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Ahead of Apple's HomePod Drop, Sonos Has a Curious Offer

Ahead of Apple's HomePod Drop, Sonos Has a Curious Offer The $199/£199 Sonos One arrives with the Amazon Alexa assistant, while support for the Google Assistant is incoming, so it's comparable to the Siri-powered HomePod in this respect. For HomePod , Apple Music and Apple Podcasts can be fully controlled by voice with Siri, but Spotify and other services will require peer-to-peer AirPlay to work and playback controls will be limited to play/pa... [Full Article...]

Twitter Reportedly Developing Snapchat-Like Video Sharing Tool

Twitter Reportedly Developing Snapchat-Like Video Sharing Tool Twitter hasn't commented on the report and it's unclear right now if and when these changes will go live. The report claims that the company is developing a Snapchat-like tool to popularize video sharing on its network and bring in more users. [Full Article...]

Apple to Battle Amazon with Revamped Books Store

Apple to Battle Amazon with Revamped Books Store Other developments including its December, 2017 hiring of Kashif Zafar - a former senior vice president of Amazon's audiobooks business, Audible - lend even further credence to Apple's bold new e-book ambitions. Amazon's Audible had always been the exclusive supplier for audiobooks to Apple, but the two companies had to change their relationship a year ago after regulators had taken issue with the... [Full Article...]

NZ rocket's secret payload was shiny, disco ball satellite

NZ rocket's secret payload was shiny, disco ball satellite The launch, which the company describes as its second test flight, took place on 21 January from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand . The " Humanity Star " is an oversize carbon fibre sphere much like a disco ball that is one metre in diameter and should be visible with the naked eye anywhere in the world. [Full Article...]

Scientists Have Successfully Cloned Primates For The First Time

Scientists Have Successfully Cloned Primates For The First Time Genetically identical animals are useful in research because confounding factors caused by genetic variability in non-cloned animals can complicate experiments. "There would undoubtedly be a market for human clones". Human cloning is illegal in about 70 countries-interestingly, though, the United States isn't one of them. [Full Article...]

Padmaavat violence: Haryana govt to provide high security to theatres

Padmaavat violence: Haryana govt to provide high security to theatres Meanwhile, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said on Tuesday that most theatre owners in the state had voluntarily chose to not screen controversial Bollywood film " Padmaavat " as he emphasised that the state government was trying its best to maintain law and order. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant can now match your voice to your individual Netflix profile

Google Assistant can now match your voice to your individual Netflix profile Audiobooks on Google Play have been rolled out in 45 countries and in nine languages and can be enjoyed on Android, iOS, Chromecast, Android Wear, Android Auto, or on the web . Going through this whole process might be kind of tedious if you've got a lot of profiles on your Netflix account, but the end result should make using Netflix with Google Assistant better. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch is about to get a games explosion

In terms of how developers plan to monetize the games they're working on, 49 percent said they were working on a "pay to download" game, while 39 percent were pursuing a free-to-play model. One respondent to the survey said VR platforms still need their "must have" game, a la Halo for the original Xbox, while others appeared to show more faith in AR as a viable platform. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S9 supposedly shows up in hands-on video

Samsung Galaxy S9 supposedly shows up in hands-on video According to a report , the SM-G9600 is the Chinese variant of the Galaxy S9 smartphone. Now, new leaks have given us more details about this rear camera sensor. Within weeks of its launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we already know nearly all the details of Samsung's new flagship, as its specifications or the dual camera that will integrate. [Full Article...]

Google-sponsored race to the moon has ended with no victor

Google-sponsored race to the moon has ended with no victor Peter H. Diamandis, founder & executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, and Marcus Shingles, the foundation's CEO, wrote that due to trouble fundraising and technical and regulatory hurdles, the final prize money will go unclaimed. Moon Express is not just interested in Xprize. XPrize added that Google has given out $6.25 million to the teams "in recognition of the significant milestones th... [Full Article...]

Apple's anti-battery-throttling software update for iPhone is (almost) here

Apple's anti-battery-throttling software update for iPhone is (almost) here Developers will be able to create AR-powered apps that can recognise vertical surfaces such as walls and 2D objects such as movie posters with an update to the framework. The power management capabilities will be made available for the iPhone 6 or later models and are not yet included in the beta version of the 11.3 software, which developers can get their hands on starting today. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Previews Privacy App that Shows Windows 10 Telemetry Info

When Microsoft first launched Windows 10 back in 2015, one of the big complaints people had about the new operating system was that it spied on users. Software Setup and Inventory data includes details about installed applications and device updates. It also allows users to manage their data and change what is collected by adjusting the privacy settings on their device or browser at any time. [Full Article...]

SpaceX check fires Falcon Heavy, one of the highly effective rockets ever

SpaceX check fires Falcon Heavy, one of the highly effective rockets ever The long-anticipated test flight will carry up a Tesla Roadster belonging to Elon Musk , who heads both the rocket and electric vehicle companies. It involved firing all 27 engines almost simultaneously while the rocket was held in place on the launch pad. [Full Article...]

Google I/O 2018 Scheduled for May 8-10

Google I/O 2018 Scheduled for May 8-10 We may learn some things about Android P before Google IO 2018, but there's likely to be a lot of additional information at that event and hopefully also a beta, so that anyone fearless enough to deal with the bugs can try it out for themselves. [Full Article...]

Facebook just invented a new unit of time

Facebook just invented a new unit of time The idea is that flicks can be used to measure the individual durations of frames in a video using integers (whole numbers to maths haters) rather than decimals to ensure the frames are all in sync. That's why Facebook thought of developing this unit. 24 frames per second (fps) indicates an industry standard kept for the movie business. At 60 frames per second, each frame appears for 11,760,000 fl... [Full Article...]

Missouri State student emails all 'Claudias' on campus after accidental Tinder swipe

Missouri State student emails all 'Claudias' on campus after accidental Tinder swipe Claudia Alley received the email and said she was the Claudia he was looking for and posted the email on Twitter. "If you choose "right" we could totally get some donuts or something", he wrote. He searched the name "Claudia" on Missouri State's website and on Saturday emailed everyone at the university with that name in search of "the one that got away". [Full Article...]

Apple patches Meltdown for older versions of MacOS

Apple patches Meltdown for older versions of MacOS If you're interested, which you should be, all you have to do is navigate to the Updates tab in the Mac App Store and find the necessary updates for your Mac. Enter your Apple ID credentials in the provided box. Siri can now read the news; just ask, "Hey Siri, play the news". This update also includes bug fixes and improvements. [Full Article...]

Instagram adds GIF stickers to stories

Instagram adds GIF stickers to stories Integration with GIPHY likely sped things along for the new feature. "Now, Instagram users can add vibrant, animated GIF stickers to any photo or video and immediately turn any moment into something fun and sharable", a rep for Instagram tells Glamour . [Full Article...]

Xbox Games Pass gets new Microsoft Studios games on release

Xbox Games Pass gets new Microsoft Studios games on release The Xbox One X comes with true 4K gaming with HDR, wide color gamut and default supersampling means that the 4K games will look great even on 1080p screens. Microsoft has announced a major shake-up to its subscription service Game Pass, with a promise that in the future all their first party games will be released on the service the day they launch at retail. [Full Article...]

Airtel now offer Rs. 100 rental discount with Amazon Prime subscription

Airtel now offer Rs. 100 rental discount with Amazon Prime subscription Jio Rs 349 plan, on the other hand, provides 1GB daily data but for a longer validity of 70 days. The new Jio 4G plans will be available from 26 January onwards. The 1.5GB per day data packs come in denominations of Rs 149, Rs 349, Rs 399 and Rs 449. Moreover, the company is also offering Rs. 100 rental discount for all the prepaid plans worth Rs. [Full Article...]


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