marijuana with Joe Rogan during live interview

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    The forty-seven year old billionaire spent two and a half hours on a podcast late Thursday discussing everything from artificial intelligence and its impact on humankind to flame throwers and social media. The latest round of executive departures comes after Elon Musk opted to walk away from his initiative to take the company private last month. But McNealy said that life at the helm of a big company - particularly one that has relied so heavily upon government subsidies and tax dollars ...
  • IPhone XS Max could be Apple's biggest phone yet

    IPhone XS Max could be Apple's biggest phone yet

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    When the iPhone X launched last year, it was available in only two options, including black and white, which was surprising considering that Apple kept adding new color options to the iPhone line in previous years. The rear panel of the 6.1-inch iPhone will feature a glass panel and will house the camera setup. There are long-standing rumors about the Apple's plans to introduce a new low-budget Macbook to replace Macbook Air, but this time we are hoping that the plans will see the ...
  • Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire, focus on philanthropy

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

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    Jack Ma is now China's richest man though he has said that he will be focussing his time and money on education now. Ma, who turns 54 on Monday, plans to step down from Alibaba on that day, he told the New York Times . Ma stepped down as Alibaba's chief executive in 2013, but remained executive chairman. As he prepares to leave the company, Ma is among China's super rich.
  • As Elon Musk’s antics go viral, two high-level Tesla execs just quit

    As Elon Musk’s antics go viral, two high-level Tesla execs just quit

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    Some Wall Street analysts called again for the company to appoint another senior leader for the company to take the pressure off Musk, or rein in his control. "I'm not saying it's going to be successful", Musk said , though he noted it has already dug a mile-long tunnel under the streets of Los Angeles. While Musk was in California where recreational use of marijuana is legal, his antics certainly did not sit well with investors.
  • Apple iPhone Prices Leaked: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 9

    Apple iPhone Prices Leaked: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 9

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    The 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches models would feature OLED display while the 6.1 inches model would have an LCD screen. The cheaper LCD model could also come in a number of color options. An bigger, LCD iPhone 9? Using a benchmark to what the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were retailing for in the USA, it was expected that the iPhone Xs would start at $799, while the iPhone Xs Max would end up taking the place of theiPhone X with a starting price of $999.
  • North Korean 'spy' charged over NHS cyber attack

    North Korean 'spy' charged over NHS cyber attack

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    Park is charged with several crimes, including hacking charges , conspiracy and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors said Mr Park was believed to be in North Korea. Leaked emails from the hack showed company chiefs giving unvarnished opinions on some of Hollywood's top stars and resulted in the departure of at least one official.
  • IPhone 9 may be Apple's most expensive iPhone yet

    IPhone 9 may be Apple's most expensive iPhone yet

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    The new iPhones and Apple Watch will be coming in a new Gold color variant. What do you think of the latest alleged pricing of the three upcoming models? Reports in the past said that Apple would not exceed the $1,000 mark for all the iPhones and that the cheapest iPhone , which would be the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone would cost between $600 to $700.
  • Facebook, Twitter fall as they face US Congress

    Facebook, Twitter fall as they face US Congress

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    In a statement after the Senate hearing, the Justice Department said Attorney-General Jeff Sessions has "convened a meeting with a number of state attorneys-general this month to discuss a growing concern that these companies may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their platforms".
  • Renders suggest the next iPad Pro draws inspiration from iPhone 4 design

    Renders suggest the next iPad Pro draws inspiration from iPhone 4 design

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    That presents one of the compromises expected with the new tablet, namely Face ID might be non-functional in landscape mode. That's if renders courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer, a reputable tech leaker, who created renders of what the next 12.9in iPad Pro could look like based on purported CAD that he managed to get his hands on.
  • What Sheryl Sandberg will tell Congress about Facebook and Russian Federation

    What Sheryl Sandberg will tell Congress about Facebook and Russian Federation

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    Top Google officials, including Larry Page, CEO of parent company Alphabet , and Sundar Pichai, CEO of the Google brand, declined invitations from congressional leaders to testify at the hearings. Dorsey won't be the only tech executive in the hot seat, however. "The actions we've taken in response - beginning with the steps Facebook's General Counsel, Colin Stretch, outlined to this Committee previous year - show our determination to do everything we can to stop this kind of interference ...
  • Google Introduces New Version of Chrome With Material Design and Improved Features

    Google Introduces New Version of Chrome With Material Design and Improved Features

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    In a press release , Google's Ellie Powers and Chris Beckmann note that the new look features "more rounded shapes, new icons and a new color palette", which is much brighter and whiter than before. Plus, Chrome will now tell you when you already have a site open, so you can jump to that tab without making a duplicate tab. The address bar's been also tweaked, with the Omnibox (suggestions bar) now giving you intelligent suggestions.
  • Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been certified in Taiwan

    Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been certified in Taiwan

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    The driver of said Lyft vehicle took several pictures of the phone before he returned it to its owner, and as you can see, this device is completely identical to the ones that leaked previously. Indeed, the two phones were also recently listed by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US. Google is rumoured to hold the Pixel event somewhere in October where they will announce the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and the rumoured Pixel Watch .
  • Apple acknowledges iPhone 8 logic board issues, offers free repairs

    Apple acknowledges iPhone 8 logic board issues, offers free repairs

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    Apple sent out invitations to press on Thursday for a special event on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. We can see the follow-up to the 5.8-inch iPhone X and a new model which seems supersized (6.5 inches). Are any of you thinking about upgrading this year? As great as the new Apple Watch Series 4 looks, many Apple fans still find themselves wishing for a round version of the Apple Watch .
  • Huawei AI Cube Smart Speaker Launched At IFA 2018

    Huawei AI Cube Smart Speaker Launched At IFA 2018

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    After being into the market for some two years after the start, now voice assistants are on the path to learning new languages along with connecting to more devices at home, but despite that, it has not converted into a trend to be adopted by the masses and widespread use seems to be some way off.
  • Apple’s Self-Driving Car Involved In Minor Crash

    Apple’s Self-Driving Car Involved In Minor Crash

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    In other words, the human driver in the Nissan was probably expecting the Apple vehicle (a Lexus) to drive on or just wasn't paying attention to what was ahead. Industry analysts also predict that we could be seeing (and being driven by) an Apple Car sooner than we think . The DMV has approved 56 companies to test self-driving vehicles on California roads.