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Google could turn the next Pixel's touchscreen into a speaker

Google could turn the next Pixel's touchscreen into a speaker As for what Google could do with Redux, the search giant may build smartphones that eschew speakers. A filing on 13 December shows Google Ireland, ultimately owned by Alphabet , acquired all shareholdings. Redux has demoed the tech with a custom-built PC monitor. It has also emerged that the company quietly purchased a United Kingdom startup called Redux in August. [Full Article...]

Security Bug Allows Settings Changes Without Password

Security Bug Allows Settings Changes Without Password On macOS 10.13.2, the App Store preferences can be unlocked using any password. Enter your user name and any password. The bug, first reported on community reported bug service OpenRadar, allows an already logged in user with administrative powers to make changes to account preferences in the App Store to be modified without requiring the user enter a password for verification purposes. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp Group Chats Can Be Easily Hacked, Even With End-to-End Encryption

WhatsApp Group Chats Can Be Easily Hacked, Even With End-to-End Encryption An attacker would have to take control of WhatsApp servers which means a sophisticated hacker , a WhatsApp staffer or a government with legal authority could gain access, even though end-to-end encryption is supposed to protect users from even these sorts of attacks. [Full Article...]

Game Boy returning to stores

Game Boy returning to stores It's definitely an interesting announcement and looks to be Hyperkin cashing in on the retro market that Nintendo has uncovered as of late. It charges via USB, with a battery that lasts six hours, and is housed in an aluminium casing - a significant upgrade on the original Game Boy's plastic shell. [Full Article...]

Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Account Comes to Life After Years of Silence

Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Account Comes to Life After Years of Silence Unfortunately, that was the extent of any official details regarding the game. Particularly in light of the success that The Witcher III: Wild Hunt has enjoyed, anticipation is high for the next project from developer CD Projekt Red. And from the looks of it, CD Projekt RED will reveal more about its cyberpunk game in 2018. So far, all that's known about Cyberpunk 2077 is that it's a follo... [Full Article...]

Dish announces voice control integration with Google Home and Google Assistant

Dish announces voice control integration with Google Home and Google Assistant Right now, there was no mention of recording, but that limitation is also with Alexa. As presented at the CES convention ( NET NEWS, 1/10 ), NPR and EDISON RESEARCH survey found continued and rapid increases in ownership of voice-activated smart speakers, and their increasing influence these devices are having on consumer behavior. [Full Article...]

The head behind Apple Music, Jimmy Iovine, leaves Apple

The head behind Apple Music, Jimmy Iovine, leaves Apple I am committed to doing whatever Eddy [Cue], Tim [Cook] and Apple need me to do, to help wherever and however I can, to take this all the way. "All this stuff you're seeing in the newspapers, let me tell you, my stock vested a long time ago". [Full Article...]

Total War's Next Historical Strategy Game Revealed As Three Kingdoms

Total War's Next Historical Strategy Game Revealed As Three Kingdoms Sensing opportunity, warlords from China's great families follow suit, forming a fragile coalition in a bid to challenge Dong Zhuo's remorseless rule. The crucible fizzes. Allegiances shift. It will be the first game in the series to explore this particular era of history. Only one thing is certain: the very future of China will be shaped by its champions. [Full Article...]

US Congress targets Apple over iPhone slowing

US Congress targets Apple over iPhone slowing Apple hasn't commented on the evacuation, however it is believed the device is now being examined by the Zurich Forensic Institute to determine the cause of the issue. The statement noted that despite "a lot of misunderstanding. we have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades". [Full Article...]

Qualcomm expands support for smart speakers, adds Cortana to audio platform

Qualcomm expands support for smart speakers, adds Cortana to audio platform Qualcomm has also announced that its Smart Audio Platform also supports Google Assistant , Cortana and Amazon Alexa , which makes it easier for manufacturers to make smart speakers featuring the virtual assistants. The integration of Qualcomm Aqstic and Microsoft's digital assistant in the mesh platform means voice recognition capabilities will be available for new home networking devices. [Full Article...]

Nokia 6 Smartphone Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Nokia 6 Smartphone Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update All that we know about the upcoming Nokia 1 is that the smartphone will be the cheapest device by HMD Global till date, and run on Android Go operating system. The key difference between Nokia 1 and Nokia 2 will be on the software department. For the unintended, Google recently announced its ambitious Android Oreo Go edition . [Full Article...]

Google is bringing the Assistant to Android Auto in the US

Google is bringing the Assistant to Android Auto in the US Google also notes being able to use any Assistant phone, speaker, or TV to check the status of your vehicle and control certain aspects, like locking the doors. We're calling them Actions. Those range from looking up photos with Google Photos to starting a meditation session from Headspace. It's been nearly exactly a year since Google enabled third-party actions, and while Google can't boast the... [Full Article...]

New single-player trailer, beta details — Metal Gear Survive

New single-player trailer, beta details — Metal Gear Survive Unsurprisingly fans still don't like any of the Survive trailers that Konami happens to put out, even if another publication site posts it up for the company, which is evident with the latest like-to-dislike ration for the single-player gameplay trailer. [Full Article...]

JBL launches line of around-ear, on-ear, & in-ear headphones w

JBL launches line of around-ear, on-ear, & in-ear headphones w Additionally, a quick recharge feature enables users to quickly juice up the battery to maximum capacity. The JBL Everest 310GA is the first on-ear headphones for Assistant, while the around-ear 710GA provides an alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and the 110GA to Google's Pixel Buds . [Full Article...]

WhatsApp introduces new feature of voice to video call switch button

WhatsApp introduces new feature of voice to video call switch button Last year, WhatsApp launched some new features like Facebook stickers, a new layout for GIFs option, and an option to manage groups by removing members from the group. In one of the older versions of WhatsApp beta references for group video and voice calls were spotted. They are preparing to bring a new option for the voice and video calls in a group. [Full Article...]

Samsung likely to launch its foldable smartphone in December 2018

Samsung likely to launch its foldable smartphone in December 2018 New reports have surfaced today regarding Samsung's plans to release a smartphone with a foldable display , believed to be the Galaxy X . Apple and LG Display are also reportedly developing foldable phones together. While only time will tell, Samsung desperately needs to hit a home run in order to get back into the Chinese market. Before doing a global launch, Samsung is rumored to do... [Full Article...]

Cadbury releases giant creme egg trifle

Cadbury releases giant creme egg trifle Bagaweeklybargain added: "Really think Cadburys are not taking people's January diets seriously as coming soon to your local supermarket pick up this Creme Egg Trifle for £3.50". But clever egg-hunters have found a way to check if your Creme Egg is going to be white chocolate or not without even opening it. So you'll be interested to hear that there is, in fact, a stealthy way of telling whe... [Full Article...]

Zuckerberg makes 'fixing' Facebook a personal goal

Zuckerberg makes 'fixing' Facebook a personal goal Specifically, to make the social media service a platform worth spending time in. 'But today, many people have lost faith in that promise. With the rise of a small number of big tech companies - and governments using technology to watch their citizens - many people now believe technology only centralizes power rather than decentralizes it. [Full Article...]

VTech coughs up £480000 to settle lawsuit over child privacy violations

VTech coughs up £480000 to settle lawsuit over child privacy violations The hacking of VTech, first disclosed in November 2015 , saw hackers gain access to the company's database, allowing them to steal names, email addresses, passwords and home addresses of more than 4.8 million parents who bought its products and the details of some 200,000 children. [Full Article...]

Rose McGowan blasts all-black Golden Globes: 'It's Hollywood fakery'

Rose McGowan blasts all-black Golden Globes: 'It's Hollywood fakery' The actress began shooting footage three years ago, and started conversations with Bunim/Murray Productions, the reality television company behind " The Real World " and " Keeping Up With the Kardashians ", in August. McGowan says she didn't watch the ceremony or the red carpet preview because "it's not my thing" and suggested she had been misled into signing a letter of support for Time's Up . [Full Article...]


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